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Why Your Tangible Assets Portfolio Should Include Rare Coins

Market News | October 21, 2019

It’s commonly know that gold is a great hedge against inflation and a proven portfolio diversifier. What isn’t commonly known is that investments in U.S. rare coins do an even better job at growing your long-term investment returns. In fact, the investment return on U.S. rare coins over the last 40 years is higher than […]

What Does the Repo Market Drama Mean For You?

Investment | October 16, 2019

Attention passengers, the pilot has turned on the seat belt sign. There is turbulence ahead. The latest drama in the repo market may be a wake-up call that all is not right in the banking system. The repo market, a little-talked about corner of the U.S. financial system has been making headlines in recent weeks. […]

The Tumultuous Times of the 1861 Indian Princess Gold Coin

Market News | October 14, 2019

In the wild days of the California gold rush (1848-1855) the supply of gold surged in the US. This influx reinvigorated Congress’s interest in producing a gold coin dollar. Originally, the idea to issue a one-dollar gold coin came from Alexander Hamilton, the Secretary of the Treasury. For a long time, government officials, and the […]

Game of Thrones Coin: Mithradates VI Stater

Market News | October 9, 2019

Well … almost. Here, see what we mean: Matricide. Fratricide. Filicide. The slaughter of an entire Roman province of 80,000. Who would do such things? Sounds like a villain out of Game of Thrones, right? Unfortunately, these acts are all too real. They were committed by King Mithridates IV, ruler of the Kingdom of Pontus. […]

A Shipwreck for the Ages: The S.S. Central America

Market News | October 7, 2019

The siren song of gold called from California to every corner of the country. Across the nation, men (and a much smaller number of women) sold their possessions, borrowed money, and spent their savings to get themselves to the Promised Land. The journey, however, was perilous. Prospective gold miners, called ’49ers for the year (1849) […]