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    2018 Chinese Panda Coins Arrive with Latest Design in the Series

    Posted on November 01, 2017

    Over the course of the past four decades, the Chinese Panda Series from the Chinese Mint has continued to grow in popularity and visibility in the precious metals marketplace. When the coins were first introduced, the People’s Republic of China was still very much an economy unknown to the Western world. The doors to this…

    Celebrate the Dead with the New Silver Skull of the Dead

    Posted on October 27, 2017

    For children across North America, October 31st is one of the most anticipated dates on the calendar behind Christmas Day and their own birthday. There aren’t many days of the year where little ones can look forward to collecting more candy than they know what to do with, and then hope to sneak as much…

    Marching to Orders: The Star Wars Storm Trooper is 2nd in the Niue Star Wars Series

    Posted on October 26, 2017

    Earlier this year the New Zealand Mint issued the first coin in an exciting new gold and silver bullion series commemorating what is arguably the greatest science-fiction franchise of the last 40 years: Star Wars. The debut coin in the collection featured that familiar face of evil we all know: Darth Vader. Now, for the…

    Show Your Pride in the Armed Forces with an Exclusive Silver Round Collection

    Posted on October 18, 2017

    Anonymous Mint is out with more unique and exclusive designs you’ll only find from the coin designers at the mint. Lead again by coin designer Julie Lindquist, Anonymous Mint is highlighting the five branches of the United States Armed Forces. In this five-round release you’ll find beautiful domed rounds with concave reverse fields and convex…

    Grab a Piece of Ancient Egypt with new Republic of Chad Queen Nefertiti Silver Coin

    Posted on October 13, 2017

    Among the many popular trends in the precious metals industry right now is the development of ancient-themed coinage. By this, we mean there are mints striking coins in the 21st century that have all the look and feel of ancient currency. The Scottsdale Mint has been leading the charge in this area in many respects,…

    Swim with the Leopard Shark in the Latest Tokelau Series Release!

    Posted on October 11, 2017

    You might not feel like going for a swim with sharks, but you can certainly add this one to your collection or investments when you’re buying silver. The 2018 Tokelau Silver Leopard Shark Coin represents the most recent release in the Highland Mint’s Tokelau Series. The coins in this series represent the vast aquatic riches…

    The Kookaburra is Back with Another New Design for 2018

    Posted on October 06, 2017

    If you’re buying silver each year, you undoubtedly look at the Australian Silver Kookaburra coin as a viable option. The longest running silver bullion coin from the Perth Mint debuted in 1990, and started a tradition at Perth that has continued across several other coin programs. Right now, JM Bullion has the 2018 Australian Silver…

    KOMSCO’s Chiwoo Series of Medallions Expands with 1/10 oz Medals

    Posted on October 04, 2017

    In 2016, Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation released a new series of gold and silver medals for sale. The new South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Series of medals were offered that first year with extremely limited mintage figures. The 1 oz silver medal had a low mintage of 30,000 and the 1 oz gold medal…

    Perth Mint Releases 11th Design in Lunar Series II Collection

    Posted on September 29, 2017

    The Year of the Dog has arrived, and refineries around the globe are cranking out their lunar-themed coin programs featuring designs honoring mankind’s best friend. Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II collection is widely regarded as the leading series of lunar-themed coins, and the 2018 issue coins in this program don’t disappoint. Ing Ing Jong returns…

    Perth Mint Continues the Marvel Series Silver Coins with Thor

    Posted on September 22, 2017

    There is little doubt that comic books have captured the imagination of moviegoers around the globe to date in the 21st century. Aside from the popularity of the Dark Knight trilogy launched in 2005, Marvel Cinematic Universe has been the unquestioned leader in this category, and the popularity of its films and characters is crossing…

    Mexico Contemplates a Move to Monetize the Silver Libertad Coin

    Posted on September 20, 2017

    If you don’t typically follow precious metals news very closely, you may have missed a potentially significant event that occurred last week. One of the more popular silver coin programs in the world could be in for a big change if a group of Congressmen in Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies get their way on a…

    The Year of the Dog Arrives in Britain’s Shengxiao Series

    Posted on September 15, 2017

    For fans of lunar-themed coins, most of the attention each year is focused on Perth Mint’s annual releases. Perth is the originator of the famed Lunar Series collection that debuted in 1996, and it proved so popular among investors and collectors buying silver and gold that it was immediately succeeded by the Lunar Series II…

    Where Does America Store its Gold? A Look at US Bullion Depositories

    Posted on September 13, 2017

    In the final post of our series on gold bullion reserves around the globe, JM Bullion is looking at the distribution of America’s gold reserves. As most precious metal enthusiasts and many in the public at large are aware, the vast majority of the United States’ gold bullion reserves are held in what is known…

    Another Canadian Classic Resurrected for the Nation’s 150th Birthday

    Posted on September 08, 2017

    The Royal Canadian Mint is on a year-long quest to celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada’s movement toward independence. Confederation got underway in Canada on July 1, 1867, making 2017 the 150th anniversary. This year’s release schedule from the Royal Canadian Mint has resulted in numerous beautiful coin programs. Some of the silver and gold…

    Which Nations have the Greatest Gold Reserves in the World?

    Posted on September 06, 2017

    Last week at JM Bullion we looked at the visit of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to the US Gold Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, the first such visit by a Treasury Secretary in 69 years. This week we’re continuing our focus on national gold bullion reserves by focusing on the nations with the greatest reported…

    The 2018 Somalian Elephant Arrives

    Posted on September 01, 2017

    The Somalian Elephant coin series had a humble start in the precious metals industry. Originally issued by Zambia in 1999 with extremely low mintage figures and few weight options to choose from, the popularity of the Somalian Elephant Series has grown immensely with time. Part of the reason for the upward trajectory of the Somalian…

    How Much Gold does the United States Possess? Treasury Secretary Inspects Fort Knox

    Posted on August 30, 2017

    The United States of America is said to have the largest deposit of gold bullion in the world today, the vast majority of which is kept within sealed vaults at the United States Mint gold bullion depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Recently, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin went to Fort Knox to inspect the United States’…

    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…