3 High-Profile Coin Redesigns in America

Watch and listen to learn more about 3-high profile coin redesigns in America  3 High-Profile Coin Redesigns in America Narrator (00:13): The 1907 Double Eagle Gold Coin. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt, feeling that the current American coinage lacked artistic merit, asked U.S. Mint Director George Roberts to commission friend and sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens,…

Gold Maple Leaf Coin: History & Evolution

Watch and listen to learn more about the Gold Maple Leaf Coin’s History & Evolution  Gold Maple Leaf Coin: History & Evolution Narrator (00:11): The Royal Canadian Mint introduced the one ounce gold maple leaf coin in 1979. At the time, the purity of the coins gold was 99.9%. Four years after the coins…

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Is the Yield Curve Contradicting the Fed?

While Fed Chairman Jerome Powell forecasted an optimistic view of the economy in the first FOMC meeting of the year, a dark shadow formed in the background. MarketWatch reported that the inverted yield curve, an infamous recession indicator, has once again reared its ugly head. Learn why this has worried analysts and more in this…

Why Is Gold Au: Did You Know?

Watch and listen to learn about the origin of the symbol for gold “Au,” why the atomic number for gold is 79, and where the word gold comes from. Where the Chemical Symbol AU Comes From: Did You Know? – Video Transcription 00:15 [inaudible]. Narrator: 00:16 Gold is a chemical element with the atomic number…

The First Gold Coins: Did You Know?

Watch and listen to find out which kingdom is attributed to being the first recorded civilization to use gold coinage as currency.  The First Gold Coins: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator: 00:09 Gold coins have been used as currency since before the common era. The Romans, Persians, and Greeks all utilized gold…

Gold Hits 7-Year High

Gold Hits 7-Year High

2020 has just begun and gold is already seeing one of the most tremendous rallies in years. Geopolitical tensions have left consumers looking for a safe haven, and gold’s proven durability in times of trouble are making it an ideal choice. To learn more, click the link below for a free Gold Information Kit. This…

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…

What Is A Mint Mark on a Coin?

What Is a Mint Mark on a Coin?

S, W, D, P Are these letters an arcane initialism? Secret message? Online coupon code? These letters are none of the above! S, W, D, and P are mint marks you’re likely to see on American coinage. Coin mint marks provide information about a coin that’s important for the following reasons. A Coin’s Mint Mark…

How Much Gold Is In the World? Market Insights

How Much Gold Remains in the World? Watch the Video!

Central banks around the world are reportedly buying gold at an alarming rate. Just how much of the world’s gold supply are these global powerhouses stockpiling, and what are the other major sources driving gold demand today? Learn more in this episode of USMR Market Insights with Patrick Brunson.  How Much Gold Is in…

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2020 Recession Risks

Despite recent stock market highs, many analysts are still warning about the growing risk of a 2020 recession. With persistently low inflation, trade tensions and overall global growth concerns, the alarm bells of an economic fallout are getting louder. Learn more about these indicators and what you can do to help make your portfolio more…