We Celebrate Elaine's Birthday on Christmas Eve

Just when we thought the holiday season couldn’t get any better, Elaine’s birthday miraculously fell on Christmas Eve, December 24th! So on top of all the other celebrations Southgate Coins has taken part in over the last few weeks, we also got to celebrate Elaine’s birthday, and focus all our attention on her for the day (trying not to think too much about the fact that it was finally Christmas Eve)! Read on to hear more about Elaine’s 23rd birthday!

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Colder Weather Welcomes New Christmas Decorations

Since the Halloween and fall decorations have come down, the Southgate Coins crew began to embrace the winter season. Although some of us are in denial of the much colder weather that has suddenly come over Reno—including myself (Nicole), who loathes being wet and cold—we are never against filling the season with cheer by putting up new, colorful decorations. Read on to find out more about this season’s Christmas decorating tradition.

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Akimi Celebrates her First Southgate Birthday!

Here at Southgate Coins, everyone knows there is a celebration in store for you when it’s your birthday, but the fine details are always a surprise! Today we celebrated Akimi’s 26th birthday, and the best part about it was seeing the excitement on her face when she admired all the decorations and heard all of us wish her a “Happy Birthday!” Thanks to a little help from the birthday girl, all of us can now even wish someone a “Happy Birthday” in Japanese as well as English (and French, too, if you’re Elaine).

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Southgate Coins Celebrates Spirit of Halloween in Style

Halloween dress-up day at Southgate Coins is the holiday which probably takes the most preparation from everyone. The focus isn’t on one individual, but everyone, and just how creative we all can be! Although this was only my (Nicole’s) second Halloween with the crew, I think we were by far the best-dressed group ever, and I’ve seen pictures of all past Halloween dress-up days. Read on so the girls and I can tell you about our day and all our wonderful costumes.

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We Surprise our Bosses and Ourselves on 2010 Boss Day

From asking about how our weekends went, to birthday celebrations, to Halloween dress-up days, Rusty and Marie are always making us girls feel like we are not just part of their business, but also part of their family. Boss’s day is always a prime opportunity for us girls to show Rusty and Marie how much we appreciate all that they do for us. We get to celebrate them for a change. 

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Cara’s Farewell Weblog—A Bittersweet Good-Bye

For the past two years, I (Cara) have been apart of the Southgate Coins family. Sadly though, the time has come for me to leave the store, and concentrate on my future career. This past May, I graduated from UNR with a degree in Secondary Education. This month, I will be starting my student teaching internship at a local middle school. Saturday, August 14, 2010 will be my last day as a Southgate Coins employee.

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Happy Birthday to Mother Maya from all of us at Southgate Coins

Maya, our most experienced veteran here at Southgate Coins, just celebrated another birthday. This amazingly marks the fourth birthday for Maya since she started working at Southgate Coins.

Wow! Maya’s birthday kicks off a busy two weeks of birthday celebrations around here. After Maya’s comes Rusty’s, on the 21st, followed by Nicole’s on the 31st.

Read on for more of Maya’s 22nd birthday celebration.

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Rules for Coin Shop Etiquette – As Seen through a Dealer’s Eyes

In three years of working at Southgate Coins in Reno, NV, I have witnessed many instances where customers in the store, through email, or on the phone have not exercised proper “coin shop etiquette.” These offenses can be minor or grievous, and they can show that even if the person considers himself a “seasoned” collector, there are times when he just doesn’t follow the unspoken rules.

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A Must-Read Article in The Numismatist!

The March 2010 issue of The Numismatist is hot off the press, and Southgate Coins’ very own Rusty Goe contributed an outstanding article about the esteemed Eliasberg collection. The article is a great read for any Carson City coin enthusiast wanting to know some history about the collection. It even offers a price comparison for coin values in 1982 and 2009.

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