Precious Metal & Rare Coin Market News

"Pikes Peak or Bust!" This Coin Captures Heart of Colorado's Rich Gold Rush History

“Pikes Peak or Bust!” This Coin Captures Heart of Colorado’s Rich Gold Rush History

Market News, Rare Coins |
After the panic of 1857, many Americans eyed the West as an opportunity to achieve financial security. In 1858, the Colorado Gold Rush began with over 100,000 people flocking to the Rocky Mountain region. "Pikes Peak or Bust" was a common refrain among the early prospectors, in reference to the imposing mountain in the Colorado Front Range. In the early days of the Colorado Gold Rush, money was scarce. The prospectors paid merchants for goods ... >> Read More        
The Enduring Appeal of the 1862-S Seated Liberty Dime

The Enduring Appeal of the 1862-S Seated Liberty Dime

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The Seated Liberty images were one of the most enduring in the history of US coinage. This design appeared on the half dime, dime, quarter, and half dollar between 1836 and 1891. The Seated Liberty image also appeared on the silver dollar from 1836 to 1873. The design was the work of Mint engraver Christian Gobrecht. He served as the third Chief Engraver from 1840 to 1844. His engraving work started before he was employed ... >> Read More        
Graph incurance growth of silver and gold bars and green arrows

How Investors Compare Gold and Silver Investments

Gold, Investment, Market News |
The precious metals sector is roaring higher in 2022 fueled by the Russian war in Ukraine, skyrocketing crude oil prices, a sinking stock market and inflation at 40-year highs. As investors turn to precious metals as a portfolio risk diversifier, store of value over the long-term and a hedge against crisis – you may wonder – what's the difference between investing in gold and silver? Before we highlight three differences, let's take a look at ... >> Read More        
Financial consultant observing the exchange market

Financial Markets in Times of War

Gold, Investment, Market News |
The stakes have reached new heights. As Putin puts nuclear-deterrence forces on alert many are hoping the planned talks between Ukraine and Russia yield progress. In an effort to hamper Putin’s invasion, the U.S. and many European countries have imposed sanctions against Russia. Recent moves directed at Russia’s central bank will dramatically limit the country’s ability to participate in the global financial system. One key outcome of these measures is that the government will likely ... >> Read More        
The Allure of Peace Dollar Collections: History, Key Dates & Design

The Allure of Peace Dollar Collections: History, Key Dates & Design

Market News, Rare Coins |
The silver Peace Dollar, minted between 1921 and 1935, represents one of the most celebrated and lasting designs in numismatics. Its simple beauty, its connection to the peace that followed World War I and its unique status as our country's last circulating silver dollar make it a highly sought-after coin series among collectors. While many are familiar with this coin, what is less widely known is how scarce Peace dollars are in high grades. Peace ... >> Read More        
Three gold bars sitting atop financial documents

Geo-Political Tensions, Inflation Trigger 2022 Gold Rush

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Gold climbed above the $1,900 an ounce level on Monday, hitting a fresh 8-month high. Investors are chasing the gold market higher, yet analysts say it's not too late to get into this move. Investors have long turned to gold for protection against inflation, which has erupted to a whopping 40-year high. Yet, gold also acts as a safe-haven asset and offer stability, wealth preservation in times of geopolitical stress. As the Russian-Ukraine military tensions ... >> Read More        
Obverse slab image 1875 $20 Liberty Double Eagle

Numismatic Boom Cycle Remains Strong in 2022

Featured, Market News, Rare Coins |
While Bitcoin plunged 48% over the past four months, the numismatic market remains strong at the start of 2022 – extending its incredible run over the past two years. The start of the current boom in rare coin prices can be traced to the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, which triggered a renewed interest in tangible assets like rare coins. Both the number of sales of rare coins and the prices paid for rarities ... >> Read More        
The obverse and Reverse of the 1954 Franklin Half Dollar

The 1954 Franklin Half Dollar

Market News, Rare Coins |
The Franklin Half Dollar carries a sense of irony with it. The very person it depicts, Ben Franklin, would have likely objected to the idea of his profile on a piece of currency. He was accustomed to seeing living royalty on coins and he certainly did not see himself as a royal figure. Moreover, the small image of an eagle on the reverse would have angered him. He saw the eagle as a weak image ... >> Read More        
The Super Bowl Indicator and Stocks

The Super Bowl Indicator and Stocks

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Are you making your Super Bowl plans now? While the clock is running down until game time, market historians remind us that the winner of the Super Bowl could offer clues on how the stock market will perform in 2022. Really? New York Times sportswriter Leonard Koppett developed the Super Bowl Indicator back in 1978. While at first this was a cheeky little theory, it has surprisingly shown teeth over the past 44 years, with ... >> Read More        
Graphs representing the stock market crash. 3d illustration

An Important Investing Quote for These Turbulent Times

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Inflation at 39-year highs. Stocks in correction territory. Fears about Russian military action into Ukraine. Federal Reserve rate hikes. Pick your poison. Financial markets are unraveling fast and there is panic and fear running wild on Wall Street. After three years of S&P 500 gains in the 18-31% area (historically abnormal, by the way), the stock market is returning to reality.  The worst performing stocks in 2022 are already down almost 90%. Here's a list ... >> Read More