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Why the Doolittle Raiders Deserve a Congressional Gold Medal

On May 23, 2014, President Obama signed an act to award a Congressional Gold Medal to members of the Doolittle Raiders in recognition of their military service during World War II.

CBS Seattle–06/02/2014

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Almost 100 Years of Coin Collecting Pays Off Big Time

Many people have trouble sticking with hobbies for one year, much less one hundred! Not Eric P. Newman, however. Almost one hundred years ago his grandfather gave him a peculiar penny, and he’s been hooked ever since. And boy, has this hobby paid off!

CBS Seattle–05/28/2014

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The Challenge Coin That Saved A U.S. Serviceman’s Life

Challenge Coins have been a part of military life since World War I. The first Challenge Coin—as the story goes—was the idea of a wealthy U.S. solider. He decided to buy everyone in his unit a coin engraved with the battalion’s insignia.

CBS Seattle–05/20/2014

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Rare Continental Currency: What Shrewd Collectors Look For

Have you ever heard someone say, “It’s not worth a Continental!” and wondered what it was in reference to? Like many common phrases, it has its roots in our nation’s history. This particular phrase comes from a time in our past when we were still trying to establish a U.S. currency. Ironically, some of those “worthless” notes will fetch a pretty penny today. And the rarest of them are worth a fortune!



You’d Be Shocked What a Coin Is Really Worth!

We all know there are different denominations of U.S. coins, but have you ever considered their actual value? As in, the value of the metal they’re made of?

CBS Seattle–04/29/2014

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Why The West Is Overflowing With Silver Dollars

Silver dollars are easily one of the most popular coins in the U.S. In the Western states, these collectors’ favorites are even more abundant. It seems like anyone with even the most modest coin collection has a couple Morgan silver dollars. If you’ve ever wondered why that is, the story is actually quite captivating.

CBS Seattle–04/21/2014


100-Year-Old Fabergé Egg Found Among Gold Scrap

The long lost egg is known as the “Third Imperial Egg.” Created in 1887, this unique egg hadn’t been seen by the public since 1902. The egg opens up to reveal a clock inside.

CBS Seattle–04/16/2014


The 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Has Arrived

Sports fans are excited because the 2014 baseball season has finally arrived. Coin collectors are excited, too, because the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin has also arrived.

CBS Seattle–04/14/2014

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The Top Questions Our Gold and Silver Buyers Are Asked

At West Seattle Coins, we deal in rare coins and bullion, but we also buy gold, silver, jewelry and antiques. Every day, people come in with questions about how the process works and how to turn their valuables into cold, hard cash. We’ve put together a list of answers to some of the questions we’re most often asked.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2014

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The Top Five Most Notorious Mint Robberies

While there have been many robbery attempts at the United States Mint, most would-be thieves don’t make it out the door with the money. Here are the stories of five robberies that were at least initially successful— and what happened to the stolen money.

CBS Seattle–03/24/2014



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