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Genuinely Bizarre Things Made of Gold

Make no mistake: Gold is a serious business. As an asset, gold can influence markets, bolster retirement portfolios, and serve as a hedge against global economic uncertainty. Despite that seriousness, however, visionaries around the world have created some unapologetically odd things made of gold. Time Is Money—Lots of Money Every hour is the “golden hour”…

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? Download U.S. Money Reserve's Special Report to Find Out

How Much Gold Is In the World?

Gold remains one of the rarest elements on earth. But just how hard is it to come by, and when might the gold supply run out? America’s Gold Authority® has the answers. How Much Gold Has Been Mined? No one knows for certain how to calculate the total amount of gold ever mined, but the…

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Do Billionaires Buy Gold? You Bet.

Jeffrey Gundlach. Naguib Sawiris. Paul Tudor Jones. Sam Zell. Ray Dalio. Lord Jacob Rothschild. These are all billionaires who believe in the power of gold, but for different reasons. Some buy gold for portfolio diversification. Others buy gold as a way to preserve wealth. What can you learn from these billionaires? Follow along to find…

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America’s Debt Addiction | USMR Market Insights

Ten years after our worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, many still haven’t recovered—and neither has our national debt. Our debt nightmare has skyrocketed to an all-time record high of $22 trillion, and many are worried this could be the tipping point for yet another financial calamity.  America’s Debt Addiction- Video Transcription Patrick…

How Are Gold Coin Prices Determined?

How Are Gold Coin Prices Determined?

How can two 1 oz. gold coins have two different prices? It’s a curious thing! Both coins are just 1 oz. of gold, right? There’s more to it than that. Many factors go into the price of a gold coin. Even though gold coins may look relatively the same, appearances aren’t everything. Follow along as…

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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…

Certified Proof Coin Case Label

How to Read the Label on a Certified Proof Coin

You may already know how powerful certified proof coins can be when held for a long time. What you may not know, however, is what all the information on the coin’s plastic slab means. There are numbers, letters, abbreviations, dates, and more. Understanding this printed information equips you with the knowledge you need to properly…

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How to Buy Gold Bars

When you hear “gold bars,” visions of underground bank vaults sealed tight and stacked high with glimmering gold bricks may come to mind. While vaults like this do exist, gold bars are much more accessible than the everyday gold owner may imagine. Gold bars are portable, private and liquid, and in some ways, more straightforward…

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Gold Bars vs. Gold Coins?

You already recognize the important role gold can play in strengthening your portfolio and protecting your wealth. After all, gold “generated better returns in 2016 than 10-year Treasuries and the U.S. dollar, which performed half as well,” acknowledges Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors. But have you ever wondered about different forms of gold?…