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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), precious metals fraud and crime

10 Things to Ask Before Buying Physical Gold, Silver, or Other Metals

By Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   Gold or silver Individual Retirement Account (IRA) fraud frequently targets older workers and retirees because they typically have...
Fort Knox Gold Bullion Depository

The National Gold Bullion Depository at Fort Knox

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   Several months before passage of the Gold Reserve Act of January 30, 1934, the United States Treasury...
Butte Nugget

Butte Nugget – It’s Not What You Think…

The Butte Nugget is a 6.07 pound gold nugget that was discovered in a northern California gold field. The Butte Nugget sold on October...
This is an illustration of a United States $20 gold coin alongside a ledger entry showing the daily melting of gold coins into gold ingots in 1937.

Converting Gold Coins Into Bullion Bars After 1933

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   Much has been made of President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 6102 forbidding the hoarding of gold coin, gold...
New Jersey Governor Murphy rejects bullion legislation.

New Jersey Governor Nixes Coin, Bullion Sales Tax Exemption

By CoinWeek ....   By January 8, 2024, legislation that would eliminate sales and use taxes from the sale of precious metal coins and bullion had...
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...
Coin Weights & Measures. Image: Adobe Stock.

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...

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