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  • We Are Living in a Gold-Friendly World

    Long ago, back in January, we told you about an upcoming change in how the world would buy and sell oil, and how that could be detrimental for both stocks and the dollar. After several delays and false starts, the Chinese Yuan-based oil contract officially began trading on March 26, 2018. We also wr...
  • Steel Tariffs, Rising Gold and Silver

    By now, you have probably heard about President Trump's desire to impose a 25% tariff on imported steel, and 10% tariff on imported aluminum. While many are treating this as a surprise announcement that nobody saw coming, he began talking about this during the presidential campaign. Plans to do th...
  • What You Need to Know About The 2018 Silver American Eagle Coin

    READ ABOUT THE 2019 SILVER AMERICAN EAGLE HERE It’s a new year, which means new beginnings, new goals, and, more importantly, new opportunities to grow your precious metals portfolio. Each year, the United States Mint releases a new Silver American Eagle proof and bullion coin that investors and ...
  • Why Gold Has Reigned for Thousands of Years

    People have been enchanted by gold for millennia for its beauty and innate value. Since it was discovered, people have wanted more and more access to it. They have even made practical use of it to keep it a part of their daily lives. It’s easy to see its appeal, but have you ever asked yourself wh...
  • Tax Reform and You

    The new tax reform act has been touted as the “largest tax cut in the history of our nation”. Perhaps for some, but for many Americans, the impact might be muted by the overall effects on the financial system. If we use the tax reform efforts of the past as any guide, then a further loss of ...
  • The Evolution of Lady Liberty On American Coinage

    With the recent celebration of the 225th anniversary of the United States Mint, we will also be celebrating the 225th birthday of the ever-present Lady Liberty. Throughout the past few centuries, we’ve seen her on our coinage as a constantly evolving emblem. Lady Liberty has been depicted sitting ...
  • The Curious History of the Morgan Silver Dollar

    The Morgan silver dollar was first minted from 1878-1904, and again in 1921. Following the passage of the Bland-Allison Act in 1878, which required the U.S. Treasury to purchase a specified amount of silver to be circulated as silver dollars, Morgan dollars quickly stockpiled in the Treasury and b...
  • The Honorable History Behind the Kennedy Half Dollar

    Certified collectible coins are a strong investment choice. They’re beautiful, valuable, and often have a fascinating history you can appreciate. One of the most popular collectible coins out there is the Kennedy half dollar. With its portrayal of one of the country’s favorite past president...
  • The 1933 Double Eagle Gold Coin: A Modern Treasure with an Intriguing Heritage

    Infused with an abundance of mystery and known to collectors as one of the most intriguing gold coins in the world, the famed 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle has a storied past that is entwined with drama, courtroom battles, greed -- and the quest to unearth hidden stashes of these precious pi...
  • What is Gold Used For? Industrial Uses of Gold

    What is Gold? Gold is an expensive precious metal that prohibits its use in industrial applications simply by chance. It is only used when a less expensive substitute cannot be found. Palladium, platinum, and silver are the closest replacement metals for gold but are not a direct substitute. Becaus...

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