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Executive Insights

Read valuable and timely articles from our executive team of experts to further your precious metals and coin knowledge.

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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.

Edmund c moy u.s. mint direct headshot

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.

Recent Articles

There’s a Reason We Run from Bulls

There’s a Reason We Run from Bulls

Every year in July, the festival of San Fermín is held in Pamplona, Spain. San Fermin is the co-patron saint of Navarre who was martyred at the age of 31 and apparently dragged through the streets by a bull. Despite the fact that it was likely Saint Saturninus who actually met his fate in this manner, the festival of San Fermín is...

When—Not If—is the Next Economic Crisis?

When—Not If—is the Next Economic Crisis?

The only certain things in life are death, taxes, and, one could argue, another financial downturn. Recessions are inevitable. Some economists believe they’re a natural outgrowth of business cycles. Others maintain that booms and busts reflect the inherent cadence of capitalism and a market economy. Still others assert that downturns...

A Goldilocks Economy and the Real Story of the Three Bears

A Goldilocks Economy and the Real Story of the Three Bears

What if I told you that Goldilocks was not a fair-haired child but rather a horrid old woman apparently up to no good? What if I told you that the three bears were not as high-minded as they’re often portrayed but rather wild, ravenous, and a bit vindictive? In the Goldilocks tale first published by Robert Southey in 1837, called “The...

What Happens at the Four U.S. Mint Facilities?

What Happens at the Four U.S. Mint Facilities?

Ever wonder where your gold and silver coins begin their lives? How about your pocket change? America has official, coin-producing minting facilities from east to west, north to south. These facilities are some of the most popular and trusted coin minting facilities in the world. In order of date established, the mints are located in...

What is a Burnished Coin?

What is a Burnished Coin?

Burnished. Is it a coin type? Classification? Grade? To "burnish" something means to make it shiny or lustrous, especially by rubbing. In the world of numismatics—the study of coins and currency—a burnished coin is more than a polished piece of gold or silver. The basics: What is a burnished coin? The burnishing process was first...

Why Do People Buy Gold?

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 buy gold. Common...

How to Read the Label on a Certified Proof Coin

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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