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  • Who is Augustus Saint-Gaudens?

    Born in Ireland, Augustus Saint-Gaudens moved to New York City with his family before the age of one. From this beginning, he went on to become not only one of the greatest American sculptors of all time but also perhaps the most influential coin designer in American history. Raised in New York C...
  • Why Invest in Precious Metals?

    Diversify Precious Metals One of the primary lessons in investment is diversification and precious metals are an ideal way to diversify your investment portfolio. Best of all, there’s no better time to invest in precious metals than the present. Now is a perfect time to look into adding some div...
  • Gold Confiscation of 1933

    What Was the 1933 Gold Confiscation? Amidst the Great Depression, the United States government decided to remove itself from the gold standard. Many individuals and foreign governments had started converting their currency to gold, which restricted the American supply of circulated currency. So, on...
  • What Are Gold Ingots?

    Gold ingots are large gold bars that have been created by pouring molten gold into a mold and allowing it to solidify. Gold ingots are the heaviest of gold bars and are referred to as “cast.” This is compared to smaller bars, which are referred to as “minted.” Casting Gold isn’t the ...
  • How to Avoid Scams When Purchasing Precious Metals Online

    As with any large purchase you make online, you need to be vigilant when purchasing gold and other precious metals over the Internet. Although the chance of fraud is relatively small, you will still want to be on guard for anything that may seem amiss. Also, as the price of precious metals rises, t...
  • Why is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold?

    Is now a good time to buy gold? And, if so, why is that? First of all, no one can ever predict with complete accuracy where markets are headed. If they could, there would be some extremely rich people in the world. Even investment gurus such as Warren Buffet have their occasional poor choice in inv...
  • How Can Gold Protect My Retirement Fund Against Inflation?

    Gold is famous as being a hedge against inflation. Because gold exists in a fixed amount, it can’t be increased in number when a central bank needs more money. As we see today, this isn’t true of currency. Because it is no longer backed by gold or other precious metals, if a central bank decide...
  • Why Should I Diversify My Precious Metals Holdings?

    You’ve already seen why adding precious metals—either through rare gold coins, silver coins, platinum coins or a Precious Metal IRA—is a smart move. This diversifies your portfolio, protects you against inflation and creates a hedge against times of economic uncertainty. But does the same pri...
  • 3 Benefits Of Opening A Precious Metals IRA

    Although much less common than a Roth or Traditional IRA or a 401(k) an increasingly large number of investors are turning to Precious Metal IRA for their retirement funds. Why Should I Open a Precious Metals IRA? The Precious Metal IRA offers investors a number of benefits. These are just three be...
  • Common Uses of Platinum

    Due to its unique qualities, platinum has been a highly desired metal and one with a number of different uses. From jewelry to industry, platinum is one of the most important metals in the world. Jewelry The most famous use for platinum is in the production of jewelry. Platinum is very strong a...

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