Saddle Ridge Hoard: Did You Know?

What started with a closer look at a can sticking out of the ground in rural California ended up being a ten-million-dollar treasure known as the Saddle Ridge Hoard. In total, 1,411 coins were found, including a double eagle coin minted in 1866. If you’re interested in learning more, watch today’s episode of U.S. Money…

Executive Order 6102: Did You Know?

There was a time in history that gold ownership was outlawed for many Americans. In 1933, Executive Order 6102 confiscated gold from citizens. The order was controversial and upset many people, and was finally repealed after decades in 1974. Executive Order 6102: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator:          (00:07) Executive…

Gold From Earthquakes – Did You Know?

The destructive power of earthquakes, caused by eruptions of energy along fault lines, is well-known. What is less known is their surprising effect on gold under the earth’s surface. If you’re interested in learning more, watch today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Gold From Earthquakes – Video Transcript Narrator (00:05): Gold can…

Aztec Gold: Did You Know?

When Cortés and the conquistadors arrived in Mexico, they were enraptured by the gold treasures of the Aztec civilization. Determined to get their hands on it by any means necessary, the Spaniards employed everything from deceit to bloodshed. If you’re interested in learning more, watch today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Aztec…

Gold in Radiation Shielding: Did You Know?

High levels of radiation in outer space can present a danger to astronauts. However, NASA has found gold in radiation shielding is useful in protecting space travelers and even satellites from deadly rays. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Gold in Radiation Shielding: Did You…

How Is Gold Refined and Processed

How Is Gold Refined and Processed?

Do you think you have to be a chemist to understand how gold transforms from a “rock” in the ground into the American Eagle you hold in your hand? Think again! We’ll walk you through how gold is refined and processed and highlight the key role that the U.S. Mint plays in producing some of…

How Could Brexit Affect the Global Economy? USMR Market Insights

How Could Brexit Affect the Global Economy?

Uncertainty could be a persistent element in the global economy for a post-Brexit world. Until a new status quo is set in stone, the nature of the U.K.’s new trade relationships with the European Union, the United States, and more are in question. Learn more in this episode of USMR Market Insights with Patrick Brunson.…

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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 Does Rhodium's Price Matter? USMR Market Insights

Why Does Rhodium’s Price Matter?

The precious metal rhodium is seeing a meteoric rise, as MarketWatch reports that prices are rising over 40% in 2020 so far. While Bloomberg has documented that most rhodium is mostly bought by industrial consumers, it has been speculated that the factors leading this rally could have major implications for holders of other precious metals,…

Didi 2019 Pave the Road to 2020 with Gold?

Did 2019 Pave the Road to 2020 with Gold?

2019 may have been the most exciting year for precious metals in recent memory. From palladium’s dramatic rally to record prices, to central banks across the globe binging on gold, there was no shortage of important events. Learn more in this episode of USMR Market Insights with Coy Wells. Did 2019 Pave the Road to…

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…