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The January 2017 NYINC Auction is January 12-14, 2017

2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction shared details of the announcement from Stack’s Bowers Galleries…

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

The Ancient and World Coin Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction sale will be split between two days…  Read the article for more details.

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“Gold Price Lower on Strong Dollar” –

“Gold Price Lower on Strong Dollar”

Everitt Millman wrote on the blog of Greenville Coin about the status of the price of gold and the dollar this week…

“Another rally for the dollar to close out this week has knocked the precious metal prices slightly lower again on Friday. Stocks and crude oil were both higher as markets opened. The gold price trended about 0.4% lower by 9:45 am EST…

…The seemingly insatiable level of risk appetite in the financial markets has helped propel stock indices in the U.S. to unprecedented levels. Traders and investors continue to bask in the risk-on sentiment that has characterized markets since Donald Trump’s victory in November’s presidential election…

Read on…

The Future of Gold post U.S. Presidenttial Election

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Gold Coins –

Safe Collecting Supplies, Inc. posted an opinion piece about the affects of the election of President-Elect Trump….

“Gold, Gold, Gold”

“Last month’s political pendulum took an unexpectedly sharp right turn, and thus the economy has settled down in the forefront of many a shareholder’s mind. With stock markets rising to historic heights, the effects of a business-centric president-elect are already showing. For now they’re headed northbound, but the overall question we as a country should ask is, Will the spikes last?

Read the rest of the article….

Related: SAFE Collecting Supplies Talks About Gold and President Trump

“The New Case for Gold” – James Rickard

In James Rickard’s new book, ‘The New Case for Gold’, he says…

They say John Maynard Keynes called gold a “barbarous relic.”
They say there isn’t enough gold to support finance and commerce.
They say
the gold supply can’t increase fast enough to support world growth.

They’re wrong.

In this bold manifesto, bestselling author and eco­nomic commentator James Rickards steps forward to defend gold—as both an irreplaceable store of wealth and a standard for currency.

Global political instability and market volatility are on the rise. Gold, always a prudent asset to own, has become the single most important wealth preserva­tion tool for banks and individuals alike. Rickards draws on historical case studies, monetary theory, and personal experience as an investor to argue that:

• The next financial collapse will be exponentially bigger than the panic of 2008.
• The time will come, sooner rather than later, when there will be panic buying and only central banks, hedge funds, and other big players will be able to buy any gold at all.
• It’s not too late to prepare ourselves as a nation: there’s always enough gold for a gold standard if we specify a stable, nondeflationary price.

Providing clear instructions on how much gold to buy and where to store it, the short, provocative argu­ment in this book will change the way you look at this “barbarous relic” forever. elaborates on the book and on “The New Case for Gold and the Gold Standard”. Here is an excerpt of his Postscript:

“Postscript: Trump and Gold

President-elect Donald Trump expressed qualified support for the gold standard during the 2016 presidential campaign…

…He went on to explain that in his view, other countries have the gold, which appears to be in reference to the moves by China, Russia, and other nations in recent years to vastly expand their gold reserves and gold holdings…

…But after a momentary spike the night he was elected, gold then began a massive move downward that has continued to this day…

…It remains to be seen what economic and trade policies the Trump administration pursues and how those policies, and congressional action on that agenda, will end up impacting gold in 2017 and beyond. “

Gold is down since the election

Gold bars - 'Gold as an investment' - wikipedia

Gold bars – ‘Gold as an investment’ – wikipedia

Douglas Keefe is the president of Beachcomber Coins Inc. reported about the worth of gold since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States…

“You will recall my prediction before the election that whoever wins, it would be wise to own gold. Well, with Donald Trump our president elect, the markets are reacting euphorically, with the stock market reaching an all-time high and the price of gold, unfortunately for my prediction, going down.

Not very far down; $1,188 as of the writing or this column. Remember though, that gold prices started the year under $1,100 per ounce, so the price is still strong. Only time will tell if my prediction about gold will come to pass, but looking at the entire world stage, I think a little hedging in one’s financial portfolio wouldn’t hurt.”

Read more about his thoughts AND about the history of investing in gold in his ‘’ post.The Gold and Silver Mine: Gold is on the downThe Gold and Silver Mine: Gold is on the down

Wikipedia – ‘Gold as an Investment

” In 2019 We Might Finally Get Our Space Coins” –

” In 2019 We Might Finally Get Our Space Coins” – reported on Monday that…

“On Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that requires the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a special commemorate coin for the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo moon landing. The bill, titled H.R. 2726 demands the Treasury create a variety of convex coins “to more closely resemble the visor of the astronaut’s helmet of the time.”

Read more about the bill…

Of course the bill must be passed by the Senate and President-elect Trump.

“Gold Inches Lower on Week, Silver Rallies…” –

“Gold Inches Lower on Week, Silver Rallies; US Mint Gold Sales Strengthen” –

“Gold Inches Lower on Week, Silver Rallies; US Mint Gold Sales Strengthen” – reported on the futures of gold, silver, platinum and palladium…

“Gold futures closed higher Friday for the first time in four sessions, climbing from an almost 10-month low and trimming their weekly loss to just 60 cents….”

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St. Nicholas and the Three Bags of Gold Coins

“Young (St.) Nicholas secretly threw three bags of gold coins through their window on three consecutive nights.” –

National Catholic Register posted “19 Little-Remembered Facts About St. Nicholas” and shared an interesting benevolent story about St. Nicholas…

“St. Nicholas’s anonymous gift-giving originated in his hometown of Patara in Turkey.  According to ancient tradition, to deliver a destitute family of a widower father and his three daughters, who their father was considering to sell into slavery, out of dire poverty, the young Nicholas secretly threw three bags of gold coins through their window on three consecutive nights.

His anonymous nocturnal gift-giving has continued in many countries to today, including being translated into Santa’s visits.”

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“Club Highlights History of Coins” –

“Rich White, left, and Dennis Wittenberg, president of the Upper Cumberland Coin Club, talk about some of the items in their collections while preparing for the next club meeting.” –

Learning about a hobby or anything is more fun when it is shared with a friend, family member or other. Learning about coins and money is no different. Lots of people learn about coins and coin history through coin clubs  such as the Upper Cumberland Coin Club….

The club president, Dennis, “first got interested in coins when his grandmother showed him the thousands of pennies she had collected over the years. He picked up a book on coins and sorted through them for her.

“That’s how a majority of the older collectors get into them,” he said. “When the pennies went from the wheat pennies to the Lincoln Memorial in 1959, a lot of people started collecting pennies…

Both (he and Rich) are now encyclopedias of knowledge about coins from various countries and time periods. They can recite important dates — such as 1982, when pennies went from copper to zinc — or about 550 BC, when the Greek king who is credited with being the first to create gold coins.

“He was the richest person on earth at the time, but he had no way to tell how much he was worth,” White said. “So he ordered his gold and silver be stamped into coinage so he could count it. That’s where the saying ‘He has more money that Cresus’ came from.”

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“Barter, Bills and Banknotes: The 5,000 Year History of Money” –

Silver shekel issued by King Darius I of Persia ca. 500–490 BC, obverse: the king of Persia firing his bow. (CC by SA 2.5 / Jastrow) -

Silver shekel issued by King Darius I of Persia ca. 500–490 BC, obverse: the king of Persia firing his bow. (CC by SA 2.5 / Jastrow) –

“A long time ago, people did not buy or sell with money. Instead they traded one thing for another to get what they wanted or needed. This exchange of goods or services is called barter. At the beginning this was sufficient, but with the evolution of societies, certain needs made the creation of a more stable and more efficient way of trading imperative. Many cultures around the world eventually developed the use of money whose value was based on the value of the material from which it was made…”

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Supply for American Eagle Gold Coins might not meet demand…

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2016 50 Dollar 1-oz Gold Eagle NGC MS69 –

‘The Buzz’s Dave Harper posted “Gotta get that gold American Eagle” on He reported…

Gold’s market price might be down to $1,169, but demand for one-ounce American Eagles continues to soar.

Buyers took 129,000 of the Eagles from the Mint last month.

November results beat October’s handily.

The October sales number of 100,500 had been the previous high sales month for 2016. It was also the highest sales month since July 2015 recorded 144,500.

Is it a buying panic?

Read more to find out…

U.S. Gold Eagle $5 coin placed in N.C. Salvation Army kettle

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U.S. Gold Eagle $5 coin placed in Salvation Army kettle –

“The Salvation Army of High Point received what you might call a gift of the magi.

Not frankincense or myrrh.


Sometime this past weekend an anonymous person dropped a U.S. Gold Eagle $5 coin in a Salvation Army red kettle. Volunteers found it Tuesday…”

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Similar stories –

“Anonymous Donor Gives Gold Coins to Salvation Army in Pompano Beach, Again”

“The Royal Mint to begin offering Gold Trading using Blockchain Technology”

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Blockchain Technology – reported in the post, “Blockchain Technology Allows Digital Investment in Precious Metals” that…

“This is the technology that Bitcoin is based on. Don’t let words like cryptocurrency, blockchain, or Bitcoin intimidate you. Blockchain technology is nothing more than a digital ledger (yep, just like in accounting class), albeit a highly sophisticated one.

The idea of blockchain is to securely and accurately record financial transactions….”

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Thief in NYC walks off with $1.6m in gold in broad daylight –


a “thief stole a bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6m (£1.2m) from the back of an armoured vehicle in New York, police say.

Newly-released CCTV footage shows the moment the wanted suspect calmly walked off with the the bucket of gold in Manhattan on September 29.

NYPD tweeted – “WANTED: Male Hispanic 5’6”, 150lbs, 50-60y/o for burglary in Midtown Man. Took 5 gallon pail containing gold worth $1.6mil. Call  “

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“Excise duty on branded gold coins scrapped…” –

“…should you buy?

The government has scrapped the excise duty on branded gold coins, a move that one would assume benefit the industry and consumers alike.

…what about the consumer? What should you do? Is gold coin a good investment bet post this excise duty cut? No, says Dhirendra Kumar, CEO of Value Research. “Gold is not a great investment in whatever form you buy…

…On the other hand, Naveen Kukreja, the CEO and co-founder of believes that customers shoukd have 10-15% of their investment portfolio in gold.” Source:

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Mysterious $1K gold coin Salvation Army donor leaves touching note

“Mysterious gold coin Salvation Army donor fears this Christmas may be his last” – NWCN reported…

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.

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“What Today’s Investor Can Learn From the Black Friday Gold Collapse” –

Andrew Johnson & What Today’s Investor Can Learn From the Black Friday Gold Collapse

Andrew Johnson & What Today’s Investor Can Learn From the Black Friday Gold Collapse”

“…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…

Read more about it!


Ghana Opens Second-largest Gold Refinery in Africa

“Ghana Opens Second-largest Gold Refinery in Africa” –’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.

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“5 Paths to Smarter Gold Investment” –

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Gold Investment

MikeJohn’s Blog post on gold investment was featured on 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….

Read the article to learn more!

American Buffalo 24-Karat Bullion Gold Coins

American Buffalo Gold Coin - Front

American Buffalo Gold Coin – Front

American Buffalo Gold Coin - Back

American Buffalo Gold Coin – Back

 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 –

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