August 30, 2014

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 10 oz. 99.99% Pure Silver Bullion Bar

10 oz Silver Bullion Bar

The Royal Canadian Mint has expanded their line of bullion products with a new 10 ounce 99.99% pure silver bullion bar. “The Royal Canadian Mint is committed to offering precious metal investors the best combination of quality and value by delivering superior bullion products through innovation,” said Marc Brûlé, Interim President and CEO of the […]

US Mint Resumes Sales of One-Tenth Ounce Gold Eagles

one-tenth ounce Gold Eagle

After a suspension of more than a month, the United States Mint has resumed accepting orders from authorized purchasers for one-tenth ounce American Gold Eagle bullion coins. Allocations have also been lifted for the White Mountain National Forest Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins. On April 22, 2013, the Mint had informed their network of authorized […]

US Mint Increases Gold, Silver, and Platinum Product Prices as Precious Metals Fall

Proof Silver Eagle

Precious metals are currently showing declines from year ago levels, yet the United States Mint has recently implemented a series price increases for gold, silver, and platinum numismatic products. Collectors who may have been hoping to pick up lower priced numismatic coins following the pull back in precious metals will no doubt be dismayed by […]

American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Move Into Record Territory

2013-silver-eagle

Based on the latest available figures, the United States Mint’s American Silver Eagle bullion coins have moved into record monthly sales territory. This occurs despite the fact that the coins have been suspended or unavailable for more than half of the month. Sales of the one ounce Silver Eagle bullion coins have now reached 7,130,000 […]

RCM Rationing 2013 Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coins

2013 Silver Maple Leaf Coin

Amidst a surge in demand, the Royal Canadian Mint has started rationing 2013 Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins at the primary distributor level. This follows the news earlier this month that the United States Mint had temporarily sold out of their 2013-dated silver bullion coins after receiving orders for more than 6 million coins and […]

Demand Surges for Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coins

2013 Gold Kangaroo

The Perth Mint has reported that wholesale demand for the 2013 Australian Kangaroo gold bullion coins has soared 35% above last year’s comparable sales.  Including retail demand, combined sales of all 2013 Gold Kangaroos are up 40% over last year. Strong demand for the coin from both North America and Asia have contributed to the […]

What Do Mining Strikes Mean for the Gold Price?

Gold Mining Shaft

Now that the mining strikes in South Africa have largely finished, it’s a good time to take stock and look at what they mean not for the price of gold in the next few weeks, but for the next few years.  These strikes show a weakness in gold miners even in regions traditionally hostile to […]

Silver Bullion Coins from Around the World

Silver Libertad

Some of the most popular modern collectible coins are the one ounce silver coins struck by various countries around the world. Generally struck in either circulation strike format or in a special format (such as proof or specimen strikings) more targeted towards collectors, these coins often feature distinctive and unique designs containing elements of the […]

Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Fall in July

Perth Mint bullion

The Perth Mint of Australia has reported their latest monthly sales figures for gold and silver sold as coins and minted products. Both gold and silver showed a decline from the prior month, but remained well above lows reached earlier in the year. Monthly sales figures have only been reported since March 2012, so prior […]

US Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Continue Slump

2012 Silver Eagle

After years of surging demand, United States Mint precious metals sales have shown signs of weakness throughout 2012. During July, sales levels fell for both of the most popular offerings, the American Gold Eagle and American Silver Eagle. For each month for the year to date, monthly sales for these two programs have shown a […]