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  • Avoid Common Mistakes When Buying Gold

    In a recent article, TheStreet.com offered their advice to first-time gold buyers. The concepts are simple, but for investors new to precious metals, it can get a little confusing. According to the article, there are three main mistakes to avoid: Rule #1 - Don't Get Ripped Off Many companies c...
  • Where is Gold Traded?

    Unlike stocks and bonds, gold is normally traded over-the-counter, also known as OTC or off-exchange. This means that it is traded directly between two parties and away from a place built specifically for trading (known as an exchange). However, that doesn't mean there aren't centers of gold tradi...
  • Gold Coins Overview

    At United States Gold Bureau we live up to our name and to our reputation as your trusted gold authority by offering several wonderful gold coins to add to your collection. Whether you are new to collecting gold, adding to your Precious Metal IRA, or a seasoned gold collector, you will want to take ...
  • Gold as a Potential Currency

    China, India, Brazil and Russia last year called for a replacement to the dollar as the main reserve currency, after the financial crisis sparked by the collapse of the U.S. mortgage market led to the worst global recession since World War II. The Euro is a poor choice to counter the dollar as is t...
  • World Economy Driving the Price of Gold

    In a recent survey, 75% of Indian and Indonesian investors and more than 50% of Chinese investors said they were likely to buy gold, while only 11% of Americans said the same. There are many possible reasons for this. For example, most people are familiar with the fact that gold is popular in India...
  • Is Gold a Wise Short-Term Investment?

    Financial experts will tell you to focus on the long-term values of your investments and not to pay too much attention to the day-to-day daily market fluctuations. The same goes for owning gold coins. Gold has long been sought after for its beauty, rarity and indestructibility. In comparison to the...
  • The History of Canadian Silver Coins

    Coins were first created for Canada, which was at that time a province of the United Kingdom, in 1858. At the time, it was based upon the dollar of the neighboring United States and came in denominations of five, 10, and 20 cents. Later in the nineteenth century a 50 cent piece was added, though C...
  • What is Spot Price?

    The spot price is the price that is quoted for immediate payment and delivery of a commodity, a currency, or a security. However “immediate” has a different meaning than in normal usage. Since these trades are generally—especially for commodities—dealing with large quantities of an item, in...
  • The History of Numismatics

    For as long as coins and money have been around, people have been collecting them. In fact, records of coin collecting go all the way back to the time of Caesar Augustus and Petrarch is often considered the first coin collector of the Renaissance era. Gold is one of the most coveted precious metals ...
  • History of Canadian Gold Coins

    The Canadian Mint is a young mint when compared to other countries throughout the world. It was founded in 1901 and minted its first coin in 1908. The first silver dollar was minted in 1935 and it wasn’t until 1979 that Canada minted its first gold bullion coin, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf. Ca...

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