Did You Know? - Mint Marks

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?

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…

Did You Know? - Coin Edges

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?

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…

Where Gold Is Found: Did You Know?

Where Gold Is Found: Did You Know?

Did you know that gold is found on nearly every continent in the world? Up until now, more than 190,000 metric tonnes of the precious metal have been mined. Important areas for gold mining include regions of the United States, South Africa, Indonesia, and many more. If you’re interested in learning more about the world’s…

Modern American Coins Part II: The Gold American Buffalo Coin - Did You Know?

Modern American Coins Part II: Did You Know?

The United States Mint produces some of the world’s most beautiful and collectible precious metal coins. Among these are the Gold American Buffalo, the Ultra High Relief Double Eagle, the Silver American Eagle, and the Platinum American Eagle coin. Learn more about these modern American coins in today’s episode of “Did You Know.”  Modern…

Did You Know? History of American Coinage

History of American Coinage: Did You Know?

Have you ever been curious about the various events that lead to the creation of American coins? In today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” we follow the 200-year timeline of American Coinage from the first coins ever minted to the famous, modern Gold American Eagle.  History of American Coinage: Did You…

Which Country Owns the Most Gold?

Which Country’s Central Bank Owns the Most Gold?

Movies and TV shows about gold—gold discoveries, gold heists, even James Bond’s golden gun—enthrall audiences around the world. Not only does gold fascinate us, but those who have gold fascinate us, too. Many nations prize the precious metal and hold large reserves of it. That same interest trickles down to everyday buyers here in the…

Vintage coins did you know informational

Vintage Coins: Did You Know?

Prior to the coin recall of 1933, various American gold and silver coins were produced as currency and placed into circulation.  Vintage Coins: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator:               00:08 The 1849 Liberty double Eagle is one of the most famous and valuable coins ever struck. Only a single example of this legendary…