The first coin in the series, honoring Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, was issued in 2010. Four additional coins followed with the same 2010 date. And each year thereafter 5 new designs are released.
Each America the Beautiful (ATB) coin carries the same design on the obverse. Buyers will recognize the familiar coin portrait of George Washington, the same design featured on currently circulating quarters, only greatly enlarged to fit the 5 oz size. The inscriptions on the obverse include; United States of America, Liberty, In God We Trust and Quarter Dollar.
Each coin’s reverse side varies depending upon the place being commemorated. The list of sites to adorn the 56 coins were chosen in a process which included state governors, the US Interior Department, the Secretary of the Treasury, the US Commission of Fine Arts and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
The design for each coin was created by artists in the US Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program. This program was established in 2003 to include professional American artists from diverse backgrounds and who hold diverse interests. Artists collaborate with US Mint staff to craft images which work well on coinage.
The Royal Mint has been continuously minting British coinage for more than 1,000 years. The mint was moved to the Tower of London in the late thirteenth century, and operated there for five centuries. In 1812 The Royal Mint moved from the Tower to new premises on London’s Tower Hill. Finally, in 1967 the construction of a new Royal Mint began in its current location in South Wales, UK.
The Royal Mint has a long and storied history and is always respected, but innovation keeps it at the forefront of the world when it comes to minting. The Mint employs the latest equipment, technology and methods to deliver beautiful, well crafted coins with fine detail. The combination of rich tradition and innovation have made Royal Mint coins recognized throughout the world for their quality.
April 15, 2019 — Gold flat-lined again while silver prices dropped a bit late in last week’s trading. Investors’ “risk on” sentiment continues to be the challenge for metals as the equity markets keep moving higher. Another round of rumors of an impending deal with China on trade helped push stock prices higher.
If a deal is reached, it may wind up being a “sell the news” event given how much optimism over trade has already contributed to equity prices. If a deal is not reached, we’ll find out how much longer markets continue responding to rumors.
The Wall Street Journal published an article Sunday which mirrors our own puzzlement about what is driving the rally in financial markets everywhere. The headline is “Global Stock Rally Defies Dimming Economic Outlook.” Signs portending a slowdown in the economy are growing, but that isn’t reflected in equity prices.
The American Eagle silver coins are known as the most popular silver bullion coins in the world – a testament to their beautiful design.
Enduring silver makes for an excellent gift – especially when it is the beautiful silver American Eagle in our exclusive “Happy Birthday!” coin capsule. Why send another $20 bill in a card, to be spent and forgotten? Instead send something well-crafted and gleaming, with value that stands to increase over time. It won’t be discarded while in these coin holders and leaves an impression the recipient won’t soon forget.
And it is a gift to inspire important conversations about honest money. The buying power of the United States dollar just keeps falling. Investors can protect themselves by saving in sound money. Americans bought the first fine silver American Eagle in 1986 for around $7 apiece. Today’s price is a reflection of what has happened to our dollar in recent decades.
They offer a combination of historical interest and very low premiums. Many investors are looking for metal with higher purity. For those who care less about purity and focus only on the cost per ounce of the silver they buy, these silver war nickels are hard to beat. The buy price of these nickels is determined based only upon the actual silver content. The copper and manganese content is excluded in the price calculation – buyers essentially get those metals as a bonus.
Every dollar face value (20 coins) contains 1.125 troy ounces of silver.
The coins are strikingly large and the artwork is beautiful. They will be an interesting addition to any silver holding.
The coins are affordable with premiums similar to the American Eagle silver coin, despite lots of demand from coin collectors coupled with a limited mintage.
Each coin carries its own unique story.
The coin’s reverse (or tails) side features a woman operating a power loom, with the city of Lowell in the background. This side is also inscribed with the words; Lowell, Masschusetts, 2019, and E Pluribus Unum.
The obverse carries the familiar coin portrait of George Washington – the portrait featured on current Washington quarters. The inscriptions on this side include; United States of America, Liberty, In God We Trust and Quarter Dollar.
The coins are packaged by the US Mint in tubes of 10 coins. A full Mint box contains 10 tubes for a total of 500 ounces. The weight and purity (.999 Fine Silver, 5.0 Ounce) of the coin inscribed on the coin’s rim and is guaranteed by the US government.
20 Peso Gold Coins from Mexico Mexico first issued the 20 peso gold coin featuring the Aztec Sun Stone in 1917. Production continued until 1921, and then paused until 1960. Over the course of 11 years, more than 6 million of the 20 peso coins were minted, and carried the date of “1959”. In 1971 the series went back on hiatus for nearly 3 decades when the Mexican mint again began issuing restrike coins with the 1959 date. This last round of production ran from 2000 – 2009 and featured a matte (satin) finish.
The coin’s obverse carries a golden eagle perched atop a cactus and holding a snake in its beak. The design commemorates the founding of Mexico City. The story holds that the Aztec god of war and the sun instructed the Mexica tribe to build their city located where they found an Eagle devouring a serpent.
The reverse features the Aztec Sun Stone. The famous design is thought to have been used as a calendar and has become iconic as a piece of Aztec art.
The 20 peso gold coin is both beautiful in its design and low cost. It will make a great addition to any investor’s gold holding.
RCM 10 oz bars are minted rather than poured or cast silver. The process of stamping blanks in a minting press generates bars with a more polished finish and clean lines. Minting leads to a more machined look, which many customers prefer.
10 Ounce Bar Key Points:
These bars are approximately the size of a deck of playing cards
Backed by the Royal Canadian Mint for weight and purity
Each mint silver bar is sealed in plastic to reduce the possibility of tarnish
Take advantage of even lower prices by buying in quantity; price breaks at 5, 50 and 250
Great for stacking, when space in your safe is limited