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Gold breaks out of its misery

This week it happened --what every gold coin collector has been waiting for since gold started sliding downward back in 2011-- a breakout and the start of a new trend.Since 2013 gold has been in a trading channel tilted firmly downwards. This week prices broke out of this channel with conviction, which points to a [...]

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Now is the time to sell stocks and buy investment grade coins

It’s now been almost 10 years since the crash in 2007-2008 and with the recent declines in stock markets we now ask ourselves ‘Is it now time for a bear market?’. After all most bull markets last less than 5 years and when we see the below chart we have to think about cashing in [...]

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Slabbed coins - pros and cons

Is it worth slabbing coins in the UK? What are the benefits of slabbing coins?Slabbed coins – coins in a secure plastic holder with a designated grade by a third party professional authentication and grading agency – are slowly becoming more of a normality in the UK. It used to be a sign that a [...]

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Make someone happy with a gift that has real value

I thought it would be a good idea to offer the Christmas shoppers an alternative to the regular consumer presents - collectable coins! That is why I decided on a Christmas Coin Auction, ending in the evening on Sunday 20th December. Guaranteed delivery before 25th December within UK if payment is made within 24 hours.A [...]

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Gold demand down in Q2 as slide continues

Gold Demand Trends from World Gold Council came out for Q2 2015 today, highlighting the lowest quarterly demand for gold since 2009. (Link to the full downloadable report here)Recently we have seen the gold price battered as a strong US dollar has been driven by positive economic data and the likelihood of interest rates hikes ahead, signalling a [...]

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL COLLECTORS OF COINS, STAMPS, MEDALS

German Minister of Culture Monika Grütters has proposed a new legislation that, if implemented, will have enormous repercussions across all fields of collecting - not just in Germany and not just in coins. At this initial stage we collectors need to make our voice heard and make sure that the petition will not go any further. The [...]

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Gold coins - A brief history

Most people are aware that gold is a good way to protect your investment portfolio, but few know that particular collectable gold coins could be a much better option. I am releasing a number of articles where I will provide you with the necessary information, along with examples of which coins to buy, in order [...]

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Copper Coin Production During The Hanoverians: George I, II and III.

This is an extract from the article A Brief History of British Regal Copper Production during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries which forms a part of the project The Coins of Colonial and Early America, by the University of Notre Dame. The full article is published on their website, link here.In 1717 a royal warrant proclaimed [...]

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Why should you invest in gold?

Protection against inflation and currency depreciationSince currencies were lifted off their peg to gold in 1971 prices have risen consistently because of inflation. What Nixon then referred to as “The New Economy” is a fiat economy fuelled by consumption and sustained by debt. With real wage growth turning negative in 2008-9 and ongoing currency wars, [...]

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Spanish Colonial Gold Coinage - The Gold Doubloon

Spanish and Spanish colonial gold coins were minted in denominations of 8, 4, 2, 1, and 1/2 escudos, . The doubloon was a two-escudo or 32-real gold coin, weighing 6.77 grams (0.218 troy ounces). Doubloons were minted in Spain, Mexico, Peru, and Nueva Granada. The term was first used to describe the golden excelente either [...]

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