Coverage of legislation seeking a return to a gold standard tops our list. Also this week, a Minnesota coin dealer was indicted on federal counterfeiting charges.
Precious metals market analyst Keith Weiner says setting a new U.S. gold standard is nothing more than price-fixing.
A West Virginia legislator introduced H.R. 5404 on March 22, seeking to require the Treasury secretary to define the dollar in terms of a fixed weight of gold.
Purchases of American Eagle gold and silver and American Buffalo gold bullion coins from the U.S. Mint through March continue sharply down during 2018 compared with numbers purchased in the same time period in 2017.
“Confiscation: Gold as Contraband 1933-1975” is a newly published, 156-page book by numismatist Kenneth R. Ferguson that delves into the period in American history when gold ownership was restricted.
The Royal Canadian Mint’s latest privy mark Maple Leaf silver bullion coin shines a light on Canadian involvement in a groundbreaking technology. The Reverse Proof coin features a tiny light bulb privy mark on the reverse.
ICTA and Alabama businesses teamed up to effect a significant law change in favor of coin buyers.
U.S. demand for silver as an investment vehicle is expected to pick up in 2018 as investors move more funds into precious metals instead of the stock market, according to the latest report from The Silver Institute. Coin demand almost halved to 73 million ounces in 2017, according to the Institute.
Bullion coin sales from the U.S. Mint continue on a downward slide begun in 2016, with 2018 sales of American Eagle silver coins for the first two months of the year 34 percent below the same period of 2017.
A small version of the Britannia platinum bullion coin is making big news. The Royal Mint plans to issue a tenth-ounce platinum Britannia in partnership with global distributor Manfra, Tordella and Brookes, New York City.