Sunday, February 24, 2013

NTR 2013 Year of the Snake 10oz Silver 999 Bullion Art Bar


These 99.9% silver bullion bar celebrates the Chinese lunar year of the snake. Minted by NTR metals in the USA.

NTR Metals is one of the world's largest precious metals companies, making a market in all precious metal bullion and offering a full range of refining, recycling and minting services.

NTR Metals operates over 50 locations throughout the United States and Europe and is an LBMA member and accredited refiner. 

Day of Resistance One Ounce Silver Round "Come and Take it"




In partnership with the American Open Currency Standard, Day of Resistance is releasing its official silver round - The COME AND TAKE IT Second Amendment Medallion.

This .999 fine silver medallion bears the famous image of the Concord Minute Man of 1775 statue from Massachusetts on the obverse and COME AND TAKE IT with crossed AR-15s on the reverse.


"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

-Amendment II, Constitution of the United States

This medallion is being released on February 23 (.223) as we both celebrate our right to protect ourselves and stand, unwavering, in our resolve to resist the federal gun grab that has targeted our self-defense rifles - most notably the AR-15 which, as you already know fires .223 Remington ammunition.

This .999 fine silver medallion is minted with a satin finish and is bullion priced at only $2.99 over spot (that's less than silver eagles in low quantities) to encourage you to stack. Most collectors will pick up a tube of twenty of these, both for their collection and as an investment.

This limited edition medallion features the minute man on it's obverse and the ever-popular "Come & Take It" phrase on the reverse floating above crossed AR-15s which have come under heavy fire from the media and the President in recent months. 

This beautiful medallion was created as a token of our right to bear arms. Minted on an AOCS approved, .999 pure silver medallion, this piece represents a movement of proud Americans who will peaceably assemble on February 23 (.223) to tell the federal government that they have no authority to take away our ability to protect ourselves.

“The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” - Thomas Jefferson

This most basic right has been at the cornerstone of the American tradition since before we were even founded as an independent nation from England.

While none approve of the misuse of weapons or the pain and suffering at the hands of armed madmen, we are able to understand that the very right for law-abiding citizens to be armed is at the foundation of our protection from such men

As the sacred latin phrase says "abusus non tollit usum"


Which means "abuse does not take away use, i.e., is not an argument against proper use"
This is far from the first time a government has tried to grab our guns. It's not even the first time our government has tried. Throughout history in Russia, in Germany, even in the Texas War of Independence.

 In 1835 "Texians" stood up against Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea of the Mexican Army when he tried to take away their cannon. Before the battle of Gonzales, which many consider the beginning of the Texas Revolution, they raised a flag for the Mexicans to see. It boldly stated the words "Come and Take It."

On January 16, 2013, President Barack Obama issued 23 executive actions against your 2nd amendment Constitutional right to bear arms. He did this without the consent of Congress which in itself, violates the foundation of the Constitution and the co-equal branches of government.
 
In response to these unconstitutional actions by the President, on .223, February 23, 2013 the American people will stand together in defiance to protect the right that protects ALL of our rights, the 2nd Amendment! They will organize locally so that they may band together neighbor to neighbor and reassert their community's right to determine their own destiny!

This medallion is more than just a commemorative token from an event. It is another way of resisting the Federal Government.

Since the beginning of the 20th century our government and governments around the world have distanced themselves from gold and silver as they not only drowned us in a sea of debt, but actually transformed our currency from claims for gold and silver to a debt-based currency.

Every ounce of silver you own is one more vote of nofaith in the federal government. See the Why Silver? page above for more information.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Eric Sprott: Price of Gold and Silver are Being Suppressed & No Gold in the Treasury

Eric Sprott: Price of Gold and Silver are Being Suppressed & No Gold in the Treasury

Silver Websites Being Taken Down, Silver Physical shortage vs Paper Contracts

The Silver Conspiracy - A video blog discussing Silver Websites being taken down and the lack of physical silver in comparison to the huge amount of paper contracts.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Robert Falcon Scott One Ounce Silver Coin - New Zealand Mint



About The Coin:

This striking 1oz Silver coin commemorates the life and achievements of explorer and Royal Navy officer Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Scott led two expeditions to the Antarctic:  the Discovery Expedition (1901–04) and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition (1910–13).

Scotts status as a British hero has at times been called into question over the past century, however, his personal bravery and stoicism have won him a place in history.

The modern day Scott Base in Antarctica was named in his honour.

Reverse Design:

This depicts an engraved portrait of Captain Robert Falcon Scott set against an image of his ship, the Terra Nova in the icy waters of the Antarctic.

On the left of the coin is a final excerpt from Scott’s journal written on his ill fated Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole.

The coins border is engraved with a dedication to the bravery of Captain Scott in the words ‘to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield’ along with the years of Scott’s birth and death.


Obverse Design:

This features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender, under the authority of Niue Island.

Packaging:

This beautiful coin comes packaged in a wooden collector box, fashioned in the shape of a sea chest. 

Specifications:

Metal. 999
Finish
Proof
Diameter
40.7mm
Edge
Milled
Denomination
$2
Year of Issue
2012
Mintage
5000

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Working Dogs One Ounce Silver 5 Coin Proof Collection from the Perth Mint, Australia

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Working Dogs Series:

Focusing on five intelligent working dog breeds, this exciting Working Dogs series portrays these unpaid, unsung heroes of the Australian labour force – our four-legged, big-hearted workers. Coin Club Australia is aiming to raise a sum of $15,000 as charity funds for RSPCA Australia through the Working Dogs coin program.

Releases:
  • July 2010: Labrador Retriever – Guide Dog
  • October 2010: Border Collie – Sheep Dog
  • January 2011: Australian Cattle Dog – Herding Dog
  • April 2011: Beagle – Detector Dog
  • July 2011: German Shepherd – Police Dog
Manufacturer: The Perth Mint

Legal Tender: Tuvalu $1 x 5

Mintage: 3,000 of each coin

Material: 5 Troy oz 99.9% Silver

Presentation: Each coin is accompanied by a matching-number Certificate of Authenticity,housed in a presentation case and illustrated shipper. 5-coin display case is included.

Release Date: July 2010 – July 2011

Birds of Australia – Regent Bowerbird 2013 Half Ounce Silver Proof Coin

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The third release in the beloved Birds of Australia series is the Regent Bowerbird.

PROOF QUALITY 99.9% PURE SILVER

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.

VIVIDLY COLOURED REVERSE DESIGN

The coin’s reverse portrays a male and female Regent Bowerbird in colour, headed by the inscription REGENT BOWERBIRD. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design also includes representations of native Australian vegetation.

AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER

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

LIMITED MINTAGE

The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these Regent Bowerbird 2013 1/2oz Silver Proof Coins.

PRESENTATION PACKAGING AND NUMBERED CERTIFICATE

This coin is housed in a classic presentation case with a beautifully illustrated shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


2013 Kangaroo Road Sign One Ounce Silver $1 Frosted Uncirculated - Royal Australian Mint

2013 $1 Kangaroo Road Sign 1oz Silver Frosted Uuncirculated Royal Australian Mint

2013 $1 Kangaroo Road Sign 1oz Silver Frosted Uncirculated Royal Australian Mint
A shock release from the Royal Australian Mint, created specifically in response to an international order, this stunning new Australian legal tender One Ounce silver coin is a compulsory acquisition for all Kangaroo coin collectors – and for anyone with an appreciation for the finest in precious metal minting.

Struck to immaculate Frosted Uncirculated quality from a troy ounce of .999 fine silver, and measuring a crown-sized 40mm in diameter, this superb new precious metal issue captures an iconic element of the Australian landscape – the Australian kangaroo road sign.

An interesting twist on the Mint’s traditional Silver Kangaroo Series motifs, this official Australian legal tender release features a sharply struck portrayal of this classic, internationally renowned Aussie road sign.

Strictly limited to a mintage of 40,000, with a majority of that figure destined for the international market, the 2013 $1 Kangaroo Road Sign One Ounce Silver Frosted Uncirculated is presented within the plush confines of an official Royal Australian Mint case.

Specifications:
  • Type: Silver
  • Finish: Frosted Uncirculated
  • Purity: .999
  • Diameter: 40.00mm
  • Weight: 31.10g
  • Mintage: 40,000
  • Face Value: 1 Dollar

    Peter Schiff on the US Dollar Collapse - Economic Collapse

    Peter Schiff on FED matters discussing the Federal Reserve Monetary Policy, US Dollar Collapse, Real estate, Gold and Silver - Economic Collapse



    Monday, February 11, 2013

    Rhinoceros 2012 1000 Francs Congo - African Silver One Ounce




    The Silver One Ounce Rhinoceros with Antique finish- The Second coin in the African series

    SIZE: 40 mm
    WEIGHT: 1 OZ (31.1g) 
    PURITY:  999 Fine Silver
    MINTAGE: 2000 pieces

    Silver Proof Coin - Cook Islands 2013 $50 Five Ounce 5oz Mother Of Pearl Zeppelin

     

    Coin Description


    A breathtaking work of precious metal minting, highlighted by a core of lustrous, genuine Mother of Pear, this imposing, exclusive tribute to aeronautical pioneer Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1917) and his creation of the rigid airship – universally known as 'the Zeppelin'.

    Inspired by hot-air balloons whilst serving as a volunteer for the Union Army during the 1861-65 American Civil War, von Zeppelin spent several decades refining his vision of a rigid airship until, in 1900, the first successful airship was launched – the Zeppelin LZ1. Used for both military and civilian transport, von Zeppelin's important invention had safely transported over 34,000 passengers on more than 1,600 flights by 1914. Unique, dramatic and imposing, this exclusive legal tender coin forms an inspiring, innovative celebration of a truly Golden Age in the history of aviation.

    Struck to the height of Proof quality from a massive FIVE TROY OUNCES of .999 fine silver, and measuring a gargantuan 65mm in diameter, this spellbinding legal tender $50 coin is perhaps most notable for the large, authentic Mother of Pearl insert. Glistening with iridescent beauty, the Mother of Pearl carries a stunning design, with one of the most famous German airships, the Graf Zeppelin, portrayed above New York as it completed the first trans-Atlantic commercial passenger flight in 1928.

    As with its predecessor, the stunning 2012 $50 Titanic Mother of Pearl 5oz Silver Proof, the tiny worldwide mintage of the 2013 $50 Zeppelin 5oz Silver Proof was instantly devastated by demand. With our allocation strictly limited, and no chance of securing more stock, this pioneering precious metal Proof will be available for a short time only. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity!

    • Supreme example of the latest in modern minting – features a genuine Mother of Pearl insert!
    • Struck to flawless Proof quality from a whopping FIVE TROY OUNCES of pure, prestigious .999 silver! Over 155 grams!
    • The worldwide mintage has been restricted to a mere 500 coins! Already sold out!
    • An official legal tender issue – measures an expansive 65mm in diameter!
    • Presented within a distinctive oval timber case, complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

    2013 Scottsdale 999 Silver One Ounce Art Bar - $2 Niue Legal Tender


    The One is here. More portable than a 10-ouncer, perfect for bartering and one of the most visually stunning pieces of silver bullion on the market today.

    Exceptionally minted and finished, the front features the illustrious Scottsdale Lion.

    The level of detail in the crown alone qualifies The One as the most intricately-etched 1-ounce bar available. A repeating Double S logo on the flip side adds to the elegance. Each pack is ten troy oz.

    Added Authenticity Features - Featuring Mintguard Security

    Saturday, February 9, 2013

    2013 Wood Bison Silver Bullion Coin - Canadian Wildlife Series



    The 2013 Wood Bison Silver Bullion Coin features a depiction of the animal galloping in a display of strength and endurance. Similar to the two prior releases, the image is framed within a circular area with the inscription “Canada” above and “Fine Silver 1 oz Argent Pur” below.

    The fineness of “9999″ is included within the image area. The reverse design is by Canadian artist Emily Damstra.

    Although the coins are part of a bullion series with corresponding pricing and availability, a maximum of one million will be produced by the Royal Canadian Mint Ottawa facility. The mintage limit and the appeal of the alternating designs provides the potential for appreciation outside of the bullion value.

    The concept of limited mintage bullion releases has been used by other world mints. The RCM’s Wildlife series seems to have achieved a measure of success and popularity with bullion investors and coin collectors. This may set the stage for similar series in the future.




    The “Wood Bison” design was announced at the World Money Fair in Berlin. The RCM has indicated that the coins will soon be available through their network of bullion distributors, although no exact date has been specified.

    Birds of Prey - Great Horned Owl One Ounce Silver Coin

    About the Design:

    New Zealand Mint is proud to issue the the Birds of Prey 1oz Silver coin series. Each of the coins within the series celebrates the beauty and power of these magnificent creatures.

    Reverse Design:

    This dramatically captures a Great Horned Owl in high quality colour set against the mirror like finish of a proof coin. The bird is immediately recognisable by the tufts of feathers or ‘horns’ on its head.

    Obverse Design:

    This features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender, under the authority of Niue Island.

    Packaging:

    The coin is presented in an attractive wooden case with removable insert. Insert can be positioned so the coin is displayed upright.


    Specifications:

    Metal .999 Silver
    Finish Proof
    Diameter 40.7 mm
    Edge Milled
    Denomination $2
    Year of Issue 2013
    Mintage 5,000

    Gilded Fiji Double Taku One Ounce Silver Coin - New Zealand Mint

    ABOUT THE DESIGN

    New Zealand Mint is proud to launch a new Silver Gold Gilded coin, celebrating one of the most unique and rare animals in the South Pacific, The Hawksbill Turtle- or the locally named 'Taku'.

    Marine turtles have traveled the sea for over 100 Million years. Today, six of the seven species of marine turtles are listed as endangered or critically endangered. Hawksbill Turtles are commonly observed on coral reefs where they feed on Sponges, Seagrass, Ascidians and Soft Corals.

    A thousand Hawksbills are thought to nest in the Pacific Ocean, which includes a Fijian breeding population of 120-150. The estimated numbers of adult Hawksbill Turtles for Fiji is estimated at 2-3,000.

    OBVERSE

    The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    REVERSE

    The reverse features a gold gilded Taku and baby with a stylized shell pattern swimming through the waters of the Pacific Ocean along with an engraved heading and the coin's metal quality and weight.

    LIMITED MINTAGE

    No more than 5,000 Fiji Taku gilded silver coins will be issued by New Zealand Mint.

    PRESENTATION

    The coin comes encapsulated in a striking cylindrical display case with a transparent lid filled with aquamarine liquid.


    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Metal: .999 Silver Gold Gilded
    Finish: Proof
    Diameter: 40.5mm
    Edge: Milled
    Denomination: $2
    Year of Issue: 2012
    Mintage: 5,000

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    XAG Silver Stackers Australia Penny Silver 999 Round


    ABOUT THE SILVER STACKERS SILVER ROUND:


    Silver Stackers is proud to announce the release of the first Silver Stackers silver round, with a world-first XAG currency denomination, encouraging use as a barter round.


    Individually encapsulated, these Australian-made rounds are sourced from a new boutique minting operation.
    The obverse is inspired by the famous 1930 George V Penny, and the reverse features the currency denomination 1.00 XAG, with XAG being the currency code for silver under the ISO 4217 international standard. XAG is not the official currency of any nation, however the precious metals gold (XAU), silver (XAG), platinum (XPT) and palladium (XPD) all feature on this internationally accepted list of currencies.
    In conjunction with the XAG currency code, the legend Instrinsic Tender has been selected for the reverse. This enforces the concept of the fungibility of silver facilitating its use as an acceptable tender for barter situations. These rounds are not coins, and are not legal tender.
    Image shown is artist's concept, not a photo of the minted coin.
    SPECIFICATIONS:
    • One Ounce 99.9% pure silver
    • Australian-made
    • Premium polished planchets in capsules
    • Mirror finish both sides
    • Individually encapsulated
    • World-first 1.00 XAG currency denomination
    • "Intrinsic Tender " - not legal tender
    • Available now

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Intrinsic Silver 2013 Silver Buffalo XAG 999 Silver Round from Gold Stackers




    Gold Stackers is proud to announce the release of the Silver Buffalo XAG silver round for 2013. These are one troy ounce silver rounds made from .999 silver.

    Designed by Elise Martinson, an acclaimed Melbourne designer with several Perth Mint legal tender bullion issues to her credit, the Silver Buffalo features original artwork inspired by the 1913 Buffalo nickel designed by James Earle Fraser.
    Non-encapsulated in tubes, these US-made rounds are sourced from one of the largest private minting facilities in the US. These rounds are struck with a premium mirror finish at bullion pricing.
    The reverse features the currency denomination 1.00 XAG, with XAG being the currency code for silver under the ISO 4217 international standard. XAG is not the official currency of any nation, however the precious metals gold (XAU), silver (XAG), platinum (XPT) and palladium (XPD) all feature on this internationally accepted list of currencies.
    In conjunction with the XAG currency code, the legend Instrinsic Tender has been selected for the reverse. This enforces the concept of the fungibility of silver facilitating its use as an acceptable tender for barter situations. These rounds are not coins, and are not legal tender.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    One Ounce Silver Bullet Bullion Bar 45 Bullet ACP


    These solid-silver bullets are nearly identical to a real .45 cartridge. Weighing 1 Troy Oz, each, the .45 ACP version of Silver Bullet Bullion won't actually fire in a weapon, but will target your financial goals with devastating power. 


    Pure investment-grade .999-fine silver, available in boxes of 10 or individually. Celebrates the cartridges designed by John Browning in 1904 for use in his Colt semi-automatic .45 pistol


    Specifications
    Caliber:.45 ACP.50 BMG20 mm
    Overall Length:32.4mm138mm168.275mm
    Base Diameter:12.1mm20.4mm29.4mm
    Purity:0.9990.9990.999
    Silver Content:1 troy oz10 troy oz25 troy oz

    Argali Mongolian Wildlife Silver Coin Series 2013




    The Argali is the biggest wild sheep on earth. With the Argali, the prizewinning series Mongolian Wild Animals has found a worthy successor. 

    The silver coin shows the Ovis ammon minted in a fantastic relief, adorned with two mocca SWAROVSKI  ELEMENTS. 

    The giant mountain sheep (Ovis ammon) lives in the Central Asian mountain range as well as Mongolia. 

    The animal, which is a member of the bovid family, can reach a shoulder height of 130 cm and a weight of over 200 kilograms. 

    The ram’s head alone, with its huge horns, accounts for 10 percent of its total bodyweight. The Argali is a gregarious animal which feeds solely on plants.





    Specifications:


    CountryMongolia
    Year2013
    Face value500 Togrog
    MetalSilver .999
    Weight1 oz
    Size38.61 mm
    QualityAntique finish
    Mintage2500

    Dragons of Legend – European Green Dragon 2013 One Ounce Silver Proof Coin


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    Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

    The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.

    Coloured Dragon Reverse Design

    The reverse of the coin depicts a coloured image of European Green Dragon against a mountain scene, bordered by the inscriptions DRAGONS OF LEGEND and EUROPEAN GREEN DRAGON.

    Tuvalu 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, the monetary denomination and the 2013 year-date.

    Extremely Limited Mintage

    No more than 5,000 coins will be released.

    Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate

    This coin is housed in a black presentation case and illustrated shipper accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity

    Donation to UNICEF-Australia

    This coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia, who will donate $1 to UNICEF-Australia for every coin sold.

    Dragons of Legend – European Green Dragon 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:
    • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
    • Coloured Dragon Reverse Design
    • Extremely Limited Mintage – 5,000
    • Donation to UNICEF-Australia
    • Last Coin in Series
    • Commissioned Product Struck by The Perth Mint

    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
    Maximum Mintage 5,000

    Friday, February 1, 2013

    Perth Mint 2013 Silver Bullion Privy Mark Coin Releases

    This year The Perth Mint will be releasing three silver bullion coins featuring privy marks.

    Traditionally, a privy mark is a small mark of differentiation in the design of a coin added for the purpose of identifying the mint.

    The Perth Mint revived the ancient practice with a memorable series of silver bullion Kookaburra releases during the 1990s.

    This year we are issuing Australian Kookaburra and Australian Lunar silver bullion coins featuring the addition of privy marks.

    Each release is individually approved in law as a new Australian legal tender coin with its own mintage arrangement. (see Mintage Policy – 3. Coin Variations).

    The 2013 releases, which will appear in February, comprise:

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    1oz Australian Lunar Snake with Bavarian Lion Privy Mark

    - Maximum mintage: 100,000
    - Manufactured for distribution by one of our wholesale clients based in Germany.


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    1oz Australian Kookaburra with Snake Privy Mark

    - Maximum mintage: 50,000
    - Manufactured for distribution by wholesale clients based in the United States and Germany.

    1oz Australian Kookaburra with F15 Privy Mark

    - Maximum mintage: 15,000
    - Manufactured exclusively for the Europe-based distributor of the Fabulous 15 Silver Coin program.

    2013 Year of the Snake One Ounce Lunar Series – Royal Australian Mint

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    Following on from the popularity of silver and gold Year of the Dragon coins in 2012, we now unveil the 2013 Year of the Snake silver and gold program.
    The Snake is the sixth animal in the Chinese lunar year cycle, and 2013 recognises the water snake. Gui (yin water) and Si (snake) creates Gui-si (water snake).