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The Ultimate Double Take: The 1955 Lincoln Double Die Coin

Market News | February 19, 2018

Errors are something to be avoided unless of course, you’re a coin collector. Error coins represent rare instances of oversight in the minting process. Often, such coins are rare because officials catch the mistake before the currency finds its way into circulation. However, the 1955 Lincoln double die error is an exception. It’s also one […]

The Power of Inflationary Hedging

Investment | February 19, 2018

The hot topic in the financial world today is inflation, namely which way it’s going to go. For years it has been curiously low, but that might be changing and if so, implications for gold are significant. Since December 2015 the Fed has increased the benchmark short-term rate five times ranging between 1.25% and 1.5% […]

4 Things You Might Not Know About the San Francisco Mint

Gold | February 11, 2018

On a late January morning in 1848, James. W. Marshall spotted flakes of yellow metal at the bottom a stream at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. The shining substance, of course, was gold. Despite the mill owner – John Sutter’s – attempt to keep the gold discovery a secret, the news spread like wildfire and […]

How Do You Mint a Coin? Start with a Contest

Market News | February 9, 2018

Sometimes you just need a fresh look. This was the thinking of the U.S. Mint in 1890. In fact, they decided everything needed a new look. In September of that year, legislation was signed which made all denominations of U.S. coins available for a redesign. Chief engraver Charles Barber decided to hold a contest. Participants […]

Gold Is a Safe Haven in the Stock Market Storm

Investment | February 6, 2018

In a flash the stunning January stock market gains disappeared. The S&P 500 erased the exuberant returns achieved since the start of the year as the stock market turned negative this week. Price quotes that flashed green, turned to a sea of red. The pounding is historic. The Dow Jones industrial average recorded its biggest […]