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Just Because: A Clock Designed To Run For 10,000 Years Is Being Installed In A Texas Mountain

By | 2018-02-22T23:09:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

If you've been rattling around in horology circles in the last 15 or 20 years, you may have run across a unique (and I do mean unique) clock project, undertaken by an organization called the Long Now Foundation. The Long Now Foundation was created in 1996, and "...hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating [...]

Russian Central Bank Buys Gold – 600,000 Ounces Or 18.7 Tons In January As Venezuela Launches ‘Petro Gold’

By | 2018-02-22T23:08:35+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

– Russian central bank buys gold – large 600,000 ounces or 18.7 tons of gold in January – Russia increased its holdings to 1,857 tons, topping the People's Bank of China's 'reported' 1,843 tons – Russia surpasses China as 6th largest holder of gold reserves – after U.S., Germany, IMF, Italy and France – Turkish central bank added [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Newly Discovered Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter Mule to be Offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2018 Baltimore Auction

By | 2018-02-22T23:08:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Santa Ana, CA. – Stack's Bowers Galleries is delighted to offer the 17th known example of the famous (2000)-P Sacagawea dollar / Washington quarter mule in their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo this March. This blunder is among the greatest Mint errors of modern numismatics and has captured the imagination [...]

Bitcoin or British Pound ‘Pretty Much Failed’ As Currency?

By | 2018-02-21T23:06:48+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Blog|

– Bitcoin has 'pretty much failed' as a currency says Bank of England Carney – Bitcoin is neither a store of value nor a useful way to buy things – BOE's Carney – Project fear against crypto-currencies or an out of control investing bubble? – Bitcoin will likely recover in value but is speculative and [...]

Business News: A Good Start For Swiss Watch Exports In 2018

By | 2018-02-21T23:06:13+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Blog|

Switzerland's fledgling watch recovery picked up steam in January. Global exports of Swiss watches jumped 12.6% to 1.62 billion Swiss francs ($1.73 billion), according to data released Tuesday by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH).  The double-digit jump follows a 2.7% increase in exports in 2017, after a two-year export slump. It's a [...]

Bank Bail-In Risk In European Countries Seen In 5 Key Charts

By | 2018-02-21T05:23:18+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Blog|

Bank Bail-In Risk In Europe Seen In 5 Charts – Nearly €1 trillion in non-performing loans poses risks to European banks' – Greece has highest non-performing loans as a share of total credit – Italy has the biggest pile of bad debt in absolute terms – Bad debt in Italy is still “a major problem” which has [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Present the P.F.M. Morgan Dollar Collection, the Current # 6 PCGS Registry Set.

By | 2018-02-20T23:10:25+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Blog|

P.F.M. Morgan Dollar and Crow River Peace Dollar Collections Will Anchor Special “Dollar Day” as part of Legend's Regency Auction 26 in New Orleans (2/14/18 Lincroft NJ)-Today Legend Rare Coin Auctions proudly announces the consignment of the P.F.M. Collection of Morgan Dollars, the current #6 PCGS Registry Set in the Morgan Dollars Basic Set, Circulation [...]

A Week On The Wrist: The Omega Seamaster Railmaster

By | 2018-02-20T23:08:42+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Blog|

The last few years have been particularly interesting ones in the watch world. As watchmakers new and old work to find ways to appeal to a new generation of customers with different wants, needs, and behaviors than the previous generation, they have tried a number of strategies. There are those who think straight vintage re-issues [...]