We're Moving!

 If you've visited our office lately, you could tell that we were bursting at the seams and needed more space, so now we'll have a new and improved office space!  After nearly 15 years of being in the same building, you can imagine all the interesting things that we'll be working on packing & moving!   The new office is still in Brentwood, and just 1 mile away from our old Chadwick address.  We'll be updating this blog, as well as sending out a more informative brochure to you by email, but here's a map with both old and new office locations shown, an Overlook Circle closeup map, as well as a view of the new office's exterior.  Click on an image to see an expanded view of it. Our signage at the new location is not up yet, so if you have any difficulty finding Suite B-1, look for our neighbor that we share the building with, CPS Land Co. I look forward to seeing you at our new location soon. Mike    

Current Shortage of Gold & Silver Eagle Coins in the Marketplace Explained

  The amazingly strong, (but not surprising), surge in demand for gold & silver bullion items since the November 3rd Presidential Election is now being exacerbated by a shortage of Gold and Silver American Eagle coins from the US Mint.  We were informed today by one of our US Mint distributors that the current supply of coins from the US Mint has been absorbed into the market. The Mint is in the process of issuing new reverse designs for the Gold & Silver Eagles and that is planned to occur around mid-year.  So the Mint basically produced a large group of "type 1", current design coins (same design they have had since 1986), and this group was planned to last throughout the first 6 months of 2021, with the new "type 2" reverse design coins being released in time to handle the final 6 months of 2021 and that new design will continue into the future.What the Mint didn't expect was the extreme surge in demand caused by the election's political c

Big Activity in the Silver Markets

  Demand  for physical Silver and Gold has been exceptionally strong since the November election, but we woke up today to the precious metals' markets seemingly on fire.  After having had grand success in the Short-killing run up of GameStop and AMC stock, the Reddit group has now turned it's massive buying attention to the silver markets.  Overseas trading Sunday night had silver showing a 5% to 10% increase that spilled over into London's market Monday morning, and New York trading near the close Monday is still solidly up 7%-9%  from Friday's closing price.  Even more interesting for us than the price move, is the dramatic effect that this retail demand has had on physical metal supplies.  Inventories of physical silver have been exhausted and we are seeing big spikes in the premiums that physical coins and bars bring.  We are being forced to sell many items based on extended delivery times.  We saw a similar situation in March-April 2020 caused by physical demand fr

US Silver Dollar Basic Categories

  Peace Type Silver Dollars were produced from 1921 until 1935 at 3 US Mints: Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.  Some years had no silver dollars made, and 1921 dated Peace Dollars are considered scarce.  Dates most often seen are 1922 through 1926.   Morgan Silver Dollars were produced from 1878 until 1904, and then a hiatus with no dollars minted from 1905-1920, resuming again only for the year 1921.  The 1921's as a year are priced separately and priced less than the Pre-1921 dated coins.  Morgans were struck at 5 different US Mints: Philadelphia, San Francisco, New Orleans, Carson City Nevada and Denver (only 1921 made in Denver). General Grading Categories of Common Date Silver Dollars    Cull Grade coins: these have a clear 4 digit date and no holes, but can have cleaning or polishing, scratches, gouges, rim dings, etc.      Average Circulated coins:  These have what's called "good honest wear", meaning they are not cleaned or dam

Popular Silver Products We Carry

  Pre-1965 US 90% Silver Dimes, Quarters & Halves Often referred to as "Junk Silver", these are United States silver dimes, quarters and half dollars that were in circulation as pocket change back the 1960's and before.  These coins are all dated 1964 & before and were made of 90% Silver with 10% Copper added for durability in circulation.  Since they were made by the US Mint, their silver quality is always totally consistent and recognized worldwide.  These coins are sold by the Dollar Face Value (One Dollar face value is either 10-dimes, 4-quarters or 2-halves), and each Dollar contained about 3/4 of an ounce when newly minted.    The US 90% Junk Silver Coins are very recognizable and popular due to their small per-unit size.  "Preppers" often buy these for potential bartering because you can just count out whatever quantity you need for the transaction. As a final note on these, their Premium above the base silver value is usually relatively low becau

World War II Era Foreign Paper Money

One of the more common questions we receive is about the value of World War 2 era European and Pacific Theater paper currency that our customers have run across as they go through the belongings of an older family member.  Usually, these notes were brought back to the States by soldiers returning from the war. As the soldiers were clearing out buildings and towns in WW2, they often came across paper currency like French Francs and German Marks. By the time the war started, many of those bills were already obsolete, and no longer legal tender to spend, due to monetary changes or changes of governments. The original owners had kept them hoping they would one day have value again, much like people kept Confederate currency after the Civil War ended, on the hopes that the South would rise again. Some, like the Philippines and nearby Pacific Islands, were issued by the Japanese because they thought they would control those islands indefinitely. When the Allied troops liberated the i

Popular Gold Bullion Coins

  Here's an overview of our best selling gold bullion coins. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Issued since 1979, this coin is 24k pure gold to a fineness of .9999 It's available in four sizes: 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz The Gold Maple Leaf is exceptionally popular and is traded all throughout the world.  Americans like them because Canada is a trusted neighbor and the coins are denominated in Dollars.  Being 24k pure gold, these coins are especially popular in the Orient as the Orientals typically don't buy bullion coins that contain any alloy.   Starting in 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint implemented several anti-counterfeiting features in the Gold Maples.  The radial lines running throughout the background is notable, but also note the micro-printing of the year inside the miniature maple leaf.  Because the Maples are pure 24k gold, they are soft and should be kept in their protective sleeves to prevent scratching and maintain optimum resale value. American Gold Eagle Issued sinc

Nashville Coin & Currency on Channel 4's More at Mid Day show

Nashville Coin & Currency's President, Mike Mouret, will appear on Nashville's WSMV NBC Television Station show, "More at Midday", on Tuesday April 17. Tune in to check it out! If you have questions about rare coins, currency or precious metals, use our website's contact us/feedback link at: .

As published in Nashville Christian Magazine Dec 2010

Gold hits $1400 per ounce. Less than a dozen years ago, gold was trading at a multi-decade low of $260 per troy ounce. The events of September 11, 2001 set into motion a series of events that can be traced as the origin of today’s world record price of $1,400.00 per ounce. Up over $300 per ounce in the past year alone, and with recent actions and announcements by the US Federal Reserve, it seems that gold wants to test even higher levels. $2,000 gold anyone? Gold was up over 25% in the last year. Is this normal? Will it continue? We get questions like these every day, but polish our crystal ball as we may, no magic answers appear! But what we do know is that like any other commodity, the price of precious metals is cyclical and runs in phases. For many of the years between 1982 and 2002, the price of gold hovered consistently in the $400 range. Boring and almost lifeless, often called “a relic of the past”, gold was looked down upon by the mainstream investing media. But

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