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Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 25, 2015

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 25, 2015

  Undulating sentiment regarding the chances of a Greek default or a new bailout deal dominated the headlines yet again this week, swinging from optimism to despair and back again in the course of just a few days. Aside from volatility in Greece and a sharp correction in the Chinese markets, stocks, bonds, and commodities […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 19, 2015

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 19, 2015

by Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins   ABSTRACT: After opening the week in negative territory, U.S. stock indices and the precious metals recovered together as the dollar softened against its major peers. Conversely, Chinese equities on the Shanghai index sank into a sudden–though nonetheless unsurprising–correction. Volatile swings have returned to the world markets as the […]

Why Do Some Precious Metals Products Have Higher Premiums Than Others?

Why Do Some Precious Metals Products Have Higher Premiums Than Others?

By GainesvilleCoins Learning Center ……… You may notice while browsing a precious metals dealer’s website that nearly all of the products cost more than the spot price of the metal contained in them. This premium is over spot price is simply a fact of life when buying bullion, but why are premiums sometimes seemingly inconsistent? […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 12, 2015

Gainesville Coins Weekly Update – June 12, 2015

by Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ABSTRACT: Both U.S. stock indices and global bonds swung back into positive territory after a recent bearish hangover set the scene for a rocky start to the week. Though the case remains strong for an eventual correction in equities, not only in North America but in Asia as well, […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: June 1-5, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: June 1-5, 2015

ABSTRACT: The current rout in the bond markets continued into its sixth week with rapidly rising yields and increased volatility in government bonds. Despite the outflow of funds from the typical safety net of government-issued debt, both stocks and commodities like crude oil and precious metals tracked lower throughout the week. =========================== GOVERNMENT & POLICY […]

Infographic – Assessing the Potential Risk of a Greek Default

Infographic – Assessing the Potential Risk of a Greek Default

Presented and produced by Gainesvillecoins.com …….   On Friday, April 24, the finance ministers of Europe once again met to discuss the fate of Greece’s bailout program. Although no definitive course of action was expected to come out of this meeting, it was yet another chance to assess the potential consequences if indeed the Greek […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 22-29, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 22-29, 2015

The volatility of global equities was on the rise this week, with significant sell-offs on the major stock exchanges in the U.S. (Tuesday) and China (Thursday). This coincided with a downward revision of first-quarter GDP amid an array of other disappointing economic data in the States. Funds continued to crowd into the bond markets, though […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 18-22, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 18-22, 2015

By Gainesville Coins….   It was a largely flat week for equities as trading volumes dropped ahead of the holiday weekend in the U.S. Large investors seem to be staying on the sidelines in the stock market, while the bond market remains uncertain after last week’s sell-off. The precious metals gave back much of last […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 11-15, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 11-15, 2015

By Gainesville Coins….   The dollar pulled back from its recent bull run, helping both crude oil prices and precious metals advance. Equities were mostly sideways this week as economic indicators in the U.S. continued to disappoint. GOVERNMENT & POLICY The Price Tag for Bad Behavior by Big Banks There are certain forms of crime, […]

Gainesville Coins Announces Limited Edition Guy Harvey Precious Metals Collector Series

Gainesville Coins Announces Limited Edition Guy Harvey Precious Metals Collector Series

Gainesville Coins, one of the nation’s largest online distributors of precious metals, is offering The Guy Harvey Collection Series, an offering of limited edition silver rounds and bars featuring marine wildlife designs created by the celebrated artist. Harvey whose distinctive artwork for the last quarter century has won a legion of fans and customers in North […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 1, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: May 1, 2015

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ….   ABSTRACT: As equities markets pulled back amid mostly soft economic indicators, the precious metals had an early-week rally snuffed out by Friday’s close, as both gold and the Dow Industrials have essentially wiped out all of their gains thus far through the 2015 calendar year. GOVERNMENT & […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: April 5, 2015

Gainesville Coins Market Update: April 5, 2015

By Gainesville Coins….   Against the backdrop of rising equities in both Asia and Europe, the U.S. markets were uneven in a short week of trading. Mounting unfavorable economic data and predictable ambiguity from the Federal Reserve have muddied the performance outlook for the second quarter, providing some modest safe haven support for the precious […]

Gainesville Coins Market Update: March 23-27

Gainesville Coins Market Update: March 23-27

It was a solid week for the precious metals, which all advanced (excepting palladium) on mounting geopolitical risks and deceptive rhetoric from the Federal Reserve. Equities in the U.S., Europe, and even Asia pulled back this week on uncertainty over the strength and health of the global economy. By Gainesville Coins…. GOVERNMENT & POLICY The […]

Forged by Fire: The Birth of the Morgan Dollar and the Feud Between George T. Morgan and Charles E. Barber

Forged by Fire: The Birth of the Morgan Dollar and the Feud Between George T. Morgan and Charles E. Barber

By Shaquille Brissett of Gainesville Coins…. During the late 19th century, a culmination of market forces led to a volatility of the silver industry that provoked populist anxieties. Proposals by Representative Richard Bland and Iowa Senator William Allison would appease both Greenbackers (a post-civil war political party that favored the use of paper money and […]

Gainesville Coins: Weekend Report

Gainesville Coins: Weekend Report

The markets were subdued early in the week but started to move after the Federal Reserve’s announcement on Wednesday afternoon after a two-day meeting. The precious metals rallied in response and moved into the green by week’s end. Treasuries saw fresh demand while stocks were volatile throughout the week – Gainesville Coins GOVERNMENT & POLICY […]

Gainesville Coins – Weekend Blog

Gainesville Coins – Weekend Blog

While European and Asian markets continued to get a boost from quantitative easing measures, U.S. stocks indices pulled back sharply at midweek. This erased all of equities’ gains in 2015 before stocks staged a considerable recovery by week’s end. The precious metals continued to slide lower on a runaway rally for the U.S. dollar. By […]

Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

by Crystal Gomez – Gainesville Coins In September 2014, a metal detector enthusiast found a spectacular stockpile of Viking legacy. According to the BBC, it is Scotland’s most significant hoard and is estimated to be worth over £1 million pounds. The cache is rumored to be the most sizeable hoard found in Scotland since 1891 […]

Sunken Treasure: The Story of Black Sam Bellamy and the Whydah

Sunken Treasure: The Story of Black Sam Bellamy and the Whydah

Courtesy of  Shaquille Brissett and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. Beneath the waters of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the sea floor is laden with gold, like the streets of heaven, only a bit more macabre. An estimated 400,000 silver and gold coins are submerged within its black waters. Meanwhile, tools, jewelry, weapons and a young boy’s leg are strewn about the remnants of […]

Florida Artist Guy Harvey Designs Coin to be Released by Gainesville Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

Florida Artist Guy Harvey Designs Coin to be Released by Gainesville Coins. VIDEO: 2:20

Ron Petracco, Gainesville Coins Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com ……. Florida artist Guy Harvey has designed his first-ever marine coin based featuring the blue marlin. Ron Petracco of Gainesville Coins discusses what coins will be produced, mintages, pricing and other information. Copyright © CoinWeek January 2015 2015  FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida: The Florida United Numismatists […]

The History of the Japanese Ryō Coin

The History of the Japanese Ryō Coin

by Jonathan Perry – Gainesville Coins Few coins are as distinct or carry with them a history quite like the Japanese Ryō Coin, also known as the koban during the Tokugawa period (1603-1868). The ryō coin is unique in its design and composition, has an interesting history, and has become a powerful pop culture reference. What […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Market Update – The New Normal and Geopolitics

Gainesville Coins Weekly Market Update – The New Normal and Geopolitics

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ….   ABSTRACT: Increased volatility on the markets continued as this week was full of surprises, reversals, and unpredictable currents. The Swiss National Bank’s abrupt departure in monetary policy that unpegged the Swiss franc from the euro had the greatest immediate effect on the markets, but a disquieting uncertainty […]

Guy Harvey Artwork Featured On Silver Rounds and Bars at Gainesville Coins

Guy Harvey Artwork Featured On Silver Rounds and Bars at Gainesville Coins

Guy Harvey’s New Canvas – Pure Silver Acclaimed marine conservationist and artist Guy Harvey has transformed his paintings of aquatic life and the Caribbean into a lifestyle statement embraced by millions worldwide. From its beginnings on t-shirts and posters for fishing tournaments, the Guy Harvey brand has extended to jewelry, resort hotels, and even a […]

Gainesville Coins Weekly Financial Market Update

Gainesville Coins Weekly Financial Market Update

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. ABSTRACT: This week was a bit of a see-saw for commodities, which tracked with the crude oil benchmarks as they alternated between days in the red and the green all week. This left the precious metals largely unchanged before spiking on Friday morning. Meanwhile, U.S. stock indices hurtled […]

World and Metals Market Update

World and Metals Market Update

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. ABSTRACT: Signs from China that its economy is slowing spelled a down week for the stock markets around the globe, while governments and central banks continue to explore ways to avoid a recession. U.S. indices closed higher, but were more volatile, than their European and Asian counterparts due […]

Precious Metals Weekly Market Update

Precious Metals Weekly Market Update

Courtesy of  Everett Millman and  GainesvilleCoins.com ………. While stocks were riding high yet again this week in response to a decidedly mixed bag of economic indicators for November, gold and silver slid below support levels at the week’s end. Crude oil has continued to tumble as both major world benchmarks are menacingly close to the […]

Offbeat Numismatics: The Leper Colony Coins of Colombia

Offbeat Numismatics: The Leper Colony Coins of Colombia

by Crystal Gomez, content writer at Gainesville Coins   Between 1900 and 1930, Colombia made special coins for leprosy colonies. In this epoch, leprosy cases had reached an all time high. While statistics may have been exaggerated about the actual number of people with leprosy, the country was still left with the problem of keeping […]

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 […]

 
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