Posted on October 23, 2017
It’s 1866 and construction has only just begun on what will soon be the Carson City Mint operation. Finally completed in 1869, minting operations officially commenced on February 11, 1870 as the first 11,758 Seated Liberty Dollars with the “CC” mark were coined.
Posted on October 09, 2017
If I were to ask you, “what is the capital of Nevada,” would you know the answer? Assuming you paid attention in elementary school, you would yell out, “Carson City!” And right you are!
Posted on September 11, 2017
The geopolitical uncertainty and our country’s involvement is causing swirl in the markets in numerous ways. We have persevered through uncertain times before and will do so again. But, one thing is for sure, it is influencing gold and silver in a significant way.
Posted on August 28, 2017
Did you know that you can buy physical gold and silver or even platinum and palladium with your IRA and 401k or 403b? It’s true – believe me, we’ve done it for our clients during the last couple decades.
Posted on August 14, 2017
It’s almost never a question of whether you should add gold and silver bullion to your portfolio, but how much makes the best sense for your individual situation.
Posted on August 07, 2017
Howard Cook, President of HCC Rare Coins, Inc. announced the addition of two professionals to the growing business. Brian Siden, an experienced Numismatist, will provide HCC clients with collection appraisals and use his expertise in Foreign and Currency to find buyers for some of the inventory HCC has acquired over the years. Zach Bauman joins HCC as E-Commerce Sales Manager and will lead the e-commerce sales team in offering the online community and marketplace a wide range of intrinsic and rare collectibles.
Posted on July 31, 2017
Here at HCC we have compiled several reasons why you or someone you know may consider acquiring physical gold or silver bullion:
Posted on July 17, 2017
The continued uncertainty with American and European politics has provided us with an eventful roller coaster ride for gold. Fluctuating at the drop of a hat, most of us are sitting here wondering what the next announcement will be and what gold will do as a result.
Posted on July 03, 2017
Here we are, three weeks in and Dahlonega is still my hot topic. But don’t worry, we’ll get back to other areas in the industry next week.
Posted on June 26, 2017
To continue our Dahlonega history lesson, we start in 1832. The gold rush is well on its way and thousands of people have flooded the area causing small towns to pop up throughout North Georgia. Many of these towns became eclipsed by the epicenter of the area, Dahlonega.
Posted on June 19, 2017
Shortly before officially joining HCC Rare Coins, I visited my parents. Where do they live…Dahlonega, Georgia.
Posted on June 12, 2017
The year is 1985 and in order to launch the American Eagle Coin Program, it must first be authorized by an act of Congress. In this case, two acts. The Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 and the Liberty Coin Act of 1985 authorized their production.
Posted on June 06, 2017
HCC Rare Coins is excited to announce and welcome Andy Fox as the company’s Vice President of Development & Client Relations. In this new position, Mr. Fox will develop new marketing efforts, maintain and build on current bank relationships, and identify prospective bank and law firm partners to grow the HCC organizational footprint.
Posted on May 29, 2017
We have been writing our “Bullion Blurb’s” for a few weeks now. We wanted to provide some of our own regular insight, industry update and advice, and so far, we think it’s gone well.
Posted on May 15, 2017
Big news out of France this week – Le Pen lost. This was much to the dismay of the European Gold Bugs who wanted to see France abandon the Euro, which would have done wonders for the price of gold.
Posted on May 01, 2017
Interesting month of April in the bullion world – mint gold coin sales were weakest since December 2015. It’s fairly obvious that demand is down. If only a one or two-month thing, this might mean nothing. However, if it’s longer and prices continue to fall, this is negative for the market in the short term.
Posted on December 13, 2016
Beginning January 1, 2017 sales of investment metal bullion and investment coins sold in Ohio are exempt from Ohio Sales Tax. Investment coins are defined in the new legislation as “any coin composed primarily of gold, silver, platinum, or palladium”.
Posted on November 03, 2015
My name is Howard Cook and am a proud member of the Professional Numismatists Guild and also a member under their Accredited Precious Metals Dealer Program. Please take a minute to go to their website at www.pngdealers.org and see exactly what this means. Additionally I have been a full time numismatist since 1984, started HCC Rare Coins in 1991 and was accepted as a PNG Dealer in 1998. This organization was established in 1954 and in all of these 61 years has had less than 750 members worldwide. In fact since my induction there have been fewer than 200 new members accepted. I happen to be member #563. There are currently 311 members wordwide. I am 1 of only 4 currently in the state of Ohio with only 2 of the others operating an actual storefront business. this is a big deal for me, but is a bigger deal for you. Because by becoming a member I have promised to practice under a strict code of ethics. You may review them on their website.
Posted on July 24, 2014
By Richard Giedroyc
Posted on June 24, 2014
While there are many determinants, the chief elements are precious metal content, rarity and the quality of the individual coin. It’s no secret that some coins were produced in the hundreds of millions, making them somewhat less valuable, even if very interesting from a historical perspective. So rarity is important.
Posted on June 24, 2014
Determining the value of a specific coin used to be a lot more subjective before the mid-1980s when the two grading services—NGC and PCGS--came on stream. Today, these internationally recognized services will grade specific coins on behalf of the owner or established coin management firms like HCC.Coins are graded on a scale from 1 to 70, with higher numbers represented the highest quality examples. Nearly all coins have some degree of flaws in their surface appearance and it is the number of those “imperfections” that establish the grading number. It is important to note that coins are made by dies which will begin to show signs of wear after several thousand coins are produced. To put this in perspective, the first few thousand (or more) coins minted will have sharper detail than the one millionth coin. And sharper detail offers more value.
Posted on June 24, 2014
Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean we don’t have it. HCC is a full service rare coin management service with a huge, ever-changing inventory of exceptional graded rare coins, gold and silver bullion and mint proof sets as well as more common “stick in the book” varieties of coins for younger collectors.