Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Accumulation of Las Vegas Casino Gaming Tokens

Accumulation of Las Vegas Silver Casino Gaming Tokens from the 1990's

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gold Gains, 2015 Silver Eagle Bullion Sales Top 6.1 Million

Precious metals ended slightly higher Wednesday. Sales of U.S. Mint Silver Eagles also gained.

Gold advanced on Wednesday for the first time this week while silver extended gains to a fourth straight session.
Gold for April delivery added $4.20, or 0.3%, to settle at$1,264.50 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
"This is more of a bounce back from yesterday and consolidation ahead of Friday’s jobs report as the focus is really going to continue to be the likelihood of a Fed rate hike in the third quarter of this year," Reuters quoted David Meger, director of metals trading for High Ridge Futures in Chicago.
Gold traded from a low of $1,256.90 to a high of $1,273.30. Gold prices on Tuesday fell $16.60, or 1.3%.
Silver for March delivery added 7 cents, or 0.4%, to settle at $17.40 an ounce. Silver prices ranged from $17.17 to $17.67. The precious metal has jumped 63 cents, or 3.7%, since it last ended down on Jan. 29.
In PGM futures on Wednesday:
  • April platinum rose $3.70, or 0.3%, to $1,238.90 an ounce, trading between $1,231.80 and $1,247.80.
  • Palladium for March delivery tacked on $4.20, or 0.5%, to $790.20 an ounce, ranging from $784.25 to $799.

London Fix Precious Metals

Earlier fixed London precious metals were mixed. In comparing London bullion Fix prices from Tuesday PM to Wednesday PM:
  • Gold rose $4.25, or 0.3%, to $1,268.50 an ounce,
  • Silver declined 20 cents, or 1.1%, to $17.39 an ounce,
  • Platinum gained $10, or 0.8%, to $1,238 an ounce, and
  • Palladium was unchanged at $792 an ounce.

US Mint Bullion Coin Sales in February

United States Mint sales of its 2015 American Silver Eagles rose by 31,000. Sales of the silver coins also advanced late in the day on Tuesday, climbing 188,500. Released on Jan. 12, their just over three-week total stands at 6,140,500. Last year at this time Silver Eagle sales had reached 5,570,000.
Below are sales of U.S. Mint bullion products with columns listing the number of bullion coins sold on Wednesday, on Tuesday, last week, this week so far, in January, and the year-to-date. Coins with an asterisk (*) have sold out for 2014 with 2015-dated versions yet to be released.
American Eagle and Buffalo Bullion Sales (# of coins)
Wednesday SalesTuesday SalesLast WeekThis WeekJanuary SalesYTD Sales
$100 American Platinum Eagle Bullion Coins*000000
$50 American Eagle Bullion Gold Coins02,0001,0002,00051,50053,500
$25 American Eagle Bullion Gold Coins000018,00018,000
$10 American Eagle Bullion Gold Coins000036,00036,000
$5 American Eagle Bullion Gold Coins05,00015,0005,000115,000120,000
$50 American Buffalo Bullion Gold Coins01,0002,0001,00034,50035,500
$1 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins31,000188,500769,500610,5005,530,0006,140,500
Great Smoky Mountains National Park 5 Oz Silver Bullion Coins*000000
Shenandoah National Park 5 Oz Silver Bullion Coins0000600600
Arches National Park 5 Oz Silver Bullion Coins*000000
Great Sand Dunes 5 Oz Silver Bullion Coins*000000
Everglades 5 Oz Silver Bullion Coins*000000

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Metals Watch: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium and Copper Gain

Metals Watch: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium and Copper Gain

Gold and other metals prices settled higher overnight, getting a boost from the Chinese central bank’s decision to cut the reserve-requirement ratio for banks in an aim to boost growth.

Gold for April delivery added 0.3% to settle at US$1,264.50 an ounce.

March silver rose more than 0.4% to end at US$17.395 an ounce.

Elsewhere in metals trading, platinum for April delivery climbed 0.3% to settle at US$1,238.90 an ounce, while March palladium firmed 0.5% to end at US$790.20 an ounce.

High-grade copper for March delivery added a penny to US$2.59 a pound.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Rough-Scaled Python 2015 One Ounce Silver Proof Coin – Australian Opal Series Perth Mint

Australian Opal Series – Rough-Scaled Python 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin from The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Beautiful Authentic Australian Opal
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 8,000
  • Gorgeous Illustrated Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate
  • Seventh Release in Australian Opal Series
The seventh release in the Australian Opal Series features the Rough-Scaled Python, a dark brown reptile with pale brown pattern, a triangular head and a thin muscular body. Their keeled scales have ridges along the middle giving them a rough, sandpaper-like feel. This non-venomous python kills its prey by constriction.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse incorporates an inner panel design of a Rough-Scaled Python detailed in pure Australian opal. The outer panel of the coin depicts a collection of fern fronds. The design includes the inscription ROUGH SCALED PYTHON, the 2015 year-date, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 8,000 of the Australian Opal Series – Rough-Scaled Python 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
The coin is presented in a prestigious display case with a light, which turns on as you open the lid, to represent the moon shining down on the nocturnal creature. The coin is accompanied by a stunning illustrated shipper and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Silver Content (Troy oz)1
Monetary Denomination (AUD)1.00
Fineness (% purity)99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g)31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm)36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm)4.50
Maximum Mintage8,000
DesignerAleysha Howarth

Apollo 2oz Silver Coin Gods of Ancient Greece - Bullion Bar Legal Tender New Zealand Mint


A stunning final release in the 5 coin Gods of Ancient Greece Silver Coin collection by New Zealand Mint. The design for this 2 oz rectangular silver coin has been inspired by ancient sculpture, coins and architecture of the classical Ancient Greece which attributes Apollo the highest degree of power and masculine beauty that can be imagined. 


This high relief, rectangular coin, has been inspired by ancient sculpture, coins, vases and architecture, while also channelling classical and renaissance paintings of this iconic God of Ancient Greece. Apollos physique on htis coin face, illustrates an ideal image of health, strength, balance and inspiration. In the coin background, set against a polished sky intersected by rays of sunlight, is the temple of Apollo at Delphi. Next to this is a Laurel tree which was sacred to the God. 


This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


The Gods of Ancient Greece Zeus 2 oz 999 Fine Silver coin is displayed inside a coin case styled on a classic Greek temple of the Ionic order. The collection of 5 ‘Gods of Ancient Greece’ coins are designed to line up to represent an Ancient Greek temple. The coin title is Gold foiled on the attractive marblesque outer case. 


Metal999 Fine SilverFinishProofDiameter70mm x 34mmEdgeMilledDenomination$5Year of Issue2015Mintage2,000Weight2 Troy oz

Atlas Iron shares Exploded Today

Shares in Australian resources company Atlas Iron soared today, trading up more than 20%.

The miner, whose share price has been hit by falling iron ore prices in recent months, was on a cracking run this afternoon hitting $0.203 a share a short time ago.

Assisting the rally was the higher iron ore price which was up 1.2% to $63.18 a tonne overnight.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Australian Dollar Tumbles on RBA Cash Rate Cut

The Australian dollar tumbled by more than one and a half cents on the Reserve Bank of Australia's decision to cut the cash rate to a historic new low.

The local currency hit a fresh five-and-a-half year low to US76.57¢ on Tuesday afternoon, down from US78.16¢ just before the release. The reaction followed the central bank's decision to cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.25 per cent after 18 months of holding the rate steady.

Despite the sharp fall in the Aussie dollar – nearly 20 per cent in the past six months – the Reserve Bank said the exchange rate remained high. 

"The Australian dollar has declined noticeably against a rising US dollar over recent months, though less so against a basket of currencies," the Reserve Bank said in its statement on monetary policy.

"It remains above most estimates of its fundamental value, particularly given the significant declines in key commodity prices. A lower exchange rate is likely to be needed to achieve balanced growth in the economy."

Market forecasts the exchange rate to continue to fall. On Commonwealth Bank of Australia figures, the local currency is expected to fall towards 73¢ by June this year, but the bank's senior currency strategist Elias Haddad said there was a risk the Australian dollar will fall even further and the bank will be revising its forecast.

"We expect a further downside movement here, not just against the US dollar but also on the crosses, due to narrowing interest rate, falling commodity prices and still unimpressive Chinese economic data," Mr Haddad said.

National Australia Bank will also be revising its forecast in light of Tuesday's tumble. Back in November last year the bank forecast the Australian dollar to hit US78¢ by the end of 2015. NAB global co-head of FX strategy Ray Attrill said the bank will be reviewing its forecast after the central bank releases its statement on monetary policy on Friday.

"The market already priced in the expectations of a rate cut, but the currency still lost. It shows the market is still prepared to sell," Mr Attrill said.

In an exclusive interview with The Australian Financial Review in December last year, Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens said an appropriate level for the Australian dollar would be US75¢.

Mr Attrill said the currency could be heading towards the US70¢ mark, given the fall in the commodity prices since December.

"You can argue, if US75¢ was about the right level in mid-December, and taking into account what's happened with commodity prices generally, maybe US70¢ is more appropriate," he said.

A batch of data fuelled RBA jitters earlier on Tuesday. The Australian dollar jumped by more than third of a cent to US78.30¢ after slightly better-than-expected economic data was released: building approvals slipped 3.3 per cent in December (better than the predictions of a 5 per cent slide) and trade deficit narrowed to $436 million in December, beating expectation of more than $850 million.

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