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AngelaRoberts

Angela Roberts

CEO

Chief Executive Officer Angela Roberts joined U.S. Money Reserve in 2003. Roberts has held numerous positions within the organization, culminating in her promotion to CEO in 2015. She is credited with creating the analytic and KPI structure at U.S. Money Reserve. Believing strongly that the people make the business, Roberts has positioned U.S. Money Reserve to be a trusted precious metal leader that always puts their customers and employees first. Learn more in her interview with Forbes.

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.

Philip-Diehl

Philip Diehl

President

Philip N. Diehl is the president of U.S. Money Reserve and a published analyst of the precious metals markets. As 35th Director of the U.S. Mint (1994–2000), Diehl oversaw one of the most impressive government agency turnarounds in recent U.S. history through new product initiatives, increased oversight, strategic reorganization, and fiscal responsibility. His experience and expert knowledge in the field of precious metals strengthens U.S. Money Reserve’s commitment to a superior customer experience.

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Edmund C. Moy

Senior IRA Strategist

Edmund C. Moy collaborates with U.S. Money Reserve as Senior IRA Strategist. A recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Medal for public service, awarded to him by then-Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Moy served as the 38th Director of the United States Mint (2006–2011). Among many accomplishments during his tenure, Moy oversaw one of the largest increases in volume of precious metals output in Mint history, as Americans turned to safe-haven assets in the wake of the Great Recession.

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Could Inflation Pop the Dollar?

Could Inflation Pop the Dollar?

Certain stories come to mind when people talk about inflation. Perhaps the most infamous is the hyperinflation of the German Mark in the 1920s: pictures of Marks being used as wallpaper, being burned as kindling for warmth, and even being played with by children using blocks of Marks piled into stacks. Such images seem far removed from...

What Presidents Are on Coins and Why?

What Presidents Are on Coins and Why?

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A Different Kind of Storm

A Different Kind of Storm

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Why Is Gold an Inflation Hedge?

Why Is Gold an Inflation Hedge?

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A Proud American Tradition

A Proud American Tradition

I read the news frequently. As a CEO, I make decisions all the time that require being as knowledgeable as possible about the current state of world affairs. Major world events and financial news are especially important to me, but sometimes specialty stories catch my eye. Recently, I came across this story about a piece of history. A...

How Much Silver Is in the World?

How Much Silver Is in the World?

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Update: IRA Contribution Limits in 2020

Update: IRA Contribution Limits in 2020

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Beware of the “Sucker Rally”

Beware of the “Sucker Rally”

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12 Must-Know Facts About the Battle of Iwo Jima

12 Must-Know Facts About the Battle of Iwo Jima

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What Do Central Banks Think About Gold Right Now?

What Do Central Banks Think About Gold Right Now?

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