Under 100 Days Out—What the Midterms Could Mean for the Economy

Get ready for the toxic TV commercials, mounds of election mail, and—depending on where you live—door-to-door vote trolling. The midterm elections are now mere months away, and while there’s a lot on the line for both political parties, there is even more at stake for U.S. consumers, particularly those watching their nest eggs. The midterm…

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What is a Burnished Coin?

Burnished. Is it a coin type? Classification? Grade? To “burnish” something means to make it shiny or lustrous, especially by rubbing. In the world of numismatics—the study of coins and currency—a burnished coin is more than a polished piece of gold or silver. The basics: What is a burnished coin? The burnishing process was first…

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Why Do People Buy Gold?

People buy physical gold for many reasons: to protect against losses in other asset categories, for security in times of crisis, and because it’s a tangible, liquid, and private asset. Why might YOU buy gold? The choice is yours. Make an informed decision. Learn more as we dive deeper into each of these reasons people…

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Who Inspired the Indian Head on the Gold American Buffalo Coin?

The Gold American Eagle depicts Lady Liberty, fearlessly gazing into America’s future. The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf features the first portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to show her without a crown. The Gold American Buffalo features… who? The answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think. The front of the Gold American Buffalo shows a…

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What’s the Difference Between Proof Coins & Uncirculated Coins?

Many people think that all coins are made the same way, just with different designs and out of different precious metals. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Coins are minted in various ways and for different purposes to produce different finishes. Proof coins and uncirculated coins, for instance, are both wonderfully designed and carefully…

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