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How Much Gold Is In Fort Knox?

March 26, 2015 0 Comments
How Much Gold Is In Fort Knox?

As there has never been an approved full audit of the contents of Fort Knox, the exact contents cannot be verified. However, as of October 31,2014 according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s “Status Report of U.S. Treasury-Owned Gold” there are 258,641,878.074 million troy ounces of gold. If the U.S. Treasury’s accounting is correct […]

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How To Test For Fake Gold and Silver

March 19, 2015 0 Comments
How To Test For Fake Gold and Silver

One of the main appeals to investing in precious metals is that the product is physical – you can actually hold the silver or gold that you are buying. This is unlike paper money that is easy to print by counterfeiters as well as the government. Precious metals, because of their physical nature (size, and […]

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How Much Silver Is In A Bag Of 90% Coins?

March 10, 2015 1 Comment
How Much Silver Is In A Bag Of 90% Coins?

One of the easiest ways to invest in silver is by collecting “junk silver.” This is the common term for any circulation U.S. coinage that was minted prior to 1965. Most pre-1965 coins are made of 90% silver, hence the term. If you’re unfamiliar with this topic, check out our article on JUNK SILVER. Other […]

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Silver Birds Of Prey Coins – $2.99 Over Spot!

March 6, 2015 0 Comments
Silver Birds Of Prey Coins – $2.99 Over Spot!

  We’re offering the wildly popular Birds Of Prey Series from the Royal Canadian Mint for only $2.99 per coin over spot. – any quantity! Each coin features a different bird and have become a highly sought after coin. With a limited mintage, these coins are set to run out so get your hands on […]

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What Are 2015 1/10th oz American Gold Eagle Narrow Reeds?

March 6, 2015 0 Comments
What Are 2015 1/10th oz American Gold Eagle Narrow Reeds?

For the first time in U.S. Mint history, there has been 2 edge varieties struck for the 1/10th ounce American Gold Eagles. The two edge varieties are “Wide Reeds” and “Narrow Reeds.” The wide reed variety is the standard reeded edge pattern that has been on American Gold Eagles since 1986. The new variety that […]

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What Is A Burnished Coin?

March 2, 2015 0 Comments
What Is A Burnished Coin?

Coins come in a variety of different types and grades. Circulated coins are the common coins you’ll have rolling around in your pockets or purses and are used on a daily basis to purchase goods. Uncirculated coins are produced the same way as circulated coins, but they have never been put to use or into […]

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How Are Silver Coins Minted?

February 17, 2015 1 Comment
How Are Silver Coins Minted?

Most people don’t understand the amount of labor it takes to create a single silver coin, round or bar. This knowledge often goes hand-in-hand with why people don’t understand that they can’t buy a silver or gold coin for the spot price without any premiums. In this article we are going to discuss how a […]

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Silver Rounds 99¢ Over Spot!

February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Silver Rounds 99¢ Over Spot!

1 ounce Silver Buffalo Rounds are on sale for just 99¢ over spot per round – any quantity! These coins feature the iconic Buffalo Nickel design and contain 1 troy ounce of pure .999 fine silver. Orders in increments of 20 will come packaged in sealed mint tubes. Increments of 500 will be packaged in […]

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What Is A First Strike Coin?

February 10, 2015 1 Comment
What Is A First Strike Coin?

Coin grading companies such as PCGS and NGC have been labeling coins “First Strike” for a while now and we get many collectors asking us what this designation means. There’s a lot of funny information out there and in this article we’re going to dispel the rumors and get right to what exactly the “First […]

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Gold and Silver Market Update (2/7/2015) – Golden Eagle

February 7, 2015 0 Comments
Gold and Silver Market Update (2/7/2015) – Golden Eagle

For the second week in a row the precious metals market has turned in a weak performance, with most prices falling again. The only exceptions were rhodium, which once more managed to rise, and palladium. However we’re still not feeling too pessimistic, as the general economic climate suggests metals are going to be in increasing […]

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What Are GSA Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars?

February 2, 2015 1 Comment
What Are GSA Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars?

From 1878 until 1921, the official silver dollar used in circulated was the Morgan Dollar. Morgan dollars were minted at 5 mints across the country: – Philadelphia (no mint mark on the coin) – Carson City (“CC” mint mark) – San Fransisco (“S” mint mark) – New Orleans (“O” mint mark) – Denver (“D” mint […]

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Gold and Silver Market Update (1/31/2015) – Golden Eagle

January 31, 2015 0 Comments
Gold and Silver Market Update (1/31/2015) – Golden Eagle

Precious metals lost steam again last week, a disappointment after their much better performance earlier in the month. The only one to gain value was rhodium, with all the rest showing a loss to some extent. Even among the losers performance was inconsistent though, with some taking much more of a hit than others. Overall […]

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How Many Coins Are In A Roll?

January 26, 2015 0 Comments
How Many Coins Are In A Roll?

This question can apply to several types of coins, but for our sake we’re going to stick to U.S. coins that in circulation as well as United States bullion coins. Coins in Circulation When coins meant for circulation are finished being minted, they are then sent in bulk bags to branches of the Federal Reserve […]

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Gold and Silver Market Update (1/24/2015) – Golden Eagle

January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Gold and Silver Market Update (1/24/2015) – Golden Eagle

Overall it was another generally good week for precious metals, with continued progress for the two big sellers and a better performance from most of the platinum group, although platinum itself flagged slightly. This all fits with our opinion that the sector is still undervalued and should expect further gains over the next few weeks; […]

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Difference Between Poured and Pressed Silver Bars

January 19, 2015 1 Comment
Difference Between Poured and Pressed Silver Bars

One common question we receive from investors and collectors new to purchasing precious metals is “What is the difference between the different types of silver bars?” When referring to silver what they are asking is the difference between poured or pressed silver bars. In this article we are going to discuss how they differ, how […]

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