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  • The Krugerrand: The Original Gold Bullion Coin

    Avid gold investors diversify their collections with a variety of proofs, non-numismatic, and foreign coins, but up until the 1980s, the international gold coin market was limited. The rise of gold coins in the latter 20th century was due to the popularity of the Krugerrand from South Africa, the ...
  • Better Investment: Certified Coins or Bullion?

    One of the first questions you’re likely to have when you start investing in gold is how to decide between certified coins and bullion. Bullion costs less per Troy ounce of gold than certified coins, which could reasonably make you question why to invest more for the same amount of gold. Certif...
  • When is a Buffalo not a Buffalo?

    Misnaming species of animals or plants is not a new phenomenon so it should not come as a surprise that the U.S. government has perpetuated the misnaming of an animal for over a century. The brontosaurus, contrary to what generations have been taught, and countless museums display, does not exis...
  • U.S. Mint Sold Out of Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Gold Coin In Four Days

    The U.S. Mint sold out of a limited edition run of 50,000 gold baseball coins only four days after the issue was released. The special gold coin is part of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin program. Although the coins were marked with the denomination of $5, they were actually list...
  • Nevada Judge Sets Auction Date for $7.4 million Gold Coin Fortune

    January 29, 2013 – With an eye on the $800,000 worth of inheritance tax due to Uncle Sam, District Judge James Wilson of Carson City, Nevada set an auction date for the $7.4 million coin collection of the late Walter Samaszko, Jr. As reported in theLas Vegas Sun, the gold coins will be auctioned ...
  • 4 Facts About Black Friday And Gold

    Every year, around Thanksgiving, we see and hear a lot of questions about the ties between gold and Black Friday, and whether Black Friday pricing can be found on gold. So we thought we'd cover a few of the basics about how that association started, why you're not likely to see Black Friday discou...
  • The West Point Mint: Where Many US Proof Coins Are Struck

    The West Point Mint, located in New York, is primarily a producer of uncirculated commemorative and proof coins today. It is one of the lesser known mints, but coins it has struck are recognized because they bear a W mint mark. For collectors of US gold coins, the West Point Mint is very importan...
  • Why Rare Coins Are Flourishing (Even in a Down Economy)

    Millions of people around the world are fans of rare coins, and despite the way that global economies may be dragging, the market for these incredible pieces of history continues to be strong. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, in the United States alone the annual sales fo...
  • Rare Gold Coins from Roman Empire Smash Auction Records

    Well known Heritage Auctions has reported a record smashing sale of gold coins including one coin from the Roman Empire circa 218 A.D. This particular coin was very rare because it featured Emperor Macrinus, an emperor of Rome who served for only a little more than a year before being executed. T...
  • Coins of Gold & Silver Continue to be Smart Choice

    When it comes to making important decisions about how one invests, it is natural to look to a source like the world's central banks to see what they do. Those who do this notice they hold a great deal of one hard asset in particular: gold. These banks are run and staffed by people who know the value...

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