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Coin show is this weekend

From the 1955 double-die to the 1757 Quaker Peace Medal, coins and currency of all shapes, sizes and values will be for sale at the third annual Coin & Currency Show.

Six dealers will gather to show rare coins that have historical value as well as collectors' value.

Brought to Craig by Tiah's Coins & Currency, the two-day event is a chance for collectors to show off coins valued from 10 cents to thousands of dollars, Tiah's owner Jim Everett said.

"Last year, silver was selling for $6.74 in August," Everett said. "On May 12, this year it was at $14.94 an ounce. That's more than a 100 percent increase in value."

Everett also points out that coins are worth more than the metal is worth, because of their collectable value. Most of the collectors he knows are investors, buying and holding their coins for five to 10 years.

When it comes to a coin's historical value, few coins match up to the Quaker Indian Peace Medal, a coin given to American Indians by early pioneers as a sign of peace.

Everett's copy was stamped out with a die that was broken, adding more value to a precious coin.

The coin show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. For information, call Jim Everett at 824-6460.

County offers road tips

Following these road maintenance tips will help to keep your roads in better condition.

  • Keep your speed down on corners, hills and subdivisions.
  • Accelerate slowly off highways and out of intersections.
  • Four-wheelers and motorcycles do extensive damage to county roads. Have children ride these machines off the county roadways.
  • Do not walk metal track dozers down county roads. You may not have far to walk the dozer, but even a little distance can do damage to the road surface.
  • If you have some bad spots, call the Moffat County Road and Bridge Department at 824-3211. Remember, without the correct moisture, operators trying to fix bad spots can make the road worse in time.
  • Thank you to county road users. With help, the Road and Bridge Department will be able to keep county roads in good condition.

If you have any questions about these road maintenance tips, call Wayne Goodnow at the Moffat County Road and Bridge Department at 824-3211 ext. 34.

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