Author Archive: Allen Rowe

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Rare Coin History and stories in the dirt

Rare Coin History and stories in the dirt

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. Here in Northern Nevada history can abound in some of the most odd places. Over the years we have see a number of great coins that have been found around the are, literally in the dirt. Some have been found by people using metal detectors while others […]

Hoarding Gold or Silver

Hoarding Gold or Silver

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. Hoarding gold is part of life for more than many think. Recently in our local news was an unassuming man who passed away with over seven million dollars worth of gold coins in his house. In this case the gold was stored in ammo cans stashed in […]

Nevada Issued Paper Money

Nevada Issued Paper Money

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. In 1863 the National Banking Act birthed forward a new type of currency in the United States. These notes were issued by the government for National banks. A National Bank put United States Bonds on deposit with the Treasury and then had notes printed against that deposit. […]

Carson City’s First Silver Dollar Was Not a Morgan Dollar

Carson City’s First Silver Dollar Was Not a Morgan Dollar

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. The Carson City mint is famous for the Morgan dollars that it produced, but they were not the first dollars struck at the Carson City mint. When the Carson City mint opened in 1870 the dollars of the day were of the Seated Liberty design. These dollars […]

Gold and Silver: Physical or Paper

Gold and Silver: Physical or Paper

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. With the recent declines of precious metals many are asking the question, “why?” In reality the answer could be attributed to many different factors and influences, but one that kind of stood out this week showed something very interesting. There is a definite contrast in today’s market. […]

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