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About the U.S. Money Reserve Team
John Rothans

JOHN ROTHANS

Master Numismatist

Chief Procurement Officer and Master Numismatist John Rothans has been a key fixture in the numismatic industry for over 30 years. Rothans joined U.S. Money Reserve as a consultant in 2004, eventually becoming Chief Procurement Officer and overseeing all wholesale operations, new product lines, and coin strategy. Rothans is credited with the development, production, and distribution of proprietary product offerings, including U.S. Money Reserve’s best-selling Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima coin series.

How to Safely Store Your Gold and Silver

How to Safely Store Your Gold and Silver

You bought gold and silver to help keep your family financially safer in times of turmoil. But now it’s up to you to safeguard your bars and coins until that time comes, which could be in 10 days, 10 years, or some time far in the future. How you store your precious...

We’re Living in the Golden Age of Gold & Space Exploration

We’re Living in the Golden Age of Gold & Space Exploration

You’ve probably wondered how much gold is left in the world, but have you ever wondered how much gold there is beyond our world? As it turns out, there’s a giant asteroid that contains enough gold and other metals to make everyone on Earth a multibillionaire. And NASA...

Gold Bars vs. Gold Coins?

Gold Bars vs. Gold Coins?

You already recognize the important role gold can play in strengthening your portfolio and protecting your wealth. But have you ever wondered about different forms of gold? There are a variety of well-known certified coins and bullion coins to choose from, but gold...

How and Where to Buy Gold Bars

How and Where 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...

Silver Rounds vs. Coins: Understanding the Difference

Silver Rounds vs. Coins: Understanding the Difference

No matter how the financial industry changes or what new digital currencies are developed, precious metals are still considered a powerful and oftentimes preferred vehicle for wealth protection. That reputation goes back thousands of years, and there’s no sign that...

What Is Numismatics, and What Is a Numismatist?

What Is Numismatics, and What Is a Numismatist?

Numismatics is the study of all forms of currency and payment methods, such as coins and paper money. The term “numismatics” may also refer to the hobby of currency collecting. Technology has expanded the payment methods that are commonly used today and in turn has...

Understanding the Gold-Silver Ratio

Understanding the Gold-Silver Ratio

What is the gold-silver ratio, and why does it matter? To understand the relationship between silver and gold, it may help to first understand the gold-silver ratio (GSR). This ratio is one of the many key indicators used by seasoned precious metals holders and...

Which Presidents Are on U.S. Coins and Why?

Which Presidents Are on U.S. Coins and Why?

Abraham Lincoln appears on the penny, Thomas Jefferson is on the nickel, Franklin D. Roosevelt is featured on the dime, George Washington adorns the quarter-dollar, and John F. Kennedy is honored on the half-dollar. Ever wonder how certain presidents ended up being...

What Are Bullion Coins?

What Are Bullion Coins?

If you’re new to precious metals, you’re probably unfamiliar with the verbiage and industry terms used to describe various assets. Fortunately, there are companies like U.S. Money Reserve with resources that can walk you through the basics. For example, bullion coins...