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RUBIES HAVE A LONG HISTORY AND A VARIETY OF USES

  As summer temperatures increase during the month of July, so does the desire for the beloved Ruby. July birthstone is a coveted gem whose beauty rarely goes unnoticed.   The history of the ruby can be traced back as far as The Bible, making an appearance in within the scripture as many as four…

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THE TOP 5 MOST PATRIOTIC COINS

In celebration of the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Bellevue Rare Coins is celebrating the Top 5 Most Patriotic Coins. Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle: Produces from 1907-1933, the Saint-Gaudens double eagle is one of the United States most recognized coins. Featuring Lady Liberty on the obverse and an eagle in flight…

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THIRTY YEARS AFTER THEIR FIRST KISS, ANGIE AND CHERYL WILL TIE THE KNOT AT SEATTLE’S PRIDE PARADE

      This year, Seattle’s Pride Parade will be a grander event than in recent years as two women who shared their first kiss in high school 30 years ago will be united in matrimony at the festivities.   Angel Designs at Bellevue Rare Coins held a contest during the month of May, asking…

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AWARENESS IS ON THE RISE FOR MISSING CHILDREN WITH THE RELEASE OF COINS OF HOPE

This year on May 25th, International Missing Children’s Day was granted a well-deserved spotlight with the release of 1 million 2-euro commemorative coins into circulation. Coins whose intent is to keep hope alive and shine a spotlight on the global crisis of missing children.   In efforts to raise awareness, a European organization, Child Focus,…

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HOW COINS ARE MADE

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  The process by which coins are made is a bit more involved than one may believe. Through a 7-step process, the US Mint has been able to produce and release up to 28 billion coins per year for circulation. Join Bellevue Rare Coins as we explore the steps by which coins are made.  …

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WHY DIAMONDS ARE USED IN ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RINGS

  Wedding season is upon us and in celebration of those loving couples who are about to tie the knot, Bellevue Rare Coins has decided to explore why diamonds are used for the purpose of engagement and wedding rings.   The diamond’s moniker is derived from the Greek word adamas, a word meaning “unconquerable”; befitting…

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REASONS TO INVEST IN PRECIOUS METALS

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  For years, precious metals have been prized items to hold in an investor’s portfolio. With the vast array of uses for gold, silver and platinum it is no wonder that these hot commodities have withstood the test of time. Though market value may fluctuate, it is never for too long that precious metals value,…

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KNOWING YOUR DIAMOND COULD PREVENT SWAPPING WHILE TAKING YOUR VALUABLES IN FOR CLEANING OR REPAIR

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  In recent past, there have been an alarming number of “jewelers” and jewelry sales associates who have unfortunately swapped out a customer’s diamonds for cubic zirconia’s (CZ), a stone, which to the untrained eye, looks identical to a diamond. Bellevue Rare Coins wants to help our customers and readers avoid such a scandal by…

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DIAMONDS, A LONG SOUGHT AFTER COMMODITY, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, FORM 90 MILES BELOW THE EARTH’S CRUST

  It has been long believed that the basis of which diamonds form is coal. However, geologists have been disputing just how much of a role coal plays in the formation of these complex gemstones. So far it has been determined there is a small role but not as significant as one may believe. As…

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A SMALL GLIMPSE INTO THE HISTORY OF DIAMONDS

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Diamonds have long been a treasure to hold and the ultimate gift to receive. Throughout the centuries, diamonds have made an impact in one way or another. In a small effort to better understand why and how these cherished gems have carved their way into our hearts, we must briefly explore their beginnings.   Though…

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CREATED THE FIRST ANTI-COUNTERFEITING SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES

  Throughout the course of history, currency has assumed many forms. From carefully carved and polished shells to the paper and coin we know today. Colonial America began creating their own currency much to the dismay of the Brits but their system and currency were flawed. Most colonies had developed their own coins and some…

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RARE 1974-D ALUMINUM PENNY RETURNED TO MINT SPARKS HOPE FOR RETRIEVING 1974-P

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  In 1974, The U.S. Mint created an aluminum Lincoln cent and distributed a few sample coins to government officials for consideration of the alternative material. While in the hands of an unnamed congressman for review, one of the elusive Lincolns fell from his possession and has yet to be recovered. Since then, another of…

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HIGHLIGHTING APRIL’S BIRTHSTONE THE DIAMOND AND THE FOUR C’S

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  Those born in the month of April may be some of the luckiest ones can think of. Not only do they get to celebrate their birth in a month that allows for such beautiful weather and scenery, they also get to have their month represented by the most sought after, precious gem known to…

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INVESTING IN GOLD? HERE’S HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT DEALER.

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  Purchasing gold is an important financial decision. It goes without saying that when making a choice as to who and what company you are planning to do business with, one should do their due diligence and research the companies they are considering doing business within their respective areas. Recent events in the Greater Seattle…

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BECAUSE WE CAN

The Solid Gold Million Dollar Coin mintage  2007

http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/learn/million-dollar-coin-1600006

Photographer: Paul w Sharpe aka Wizard of Wonders™
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Why did they do it? “Because we can”.   This was the one simple reason given by the Royal Canadian Mint as to why they struck a million dollar bullion coin. Not only was it a million dollar coin, it was the first ever.   In 2007, the $1 million CAD coin was created to…

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Bellevue

321 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-454-1283 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7
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Issaquah

1175 NW Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA 98027 425-392-0450 Mon-Sat 10 - 7
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