October 16, 2023
Cloud seeding is one of the most unusual ways silver is used in industry. Silver iodide (AgI), a compound of iodine and silver, is a catalyst that creates optimum conditions within a cloud to produce precipitation. This photosensitive solid was also used in early photography and as an antiseptic in medicine. Although its more modern […]
October 31, 2022
Silver is a remarkable precious metal. It is used in a vast array of products and new applications are being discovered every year. Its beauty and durability make it an obvious choice for jewelry, table settings, and decorative items, but its conductivity, malleability, superior reflective, antibacterial, antifungal, and non-toxic qualities make it a valuable material […]
September 09, 2019
This article is a follow-up to our last blog which discussed the merits of owning physical gold. Both novices and long-time investors stand to benefit from a review of the basics of owning physical silver. The following list contains some, but not all, of the reasons to buy tangible silver. Some items on the list […]
April 10, 2017
Recently lawmakers in Idaho and Arizona have passed bills removing Capital Gains Taxes from transactions involving gold and silver bullion. Normally, when individuals sell gold or silver they must pay capital gains on any increase of the value of their precious metal investments. However, many consider precious metals, especially gold and silver, to be a […]
February 28, 2017
Government bureaucrats, central bankers, and Wall Street executives all have reasons for ridding the masses of their cash. It should be no surprise to anyone that they are working together to achieve that goal. But why? The self interest of bureaucrats is one factor, they don’t like privacy. They dream of the day when they […]
July 20, 2016
Silver and Gold are ranked number one and number four respectively in numerous listings of best performing assets in H1, 2016. Silver was the highest ranked asset showing a 38% price increase since the first of the year while Gold reflected the fourth highest increase in valuation this year with a 26% jump year to […]
April 20, 2016
Could negative interest rates be on the horizon? As we discussed in a recent article on this site, a documented “war on cash” has already been initiated in several countries worldwide. In Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark and the euro zone, central banks are using negative interest rates policy (NIRP) as a primary weapon in trying to […]
April 05, 2016
There appears to be a growing war on cash as evidenced by more frequent reports in the mainstream media suggesting central banks and federal governments are supporting the banning of currency (cash) in the foreseeable future. Consumer spending in most developed countries makes up at least 50% of the Gross Domestic Product. However, with sluggish […]
February 15, 2016
A blast from the past. Many of our wholesale and retail customers are unaware that Jack Hunt Coin Broker once produced and marketed of 100 oz. silver bars. It’s come to our attention recently that there are some who mistakenly believe that these bars are a rare collectors item, produced by the infamous Hunt […]
February 15, 2016
The most frequent question asked of us here at JHCB by the public goes something like this… “What’s a better buy, silver or gold?” Our simplistic answer is a polite “We don’t really know”, or a similar non-committal response usually followed up with our question for you… “Why are you buying precious metals?” We’ve […]
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