US Mint Issues First Domed Coin

photo via US Mint In honor of the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the US Mint is releasing a limited amount of dome-shaped coins that are unlike any others that they have produced. The coin will feature a baseball on the rounded, convex size and a baseball glove on the obverse, [...]

By |2021-09-01T09:09:19+00:00March 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Silver Prices Expected to Continue Rallying

The market price of silver rose at the turn of the New Year, and it’s expected to continue to rally into the foreseeable future. Money Morning reports that there was an 80% increase in contracts traded on iShares Silver Trusts options at the end of last month, and that “Total silver ETF [exchange-traded fund] holdings [...]

By |2023-11-27T18:40:06+00:00March 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Silver Starts the Year Off Strong

photo via Flickr Silver futures saw a surge on the first day of the new year, rising 3.9% to $20.128 an ounce. This was a welcome development after 2013, which closed out with a 36% decline overall—the worst year for the metal on record since 1984. Gold’s performance of course beat out [...]

By |2021-09-01T10:35:46+00:00January 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Demand for Silver Coins Record-High

image via MarketWatch Sales of one-ounce American Eagle silver bullion coins reached 40.175 million ounces this month, which the US Mint has announced is an annual record. The previous record was set in 2011 when sales amounted to 39.9 million ounces. Industrial demand for the metal has risen alongside dropping prices, which [...]

By |2021-09-01T07:49:23+00:00November 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

61 Tons of Silver Recovered From the Ocean

Photo via Flickr Whether you stop to collect every quarter, nickel, and dime you see on the sidewalk or actively scan beaches with a metal detector, the dream of striking it rich is lost on no one. And for the Florida-based marine salvage company Odyssey Marine Exploration, that dream is a reality. In 2012, the [...]

By |2021-09-01T07:45:00+00:00October 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Your Change Worth More Than You Think?

photo by Chris Dlugosz (Cubosh) via The coins in your pockets may have clearly marked face values, but they could be worth a lot more than they let on. Prior to 1965, dimes, quarters, and half dollars contained 90 percent silver, and many of them are still in circulation today—and while [...]

By |2021-09-01T09:47:52+00:00September 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Newly Discovered Silver Nanoparticles are More Stable than Gold Ones

The structure of the newly discovered silver nanoparticle | photo via LA Times (Bokwon Yoon / September 4, 2013) By way of an accident—as so many great scientific discoveries are—researchers at the University of Toledo in Ohio have found a way of synthesizing ultrastable silver nanoparticles that could eventually perform the functions [...]

By |2021-09-01T10:45:57+00:00September 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Market Price of Silver Gaining Momentum

photo by Mark Herpel via In the midst of a rather disappointing year, the price of silver hit a two-month high on Wednesday as it rose 44.4 cents to $21.787 a troy ounce. Silver futures have now risen 12% across five trading days, and it is on track to record its [...]

By |2021-09-01T10:46:51+00:00August 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

$1000 Silver Certificate Sold for $2.6 Million

100-year-old silver certificate | photo via CNBC TODAYMonday   A testament to the value of silver and its enduring popularity, a $1,000 silver certificate that was issued by the government in 1891 was purchased at an auction for $2.6 million earlier this month. The certificate features an image of a 19th century [...]

By |2023-11-27T18:39:47+00:00June 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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