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How Gold and Silver Bullion Bars are Made

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources How Gold and Silver Bullion Bars are Made How Gold and Silver Bullion Bars are Made From mining to striking, understanding the entire minting process Though easier than producing coins, manufacturing gold and silver bullion bars is still a tedious and complex process. By understanding the various steps that go... Read More

DIY Methods for Testing Your Gold and Silver Bullion Products

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources DIY Methods for Testing Your Gold and Silver Bullion Products DIY Methods for Testing Your Gold and Silver Bullion Products Counterfeit bullion is a real concern, but there are many ways you can test for counterfeit bullion right at home. Precious metals were traditionally used as a form of currency;... Read More

The History of Money – A Walk through Time

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources The History of Money The History of Money – A Walk through Time Most of us take money for granted - not necessarily earning money, but using our money to buy the things that we need or want. We’ll hand over a little cash, swipe a card or fill out... Read More

The Gold-to-Silver Ratio: What is It and Why Does It Matter?

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources The Gold-to-Silver Ratio The Gold-to-Silver Ratio: What is It and Why Does It Matter? For experienced investors, the gold-to-silver ratio is one of many indicators used to determine the right (and wrong) time to buy or sell their precious metals. Other factors – including economic uncertainty, inflation frenzy and debt... Read More

The Myth of Gold Confiscation

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources History of the Gold Standard The Myth of Gold Confiscation Ever since the American Gold Standard was abandoned in 1971, some politicians and economists have been calling for its return - citing the security of commodity-backed currency. Even in most presidential campaigns, at least one candidate proposes the reintroduction of... Read More

70 Gold and Silver Quotes Every Precious Metals Investor Should Know

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources 70 Gold and Silver Quotes Every Precious Metals Investor Should Know 70 Gold and Silver Quotes Every Precious Metals Investor Should Know The best sayings, advice, and words of wisdom for people investing in gold and silver Gold, silver, and other precious metals have long been a store of wealth... Read More

Why Do Investors Prefer Physical Gold and Silver Bullion?

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Physical Gold and Silver Bullion vs. Paper Investment Why Do Investors Prefer Physical Gold and Silver Bullion? Learn why it’s better to buy tangible gold and silver bullion vs. mining stocks, ETFs, and other paper investments Coin collectors commonly buy gold and silver bullion for numismatic purposes. Bullion coins such... Read More

Should You Buy Gold or Silver Bullion?

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Should You Buy Gold or Silver Bullion? Should You Buy Gold or Silver Bullion? While both gold and silver are great investment options, deciding between the two is easier said than done. The world is seemingly dominated by paper fiat currencies conjured seemingly at will by central banks around the... Read More

Why Invest in the Canadian Gold Maple?

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources About Gold Maples Why Invest in the Canadian Gold Maple? History of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf has been available to investors seeking only the finest gold bullion since 1979. The Royal Canadian Mint began producing the CGM in an effort to compete with the... Read More

Why Should I Invest in the American Gold Eagle?

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources About Gold Eagle Why Should I Invest in the American Gold Eagle? Since 1986, the American Gold Eagle has been the most iconic gold bullion coin produced by the US Mint. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Gold Eagles are sold in various weights to investors looking to diversify their... Read More

The Myth of Gold Confiscation

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources The Myth of Gold Confiscation The Myth of Gold Confiscation Leading online precious metal retailer, Provident Metals, confronts the falsehoods surrounding gold confiscation and the U.S. government If you’ve ever heard that the government might one day confiscate gold again, you’ve heard wrong. The myth of gold confiscation is a... Read More

Why Should I Invest in the American Gold Buffalo?

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources About Gold Buffalos Why Should I Invest in the American Gold Buffalo? In 2006, the US Treasury indulged the desire of collectors looking to invest in a pure gold coin from the US Mint. For years, investors in physical bullion purchased 24 karat gold coins from various sovereign mints while... Read More

The Savvy Investor’s Guide to Gold Bullion Bar Sizes and Weights

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources The Savvy Investor's Guide to Gold Bullion Bar Sizes and Weights The Savvy Investor's Guide to Gold Bullion Bar Sizes and Weights Are you new to investing in gold? Learn why gold bars are a great place to start. For centuries, gold has been one of the most popular commodities... Read More

How Much Gold is Left in the World?

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources How Much Gold is Left in the World? How Much Gold is Left in the World? A brief overview of global gold supply, statistics, predictions, and “peak gold” debates With gold having been in use since the dawn of history and new mining still occurring, it may seem strange to... Read More

Precious Metals Gift Guide for Under $25

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Gifts Under $25 Precious Metals Gift Guide for Under $25 We have a lot of really cool items for sale here at Provident Metals. Here are some of our top-selling products to consider when shopping on a budget. Coins and rounds made from precious metals make wonderful gifts for any... Read More

Precious Metals Gift Guide for Silver Investors

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Gifts for Silver Investors Precious Metals Gift Guide for Silver Investors We have a lot of really cool items for sale here at Provident Metals. Here are some of our top-selling products to consider when shopping for silver investors. Silver has been used to store and transfer value for thousands... Read More

Precious Metals Gift Guide for Platinum and Palladium Investors

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Gifts for Platinum Investors Precious Metals Gift Guide for Platinum and Palladium Investors We have a lot of really cool items for sale here at Provident Metals. Here are some of our top-selling products to consider when shopping for platinum and palladium investors. Though gold has been a more popular... Read More

Precious Metals Gift Guide for Kids and Teens

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Gifts for Kids Precious Metals Gift Guide for Kids and Teens We have a lot of really cool items for sale here at Provident Metals. Here are some of our top-selling products to consider when shopping for children, teenagers, and young adults. Though perhaps not common as gifts, coins and... Read More

Precious Metals Gift Guide for Holidays

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Gifts for Holidays Precious Metals Gift Guide for Holidays We have a lot of really cool items for sale here at Provident Metals. Here are some of our top-selling products to consider when holiday shopping. Holidays year-round are great times to spend with friends and family, and present a prime... Read More

Precious Metals Gift Guide for Gold Investors

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Gifts for Gold Investors Precious Metals Gift Guide for Gold Investors We have a lot of really cool items for sale here at Provident Metals. Here are some of our top-selling products to consider when shopping for gold investors. Along with silver, gold is precious metal that has been treated... Read More

Precious Metals Gift Guide for Copper Investors

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Gifts for Copper Investors Precious Metals Gift Guide for Copper Investors We have a lot of really cool items for sale here at Provident Metals. Here are some of our top-selling products to consider when shopping for a copper investor. When it comes to investing in precious metals, copper is... Read More

Precious Metals Gift Guide for Birthdays

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Gifts for Birthdays Precious Metals Gift Guide for Birthdays We have a lot of really cool items for sale here at Provident Metals. Here are some of our top-selling products to consider when shopping for a birthday boy or girl. Coming up with birthday gift for friends and family members... Read More

Precious Metals Gift Guide for Adults

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Gifts for Adults Precious Metals Gift Guide for Adults We have a lot of really cool items for sale here at Provident Metals. Here are some of our top-selling products to consider when shopping for adult investors. You’ve probably noticed that giving gifts to children and teenagers is easy compared... Read More

Factors That Affect Precious Metal Spot Prices: Geopolitical Unrest

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Geopolitical Unrest: Factors That Impact Precious Metals Spot Prices Factors That Affect Precious Metal Spot Prices: Geopolitical Unrest How does geopolitical unrest, such as wars and economic turmoil, influence the price of gold, silver, and other precious metals? When it comes to the economics of spot metal prices, most factors... Read More

Geology of Silver

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources Geology of Silver Geology of Silver Learn interesting geological facts about silver - where to find it, top producers, and why to invest Physical Properties of Silver     Composition Silver, sometimes mixed with gold, mercury, arsenic, and antimony Chemical Classification Native Element Chemical Composition Ag Atomic Number 47 Color... Read More