Monthly Archives - August 2018

August 2018

Timeline of the history of the San Francisco Mint

In 1849 the California Gold Rush begins. Initially, the gold is shipped across the Country to the Philadelphia Mint to produce coins, a long and dangerous journey. In 1852 Congress approves a California branch Mint In 1854 the San Francisco Mint opens to accept deposits from miners. In November 1874 The Mint outgrows its original small building and moves to a larger facility at 5th and Mission Streets. The building resembles an ancient Greek temple and would become...

Creating a portfolio of certified rare coins, a story of two types of collectors

rare coins. First is the hobbyist who has enjoyed collecting coins all since childhood. Second is the investor who has discovered the value of adding tangible rare coins to their investment portfolio. The hobbyist has taken pleasure in sorting through coins since childhood. For them it is the hunt and the collection start with what is found. An Indian Cent, a Buffalo Nickel there, a Standing Liberty Quarter and so on. What started as a random accumulation starts to take...