Tag: Silver

Gold Seeks “Foothold Above $1600″, China Stimulus “Likely to be Positive for Gold”

Gold Seeks “Foothold Above $1600″, China Stimulus “Likely to be Positive for Gold”

London Gold Market Report from Ben Traynor BullionVault Thursday 9 August 2012 WHOLESALE MARKET prices to buy gold bullion hovered in a tight range around $1615 an ounce for much of Thursday morning in London – marginally above where they started the week – before dipping slightly around lunchtime, while stock markets also edged lower following gains earlier […]

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 […]

Free Coinflation.com iPhone™ App Gives Instant Melt Values of Silver  and Gold Collectibles and Jewelry

Free Coinflation.com iPhone™ App Gives Instant Melt Values of Silver and Gold Collectibles and Jewelry

(Santa Ana, California) — Using any iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod™, you can now instantly find the intrinsic melt values of gold, silver and base metal U.S. coins, jewelry and scrap metal with the new, free Coinflation.com application available from the Apple iTunes™ App Store at itunes.com/apps/Coinflation. “Since its launch in 2004, Coinflation.com has grown into […]

From Robert Bateman to the Group of Seven, Canada Comes Alive on New Royal Canadian Mint Coins

From Robert Bateman to the Group of Seven, Canada Comes Alive on New Royal Canadian Mint Coins

Addition of Canadian Coast Guard 50th anniversary and War of 1812 themes blends history with the celebration of our natural and cultural heritage Ottawa, Ontario, July 16, 2012 – The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce a summer blockbuster of new coins featuring an abundance of themes and designs capturing Canada’s wealth of national […]

Scary Stories And Financial Statistics Indicate Coming Weakness In Paper Assets, Strength In Gold And Silver

Scary Stories And Financial Statistics Indicate Coming Weakness In Paper Assets, Strength In Gold And Silver

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com There are some scary stories and financial statistics that are warning about developing weakness in paper assets and pointing to major strength in gold and silver markets in the near future. For instance, Bloomberg recently reported the latest recommendations of professional Wall Street strategists.  […]

IS SILVER A GOOD DEAL AT $27 to $29?

IS SILVER A GOOD DEAL AT $27 to $29?

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ….. Summer tends to be a slower-paced time in the bullion market, and 2012 has been no exception to the general rule so far. With everyone from major metals traders to small-scale retail silver buyers spending time outdoors and vacationing, the pause in the action is hardly shocking. Silver has […]

Liquidation Could Send Silver Down to $18

Liquidation Could Send Silver Down to $18

By Ben Traynor – BullionVault  Euro Weakness “Contributing to Gold’s Fall”, Lagarde “Throws the Gauntlet Down” to Merkel WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices traded as low as $1560 an ounce Friday morning, before recovering some ground by lunchtime in London, while European stock markets were also down and commodities were broadly flat. Silver prices meantime sank to a […]

Dillon Gage Opens Precious Metals Storage Center in Toronto

Dillon Gage Opens Precious Metals Storage Center in Toronto

New state-of-the-art depository will fill a need in the Canadian market Today, Dallas-based Dillon Gage Metals opened its newest subsidiary, International Depository Services of Canada (IDS) in Mississauga, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. IDS is Canada’s first, full-service metals depository designed to meet the diverse needs of all precious metal market participants, from commercial entities […]

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100 Years of “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 100 Years of “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”

The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted collector coins which continue to capture the spirit and excitement of the many milestones and anniversaries Canadians are celebrating in 2012. IT’S A COIN STAMPEDE AS THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF “THE GREATEST OUTDOOR SHOW ON EARTH”, THE 25TH […]

SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola Silver Cargo Recovery Expedition Underway

SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola Silver Cargo Recovery Expedition Underway

**Recovery Vessel Seabed Worker En Route to Begin Operations** Odyssey Marine Exploration (NasdaqCM: OMEX), pioneers in the field of deep-ocean exploration, today announced that the M/V Seabed Worker has departed port and is on its way to begin operations to recover the anticipated silver cargoes from the SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola shipwrecks. Historical records […]

Perth Mint King-Sized Kilo Coins Mark Queen’s 60 Year Reign

Perth Mint King-Sized Kilo Coins Mark Queen’s 60 Year Reign

As a former branch of the Royal Mint, The Perth Mint is honouring its British heritage by releasing two majestic kilo coins to celebrate the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Struck from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure gold and 1 kilo of 99.9% pure silver, these latest releases complete The Perth Mint’s extensive […]

An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver

An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… Even with premiums of $2.50 to $4 an ounce above spot, government-issued bullion coins such as the American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic and Mexican Libertad are extremely popular among modern silver investors. Cost-conscious shoppers tend to go for circulated pre-1965 U.S. dimes, quarters and half dollars at […]

The History of the Trade Dollar

The History of the Trade Dollar

Article Written by Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities CoinWeek Content Partner Until the 1850’s, Americans spent most of their history looking towards the East Coast and Europe. Thereafter, we began to explore the strategic and economic significance of developing the West Coast and maintaining shipping routes from there to the Far East. The problem for […]

London Gold Market Report

London Gold Market Report

Gold Falls Through $1550, “Bulls Misjudged the Dollar” as Euro Crisis Sparks EU Wrangling The U.S. DOLLAR gold price fell further on Wednesday morning, trading at 1-week lows beneath $1550 per ounce as world stock markets dropped and the Euro hit a fresh two-year low amid fresh debt woes in the 17-nation currency union. The […]

The Right Time to Buy Gold

The Right Time to Buy Gold

By Barry Stuppler CoinWeek Content Partner …….. I am proud to say that I have been actively trading Gold since President Ford signed legislation that legalized private Gold coin and bar ownership, which took effect December 31, 1974. During those 37 years the Gold price moved from $103 in August of 1976 to $850 in […]

Potential Tax-Free Profits In Tangible Assets

Potential Tax-Free Profits In Tangible Assets

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com If you invest in paper assets like stocks, bonds, CDs, and currencies and earn income or a profit from them, the Internal Revenue Service wants a cut for the federal government.  Many states and municipalities also want a piece of the proceeds. It doesn’t matter […]

QE3 Not Off the Table as Euro Crisis Gives Gold Significant Upside

QE3 Not Off the Table as Euro Crisis Gives Gold Significant Upside

WHOLESALE MARKET spot gold prices hit a 7-session high just below $1600 per ounce in London trade early Monday, before dropping back through last week’s finish at $1593 as European stock markets rose for the first time in two weeks. Spanish and Portuguese bond prices both fell, as did “safe haven” German and US debt. […]

GreatCollections to offer important highlights in June coin auctions

GreatCollections to offer important highlights in June coin auctions

Includes four Mormon gold pieces and Libertas Americana medal in silver May 17, 2012, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections will offer a number of important U.S. coins in the June auctions, including four Mormon gold pieces, a toned Morgan dollar collection and an exceedingly rare Libertas Americana medal struck in silver. Mormon gold pieces were issued […]

Stronger Dollar Makes Gold Rally Difficult, Chinese Buyers On the Sidelines

Stronger Dollar Makes Gold Rally Difficult, Chinese Buyers On the Sidelines

WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices touched their lowest level since the first week of January Friday, hitting $1574 an ounce before recovering some ground, while stocks and commodities fell and US Treasury bonds gained, with dealers in major gold buying countries reporting continued limited demand for precious metals. Silver prices fell to $28.54 an ounce – […]

NGC Releases Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide

NGC Releases Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide

[Sarasota, Florida] – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has released an online price guide of Chinese Panda coins 1974 to date. The NGC Chinese Modern Coin Price Guide, accessible on NGC’s website, is a comprehensive free resource and includes silver, gold, platinum, palladium and bi-metallic Panda coins and medals. Values for more than 640 Panda issues are available, […]

Be Honest—Why Do You Read My Commentaries?

Be Honest—Why Do You Read My Commentaries?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com What do you do with my commentaries? I have been writing them since 1995, gaining a wider audience as time goes on. Do you merely read them for entertainment? If that’s enough for you, I accept that. Or possibly do you read them to […]

Physical Bullion Demand Giving “No Support”, S&P Downgrades Spanish Banks

Physical Bullion Demand Giving “No Support”, S&P Downgrades Spanish Banks

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices held above $1660 an ounce during Monday’s morning trading London – holding on to gains from last week of 1.1% – while stock markets ticked lower, commodities were broadly flat and US and German government bonds gained as Spain continued to generate headlines. “On the physical front [however] things were […]

The Coin Analyst: There’s More to Gold’s Future Than Quantitative Easing

The Coin Analyst: There’s More to Gold’s Future Than Quantitative Easing

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There is no question that the policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, specifically its role in shaping monetary policy, have a big impact on precious metal markets. The Fed sets short-term interest rates, whereas long-term rates are pegged to the 10-year Treasury bond, which is a function of how […]

More Investors Opt to Place Gold and Silver in Depositories

More Investors Opt to Place Gold and Silver in Depositories

Many investors who acquire precious metals as an asset and as a way to diversify their investment portfolios are storing them in insured depositories rather than taking personal possession. In fact, more individuals are storing gold and silver than at any time in recent history, and for good reasons, according to Diamond State Depository, a […]

Modern Coin News Round-Up: Recent World Coin Releases

Modern Coin News Round-Up: Recent World Coin Releases

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the first article in a new column that will provide brief news and analysis of significant developments in modern U.S. and world coins.  This edition focuses on some noteworthy recent and upcoming coin releases from around the world. 1.) Unique Canadian Bumble Bee Coin Sells Out During Pre-Release Period The Royal […]

Gold “Needs to Reclaim $1700″ for Renewed Buying

Gold “Needs to Reclaim $1700″ for Renewed Buying

Gold “Needs to Reclaim $1700″ for Renewed Buying, with Breach of $1600 “Expected to Cause Liquidation” SPOT MARKET gold prices traded as low as $1640 an ounce – less than 1% off the previous day’s high – during Friday morning’s relatively flat London session. European stock markets were also broadly flat, as were commodities, while […]

Major Gold And Silver Price Suppression Now A Weekly Occurrence.  So What?

Major Gold And Silver Price Suppression Now A Weekly Occurrence. So What?

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Over the past four weeks, the prices of gold and silver have experienced a major decline once each week.  Last week, the suppression occurred on Friday, April 13 during the last 15 minutes of COMEX trading, between 1:15 and 1:30. How is it possible […]

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker CoinWeek content Contributor Coin Overview: As a child of the ‘80s, I was always fond of the Bicentennial quarter. It still turns up in pocket change once in a while, and roll hunters can run across more than a few when poring over bank boxes. Most circulating specimens survive […]

Demand for Physical Gold Grows as Strike Ends in India

Demand for Physical Gold Grows as Strike Ends in India

Gold “Needs Bigger and Better News” for Support as Stocks Tumble U.S. DOLLAR gold bullion prices fell as low as $1642 an ounce during Tuesday morning’s London trading – though still slightly up on last week’s close following Asian session gains – while stock markets fell and commodities were flat as markets digested last Friday’s […]

The Coin Analyst: Is the Bull Market in Precious Metals Over?

The Coin Analyst: Is the Bull Market in Precious Metals Over?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek 2012, as I predicted in January , has been an especially volatile one for gold and other precious metals. Earlier in the year gold and silver prices saw healthy gains, especially following pronouncements by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that interest rates would be held to close to zero through […]

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