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Cashing In On Controversy: The Strange History of the 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent

Cashing In On Controversy: The Strange History of the 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent

Market News, Rare Coins |
Never before have three little letters meant so much. The 1909 Lincoln cent - designed to replace the Indian Head penny - was welcomed by Americans with enthusiasm, before quickly being discontinued due to one small detail. Then President Theodore Roosevelt believed that US coins needed new imagery that would inspire Americans. At this same time, he found himself intrigued with the work of Lithuanian-born artist, Victor David Brenner. While meeting with the artist to ... >> Read More        
The State of Economy and Gold: U.S. Not Out of the Woods Yet

The State of Economy and Gold: U.S. Not Out of the Woods Yet

Gold, Market News |
Gold has served as money and a store of value for thousands of years and it's no surprise that demand for gold is rising in the current environment with record high inflation, rising interest rates, climbing U.S. debt levels and the potential for a recession. Indeed, in the first half of 2022, gold demand climbed by 12% year-over-year, according to the World Gold Council. Let's take a deeper look at the state of the U.S ... >> Read More        
Central Bank Digital Currency Is Coming: Are You Ready?

Central Bank Digital Currency Is Coming: Are You Ready?

Investment, Market News |
Central bank digital currencies are gaining steam all around the globe. A total of 105 countries are currently exploring a CBDC, and 10 countries have already launched a digital currency, according to the Atlantic Council. If you are wondering what a Central Bank Digital Currency is and how it's different from cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, you aren't alone. Here's a simple definition of a Central Bank Digital Currency: It is a government-regulated and a government sponsored ... >> Read More        
How Gold Might Benefit From Blockchain Technology

How Gold Might Benefit From Blockchain Technology

Gold, Market News |
The value of Bitcoin has dropped by more than 55% year-to-date. Consequently, many investors have abandoned their hopes of Bitcoin becoming the primary currency in our economy. The digital currency, once heralded as the future of commerce, has failed to become a mainstay of finance since its inception more than a decade ago. While Bitcoin may be a dream coming to an end it seems that the underlying blockchain technology that powers it has an ... >> Read More        
Davy Crockett: “You May All Go to Hell and I Will Go to Texas”

Davy Crockett: “You May All Go to Hell and I Will Go to Texas”

Market News, Rare Coins |
The Texas spirit is legendary. Those schooled in Southern history will recall that "Remember the Alamo!" was the heartfelt cry that lit a fire under Texans and drove them to finally defeat Mexico's army and enable them to claim their independence as a republic in 1836. In 1933, during President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration, Congress passed legislation authorizing coinage of silver half dollars "in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary in 1936 of the independence ... >> Read More        
Inflation Still Running Hot: Sept CPI Hits another 40-Year High

Inflation Still Running Hot: Sept CPI Hits another 40-Year High

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Inflation continues to batter American consumers left and right. And, despite the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes this year, the inflation fire continues to run hot. Recently, the government reported that consumer prices rose 8.2% in September, versus year ago levels, hitting another 40-year high. For investors, this means more stock market volatility and also raises the stakes for the Fed going forward. Expect to see large rate hikes continue, which could lead to ... >> Read More        
How Queen Elizabeth’s Death Will Impact Currency Globally

How Queen Elizabeth’s Death Will Impact Currency Globally

Gold, Market News, Research |
Queen Elizabeth – the world’s longest reigning monarch - was the face of the U.K. Even since her death on September 8th, her image remains a symbol of the country. The most lasting example of this is her portrait which has been on U.K. coins and banknotes since 1960. With almost 5 billion U.K. banknotes circulating in the U.K., her picture is everywhere. In fact, her face can be found on the currency of 35 ... >> Read More        
Six U.S. Mint Error Coins You Should Know About

Six U.S. Mint Error Coins You Should Know About

Market News, Rare Coins |
2000 Sacagawea Dollar Reverse/Washington Quarter 1977 Jefferson Nickel struck on a 1976 Lincoln cent 1976–D Washington quarter doubled strike 1923 Peace Dollar double- strike error 1906 Indian Head Cent struck on a Quarter Eagle planchet 1837 Capped Bust Half Dollar In 2021, the U.S. Mint produced nearly 14.5 billion coins. Despite first-class technology and extensive quality control efforts, – some mistakes happen, – and these are known as error coins, or misstrikes. Mint error coins ... >> Read More        
This Indian Princess Boasts A Deep Frosty Luster

This Indian Princess Boasts A Deep Frosty Luster

Market News, Rare Coins |
A $3 gold coin? During the period the $3 Indian Princess gold coins were minted, from 1854-1889, that represented a hefty sum for everyday Americans. So, why did the U.S. Mint choose to produce a $3 coin? Numismatic experts believe the reason can be found at the post office. When this coin was first minted a U.S. postal stamp cost 3 cents. The $3 coin created a convenient way for businesses to purchase 100 stamps ... >> Read More        
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How Gold Will Power the Clean Technology Revolution

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Gold is just as natural as the water and sunlight we often associate with clean tech. Yet, few people think of gold when considering the future of green energy solutions. Perhaps this is because its role in these innovations is not well publicized. Here, we breakdown three ways in which gold will be crucial to achieving the clean technology revolution necessary to help slow global climate change. Electricity-Producing Fuel Cells Electricity-producing fuel cells have major ... >> Read More