Elvis Presley’s 1960 Gold Cadillac: Did You Know?

Elvis Presley is one the most notorious and influential musicians to have ever live. In addition to his interests in music and film, the famous actor and musician held a strong appreciation for both cars and gold. In fact, his appreciation for the latter two was so great, he purchased a custom-built 1960 golden Cadillac…

How Much Gold Is In The World: Did You Know?

Gold has a complex history dating back hundreds of millions of years. Since the California Gold Rush, over 90% of the world’s gold has been mined. In this episode we cover: How much gold has been mined, how much is left to be mined, and applied uses of the world’s already mined gold.  How…

U.S. Coin Mint Marks: Did You Know?

A mint mark is a small letter or symbol that is stamped into a coin as it is being made to identify which mint the coin was produced at. Congress created the mint marking process after the first mint branches were created in 1835. If you’re interested in learning more about mint marking, watch this…

Why Is the Fed Securing Billions in Bonds?

The Federal Reserve is once again expanding its balance sheet by buying up significant amounts of bonds in the critical short-term “repo” lending market. Some market experts are worried these actions look very similar to the Fed’s massive bond-buying program during the 2008 financial crisis—despite the Fed insisting otherwise. Learn more in this episode of…

Different Types of Coin Edges: Did You Know?

Did you know coins can be edged in more than one way? Precious metal coins can have reeded, milled, grooved, lettered, decorated, or plain edges. Each edging technique has different characteristics that allow for unique coin designs that can be differentiated by look and feel. If you’re interested in learning more about the coin edging…

Graded vs Ungraded Coins: Did You Know?

Coins are classified by applying the official Sheldon grading scale from 1 to 70, with 1 being the worst and 70 being the absolute best possible condition. A higher grade can often result in greater potential profit in the open market. In this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?,” we cover the difference…