Archives for March, 2013


EU dipping hand into Cyprus Depositors Cash in their Banks!

Recent headlines are mainly focused on the potential bailout plan in the Republic of Cyprus, a member state of the European Union. Over 7o% of its 1.1million population is ethnic Greek, maybe that is the reason so often mistaken to be part of another country in financial crisis, Greece.

“The entwinement of Cyprus and Russia, the world’s ninth-biggest economy, makes things complicated. Russia’s banks and companies have $31 billion parked in Cypriot banks, according to estimates by Moody’s Investor Services” – Bloombarg Businessweek

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Fujifilm developing Silver Touch Screen

We are moving towards a new world of touch screen. Fujifilm, a name which does not require any further introduction is now venturing into producing silver based touch screen for computers. Apples has been marketing devices with touch screen feature since 2007. PC makers such as DELL, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and ACERS are joining the bandwagon now with the recent introduction of Windows 8.

^ Fujifilm production facility in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Currently, touch screen relies on indium tin oxide, a costly rare material mined as a Zinc by-product. Silver poised a good possibility as a replacement. With years of experience in dealing with silver photographic film technology, Fujifilm are now all out to harnesh the new potential of silver. Fujifilm hopes to use its long history with silver to bring down the cost of these displays and grab a piece of the quickly expanding touch screen market.

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New Video Tells the Story of Silver

The Silver Institute has released a video titled, Silver: The Element of Change, which covers silver’s role in history, science, medicine, industry and finance, from its first mining in Turkey 5,000 years ago to its use in today’s most advanced electronic devices. The video explains how silver has changed the course of people’s lives with its role as a natural bactericide, to the exploration of the New World by Spaniards seeking silver, to modern investors who use silver as part of a diversified financial portfolio.

Silver - The Element of Change

^ Silver - The Element of Change

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Strong February Sales for 2013 American Silver Eagle Coins

February sales of American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins slowed from January but were sharply higher from a year ago.

^ American Silver Eagle Records!
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How Much Is a Serial Number Worth?

The Royal Canadian Mint as well as many other world mints issue their numismatic products with individual serial numbers included on the certificate of authenticity or some portion of the packaging. Particular serial numbers can carry substantial premiums, as evidenced by one recently completed eBay auction.

During 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint produced the final one cent coins for circulation following the decision to discontinue the denomination. The last one million pieces produced had been held back for inclusion within numismatic products.


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