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Private Equity Firm Purchase Unleashes New Chapter in Rare Coin Market

Breaking news. Just a few days ago, Blackstone, one of the world's largest investment firms, acquired a majority stake in the Certified Collectibles Group (CCG). No small potatoes, this deal was valued at more than $500 million. Who is CCG, you might ask? And, what does this mean for rare coin investors? Let us explain. Founded in 1987, CCG provides independent certification on the value of collectibles such as rare coins, comic books, trading cards, ... >> Read More        
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The Gold – U.S. Dollar Connection

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Investing in gold may have felt like a roller coaster ride this year. Gold began 2021 just above the $1,900 an ounce level. Then, gold retreated to around $1,680 in late March. By late May, gold prices surged back above $1,900 an ounce. Recently, gold dipped to about $1,800 an ounce. The price of gold is influenced by many factors. Key drivers of gold include interest rates, inflation, the amount of U.S. dollars in circulation ... >> Read More        
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What Investors Can Learn from the 1970’s Runaway Inflation

Investment, Market News |
Every time you flip on the TV, read an article or listen to a radio show – there's more news about inflation. What is inflation exactly? The simple definition is – inflation occurs when demand exceeds supply in an economy. Are we seeing that now? Yes, indeed. Easy Federal Reserve monetary policies, exploding money supply growth and massive government spending are helping to push consumer prices higher. That leaves consumers chasing after fewer goods and ... >> Read More        
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Untangling the Connection Between Interest Rates and Gold

Gold, Market News |
In recent days, the Federal Reserve projected that they might make two interest rate increases by 2023. The equities market reacted decisively as the Dow fell more than 500 points, resulting in the worst week for the index since the fourth quarter of last year. The possibility of interest rate hikes has many investors reconsidering their near-term plans, including those holding gold. The challenge, however, is untangling the connection between interest rates and gold because ... >> Read More        
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The Long Journey to the Large Head Indian Princess Gold Dollar

Market News, Rare Coins |
People have used gold as money for thousands of years. Yet here in America, it was the Act of March 3, 1849 that first established coinage of a U.S. gold dollar. Prior to that, early Americans used silver and gold coins brought from Europe, in addition to those made in Spanish possession in the New World. The first gold dollar type that was struck here in the U.S. was the Liberty Head, which was issued ... >> Read More        
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Estate Planning Part Two: Leaving your Legacy and Liquidation with Rare Coins and Bullion

Investment, Market News |
There are four major benefits to including rare coins and bullion in your estate plan: Private transfer with little to no paperwork. Diversification with steadily appreciating assets. It's personal – your legacy. Simple liquidation process. Yesterday,  we explored the first two benefits in this article on estate planning. Today, we'll explore the impact and memories you can leave to your loved ones when numismatics are part of your estate plan and the tangible assets liquidation ... >> Read More        
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Gold retreats on Fed news

Featured, Gold, Investment, Market News |
Don't Expect Lower Gold Prices to Last Long Gold prices tumbled $50 an ounce this afternoon (at the time of writing) after the Federal Reserve announced earlier than expected interest rate hikes. In March, no Fed officials expected interest rate hikes in 2023. Today? The new Fed projections point to two interest rate hikes in 2023. The Fed pointed to hotter inflation and faster economic growth as the reason for the change. The Fed slashed ... >> Read More        
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How to Incorporate Tangible Assets into Your Estate Plan

As the saying goes, nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. While no one likes to think about their own mortality, developing your estate plan is a loving way to care for your family even after you are gone. If you don't develop your estate plan, state law will decide for you and the results may be very different than you intended. As you develop your estate plan, there are many benefits to ... >> Read More        
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The Many Lives of the 1838 $5 Half Eagle

Market News, Rare Coins |
The 1838 $5 Half Eagle represents one of many designs to a beautiful coin that had a circulation spanning more than one hundred years, between 1795 and 1929. The piece, consisting almost entirely of gold, was originally enacted in 1792 and was the first gold coin issued by the United States. In its first iteration, the coin was composed of .9167 gold, and .0833 copper and silver. The original design was the work of United ... >> Read More        
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Silver Steals Spotlight

Investment, Market News |
Gold isn't the only precious metal on a tear lately. Silver surged 19% from its March low into its mid-May high at $28.57 an ounce. What's behind the big move in silver? Concerns over inflation, a declining U.S. dollar and rising industrial demand as the global economy rebounds are sending silver prices higher. In fact, the booming investment demand for physical silver is causing supply disruptions at the U.S. Mint. Here's what the U.S. Mint ... >> Read More