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Atrium to be Demolished

The past home of the Atrium Post Office and All American Coin located at the corner of Winkler road and College parkway in south Fort Myers is about to be torn down. Say goodbye to the 111,000 square foot building which sits on 6.4 acres on one of Fort Myers best commercial locations. It was built as the Rafters Mall in 1979 and housed many offices, businesses, restaurants and even a night club over the years. At the end the Atrium couldn’t survive it’s age, outdated design, lack of maintenance, hurricane Irma, and an amateurish attempted renovation by an inexperienced buyer who had to be evicted. All total it was too much for the old lady to handle and she is to be torn down this summer. Fort Myers based Fine Mark National Bank and Trust is the new owner of the property and plan to build a three story building with two out parcels to house their new headquarters. However if you are looking for All American Coin or the post office, we haven’t gone far just a block west of the old location at 8841 College parkway .Stop by sometime and see our new digs.

U.S. Mint Announces W Mint Mark Circulating Quarter Collectible | All American Coin Fort Myers, Florida Coin SHop
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W Mint Marked Quarters Released Into Circulation

The great coin hunt is on! In order to create some excitement for National Coin week the U.S. Mint is releasing America the Beautiful Quarters from the West Point Mint into circulation. The only feature different on the coin is the W mint mark. It is the first time in the history of the U.S. Mint that a West Point coin will be found in circulation with the W mint mark.

The quarter will come in five different America the Beautiful designs for the year 2019 with a mintage of two million each. It wont be a rare coin as the Mint is producing ten million of the W quarters. It is a step in the right direction for the worlds largest coin dealer as in the past they have done very little to promote the America the Beautiful coin series which is in its ninth year and nobody seems to care. Unlike the States quarter program, which was well promoted and brought many new collectors into the world of numismatics.

Remember, if you don’t like hunting for coins, All American Coin can help you with that as we stock thousands of coins for the collector and investors.

Vintage Coin Boards | All American Coin Shop Fort Myers Florida
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Vintage Coin Boards

There are many ways to collect coins. You can collect by denomination, by type, by date, by value or lack of value or any number of other ways. Remember Danny Devito in the movie Throw Momma From The Train ? He loved the coins he collected for the memories of the times and places he shared with his Dad when his Dad let him keep the change.

One way to collect is by using vintage coin collector boards. Coin boards were used in the thirties and forties long before the coin folders and albums we use today. They fit perfectly into a standard 12 by 15 picture frame to hang on the wall. Finding that certain coin and fitting it into your collection can be very satisfying to collectors. One of the major grievances of collectors is that their collections are locked away and they rarely get to see them. Using a vintage coin board you can collect just low value coins and hang it on the wall to enjoy everyday.

Vintage Collector Boards are available at All American Coin Shop in Fort Myers, Florida, as we do have a source for them and they sell by condition and rarity just like coins. The boards generally cost anywhere from $25 on up. If you are interested in seeing or buying some collector boards stop by All American Coin.

Silver Eagles are a Great Start To Any Coin Collection | All American Coin Shop Fort Myers, Florida
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Silver Eagles are a Great Start To Any Coin Collection

A good way to start any Coin Collection is by collecting Silver Eagles. Silver Eagles are a one ounce pure silver dollar coin issued every year by the the U.S. government since 1986. They are extremely popular with collectors and investors because of the size and beautiful walking Lady Liberty design. They also make great gifts.

You should start your child collecting with silver eagles with the purchase of the current year silver eagle which is available at a few dollars over the spot price of silver. Older eagles are available but cost a few dollars more. Give your child one for Christmas and one for any special occasion and as they grow up and silver increases in value they will have a valuable collection.

A good way to store these coins is in Dansco albums which we sell at All American Coin, as well as other coin collecting supplies to help the collector. We also have a large selection of Silver Coins

 

Silver American Eagle Coins for Sale Fort Myers, Florida | All American Coin Shop

 

 

 

Secret Lover Silver Dollar Found in Orlando | All American Coin Shop Fort Myers
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Secret Lover Silver Dollar Found at Orlando Coin Show!

At a recent Orlando Coin Show a unique silver dollar was discovered. What’s unique about this silver dollar? It’s actually two silver dollars manufactured into a pocket piece that hides a frame for a photograph. The work is so well done that it often goes unnoticed and sold just as a regular Morgan dollar. But upon close examination you notice a seam inside the edge of the dollar and upon applying a little pressure at he right spot it pops open.

Once inside you notice it’s a frame for a photograph. These box dollars are usually made from trade dollars which were made to increase trade in Asia. This lead to speculation that these dollars were used to smuggle opium. However that’s just not true as opium was still legal at that time and the amount you could smuggle inside a silver would be negligible. Box dollars like this one were sold in catalogs and shops for six dollars each in the late 19th century. They were used as a pocket piece to carry a photograph of your secret lover. Upon opening this one nobody was home. but it is exciting to open a box dollar as you never know who you might see. At All American Coin we inventory a lot of silver dollars but this one will sell quick.

Secret Lover Silver Dollar Found in Orlando | All American Coin Shop Fort Myers

Secret Lover Silver Dollar Found in Orlando | All American Coin Shop Fort Myers

April 2019 Coin Show Schedule Georga/Florida | All American Coin Shop Fort Myers
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Upcoming Coin Show Schedule

Taking the battle to the streets for these upcoming coin shows.

Orlando Coin Show

April 4-6 2019  put on by Central Fl. Coin Club.

Dalton Ga Coin Show

April 11-14  2019 put on by Georgia Numismatic Association.

The shop will be closed for these dates, but I can still be reached by phone as the calls forward to my cell. So if you want me to find something special for you please call me at 239-454-9121.

Proof and Mint Sets on Sale | All American Coin Fort Myers Coin Shop
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Proof and Mint Sets on Sale!

All American Coin has a great inventory of proof and mint sets on sale at wholesale prices. Many of these coin sets are below issue price, a tremendous value on sets that are 20 to 50 years old. These sets make great gifts. A lot of the older sets sell for five to ten dollars . With the new sets from the mint selling around thirty dollars each of the older sets are a good bargain. They make a great gift to commemorate a birth year and it will appear as if you spent more than you did. A win win situation! Also the coins are beautiful and well packaged.

Proof coins are double struck on highly polished planchets to give them a beautiful mirror like surface . Mint set coins are uncirculated coins struck specifically to be bright and beautiful for the collector and welcomed into all collections. So feel free to stop by All American Coin, we can help you pick out some nice coin sets.

Buy Silver Coin Now | All American Coin Fort Myers Coin Shop
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Buy Silver Now!

Now is the time to buy some silver bullion. It’s available and cheap enough at around $15 per ounce. Waiting for it to go down in price might be a bad play. It may go below $15 an ounce but it’s not going to go below $14 an ounce.In general as silver gets cheaper the supply dries up and the premiums over the spot price increase. Currently the market has a good supply and premiums are at a low level . Combined with a low spot price all this makes for a good buying opportunity. However shortages are being noted in the supply of silver eagles. 

Coin shops are the best place to buy some silver. You can plunk your money down and get your silver and be on your way. Trouble is a lot of towns don’t even have a coin shop. Also most coins shops don’t carry that much bullion.It has been estimated that just two percent of all families own any gold or silver. Imagine if demand increased by just two or three percent you wouldn’t be able to find any silver at all ! So if you’re all convinced and ready for some silver please stop by.

 

Gold Coin Bargain! The Story of Ann Brainerd | All American Coin Shop Fort Myers
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Gold Coin Bargain!

Everyone loves a bargain. Everyone loves a good story. So here goes the story of Ann Brainerd. In the year 1900 nine year old Ann Brainerd traded a small gold coin, which had been gifted to her by her grandparents for an acre sized lot on Captiva Island. She described the lot as the prettiest place she had ever seen.

Unfortunately for Ann, soon after her purchase she stepped on a rusty nail and contracted tetanus and died within a week. Her grieving parents buried her on her newly purchased land. Shaded by huge sea grape trees and within sight of the gulf , she is not alone. Her parents bought the surrounding ten acres and donated the land for use as a community cemetery, now called the Captiva Cemetery. It is on the National Register of historic places. Now that’s a bargain! A beautiful waterfront lot for yourself for all eternity for only a small gold coin. So if you’re visiting Sanibel or Captiva go by and see Ann and place a sea shell on her tombstone , like so many others have done. She’d like that.

And if you need that certain gold coin to gift to a relative be sure to come see us at All American Coin, you local coin shop.

Silver Eagle Shortage 2019 | All American Coin - Fort Myers Coin Shop
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Silver Eagle Shortage 2019

2019 U.S. Silver Eagles are in short supply as the mint has suspended sales until they can produce more to catch up with demand.

Demand for silver eagles has more than doubled since last year catching the mint off guard and unable to keep the distributors stocked. A U.S. mint spokesman said , “2019 eagles will be offered under an allocation system when production resumes”. That leaves collectors only able to find Silver Eagles from Coin Dealers who had eagles already in stock. Monster boxes of 500 eagles are hard to find and pricey if you do find one. All American Coin does offer silver eagles at competitive prices and carries a good inventory of past and present date eagles for sale.