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Commodities versus collectibles: a precious metals buying guide

The Coin Shop | Michael McConnell

Troubled economic times have prompted any number of socio-cultural and economic trends in recent months, including everything from protests like the Occupy Wall Street movement to an increased interest in precious metals. According to Reuters, investors are increasingly gravitating toward gold, copper and other commodities in an attempt to achieve greater asset security; but without a proper understanding of the difference between bullion gold and numismatic gold, novice buyers may find themselves making purchases that are incompatible with their ultimate goals.

Buying precious metals: a beginner guide

San Diego Coin & Bullion | Michael McConnell

In our current climate of economic uncertainty, many people are buying precious metals for the first time; and while some are succeeding in buying items that they want, others are ending up with purchases they don’t understand. As experienced San Diego precious metal and rare coin dealers, we hope to educate our new and returning customers — and to make what may be an unfamiliar process easier for first-time buyers. Whether you’re a hobbyist, an experienced bullion buyer or a complete novice, the following tips will help you get acquainted with the process of purchasing precious metals – and ensure that you find the products you are looking for at a fair price.

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  • Congregation Beth Am Labor Day Picnic September 2, 2014
    Congregation Beth Am held a festive Labor Day Picnic Sept. 1. This year is the 31st anniversary of this synagogue that started in a tire store in Solana Beach. […]
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    An attempt to break into an ATM at a Solana Beach bank branch early Sept. 2 using a cutting torch ended with the cash machine in flames and two suspects fleeing empty-handed. The suspects set off the ATM's alarm during the failed heist shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Lomas Santa Fe Drive near Glencrest Drive, according to sheriff's Lt. […]
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    As kids kicked back this summer, San Dieguito Union High School District kicked off the first phase of its complete reconstruction of Earl Warren Middle School. The $41 million project is made possible by the passage of Proposition AA. […]