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Is this the first coin ever minted by the U.S. government?

alexander hamilton coin

Historic coin experts say they have found the first silver piece minted by the US and believe it was likely held by Founding Father — and founder of The Post — Alexander Hamilton.

David McCarthy, a senior researcher for the coin and collectibles firm Kagin’s, figured the 1783 silver coin had to be one-of-a-kind after he spotted it in an auction catalog.

Greene Family Jewelers featured on DIY Network’s “Treehouse Guys”

Treehouse(ASHEVILLE, N.C.) - It’s ok if you call Michael Greene a tree-hugger. While you might not find him with his arms wrapped around a maple, the vacation home he built in Weaverville, NC, is nestled in a tree (actually, three trees) and its massive deck was built around the trees’ branches and trunks.

JA applauds removal of border adjustment tax from reform proposals

JAPAC(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) welcomed an announcement from the Trump Administration and Congressional leaders that the border adjustment tax (BAT) will not be included in any comprehensive tax reform proposal being considered. Jewelers of America had been advocating against the tax, which was included in the earlier House Republican Tax Reform Blueprint. It would have imposed a 20% tax on all imports, including finished jewelry and mined materials used to produce jewelry.

Jewelry Tracker™ aids police in apprehending criminals and helps store owners recover stolen property


Although almost all jewelry stores use alarms, locks, safes, cameras and other deterrents, violent criminals continue to victimize these lucrative targets. Certainly, deterrents stop some crimes, but criminals either learn to outsmart them or, are so strongly motivated, will rob no matter how many preventive measures are used. The only surefire way to prevent crimes is to lock up the crooks committing them, and 3SI Security Systems’ Jewelry Tracker™ was created to do just that: it puts criminals behind bars to prevent crimes. Further, it recovers stolen jewelry so store owners can get back to business with minimal losses.

GIA offering over $2M in scholarships for 2018

Applications accepted August 1 to September 30

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA began accepting scholarship applications Aug. 1 for its 2018 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses and lab classes. GIA scholarships, which total over $2 million for 2018, align with the Institute’s goals of providing quality education in gemology and jewelry to the trade and aspiring professionals. Applications for the current scholarship cycle will be accepted through Sept. 30 and are available at gia.edu/scholarships.

Quality Gold acquires Luxury Giftware by Jere

(FAIRFIELD, Ohio) - Quality Gold has purchased Luxury Giftware by Jere, LLC., a wholesale supplier to leading national and international retail establishments who specialize in fine giftware, jewelry and collectibles. Based in Marietta, GA, Luxury Giftware by Jere is known for their heirloom quality jewelry boxes, and extensive assortment of bejeweled trinket boxes, as well as Damascus steel blade knives featured within their Luxury Knives collection.