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Precious Metals Terms Defined-National Coin Week

Posted by Jill Bibby on Apr 16, 2018 08:00:32 AM

In honor of the 95th Annual #NationalCoinWeek this week we are going to dedicate this week’s blog to posting information about #coin buying and selling.  We came across this great Precious Metals Glossary the other day and figured our readers would be interested.

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How to make money shopping silver at yardsales

Posted by Jill Bibby on Mar 19, 2018 15:02:29 PM

Spring is coming and many of us are excited to see yard sales popping up in and around our neighborhoods.  Some of us go out searching for a deal, or a treasure of some sort. We see scrap jewelry, old flatware pieces and hear the occasional story on the news of someone finding a $20,000 diamond ring in a […]

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Livestream West Point Ring Melt 2018

Posted by Jill Bibby on Feb 27, 2018 18:11:38 PM

February 26, 2018 West Point Class of 2019 Ring Melt Taping of the Live Event

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Why Gold Is Used In Dentistry

Posted by Paul Luce on Feb 13, 2018 07:00:44 AM

  Everyone knows that one of the major uses of gold is in dentistry. The idea of someone showing off a gold tooth or “grillz” as a fashion statement may seem like a product of modern culture, but it may interest you to know that people have been putting gold in their mouths for cosmetic […]

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Gold Accelerates as the Dollar Weakens

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jan 29, 2018 20:11:59 PM

We are all watching the gold market after seeing Gold increase substantially last Friday.

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Why we are buying Platinum…

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jan 16, 2018 18:42:06 PM

The past few years have been tough for Platinum. Not too long ago, Platinum engagement rings were the most requested by future brides, in fact, the 2008 Platinum price rose to over $2,000 and ounce. These days the Platinum price is hovering around $980. To many, it seems to have lost its shine.

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Were you too quick to cash out your precious metals last year?

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jan 10, 2018 07:30:24 AM

In today’s world convenience is all important. Convenience means quick and easy. The question is how quick is too quick? Are you sacrificing money because you are being too quick with your finances and selling off gold and precious metals at a loss? For example: in precious metals refining, waiting just a couple of days […]

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What’s a Super Bowl Ring Worth?

Posted by Paul Luce on Jan 08, 2018 07:00:57 AM

  As the football playoffs get into full swing, players start to dream of the ultimate prize: the Super Bowl ring. If you ask one of these players how much a Super Bowl ring is worth to them, they would probably say it is priceless. For them, it’s more about what the ring represents — […]

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Jolly Old St. Nick — The Patron Saint of Pawn Shops

Posted by Paul Luce on Dec 08, 2017 07:00:17 AM

When you think of Christmas and Santa Claus, what’s the first thing you think of? Pawn shops, right? No? As a popular gold refiner for pawnbrokers, we at Pease & Curren know all about the long, historic relationship between Christmas and pawnshops, but you probably don’t. Never fear: Just leave your chestnuts roasting on the […]

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4 Important & Overlooked Safety Tips for Bench Jewelers

Posted by Paul Luce on Nov 28, 2017 07:00:58 AM

Bench jewelers are the unsung heroes of the jewelry world — tirelessly working away in the back of the jewelry store, making and repairing beautiful pieces to delight their owners. At Pease & Curren, we consider the bench jewelers we work with to be among our most valued relationships. As a proud gold refiner for […]

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