Tag: Copper

Blanchard: Four Reasons Silver Is Outpacing Gold In 2017

Blanchard: Four Reasons Silver Is Outpacing Gold In 2017

By Blanchard and Company, Inc …..   The precious metals sector is off to the races in the first six weeks of 2017, as returns in both gold and silver are beating the S&P 500. The silver market is the best performer – with nearly double the gains seen in gold. Here’s a quick look […]

The Origin of Specie: How Gold and Silver Became Money

The Origin of Specie: How Gold and Silver Became Money

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ….   …And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver. –Genesis, 20:16 ABIMELECH, PHILISTINE KING OF GERAR, gravely offended the patriarch Abraham by trying to appropriate his wife, Sarah, having been led to believe that Sarah was actually Abraham’s sister[1]. […]

Bullion Shark Analysis: Will the Federal Reserve Raise Rates?

Bullion Shark Analysis: Will the Federal Reserve Raise Rates?

The Federal Reserve spooked gold and silver markets this week once again with talks about a rate hike in June if economic conditions do not deteriorate. Even though multiple economic indicators have pointed to a slowing U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve members did not see this as something of much concern or something that would […]

Reel In Guy Harvey Rounds and Other Great Catches at Gainesville Coins

Reel In Guy Harvey Rounds and Other Great Catches at Gainesville Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Gainesville Coins near Tampa, Florida is one of the larger numismatic and bullion coin retailers in the Southeast United States. They’ve recently become popular for offering Guy Harvey coins and many other hard-to-find series. So I decided to call them up to find out about the latest Guy Harvey […]

Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Once it leaves the Mint, few things add value to a coin. But of those things, attractive natural toning arguably adds the most. What is “toning”? The word “toning” can describe both the coloration of a coin (what you see) and the chemical process that produced […]

Infographic – The History of Metals

Infographic – The History of Metals

The History of Metals We have documented the history if individual metals before and we have also visualized their annual production. However, we have not seen all of the metals on one timeline before such as in this infographic. Worth noting is gold’s prominence ever since the beginning of history. Because the yellow metal is […]

Olympic Medals are Still Made of Precious Metal But Contain Less Gold

Olympic Medals are Still Made of Precious Metal But Contain Less Gold

As prices rose, gold use gave way to silver years ago Olympic medals use a lot of metal but these days the gold medal is mostly silver. The silver medal is sterling silver while the bronze is largely copper. The last time the Olympic Games handed out solid gold medals was a hundred years ago […]

New Book on “Copper Collector’s Guide to the Identification of 2×2 Envelopes”

New Book on “Copper Collector’s Guide to the Identification of 2×2 Envelopes”

Ralph Rucker, Author Interviewer: David Lisot. The Early American Coppers group prides itself on the depth of research that its members do learning about coinage. Ralph Rucker takes that research to a new level in his new book on the 2×2 envelopes that contained these coins. He shares why his believes his research is important […]

EAC Convention Report 2012 Video

EAC Convention Report 2012 Video

Nick Gampietro, EAC Convention Co-Chairman Interviewer: David Lisot. Nick talks about what it took to make this convention take place. He also shares how he was able to get a room full of school children to come to the bourse floor and learn about America’s early coinage. Runtime Video: 2:17 Early American Coppers Convention Buffalo, […]

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

December 14, 2011 – The Austrian Mint will issue the first coin of 2012 today. The coin celebrates 200 years of the “Society of Music Friends, in Vienna”. This coin also marks the return of the classic coinage metal of copper, which was used for many centuries around the world. Pure copper was the choice […]

 
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