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Archive for February, 2010

U.S. Certified Gold Coins

Monday, February 8th, 2010

The following is a list of U.S. certified gold coins for prospective long-term investors to consider:

MS PF Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
MS PF Early $2.50 (1796-1834)
MS PF Classic Head $2.50 (1834-1839)
MS PF Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
MS PF Indian Head $2.50 (1908-1929)
MS PF Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
MS PF Four Dollar Stella (1879-1880)
MS PF Draped Bust $5 (1795-1807)
MS PF Capped Bust $5 (1807-1834)
MS PF Classic Head $5 (1834-1838)
MS PF Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
MS PF Indian Head $5 (1908-1929)
MS PF Draped Bust $10 (1795-1804)
MS PF Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
MS PF Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
MS PF Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
MS PF St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)

The abbreviations that accompany these various coins indicate if each coin is issued in solely “mint state” certification, or if the coin is also available in the “proof” version. Proof coins are specially minted, and present an image that almost appears to be three-dimensional, where the coin’s designs, or “elements” appear to be floating above an almost mirror-like background, or “field”.

It is advisable to purchase only certified gold coins that have been officially certified by either the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), or the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty, as these two companies receive preferential consideration from gold traders, when the time comes to liquidate.

Prospective buyers can avoid paying felonious retail prices for their certified gold coins by contacting one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on these coins to household investors like you.

John Burke

Precious Metal Values

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Precious metal values are determined by their respective “spot prices”, which represent the cost of one troy-ounce of that particular metal. The respective spot prices for gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, are listed on the COMEX (Commodities Exchange) division of the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange), and can also be found on websites like ngccoin.com, kitco.com, and thebulliondesk.com, along with numerous others. These prices fluctuate hourly, according to demand for each particular metal, and precious metal values tend to become more significant to investors during long-term cycles of economic upheaval. Gold investment is the most predominant venture, as all global currency values are backed this precious metal.

Investment-quality gold’s precious metal values are initially disseminated as either bullion, or rare coin. Bullion bar and coin prices hover just above the current gold spot price, while rare gold coins’ numismatic value commands much higher prices. Since numismatic value generally tends to appreciate over time, rare gold coins are used as long-term, safe haven assets for wealth protection, and bullion is used for short-term liquidations that may be needed. Numismatic certification is essential for a sound rare coin purchase, and investors are advised to rely only on either the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), or the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation), for their official “mint state grades”.

Prospective buyers can avoid paying ridiculously high retail prices for their bullion, and certified rare gold coin by contacting one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on these coins to household investors like you.

John Burke

Investing In Precious Metals

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

There are multitudes of investors who are fed up with the state of our nation’s economy, and are taking full control over their finances by liquidating their stocks and bonds portfolios, and investing in precious metals like gold bullion, and certified rare gold coin. More and more individuals are concerned with the future value of our nation’s currency, and are sheltering their wealth in rare gold coin for the duration of the recession, and diversifying with bullion, for any short-term liquidation that may be needed in the meantime.

Novice investors with concerns for their long-term financial safety, are encouraged to research the benefits of owning Double Eagle coins, which are rare, $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-karat, rare gold coins. They contain almost a full troy-ounce of pure gold, but their numismatic value is worth far more. These coins are widely considered to be premier long-term investments, which is why prospective buyers are advised to rely only on either the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), or the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation), for numismatic certification.

Smaller denominated rare gold coins include 22-karat, $10 coins, which were minted in both “Lady Liberty”, and “Indian Head” designs. They are also known as “Eagle” coins, and investors can also round off their budgets with $5 “Half-Eagles”, and $2.5 “Quarter-Eagle” coins, which are minted in the same two classic designs.

Bullion prices hover just slightly above the current gold spot price, and investors can diversify their rare coin holdings with either bullion bars or coins, depending on their personal preference.

Investors can also avoid paying extortive retail prices for their bullion, and certified rare gold coin by contacting one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts on these items to household investors like you.

John Burke