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Top 5 Sovereign Silver Coins in the World

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Selling Silver Eagles Top 5 Sovereign Silver Coins in the World When it comes to selling precious metals bullion - especially American Silver Eagles - following these tips is very important if you want to fetch the best price. When it comes to selling your precious bullion coins, getting the best... Read More

Storing Your Precious Metal Coins, Bars, and Rounds

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Precious Metals Storage: How to Keep Your Gold and Silver Bullion Safe Storing Your Precious Metal Coins, Bars, and Rounds How to keep your gold and silver bullion investments safe and secure One important factor to consider when investing in physical gold, silver, platinum, or palladium bullion is storage. “I’ve bought... Read More

A History of the Russian Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins History of the Russian Mint A History of the Russian Mint It is possible to learn a great deal about a nation and its history by looking at that country’s currency. In the case of the Russian Mint, the story began with the reforms passed by Peter the Great and continued... Read More

World Mint History Series: The Royal Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins History of The Royal Mint World Mint History Series: The Royal Mint Centuries of craftsmanship, coinage and beautiful bullion - this is the legacy of the world-renowned British Mint The Royal Mint has a long and fascinating history. The British Mint began small, but it is now a government company with... Read More

World Mint History Series: Canada

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Royal Canadian Mint History World Mint History Series: Canada Since the turn of the 20th century, the Royal Canadian Mint has been responsible for minting Canada’s national currency, as well as highly valued gold and silver bullion. Additionally, Canada’s national Mint has been one of the world’s leaders in advancements of... Read More

Uncirculated vs. Proof Coins: What Is the Difference?

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Proof vs Uncirculated Coins Uncirculated vs. Proof Coins: What Is the Difference? Confused about the difference between uncirculated and proof coins? Find out what makes these two coin types unique and the benefits of each… If you have been collecting coins for a while, then at one time or another you... Read More

Privately Minted Silver Round Series

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Private Coin Series Privately Minted Silver Round Series Provident Metals offers a variety of bullion series that add collectibility to your investment. Whether your primary goal is investing in or collecting precious metals, these beautifully designed series are treasured by many bullion buyers. Whereas sovereign minted bullion is produced and backed... Read More

Why are Precious Metals…Precious?

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins What makes metals precious? Why are Precious Metals...Precious? There are certain criteria that a metal must meet in order to be considered “precious”. Merriam-Webster defines precious metals as “any of the less common and highly valuable metals (as gold, silver, and platinum metals).” A more scientific definition would be any rare,... Read More

A Brief History of Platinum

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins A History of Platinum A Brief History of Platinum Platinum is one of the rarest and most expensive metals used in the modern world. While platinum’s rarity is similar to that of gold, far less of it is used in the minting of bullion. Platinum’s desirability comes from its beautiful luster,... Read More

World Mint History Series: Perth Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins History of the Perth Mint World Mint History Series: Perth Mint The Perth Mint in Australia is one of the oldest working mints still standing on its original location, and its influence on Australia’s precious metals industry is unprecedented. Read further to learn more about Australia’s precious metal history and how... Read More

The Professional Coin Grading Service

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins About the PCGS The Professional Coin Grading Service Established in 1986, the Professional Coin Grading Service is widely accepted as an industry standard for the third-party certification of coins. Standardized grading guarantees that the coin you receive is authentic and in the same condition as it was when it was sonically... Read More

History and Uses of Palladium in Human Culture

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins A History of Palladium History and Uses of Palladium in Human Culture Palladium’s history is fairly brief compared to gold and silver, but its many uses make it one of the most desired metals in the world. Even though palladium’s historical timeline is short compared to other precious metals like gold,... Read More

How Much Are My Old Coins Worth?

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Old Coin Price Guide: How Much is Your Rare Coin Worth? How Much Are My Old Coins Worth? A Rare Coin Pricing Guide for Beginners Many people who own old and antique coins aren’t necessarily experts in numismatics; they simply want to learn how much the old coin they were gifted... Read More

Numbered Proofs – Are They Worth It?

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Numbered Proof Coins Numbered Proofs – Are They Worth It? Most collectors are familiar with mintage proof numbers: the indication of exactly how many proof copies of a coin were originally created. Numbered proof coins do provide some ballpark indication of rarity, and proof coins are struck with higher standard and,... Read More

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins About the NGC The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation History of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation In 1987, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation opened its doors as one of the leading 3rd party coin grading agencies. In its 30 year history, the NGC has graded over 35 million coins, offering investors and collectors the expert... Read More

World Mint History Series: Mexican Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins History of the Mexican Mint World Mint History Series: Mexican Mint The history of Mexico’s mint closely follows the nation’s history as a whole, and has lead to numerous beautiful coins today - including the Libertad gold coin. The study of a nation’s coinage is essentially the study of the nation’s... Read More

Interesting Facts About 90% Junk Silver Coins

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins 90% Junk Silver Coin Facts Interesting Facts About 90% Junk Silver Coins Discover why 90% silver coins aren’t really “junk” at all and why it may be a good investment or collector’s item Are you an investor or collector who’s confused about “junk silver?” Are you wondering if the silver that... Read More

World Mint History Series: Italian Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Italian Mint History World Mint History Series: Italian Mint Italy, from the ancient Roman era to the modern day, has been making strides in the areas of currency and precious metals. Italy has an interesting relationship to currency. This can be understood by going back through history to understand how it... Read More

The Benefits of Platinum Coins

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins The Benefits of Platinum Coins The Benefits of Platinum Coins Platinum has a sordid history as a form of currency, just take a brief look at the history of the Russian Ruble. But as a Bullion investment, platinum bullion coins have some unique merits. For experienced bullion investors, platinum makes perfect... Read More

International Standard Coin Sizes: A Complete List

Bullion Investment Precious Metals Resources International Standard Coin Sizes: A Complete List International Standard Coin Sizes: A Complete List International Standard Coin Sizes: A Complete List Common domestic and international coin sizes to help you with your collecting When it comes to coin collecting and coin protecting, it can really pay to know the exact... Read More

Selling Your Coins and Bullion: A Complete Guide

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Selling Your Coins: Questions to Consider, Places to Go Selling Your Coins and Bullion: A Complete Guide There are a lot of options available to you once you've decided to sell your bullion or numismatic coins. Each option, however, comes with it's own advantages and disadvantages. Some factors involved in selling... Read More

How Coins Are Made

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins How Coins are Made How Coins Are Made Investors and collectors take lots of time to make sure their considered pieces are of the highest quality, but few consider the effort and processes that go into creating the coin in their hand. Mints across the world produce millions and millions of... Read More

The Collector’s Guide to Coin Grading and Certification

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins The Collector’s Guide to Coin Grading and Certification The Collector’s Guide to Coin Grading and Certification An easy-to-use reference for learning more about the grading and certification process, from the Sheldon scale to proof vs. uncirculated coins When ordering a fine gold or silver coin from an online precious metals dealer,... Read More

A Brief History of the Coin Minting Process and Technology

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Coin Minting Technology Throughout the Ages: Ancients to Today A Brief History of the Coin Minting Process and Technology From ancient molds to modern presses, discover the story of how mints around the world developed throughout the centuries For much of human civilization history, coins served as the primary form of... Read More

6 Rules for Properly Handling your Precious Metal Coins

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Handling Precious Metal Coins 6 Rules for Properly Handling your Precious Metal Coins Whether you’re an investor looking for a safe store of wealth, or a collector building a numismatic catalog, properly handling your gold, silver, platinum and palladium coins is critical to building and maintaining the value of your collection.... Read More