Category Archives: Silver

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Volatility in Bullion Market

The market for coins is not singular. For that reason, different sectors of this market may move in different directions, which is what has been experienced within the past month. Values and prices realized in the scarce to rare market segment have continued to rise, in part due to an expansion in the amount of discretionary money chasing these coins and in part due to an increase in the supply of scarce to rare coins becoming available for sale

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Simply Put: The Market Is Hot

While many of the generally available yet bullion spot price impacted silver and gold business strike coins as well as American Eagles are currently in a holding pattern, the same is not true for scarce to rare coins. More headline-grabbing rare dates are being brought to market almost daily, with upcoming auctions now becoming chocked full of material that seldom appears to be available.
Simply put, the market is hot

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United States Mint Unveils New American Silver Eagle, Gold Eagle Coin Reverse Designs

New designs will be featured on bullion and collectible coins in 2021   On Thursday, October 1, the United States Mint unveiled new reverse designs for bullion and collectible versions of American Eagle Gold and Silver Coins. 2021 marks the 35th Anniversary of the American Eagle coin program, and the new designs will begin appearing […]

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New Legislation Could Bolster Hobby

The hobby may soon get an unexpected boost from Congress. Legislation is now being considered through which circulating commemorative coins and one-year type designs could appear on circulating quarters and half dollars. While the proposed legislation has other parts that will intrigue collectors, getting the non-collecting public to start examining the coins in their pocket is the best way to get them interested in the hobby

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JPMorgan Ordered to Pay Record $920 Million for Precious Metals Spoofing, Manipulation

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ……   The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an order filing and settling charges against JPMorgan Chase & Company (JPMC & Co.) and its subsidiaries, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (JPMS) (collectively JPM), for manipulative and deceptive conduct and spoofing that spanned at least […]

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Charity Auction Grabs Headlines

If you look at the business of coins, it appears there are two well-defined sectors that are now going in totally different directions. Prices are consolidating, which is never a good thing be it for stocks, bonds, precious metals, commodities or for collector and investor-oriented coins. Intrinsically valued circulation-strike coins, gold and silver American Eagles are impacted directly by this trend towards consolidation

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CoinWeek Podcast #141: Precious Metals in Antiquity (with Mike Markowitz)

 CoinWeek Podcast #141: Precious Metals in Antiquity (with Mike Markowitz) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Today on the Coinweek Podcast, CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series expert Mike Markowitz returns this week for another solo show. In this episode, Mike takes a […]

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Investors Dip Their Toe into Scarce to Rare Coins

There have always been dealers who will try to undercut the price at which another dealer sells a like-item. Recently, there appears to be more of this activity than in the past, especially in coins certified to be a condition that is relatively available.
The potential problem as always is the eye appeal of individual coins and what value the buyer puts on a coin without comparing it to the second example

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Buy/Sell Formulas for Gold and Silver

A frequent question I am asked is what kind of buy/sell formulas for gold and silver my company might use if prices soar far above their current levels. An implicit question that is part of that is whether people would even be able to sell their precious metals at all.
Most, but not all, coin dealers are seek to make a profit margin, whether buying or selling

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Market Shows Signs of Investors Becoming Collectors

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In an ideal world, an interest in coins would be the exclusive realm of collectors. The current interest in the coin market is driven partially by collectors with discretionary money, but also by a significant infusion of speculators and investors

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Precious Metals’ Soaring Prices Drives Buyers

By Patrick A. Heller
Have you heard the adage of “be careful what you wish for as you may get it?” That certainly applies to people who purchase precious metals in anticipation of soaring prices.
If the prices of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium rise significantly, these moves would not occur in a vacuum

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Silver Continues Upward Climb

In a trend continuing from last week, we are again singing the song of silver as it continues its upward climb at the time of this writing.
Up from second place a week ago, the best-seller this week was the 2020-W uncirculated silver American Eagle. As the spotlight on silver brightened, the unc

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Risks of Having ‘Unallocated Storage’ in IRAs

By Patrick Heller 
Virtually all Americans who have self-directed Precious Metals Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)  have chosen the less expensive form of “unallocated storage” in vaults for their holdings in these IRAs.
As we learned during the bankruptcy of MF Global during the Great Recession, unallocated storage means you don’t own real gold and silver. In unallocated storage, you have a claim against the assets of the operator of the storage vault, who is the party who has title to the gold and silver that you think you own

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Enjoy ‘Gold Rush’ Prudently, Advises PNG

 
Buyers of physical gold and silver during the 2020 “Gold Rush” should be wary of potential counterfeits in the marketplace, mistaking plated “gold coins” for bullion products, and avoid overpaying for any purchases, cautions the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers division of the Professional Numismatists Guild in a July 31 advisory.
“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,” said Richard Weaver, president of PNG-APMD. “If you don’t know gold, you’d better know your gold dealer

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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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How High Will Silver Go?

By Richard Giedroyc
Silver broke through the $21 an ounce barrier as this commentary was being written, so how high will silver go? Is it really the poor man’s gold? There really isn’t anything further to say that the spot price of silver can’t say for itself. Bullion and bullion-impacted coins continue their upward trend. This, in turn, is grabbing the attention of investors while the general public begins once more to check their change to see if they get lucky

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Does A Gold Currency Make Sense?

Gold coins have circulated for thousands of years. Using gold in coins for payment purposes has a great combination of advantages—durability, portability, standardization, relative ease of production, and others. One limitation of using gold coins for commerce, however, has been that it was most practical for face-to-face transactions

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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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Coins with Intrinsic Value in High Demand

By Richard Giedroyc
Could prices for key date and ultra-high condition certified coins be ready for a dramatic increase? Dealers have been recently indicating there is a shortage of quality coins that aren’t what I would term “recycled stuff.” It can be argued that many of the better coins are in strong financial hands, however, it can also be argued demand is simply outstripping supply in much the same fashion as is being experienced in the bullion and bullion-impacted sectors of the coin market.
This is the type of problem we all may welcome, that is unless you have been putting off buying some special coin

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COVID Business Landscape: Part V

By Tom Michael
As we wrap up our look into what changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the coin business, we want to thank everyone who participated, sharing their insights and adaptations so that we might share them with our readers. We hope this mini-series has provided a breath of fresh air to all who have read it, while reminding everyone of the resilience and resourcefulness endemic in our shared hobby and industry. 
In this last installment, we bring you news from three of the largest producers of gold and silver commemorative and bullion coins in the world, plus an inside look at the workings of two creative coin originators who continue to push the traditional boundaries of modern collectible coinage

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Coronavirus Creates Influx of Collectors, Investors

By Richard Giedroyc
The surprising and rapid recovery of equity markets in a “V” rather than a “U” shape curve has impacted the spot price of precious metals inversely. This, in turn, has been impacting the value of bullion and bullion-impacted coins. Consider that the bad news

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Kookaburra Celebrates 30 Years

By Tom Michael 
Perth Mint continues their celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra with the release on June 2 of a 2-ounce silver proof gilded high relief 2 dollar coin. The high relief with selective gilding is a first for the Perth Mint. They used 24-carat gold on the high relief Kookaburra of the reverse design created by well-known graphic designer Jennifer McKenna

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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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Coin Finds: Buried Treasure in 1974

When I went through my change I found a 1944 Lincoln wheat penny from the San Francisco Mint and a 1944 Lincoln wheat penny from the Denver mint. I wonder if they are of any value since I believe they were supposedly taken out of circulation for the war efforts.
Roy Reignier
Riverton, Wyo

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Opportunity in Morgan, Peace Dollars

By Richard Giedroyc
All sectors of the coin market continue to thrive. Bullion and bullion-impacted coins continue to trade in a tight price range that mirrors the spot price of silver and gold. Overall, the spot price for bullion silver continues to underperform, however there are eager buyers for this metal at current levels

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Bullion Investors Hesitate

By Richard Giedroyc
There will always be bumps along the road, but in general the market for coins is moving along smoothly. There is some recent hesitation among investors seeking bullion and bullion impacted coins due to prices having reached a plateau for both gold and silver. Possible future appreciation is in question at the moment due to equities markets beginning to head north

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Coin Market Healthiest It’s Been in Years

By Richard Giedroyc
Gold continues to trade in a reasonably tight range while silver continues to dramatically underperform gold. You might not see this if you follow the demand for silver American Eagle and bullion-impacted silver coins. Demand continues to outstrip supply for both gold and silver composition coins, both older issues and those being generated by the U

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Bullion-Related Coins Remain a Hot Market

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

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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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Federal Reserve Websites Document Inflation Of The Money Supply

By Patrick A. Heller 
The US government and Federal Reserve Bank are inflating the money supply, which reduces the value of the US dollar. Two Federal Reserve online reports document the scope of this inflation

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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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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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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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Update from the United States Mint

The following message was sent to the Mint’s Authorized Purchasers today:
This is to inform you that we have temporarily sold out of American Eagle silver eagle bullions. Our rate of sale in just the first part of March exceeds 300% of what was sold last month.
West Point is working diligently to produce additional inventory and once additional inventory is produced, we will again begin allocations

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Coronavirus Fears Boost Spot Price of Gold

The soaring price of gold coupled with an increasing number of significantly rare and expensive coins appearing in recent auctions bode well for the near-future business of coins.
While a strong stock market offers discretionary money, with which to encourage diversification through buying collectibles as hard assets, fears such as those due to the economic impact of the coronavirus are boosting the spot price of gold. Bullion and heavily bullion-impacted silver and especially gold coins are drawing a lot of interest from investors, likely for this reason

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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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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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Auction Fever on the Rise

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

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American Eagle 2020 One Ounce Silver Proof Coin, Congratulations Set

Luck be a lady tonight, or in this case, Lady Liberty. Another new product that the United States Mint is putting out during the first quarter of the new year is the American eagle one-ounce silver proof coin. It is set to go on sale Jan

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NGC to Showcase Stunning Toned GSA Hoard Morgan Dollars at FUN Show

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) will display selections from Toneddollars’  NGC Registry sets of GSA Hoard Morgan dollars at the 2020 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in January.
Jack Kelly, who goes by Toneddollars in the NGC Registry, submitted his collection of toned GSA Hoard coins to NGC in October 2019 to be graded or re-graded. Most of the 100+ coins received a grade of NGC MS 65 or higher, and 48 coins earned NGC’s trademarked Star Designation (★) for exceptional eye appeal

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Market Decline Indicates Good Time to Buy

By Richard Giedroyc
The spot price of both gold and silver are once more declining at the moment this commentary is being written.  If you watch the price of coins for investment purposes, this is where you should buy on the dip, then sell once the price has recovered to some target value you set for your portfolio. Yes, this makes sense

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Canada Strikes First-Ever Pure Gold, Silver Collector Coins

For the first time since it opened its doors 43 years ago, the Royal Canadian Mint’s Winnipeg facility has struck pure gold and fine silver numismatic coins. These special collectibles are the product of what the Mint calls “a unique marriage of expertise” between Winnipeg and Ottawa employees who joined forces to create “made in Manitoba” tributes to the RCM’s world-renowned Maple Leaf bullion coins.
Effective Dec

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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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Gold And Silver Commodity Market Standards Vary Between Markets

Gold and silver commodity futures contracts are traded on exchanges around the world.  The largest market is in London, England, but two other major exchanges are the New York COMEX and the Shanghai Gold Exchange SGE).
Some other lower volume exchanges are traded in Chicago, Sydney, Tokyo, and Zurich, Switzerland

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Gold And Silver Promote Peace

No one knows for certain how the concept of “money” originated.  There have been various theories posited over the centuries.  The idea that I find most sensible is money was created as a means for paying mercenaries, soldiers from one land who were paid to fight for leaders of another land

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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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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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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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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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Ohio Nixes Coin/Bullion Sales Tax Exemption—Reducing Future Tax Collections

The Ohio legislature, after going back and forth on the issue, sent a fiscal 2020-2021 budget bill to Governor Mike DeWine’s office that eliminates that state’s existing sales tax exemption on precious metals bullion and bullion-priced gold and silver coins, effective Oct. 1, 2019.
According to budget plans, once again imposing sales tax on such products will result in a net increase in Ohio total tax collections

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Video: In the Trenches Fighting Counterfeits – with ACEF Director Beth Deisher

  The United States is facing an unprecedented tsunami of counterfeits coming into the country, mostly from China. From name-brand goods to everyday household items, these counterfeits diminish the value of authentic merchandise and put Americans at risk. For coin collectors and gold and silver bullion investors, the threat of counterfeits can lead to a […]

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Surge in Interest in Coins Finally at Hand

Consider it a coincidence barometer if you like, but I have recently noticed an uptick in the number of full page ads in local newspapers as well as ads on television where unnamed companies offer to purchase your coins as well as gold and silver in local hotels.
Considering the recent appreciation of gold and silver, followed by the subsequent increase in value of many intrinsic value driven coins, this suggests the surge in interest in coins many of us have been waiting for is finally at hand. These anonymous buyers, of course, offer to buy your coins at ‘up to’ some very staggering figures to encourage you to visit, but these hotel buyers are helping to draw new attention to coins

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Mint Statistics: Not Much Movement on Gold or Silver Bullion Sales

Gold bullion remained the same as last week, with total ounces at 4,000 and total units 8,500.  With the price of gold eclipsing $1,400, it will be interesting to see how long these numbers go unchanged.  Silver, on the other hand, added 305,000 and will end June at 855,000

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Market continues to heavily favor buyer rather than seller

“I’m a buyer at these levels,” appears to be a recent frequently repeated statement at many coin shows nationwide. This reflects the lower spot price of gold and silver, which subsequently is impacting the intrinsic value of many collectible coins.
At the same time some dealers are indicating they are having a difficult time purchasing and stocking anything of significance

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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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Existing Coin/Bullion Sales Tax Exemptions Under Attack

Right now, five states do not impose any state sales taxes (Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon) and 32 have complete or partial sales tax exemptions on the in-state retail sales of precious metals bullion and rare coins.
On July 1, West Virginia’s sales tax exemption on precious metals bullion and rare coins go into effect.  It is possible that, before the end of 2019, there may be another state that adopts such a sales tax exemption

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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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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1980

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Changes in the Numismatic World The year 1980 began with a crash in the silver market. For years before, the price of silver had risen slowly, inducing people to start selling any and all silver items they had laying around the house. But in a short […]

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Harvey Stack – Growing up in a Numismatic Family: The Early Days of Stack’s – 1979

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Changes in the Numismatic World The year 1979 featured several influential numismatic events, including heavy precious metal buying and the subsequent effects of a hyperactive investment sector. It also featured the birth of a multi-dealer auction event, the sale of several major collections at public […]

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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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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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Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek …. The Binion Hoard offers the collector a variety of ways to collect coins, currency and memorabilia like ashtrays, dice, gambling equipment, photos, casino chips, etc. A collector could assemble a traditional date/mintmark set, or he could choose to assemble a set of the various souvenir items available. But first, […]

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Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek …..   The Binion Hoard offers the collector a variety of ways to collect coins, currency and memorabilia like ashtrays, dice, gambling equipment, photos, casino chips, etc. A collector could assemble a traditional date/mintmark set, or he could choose to assemble a set of the various souvenir items available. But […]

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JM Bullion: Get Moonstruck With First Release of New Lisa Parker Series

The Anonymous Mint has a stellar reputation for the production of copper and silver round series with distinctive, one-of-a-kind designs. All of the mint’s rounds are limited-edition offerings with small batches. Julie Lindquist leads the Anonymous Mint in creating each new series, and at JM Bullion we’re proud to partner with the Anonymous Mint on […]

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Eight amazing pieces of silver

By Mark Benvenuto
Throughout the entire collector community, it’s fair to say we all like hefty silver coins. It appears to be part of virtually every collector’s passion, and that desire can burn pretty brightly in many of us. Whether it is classic silver dollars or the big silver of foreign countries, these coins are those that are usually in the spotlight and always in collectors’ hearts

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Dealers group reports physical gold buyers returning

(Temecula, California) October 19, 2018 — The recent rise in gold’s price has sparked a return to the physical gold market of former customers along with new retail buyers, according to officials of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The Temecula, California-based PNG is a non-profit trade association composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and bullion coin dealers

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Silver Stacking – Collecting Silver Rounds and Bars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ….. Whether they admit it or not, silver stackers get excited about watching their holdings grow by anywhere from a few pre-1965 dimes to a few 100-ounce bars at a time. While “stacking” is enjoyable, it’s possible to get two forms of entertainment from the process. Thousands of different one-ounce silver rounds and bars […]

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The Mike Fuljenz Metal Report on Gold and Silver – September 26, 2018

Gold and Silver Report by Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Barron’s “Rediscovers” Gold Gold has remained within 1% ($12) of $1,200 every day for the last five weeks, unable to rise above $1,212, but also firmly staying above $1,188. This week, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets, and they are widely expected to raise short-term […]

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Bitcoin can be Dangerous to Own – It’s Down 63% in Price and Subject to Theft and Fraud

Gold and Silver Report by Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Cryptocurrency Woes… The price for a single Bitcoin peaked at $19,783.21 on December 17, 2017. Yesterday, the quoted price was $7,317.41, down 63% in seven months. This decline was very predictable since Bitcoin was not a “real” financial market before late 2017. You could buy or […]

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Utah, Texas, and Wyoming top 2018’s Sound Money Index

New Jersey, Kentucky, Vermont and three other states declared biggest enemies of sound money
Eagle, Idaho (July 9th, 2018) — Utah, Texas, and Wyoming round out the top three most sound money-friendly states in the United States, according to the 2018 Sound Money Index, released today by the Sound Money Defense League and Money Metals Exchange.
The 2018 Sound Money Index is the first index of its kind, ranking all 50 states using nine indicators to determine which states have implemented the most pro-sound money policies in the country

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Precious Metals & Bullion Coins – Making the Transition From Silver to Gold

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   According to popular wisdom and common sense, beginning precious metals investors who lack large budgets should purchase silver before venturing into gold. This is very logical for a number of reasons, but it leaves an important question unanswered: When does the silver buyer make the switch to the yellow metal? This […]

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Red Book recollections: Phil Bressett

Coin Update continues its series dedicated to reflecting on the long history of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book, now in its 72nd edition. “Red Book Recollections” features personal reflections written by Red Book contributors, collectors, and others with the aim of providing different perspectives on the long-lived reference work

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Gold & Silver Political Action Committee May 2018 e-Newsletter

By John Villavicencio for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee…… Gold & Silver Political Action Committee News Update on Candidate Steve Bieda Last month the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee reported that we were supporting Steve Bieda (D) in his race for Michigan State Senator. In the fast-moving world of politics, the only thing certain […]

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Gold & Silver PAC May 2018 e-Newsletter

By John Villavicencio for the Gold & Silver PAC …… Gold & Silver News From the Political Coordinator Update on Candidate Steve Bieda Last month we reported that we were supporting Steve Bieda (D) in his race for Michigan State Senator. In the fast-moving world of politics, the only thing certain is change. Steve withdrew from […]

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Gold Markets Report – Gold Remains Firm but Cautious

Commentary for Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ……  Gold closed up $3.60 today at $1339.00 – not bad – we did sell off a bit on the close after reaching above $1344.00 on the day but this was probably the result of “nothing new” […]

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The First Ancient Coins – Aegina’s Sea Turtle

Ancient Coins – ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. AR Stater. Sea turtle By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ….. Aegina is a rocky and mountainous island in the Saronic Gulf located about 25 miles southeast of Athens. It was settled by the Dorians around 900 BCE and was named after the […]

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Precious Metals Market Report – Gold Continues Lower

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

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Bitcoin: Digital bullion, or just digital?

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In a recent interview on the “Fast Money Halftime Report,” renowned trader Mark Fisher discussed the similarities between the current hype for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and the silver rush seen in the late 1970s and 1980s

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Bitcoin: Digital bullion, or just digital?

In a recent interview on the “Fast Money Halftime Report,” renowned trader Mark Fisher discussed the similarities between the current hype for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and the silver rush seen in the late 1970s and 1980s. Fisher attributes Bitcoin’s rapid rise in value to its organic popularity (i

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On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Coin Overview: As a child of the ‘80s, I was always fond of the Bicentennial quarter. It still turns up in pocket change once in a while, and roll hunters can run across more than a few when poring over bank boxes. Most circulating specimens survive […]

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APMEX Introduces 2018 Gold, Silver Chinese Pandas

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is thrilled to announce that 2018 Gold and Silver Chinese Pandas are now available to order. The 1 oz Gold Panda, introduced in 1982, featured a simple design showcasing one of the most beloved animals in the world. Since then, the yearly changing designs […]

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APMEX Announces Release of New Stackable Silver Rounds

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce a new product offering, providing an investment piece that can be tangibly enjoyed. The new 1 oz Silver APMEX Stackables™ represent innovation in production. Each round features APMEXclusive® interlocking ridges that allow the rounds to perfectly stack on top of each other. This mechanism […]

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

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

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GoldDealer Precious Metals Market Report – Gold Moves Higher After FOMC Announcement

Precious Metals Market Commentary for Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $2.70 today at $1249.40 – this before the FOMC released its latest thoughts concerning interest rates. Gold opened a bit lower today reaching $1245.00 before turning higher – so we […]

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APMEX: South Korea Releases Second Chiwoo Cheonwang Silver Medal

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to introduce the second release in the widely popular Chiwoo Cheonwang medal series. This series, produced by KOMSCO, the official mint of South Korea, took the internet by storm with its initial 2016 release and looks to expand on that success in […]

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APMEX: South Korea Releases Second Chiwoo Cheonwang Silver Medal

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals e-retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to introduce the second release in the widely popular Chiwoo Cheonwang medal series. This series, produced by KOMSCO, the official mint of South Korea, took the internet by storm with its initial 2016 release and looks to expand on that success in […]

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He said he’d be back – Terminator Returns with a Genisys Silver Round

Stardust Silver announces their newest release, Terminator Genisys™ GUARDIAN 1 oz .999 Fine Silver Proof.  The GUARDIAN Terminator Coin follows the 1 oz .999 Fine Silver Terminator T-800 Reverse Proof commemorative, celebrating over 30 Years of the Terminator™ franchise. Mintage is limited to 5,000 pieces and is composed of fine 0.999 silver. It’s available to […]

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He said he’d be back – Terminator Returns with a Genisys Silver Round

Stardust Silver announces their newest release, Terminator Genisys™ GUARDIAN 1 oz .999 Fine Silver Proof.  The GUARDIAN Terminator Coin follows the 1 oz .999 Fine Silver Terminator T-800 Reverse Proof commemorative, celebrating over 30 Years of the Terminator™ franchise. Mintage is limited to 5,000 pieces and is composed of fine 0.999 silver. It’s available to […]

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Blanchard: Four Reasons Silver Is Outpacing Gold In 2017

By Blanchard and Company, Inc …..   The precious metals sector is off to the races in the first six weeks of 2017, as returns in both gold and silver are beating the S&P 500. The silver market is the best performer – with nearly double the gains seen in gold. Here’s a quick look […]

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The Origin of Specie: How Gold and Silver Became Money

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz …. …And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver. –Genesis, 20:16 ABIMELECH, PHILISTINE KING OF GERAR, gravely offended the patriarch Abraham by trying to appropriate his wife, Sarah, having been led to believe that Sarah was actually Abraham’s sister[1]. In […]

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Bullion & Precious Metals – Gold In Our Sewers?

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

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Gold Bullion Markets Report – Gold Rattled by Durable Goods Number

Gold Bullion Markets Commentary for Wednesday, November 23, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $21.90 at $1189.30. So we have breached the important support at $1200.00 – not exactly unexpected as we have been saying but time will be needed to see just how […]

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COLLECTING SILVER – Add Silver to your Gift List this Year

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek…. It’s that time of year again. What can you buy that is unique, enduring and reasonably priced for those on your gift list? One word – silver – immediately comes to mind. Collectors and bullion investors often like to give silver coins, rounds and bars to others, and that is a timely gift […]

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Gold Markets Commentary – The Trump Effect on Gold – No one really knows.

Commentary for  November 10, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $10.40 today at $1264.90. Gold is weak today because the dollar is higher – the Dollar Index moved from 98.25 to 99.25 today before settling somewhat. So let me ask you a question What […]

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Gold Markets – Gold Lower on Election News

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

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Northern Lights Collection: Prices Realized

On September 29, Legend Numismatics offered an array of spectacularly toned Morgan dollars in its Regency Auction XVIII in Las Vegas. The 67 coins were divided into three groups: a general selection (lots 43–72), coins from the Flannagan collection (lots 92–109), and the featured Northern Lights collection (lots 73–91, presented in conjunction with Coin Week)

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Belgium: 100 Years of the Theory of Relativity Featured on Gold and Silver Coins

The Royal Mint of Belgium has issued two new coins in honor of the centennial anniversary of the breakthrough theory of relativity. Famed scientist Albert Einstein (1879–1955), a German-born theoretical physicist, proclaimed the discovery, which has been described as “the origins of the universe” and essentially resulted in the re-thinking of what was regarded as the basis of science and mathematics

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Silver Stacking – Collecting Silver Rounds and Bars

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Whether they admit it or not, silver stackers get excited about watching their holdings grow by anywhere from a few pre-1965 dimes to a few 100-ounce bars at a time. While “stacking” is enjoyable, it’s possible to get two forms of entertainment from the process. Thousands of different one-ounce silver rounds and bars […]

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Italy: New “Italy of Art” Series Silver Coin Now Available

On September 6, the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint) issued the latest coin in the popular and successful “Italy of Art” series. The new issue highlights the lovely town of Recanati, located in the Province of Macerata

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Latest in Canada’s “Landscape Illusions” Series: The Pronghorn Antelope

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest coin in its Landscape Illusions series. The reverse design features the Pronghorn Antelope, a North American mammal that in Canada is found predominantly in Saskatchewan

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Canada Features Polar Bear on Sixth and Final Issue in “Big Coin” Series

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the sixth and final coin in its colorful and popular “Big Coin” series, which brings to life each coin presently in circulation as a large five-ounce silver piece. This coin re-creates the “toonie,” a two-dollar bi-metallic coin carrying an image of a polar bear, first introduced into circulation in 1996 to replace the bank note of the same value

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Canada Issues Square Coin Quartet Featuring National Symbol

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new four-coin set which placed together depicts Canada’s national symbol, the maple leaf. When the four square-shaped 2017-dated coins are positioned side-by-side in a greater square, they form an exquisitely engraved image of the Canadian icon

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A-Mark Precious Metals Acquires Majority Stake in SilverTowne Mint

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

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New Zealand Issues “Mickey Through the Ages – Brave Little Tailor” Gold and Silver Coins

The New Zealand Mint is continuing its “Mickey Through the Ages” series with new gold and silver coins featuring the 1938 Mickey Mouse cartoon, “Brave Little Tailor.” The film was based on Grimm’s fairy tale of the same name and went on to be nominated for an Academy Award

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Canada Honors Newfoundland Regiment with Silver Coin Commemorating Battle of Beaumont-Hamel

The Royal Canadian Mint has shared the following press release:
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, August 16, 2016 – In recognition of Newfoundland’s great First World War sacrifice, the Royal Canadian Mint held an event at Canadian Forces Station St

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UK Remembers Anniversary of Historic Battle of Hastings on New Commemorative Coins

The Royal Mint has launched (16th August) their latest commemorative 50-pence coins in precious metal for the 950th anniversary of one of the most consequential battles in England’s history.
The battle of Hastings in 1066 began with a question of succession to the English throne after the death of its childless king, Edward the Confessor (1003 – 1066)

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How Rare Coins Can Help Your Investment Portfolio

Just last year, a British charity known for helping UK war veterans received an odd-looking two pence coin in one of its donation bins. As the coins were being counted, a branch treasurer noticed that this particular two pence coin was silver instead of the usual copper color and took the coin to the bank to find out more about it

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Belgian 20-Euro Silver Proof Coin Honors Humanitarian Organization with Roots in the United States

The Royal Belgian Mint has issued a new silver coin remembering the centennial anniversary of a relief organization that aided much of the Belgian populace during the the country’s occupation by imperial German forces during the First World War. The Commission for Relief in Belgium was initiated by Herbert Hoover (1874 – 1964), an American mining engineer who lived London at the time of the outbreak of the war in 1914

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Silver Stackers – Making The Transition From Silver To Gold

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… According to popular wisdom and common sense, beginning precious metals investors who lack large budgets should purchase silver before venturing into gold. This is very logical for a number of reasons, but it leaves an important question unanswered: When does the silver buyer make the switch to the yellow metal? This is a […]

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Silver Bullion – Making The Transition From Silver To Gold

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… According to popular wisdom and common sense, beginning precious metals investors who lack large budgets should purchase silver before venturing into gold. This is very logical for a number of reasons, but it leaves an important question unanswered: When does the silver buyer make the switch to the yellow metal? This is a […]

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Latvia Features Porcelain Art of Baltars on New Plate-Shaped Coin

The Bank of Latvia has issued (August 9) an innovative coin that pays tribute to traditional Latvian artisans active in the porcelain industry. The coin is dedicated to Baltars, a workshop responsible for fine china and faience painting that is considered the pride of Latvian national culture

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Canada Releases “Wanduta: Portrait of a Chief” Five-Ounce Silver Proof Color Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new five-ounce silver coin that remembers an important advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples in North America. Wanduta, a Sioux Valley Dakota Chief, is featured on a coin that reminds us that equality under the law has, for many communities, been hard-won over the years and decades

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Netherlands Antilles War Hero George Maduro Honored on New Gold and Silver Coins

The Central Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten, under the authority of the Netherlands Antilles, has issued (August 4) new silver and gold coins paying homage to one of the Netherlands’ wartime heroes on the occasion of the anniversary of his 100th birthday. George John Lionel Maduro (1916 –1945) is remembered as the only Dutch person of Antillean descent to have been awarded (posthumously) the Knight 4th-class of the Military Order of William, which is the oldest and highest honor of the kingdom

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Aruba Celebrates 30 years of “Status Aparte” or Independence on Colorful New Coin

The Centrale Bank van Aruba has issued (August 4) a new coin celebrating the 40th anniversary of the year the island attained its status as a separate entity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, gaining its own national flag and anthem in 1976.
Aruba did not become officially independent until January 1, 1986

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Latest Coin in Canada’s National Heroes Series Salutes Police

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched the third silver coin in its popular “National Heroes” series, which salutes the jobs, people, and services we all depend on to keep us healthy and secure. The third coin in the series pays homage to the police — men and women who routinely put themselves between civilians and innumerable dangers

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New Zealand Features Honey Bee on World’s First Silver Hexagonal Coin with Resin Inclusion

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has unveiled (August 1) a new coin paying homage to the humble honey bee, or Apis mellifera. The honey bee is an integral part of our lives, providing honey while pollinating flowers and plants that provide the human race with needed sustenance

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Gold Markets Report – Gold Closes Strong on BOJ News

Commentary for Friday, February 5, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up $16.50 today on the Comex at $1350.30. This is the highest level gold has seen this week – the lowest close being 1319.30 – the spread being $31.00. The gold markets got a surprising […]

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British Indian Ocean Territory Features Marine Biodiversity on Crown Coin

The Government of the British Indian Ocean Territory has issued (July 27) a new coin highlighting the immense biodiversity of this region. From its indigenous land and airborne creatures to the extraordinary sea inhabitants, the British Indian Ocean Territory is rich and plentiful with an array of diverse and exceptional nature

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Auction Rarities at Upcoming Hong Kong Showcase

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has shared the following press release:
SANTA ANA, CA. — Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held Monday August 15 through Wednesday April 17 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Canada Celebrates 125 Years of Basketball on World’s First Convex Color Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new coin celebrating one of the world’s most popular team sports: basketball. Over the last 125 years, professional basketball has become a multi-billion-dollar industry with sponsorships, televised coverage, and events that bring the sport to an ever-growing audience

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Canada Features Appealing 50-Cents Design on Latest “Big Coin” 5 oz. Release

 

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the latest issue in their “big coin” series. Each currently circulating Canadian coin denomination, from the 5-cent piece to the 2-dollar value, has been rendered as a unique five-ounce silver piece that employs Canada’s recognizable design motifs

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300th Anniversary of Spanish Postal Service “Correos” featured on New Silver Coin

On July 18, the Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Casa Real de la Moneda will issue a new collector coin celebrating the 300th anniversary of the establishment of Spain’s postal service.
Granted by Royal Warrant of King Philip V on July 13, 1716, the system was implemented to deliver the King’s orders and diplomatic dispatches, which included his personal correspondences as well as government payments and monies

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Spot Metals Soaring

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. 10th Annual Summer FUN Set To Sizzle; Wasn’t The Bicentennial Just Yesterday? – Spot Metals Soaring A Summer Holiday As I write this report another Fourth of July Holiday has come and gone. Our great country’s birthday is something which we should all take great pride in […]

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Welsh Dragon Features on UK’s Latest £20 Silver Face-Value Coin

The Royal Mint’s (July 4) latest face-value commemorative silver coin with a high denomination features the Welsh dragon, an enduring symbol of Wales.
The 2016 Welsh Dragon Celebration £20 Fine Silver Coin is issued in recognition of the Royal Mint’s newly opened and family-friendly ‘Royal Mint Experience’ visitor attraction based in Llantrisant, South Wales

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Don’t Get Fixated On Spot Price When Buying Silver Coins

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… Silver investors tend to check the current spot price before making a purchase of silver coins. That’s a logical starting point, as the cost for physical metal is usually – but not always – related to spot. Don’t expect former premiums to remain in place when spot plunges. Why […]

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Don’t Get Fixated On Spot Price When Buying Silver Coins

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… Silver investors tend to check the current spot price before making a purchase of silver coins. That’s a logical starting point, as the cost for physical metal is usually – but not always – related to spot. Don’t expect former premiums to remain in place when spot plunges. Why […]

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Sales Updates: 2016 Cumberland Gap 5 oz. Uncirculated Coin and Gold Mercury Dime

The 2016 Cumberland Gap 5 oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin was released yesterday and the first-day sales totals are in: the issue has sold 14,062 units, not quite half of its stated 30,000-piece mintage limit

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Next-to-Last Silver Coin Issued in Japan’s Popular Prefectures Series

The Mint of Japan has unveiled the next-to-last issue in its successful series of silver and color “Prefecture” Proof coins, which plans to honor all 47 administrative districts in Japan by the time the final piece is issued later this year. The designs of these crown-sized coins highlight the landmarks, cultural objects, and natural beauty of each area, along with the personalities that have had a connection with the prefecture

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British Virgin Islands Highlights Elizabeth II’s Milestone Birthday with New “90” Coin

The Government and Treasury of the British Virgin Islands have issued two uniquely shaped coins in celebration of the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which occured on April 21. As head of state of the British Virgin Islands, the Queen was the first British sovereign to visit this Caribbean country in February of 1966; she later returned for a second visit in 1977 as part of her Silver Jubilee tour of the Commonwealth

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Almada Negreiros and Portuguese Modernism Feature on Latest EUROPA Star Coins

The Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda (INCM) has unveiled new gold and silver coins as part of the EUROPA star numismatic program. This year’s theme focuses on 20th century European design; Portugal’s contribution to this popular series focuses on the celebrated literary artist José Sobral de Almada Negreiros (1893 – 1970)

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Unique Finnish Style Featured on Latest EUROPA Star Series Coin

The Mint of Finland’s latest contribution to the EUROPA Star numismatic program will feature Alvar Aalto (1898 – 1976), the famed Finnish architect, designer, sculptor, and painter. This year’s theme of the EUROPA series focuses on modern 20th century design and how those who have contributed in this arena have impacted our lives and mode of living

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2016 Mexican 1 Oz. Silver Libertad – Available NOW at JM Bullion

2016 Mexican Silver Libertad – In Stock NOW One of the world’s most popular coins right now is the Mexican Silver Libertad. Often overshadowed by the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf and American Silver Eagle, the Libertad’s low mintage figures actually make it an immensely popular option for serious investors. 2016 1 oz Mexican Silver Libertad […]

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Gold Market Report – Gold Finally Reacts to Dovish Fed Minutes

Commentary for Thursday, April 7, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up $15.00 on the Comex today at $1228.00. This is starting to look like a ping-pong match – even though the dollar was flat. I wish this up-draft was a game-changer but my guess is […]

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

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

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Silver Coins – Low Budget Silver Coin Investing and Collecting

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… At current spot prices in the $15/ounce range, silver isn’t the screaming bargain it was over a decade ago when the metal’s peak for the year was $5.05/ounce on July 22, 2002. Despite silver’s higher price point today, economic observers still say it’s still a good value based on […]

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Silver Coins – Low Budget Silver Coin Investing and Collecting

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……   At current spot prices in the $15/ounce range, silver isn’t the screaming bargain it was over a decade ago when the metal’s peak for the year was $5.05/ounce on July 22, 2002. Despite silver’s higher price point today, economic observers still say it’s still a good value based […]

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Gold and Silver Markets – Gold Climbs Higher on a Weaker Dollar

Commentary for Thursday, March 3, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold Markets closed up $14.00 on the Comex today at $1256.60. Well – what do you have here? Gold was flat in overnight trading both in Hong Kong and London – and opened flat to down in […]

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Bullion Coins – Silver Stacking Techniques

2016 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Silver bullion is no longer just an investment vehicle but also a hobby that countless “Silver Stackers” take part in every day. It might sound strange to think of the shiny metal as a hobby, but “Silver Stacking” has evolved the metal into something more. Let’s see how… “Silver Stacking” […]

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Gold Market Update – Gold Closes up $38.70 and Threatens the Important $1200.00 Level | CoinWeek

Commentary for Monday, February 8, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up $38.70 on the Comex today at $1196.50. This will get everyone’s attention because during the trading day gold actually moved above $1200.00 before settling lower. Still the peak for gold last year was $1302.00 […]

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Gold Markets – Gold Moves to 15 Week Highs, Closing Above its 200 DMA

Commentary for Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold Markets closed up $17.30 on the Comex today at $1144.60. A big move which came later in the trading session after gold had traded in the $1130.00 range for half the trading day. Gold market continues […]

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An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver and Silver Coins

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… Even with premiums of $2.50 to $4 an ounce above spot, government-issued bullion coins such as the American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic and Mexican Libertad are extremely popular among modern silver investors. Cost-conscious shoppers tend to go for circulated pre-1965 U.S. dimes, quarters and half dollars at […]

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An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver and Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……   Even with premiums of $2.50 to $4 an ounce above spot, government-issued bullion coins such as the American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic and Mexican Libertad are extremely popular among modern silver investors. Cost-conscious shoppers tend to go for circulated pre-1965 U.S. dimes, quarters and half dollars […]

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Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Closes Higher on a Short Covering Rally

Gold Market Commentary for Monday, November 30, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up $9.80 on the Comex today at $1066.00. The gold market was generally higher from the opening trading upward from $1056.00 through $1069.00 finally settling somewhat lower than highs of the day at […]

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Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Breaks Lower as the Dollar Soars

Commentary for Friday, November 6, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $17.10 on the Comex today at $1087.60. This is actually above its lowest recent close of $1085.50 (August 5th) and while discouraging is still holding above is last summer’s low close. The price action […]

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

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

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Reacts to Greece and the Dollar but Remains Indecisive

Commentary for Monday, June 29, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up a modest $5.60 on the Comex today at $1178.50 – so a little excitement over the weekend and into domestic trading on Monday – very little. The overnight Hong Kong and London markets were […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Lower Ignoring Dollar Weakness

Commentary for Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $9.40 on the COMEX today at $1184.70. Interestingly the dollar was weaker – the Dollar Index closed yesterday at 95.94 and it is now trading at 95.48. Under normal trading conditions this half point […]

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Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 22-29, 2015

The volatility of global equities was on the rise this week, with significant sell-offs on the major stock exchanges in the U.S. (Tuesday) and China (Thursday). This coincided with a downward revision of first-quarter GDP amid an array of other disappointing economic data in the States. Funds continued to crowd into the bond markets, though […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Can’t Get started even with a Rate Cut by China

Commentary for Monday, May 11, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $5.90 today on the Comex at $1183.20. There was some early upside movement after the announcement that China would cut its lending rate by a ¼% but their attempt at fine-tuning their staggering economy […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher on the Anticipated Short-Covering Rally

Commentary for Friday  April 10th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up $11.00 on the Comex today at $1204.60. This was the short-covering bounce I expected yesterday and more importantly gold was firm in the face of a stronger dollar. The dollar this week was […]

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Gainesville Coins Market Update: March 23-27

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

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Ambras Castle | Schloß Ambras  (2002) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) Specifications: The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

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Commentary for Wednesday March 10th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold moved lower today on the Comex down $6.30 to close at $1160.10. So yesterday’s small gain was indeed a dead cat bounce – and this close was the cheapest gold has traded this year. Weakness […]

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Gold Market Newsletter : Gold Closes Lower as the Dollar Strengthens

Commentary for Wednesday March 10th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold moved lower today on the Comex down $6.30 to close at $1160.10. So yesterday’s small gain was indeed a dead cat bounce – and this close was the cheapest gold has traded this year. Weakness […]

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Pedigrees & Hoards: The Binion Hoard

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek…. The Binion Hoard offers the collector a variety of ways to collect coins, currency, and memorabilia like ashtrays, dice, gambling equipment, photos, casino chips, etc. A collector could assemble a traditional date/mintmark set, or he could choose to assemble a set of the various souvenir items available. But first, who […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Despite a Stronger Dollar

Commentary for Wednesday February 26th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed higher again today on the Comex up $8.60 at $1209.60 even though the dollar reached a monthly high against the euro. This from Market Watch – “Core CPI rose 0.2% in January, beating a consensus […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Continues Weak – the Dollar Strong

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

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Dillon Gage Introduces New Index to Trade Precious Metals. VIDEO: 2:25

John Humphrey, Dillon Gage Digital Metals Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… Dillon Gage has a created way to trade in gold,silver, platinum and palladium simultaneously. John Humpfrey of Digital Metals explains how this new service will benefit purchases of precious metals. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015 FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The Florida United Numismatists […]

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Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year since 2003, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG) has released a new bimetallic, silver-niobium collector’s coin honoring science, engineering and technology. This year’s coin, available now on the Austrian Mint’s website (http://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/produkte/cosmology), features a design based on the theme of “Cosmology”. Delivery started Wednesday, January 21. The outer […]

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Infographic – The History of Metals

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

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Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Improving its Technical Picture

Commentary for Friday January 9th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed up $7.60 today at $1216.00 so its technical picture continues to improve on the short term. Most writers believe higher numbers are the result of safe-haven buying over European monetary problems. But I think the […]

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Infographic – “The Many Phases of Silver” Presented by: Silver.com

2015 SILVER SERIES: PART 1 OF 4 Since the early days of civilization, the ancients connected the brilliance of silver to the moon. Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon, wore silver sandals and shot from a silver bow and arrow. This lunar comparison might be fitting because like the moon, silver also has many […]

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Gold Moves Lower on Mild Profit Taking

Commentary for Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed down $2.60 at $1228.90 in a mild round of profit taking after yesterday’s big $36.80 move to the upside. Considering recent higher prices pushed by short-covering and some safe haven buying the bulls while still […]

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Gold Market Newsletter : Gold Closes Again Choppy Capped by Lower Oil

Commentary for Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed up $2.20 at $1161.10 edging somewhat higher but probably capped by lower oil prices. Saudi Arabia continues to pump disregarding lower prices and a weakening European picture. With this scenario you might wonder what they […]

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Gold Markets Hammered as the Bank of Japan Announces Fresh Stimulus

Commentary for Friday, Oct 31, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed down $27.00 today at $1171.00 and at one time traded as low as $1161.00 and has given up $60.00 on the week. As the Bank of Japan announced an additional $700 billion in stimulus the […]

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Gold Markets: Gold Noncommittal Waiting for FOMC Results

Commentary for Wednesday, Oct 27, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold remains steady off $2.10 at $1229.10. The overnight Hong Kong and London markets lacked any direction and moved within a $3.00 range. The 30 day gold chart however shows gold is having trouble holding on to […]

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Gold Turns Lower against a Stronger Dollar and Continued Profit Taking

Commentary for Wednesday, Oct 23, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed down $16.30 at $1228.50 taking all the fizz out of recent action around the $1240.00 level. The dollar was strong as the Dollar Index saw a trading range of 85.66 through 85.88. I think today’s […]

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Gold Follows Through – Higher on Short Covering and Nervous

Commentary for Wednesday, Oct 9, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed up a strong $19.30 at $1224.60 as the overnight Hong Kong and London markets confirmed their strength after the release of September’s FOMC minutes yesterday. While this latest move might yet turn out to be […]

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Gold Closes Lower then Reverses after Dovish FOMC Comments

Commentary for Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 (www.golddealer.com) ……… Gold closed down $6.40 today at $1205.30 in a market which really cannot make up its mind. It actually traded as high as $1220.00 before reversing itself as oil prices came down – WTI crude oil moved lower by $1.15 at $87.47 a barrel and the dollar […]

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Gold and Silver Continue to Hit New Lows – 5 Articles on “Why “

Another Miserable Week for Gold and Silver Gold and silver drifted lower over the course of the week, with a challenge to the $1200 level for gold becoming a distinct possibility. Silver is struggling to hold $18.50. Mainstream opinion has been negative for commodities generally, with a strong dollar undermining them. Brent crude, for example, […]

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Reports of the Death of the Dollar as the World’s Currency May be Greatly Exaggerated

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. One of the most popular topics in the news today is the status of the dollar as the world’s currency and how efforts are being made by foreign nations to circumvent using the dollar by entering into currency swaps and commodity trade agreements. There’s no questioning that the dollar […]

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What Can You Do When The US Government Stops Supporting The US Dollar?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com …….. In the previous two weeks, the US Treasury has been forced to pay out a net of $65 billion to cover US dollars and US Treasury Debt being repatriated.  Some amount of this is almost certainly 1) in retaliation by the Russian and […]

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