Category Archives: Bullion & Metals

The Market for Collecting Modern Key Date Half Dollars: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC …… It probably comes as no surprise that the three most widely collected United States half dollars are the Walking Liberty, Franklin, and Kennedy half dollars. Below is some information related to the markets for these coins, intended to help collectors make fruitful decisions when adding to or upgrading their collections. […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kookaburra 5oz Silver Proof Gilded High Relief Coin

  This exceptional 5oz silver Proof gilded high-relief coin celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Proof Coin. A first from The Perth Mint, elements of the high-relief design have been gilded in pink gold, superbly combining two celebrated minting techniques. Known as the ‘king of the bush’, the kookaburra has been featured on […]

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Bullion Market Commentary – Gold – Still on Everyone’s Agenda

Commentary for Friday, August 7, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $41.40 today at $2010.10. It finished this time last week at $1962.80 so on the week we have finished $47.30 higher but today’s aftermarket was up a surprising $20.00 or half of the day’s loss. I think […]

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CFTC: Beware of Gold and Silver Schemes Designed to Drain Your Retirement Savings

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) …. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) advises the public not to take cash from their retirement plans under relaxed distribution rules provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to speculate or invest in gold, silver, or other precious metals without first consulting licensed […]

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US Mint Making Changes to Meet Exploding Demand for American Gold, Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC …… As a result of the pandemic and its effects on the U.S. economy, which have resulted in the largest-ever decline in the gross domestic product (32.9%) in the second quarter of 2020 and tens of millions of unemployed–as well as rising silver and gold prices (with gold having reached several […]

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What Are Bullion Coins?

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… There is a significant share of numismatics and the coin market that is driven by one factor: the metallic value of the coin. These coins that follow the fluctuation of metals markets are considered bullion coins. Bullion coins can consist of precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and […]

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Jeff Garrett: Numismatics and the Precious Metals Boom

With gold and other metals continuing to soar in value, more attention is being paid to tangible assets, including rare coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Precious metals–gold in particular–are in the news almost daily. This week, gold reached a new high of very nearly $2,000 USD per ounce. Prices […]

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Bullion Investing: Factors to Consider When Deciding Which Coin to Buy

We look at the mintage, purity, and other details of the ‘Big Four’   By John Maben – Pegasus Coin and Jewelry …… With global chaos seeming only a blink away and with the growing threat of inflation caused by governments pumping trillions of dollars and euros into Western economies, the idea of investing in […]

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What Gold Could Do in the Second Half of 2020 – Blanchard and Company

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ……   Uncertainty has long been the default outlook of investors. The present, however, represents both uncertainty and volatility not commonly seen in the markets. COVID-19 cases continue to climb, geopolitical events develop on an hourly basis, and markets are wavering. These factors, which are likely to remain in flux […]

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Gold Trading Breaks Records, Could Reach Higher Targets Dillon Gage President Says

By Dillon Gage Metals …… Spot gold surged to an all-time record above $1,900 USD an ounce early Monday on Comex, and silver hit a seven-year high, as the dollar tumbled. The yellow metal touched $1,946.90 an ounce, taking out the record $1,921.17 for spot bullion set in 2011. The dollar fell to near a […]

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Golddealer.com Market Report – Gold – All-Time Highs Soon?

Commentary for Saturday, July 25, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed up $8.20 at $1897.30. It would seem all the stars are aligned for even higher prices in both gold and silver. Which always makes me a bit nervous, but we are seeing a great deal of fresh money […]

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Highlights of Stack’s Bowers Upcoming July Precious Metals Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present their July 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. Bullion is available in a wide range of […]

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CFTC Charges Georgia Company, Florida Residents With Precious Metals Fraud, Misappropriation of Nearly $900,000

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ….   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against The Alista Group, LLC (Alista), owner Marvin W. Courson III, and company employees Christopher A. Kertatos and Luis M. Pineda Palacios a/k/a Luis Pineda, […]

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Provident Metals 10 oz Silver Incuse Bar

From Zombucks and the World of Dragons series to our beloved Prospector series, Provident Metals has led the way in bringing exciting and unique designs to the bullion industry. Now, we are excited to enter our second decade with the debut of a new Provident Metals Incuse 10 oz Silver Bar. A modern refresh of […]

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Perth Mint – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 10 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin

This 10 kilo silver coin, produced by The Perth Mint, celebrates the Year of the Mouse, the first of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, […]

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Gold – A Bumpy Ride in a Dangerous World

Gold Commentary for Thursday, July 2, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……  Gold closed up $10.80 at $1784.00. Our shiny friend closed last Friday at $1745.90 so on the week we have gained $38.10. On the month gold is higher by $58.80 and year to date we are up $380.00. Even […]

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NGC Certifies 2020 West Point Mint Hoard Coins From US Mint Reserve

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce that it is certifying a stockpile of backdated gold and silver coins that were specially released by the United States Mint in May. The hoard includes 2016- and 2017-dated American Silver Eagles, American Gold Eagles, First Spouse gold coins and silver medals. It is unusual for the […]

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The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends Bold Choice for New Silver Eagle Reverse, More Traditional One for Gold Eagle

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Next January, an important new chapter will open in American numismatic history. Two of the most iconic modern American coins – the American Silver Eagle and the American Gold Eagle – will see new reverse designs on their bullion versions for the first time since both coins debuted in […]

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NGC Certifies Majority of Emergency Production 2020(P) Silver Eagles

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has already certified more than half of April’s emergency production of 240,000 American Silver Eagles at the Philadelphia Mint. The Philadelphia Mint struck 240,000 American Silver Eagle bullion coins between April 8 and April 20, 2020, according to official United States Mint documentation. Bullion Silver Eagles, which have no mintmark, are […]

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New Plan for 2021-Dated Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Last year the 1921 Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin Act, which proposed issuing 2021-dated Morgan silver dollars and Peace dollars, was introduced. Though the proposed program remains popular with collectors, the bill never gained much support in Congress. Just before the year ended, the Congress passed the Law Enforcement Commemorative Coin […]

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American Gold Eagle Approaches 35th Anniversary With Design Change Looming

By Bullion Shark LLC …… During the first decade after it became legal again for Americans to own gold coins in 1974, the South African gold Krugerrand dominated the world gold coin market, accounting for 90% of coins traded. Around this time, Representative Ron Paul (R-TX22) led an effort to develop an American gold investment […]

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Fundamentals for Gold Still Strong – Good for Rare Coins

When gold and silver prices rise, many bullion buyers eventually also begin purchasing rare gold coins, advises award-winning writer Michael Fuljenz   By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… The fundamentals for gold continue strong as it reaches new highs worldwide and near an eight-year high in the United States, and that is helping to boost increased […]

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The Great Silver Coin Swindle

By Tom DeLorey for CoinWeek.com …. Most U.S. coin collectors know that the United States Mint continued to pump 1964-dated 90% silver dimes, quarters and half dollars into circulation through 1965 and into early 1966. The reasons for doing this were several, some of them quite reasonable at the time. What most collectors do not […]

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Bullion Shark – Collecting Kennedy Half Dollars

  By Bullion Shark LLC …… The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 was a shock to millions of Americans and people around the world who mourned the passing of the young leader. Within five days of this historic event, U.S. Mint Director Eva Adams authorized work to begin on a […]

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1943 Steel Pennies: An Important Part of U.S. Numismatic History

By Bullion Shark LLC …… In the history of American numismatics, there are few coins that are more popular or well-known — even outside the numismatic community – than the 1943 Lincoln steel pennies. These zinc-coated steel cents are numismatic icons that any collector can afford. 1.1 billion of them were struck, including 685 million […]

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Gold Market Commentary – Gold Choppy and Uncertain

Commentary for Friday, May 22, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……  Gold closed up $14.10 today at $1734.60. A reminder that we will be closed this Monday for Memorial Day.  Gold was higher in overnight Hong Kong trading but sold off in London. The domestic open was higher as gold […]

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The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program – A Primer

  By Bullion Shark LLC …… Mark your calendars for June 4! That’s when the United States Mint will launch the highly anticipated 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coin program. For only the third time in U.S. Mint history, a dome-shaped coin — in this case to resemble the shape of a basketball — […]

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Former House Speaker Boehner Signs Emergency Eagle Inserts

Westminster Mint offers scarce emergency production 2020 silver American Eagles with John Boehner-autographed NGC inserts   A former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the honorable John Boehner of Ohio, has personally signed inserts on a limited number of the scarce 2020 American Silver Eagles struck during the recent emergency production at the United […]

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What Are Mint State Coins?

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Even if you are relatively new to coin collecting, you probably already know that the value of a coin is directly tied to its condition. When it comes to assessing a coin’s condition, the most important distinction is between coins that are circulated, or worn, and those that are uncirculated, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 End of WWII 75th Anniversary 1/10oz Silver Coin

This 1/10oz silver coin commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II (WWII), which was the deadliest international conflict in history, accounting for the lives of an estimated 60 to 80 million soldiers and civilians. From the outbreak of war in 1939, the Allied and Axis powers fought predominately in Europe and Asia, […]

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A New Modern Rarity: 2020 (P) American Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC …… An unexpected modern rarity has emerged as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on production of the United States Mint’s flagship silver bullion coin series, the American Silver Eagle. Most production of American Silver Eagle bullion coins is done at the U.S. Mint’s West Point Mint and […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Brisbane Expo Privy Mark Kookaburra 1oz Silver Coin

This exclusive 2020 Brisbane Money Expo ANDA Special from The Perth Mint celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Bullion Coin. The coin also features a Cooktown Orchid privy mark, Queensland’s floral emblem, to signify the show that was due to take place in Brisbane on the 2-3 of May 2020. Although the Money […]

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Coin Profile – 2019 Alderney 1 oz Silver Puffin Coin

The 1 troy oz puffin coin has a limited mintage of 10,000 coins worldwide and has been graded a near perfect coin by PCGS. This release of the APMEXclusive® Alderney Five Pounds features a striking image of a Puffin Coin in .999 fine Silver. The common puffin, named after its puffed-up swollen appearance (although its […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kangaroo 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

The Perth Mint is pleased to present this gorgeous 1/4oz gold Proof Kangaroo featuring the latest kangaroo design. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of […]

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Silver Collecting – 1/2 oz Silver Rounds – Secondary Market

1/2 oz Fractional Silver Rounds Bullion Coins Secondary market Silver rounds are an excellent way to add to your Silver holdings. Although the rounds you receive could be perfect, nice, scruffy or somewhere in between each round/coin will be at least .999+ fine Silver Rounds Highlights: Contains 1/2 oz of .999 fine Silver. Packaging may vary […]

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MintID Announces World’s 1st NFC-Protected Precious Metal Products

MintID was created to solve the problem of counterfeiting in the precious metals space. But until now, investors have been plagued with the uncertainty of whether or not the products they own are actually genuine. By embedding AES-128-bit encrypted and tamper-proof NFC chips directly at the source, customers can authenticate their investments in real time […]

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United States Mint to Resume West Point Operations

The United States Mint will resume limited production Tuesday morning, April 21 at the Mint facility at West Point. During the temporary suspension of operations at the West Point Mint, in consultation with local public health officials, a thorough cleaning of the facility was conducted in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

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Coin Profile – 2019 Australia 1 oz Silver $1 Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin

Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin This unique Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin depicts the Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, in one ounce of .999 fine Silver. There is a limited mintage of 20,000 coins available in this release. Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin Highlights: Limited mintage of 20,000 coins worldwide. Each coin comes individually packaged in a unique,  Coin […]

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United States Mint Temporarily Shuts Down West Point Facility

Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County, New York, and out of an abundance of caution, the United States Mint has temporarily suspended production at the Mint facility at West Point. This action is being taken to further reduce the risk of Mint employee exposure to COVID-19. The Mint will resume […]

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The Long Bear Market in Silver: Blanchard

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ….. Investors big and small, domestic and foreign, have piled heartily into gold since the start of the COVID-19 bear market in stocks. Gold is one of the best performing assets classes in the first quarter 2020, yet silver remains depressed. Many investors wonder why. The short answer is that […]

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Coin Profile – 2018 Mexico 2-Coin Silver Libertad Proof & Reverse Proof Set

The Banco de México has partnered with APMEX to produce 500 worldwide of these unique two-coin sets featuring its most popular design. This beautiful APMEXclusive® set contains two 2018 Silver Mexican Libertad coins in both Proof and Reverse Proof finishes. Silver Libertads are Mexico’s treasured coins and this Proof/Reverse Proof 2018 set continues the beloved series that […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Platinum Proof Coin

This extraordinary 1 oz platinum Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof coin features a fresh new design celebrating Australia’s largest bird of prey from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. The Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2020 1oz Platinum Proof Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.95% pure platinum and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency […]

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Coin Profile – 2019 Netherlands 1 oz Silver Lion Dollar MS-70 PCGS (FS)

With a history of more than 400 years, the Royal Dutch Mint presents a 1 oz Brilliant Uncirculated Lion Dollar restrike with a limited mintage of 15,000 coins worldwide. In addition to these coins being an APMEXclusive®, we have partnered with PCGS to create a custom label made specifically for this coin. The design of the label […]

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Coin Profile – 2020 Laos 1 oz Silver 500 KIP Indochinese Tiger

Laos Indochinese Tiger Product Details This bullion silver coin issued by the country of Laos features the Indochinese tiger. This APMEXclusive® has a limited mintage of 10,000 coins. Indochinese Tiger Coin Highlights: Mintage of 10,000 Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver. APMEXclusive® worldwide. View more exclusives here Coin comes in protective packaging. Obverse: Depicts the Bank […]

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Dillon Gage, CACHE Form Alliance for Gold-Backed Tokens

By Dillon Gage …… Singapore-based CACHE Private Limited, a provider of fully-redeemable digital assets backed by gold, and Dallas-based Dillon Gage, a world leader in physical precious metals trading and technology, announced today that they have entered into a strategic global alliance. Dillon Gage Inc. of Dallas has acquired an equity stake in CACHE and […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #132: The Gold Market in a Time of Crisis (with Kitco’s Peter Hug)

  CoinWeek Podcast #132: The Gold Market in a Time of Crisis (with Kitco’s Peter Hug) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. This week on the CoinWeek Podcast, precious metals expert Peter Hug joins me to share his insights into the current […]

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Buyers and Sellers Taking Advantage of Gold, Silver Prices But Some Inventories Low

Accredited Precious Metals Dealers Urge Caution Against Market Scams   The recent jump in the price of gold due to stock market decreases and fear of the coronavirus has attracted new retail customers. The financial and public health concerns have also lured a return of many previous gold and silver bullion customers, but some inventories […]

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2020 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin on Sale April 9

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 20EL) on April 9 at noon EDT. First issued in 2006, the American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin was the first 24-karat gold proof coin ever struck by the Mint and is the collector […]

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Silver Bullion Round Profile – 1/10 oz Fractional Silver Round – Incuse Indian

This beautiful Fractional Silver round is patterned after the $2.50 and $5 Indian Head gold coins minted from 1908 to 1929. This popular incuse, or sunken relief, design is now available in fractional silver sizes to accommodate any price point. Fractional Silver Round Highlights: Contains 1/10 oz of .999 fine Silver. Individual Fractional rounds come […]

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GoldDealer Market Report – Gold ….. Stable on the Week

Gold Commentary for Sunday, April 5, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed up $8.00 today at $1633.70. Last Friday gold closed at $1623.90 so on the week we have lost $9.80 which suggests a more stable market, which is a blessing considering the growing virus threat. Don’t get the […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Dragon 1oz Gold, Silver Bullion Rectangular Coins

The Perth Mint is excited to release these 1oz gold and silver bullion coins featuring two Chinese dragons in a unique rectangular format. In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune, and it is often portrayed alongside a luminous or flaming pearl. […]

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“Stay at Home” Applies to Coin Dealers

Coin Dealers and “Stay at Home” orders By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …… The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has been contacted by many members who are requesting information on whether coin dealers may be exempt from “stay at home” orders, based upon the dealer inclusion in Section 352 of the Patriot Act. […]

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Counterfeit Precious Metals Websites Erupt With Volatility of Market

The March 24, 2020 consumer/investor advisory statement below is from Doug Davis, Director of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force of the non-profit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF). Mr. Davis is a former Texas police chief. * * * The 11-year low in silver and the uncertainty of the economy during the COVID-19 crisis has triggered the rush […]

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2020 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on Sale Today

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for 2020 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 19 at noon EST. American Eagle Gold Proof Coins are collector versions of the official United States Mint American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins. These coins are struck in 22-karat gold at the West Point Mint. The obverse design […]

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Golddealer.com Gold Market Report – Gold Continues to Struggle

Gold Market Commentary for Friday, March 13, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $73.60 Friday at $1515.70 as investors continue to liquidate. The close last Monday was $1674.50 so its been a tough week for our shiny friend losing $158.80. We saw a mild bounce in stock prices […]

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Bid by Percentage in the Stack’s Bowers March 2020 Precious Metals Auction

Auction Ends Thursday Evening, March 12   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present 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. Bullion is available […]

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GoldDealer.com Market Report – Gold Firm – In a Nervous Market

Gold Market Commentary for Friday, March 6, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed up $4.40 at $1670.80 today. We closed at $1592.30 last Monday so on the week it finished up $78.50 in another wild market ride. These past 30 days the volatility repeats moving from $1560.00 through $1660.00 […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Hand of Faith 1oz Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

These commemorative gold and silver bullion coins mark 40 years since the discovery of the Hand of Faith nugget. The largest gold nugget still in existence and the second biggest ever found, the Hand of Faith was discovered by Kevin Hillier 200 kilometers northwest of Melbourne near the small Victoria town of Kingower on September […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Sees Palladium Taking Aim at Surpassing $3,000 Per Ounce

Palladium reaches all-time record of $2,911.70 per ounce on Thursday, February 27   By Dillon Gage Metals …… On Thursday, February 27, palladium reached its all-time record high of $2,911.70 USD per ounce. Dillon Gage, a world leader in physical precious metals, explains why palladium is worth a lot more than its weight in gold. […]

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GoldDealer.com Market News: Gold Heats Up – 7 Year Highs

Commentary for Tuesday, February 24, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed up $$27.80 today at $1,672.40! So, we are at seven-year highs, while the Dollar Index is moving towards 100 so both gold and the dollar are now seeing solid safe-haven buying. It is a bit perplexing however […]

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The Coin Analyst: How Might $100 Silver Impact the Coin Market?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Rising bullion prices have often been a boon for the numismatic coin market. They enable precious metal investors to direct some of the profits from the sale of their bullion holdings to numismatic pieces. This tends to have a substantial impact on the overall coin market because many large […]

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Dillon Gage Explains Coronavirus Impacts on Gold

Gold expert explains why gold performs well in times of uncertainty   By Dillon Gage Metals …… Dillon Gage, a world leader in physical precious metals, explains why the coronavirus epidemic ravaging China may send gold futures prices to seven-year record highs above $1,700 USD an ounce and up. Gold is considered a safe-haven asset, […]

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ICTA Gives Service Award to Kansas Dealer Dean Schmidt

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …… Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) dealer-member Dean Schmidt (Dean Schmidt Rare Coins, Atchison, Kansas) was honored during the ICTA dinner and update at Tony Roma’s in Orlando, Florida, on January 8 as the recipient of the 2019 Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award for his efforts to […]

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Bullion Shark Sweepstakes

2020 American Gold Eagle Sweepstakes by Bullion Shark LLC …… Bullion Shark is proud to announce its sweepstakes for a 2020 $5 Gold Eagle! One lucky winner will receive this stunning American Gold Eagle $5 piece that was struck in .999 pure gold by the United States Mint! This is a $200 value! This is […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin

The cute Mini Roo returns in 2020 with a new coin design. Struck by The Perth Mint from 0.5g of 99.99% pure gold, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Design The reverse of each coin portrays an adult kangaroo with a joey in the background, the coin’s weight […]

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The S&P Global Market Report and the Future of Gold Mining

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ….. Gold mines are becoming more difficult to source and maintain. Consider that the global nonferrous exploration budget remains below the 2014 level. Moreover, between 2012 and 2016 this figure dropped each year. The S&P Global Market Intelligence Report adds color to these numbers by explaining that their research “has […]

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Bullion Shark – Pre-1933 US Gold Coins Are a Buy Right Now

  US Gold Coins By Bullion Shark LLC …… Pre-1933 United States Gold coins are way too cheap – or at least, that is our opinion. Years ago, premiums over spot gold were significantly higher than they are today. Premiums over spot for common-date $20 Saint Gaudens, Gold Liberties, and Gold Indians were sometimes north […]

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American Samoa 5oz Silver America the Beautiful Uncirculated Coin on Sale Feb. 6

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2020 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ honoring the National Park of American Samoa (product code 20AJ) on February 6 at noon EST. Production of this coin is capped at 20,000 units. There is no household order limit. The coin is priced at […]

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Why Palladium Prices Keep Going Up

  By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …… Palladium is currently in a supply deficit. This is the main reason that prices have climbed so much recently. The shortfall in the palladium supply has been building for several years. Of course, demand from the automotive industry is also playing a role. As Jim Wyckoff of Kitco […]

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United States Mint Raises Prices on Numismatic Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products

The United States Mint announces 2020 revisions to include price increases for the Platinum Proof coins within the Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products Grid. US Mint Price Increases The complete 2020 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, Platinum, and Palladium Products Grid will be available on a PDF Table Based on Spot […]

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Diversify Your Precious Metals with the 2020 American Eagle 1 oz Platinum Coins

Platinum Coins BY PROVIDENTMETALS.COM Historically speaking, platinum has had some of the highest spot prices among precious metals. Until the Great Recession sent gold surging forward, platinum had a higher value than the popular yellow metal. Recent years have seen platinum shrink as gold held steady and palladium has surged to the top of the heap. Platinum is […]

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Is the US Mint Setting Coin Collectors Up for a Silver Eagle Rarity in 2020?

By Bullion Shark LLC …… For the last three years, the United States Mint has decided to do something strange. They decided to release the Proof American Silver Eagle and the Bullion Strike Silver Eagle almost simultaneously. In 2018, the release date was January 4, in 2019 it was January 10, and in 2020 it […]

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Rising Precious Metals Pricing and How It’s Affecting the Market

Precious Metals By Bullion Shark LLC …… Every single group of precious metals has been on the move lately. That includes gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium. Precious metal investors are thrilled, and hype in the market is starting to show. Since the metals hit their heights in 2011, we have not since seen the […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

This extraordinary 1oz gold high relief coin features a fresh new design celebrating Australia’s largest bird of prey from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern Papua New Guinea, […]

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Final Release in Preamble to Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series on Sale Jan. 30

The United States Mint will release the third and final coin in its Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin Series (product code 20EJ) on January 30 at noon EST. The theme of the coin is Pursuit of Happiness. The obverse design of the 2020 coin depicts Lady Liberty harvesting the fruits of […]

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Upcoming 2020 “Happiness” American Platinum Eagle Concludes Lukewarm Three-Coin Run

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The 2020 “Pursuit of Happiness” Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Proof Platinum American Eagle marks the end of a three-year series produced by the United States Mint since 2018. The one-ounce platinum coins, struck at the West Point Mint and bearing a “W” mintmark, are being issued alongside […]

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Bullion Shark – 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagles: The Next Modern Rarity?

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The first-ever Enhanced Finished-Reverse Proof Silver Eagle was issued as a surprise on July 3, 2019 in what was called the Pride of Two Nations Set. This marked not only the first time that the United States Mint made a Silver Eagle with a Reverse Proof-Enhanced finish, but it also […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Lunar Series III Year of the Mouse 1oz Platinum Proof Coin

This remarkable 2020 Year of the Mouse release is the first pure platinum proof issue from the Australian Lunar Coin Series. Highlighting the first animal in the Chinese zodiac, the coin’s surface treatment combines a mirror-like polished background and delicately frosted relief. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1985 Canada National Parks Proof $100 Platinum Uniface Coin

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known Canadian $100 platinum striking of any design or series. This is one of the most spectacular coins ever released by the Royal Canadian Mint. It is certified by PCGS as an “Unofficial Platinum Strike Uniface.” Lab analysis determined that the metal composition […]

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CFTC Charges US Coin Bullion LLC and Its Owners With $7.9 Million Precious Metals Fraud

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ….   On Friday, January 10, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced it had filed a civil enforcement action on January 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, charging US Coin Bullion LLC, Salvatore Esposito, and Joseph Esposito with misappropriating over $7.9 […]

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The Coin Analyst: The Most Profitable Modern Coins of 2019

The Most Profitable Modern Coins By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. In 2019 two major trends stood out in modern coins. The first trend was that, despite the overall high level of activity in the market with ever more new coins (especially from world and private mints), the saturation level of releases took a toll […]

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2020 American Eagle 1 oz Silver Proof Coin on Sale Jan. 9

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2020 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 20EA) beginning on January 9, 2020, at noon EST. The coin is priced at $64.50 USD. The obverse design features sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the […]

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Top Pop Frosted Bamboo 2003 500 Yuan Gold Panda Highlights GreatCollections Auction

By CoinWeek ….   On Sunday, January 5, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this China 2003 Gold Panda Frosted Bamboo 500 Yuan coin, graded MS-70 by PCGS. It is one of only two certified perfect by PCGS, and the only 2003 Gold Panda 500 yuan that PCGS has designated as being Frosted (NGC has also […]

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2020 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins: The Last of Their Breed

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The Proof version of the 2020 American Silver Eagle is set for release on January 3, but it won’t be just any year for the popular .999-fine, one-ounce silver United States bullion coin. The 2020 Silver Eagle will be the last of its kind, with significant changes coming to […]

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Royal Dutch Mint Silver Lion Coins From the Royal Dutch Mint – America’s First Dollar

With a history of more than 400 years, the Royal Dutch Mint presents a 1 oz Brilliant Uncirculated Lion Dollar restrike with a limited mintage of 15,000 coins worldwide. After a year of hiatus, APMEX is proud to bring back the highly anticipated and long overdue 2019 Netherlands 1 oz Silver Lion Dollar Restrike Coin. Lowest mintage […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse Quadrant 1oz Silver Proof 4-Coin Set

The Quadrant Mouse set consists of four coins that each comprise a quarter of a circle. When arranged together the coins form circle with a square in the centre reminiscent of the first currency of the Chinese empire. These ‘ban liang’ coins were first cast during the Qin Dynasty around 200 BCE. The four coins […]

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New Release Silver and Limited Mintage Gold Coins from APMEX

The Silver Krugerrand Returns This is the third year this popular Silver South African coin has been offered as Brilliant Uncirculated. The iconic design is popular with both investors and collectors alike worldwide. The obverse of this .999 fine Silver coin matches the Gold Krugerrand, featuring the South African Republic’s first president, Paul Kruger. The […]

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New Release Silver and Limited Mintage Gold Coins from APMEX

The Silver Krugerrand Returns This is the third year this popular silver South African coin has been offered as Brilliant Uncirculated. The iconic design is popular with both investors and collectors alike worldwide. The obverse of this .999 fine silver coin matches the Gold Krugerrand, featuring the South African Republic’s first president, Paul Kruger. The […]

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The Year That Was: Winners and Losers at the US Mint in 2019

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The United States Mint had a busy year in 2019, which isn’t surprising given the amazing pace at which it has been producing new collectible coins and other products in recent years. The Mint’s catalog has been growing in size for many years now, and it’s stuffed annually with […]

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Win a FREE gold coin with this $5 Gold Eagle Sweepstakes!

Bullion Shark is proud to announce its sweepstakes for a 2019 $5 Gold Eagle! One lucky winner will receive this stunning American Gold Eagle $5 piece that was struck in .999 pure gold by the U.S. Mint! This is a $200 value! The Fractional Gold Eagles are a fantastic way to start accumulating gold without […]

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Stack’s Bowers December Collectors Choice, Precious Metals Auctions Close This Week

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Collectors Choice Our December 2019 Collectors Choice Sale is now online! Check out StacksBowers.com to view over 600 lots of U.S. coins and U.S. currency, valued over $1,000,000 USD. Over 85% of the lots are unreserved. The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our website and mobile Apps on […]

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PAMP Suisse Creates Its 1st Ever UFO Shaped Coin!

Colorized UFO Shaped Coin is Out of this World! By Bullion Shark LLC …… PAMP Suisse, the renowned Swiss refiner, has just released its first-ever UFO-shaped coin. PAMP has been effectively capturing collector’s imaginations and past by releasing similar items such as the 1 oz Silver Shark coins and its super popular Silver PEZ dispenser. […]

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Gold Market Commentary – Gold Blinks on the Job’s Number

Commentary for Friday, December 6, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down a Grinch like $17.80 today at $1459.10. So which way do you think this market is heading in the short term? Americans by and large are “all in” or “all out” so to speak. If gold is […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 1 Kilo Silver Coin with Gold Privy Mark

A prestigious collectible crafted from one kilo of 99.99% pure silver and featuring a one-gram gold insert, this flawlessly struck coin is a rare release with no more than 388 available. The unique tribute to the legendary lunar calendar portrays the first animal in the zodiac in vivid color and enshrines the Chinese character for […]

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Wyoming, Texas, Utah Top 2019 Sound Money Index — Vermont, Arkansas, New Jersey Among the Worst States

Precious Metals Dealer, Sound Money Group Rank the 50 States’ Gold and Silver Policies   By Money Metals Exchange …… “Is Your State Destroying Your Money?” asks the Sound Money Defense League and Money Metals Exchange with the release of the 2019 Sound Money Index. The index is the first index of its kind, ranking […]

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Dillon Gage Offers Dealers Pre-Orders on New Maple Leaf Coins From Royal Canadian Mint

Canadian Coins Popular Around the World Available in Gold, Silver and Platinum For an opportunity to own three of the world’s most popular coins, Dillon Gage Metals – a world leader in physical precious metals trading and technology serving dealers, financial institutions, banks and brokerage houses around the globe – is now offering pre-orders on […]

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Jim Bisognani: Will the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle Beat the 1995-W?

An instant “rarity” sets the market aflutter, but perfection has its price   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… In the early 1980s, many investors and coin collectors were keen on acquiring silver in coin or bar form for investment and speculation. The metals market was a mega business and millions of […]

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US Gold Coins of the 2010s: A Golden Decade For Collectors?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. As 2019 winds down, so, too, does the decade of the 2010s. It was a colorful period for the United States Mint, which produced a staggering variety of numismatic gold coinage for collectors. Coin collectors have been busy trying to keep up with the Mint’s rapidly expanding gold catalog, […]

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Final Presidential Silver Medal of 2019 on Sale Nov. 18

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal (product code S806) on November 18 at noon EST. This is the sixth release in the Presidential Silver Medal series and the final medal of 2019. Priced at $39.95, this medal is struck in 99.9 percent fine silver and […]

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The Biggest Gold Heists of All Time, Part II

By Alan Carr – BuyGoldOnline.io – Original Article …… Link to Part I The Summer Bliss Robbery (2012) – 216 kg Gold Bars On November 30, 2012, masked men in police jackets boarded the Summer Bliss fishing boat in Curaçao and stole 70 gold bars weighing a total of 216kg. Estimated worth of the haul: […]

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PCGS Announces Exclusive APMEX Partnership to Offer New Bullion FirstStrike Service for 2020

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has partnered with APMEX, the largest online retailer of precious metals, to offer an exciting new product geared toward bullion enthusiasts beginning in 2020. It combines APMEX’s popular MintDirect® products with desirable PCGS FirstStrike® certification eligibility. For years, APMEX has had success selling United States Mint products sealed in protective […]

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Golden Giveaways Mark Five Years of The Royal Mint Precious Metals Platform

Nicola Howell, Director of Precious Metals at The Royal Mint commented: “We are delighted to celebrate five years since the launch of our UK precious metals platform for investors and have seen a 38% compound annual growth in demand for precious metal investment products since 2014. “With 1,100 years of heritage, The Royal Mint has […]

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale Nov. 14

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $154.95 USD and is the last five-ounce silver uncirculated coin of 2019. 2019 America […]

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin on Sale Nov. 14

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $154.95 USD and is the last five-ounce silver uncirculated coin of 2019. 2019 America […]

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2019 American Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin on Sale Nov. 14

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65.95 USD. This coin has created a huge buzz in the collector and dealer community as everyone tries to figure out […]

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2019 American Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin on Sale Nov. 14

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65.95 USD. This coin has created a huge buzz in the collector and dealer community as everyone tries to figure out […]

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The Biggest Gold Heists of All Time, Part I

By Alan Carr, Buy Gold Online… The fame and fortune that is associated with a gold bullion heist are, for most of us, in the realms of our deepest and darkest fantasies. Nevertheless, the thought of living in riches and never having to work again has seduced some individuals to try their luck at stealing […]

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Perth Mint: Australia 2019 High Relief 1oz Silver Proof 3-Coin Collection

Comprising the 2019 Australian kangaroo, koala and kookaburra high relief coins, this collection displays three of the most popular designs for the year. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint […]

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Perth Mint: Australia 2019 High Relief 1oz Silver Proof 3-Coin Collection

Comprising the 2019 Australian kangaroo, koala and kookaburra high relief coins, this collection displays three of the most popular designs for the year. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint […]

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GoldDealer.com Market News – Gold Finishes a Tough Week

Gold Commentary for Friday, November 8, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $2.90 today at $1461.30. We closed at $1508.00 last Monday so on the week we have lost $46.70 which really should not be that big a deal if you consider that we are up something […]

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PNG: Must-Know Tips to Avoid Gold Scams

Adding gold, silver or platinum bullion coins or ingots to an investment portfolio can be a smart choice, but knowing your seller can be a crucial choice, advises the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a nonprofit organization of many of the country’s top rare coin and bullion coin experts. In recent months, law enforcement officials in […]

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New American Gold, Silver Eagle Reverses Coming in 2021

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The United States Mint has announced new reverse designs will be coming to the popular American Silver Eagle (ASE) and American Gold Eagle (AGE) coins in 2021. The silver and gold eagles, released in 1986 as the first coins of the United States Mint American Eagle bullion coin program, […]

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The Coin Analyst: Mexican Libertad Series Surprises Again

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. As Pat Stovall, a longtime dealer in Mexican coins and the stepson of the late “Dean of American Experts on Mexican Numismatics” Don Bailey, noted recently: “The never-ending story of Mexican coins is that something new comes to light almost every day.” In an interview for CoinWeek, Pat explained […]

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Federal Court Orders Florida Company to Pay More Than $15 Million for Fraud, Illegal Precious Metals Transactions

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ……   On Monday, October 28, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a default judgment against defendants Aviv Michael Hen of New York, and Omega Knight 2, LLC, as well as a consent order against […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1.5oz Bi-Metal Proof Coin

An extremely limited release with a history of selling out at The Perth Mint, this prestigious 1.5oz bi-metal coin is crafted from equal parts gold and platinum. The innovative coin depicts a soaring eagle in the latest addition to John M. Mercanti’s celebrated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center: Bad Check Suspect Arrested, Credit Card Fraud

Numismatic Crime By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Credit Card Fraud NCIC has received information regarding numerous attempts to purchase gold bullion coins using fraudulent Synchrony Bank credit cards. The suspect/suspects request to purchase one to two one-ounce bullion coins (usually one-ounce Buffalos). The reported offenses have occurred […]

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Gold Bars, Honduras Coin Rarity to Appear in Sedwick’s November Treasure Auction

  By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… A large variety of gold and silver shipwreck bars, as well as numismatic rarities, will attract excited bidding during Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S Coin & Paper Money Auction 26. The floor auction will be held November 1-2, 2019 at the DoubleTree Disney Springs in Orlando, […]

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Morgan Stanley, Mitsubishi to Pay Almost $2 Million for Spoofing Precious Metals Futures

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission …… On Tuesday, October 1, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that civil enforcement actions were filed and simultaneously settled against two trading firms and one bank for violating the Commodity Exchange Act’s (CEA) prohibition on spoofing (bidding or offering with the intent to cancel the bid or […]

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CONECA Celebrates 100th Anniversary of 1918/7-D Overdate Buffalo Nickel with Limited Edition Silver Bar

By CONECA …… The Combined Organizations Of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (CONECA) is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 1918/7-D Buffalo nickel overdate on a one-ounce silver bar offered in three versions! If it sounds like we are a year late – well, we are – but for good reason. In trying to decide […]

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NCIC: Hotel Room Safe Burglary, Jewelry Store Robbery

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Fraudulent Money Orders During the past couple of weeks, the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) has been working with our Postal Inspector contacts in Los Angeles, California in reference to bad money orders coming from an address in LA. The suspect’s MO […]

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Gold and Precious Metals Market Report – Gold Continues to Consolidate?

Commentary for Friday, September 27, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $8.80 today at $1499.10. This past Monday gold closed at $1523.70 so on the week we have moved lower by $24.60 – not the end of the world – over the past year gold has moved up […]

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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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Dillon Gage Releases New FizTrade Precious Metals Trading App

Precious metals trading-based app gives dealers an alternative to buy, sell and trade 24/7 Dillon Gage – a world leader in physical precious metals trading and technology serving dealers, financial institutions, banks and brokerage houses around the globe – announces its new FizTrade precious metals trading mobile app. Launched in 2000, FizTrade, the award-winning trading […]

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ICTA Installs New Treasurer and Secretary, Patrick A. Heller Honored

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) …… Patrick A. Heller was honored during the Industry Council for Tangible Assets  dinner in Rosemont, Illinois, on August 14. He is stepping down as treasurer after 17 years of service. Heller will continue to serve as a director and ICTA’s states’ sales-tax exemption guru. “It has been […]

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Operators of U.S. Coin Bullion, LLC to Plead Guilty to More Than $7 Million in Fraud

By the United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida ……   United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that brothers Salvatore Esposito (47, Orlando) and Joseph Esposito (43, Orlando) have agreed to plead guilty to an information charging them with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud. Each faces a maximum penalty of […]

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Former Precious Metal Trader Admits to Fraud at Two New York Banks

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission …..   On September 16, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an order filing and settling charges against Christian Trunz, a former precious metals trader at two financial institutions who entered into a formal cooperation agreement with the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement and admitted to spoofing in […]

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Perth Mint: 2020 Australia Lunar III – Year of the Mouse Silver Bullion Coins

These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Mouse, the first of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind. Possessing a rich […]

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Trader, Industrial Firm Charged with Spoofing in Precious Metals Futures

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission …..   On Monday, September 16, he U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued two orders filing and settling charges against John Lawrence and his employer, Heraeus Metals New York LLC, for spoofing — bidding or offering with the intent to cancel the bid or offer before execution. The order […]

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Don’t Be Rushed In New Gold Rush, Veteran Bullion Dealers Caution

Investors wanting to enter the gold and silver markets or add to existing portfolios should be wary of potential counterfeits, plated “gold coins”, or overpaying for any purchases. This advice comes from the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers (APMD) division of the nonprofit Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). “The new ‘Gold Rush’ of significantly higher prices this […]

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Equity Trust Partners with IDS for IRA Bullion Storage Solution

By Dillon Gage Metals …… Offering state-of-the-art precious metals solutions across the globe, International Depository Services Group announced on Thursday, September 12 a new bullion storage partnership with Equity Trust Company, a leading custodian of self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts, also known as IRAs. While Equity Trust is expanding its presence in the market, this is […]

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The Coin Analyst: Silver’s Important Role in American History, Politics and Finance

  By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. If you’re reading this article, then you likely have more than a passing interest in silver. But while you may be familiar with the role the white metal has played in our coinage for thousands of years, you probably do not know the entire story of how the […]

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CoinWeek Video: Shipwreck Gold Ingots (with Daniel Frank Sedwick)

Treasure coin expert Daniel Frank Sedwick joins CoinWeek to discuss a trio of three-hundred-year-old gold ingots that were produced in South America under the authority of the Spanish crown. These ingots were produced as a convenient way to ship newly-mined gold from the New World to Spain and were thought lost forever after the ship […]

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New Influx of Fake Gold Bullion Unsettling Investors Around the World

Increasing sophistication of bullion forgeries a concern for the United States Mint as well   By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. While the numismatic world combats a growing number of sophisticated counterfeit coins from Asia, another major challenge has arisen for those who deal in gold bars. As Reuters has recently reported, there has been […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Coins Honor New Era of Ancient Calendar

The historic Perth Mint has introduced a third series of precious metal coins celebrating the ancient lunar calendar as part of Australia’s internationally renowned bullion coin program. From being the first major mint in the world to issue coins celebrating the animals of the Asian zodiac in 1995, The Perth Mint will strengthen its position […]

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NGC Certifies 10,000,000 American Silver Eagle Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it has certified more than 10,000,000 American Silver Eagles. It is the first third-party grading service to reach this incredible milestone. The American Silver Eagle, the official silver bullion coin of the United States, is possibly the most widely collected coin in the world today. More than 530 […]

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United States Mint Reverse Proof Palladium Coins on Sale September 12

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Reverse Proof Coin (product code 19EK) on September 12 at noon EDT. The coin was previously scheduled to go on sale September 5. Orders will be limited to one coin per household across all order channels for the first […]

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5 Things to Know as Gold Bull Run Unfolds: Blanchard

Gold Bull Run By Blanchard and Company, Inc ….. 1. Gold is proving its worth as a safe-haven asset In today’s world of stepped-up U.S.-China trade tensions, market-moving tweets, stock market volatility and economic uncertainty, gold is acting exactly as it should – as a safe-haven investment. Investors around the globe are investing in gold […]

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United States Mint Releases 4th 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Aug. 29

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ honoring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (product code 19AM) on August 29 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $154.95. The reverse of this coin pays tribute to the missions in a depiction of […]

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GoldDealer.com Market Report – Gold Roars with Trade and FOMC Fears

Gold Market Commentary for Monday, August 23, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed up $29.30 today at $1526.60 in a move that frankly surprised a lot of traders. It was flat in the overnight Hong Kong gold market and looked like it was heading into a quiet weekend when […]

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2019-W Palladium American Eagle Reverse Proof Coin Lands September 5

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The United States Mint is set to release the American Eagle 2019 One Ounce Palladium Reverse Proof Coin, the third installment of the popular palladium bullion coin series launched in 2017. The 2019 Palladium American Eagle, which contains one troy ounce of .9995-fine palladium, is the first of this […]

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GoldDealer Market Report – Gold Remains Steady – Looking for Fresh News

Gold Commentary for Friday, August 16, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……   Gold closed down $7.10 today at $1512.50 and was up a few dollars in a quiet aftermarket. It was choppy in the overnight Hong Kong market and sold off in early London trading – the price spread being […]

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Gold Coins Offering Huge Bargains in Today’s Trade Atmosphere

The World’s Fair of Money is underway! All that glitters isn’t always old gold coins   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ……   The so-called dog days of summer are at hand. Although the overall coin market has been, at best, status quo for most of the year, the metals market and gold coins truly […]

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Royal Canadian Mint continues wildly popular bullion series with Grizzly theme on new 9999 pure silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to feature the fearsome grizzly on the newest coin in its “Predator” 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin series. This coin, which is now shipping to the Mint’s network of official bullion distributors, launched today at the opening of the American Numismatic Association’s 2019 World’s Fair of Money® in Chicago […]

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United States Mint & Royal Canadian Mint Heads to Sign Pride of Two Nations Sets at ANA World’s Fair of Money

United States Mint Director David J. Ryder will join Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO Marie Lemay to sign Certificates of Authenticity for the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set on August 14, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the U.S. Mint booth (#1825) at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair […]

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Managers of California-Based Global Gold Exchange Plead Guilty to Money Laundering

By United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California …… Global Gold Exchange, LLC and its managers, Jeffrey Morrow and Richard M. Owen, pleaded guilty in federal court on August 2 to multiple financial crimes, admitting that they laundered money through their unlicensed money transmitting business by falsely reporting cash transactions as sales of “gold” […]

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Mexican Mint $2.5 Million Gold Coin Robbery Days After Brazil Gold Heist

Over $2.5 Million in Gold Coins Taken From Casa de Moneda   By CoinWeek News Staff …. Yesterday in Mexico City, two men (one of them armed) robbed a branch of the Casa de Moneda of more than $2 million worth of commemorative gold coins and other valuables. According to the Secretary of Public Security […]

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The GoldDealer Market Report – Gold Powers to 6 Year High

Commentary for Monday, August 5, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold Powers to 6 Year High – Gold closed up $19.00 today at $1464.60! Wow! Exactly what you might expect when one seems happy – gold moves to 6 year highs. At the center of what should have been just […]

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United States Mint to Accept Orders for San Francisco Mint American Silver Eagle Proof Coins August 6

The United States Mint will open sales for the American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 19EM) on August 6 at noon EDT. This coin is struck at the San Francisco Mint. American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coins are struck on 99.9 percent fine silver blanks. For 33 years, the obverse of […]

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Gold & Precious Metals: Ninth Circuit Rules for CFTC in Fraud Case Against Monex

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission …. On Thursday, July 25, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated its anti-fraud enforcement action against Monex Deposit Company and its affiliated companies and principals. The Ninth Circuit held that the district court erred in dismissing the case, and ruled that the CFTC’s charges of […]

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Two Former Precious Metals Traders Admit To Manipulation at New York Banks

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission …… On Thursday, July 25, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued two orders filing and settling charges against former precious metals traders at separate financial institutions who entered into formal cooperation agreements with the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement and admitted to spoofing and manipulative conduct in the futures markets. […]

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Why Are Premiums on Sovereign Bullion Higher Than on Generic Bullion?

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Coin collectors and precious metals investors often ask the question: “Why would I pay more for an American Silver Eagle if it contains the same precious metal content as a 1 oz silver round?” This is a great question, and it can be answered with a variety of answers. However, […]

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Gold & Precious Metals News: Ohio Budget Kills Sales-Tax Exemption for Bullion, Coins

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) …… ICTA member Dave Miholer (Executive Coin Company, Stow, Ohio) brought to our attention in May that the Ohio 2020–2021 budget eliminated the sales-tax exemption on the purchases of investment metal bullion and investment coins. The budget plan also directs the state to begin collecting sales taxes on […]

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Largest Solid Gold Coin in the World on Display Outside New York Stock Exchange

Gold Coin on Display by Provident Metals …… For one day only on July 16, Australia’s greatest gold coin icon will make its debut in the United States right outside the New York Stock Exchange. The Perth Mint is proud to bring the biggest, heaviest, inherently most valuable gold coin on earth to the US. […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Canada’s Newest Territory With Coin of Pure Nunavut Gold

The coin is entirely Arctic, from its design to its metal content In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Nunavut Territory, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a new collector coin crafted entirely of Nunavut-sourced gold. The coin recaptures, in 99.99% pure gold, Germaine Arnaktauyok’s iconic drummer design that first appeared on the […]

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Watch: CoinWeek Goes Bust Buying $200 Graded Silver Coin “Mystery Box”

 What happens when a knowledgable numismatist drops $200 on a graded silver coin “mystery box” on eBay? You’re about to find out. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a shot at a 20-coin lot of NGC- and PCGS-graded silver coins, containing what the seller promised would be three silver dimes, […]

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Bullion Shark – For the Advanced Silver Eagle Collector: An Explanation of the Various Proof Finishes

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Proof Silver Eagles are undoubtedly some of the most stunning coins a modern coin collector can lay his or her eyes on. The cameo details (black to white contrast) and the painstaking detail that the respected engraver John Mercanti took in creating this coin have made this piece just breathtaking. […]

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Special NGC Label and Designations for US-Canada Pride of Two Nations Set

The United States Mint has announced the Pride of Two Nations 2019 Limited Edition Two-Coin Set, which will go on sale July 3. It combines a 2019-W US Silver Eagle with an Enhanced Reverse Proof finish and a 2019 Canadian One Ounce Silver Maple Leaf with a Modified Proof finish. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is […]

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Gold Price Jump Increases Potential for Gold-Selling Scams, Experts Caution

With the recent, rapid jump in the price of gold, investors should beware of scam artists trying to lure them with urgent claims of too-good-to-be-true low prices and quick, guaranteed bullion market profits, cautions leaders of the Accredited Precious Metals Dealer (APMD) program, a division of the nonprofit Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). “Don’t make a […]

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Silver Eagles & Maple Leaves: Historic Coin Set Celebrating Pride of Two Nations on Sale July 3

The United States Mint, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint, proudly announces the release of the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set™ (product code 19XB) on July 3 at noon EDT. This beautifully rendered set is the first ever joint coin set between the United States Mint and the Royal Canadian […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #118: Storing Precious Metals: Safeguarding Your Future

 CoinWeek Podcast #118: Storing Precious Metals: Safeguarding Your Future Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we talk to Alyssa Moen, President of International Depository Services, a subsidiary of Dillon Gage. Alyssa’s company provides investors a safe, secure, […]

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NGC Certifies Massive Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an incredible group of colossal gold pieces: three 10-kilogram coins and a 5-kilogram “Show Panda“. The NGC Mega Holder® was used to encapsulate these massive gold pieces, which together contain over $1.5 million in gold. The first is a 2019 China Year of the Pig 100,000 Yuan 10-kilogram gold […]

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Jeff Garrett: The Rising Gold Tide

As gold’s price shows strength, will it spark a wider interest in coins? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Then I began my career in numismatics in the mid-1970s. At the time, precious metal prices played a relatively small role in the market for rare coins. Gold sold for around $150 to $200 […]

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Will Gold-Backed Currencies Be Revived?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …… It’s every goldbug’s favorite pipe dream: a return to some kind of gold standard that backs our money. Nothing remotely like a gold standard has been used anywhere in the world in almost 50 years. A true gold specie standard–the use of gold coins as money–hasn’t been in effect […]

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United States Mint American Gold Eagle 2019 1oz Uncirculated Coin on Sale June 13

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 American Gold Eagle One Ounce Uncirculated Coin (product code 19EH) on June 13 at noon EDT. This coin is a collector version of the Mint’s American Gold Eagle Bullion Coin. Struck at the United States Mint at West Point, the obverse features a version of […]

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D-Day Privy Mark on Limited Edition Pegasus Silver Bullion Coin

Limited edition Pegasus coin issued with special Privy Mark Limited to 1,944 Fine 999. Silver Proof 1oz coins worldwide Struck on Thursday 6th June 2019 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Pobjoy Mint is excited to announce the release of a new Pegasus coin with a very special Privy Mark to commemorate the 75th […]

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D-Day Privy Mark on Limited Edition Silver Proof Pegasus Coin

Limited edition Pegasus coin issued with special Privy Mark Limited to 1,944 Fine 999. Silver Proof 1oz coins worldwide Struck on Thursday 6th June 2019 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Pobjoy Mint is excited to announce the release of a new Pegasus coin with a very special Privy Mark to commemorate the 75th […]

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The Unusual Journey of the Three-Cent Silver Coin

By Blanchard & Company …… American coinage often follows a strange path. Each piece minted has a unique, twisting history, and this is especially true of the 1858 three-cent silver piece. The coin has origins in the most unlikely place: the Post Office. In early 1851, the United States Congress began discussing the reduction of […]

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Gold Markets Report – Gold Continues Higher – Safe Haven

Commentary for Monday, June 3, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed up $16.90 at $1322.70 today. It’s pretty clear the world markets are getting nervous and gold has broken higher. Not long ago I said these markets could break either way – and just because gold […]

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Bitcoin vs. Gold: 10 Crystal-Clear Comparisons

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …… Bitcoin vs. Gold: What’s the Difference? The financial media has at times struggled to cover the emerging sector of cryptocurrencies. By now many have at least heard of the first and most prominent cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. If you ask a crypto enthusiast why Bitcoin is different from the thousands of […]

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United States Mint Releases 2019 American Eagle 1oz Silver Uncirculated Coin May 29

The United States Mint opened sales for the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code 19EG) on May 29 at noon EDT. The coin is priced at $46.95. The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is the collector version of the Mint’s American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. It bears the “W” […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Platinum Proof Coin

This beautiful platinum coin celebrates the incredible wedge-tailed eagle. The wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern New Guinea, the wedge-tailed eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 meters and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered […]

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Perfect First Year of Issue Uncirculated American Platinum Eagle at GreatCollections.com

MS-70 American Platinum Eagle at Great Collections By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, May 26, bidding ends on GreatCollectons.com for this 1997 $100 American Eagle 1 oz Platinum Eagle coin. Graded MS-70 by PCGS, this .9995 fine platinum eagle coin is an excellent example of the inaugural release of the popular Platinum Eagle series. Out of […]

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Gold Markets – Gold Higher over World Tension

Gold Commentary for Thursday, May 23, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed up $11.20 at $1284.80 today. It was steady overnight in both Hong Kong and London but broke higher in the domestic trade – pushing through $1285.00 most likely on a case of the jitters. I watched House Speaker […]

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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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Dillon Gage to Supply Gold for Asset-Backed Digital Currency

Singapore-based GoldGram Pte. Ltd., creator of the new asset-backed token GGC GoldGramCoin®, and Dallas-based Dillon Gage, a world leader in physical precious metals trading and technology, today announced that they have entered into a strategic global alliance through which Dillon Gage will supply the physical gold that underlies GGC. GoldGram earlier this week announced its […]

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Experience the Beauty of the Aztec Sun Stone on Aztec Calendar Silver Rounds

You can’t hold the ancient Aztec Sun Stone in your hands, and unless you travel to Mexico City, you can’t see it in person, either. However, with an intricately designed new silver round from the Golden State Mint, you can own a replica of this historically significant item from the Aztec Empire of the 16th […]

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Three Famous Coin Hoards

By Blanchard & Company ……   For millennia, people have buried and hoarded coins for various reasons. In ancient times, many coin hoards were buried during wartime. Other coin hoards began in the wake of the Great Depression by those who distrusted banks and paper money and preferred to store their life savings at home. […]

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Owners of Rust Rare Coins Receive Criminal Indictments for Alleged Ponzi Scheme

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On Wednesday, May 8, a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah returned six criminal indictments against a family at the middle of an alleged $200 million Ponzi scheme. Husband and wife Gaylen Dean Rust and Denise Gunderson Rust of Layton, both 59 years […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Lunar Series II Year of the Pig 10 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin

  This magnificent 10-kilo silver coin celebrates the Year of the Pig, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the influence of this sign are said […]

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NGC Grades Gold and Palladium Rarities in Germany

  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) graded two significant collections during its recent on-site grading event in Munich, Germany, held February 18-23, 2019. The collections were submitted by SINCONA AG, a prominent Zurich, Switzerland-based numismatic auction house. One collection comprised a variety of vintage US coins dating from 1794 to 1937 including numerous high-grade gold coins. […]

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GoldDealer.com Market Report – Gold Continues to Equivocate

Commentary for Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $1.40 today at $1281.40 but the after-market was stronger by $5.00 because the FOMC left interest rate unchanged and then quickly moved back to unchanged and then weaker. In the early part of the trading day everyone […]

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Crown of Thorns: Second 2019 Scottsdale Mint Biblical Series Silver Coin Now Available

APMEX, Inc. is excited to announce the second 2019 coin release Scottsdale Mint’s famed Biblical Series is now available to order. The Scottsdale Mint Biblical Coin Series highlights stories from the Bible, including the ascension of Christ, the Ten Commandments or David & Goliath. This second release of 2019, and the 26th overall in the […]

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What Makes My Silver Eagles Worth Money?

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Silver Eagles, just like any other coin, vary wildly in value. Some can be worth as little as a few dollars over the spot value of silver, while others go for five figures! As a collector or investor of modern rare coins, it is important to understand where the value […]

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United States and Cooperating Gold Refinery Enter Agreement After Money Laundering Investigation

By Federal Bureau of Investigation …… Miami-based, gold refinery Republic Metals Corporation (RMC) executed a non-prosecution agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida after cooperating in an investigation focusing on money laundering and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act in the gold importation and refining industry. Under the terms […]

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See the Amazing Eureka Gold Nugget, 2nd Largest Ever Found in Arizona!

Always find time in your day to stop and eat a sandwich. That’s the lesson we learned when we sat with Utah coin dealer Robert Campbell so he could show us this impressive gold nugget that was discovered in a placer mine in the Huachuca mountains of Arizona. The nugget appears in its original form, […]

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Gold & Silver PAC News – April/May 2019: Online Sales Tax Collection

By John Villavicencio for the Gold & Silver PAC ……   Gold & Silver News From the Political Coordinator   April showers bring… taxes The tax filing deadline for 2018 has come and gone, but what do you need to know for your 2019 taxes? If you sell on eBay or do business in California, keep […]

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Key Date China 1995 Small Date 1/2oz Gold Panda Coin Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. Production for all weights and denominations of the Chinese Gold Panda was low in 1995, which makes Pandas from that year among the keys to the entire series. Especially low were the mintages of the 50 yuan half-ounce and 25 yuan quarter-ounce gold coins, making these among the hardest Pandas of all […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Double Dragon 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature embodying wealth, power, and good fortune. Dragons are frequently depicted in pursuit of a flaming pearl, a metaphor for wisdom and enlightenment. Representing the elusive nature of these qualities, the lustrous gem is often illustrated swirling through mist or cloud. Struck by The […]

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Candidate Designs for Mayflower Gold Bullion Coin, Platinum Eagle, Flowbee Dollar

By CoinWeek News Staff ….. The latest meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) started this morning at 9:30 am EST and will run until 4:45 pm today and from 10 am to noon tomorrow. Commissioned to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the design of all U.S. coin and medal products struck […]

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Pegasus 2019 Reverse Frosted Silver Bullion Coin Now Available

The Coin Due to the immense popularity of the 2018 dated Pegasus Reverse Frosted Silver Bullion coin, we are pleased to announce the release the 2019 dated coin. The design shows Pegasus, the mythical horse, rearing up with his wings spread. Bullion coins are always a very attractive purchase due to their intrinsic metal value […]

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Oregon Man Sentenced to Seven Years Federal Prison for Defrauding Investors in Ohio Gold Mine

By Federal Bureau of Investigation ……   Harry Dean Proudfoot III, 79, formerly a resident of Tigard, Oregon, was sentenced on Tuesday, April 9, to 84 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for running a fraudulent gold mining investment scheme and stealing approximately $4 million from more than 140 investors. According to […]

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United States Mint 24-Karat Gold Buffalo Proof Coin on Sale April 12

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2019 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (product code 19EL) on April 12 at noon EDT. The American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is a 24-karat gold proof coin struck by the Mint and is the collector version of the official United States Mint […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver High Relief Proof Coin

Getting its name from the bird’s long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 meters. The eagle’s characteristic tail is visible […]

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Two Years Later, 2017-S Congratulations Set Value Double Issue Price

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….. On April 4, 2017, the United States Mint surprised the numismatic community with the release of a 2017-S American Silver Eagle Proof coin. Since 2001, Proof issues of the American Silver Eagle have typically been struck at the Mint’s West Point branch. Numismatic insiders were tipped off to the coin’s […]

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Former Precious Metals CEO in Contempt of Court for Failure to Pay Restitution to Fraud Victims

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission …… The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that on March 18, 2019, District Judge James Lawrence King of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered an order finding Coral Gables, Florida resident Robert Escobio in contempt (“Contempt Order”) for failing to pay more […]

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Celebrate Queen Victoria’s Bicentenary With First-Ever Gold Sovereign Proof Coin Series

The East India Company Bullion Ltd, a subsidiary of The East India Company and in partnership with the Government of St. Helena has released their first-ever Sovereign denominated gold proof coins as part of the international celebrations of the bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria. Her reign, one of the most profound eras of […]

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America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Honoring American Memorial Park on Sale April 4

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring American Memorial Park in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (product code 19AK) on April 4 at noon EDT. The coin is priced at $154.95 USD. The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated […]

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MA-Shops: Gold From a Numismatic Perspective

By Joël van Dam – Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… In this blog, I will discuss the subject of gold from a numismatic perspective. Above all, gold is a chemical element, found in the periodic table with atomic number 79 and the symbol “Au” (from the Latin for gold, aurum). It is a naturally occurring […]

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Welcome Stranger: Celebrate One of the Largest Gold Nuggets Ever Found With New Silver Bullion Coin

In 2019, APMEX, one of the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailers, is helping The Perth Mint celebrate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of one of the largest Gold nuggets ever found with a special U.S. APMEXclusive® Silver coin. On February 5, 1869, miner John Deason discovered a large nugget around the roots of a […]

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Mark Olsen Mining Company to Pay Over $3.6 Million to Fraud Victims: CFTC

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission …… The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that a federal court in Florida has entered an Order of Final Judgment by Default (Final Judgment Order) and an Order Granting Motion for Final Default Judgment (collectively, Orders), against Betty Lea Grimes of Boca Raton, and the precious metals firm […]

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Will High Demand for American Silver Eagles Lead to Rare Coin Demand?

By Michael Fuljenz – President, Universal Coin & Bullion …… I have noticed that the most widely-advertised coin by dealers across the country is the one-ounce American Silver Eagle. It is one of the most beautiful and accessible (low-priced) new coins for new customers to become exposed to the beauty, potential, and history of rare coins. […]

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CFTC: Federal Court Orders Precious Metals Dealer to Pay Over $2.3 Million for Fraud

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered an Order of Default Judgment and Permanent Injunction against Royal Metals Group, LLC (RMG), and its member, manager and part owner, Chelsea Gless of Iowa (collectively, “defendants”) for […]

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West Virginia Legislature Votes to End Sales Tax on Gold & Silver

By Sound Money Defense League ……   Sound money advocates rejoiced on Friday, March 8 as the state legislature of West Virginia overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 502 and sent it to Governor Jim Justice for his signature. First passed unanimously in the West Virginia Senate last month, the measure removes state sales taxation of precious […]

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Veteran Collector and Prominent CPA Robert Fligel Launches Bullion and Rare Coin Firm

RF Precious Metals is a CAC-Authorized Dealer Robert Fligel, a prominent New York City and former Big 4 Certified Public Accountant and CPA firm advisor, has opened a rare coins and precious metals consulting company, RF Precious Metals, LLC, to assist collectors, investors, financial planners and asset and estate managers with buying and selling of […]

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Bullion & Precious Metals: The Chinese Gold Rush of 2019

By Blanchard & Company …… Beigao, a town of roughly 100,000 people in the Putian municipal area, the city’s main street boasts 20 gold shops. Yes: 20 gold shops in a town of 100,000 Chinese citizens. Economic advances in China in recent decades opened the door to a rising and growing middle class with newfound […]

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First 2019 Scottsdale Mint Biblical Series Silver Coin Now Available

APMEX, Inc., an online precious metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, announces the first 2019 coin of Scottsdale Mint’s famed Biblical Series is now available to order. The Scottsdale Mint Biblical Coin Series highlights stories from the Bible, including Noah’s Ark, The Nativity, The Ten Commandments and more. This first release of 2019, focusing on […]

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Precious Metals Dealer Ordered to Pay More Than $8 Million for Fraud and Misappropriation

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on March 4 that a Florida federal court ordered Carlos Javier Ramirez and his companies, Royal Leisure International, Inc. (RLI) and Gold Chasers, Inc. (GCI), to pay restitution and civil monetary penalties for fraudulently soliciting customers to purchase physical gold and misappropriating […]

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GoldDealer.com Market Newsletter – Gold Goes South

Commentary for Friday, March 1, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $16.40 today at $1296.40. We closed at $1325.90 last Monday so it’s been a tough week – down $29.50 – time for a martini. No one is happy about gold’s 30 day chart pattern – we have […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Gold High Relief Proof Coin

Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 meters. The bird’s characteristic tail is visible even when gliding […]

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Silver Eagle Demand Exhausts U.S. Mint Supply

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …… Since this past December’s swoon for stock markets around the globe, investor interest in precious metals has seen a resurgence. You would expect a rebound in sales after the United States Mint experienced sharply declining mintage totals for U.S. bullion coins in 2018, namely the American Silver Eagle. However, […]

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Court Imposes $15.7 Million Penalty, Lifetime Ban Against Precious Metals Dealer Hannes Tulving

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….. In 2015, the CFTC Charged California Resident Hannes Tulving, Jr. and His Firm with Misappropriation and Fraudulent Solicitation in a Precious Metals Scheme that Defrauded at Least 381 Customers Nationwide * * * The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. of the […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Dragon 1oz Gold & Silver Bullion Rectangular Coins

The Perth Mint is excited to release 1oz gold and silver bullion coins featuring a Chinese dragon in a unique rectangular format. In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune, and it is often portrayed alongside a luminous or flaming pearl. Dragons […]

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A 37-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …. Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved there was an international market for such items, many of the world’s economic powerhouses followed suit, starting in the late 1970s. One of the first to do so was China–or, […]

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A 37-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved there was an international market for such items, many of the world’s economic powerhouses followed suit, starting in the late 1970s. One of the first to do so was […]

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IDS of Texas Expands Precious Metals Depository to Meet Demand

New site to accommodate increased storage demand for gold, silver and coins With the construction of a tailor-made facility in Dallas completed, International Depository Services (IDS) of Texas – a privately-owned division of Dillon Gage Metals – expands its footprint to meet the increased demand for precious metals storage in the Lone Star state. Texas’ […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Kookaburra 100th Anniversary Square Penny Privy Mark 1oz Silver Coin

This year’s Perth Money Expo ANDA Special features the spectacular 2019 kookaburra design. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the kookaburra square penny design, the coin also features a privy mark depicting the historic kookaburra pattern. Struck by Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian […]

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The Indian Warrior: Eighth Issue in American Western Skulls Collection Arrives at JM Bullion

The American Western Skulls Collection of silver rounds debuted in late 2017 and carried on through 2018 with six exciting designs to capture the imagination of any Wild West enthusiast. The collection of silver for sale in this series is startling in its variety, with 1 oz rounds and 5 oz rounds available in proof, […]

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JM Bullion: What Lies Within Joins the Lisa Parker Collection From Anonymous Mint

The Anonymous Mint’s Lisa Parker Collection is yet another installment of beautiful silver rounds with low mintage figures. Even by the Anonymous Mint’s standards though, this collection offers extremely limited mintage figures that the mint has labeled “micro mintage numbers”. This new collection from the Anonymous Mint catalogs some of the top works from wildlife […]

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Precious Metal News: The Problem With Venezuela’s Gold

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …… If you haven’t noticed, Venezuela is in absolute turmoil. The growing calamity has economic, political, and humanitarian dimensions that are beginning to spread across South America. Aside from a growing refugee crisis and shortages of food and medicine, the country is dealing with political upheaval and runaway inflation. Its […]

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Gold Mining Companies Consolidate as Mine Output Diminishes

By Blanchard & Company …… It’s getting prohibitively difficult to source gold deposits. Mining companies are learning that the easy-to-access gold is all but gone. Now, finding gold means greater exploration costs. Even when gold mining concerns make a find the cost of getting the location up to production is exorbitant. Therefore, the mining companies […]

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America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Coin Honoring Lowell National Historical Park on Sale Feb. 7

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Massachusetts’s Lowell National Historical Park (product code 19AJ) on February 7 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $154.95. The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver […]

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Perth Mint Announces Coin Series Celebrating The Simpsons

Includes Silver Bullion Investment Coin The Simpsons, one of the world’s most beloved television families, has been immortalized on a unique series of collectible coins issued by the historic Perth Mint under official license by 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. The Simpsons series consists of eight 1oz coins and a 2oz coin superbly struck from […]

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First 2019 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Coin Now Available at APMEX

APMEX, a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, has announced the first 2019 America the Beautiful release is now available to pre-order. The 2019 5 oz Silver ATB Lowell National Historical Park coin, marks the 46th overall release in the series. As the 50 State Quarters program came to an end in […]

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