Author Archives: Pat Heller

Unload coins in tough times?

The overall economy has an impact on supply and demand for numismatic and precious metals products. When there is a general sense of prosperity, there is greater demand for discretionary items, which are items beyond what is needed for everyday … Continue reading

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Compare prices when buying silver

As you probably know, dealers don’t quote the same prices for identical merchandise. It takes time and effort to check prices from multiple sellers. If you are checking on items selling for bullion-related prices, how do you know if you … Continue reading

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Silver profits in water

The antibacterial properties of silver were known 2,000 years ago. Back in the days of the Roman Empire, people knew enough to throw silver coins into water cisterns as a low tech way to kill germs – despite not yet … Continue reading

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Silver $20 on way to $100

In intraday trading on the Shanghai Gold Exchange on Monday, July 4, the spot price of silver reached $21.13 per ounce, up about 53 percent since the end of 2015. In the June 1, 2016, issue of my  “Liberty’s Outlook,” … Continue reading

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Gold up as Britain bolts EU

The vote June 23 in Great Britain calling for that nation to leave the European Union is triggering, and will continue to trigger, dramatic global financial changes. Even people of such widely diverse backgrounds and orientations as globalist hedge fund … Continue reading

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Dealers and customers crave experiences

A key draw to initial and repeat business is how well any kind of business can develop a contact or visit with a prospective customer into a positive “experience.” Between having the merchandise available and competing on the basis of … Continue reading

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What’s up with Bitcoin?

At the end of 2015, the electronic currency called Bitcoin was trading for about $430. It was over $700 early this week.  As of Wednesday, its price was around $686, up almost 60 percent year to date.  What is going … Continue reading

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Silver weight matters

As the prices of precious metals escalate, the accuracy of weight and purity can make a difference. For example, an exact-weight 1,000 troy ounce silver bar of .999 purity can have as much as one ounce of other components. In … Continue reading

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Find best coin buys by formula

What are today’s best values in numismatics in terms of future appreciation prospects? On the other side, which numismatic items seem to be overvalued now and, therefore, have the poorest potential future gains, or even the possibility of price declines? … Continue reading

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Three reasons for gold

When people discuss the reasons for owning gold and silver, there can sometimes be miscommunication because people can have different ideas of what it means to do so. For instance, do you consider owning gold and silver as a form … Continue reading

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