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FUN Show Highlights! The weather was hot, but the show was not. Normally, we don’t expect much from the summer FUN Show because it is mid-summer when everyone’s thoughts are of vacations and siesta’s on the beach. Attendance was not bad and those who attended were there to buy. The slower pace gave me a great opportunity to hit the bourse floor and vacuum up all the worthwhile coins I could find. You will see about 200 new coins added to our site. I was able to buy several great collector coins including a 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter, a 1796 Small Eagle Draped Bust Dollar, a gorgeous 1934-S Peace Dollar, an elusive choice uncirculated Classic $5 Gold and...
Tungsten - Shield Yourself From Fake Gold Friday June 27, 2014 12:59 Tungsten is an amazing metal: hard and dense, with the highest melting point of all elements, tungsten is used in many industrial and military applications where high temperatures or radiation are an issue. Alas, with a density very close to that of gold, it has also become the material of choice for many in the business of faking gold coins or bars. Weight and dimensional conformity used to be reliable indicators of the authenticity of standard gold items. While early forgeries may have been crude and simple, today’s “professionals” have found ways to keep shapes and weights in near perfect balance, making detection increasingly harder. Pirates used...