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Elegant Plate: 3 Centuries of Precious Metals in New York
Kristan H. McKinsey, et al
0910961107
April 2000
Hardcover
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Standard Catalog of World Coins 19th Century (1801-1900)
Chester L. Krause
0873497988
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This essential volume is the only reference collectors of 19th century coins will need! In this updated and expanded edition, collectors and dealers will find identification and accurate pricing for every known 19th century coin, in five grades of condition. All prices have been analyzed and updated to reflect the most recent shifts in today?s market.Heavily illustrated with over 25,000 photos, most actual size, this guide makes identification of any coin listed a simple task. It also includes up-to-date figures for all foreign exchange rates and precious metals values. This catalog?s easy-to-use format is alphabetical according to country of issue. Collectors of all levels will easily navigate through the volumes of information with the user's guide and helpful charts.


Engraving on Precious Metals
A. Brittain
0719800226
Dec 1993
Hardcover
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Elegant Plate: Three Centuries of Precious Metals in New York City
Deborah Dependahl Waters (Editor)
0910961131
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A generously illustrated examination of the precious metals trades and usage of precious metal artifacts in New York City.

From the Publisher
8 1/2 x 11 trim. 375 (23 color) 2 vols., slipcased. LC 99-055692

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Jewelry & Gems, 2nd Edition; The Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Colored Gemstones, Pearls, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence & Knowledge
Antoinette L. Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
0943763126


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From Library Journal
Matlins and Bonanno's guide is as clear and easy to understand as their previous, well-received Gem Identification Made Easy (LJ 9/1/90) and Complete Guide to Buying Gems (LJ 5/15/84). They have updated, expanded, and revised these works to include cautionary advice to the gem-buying consumer about new advancements in fraudulent enhancements of diamonds and especially colored gemstones. Updated price guides and advice on cut, settings, and metals; questions to ask before purchase; advice on selecting a jeweler, appraiser, and insurer; and charts of diamond gradings, gem names, and alternatives point out just how much a consumer needs to know to avoid costly mistakes. Newman concentrates on gold jewelry craft and value. With the aid of her own excellent photographs (showing what can be seen through the indispensable...


Colorado Rockhounding: A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils
Stephen M. Voynick
0878422927
July 1993
Paperback
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Price determination for a collectible good: the case of rare U.S. coins. : An article from: Southern Economic Journal [HTML]
Mark Dickie, et al
B00092LB1G
July 1, 1994
Digital
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Book Description
This digital document is an article from Southern Economic Journal, published by Southern Economic Association on July 1, 1994. The length of the article is 6882 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.From the supplier: Previous research have failed to investigate the factors behind prices of rare US coins, despite the increased potential for fraud and regulation as well as the growth of the market for collectible coins in the country. A study of the US coin market shows that the characteristics of rare coins preferred by collectors determines coin prices. However, collectible coins exhibit low and volatile rates of return, which is common...



Rocks, Gems, and Minerals
Trudi Strain Trueit
053112195X
March 2003
Library Binding
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1,265 Gold
Ned W. Schmidt
0615123791
March 1, 2003
Plastic Comb
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Book Description
$1,265 GOLD explores the economic fundamentals driving Gold into a Super Cycle. Since 1999 Gold has been providing returns better than that of equities. Here is your chance to learn why. Investors new to Gold will come to understand what forces are driving Gold to higher prices. Gold investors will enjoy having their thoughts confirmed. After reading $1,265 GOLD you will know more than your financial advisor. And, wonder why they have not recommended Gold for you. $1,265 GOLD is like someone letting you know that the NASDAQ would go over 5000, years before it happened.

From the Author
My goal in writing $1,265 GOLD was quite simple, to be right. Investing can be easier if people have an understanding of what drives an investment. Investors need a source of information from...


Rocks, Gems, and Minerals
Trudi Strain Trueit
0531162419
September 2003
Paperback
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Gems
Holly Cefrey
0823964671
August 2003
Hardcover
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Gems
Adele D. Richardson
0886829933
May 1998
Library Binding
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Card catalog description
Examines the origins and study of gemstones, including facts about mining and jewelry making.


Look at Minerals: From Galena to Gold
Jo S. Kittinger
0531203859
September 1998
Library Binding
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Card catalog description
Describes the composition, formation, appearance, and uses of certain minerals, including some gemstones.


Prehistoric Gold in Europe - Mines, Metallurgy and Manufacture: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Seeon, Germany, September 27-October 1, 1993
Giulio Morteani (Editor)
0792332555
November 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Interest in the study of early European cultures is growing. These cultures have left us objects made of gold, other metals and ceramics. The advent of metal detectors, coupled with improved analytical techniques, has increased the number of findings of such objects enormously. Gold was used for economic and ceremonial purposes and thus the gold objects are an important key to our understanding of the social and political structures, as well as the technological achievements, of Bronze and Iron Age European societies.
A correct interpretation of the information provided by gold and other metal objects requires the cooperation of experts in the fields of social, materials and natural science. Detailed investigation of gold deposits in Europe have revealed the composition and genesis of the deposits as...


Century of Jewelry: Classy, Flashy, and Trashy!
Dehorah Crosby
0764323237
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Lavishly illustrated and extensively researched, this fascinating book chronicles the widening accessibility of jewelry between 1860 and 1960. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, only the affluent could afford many pieces of jewelry. In the mid-nineteenth century, however, industrialization led jewelry to become more affordable and the rising middle class created a larger market. Increasingly, jewelry was made not only from traditional precious metals and stones, but also of materials such as gold-plated base metals, vulcanite, hair, plastics, aluminum, and much more. Beginning with a visual timeline, this comprehensive volume couples an informative text with outstanding photographs of over 1,000 pieces of fine and costume jewelry made in America, Europe, and Asia. The jewelry reflects the changing styles of each...

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