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October 2017

BULLION BLURB - Comstock Lode - Part 2: "The Mint"

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.

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September 2017

BULLION BLURB - Never Forget

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.  

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August 2017

BULLION BLURB - Turn Gold into an IRA

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.

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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.

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July 2017

June 2017

BULLION BLURB - The American Eagle Coin Program

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.

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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.

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May 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.

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December 2016

November 2015

You Have Rights

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 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.

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July 2014

June 2014

What Determines a Coin's Value

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.

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How Grading Works

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.

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Expansive HCC Offerings

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.

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