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  • Super Bowl 50

      Super Bowl 50 was quite an extravaganza. Super Bowl City in San Francisco was more than a gracious host for the week leading up to the NFL’s season finale. Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49’ers, south of the city in Santa Clara, was afforded beautiful weather over the weekend, attributing […]

  • THE LONG GRAY LINE

      An academy rich in history, culture and tradition, West Point is the crème de la crème of the United States Military. This Army academy began in 1801 by order of then President Thomas Jefferson. Named for the surrounding area, West Point sits 50 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River and […]

  • BINGLE, BANGLE

        The Great Depression was an extremely difficult time for any American to have endured. Work was, in essence, impossible to find and landlords were less than forgiving to tenants who could not make rent. Many were left starving on the streets of every major city and town. This unfortunate phenomenon extended on into […]

  • Garnets

      A new year brings with it a gemstone known within the gemological world for its variance of color availability of which most may be unaware. January is the month represented by the gorgeous, versatile garnet, which so many have fallen in love with throughout the years. The most popular hue in the garnet spectrum […]

  • TWELVE MONKEYS

    To help ring in the New Year, the Royal Canadian Mint has released a charming, witty and one of a kind collectible: a clever and alluring monkey coin in honor of 2016 marking the Year of the Monkey as per the Chinese Zodiac. The limited and exclusive coin reflects the same unique characteristics the zodiac […]

  • AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

    The Cold War era was an interesting time for the Greater Seattle Area. The technology and space race with our Soviet competitors was in full swing and with Seattle being Boeing’s hometown, it was only right for the Emerald City to host the World’s Fair in 1962. During April 21-October 21, 1962, Seattle would respectively […]

  • ANGEL DESIGNS AND BELLEVUE RARE COINS PRESENT THE 12TH RING COLLECTION AIDING SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

      Bellevue Rare Coins and Angel Designs have teamed up with 106.1 KISS for Bender’s One Big KISS fundraiser to aide Seattle Children’s Hospital in their fight to help children in need. Angel Designs and Bellevue Rare Coins knew they wanted to make a donation that would have a significant impact in any way possible […]

  • SILVER LININGS

    Much like gold certificates, silver certificates were created in the latter 19th century to ease the transfer of silver bullion ownership and to represent the physical amount of silver being held by a financial institution. During a time when mining was booming throughout the country, it became imperative to carry the certificates, whose appearance mimicked […]