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The Second Life of the 1904-05 Lewis & Clark Exposition Gold Dollar

Market News | July 29, 2019

The United States expanded its reach in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. For $15 million the U.S. acquired 828,000 square miles from France. The additional land doubled the size of the country. Soon after, President Thomas Jefferson took the initiative to find out what awaited in that great wilderness. There were stories of mammoths, and […]

The First Official U.S. Dollar Coin

Investor Resources | July 25, 2019

What an embarrassment.   Americans used to use foreign money because we didn’t have our own. In early America, we had no official coinage, and so we used a variety of foreign coins, including Spanish dollars. In the 1780s, many prominent Americans began calling for the creation of a national mint. After the Constitution was […]

Silver Explodes To New 2019 High

Gold and Silver Bullion | July 24, 2019

Silver soared to a new 2019 high last week as investors around the globe poured money into the metal. With gold prices up nearly 10% year-to-date, investors see opportunity in silver, which lagged gold in recent month. Some Wall Street experts pointed to the recent swift decline in bitcoin, which sank from $12,647 on July […]

Why the Spectre of Bad Money is Pushing Gold Higher

Gold | July 22, 2019

Gold is up higher than 12% year-to-date. In fact, gold is up 35% since the fourth quarter of 2015. In recent weeks, analysts at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group, and CitiGroup have all upgraded their forecast for gold. Moreover, Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, made headlines in the past few days […]

The Coins Honoring Our Founding Father

Investor Resources | July 18, 2019

“Before there was a nation, before there was a symbol of this young nation — a flag, a constitution, a national seal — there was Washington. Even when in the course of revolutionary events a flag did appear and a Constitution, they did not have a long tradition behind them. But Washington was there, steadying […]