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Part 1: Three of the Most Expensive Coins

To coin collectors and aficionados, many coins are worth far more than their intrinsic platinum, gold or silver value and in some cases can demand millions depending on their rarity and condition. Below are just three of the most famous coins in the numismatic world.

1850-dated Liberty Head Double Eagle

The Liberty Head double eagle, also known as the Coronet double eagle, is an American twenty-dollar gold piece first struck as a pattern coin in 1849, and then produced for commerce from 1850 to 1907. It was designed by Mint of the United States Chief Engraver James B. Longacre. Recently, an 1850 Liberty Head, graded NGC Mint State 61, was offered by Heritage Auctions and went for more than $13,000.

1913 Liberty Head Nickel

The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is an American five-cent piece that was produced in very limited quantity and unauthorized by the United States. Only five were produced at the Philadelphia Mint under secretive circumstances. All other 1913-dated nickels were produced with a design of a Native American on side and a bison on the other. The most important 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, graded PCGS proof 66, was sold for $5 million in 2007.

Brasher Doubloon

The Brasher Doubloon was the first gold coin privately minted for a young United States and has been described as “the most important coin in United States numismatics.” One specific Brasher Doubloon, a 1787-dated Contursi-Garrett-Bushnell specimen with designer Ephraim Brasher’s initials, was sold for nearly 7.4 million in 2012.

If you are looking for a place to buy or sell, or take a loan against your collectibles, Jewelry-N-Loan in Costa Mesa is your primary source. Jewelry-N-Loan will buy, sell and make loans on gold in the form of coins, bullion, jewelry and watches. We also pay top dollar for platinum, silver and currency. For more information, please call 949.645.0488.

About the American Gold Eagle

The American gold eagle is an official gold bullion coin of the United States Government and first minted in 1986. Family owned and operated Jewelry-N-Loan in Costa Mesa California is no stranger to gold, silver, and platinum coins. With decades of experience in working with unique, rare, and important coins, the pawnshop is happy to either purchase or loan against your gold or silver coins. Often asked about the details of these unique coins, below are a few quick facts about the American gold eagle.

Probably the most famous of US minted gold coins, the gold eagle was designed on the reverse by American sculptor Miley Busiek. The design has a male eagle approaching a female eagle while carrying an olive branch.

The obverse features a portrayal of a design commissioned by Theodore Roosevelt of Lady Liberty holding a torch and carrying an olive branch with the American Capitol building in the background. This was first featured on the Saint-Gaudens 20 dollar gold coin and was inspired by Greek and Roman bullion.

The American gold eagle is guaranteed by the US government to contain the stated amount of gold weight in troy ounces and must be made from gold found from inside the United States of America. Each coin must have 22 karat (or .9167) of gold and must weigh one ounce. Jewelry-N-Loan has regulated scales to accurately determine the weight and karatage of each coin that is brought into their showroom.

Typically the value of these coins are subject to the world market for gold, however some uncirculated, graded, or rare mints of these coins have numismatic value and can garner larger profits for the owners. If you have a silver or gold American Eagle, you are encouraged to contact Jewelry-N-Loan to discuss a sale or loan against these iconic coins.

Why Pre-Owned Jewelry And Watches Can Be A Great Investment

Diamonds, fine jewelry, luxury watches, there’s no doubting the timeless popularity and beauty of these luxury items.  Which makes them a good investment, but, for many, with a price that’s out of reach.  However, if you’re looking to invest in a luxury watch or fine jewelry, the pre-owned resale market can be a great place to get started, at a price you can afford.

Unlike other luxury items like cars, boats and even houses…many luxury watches, diamonds and jewelry not only retain their value, but many times increase in value over time.  And, as long as their condition is good, and they are certified as authentic, being pre-owned has no effect on the investment value of such items.  This is especially true of items from top well-known brands like Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Tiffany&Co., Breitling, Van Cleef & Arpels, Patek Philippe and others of that stature.  Signed jewelry, GIA certified diamonds, luxury watches with boxes and paperwork, all of these items are perfect pre-owned buys for someone looking to invest.  The best part is buying the pre-owned cans save you hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars…which makes the investment in pre-owned luxury items even more valuable.

The first step is to figure out what you want to buy, and then find a reputable dealer who can assist you in your investment.  In Orange County, there aren’t many who can compare to Jewelry-N-Loan in expertise, reputation and price.  Jewelry-N-Loan has operated out of Costa Mesa, CA for years, and their reputation for having some of the highest quality pieces at near wholesale prices is known across the country.  Which is why many come to buy, sell, get a loan and more with this well-known Orange County business.

Jewelry-N-Loan offers luxury watches (e.g. Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Omega, Breitling, Audemars Piguet) and beautiful gold and diamond jewelry (e.g. rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pendants, and more) for sale to the public at dealer prices.  Clients come from near (Newport Beach, Beverly Hills) and far (Las Vegas, New York City) because they know that we have particular expertise in both modern and antique jewelry, particularly signed goods (e.g. Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef and Arpels, Chopard). All merchandise is pre-owned and the selection constantly changes due to our unmatched prices.

If you’re in the market for fine diamonds, watches or jewelry at an incredible price, make sure to contact Jewelry-N-Loan in Orange County first, and be on your way to a great investment decision.

Buy And Sell Collectible Coins In Orange County

Are you looking for a place to buy or sell collectible coins in Orange County? Jewelry-N-Loan in Costa Mesa is your solution.  Jewelry-N-Loan will buy, sell and make loans on gold in the form of coins, bullion, jewelry and watches. We also pay top dollar for platinum, silver and currency.

At Jewelry-N-Loan we pride ourselves on our reputation for treating customers fairly and offer them the best deals possible. We depend upon those long-lasting relationships, and over the years we’ve worked hard to maintain them. We have an expert staff who is very knowledgeable in coins, jewelry, watches, gemstones and more. And we always pay cash on the spot.

When looking for a reputable place to sell collectible coins, it’s a good idea to do your research before you take them in to a dealer. First, it’s smart to know what you have and understand what the value is before taking it in to sell. Further, understand that the exact value of the coin and it’s sellable value to a buyer can be different. At Jewelry-N-Loan, as stated, we work with you to provide the best price possible to maximize your sale. Our friendly staff will consult with you every step of the way on any deal, so that you leave our shop feeling that you were treated fairly…and with cash in hand!

Another part of your research should be focused on finding a shop that is reputable, experienced and easy to work with. In Orange County, Jewelry-N-Loan is your best bet. When making a deal, we take into consideration several factors beyond just the face value paying premium for hallmarks and aesthetic value. We pried ourselves on conducting a thorough evaluation of your items and take the time to explain how we arrive at our offer. That, combined with our stellar customer service and decades of expertise make Jewelry-N-Loan your best solution for selling or buying collectible coins anywhere in Orange County.