Texas Precious Metals

  • Outlook 2018: Global economic trends and their impact on gold

    In 2017, investors added gold to their portfolios as incomes increased, uncertainty loomed, and gold’s positive price momentum continued. As 2018 begins we explore four key market trends and their implications for gold:

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  • Texas Precious Metals 2017 Holiday Shipping Schedule

    Orders placed and funded on or before Wednesday, December 20th will ship no later than Thursday, December 21st. We will not ship any orders from December 22nd-December 26th.

    UPS Next Day Air

    For orders of $1,000 or more, we offer free shipping via UPS Next Day Air. Estimated transit time is 1 day. We expect orders that are placed and funded on or before Wednesday, December 20th to arrive in time for Christmas.

    UPS Sure Post

    For orders between $100 and $1,000, we offer free shipping through UPS SurePost. Estimated transit time is 3-5 days. Orders placed between now and December 23rd are unlikely to arrive in time for Christmas. If you need your order before the holiday, please upgrade your shipping method to Second Day Air and place and fund your order before December 20th.

    UPS Mail Innovations

    For orders less than $100, we offer free shipping through UPS Mail Innovations. Estimated transit time is 5-7 days. Orders placed between now and December 23rd are unlikely to arrive in time for Christmas. If you need your order before the holiday, please upgrade your shipping method to Second Day Air and place and fund your order before December 20th.

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    For last minute gifts, another option is our Amazon store. The products we sell on Amazon ship from Amazon's fulfillment centers and qualify for Amazon Prime.

  • Visualizing Household Income Distribution in the U.S. by State

    Each state in the U.S. is unique, with different economic prospects and opportunities available to its residents.

    For example, in a state such as New York, there is a surplus of high-paying jobs available in tech and finance sectors. Meanwhile, in places like North Dakota and Alaska, there is an incredible endowment of natural resources that help create an opportunity for the people living there.

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  • *During long holiday breaks, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, please note that we do "hold" packages from shipping on certain days for security reasons (packages lingering in sort facilities around holidays pose higher security risks). We believe this grace period is in the customer's best interest, and could potentially impact the 3-day shipping window slightly.

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  • Gold Demand Trends Q3 2017

    The third quarter saw a 9% year-on-year (y-o-y) drop in gold demand to 915 tonnes (t). Year-to-date (y-t-d) demand was down by 12%.1 ETFs had another quarter of positive inflows, but at 18.9t, they fell far short of the 144.3t influx in Q3 2016. A softer quarter in the jewellery sector (-3%) accounted for 17t of the y-o-y decline. Demand from other sectors firmed: central banks bought a healthy 111t of gold (+25% y-o-y) while bar and coin investment strengthened by 17% (to 222.3t), albeit from a low base.

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  • All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization

    Millions, billions, and trillions…

    When we talk about the giant size of Apple, the fortune of Warren Buffett, or the massive amount of global debt accumulated – all of these things sound large, but they are actually extremely different in magnitude.

    That’s why visualizing things spatially can give us a better perspective on money and markets.

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    • Posted on October 9, 2017
    • By TPM
    • Library

    Even today, with all the technology of the modern world, the minting process is not perfect. Frequently, a mint will commit errors in the minting process. These are referred to as “mint-made errors.”

    Note that in numismatics, the term “variety” typically refers to types of coins with both intended and unintended characteristics. On the other hand, an error is almost always and unintended consequence of a minting process. There are three basic categories of mint-made errors: Strike errors, hub-and-die errors, and planchet preparation errors.
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    • Posted on October 2, 2017
    • By TPM
    • Library

    In the 1780s, the economy of the nascent United States suffered from a lack of circulating coinage. As the US Mint had not yet been established, some states contracted with private enterprises to produce copper coinage. Ephraim Brasher, a skilled gold, and silversmith in New York City petitioned the State of New York in 1787 with a proposal to produce copper coins for that state. His proposal was rejected, but soon after Brasher produced a handful of pattern coins in gold. It is still unclear if they were truly pattern coins for the proposed copper coinage or simply privately-minted gold coins. Either way, “Brasher’s Doubloons” have become some of the rarest and sought-after coins in American history.
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  • Map: Economic Might by U.S. Metro Area

    The U.S. economy is massive on a global scale, and much of the country’s economic capabilities can be traced back to the innovation, knowledge, and productivity that tends to be clustered in urban areas.

    The fact is that 80% of Americans live in cities – and the 10 largest metro areas alone combine for a whopping 34% of the country’s total GDP.

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    • Posted on September 25, 2017
    • By TPM
    • Library

    It may have taken over a century, but Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ vision for the $20 Double Eagle coin became reality in 2009.

    The story of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin actually began back in 1907, when President Theodore Roosevelt examined the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Greek and Roman coins. Roosevelt was impressed by how the ancient coins were struck in extremely high relief. The coins’ design elemetals were boldly raised, which imparted a stunning visual effect. Roosevelt believed that America’s coinage was quite plain and uninteresting by comparison.
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