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Gobrecht $1 Obverse Seated Liberty

The Gobrecht Dollar Experiment

Market News, Rare Coins |
In the 1830's, the concept of a silver coin for use in circulation was still something of an experiment. The U.S. had not yet had a silver coin minted for the purposes of everyday use by citizens. The Gobrecht dollar became that experiment and by 1835 mint officials were ready to give it a try. They wanted to see how such a coin would be received by the public. The coin gets its name from ... >> Read More        
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Inflation Is Back

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Inflation sped up in April. The stock market is rattled. Gold is climbing. Investors are turning to gold as a hedge against the ever-rising inflation risk. Buyers drove gold to its highest level since early February this week. Gold now trades above $1,880 an ounce. Consumer prices jumped 4.2% last month. That marks the fastest pace since 2008. The recipe for classic inflation exists: too many dollars chasing too few goods. People have money to ... >> Read More        
Obverse $2.50 Gold Indian Simpson Collection

A Coin from the Legendary Simpson Collection

Market News, Rare Coins |
What do Virgil Brand, Louis Eliasberg and Bob Simpson have in common? They each amassed some of the finest known numismatic collections in American history. In case you are unfamiliar with him, Bob Simpson is co-chairman of the Texas Rangers baseball team, a philanthropist and a co-founder of XTO Energy, a natural gas firm acquired by ExxonMobile in 2010. Simpson, now 73 years old, wasn't wealthy when he began collecting coins as a young boy ... >> Read More        
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Is there an “Optimal” Gold Allocation?

Gold, Investment, Market News |
It is common for investors to ask, “what is the right amount” when considering how to portion their investible cash across numerous assets. This question is especially common among gold investors because there has been an ongoing debate about what percentage of the total should be held in gold to generate the strongest possible return. The problem with this question is that it ignores the possibility that there can, in fact, be several “optimal” allocations ... >> Read More        
Should You Worry About The Future of the U.S. Dollar?

Should You Worry About The Future of the U.S. Dollar?

The U.S. dollar is under fire from multiple fronts – and that increases the importance of investing in tangible assets like gold bullion more than ever before. The U.S. dollar is being devalued at home – by our own government that is printing new money and expanding the money supply at a historic pace. And, it is under threat on the world stage. It's no secret for years China and Russia have been making moves ... >> Read More        
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Gold Jumps to 7-Week High as Inflation Rears its Ugly Head

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Gold climbed to a seven-week high this week – boosted by weakness in the stock market, signs that inflation is emerging in the U.S. and amid strong demand from India and China for physical bullion. The short-term trend turned positive for gold last week as the yellow metal climbed above its 50-day moving average – a bullish investing signal that confirms the end of the recent pullback in gold prices. Short-term gold target Looking higher, ... >> Read More        
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1937-D Buffalo Nickel – 3 Legs

Market News, Rare Coins |
In early 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt made it a priority to update and improve the look of U.S. coinage. However, there were constraints that prevented even the president from getting what he wanted. An earlier 1890 act of Congress made it a requirement that all U.S coins remain in circulation for a minimum of 25 years before they became eligible for a redesign. However, within the verbiage of that act was a path forward for ... >> Read More        
Obverse image of Stone Mountain Silver Commemorative Coin

World’s Largest Memorial to Confederate Leaders

Market News, Rare Coins |
Since the days of the ancient Greeks and the Romans, commemorative coins have been popular as they honored important historical events. The 1925 Stone Mountain Silver Half Dollar is a prime example. America's largest Confederate Memorial is carved 42 feet deep and 400 feet above the ground on the side of a huge granite mountain in Georgia. It features three great Civil War generals: President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J ... >> Read More        
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Maximize Your Finances Ahead of the May 17th IRS Deadline

Investment, Market News |
For two years running now, the IRS gifted taxpayers with extra time to file their income tax returns. You now have until May 17, 2021 to compile your financial documents, complete your tax return and make contributions to 2020 IRA accounts. This extra time offers you a valuable opportunity to review your portfolio and diversification strategy. You probably are familiar with (and most likely already have) a traditional IRA account. This is a useful strategy ... >> Read More        
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How To “Fragilize” an Economy

Gold, Investment, Market News |
The pandemic appears to be in its third, and final act. It is true that the disease will still be in our lives for some time to come. We will face variants, and the possibility of ongoing annual vaccinations. However, the darkest days of contagion are likely behind us. What remains is an economy on the rebound. Many economists are anticipating a strong, and prosperous second half to 2021. As recently as mid-March the Federal ... >> Read More