Monthly Archives: July 2015

Florida Shipwreck Gold Found

Dateline July 28, 2015: In the 1700’s, as European expeditions plied the waters off eastern North America, some of these ships were laden with gold. Inevitably some of these ships were wrecked, due to weather or battle, and their precious cargo sank along with them. From time to time, these treasure troves are rediscovered. Found:… Read More »

Silver Eagles Running Out!

Dateline July 11, 2015: Are Silver Eagles running out?  Maybe so: The demand for US Silver Eagle Bullion coins had been extremely high recently, so high, that the US Mint has had to temporarily stop producing them until it replenishes its supply. This according to an article by Lawrence Williams in Mineweb.  Sales were greater… Read More »

Silver Content of Canadian Coins

The silver content of Canadian coins has changed with time. During the 1850s, a series of laws were enacted that established a monetary unit for the Province of Canada which was based on the gold dollar of the United States of America. Like that of the USA, Canada’s dollar was divided into 100 cents. The coins minted for… Read More »