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This is a strange coin

Investor Resources | July 9, 2019

It seems rather conventional at first glance, but then you look at it: is that Lady Liberty wearing a Native American headdress? This coin is as unique as its design. First, it’s an unusual denomination: $3. Second, the reason it was made is more than a little odd. In 1851, the postage rate of a […]

What Are Gold “Macro Factors” And Why Do They Matter?

Gold | July 8, 2019

Year-to-date gold has risen approximately 11% and much of this performance traces back to macro factors. Macro-economic factors are characteristics of the economy that have widespread impact. Put simply, macro factors are the big numbers that we all care about like unemployment, inflation, and national income. Recently, three specific macro factors have driven the value […]

Judy Shelton: A Gold Bug May Get a Seat at the Fed’s Table

Investment | July 5, 2019

“We make America great again by making America’s money great again,” – Judy Shelton, President Trump’s nominee to be a Federal Reserve governor. The quiet movement to return to the gold standard is getting louder. Six states passed laws recognizing gold and silver as currency since 2011. The Republican Party called for a commission to […]

This Coin Features a Mistake

Investor Resources | July 3, 2019

Look at the coin below. Do you see the mistake? This 1797 $10 Draped Bust Large Eagle was a bit of a controversy at the time. It’s in the olive branches and arrows that the eagle clutches in his talons. You’ll notice that the olive branches are in his left (sinister) claw and the arrows […]

Evolving Our National Identity with the 1907 $10 Indian Head

Market News | July 1, 2019

It was 1904 and the United States of America was finding its 20th century identity.   President Roosevelt felt that part of this emerging identity must acknowledge native Americans. It was then that he realized that the Liberty Head gold coin series had remained unchanged for more than 25 years. That length of time was […]