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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

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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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How to Find a Pot of Gold

Each year around St. Patrick’s Day, people start thinking about rainbows and the pots of gold coins that lie at the end of them. Well, some of us would like to believe so. But where did this Irish legend start?

CBS Seattle–03/17/2014

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The Coin Flip That Shaped Northwest History

In the mid-19th century, the area that is now Portland, Oregon, wasn’t much more than an endless stand of ancient evergreens rising around the banks of the Willamette River. One day in 1843 or 1844, while traveling from Fort Vancouver to Oregon City by canoe, a pioneer from Tennessee and a lawyer from Boston stopped to rest in a pleasant site that had been cleared of trees.

CBS Seattle–03/10/2014

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Couple Finds $10 Million Worth of Gold Coins

Imagine this: you take your dog out for a walk on your property. You’re strolling down a trail you’ve walked down for years, but today something catches your eye. It’s just the lip of a […]

CBS Seattle–02/28/2014

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Gold and Silver Roar Back

Upon reading a newspaper account of his demise, Mark Twain wrote to the New York Journal, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Much the same could be said about last year’s reports of the “end of the gold era,” which seem to have been way off the mark in light of the recent surge in gold (and silver) prices.

CBS Seattle–02/25/2014

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What An Olympic Gold Medal Is Really Worth

With the start of the Winter Olympics, the whole world has turned its eyes toward Sochi, Russia — and everyone is dreaming of gold. Here are some details about the tradition of awarding medals in Olympic history, as well as the lowdown on the gold, silver and bronze medals at this year’s Olympic Games in Sochi.

CBS Seattle–02/18/2014

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When Is A $10 Bill Worth $500k?

West Seattle Coins and Bellevue Rare Coins specialize in gold buying and dealing in rare coins. We are a family-owned business that was first established in 1979 and is now located in West Seattle, Bellevue and Lynnwood. We also buy and sell gold, silver, diamonds, currency and jewelry. Visit us first for a free evaluation.

CBS Seattle–11/12/2013

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