Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rare $4 U.S. coin to be auctioned for potentially $1.5 million

A rare US four dollar 'Coiled Hair Stella' gold coin from 1880 was auctioned at Bonhams in Los Angeles on Monday, eventually selling for $2.5 million, $1 million more than expected. The coin contains six grams of pure gold. It was never released into circulation, unable to garner sufficient public support. "The 1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella is one of the so-called white whales of the coin collecting world. They are so rare, they come on the market maybe once or twice, at most, every decade," said Paul Song, director of rare coins at Bonhams.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Simply Beautiful Chinese Pandas

2010 Chinese Gold Panda
2011 Chinese Silver Panda

The Chinese Pandas are a series of silver and gold bullion coins issued by the People's Republic of China. The design of the panda is changed every year. They are minted in different sizes and denominations, ranging from 0.5 troy oz. to 1 kilogram. 

The first silver Panda coins were Proof quality and were issued in 1983, 1984, and 1985. They had a precious metal content of 27 gm of .900 fine silver and had a diameter of 38.6 mm. Only 10,000 were minted for each year. There were no silver Pandas issued in 1986. Unlike coins made by US mints that carry mint marks to distinguish their origin, Chinese mints generally do not carry mint marks. 

Obverse: Depiction of the Temple of Heaven in the center, Chinese characters across the top that mean People's Republic of China and finally, the year of issue on the bottom. If the issue is a commemorative issue, the theme will be marked here also. 

Reverse: Different portraits of pandas which change every year with the exception of 2001 and 2002, which share the same design. The official distributor in China for Panda coins is the China Gold Coin Corporation (CGCC), and since 1982 Panda America has been an official distributor in the United States.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

American Eagle Coins Are Great For Investors And Collectors

American Eagle Bullion Coins for Investors

Congressionally authorized American Eagle Bullion Coins provide investors with a convenient and cost-effective way to add a small amount of physical platinum, gold, or silver to their investment portfolios. Since their launch in 1986, gold, platinum and silver American Eagles have become leading bullion coin investment products. At the US Gold and Reserve, we offer the most competitive pricing on the market…

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American Eagle Proof and uncirculated Coins for Collectors

The United States Mint produces proof versions of American Eagle Bullion coins for collectors.  American Eagle Proof Coins undergo a specialized minting process, which begins by manually feeding burnished coin blanks into presses fitted with special dies. The coin is struck multiple times so the softly frosted, yet detailed images seem to float above a mirror-like field. After scrutiny by white gloved inspectors, each American Eagle Gold and Silver Proof Coin is sealed in a protective plastic capsule and mounted in a handsome satin-lined velvet presentation case with its own official Certificate of Authenticity.   

American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins are packaged in a custom-designed portfolio presentation case.   Since American Eagle Proof Coins are produced by the United States Mint, each coin's content, weight and purity are guaranteed by the United States Government. American Eagle Gold, Silver, and Platinum Proof Coins have a limited mintage and can be purchased directly from the United States Mint.

In 2006, the United States Mint added another member to the American Eagle family of precious metal coins.  Collectors may purchase American Eagle Uncirculated Coins in silver and gold directly from the United States Mint.

In a process similar to that used to create the magnificent American Eagle Proof Coins, American Eagle Uncirculated Coins are hand-loaded into the coining press, struck on specially burnished blanks and carry the "W" mint mark of the United States Mint at West Point.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gold Advisory from US Gold: Pre-1933 U.S. gold coins offered "protection and comfort" in fluctuating market

Recent analysis by gold experts at US Gold demonstrates that, during the collapse of gold prices over the last few days, generic (i.e. common date pre-1933 US $5, $10 and $20 gold coins) market premiums for numismatic gold provided a solid hedge against the fall of bullion prices.

"Gold's dramatic drop over the last two trading days has shown that the premiums of generic U.S. gold can soften the blow when the markets turn sharply," said Doug Baliko, Vice President of U.S. Gold and Numismatic Wholesale at Heritage. "Generic gold gives buyers the opportunity to gain with the change in the spot price, and limit their losses when metals prices fall."

"This has proven to be true over the last several days," added Baliko. "With gold dropping from $1565 on Thursday to yesterday's close of $1386 ($179) the price of generic $20's only fell by between $55 (for MS61 $20 Saint Gaudens) to $105 (for MS63 $20 Liberties). Why? Strong public demand and limited available generic product even as the spot price tumbled, affording owners an added level of protection and comfort."

Favorable conditions exists for buyers and collectors holding pre-1933 common date US gold coins and especially those who were wise enough to trade their modern bullion such as Eagles, Maple Leafs and Krugerrands for the earlier US coins.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Preserve Wealth with Gold and Silver Coins!


Silver and gold have always been at the heart of mankind's desire for beauty and wealth. In fact, the quest to acquire and accumulate these precious metals seems to be encoded into our DNA. It is also human nature to collect things. This is exactly what U.S Gold and Reserve is all about, helping people collect the most precious and valuable money of all... silver and gold numismatic coins. By purchasing and accumulating graded, silver and gold numismatic coins, you too can Create Wealth, Collect Wealth, and Preserve Wealth.

CNBC's Dennis Gartman: Gold Could Reach $1650 by Years End

With the Fast Traders saying the path of least resistance in the stock market is probably lower, you may be looking for a trade that could be higher. And strategic investor Dennis Gartman, author of the Gartman Letter, thinks the trade is long gold. He told the "Fast Money" team that he thinks could go more than $100 to the upside and hit $1650 by the end of the year.

However, if you watch "Fast Money" regularly, you know that Gartman prefers to play gold in terms of currencies other than the U.S. dollar. "I've been an advocate of owning gold," he said, "but not in terms of the U.S. dollar."

Gartman likes owning gold in terms of euro, sterling and yen. If you want to position like Gartman - long of gold in euro terms - then as an American investor, you would go long of gold, short the euro.

As for the overall market condition, he believes stocks will continue to slide.

"I'm not sure that we're going to have a global recession," he says. "But clearly, we're having a material slowdown in economic activity."

Making The Grade. The Value Of Condition.

’Graded’ silver and gold numismatic coins are not ordinary, they are special. The value of these collectible coins is based not only on their precious metal content, but also on rarity, collector demand, and their actual condition. The fact that they are certified and graded by recognized experts makes them more valuable and desirable than ordinary, ungraded silver or gold bullion type coins.

The global standard for grading a coin’s condition is called the Sheldon Scale and grades range from 1 to 70, with 70 being the highest grade possible… indicating a flawless coin in perfect numismatic condition.

When you purchase any coin graded MS70 from the U.S. Gold and Reserve, you can be proud to know that you are obtaining a coin that is both beautiful and valuable… a coin to be treasured, because it is treasure!

The condition of a coin can be one of the most significant factors in its value. We specifically offer coins that have been guaranteed to have the highest numismatic condition possible.