Metals Hold Firm Despite Stronger Dollar; David Smith: Debilitating Inflation Is Like an Army of Termites

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This week David Smith talks about the ongoing destruction of the U.S. dollar and believes those who ignore the dollar’s decline will end up like the homeowner who discovers his house has slowly been destroyed by termites, but learns it’s too late.

Inflation: The People's Enemy. The Government's Friend.

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Most of us have been taught that inflation is all right as long as it doesn't get out of control. In the short term, it can benefit those able to manage cash flow in business or with real estate for which they can service loan interest and taxes. The truth of the matter is that inflation – at any level – is basically stealing! Things like an expanding money supply, increased "velocity," or rising prices due to demand-supply imbalance, add additional confusion.

Copper Rounds are an Affordable Way for Any Metals Investor to Start (or add) to Their Stack

They are pure copper in a smaller, barter-ready size - clearly marked with weight and purity.

The "Indian Head" design first appeared on US coinage in 1908. The $2.50 and $5.00 denomination gold coins minted then remain popular among coin investors today who cherish the iconic design.

Our pure copper "Indian Head" rounds are struck using incuse molds. The images are sunken into the surface, rather than raised. The obverse side features and Native American Cheiftain and 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies. The word "Liberty" also appears.

The reverse side carries the image of a bald eagle perched and clutching an olive branch. The copper weight and purity are displayed.

  • The rounds ship from the mint tubes of 20 rounds. A full box contains 25 tubes - 500 ounces.
  • The weight of the rounds is in standard (avoirdupois) ounces, rather than troy ounces.
  • Rounds are made by the Osborne Mint - America's oldest private mint located in Cincinnati, OH.

As the value of the US dollar erodes away, copper prices promise to rise. The metal is an essential in a vast number of industrial and manufacturing applications, assuring it will always maintain value.

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Now This Lovely Design is Available in an Affordable 1 Ounce Copper Round

Augustus St. Gaudens was selected by president Theodore Roosevelt to make the US coinage more beautiful. The sculptor was up to the task. His design for the $20 gold piece, or "double eagle", is considered by many to be the most beautiful coin minted.

They make a great conversation starter on the topic of sound money and an inexpensive gift.

Copper rounds are produced in standard (avoirdupois) weight, rather than in the troy weight associated with gold and silver. These rounds are sold and shipped in mint tubes of 20 rounds.

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These Beautiful Copper Rounds are Modeled After the "Peace" Dollar

Money Metals Exchange is pleased to offer the popular "Peace" design on a pure copper round. These beautifully made rounds weigh one standard (avoirdupois) ounce and are shipped in mint tubes containing 20 rounds.


The US Commission of Fine Arts sponsored a competition to find designs which best symbolized peace in 1921. Peace was a popular theme in the years following World War I and officials wanted to commemorate that theme on US coinage. The competition was created in collaboration with the US Mint, with the winner's design to be used on the new silver dollar.

Anthony de Francisci was the winner, despite being the youngest competitor and the least experienced in terms of coin design. The obverse design with Lady Liberty's profile, wearing a "radiate" crown is modeled upon de Francisci's wife. The crown purposely resembles that worn by the Statue of Liberty.

The reverse side of the coin featured a perched bald eagle hodling an olive branch - a symbol of peace.

The "Peace" dollar was minted from 1921 - 1928 and again in 1934 - 1935.

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The Buffalo Nickel is Among the Most Popular Coins of All Time

Now metals investors can get that familiar and iconic design in a pure copper round. Copper is less expensive and fills a gap for many preparing against the day metals may be needed for barter and trade. Until recently, smaller units of pure copper clearly marked with weight and purity were not available.

The original "Buffalo" nickel was designed by the artist James Earle Fraser. His efforts were part of a broader effort to update the nation's currency. The US Mint commissioned a number of artists to create new images for the coinage. Fraser's design for the nickel, inspired by his childhood in Minnesota, is perhaps the most beloved.

The "Buffalo" nickel was in circulated in the United States from 1913 to 1938. The bison featured on the reverse side was modeled after "Black Diamond", a buffalo on display at New York's Central Park Zoo in the early 1900's.

These pure copper rounds carry the bison standing upon a dirt mound, just as on the original coin. The text ".999 Fine Copper" is stamped above the bison and the weight - "One AVDP Ounce" - is shown below.

The reverse side of each round carries the familiar profile of a Native American Chieftain, along with the word "Liberty".

  • The rounds ship from the mint tubes of 20 rounds. A full box contains 25 tubes - 500 ounces. 
  • The weight of the rounds is in standard (avoirdupois) ounces, rather than troy ounces.
  •  Rounds are made by the Osborne Mint - America's oldest private mint located in Cincinnati, OH.
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