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Gold can shine even brighter in August

August is typically a good time to own gold and I see this month as no different despite recent price gains.One always has to bear in mind in which currency you are domiciled for relative performance, so listed below is a table of some major gold % gains in some of the more important currencies [...]

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Money and monetary stability in Europe, 1300-1914

y K. Kıvanç Karaman, Sevket Pamuk and Seçil Yıldırım-Karaman.This article first appeared at Vox.There is a notable lack of long-run analyses of monetary systems and their stability. This column addresses this gap by looking at the monetary systems of major European states between 1300 and 1914. The evidence collected suggests that, despite many switches between standards and systems, fiscal capacity [...]

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British 2017 Gold 5 Coin Proof 'Long' Sovereign Set from Royal Mint - Hottest Set since 1989

As a rare coin dealer I feel almost embarrassed to talk about modern Proof Sets and Royal Mint 'products' with much appreciation.But in the case of the 2017 5 coin proof set I must admit that they have done a good job. Not just the box looks good, but the actual coins are quite astonishing. [...]

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The Best Time to Buy Gold Sovereigns?

Many investors and collectors of gold sovereigns have asked themselves "when is the best time to buy gold?" In this blog post, I will give my opinion on this question.Just like anything else, gold price is driven by supply and demand. The demand can be divided into1. Central bank demand2. Investment (ETFs and exchange traded [...]

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Great Britain Coins Highlights / Auction 4 preview

We are proud to announce our 4th online auction at Sixbid and Biddr. The Coin Cabinet auction 4 is now ready and it will run live on June 4th, at 3 PM BST.We accept bids from now 12 PM on the 4th June. Bids can be placed via Sixbid, NumisBids, Biddr or email. All lots will be displayed at [...]

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Positive changes in the collectable coin marketplace

Where is the numismatic marketplace right now? How did we get here? This article draws some light on these questions. In order to understand what will happen in the future we need to look at what happened in the past.Are antiques’ markets still the main source for collectables hunting? History of collectables' investmentSo called passion investments [...]

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NYINC 2017 Review

What better start to the New Year than the must-do trip to New York for a week-long numismatic bonanza that is the New York International Numismatic Convention. The event is held annually since 1973 and is one of the most important world coin trade shows out there.This year was the last time the event was [...]

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NYINC 2017 update - the D. Moore auction

Once Christmas and New Year is over and done with all numismatic eyes are turned to New York for the New York International Numismatic Convention. This will be the last time the convention is held at the renowned Waldorf Astoria, as it has apparently been sold off to Chinese investors and will be turned into [...]

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Gold - still has more to lustre

Want an insider from a city of London expert and analyst on gold? This article was jotted down on a napkin during a lunch with a friend of mine earlier this week. The person manages several billion of investor capital and they have piled in on their gold holdings this year. Apparently the uptrend has [...]

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Highest Returning Gold Sovereigns Since 1995?

In the last number of years records in auction has not been a rarity. It seems every year at least one category or country has a new record being set. It made me ask myself—Which gold sovereigns has produced the best returns in the last 20 years?We all know sovereigns are a good long-term investments, [...]

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