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U.S. Coins & Jewelry Has You Covered For Valentine’s Day Gifting
We stopped by Studio B and brought some fine jewelry and luxury watches for Valentine’s Day 2024.
The Ultimate Guide to Selling a Rolex Watch in Houston, Texas
If you happen to be in Houston, Texas, selling your Rolex watch might seem daunting, but with the right knowledge, you can turn the process into a seamless and rewarding experience.
How to Find a Trusted Jewelry Buyer
This guide will help you find a jewelry buyer you can trust and turn your old jewelry into cash and maximize your return.
1877 Type Gold
Learn about the types gold and coins produced from 1877, featuring the ever popular Indian head cent.
Buying a Used Rolex in Houston
Buying a used Rolex may be daunting if you don't have all the right information.
Selling your Rolex in Houston is as easy and 1-2-3
Learn how to best sell your Rolex watch in Houston with those 3 easy steps.
Three Basic Watch Styles and When to Wear Them
Dress, Sport, and Work are the most common watch styles. Learn all about their differences.
Rare 100 pack of $500 Banknotes Graded by PCGS
A unique pack of $500 Federal Reserve Note has been obtained by U.S. Coins and Jewelry and it has caught people’s attention.
Top 5 Reason to Sell Your Scrap Gold
Find out when, how, and why you should sell your old and unused gold with these tips.
The variety of collectible coins is vast and can be daunting to new and experienced collectors alike. Having clear cut goals is a great way to maintain focus and keep collections from straying.
The Silver Dollar Girl – Morgan’s Modest Model
Collecting coins opens our eyes to the past and offers a glimpse into our nation’s colorful history. Every coin has a story. The ones told about our most widely collected dollar coin are as...
The Rolex Walkthrough: A Breakdown of Current Models
In 1905 a visionary 24 year old watch maker Hans Wilsdorf dreamed of a precision time piece worn on the wrist.
Rolex: A Case for the Case
Rolex is known world-wide for their exacting quality and timeless style.
Yellow, White and Everose – The Golden Rainbow of Rolex
The term “carat” is grade designation that indicates the purity of gold. 24ct is 100% gold.
Rolex Meteorite Pepsi GMT
The Rolex Meteorite Pepsi GMT is not your run of the mill luxury sport watch.
Pre-1933 Gold Coins
The phrase “pre-1933 U.S. gold” literally encompasses all gold coins minted by the United States Mint since its inception in 1792.
The first recorded use of paper money dates back to the Tang Dynasty in first century China. Sixteen hundred years later, the New World colonies began issuing their own currency to facilitate trade.
The Indian Quarter Eagle Set
Bela Lyon Pratt’s quarter eagle incuse design is one of the most popular gold series for the modern collector. The complete set is just fifteen dates and most are readily available with just a few...
Ten Reasons People Collect Coins, Medals and Tokens
An old rare coin adage goes, “People are like crows, they like things big and shiny.” I don’t know a lot about corvid habits, but I have met literally thousands of collectors. Take my word for it...
Understanding Silver Bullion and Building Wealth
In the wake of the national news about #silversqueeze there is a lot of hype surrounding the precious metals market. This investment arena has always been volatile and unpredictable, but we believe...
The Modern Coin Collector Tool Kit
Modern rare coin enthusiasts have the luxury of a huge online numismatic community that has blossomed over the last decade. In this new century armed with little more than a laptop and a loupe...
Collector Strategy for 2021: Building a Centennial Year Set
As we enter the New Year, most of us are glad to put 2020 behind us. The events of the past twelve months have forever changed the landscape of numismatics. But in hindsight, it isn’t all bad news...
What Is The Resale Value of a Rolex Watch?
The time has come, and now you’re ready to sell your beloved Rolex. You know that Rolex is an iconic watch brand, but you don’t know much about the history of your specific watch. So, you’ve gone...
The Origin of The Peace Dollar
The Peace dollars were struck in 90% silver between 1921 and 1935. This coin series is steeped in historical lore and was born from international demand for the precious metal contained within it...
Collecting Morgan Dollars
The Morgan Dollar series is one of numismatics most collected series. Born from the Bland Allison Act of 1878 and created by engraver George T. Morgan, the issue was released for circulation beginning
The U.S. Mint Website Overwhelmed by WWII American Eagle Sales
As a continuing attestation to the ongoing interest in investing in gold and silver, the U.S. Mint recorded the “highest website traffic we have ever experienced” November 5th, 2020 as orders were...
Why Is The Rolex Datejust So Popular?
Wristwatches were considered a female accessory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With the introduction of the Rolex Datejust, the wristwatch became a desirable piece of jewelry not only for
What are the Most Popular Pre-Owned or Used Luxury Watches?
With so many luxury watch companies and models out there, it's difficult to figure out which popular luxury watch you, as a collector, want to choose. Learning about the brands may help you determine
Getting an Appraisal for Estate Assets
When a loved one passes, the burden of valuing the estate assets rests on the shoulders of the family involved. While processing through the grief of losing a loved one, some may be tasked with assess
How the Rolex Submariner Kermit Evolved to the Rolex Submariner Hulk
Rolex has a long history in the luxury watch market. The Submariner has been one of its most popular and iconic Rolex models. They introduced the Rolex Submariner Kermit for the Submariner 50th...
At U.S. Coins and Jewelry, we want kids to discover just how much fun coin collecting can be. That is why we created the U.S. Coins and Jewelry Kid Collector Starter Kit. Our new kit is part of our on
Millionaires Don't Play Penny Slots and Why You Deserve That Luxury Watch
Think about the first time you stepped on a diving board or sat at the top of a big water slide. Some of us run and jump and others walk to the edge only to overthink the consequences. So much in...
The Factors that go into Determining the Value of any Collectible
In case you haven’t heard, a unique Mike Trout signed rookie card brought $3.93 million in auction going into the private memorabilia collection of a billionaire collector. The sale sets the record...
When buying or selling gold, who can you trust?
Today, we are seeing more and more people turning to gold, silver, and other precious metals as an economic choice during hard economic times. Fox 26 News consumer reporter Heather Sullivan turned to
Tips for Buying & Selling Bullion
If you are looking to invest in gold bullion or silver bullion to diversify your investment and/or retirement portfolio with a sensible investment, here is a basic background on the precious metals...
4 Tips for Selling Your Diamond or Estate Jewelry
To help unravel the mysteries of diamond selling, here are four tips to consider before selling your stone.
Selling your Engagement Ring after Divorce
Deciding to sell an engagement ring during or after a divorce has a number of financial and emotional benefits. But what is the best way to sell an engagement ring? How quickly will you get paid?
Get more for your diamonds when you sell smart
Retailers are not in business to buy back diamonds, so when it comes time to sell, they offer you much lower than the retail price tag. Pawnshop offers will likely be even lower.
The Complete Guide To Rolex Nicknames
Rolex has a remarkable history of creating high-quality timepieces that are as fashionable as they are functional. Their range of sophisticated wristwatches have traveled to the darkest depths...
How the Rolex GMT-Master got the Nickname Pepsi
In the early 1950s, Rolex teamed up with Pan American Airlines to design a watch for their team of pilots. This led to the design of the Rolex GMT-Master with a red and blue bezel that matched the air
A Holiday tradition that will last a lifetime
Throughout the years there have always been an assortment of holiday traditions. From leaving cookies for Santa, watching a favorite holiday movie...
Building a Silver Dollar Collection With United States Peace Dollars
The silver dollar has been one of America’s most popular coins throughout its history. As the largest silver coin minted in the US, the silver dollar has traditionally featured some of the most...
Making The Case To Buy Silver Now
The news today is pretty scary. We’re in the throes of one of the most divisive election cycles in the history of our country. Terrorist attacks are happening with alarming frequency, relations...
Building A Collection of Rare Coins
Coin collecting is a hobby with many levels of participation. In fact, there are probably just as many ways to build a coin collection as there are collectors in the market! Many collectors got their
Upgrade Your Coin Collection and Buy Gold
If you collect coins and want to upgrade or expand your collection, Buy gold! Right now gold prices are down from their highs and this offers a great opportunity to purchase some numismatic gold coins
The obverse is the “heads” side of the coin. It almost always is the dated side of the coin and usually depicts the bust (or head) of a President
Welcome to U.S. Coins and Jewelry of Houston, Texas. As a retailer of Rolex watches, we guarantee the authenticity of each and every part of your new Rolex watch. We invite you to visit our showroom
Each of the 4 C’s (Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat) play a role in a diamond’s beauty, though it is difficult to decipher one component by itself
Diversify Your Investment Assets-Buy Gold
We live in interesting times. As a modern investor, it's important to not only have a strategy in place to simply grow your assets, but also to protect them. While we enter one of the most divisive
Large Cents - The first coins ever mass produced by the United States Government
Large cents as they are known as by numismatic collectors today have earned a significant place in history as the first coins ever mass-produced by the United States government in any metal issued by
How Can I Build My Connection Working With A Coin Shop Near Me?
Coin collecting or “numismatics” is a wonderful hobby that offers you years of enjoyment along with the added bonus of potentially making money on your investment. One of the true joys of the hobby...
How To Find The Best Cash For Gold Dealer
We’ve all seen the ads on late-night TV telling us how we may be sitting on a potential windfall with our old gold jewelry. "Cash for Gold" kiosks are everywhere! With gold hitting the highest prices
The coin that introduced the Motto In God We Trust
Did you know that the United States once had a coin with a denomination of two cents?
Buy Silver And Diversify Your Assets
We live in interesting times. The stock market is at all-time highs while bonds are on the verge of offering negative rates. There is social unrest as we enter the final stages of this presidential
Currency of the Republic of Texas
How the Republic of Texas began its Paper Money Career...
Seven Reasons to Buy Silver Now!
Governments are carrying huge debt loads. Social unrest threatens us both at home and abroad. Our political races this year are even more acrimonious than usual. As an investor, you need to consider w
Collecting Rare Coins - It Is Not Just For Hobbyists Anymore
Collecting rare coins is a hobby that has been shared by kings, famous actors, writers, sports heroes, and people from all walks of life since the time of King Midas 2700 years ago! Today, experts est
Bare Breasted Standing Liberty Quarter - A Controversial Coin
When renowned sculptor Hermon Atkins MacNeil’s 1916 quarter-dollar design was first released into circulation, it was immediately controversial, critics claimed it was immoral and indecent. The public
War and the Peace - The Silver Dollar Story
The "war to end all wars" fell a little short of that noble aspiration. What history now calls World War I, a war that ravaged Europe from 1914 to 1918, did stir worldwide yearning, however, the yearn
Why You Should Buy Gold As Part Of A Balanced Investment Strategy
Many traditional investors are a bit put off by the concept of investing in gold. They often don’t understand the position that gold and other precious metals can play in a well-balanced and...
Honoring A Great American - The Franklin Half Dollar
It was noon on April 30, 1948, the anniversary of George Washington's 1789 inauguration as President when the Franklin half-dollar made its debut. Employees of the Franklin Savings Bank dressed in
Silver War Nickels - A Strategic Coin for the War Effort
When you look at a Jefferson Nickel today, you may see it as simply pocket change, however in 1942 through 1945, this coin’s composition was changed, thus playing a significant role during...
The Face Behind the Five-Cent Indian Head Nickel
The buffalo nickel is technically known as the “Five-Cent Indian Head” coin. It’s also commonly referred to as the “Buffalo Nickel” or “Bison Nickel” due to the bison on the back and often the...
Cash For Gold - Tips For Getting The Best Deal
For many of us, a little extra money can be a real help. One popular way to raise a little extra cash is by selling your old, unwanted gold for cash. Gold prices have risen in the past few years and a
The Mercury Dime Misnomer Revealed
Winged Liberty Head Dime or Mercury Dime?
The Indian Head Cent
The Indian Head Cent replaced the Flying Eagle penny, with a design that lasted for fifty years, spanning from 1859 into the early 1900s.
$100 Gold Union Coin, The Coin That Never Was
George T. Morgan is a name that should be familiar to virtually all collectors of American coins. He is most famously known as the seventh Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint from 1917–1925 as well as the
A New Tradition That Can Last a Lifetime
Throughout the years there have always been an assortment of holiday traditions. From leaving cookies for Santa, watching a favorite holiday movie, caroling or tree trimming before reading “The Night
The Shield Earring Quarter
The most coveted of all pattern coins from the late 19th century…
The Morgan Silver Dollar - The Coin of The Wild West
When you think of the Wild West, you may picture gunslingers, cattle barons, riverboat gamblers, railroad tycoons, and dancehall queens. It was a time when money meant large, hefty silver dollars...
The Half Disme
Everyday we use coins and probably don’t really think about how they evolved or where they came from. The truth is, U.S. coinage, actually dates back long before the United States was even formed
The Flying Eagle Cent
In the mid-19th century, working-class Americans living wage was only 10 cents an hour, so people understandably watched their "pennies" closely. But by the 1850s, many Americans actually were...
Why Is a Dollar Commonly Referred to as a Buck?
As with many idioms or slang terms, the exact beginning of a word is difficult to pinpoint with one hundred percent certainty. However, the theory of the origin of the term “Buck” for “Money” is...
An American Coinage First - 1909 - Lincoln Cent
When the notion of a Lincoln coin arose to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, it encountered real resistance from traditionalists. Having a regular-issue U.S. coin honoring
The Kennedy Half Dollar Story
American politics and ideals forever were changed in 1963 with the death of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy; his presidency had ushered in hope that democracy could prevail against communism in

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