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InfoGraphic on the Swiss Gold Referendum to take place on November 30th

InfoGraphic on the Swiss Gold Referendum to take place on November 30th

Presented by: Gainesville Coins ……. On November 30, Swiss nationals head to the polls on three separate issues: abolishing a flat tax on resident, non-working foreigners, an immigration cap, and a proposal on Swiss gold reserves. Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist  

Interview with Designer of the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Goat Gold and Silver Coins

Interview with Designer of the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Goat Gold and Silver Coins

With Steven Cochran The Coin Explorer at Gainesville Coins ………   The Coin Explorer recently had the chance to ask Perth Mint coin artist Natasha Muhl about being chosen to design the 2015 Year of the Goat silver and gold coins for the Mint’s Lunar Series II. She has been an artist at the Perth Mint for four years, […]

Coin Guides: Tips on Buying Precious Metals and Bullion Coins

Coin Guides: Tips on Buying Precious Metals and Bullion Coins

By Gainesville Coins – www.gainesvillecoins.com The Advantage of Physical Assets Precious metals have long been treasured both for their beauty and rarity. As a result, these metals have been used by many civilizations as a store of wealth, and in some cases, a foundation for currency. Historically speaking, these stores of wealth have not experienced […]

All About the Benjamins: Why You Should Collect Franklin Half Dollars

All About the Benjamins: Why You Should Collect Franklin Half Dollars

Terrence Campbell at Gainesville Coins ……… Everyone likes Benjamins, right? Usually, when Ben Franklin is referenced in regard to currency, our first thought is that of the 100 dollar note. The Ben Franklin note itself has become an icon of modern pop culture, conspicuous consumption, and the nouveau riche lifestyle. However, as an avid coin collector, when I […]

Exclusive Interview with Perth Mint’s Zeus Silver Coin Designer Tom Vaughan

Exclusive Interview with Perth Mint’s Zeus Silver Coin Designer Tom Vaughan

by Steven Cochran, The Coin Explorer – Gainesville Coins ………. With the huge anticipation over the Perth Mint’s new two-ounce high relief Zeus silver coin prior to its release, I contacted the Mint to arrange an interview with artist Tom Vaughan, who designed this unique coin. Mr. Vaughan was also the designer for the Perth […]

Morgan Silver Dollars – A Short History on the Pittman Act

Morgan Silver Dollars – A Short History on the Pittman Act

by Steven Cochran, The Coin Explorer – Gainesville Coins ………. Most collectors of U.S. coins are at least vaguely aware of the Pittman Act of 1918, which resulted in the melting down of over 270 million morgan silver dollars (mostly Morgans), and the sale of the bullion overseas. The U.S. Mint was then required to […]

InfoGraphic: Check Your Change: You Might Strike Silver

InfoGraphic: Check Your Change: You Might Strike Silver

Did you know that you can still find US silver coins in circulation? This handy infographic shows how to easily check your change at a glance, for 90% silver coins that were minted before 1965. It also covers 40% silver dollars and half dollars, and the 35% silver “War Nickels” made in WWII. Check your […]

Hot, Molten Silver Minted Into Pure Silver Rounds with The Coin Explorer from Gainesville Coins

Hot, Molten Silver Minted Into Pure Silver Rounds with The Coin Explorer from Gainesville Coins

With Steven Cochran The Coin Explorer at Gainesville Coins ……… Today we’re visiting one of the mints that supplies Gainesville Coins with some of its best-selling silver rounds and bars. I’ve brought along one of the 1000 oz silver bars we send to them, and today we’re going to follow this bar, from smelting to final […]

Can India Really Cut Gold Imports?

Can India Really Cut Gold Imports?

By Gainesville Coins Blog India is struggling with a record current accounts deficit in the midst of an economic slowdown, and the government says the #1 culprit is gold imports. India is the world’s largest importer of gold, with a total of  around 800 tons, worth $58 billion USD, imported last year. In an effort […]

Budget Silver Coins for the Casual Collector

Budget Silver Coins for the Casual Collector

Welcome to this week’s “Budget Silver Coins for the Casual Collector.” For this feature, I go through our inventory and find some older, inexpensive silver coins, with a view towards recommending them for the beginning collector as an introduction to world coins. These coins would also make a nice “stocking stuffer” for the casual coin […]

Gold and Silver Rise With Stocks on Fiscal Cliff Hopes

Gold and Silver Rise With Stocks on Fiscal Cliff Hopes

 By Gainesville Coins – Monday, November 19, 2012 …. Gold and silver posted strong gains as risk sentiment surged on waning fears over the fiscal cliff. However, while Friday’s talks between President Obama and Congressional leaders may have been construed as constructive, Congress is in recess for Thanksgiving until November 26th. The clock is ticking and very little […]

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