Tag Archives: precious metals

Coins with Intrinsic Value in High Demand

By Richard Giedroyc Could prices for key date and ultra-high condition certified coins be ready for a dramatic increase? Dealers have been recently indicating there is a shortage of quality coins that aren’t what I would term “recycled stuff.” It … Continue reading

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Industry Insider: COVID Business Landscape, Part V

View all installments of the five-part Industry Insider series. By Tom Michael As we wrap up our look into what changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the coin business, we want to thank everyone who participated, sharing their insights … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Creates Influx of Collectors, Investors

By Richard Giedroyc The surprising and rapid recovery of equity markets in a “V” rather than a “U” shape curve has impacted the spot price of precious metals inversely. This, in turn, has been impacting the value of bullion and … Continue reading

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Problems with China and India Gold Statistics

By Patrick Heller In last week’s column, I detailed various ways that official and unofficial reports of precious metals data (supply, demand, inventories, trading volume, etc.) are either kept secret, is misreported or is skewed so as to be misleading. … Continue reading

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Coin Market Healthiest It’s Been in Years

By Richard Giedroyc Gold continues to trade in a reasonably tight range while silver continues to dramatically underperform gold. You might not see this if you follow the demand for silver American Eagle and bullion-impacted silver coins. Demand continues to … Continue reading

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Putting Coin Customers First Can Mean Long-Term Profitability

By Patrick A. Heller In my experience as a coin dealer since 1981, putting customers first results in long-term customer patronage. Long-term customers are far more profitable over time than a larger number of one-shot patrons. As I have shared … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response: April 28, 2020

From the April 3, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter How have your coin/bullion buying and selling habits changed in light of the coronavirus bearing down on the United States? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.   I … Continue reading

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Demand for Gold and Silver ‘Ballistic’

By Richard Giedroyc First, all the over-the-counter sales stopped. Then all public participation in auctions was curbed. Local coin clubs cancelled meetings. It appeared the coronavirus had impacted the business of coins! Suddenly the internet became the place to buy … Continue reading

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Community Voice Response: March 27 eNewsletter

From the March 27, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter Do you see opportunity or risk in the current declining spot metals prices? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.   Like other markets, it is for buying. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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What is the Correct Gold/Silver Ratio?

If you look at the COMEX closes on March 24, the spot price of gold was about $1,585.00 and silver was about $14.23. If you divide the price of gold then by the price of silver, you get a ratio … Continue reading

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