Explosive movement in the price of Bitcoin has led to chatter that the cryptocurrency is a store of value that may rival gold. While Bitcoin is a new-age alternative to fiat currencies, the fact is...

Explaining Mercury Dimes requires looking at the coin’s design, history, and range of values. In the simplest terms, Mercury Dimes are small coins produced beginning in 1916—when several American...

You’ve been building your precious metals collection and invested in some rare coins. Now, you want to protect your assets, but these are not conventional investments. So, your insurance options...

When it comes to bullion investing, the type of metal is an important factor in which bullion you choose. Most people know the term metal, but not all metals are precious metals. Precious metals are...

Bullion vs. numismatic is an important distinction when it comes to gold and coins. But what do these terms actually mean, and how does if affect bullion and numismatic as investment...

If you’re interested in the gold market, you may have seen the phrase ‘spot gold’ – but what is spot gold? Today we’ll explain what spot gold means, how spot price is determined, and why it...

From condition to rarity, different gold coins vary in value based on a number of reasons. Whether you’re simply a collector or interested in rounding out your portfolio due to the ever present...

The year is 1848. In the land that just recently became known as the state of California, a man named James Marshall is building a sawmill for another man named John A. Sutter. It’s a hot day, and...

If you're interested in purchasing gold in jewelry or bullion, it’s important to understand how gold is measured so you can get exactly what you’re looking for. Gold is measured in different ways...

In Part One of our Gold Standard series, we explored the history of gold as a currency and why it makes an optimal form of capital. But what happened when paper money became the prevalent means of...

The global financial market may not be operating under the gold standard anymore, but that doesn’t mean that gold isn’t still as relevant and valuable as ever. As Investopedia puts its, many...

If you’re thinking about how to sell gold bullion and coins, you’re probably in need of fast cash. You would be in luck, as one of gold’s greatest attributes is its liquidity. Gold bullion and...