Precious Metal & Rare Coin Market News

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Regulated Gold: One of the Rarest Segments of Early U.S. Coin History

Gold, Market News, Rare Coins |
In early colonial America, it was common to see foreign coins in everyday commerce. Coins from Brazil, Portugal, Spain, France, and of course England all circulated as legal tender. There were challenges to this hodge podge of coinage in the early days of our nation as each of these foreign coins had a different weight and fineness. This made commerce challenging as the merchants who traded in these gold coins were ill equipped to test ... >> Read More        
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Can You Time Gold Investing? An Empirical Analysis

Gold, Market News |
Gold is often seen as a long-term investment because, unlike equities, it rarely experiences dramatic up or down movement over the short term. Therefore, few investors consider the timing when buying gold. But should they? This was a question researchers wanted to explore. To do so, they tested over 4,000 seasonal, technical, and fundamental timing strategies for gold using eighteen different market timing signals. For example, one signal, called the “seasonal market timing signal,” is ... >> Read More        
The 1652 Shilling Oak Tree

The 1652 Shilling Oak Tree

Market News, Rare Coins |
In the early 1600s, the owners of the Massachusetts Bay Company founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The settlement, located around Massachusetts bay, was in fact the second attempt at a settlement by the company. Ultimately, the attempt was successful, with about 20,000 inhabitants who migrated to the area around the 1630s. The colony found success in trading with England, Mexico, and the West Indies. Initially, barter was an effective form of exchange. This later gave ... >> Read More        
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It’s Fed Day. Gold climbs as Fed pushes rates to 22-year high

Gold, Market News |
Fed Hikes Rates to 22-Year High As expected, the Federal Reserve continued to hike interest rates on Wednesday. the central bank raised rates for the eleventh time since last March, pushing the benchmark Fed Funds rate to a 22-year high, at 5.25-5.50%. Spot gold traded higher at roughly $1,978 Wednesday afternoon, after the Fed rate hike, up from Tuesday Stocks fell as both the S&P 500 and tech-heavy NASDAQ index traded lower The Fed's post-meeting statement ... >> Read More        
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Five Intriguing Error Coins Collectors Still Search For Today

Market News, Rare Coins |
1802/01 Draped Bust Quarter Eagle 1906 Indian Head cent struck over a Mexican gold 5 peso coin 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel The 1943 Lincoln Cent struck over a struck 1943 Mercury dime. The 2000-P Sacagawea dollar mule When the U.S. Mint makes mistakes, coin collectors reap the benefits. Mint misstrikes and error coins are one of the most exciting areas in rare coin collecting. And these coins are often valued significantly higher than a coin ... >> Read More        
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Gold Jumps as Inflation Data Weakens U.S. Dollar

Featured, Gold, Market News |
Precious metals investors saw a nice lift to their portfolio last week. The price of gold jumped 1.8% following new economic reports signaling that Gold bar on US dollar banknotes money, economy finance exchange trade investment concept. inflation is easing. That in turn weakened the U.S. dollar, which fell to its lowest level since April 2022 last week and also triggered expectations that the Federal Reserve may not have to raise interest rates as much ... >> Read More        
Half Disme

The 1792 Half Disme: A Tiny Classic Coin Shrouded in Mystery

Market News, Rare Coins |
In the early years of our young nation, America faced a new challenge—a shortage of small change. After years of relying on foreign gold and silver coins, America needed its own system of coinage, especially in small denominations. One of the first tasks of the first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton was to create a system for America's coins. From Hamilton's work, the Half Disme, or half a dime was the first American coin ever struck ... >> Read More        
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The Five Most Famous U.S. Coin Designers

Featured, Market News, Rare Coins |
Augustus Saint-Gaudens Robert Scot Christian Gobrecht Charles E. Barber George T. Morgan People collect rare coins for many reasons, including their historical significance and beautiful designs. Behind each rare coin stands a talented designer who left his lasting mark on the world, with hard currency that continues to increase in value today. In many instances, the coin designers worked at the United States Mint, while others were esteemed artists of their time. Let's explore the ... >> Read More        
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Using Gold In a Strategy to Outperform the Market

Featured, Gold, Investment, Market News |
Can gold be more than a safe haven and actually beat the S&P 500 over the long term? One researcher believes the answer is yes. In a paper from the Lead-Lag Report, researcher Michael Gayed, CFA tested a theory. He wanted to know if the performance of gold relative to lumber could give an investor insight into the future of the market. His idea was simple: When lumber futures outperform gold, investors can take a ... >> Read More        
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Your Mid-Year Portfolio Check-Up in Four Easy Steps

Gold, Investment, Market News |
The year's half-way over. Now is the perfect time to review your financial situation and your portfolio and make adjustments as needed – to ensure you are on track to meet your financial goals. Ready to get started? Step 1: Evaluate your risk exposure. Markets are changing, economic conditions are evolving and your financial goals may have even shifted from the last time you reviewed your portfolio. Take some time to consider how much "risk" ... >> Read More