Don’t Get Ripped Off By Silver and Gold Con Men!

Silver and gold are wise additions to your portfolio. Old timers tell us not to put “all our eggs into one basket.” They advise us to diversify and not to “count our chickens before they hatch.” There is generally no disagreement that precious metals should be a part of your portfolio, however, there is a wide range of opinion on how much your portfolio should consist of and of what form. One analyst/adviser may recommend 10% while another may urge 80% or even higher. In fact there are those who say that your portfolio should consist entirely of gold and/or silver. “How much precious metals should be included in your portfolio?” is an important question but is beyond the scope of this article. Today I am writing to warn prospective precious metals buyers...

Don’t Waste Your Money on Gold and Silver!

We hear a lot about gold and silver these days. If you watch news programs very much at all you will notice that a lot of the sponsors are selling gold and silver. Don’t be duped by these shysters! Gold and silver can be good investments, there’s no doubt about that. But the problem that comes into it, especially for the novice, is that when you buy your gold or silver from these “sponsors” you generally pay a very high premium above the actual metal value of what you are purchasing. Not a wise investment method to say the least. So the news programs and “personalities” advocate the acquisition of gold and silver while their sponsors offer to sell it to you via their easy toll free number. I would say that is a fairly beneficial relationship for both parties....

St. Gaudens Double Eagle

1907 – 1933 The St. Gaudens Double Eagle was minted from 1907 to 1933 (During the years 1917 through 1919 no Double Eagles were minted). These massive $20 face value gold coins contain slightly more than 30 grams of gold. But its more than the gold content in these beauties that determine their value. Each one is a peice of history with some dates being more hard to find than others. Augustus St. Gaudens came up with a classic design when he was given the task of designing the Gold Double Eagle. Even today the St. Gaudens design is widely recognized and is in fact being used on the American Gold and Silver Eagles. Sadly this designer died shortly after he completed the Double Eagle and the Indian Eagle. St. Gaudens Double Eagle Some 1907 and 1908 dated Double Eagles were produced without...

Early U.S. Gold Coins Are The Most Prized Rare Coins

Gold coins have been one of the most popular forms of legal tender since ancient times. The Egyptians first introduced gold coins around 2,700 BC, although these coins were primarily used as gifts. While the first United States gold coins aren’t quite that old, they’ve became one of the most sought after, highly treasured coins for rare coin collectors. In fact, gold coins make up the largest percentage of the rare coin market. And, for good reason, gold coins offer everything that a serious coin collector looks for! Gold coins offer eye appeal, historical significance, rarity and are great investments! United States gold coins were minted for commerce in the U.S. and overseas up until 1933. Minting numbers varied from just a few hundred of one coin to millions of other coins being...

Coin Collecting Can Be a Profitable Investment

Are you both a collector and an investor? One of the best ways to make your collecting both fun and highly profitable is to get into coin collecting. Even for novices to coin collecting, the hobby can actually become a profitable investment. With a little information and a sprinkling of wisdom you can build a coin collection that is truly a valuable investment. There is money to be made in collecting; if you collect the right things. Collecting has always been a popular hobby. People collect everything from coins and gems to postage stamps and from dolls to classic cars and everything in between. One of the best ways to make your collecting both fun and highly profitable is to get into coin collecting. There are many different types you can collect, but the most profitable are gold and silver...

American Gold Eagle

The first American Gold Eagle was struck by the U.S. Mint in 1986. The Gold Eagle is minted in 1/10th, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 ounce denominations. The face value of the coins are $5, $25, $50 and $100 respectively. Although the American Gold Eagle is a legal tender coin of the United States it is not circulated nor is it available at face value. At the time of this writing the prices for new coins are around; 1/10th $110, 1/4 $225, 1/2 $450 and 1 ounce $900, but as the gold price rises so do these coins. Just like it is with other coins the American Gold Eagle also appreciates in value because of its collectability. Older dated Gold Eagles often sell at much higher rates. American Gold Eagle When you are considering an investment one of the most important considerations is its liquidity. Liquidity...