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How Does Investing in Gold Work?

How Does Investing in Gold Work?

The purchasing of gold in coins or bars is one of the more satisfying ways to own gold – being able to touch the gold coins or bars, feeling their weightiness all while admiring their sparkle and sheen brings a kind of emotional satisfaction to the owner unavailable in any other investment.

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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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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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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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What if Gold and Silver Prices Followed Dungeons and Dragons Rules?

What if Gold and Silver Prices Followed Dungeons and Dragons Rules?

What are Dungeons and Dragons gold coins worth in our modern world? We answer the question literally nobody is asking and put it this way, it’s hardly worth going into the dungeon.

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Investing in Metals? You Need This

Investing in Metals?  You Need This

The bullion business is competitive, and buyers can easily evaluate dealer ask prices. In this internet age, people are more inclined and able to evaluate pricing than ever. It’s easy to compare one merchant’s offer with another.

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It’s Time to Own Physical Gold in Your IRA

It’s Time to Own Physical Gold in Your IRA

If the sharp selloff in stocks late last year has you looking for other places to invest your retirement money, self-directed IRAs are worth a look. Bullion.Directory precious metals analysis […]

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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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Trouble Spotting Market Trends? This Can Help

Trouble Spotting Market Trends? This Can Help

Trouble Spotting Market Trends? This Can Help Bullion.Directory syndicated content June 28, 2018 By Elliott Wave International – Collated by Alison Macdonald Commercial Editor at Bullion.Directory Let it be stated […]

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Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Silver is down but not out Bullion.Directory precious metals analysis 8, February 2018 By Chris Lemieux Marco Strategist at TrendFlex™ & MacroView.co – Twitter @Lemieux_26 Silver is down over seven […]

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The Cost of Coin (Updated)

The Cost of Coin (Updated)

Lotto Tickets of Desperation Bullion.Directory precious metals analysis 8, February 2018 By Chris Lemieux Marco Strategist at TrendFlex™ & MacroView.co – Twitter @Lemieux_26 In January, I wrote a note “The […]

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Something Big Is Coming…

Something Big Is Coming...

It’s been an interesting couple of days. Bullion.Directory precious metals analysis 8, February 2018 By Chris Lemieux Marco Strategist at TrendFlex™ & MacroView.co – Twitter @Lemieux_26 The S&P 500 fell […]

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Quiet Metals Markets Catalyst

Quiet Metals Markets Catalyst

When Will Quiet Metals Markets Get the Catalyst They Need? Bullion.Directory precious metals analysis 4 December, 2017 By Clint Siegner Director of Money Metals Exchange Fear and greed drive the […]

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Relationship between the Australian Dollar and Gold Prices

Relationship between the Australian Dollar and Gold Prices

Financial markets have always had a relationship with each other since ancient times. Bullion.Directory precious metals news 02 August, 2017 Alison Macdonald via Submitted Content Commercial Editor at Bullion.Directory Consider […]

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What Does China’s Lunar Discovery Mean For Gold?

What Does China's Lunar Discovery Mean For Gold?

Off-earth gold mining could become a reality in 3-5 years, as China announces plans to mine and refine 16,000 MT of lunar gold by 2030. Bullion.Directory precious metals news 1 […]

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Incredible Gold Facts

Incredible Gold Facts

This new gold infographic uncovers an array of incredible facts, including how gold is created (look for dying stars), how much gold the human body contains (and how much is […]

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Sound Money and Your Personal Finances

Sound Money and Your Personal Finances

How Sound Money Principles Can Bolster Your Personal Finances Bullion.Directory precious metals analysis 24 January, 2017 By Jp Cortez Assistant Director of Sound Money Defense League Sound money principles can […]

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2017 Bullion Dealer Of The Year Vote: Finalists Announced

2017 Bullion Dealer Of The Year Vote: Finalists Announced

The Voting Public Have Spoken… And The Finalists Are: Bullion.Directory precious metals news 12 December, 2016 By Alison Macdonald Commercial Editor at Bullion.Directory USA Finalists #1 Silver Gold Bull 14.2% […]

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Money vs. Currency – Can History Teach Us Anything?

Money vs. Currency - Can History Teach Us Anything?

What is money and what are fiat currencies? Are they the same? Bullion.Directory precious metals analysis 23 November, 2016 By Amran Al Nuaimi Founder and CEO at Leaf.ae Most people […]

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Will June 8 Election Make Any Difference?

Will June 8 Election Make Any Difference?

As voters grapple with the outcome of the election for the White House, the question remains will either of the candidates affect any much needed change? Bullion.Directory precious metals guest […]

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