Mysterious gold coin Salvation Army donor fears this Christmas may be his last
A rare gold coin was dropped in a Salvation Army red kettle on November 22 at the Wandermere Fred Meyer.
The anonymous donor has been leaving a gold coin in the Salvation Army kettle for the past seven years. This year was a little different because this time, the coin was wrapped in a $100 bill. The approximate price of gold is just over $1,190. The donor had yet to reach out since this began back in 2009.
The donation also came with a touching, emotional letter from the donor.
“…You’ll notice some eerie similarities between past and present. Virtually the same calamity could happen today.
The financial tragedy started in the late 1860s with something no government can resist tackling. America’s leaders were manipulating its currency in hopes of boosting the economy…
GainesvilleNews.com’s blog reported,
The West African nation Ghana is known as one of the top gold-producing countries in the world. From the most recent data, it ranks as #10 on the planet, and is second in the continent of Africa behind only South Africa. On an annual basis, the national gold output of Ghana is consistently above 90 metric tonnes.
MikeJohn’s Blog post on gold investment was featured on BlufftonToday.com. In the post you will learn “…find five different, effective options for investing in gold.”
Take a look at each of them and ask yourself which one matches your investment needs…
1) Direct Ownership…
2) Exchange-Traded Funds In Gold…
and three others….
Production of 24-karat American Buffalo Gold Coins was authorized by Public Law 109-145, dated December 22, 2005, known as the Presidential $1 Coin Act.
The American Buffalo Gold Coin’s obverse and reverse designs feature images by noted American sculptor James Earle Fraser, once a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, for America’s five-cent coin.
That popular coin, known as the “Indian Head,” or “Buffalo Nickel,” was introduced in 1913 and showcases the native beauty of the American West.
American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins are the first .9999 fine 24-karat gold coins ever struck by the United States Mint. These $50 gold coins are available to members of the public seeking a simple and tangible way to own and invest in 24-karat gold in the form of legal tender coins whose content and purity is guaranteed by the U.S. government.
American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins are available at many coin and precious metals dealers as well as many brokerage houses and participating banks. Pricing for precious metal investment coins typically depends on the market price of the metal. Locate a dealer–they are not sold directly by the United States Mint. – Source – USMInt.gov
The second issue in this stunning series that is based on a series of statues that depict the lineage of Queen Elizabeth II, which are currently in the Canadian Museum of History, depicts a griffin and will be launched on December 9. – CoinWorld.com
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The Royal Mint has expanded its world-respected bullion portfolio with the addition of gold and silver coins celebrating The Queen’s Beasts – ten creatures that have featured throughout hundreds of years of British royal heraldry. The series will be introduced a ‘beast’ at a time, starting with the gallant Lion of England, by British coin designer Jody Clark.
Head of Bullion Sales, Nick Bowkett said: “The introduction of The Queen’s Beasts series brings an exciting new series of bullion coins to investors around the globe. With the current range consisting of 1oz and 1/4oz gold coins, the series also sees the introduction of our first two-ounce 999.9 pure silver bullion coin.” RoyalMint.com
Bearing Her Majesty The Queen’s Fifth portrait, also by Jody Clark, the new coins take their place in The Royal Mint’s core bullion range alongside the organisation’s flagship gold Sovereign and gold and silver Britannia bullion coins, as well as the Royal Mint Refinery range of gold and silver bars, offering one complete bullion solution.
Gold coins and bars, however, continue to fetch fair price without discount. But growing uncertainty has reduced bullion demand. According to Prithviraj Kothari, Managing Director, RiddiSiddhi Bullions, jewellers are abstaining from fresh purchases probably on expectations of a price fall. “Consumers are cancelling orders that they had placed months ago to honour commitment for wedding gifts. Occasional buying from retail consumers has also remained on hold. The ongoing scenario might yield liquidity problems in the medium to long term,” said Kothari.
…Beginning with the gold coins issued to mark the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote (to leave the European Union) on June 23, Coin Invest Trust launched a new way to make gold coins called Big Gold Minting, which makes it possible to produce gold coins that have large diameters and great detail but use much less gold than traditional minting would require…
The exhibit will showcase about 1,000 gold products through Monday, including the ¥43.2 million pure gold takoyaki grill that cooks up ball-shaped flour dumplings filled with minced octopus and other ingredients that is one of the emblems of Osaka’s food culture…
Black deals in Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes have been stopped by demonetisation. Optimists hope this will end the scourge of black money. Pessimists say no, the new Rs 2,000 notes will soon replace Rs 1,000 notes in black deals.
I prophesy that gold coins will overtake currency notes in financing large black deals. This will hugely increase the demand for imported gold, causing balance of payments strains.
(photo source: CBSNews.com)
CBSNews.com reported that
A New Orleans investment firm has begun marketing gold coins from adiscovered off Florida’s coast.
John Albanese, a New Jersey-based coin expert who brokered the sales, said…the combined market value of the coins is more than $1 million.
The coins vary in denomination, size and shape. “They were very crudely made. They were handmade,” said Albanese, who added that the coins’ worth at the time they were made was based on their weight.”
AP News reported about it on November 9th, 2016…
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has told a former deep-sea treasure hunter’s attorney to review thousands of pages of documents that might hold clues about the whereabouts of gold coins thought to be worth millions.
Todd Long is at least the fifth lawyer hired by defendant Tommy Thompson since he was apprehended last year after three years on the run.Thompson has been held in contempt of court since last December, when…he violated a plea deal by refusing to answer questions about the 500 missing coins…
The coins were minted from gold taken from the SS Central America, which sank in an 1857 hurricane.
The U.S. Mint intends “to honor the contributions made by Native Americans during November’s Native American Heritage Month. The U.S. Mint is proud to offer a variety of coins and medals, each displaying distinctive designs and commemorating their role in shaping our country’s history.” Read more… on USMint.gov
The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XA) on November 17 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
- An event 100 years in the making
- Breathtaking rendition of the iconic “Walking Liberty” design
Minted at the U.S. Mint at West PointItem Number: 16XAMintage Limit: 70,000Product Limit: NoneHousehold Order Limit: 3
Introducing the 2016 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coin! This coin’s release is an event that’s been 100 years in the making.
Beautifully struck in .9999 fine, 24–karat gold, this 2016 centennial anniversary release celebrates Adolph A. Weinman’s original “Walking Liberty” half dollar design. Each gold coin contains one–half troy ounce of 24–karat gold, symbolic of the coin’s denomination, and has a business strike finish.
The obverse (heads) features a full–length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2016.”
The reverse (tails) depicts an American eagle rising from a mountaintop perch. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “AU,” “24K,” “1/2 OZ.,” and “HALF DOLLAR.”
Each coin is encapsulated and hand–packaged in a custom–designed, black matte hardwood presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
In 2016, the U.S. Mint has marked the centennial anniversary of three numismatic icons with the release of the Mercury Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter, and Walking Liberty Half Dollar Centennial Gold Coins.
This coin is the last of three 24-karat gold coins the Mint is issuing this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of three classic coin designs first issued
Read more…Click here to learn more OR to purchase the coin