September 2019

U.S. Mint Is Stretching The Boundaries Of Coin Production

Looking back at what the U.S. Mint has accomplished this year it is a banner year for coin minting technology. The 2019 releases have all happened under the newest U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder. Let’s recap some of the highlights so far: • 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Silver Dollar  • 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin • 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar • 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar The Apollo coins are [...]

August 2019

The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Twenty Dollar Gold Coin

One of the most popular coins we sell year after year is the Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle. Let’s look at a brief history of this coin, most consider the most beautiful coin produced by the United States Mint. They were produced from 1907 to 1933. The Saint-Gaudens $20 gold coin was the result of President Theodore Roosevelt’s desire to beautify U.S. coinage. The coin is named after its designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens who was also a personal friend of Roosevelt. President [...]

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, [...]