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    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…

    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…