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Where Precious Metals and Rare Earth Metals Meet

Investing | June 2, 2019

From the outset it should be made clear that rare earth metals do not included gold and silver. Rare earth metals, now a focus of the simmering trade war with China, are in fact a group of 17 elements found on the periodic table. Moreover, they are not particularly rare especially in comparison to more […]

3 Technical Innovations for Silver (That You Probably Didn’t Know)

Gold and Silver Bullion | May 27, 2019

Investors have long been aware of the value that owning silver can add to your portfolio. Silver boasts many of the same diversification benefits as gold, at a much lower price point. In addition to its value as a precious metals, silver is also a widely used industrial metal. New technical innovations are emerging for […]

Why You Should Diversify into Rare Coins Now

Investing | May 20, 2019

“May you live in interesting times.” That old expression is actually a Chinese curse. Over the past decade Federal Reserve officials faced more than their share of interesting times, and they may agree it has indeed been a curse. From the 2008 global financial crisis to last year’s December stock market meltdown to unprecedented political […]

The Story of America’s First Minted Coin

Investor Resources | May 20, 2019

In 1783 the monetary system in the United States was something of a mess. There was inconsistency among the coinage used throughout the thirteen states governed by the Articles of Confederation. Some people used coins from other countries and others used money that was unique to their region. The value of goods fluctuated from state […]

3 Resources for Coin Collectors

Investor Resources | May 16, 2019

When the United States government began minting its first official coins – the 1792 silver half dismes, there were no known coin collectors actively seeking them out. At the time, American coin collectors pursued ancient Greek and Roman money and European coins. By the 1850’s that had changed. Philadelphian Joseph Mickley, born in 1799, started […]