1941: approximately 300 miles southwest of Ireland, the S.S. Gairsoppa was on its way back to England from Calcutta, India when it was struck down by a German U-boat during World War II, causing it to sink almost 3 miles below to the North Atlantic ocean floor, bringing down 85 men (save one who survived [...]
Starting Jan. 1, 2012, Form 1099s will become a means of reporting to the Internal Revenue Service the purchases of all goods and services by small businesses and self-employed people that exceed $600 during a calendar year. Precious metals such as coins and bullion fall into this category and coin dealers have been among those [...]
It is hard to affirm what the cost of a silver coin is today. Silver dollars were first issued in the United States of America in 1794. Nevertheless, not all coins are of high value though they have a long history. The US mint used to issue a large number of silver money. But nowadays [...]
Interesting (personal+anecdotal) article about the value of an investment in American Eagle Silver Proof Dollars. It may or may not work out in the end unless you have a complete set or if you are looking to trade in buillion market values buying in on the lows and hoarding until you can make a standard [...]
Strong demand remains for physical gold. Well selected gold coins will outperform common bullion products. The current high premiums for common gold Eagles, Maple Leafs, and Krugerrands allow astute collectors a buying opportunity.