News & Updates

New West Point Quarters Released for Circulation

The West Point Mint is striking 2 million each of the ATB quarters for general circulation. Its no new news that the mint is making quarters - the news is these coins will bear the W mint mark for the very first time ever. The design will celebrate Lowell National Park the other the American Memorial Park. The first coins were shipped out on April 1 to cities in 29 different states. Coins should start circulating in four to six weeks. Releasing these coins helps the US Mint reach a goal it set last year of issuing circulating rarities. Five more coins with the W mint mark have been planned. Mint officials hope to stir up interest in circulating collectibles. It's not very often we get a chance at a true first time ever from the US Mint. We … [Read more...]

New 2019 American Eagles from the U S Mint

Since our last note on January 7, gold and silver have remained strong. The stock market has also enjoyed a nice rally from it's end of the year correction. The strange part for the paper markets is that nothing has really changed yet it continues up. We will talk about the status quo next time but , we think our customers should exercise some good old  common sense! The 2019  government issue American Eagle are out and many of them are shipping out to our customers now. The early bird gets the worm! The First Day Issues and Early release coins graded by PCGS and NGC are on deck and ready to go. If you always add current date coinage to your collection now is the time to grab them. Call us to check … [Read more...]

Outlook for Gold & How it Can Boost Rare coins

Gold is pushing close to $1300 an ounce. In fact Gold closed 2018 higher than it had since June last year, while the US stock markets move down. The paper markets posted the worst December since 1931. Its also worth noting the flagship crypto currency, Bit Coin lost over 50%.  More than a few banks globally, as well as Bank of America have predicted gold to rise to as much as $1500 an ounce.  Below is what we have seen happen when gold pushes to higher levels and paper markets weaken. What we have seen in the past while financial scenarios similar to what is happening now is in short- New buyers in the bullion and rare coin market. While many other markets have the ability to generate an infinite supply, gold and rare … [Read more...]

What Does the Worst December Start in the stock Market Mean for Gold ?

    The week of December 10-14 2018 marks the worst December start in 38 years for the US stock market. On top of the terrible first two weeks this month, the Federal Reserve will conclude a policy meeting on Wednesday. The result of that meeting should see a 1/4% interest rate hike. This policy could likely deal another upper cut punch to already reeling market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average  dropped nearly 500 points, leaving it more than 10% below its early October all-time closing high, meeting a widely used definition of a market correction. It joined the S&P 500  and the Nasdaq Composite  which were already in correction mode. The S&P and Dow are negative for 2018. Today as we are posting this the Dow … [Read more...]

The 2018 Gold American Eagle $25 could have one of the lowest mintages for the entire series.

    Sales of American Eagle gold bullion coins in 2018 are heading toward an low production number, with the number of 2018 $25 gold coins sold challenging the 1991 release for lowest mintage in the series. The 1991 $25 is the king for now as far as lowest minted $25 Gold Eagle and commands a hefty premium for high graded examples. If the new king of the hill does turn out to be 2018 the premiums should follow suit! Owning these Gold Eagles now is a must for collectors before the end of 2018 while premiums are still low.  The exact number won’t be known until the Mint releases audited sales totals in 2019,so there is still time to act. … [Read more...]

Important Announcement from the Gold Watch Dog : DO NOT BUY THIS COIN!!!

  American Eagle 2018 One Ounce Palladium Proof Coin This is not our normal post- we buy and sell coins. So we generally tell you Buy or sell-right? Never "DO NOT BUY". This will save you money in the long run, believe me. This coin was released from the US Mint on September 6, this year at less than $1400. It was an immediate sell out, pushing premiums up so fast that the market went to nearly double in days. That's fantastic if you could buy 20 coins from the mint and resell as soon as you got them in the mail.....but you could only get 1 coin from the mint!!!! There are retailers out there just like us capitalizing on this hype charging nearly $5000 per coin. If you want these for your collection just take a pause. In due time … [Read more...]

Why You Should do Business with the Imperial Currency Team

In todays rare coin market it is easy to find a dealer or 20 of them , just by the old google search. The question you then have to ask is which is the right one to trust with your rare coin business. There are many things you should investigate but, at the end of the day you have to find someone you trust and truly enjoy doing business with.  The Imperial Currency Team is one of the best choices out there. Below is an important list that we are proud to say-this is why you should trust Imperial Currency with all of your rare coin and precious metal needs. Over 60 years experience in the rare coin and bullion markets Two way market in all the products we offer Direct pipeline of U.S. gold purchases from Europe Our lead … [Read more...]

Silver Hits 2 Year Low!

  Best time to buy silver in two years! Silver found a new 2 year low this week (August 13-17,2018) Many investors are asking themselves, “when will silver go up?” Unfortunately it’s tough to get a straight answer, even from experts. Here's what we know- it is impossible to time the precious metals markets perfectly. However it does make a lot of sense to buy the dips. Moving forward, geopolitical events and potential Fed rate hikes will certainly be key factors to watch. Put all of those things aside, the real key is supply and demand. The truth is that the above ground supply exceeds demand right now. The direct result is a two year low...for now. What does that mean for silver bugs? We say its a nice buying opportunity window. There … [Read more...]

Coin of the Week August 8,2018 1869 $2.5 Liberty PCGS MS61

  The 1869 quarter eagle is one of the lowest struck circulation strike coins produced at the Philadelphia Mint with a mintage of only 4320 coins. As you would expect it is a very scarce issue with no example graded better than Mint State 64. Nearly every example we have handled has partial to full prooflike surfaces. Our MS61 example is so proof like , it could easily be mistaken for a fully proof struck coin. It is also the finest example we have offered to date. A true rarity. Please phone or email us to confirm price and availability. Mintage 4320 Population in grade 25 PCGS population 6 NGC population 19 Total Population in all grades 260 Finest Known MS64 Smithsonian Example MS63 Offered at $4175.00 Click here to … [Read more...]

Sell us your rare coins-We are buying!

  Imperial Currency is buying rare United States coins. The month of August marks the end of the coin show season for the year. We will of course buying as many coins as we can (at the Summer ANA show) to get our inventory heavy enough to make it to the next major show. This is the time of year that we reach out to our clients to buy rare coins more than any other! If you have coins that you have been considering selling, Please give us a call. We are always interested in buying rare United States gold, silver and copper coins. If  You want or need to sell your coins-call us. We will pay strong premiums for coins certified by PCGS and NGC.  There are many other areas that we have focus in for individual collectors with … [Read more...]