Friday, December 9th, 2016 MST

Category: Gold Coins

Gold for Grabs

In 2011, while Michelle Obama was encouraging Americans to grow gardens to improve their health and finances, another first lady, Leila Trabelsi of Tunisia, was taking a healthy chunk out of Tunisia’s financial reserves.

The Sound Money Promotion Act

mckinley hobart sound money buttonOver the last 100 years, Americans have completely lost control of their Constitutional money; to the point where they must pay a tax to essentially make change. Imagine breaking a twenty dollar bill and only getting a ten and a five back, with the other five going to the government. This is the potential problem one encounters when attempting to spend gold or silver money. It’s no accident. The laws are specifically set up to force everyone to use fiat currencies.

Even asset managers fear gold confiscation

The issue of gold confiscation has long been the primary scare tactic behind the sale of overpriced collectible and numismatic coins. So pervasive has the fear become that even asset managers who control billions of dollars fear confiscation—according to mineweb.com’s top story for 2010.

The story, posted June 10, 2010 on Mineweb.com’s site became the site’s “top story,” which probably means the article received the most hits of all the articles posted on the site in 2010. The question remains: Is the fear valid or has the story been told so many times that it has taken on a life of its own?

100-kilogram Gold Maple Leaf sells at auction

In 2007, when the Royal Canadian Mint introduced a limited edition series of 1-oz .99999 fine Gold Maple Leafs, the Mint also produced five 100-kilogram .99999 Gold Maple Leaf coins with face values of $1 million Canadian.  The 100-kilogram coin measures 20 inches in diameter and weighs right at 220 pounds on a bathroom scale.

Mint set to release 2010-dated fractional-ounce Gold Eagles

Summer is here, and the US Mint is just now releasing 2010-dated fractional-ounce Gold Eagles, the ½-oz, the ¼-oz and the 1/10-oz sizes.  We expect to have the coins ready for shipment on or about June 21.  Because of subdued buying, premiums are about where they have been during normal times in years past, meaning

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