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Common Methods of Buying Silver Bullion & Their Premiums

Precious metals customers frequently ask the same question, “Why are there differences in the premiums for the different types of precious metals?” Currently 1 oz, 10 oz, and 100 oz. silver sell for $1.70 per ounce over spot, which is roughly 11 percent. At first glance it seems to be a fairly significant mark-up, however […]
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Toning Characteristics of Coins

With summer ending and fall beginning I thought I would talk a little bit about color. Just as leaves turn color so do coins. They have an array of beautiful colors that can add or take away from the value of the coin. Here are some very general toning characteristics of the major metals in […]
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Token Talk – “Hard Times Tokens”

  The series known as “Hard Times” tokens comprises tokens issued privately in the United States from 1832 to 1844. The pieces are mostly made of copper and are the size of a United States cent of the period. There is several different categories of ‘Hard Times’ tokens featuring banks, political motifs, advertisements of private […]
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