Silver Wartime Nickels: Cheap, Popular Silver Coins From the 1940s

Silver Wartime Nickels: Cheap, Popular Silver Coins From the 1940s
Silver Wartime nickels are popular coins among collectors who appreciate history and enjoy 20th-century United States coinage. The 35 percent silver five-cent coins are colloquially referred to as "Wartime nickels," though they contain no nickel at all. Nickel, which was temporarily removed from the five-cent coin during the period 1942 through 194...
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What is Causing the Increase in Gold Bullion Demand?

What is Causing the Increase in Gold Bullion Demand?
Gold bullion has long been an investment that people use to hedge against inflation. Investors pile up on the metal in the case that paper money devalues to maintain their financial position. This is a very viable and respected standpoint, but some people feel that gold can also do well in a deflationary market. BMO Capital Markets' Jessica Fung be...
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The Problem Today...

The Problem Today...
is that after 85 years of Keynesian Economics introduced by FDR & his crony stooges (Harry Hopkins: "We will spend and spend, tax and tax, elect and elect.") the system is now so severely distorted it functions about as well as an old crack ho. The wild moves lately in oil & stawks are signals that the end is getting closer. America once ha...
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Gold and Silver Bullion Prove Themselves in 2016

Gold and Silver Bullion Prove Themselves in 2016
​ Gold bullion is becoming a safe-haven investment for irate investors. The current performance of the stock market is causing investors to flock to other investments, one being gold. For the past few years, the price of gold has fell to as low as $1,050.72 from its all-time high of over $1,900 in 2011. After years of grief for precious metal ...
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Why I Love Collecting Quarters

Why I Love Collecting Quarters
Many coin hobbyists are collecting quarters, and it's no surprise – the quarter dollar is truly the workhorse of circulation. The first United States quarters were made in 1796 and have been struck ever since with very few interruptions in production. While coins like the one-cent piece, nickel, and dime play relatively smaller roles in day-to-day ...
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Should You Invest In Silver Bullion?

Should You Invest In Silver Bullion?
Silver bullion is a great way to invest in the precious metals without paying the astronomical prices that come with a gold investment. An ounce of silver costs just over $14 without premiums, while an ounce of gold costs around $1,100 without premiums. For those who are new to the world of gold and silver bullion, a premium is the small price you ...
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Streber Released from Prison

Streber Released from Prison
​Hi gang, I was just released after several weeks in solitary where I did a lot of deep thinking and here's what I came up with: The great Keynesian experiment is ending. The FED and all Western Central Banks are out of tricks . T he EU experiment, always doomed , will soon collapse. China is a  basket case . Gold has been putting in...
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A Guide to Canadian Maple Leaf Bullion Coins

A Guide to Canadian Maple Leaf Bullion Coins
​ Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coins have been popular on the international metals market since 1979, when the first Canadian gold bullion coins were released for sale. At that time, the only other major gold bullion coin on the market was the South Africa Krugerrand, though it was not widely available as many nations boycotted goods from the Africa...
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Bullion Shark Offers Stunning, Privately Minted Bullion Products

Bullion Shark Offers Stunning, Privately Minted Bullion Products
​Bullion Shark offers its customers a full line of Bullion Shark silver bullion products. This line includes a 1oz silver round, 10oz silver bar and a 500oz "Great White Box." These products are unique in that they are IRA eligible, unlike many other privately minted products. This means that these silver bullion items can be purchased with IRA fun...
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Market Selloff: Possible QE4 and its effect on Gold and Silver

Market Selloff: Possible QE4 and its effect on Gold and Silver
Market Selloff and Precious Metals Technicals There was nothing but a sea of red yesterday on Wall Street. At one time during the trading session, the Dow fell around 550 points. The S&P 500 followed suit approaching a key psychological level of 1,800, only later to recover during a mid-afternoon rally to close down 22 points at 1,859.33. WTI O...
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Is It Wise To Invest In Rare Coins?

Is It Wise To Invest In Rare Coins?
Rare coin investing: no three words in numismatics make me shudder more than these when they are laced together. Countless people enter the world of coin collecting not because they enjoy the art and history behind coins, but because they want to earn a fast buck. It's not entirely the fault of these would-be investors that they believe earning mon...
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2015 American Silver Eagle Sales Top Record

2015 American Silver Eagle Sales Top Record
Sales of 2015 American Silver Eagles , one of the world's most popular bullion coins, topped an all-time record. By the end of production for 2015, the United States Mint recorded a total of 47 million American Silver Eagles struck during the course of the year; the last 2015-dated American Silver Eagles were sold on December 15, 2015. In fact, the...
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4 Pros and Cons of Buying Junk Silver Coins

4 Pros and Cons of Buying Junk Silver Coins
Junk silver coins are what many coin collectors and bullion investors buy when silver prices start getting jumpy. This has been happening as of late with silver bullion values fluctuating between $13.85 and $15.50 per ounce, though historically this has occurred many times, during which coin buyers hoard pre-1965 90 percent silver coins when metals...
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Investing In Silver & Gold World Bullion Coins

Investing In Silver & Gold World Bullion Coins
Gold and silver world bullion coins offer investors a multitude of options for investing in precious metals. While the beautiful silver and gold American Eagles are popular investment coins for bullion traders, it seems more and more people these days are looking beyond the tried-and-true United States bullion coins and are also indulging in coins ...
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Why Old Lincoln Wheat Pennies Make Great Collectibles

Why Old Lincoln Wheat Pennies Make Great Collectibles
​ I've always been a fan of old Lincoln wheat pennies . These classic coins were struck at the United States Mint from 1909 through 1958 and are one of the most widely collected coins of all time. One of the first coins I ever placed into my collection was a 1941 Lincoln wheat cent that I found in pocket change back in 1992, and wheat pennies conti...
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Why Is The United States Mint Coin Buyback Program On Freeze Now?

Why Is The United States Mint Coin Buyback Program On Freeze Now?
Have you heard the latest news from the United States Mint? The Department of the Treasury is temporarily halting its popular damaged coin buyback program after it received millions of dollars in fake coins from China. The federal coin exchange program, which has been in place since 1911, allows individuals to turn in bent, cracked, and partial coi...
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Silver Jefferson “Wartime Nickels” Can Still Be Found In Circulation

Silver Jefferson “Wartime Nickels” Can Still Be Found In Circulation
​ If you're looking for silver coins in pocket change, you best keep your eyes peeled for wartime nickels. That's right – silver coins can still be found in circulation. It may seem curious to some who are reading this that the five-cent coin, widely referred to as a "nickel," provides the most lucrative opportunities for silver bugs. Let me explai...
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Mexican Libertad Bullion Coins - An Exciting Investment Alternative

Mexican Libertad Bullion Coins - An Exciting Investment Alternative
​Mexican Libertad bullion coins are at the top of many coin collectors' and investors' wish lists, and not just because these pieces are affordable additions to silver and gold portfolios, but also because they offer beautiful designs. Mexico's Libertad coin series began in 1981 as a 1-ounce 0.999 fine gold coin. In 1982, Mexico began issuing 1-oun...
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Bicentennial Coins Turn 40

Bicentennial Coins Turn 40
It may be hard for some to believe, but Bicentennial coins – the special U.S. quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars made in 1975 and 1976 to honor the nation's 200th birthday – are turning 40 years old. Surely, the mid 1970s seem like a distant past in many ways, having gone the way of disco, leisure suits, and shag carpet. But for more season...
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New U.S. Mint Products Make Great Gifts For The Holidays

New U.S. Mint Products Make Great Gifts For The Holidays
The U.S. Mint's 2015 holiday coin shopping catalog has arrived, just as the leaves start changing and pumpkins arrive on front porches. I always enjoy the yearly United States Mint holiday catalogs, and this year's offering is no different. The full-color, 28-page 2015 catalog is filled with some incredible offerings, including the annual mint and ...
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