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Has the Perth Mint Solved the Milk Spot Mystery?

Any serious coin collector knows that the nefarious milk spot will often sully the surface of your favorite coinage. Milk spots are white deposits that leave unappealing blotches on many silver coins and bullion bars. Thankfully, collectors may soon have their frustrations ameliorated. A recent analysis by Australia’s Perth Mint has shed light on the […]

Gold At 4-Month High, Climbing on Swiss Surprise: Morning Market Update Jan 16

Gold is flat-out ignoring a stronger dollar this morning, as investors and banks continue to scramble for a safe haven after the Swiss National Bank abruptly cut the peg of the franc to the euro. Spot gold is up to over $1,270/oz after holding on to yesterday’s massive gains overnight in Asia and Europe. The […]

Guy Harvey© Silver Rounds and 10 oz Bar Exclusively at Gainesville Coins!

Get Your Own .999 Fine Silver Bullion And Collectibles Featuring Original Guy Harvey© Artwork While Supporting A Great Cause! A portion of all proceeds go to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation to fund research and education that can help us sustain a vibrant and balanced marine ecosystem! Find out more about how you can help […]

Shortage of Gold for Dubai’s “Your Weight In Gold” Campaign

According to various sources, the “Your Weight In Gold” program offered by the municipal government of Dubai (United Arab Emirates) has hit a temporary snag: there were so many successful participants this year, the distribution of prizes–in the form of gold coins–will be delayed until December. The government incentive, known in its second year as […]

Markets Rebound On High Volatility: Morning Market Update Oct 21

The dollar is seeing some volatility this morning, as the the DXY dollar spot index has been undulating above and below the 85.0 mark. In fact, the markets at large have been characterized by volatility the last several trading days, as the volatility index is at a 13-month high. This comes just three months after […]

South Africa Seeks End to Copper Thefts

We’ve all heard of criminals stealing the copper wire from electrical devices (typically air conditioning units) in order to hock the metal as scrap. While this is a somewhat common practice in the States, criminals in South Africa have taken the concept to new heights. Thefts of copper cables have become so frequent in the […]

In Dubai, People Who Lose Weight, Gain Gold

The municipal government of Dubai has launched a repeat of its program last summer called “Your Weight in Gold,” but this time, it’s aimed at families. Over the two month weight loss drive, anyone who loses at least two kilos (1 kg = 2.2 lbs) of weight will get one gram of physical gold per […]

Enter the $100,000 World Soccer Challenge at Gainesville Coins!

Every four years, teams from the top 32 soccer nations in the world meet to decide who is World Champion. This summer, the eyes of soccer fans across the globe turn to Rio, where powerhouse Brazil will defend its home turf against the best players in the world. Who will win? Will top-seed Brazil bring […]