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    Experience the Stories of the Bible with Biblical Silver Coins from Scottsdale Mint

    Posted on August 25, 2017

    There are a great many silver coin designs available to the modern investor or collector. Some offerings, such as the American Silver Eagle and Canadian Silver Maple Leaf offer the continuity of design and government-backed silver content that attracts the modern investor. Other programs, such as the Chinese Silver Panda and the British Queen’s Beast…

    You’re Buying Silver Coins, Bars, and Rounds, but Where Does it Come From?

    Posted on August 23, 2017

    Each day investors and collectors are snatching up hundreds of thousands of ounces of silver around the globe. These silver precious metal products come in many shapes and sizes, from popular silver bullion coins and bars to silver rounds and unique statues. The one thing these all have in common is their metal content. Modern…

    Go Back in Time with the 2017 20th Anniversary American Platinum Eagle

    Posted on August 18, 2017

    In June 1997, the United States Mint debuted the American Platinum Eagle coin. The first major expansion of the American Eagle Series, which previously featured only the American Silver Eagle and American Gold Eagle, the Platinum Eagle coin made waves when it was first introduced. First and foremost, with its introduction the American Platinum Eagle…

    US Coinage Entering the 20th Century: Completing a Look at Historical US Coin Designs

    Posted on August 16, 2017

    Over the last two weeks we’ve looked at some of America’s earliest and lesser-known coin designs on both gold and silver coins issued by the United States Mint. Although serious numismatists are likely familiar with the evolution of American coin design on the nation’s popular denominations, for young collectors or those with a newfound love…

    Meet the Second Design of the Proof Queen’s Beast Series: The Unicorn of Scotland

    Posted on August 11, 2017

    By now, investors and collectors around the globe are familiar with the Queen’s Beast Series of gold and silver bullion coins from the Royal Mint. Launched in 2016, the 10-coin series is available in a growing number of options in 2017. What began with two gold bullion options and a 2 oz silver bullion coin,…

    Exploring Historic US Coin Designs: Liberty Head and Seated Liberty

    Posted on August 09, 2017

    Last week in our mid-week blog we looked at the two of the initial designs the United States Mint used on its coinage. The Turban Head was the first-ever gold coin design from the US Mint, used on its Eagle coin series. A similar release, known as Capped Bust featured on both latter Eagle coins…

    Experience a Moment in Time with the T.I.M.E. Series from North American Mint

    Posted on August 04, 2017

    They say there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. Our time on this Earth is limited, and eventually the final grains of sand will run out on everyone. The concept of mortality is often talked about on television and discussed in real life when buying something like life insurance, but rarely is…

    Exploring Historic US Coin Designs: Turban Head and Capped Bust

    Posted on August 02, 2017

    If you’ve followed numismatic news lately, you’ve probably heard about the number of Capped Bust coins appearing at private auctions and coin shows in the US this summer. When it comes to historic American coin design, the attention of many numismatists is focused on the turn of the 20th century. For example, the Morgan Silver…

    Continued Growth at Scottsdale Mint Results in the 2017 DRC Silver Water Buffalo Coin

    Posted on July 28, 2017

    Many of the precious metal bullion coins offered in the industry today come from big-name sovereign mints. We’re talking about the likes of the United States Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Chinese Mint, and others. A few non-sovereign mints, most notably the Perth Mint of Australia, also make significant contributions. In the United States, there is…

    Don’t Miss the Eclipse with the New 2017 Solar Eclipse Curved Silver Coin

    Posted on July 21, 2017

    To date, the Native American Mint has earned a reputation for the production of its popular Proof Native American Dollar Series of silver coins. Now however, the mint is out with a brand-new coin that joins that ranks of just a dozen other products like it worldwide by offering a colorized proof coin with a…

    The Saga of the Big Maple Leaf Coin, from Theft to Arrest

    Posted on July 19, 2017

    Situated behind a bulletproof glass shield in the Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany, the one of the six Big Maple Leaf coins sat on display for the world to see with its impressive 220 lbs (3,215 Troy oz) of .99999 pure gold. Yes, that’s right, 99.999% pure gold content. Just six of these massive coins…

    Protect the Galaxy Alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy

    Posted on July 14, 2017

    It has become increasingly clear that everything related to Marvel Comics is coming up gold not just for the original writers of the comic series, but also for Marvel Studios as it brings these stories to life on the big screen. Among the more entertaining franchises to hit the big screen in recent years is…

    Falling Precious Metal Prices Hit Bullion Coin Sales at the US Mint

    Posted on July 12, 2017

    After years of economic uncertainty and strong performance for the price of gold and silver, the United States Mint has become accustomed to sky-high demand for its American Silver Eagle coins, along with other bullion offerings. However, the cooling effect that has hit the precious metals market so far in 2017 has resulted in sales…

    2017 Uncirculated American Eagles are Here, But What’s a Burnished Coin?

    Posted on July 07, 2017

    In June 2017, the United States Mint released both its 2017 American Gold Eagle and American Silver Eagle Uncirculated coins. The popular collector coins are a partner to the proof coins in the series, with a unique twist that gives them a different visual appearance. Often referred to as the “burnished” coins in the collection,…

    Thinking About a Summer Road Trip? Summer FUN and the World’s Fair of Money are Worth a Visit!

    Posted on June 30, 2017

    It’s that time of year when the days are long, the sun is bright, and the air wraps you in a warm embrace; well, for most of the US that’s the case anyway! Summer not only brings a break from studies for students and time with family, but also ample opportunity for numismatists to explore…

    US Mint Expands 2017 American Liberty Lineup with 5 Silver Medals

    Posted on June 28, 2017

    The United States Mint’s celebration of its 225th Anniversary kicked off in January with the introduction of the 2017 Proof American Gold Liberty Coin. The first coin in a planned series that will feature different depictions of Liberty with each release, the US Mint is expanding its offering to include a collection of five, not…

    50th Anniversary Celebration Offers New Krugerrand Options

    Posted on June 23, 2017

    We’ve previously covered the 50th anniversary celebration of the South African Krugerrand coin. The gold coin in this series debuted 50 years ago in 1967, and changed the face of gold bullion investing forever in the process. The singular popularity of this coin led to the incredibly diverse market we all know today, including the…

    Texas Attorney General Issues Warning on Buying & Selling Gold

    Posted on June 21, 2017

    The Attorney General for the state of Texas, Ken Paxton, recently issued a consumer protection alert regarding the purchase and sale of gold. After consulting with numismatic experts and reviewing the rising number of fraudulent practices in the industry, Mr. Paxton issued the warning based upon concerning fraud issues involving senior citizens in particular. In…

    “Who Ya Gonna Call” for Collectible Silver? The Perth Mint of Course!

    Posted on June 16, 2017

    Anyone that grew up in the 1980s is familiar with the selection of comedies anchored by comedic actor Bill Murray. One of the great films of the decade that became a cult classic for children of the 80s and 90s was Ghostbusters. The original film debuted in 1984 and was dubbed a “supernatural comedy film.”…

    Numismatic News from the United States Mint

    Posted on June 14, 2017

    The United States Mint has a busy 2017 schedule. Not only is the mint in the midst of rolling out the first in an exciting new series of 24-karat gold coins, it is also preparing for the release of the first-ever American Palladium Eagle and the 20th anniversary of the American Platinum Eagle coin. In…

    Feel the Force with Star Wars Coins from the New Zealand Mint

    Posted on June 09, 2017

    Like a reliable clock, the impact of Star Wars on popular culture ebbs and flows through generations. With the original trilogy’s release in 1977, the world was gripped by the beauty and tragedy of the struggle between the Rebels and the Empire. This classic case of good vs. evil played out across three films between…

    $20 for $20 Series from Royal Canadian Mint Sinks Overall Revenue

    Posted on June 07, 2017

    In 2011, the Royal Canadian Mint developed a new silver coin series that was designed to increase the popularity of collectible silver coinage by making it more attractive for newcomers in the precious metals industry to purchase gold and silver. In particular, its $20 for $20 series of coins gave numismatists the opportunity to purchase…

    A Look into American Silver Eagle Supplemental Bullion Coining

    Posted on June 02, 2017

    When the United States Mint launched the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program in 1986 at the San Francisco Mint, the Secretary of the Treasury reportedly had a sly comment ready to go. The Chicago Sun-Times reported at the time that James A. Baker III, Secretary of the Treasury, said “I don’t need a pick…

    JM Bullion Enjoys Continued Growth in Our Industry

    Posted on May 31, 2017

    At JM Bullion, we pride ourselves on a positive relationship with our customers and remain committed to building an eCommerce experience that all precious metal enthusiast who shop with us can enjoy. In the past we’ve used our blog to highlight other successes in the field of customer service, and now we’d like to take…

    Bullion Sales “Exploding” Across the Pond

    Posted on May 30, 2017

    On the western side of the Atlantic Ocean, the United States Mint has spent the better part of the last five years running the coining presses at its West Point Mint facility around the clock to keep up with demand for the American Eagle Series of bullion and proof coins. The American Silver Eagle coin,…