Tuesday, January 31, 2012

$20 Pure Silver Commemorative Coin - Polar Bear 2012 Canadian Mint

Own a fine silver (99.99% pure) coin for only $20 With a stunning design and orders limited to 3 per household, this coin is set to sell-out as rapidly as the previous 2 in the series. Buy now before they’re all gone.

Mintage: 20,000 only

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
Wow, if you buy nothing else from the Mint due to their heavy gouging, buy this coin, it's a beauty, not to mention .9999 silver, and can ONLY go up in value. Now if the mint could just fix the pricing on everything else!

This Coin is AMAZING value!! Way to go for once RCM! (the 3rd time actually :)

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$20 Pure Silver Commemorative Coin - Polar Bear 2012 Canadian Mint

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“Waitangi” Proof Set 1935 Crown to Threepence

New Zealand Pre-Decimal Coins Proof Set

George V (1911-1936),

Silver 50% - Crown, Half Crown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence

“Waitangi” Proof Set 1935, Crown through to Threepence ( Ref KM PS-3).

A lovely set in perfect mint state, rare.

Current Value of between $6000-$8000 Au$

New Zealand Numismatics: “Waitangi” Proof Set 1935 Crown to Threepence

David Morgan interviewed by Cambridge House Live - Discussing Silver


David Morgan predicts the U.S. has another 2 or 3 years before the currency collapses. He also stakes out his predictions on where gold and silver are headed in the next year.

Ron Paul & Maloney Hit It Out Of The Park - Gold, Silver & Debt Based Monetary System

During Mike Maloney's recent appearance on RT he was given the chance to state where he thinks the economy is going and why. Specifically Discussing Gold and its future price.

Be sure to subscribe to Mike's weekly newsletter at GoldSilver.com, and check out Capital Account with Lauren Lyster

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Uniform Coinage of India - Sterling Silver Coins

Prior to 1835 A.D., the East India Company issued coins in Bengal Presidency, Bombay Presidency and Madras Presidency. These coins were circulated in local area for use in the local trade.

For any particular value, the coins circulated in different areas of India were of different weight, fineness and size. In order to remove this chaotic condition, East India Company decided to introduce a uniform coinage in the territories of the company.

All the details of the new coinage were laid down by Act XVIII of 1835. As per this act the weight of the rupee coin was standardized at 180 grains troy (1 Tola) and its fineness at 11/12 (i.e. 165 grains of pure silver and 15 grains of alloy). The rupee coin would bear the effigy of the then king of United Kingdom.

Standard Silver Rupee:


Weight- 180 grains

Metal composition- 165 grains of pure silver and 15 grains of alloy

Diameter – 1.3”

Shape - Circular

Edge – milled

Obv - effigy of the then king or queen of United Kingdom

Rev – Value of the coin - LOTS!

Uniform Coinage of India - Sterling Silver Coins

Victoria "Gothic" Florin 1853 - Sterling Silver Great Britain Coin

The Magnificent "Gothic" Design

The Gothic design was first used on the beautiful gothic crown of 1847. After the disaster of the "Godless" issue in 1849, the gothic design was used on the new florin coin. It continued with a number of minor changes until 1887. Our specimen is dated mdcccliii for 1853, and is in excellent condition. This was only the second date of gothic florin to enter circulation. A small quantity were produced for 1851, but it is thought that they were not intended for circulation.


Large bust of Queen Victoria, crowned, and with a long hair braid, wearing a dress richly embroidered with roses, shamrocks and thistles. The engraver's initials W.W. for William Wyon, appear raised below the shoulder.
The obverse inscription appears in gothic style script, in upper and lower case. This in itself is quite unusual, in that most coin inscriptions are in upper case (capitals) only:
Victoria d g brit reg f d mdcccliii


Crowned cruciform shields bearing three lions passant for England, lion rampant for Scotland, and harp for Ireland. In the angles are roses, a shamrock and a thistle. In the centre there is a flower motif. All contained within a tressured circular panel.
The reverse design was also by William Wyon.
The reverse legend is also in lower case gothic style script, except for the "O" of "One":
One florin
one tenth of a pound


The edge is milled

Victoria "Gothic" Florin 1853 - Sterling Silver Great Britain Coin


One of Australia’s favourite collectable issues, the Australian Koala 1oz silver coin portrays delightful original artistry each year.

Specimen Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.

Original 2012 Koala Design

The coin’s reverse features an adult koala sleeping on the branch of a eucalyptus tree. The design also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and monetary denomination.

Illustrated Presentation Card

The coin is housed in a beautifully photographed display card.


Like its predecessors, the 2012 Silver Koala is struck on a mint-to-order basis only. Production will close on announcement of the 2013-dated coin, enabling The Perth Mint to declare its official mintage.

  • Specimen Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Original 2012 Koala Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Illustrated Presentation Card
  • Mint-to-Order
Technical Specifications:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

Order these from the Perth Mint

Two More RAM Release Silver/ Gold Year of the Dragon Coin Issues

Two releases that no one anticipated to be issued into the already flawless range commemorating 2012’s Year of the Dragon, comes the Royal Australian Mint’s Lunar Dragon Coloured 1oz Silver Proof and 1/10oz Gold

Celebrating the world’s favourite lunar sign, each pad printed coin depicts the RAM’s signature dragon upon a vivid coloured background.

Struck to the highest of Proof quality from .999 fine silver, the 40.00mm Silver Proof is restricted to a global mintage of just 18,000 coins. A highly exclusive, matching, 17.53mm Gold issue, crafted also to Proof quality from .9999 fine gold – this exquisite coin is limited to a mintage of just 8,000 coins.

Issued as official Australian Legal tender, and struck specifically for an international corporate order – only a minuscule number of each the 1oz Silver Proof and 1/10oz Gold Proof will be available on the market

Two More RAM Release Silver/ Gold Year of the Dragon Coin Issues

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


The Polar Bear is easily recognised by its distinctive shape, from its round posterior to its pointed black nose. Although the bear’s fur looks white, each hair shaft is actually pigment-free and transparent with a hollow core that scatters and reflects visible light, much like what happens with ice and snow.

This sea bear evolved about 200,000 years ago from its brown bear ancestors and is superbly adapted for survival in the Arctic. Five nations have Polar Bear populations including the United States (Alaska), Canada, Russia, Greenland, and Norway.

The main threat to the Polar Bear is the loss of habitat caused by ice loss as a result of climate change. As the Arctic continues to warm, two-thirds of the world's Polar Bears could disappear by mid-century. Other threats include pollution, poaching, industrial developments and unregulated hunting.

In May 2008, the United States Department of the Interior listed the Polar Bear as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act, while Canada and Russia list the Polar Bear as a Species of Concern.

99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Polar Bear Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts two adult Polar Bears and a cub, in colour, against an Arctic landscape. The lower reverse comprises a struck design showing a pair of supporting hands, and the inscription WILDLIFE IN NEED – POLAR BEAR.

Issued as Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date.

Extremely Limited Mintage

No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging

Each coin is housed in a display case with illustrated

Technical specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00


Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 Lunar Year of the Dragon – ½ oz Silver Pearl Dragon Coin Set New Zealand Mint

About the Coin

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore, with mythic counterparts among Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bhutanese, Western and Turkic dragons. In Chinese art, dragons are typically portrayed as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. In yin and yang terminology, a dragon is yang and complements a yin fenghuang ("Chinese phoenix").

This pure .999 pure ½ ounce silver coloured coin is limited to 8,000 sets only.

Reverse Design

The coin depicts a colour printed Traditional Chinese Dragon holding a Dragon Pearl. The image is backed by an engraved Chinese symbol for "Dragon".

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Niue Islands, along with the year of issue (2012) and the denomination of $2.


Each set is presented in a unique gift packaging featuring a replica of a dragons egg.


Metal .999 pure Silver
Finish Proof
Diameter 33mm
Edge Milled Milled
Denomination NZ$2
Year of Issue 2012
Mintage 8000

Saturday, January 14, 2012


The Korean War began in June 1950, when North Korean forces launched an invasion of South Korea. The United Nations multinational force defended South Korea from the Communist forces, which included the Chinese People's Volunteer Army. The Australians were part of a force that was defending the Kapyong Valley, north of Seoul.

Kapyong came to be the most significant and important battle for Australian troops in Korea. In April 1951 the Chinese launched their spring offensive with the aim of retaking the city of Seoul. They quickly overran South Korean forces defending one of the major approach routes to Seoul – the valley of the Kapyong River.

During a night of fierce fighting and throughout the daylight hours of 24 April the Australians and a Canadian battalion, supported by a New Zealand artillery regiment, stalled the Chinese advance before eventually withdrawing after dark. The Australians had helped hold off the Chinese 60th Division and prevented Seoul from falling into enemy hands.

The end of the Korean War came with the signing of an armistice on 27 July 1953. After the war ended, the presence of Australians in Korea continued with a peacekeeping force until 1957.

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Designer Wade Robinson


Iran Could Make Silver Bugs Filthy Rich - Silver Investment News

If the first year of the Iraq War of 2003 offers up some clues to the potential move in the silver price (NYSEARCA:SLV) following an invasion of its neighbor Iran, then grab as much of the white metal as you can and enjoy the ride. This ride could be for the record books.

On the official day of the U.S. invasion of Iraq on Mar. 20, 2003, silver traded at the lowly price of approximately $4.35. On the first anniversary of the invasion, the silver price (NYSEARCA:PSLV) reached nearly $8.00, for an 83 percent return (see graph, below).

But an attack on Iran could make an 83 percent return seem minuscule.

Backing up for a moment, however, an obviously important question, first, should be: how likely is an imminent attack on Iran?

With reports of American troop movements into Israel, along with Reuters reports of two U.S. aircraft carriers headed to the Persian Gulf and a lot of chatter from Washington command appearing on television as salesmen for an attack, a military strike on Iran is likely, according to Jim Rickards, adviser to government personnel on U.S. national security issues and frequent guest of King World News.

“Eric, this really could not be more serious,” Rickards told Eric King’s KWN. “The fact that we, meaning the United States, are on a path to a war with Iran is very clear at this point. It does seem the countdown has begun and it’s coming to a head sooner rather than later.”

And following Iran’s announcement that it will no longer accept U.S. dollars for Iranian oil, the U.S., really, must respond (1). If not, OPEC gets the green light to dump the dollar and it’s game over for the U.S. without a shot being fired.

Consider, too, recent data from the Fed, which show clearly that foreigners aren’t buying enough Treasuries to even remotely match the increase to the central bank’s balance sheet. In fact, according to the chart, below, a war with Iran is a most likely stab at coaxing global money back into preventing a waterfall in the dollar after bond vigilantes are done with Europe.

Source: zerohedge.com, Foreigners Sell Record $85 Billion In Treasury’s In 6 Consecutive Weeks – Time To Get Concerned?

But here’s why the silver price could triple, or more!

The difference between the Iraq War and a war with Iran is: Iran isn’t Iraq! Saddam Hussein’s regime had no friends in the region, and certainly didn’t attract meaningful help from Russia or China before, or during, the conflict.

Hussein was essentially a rogue operator, according to William Clark, author of Petrodollar Warfare: Oil, Iraq, and the Future of the Dollar, which, by the way, offers a good foundation to Jim Rickard’s book, Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis.

Because of the well-known and long-standing commitment from Russia and China to defend Iran, a war with Iran could turn into a proxy for WWIII, a notion widely offered in the public domain.

In other words, if Iran is attacked, the move in the silver price (NYSEARCA:AGQ) could be monstrous—with two and three-bagger returns very likely, with oil and other commodities soaring to unthinkable levels as China utilizes one of its financial weapons in response to military aggression.

The cost of a war with Iran will soar off the charts to an already hopeless U.S. debt level. In fact, a planned dollar devaluation could be the motive behind an Iranian attack.

According to a policy paper penned by Felix K. Chang and Jonathan Goldman for the U.S. Army and posted on the U.S. Army Web site, titled Meddling in the Markets: Foreign Manipulation, the threat by China, Russia and sympathetic nations against U.S. aggression, a war with Iran will not be a cakewalk by any stretch of the imagination. Link to document file, here.

According to Chang and Goldman, Iran puts at risk the U.S. dollar in a very meaningful way.

The simultaneous dramatic devaluation of the U.S. dollar and a sharp increase in oil prices would immediately unsettle global equity and bond markets. During such times of uncertainty, institutions and investors normally seek a safe haven where their assets will hold value. For much of the twentieth century, that haven has been the dollar. In this hypothetical, however, the dollar would be at the epicenter of uncertainty, as China unloads its U.S. Treasury securities in favor of gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) or euros. Aggravating the situation, institutions and investors of all stripes would magnify the selling pressure as they tried to shed their own devalued U.S. assets—liquidity would rapidly disappear. [emphasis added.]

While many of traditional media may repeat the mantra that precious metals are risky investments, the facts about war and money show otherwise. At risk here is the dollar.

(1) The Invasion of Iraq: Dollar vs Euro: Re-denominating Iraqi oil in U. S. dollars, instead of the euro

The unprovoked “shock and awe” attack on Iraq was to serve several economic purposes: (1) Safeguard the U.S. economy by re-denominating Iraqi oil in U.S. dollars, instead of the euro, to try to lock the world back into dollar oil trading so the U.S. would remain the dominant world power-militarily and economically. (2) Send a clear message to other oil producers as to what will happen to them if they abandon the dollar matrix. (3) Place the second largest oil reserve under direct U.S. control. (4) Create a subject state where the U.S. can maintain a huge force to dominate the Middle East and its oil. (5) Create a severe setback to the European Union and its euro, the only trading block and currency strong enough to attack U.S. dominance of the world through trade. (6) Free its forces (ultimately) so that it can begin operations against those countries that are trying to disengage themselves from U.S. dollar imperialism-such as Venezuela, where the U.S. has supported the attempted overthrow of a democratic government by a junta more friendly to U. S. business/oil interests.

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Eric Sprott: "Who is not Getting the Silver?"

Eric Sprott speaks at the Casey Research/Sprott Summit When Money Dies.

Discussing Silver and Silver Investment, the future for silver in the short and long term.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Important Message About Gold and Silver - Peter Schiff

Peter Schiff has a message: If you have recently purchased gold or silver, then you might be discouraged by the recent decline in price.

But the fundamental case for owning gold and silver are stronger than ever. This may be the best time to buy silver and gold. Maybe you thought that the train had already left the station. Bull markets take the stairs up, and they take the elevator down. It seems as if the markets didn't even take the elevator down, it just fell off a cliff.

During this time period, there have been several sharp declines. The previous declines weren't as large in dollar values because the price levels weren't as high. People are saying that this is a bubble, and there are many people using leverage to invest in gold and silver. People who are leveraged are being forced to sell their gold and silver. But now there is an opportunity to increase your position if you already have one, or to establish a new position if you haven't yet done so. Ben Bernanke recently announced that there is more downside risk. But this is only bullish for the precious metals market. That is exactly why we are buying gold. They are trying to revive an artificial economy that is about to burst.

Rather than an announcement of QE3, we are now entering Operation Twist. At the end of the day, Bernanke will do the only thing that he knows how to do: print more money. He has already started QE3, but he just won't admit it.

It isn't just Americans that want to protect themselves from the politicians, it is also the Europeans. The real drop that we need to be worried about isn't the temporary drop in gold and silver, but the permanent drop in the purchasing power of paper money. Please share this video with your friends and family who may be worried during these tough times.

Max Keiser interviews guest David Morgan on the manipulation of the gold and silver prices by bankers

Max Keiser interviews guest David Morgan from silver-investor.com on the manipulation of the gold and silver prices by bankers / central bankers to prop up their ponzi fiat currencies that they can print into oblivion.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Both Gold and Silver are "a Gift, Courtesy of the bullion banksDavid Schectman (Miles Franklin)

metals update with David Schectman, the founder of Miles Frankiln pecious metals. Schectman says that current prices in both gold and silver are "a gift, courtesy of the bullion banks".

2012 year of Silver Gilded Lunar Dragon Proof $2 TUVALU Legal Tender

Another Proof Lunar Dragon, this time its the 2012 year of Dragon $2 TUVALU legal tender Proof Coin issue:

  • This Prood coin comes with a Certificate of authenticity and display box
  • Item has a very low Mintage.