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Adding American Eagle Gold Coin Proofs to Your IRA

Adding American Eagle Gold Coin Proofs to Your IRA

The Pros and Cons of Diversifying Your Retirement Portfolio With Proof Coins: Even today less than honest bullion dealers are regularly sanctioned by the government for taking advantage of naive investors and selling proof coins far above market value…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Precious Metals

A Beginner's Guide to Precious Metals

Why do portfolio investors typically spread risk across different asset classes like stocks and commodities? This is the most basic form of building a diversified portfolio, with investor’s aim being to minimize risk and maximize gains.

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4 Tips For Investing In Gold For Your IRA

4 Tips For Investing In Gold For Your IRA

A Gold IRA can protect its owner from falling dollar values – when the dollar decreases in value, gold doesn't; therefore, it keeps its value regardless of inflation. At the same time, the same issue is present in the stock market.

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How Does a Gold IRA Work?

How Does a Gold IRA Work?

One of the Most Common Questions We’re Asked is ‘How Does a Gold IRA Work?’ What exactly is it that makes an IRA a better place to hold gold than a regular diversified portfolio? Why bother with the extra paperwork?

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4 Reasons People Invest In Precious Metals

4 Reasons People Invest In Precious Metals

Along with other forms of investments, precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum have been increasingly popular modes of investment recently. Due to their rarity and scarcity, these valuable commodities have withstood the test of time, making them a perfect addition to people’s investment portfolios.

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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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All You Need to Know About Buying Gold in the UK

All You Need to Know About Buying Gold in the UK

Sure, it sounds flashy when people talk about buying gold, but the reality is that a lot of our investors are simply buying gold as another way to store money rather than stockpiling their savings in the banks.

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Getting The Best Deals in the Cash For Gold Market

Getting The Best Deals in the Cash For Gold Market

There is value in Scrap! Huge value in fact, so much that the scrap gold and silver industry has seen massive amounts of people benefit with selling their unwanted jewellery or old silverware at the highest prices the markets have ever seen!

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Things To Consider When Investing In Bitcoin Vs Gold

Things To Consider When Investing In Bitcoin Vs Gold

Which is the better investment, bitcoin or gold? It’s an increasingly common question asked more and more among both newbie and experienced investors. The debate makes sense. Both commodities bring benefits…

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What You Should Do With Your Rare Coin Collection

What You Should Do With Your Rare Coin Collection

Coin collecting can be fun and for many can become a lifetime passion. If done correctly, it can be a profitable activity, too. This article looks at the things that you should (and shouldn’t) do with your rare coin collection

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The Canadian Guy Who Builds Gold Refineries

The Canadian Guy Who Builds Gold Refineries

Corey Kelly needs little by way of an introduction. Many of us in the precious metals industry know him personally, everyone else either knows of him or have heard the legends…

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The US FedCoin Takes Another Step Closer to Reality

The US FedCoin Takes Another Step Closer to Reality

How far in the future FedCoin will launch remains to be seen, but it sure seems like the U.S. is closer to the first major overhaul of the monetary system (and your private life) in decades.

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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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