Finding Collectible Coins

Collecting coins is one of the most universal pastimes known to man. Currently there are millions around the globe that partake in the wonderful world of what has been called, “The Hobby of the Kings”. Lately, you may have heard news of people cashing in on their old gold and silver coins; and that encouraged more people to go on a coin-collecting streak. If you are one of those people who want to invest in coins, here are several places to start your collection.

Coin Shops:

Many coin shop owners are dealers that know a lot of information about coins and are selling coins too. These coin shops are a valuable place to find and gain more information about coins and coin collecting. These coin shops can be costly, though, as they are anticipating selling their coins for a profit. With enough knowledge and/or having someone who knows a great deal about coin collecting at your side, you can get great prices for your coins.

Coin Shows:

There are times when your local mall will have an exhibit from several coin dealers and that will let you see all of the collections and allow you to buy some coins for a lower price due to the competition. You will probably also see several new coins that are available and suitable for your collection.

These coins shows are great not only for sellers and buyers but also for coin enthusiasts who want to see rare and hard to find coins.

Mail Order/Web Sites:

There are thousands of dealers worldwide and most of them have websites that allow buy coins and pay for them through any online payment system such as Paypal. You should do your research on these companies and read their terms carefully to make sure that you can get your money back when you have a problem with the coin you purchased and/or received.

For every legitimate web site, there are may be hundreds of fake web sites that are just attempting to get your money. You should always ask for feedback from previous customers before paying anybody online and remember not to give out any password or pin numbers.

ISN Modern Coins is a trusted premier Modern coins dealer specializing in the sale of high grade modern day graded and certified government struck coins from around the world. Our wide variety of coins include but is not limited to “Mint State” and “Proof” American Silver Eagles, Australian Koala’s, Chinese Pandas, Lunar Series Coins and much more. No matter what your coin desires are, ISN more than likely can fulfill them.

All coins at ISN Modern Coins are certified and graded by either NGC “Numismatic Guarantee Corporation” or PCGS “Professional Coin Grading Service” as these are the only two trusted third party certification companies industry wide with decades of numismatic and coin grading experience.

Flea Markets:

It would be surprising place to find rare coins at a flea market, but stranger things have happened. These places have different ideas about pricing which is due to their lack of understanding of how a coin should be priced. You will find overpriced coins but if you are lucky you might find a rare coin somewhere in those stacks of coins that will make it worth your while.

Flea markets sellers are usually looking for a quick sell and would probably give you discounts when you buy their items in bulk. Try to buy other items and get your coins added as a bonus.

Auctions:

If you are looking to invest in really, really rare coins, the best place to go would be an auction. Auctions are the only place where you can find people selling their rarest and most expensive coins. Several of these auctions are happening online at the same time and most of the sellers are looking for the highest bidders. You must be aware and warned that some of these sellers are frauds and will not make the price you pay worthwhile. You should try to learn more about these coins and their worth before trying to buy one from an online auction.

Other Coin Collectors:

Coin collectors usually have duplicate coins that they are willing to sell for a price lower than its market value. The only problem is it is hard to find another coin collector that collects the same coins as you. The best places to look are online groups, forums and (if you have one) local groups.

Other coin collectors are the best people to turn into when you want to start your own collection. They can offer you tips, discounts and some might even be tempted to give you some of their coins to kick-start your collection.

Coin collecting is like any other investment: the value will fluctuate; they may depreciate in value and/or gain value at any time. The best way to profit in coin collecting is keep updated with the news and the prices of the coins. This will not only help you in not being fooled by merchants but by learning how to price a coin even without a price list.

The Federal Reserve Hegelian Dialectic

The Hegelian dialectic comprises three dialectical stages of development: a thesis, giving rise to the reaction called an antithesis, which contradicts the thesis, and is then resolved by the synthesis. It is used in modern times as a means for so called experts to sway or pacify public opinion through the deception of compromise.

The Federal Reserve is a private Bank that is not subject to any United States government oversight. To expand credit, force the stock market to rise, and cause high prices (inflation) the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates. To shrink credit, lower the stock market, and lower prices (deflation) the Federal Reserve raises the interest rate. These interest rates are referred to as the discount rate and are simply the amount the Federal Reserve charges banks to borrow reserves at the so called “discount window.”

All of this terminology is to ensure the average person is deceived into thinking this is for expert consideration only. This is why we will pour some cold clarifying non-fluoridated water on this grand deception to allow current events to reveal our near future. What we need to understand immediately is the Federal Reserve swings this great pendulum back and forth –causing the modern “business cycle.” It is also important to understand savvy investors make money on a declining market if invested accordingly; either way they win and we the people lose.

This brings us to current public Hegelian brainwashing campaign emanating from the depths of the Federal Reserve. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve Benny Bernanke deploys his henchmen to make public statements; one member comes forward and states the Thesis.

HEGELIAN PHASE ONE: THESIS
Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren exclaims the Federal Reserve should move to boost weak economic growth, trim high unemployment, and push down borrowing costs through further monetary policy accommodation. Since this is not easily understood by the public, he throws in a few terms people can understand and fear. President Eric dressed in his genius suit goes on to explain if Europe’s debt crisis worsens and United States legislators fail to reach a budget agreement the domestic economy may go over a fiscal cliff.

Let’s take a minute to translate this deceptive thesis. First, when he says move to boost weak economic growth he means print more money to expand the money supply. That is, to keep interest rates low to encourage banks to borrow and lend more and consequently businesses to borrow more. Trimming unemployment is a piece of vanishing candy he lays in the trap to make it all sound good, what he means is that businesses flush with cash will hire more people.

The truth is businesses that borrow more money do not necessarily go out and hire more workers. What is certain is that as each dollar that is pumped into the system reduces the value of all existing dollars. Inflation which is nothing more than rising prices is a hidden tax on everyone. In stark contradiction to Eric’s assertions these higher prices include wages (the price of an employee), therefore as wages increase businesses consider hiring risky and, generally, fewer workers. So, the general public is being told the Federal Reserve is “accommodating” us and “trimming” unemployment to save us all from going over an “economic cliff,” when in truth they are creating more money, inflation, injecting more risk into the economy and forgoing any responsibility to future generations.

We are expected to accept this expert advice or we are doomed to be unemployed and run off a cliff. Putting this fantastic carnival deception aside we can see the thesis has been introduced. Chairman Benny deploys a few more henchmen to make contradictory public statements that promote the Anti-Thesis.

HEGELIAN PHASE TWO: ANTI-THESIS
Head of the New York Federal Reserve William Dudley contradicts his peer and exclaims the Federal Reserve should not move to ease monetary policy despite the dim unemployment rate. He goes on to enlighten us mere mortals by suggesting as long as the United States economy continues to grow and use economic resources at a meaningful pace the costs of pumping more money into the money supply may exceed the benefits.

Then his sidekick, Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher, gets his back by suggesting the best way to boost jobs is for Congress to clarify tax policy and government spending. Dick Fisher then states the anti-thesis clearly by arguing the Federal Reserve has already done too much and he fails to see what would be accomplished by further accommodation. Paving the way for a compromise or synthesis, that is intended to pacify the public under the guise that both sides have been considered.

To translate, Boston Eric said we need more money (thesis) in the money supply to avoid unemployment and the proverbial cliff. New York Billy and Dallas Dick have told us we don’t need more money (anti-thesis) even though we should all still be scared of unemployment and our dysfunctional Congressmen who are certainly to blame for all of this. So, now we can see these genius gentlemen have considered both sides, while mutually playing the fear card by telling us the result of inaction is our collective unemployment and cliff diving economy.

HEGELIAN PHASE THREE: SYNTHESIS
The soft landing of the synthesis is now desired by us all. Sarcastically we should profess – please we beg you self-appointed elites to provide us all more employment, please we beg that you don’t push us serfs off the economic cliff, please print more money, please accommodate, please save us all. So the synthesis is offered as our saving grace and is summed up by the fear monger leader of our so called “Federal” Reserve Chairman Benny Bernanke.

Benny has warned our Congressional representatives through his minions that scheduled tax rises and spending cuts could spell trouble for the labor market. Benny’s international banker cohorts remind us that the European debt crises may require our Federal Reserve to “act.” Benny has stated publicly that the door to further “accommodation” and “easing” must remain open should the economic outlook worsen.

To translate for Benny, since he speaks in financial economic tongues, he is saying he plans to print more money when the time is right. Perhaps after his handlers install the new American President or perhaps after they pull the string on Greece and Spain. But for sure we should all understand the synthesis means expanding the money supply. So despite all the push and pull of the Hegelian Dialectic being deployed to pacify public opinion and discontent, the result will be a false sense of relief from the cliff and the continuation of business as usual.

Business as usual means higher prices, stagnant employment, inflated stock valuations, increased banker wealth, continued legislative control and the expansion of the new world order social program. The flip-side of this business as usual coin is recession and/or depression. Either way the Federal Reserve operates at the public’s expense and should be abolished in favor of one-hundred percent reserves and United States issued money. The answers lie in Milton Friedman’s Monetary Reform Act; everyone reading this article should research, read, and demand the Monetary Reform Act be enacted.

Article written by Chris Martin
Infowars.com
May 31, 2012

Top Coin Pick for May – 2012 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Dragon Privy

2012 Silver Canadian Maple Leaf DragonReverse Proof Privy Marked Silver Maple Leaf commemorating the Year of the Dragon! A highly symbolic mythical animal, the Dragon is a sign of wealth and prosperity in the Chinese Zodiac.

Mintage of just 25,000 coins directly from the Royal Canadian Mint!
With a very limited mintage of only 25,000 coins worldwide, this limited edition of the Canadian Mint classic is a true collector’s piece. The 99.99% reverse proof pure silver coin has a unique proof and frosted finish, adding an additional touch of collectability to this already beautiful coin.

The Red Dragon label from PCGS is a rare label! This coin is stunning and is sure to rise in value.

This Silver Maple Leaf coin features a privy mark of a traditional Chinese Dragon on the reverse to the left of the maple leaf’s stem in reverse proof design and has been graded a near perfect Specimen 69 by PCGS!

At ISN Modern Coins we want you to be 100% Satisfied! We proudly stand behind every item we sell and guarantee that all precious metal items are genuine, contain the weight, fineness, and purity that we have advertised.

Every month ISN Modern Coins introduces a Rare, “Hand Picked”, different coin at an exceptional price. Be sure to come back again and again to take advantage of these specially featured coins.

ISN Modern Coins is a trusted premier Modern coins dealer specializing in the sale of high grade modern day graded and certified government struck coins from around the world. Our wide variety of coins include but is not limited to “Mint State” and “Proof” American Silver Eagles, Australian Koala’s, Chinese Pandas, Lunar Series Coins and much more. No matter what your coin desires are, ISN more than likely can fulfill them. Buy with confidence and if you’re not 100% satisfied we will provide you with a refund, no questions asked!

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Some Things to Consider Regarding Silver Prices

You have probably heard that gold and silver is a hedge against inflation. These metals have been used as a store of wealth for about 6,000 years, but did you know that silver has some unusual qualities? Lots of people do not know it, but silver is necessary for most of the electronics, solar power panels, batteries, medical devices, and antibacterial applications used today.

Silver is an important metal because of its rarity, but it can also be used as an industrial metal as in the above list. Some have predicted that silver will become even more rare in the future and according to the USGS (United States Geological Society), could be gone by 2020.

Gold is a valuable metal too, but gold only acts as a store of wealth with very few industrial applications. So, why is silver such a terrific investment? When you consider the silver/gold ratio, silver is an absolute steal considering that historically it has taken about 15 ounces of silver to get a single ounce of gold. Right now that ratio reaches about 55 ounces of silver to an ounce of gold. So, the ratio is way out of whack and really should go lower.

Lots of experts say the silver to gold ratio ought to be about 10:1. In other words, there should be about 10 ounces of silver inside the ground for every ounce of gold. The ratio is now 55:1, which is only kept here by market manipulators. Once the manipulation ends, silver will skyrocket. Keep in mind the amount of silver used in industrial applications continues to increase every year due to the growing demand for electronics. China, India, and other nations who are industrializing are putting a huge demand on already stretched silver sector.

A lot of economists think that silver might go to around $100/ounce, and long term predictions by some pros put silver at $500 and even $1,000 per ounce. If you are wanting to retain your wealth during a historic period of inflation, now is the time.

The public is largely kept out in the dark with regards to these silver price predictions. Allot of folks who were called crazy 10 yrs ago for saying to buy silver are actually getting praised for it now. Not long ago, the silver price was around $4.00 and ounce, and it is now hovering around $30.00.

Coin TV Can Help You In Your Numismatic Accumulating Attempts!

Regardless of whether you are a devoted numismatics collector or if you have just started with assembling a currency collection, Coin Television can end up being an essential source of information. In a nutshell, Coin Television is basically a television program which notifies serious numismatists about typical, uncommon and very rare coinage to add with their selection. The benefit of the TV show does not just stay in the simplicity of purchasing a rare coin, but also within the fact that the collector does not have to pay additional to visit all over in order to complete his coin selection.

Whilst accumulating currency by way of Coin TV is actually an overall entertaining activity, the fantastic information for those who’re just beginning their particular set is that it could be a profitable pastime also. Essentially, what Coin TV is offering for completely new enthusiasts is the ability to locate and acquire unusual however cost-effective denomination. Consequentially, you’ll be in a position to get a jump start on your own coin selection without needing to invest quite a lot to boost its valuation. However, this isn’t a really tight rule and it is possible to locate and acquire precious loose change as well, assuming your price range enables you.

Another benefit of viewing the numismatic shows on Coin Television is that you will possess a possibility to catch a glimpse of various items and collection agencies. In other words, you will be capable to work out the variations you desire to collect and begin focusing your endeavors in this direction. General, Coin TV is a gold mine of info which can assist you clarify your inclinations and decisions. At the exact same time, this television show may help more developed coin hobbyists discover the rare products that are missing from their set. Furthermore, despite the fact that passionate denomination hobbyists will not need to bother with all of the loose change offered, it is actually nevertheless gratifying and gives a feeling of comfort to be aware of the regular assessment value for the money they already have in their collection.

The whole process of purchasing currency from Coin Television is easy and it necessitates keeping an eye out for denomination ads. When you see a thing that is missing from the collection, all you want to do is contact them and learn whatever you should do to acquire the coin. Due to the fact costs of the variations will always be listed inside the ads on Coin TV that implies you will simply have to find out about how exactly you buy it. If you are nervous that you do not have far too much time on your hands to watch Coin Television, a recommendation is to record the show and observe it later on, whenever your timetable will allow it.

This article is obligated to make a number of clarifications concerning Coin TV plus the unfavorable promotion linked with acquiring money by means of teleshopping shows. This TV show concentrates on showing fascinating and genuine info regarding money and numismatics generally speaking. For that reason, it has almost nothing regarding TV shopping show deals which are attempting to offer worthless commemorative loose change at premium costs.

How to Take Care of Collectible Coins

There are collectors that specifically find classic editions of coins that existed during the period from 1892 to 1954. These coins have marked events or may signify the work of royalty during that period. There are those collectors that prefer the modern series that are very distinct as well.

Many collectible coins are made of copper and a collector may encounter problems in maintaining their features and appearance. A person collecting this type of coin should learn how to maintain and take proper care of these expensive collections. Copper coins should be cleaned correctly and must be preserved the same way professional collectors treat their coins.

Most coin collectors believe that a person should never ever clean their collection because they believe that any product that is applied to the coin will affect the surface.

Professional collectors clean their coins by the process of placing the coins in a container that is airtight. This is a safe way to preserve the features of the coins. Because of the coins’ years of circulation, there is the possibility of a coin accumulating encrustations, coatings, dirt, and other problems on a coin’s face. These accumulations may cause pitting and corrosion to the surface of the copper coin. The corroded portions should be removed properly without making any scratches.

There are products available that are made especially for coin cleaning. You can usually find these products at your local coin dealer or through an online source. One product made for this purpose is MS70 which removes corrosion and other surface dirt. It is advisable to use rubber gloves for the protection of your hands, as MS70 can dry the skin but this should be of little concern because it is not that harsh on the skin. A soft toothbrush may help with cleaning and removing any dirt that is on the surface of the coin. Improvement in the appearance of the coin will be seen after it has been soaked and cleaned. If satisfaction is not met on the cleanliness and appearance of the coin, you may add baking soda to neutralize the MS70 and soak it in warm water.

After a through soaking, you can dry the coin using a Blue Ribbon coin cleaner and preservative; apply a coat and dry it for a couple of days then wipe the damp parts with soft cotton balls and place it on a small cardboard with a space on the center.

If you find discoloring on the coin, you may use Dellars Darkener after the coin has soaked in MS70. Use this product before applying the Blue Ribbon cleaner and preservative until you are satisfied with the cleanliness of the coin. Once satisfied with the new appearance of the coin, return it to its set or collection.

The next step would be maintenance and preservation the collection. A person should know how to preserve their collection and avoid dirt from touching the coins. Here are some tips on how to take care of coin collections:

  • The coin should be protected from exposure to any kind of elements. It is also important not to scratch the coins; they should be handled with care to avoid scratches on the surface of the coins.
  • It is safe to store the coins in plastic cases or pockets that are made specifically for coin collections and sets. These cases and pockets can protect the coins from dirt and scratches.
  • Coins should be cleaned properly using vinegar, lemon juice, ammonia or rubbing alcohol.
  • If there is unwanted dirt that is hard to remove on the surface, chemical products for cleaning like Tarnex may be used. This option may be used if vinegar and lemon juice were not able to remove the dirt.
  • It is very important to remember that the value of the coin may depreciate if the coin has been cleaned. It is recommended to seek the advice of an expert on other ways of preserving a coin.

Why Buy Gold Online?

Gold is the perhaps the most valuable and investor friendly metal ever. It is accepted all over the world regardless of country and currency. Gold is a universally accepted trading product. Gold is a powerful demand growing by the day. Buying gold online has become a wonderful stage for investing with the goal to increase your wealth. There are a lot of reliable websites that provide assistance when it comes to buying gold online.

Buying gold online gives you the chance to invest in a wider market. The gold market changes regularly and the prices are almost constantly fluctuating. When buying gold online you can be updated on the real time gold prices. Buying gold online does not demand your constant attention and time, unlike any other businesses where it requires your constant attention. Gold trading is relatively safer for both short-term and long-term investments. Because of these reasons, many people have shifted to buying gold online.

Gold can be seen in two ways, it can be an additional investment that adds color and authority to your market and investment portfolio along with your other investments. You can also view gold as a stable commodity in the trading and investing market.

I don’t recommend gold exchange trade funds (ETF’s) which are funds designed to track the price of gold. While these can be traded easily like stocks, you should instead insist on only buying physical gold.

Once you have made a decision buy gold, it is essential that you find a trustworthy and knowledgeable source to buy from. ISN Modern Coins is one of the largest modern coin dealers headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. ISN Modern Coins is known for exceptional talent, world-class service, extremely competitive pricing and the ability to provide our clients with a wide range of numismatic choices.

All coins at ISN are certified and graded by either NGC “Numismatic Guarantee Corporation” or PCGS “Professional Coin Grading Service” as these are the only two trusted third party certification companies industry wide with decades of numismatic and coin grading experience.

Choosing to Sell a Coin Collection

For those who have been in the coin collecting business for some time, selling a coin collection is as natural as breathing, since they have been a buyer for many years. However, there are some individuals that have come into the possession of a coin collection that do not know how to sell a coin collection they want to get rid of. There are many different people and dealers that are in the market for prime coin collections so that it is fairly easy to find a buyer if certain steps are taken to prepare the collection for sale.

Steps to Take

There are several steps that need to be taken in selling a coin collection, which take time and effort that not everyone is willing to take, especially if the collection is inherited. The first step is to become informed of the value of the different coins in the collection. There are many books that contain this information, but it does take time to identify the different coins and determine what their worth is on the market today. A good Internet source for locating U.S. coin values is coinflation.com. In addition, there might by hundreds of coins that are not worth very much but need to be sold. These books tell how much these coins weigh so that the individual can weigh them instead of count that multitude of coins in figuring out what the coin collection is worth.

The next step is to do more homework, this time on the background of the different dealers that are on the market today that buy coin collections. Some of these dealers are affiliated with a professional organization, such as the Better Business Bureau so that the individual knows that they are legitimate buyers. There are some independent coin collectors that will buy coin collections. It is important to talk to these individuals beforehand to try and screen them for which ones are serious collectors and legitimate rather than a scam artist.

After that, the coin collection should be offered for bids by the different buyers. Not surprisingly, there are some buyers who do not want the coin collection from the person trying to sell their coin collection. There are many different reasons for this, such as the types of coins in the collection, and many dealers are very particular about what collections they invest in. Individuals trying to sell their coin collection should not give up, however, but should pursue other buyers until they have several bids and can decide to close the deal.

Guide for Rare Coin Collectors

Coin collecting is one hobby that is both fun and challenging. To help those who are looking for those rare coins, here is a list of hard to find ones that are worth moving “heaven and earth” for.

Gold coins are something of a rare commodity. They were circulated only until 1933, which makes them expensive when they are auctioned. The nice thing about gold is that its value probably will never go down – making it a good investment.

Another rare coin sought by collectors is the Liberty Seated Dollar. These were last produced some time in the 19th century and are considered to be a rare find.

From 1875 to 1878, twenty cent coins were minted. This coin looks very much like a quarter and since its value is very low today, it is a coin worth looking for.

The Barber half dollars are rare coins that were minted from 1892 until 1915 and are collected by people depending on date or type. One of the challenges that occurs when searching for this coin is finding one in good condition.

The 1917 type One Standing Liberty Quarter is another coin worth owning. It was only minted for 2 years and shows the exposed breast of Ms. Liberty. This design created such an uproar that it had to be replaced and was only circulated for a year.

Mercury dimes were produced periodically during the 20th century. The market value of some of them is $50 a piece.

The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is a beautiful coin for collectors. They were only circulated for 4 years and are considered to be one of the all time rare coins to ever exist.

The Texas Commemorative Half Dollar is another rare coin. Only 150,000 of these were minted over a 4 year period and just 60% to 80% of these are still available today making it one of the hardest coins to find today…

The most expensive coin is the $20 Saint Gaudens. This was sold in an auction for nearly $8 million. The design is truly superb and the value of it has never dropped even during the 1980-82 bear market.

Rare coins are truly a challenge for anyone who seeks to make this a mission in life. Not only are they hard to find but it they are expensive to acquire. Should a person have the funds available to purchase them then this adventure is truly something worth finishing.

ISN Modern Coins is a trusted premier Modern coins dealer specializing in the sale of high grade modern day graded and certified government struck coins from around the world. Their wide variety of coins include but is not limited to “Mint State” and “Proof” American Silver Eagles, Australian Koala’s, Chinese Pandas, Lunar Series Coins and much more. No matter your coin need ISN Modern Coins more than likely can fill it.

Making An Investment In Gold

No matter what the current gold bullion price is, it is never to late to invest. If you buy gold online, the number one thing to keep in mind is dollar cost averaging, or putting a set amount of money towards purchasing gold each month no matter what the cost is. This plan of action allows speculators to spread the risk of investment out over a period of time. Making an investment in gold is insurance, or protection, against worldwide doubt, currency debasement and inflation.

If you intend to purchase gold coins or gold bullion, ensure that you avoid the big premiums. Making an investment in gold successfully requires that you purchase it as near to its spot price, with a maximum premium being 10 p.c. If you buy a higher premium, the cost of gold will have to be higher up in range if you want to earn a profit.

Working out how much the premium is for a gold product, figure out the spot price and subject it from the amount the owner is referencing you. Divide your difference by the spot price and then multiply the quotient by 100. For example, if you purchased a gold bar that weighed an ounce for $1,225.90, and the spot price was $1,200, the bar would have a markup of 2.1 percent. To paraphrase, the cost of gold would only really have to increase another 2.1 % from the prevailing levels of spot price for you to come out quits on the purchase. But premiums are known to elevate as high as 75 percent — or perhaps considerably higher — depending on the item the premium is for.

If you’d like to avoid getting ripped off, it is important to keep in mind why you would like to invest in gold bullion. Keep close to the spot price if you are fascinated by a long term investment. To possess it for the usage of money, it is better to ditch the bullion and work with smaller coins — such as a tenth of an ounce — but you will have to pay the premium in that case.

If you are going to work with coins, it is also necessary to bear in mind that rare coin collecting should get left with the rare coin collectors; this is not as certain as investing in gold, and uncertainty must be evaded.

For over 29 years, Jake Mitchell has been an investment expert. Mr. Mitchell is always on top of the prevailing gold bullion price when he wants to buy gold online . Coupled with his experience, he features a B.A. Degree from Yale University as well as an M.B.A. From the Varsity of Virginia.

Obama in Your Tank

A recent New York Sun editorial echoes the point often made by GoldMoney’s James Turk — that gasoline isn’t going up in price, but rather the dollar is going down in value, and that the relevant policy isn’t energy policy but monetary policy.

Read The Sun’s editorial here: “Obama in Your Tank“.

This Weeks Silver Takedown Great Opportunity to Buy

One of my favorite sources for information about the economy, the markets, and especially the precious metals market is the Financial Sense Newshour with Jim Puplava who hosted a special series of interviews this week in response to the Leap Year “take-down” of gold and silver on February 29th of this week.

John Doody sees gold stocks as very undervalued and believes it’s the best buying opportunity since 2008. Kathryn Derbes sees a silent army of buyers placing physical gold and silver in stronger hands, as physical metals buying becomes more intense. David Morgan sees paper shorts losing control over the silver market, and also believes the gold/silver ratio will drop from 50 to 35 this year, favoring silver over gold.

At one point during Wednesday’s trading, gold was down more than $100, while silver was trading down $3. Both metals have since recovered approximately 30 percent due to bargain hunters stepping in at the sub-$1,700 and sub-$34 levels, respectively, in the gold and silver markets.

Eric Sprott told King World News that a staggering 500 million ounces of paper silver traded hands during the takedown in the metals this week. Eric Sprott, Chairman of Sprott Asset Management, had this to say about what took place the day of the plunge in gold and silver:

“I can only imagine it’s the same forces that for the last twelve years have been at work in the gold market, trying to keep the volatility very large on the downside. As you are aware, we hardly ever get days when you get an intraday $100 rise in gold. When we look back at what happened (on Wednesday) we saw huge sell orders in gold and silver.”

Eric Sprott continues:

“When I look at the silver market in particular, in a 30 minute span we had sellers of 225 million equivalent paper ounces, in a market that in one year the silver miners only produce 800 million ounces. So again, it’s the paper markets overwhelming the physical market. It’s stunning to me that on a day like Feb. 29th we traded 500 million ounces of silver.”

Using Coin TV To Locate Rare Coins

If you are an avid collector of currency, you may discover it advantageous to make use of Coin Television to buy your coins. As the term suggests, Coin Television is basically a TV program that permits individuals to watch the TV programs and purchase no matter what they want when it comes to rare coins. This is a exceptionally simple solution to perform the gathering of such currency, as you don’t need to worry about traveling large distances if you’ll want to purchase any uncommon coins. You’ll be able to simply take advantage of Coin TV, and you’ll find that your life as an avid coin collecting enthusiast is much less complicated while you go this route. Nonetheless, for the best effect, it’s essential to do a couple of issues with a purpose to profit from it in maximum effect.

If you are just only now beginning any coin collection, you may need to make use of Coin Television to seek out uncommon, but low cost coins to purchase. In This way, you possibly can easily assemble up your coin collection without the need to spend too much cash. This, nevertheless, isn’t a strict rule. If you’re simply starting out as a coin collector, you can still use Coin Television to search out very priceless coins which you’ll be able to then purchase. The issue with this is that you must have a tremendous capital expense relying on what kind of currency you’ll want to collect.

Whenever you want to collect such coins utilizing Coin Television, you to start with need to figure out what you like. For example, if you’re simply starting out as a collector, you may not be very particular about what you want from the Coin Television choices. Nonetheless, in case you have been established for long as a collector, you’ll be able to then try to discover those uncommon items which are missing out of your collection by using Coin Television too.

The only distinction with the latter is that more often than not, you could not need to concern yourself with some of the coins offered on Coin Television. You just must keep a watch out for those ads featuring coins that you simply actually want. Once you find something that you just love on Coin Television, you’ll be able to simply just call in and then ask for the details on tips on how to go about attaining such coins. In fact, the prices of the coins are presented on the Coin Television channel, which means that you’ll only be making inquiries about the offerings that you are truly really interested in.

There are times when you possibly can not have much time to look at Coin Television, and may end up missing out on some extraordinary deals. Therefore it’s worthwhile to make sure that you simply document the Coin Television, and then watch the program when you’ve gotten extra time. This way, you may simply discover the Coin Television advertisements which might be pleasant to you, even when you’re away or are too busy to observe Coin TV. Whenever you do this, it’s worth noting that you shouldn’t put off watching the programs, since you may discover that a number of the products were already sold.

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2012 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

In 2010, the United States Mint launched the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, a 12-year initiative with 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring reverse designs depicting some of our most cherished national parks and other national sites. Under this program, the United States Mint will issue five new quarter designs per year, with one final design in 2021. The third year of the program, 2012, features the third five quarters in the series.

America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof SetWith each coin struck in lustrous 90 percent silver, also known as “coin silver,” the 2012 edition of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set features the third release of five quarters in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

In 2012, the sites being featured are El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Acadia National Park in Maine, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii and Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Each quarter bears the “S” mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco.

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Recent Gold Silver Prices


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Any time you are considering the buying latest gold silver prices, there are many essential parts of information you should know in advance of investing. Silver has noticed a phenomenal rise recently, utilising the expense just $7.50 per ounce in 2008, rising to nearly $50 earlier this year, just before settling to $30 for the end in the year.

Anyone who 3 many years ago had the insight to look at the up-to-date silver and gold prices were cheap could well be thinking about a 6 fold turnover on his original investment. Certainly, in 2008 you’d have required to have phenomenal insight to understand that a silver boom involved happening, yet these elements could be predicted.

Despite the fact that it’s tempting to look at that any person who invested only agreed to become lucky, the phenomenal rise is actually a deliberate place in the investment cycle. When silver was just $7.50, no-one believed that it would rise loads in such a short time on its own – every body just thought it could possibly stay at that price. Even so ‘smart money’ or influential organizations with a great deal varied dollars have been accumulating silver without raising a lot of public notice. They’d be buying in small amounts so to not increase the amount, but to gradually improve their own stocks. Following a time, this ‘smart money’ could be informing institutional traders for example large hedge funds and pension funds to purchase silver – after which with their combined would possibly start buying of silver in droves – this could start to propel the amount into the public eye, and overwhelm anyone advertising silver.

One particular this phenomenal cost increase is in the public eye, there’d be media advice to buy silver, and also the public would start to order current gold silver prices heavily. The ones that got in with the start started to generate cash and see their investments increase, and they would tell their friends. Regardless if they sold for any decent earnings, they would see a rise could be so meteoric they missed and feel that they sold far too early, and plough profits back in for the huge total price. At this stage after all, the smart money has stopped buying, it is selling and making vast profits. Time comes once the institutional traders realize the smart cash is selling, and they very begin to provide, resulting from the marketplace to peak and start to fall. When this happens, initially the public see this as being a bargain and send the expenditure up slightly in advance of they realize the traders making use of the revenue to prop the market place up are promoting as quickly as they can – which will cause a climate of panic promoting.

The current gold silver prices then quickly falls, as being the public who have invested in silver at a far high selling price sell for the loss as they believe which the bottom has fallen out. At this time, the media are announcing that silver is absolutely a bad investment, and fueling the panic. This panic returns prices into a low value, which is here, where smart revenue gets another opportunity to purchase all over again at a low rate to start the cycle once once more. Once you are contemplating buying silver it’s smart to know the perfect time to shop for and market.

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Consequences of Collapse: Access to Critical Medicines Is Disappearing in Greece

When a nation goes into economic crisis the paradigm to which its people have become accustomed begins to deteriorate. Access to critical supplies becomes difficult, sometimes immediately. In the case of Greece, which has been dealing with a loss of confidence in its debt instruments and economic policy, the collapse of life as Greeks know it has taken place over the last several years.

While we have been fortunate enough to avoid as severe a calamity here in the United States, many of the forecasts put forth by ourselves and others regarding the effects of an economic collapse are already taking place in Europe, namely Greece. In the midst of the Greek panic in 2010, for example, as Greece’s meltdown was in full swing and the people scrambled to get out of paper currencies, the price of gold, which was trading for around $1100 an ounce in the global commodity exchange marketplace, soared to over $1700 an ounce on the streets of Greece. In recent months, as Greece implements austerity measures and the unemployment rate sky rockets, its people have lost the ability to engage in traditional commerce because, simply put, they have no tangible income or money to do so. As a result, we’ve begun seeing a barter society emerge all over the country, making it possible for some people to directly exchange labor for consumptive goods and service.

When things get bad – and they will – the most essential items necessary for survival will disappear first. As currencies collapse, financial market destabilize and economies come to a standstill, critical supplies like food and medicine will become difficult to acquire at any price. This is exactly what is now taking place in Greece, where access to life-saving drugs and even common over-the-counter medicines like aspirin is becoming a tragedy where the losses will be measured not in Dollars or Euros, but lives.

Read more of the article written by Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com
January 12th, 2012

Gold Bounces Back on Iran Fears and Weak Dollar

Following Iran’s announcement that it had inserted a domestically produced nuclear fuel rod into its atomic research reactor, gold and silver prices spiked significantly.

On Tuesday, gold prices reached $1,600 an ounce at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, a ten week high. Silver also moved upward to a five month high as a continuing decline of the dollar inspired a commodity rally.

Adam Klopfenstein, a market strategist at Archer Financial Services Inc. in Chicago, told Bloomberg the “fear trade” is back because of events in Iran. “Also, we are seeing buying across commodities because of the weaker dollar,” he said.

“Iran’s nuclear plans have raised fears that it is getting desperate and will take some drastic step,” Gnanasekar Thiagarajan, a director at Commtrendz Risk Management Services Pvt., said in Mumbai. “More sanctions are expected from the US and other nations. This will have a positive impact on gold prices as ideally people would try to buy gold.”

The new year rise in precious metal also follows the most recent Federal Reserve announcement. The Fed indicated it will begin to publish policymakers’ projections for its benchmark interest rate on overnight loans.

“Accommodating monetary policies throughout the developed world cause a renewed migration to hard assets by individual investors and sovereign-wealth funds,” Byron Wien of Blackstone explained.

According to minutes from the last Federal Open Market Committee meeting, a significant number of Fed officials agree economic conditions warrant a further “easing” of monetary policy.

Stubborn interest rates at or near zero are bullish for the gold market.

Article written by Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
January 4, 2012

Coin Collecting Software: A Tool To Help You Keep Tabs On Your Collection Of Coin

For people that are interested in collecting coins using coin collecting software can prove to be an asset and an ally that will help ensure that they get most out of their hobby and interests in collecting different kinds of coins. In fact, before you settle on particular coin collecting software you will need to, at first, choose from various different options each of which helps in making the task of collecting coins that much easier.

Advances In Technology

Given the many advances taking place in the world of modern technology, it would be pretty rare to find a coin collector that is not making use of some form of technological aid to help them with their coin collection activities. Coin collecting software is in fact a useful tool that will greatly simplify many aspects of collecting coins as it provides easy access to a lot of information and in addition provides leads on various kinds of coins.

Coin collecting software also helps coin collectors create and maintain a database of coins that can be bought, sold as well as traded. And, if you happen to have a penchant for using computers, then coin collecting software is certainly a wonderful aid to help you track your coin collecting activities.

One of the better coin collecting software being sold on the market today is the one known as CoinManage 2011 that provides users with an exhaustive database of various coins and in addition it greatly simplifies the task of entering data into the database. There are also excellent reporting features and you can also use this coin collecting software to locate coins at auction sites such as eBay.

Coin Organizer Deluxe is excellent coin collecting software that helps users to sort as well as manage their entire coin collection and there are also options provided by Coin Organizer Deluxe that allow you to sort according to coin type. This means that if you are looking for coins that are old and rare you can easily get results based on these criteria; or you can look for and find medieval crimes and even modern coins.

Many coin collectors consider Trove Software as being the best coin collecting software. Part of the reason for this preference for this coin collecting software can be attributed to the fact that Trove Software has been used by the coin collecting industry for more than an estimated twenty years and is providing excellent service over this period.

Are You Ready for the Next Crisis?

As quickly as hurricanes and wildfires pop up, a financial or other crisis could hit unexpectedly at any time. It’s always good to be prepared.

Silver prices could move up significantly anytime due to shortages or just because it becomes a more recognized “asset class” and an alternative to stocks, bonds, cash and real estate. We probably will not see prices hitting new all time highs right away. In fact, prices are in a downward trend right now, allowing us more time to steadily build enough silver reserves for possible currency defaults in the future.

Some folks in countries where their currencies are being downgraded are already in rapid decline toward default, and it may not be far off here in America. That’s why it’s always better to be early in converting at least some paper currency into silver.


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Too Late for Buying Gold & Silver?

Mike Maloney recently made a guest appearance speaking to The Elevation Group. This exciting video is taking the internet by storm (almost 1,000,000 views in the past week).

Produced by Mike Dillard, this video reveals black-box investing strategies of the rich for middle class investors. Viewers can learn about four specific ways to profit during this depression.

Although I am not a member of The Elevation Group, Mike Dillard is teaching many of the same things I’ve been talking about for the past 10 years or so.

Mike references the following Debt Collapse video you also should watch…