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- Letters to the Editor (March 7, 2017) Note’s serial number not, in fact, mismatched Had a call from Bob Campbell about a letter to the editor, which I have not seen, commenting about mismatched serial numbers on the note. Hate to break anyone’s bubble, but in checking the note, it being circulated, there’s a vertical fold on the first “6” in the left serial ...
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Author Archives: Pat Heller
As weak as precious metals prices have been since the U.S. elections, it is still possible that they may yet decline a bit more before the end of this year. Having said that, however, there are multiple significant reasons to … Continue reading
Only a tiny percentage of American adults own physical gold or silver for investment. The estimates I have seen range from one to three percent. From my more than 50 years of personally owning such items or trading them as … Continue reading
India’s prime minister Narendra Modi announced on live television Nov. 8 that the government would immediately begin withdrawing the 500- and 1,000-rupee notes from circulation. Their face values are roughly $7.50 and $15 in U.S. funds, respectively. This was part … Continue reading
Beyond the question on whether it is sensible to acquire physical precious metals, I am most often asked when someone needs to have such assets purchased. The correct conceptual answer is that you need to acquire them before they protect … Continue reading
The financial news has been strange since it became clear last week that Donald Trump was the surprise winner to become the next U.S. President. During the early morning hours last Wednesday, as Trump’s electoral vote totals neared the number … Continue reading
Silver has a number of properties that can make it useful in a wide variety of industrial applications. More than 50 years ago, the use of silver to strike coins was a major industrial use of the metal. Before the … Continue reading
What was perhaps the most important news development in the last week that will impact precious metals prices in the long run? No, I don’t think it had anything to do with the U.S. presidential elections. In my assessment, no … Continue reading
In the second half of summer, trading volume in physical precious metals declined significantly. Then, following the significant price drops on Oct. 4, there was a jump in buying demand. However, this buying surge has since partially tailed off. In … Continue reading
On Oct. 13, the U.S. Mint conducted its Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia at the Federal Reserve Bank, followed by a reception at the U.S. Mint. I was one of those invited and was among approximately 50-55 people to come to … Continue reading