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  • buying bulk contemporary usa silver dollars? plus bulk usa gold coin questions

    03/23/2017 10:22:36 AM PDT · by SteveH · 42 replies
    steveh | 3/23/2017 | steveh
    hi, wondering what the most economical way to go is for buying bulk contemporary usa silver dollars. i got quoted a price of $20/silverdollar at a local jewelry store, quantity 100, immediate inventory. apparently a common unit of purchase is a 100 silver dollar bag. i would request the dollars be placed in plastic containers. very important: the plastic containers must not interact with the copper in the coins to produce a green patina. the reason for storage in rolls is to permit easy placement into flat style safety deposit boxes. should i go with 1, 2, 3, or more...
  • UK authorities seek owner of gold trove stashed inside piano

    03/17/2017 6:04:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    AP ^ | March 16, 2017 | Staff
    British officials are trying to trace the owner of a trove of gold coins worth a “life-changing” amount of money found stashed inside a piano. A coroner investigating the find on Thursday urged anyone with information to come forward.
  • Trump Can Succeed On Trade By Ending Global Currency Manipulation

    02/11/2017 8:58:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 6, 2017 | George Gilder
    Folks, we have a consensus here. Formidable thinkers such as Paul Krugman, Larry Summers, and David Stockman, some 370 economists including 19 Nobel Laureates, and editors at the Economist, Fortune, and Barron’s all believe that Donald Trump as president is a menace to world trade and prosperity.President Trump has talked about 35 percent tariffs on foreign goods and an array of “border taxes,” such as the tariff with Mexico he proposed last week. He intends to name China a so-called “currency manipulator” on the basis of a mere bilateral trade gap. He’s denounced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...
  • Germany brings its gold stash home sooner than planned

    02/10/2017 8:19:59 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/10/17 | Andreas Framke
    Germany's central bank is bringing home gold reserves stored in places like New York and Paris faster than planned, it said Thursday, as confidence in the euro ebbs even in the heart of the currency bloc after a decade of a sluggish economy. Stashed away at the height of the Cold War in safe havens well out of Moscow's reach, the 3,378-tonne, 120 billion-euro gold stockpile has become a symbol of Germany's economic ascent and a guardian of its stability. But with Europe stumbling from crisis to crisis, the German public has grown uneasy about keeping the gold abroad. Some...
  • Suspect in Theft of Bucket of Gold Flakes Is Caught in Ecuador

    01/19/2017 7:50:23 PM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 Jan 2017 | CHRISTOPHER MELE
    In December, when the authorities identified the suspect wanted in the theft of a bucket of gold flakes valued at $1.6 million, Detective Martin Pastor of the New York Police Department vowed he would find him. “I’m going to come and get you,” the detective said in an interview with WNBC. “He can run as far as he can, and we will find him.”The authorities said the suspect, Julio Nivelo, did in fact run after the theft in September, from New York to Florida — and then to Los Angeles. On Thursday, Mr. Nivelo was caught in his native Ecuador,...
  • NASA to explore space rock worth so much money it would DESTROY world economy

    01/16/2017 4:24:39 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 133 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 16th January 2017 | Peter Truman
    THE American space agency is planning to send a spacecraft to a lump of metal in space worth quadrillions of dollars. The 200km-wide asteroid is currently orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter. It is made up of various precious metals such as iron, nickel and gold. Experts believe the iron alone in the rock would be worth $10,000 quadrillion – enough to cause the world’s economy, worth $73.7 trillion, to promptly collapse altogether.
  • Lady Liberty Will Be Depicted as Black Woman on New Coin, Treasury Says

    01/15/2017 5:52:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    KKTV ^ | Jan 14, 2017
    Lady Liberty will be depicted as a black women on a coin -- the first time in the nation’s history Lady Liberty has not been a white woman -- the U.S. Treasury Department announced on Thursday. The coin, worth about $100 face value, is part of a commemorative series to honor the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Mint. “The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin is the first in a series of 24-karat gold coins that will feature designs which depict an allegorical Liberty in a variety of contemporary forms-including designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Indian-Americans among others-to reflect...
  • Gold Prices Are Being Hacked

    01/14/2017 8:36:42 PM PST · by Tours · 17 replies
    Money Metals Exchange ^ | 1/9/2017 | Clint Siegner
    Major U.S. and international banks cheat their customers and rig markets. Revelations have been piling up since the 2008 financial crisis. Hundreds of billions have been paid in fines, penalties, and settlements. The fraud, price manipulation, lying, and theft – once considered conspiracy theories – are now incontrovertible conspiracy facts. This reality is dawning now in the precious metals industry. GATA, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, labored for years making the case for price manipulation in the markets. They, and others, made a powerful argument complete with price charts and trading patterns that simply could not be explained in free...
  • For the first time ever, there will be a black Lady Liberty on a coin

    01/13/2017 10:49:33 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 140 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 1/12/17 | AJ Willingham
    A new commemorative coin from the U.S. Mint and Treasury features a fresh depiction of Lady Liberty. With a crown of stars in her hair and a toga-like dress, she's as patriotic as ever. She's also, for the first time on an officially minted coin, portrayed as a black woman. The United States Mint unveiled the 24k gold coin in commemoration of their 225th anniversary. Gaze upon her beauty in full:
  • Liberty depicted as black woman on $100 gold coin

    01/13/2017 8:50:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 8:44 AM EST
    The U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman. The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin shows the woman’s head in profile with a crown of stars. […] The mint says it’s the first in a series of 24-karat gold that will also depict Liberty in designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Indian-Americans. …
  • Iraqi Agent Denies He Met 9/11 Hijacker in Prague Before Attacks on the U.S.

    12/14/2003 3:37:10 PM PST · by Shermy · 26 replies · 430+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 14, 2003 | James Risen
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 — A former Iraqi intelligence officer who was said to have met with the suspected leader of the Sept. 11 attacks has told American interrogators the meeting never happened, according to United States officials familiar with classified intelligence reports on the matter. Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, the former intelligence officer, was taken into custody by the United States in July. Under questioning he has said that he did not meet with Mohamed Atta in Prague, according to the officials, who have reviewed classified debriefing reports based on the interrogations. American officials caution that Mr. Ani may...
  • Prince Owned 67 Gold Bars Valued at Nearly $1 Million When He Died

    01/10/2017 4:15:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    people.com ^ | January 9, 2017 at 6:35pm EST | Jordan Runtagh
    Prince wasn’t big on the stock market — but he did have nearly $1 million in gold bars. The Carver County District Court released an inventory of the late singer’s estate last Friday. While many items are still being appraised and valued, the documents obtained by PEOPLE make it clear that the “Purple Reign” icon had exactly zero dollars worth of “stocks, bonds and other securities.” Apparently he preferred to keep his cash the old fashioned way. Sixty-seven 10 oz. gold bars, valued currently at $836,166.70, were found in his possession when he died of a fentanyl overdose on April...
  • EU to boost border checks on cash, gold to tackle "terrorism financing"

    12/28/2016 10:44:51 AM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 December 2016 | Francesco Guarascio
    The European Commission proposed tightening controls on cash and precious metals transfers from outside the EU on Wednesday, in a bid to shut down one route for funding of militant attacks on the continent. The move follows Monday's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, where 12 people were killed as a truck ploughed into a crowd. It is part of an EU "action plan against terrorist financing" unveiled after the bombings and shootings in Paris in November 2015. Under the new proposals, customs officials in European Union states can step up checks on cash and prepaid payment cards sent...
  • THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TURN OUT TO BE GOLD STANDARD FANS

    12/29/2016 10:49:07 AM PST · by Tours · 17 replies
    Avery Goodman Blog ^ | 12/17/2016 | Avery Goodman
    Vice President-elect Michael Pence is currently the most powerful single political influence on President-elect Trump. Among other things, he is in charge of the transition team. He will also be in charge, after the inauguration, with dealing with Congress. For leftists, hostile to gold, that is a problem. However, for those of us who believe that the only way to solve our long-term economic problems is by a return to honest money, it is a godsend. The editor of the New York Sun realized this quite a while ago. He wrote, back in July, about the wise choice of then-Governor...
  • Treasure hunter found 3 tons of sunken gold and can't leave jail in Ohio until he says where it is

    12/17/2016 4:32:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-15-16 | Tribune news services
    Tommy G. Thompson was once one of the greatest treasure hunters of his time: A dark-bearded diver who hauled a trove of gold from the Atlantic Ocean in 1988 - dubbed the richest find in U.S. history. Years later, accused of cheating his investors out of the fortune, Thompson led federal agents on a great manhunt - pursued from a Florida mansion to a mid-rent hotel room booked under a fake name. Now Thompson's beard has grayed, and he lives in an Ohio jail cell, held there until he gives up the location of the gold. But for nearly two...
  • "When Gold Goes Above 1430 We Whack It"

    12/17/2016 12:02:10 PM PST · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 16 December 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As it goes in silver, so it goes in gold. In London at least. In a bid to have UBS reinstated as a defendant in a London Gold Fix antitrust lawsuit, plaintiffs documents submitted to a New York Court last week include explosive chat room transcripts of UBS and traders from different banks encouraging each other to “push,” “smack,” and “whack” gold prices. The transcripts are equally as startling as those described of banks of the London Silver Fix and UBS given to the court the previous day and described last week in this article. On December 6th attorneys for...
  • Thief steals bucket holding $1.6M in gold from NYC truck

    11/30/2016 11:41:54 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 39 replies
    WTHR ^ | November 30th 2016 | AP
    Police search for man who took a container of gold flakes from a truck while security guards were distracted Opportunist thief steals pot of gold in New York – video New York police are searching for a man who swiped a large bucket of gold flakes from the back of an armored truck, disappearing with an estimated $1.6m in treasure.
  • French man discovers gold bars worth €3.5m after inheriting home

    11/22/2016 12:08:36 PM PST · by bkopto · 44 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 11/22/2016 | Henry Samuel
    The heir to a property in Normandy moved in only to find his forebear had hidden 100kg of gold coins, bars and ingots around the house, which he has just sold for €3.5m. The unnamed individual made the incredible discovery after inheriting the plush home in Evreux, a town south of Rouen. He started looking around the house to work out what his relation had left behind, and was stunned at what he found, according to the auction house of Evreux, which sold the entire collection. “There were 5,000 gold pieces, two 12-kilo gold bars and 37 ingots each weighing...
  • "Brace For Economic Disruption" SocGen Sees "Sharp Rise In Gold" As India Plans Cap On Cash Holdings

    11/20/2016 7:10:20 AM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenNovember 19, 2016 India's 'de-monetization' scheme has caused chaos across the nation, and while SocGen says the government's plan may have some short-term success in curbing so-called 'black-money', investors should "brace for economic disruption" as Bloomberg reports the Indian government is considering a cap on cash holdings for individuals. As SocGen concludes, "people will now be more inclined to park their black income in gold rather than in currency." The daily images of utter chaos in India that has brought the conutry's economy to a standstill since they unleashed their war on cash... Are perhaps about to get worse,...
  • Scenes Of Panic In India As Gold Price Skyrockets After Currency Ban

    11/16/2016 11:18:58 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 19 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Chaos in the Wake of the Ban Here is a link to Part 1, about what happened in the first two days after India’s government made Rs 500 (~$7.50) and Rs 1,000 (~$15) banknotes illegal. They can now only be converted to Rs 100 (~$1.50) or lower denomination notes, at bank branches or post offices. Banks were closed the first day after the decision. What follows is the crux of what has happened over the subsequent four days.
  • The War On Cash Goes Nuclear In India, Australia and Across The World

    11/17/2016 5:35:17 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-17-2016 | Jeff_Berwick
    Jeff Berwick November 17, 2016 We are living in a world where paper fiat money is becoming a novelty. In Australia, Citibank has just become the first to declare that it no longer will accept notes or coins. Only digital transactions. This follows on the heels of India banning large cash denominations. The cash-oriented changes of these two countries are especially troubling in light of the eventual plans to phase out large denomination euro notes and the US 100 dollar bill by 2018. Just as the Economist predicted nearly 30 years ago, the world is going cashless. A few days...
  • George Soros's fund bailed out on the big gold ETF

    11/15/2016 8:45:32 AM PST · by tekrat · 6 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 11/15/2016
    George Soros’s hedge fund Soros Fund Management sold its stake in a widely used gold exchange-traded fund in the third quarter, according to a regulatory filing out Monday. The fund reported no stake in the SPDR Gold Trust GLD, +0.58%  in the period ended Sept. 30. That’s after disclosing a position worth $30.4 million in a second-quarter filing. The storied billionaire investor had attracted attention during the second quarter for being generally bearish on world markets — and scooping up safety-play gold.
  • Gold Dealer Donates Gold Coins To Justice Ginsburg as she Flees the USA due to Trump’s Election

    11/09/2016 7:38:24 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 25 replies
    Town Hall Finance ^ | 11/9/2016 | BGASC Metals
    A leading precious metals dealer, has shipped ten 1/10th oz 2016 American Gold Eagle Coins to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to ease her exit from the United States now that Donald J Trump has been elected President. The NY Times reported in July that Justice Ginsburg stated when asked about a Trump Presidency, “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”
  • Russia’s Most Potent Weapon: Rapidly “Hoarding Gold” As Global Currency War Is Upon Us

    10/28/2016 9:39:13 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | October 28. 2016 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    With all eyes on Russia’s unveiling their latest nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which NATO has dubbed the “SATAN” missile, as tensions with the U.S. increase, Moscow’s most potent “weapon” may be something drastically different. The rapidly evolving geopolitical “weapon” brandished by Russia is an ever increasing stockpile of gold, as well as Russia’s native currency, the ruble. Take a look at the symbol below, as it could soon come to change the entire hierarchy of the international order – potentially ushering in a complete international paradigm shift – and much sooner than you might think. The symbol is...
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • New Season of Gold Rush kicked off Friday Night

    10/15/2016 3:09:54 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 30 replies
    Ed's head ^ | 10/15/16 | Eddie01
    Thread for Gold Rush fans
  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • The world's largest gold project just got a whole lot bigger

    10/08/2016 10:58:01 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 14 replies
    Mining.com ^ | 10/6/2016 | Frik Els
    During the final days of 2014 Canada's minister of the environment gave the green light to Seabridge Gold's KSM project in northern British Columbia, the world's largest undeveloped gold-copper project by reserves. The federal and provincial environmental assessment process took nearly seven-years and KSM was only the second metal mine in five years to receive approval. A new preliminary economic impact study released by Toronto-based Seabridge on Thursday, the already ambitious project takes another leap forward. During the first seven years of operation annual gold output would top 1 million ounces According to a statement, Seabridge now envisages a much...
  • Gross: Low Rates Pushing Investors to Gold, Bitcoin

    10/05/2016 7:43:54 AM PDT · by oblomov · 7 replies
    Barron's ^ | 4 Oct 2016 | Bill Gross
    My country club locker room is a fascinating 19th hole observatory where human nature and intelligence often come into conflict. Almost all of my golfing buddies are risk takers by nature and many of them are gamblers — not just in the card room but also in the casinos in Las Vegas. Having spent some time in Sin City myself in my early 20s as one of the first blackjack counters, I was, and still am, most familiar with odds and the impossibility of beating the “House” in any game other than blackjack over a long period of time. Still,...
  • How Obama's Regulatory Siege Has Killed U.S. Growth

    10/05/2016 3:50:59 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 7 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Oct 4, 2016 5:42 PM ET | TERRY JONES
    Economists on the left routinely appear mystified by the ongoing slow growth in jobs, investment and business startups under President Obama. But a new report from America's largest manufacturers' group suggests a big reason for our current slowdown can be found in one word: regulation. The study by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) shows new regulations over just the past year amount to a huge hidden tax on U.S. businesses... ...In the last year, federal agencies and departments imposed rules that will cost U.S. businesses $81.6 billion... ...don't expect a sympathetic hearing from Hillary Clinton and other Democrats on...
  • Gold Suffers Worst Loss Since 2013 On Brexit, Fed; Mining Stocks Crash

    10/05/2016 3:32:49 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 23 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/04/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    Brexit is back in the news, but this time it's weighing on gold prices and gold mining stocks. The difference: Unlike in June, there's no real panic, just a vague sense of foreboding, but nothing bad enough to keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates. December gold closed down 3.3% to $1,269.70 an ounce on Tuesday, the biggest one-day decline since December 2013. It was the sixth straight losing session as gold undercut a key technical level. Gold price moves have a big impact on the profitability of gold miners, which tumbled on the stock market today... ...A stronger...
  • Canadian Mint employee accused of smuggling $180K of gold in his rectum

    09/21/2016 2:20:25 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 73 replies
    ottawacitizen ^ | 20 Sept 2016 | kelly Egan
    The Uck! factor aside, the case was also an illuminating look at security measures inside the Mint, the building on Sussex Drive that produces hundreds of millions of gold coins annually for the federal Crown corporation.... One day a teller became suspicious at the size and number of Ottawa Gold Buyers cheques being deposited and Lawrence’s request to wire money out of the country. She then noticed on his account profile that he worked at the Mint. The first red flag was up.
  • Iran May Have Received as Much as $33.6 Billion in Cash, Gold Payments From U.S.

    09/08/2016 3:28:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 67 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Adam Kredo
    Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Between January 2014 and July 2015, when the Obama administration was hammering out the final details of the nuclear accord, Iran was paid $700 million every month from funds that had previously been frozen by U.S. sanctions. A total of $11.9 billion was ultimately paid to Iran, but the details surrounding these payments remain shrouded in mystery, according to Mark Dubowitz,...
  • 120 Years Ago: GOLD IMPORTATIONS INCREASING- More than $21 Million in Bullion Here or Enroute

    09/01/2016 2:30:27 PM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Tuesday Sept 1, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • 120 Years Ago: McKINLEY'S SUPERB LETTER- A Ringing Declaration for the Gold Standard

    08/27/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Thursday Aug 27, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • Prospector finds monster gold nuggets because it's 1851 apparently

    08/25/2016 2:17:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 24, 2016 | Johnny Lieu
    "Striking gold" is mainly a term to express when someone gets really lucky nowadays, but by golly, someone has actually done it. A 145-ounce gold nugget has been reportedly found in Victoria, Australia by a real life prospector and could be worth more than A$250,000 ($190,710) when it goes to auction. The big 'ol nugget has been named "Friday's Joy" on account of the day it was found.
  • 45 Years Without Gold

    08/24/2016 3:29:29 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 25 replies
    Mises Whire ^ | 08/22/2016 | Daniel Fernández Méndez
    When World War I began, many analysts believed that the international gold standard would keep the war short. A war of attrition was not thought to be possible because the disciplining effects of the gold standard — capital flight and gold outflow — were supposed to restrain the ability of states to mobilize resources in times of war. As many believed at the time, states under the gold standard would quickly run out of money to pay for soldiers and resources. No one ever imagined that the war would last four long years and that most countries would stop using...
  • Good as gold: US women win 6th straight Olympic hoops title

    08/20/2016 7:02:19 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 2 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 8/20/16 | Doug Feinberg, AP
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Geno Auriemma and Diana Taurasi shared a long, emotional embrace. Mission accomplished. The dominant U.S. women's basketball team did what was expected, winning a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal and doing it in impressive fashion. In yet another rout, the U.S. dismantled Spain 101-72 on Saturday.
  • How to offload a gold coin?

    08/15/2016 8:11:14 PM PDT · by TheDandyMan · 55 replies
    n/a | 8/15/2016 | TDM
    Hello all, I was gifted a couple gold coins a few years ago -- just basic, 1 oz American Eagle coins, no special edition or date or anything like that. I kind of forgot I had them, but recently decided to sell one of them off to finance my conspicuous consumption of .22 ammo, and came a bit of a cropper, as our British cousins might put it. Simply put, aside from selling the thing at a pawn shop for pennies on the dollar, how are you supposed to sell the damn thing? What research I've done seems to indicate...
  • Michelle Carter Wins Team USA’s First Shot Put Gold, Joins Father Michael As Olympic Medalist

    08/13/2016 12:50:59 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 11 replies
    Team USA ^ | 8/12/16 | Karen Rosen
    Michelle Carter won the shot put gold medal Friday night at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 32 years after her father, Michael, took the silver in the same event at the Los Angeles 1984 Games. "Of course, I can't wait until I get the medal and I can walk around the house and say 'Daddy, I got you,'" said Carter, who will receive her gold medal in a victory ceremony Saturday.
  • A high-stakes dispute over ten pieces of gold’: Court reclaims gold coins for U.S. government[tr]

    08/02/2016 9:55:58 AM PDT · by NRx · 30 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-02-2016 | Ben Guarino
    [Full title: ‘A high-stakes dispute over ten pieces of gold’: Court reclaims priceless Double Eagle coins for U.S. government] When the coins were struck in 1933, the United States Mint must have understood the golden pieces were the last of a dying breed. What the minters could not have foreseen was the saga of thievery and legal limbo that would unfold over the next 90 years, centered on 10 of the gold coins that bore Lady Liberty on the front and a soaring eagle on the reverse. At the time they were minted, the gold pieces had a face value...
  • 120 Years Ago Today: BANKS GIVE UP GOLD - Pledge to Contribute $15 Million to the Treasury

    07/21/2016 12:32:31 PM PDT · by NRx · 13 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-21-2016 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world. The full edition of the New York Tribune from Tuesday July 21, 1896 (digitized). Some other headlines from today's paper... VENEZUELA MAKES RELY: An Elaborate Brief Filed with the Boundary Commission| THREATS OF LYNCHING: A Brooklyn Prisoner Kept in Police Station for Protection| LOUD THREATS OF BOLTING - WAR CLOUDS OVER ST. LOUIS: Populists Divided Over Bryan Into Hostile Camps
  • Fatal connections [Clinton Foundation Donors & Nigeria]

    07/07/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/24/16 | Mindy Belz
    As the Clinton-led State Department dragged its feet against Boko Haram, Clinton Foundation donors made millions from Nigerian oil fields The attacks on Jan. 20, 2012, began not so much as an explosion but as an earthquake. ....In coordinated bombings at 23 separate locations in the city of Kano, including police headquarters and military barracks, the group left one of Africa’s largest cities in disarray and panic. The January attacks killed more than 185 people—Africa’s worst terrorism since the 1998 al-Qaeda attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. ...Boko Haram often showed up better equipped than the Nigerian military...prominently...
  • ISIS introduces ‘Golden Dinar’ currency, Hopes it will collapse U.S. dollar

    07/06/2016 5:12:05 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 45 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 07/06/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    ISIS is now issuing its own currency referred to as the ‘Golden Dinar,’ with engravings bearing the words “Islamic State.” The coins, currently being released in limited quantity, are to primarily be used by traders in the oil industry in areas under Islamic State control, according to reports on jihadi online forums. Activists in Deir ez-Zor, Syria reported oil traders have been ordered to use the new Dinar when purchasing from ISIS-held oil fields. Reports from the Iraqi city of Mosul have indicated the Golden Dinar is being introduced to the currency market as part of a serious attempt to...
  • Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy (A Preserved Library from 1340BC discovered!)

    01/19/2003 11:04:10 AM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies · 375+ views
    UK Independent ^ | 19 January 2003 | By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • Precious Metal Pandemonium - Silver Spikes Limit-Up, Gold Surges As China FX Basket Hits Record Low

    07/04/2016 4:55:56 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-4-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Jul 3, 2016 10:50 PM Update: Silver just exploded above $21 - up almost 8% - its biggest single day surge since September 2013. Silver is limit up on SHFE as Gold is also surging back towards Brexit highs near $1360... China's CFETS Renminbi basket just hit a record low..(snip)Lots of charts...click on link(snip)
  • Soros looks set to make a killing on Brexit result

    06/24/2016 6:54:17 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 29 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Published: June 24, 2016 9:41 a.m. ET | Mark Decambre
    George Soros may be getting rich on an implosion in British markets—again. The landmark vote in the U.K. to leave the European Union has rocked global markets, sending the British pound GBPUSD, -7.3484% to its lowest level in more than 30 years. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.27% plunged as much as 700 points at one point and Europe’s benchmark stock-index SXXP, -6.10% was facing its worst one-day plunge since 1987. It is precisely the scenario Soros, writing in Britain’s Guardian newspaper last week, warned of. The global financial carnage and Friday’s carnage could be adding to...
  • How Fiat Money Destroys Culture

    06/21/2016 2:38:18 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Mises Wire ^ | 07 June 2016 | Jörg Guido Hülsmann
    It may seem unusual that an economist would talk about culture. Usually, we talk about prices and production, quantities produced, employment, the structure of production, scarce resources, and entrepreneurship. But there are certain things that economists can say about the culture, and more precisely, that economists can say about the transformation of the culture. So what is culture? Well, to put it simply, it is the way we do things. This can include the way we eat — whether or not we dine with family members on a regular basis, for example — how we sleep, and how we use...
  • Potential Political, Market Fallout From Brexit (video)

    06/20/2016 7:28:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 17, 2016 | Mornings with Maria (Bartiromo)
    Fairfax Global Markets CEO Paul Dietrich on the potential market implications of a British exit from the European Union, the state of the U.S. economy and the 2016 presidential race.
  • Award-Winning Metals Market Report: June 2016 - Week 3 Edition

    06/20/2016 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Mike Fuljenz
    On June 23, the voters of Great Britain will decide whether or not to leave the European Union (EU), which Britain joined in the early 1970s. With a week until the decision is due, the forces of “Leave the EU” have increased sharply over the “Remain” vote. This has caused a collapse in the British pound in anticipation of the vote. This has also caused many Britons to exchange their weak pound sterling for gold. One leading British gold dealer said that the U.K. is outstripping all other regions for demand growth this month, up 59% in June. Their head...