by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
Why Stamps Appear On Some Banknotes

As you grow your currency collection, it is inevitable that at some point you’ll encounter bank notes which have an adhesive stamp attached to their surface. These notes aren’t particularly rare and some varieties are quite common, but they are significant for a number of reasons.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Vintage & Luxury Watches
Why Luxury Watchmakers Thrive Even During Recessions

For many industries, it is a general rule of thumb that during a recession sales will decrease. And business owners typically respond to these falling sales by lowering their prices to make their goods more attractive. However, there are industries that do not follow this pattern, one of which is luxury watches, and below are some reasons why this is the case.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
Silver Spotlight True Patriot Coin

The 2020 True Patriot Silver Round is the latest annual series to be struck in the United States. It makes a wonderful gift for family or friends and is intricately designed in a manner that has caught the attention of silver collectors both in and outside the USA.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Gold & Bullion
How The Global Pandemic Is Affecting Gold

During times of crisis, people tend to turn to precious metals. The global pandemic resulting from the coronavirus outbreak is such an event, and both gold and other commodities have been impacted in various ways.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Antiques & Jewelry
Gemstone Spotlight Peridot

Peridot is a member of the forsterite-fayalite family and is idiochromatic, which means that its coloration is the result of a chemical composition as opposed to impurities. It is found primarily in green although it can sometimes appear in shades that range from light yellow to brownish green.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
Popular Ancient Roman Gold Coins

At its height, the Roman Empire stretched from Great Britain to North Africa and the Levant, and lasted for almost a thousand years. During this time many different gold and silver coins were minted, most of which feature different Emperors. Below are three examples, which are sought after by coin collectors.

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