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SPECIAL OFFER: 10 Guilders and 20 Francs

Remember what I said about high premiums on fractional coins just the other day? We had such an overwhelming response to our offering on 1/10 Kruggerands earlier this week that we went back to our wholesalers asking for more. But there were simply none available - not anywhere. So we asked what else they had. It turns out they have a few Netherlands 10 Guilders and 20 Francs around that fit our requirements of liquidity and price. So here's the story... OPTION 1 - Netherland 10 Guilders weigh .1947oz (just under two fifths ounce) We found them cheap, cheap so their retail premium is only 4.4% over gold. This means that with gold at $1,279.10, we can sell lots of ten (10) each at $260.00 for a total of $2,600 + $30 shipping = $2,630. OPTION 2 - Belgian, French, and Swiss 20 Francs are a bit smaller. They weigh .1867oz and since they're a little smaller they carry a bit higher premium of 4.8% over gold spot. That said, with gold at $1,279.10, we will sell lots of ten (10) each at $250.25 for a total of $2,502.50 + $30 shipping = $2,532.50. With this option will will choose Belgian, French or Swiss 20 Francs for you.

We have a limited number of lots and will not honor these prices after all lots are sold. If you order multiple lots, you'll only pay one $30 shipping fee. All sales are on a first come, first serve basis. Please do not call us or reply to this email. Email your order, INCLUDING your name, address, and phone number, to

Special Conditions:

Sorry, we will not take orders for less than the minimum shown above.

All sales on a strict "no-nag" basis. We will ship as soon as your check clears, but we allow One week (7 days) for your check to clear. Calls looking for your order two days after we receive your check will be politely and patiently rebuffed. ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS:

1. You may order by email only to Sorry, we can't ship into Tennessee or outside the United States.

2. When you buy from us, we cannot later change or cancel the trade. We are giving you our word that we will sell at that price, & you are giving us your word that you will buy at that price, regardless what later happens in the market, up or down.

If you break your word to us, we will never again do business with you.

3. Once your order is filled, we will e-mail you a confirmation.

4. You must send payment by personal check or bank wire (either one is fine) within 48 hours. Check just needs to be in the mail, not in our hands, in 48 hours. Sorry, no credit cards.

Want your order faster? Send a bank wire, but that's not required. Once we ship, the post office takes four to fourteen days to get the registered mail package to you. All in all, if you send a check you'll see your order in about one month; a wire, about a week.

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Silver and gold must be bought.

— Franklin Sanders, The Moneychanger

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Market Snapshot See more charts and market data
8-Jun-17 Price Change % Change
Gold, $/oz 1,276.30 -13.80 -1.07%
Silver, $/oz 17.38 -0.00 -0.01%
Gold/Silver Ratio 73.418 -0.785 -1.06%
Silver/Gold Ratio 0.0136 0.0001 1.07%
Platinum 936.90 7.30 0.79%
Palladium 854.90 7.15 0.84%
S&P 500 2,433.79 0.65 0.03%
Dow 21,182.53 8.84 0.04%
Dow in GOLD $s 343.09 3.81 1.12%
Dow in GOLD oz 16.60 0.18 1.12%
Dow in SILVER oz 1,218.51 0.65 0.05%
US Dollar Index 97.21 0.47 0.49%
IMPORTANT NOTE: The following are wholesale, not retail, prices. To figure our retail selling price, multiply the "ask" price by 1.035. To figure our retail buying price, multiple the "bid" price by 0.97. Lower commissions apply to larger orders, higher commissions to very small orders.
SPOT GOLD: 1,277.10      
GOLD Fine Tr.Oz. BID ASK $/oz
American Eagle 1.00 1,286.04 1,319.88 1,319.88
1/2 AE 0.50 650.81 673.67 1,347.34
1/4 AE 0.25 328.60 343.22 1,372.88
1/10 AE 0.10 133.99 139.84 1,398.42
Aust. 100 corona 0.98 1,240.55 1,249.55 1,274.79
British sovereign 0.24 302.88 315.88 1,341.90
French 20 franc 0.19 236.05 240.05 1,285.75
Krugerrand 1.00 1,282.21 1,292.21 1,292.21
Maple Leaf 1.00 1,285.10 1,301.10 1,301.10
1/2 Maple Leaf 0.50 734.33 670.48 1,340.96
1/4 Maple Leaf 0.25 325.66 341.62 1,366.50
1/10 Maple Leaf 0.10 135.37 139.20 1,392.04
Mexican 50 peso 1.21 1,525.81 1,536.81 1,274.62
.9999 bar 1.00 1,281.57 1,289.10 1,289.10
SPOT SILVER: 17.40      
SILVER Fine Tr.Oz. BID ASK $/oz
VG+ Morgan $B4 1905 0.77 22.50 25.50 33.33
VG+ Peace dollar 0.77 15.00 18.00 23.53
90% silver coin bags 0.72 12,187.18 12,473.18 17.45
US 40% silver 1/2s 0.30 4,939.78 5,089.78 17.25
100 oz .999 bar 100.00 1,719.50 1,754.50 17.55
10 oz .999 bar 10.00 175.45 180.45 18.05
1 oz .999 round 1.00 17.20 17.80 17.80
Am Eagle, 200 oz Min 1.00 18.90 20.40 20.40
SPOT PLATINUM: 936.90      
Plat. Platypus 1.00 951.90 981.90 981.90
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Warnings and Disclaimers

To avoid confusion, please remember that the comments above have a very short time horizon. Always invest with the primary trend. Gold's primary trend is up, targeting at least $3,130.00; silver's primary trend is up, targeting 16:1 gold/silver ratio or $195.66; stock's primary trend is down, targeting Dow under 2,900 and worth only one ounce of gold or 16 ounces of silver. US$ and US$-denominated assets, primary trend down; real estate bubble has burst, primary trend down.

Be advised and warned:

  • Do NOT use these commentaries to trade futures contracts. I don't intend them for that or write them with that short-term trading outlook. I write them for long-term investors in physical metals. Take them as entertainment, but not as a timing service for futures.
  • NOR do I recommend investing in gold or silver Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs). Those are NOT physical metal and I fear one day or another may go up in smoke. Unless you can breathe smoke, stay away. Call me paranoid, but the surviving rabbit is wary of traps.
  • NOR do I recommend trading futures options or other leveraged paper gold and silver products. These are not for the inexperienced.
  • NOR do I recommend buying gold and silver on margin or with debt.
  • What DO I recommend? Physical gold and silver coins and bars in your own hands. For additional information, please see our Ten Commandments for Buying Gold and Silver.
  • One final warning: NEVER insert a 747 Jumbo Jet up your nose.

Explanation of Terms

The US DOLLAR INDEX is the average exchange rate for the US dollar against the Euro, Yen, Pound sterling, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, and Swedish Krona, weighted for each country's trade with the US. It gives a general measure of the US dollar's performance against all other currencies.

The DOW IN GOLD DOLLARS measures the Dow Jones Industrial Average in gold dollars (0.048375 troy oz. by law). The DiG$ depicts the Primary (20 year) Trend of stocks against gold. When the DiG$ is dropping, gold is gaining value against stocks in a trend that should last 15-20 years. The DiG$'s chart is identical to the Dow in ounces of gold, but gives us one unvarying measure all the way back to 1896. Because it shows the primary trend ("tide") of gold against stocks, for investors it is the single most important financial chart in the world today. Since its August 1999 high at G$925.42 (44.8 ounces), the DiG$ has trended down, targeting a G$80-G$20 (4-1 oz. of gold will buy the whole Dow).

The DOW IN SILVER OUNCES shows how many ounces of silver are needed to buy the entire Dow. The DiSoz is trending down with a target of under 36 ounces.

The GOLD/SILVER RATIO is the gold price divided by the silver price, and shows how many ounces of silver it takes to buy one ounce of gold. The Ratio shows us the Primary (20 year) Trend of gold's value against silver. When the Ratio's trend is dropping, silver is gaining value against gold. This trend targets a gold/silver ratio of 16 ounces of silver to one of gold within the next 5-10 years. That implies that silver will massively, vastly outperform gold before this bull market ends. When both metals are rallying, the ratio often (but not always) drops, confirming the rally.

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