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2017 NGC PF-69 2017 35th Anniversary Chinese Silver Panda Proof 15 Gram

2017 NGC PF-69 2017 35th Anniversary Chinese Silver Panda Proof 15 Gram

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Published at Sat, 29 Jul 2017 14:01:50 +0000

NGC PF-70 Early Releases 2017 35th Anniversary Chinese Bi-Metal Panda Proof

NGC PF-70 Early Releases 2017 35th Anniversary Chinese Bi-Metal Panda Proof

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$4,799.95

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the famous Panda Coin series, the Chinese Mint has released three coins commemorating the occasion. This bimetallic Panda Gold and Silver Coin is perhaps one of the more unique releases in recent times.

Each of these 35th anniversary Chinese Bi-Metal Panda Gold and Silver Coin contains 30 grams of 0.999 fine gold and 12 grams of 0.999 pure silver. Moreover, they carry a face value of 500 Yuan – granting them currency status in China.

The portrayal of the Temple of Heaven graces the obverses of these coins, similar to all previous Panda Coin releases. While the outer rim, with the name of the Temple written in Chinese, is struck using pure silver, the inner portion is solid gold.

On the other hand, the reverse side of this coin features the majestic panda – chewing on a bamboo shoot. This interior design is crafted in pure 0.999 gold. The other rim displays a variety of panda images, with the animals in various poses; this rim is composed of 0.999 pure silver. The contrast of bright silver with lustrous gold gives off a unique appearance, unlike any other precious metals product in the world.

These 35th anniversary Chinese Bi-Metal Panda Gold and Silver Coins are unique coin issues commemorating a significant milestone in one of the most famous coin programs in the world. With a limited mintage of just 6,000 coins, these coins will run out of stock soon! Invest in gold, silver, and a renowned coin series simultaneously by purchasing a single coin for the very first time.

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Published at Sat, 29 Jul 2017 14:20:05 +0000

2017 1 oz Queen's Beast Lion Platinum Coin

2017 1 oz Queen's Beast Lion Platinum Coin

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Published at Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:45:41 +0000

The Most “Precious” Precious Metals in the World

The Most “Precious” Precious Metals in the World

The most valuable metals in the world understandably command higher prices – usually due to rarity or the cost involved in obtaining them. However, while a few metals inflate in value to unreasonable levels, some remain underappreciated. This causes shifts in the perception of what is deemed ‘precious’ in the eyes of investors.

Gold and silver are perhaps the most popular precious metals in the world. Moreover, they are also the oldest precious metals as well. It is apparent that our ancestors saw value in them. A wide variety of gold and silver products discovered to date, especially in palaces and regal areas, are a testament to this fact.

Note – although being rare is almost a necessity for something to be considered precious, the converse may not always be true. For example, Helium gas is one of the rarest gases on Earth, but it remains relatively inexpensive.

Here is a list of the most ‘precious’ precious metals in the world (in no particular order):

Gold
Gold has remained one of the most widely accepted precious metals for investment. In fact, it was used as currency before our present monetary system came into being. Even now, gold retains its position as one of the most investible precious metals of all – as it has existed for thousands of years symbolizing wealth and prosperity.

Gold is an incredibly malleable metal, especially when at its purest. This makes it ideal for intricate jewelry. Moreover, it is also a highly conductive element – allowing the passage of electricity with minimal loss of energy.

Common Uses: Widely used in jewelry, coins, bars, rounds. Furthermore, its electrical conductivity makes it the preferred choice for use in a variety of electronic circuits.

Largest Producers: South Africa, United States, Australia, and China.

Holy cow! That’s a lot of gold!

Platinum
Platinum is one of the most popular precious metals after gold and silver. Its malleability, high density, and non-corrosive nature make it an ideal metal for fashioning into coins, rounds, and bars for storage with minimal to no damage to the products, even over large periods.

Although its earliest use can be traced back to 1200 B.C. in Egyptian artifacts, Platinum wasn’t rediscovered and used again until around 1735.

Common Uses: Its flexibility makes it ideal for jewelry, coins, bars, and rounds. On the other hand, its chemical resistance to even hydrochloric and nitric acid makes it the perfect candidate for use in electrodes and chemical reactions.

Largest Producers: South Africa, Russia, and Canada.

Silver
No precious metals list can be complete without the inclusion of silver. The sheen of silver is unmistakable – ensuring that silver products stand out as no other metal does. However, it is quick to oxidize in the open air, making proper storage and protection essential to maintaining its original sheen and finish.

Nonetheless, the value of silver remains unaffected even if it loses its original minted shine. This metal’s industrial applications in batteries and electronics only further enhance its desirability.

Common Uses: Jewelry, circuitry, batteries, coins, bars, and rounds.

Largest Producers: Peru, China, Mexico, and Chile.

Rhodium
Almost 60% of the rhodium reserves on Earth are in South Africa – making it the largest supplier of this particular precious metal. The finish and sheen of rhodium seem similar to platinum. However, this shouldn’t come as a surprise as rhodium is a member of the platinum group of metals (Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium, Osmium, Iridium, and Platinum).

On the other hand, it is far less dense and more heat-resistant compared to platinum, while being extremely durable, hard, and reflective. Fun fact – rhodium is even rarer than gold. However, the recent decline in the car industry, which facilitated its main industrial application, brought about a crash in rhodium prices, dropping almost 90% of its value in 2009.

Common Uses: Usually used as alloying agents for hardening and improving the corrosion resistance of platinum and palladium. It is widely employed in catalytic converters in automobiles as well.

Largest Producers: South Africa, Russia, and Canada.

Ruthenium
Another platinum group metal, ruthenium is relatively unknown compared to its more famous counterparts. It is relatively hard and durable compared to platinum and palladium. Hence, similar to rhodium, ruthenium is also used as an alloying agent to increase the hardness of platinum and palladium.

Common Uses: Usually used as alloying agents for hardening and improving the durability of platinum and palladium. Its electrical properties make it popular in electronics as well – for effectively plating electrical contacts.

Largest Producers: Russia, North America, South America, and Canada.

Iridium
Iridium is yet another platinum group metal. As you’re starting to notice, yes, every metal in the platinum group metals is rare and valuable

Iridium is one of the densest elements in existence. With an inordinately high melting point, it can also withstand a lot of heat without any physical change (like softening, melting, or vaporizing). Furthermore, it is corrosion resistant as well – making it suitable for a wide variety of industrial purposes.

Common Uses: Used as a hardening agent for platinum alloys. Moreover, it forms an alloy with osmium that is widely used for tipping pens and compass bearings. Crucibles and other equipment that need to be operated at high temperatures also use Iridium lining.

Largest Producers: South Africa and Russia.

Palladium
This grayish-white precious metal is valued for its rarity, malleability, and stability. Moreover, it can absorb a considerable amount of hydrogen at room temperature – opening up a variety of uses for this metal.

Palladium has recently become an attractive investment option with famous mints such as the United States Mint releasing palladium-based coin programs like the American Palladium Eagles.

Common Uses: Used in coins and bars. Moreover, it has industry-wide applications such as catalytic converters to reduce emissions.

Largest Producers: Russia, United States, and Canada.

Osmium
Osmium is a high-density metal that is mainly found in North and South America. This bluish-silver metal is hard and brittle. However, its high melting point allows several industry applications.

Although osmium is never used directly due to its brittle nature, it is alloyed with platinum to create an alloy that possesses the malleability and durability of platinum as well as the heat resistance and hardness of osmium.

Common Uses: Its alloy with platinum is used for making electrical contacts and filaments.

Largest Producers: North American, South America, and Russia.

Rhenium
The high melting and boiling points of rhenium make it extremely useful in several industrial practices. In fact, it boasts the third highest melting and boiling point after carbon and tungsten.

It is a byproduct of molybdenum, which in turn is a byproduct of copper mining. Understandably, rhenium is relatively rare, and its industrial applications make it a highly coveted metal indeed.

Common Uses: Its high boiling and melting points make it ideal for use in high-temperature turbine engines and jet engine exhaust nozzles. However, the above uses are possible only after it is alloyed with nickel to form superalloys with astounding properties.

Largest Producers: Chile, Kazakhstan, and the United States.

Indium
This white metal is produced as a byproduct from zinc-ore, lead-ore, copper-ore, and iron-ore dispensation. In its pure state, it has a distinctive white glint and is extremely malleable – making bending and fashioning into complicated shapes relatively easy.

Moreover, it is a soft metal, like sodium, and can be easily cut with a knife. However, this metal’s extreme rarity (making up only 0.21 parts per million of the Earth’s crust) in addition to several industrial applications ensure that it is highly valued by investors and businesses alike.

Common Uses: Indium was widely used during World War II – coating bearings in engines (usually airplanes). However, in recent times it has seen widespread use in creating corrosive-resistant mirrors, semiconductors, and various alloys. Furthermore, it is also used to facilitate electrical conductivity in flat-panel devices.

Largest Producers: China, South Korea, and Japan.

A special shout out to the Periodic Videos YouTube channel for putting together great informational videos about these precious metals.

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Published at Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:11:57 +0000

Royal Canadian Mint

Royal Canadian Mint

Shop Top Selling Royal Canadian Mint Bullion Coins

Established under the Royal Canadian Mint Act, the Royal Canadian Mint is a Crown corporation – i.e. the shares of the Mint are held for the reigning Canadian monarch. Interestingly, the Royal Canadian Mint started out as a branch of the Royal Mint in London.

It was founded in 1908, and since then it has produced all of Canada’s circulation coinage. In fact, its enormous minting capacity allows it to strike coins for other nations as well. The Royal Canadian Mint also mints precious and base metals coins for collectors and investors, medals, tokens, and medallions. Furthermore, it offers gold and silver refinery and assay services as well.
Although the Mint serves the public’s interest, it also bears the mandate to ‘operate in anticipation of profit.’ Essentially, this means that it should be able to function commercially without relying on taxpayer support to fund its operations.

The Royal Canadian Mint is also known for being an excellent employer – featuring in the ‘Canada’s Top 100 Employers’ list four years in a row. Moreover, the Mint, recognized for adopting new technology and innovations, announced the plans for a digital currency named MintChip, allowing anonymous transactions – backed by the Government of Canada and having denominations in a variety of currencies.

Royal Canadian Mint History

Before the formation of the Royal Canadian Mint, the Royal Mint in London served as the primary producer of Canadian coinage. However, some Canadian coins’ origins can also be traced back to the private Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England.

Over the years as Canada’s need for coinage increased. This resulted in the authorization of a branch of the Royal Mint to be constructed in Ottawa in 1901. Although the construction of the Canadian branch was first proposed in 1890, it wasn’t authorized in 1901 and inaugurated only later in 1908.

A short ceremony marked the inauguration of the very first Canadian Mint. Lord Grey and Lady Grey activated the presses – officially commencing operations in the Royal Mint’s Ottawa facility. Around three years after it was established, the Mint started refining gold using electrolysis. This method, unfortunately, proved too time-consuming. Hence, in 1915 when a new chlorination process developed in Australia seemed to reduce processing times and increase gold refining capacities, the Ottawa facility of the Royal Mint quickly adopted the technology.

Over the years, this technology was improved and refined – with the present process featuring an amalgam of chlorination and electrolysis.

The Ottawa Mint remained a branch of the Royal Mint in London until the Great Depression. Thereafter, the terms were negotiated, after which the Mint was officially named the Royal Canadian Mint. However, the Royal Canadian Mint still depended on the Royal Mint in London for the production of the master tools required for the creation of its punches and dies. Nonetheless, the Mint was under Canadian control at long last.

Facilities of the Royal Canadian Mint

Ottawa Facility
The Ottawa Mint was the very first mint established in Canada. In fact, this facility was also the one renamed to bear the ‘Royal Canadian Mint’ name when its ownership was transferred to Canada. It initially began reporting to the Department of Finance. However, in 1969, the Royal Canadian Mint was reorganized as a Crown Corporation – making it independent from the Department of Finance. Under this reorganization, the mint would act as an independent corporation with its own board of directors.

Due to its rich history and architectural significance, the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa was designated a National Historic Site of Canada. The Tudor Gothic architecture of the original building still stands – granting it a distinctive identity – setting it apart from other buildings in Canada’s capital.

The Ottawa facility currently produces collector and commemorative coins, bullion coins, bars, wafers, and medals. The Royal Canadian Mint’s gold and silver refineries and assay labs are also located here. Furthermore, it also boasts a full-time Advanced Engineering Research team that tirelessly works on various R & D projects.

Winnipeg Facility
The Master of the Mint, in 1960, N.A. Parker intimated the government about the need for a new facility of the Royal Canadian Mint. Since the Ottawa facility’s capacity had been reached, the government recognized the need for an additional facility. Although the prime minister of Canada at the time, Lester B Peterson, suggested building the new facility in Elliot Lake, Ontario, no real plans materialized until much later.

Accordingly, when the Royal Canadian Mint became a Crown Corporation, a new facility was expected as several studies showed that the Ottawa facility had become obsolete. The Mint finally decided that the Ottawa facility would retain the historic building, while the newer branch would handle the striking of circulation coins in Canada.

The Supply and Services Minister at the time, James Richardson, first proposed a facility a Winnipeg. However, this proposal kicked up a substantial debate because the law stipulated that the Mint that was responsible for producing money in Canada should be established only in the capital region. The contention was that plants that were over 1000 miles apart would face numerous communication difficulties.

Eventually, Winnipeg was chosen as the site for the newest branch of the Royal Canadian Mint after the various technicalities were sorted out. The Winnipeg facility allowed the Ottawa branch to concentrate on designing and striking coins for collectors, while it handled the production of all circulation coinage for the country.

Royal Canadian Mint Notable Products

The Royal Canadian Mint has a rich and fulfilling history accompanied by an extensive range of quality gold bullion and silver bullion releases that always sends collectors and investors scrambling for a piece. Several coins originating from the Royal Canadian Mint are considered mainstays in coin collections and are valuable items to add to an investment portfolio.

In addition to coins in annual programs, the Royal Canadian Mint also produces commemorative products and precious metals bars.

Gold and Silver Maple Leafs

The Maple Leaf program is perhaps the most famous coin program run by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Maple Leaf program is only second in popularity to the US Mint’s Eagle program. Ever since the first Gold Maple Leaf released in 1979 and the first Silver Maple Leaf Coin in 1988, they have captured the imagination of both collectors and investors. Their annual releases are anxiously awaited – not only on the North American continent, but also across the globe.
These coins are available in 1 ounce, 1⁄2 ounce, 1⁄4 ounce, 1⁄10 ounce, and 1⁄20 ounce variants. Since they are struck using 0.9999 pure silver – the highest purity of silver used in any coin – investors looking to add substantial quantities of pure silver to their precious metals portfolios value them immensely.

Platinum and Palladium Maple Leafs

Building on the popularity of the Gold and Silver Maple Leafs, the Royal Canadian Mint produced coins using Palladium and Platinum as well.

The Palladium Maple Leafs were struck in 0.9995 fineness from 2005-2009. Platinum variants, on the other hand, were first minted in 1988. They were released in 1 ounce, 1⁄2 ounce, 1⁄4 ounce, 1⁄10 ounce, 1⁄15 ounce, and 1⁄20 ounce weights – ensuring that every kind of collector and investor could have his/her pick.

RCM Predator Series

Struck using 0.9999 pure silver, these silver coins celebrate the exotic wildlife exclusive to the Canadian wilderness. The year 2016 saw the release of the silver coins under this coin program and was appreciated by investors and collectors alike.

The very first coin featured the elusive Cougar – a stealthy predator that inspires awe and exudes elegance. Fangs bared, the Cougar is depicted mid-pounce, moving in to kill.

RCM Birds of Prey Series

The sight of a majestic Peregrine Falcon is a sight that inspires awe and wonder in the beholder. Celebrating similar predators of the sky, the Royal Canadian Mint launched the Birds of Prey series of silver coins in 2014.

This biannual series follows up on the Mint’s hugely popular wildlife-themed coin series. The 0.9999 silver purity makes every release an anticipated event among the collector and investor community.

RCM Call of the Wild Series

Canada’s wildlife is counted among the unique aspects of the country – boasting the fiercest of predators to the most elegant of animals in the world. Proudly showing off the nation’s abundant wildlife, the Royal Canadian Mint released the Call of the Wild Series of gold coins in 2014.

These gold coins are popular as both investment assets as well as collector’s items. Hence, this annual gold coin series enjoyed significant fame, with every annual release featuring beautiful depictions of Canadian wildlife.

RCM Silver Superman Coins

Superman requires no introduction to most people, with the man of steel being one of the most widely renowned superheroes of all time. Since he first appeared in comics in 1938, he became a global phenomenon. Honoring the most famous superhero in the world, the Royal Canadian Mint released the Silver Superman Coins in 2016 – highlighting the famed ‘S’ symbol on their reverses.

The ‘S’ symbol has become synonymous with valor and strength, and collectors and investors have shown remarkable interest in the coins released under this program.
RCM Bars

Other than coins – which are much more popular amongst investors working with relatively lower capital, the Royal Canadian Mint also produces products that appeal to large-scale investors as well. It strikes precious metals bars, usually gold and silver, in weights upwards of 1 oz.

These products attract investors who want to make a larger investment, especially as bars generally feature lower premiums over the spot prices of gold and silver.

Royal Canadian Mint Innovations

The Royal Canadian Mint’s anti-counterfeit measures are known throughout the world due to their complexity that makes them almost impossible to replicate. The Canadian Maple Leaf Coins, for example, bear micro-engravings on the Maple Leaf designs. These engravings also impart a unique texture to the coin, in addition to ensuring its authenticity.

The Mint also patented an improved, money-saving production method called multi-ply plating technology in 2000. This technology is used to produce 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, and 50¢ Canadian coins even today.

2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

In 2006, the Royal Canadian Mint partnered with the Vancouver Olympics Committee to become the official supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. Accordingly, the mint embarked on a 3-year quest of striking both circulation and collector coins honoring the upcoming Winter Olympic and Paralympic games.

If you are looking at investing in Royal Canadian Mint precious metals, then you’ll probably want to keep an eye on precious metals prices. We make that easy for your here: Gold Price Charts, Silver Price Charts, Platinum Price Charts

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Published at Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:32:46 +0000

2017 (W) NGC MS-70 American Silver Eagle Coin | West Point Star Label

2017 (W) NGC MS-70 American Silver Eagle Coin | West Point Star Label

Buy Intercept Single Slab Boxes Online

Add another layer of protection to your graded coin specimens with this Intercept Technology Single Coin Slab Protective Holder. Simply slide your plastic slabs (including PCGS/NGC/ANACS) into the protective holder and ensure that your valuable coins will remain untouched by harmful elements in the atmosphere. Lined with the latest technology in the field of anti-corrosion, the Intercept Technology lining inside these boxes prevent any harmful substances or elements from touching your graded coins.

These holders are equipped with a convenient double-sided window to allow easy viewing. Furthermore, the large window on the top of the holder ensures that the grading agencies’ labels remain in plain sight. These holders from Intercept Technology are a sure shot way of protecting your purchase without compromising on the displayability of your possessions.

Intercept Technology consists of a group of independent companies operating under German law. The group was created with the sole purpose of providing best possible protection against corrosion of valuable goods. Moreover, with a widespread network of partners across the globe, Intercept Technology Group can handle region-specific requirements when needed.

Graded coins must retain their sublime condition and this Intercept Technology Single Coin Slab Protective Holder makes sure that your coins remain in the exact condition that you purchased.

  • Holds 1 individual slab (incl. PCGS, NGC, ANACS)
  • Bottom part with 2 see through sections for front and back of the coin
  • Top part with 1 see through section for grading or labeling information
  • Overall size: 2 5/8″ x 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

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Published at Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:50:35 +0000

2017 Silver Shield Democide MiniMintage 1 oz Silver Round

2017 Silver Shield Democide MiniMintage 1 oz Silver Round

The Doc’s Satisfaction Guarantee

The Doc believes in doing business the old-fashioned way. We provide every customer with a refund, return and/or exchange policy on everything we sell including all bullion and ammunition. If for any reason you have an issue with your order, please give us a call. We will always do our best to accommodate you!

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Published at Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:31:02 +0000

10 oz Gold Bar | Our Choice Brand

10 oz Gold Bar | Our Choice Brand

Test the purity of gold and silver coins and bars with the Sigma Metalytics advanced precious metal scanning machine to detect fake or counterfeit coins.

Have you tested the purity of your gold and silver coins? With the Precious Metal Testing Scanner from Sigma Metalytics, you can instantly verify that the coins you own or are interested in purchasing are as pure as advertised. With both the number and quality of fake gold and silver surfacing on the market increasing, the ability to verify the authenticity and purity of your physical gold and silver investments with the exact same device used by the experts at SD Bullion is essential.

This gold and silver testing and detection scanner is used to measure the bulk metal in a bullion bar or coin and ensure that the metal matches the electrical characteristics that would be expected of it.

The testing scanner can assess a sample in less than one second without affecting the coin or bullion in any way. No chemicals are used and no physical damage is done to the coin or bullion being tested. Unlike in other testing methods, plating and surface features do not significantly impact the unit’s ability to measure the underlying metal. Using electromagnetic waves that penetrate deeply into the coin or bar, plating and surface features are largely ignored, and the main body of metal assessed. The testing scanner can see through plastic cases and bags, so numismatic coins do not need to be removed from protective holders.

Different sized sensors are used for different sized samples. The biggest sensor is in the main housing and is used for large samples, like 1-ounce coins and bars. To measure smaller objects one of two external wands is connected to the main unit via a cable. The large wand is used for coins weighing between ¼ and 1 ounce. The small wand can be used for smaller samples, such as 1-gram bars and CombiBars, 1/10-ounce coins, and the like. We now offer a new Bullion Wand as an option which is included with this purchase. This new wand will penetrate the surface of gold and silver bars to a depth of 2 mm (.08 in).

The user selects the metal that the sample is expected to be. The testing scanner sets the value of that metal’s resistivity to the center of the bar display. The bar display has brackets that show the expected range of the reading for the selected metal. So, for example, if the user selects pure gold as the metal, and pure gold is placed on the sensor, a value within the brackets will be obtained. Virtually any other metal with a similar weight will fall far outside this range. If the actual reading does not correspond to the expected reading, an arrow will show up on the bar display.

Many standard metals are stored in the Precious Metal Testing Scanner and can be selected by the user. For example, for gold coins the user can select pure gold, 22 K gold, 90% gold, or American eagle gold; for silver, pure silver, sterling silver, 90% silver. and Britannia silver. Pure platinum, palladium, rhodium, and copper also have stored values. Each of these coin and bullion metals will produce a unique reading on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner. Even small changes in alloy make a big difference in the readings on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner.

The Precious Metal Testing Scanner has many advantages:

  1. Can be used with any metal.
  2. Reads the metal bulk—not coatings and plating.
  3. Can read through packaging.
  4. Very fast—1 second results.
  5. No wet chemistry, no consumables, no scraping or filing.
  6. Inexpensive to buy and use.
  7. Detects and prevents precious metal fraud.
  8. Can assist in determining numismatic authenticity.
  9. Easy to use, easy to program for additional sample types.
  10. Portable—long battery life.
  11. Durable—no maintenance required.
  12. NEW BULLION Wand increases the depth of measurement by a factor of four.

The three wand attachments are able to detect a multitude of pre-programmed metal contents including:

  • Gold – Pure
  • Gold – 91.7% 22K Crown
  • Gold – 90%
  • Gold – American Eagle
  • Gold – 98.6%
  • Silver – 99.99% Pure
  • Silver – 99.9% Pure
  • Silver – 92.5% Sterling
  • Silver – Morgan Dollar
  • Silver – Peace Dollar
  • Silver – 90% Coin
  • Silver – 96% Britannia
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Rhodium
  • Copper

Includes:

  • 3 Attachment Wands
  • Carrying Case
  • Instructional Manual
  • USB Cable
  • Charger

More questions? Click here to see our frequently asked questions.

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Published at Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:41:38 +0000

2017-P American Liberty Silver Medal Proof NGC PF-69 Early Releases

2017-P American Liberty Silver Medal Proof NGC PF-69 Early Releases

Test the purity of gold and silver coins and bars with the Sigma Metalytics advanced precious metal scanning machine to detect fake or counterfeit coins.

Have you tested the purity of your gold and silver coins? With the Precious Metal Testing Scanner from Sigma Metalytics, you can instantly verify that the coins you own or are interested in purchasing are as pure as advertised. With both the number and quality of fake gold and silver surfacing on the market increasing, the ability to verify the authenticity and purity of your physical gold and silver investments with the exact same device used by the experts at SD Bullion is essential.

This gold and silver testing and detection scanner is used to measure the bulk metal in a bullion bar or coin and ensure that the metal matches the electrical characteristics that would be expected of it.

The testing scanner can assess a sample in less than one second without affecting the coin or bullion in any way. No chemicals are used and no physical damage is done to the coin or bullion being tested. Unlike in other testing methods, plating and surface features do not significantly impact the unit’s ability to measure the underlying metal. Using electromagnetic waves that penetrate deeply into the coin or bar, plating and surface features are largely ignored, and the main body of metal assessed. The testing scanner can see through plastic cases and bags, so numismatic coins do not need to be removed from protective holders.

Different sized sensors are used for different sized samples. The biggest sensor is in the main housing and is used for large samples, like 1-ounce coins and bars. To measure smaller objects one of two external wands is connected to the main unit via a cable. The large wand is used for coins weighing between ¼ and 1 ounce. The small wand can be used for smaller samples, such as 1-gram bars and CombiBars, 1/10-ounce coins, and the like. We now offer a new Bullion Wand as an option which is included with this purchase. This new wand will penetrate the surface of gold and silver bars to a depth of 2 mm (.08 in).

The user selects the metal that the sample is expected to be. The testing scanner sets the value of that metal’s resistivity to the center of the bar display. The bar display has brackets that show the expected range of the reading for the selected metal. So, for example, if the user selects pure gold as the metal, and pure gold is placed on the sensor, a value within the brackets will be obtained. Virtually any other metal with a similar weight will fall far outside this range. If the actual reading does not correspond to the expected reading, an arrow will show up on the bar display.

Many standard metals are stored in the Precious Metal Testing Scanner and can be selected by the user. For example, for gold coins the user can select pure gold, 22 K gold, 90% gold, or American eagle gold; for silver, pure silver, sterling silver, 90% silver. and Britannia silver. Pure platinum, palladium, rhodium, and copper also have stored values. Each of these coin and bullion metals will produce a unique reading on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner. Even small changes in alloy make a big difference in the readings on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner.

The Precious Metal Testing Scanner has many advantages:

  1. Can be used with any metal.
  2. Reads the metal bulk—not coatings and plating.
  3. Can read through packaging.
  4. Very fast—1 second results.
  5. No wet chemistry, no consumables, no scraping or filing.
  6. Inexpensive to buy and use.
  7. Detects and prevents precious metal fraud.
  8. Can assist in determining numismatic authenticity.
  9. Easy to use, easy to program for additional sample types.
  10. Portable—long battery life.
  11. Durable—no maintenance required.
  12. NEW BULLION Wand increases the depth of measurement by a factor of four.

The three wand attachments are able to detect a multitude of pre-programmed metal contents including:

  • Gold – Pure
  • Gold – 91.7% 22K Crown
  • Gold – 90%
  • Gold – American Eagle
  • Gold – 98.6%
  • Silver – 99.99% Pure
  • Silver – 99.9% Pure
  • Silver – 92.5% Sterling
  • Silver – Morgan Dollar
  • Silver – Peace Dollar
  • Silver – 90% Coin
  • Silver – 96% Britannia
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Rhodium
  • Copper

Includes:

  • 3 Attachment Wands
  • Carrying Case
  • Instructional Manual
  • USB Cable
  • Charger

More questions? Click here to see our frequently asked questions.

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Published at Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:10:38 +0000

Rare Mint Error | 2017-P American Liberty Silver Medal Proof NGC PR-69 Early Releases

Rare Mint Error | 2017-P American Liberty Silver Medal Proof NGC PR-69 Early Releases

Test the purity of gold and silver coins and bars with the Sigma Metalytics advanced precious metal scanning machine to detect fake or counterfeit coins.

Have you tested the purity of your gold and silver coins? With the Precious Metal Testing Scanner from Sigma Metalytics, you can instantly verify that the coins you own or are interested in purchasing are as pure as advertised. With both the number and quality of fake gold and silver surfacing on the market increasing, the ability to verify the authenticity and purity of your physical gold and silver investments with the exact same device used by the experts at SD Bullion is essential.

This gold and silver testing and detection scanner is used to measure the bulk metal in a bullion bar or coin and ensure that the metal matches the electrical characteristics that would be expected of it.

The testing scanner can assess a sample in less than one second without affecting the coin or bullion in any way. No chemicals are used and no physical damage is done to the coin or bullion being tested. Unlike in other testing methods, plating and surface features do not significantly impact the unit’s ability to measure the underlying metal. Using electromagnetic waves that penetrate deeply into the coin or bar, plating and surface features are largely ignored, and the main body of metal assessed. The testing scanner can see through plastic cases and bags, so numismatic coins do not need to be removed from protective holders.

Different sized sensors are used for different sized samples. The biggest sensor is in the main housing and is used for large samples, like 1-ounce coins and bars. To measure smaller objects one of two external wands is connected to the main unit via a cable. The large wand is used for coins weighing between ¼ and 1 ounce. The small wand can be used for smaller samples, such as 1-gram bars and CombiBars, 1/10-ounce coins, and the like. We now offer a new Bullion Wand as an option which is included with this purchase. This new wand will penetrate the surface of gold and silver bars to a depth of 2 mm (.08 in).

The user selects the metal that the sample is expected to be. The testing scanner sets the value of that metal’s resistivity to the center of the bar display. The bar display has brackets that show the expected range of the reading for the selected metal. So, for example, if the user selects pure gold as the metal, and pure gold is placed on the sensor, a value within the brackets will be obtained. Virtually any other metal with a similar weight will fall far outside this range. If the actual reading does not correspond to the expected reading, an arrow will show up on the bar display.

Many standard metals are stored in the Precious Metal Testing Scanner and can be selected by the user. For example, for gold coins the user can select pure gold, 22 K gold, 90% gold, or American eagle gold; for silver, pure silver, sterling silver, 90% silver. and Britannia silver. Pure platinum, palladium, rhodium, and copper also have stored values. Each of these coin and bullion metals will produce a unique reading on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner. Even small changes in alloy make a big difference in the readings on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner.

The Precious Metal Testing Scanner has many advantages:

  1. Can be used with any metal.
  2. Reads the metal bulk—not coatings and plating.
  3. Can read through packaging.
  4. Very fast—1 second results.
  5. No wet chemistry, no consumables, no scraping or filing.
  6. Inexpensive to buy and use.
  7. Detects and prevents precious metal fraud.
  8. Can assist in determining numismatic authenticity.
  9. Easy to use, easy to program for additional sample types.
  10. Portable—long battery life.
  11. Durable—no maintenance required.
  12. NEW BULLION Wand increases the depth of measurement by a factor of four.

The three wand attachments are able to detect a multitude of pre-programmed metal contents including:

  • Gold – Pure
  • Gold – 91.7% 22K Crown
  • Gold – 90%
  • Gold – American Eagle
  • Gold – 98.6%
  • Silver – 99.99% Pure
  • Silver – 99.9% Pure
  • Silver – 92.5% Sterling
  • Silver – Morgan Dollar
  • Silver – Peace Dollar
  • Silver – 90% Coin
  • Silver – 96% Britannia
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Rhodium
  • Copper

Includes:

  • 3 Attachment Wands
  • Carrying Case
  • Instructional Manual
  • USB Cable
  • Charger

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Published at Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:33:08 +0000