Precious Metal & Rare Coin Market News


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

Gold, Market News |
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?

Gold, Market News |
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

Market News, Rare Coins |
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        
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Inflation and Gold: Looking Back into 2023 and Ahead to 2024

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Despite persistent forecasts for a U.S. recession, 2023 may well be remembered as the year a recession never happened. Yet, the jury is still out on whether or not the Federal Reserve can engineer a so-called "soft landing" in 2024 – or bring down inflation to the central bank's 2% target without triggering a recession. Throughout it all in 2023, gold served investors well as a safe-haven and a hedge against inflation as we saw ... >> Read More        
Draped Bust

How to Get Started in Collecting Rare Coins on a Budget

Market News, Rare Coins |
On a tight budget, the world of rare coin collecting can seem daunting, even to seasoned numismatic enthusiasts. This piece will unveil a treasure trove of strategies and clever tips to invest in a rare coin collection without breaking the bank. Our discussion will focus on: The factors that determine a coin’s rarity. The motivations that drive coin collectors. Rare coin collecting money-saving tips. Watch an expert’s advice on how to collect coins on a ... >> Read More        
Barber Half Dollar

The 1903-S Barber Half Dollar: A Remarkable Coin

Market News, Rare Coins |
First minted in 1892, the Barber Half Dollar remains a treasured collectible among numismatists due to its historical significance and iconic design. However, as seasoned collectors understand, not all Barbers are created equal. One notable stand-out is the 1903-S Barber Half Dollar. In this article, we delve into different facets of this coin, exploring 1903-S Barber Half Dollar value and more, including: The history of the Barber Half Dollar. Characteristics of the 1903-S Barber Half ... >> Read More        
Gold and Silver coins

5 Factors That Will Drive Gold in 2024

Gold, Market News |
Gold has been one of the best performing commodities in 2023, up over 12% as the precious metal set a new all-time record high in late November. Traders like to say: "the trend is your friend" and in this case the trend points higher for gold. Here's a look at five factors that will impact gold in the year ahead. 1. Geopolitical tensions boiling hot From China-U.S. tensions to the Russian war in the Ukraine ... >> Read More        
1870-CC Double Eagle

Top 3 Rarest Carson City Mint Coins

Market News, Rare Coins |
1870-CC Double Eagle 1871-CC Double Eagle 1876-CC Twenty Cent Piece Many collectors only dream of owning a coin with the famed "CC" mintmark, which stands for the Carson City Mint in Nevada. The western mint was operation for a mere 21 years of remarkable Wild West history. Here's how it all began… In 1857, Henry Comstock laid claim to what eventually became known as the giant Comstock Lode in Nevada. Many prospectors struck it rich ... >> Read More        
1913 Liberty Head Nickel

The Intrigue Behind The 1913 Liberty Head Nickel

Market News, Rare Coins |
The 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, one of the most valuable coins in the world, also has one of the most mysterious backstories in American numismatic history. No one knows exactly how, when, or why these legendary coins were struck. Today, there are only five known 1913 Liberty Head Nickels in existence. One is housed at the Smithsonian, a second at the ANA Money Museum in Colorado, and the remaining three 1913 Liberty Head Nickels are ... >> Read More        

Gold soars as Fed pencils in 3 rate cuts in 2024

Gold, Investment, Market News |
The Fed Starts Talking About Rate Cuts Breaking news. The Federal Reserve started talking about interest rate cuts for the first time today during this monetary policy cycle. At the conclusion of the Fed's two-day meeting Wednesday, the central bank held interest rates steady as expected at 5.25%-5.50%. This marked the third consecutive Fed meeting where the central bank stood pat, suggesting the interest rate cycle may have peaked. Gold surged after the meeting, which ... >> Read More