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A History of Gold Market Advocacy

A Key Industry Influencer From the Beginning

Blanchard and Company, Inc., was founded upon and continues to be driven by the belief that precious metals and rare coins possess unique qualities that make them attractive holdings for any long-term investment strategy.

The hard work of two Blanchard visionaries — Jim Blanchard and Donald Doyle — helped pave the way for the millions of investors today who leverage these tangible assets to enhance and protect their wealth. 

Blanchard History: A Timeline

1933

FDR legally prohibits private U.S. citizens from owning gold.

 

1971

Jim Blanchard spearheads a nationwide grassroots movement to legalize gold ownership, seeing it as a core right and a key to individual prosperity. He founds the National Committee to Legalize Gold.

1971

President Nixon takes the U.S. dollar off the gold standard.

 

1973

Blanchard arranges for a biplane with a “Legalize Gold” banner to fly over President Nixon’s second-term inauguration. He also holds press conferences across the U.S., brandishing gold bars and daring authorities to arrest him.

 

1974

President Ford legally permits the private ownership of gold.

 

1975

Blanchard opens the investment firm of Blanchard and Company, Inc., in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

1983

Blanchard cofounds the Industry Council for Tangible Assets and serves on the Cato Institute.

 

1984

The World Gold Association names Blanchard Man of the Year.

1988

Donald Doyle replaces Jim Blanchard as CEO of Blanchard and Company.

 

1991

Doyle purchases Blanchard and Company from Allegiance Capital Partners.

 

1993

Doyle becomes Chair of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets.

 

1995

Blanchard reaches 200,000 clients served.

 

1996

Doyle serves as President of the Coalition for Equitable Regulation and Taxation, successfully supporting legislation allowing individuals to hold gold in their IRAs.

 

1999

Blanchard and John Albanese — the world’s most renowned numismatist — team up together.

 

2000

Blanchard reaches 300,000 clients served.

2001

Blanchard places its first seven-figure coin, the $20 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High relief.

2004

Blanchard places one of the five 1913 Liberty Nickels, the Hawaii 5-0 specimen.

 

2007

John Albanese forms CAC with Blanchard.

 

2009

Blanchard reaches 400,000 clients served.

2011

Blanchard places The Brasher Doubloon, the world’s most valuable rare coin at the time.

 
 
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