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    BEWARE of Slick Cable TV Advertisers Promoting Investment in Gold or Silver

BEWARE of Slick Cable TV Advertisers Promoting Investment in Gold or Silver

Fallout from Monex $290,000,000 Fraud Charges on ANA, PNG

Updated 9/13/17 by Larry Shepherd

 

Potential Black Eye for ANA, PNG*

“Allowing organizations such as Monex/Monaco to enhance their reputation and familiarity through association with the ANA puts the ANA in a position of implied endorsement, even if unintentional.”

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CFTC Files Complaint Against Monex Alleging $290 Million Fraud

One of the largest cases of fraud the CFTC has ever dealt  with, according to new lawsuit filed against three Monex companies

 

By CoinWeek News Staff ….

On Wednesday, September 6, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil [...]

By |September 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Color of Money

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Ron Guth

When coins come clinking out of the presses at the Mint, they are pristine. Copper coins are bright red, nickel coins are flashy silver-gray, gold coins are brilliant yellow, and silver coins are shimmering white. From the moment they are struck, and as soon as they hit the atmosphere, coins begin to react chemically with their environment. As part of the reaction process, colors of various hues begin to form on the surfaces of these coins – in numismatic terminology, this is [...]

We Are Back!

We Have Been Traveling Through the Rural Interior of China Since Early March
If you tried to contact us, I am sorry we were out of touch. We had no phone service, and internet access to Google, Gmail email, and Facebook are all banned in China.

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By |April 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

FUN Show Signals Great Start to New Year

The 2017 FUN Show in Fort Lauderdale was Awesome!!!
The FUN Show kicks off every year and sets the tone for the months that follow. This year we could not have asked for a better start.

The 2017 FUN Show was held in Fort Lauderdale, rather than the normal Orlando venue, and it simply could not have been better. The venue was terrific, with a great location and an outstanding convention center, and the show was packed with people from start to finish. It seemed like every major collector in [...]

By |January 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Trump Rally?

Has the Election Turned the Coin Market?
I just stepped off the airplane coming home from the PCGS Member’s Only Show in Las Vegas about two hours ago. It was by far the best-attended, most active, most upbeat PCGS Show, or any coin show for that matter, in the last three years. The floor was crammed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and a lot of business was being done from morning to afternoon. Wholesale activity was the strongest of any PCGS Show of the past year, and there were several [...]

By |December 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Coins that Fueled the Industrial Revolution

1806 England, PCGS PR-68DCAM

From the collection of the Soho Mint, Matthew Boulton, and James Watt, preserved throughout history as part of the James watt Estate. Produced in 1806 as a prototype for Boulton and Watt to present to King George of England to show why the Soho Mint should mint coinage for England.

Flawlessly preserved with surfaces and color as struck. Undoubtedly one of the the finest quality pre-1850 coins in existence worldwide. It would take many decades before the U.S. Mint could do work equal to this standard. Size [...]

By |November 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    From the Collection of Matthew Boulton, James Watt, and the Soho Mint

From the Collection of Matthew Boulton, James Watt, and the Soho Mint

1821 St. Helena Copper Halfpenny, PCGS PR-68DCAM

From the collection of the Soho Mint, Matthew Boulton, and James Watt. Produced in 1821 as a prototype for Boulton and Watt to present to the leadership of St. Helena to show why the Soho Mint should mint coinage for St. Helena. Struck in the same year Napolean sought exile in St. Helena,
bringing worldwide attention to the small Atlantic island nation.

Flawlessly preserved with surfaces and color as struck. Undoubtedly the the finest quality pre-1850 Copper coin in existence worldwide. It would take [...]

By |November 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Email from a Former SIMCO Customer 10/10/15

This is a nice email I received today from a wonderful customer who purchased numerous coins from me in the mid-90’s.
I love to get feedback like this! I want every one of my customers to have this kind of experience.

Larry,
Read your description below. A blast from the past. Your original SIMCO description as stated in your catalogue:

“1897-O PCGS MS-64  This coin is AWESOME! Untoned, and blazing white, this monster is struck up like a proof, light years better than the pancake strike often found on this date. [...]

By |September 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Fun Time at the PCGS Member’s Only Show

“That was the best 45 minutes I ever spent with ANY coin dealer ever!”

Posting on the PCGS U.S. Coin Forum, 9/3/15, by AUandAG:

First let me apologize for not taking a camera and I don’t own one of those cell phones either.

But, went to drop off a bunch of Morgans for grading and did not plan on spending much time looking for material as I’m pretty much dead broke at the moment. And of course this is when you see your holy grail and can’t buy it….Nah, not the case [...]

By |September 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Picked Off by a 12 Year Old

Wonderful Experience with a Young Collector at the ANA Show

During the second day of the Chicago/Rosemont ANA Show last week a young boy and his mother stopped to look at my coins. Both of them were highly enthusiastic and it was quickly apparent this was no normal 12 year old, when it came to coins. He’d done his homework and it was easy to recognize he “gets it.”
He and his mom asked all the right questions, and even more importantly, they listened and absorbed the answers. I did [...]

By |August 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments|
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