Blogs

August 2019

The American Silver Eagle and the Canadian Silver Maple are Coins of Many Firsts

Every now and again we see a coin launch that from the beginning is very special. The first and obvious indication is seeing these two coins for the first time together. These two coins in these two finishes stand together like a proud pair to be reckoned with. The American bullion coin veteran along side the Canadian bullion coin veteran dressed for a formal event. They are stunning individually but together, that’s where special comes in. Like a set [...]

The Fed Is Heading Back To Zero

As yields flash recession warnings, global economic slowdowns Deepen, equity markets are on the verge of historic corrections and it seems the Fed is headed back to 0% where do you park your assets to shelter the storm? Ex-Fed boss Greenspan says ‘there is no barrier’ to Treasury yields falling below zero Fed interest rate forecast: Wall Street sees return to near zero Apparently for the foreseeable future there is no money in money. Is it time again for Tangible Assets? What are [...]

March 2019

Why are the Apollo 11 Coins released by the US Mint so special?

Many of us were kids when man walked on the moon. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary coin celebrates this achievement. This happened on July 20, 1969, as Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin, Jr. took mankind’s first steps on the Moon. Now these kids are coin buyers in the 50’s and 60’s. Collectibles tend to do best when the potential collector remembers the item from their childhood and the Apollo 11 Coins hit all the marks. Space, coins, history [...]

December 2018

So, what’s going on with palladium?

Palladium is a rare silvery white metal discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston. He named it after the asteroid Pallas, which was itself named after the epithet of the Greek goddess Athena, acquired by her when she slew Pallas.  More than half the supply of palladium and its congener platinum is used in catalytic converters, which convert as much as 90% of the harmful gases in automobile exhaust into less noxious substances. Palladium is also used in electronics, dentistry, [...]

October 2018

What Do JP Morgan And John Mercanti Have In Common?

Some recent and current events related to the dollar, stocks and precious metals markets are creating turmoil. Stocks in recent weeks have had days of wild swings as the norm. Losing and recovering huge chunks of market value. Many Americans who have built their nest eggs based on investment companies piling their portfolios in these instruments and have been watching their statement value ebb and flow. Most of these hard-working people have trusted the system to do right by [...]

September 2018

Why Collect US Mint Eagles Signed By John Mercanti And Ed Moy

I should probably make a better effort to express why building a collection of Gold and Silver Eagles Signed by Ed Moy and John Mercanti makes more sense with LCR Coin as your guide than other companies. Yes, my opinion is biased but for all the right reasons. I have been in this market a very long time, in fact, longer than the Gold and Silver Eagles have existed. Having a ring side seat to all the major market [...]