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WORLD GOLD COUNCIL GOLD DEMAND TRENDS: 2Q2015

The World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report for Q2 2015 shows total demand was 915 tonnes (t), a fall of 12% compared to the same period last year, due mainly to a decline in demand from consumers in India and China. However, demand in Europe and the US grew, driven by a mixture of....

Texas Precious Metals honored by Inc 500 as the #200 Fastest Growing Private company in America for 2015

(PRWEB) Shiner, TX: Inc. magazine today ranked Kaspar Texas Traditions No. 200 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private....

Why is the U.S. Mint Running Out of Silver? (Infographic)

It was reported yesterday that the US Mint has run out of silver coins. Some have interpreted this as an indication that the US Mint has run out of silver. That is false. The constraint is not a raw supply shortage, but a....

World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends: 1Q2015

Gold.org -- The first three months of 2015 saw stable gold demand, according to the latest Gold Demands Trends report from the World Gold Council. Total demand for Q1 2015 was 1,079 tonnes (t), down just 1% on the same period last year.

Conditions differed from market to market, but at an....

 

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The California Gold Rush was a pivotal event in United States history. It helped shift attention westward, brought incredible prosperity to San Francisco and resulted in a tremendous amount of the yellow metal entering the marketplace. Miners and merchants were eager to convert the raw gold...

United States coin grading has become extremely precise over the years; it has evolved from loose adjective descriptions to highly specific numerical grades. Coins that were once described with vague terms like “Extremely Fine” or “Like New” are now assigned exact grades like “AU...

As a general rule, collectible United States coins are expected to be devoid of major flaws, blemishes, alterations or unnatural characteristics. Normal wear, toning and handling marks are to be expected—these are all natural occurrences and are considered “par for the course.”...

In the 1860s and 1870s, American silver production increased dramatically. Major discoveries like the Comstock Lode in Nevada substantially increased the silver supply—and emboldened the silver lobby. In an effort to maintain the price of the white metal, silver producers persuaded...