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Silver Stacking : Collecting silver rounds and bars. Image: Adobe Stock.

Silver Stacking – Collecting Silver Rounds and Bars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Whether they admit it or not, silver stackers get excited about watching their holdings grow by anywhere from a few pre-1965 dimes to...
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Units of Measure for Precious Metals

Units of Measure for Precious Metals The precious metals industry uses the troy ounce as its basic unit of measure, even in countries that have...
2024 Sound Money Index

Sound Money Index 2024 – Positive Reforms and Problem States

By Jp Cortez - Executive Director, Sound Money Defense League ......   Precious metals dealer and depository Money Metals Exchange has partnered with the Sound Money...
An Unclassified Sneak Peak inside the Fort Knox Gold Depository

An Unclassified Peek Inside Fort Knox Gold Depository

By Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek .....   The public image of the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was cemented in the 1964 movie Goldfinger. The...
SEC gets Court Order against Safeguard Metals

Feds, States Get Order Against Safeguard Metals for Elderly Fraud

On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and 30 state securities regulatory agencies that are members of the North American...
American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins. Image: Adobe Stock.

Top 5 Gold Bullion Coins for Investors

Gold bullion coins are a proven strategy for investors to diversify their portfolios and protect and grow their wealth. For thousands of years, people...
Illustration of the Gold Standard. Image: CoinWeek.

Would Returning to the Gold Standard Be a Bad Idea?

By CoinWeek ..... Most coin collectors know about the gold standard, and many American collectors are aware of the bimetallic system under which the United...
Gold Bars. Image: CoinWeek / Jasper AI.

California Charges Precious Metals Dealer in $21 Million Fraud

Funds stolen from tax-deferred retirement accounts   Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ...... The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the California Department of Financial Protection &...
Will the mystery of Yamashita's gold ever be solved? Image: CoinWeek.

The Legend of Yamashita’s Gold

By CoinWeek .... We at CoinWeek make no secret of our skepticism toward stories of buried treasure. In the age of Tommy Thompson and Forrest...
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Costco Now Offering Gold Bars, Finds Them Hard to Keep in Stock

By CoinWeek .... Taking advantage of the hot market for emergency preparation goods, the Washington-based warehouse club store Costco is now offerig its members the...
2023 Palladium Eagle. Image: CoinWeek / US Mint.

2023 American Palladium Eagle Uncirculated Coin Avail. Sept. 7

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2023 American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Uncirculated Coin (product code 23EK) on September 7...
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Western Nations Are Losing Control Over the Gold Price

By Jan Nieuwenhuijs for Gainesville Coins ...... An important change has unfolded in the global gold market. The "East" has been driving up the gold...

The People’s Bank of China Manipulates the SGE Gold Price

By Jan Nieuwenhuijs for Gainesville Coins ...... By obstructing gold import and export, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) greatly amplifies the gold premium or...
California bullion dealers seek clarity on tax regulation.

California Resolves Coin, Bullion Sales Tax Issue With Legislation

By National Coin and Bullion Association (NCBA) ......   Last week, Senate Bill 889 (SB 889) reached the desk of California Governor Gavin Newsom for his...
2002 American Silver Eagle Counterfeit Detection.

NGC Counterfeit Detection: 2002 American Silver Eagle

A counterfeiter hoped that this computer-generated fake would fly under the radar   By Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ...... The American Silver Eagle is the flagship silver...
The gold market

Despite Declining Price, Gold Is Strengthening

By Jan Nieuwenhuijs for Gainesville Coins ...... The USD price of gold has been declining in the past two months, though it continues to show...
California bullion dealers seek clarity on tax regulation.

California Bullion Dealers Advocate for Clarity on Tax Changes

The California Coin and Bullion Merchants Association (CCBMA) is taking a stand against the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for its...

Florida Bill Removes Bullion From Secondhand Goods Regulation

By National Coin and Bullion Association (NCBA) ...... On May 24, 2023, Florida Committee Substitute / House Bill 737 was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis...
AI Illustration of John Dillinger. Image: Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

Five U.S. Hidden Treasures Still Waiting to Be Discovered

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ...... The allure of hidden treasure and sudden riches is strong. The possibility of a huge stash of gold, silver,...
California adjusts gold exemption rules.

California Coin and Bullion Sales and Use Tax Regulation Changed

By National Coin and Bullion Association (NCBA) ...... The state of California has increased its exemption threshold for sales and use tax on bulk sales...
Nascar Commemorative Coin Bill.

National Coin & Bullion Association Lobbies for NASCAR Coin

By National Coin and Bullion Association (NCBA) ...... The Numismatic Industry Coinage Advisory Committee (NICAC) is excited to announce that a bill supporting the first...
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Arkansas Removes Taxes on Gold and Silver

By Money Metals Exchange ...... House Bill 1718, the Arkansas Legal Tender Act, has become the law in the "Natural State". Backed by sound money advocates...

Mississippi Ends Sales Tax on Gold and Silver

By Money Metals Exchange ...... With the stroke of Governor Tate Reeves's (R) pen on Wednesday, April 19, Mississippi has become the 43rd state in...

Goddess Isis on New Egyptian Gods Reverse Frosted Silver Coin

Brand New 2023 Reverse Frosted Silver Bullion Coin Issue Limit of 5,000 Bullion Coins Worldwide * * * Pobjoy Mint is thrilled to announce a...

Royal Mint Gold Bar for Islamic Community Depicts Kaaba

The Royal Mint has released an exclusively designed Kaaba 20g gold bullion bar. Created in consultation with Muslim Council Wales and designed by...
New National Coin & Bullion Association Website Launched

New National Coin & Bullion Association Website Launched

NCBA, or the National Coin & Bullion Association (the trade name for the Industry Council for Tangible Assets or "ICTA"), has officially launched our...
Perth Mint

Perth Mint Gold “Doping” Scandal Calls Senior Leadership Into Question

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .... A recent report on Australian TV has put the reputation of one of the world's major mints--as well as...
Kentucky House Votes to End Sales Tax on Gold, Silver

Kentucky House Votes to End Sales Tax on Gold, Silver

By Stefan Gleason - Money Metals Exchange ...... Responding to overwhelming grassroots support over the last three years, lawmakers in the Kentucky House of Representatives...
Mississippi Legislature Votes to End Sales Tax on Gold and Silver

Mississippi Legislature Votes to End Sales Tax on Gold and Silver

By Stefan Gleason - Money Metals Exchange ...... State lawmakers of both houses have just voted overwhelmingly to exempt physical gold, silver, platinum, and palladium...
Box Breaks for Coins: Questions, Answers, and Numbers on VaultBox Series 1

Box Breaks for Coins: Questions, Answers, and Numbers on VaultBox Series 1

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... Let’s start with questions and answers about VaultBox coin blind boxes, then go through the quantitative research. Questions and Answers Q:...