Saturday, August 31, 2013

Silver and Precious Metals Investing 101

This is Part 2 of my "How to" video of getting started into silver and precious metal bullion or coin investing. A few of my viewers wanted to know where to begin, so here's some information and tips for you on the subject, while showing you some of the things I chose to buy. With silver investing there's no right or wrong product, whether it's coins, bars or rounds, but there are things that may make one more interesting than another to you. I am a bit of a niche buyer myself and prefer buying things that are unique or artistic that may have some value over the bullion spot price, where a lot of other people prefer to buy for the silver bullion only and pay the lowest premiums possible. Both methods are valid ways to invest. Precious metals investing is a great way to protect your funds from the rapid deflation of currency, balance a stock portfolio and make sure you've got a decent retirement.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Introducing the 2014 Australian Bullion Coin Program

Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold, 99.9% pure silver, and 99.95% pure platinum, Australia's Bullion Coin Program features five new designs for 2014. The latest imagery portrays iconic native wildlife on the Kangaroo, Kookaburra and Koala coins, while the Lunar series celebrates the Year of the Horse. Check The Perth Mint Bullion Blog for full details of sizes, mintages and availability dates.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SILVER AND COPPER BULLION : A beginner's guide to collecting Metals

While many would regard copper as a waste of time, in the past they thought the same of silver. While I would strongly recommend silver as a preferred method of prepping with bullion, don't disregard copper as well. And gold of course, if you can find it. But I truly believe the rewards of silver will be much higher in return rates. Just my "2 cents"

Monday, August 26, 2013

2014 Kookaburra & Koala Silver Coin Designs Released

When contrived "rarity" of 500,000 pieces of a "collectible" item are minted, there are more of them made than people wanting to own it. I can't see paying a premium above that associated with a silver coin of any type, perhaps 8-10%. I wouldn't bite on anything made where the mintage figures are 50,000 or above, as a "collectible".

New 2014 coin designs have been released, let's discuss the pros and cons. Also don't forget the 2014 Year of the Horse Proof Coin Release on Sept 2nd with FREE SHIPPING:

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Silver Bullion VS. Canadian Junk Silver: Tips and types to Buy

Buying silver can be difficult or confusing at first. Silver Junk versus Silver Bullion, Silver Coins are the topics discussed in a quick overview.
Please add comments if you agree, disagree with my opinions. All I offer is my own thoughts and opinions; I do not suggest that you take any action that doesn't align with your own views or fails to resonate with what you believe.
Thanks so much for watching! Good luck and take care.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Introducing the 2014 Australian Bullion Coin Program

Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold, 99.9% pure silver, and 99.95% pure platinum, Australia's Bullion Coin Program features five new designs for 2014. The latest imagery portrays iconic native wildlife on the Kangaroo, Kookaburra and Koala coins, while the Lunar series celebrates the Year of the Horse. Check The Perth Mint Bullion Blog for full details of sizes, mintages and availability dates

Friday, August 23, 2013

The 2014 Silver Somalia Elephant design, a first look

I really like that......if they have to sale like they did last year on those....i might buy a freaking monster box....the cost relative to appreciation on just through the roof...eventually people will start to figure it out though.....

Monday, August 19, 2013

Gold vs Silver - Which should you buy and why?

TheHelpfuldad talks about whether you should buy Gold or Silver (or both). He reviews the pro's and con's of owning each metal and what you should consider before buying either.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Royal Canadian Mint .9999 Gold Bullion Bars

Gold Bars Royal Canadian Mint .9999 Gold Bullion

Gold bullion for sale, Royal Canadian Mint .9999 Bars. Online US precious metals coin dealer buying and selling brand new RCM Bars. Other hard money, Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium options for collectors and investors include, American Eagles, Ohio Precious Metals, Canadian Maple Leafs, British Sovereigns, Mexican Pesos, Australian Kangaroos, Austrian 100 Coronas, 1 Oz South African Krugerrands, Chinese Panda Coins, Austrian Philharmonics, Perth Mint coins, Ohio Precious Metals, JM, NTR Metals, Academy, Sunshine Minting, A-mark, Johnson Matthey, Silvertowne, 10oz, 100oz bars, 1 Oz rounds. We are available to take new orders on all holidays and every weekend, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. We only ship within the U S A, and offer free overnight shipping. 20 oz minimum gold orders or 500 ounces of silver. We do not make recommendations. We have no telemarketers. We have no commissioned salesmen. We think you should buy or sell what you want, when you want. At the Tulving Company we are bullion order takers. In 2010 our precious metal sales were over 370 million. We do not accept credit cards. Visit or call us at 800-995-1708 to speak to an ordering representative.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Is Copper Bullion a SCAM?

In this video we'll talk about the melt value of copper, market values, and some alternatives such as buying US nickels.

In comparison to silver and gold, copper is junk, 23 cents that's nothing! sure they look pretty, so you can collect them, but as an investment option, HAH that'l be the day!

Silver Coin Collection From Heaven

This unique coin collection is to die for and includes Windows of Heaven - Cook Islands, 1/4oz Panda commemorative edition. More details at: Other coins include the Chinese Mask, Lynx, Bison and Year of the Dragon.

Marvelous issue in famous Windows of Heaven's series featuring full-color stained glass inserts from famous churches and cathedrals around the world. This release features Saint Isaac's Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Held up against the light, the window will become translucent and show the intricate design in full splendor.

Article on China Silver Demand:
The Hong Kong based Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society or CGSE announced recently that it will launch yuan-based silver spot trading in Hong Kong in the first part of next year. The exchange says growing demand for silver has prompted the decision. This move shows that China is inching closer and closer to the silver market and is quietly nibbling away at Western demand for silver.

When Will This Shift Influence Global Silver Prices?
It's already well known that Chinese citizens are not only allowed, but encouraged to own precious metals like silver and gold. While no one truly understands China, it has become increasingly clear that demand for precious metals and the monetary safety they provide has remained culturally and socially significant for much of the country's huge populace.

The significance of precious metals in China has persisted even throughout the last 100 years while wealth in Western countries has been gradually eroded, extracted and now effectively transferred. Much of this has been a direct result of the great Western fiat currency experience, which is rapidly unraveling, going bad, and threatening to become even worse.

Comex -- Death by a Thousand Cuts
Some astute observers are wondering exactly when growing Chinese demand will begin to make an impact on physical inventories at Comex warehouses, which are tiny relative to the available supply of physical metal reported in other official warehouses. Furthermore, according to long time silver and commodities analyst Ted Butler, recent reports have shown that in and out inventory movement, has been nothing less than frantic. Mike Maloney is a huge advocate of commodities and the yellow metal in particular. His business also wholesales gold and silver proof coins, rounds, bars and more. At what point will the already low inventories diminish to the point of quiet, cash-offered deliveries only? This would amount to a technical default in the precious metals market that would further erode confidence in the paper based metals markets. Marc Faber, Jim Rogers and Robert Kiyosaki have also talked about how gold and silver are being invested in at unprecedented levels.

CME's Force Majeure May Foreshadow Future Physical Shortages
The day of "force majeure" also seems to be upon us, as a recent CME Group announcement demonstrates. On Nov. 26, the huge commodity exchange group declared a force majeure at its New York precious metals depositor operated by bullion and coin dealer Manfra, Tordella and Brooks, commonly referred to as MTB.
The CME claimed that delays in MTB's precious metal deliveries were a result of "operational limitations" due to Hurricane Sandy, even though that severe weather event occurred over a month ago.

The announcement affected MTB's deliveries of physical gold, palladium and platinum bullion, although at least some of the deliveries could be obtained from Brinks Co. instead. One can only wonder what will be the final straw that moves such defaults (blamed on the weather) into affecting the public's confidence in paper precious metals markets. With Chinese New Year about to kick of, sales of gold have been skyrocketing and imports are way up.

Monday, August 12, 2013

America The Beautiful 5 Oz. coin - no Lincoin or Roosevelt?

Im looking forward to the Mt Rushmore American the Beautiful coin, but wondering why only two of the four Presidents are depicted on it.
The reason it was designed as such was to show a different perspective on the memorial and what the national park represents. It shows the view form the most important of the 4 and shows the work that went into creating that monument

Silver Unboxing

Budgerigar The budgerigar, also known as common pet parakeet or shell parakeet and informally nicknamed the budgie, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Best Way to Store Silver Coins, Bars & Rounds

These are great! I use these cylinder shaped ones for my rounds and coins and the square ones for my bars. Great for storage and stacking! The bottoms of these cylinder shaped ones are even designed to stack on top of one another too!

This is the best way that I've found to store my gold and silver bullion. The containers that I prefer are the 20-bar & 20-round Air-Tite Holders. They keep the gold and silver bullion secure and the containers themselves will not crack. They also stack easily for storage. This was filmed in 1080P HD with a Panasonic Lumix TS3 camera.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

How to Buy Gold & Silver Coins from Ebay ?

Buying Gold & Silver Coins On eBay ?

Although I have purchased many silver and gold coins through ebay, their are faster, safer and easier ways to do it without getting ripped off ..

I would recommend sticking to American Eagles, Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coins or coins that have been certified by NGC ,PCGS or ANACS preferably.

When buying Silver & Gold coins "sight unseen" the ONLY way to mitigate risk is with certified numismatic coins + making SURE that you check the coins certification number and clarify with the seller that the COIN in the PHOTO is the one you will receive.

Bullion or raw/ungraded coins are a suckers game on eBay-anything could be a slug, even certified coins can be tampered with. Check the sellers feedback rating, anything less than 100% and I would move on ...

Do Not Fall into the hype that BULLION is the only way to go-That's bullshit and the guys espousing that crap KNOW IT!

Just take a look at the "Closed Sales" on eBay for certified coins- They Sell like hot-cakes! Make sure you look at the closed sales on MS70 coins ..

Do the research .. Don't take my word for it and especially not from some perfect hair-Wall Street types, selling books, driving Tesla Roadsters & tooling around in their yachts
They want to scare you into buying , don't fall for it .. end of rant

Like I said, I have used eBay to buy gold & silver and I continue to do so on occasion.
I just don't feel comfortable recommending eBay to novice gold & silver coin buyers.

Since I originally posted this video, eBay has tightened up standards dramatically when it comes to what kind of certified coins you can sell on their site and made big steps to eliminate all the riff-raff.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Gold Bullion coins - Mintages and Pricing

So it looks like China is trying to get back to a gold based currency, and America will drop the price so low, the Chinese will be able to buy every last bit . There's no bubble in gold. Not even close. Actually the price of gold hasn't even risen....yet. The only thing that's risen is the mining cost. Gold is becoming exceedingly difficult to find. The industry average to mine an ounce of gold has risen from a couple of hundred dollars to over a thousand in the last 10 years. The real bubble is in bonds and the US dollar itself. Once those burst that's when you'll see gold begin a real rise.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Metal Detector Finds 840 Gold Coins Wickham Market Hoard Treasure

In 2008 a man using a metal detector found a hoard of 840 gold coins, this hoard has since become known as The Wickham Market Hoard.

The Wickham Market Hoard contained coins that belonged to the Iceni Tribe and are believed to be from 40 BC to 15 AD. This would date these coins to Pre-Queen Boudicca the warrior queen who led the revolt against Roman Rule which destroyed Colchester in 60 AD.

The Ipswitch Museum raised 300,000 pounds to purchase the hoard and keep it in Suffolk, later this hoard will be visiting Colchester, Norwich and Cambridge. arolineMcDonald, curator, said: " Cambridge and Norfolk are part of the Iceni tribal heartlands, so essentially we're sending the coins back to where they came from." McDonald added "I like to think emotionally we're all related to the Iceni because we tread in those places that they trod 2,000 years ago."

Recently the Ipswitch Museum posted an opportunity for 50 people to help clean these coins in a free workshop. All 50 spots have already been filled. I imagine they filled quite quickly. McDonald said "We wanted our contemporary communities to experience the coins close up." McDonald continued "It's quite unusual for us to have members of the public in the conservation lab and even more unusual to have them around our treasure."

Emma Hogarth, conservation officer, said: "If they're pure gold, they don't decay, but as there is some copper in these ones, we do have a little bit of corrosion. It's certainly time-consuming which is why we're delighted to have the public get involved in the work we've got to do."

In 2013 an exhibition of Chinese treasure will be displayed in Colchester and in return, the Wickham Market Hoard could go on display in China.
Well, that's all I've got for now. As always, take care and Happy Hunting! Bye.