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and specializing in
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for beginners and
Gold & Silver Bullion
The long term bull
market for gold and
silver is intact.
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purchasing a home
in the future
as one way to protect
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September 29, 2016
“We are in a big fat ugly bubble, and we better
be careful,” declared Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump
at the first of three debates with Democratic rival on Monday.
want to believe that somehow the governments of the world will pull this global
financial chestnut out of the fire....will solve the derivative fiasco....will
get us out of debt.
that the current joblessness will be solved soon.
Big Question is ' can they do it'..
they can't do it, what then? How do we survive that kind of financial crisis?'
If the objective data
proves that your banking system is illiquid and questionably solvent, then why
take the risk and keep all your money there, especially when all you’re being
paid is 0.1% interest anyhow?
You can take a LOT of that risk off the table by simply withdrawing a few
months worth of savings and holding some cash.
The push to eliminate cash will inevitably
push people into cash alternatives including physical precious metals.
Similarly, if you know
that your currency is underpinned by record amounts of debt and promises that
are impossible to keep, why not take some of that risk off the table with an
asset like gold that has a 5,000 year history of preserving wealth?
The most important thing is
to have some perspective. The world isn’t coming to an end. Make no mistake, the
consequences are severe, especially for the unprepared. But our species has
suffered far worse incidents than the collapse of a debt supercycle.
Jim Sinclair the following:
Home security is a matter to be
considered by everyone. Home security is not the same as personal safety of
home/personal defense. Think of home security as a passive endeavor and defense
as active and usually more immediate undertaking. This article does not touch on
home and personal safety and defense, but that subject needs to be addressed.
This article is only an introduction to Home Security.
Most home invasions occur when no one is
home, so the passive security which functions whether you are home or not is the
best choice. No one being home makes a burglar feel safer upon entering your
home. Make sure all doors and windows are not only securely locked when you are
out, but also at night when you are sleeping.
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Too Many Bubbles
in a paper bubble. A massive paper bubble.
Stock prices are not just at
— they’re at valuations that have been seen only a few times in history, and
each time served as preamble to a monumental meltdown.
Bond prices are in the mother of all bubbles because of überlow interest rates
that have persisted for nearly a decade now.
The U.S. dollar — a paper asset in that it’s backed by nothing more substantial
than the petty whims of politicians — is in a bubble that has seen it rise to a
Be Thankful For All You Have To
from Peter Schiff:
This holiday season, we should be
thankful the dollar has continued to maintain value, especially given the
decades of monetary policies that continue to challenge its position as a
monetary standard for the world.
Let us introduce ourselves....
We, Allan and Lois Crawford, are proprietors of
California Coin and Stamp, located in San Luis Obispo, CA. since 1992.
business originated in Oakland, CA in 1977 with the specific goal, then and now,
of serving collectors....both the beginner and the serious collector.....both
buyer and seller.
It was to be also a place where gold, silver and platinum
bullion could be bought and sold based on accurate industry pricing.
We planned it to be a store where nice, problem free,
professionally graded and fairly priced coins and stamps and currency
would be available, along with assorted supplies related to the hobbies .
course the customer would be waited upon by a friendly staff....usually the two
Since then we have helped many....young and old.. develop
always good looking and sometimes valuable collections depending on how
much has been invested. Educating our customers is always a priority with
us....helping them to collect wisely.....
In addition we take very seriously the responsibility
to help them to understand why adding gold or silver
or both to their portfolios is a wise step especially now in what appears to be
an uncertain economical situation facing our country.
What else....oh yes, coins and currency can be submitted to
NGC or ANACS for professional grading or authentication through our store.
Now....to end this introduction here is a little bit about the key
player in the business...
speaking now of Allan Crawford....
Allan graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree from U C
Berkeley in 1952
after serving in the Navy until the end of WW II.
He is a
lifetime collector of both coins and stamps....a Life member of the American
Numismatic Association, # 981....he is trained in grading coins of all
types through ANA seminars as well as a lifetime of experience....he is as well
a member of the American Philatelic Society.
He spends as much time as is needed
when working with a client, explaining and demonstrating the way a coin or stamp
is graded, why it is priced as it is.
And whether buying and selling, you will
be talking to an
expert who would also like it to be known that he was an
active Rotarian for fifty years.
So finally when you walk through our door
you will be
greeted as a friend
which indeed is how we see you!!!
through Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturdays 10 am -
Mondays 1 - 4 pm,
please call first
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Here are several very nice reviews found on Google:
Susan Crawford: "We took in some jewelry to
sell, and fell in love with this little shop. It's sort of like stepping back to
a kinder, gentler time (to borrow a phrase). There is a great old guy who owns
the shop - Mr. Crawford (no relation ;). When you walk through the door, even if
he is with other customers, he will say, "Hello folks, be right with you!" You
hardly ever see such gracious friendliness anymore. But it's right here in this
little shop, and there's also a lot of neat coins and stamps to look at. Pay
them a visit sometime! :)"
"Called and got a message saying that he's open Tuesday -
Saturday and that they might be there on Monday afternoon so we showed up about
1:30 on Monday and he was open. A great COMPLETE selection of US and World coins
fairly priced. The staff was most pleasant and dug out items from the back which
were of interest. I wish that they were open past 4:00 today as I would have
liked to have seen more. I will be back on another trip. Forget the other so-called
coin/stamp shop in SLO and go to this SERIOUS store. FIVE stars all the way!"
"Came in with thirty dollars, not sure what I wanted. The
couple that owns the shop helped me leave very satisfied! There is a wide
selection at varying prices, some only a couple of dollars."
Pros: Coins, Numismatics, Service, Atmosphere
"Easy to work with, nice, and very helpful."
"I took in some silver and birth year coin sets to sell, the
gentleman running the shop was very kind. Great experience!"
A few Informalitive Websites:
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after French economist Jean-Baptiste Say):
“Products are paid
for with products.”
In other words, production
is the source of demand.
Demand comes from output,
not from printing money.
If you could boost
real demand simply by printing money,
we’d all be rich
Had you acquired a 100
ounce bar of physical gold on December 31, 1999,
your total out-lay would
have been $29,025.00.
The value of that same
gold bar today would be approximately $132,800.00.
That could easily
pay off a mortgage, provide for a child’s college education, or
buy a great many
other items that would change the lives of most people
More than a 4-fold rise
in the value of any asset over the course of seventeen
years would be
considered a winner.
You will never hear
anything like this on mainstream media.....
Liberty throughout All the land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof." --
Inscription on the Liberty