Indian Head Quarter Eagles

The Indian Head Quarter Eagles were minted from 1907 to 1933. During this time President Theodore Roosevelt was in office due to the assassination of McKinley and he found the United States coinage to be unattractive and not representing our country very well so he wanted a reform on all United States coinage.  The Mint Engraver at the time was Charles Barber who Roosevelt believed to be mediocre in the profession so in order to achieve new beautiful designs he replaced his job with world renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Saint-Gaudens was commissioned to create a new design for the … [Read more...]

$10 Liberty Head Eagle

In 1804 President Thomas Jefferson put an end to the minting of eagles due to their melt value being greater than their monetary value. There was a large amount of these coins being melted and 30 years after the minting of eagles had been stopped, the standard weight and fineness for gold coins was changed. Eagles had a weight of 270 grains and it was changed to 258 and the gold fineness went from 91.67% to 90% gold. In 1838 Mint Director Patterson commissioned Engraver Gobrecht to create a new die that will be used to mint the eagles with the new changes. In 1866 the Type 2 Liberty Head … [Read more...]

$5 Liberty Head Gold Coin

The $5 Liberty Head gold coin with motto was minted from 1866-1908. The designer of this coin was Christian Gobrecht. On the obverse side of the coin is a profile image of Lady Liberty wearing a coronet. Her hair is pulled back with two strands of curly hair hanging down by her neck. Arched around her are 13 stars that represent the 13 original colonies and the mint date near the bottom. On the reverse side of the coin is an image of the heraldic American Eagle looking to the left and the motto “In God We Trust.” The eagle is holding olive branches and arrows in his talons that represent … [Read more...]

$2.50 Liberty Head

The Liberty Head Quarter Eagle was minted from 1940 to 1907 and was designed by Christian Gobrecht. This coin went the longest amount of time then any other coinage series without any modifications being done to the design. During this time there 11,921,171 Liberty Head Quarter Eagles minted. The design that Gobrecht used for this coin was the coronet motif. On the obverse side of the coin is a depiction of Lady Liberty’s profile with her hair pulled back and two curls hanging down by her neck. The word ‘Liberty’ is inscribed on her coronet. Arched around her are six pointed stars and … [Read more...]

What Should I Know About Investing in Gold?

Physical gold and paper gold are two ways you can invest in gold and there are several ways to go about doing this.  Your goals, objectives, and time frames will determine what type of gold you will want to acquire. This is the beginning of the process. A precious metals firm can give you guidance and knowledge that will help you determine the best fit for your needs, especially when buying gold and silver online. The only difficult part about speaking with a consultant is that usually if one sells paper gold they do not sell physical gold and vice versa. A gold ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) … [Read more...]

Gold as another Option to the US Dollar

A lot of worry is going on across the world about the dollar being frail and that it is going to be coming across some hard times. There is good reason for the worry because in the past when the government has driven money out into the market place it has caused inflation, and over the last 18 months the government has printed 2.5 times our money supply. If we look back in time we will see where the over printing of money has created a loss in its value followed by a collapse. A well-known example of a time where this occurred was from 1919 to 1923 in Germany where gold went from 170 Deutsche … [Read more...]

Numismatic $20 Saint Gaudens Coins

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There may be many numismatic gold coins on the market but none enjoys the rich heritage that the $20 St. Gaudens gold coin does. It was designed and crafted by the renowned sculpture Augustus Saint Gaudens, who was commissioned by President Roosevelt just at the start of the 20th century. Also known as the Double Eagle, this magnificent $20 gold coin was minted by the U.S. Mint between 1907 and 1933. St. Gaudens lived up to his name and fame by producing the best American coinage design through the Double eagle $20 gold bullion. Specifications of the $20 St Gaudens The weight of the $20 … [Read more...]

Rare Gold Coins Consistently Great Performance

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Gold coins were minted between 1795 and 1933 both locally and internationally until President Franklin Roosevelt put a prohibitive order in place which precluded the personal ownership of gold bullion in America. Hence, many resorted to trading rare gold coins that did not fall under that prohibitive jurisdiction. Since their inception, rare gold coins have been outperforming gold bullion slowly but surely, creating a wider margin as they creep upwards in their value. There are many benefits in owning rare gold coins. Consistently Great Performance Owners of various rare gold coins … [Read more...]

Rare Gold Coins are Great Portfolio Diversifiers

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Investment Diversification A lot of financial experts recommend a mixed portfolio when it comes to investment, and this includes rare gold coins as they tend to be not as volatile in their value change as paper currency like bonds and stocks.  A portfolio can only be successful if you have a mixed portfolio that contains assets which do not move together along the same financial outlook or path so that your losses can be averaged out. Hence, rare gold coins are a good bet as an effective asset that is diversified for your portfolio. Quick Cash Established grading agencies like the … [Read more...]

Options on Gold Coins

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Basically, gold coins come in 2 forms: gold bullion and rare gold coins. Gold bullion is coins that investors use strictly for asset preservation purposes while rare gold pieces are numismatic which are of interest to people that want to preserve their assets as well as grow them over time. Gold Bullion Pieces Gold bullion pieces are highly popular and there is a high demand for them as they offer security, safety, convenience, liquidity and possible profit to their investors or owners. The gold bullion coin value is correlated to the gold price. The world’s first gold bullion … [Read more...]