Metal Investing

  • Silver
    While the actual name of silver comes from an Anglo-Saxon root word, "siolfur," the chemical symbol for the precious metal came from a Latin word, "argentum." Treasured for its incredible beauty since....
  • American Eagle Gold Coins
    Almost since its first minting in 1986, the American eagle gold coin became one of the world's leading bullion investment coins. These coins are highly sought after by both collectors and gold investo....
  • Silver Prices
    Because silver is a precious metal, its price is determined by the supply and demand ratio at any given moment. As is the case with other precious metals, there is a limited amount of silver in the wo....
  • British Sovereigns
    The British sovereign has been recognized as a medium of exchange for over 500 years, and it is respected in just about every country that trades in gold. As the official coinage of English kings and ....
  • Platinum
    It might surprise a lot of people to discover that platinum was mined and refined as far back as the days of the Egyptian Pharoahs. Thousands of years before Rome's glory days, this mysterious metal w....
  • French Franc
    On February 18, 2002, after a reign of over 600 years as the primary currency of France, the franc was deposed in favor of the European euro coin. Many French citizens lamented the end of the gold roy....
  • Platinum Futures Trading
    By the 1840s, Chicago had become a major trade center, connected by rail and telegraph to Eastern cities. As the volume of trade grew and midwest farmers brought their wheat to Chicago to sell, they f....
  • Gold Bullion Coins
    Gold bullion is the purest form of gold. It is refined to 99.99%. Gold bullion bars are stamped to exactly one troy ounce weight and certified and sealed at the refinery. The most popular choices in g....
  • The Gold Guide
    For centuries, gold has meant wealth, prestige, and power, and its rarity and natural beauty have made it precious to men and women alike. Owning gold has long been a bulwark against disaster. Many ti....
  • Gold Bullion
    Gold bullion is any gold that is at least 99.5% pure. It is usually formed into gold bars, wafers, or ingots. Gold bars are the most convenient form of gold bullion to buy for several reasons. You can....