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Thinking about gifts for the Christmas season?

As the holiday season fast approaches, it’s time to start checking off the gifts on your list. Whether you’re shopping for friends or family, husbands or wives, kids or adults, we have something for everyone. 

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Coins at Metro Pawn & Gun

At Metro Pawn & Gun are big fans of collectible coins, coins made of precious metals, and other rare coins and currencies. Coins from around the world and throughout the ages are not only valuable, but each one carries along its own chapter of history from the era during which it was created. Can you imagine where a penny minted during World War II may have been? Or a Morgan silver dollar from 1921, steeped in history and witness to events that shaped our world. We stock silver quarters and dimes, WWII nickels and pennies, and innumerable other numismatic treasures. We are always on the lookout for rare coins you may want to sell or pawn.

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Precious Metals and World Crisis

The world is far from a peaceful, stable place. Geopolitical tensions seem to increase, and then subside, but most every storm has been weathered to some extent or another. Those that believe this to be as cyclical as the weather will allude to the fact that every generation has faced its own set of crises, many of which may have been worse than current events, only to have prevailed and come out stronger as a result. And although this is true, if one examines the broader story arc of where things are going, the big picture does raise some concern.

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What Makes our Pawn Shop so Interesting?

We all know that pawn shops, ours included, deal in many common commodities. There are firearms, coins, jewelry, tools, home electronics, car audio and many other products you would expect to find at a pawn shop. But one of the most interesting things is that our inventory is always in motion, and by the very nature of a business like this, we sometimes come across unique items that do not fit into our general product categorization.

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Should you buy Jewelry at a Pawn Shop?

Consumer buying knowledge today is at an all-time high. With our capacity to instantly research any given topic or search for the best deal using the Internet, we are able to make informed purchasing decisions without so much as leaving the counter in a place of business. Virtually infinite information is available at the touch of a button or voice prompt on our smartphones and tablets.

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The Demise of Modern Currencies

Most people are at least somewhat familiar with the process of financial bankruptcy. Whether it involves an individual, a business or even a country, when debts rise above one’s capacity to pay those debts, financial insolvency ensues. When people and companies are involved in bankruptcy, lawyers file papers, wave a magic wand, and the debts are resolved while adverse effects take hold on said party’s credit rating. So what happens when a country goes bankrupt?

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Precious Metals in 2019

Precious metals can be found in a great many forms. Gold, silver and platinum are used extensively in jewelry and also in coins from all over the world, past and present. These metals are also efficient conductors of electricity and are used in many electronic applications ranging from computers to medical equipment. Even artwork and ornamentation is no stranger to precious metals. The scarcity of these metals makes them valuable, and this value has always increased over time relative to other commodities.

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Coin Collecting

Coin collecting is a hobby enjoyed by many people, young and old alike. Some focus on old coins, some on the newly minted. Others enjoy the variety of amassing coins from around the world, or a particular country of interest. Collectors range from the casual aficionado to the hardcore experts who will pay top dollar for what they seek. It can be a hobby that is easy on the checkbook or one that takes a fair level of financial investment. One thing is certain, if coins appeal to you, there is something to fit any and every budget or level of interest.

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Wedding Rings – Why Pay full Price?

Let’s look at opportunity cost. This is a basic economic principle defined as the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen. You walk into a prestigious jewelry salon and find that wedding ring of your dreams, for $5000. While most people might not second-guess putting a ‘price’ on something as special as a wedding, the reality of the matter is that if you spend $3000 on one instead, you’ll have $2000 of potential resources to allocate to something else – like the catering, or the reception hall, or the honeymoon!

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Checking In on Precious Metals

Precious metals are always on the radar at Metro Pawn & Gun. We buy, sell, pawn and provide loans for all manner of precious metals, ranging from jewelry to coins to bullion. Investors buy physical gold, silver, platinum, and other precious metals as an alternative asset and to protect against inflation and financial turmoil. Owning precious metals is a great way to diversify an investment portfolio because of its historical value and viability as compared to other less tangible assets.

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