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Industry Teamwork Defeats Repeal of Maryland’s Hobby Sales-Tax Exemption

Industry Teamwork Defeats Repeal of Maryland’s Hobby Sales-Tax Exemption

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA)….   Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo lobbyist Dennis Rasmussen, Maryland numismatic businesses and collectors, and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) collaborated to defeat legislation to repeal the sales-tax exemption for rare coins, paper money, and precious metals. Maryland General Assembly House Bill 903 (HB903), “Sales and […]

By April 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Gold Newsletter – Gold Remains off Balance

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Remains off Balance

Commentary for Tuesday  April 14th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $6.50 at $1192.80 on the Comex today. This pressure remains in place primarily because of dollar strength but the Dollar Index today sold off moving from the 99.50 range to around 98.50 on […]

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   It’s potentially one of the bigger – but least publicized – issues involving the purchase of precious metals, rare coins and every other item sold by mail order. In the political world’s never-ending quest for more money, Congress is giving serious consideration to forcing merchants to collect sales tax […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher on the Anticipated Short-Covering Rally

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher on the Anticipated Short-Covering Rally

Commentary for Friday  April 10th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up $11.00 on the Comex today at $1204.60. This was the short-covering bounce I expected yesterday and more importantly gold was firm in the face of a stronger dollar. The dollar this week was […]

Terror from the Deep: APMEX and Perth Mint Produce New Hammerhead Shark Silver Bullion Coin

Terror from the Deep: APMEX and Perth Mint Produce New Hammerhead Shark Silver Bullion Coin

APMEX and the Perth Mint have announced the release of a new silver bullion coin featuring the Great Hammerhead Shark. The Great Hammerhead Shark silver bullion coin comes in an uncirculated finish and contains 1/2 ounce of .999 fine silver and has a mintage limit of 300,000 pieces. The coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Weaker – Dollar Firm – FOMC Split – A Mixed Bag

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Weaker – Dollar Firm – FOMC Split – A Mixed Bag

Commentary for Wednesday  April 8th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $7.50 at $1203.10 and the minutes of the latest Federal Open Market Committee are released to the public. The FOMC continues to mule over our current economic recovery. But you might think […]

Rare Mint Error Found on a 2015 Silver Eagle

Rare Mint Error Found on a 2015 Silver Eagle

A rare curved clip mint error is found on a 2015 American Silver Eagle bullion coin. NGC graders identified a curved clip at 11 o’clock (obverse facing) on a 2015 American Silver Eagle bullion coin. It was discovered in a submission of a US Mint-sealed green “monster box” that contained 500 of these newly issued […]

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Perth Mint Releases New Funnel-Web Spider Bullion Coins

Perth Mint Releases New Funnel-Web Spider Bullion Coins

The Perth Mint has released a new Australian Funnel-Web Spider bullion coin to enhance its new theme of deadly animals now featured on the nation’s investment coin issues. Meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the latest edition to the Australian Bullion Coin Program has been released on the success of the 2014 Saltwater […]

U.S. Mint to Open Sales for 2015 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin April 9

U.S. Mint to Open Sales for 2015 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin April 9

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin (product code PM6) starting April 9 at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The bureau has priced the coin based on its pricing strategy for numismatic products containing precious metals. Current pricing information is available at catalog.usmint.gov. Orders will be accepted […]

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Virginia Passes Bullion Sales Tax Exemption Bill

Virginia Passes Bullion Sales Tax Exemption Bill

A coalition of numismatic businesses, led by John Feigenbaum (David Lawrence Rare Coins), lobbyist Stephen Haner, and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), started working together last summer on legislation to exempt rare coins, paper money, and precious metals from Virginia’s sales and use taxes. In this year’s legislative session, HB 1648 (sponsored by […]

2015 Homestead National Monument 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin Sold Out

2015 Homestead National Monument 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff…. According to Lateefah Simms, Public Affairs Specialist in the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, the Mint has officially sold out of the 2015 America the Beautiful Homestead National Monument five ounce silver bullion coin. As of March 31, www.usmint.gov shows a total bullion sales / mintage figure of 35,000 […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Surges over Jobs Disappointment

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Surges over Jobs Disappointment

Commentary for Wednesday  April 1st , 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold surged today up $25.00 on the Comex to close at $1208.10. This was a surprise even to insiders – although there has been some positive talk as the technical price picture for gold improves. The […]

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 […]

GoldDealer Newsletter – Gold Moves higher for the 7th Day as the Saudi’s Strike Yemen

GoldDealer Newsletter – Gold Moves higher for the 7th Day as the Saudi’s Strike Yemen

Commentary for Thursday  March 26th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.….   Gold closed up $7.80 at $1205.10 as safe haven buying increased over Middle East tensions. Saudi and coalition forces directed airstrikes against Yemen in an attack directed against Iranian backed rebels. There was some concern […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Shows Continued Modest Gains

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Shows Continued Modest Gains

Commentary for Wednesday  March 24th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com)   By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed up $3.70 on the Comex today at $1191.70 which makes for higher prices for the 5 th day in a row. Foreign physical demand is solid as India gets back into the game. […]

Units of Meaure for Precious Metals

Units of Meaure for Precious Metals

Units of Measure The precious metals industry uses the troy ounce as its basic unit of measure, even in countries who have adopted the metric system. A troy ounce is heavier than the more common avoirdupois ounce. The tables below list conversion rates between a troy ounce and other common units of mass, with abbreviations […]

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Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Steady before Fed Comments – Higher After Yellen Explains

Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Steady before Fed Comments – Higher After Yellen Explains

Commentary for Wednesday  March 18th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed steady on the Comex today up $3.10 at $1151.40. But as Fed Chair Yellen explained the reasoning behind the Fed action gold moved higher by as much as $25.00 in the aftermarket. The FOMC […]

Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Closes Virtually Unchanged into the Weekend

Gold Market Newsletter – Gold Closes Virtually Unchanged into the Weekend

Commentary for Friday  March 13th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed virtually unchanged today on the Comex up $0.50 at $1152.60 and overnight trading in both Hong Kong and London was only slightly higher so gold looks quiet and sleepy. On the week gold was […]

ICTA: Precious Metals and Coin Collecting Legislation Update – Video: 5:14.

ICTA: Precious Metals and Coin Collecting Legislation Update – Video: 5:14.

CoinWeek Executive Producer David Lisot spoke with Kathy McFadden, Executive Director of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), about ongoing efforts at the state level to create a favorable environment for those who collect and invest in rare coins and precious metals. The states covered in this interview include Virginia, Indiana, Minnesota, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. […]

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Gold Market Newsletter : Gold Closes Lower as the Dollar Strengthens

Gold Market Newsletter : Gold Closes Lower as the Dollar Strengthens

Commentary for Wednesday March 10th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold moved lower today on the Comex down $6.30 to close at $1160.10. So yesterday’s small gain was indeed a dead cat bounce – and this close was the cheapest gold has traded this year. Weakness […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Lower Against the Dollar – Again

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Lower Against the Dollar – Again

Commentary for Wednesday March 4th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed off $3.70 on the Comex today at $1200.60 as the dollar surged against the euro. The Dollar Index numbers are impressive trading from a low of 95.32 to a high of 96.06 and finally […]

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 1/5/2015.   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Despite a Stronger Dollar

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Despite a Stronger Dollar

Commentary for Wednesday February 26th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed higher again today on the Comex up $8.60 at $1209.60 even though the dollar reached a monthly high against the euro. This from Market Watch – “Core CPI rose 0.2% in January, beating a consensus […]

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America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Homestead National Monument Available March 5

America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Homestead National Monument Available March 5

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Homestead National Monument of America (product code SN1) on March 5 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the “P” mint […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Infographic – Who Controls The World’s Supply of Silver? (Part 2 of 4)

Infographic – Who Controls The World’s Supply of Silver? (Part 2 of 4)

Part 2 of a Four-Part Series ( View Part One Here )   Within the Earth’s crust, there is 1 gram of silver for every 12.5 tonnes of earth (27,600 lbs). This makes silver very difficult to find. To understand silver supply, we must first discover how economic silver deposits form. Silver is typically mined […]

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Precious Metals Market Report: Gold Slides 0.2% on Reported Greek Accord

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold Slides 0.2% on Reported Greek Accord

by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange Gold slid 0.2% to close just under $1,205 as indications that EU finance ministers are nearing a bailout agreement with Greece diminished safe-haven demand. The metal fell 1.8% on the week despite support from dovish FOMC minutes, released on Wednesday. Reports are circulating that Eurozone officials and Greece have […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher but Remains Unconvincing

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher but Remains Unconvincing

Commentary for Thursday February 19th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed up $7.40 on the Comex today at $1207.10. It’s still holding the important $1200.00 level but the price action remains subdued – in overnight trading (Hong Kong and London) gold moved above the $1220.00 mark […]

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold slips on Greece, bounces on Fed – February 18, 2015

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold slips on Greece, bounces on Fed – February 18, 2015

Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange After slipping 0.7% to close at a six-week low just above $1,200, gold rebounded sharply into gains after hours when the minutes of the latest Fed meeting showed the central bankers in no hurry to raise interest rates. Gold initially fell in response to growing expectations that Greece will come […]

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Precious Metals Market Report: Gold gains 0.3% in electronic trade – February 16, 2015

Precious Metals Market Report: Gold gains 0.3% in electronic trade – February 16, 2015

Bill Musgrave –  American Gold Exchange With U.S. markets closed for Presidents Day, gold gained 0.3% to $1,231 in electronic trade as talks between EU finance ministers and Greece over its bailout program ended early without an agreement, sparking safe-haven inflows. Aid talks in Brussels broke off abruptly, with Greece calling established EU stipulations “absurd […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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