Last week was a very mixed one for precious metals. The platinum group performed poorly, with rhodium going nowhere and palladium losing value. Gold and silver, however, both managed to climb again, raising hopes that a more positive trend could be establishing itself there. There’s still a lot of volatility both in the metals sector […]
Anybody who has been collecting gold coins for a while now is familiar with the dreaded “red spot.” The topic is quite popular because many believe red spots on “pure gold coins” to mean that the coin is counterfeit. In most cases this is not the cause at all. Let us explain why. Red spots […]
To completely understand what a proof coin is, you need to know a little bit about the coin minting process. To see a full explanation of coin minting, see our blog post about it here: http://blog.goldeneaglecoin.com/silver-coins-minted/ Up until 2008, when a coin die was created, it was hand carved onto a larger version of the […]
Founded in 1949, SilverTowne has been a mainstay in the numismatic community for well over half a century. A true success story, SilverTowne started from a cigar box underneath a lunch counter to a multi-million dollar business that touches all aspects of numismatics and precious metals. SilverTowne is rare in the industry in that they […]
A quick and fast rule is that sterling silver is worth: Sterling Silver is Roughly 80-85% of Spot Silver Sterling silver is different from pure .999 fine silver in that it is actually an alloy metal that contains 92.5% silver with the remaining percentage an amalgam of other metals. The price that one would receive […]
This is an extremely common question that we receive here at Golden Eagle. Ultimately, the final test we use to determine if a piece of silver is real or not is running it through our Thermo Scientific XRF Metal Alloy Xray Analyzer. Obviously, since this machine is very expensive the majority of consumers won’t have […]
2015 Silver Maple Leafs are on sale for $1.99 over spot – any quantity! Get your hands on a 1 oz silver coin from the world-renowned Royal Canadian Mint.
Both sovereign coins and sovereign rounds and bars have their appeal. Both contain gold or silver, both are stackable, easily portable and very durable. So when it comes time to invest in gold or silver, how do you choose the right precious metal product for you? The choice between sovereign coins and non-sovereign rounds and […]
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31.1034768 Grams In 1 Troy Oz. For a full explanation of what a troy ounce is, see our guide “What is a Troy Pound? What is a Troy Ounce?” The troy ounce is a unit of measurement enacted in 1824 by Great Britain which is why it is often referred to as a unit of imperial […]
Many new investors and coin collectors believe that their one ounce silver coin is the same weight as one ounce of salami from the grocery store. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. In modern day society, everything around you that is weighed is more than likely measured in a system of weight known as avoirdupois. When […]
For simplicity’s sake, when it comes to buying and selling bullion, the United States Government wants to know two things: if you are laundering money, or if you are avoiding taxes. With that being said, the reporting for bullion is more stringent on the selling side than on the buying side. For a detailed guide […]
Our new customers frequently ask this question when they’re looking to invest in silver. And for the most part, they can’t really go wrong. Investors who buy silver bars are already in a product with a lower premium (silver bars typically are cheaper than silver coins) so choosing a silver bar mainly has to do […]
One ounce gold bars are a staple of gold investing. When customers want to get a cheaper premium and avoid gold coins, they often ask what is the best gold bar to purchase. In that conversation, PAMP Suisse is almost always mentioned. This is because PAMP bars are among the most recognized gold bars in […]
For many decades, silver investing has been a popular choice among investors looking to store their wealth in the safety of precious metals. But when it comes to increasing exposure to silver, there are many different ways to do it, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Some investors prefer the ease of ETF’s and […]
The Gold Krugerrand could arguably be called the world’s most famous gold bullion coin. Currently, it does not have the sales figures of the American Gold Eagle, but it may have more worldwide notoriety since it was the first gold bullion coin produced in modern times. Not only has it been around the longest, but […]