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Gold Prices: Historic Gold Price Trends Over 100 Years

Posted by on August 17, 2016 in Appraisal & Insurance, Gold, News, Precious Metals, Prices / Spot Prices

Gold Prices: Historic Gold Price Trends Over 100 Years

While we were surfing around the web recently, one of our team members stumbled upon this helpful website known as Macrotrends.  It’s a very helpful interactive chart showing the wide range of gold history, price fluctuations and other info within the gold market. Click here to view and interact with the chart!  It will pop up with some really interesting information. Remember, Los Angeles Gold & Silver pays top dollar for gold and other precious metals. We also sell a wide array of incredible collectibles, gold coins, bullion,...

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Los Angeles – Gold Prices Today

Posted by on August 10, 2016 in Gold, News, Precious Metals, Prices / Spot Prices

Los Angeles – Gold Prices Today

Did you know? Right on the Los Angeles Gold & Silver website you can get daily prices for gold and all the precious metals market values you need!  Currently, gold prices are holding their own, and gold is the most widely searched of all the metals.  So, be sure to bookmark our website and simply refer to our website’s scroller, located at the bottom of our front page (as shown in the pic). Remember, we pay top dollar for all of your gold and precious metal needs. We also offer a wide variety of amazing products, including gold,...

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How Much Gold is in Olympic Gold Medals?

Posted by on August 7, 2016 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Gold, Jewelry, News, Precious Metals

How Much Gold is in Olympic Gold Medals?

At Los Angeles Gold & Silver, we are asked all sorts of questions about gold and silver values. The big question on everyone’s mind is the Olympic gold medals! How much gold do they really contain and how much are they worth? According to sources, the medal values are much different than you might think.  In fact, the medals contain more silver than gold!  Check out the latest post here via Kitco and see what those values actually are.  The answers may astonish you! Have more questions about Olympic gold medals? Contact us for...

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50 Facts About Gold You May Not Know

Posted by on November 15, 2015 in Gold, News, Precious Metals

50 Facts About Gold You May Not Know

  What actually is gold and what makes it valuable? We are asked this question a lot! The story of gold is as complicated as the metal itself. Wars have been (and continue to be) fought for it. Scientists marvel over it. Archaeologists go insane over it. Love has been declared with it. No matter how you slice it, gold is a global standard and everyone wants it! Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs portrayed gold as the brilliance of the sun, while modern astronomers use mirrors coated with gold to capture images of the heavens. Computer...

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Silver Coin Shortage!

Posted by on October 5, 2015 in Coins, Silver

Silver Coin Shortage!

The global silver-coin market is in the grips of an unprecedented supply squeeze, forcing some mints to ration sales and step up overtime while sending U.S. buyers racing abroad to fulfill a sudden surge in demand. The U.S. Mint began setting weekly sales quotas for its flagship American Eagle silver coins in July because it can’t meet demand, and the Canadian mint followed suit after record monthly sales in July. In Australia, the Perth Mint sold a record of more than 2.5 million ounces of silver this month, nearly four times more than...

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Recent Trends In The Rare Coin Market

Posted by on September 25, 2015 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Coins, Gold, News, Precious Metals, Prices / Spot Prices, Silver

Recent Trends In The Rare Coin Market

I am posting an article on recent market changes that have occurred in the Rare Coin market. This article addresses a few important issues concerning investing in Rare Coins that should be of interest to anyone involved in Numismatics.  By Doug Winter -If you are a reasonably long-term participant in the rare coin market, you may not have recognized the fact that the market has changed in a huge way in the last five to ten years. Walking around the  floor at a show, you may not notice this (many of the same dealers are buying and selling...

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History of the Morgan Silver Dollar (The most collected Silver coin in the world).

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Coins, Precious Metals, Silver

History of the Morgan Silver Dollar (The most collected Silver coin in the world).

The Morgan silver dollar was produced by the U.S. Mint from 1878-1921. It is composed of 90% silver & 10% copper, and contains just over 3/4oz (.77) of pure silver. The name “Morgan” is derived from the designer/engraver of the original design, George T. Morgan, who was actually not an American but an Englishman. The coin depicts the profile portrait of “Lady Liberty” on the obverse, and a Bald Eagle with wings spread clutching three arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. The discovery of huge amounts of silver in the...

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Sunken Treasure Found By Amateur Divers

Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Coins, Gold, News, Precious Metals

Sunken Treasure Found By Amateur Divers

Amateur scuba divers diving off of the coastal city of Caesarea, have discovered the largest hoard of medieval gold coins ever found in Israel. Treasure hunters, and numismatists around the world are salivating over information about the hoard which consists of almost 2000 gold coins dating from the 10th-12th Century A.D. The divers spotted what looked like a gold coin from a game, but soon realized it was in fact genuine. They immediately contacted the Israel Antiquities Authority concerning their discovery, and working with the IAA returned...

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The Allure of Antiques and Collectibles

Posted by on October 10, 2014 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Gold, Silver

The Allure of Antiques and Collectibles

Throughout the ages, Antiques and collectibles have continued to attract millions of people around the globe, and in recent times the craze has only grown. More than ever before, people from all walks of life are attending antique shows everywhere – from local neighborhood shows to global events and road trips, antiques and collectibles continue to pull audiences. Why? Because it is the ultimate treasure hunt! Collectors purchase antiques and collectibles for a number of reasons, and while it can be great lucrative fun, investing in...

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What’s My Antique Silver Worth?

Posted by on October 2, 2014 in Antiques & Collectibles, Appraisal & Insurance, Gold, Precious Metals, Silver

What’s My Antique Silver Worth?

Antique silver is our passion at Los Angeles Gold & Silver. If you are in the market to sell antique silver in Los Angeles, we can be of assistance.  We provide free appraisals on all silver items at our store in Beverly Hills, with no obligation. It is our pleasure to share the knowledge we have accumulated concerning all items made of silver from around the world. The last decade has been a very interesting one in the world of antique silver. The rise of the middle class, and their disposable incomes, in places like Russia and China has...

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