Bullion & Metals

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 26 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 […]

Rare Frosted Freedom Platinum Eagle Variety Offered by GreatCollections

Rare Frosted Freedom Platinum Eagle Variety Offered by GreatCollections

Coin is second discovered from a total mintage of 21 coins.  Unique at PCGS. A scarce production proof error, acknowledged by the U.S. Mint, is being auctioned by GreatCollections, with bidding to end on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The 2007-W $25 Quarter-Ounce Platinum Statue of Liberty coin has the word FREEDOM in frosted type, as […]

The Real Diehl: An Unclassified Peek Inside Fort Knox

The Real Diehl: An Unclassified Peek Inside Fort Knox

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ………..  The public image of the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was cemented in the 1964 movie Goldfinger. The four-story vaults of shining chrome bar-encased gold, suspended staircases, and vast interior are now classic Hollywood images of […]

The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!

The US Government Has Rigged Precious Metals Markets For 80 Years!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com …….. By now, I suspect that many of you have heard about the 60 Minutes program two Sundays ago. It exposed the impact of high frequency trading at 1) increasing the profits of brokerage firms, and 2) resulting in individual investors selling their holdings for a […]

The Real Diehl: Gold as Wealth Insurance

The Real Diehl: Gold as Wealth Insurance

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. I described in my last article how gold’s core value proposition is as wealth insurance. In this article I’ll address why understanding gold as wealth insurance, rather than as just another investment alternative, is crucial to understanding why gold […]

How does $40M of Gold and Silver Disappear: The Collapse of Tulving Company

How does $40M of Gold and Silver Disappear: The Collapse of Tulving Company

by About.Ag, exclusively for CoinWeek…. Author’s Note: If you have done business with Tulving and are owed metal or money, or if you received metal or money from Tulving after December 9, 2013, please go to my site for assistance. Otherwise, please enjoy the article. The Tulving Company, one of the first names many people […]

By March 29, 2014 10 Comments Read More →
What Can You Do When The US Government Stops Supporting The US Dollar?

What Can You Do When The US Government Stops Supporting The US Dollar?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com …….. In the previous two weeks, the US Treasury has been forced to pay out a net of $65 billion to cover US dollars and US Treasury Debt being repatriated.  Some amount of this is almost certainly 1) in retaliation by the Russian and […]

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Coins Launching March 27th and ATB Coins on the Way

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Coins Launching March 27th and ATB Coins on the Way

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. BHOF Commemorative Series The most widely anticipated U.S. commemorative coin series in decades will be launched on Thursday, March 27. I expect there to be a feeding frenzy for the 75th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame coins that will put a lot of stress on the Mint’s web site, though […]

The Real Diehl: The Main Street Case for Gold

The Real Diehl: The Main Street Case for Gold

The Real Diehl is a weekly column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. For several years, now, I have wanted a forum in which to make what I call the Main Street case for investing in gold. I call it the Main Street case for gold to distinguish it from the type […]

New Zealand Mint to Produce Disney-themed Coins

New Zealand Mint to Produce Disney-themed Coins

In a global first, New Zealand Mint has announced a series of gold and silver commemorative coins, featuring some of Disney’s most recognised and cherished characters. The Auckland-based gold bullion dealer and collectable coin maker will mint the Disney-themed coins for two years. As well as classic Disney character designs, New Zealand Mint will create […]

By March 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2014 Fortuna Redux and Other Notable World Coin Releases

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Fortuna Redux and Other Notable World Coin Releases

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  1.) Fortuna Redux revisited Last year perhaps the most unusual and innovative world coin ever issued was made by the Mint of Poland (founded in 1766) for the island nation of Niue. It is the six-ounce silver, 24 K selectively-gilded Fortuna Redux coin, the world’s first cylinder-shaped silver coin with amazingly intricate […]

Questions Loom as Precious Metals Firm ‘The Tulving Company’ Folds

Questions Loom as Precious Metals Firm ‘The Tulving Company’ Folds

The Bullion Reporter on CoinWeek …………. Nobody outside of Hannes Tulving, Jr. and his inner circle knows exactly what went wrong, as one of the nation’s largest gold and silver bullion dealers watches his business come crashing down around him. After months of growing complaints and financial troubles, Orange County, California-based Tulving Company closed shop […]

By March 15, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Dillon Gage Introduces the Closed Loop Precious Meta IRA. VIDEO: 3:47

Dillon Gage Introduces the Closed Loop Precious Meta IRA. VIDEO: 3:47

John Humphrey, Executive Vice President, Digital Metals, Dillon Gage, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Precious metal dealers have a new system to help their clients hold gold and silver in their individual retirement accounts. John Humphrey explains how this new program works to get precious metals into an IRA. Copyright © CoinWeek LLC. March  2014 American […]

By March 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New PCGS Crossover Policy Announced:  Top-Graded Coins Crossed At PCGS 70

New PCGS Crossover Policy Announced: Top-Graded Coins Crossed At PCGS 70

Professional Coin Grading Service, the world’s leading, independent third-party coin authentication and grading company, has announced a new Crossover Policy. Effective February 25, 2014, PCGS Collectors Club Members and PCGS Authorized Dealers can submit crossover coins, previously graded 70 by another grading service, to PCGS and specify MS70 or PR70 as the minimum grade. Previously, […]

By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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