The Bullion Report

Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium all have industrial uses, however much of the demand for these precious metals is driven by their role as investments and as a store of value.  Known as bullion in bulk form, Gold and Silver is usually cast into ingots or minted into coins.

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Mike Getlin: Google Killed Merit Gold

Mike Getlin: Google Killed Merit Gold

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… Last night I got an email from Mike Getlin, former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of Merit Gold and Silver. In the email, he apologized for not responding to CoinWeek’s previous inquiries concerning the firm’s legal troubles and asked if I would like to talk. Getlin said […]

The Coin Analyst: Gold and Silver Prices Could Reverse Soon

The Coin Analyst: Gold and Silver Prices Could Reverse Soon

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek It’s been quite a while since I devoted a column to the precious metals scene.  I feel now is an appropriate time to do so because recent developments in gold and silver prices seem to be significant enough that they may have longer-term implications for bullion investors.  Silver is at […]

Gold and Silver Continue to Hit New Lows – 5 Articles on “Why “

Gold and Silver Continue to Hit New Lows – 5 Articles on “Why “

Gold and Silver Truth, Consequences, and Confiscations I think it’s normal to have doubts – especially in rigged markets like this. Stockholm Syndrome creeps in and we begin questioning everything. Commenting on these markets over the last decade, I often wonder how long they can keep it all together.  The entire house of cards has […]

By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint News: Patricia Nixon Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

U.S. Mint News: Patricia Nixon Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint News: Betty Ford Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

U.S. Mint News: Betty Ford Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint News: Jacqueline Kennedy Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

U.S. Mint News: Jacqueline Kennedy Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint News: Mamie Eisenhower Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

U.S. Mint News: Mamie Eisenhower Gold First Spouse Coin Designs

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint News: Bess Truman Gold First Spouse Coin Design

U.S. Mint News: Bess Truman Gold First Spouse Coin Design

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded to CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse […]

By September 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Newest Austrian Mint Wildlife Coin Unveiled: The Wild Boar

Newest Austrian Mint Wildlife Coin Unveiled: The Wild Boar

The Second Austrian Mint Wildlife in Our Sights Coin design has been revealed… Chubby with a knowing grin, the Wild Boar looks out at you from its golden background on the second gold coin in the Austrian Mint’s “Wildlife in Our Sights” series. The obverse of the coin depicts the boar’s thick neck and shoulders. […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
As Legal Issues Mount, Merit Gold Customers Seek Relief

As Legal Issues Mount, Merit Gold Customers Seek Relief

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… In CoinWeek’s initial report on Merit Gold and Silver, we wrote that the Santa Monica City’s Attorney’s Office had filed a complaint against the firm, alleging that Merit had “engaged in an aggressive, nationwide fraud scheme that… bilked customers out of tens of millions of dollars”, and […]

Gold Continues to fall as dollar stengthens – Here are 5 articles why.

Gold Continues to fall as dollar stengthens – Here are 5 articles why.

Bloomberg –  Gold Little Changed Near 7-Month Low on Rates Outlook Gold traded little changed near a seven-month low on speculation that the Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising interest rates, eroding demand for the metal as an alternative to stocks and bonds. Silver rebounded from a 14-month low. Data today may show U.S. […]

By September 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Precious Metals Prices Will Be More Volatile Beginning October 1

Precious Metals Prices Will Be More Volatile Beginning October 1

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com By Patrick A. Heller Precious Metals Prices are going to get more volatile starting October 1. The CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), which owns the COMEX, NYMEX, GLOBEX, and other commodity exchanges, has announced new margin rules on leveraged accounts to take effect that date in order to comply with […]

By September 10, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
APMEX Displays 400 Ounce Gold Bar at ANA World’s Fair of Money 2014. VIDEO: 2:46

APMEX Displays 400 Ounce Gold Bar at ANA World’s Fair of Money 2014. VIDEO: 2:46

Michael Haynes, Chief Executive Officer, APMEX Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….. One of the major precious metals dealers at the ANA World’s Fair of Money had a crowd stopping display of a 20 pound bar of gold. APMEX CEO Michael Haynes talked about the role of gold in the world economy as well as offering collectors […]

By September 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Merit Gold & Silver No Longer Accepting Bullion Orders; Going Out of Business (Update)

Merit Gold & Silver No Longer Accepting Bullion Orders; Going Out of Business (Update)

by Hubert Walker ………… Visitors to the website of Merit Gold and Silver, a Santa Monica, California-based bullion and precious metals dealer, have seen a message stating that, as of August 5, the company is “no longer accepting bullion orders.” There is no explanation on the website why the company has stopped taking orders. Customers […]

By August 20, 2014 37 Comments Read More →
CFTC Confirms Its Reported Gold And Silver Market Data Is Erroneous

CFTC Confirms Its Reported Gold And Silver Market Data Is Erroneous

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com By Patrick A. Heller Over the past few years, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has paid more than $25 billion in fines and penalties for a variety of infractions. However, the July 29 announcement by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) of filing and settling charges against JPMorgan Securities […]

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 →
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 […]

APMEX News: APMEX Named Authorized Purchaser of the United States Mint

APMEX News: APMEX Named Authorized Purchaser of the United States Mint

APMEX News: APMEX, Inc., one of the nation’s largest online precious metals companies, is now an Authorized Purchaser with the United States Mint to purchase gold and platinum bullion coins directly from the United States Mint. Previously, APMEX was an Authorized Purchaser of the United States Mint silver bullion coins and with this announcement joins a […]

By July 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
First Read: American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs

First Read: American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek… American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs, by Edmund Moy Edmund C. Moy, who served as Director of the U.S. Mint from 2006 to 2011, has probably had […]

The Royal Mint Edge Strikes Gold Britannia Bullion Coins for First Time

The Royal Mint Edge Strikes Gold Britannia Bullion Coins for First Time

The Royal Mint announces new gold Britannia bullion coin program…. Following the highly successful launch of an edge struck silver Britannia coin, The Royal Mint has now introduced a new gold Britannia bullion coin for 2014 which bear an intricate horse design around its milled edge. Last year The Royal Mint announced a strategic partnership […]

When Buying Precious Metals — Premiums Matter or: All that Glitters is Sold

When Buying Precious Metals — Premiums Matter or: All that Glitters is Sold

Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com by Patrick A. Heller…. At a non-financial conference over the weekend, another attendee asked me what my company’s formula was to sell the 1-Ounce Gold American Eagles. After I told him, he responded that the company he had been buying precious metals from was pricing them about $3 lower […]

Dillon Gage Announces Canadian Closed Loop IRA Savings Plan. VIDEO: 2:12

Dillon Gage Announces Canadian Closed Loop IRA Savings Plan. VIDEO: 2:12

John Humphrey, Vice President, Digital Metals, Dillon Gage Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Dillon Gage continues its pioneering efforts to make precious metals a part of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) with a new program announced for the investment market in Canada. Based on a similar program in the United States, John Humphrey explains how this […]

Precious Metal Verifier Available to Help Determine Genuine Gold & Silver Items. VIDEO: 4:17

Precious Metal Verifier Available to Help Determine Genuine Gold & Silver Items. VIDEO: 4:17

David Blau, Inventor, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. The flood of counterfeit coins entering the market has prompted new concerns about determining the authenticity. Up until this time the best electronic machine to check the type of metal in a coin cost thousands of dollars. A new product is on the market that costs substantially […]

By June 17, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
ICTA Victory: Oklahoma Bullion Law makes Coins and Bullion Sales Tax Exempt – Video

ICTA Victory: Oklahoma Bullion Law makes Coins and Bullion Sales Tax Exempt – Video

Industry Council for Tangible Assets helps secure victory for precious metal investors in the Sooner State…. On June 4, 2014, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed SB 862 providing a sales- tax exemption for “sales of gold, silver, platinum, palladium or other bullion items such as coins and bars,” and removing the qualification that these products […]

The Real Diehl: Three Gold Myths that Confuse Buyers

The Real Diehl: Three Gold Myths that Confuse Buyers

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Don’t fall victim to the following three gold myths…. I recently ran across an article entitled “The 12 Biggest Mistakes the Media Make When Covering Gold“, by Gary Alexander. It’s a good article for potential gold buyers […]

A Fresh Example Of Gold Price Manipulation!

A Fresh Example Of Gold Price Manipulation!

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service A major trade last week has all the tell-tale signs of institutional gold price manipulation… The suppression of gold and silver prices is virtually an all-day everyday experience. It is so flagrant and blatant that analysts like me actually grow weary of exposing the obvious manipulation of precious metals […]

2014 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Released

2014 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Released

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2014 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin today at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.  A fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders for […]

By May 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Federal Motion Filed Against Odyssey Marine for S.S. Central America Recovery Effort

Federal Motion Filed Against Odyssey Marine for S.S. Central America Recovery Effort

First Finders of Famous S.S. Central America Treasure Accuse Odyssey Marine of Trespassing, Ask Federal Marshals to Seize Recovered “Ship of Gold” Items Federal court motions claiming misappropriation and trespass were filed on Thursday, May 15, 2014, against a Florida salvage company by the Ohio-based group that first discovered and recovered Gold Rush-era sunken treasure from […]

The Real Diehl: Gold and Another Stock Market Bubble

The Real Diehl: Gold and Another Stock Market Bubble

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Has tax, monetary, and regulatory policy set in motion another stock market bubble? Robert Shiller, a Noble prize-winning economist, is among the market analysts and economists whose work I follow and admire. I discovered Shiller several years […]

Gold & Silver: The Case For Separation Of Government And Money!

Gold & Silver: The Case For Separation Of Government And Money!

By Patrick Heller – Liberty Coin Service If you asked the average person on the street if government should be responsible for establishing monetary standards and the issuance of circulating money, I suspect that a very high percentage would agree. In my judgment, those who think that way would be wrong. The invention of money was […]

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