How Much Silver Is In the World?

How Much Silver Is in the World?

Gold is found on every continent on Earth except Antarctica. But silver? More than 55% of silver is found on just 4 of the 7 continents. So how much silver really is in the world? How Much Silver Has Been Mined? To date, 1.74 million metric tons of silver have been discovered around the world,…

Tombstone, Arizona: Did You Know?

Prospector Ed Schieffelin was told the only thing he would find in the frontier would be “his tombstone.” Despite doubts from his peers, Schieffelin went on to find silver ore in a remote part of Arizona. He named his mining encampment “Tombstone,” which grew into a prosperous town. Tombstone eventually became the scene of one…

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…

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…

Specialty coins did you know informational video

Specialty Coins: Did You Know?

Over the years, the United States Mint has designed and struck a variety of precious metal coins to commemorate certain people, places, and events. These coins are highly collectible and produced only in limited numbers. If you’re interested in learning more about these coins, watch today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know.” …

Can I Buy Silver at the Silver Spot Price?

Can I Buy Silver at the Silver Spot Price?

The spot price of silver reflects the current market price of one ounce of silver. It doesn’t necessarily reflect the time or energy it takes to design, mint, or ship a silver coin. It also doesn’t factor in the supply or demand for an individual silver coin. Here, we’ll explain why offers to buy silver…

When Did the U.S. Go Off the Silver Standard

When Did the U.S. Go off the Silver Standard?

The “silver standard” lasted for centuries, and the U.S., China, India, and Great Britain are countries that had adopted it. The Coinage Act of 1792, which created the U.S. Mint, first defined the dollar relative to silver, not gold. So why don’t we hear about the silver standard anymore, and what happened to it? Read…

Gold-Filled Shipwrecks That'll Impress You

4 Gold-Filled Shipwrecks You’ll Want to See to Believe

The sea holds many mysteries. Few of them are as captivating as the final resting places of vessels transporting gold coins, bullion, and bars. Sometimes, enterprising treasure hunters solve one of these mysteries—and the sunken treasure they find is amazing. Here are four gold-filled shipwrecks you need to see to believe! Civil War–Era Shipwreck Gold…

10 Fascinating Uses for Silver

What Is Silver Used for? 10 Fascinating Uses for Silver

Silver might not always get the glory and attention that gold does, but it remains one of the most useful precious metals in the world. Solar technology, electronics, soldering and brazing, engine bearings, medicine, cars, water purification, jewelry, tableware, and your precious metals portfolio—silver can be found practically everywhere. In 2018, global demand for silver…

Things to Know About Buying Silver in Bulk, with U.S. Money Reserve

4 Things to Know About Buying Bulk Silver

If you appreciate Silver American Eagle Coins for their silver content, attractiveness, and historical significance, you might consider buying two or three at a time. There’s nothing wrong with that method. But there may be a better way: buying silver coins in bulk. Here are four things to know about buying bulk silver. After reviewing…

Learn about the Coinage Act of 1965 and how it impacted American coinage and half-dollars

What to Know About the Coinage Act of 1965

In the early 1960s, the U.S. faced a dwindling supply of silver that threatened to elevate the demand of coins such as the dime and quarter—coins that at the time contained actual silver—beyond their face value. The Coinage Act of 1965 aimed to address this shortage. This silver shortage spurred people to hoard significant amounts…