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Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
Peter Daniels Talks On "Gold" Part 2

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
Why Own Gold The Top 10 Reasons to Buy Gold Now
Is gold a good investment? Why should you own it?It’s natural and even prudent for an investor to wonder if a particular asset is a good investment or not. That’s especially true for gold, since it’s an inert metal and doesn’t earn any interest.But the reasons for owning physical gold go beyond the possibility of its price rising. Gold bullion offers distinct advantages that simply can’t be found in almost any other investment. These advantages give you power as an investor. And yes, one of thes
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Jeff Clark - Casey Research
Should I Buy Numismatic Coins 3 Risks of Collectible Gold Coins
Numismatic coins can be a fun hobby, and can offer the collector a beautiful timepiece from interesting periods in history.Unfortunately, many novice investors that dabble in this market have lost money. And in many of those cases, the price of gold actually rose while the coins were held!How can an investor lose money on valuable rare coins? And why don’t they rise with the gold price?This article highlights three specific risks investors take with numismatics. Let’s co
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
14 Precious Metal Terms All Bullion Coin Buyers Should Know
BULLION BARS AND COINS   Bullion Coins - legal tender issues struck from precious metal designed to be kept as a store of value or an investment (opposed to circulating coinage used day-to-day or proof collectables) Junk Silver - older coins that derive most of their value from their silver content Troy Ounce (oz t) - traditional unit of measure used for precious metals where 1 troy ounce = 1.097 avoirdupois ounce (or 31.103g) Fineness / Purity - the amount (by weight) of pure gold or silver in
Friday, May 10, 2019
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
The ultimate guide to silver
Thinking about investing in silver? Here's your essential guide to the history, culture and science of one of the most remarkable metals known to man.  . The Periodic Table lists elements in order of atomic weight. At 47 on the table, silver is represented by 'Ag' from argentum, the Latin description for white, shiny metal.  . Silver is one of the seven so-called 'metals of antiquity' which mankind identified and found uses for thousands of years ago.  . First mined around 3,000 BC i
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Gold and Silver Dealer Hedging
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS The largest precious metals dealers buy and sell millions of ounces of bullion each month, which means dealers have to be careful that they are not on the wrong side of a big price swing. Learn how bullion dealers hedge against these situations in this informative infographic from Perth Mint dealer JM Bullion. Via Visual Capitalist - view larger image
Monday, May 6, 2019
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The Bank of England, 1844-1913 2: The Banking Department
We are continuing our look at the Bank of England during the period 1844-1913. In 1844, the Bank fell under a new regulation and reorganization, in which it was separated into two entities, the Issue Department and the Banking Department. The Issue Department was solely responsible for paper banknotes, and operated a system very similar to the "Making Change" or currency-board type system we looked at earlier. April 14, 2013: The Bank of England, 1844-1
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Doggie (Life) Style 
Disregard disease – Ebola, Zika and whatever else is cooking out there. Things like - rising sea levels, global shortages of fresh water, simmering religious tensions, the potential for wars over mineral resources and what a higher gold price means. Disregard financial calamity, malfunctioning governments and lying sleazebag politicians leading us down the garden path. Forget about climate change, somebody else can deal with it. Is it to be inflation, disinflation, deflation or stagflation?
Monday, April 22, 2019
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The Bank of England, 1844-1913
In 1844, there was a new regulation of the Bank of England called the Bank Charter Act of 1844, also known as Peel's Act. Read Wikipedia on the Bank Charter Act of 1844 This officially made the Bank of England the sole issuer of banknotes in England, although it was functionally the sole issuer before then. It also split the Bank into two Departments: an Issue Department, wholly responsible for banknotes, and a Banking Department, which was not involved in
Monday, April 22, 2019
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Special Supplement: Counterfeit Coins You Get What You Pay For 
Miles Franklin has been in business for 27 years – with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, and not a single registered complaint since opened our doors in 1989.  The company is still owned by the father and son team that founded it, Andy and David Schectman; and our brokers, on average, have been selling bullion since the early 1980s.  For a variety of reasons – from our sterling reputation; to competitive sale prices; the industry’s best “buyback” prices (particularly for Miles Franklin custo
Friday, April 19, 2019
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
Precious Metal Purities
Purity refers to the amount (by weight) of pure gold or silver an object has. The most common way of describing purity is by Carats (Karat in the US). Carats are just the purity expressed in units of 24, such that 100% equals 24 carat and 50% equals 12 carat. Carats are used primarily in the jewellery industry. For bullion, the industry uses either percentages or fineness (fine being another word for pure). The table below shows the most common purities. Percentage Fineness Carat 99.99% 999
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
New Gold Pool at the BIS Basle, Switzerland: Part 1
“In the Governor’s absence I attended the meeting in Zijlstra’s room in the BIS on the afternoon of Monday, 10th December to continue discussions about a possible gold pool. Emminger, de la Geniere, de Strycker, Leutwiler, Larre and Pohl were present.”      13 December 1979 – Kit McMahon to Gordon Richardson, Bank of England Introduction A central bank Gold Pool which many people will be familiar with operated in the gold market between November 1961 and March 1968. That Gold Pool was known as t
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
SOLD OUT Latest bullion coin sell outs at The Perth Mint
The following bullion coin releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint. Homer Simpson 2019 1oz Silver Bullion Coin Maximum mintage: 25,000 Welcome Stranger 2019 1oz Silver Bullion Coin Maximum mintage: 30,000 Australian Kookaburra with Panda Privy Mark 2018 1oz Silver Bullion Coin Maximum mintage: 8,000 Dragon
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
How to Store Silver at Home 
Now that you’ve decided to buy silver, it's time to think about properly storing and protecting it. It is often said that silver bullion has no counter-party risk, and in a monetary sense, this is indeed true.   Although silver bullion requires no counter-party to sustain its value, there is and always remains the very real threat of theft. With the threat of burglary in mind, there are two
Monday, April 8, 2019
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
How are Gold and Silver Spot Prices Determined
There are two key markets in which the prices of gold and silver are determined. 1. Over-the-Counter (OTC) The OTC market consists of traders dealing with other traders on a one-on-one basis. It operates much like the internet – it is just a network of traders independently dealing with each other 24 hours a day. OTC is generally meant to refer to professional/corporate entities trading 400oz gold bars (and 1000oz silver bars), usually for settlement in London. However, when you buy a coin from
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
Gold, Silver, and the US Dollar: 1792-1971
In today's musing, I review the history of gold, silver, and fiat currency as money in the United States of America. I document how various wars, panics and depressions, Congressional acts, and executive orders have affected the US dollar prices of precious metals and resulting gold-silver ratios.This musing covers the period from 1792 when the United States government first established a national currency backed by gold and silver until
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
Gold and Silver Loco Swaps
Loco swaps are a way to move gold or silver to another location without physically shipping it. It is a transaction where two parties agree to exchange (swap) gold they have in different locations (locos) with each other. As discussed in Loco, gold trades at different prices in different locations. This means that the loco discount or premium needs to be transferred between the swap parties in addition to the metal itself. The Perth Mint records loco swap trades as linked buy and sell trades. Fo
Friday, April 5, 2019
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
  What should the gold/silver ratio be
The price of gold is dominated by investment demand* to such an extent that nothing else matters as far as its price performance is concerned. Investment demand is also the most important driver of silver’s price trend, although in silver’s case industrial demand is also a factor to be reckoned with. In addition, changes in mine supply have some effect on the silver market, because unlike the situation in the gold market the annual supply of newly-mined silver is not trivial relative to the exis
Friday, April 5, 2019
History of Gold
April 2, 1792 : The US Coinage Act
The 1792 Coinage Act had an interesting provision under Section 19. SEC. 19. And be it further enacted, That if any of the gold or silver coins which shall be struck or coined at the said mint shall be debased or made worse as to the proportion of fine gold or fine silver therein contained, or shall be of less weight or value than the same ought to be pursuant to the directions of this act, through the default or with the connivance of any of the officers or persons who
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  The Silver:Gold Ratio, 1687-2011 
We have something special this week: the open market value of silver, compared to gold, over a period of over three centuries. The location is London. For a long time, silver and gold were, in a sense, two versions of the same thing, just like one dollar bills and twenty dollar bills are today. Their ratio of value was not perfectly stable, like the 20:1 ratio of $1 bills and $20 bills, but it was quite stable between about 16:1 and 15:1. Both silver and gold ser
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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