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
FDR legally prohibits private U.S. citizens from owning gold.
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.
President Nixon takes the U.S. dollar off the gold standard.
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.
President Ford legally permits the private ownership of gold.
Blanchard opens the investment firm of Blanchard and Company, Inc., in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Blanchard cofounds the Industry Council for Tangible Assets and serves on the Cato Institute.
The World Gold Association names Blanchard Man of the Year.
Donald Doyle replaces Jim Blanchard as CEO of Blanchard and Company.
Doyle purchases Blanchard and Company from Allegiance Capital Partners.
Doyle becomes Chair of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets.
Blanchard reaches 200,000 clients served.
Doyle serves as President of the Coalition for Equitable Regulation and Taxation, successfully supporting legislation allowing individuals to hold gold in their IRAs.
Blanchard and John Albanese — the world’s most renowned numismatist — team up together.
Blanchard reaches 300,000 clients served.
Blanchard places its first seven-figure coin, the $20 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High relief.
Blanchard places one of the five 1913 Liberty Nickels, the Hawaii 5-0 specimen.
John Albanese forms CAC with Blanchard.
Blanchard places the 1804 Dollar pedigreed Adam Carter
Blanchard reaches 400,000 clients served.
Blanchard places The Brasher Doubloon, the world’s most valuable rare coin at the time.
Blanchard reaches 450,000 clients served
Blanchard places the 1894-S Dime pedigreed Daggett
David Beahm is appointed Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors