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The Gold and Silver Mine – Coins and currency popular, precious metals and collectibles less so

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Written by Douglas Keefe Tuesday, December 31, 2013 02:00 pm

Gold and Silver Mine Gold and Silver Mine

With 2013 drawing to a close, it’s time to reflect on the changes that have occurred this past year, both in the market of coins and precious metals and for Beachcomber Coins.

Gold and silver have both dropped from their highs of $1,900 and $49 per ounce respectively, with current levels not seen since mid-2010. (Gold currently is trading at around $1,200 per ounce and silver between $19 and $20 per ounce). Because the stock market seems to be doing well, and inflation fears seem unfounded at this time, traders are pulling money out of metals and chasing stocks, which at this time are providing a better return. Am I the only one seeing a bubble developing?

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American Legion News – Happy New Year

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Written by Sunshine Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:00 pm

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Hi, everyone.

"At Christmas, all roads lead home." - Marjorie Holmes

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'Sandy Stories' video premieres Jan. 11 at Brigantine Community Center

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Written by Michael Feely Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:00 am

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Persistence was a key element in the development of the “Sandy Stories Project,” a documentary which will premiere 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, followed by a reception.

Head Librarian Beth Bliss was tireless in getting Brigantine residents, first responders and helpers to share their Superstorm Sandy stories in this video documentary.

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Polar Bear attendees encouraged to use Ocean Avenue trolley

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Written by Michael Feely Monday, December 30, 2013 07:00 pm

If the thought of running into icy ocean waves Jan. 1 leaves you cold, you can always bundle up warmly and come to view the year's costume contest entries. If the thought of running into icy ocean waves Jan. 1 leaves you cold, you can always bundle up warmly and come to view the year's costume contest entries. BRIGANTINE - Between 12,000 and 15,000 people are expected to attend the annual Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge, the island’s biggest New Year’s Day party and one of its iconic events.

Traffic is expected to be heavy as those attendees attempt to join others at 14th Street and the beach.

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New tax valuations sent to homeowners

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Written by Michael Feely Monday, December 30, 2013 06:35 pm

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Last Friday, City Council held their year-end meeting, taking care of some financial bookkeeping. However, it was two presentations by Jim Rutala, a grant consultant for the city, and George D’Angelo from Vital Communications that made for an interesting meeting.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – How to store coins properly

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, December 27, 2013 12:53 pm

coin I’m often asked the best way to store coins. The answer is determined by the condition of the coins to be stored and the purpose of storage.

Storage is meant to protect a coin from damage or deterioration in condition and appearance. Coins thrown together in a container can have their metal react to other coins they come in contact with, or with the composition of the container itself. Also, any dampness in the air that comes in contact with the coin, or even the air itself, can cause oxidation of a coin’s surface, thereby affecting its appearance.

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Brigantine district ends 2013 on a high note

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Written by BRIAN M. PRUITT Friday, December 27, 2013 12:30 pm

BRIGANTINE - The month of December is upon us. This is always an extremely busy time of year for students and staff who continue to work on skills and strategies within the academic day while at the same time focusing on the extracurricular and co-curricular events within the schools.

At this point in the year, there are a number of initiatives and activities that should be highlighted within our instructional programs and overall District operations.

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Brigantine Elks – Make Christmas last a little longer

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Written by George Glomb Wednesday, December 25, 2013 12:55 pm

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As you read this, the big day is only two days away! The hustle and bustle is over, so it's time to relax. Go settle into your recliner, kick off your shoes, and close your eyes. Drift back to Christmases gone by.

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Blast from the past: the Brigantine Lighthouse at Christmas

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 20, 2013 07:21 pm

The Brigantine Lighthouse at Christmastime in 1997. The Brigantine Lighthouse at Christmastime in 1997.

The Brigantine Lighthouse may not be decorated with Christmas lights for 2013, but this file photo shows how the island landmark brightened the neighborhood in 1997. File photo by Keri O'Connor.

 

House fire displaces 4 on E. Beach Avenue

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 19, 2013 07:00 pm

House fire in Brigantine House fire in Brigantine

A house fire Tuesday, Dec. 17 on E. Beach Avenue has displaced four residents and caused an approximated $10,000 in damage, according to the Brigantine Fire/EMS Department.

Residents of the front apartment at 902 E. Beach Ave. reported smoke coming from a kitchen electrical panel. Firefighters arrived at 6:59 p.m., two minutes after receiving the call, and found all the occupants had evacuated the house.

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