America the Beautiful - Guide to Selected Issues

Introducing the America the Beautiful five-ounce bullion coin, an official legal tender issue from the United States Mint. If you’re not familiar with them, you’re not alone – as few as 20,000 are struck in an issue, a figure overshadowed by the more than 30 million Silver Eagle coins released annually. Despite this exclusivity they’re available at a similar premium over silver spot price, giving you an op- portunity to see your coins gain collector value independent of silver’s value. And that collector value is nothing to sneeze at: America the Beautiful Silver coins have gained value an average of 108% at a time when their American Eagle counterparts lost value. And just three years after original release 2012’s Hawaii coin is now worth nearly 300% more than its original value! Any prudent investor will see the stunning advantage these giant 3-inch diameter coins can offer. Call now, and find out why Montgomery Chandler is a new kind of coin dealer.

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Guide to Carson City Silver

Historic Significance of the 1893-cc $1 coin

A key date in the Morgan Silver Dollar series
In 1893 the United States witnessed a severe and detrimental economic depression, known as the Panic of 1893. The main culprit lied in over construction in the railroad industry, largely backed by unreliable financing. With national unemployment reaching 11.7% and the closure of nearly 600 banking institutions, this financial debauchery led the country into an economic tailspin. Enacted three years prior, the Sherman Silver Purchase Act was simultaneously serving to artificially depress silver prices. The Act, supported by an unlikely pair of interests: Farmers and miners. Farmers, burdened with debt, wished to create inflation in the U.S. economy, allowing them
to repay deep debts with “cheaper” money. Mining interests hoped that massive government purchases would help drive demand and compensate for overproduction in the western mines. The plan backfired, however, as it instead drove demand for gold, depleting government reserves to dangerously low levels. When the panic of 1893 arrived, president Grover Cleveland oversaw the repeal of the act, but the damage was already done; in fact it would only get worse as silver prices continued to fall. The government suspended the redemption of currency and notes for gold. Confidence in silver had plummeted, and demand for silver coinage largely dried up, making 1893 populations of Silver Dollars especially low. As a result, present day rarity makes the 1893 issue a key date among Morgan Silver Dollars, and a CC Mint specimen in MS64 condition a truly scarce coin, but one available at an appealing price point between greater and lesser grades.

4 pages, published 2014

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American Buffalo 24 karat gold - a primer

American Buffalo Gold
The Purists’ Investment Coin – And So Much More!

Real-world advantages - find out more!

The American Buffalo 24 karat gold coin was introduced in 2006 to much fanfare. Struck by mandate from the U.S. Congress, it became the first 24 karat gold coin ever issued by the United States Mint. With its “four nines” .9999 purity, it provided investors and collectors with an American alternative to 24 karat legal tender gold coins struck by sovereign mints around the world. American Eagle gold coin is struck in a traditional 22 karat gold alloy that makes it more durable and scratch resistance. Eagle gold coins are very slightly heavier, to accommodate the alloy metals, but contain an amount of gold identical to the Buffalo and all other one-ounce sovereign gold coins. Though both coins share the same intrinsic metal value, the appeal of .9999 pure metal is undeniable. And while both the Eagle and Buffalo are struck annually in large quantities, special Proof issues, high-grade MS-69 and MS-70 specimens, and limited fractional size issues present numismatic opportunities unique to each.

4 pages, published 2014

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