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    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,…

    The United States Mint Celebrates 225 Years of Minting

    Posted on May 25, 2017

    On April 2, 1792, a fledgling nation took its first bold and official steps toward a then-unknown future with passage of the Coinage Act of 1792. In addition to creating the United States dollar as the official standard unit of money for America, the act regulated coinage in the United States and established the United…

    A New Lineup of Coins: the Disney-Pixar Cars Collection from NZ Mint

    Posted on May 19, 2017

    Disney-Pixar has proven a winning combination in cinema since the 1995 release of Toy Story. In the intervening 22 years, countless successful animated films have followed. The Toy Story franchise included 3 films in all, and spawned successful other animated adventures including Monsters Inc., Cars, Finding Nemo, and Finding Dory. The New Zealand Mint has…

    Add Some Variety to Your Collection with Privy Mark Silver Maple Leafs

    Posted on May 12, 2017

    Some of the most beautiful coins in the world today are struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. One of the world’s leading mints, RCM is well known not only for its popular annual release programs and beautiful coinage designs, but also for the impressive .9999 purity used in the vast majority of its bullion and…

    Recent Auction Sales Show Resurgence in Collector’s Market

    Posted on May 05, 2017

    Coin collecting and the purchase of silver and gold bullion coins don’t always go hand-in-hand as indicators of the strength of the market. Collectors, generally speaking, care more for the condition of a coin and the rarity of a piece than they do the metal content and value of the coin as an investment. While…

    The Emerging Popularity of New Coins in the Perth Mint Catalog

    Posted on April 28, 2017

    Numismatists eagerly await the annual release of numerous gold and silver coin programs from mints around the world. Among those facilities that collectors and investors keep close tabs on is the Perth Mint of Australia. Numismatists always find a wide variety of precious metals from the refiners at Perth Mint, and while you may be…

    The Upcoming Norse Goddesses Series from Perth Mint

    Posted on April 21, 2017

    Australia’s Perth Mint is no stranger to the release of unique, and altogether stunning silver and gold coin programs. In 2017 the Perth Mint is embarking on yet another new coin series with the release of its new Norse Goddesses collection. Although small in comparison to some of its other programs, with just three coin…

    JM Bullion Gold and Silver Market Update (4/19/17)

    Posted on April 19, 2017


    Gold Spot Price Open: $1,295 Gold Spot Price Close: $1,283 Change in Gold Spot Price: -$12 Silver Spot Price Open: $18.45 Silver Spot Price Close: $18.13 Change in Silver Spot Price: -$0.32 As geopolitical worries subsided on Wednesday, precious metals took a fairly sizeable hit. When all was said and done, gold lost in upwards…

    JM Bullion Gold and Silver Market Update (4/18/17)

    Posted on April 18, 2017


    Gold Spot Price Open: $1,293 Gold Spot Price Close: $1,293 Change in Gold Spot Price: NO CHANGE Silver Spot Price Open: $18.60 Silver Spot Price Close: $18.25 Change in Silver Spot Price: -$0.35 Precious metals finished the day mixed again, but seeing as spot values have not been moving too dramatically it is clear to…

    JM Bullion Gold and Silver Market Update (4/17/17)

    Posted on April 17, 2017


    Gold Spot Price Open: $1,294 Gold Spot Price Close: $1,287 Change in Gold Spot Price: -$7 Silver Spot Price Open: $18.66 Silver Spot Price Close: $18.36 Change in Silver Spot Price: -$0.30 Precious metals opened up this week of trading having lost some value right away. When all was said and done, gold lost about…

    JM Bullion Weekly Market Preview (4/17/17)

    Posted on April 17, 2017


    Market Overview: Markets are calm today as the new trading week gets under way. Geopolitics have taken a turn this past weekend, however, as what some consider fresh provocations by North Korea have increased already high tension levels between the U.S. and North Korea. As the nation has done before, it held a parade on…

    JM Bullion Gold and Silver Market Update (4/14/17)

    Posted on April 14, 2017


    Gold Spot Price Open: $1,290 Gold Spot Price Close: $1,289 Change in Gold Spot Price: -$1 Silver Spot Price Open: $18.62 Silver Spot Price Close: $18.52 Change in Silver Spot Price: -$0.10 Precious metals ended up losing on Friday, but the week as a whole was overly upbeat for both gold and silver. When all…