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Nick Adamo

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Nick Adamo is President of Bullion Shark, LLC, one of America’s leading Numismatic and Collectibles bullion dealers.

A law graduate and specialist in international business, Nick has helped grow Bullion Shark from it’s small family business roots into a multi-million dollar nationwide numismatics company. Known not just for their vast inventory of collectible and rare coins, Nick and his team specialize in finding clients the un-findable and the impossible.

The Rarest American Silver Eagles

The Rarest American Silver Eagles

The American Silver Eagle series, which turned 35 this year, is the most widely collected and popular modern U.S. coin series that is sought by collectors all over the world. You have probably heard about the increase in demand for these coins…

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The Enduring Numismatic Legacy of Adolph Weinman

The Enduring Numismatic Legacy of Adolph Weinman

Weinman is either the second most influential coin designer in our history after Augustus Saint-Gaudens, whom he knew well and worked with for years, or is tied with him given the large number of coins with his design that have been minted

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What You Need to Know About Recent Gold Trends

What You Need to Know About Recent Gold Trends

Last week the spot price of gold declined 6%, which was its steepest drop since March 2020, when news of the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic caused global markets, including gold, to get hammered. The main reason was comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell…

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American Silver and Gold Eagle Proof Coins in an IRA?

American Silver and Gold Eagle Proof Coins in an IRA?

Americans interested in investing in precious metals often ask about doing so through an IRA, or Individual Retirement Account. But what exactly is an IRA and can and IRA hold numismatic coins like American Silver and Gold Eagle Proofs?

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An Overview of United States Mint History

An Overview of United States Mint History

The U.S. Mint, which has existed for 228 years, produces circulating coinage, bullion coins, numismatic coins and medals, is the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and the world’s largest coining facility.

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New Plan for 2021-Dated Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

New Plan for 2021-Dated Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

Though the proposed program remains popular with collectors, the bill never gained much support in Congress. Just before the year ended, the Congress passed the Law Enforcement Commemorative Coin Act and earlier in the year it passed the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act.

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A Look at Kennedy Half Dollars

A Look at Kennedy Half Dollars

Within 5 days of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Mint Director Eva Adams authorized work to begin on a new silver half dollar with a likeness of the slain president.

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Win a 2020 (P) Emergency Issue Silver Eagle

Win a 2020 (P) Emergency Issue Silver Eagle

Bullion Shark is proud to announce its sweepstakes for a 2020 (P) Emergency Issue Silver Eagle PCGS MS70 First Strike. One lucky winner will receive the most popular Silver Eagle of the year – with a $229 value!

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American Gold Eagles to See New Design

American Gold Eagles to See New Design

Next year, when the series turns 35, there will be a new reverse design on bullion versions of the American Gold Eagle that will also feature state of the art anti-counterfeiting measures that are being developed.

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Strategies for Collecting American Silver Eagles

Strategies for Collecting American Silver Eagles

There are almost as many different ways to collect Silver Eagles as there are coins in the series, which now number over 100 different issues. So where do you start?

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How to Buy Pre-1933 Gold (and Why)

How to Buy Pre-1933 Gold (and Why)

Gold coins have always had a special allure as a store of value and hedge against currency depreciation and because of their beauty. And in times of economic crisis like today, they also serve as a safe haven and asset diversifier, especially at a time when equity market volatility remains heightened.

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A New Rarity: The COVID Silver Eagle

A New Rarity: The COVID Silver Eagle

An unexpected modern rarity has emerged as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on production of the U.S. Mint’s flagship silver bullion coin series, the American Silver Eagle.

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What Does the Pandemic Mean for Numismatics?

What Does the Pandemic Mean for Numismatics?

The reality today is that not only have precious metal prices recovered, especially gold which continues to hover around $1700-1750, but demand for physical gold coins, has exploded to levels most sellers have never experienced.

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What Are Mint State Coins?

What Are Mint State Coins?

Even if you are relatively new to coin collecting, you probably already know that the value of a coin is directly tied to its condition. But what are Mint State Coins?

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Kennedy Half Dollars for Beginners

Kennedy Half Dollars for Beginners

The 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar was met with tremendous success as many Americans wanted to save the coin as a memento. As a result, the Kennedy Half Dollar became one of the most successful half dollar coin programs in the history of the U.S. Mint.

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Will The US Mint Stop Making Burnished Eagles?

Will The US Mint Stop Making Burnished Eagles?

Will the U.S. Mint Stop Producing it’s Burnished Silver Eagles in 2021? Bullion.Directory precious metals guest post 27 January, 2020 By Nick Adamo President at Bullion Shark LLC The Burnished […]

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What Is My Coin Collection Worth?

What Is My Coin Collection Worth?

How Do I Know What My Rare Coin Collection is Worth? Bullion.Directory precious metals guest post 25 January, 2020 By Nick Adamo President at Bullion Shark LLC Many people inherit […]

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How to Protect My Rare Coin Collection

How to Protect My Rare Coin Collection

Your rare coin collection is something you should be proud of. It is likely part of your “nest egg.” You have spent some of your hard-earned money to build a unique and impressive coin collection, so it is important that you keep it safe.

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Hoard of American Silver Eagles Discovered at the U.S. Mint

Hoard of American Silver Eagles Discovered at the U.S. Mint

In 2019, the United States Mint was doing their year-end audit and discovered a leftover inventory of 2016 Proof Silver Eagles that was not accounted for. 183,781 coins were found in what is now called “The West Point Mint Hoard.”

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Are Pre-1933 Gold Coins a Buy Right Now?

Are Pre-1933 Gold Coins a Buy Right Now?

Years ago, premiums over spot gold were significantly higher than they are today. Premiums over spot for common date $20 Saint Gaudens, Gold Liberties, and Gold Indians were sometimes north of 20-30%. Now, they can be found for less than a 10% markup over spot.

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Is U.S. Mint Setting Collectors Up for Silver Eagle Rarity?

Is U.S. Mint Setting Collectors Up for Silver Eagle Rarity?

Could we be looking at modern rarities in their infancies? Why are we seeing such low mintage Silver Eagles? The answer is simple. Many coin collectors are either buying less of each type of Silver Eagle or are only choosing to buy one over the other.

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Metals Are Up – So What’s The Market Effect?

Metals Are Up - So What's The Market Effect?

Gold is up almost 20% over the last 365 days. Silver is up about 18%, platinum over 28%, palladium almost 82% and rhodium over 245%. It is interesting that the non-traditional precious metals are outperforming gold and silver – the last year has treated investors of bullion quite well.

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Is This The Next Modern Rarity?

Is This The Next Modern Rarity?

With a total mintage of only 110,000 coins, the Silver Eagle from the Pride of Two Nations Set became one of the lowest mintage Silver Eagles of all time. It is no wonder why this set sold out completely a day of its release. However, it would soon be overshadowed by its sister coin…

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Grading Coins – A History

Grading Coins - A History

Years ago coins were bought uncertified, or as many call it “raw.” This was standard practice for collectors until the first grading service, ANACS, was founded in 1972

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The “RIGHT WAY” to Invest in Gold and Silver Bullion

How recent divergences in gold and silver’s relationship can guide your investment strategy Bullion.Directory precious metals guest post 5 March, 2016 By Nick Adamo President at Bullion Shark LLC Gold […]

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Classic Gold and Silver Bullion

Precious metals investors most commonly buy modern gold and silver bullion, which allows them to receive the most metal for their money. Bullion.Directory precious metals guest post 19 February, 2016 […]

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Negative Interest Rates And Their Possible Effects On Gold And Silver

Negative Interest Rates And Their Possible Effects On Gold And Silver

What came as a major shock to markets this week was the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony. Bullion.Directory precious metals guest post 13 February, 2016 By Nick Adamo President […]

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Silver Demand and Its Future Price

What demands will silver face in 2016 and beyond – and how will this impact on it’s price? Bullion.Directory precious metals guest post 12 February, 2016 By Nick Adamo President […]

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Quick Look: Gold-Silver Ratio and Silver Investors

Firstly – what IS the gold to silver ratio? Bullion.Directory precious metals guest post 11 February, 2016 By Nick Adamo President at Bullion Shark LLC This is the ratio between […]

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Silver Stacking

Who DOESN’T want to build a tower out of solid silver bricks? Bullion.Directory precious metals guest post 09 February, 2016 By Nick Adamo President at Bullion Shark LLC Silver bullion […]

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Terminator Silver Round – First Look

Terminator Silver Round - First Look

Stardust Silver and Sunshine Mint Create An Iconic Sci-Fi Round Bullion.Directory precious metals news 02 February, 2015 Sponsored Content By Alison Macdonald Marketing Editor at Bullion.Directory Stardust Silver has taken silver […]

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American Silver Eagle Collecting Strategies

Collecting the American Silver Eagles best suited to your needs Bullion.Directory precious metals guest post 01 February, 2016 By Nick Adamo President at Bullion Shark LLC American Silver Eagles have become […]

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Nick Adamobullion.directory author Nick Adamo

Nick Adamo is President of Bullion Shark, LLC, one of America’s leading Numismatic and Collectibles bullion dealers.

A law graduate and specialist in international business, Nick has helped grow Bullion Shark from it’s small family business roots into a multi-million dollar nationwide numismatics company. Known not just for their vast inventory of collectible and rare coins, Nick and his team specialize in finding clients the un-findable and the impossible.