Category Archives: Platinum

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Kangaroo 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin

The Perth Mint is pleased to present the Australian Kangaroo 2021 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin. The Australian kangaroo is a large marsupial endemic to Australia. Identified by its muscular tail, strong back legs, large feet, short fur, and long, pointed ears, the animal has become a much-loved national icon. Struck by The Perth Mint from […]

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Bullion-Related Coins Remain a Hot Market

By Richard Giedroyc
The market for coins is healthy, even frothy. It doesn’t matter if you are into buying bullion and bullion-impacted coins, collectible but generally available coins, or “desirable” coins. I am using the term desirable rather than scarce to rare due to the keen interest in any coin someone deems to be desirable that is now increasingly widespread

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Auction Fever on the Rise

By Richard Giedroyc
The same question of the extent of market participation and who is participating in the market that is being asked of stock market investors should be asked of those individuals fancying themselves as coin investors rather than serious collectors. Anything that can be considered scarce to rare or has been certified to be of unusually high grade has a higher probability of being offered in an auction rather than over-the-counter in the current market.
Auction fever is increasing, with spirited bidding and strong prices being realized

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Their Inaugural Precious Metals Auction

Bidding ends Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:00 am PT Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to announce their Precious Metals Auctions, a new auction platform for buying bullion with no buyer’s fees. The interest in bullion has seen a steady increase over the past several years, as interest in this historically stable investment category grows. […]

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Stunning and Extremely Rare Coronation Medal of Nicholas I in Platinum

Coronation Medal By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Born in 1796 to Russian emperor Paul I and Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg, Nicholas had little chance of ever acceding to the imperial throne, as he was the third male child born to the royal couple. Following Paul’s murder in 1801, the […]

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Time to Take a More Serious Look at Platinum?

Pork may be advertised as the ‘other white meat,’ but platinum is the ‘other white metal.’ The low mintage of Platinum American Eagle coins speaks for itself, but the series has never caught on with collectors, mostly being relegated (with the exception of the proofs) to bullion trading by precious metal investors instead. Even at bullion spot prices, platinum, like gold and silver, has made a significant increase in value recently

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U.S. Bullion: All the Elements in the Equation?

By Mark Benvenuto
The United States Mint has been playing on the world stage for decades now, when it comes to gold and silver bullion coins that is. We were not the first nation to unveil any sort of bullion coin, made specifically as a means for individuals to own a precious metal.
Collectors and investors generally agree that such a title belongs to the South African gold Krugerrand

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New Kansas Bill Provides Sales Tax Exemption

On Thursday, May 16, 2019 Kansas governor Laura Kelly 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 bill, but certainly better than where we were,” said Dean Schmidt (Dean Schmidt Rare Coins). The late Diane Piret, ICTA’s director of legislative affairs, would agree

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Perth Mint Ingots Put Pink Panther & Pink Diamonds in Spotlight

Discerning collectors can now capture the Pink Panther™ in pure platinum or pink gold with his hands on a rare pink diamond from Rio Tinto’s famed Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia’s east Kimberley region. The Pink Panther made his debut in the 1963 self-titled comedy-mystery film. The famed feline proved so popular, accompanied by […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Contemporary Counterfeit Coins From the Reign of Queen Isabel II

By Patrick O’Connor – Aurora Raritires LLC …… During a recent discussion, the subject of counterfeit coins arose – specifically, the odd circumstance whereby prices for certain counterfeit coins have occasionally exceeded the prices for genuine examples. As the subject of fake coins has been a growing concern among collectors, this seemed an ideal opportunity […]

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Gold Markets Report – Gold and Silver Inches Higher?

  Gold Markets Commentary for Monday, December 18, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold Markets closed up $7.90 today at $1262.20. Once again it is surprising that gold pushed into higher ground from the opening – finally seeing resistance at the $1265.00 level. It is difficult to […]

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Precious Metals Market Report – Gold Continues Lower

Commentary for Thursday, December 7, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $13.00 today at $1249.80. The best you can say about today’s weakness is that we are simply seeing the continuation of a technical breakdown which said goodbye to the important $1270.00 support line. It […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017: Bitcoin Nyet, and Speaking of Crime…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts Following the fashions to buy western art and classic wristwatches, historical Chinese artefacts are now the must-have item for the country’s wealthy collectors who are snapping up maps, books and other objects that […]

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APMEX Offers New Australian Platinum Kangaroo – Plus Sweepstakes Continues

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is pleased to introduce the latest releases from The Perth Mint – along with a brand new product line. In 1987, The Perth Mint released its first Gold Nugget coin, with each year depicting a different famous Australian Gold nugget. However, in 1989 the series changed to focus […]

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U.S. Mint Announces New One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin Series

Multi-year series features designs inspired by the Declaration of Independence The United States Mint announced today that it is launching a three-year platinum proof coin series starting in 2018 and continuing through 2020. The three-year program, titled “Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series”, will feature newly-designed one ounce proof coins struck […]

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Perth Mint to Issue 1st Platinum Kangaroo Bullion Coin in 2018

For the first time in its 30-year history, Australia’s official bullion coin program will showcase the nation’s iconic kangaroo on three precious metals. Recognized as the country’s signature investment series, the Australian Kangaroo evolved from classic pure gold coins ranging from 1/10oz to 1 kilo to include a 1oz pure silver release in 2016. From […]

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APMEX Improves Precious Metals Storage Management, Secured by Brink’s

APMEX, a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, has announced changes to their Citadel site. Now Citadel customers can easily access all information from their APMEX account page and see their current holdings all in one place without leaving the APMEX.com site. APMEX worked to integrate the management of Citadel within APMEX.com to […]

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Perth Mint’s Unique $2.8 Million Trilogy Sold

The Perth Mint’s one and only $1.8 million Australian Trilogy coin collection has now been sold. The pinnacle of The Perth Mint’s long term association with Rio Tinto and Argyle Pink Diamonds, The Australian Trilogy is an incomparable combination of precious metals and rare natural fancy colored diamonds unearthed from the Argyle Diamond Mine in […]

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Bullion & Precious Metals – Falling Platinum Price Hits South African Mines

By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com …… Platinum is grouped together with gold and silver, as well as its cousin palladium, under the umbrella of “precious metals”. However true, this somewhat obscures the fact that platinum is an increasingly useful industrial metal. But it’s unlikely that anyone expected a continual decline of this magnitude: In just […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What’s the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it’s a dime or quarter dollar. The rim is […]

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Perth Mint Unveils Rare $1.8 Million Argyle Diamond Coin Trilogy

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honorable Mark McGowan MLA, today (June 7) unveiled a $1.8 million one-of-a-kind coin collection crafted by The Perth Mint. The Australian Trilogy celebrates a selection of the nation’s natural treasures and is the Mint’s most significant numismatic release for 2017. In a convergence of color and light, the breathtaking […]

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Bullion & Precious Metals – Gold In Our Sewers?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. Could you ever imagine someone throwing away a commodity as valuable as gold? As difficult as it may be to believe, people are literally flushing millions of dollars worth of gold down the drain each year! It begs a rather strange pair of questions: How much lost gold […]

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Gold Markets – Gold Lower on Election News

Commentary for Monday, November 7, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) ….. By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold price closed down $23.90 today at $1278.30 in a surprise move to the downside – giving up most of last week’s $30.00 advance. It’s true that gold price is softer and stocks rallied because […]

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A-Mark Precious Metals Acquires Majority Stake in SilverTowne Mint

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRK), a full-service precious metals trading company and an official distributor for all the major sovereign mints, has acquired a majority ownership stake in Indiana-based SilverTowne Mint and entered into an exclusive supplier agreement with Asahi Refining USA Inc. a subsidiary of Asahi Holdings (TSE: 5857), a global refiner and producer […]

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Gainesville Coins: Time for Platinum Group Metals to Shine

Platinum Bullion Coins, – Maple Leaf – Australian Platypus and US Platinum Eagle By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. The Platinum Group Metals are apparently coming back into vogue among bullion investors. Two PGMs–platinum and palladium–are rallying more than their precious metal cousins of late, and the markets have responded. Alternative Asset Although they […]

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2016-W American Platinum Eagle: How Does Quick Sellout Impact Aftermarket? 

On May 26, as collectors waited to find out when the 2016-W Centennial Gold Standing Liberty Quarter and other highly-anticipated issues will launch this year, the Mint surprised everyone by announcing that the 2016-W $100 American Platinum Eagle Proof coin would be released on June 30.
Last year’s release in this popular series was not available until last December due to problems sourcing sufficient supplies of platinum planchets

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Platinum Value Jumps a Week Before Arrival of 2016 Platinum Eagles

We’re less than a week away from the June 30 launch of the 2016 American Eagle One-Ounce Platinum Proof Coin and the value of platinum is trending upward following the United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union. The referendum’s pro-“Brexit” result has given a boost to precious metals across the board, but platinum’s spike has not been as dramatic as the increase logged for gold, which has climbed about $55 an ounce in the last 24 hours

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Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Virtually Unchanged – Ignoring the Panama Papers

Commentary for Monday, April 4, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $1.90 today on the Comex at $1218.30. The overnight markets were very flat – gold traded within a $5.00 range in both Hong Kong and London and the domestic market moved between $1222.00 and […]

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Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Higher as Jobs Disappoint and the Dollar Weakens

Commentary for Thursday  October 2, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.…. Gold closed up $23.00 today on the Comex at $1137.10 – surprising everyone, especially the bullion trade. The big factor now supporting gold in the shorter term is the “miss” in the jobs data – 142,000 versus […]

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Gainesville Coins Market Update: March 23-27

It was a solid week for the precious metals, which all advanced (excepting palladium) on mounting geopolitical risks and deceptive rhetoric from the Federal Reserve. Equities in the U.S., Europe, and even Asia pulled back this week on uncertainty over the strength and health of the global economy. By Gainesville Coins…. GOVERNMENT & POLICY The […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Continues Weak – the Dollar Strong

Commentary for Wednesday February 11th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed down $12.60 on the Comex today at $1219.00 reacting to a stronger dollar and a negative technical picture. The overnight gold market was actually quiet in Hong Kong and London – and the domestic market […]

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Infographic – The History of Metals

The History of Metals We have documented the history if individual metals before and we have also visualized their annual production. However, we have not seen all of the metals on one timeline before such as in this infographic. Worth noting is gold’s prominence ever since the beginning of history. Because the yellow metal is […]

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Precious Metals Markets – Gold vs Platinum – 5 Opinions

Trading the Platinum vs. Gold Spread Twenty years of trading has proven one thing correct, time and time again. The markets act in such a way as to do the greatest amount of harm to the greatest number of participants at any given moment. This is exactly how Sunday night’s trading began when, for a few minutes, […]

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