Bullion & Metals

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574). A three-judge […]

Federal Open Market Committee Again Deceives The Public

Federal Open Market Committee Again Deceives The Public

By Pat Heller – Liberty Coin Service   Last Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ended its latest regularly-scheduled two-day meeting. While the rest of the world waited breathlessly to hear what the concluding announcement would say, my media pronouncement the day before accurately explained what the statement would contain. In the announcement, the […]

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 7

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Blue Ridge Parkway (product code SN3) starting July 7 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The coin is priced at $149.95; however, as with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, the […]

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Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

Texas to Create First State-Owned, Operated Precious Metal Depository

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets…. News that the Texas legislature recently passed a bill (now a law signed by Governor Abbott) for the establishment of a secure precious metal depository is a very exciting update. Texas will now become the first state-owned and operated depository in the United States. In pioneering this effort, the […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Reacts to Greece and the Dollar but Remains Indecisive

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Reacts to Greece and the Dollar but Remains Indecisive

Commentary for Monday, June 29, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up a modest $5.60 on the Comex today at $1178.50 – so a little excitement over the weekend and into domestic trading on Monday – very little. The overnight Hong Kong and London markets were […]

John Feigenbaum, ICTA Win Victory for Virginia Bullion Buyers, Business

John Feigenbaum, ICTA Win Victory for Virginia Bullion Buyers, Business

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   Hat Tip to David Lawrence Rare Coin’s John Feigenbaum. On Sunday, Feigenbaum sent CoinWeek word of changes in Virginia state law that provide for exemptions for buyers of bullion products within the Commonwealth. Feigenbaum has worked with the Industry Council for Tangible Assets for more than two years to affect this change […]

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Canada Melts First Circulating Canadian Gold Coins

Canada Melts First Circulating Canadian Gold Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff….   In 2012, the Bank of Canada announced the sale of 30,000 hand-selected specimens from a hoard of about 245,000 gold coins stored in cloth bags and locked in its vault since the 1930s. The $5- and $10-denomination circulating gold pieces were minted between 1912 and 1914, and are among the […]

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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 […]

Counterfeit Detection: 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

Counterfeit Detection: 2012 $50 American Gold Eagle

Posted by Max Spiegel, NGC on 4/21/2015 NGC graders recently identified two counterfeit 2012 $50 American Gold Eagles with poorly defined details around Liberty’s face and hair.The American Eagle bullion coin program was launched in 1986 with a one ounce silver $1, a tenth ounce gold $5, a quarter ounce gold $10, a half ounce gold $25 […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Virtually Unchanged – Unimpressed with Greek Problems

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Virtually Unchanged – Unimpressed with Greek Problems

Commentary for Thursday, June 25, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $1.10 today on the Comex at $1171.50 in very quiet trading. Considering the technical picture for gold is negative it’s interesting to me that this market does not feel “heavy”. Traders for sure are […]

UPDATED: 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Temporarily Sold Out

UPDATED: 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Silver Bullion Coin Temporarily Sold Out

By CoinWeek News Staff….   UPDATE, 6-23-2015: As of 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the United States Mint gives a total mintage of 35,000 for the Blue Ridge Parkway silver bullion coin. According to a notice sent by the United States Mint on Monday, June 22, the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Blue Ridge Parkway […]

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The Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Lower – the Greek Tragedy – it Giveth and it Taketh Away

The Gold Dealer Newsletter – Gold Lower – the Greek Tragedy – it Giveth and it Taketh Away

Commentary for Monday, June 22, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $17.80 today on the Comex at $1183.70 giving up the important $1200.00 mark yet again. This latest weakness in gold is because Germany seems to like Greece’s latest story about debt reduction. This […]

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 […]

APMEX Announces Ken Lewis as CEO

APMEX Announces Ken Lewis as CEO

APMEX, Inc. (www.APMEX.com), today announced that it has named Kenneth Lewis as the company’s next Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lewis joined APMEX in November 2011 and has most recently served as APMEX’s Chief Operations Officer. As COO, Mr. Lewis was responsible for managing APMEX’s Information Technology, Merchandising, Purchasing, Sales, Customer Service, and Marketing functions. “Ken […]

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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? […]

Ohio House of Representatives Passes Coin Sales Tax Exemption

Ohio House of Representatives Passes Coin Sales Tax Exemption

By CoinWeek News Staff…. On Wednesday, June 17, the Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, Ohio reported that the Ohio House of Representatives had approved a bill that same day that would restore the sales tax exemption on bullion coins and other collectible coins. According to the bill’s sponsor, State Representative Ron Maag (R-Lebanon), House Bill 26 […]

By June 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dave Harper Predicts the Price of Gold in the year 2040. Video: 4:56.

Dave Harper Predicts the Price of Gold in the year 2040. Video: 4:56.

Numismatic News Editor and futurist Dave Harper discusses the state of numismatic print publishing and ponders what the price of gold might be in the year 2040. Copyright © CoinWeek June 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print and video Rare Coin and Currency news; with analysis and information contributed by leading experts across the numismatic […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sells Off Within the Range – Market Remains Choppy

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sells Off Within the Range – Market Remains Choppy

Commentary for Thursday, June 11, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $6.20 at $1179.90 on the Comex today giving up much of yesterday’s gain and once again confirming that narrow trading range between $1170.00 and $1190.00. And traders are already starting to talk about […]

GOING FOR GOLD – The Royal Mint unveils Signature Gold

GOING FOR GOLD – The Royal Mint unveils Signature Gold

On June 2, The Royal Mint launched Signature Gold, a brand-new addition to its bullion trading service. Opening up the world of gold trading to everybody, Signature Gold guarantees customers full ownership over their gold, and the entry-level is just £20. Signature Gold allows customers to purchase and own a fractional amount of a 400 […]

Royal Canadian Mint: Sustained Profitability in First Quarter Financial Report

Royal Canadian Mint: Sustained Profitability in First Quarter Financial Report

In releasing its 2015 First Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian ‎Mint announced consolidated revenues of $640.1 million in the 13 weeks ended March 28, 2015, and consolidated profit before taxes of $15.7 million. These results represent a modest decline from the same period in 2014, when $17.0 million in pre-tax profits were achieved on […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Lower Ignoring Dollar Weakness

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Lower Ignoring Dollar Weakness

Commentary for Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $9.40 on the COMEX today at $1184.70. Interestingly the dollar was weaker – the Dollar Index closed yesterday at 95.94 and it is now trading at 95.48. Under normal trading conditions this half […]

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 […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Once Again Weakens over Dollar Strength

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Once Again Weakens over Dollar Strength

Commentary for Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $17.10 at $1187.20 on the COMEX today – saying good-bye to last Friday’s close of $1204.30 and throwing any short-term support at $1200.00 overboard. This latest weakness in gold is all about dollar […]

The Coin Analyst: India Proposes New Gold Bullion Coin, Monetization Plan

The Coin Analyst: India Proposes New Gold Bullion Coin, Monetization Plan

The Coin Analyst – CoinWeek.com   India has proposed plans to monetize gold, and a new national bullion coin program is in the works. On February 18, 2015, the Central Bank of India lifted its ban on the import of gold coins and medallions. While restrictions still prevent Indian banks from selling gold coins and […]

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 […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Catches a Cold – the Dollar Roars Reacting to EU Front-Load

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Catches a Cold – the Dollar Roars Reacting to EU Front-Load

Commentary for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $20.90 at $1206.90, putting the brakes on its most recent move to the upside within its current trading range. So gold came down with a case of the sniffles today for two reasons. […]

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, […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Higher as the Dollar Fades after a Miss in US Retail

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Higher as the Dollar Fades after a Miss in US Retail

Commentary for Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed surprisingly higher today up $25.50 on the Comex to a more respectable $1218.40. This after yesterday’s push to the upside of $9.40 is happy news but let’s not count our chickens just yet. This […]

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Can’t Get Started Even with a Rate Cut by China

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Can’t Get Started Even with a Rate Cut by China

Commentary for Monday, May 11, 2015 (www.golddealer.com By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc….   Gold closed down $5.90 today on the Comex at $1183.20. There was some early upside movement after the announcement that China would cut its lending rate by a ¼% but their attempt at fine-tuning their staggering […]

 
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