Precious Metal & Rare Coin Market News

Rare Half Dollars: Coins of Your Dreams

Rare Half Dollars: Coins of Your Dreams

Market News, Rare Coins |
Half dollars, America's 50-cent coins, were introduced in 1794. Since then, they have seamlessly integrated into the nation's currency, today holding a cherished place in collectors' hearts. From the classic elegance of the Walking Liberty to the symbolic Franklin and Kennedy designs, each coin serves as a poignant representation of distinct eras. This article will discuss rare half dollar coins worth money, delving into: The reasons for their rarity. The most valuable half dollars. Where ... >> Read More        
1834 Capped Bust Dime NGC MS64 CAC obverse and reverse

What Are Some Rare Coins to Look for in Your Grandfather’s Collection?

Investment, Market News, Rare Coins |
The pursuit of rare coins often involves a combination of exploration and networking. Coin shows, reputable dealers, auctions, and numismatic events can be excellent channels for acquiring unique, valuable pieces. While these avenues are fruitful, rare coins can also be serendipitously found closer to home, namely, within the confines of your family's history! This article will explore what rare coins to look for in your forebears' collections, discussing: The elements that make a coin rare ... >> Read More        
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The Truth about Bank Bail-Ins: How Safe Is Your Money

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Key Points Many big financial companies were deemed "too big to fail" during the 2008 financial crisis. This led to $700 billion in government bank bailouts at taxpayer expense. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act created the framework for bank bail-ins. In a bail-in, a bank can take money from their depositors and bondholders to raise capital requirements and keep the bank afloat. Bank failures – both big and small – are more common that you think ... >> Read More        
50 Cents, Pattern, United States, 1891

4 Unique Pattern Coins Housed at the Smithsonian

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5 Dollars, Pattern, United States, 1865 50 Dollars, Pattern, United States, 1877 – The "Half Union" 50 Cents, Pattern, United States, 1891 5 Cents, Pattern, United States, 1913 – The Buffalo Nickel The Smithsonian is the largest museum complex on the planet. The United States' treasured National Numismatic Collection lives within this impressive center at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. The National Numismatic Collection includes roughly 1.6 million monetary objects ... >> Read More        
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Looking Under the Hood: What Does LEI Say About U.S. Economy?

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When you hear a rumbling noise coming from your engine, you may pull your car over to the side of the road and take a look under the hood. In that same, way, economists and investors monitor many different reports, in order to get a handle on the health of the U.S. economy. One of those reports is the Conference Board's Leading Economic Index® (LEI). And look out! That report is making a loud rumbling ... >> Read More        

Gold trades higher, stocks sink after Fed meeting

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2024 Ushers In New Cycle From Fed The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady at the 5.25-5.50% range on Wednesday, as expected. The big news out of today's Fed meeting? The central bankers confirmed widespread expectations that interest rate cuts would be seen in 2024. In the post-meeting press conference, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said rate cuts were likely "at some point this year."Gold traded higher after the Fed meeting. Meanwhile, stocks fell across the ... >> Read More        
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The 2024 U.S. Economic Outlook and What It Means for Gold

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Looking back, 2023 may well be remembered for the recession that never happened. But, looking forward into 2024, what is the economic forecast for the coming year and what could it mean for gold? Many hope that 2024 will be the year of the "soft landing" for the U.S. economy. Just like Goldilocks and her porridge a soft landing would mean the Federal Reserve handles inflation and interest rates "just right"—and the economy emerges not ... >> Read More        

Existing Home Sales Sink Over 18%: What This Means For Gold

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With 30-year fixed mortgage rates topping the 7% mark, it's no surprise the housing market has ground to a halt. Existing home sales plunged 19.3% through the first eleven months of 2023, versus the same period last year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Slowing home sales hurts more than just buyers and sellers, however. The housing market slowdown has a ripple effect throughout the entire economy, impacting consumer spending and even the labor ... >> Read More        
1 oz American Gold Buffalo

Can I Buy Gold and Silver for My IRA?

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Saving for retirement through an individual retirement account (IRA) has many benefits, which are widely known. What is not as commonly known is that you can invest in physical assets like gold or silver bullion inside an IRA account. Investing in physical gold within an IRA account has many benefits including diversification. As an investment, gold is considered a portfolio diversifier and offers you the opportunity to preserve and grow your wealth, especially when other ... >> Read More        
Only Four 1830 Templeton Reid $5 Gold Coins Are in Private Hands

Only Four 1830 Templeton Reid $5 Gold Coins Are in Private Hands

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In the late 1820s, gold was discovered in the Georgia woods near a mountain town called Dahlonega. Soon after, the Georgia Gold Rush was in full swing as thousands of Americans descended upon the area in search of riches. The Georgia Gold Rush lasted for over a decade, from 1829 to the early 1840's. In 1831, it was estimated there were as many as 10,000 miners prospecting between the Etowah and Chestatee Rivers alone. Some ... >> Read More