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Commentary and Opinion

Market Reports, News & Views: Commentary

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... read more »

 

Witch-Hunt Fails in Silver Futures Trading; CFTC

Witch-Hunt Fails in Silver Futures Trading; CFTC

by Guillermo Miguel Perez-Santalla I have to admit, it amazes me how easily the government spends our money. In 2008 the CFTC received a series of complaints about the silver market. According to their release today the most widely asserted... read more »

 

The Coin Analyst: Gold, the Government Shutdown, and the Coming Crisis Over the Debt Ceiling

The Coin Analyst: Gold, the Government Shutdown, and the Coming Crisis Over the Debt Ceiling

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Gold spot prices have been very volatile lately. During the weeks preceding the current Federal government partial shutdown, prices had been up, reaching almost $1400 an ounce, and gold posted its only... read more »

 

Finding Ruth: Thoughts on a Family Coin collection

Finding Ruth: Thoughts on a Family Coin collection

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. The drive there was like any other. It was raining, and the kids had been screaming their heads off for over two hours. Meanwhile, my wife and I were already tired from... read more »

 

The Federal Reserve Is Trapped with Inflation of the Money Supply

The Federal Reserve Is Trapped with  Inflation of the Money Supply

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Let me present two examples that may help you better understand what inflation of the money supply (now called quantitative easing by the US government) does... read more »

 

Why Did September 18 FOMC Announcement “Surprise” Investors And Markets?

Why Did September 18 FOMC Announcement “Surprise” Investors And Markets?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. After the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting ended September 18 with an announcement that the Federal Reserve would continue inflating the US money... read more »

 

Ancient Coins as Cultural Property : If The Shoe Fits ….. Wear It

Ancient Coins as Cultural Property : If The Shoe Fits ….. Wear It

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting Blog….. In a recent archaeo-blogger post by Paul Barford, cultural property nationalist Nigel Swift wrote: The level and vehemence and frequency of attacks on your character (and to a lesser extent... read more »

 

Should I Buy The Reverse Proof $50 Buffalo Gold Coin ?

Should I Buy The  Reverse Proof $50 Buffalo Gold Coin ?

By Leo Frese, Independent Numismatic Consultant – LeoFreseCoins.com ……….. The special Reverse Proof $50 Buffalo gold coin is currently being produced and sold by the Mint. If you can buy a piece directly from the Mint for $1740, why... read more »

 

It’s Not “Too Late” To Buy Gold And Silver!

It’s Not “Too Late” To Buy Gold And Silver!

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. On August 7 I wrote my company’s latest monthly newsletter (titled Liberty’s Outlook).  The headline read “The Wait Is Almost Over”.  As I... read more »

 

Why the American Numismatic Association Matters

Why the American Numismatic Association Matters

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. I strongly urge anyone collecting rare coins to discover what the ANA has to offer. This past week the American Numismatic Association (ANA) conducted the World’s Fair of Money.... read more »

 

Mike Fuljenz Declares: “Stop Making Dollar Bills And Cents.”

Mike Fuljenz Declares: “Stop Making Dollar Bills And Cents.”

By Mike Fuljenz   – Universal Coin & Bullion ………… “The United States should stop producing one-dollar bills and one-cent coins,” declares award-winning rare coins and precious metals expert and... 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... read more »

 

Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

Coin Collector Demographics Affect Numismatic Supply And Demand

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. Don’t look now, but the US and world population is getting older.  The average age of members of the American Numismatic Association (coin collectors) is... 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... read more »

 

Do Bullion Prices Matter Anymore?

Do Bullion Prices Matter Anymore?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. For decades, bullion prices have had a profound impact on the prices of rare coins. I first witnessed this in 1979 when gold and silver prices exploded. Gold soared to around $850... read more »

 

No wonder high prices for collectibles – an abundance of FIAT money…..?

No wonder high prices for collectibles – an abundance of  FIAT money…..?

By Geoffrey Cope  -  www.petetioncrown.com A person wishes to save money. They put it in a bank and in return, receive almost no interest whatsoever. But still, the idea is that, by putting it in the bank, at least it will be safe. A bank... read more »

 

Critical Steps That Need To Be Taken By The ANA

Critical Steps That Need To Be Taken By The  ANA

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ………….. In light of all this monkey business, thefts, employee problems, etc the ANA has its self one nasty black eye. Further, the state of disrepair the ANA is in I see the deeping into a situation... read more »

 

Numismatic Housekeeping: Summer Edition

Numismatic Housekeeping: Summer Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ……….. O summer, you warmest of seasons! Now that the Fourth of July is just around the corner, it’s time for another round of Numismatic Housekeeping. In this edition, Hubert and I weigh in on the... read more »

 

Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ……….. Your kids might know more about numismatics than you think. People often talk about the importance of getting young people interested in coin collecting, but how do we do that? Some... read more »

 

Five Big Lies About Gold And Silver

Five Big Lies About Gold And Silver

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com ….. As I have said before, the price of gold represents a report card on the US government, economy, and dollar.  If the price of gold is stable, that is probably... read more »

 
 
 
 
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