ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Established in 1953, the Albuquerque Coin Club supports numismatic education for its members and the public. with over 180 members, it is the biggest Coin Club within a 400-mile radius. Former Albuquerque Coin Club president Phil Vitale and Matt Peacock vice president talked about the history of some Gold Coins.

People have coveted gold throughout the ages. it has been a store of value for thousands of years. Gold was the major component of our nation’s treasury until the late nineteenth century. The financial upheavals of the 20th century pushed the demand, and price, of gold to unprecedented levels. This had the effect of making gold a commonly traded commodity.

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