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The Man with the Golden Leg, Part 2

The Man With the Golden Leg, Pt. 2: A Theft of Gold From the...

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   Part I | Part 2 * * * Who Was Orville Harrington? Born: November 12, 1878 Died: March 30,...
The Man with the Golden Leg, Part I: A Theft of Gold From the Denver Mint, by Roger W. Burdette

The Man With the Golden Leg, Pt. 1: A Theft of Gold From the...

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   Part I | Part 2 * * * Orville Harrington trudged from work at the Denver Mint to a...
5-pound gold bar from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha. Image: Sedwick / CoinWeek.

Gold Bar From Famous Shipwreck in May Sedwick Auction

By Connor Falk for Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ......   When the Spanish treasure galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha sank in 1622 off what is now...
Precious Metals Crime and Fraud - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Red Rock Precious Metals Company to Pay $56 Million+ for Fraud

By Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On Thursday, April 25, 2024, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced Judge R. Gary Klausner of the...
Costco Gold Bar. Image: Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

Costco Gold Bars Earn Almost 25% Return for Early Buyers

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Since the summer of 2023, Costco has offered its members 24-carat, .9999 fine PAMP Suisse 1oz gold bars, both...
New Orleans Mint Half Eagle melting.

The Metal Is Not Properly Mixed: Gold Half Eagles at the New Orleans Mint

By Roger W. Burdette, special to CoinWeek .....   In a recent CoinWeek column, I mentioned the unusual transfer of gold from the New York Assay...
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 a photograph of a pile of United States generic gold coins.

Generic Gold – What Does This Coin Marketing Term Mean?

(n.) The term "generic gold" generally refers to gold coins wherein their primary value is derived from the intrinsic worth of the precious metal they...
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...
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...
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...
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...

Blanchard and Company Gold and Precious Metals

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