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Reports of the Death of the Dollar as the World’s Currency May be Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of the Death of the Dollar as the World’s Currency May be Greatly Exaggerated

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. One of the most popular topics in the news today is the status of the dollar as the world’s currency and how efforts are being made by foreign nations to circumvent using the dollar by entering into currency swaps and commodity trade agreements. There’s no questioning that the dollar […]

By August 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bitcoin is Back in the News…but for all the Wrong Reasons

Bitcoin is Back in the News…but for all the Wrong Reasons

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. It was slightly over six months ago that Market Watch featured an article questioning whether or not Bitcoin would become the preferred alternative currency to gold. While the article was thought provoking, we were of the opinion (and still are) that Bitcoin would not replace gold as the preferred […]

By February 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Soars Past $1,300 an Ounce; Silver Follows Suit

Gold Soars Past $1,300 an Ounce; Silver Follows Suit

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. We’re less than a month and a half into 2014 and we’re already seeing the markets do an about face.  At the end of the year, the equities markets were riding high following another positive year; highlighted by a record closing for the Dow and […]

By February 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
These Three Factors Could Prevent a Rebound in the Gold Market

These Three Factors Could Prevent a Rebound in the Gold Market

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. As is the case with many individuals in the coin and bullion industries, we’re bullish on gold and silver and believe that the potential upside outweighs the downside risk.  We’ve previously shared some of the reasons why we believe that 2014 will be a positive […]

By January 22, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. We met yesterday with an individual that was interested in selling a Canadian gold maple leaf coin.  Canadian gold maple leafs are among the most common coins that we purchase, so we didn’t expect this transaction to be much different than any other.  However, we […]

By January 10, 2014 11 Comments Read More →
Three Silver Coins That Moved the Meter in 2013

Three Silver Coins That Moved the Meter in 2013

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. It goes without saying that 2013 was one of the most challenging years in recent memory for silver coin investors.  Silver has experienced year to date losses of 34% and is on pace for its worst performance in 31 years.  The steep sell off in […]

By December 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
900 Billion Reasons to Remain Bullish on Gold and Silver

900 Billion Reasons to Remain Bullish on Gold and Silver

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) surprised the financial markets on Wednesday of last week when they announced that they would begin tapering their $85 billion a month bond buying program.  The reported tapering is $10 billion a month, which should reduce the asset purchase […]

By December 27, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Should Gold and Silver Be Considered an Investment or Insurance? Yes!

Should Gold and Silver Be Considered an Investment or Insurance? Yes!

CoinWeek Guest Commentary by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers  ……. If you ask a handful of individuals that are closely tied to the precious metal and bullion industry if gold and silver should be viewed as an investment or insurance, you will likely get very different answers. That’s because buying gold and […]

By November 22, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
How Yellen’s Nomination Will Likely Affect the Gold & Silver Markets

How Yellen’s Nomination Will Likely Affect the Gold & Silver Markets

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. Janet Yellen, the vice chairperson of the Federal Reserve, is expected to be formally announced today by President Obama as the candidate to succeed Ben Bernanke as the chairperson of the Federal Reserve.  The markets have been anticipating this announcement since Former Treasury Secretary Larry […]

By October 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
How Hoards Affect Value….. Further Significant Hoards

How Hoards Affect Value….. Further Significant Hoards

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. The introduction of a coin hoard to the marketplace is always an event of great interest and discussion. Sometimes it can drastically alter the value of a specific coin, especially when hoards are composed of numismatic or collectible coins. Some of the highest profile hoards […]

By October 4, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Is it All Doom and Gloom for Gold?

Is it All Doom and Gloom for Gold?

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. Nouriel Roubini, who is known in the financial industry as “Dr. Doom,” was recently the keynote speaker at the IndexUniverse’s annual conference. He shared with the attendees his forecast of various asset classes, including gold, which were published in a recent MarketWatch piece. Dr. Roubini […]

By September 25, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Perspectives:  Flooding the Market….. Coin Hoards

Coin Collecting Perspectives: Flooding the Market….. Coin Hoards

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. Since mintage and condition of coins plays such a large factor in the value of numismatic coins, it’s of no surprise that when large stockpiles of coins are found ( coin hoards ) , it can seriously alter the value and demand of rare or […]

By September 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Three Reasons Why Gold and Silver Investors Should Ignore Talk of Fed Tapering

Three Reasons Why Gold and Silver Investors Should Ignore Talk of Fed Tapering

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. If you follow the commodities markets, you’ve probably noticed that there has been a good bit of volatility in the price of gold and silver leading up to the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) September meeting. The Fed completed their two day meeting this afternoon […]

By September 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Created Rarity: Coins That Have Become More Valuable Due to Melting

Created Rarity: Coins That Have Become More Valuable Due to Melting

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. When it comes to collecting, rarity always drives up the value of an item; this is especially apparent in regard to numismatic coins. There are a few factors that can influence a coin’s rarity, starting with the most obvious: coins that have a limited mintage. […]

By September 16, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Five Reasons Why the Upside Potential of Gold Outweighs the Downside Risk

Five Reasons Why the Upside Potential of Gold Outweighs the Downside Risk

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. I recently met with a nice couple that was selling gold coins to meet a short term need, but that still has a good bit of gold bullion on hand.  They have seen the price of gold fluctuate from a high of $1,900 to approximately […]

By August 19, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Gold and Silver Coins: Never Subject to Downward Revisions

Gold and Silver Coins: Never Subject to Downward Revisions

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. Irwin Kellner, MarketWatch’s chief economist, recently published an article  regarding the government’s reporting of statistical data and the accuracy, or lack thereof, of the information.  In more cases than not, the initial data reported is subsequently revised downward, which is oftentimes buried, leading many individuals […]

By August 9, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
How Will Friday’s Jobs Report Affect Gold & Silver Prices?

How Will Friday’s Jobs Report Affect Gold & Silver Prices?

By Tony Davis Investors are anxiously waiting on the edge of their seats to determine what the Federal Reserve’s plans are with respect to their $85 billion a month bond buying program, but the Fed provided very little guidance in their statement on Wednesday, only indicating that the economy is showing modest growth, which some investors construe as […]

By August 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Why Numismatic Coins Belong in a Coin Collection

Why Numismatic Coins Belong in a Coin Collection

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. As a coin dealer that derives a good bit of our business from bullion coins, the last few months have been quite challenging, as gold and silver are down for the year approximately 24% and 38%, respectively.  While bullion coins tend to be fairly liquid, […]

Bernanke Claims Not to Understand What Affects Gold Prices

Bernanke Claims Not to Understand What Affects Gold Prices

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve’s Chairman, in testimony before Congress on Thursday made several comments in reference to the price of gold.  While claiming not to understand what affects gold prices, he stated that falling gold prices indicate that investors are less concerned about “extreme” […]

Is Bitcoin a Legitimate Alternative Currency to Gold?

Is Bitcoin a Legitimate Alternative Currency to Gold?

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. Matthew Lynn from Market Watch published an article today entitled  “What is the biggest long-term threat to the price of gold?” http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-real-threat-to-gold-is-digital-2013-07-17  In it, he attempts to make the case that Bitcoins are a legitimate threat to overtake gold as the favored alternative currency.  While […]

Three Reasons Why The Bottom of Silver Is Likely In

Three Reasons Why The Bottom of Silver Is Likely In

Guest Article by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. The recent turbulence in the silver futures market has many silver coin and bullion investors concerned.  In a matter of only two months, the price of silver has dropped approximately 18%, leading many pundits to announce that the silver bull market that began […]

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