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Learn About Precious Metals

There are so many popular precious metal coins and bars, it's hard to keep track of them. From old circulating gold and silver coins of the 19th and 20th Centuries to modern bullion bars and coins, you can find a wealth of data in the Gainesville Coins Learning Center.

The Learning Center not only covers bullion and old coins, it also introduces modern collectibles struck in gold, silver, platinum, and even copper! Browse the different subjects and take a virtual tour of some of the world's most popular coins.


Dahlonega, GA

The Dahlonega Mint was established in 1838 to refine and assay gold from the Georgia Gold Rush. It closed in 1861, making these gold coins scarce


Philadelphia, PA

The US Mint in Philadelphia was the first building built under the Constitution. Learn the history of America's original Mint, and its duties today

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U.S. Coins

Read about the history and legacy of both gold and silver U.S. coins. American coins have been minted since 1792 by the U.S. Mint.

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World Bullion Coins

Explore an array of informative articles that give an overview of the various gold and silver bullion coins from around the world.

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Mint Errors

Discover more information about the different kinds of mint-made coin errors, and what makes mint error coins a valuable addition to your collection.

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The Gold Eagle: America’s $10 Gold Coin

U.S. $10 gold coins were first minted in 1795 and continued until 1933. In 1987, the U.S. Mint introduced the contemporary American Gold Eagle coin.

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San Francisco, CA

History of the San Francisco Mint and its role in the California Gold Rush. Gainesville Coins has silver and gold coins minted at San Francisco

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West Point Mint

The newest branch US Mint, the West Point Mint is located near the US Military Academy and makes the Silver Eagle and Gold Eagle coins

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Canadian Coins

Canadian coins come in a wide variety of designs and colors, but are always struck from the purest fine metal content at the RCM.


Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte branch of the US Mint was built in 1838 on the site of the North Carolina Gold Rush, the first gold rush in the United States.

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