Category Archives: Bullion News

Gold Dealers Seeing New Buyers While Some Earlier Buyers Are Now Selling

“If you don’t know gold, you’d better know your gold dealer,” cautions the leader of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program of the Professional Numismatists Guild   Dealers who sell bullion gold and silver bullion coins report an increase in new customers who want to own precious metals. They also are seeing some earlier customers […]

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Kansas Governor Signs Sales Tax Exemption on Gold, Silver Coins, Precious Metals Bullion

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …… On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Kansas governor Laura Kelly (D) signed into law House Bill 2140, which provides a sales-tax exemption on sales of gold and silver coins and on all gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion. “The outcome is not everything we started with in the original […]

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Former Northwest Territorial Mint President Ross Hansen Indicted for Fraud

Along with Former Vault Manager, Former Northwest Territorial Mint President Ross Hansen was indicted for Defrauding Customers with False Promises about Bullion Delivery, Storage, & Leasing; Over 3,000+ Customers may have lost more than $25 Million By United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington ……   The former President and CEO and the former vault […]

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Bullion & Precious Metals Organization ICTA Launches Facebook Page

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets is now on Facebook. The association’s new social media site is a place where visitors can learn more about the association and members can stay up to date on association activities. “Facebook is a great way to highlight the breadth of the work that ICTA does,” said  chief operating […]

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U.S. Mint Corrects Silver Eagle Bullion Coin Branch Mint Information

By CoinWeek ….   Bullion coins are precious metal assets whose purity and standardization is guaranteed by a government authority. This purity and standardization (commodification, if you will) allows people to buy and sell bullion coins in ways that make them more useful as investment products. This appeal to the investment buyer in turn makes […]

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Gold, Precious Metals & Bullion News – Minnesota Sales Tax Exemption Enacted

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….. On May 30, 2017, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton signed into law omnibus bill H1A, which included a sales-tax exemption on precious-metals bullion. (An omnibus bill is a proposed law that covers many diverse or unrelated topics.) The new law will take effect on July 1, 2017. Minnesota becomes […]

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Bullion & Precious Metal News – Why Islamic Gold Demand May Surge

Islamic Gold Dinar By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. One major development in the global gold market over the last decade has been the liberalization of gold ownership laws in China. This has opened up an incredible flood of new demand for precious metals from the world’s most populous country. There’s still another huge […]

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Santa Monica Obtains $2 Million Judgment Against Merit Gold and Silver

Third Santa Monica Case Against National Gold Coin Dealers By Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office…. The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has obtained a $2 million court judgment against precious metals dealer Seacoast Coin, Inc., formerly doing business as Merit Financial and Merit Gold and Silver. Merit was based in Santa Monica but did business […]

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CoinWeek Bullion Report – October 3, 2015 – Video: 3:04

CoinWeek takes a look at spot prices for gold and silver bullion over the course of the past week and looks into the news that effects the precious metals market. More news and information about precious metals and coins can be found every day at CoinWeek.com. Copyright © CoinWeek October 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line […]

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Precious Metals Market Report: Gold loses 1.1% in volatile trade – December 16, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange Gold fell 1.1% to close below $1,195 in a day of volatile trade. After rising to $1,213 early in the session on safe-haven buying in response to Russia’s panicked attempt to support the ruble, the metal then slipped as low as $1,188 as falling oil prices […]

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Precious Metals Market Report: Gold slides 1.4% after strong jobs report – December 5, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange   Gold slid 1.4% to close just over $1,190 after a surprisingly strong jobs report triggered speculation that the Fed may raise interest rates sooner than expected. Despite the pullback, gold finished the week 1.3% higher. U.S. nonfarm payrolls added 321,000 jobs in November, the most in […]

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Mike Getlin: Google Killed Merit Gold

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… Last night I got an email from Mike Getlin, former Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Merit Gold and Silver. In the email, he apologized for not responding to CoinWeek’s previous inquiries concerning the firm’s legal troubles and asked if I would like to talk. Getlin […]

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