1. Couple contributes $10,000 worth of gold in 15-year span
The holidays often bring out the generosity in Americans. In the
case of one couple, the giving has become routine.
Each year from 1997 to 2012, a gold South African Krugerrand showed
up in a Salvation Army kettle in Gettysburg, Pa.
"Altogether, the coins were worth more than $10,000 — and for
15 years, the generous benefactors managed to hide their
identities," NBC News reports.
Well the secret's been out for a few years, but the gold coins keep
coming. Or at least an equivalent donation.
NBC News reports that the couple, Dick and Ruth
Jean Unger, both 83, have continued the tradition of generous giving
that began when Dick dropped in one of the first six Krugerrands he
had bought in 1997 as a familiy investment.
But instead of dropping an actual Krugerrand into a red kettle,
they're now donating whatever one ounce of gold is worth at the time
of the donation. (See our Kitco prices below for how much that would be.)
Read the heartwarming holiday story.
2. Gold, silver bullion reaches investors fingtertips
The Perth Mint has made investing in precious metals even easier
with a secure online trading platform that offers investors the
ability to buy and store with the Mint. Provided with trusted storage
facilities, which are guaranteed by the Government of Western
Australia, and with complete account privacy, investors are able to
confidently transact with live pricing day or night, seven days a week.
online trading platfrom is great for serious investors.
3. The American gold coin market is thriving
The price of gold might not be at an all-time high, but Steve Roach
points out in his latest Market Analysis that the U.S. gold coin
market is not struggling.
"Collectors love coins that were once in prominent collections
and the addition of a well-known name in a coin’s provenance
(ownership history) can add a premium to a coin’s price. On Nov. 15,
an 1861-S Coronet gold $5 half eagle formerly in the collection of
Harry W. Bass Jr. graded About Uncirculated 50 by PCGS sold for $7,822.10."
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5. Precious metals pricing
Kitco.com lists the following
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6. Hot topics
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set at 4,000
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