Silver Coins – Silveracce 365 http://silveracce365.com/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 22:08:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://silveracce365.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5.png Silver Coins – Silveracce 365 http://silveracce365.com/ 32 32 Oberammergau Passion Play every ten years https://silveracce365.com/oberammergau-passion-play-every-ten-years/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 22:08:30 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/oberammergau-passion-play-every-ten-years/ The Oberammergau Passion Plays in southern Germany were first performed in 1633 after the villagers made a promise to God: if the villagers did not die of the plague that ravaged the region, they would perform the passion of Jesus Christ every ten years. For 200 years, the Passion Play was performed in the village […]]]>

The Oberammergau Passion Plays in southern Germany were first performed in 1633 after the villagers made a promise to God: if the villagers did not die of the plague that ravaged the region, they would perform the passion of Jesus Christ every ten years. For 200 years, the Passion Play was performed in the village cemetery, and due to the growing number of spectators, an open-air theater was built on the site of today’s theater. Today’s theater is a modern facility that is almost entirely enclosed – there is no wall behind the stage.

The Passion Play lasts about five hours in total, with a three-hour interlude where dinner is served. It is divided into twelve acts, with a musical performance between the acts, reflecting the upcoming act with a freeze-frame depiction of Old Testament scenes. Everyone involved in the production is from Oberammergau or has lived in the village for at least twenty years. Despite the large scale of the performance, it’s still a small town production. Two of the young ladies who served us dinner in the interlude were in the chorus of the play.

These are the main points that struck me about this beautiful and poignant work:

The big crowd on stage

The sheer amount of people on stage is breathtaking. The Passion Play begins with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, where at least 250 people of all ages salute him with palms. Jesus rides onto the stage on a real donkey. Likewise, when Jesus was introduced to Pilate, the crowd was a real mob. The crowd stirs and shouts, reacting strongly to the words of Pilate and the members of the Sanhedrin. I found the scene before Pilate to be the most effective of the whole Passion Play.

Judas was tricked

Most of the text of the current Passion Play was written by Father Joseph Daisenberger (1799-1883), who was the village pastor. The text uses a lot of creativity in developing the dialogue between the biblical characters, especially in the first half of the play. The most notable creative touch concerns Judas. In the Passion Play, Judas and various apostles are dissatisfied because Jesus will not bring about David’s earthly kingdom. Caiaphas betrays Judas and asks him to bring Jesus to him so they can talk. When Jesus is arrested and taken to Caiaphas, Judas, realizing the high priest’s true intentions, protests. Since Judas insists that Jesus be released, Caiaphas offers him thirty silver coins to keep him quiet. Judas realizes his mistake, throws the coins on the ground and hangs himself. In summary, feel sorry for Judas, he too becomes a victim of the high priest.

lack of unity

Throughout the Passion Play, it is clear that the members of the Sanhedrin did not all agree about Jesus’ ministry. There are disputes between the different priests. At the same time, the play shows a lack of unity of thought among the apostles. This fact offers a very human and informed reflection on how the interactions within these two groups of men might have been.

death of Jesus

Also noteworthy was the moment when the thieves and Jesus are brought down from the cross. Their bodies are dead weight, and it is impressive to see that the man portraying Jesus seems to stop breathing for a long time. It’s hard to realize that they are amateurs and not professional actors!

Mary Magdalene and the Resurrection

Just as Mary Magdalene played a central role in Jesus’ resurrection account, the passion play puts a beautiful announcement of the resurrection on her lips. When she realizes what has happened, she exclaims: “I will announce his resurrection to my brethren, I will praise him in the midst of his church! Wake up Zion! Put on your best clothes, Jerusalem, holy city! People of Mount Zion, you inhabitants of Jerusalem, wake up! Your eyes will see the king in his beauty! Your ears will hear him! He was condemned, shunned by men, a man in pain. But God delivered him from the pangs of death and raised him to life. I know that my saviour is alive! He is with us every day to the end of the world! Therefore my heart rejoices, and my tongue is lifted up! Ah, if only I could shout it through all the world, making mountains and crags and heaven and earth resound with it: Hallelujah! He is risen!

Final Thoughts

The Oberammergau Passion Play is worth a visit. The next opportunity to see it will be in 2030 when it returns to its proper cycle (it was carried over from 2020 to this year due to the coronavirus). Whilst there I heard that it will be performed again in 2034 to commemorate its 400th birthdayth Anniversary. The Passion Play is a beautiful expression of faith and art that not only inspires visitors but is sure to awaken the faith of the villagers.

Picture taken from here.


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Best Silver Team in FIFA 23 for Silver Stars Live FUT Friendly https://silveracce365.com/best-silver-team-in-fifa-23-for-silver-stars-live-fut-friendly/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:39:31 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/best-silver-team-in-fifa-23-for-silver-stars-live-fut-friendly/ Silver Stars Live FUT Friendlies will return in FIFA 23, but to take part you need the best possible Silver players. FIFA Ultimate Team can get pretty competitive, but there are more casual modes for players in FUT Friendlies. But even FUT Friendlies become competitive when Silver Stars Live FUT Friendlies are on the board. […]]]>

Silver Stars Live FUT Friendlies will return in FIFA 23, but to take part you need the best possible Silver players.

FIFA Ultimate Team can get pretty competitive, but there are more casual modes for players in FUT Friendlies.

But even FUT Friendlies become competitive when Silver Stars Live FUT Friendlies are on the board. Here are the best silver players for your FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

Best Overall Team for FUT Silver Stars

The best overall team for Silver Stars Live FUT Friendlies is a mix of top ranked Bundesliga and Premier League players:

  • formation:
  • From 11:
    • TW: Tobias Sippel – M’gladbach (Bundesliga)
    • RV: Lucas Kübler – SC Freiburg (Bundesliga)
    • IV: Maxim Leitsch – 1. FSV Mainz 05 (Bundesliga)
    • IV: Paul Jaeckel – Union Berlin (Bundesliga)
    • LB: Nico Schulz – Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)
    • CM: Lewis Cook – Bournemouth AFC (Premier League)
    • CDM: Ibrahima Diallo – Southampton (Premier League)
    • CM: Josh Dasilva – Brentford (Premier League)
    • ZOOM: Harvey Elliot – Liverpool (Premier League)
    • ST: Adam Armstrong – Southampton (Premier League)
    • ST: Amin Adli – Leverkusen (1st division)
  • Chemistry:
  • Overall rating:

This is a team that maximizes your chemistry threshold for each player while allowing you to be offensive due to the high pace and physicality of the players.

The 4-1-2-1-2(2) formation is great for setting up an aggressive attack, and when used with the right custom tactics and instructions, it can be the best formation in all of FIFA 23.

The best silver players to add to your team in FUT 23

Once you have your starting XI sorted, you want to fill up your substitutes and reserves with players who can step in and make a difference when needed.

  • Reggie gun
    • Cannon is a RWB with 91 pace. You can also change its position to be either RB or CB.
  • Anthony Elanga
    • Elanga 88 pace and 75 dribbling player who can play RW or be modded in RM or LW. He’s a versatile player who can give your team a much-needed boost when he comes on.
  • Frank Onyeka
    • Onyeka is an 81 Pace, 70 Dribbling, 71 Defense, and 80 Physique CDM who can completely control midfield at all times.
    • Using him as a sub can give you the lead or peace of mind if you play more aggressively during a comeback.

The rest of your team should be populated with cheap players or other silver players you’ve already grabbed before.

Check out our guide for the top tips on creating an impressive FIFA 23 Ultimate Team squad to help you decide which players to bring along.

Recent Silver Stars Live FUT Friendlies Rewards

The current Silver Stars reward is Team of the Week, Ryan Christie, with an overall rating of 74.

  • Nation: Scotland
  • association: AFC Bournemouth
  • league: First League
  • Tempo: 85
  • Shoot: 77
  • Pass: 78
  • Dribbling: 80
  • Defense: 71
  • Physically: 81
These are the current Silver Stars FIFA 23 Aim Rewards and Challenges ending at midnight on October 4th.
Ryan Christie FIFA 23

To unlock Team of the Week Ryan Christie you must complete the following tasks in the Silver Lounge:

  • win 3
    • Win 3 matches in Live FUT Friendly: Silver Lounge
  • score 8
    • Score 8 goals in Live FUT Friendly: Silver Lounge
  • assist 6
    • Assist 6 goals in Live FUT Friendly: Silver Lounge

What are silver stars?

Silver Stars is a silver item in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team with above average stats. Sometimes this item is a Team of the Week version of a Silver player.

They are 74-rated overall versions of lesser-known players and are used to highlight them for their accomplishments.

It also allows players to experiment with different players that they would otherwise have ignored.

FIFA 23 Silver Stars Target

What is Silver Stars Live FUT Friendly?

The Silver Stars Live Friendly is a mode in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team in which players have to build a silver team to compete for limited time rewards.

To access it you must:

  • In FUT 23, go to the Play tab.
  • Scroll the page until you get to “Friendlies” and select it with X/A or the mouse button.
  • Now select “Play Online” from the three options.
  • From here you will see an option titled “Silver Lounge”. Interact with it and you will be in the Silver Stars Live FUT Friendly lobby.
  • Here you have to create a team consisting only of silver players. Even your bank and reserves must be silver.
    • You’ll know every player in your starting XI is Silver when the “Squad Requirements” on the right side of your screen changes from red to green.
  • Advance to start searching for a match.
FIFA 23 Silver Lounge

These rewards are earned by completing certain objectives in a Silver Stars Live Friendly Match. Their goals usually include scoring goals, winning games, or creating assists.

Building a team that meets these conditions and has great chemistry can be difficult. Mainly because players are selling high-rated silver cards at unusually high prices.

Luckily, you can use the FUT web app to use some high return trading methods for more coins that you can use to build your team.

With the team we’ve shown you here, achieving those goals becomes an easy task! However, if you’re struggling to score, the new Power Shot mechanic can break through defenses from outside the box.

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How to get coins fast in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team https://silveracce365.com/how-to-get-coins-fast-in-fifa-23-ultimate-team/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 15:46:56 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/how-to-get-coins-fast-in-fifa-23-ultimate-team/ FIFA 23 is here and with it another year of Ultimate Team. From special maps to daily, weekly, or even seasonal goals, players have a variety of ways to earn in-game rewards. That said, sometimes we just want our money. This guide will collapse how to get coins fast in fifa 23 ultimate team. How […]]]>

FIFA 23 is here and with it another year of Ultimate Team. From special maps to daily, weekly, or even seasonal goals, players have a variety of ways to earn in-game rewards. That said, sometimes we just want our money. This guide will collapse how to get coins fast in fifa 23 ultimate team.

How to get FUT coins fast in FIFA 23

When it comes to earning coins in FIFA Ultimate Team, there are few things more rewarding than playing. However, that doesn’t mean players can’t make the most of it. There are several ways players can earn coins quickly in FIFA Ultimate Team, so let’s get started.

Use bronze packs

Bronze player packs never get us too excited, but if you grab them early, you can get a decent coin boost. The Premium Bronze Pack will cost a player 750 coins, but investing in them has some benefits.

Every once in a while, a Squad Building Challenge (SBC) will require very specific bronze cards. Be sure to check out which ones you have and don’t be afraid to keep them for a while. All of a sudden you turn 750 coins into a handful of thousands if you are lucky.

As for the consumables that you’ll no doubt get with most packs – like kits, badges, and even stadium tickets – you can just sell them quickly. Whether it’s bronze, silver or gold, no one will offer high prizes to take home.

Fast Selling Players

Don’t have enough time to play around in the transfer market? No problem. If you want to get rid of a player quickly for a small coin, just select that player and see if you can sell them quickly.

However, you should be patient with cards that are selling well in the market. Sometimes a Team of the Week (TOTW) player card is just the ticket. Unless deployed in specific SBCs, the lower league – or lower overall – TOTW player isn’t going to bring much in the market. But chances are players can quickly sell it for a little over 10,000 coins or so.

When it comes to your average players, it depends on their quality and rarity. Always check when packing a player as stats change over time.

Squad Building Challenges

SBCs can be fun, SBCs can be annoying; SBCs can be rewarding, SBCs can be daunting. But before this becomes some weird nursery rhyme, you should know that the Squad Building Challenge can be the best way to earn coins fast in Ultimate Team.

Image Source: EA Sports Web App via Twinfinite

Additionally, there is a sometimes fun puzzle-solving element. With an all-new chemistry system in FIFA 23, it may take a little practice at first, but players will still want to try it. As always, there’s a small handful of these at launch that don’t expire. They include:

  • Hybrid Leagues
  • Hybrid Nations
  • League and Nation Hybrid
  • Various upgrades (Bronze, Silver and Gold)

If you want to make money fast, you usually focus on the Hybrid SBCs. But for now it seems Rewards from it cannot be traded. This is something to keep in mind.

So what should a player do instead? Keep an eye out for special weekly SBCs like Marquee Matchups and others. Presumably not all rewards will be non-tradable. And if you manage to put the pieces of the puzzle together without delving into the transfer market too often, you’ll be all the more rewarding.

Play Matches – Friendlies, Squad Battles, Rivals

Players earn coins with every game played. The beauty of it friendships is that they don’t affect your overall ranking regardless of whether you win or lose. That said, if you’re looking for a game mode that gives you lots of coins without having to play another human, Squad Battles is another option.

Squad Battles pits players against a random group of squads across Ultimate Team. This mode also includes the current Team of the Week as well as an entire Featured Squad. These two are always a bit more difficult to handle, but this mode allows players to choose their level of difficulty. Of course, the higher the difficulty, the higher the reward if you win.

Squad Battles take place weekly and depending on how many points a player earns, they are rewarded with a variety of packs – tradable – as well as large bundles of coins.

Finally, division rivals is another game type where players can earn big rewards. Here, players compete one-on-one with another player – and depending on how they perform each week, they have a choice of tradable or non-tradable rewards. Not to mention a good amount of coins.

season goals

Not every objective reward gives you coins, but many of them will. The ones that don’t typically reward a player with XP, which in turn can lead to pack rewards and then packs — with items that can be sold for coins.

The “Coin Boost” still exists, albeit sporadically, and players can earn it through specific objectives during a FUT Season. It is therefore important to keep an eye on them regularly. Early coin boosts are essential if you want to get the most out of your team.

Don’t be tempted by gold packs

The Gold Pack is back in FIFA 23, and it’s important to realize how little money players get. Each Premium Gold Pack costs 7,500 coins and most of the time you won’t make a profit with it. They also only contain three rare items – which are not guaranteed to be players.

We understand it can be tempting, but it’s more beneficial to focus on the Bronze and Silver packages. Flip them over and hope the win you make can be used for better players.

Trading on the transfer market

Think you’re well stocked and want to sell some of your less desirable cards? Welcome to the FUT transfer market, which can get very busy very quickly. As we mentioned before, hold on to those valuable bronze (and silver) players until you think you can sell them for 1,000+ coins.

Also, try to buy high-rated players that are on the cheaper side before the market changes, and then flip them if you can. This won’t always work, but locking it away is a neat trick.

FIFA 23 will again feature a slew of promos, from Heroes and Ones to Watch (OTW) to Icons and TOTW – plus many more that haven’t been announced yet. If you grab one of these special cards early, watch the market and see if you can turn it into a delicious win.

So that’s it FIFA fans – everything you need to know to make coins fast in FIFA Ultimate Team. If you’re looking for more FIFA 23 related content, look no further than Twinfinite. Check out our other guides e.g. B. How to transfer points and coins from FIFA 22 to FIFA 23, and a breakdown of FUT moments – plus much more at the links below.

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Niue presents platypus on silver, gold commens https://silveracce365.com/niue-presents-platypus-on-silver-gold-commens/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 19:53:38 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/niue-presents-platypus-on-silver-gold-commens/ The platypus is arguably the strangest animal in Australia and arguably anywhere on earth. The platypus is the subject of two new colorful 2022 precious metals commemorative coins from Niue, a $0.999 fine silver dollar proof and a $0.9999 fine gold $100 proof coin. The duckbill platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semi-aquatic mammal endemic to […]]]>

The platypus is arguably the strangest animal in Australia and arguably anywhere on earth.

The platypus is the subject of two new colorful 2022 precious metals commemorative coins from Niue, a $0.999 fine silver dollar proof and a $0.9999 fine gold $100 proof coin.

The duckbill platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

The bizarre appearance of this egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal puzzled European naturalists when they first saw specimens from Australia – some even thought it was an elaborate hoax.

The characteristics of the platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology and a recognizable and iconic symbol of Australia.

It’s one of the few venomous mammals — the male platypus has a spur on its hind foot that emits venom that can cause severe pain in humans.

In traditional Australian culture, the platypus holds a very special, almost sacred, role and is one of the few animals whose hunting or consumption is considered taboo.

coin designs

Both coins bear a similar design, depicting a pair of platypuses in their natural habitat on their reverse, which is colored.

The lifelike design features an adult platypus diving into a river while its partner looks on from the bank. Meticulously and realistically rendered, the Frosted Cameo Proof animals are detailed enough to discern individual hairs.

The obverse of each coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II in crowned profile to the right.

Both coins are similarly packaged, encapsulated in a clamshell style presentation box, lined with black velvet and satin and protected by a full color outer cardboard box. An individually numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

The silver coin weighs 31.135 grams and measures 38.6 millimeters in diameter.

It has a print run limit of 1,000 and retails for $119.95 each, with volume discounts available.

The gold coin also weighs 31.135 grams and measures 38.6 millimeters in diameter.

It has a limited edition of 150 and costs $2,999.95.

For more details or to order the coin, visit the retailer’s website at www.talismancoins.com.

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Heritage continues to offer the Christopher J. Salmon Collection https://silveracce365.com/heritage-continues-to-offer-the-christopher-j-salmon-collection/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 12:00:35 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/heritage-continues-to-offer-the-christopher-j-salmon-collection/ Heritage will continue offering early Massachusetts silver coins from the Christopher J. Salmon collection during its Long Beach Expo auction October 6-9 at its Dallas headquarters. Heritage offered the first installment on August 22nd. Salmon is a retired chest radiologist and the author of Massachusetts Silver Coins, published by the American Numismatic Society in 2010. […]]]>

Heritage will continue offering early Massachusetts silver coins from the Christopher J. Salmon collection during its Long Beach Expo auction October 6-9 at its Dallas headquarters. Heritage offered the first installment on August 22nd.

Salmon is a retired chest radiologist and the author of Massachusetts Silver Coins, published by the American Numismatic Society in 2010. His work updated previous ANS monographs on Massachusetts silver coins by Sydney P. Noe and created a chronological numbering system. As Christopher McDowell wrote in an introduction to the August session: “As you move through the catalogue, you can see the development of early American coinage before your eyes. Each subset within the series represents the first time a new minting technology has been attempted on American soil.”

Heavyweights from the October auction include two New England shillings, including a Salmon 3-B coin graded Very Fine 35 by Numismatic Guaranty Co., which is one of only six known examples of the grade. Heritage calls it “bold and distinctive” and praises “an attractive rose gold patina on the pleasantly reflective surfaces”.

It’s the second offering from Salmon’s collection of the strain, as another NGC-graded Extremely Fine Details, Damaged, sold for $69,000 at Heritage’s August session. Salmon wrote Massachusetts Silver Coins that these were early productions at the Massachusetts Mint by trained silversmiths. “Although experts in their craft, the silversmiths had no training or experience as minters… This is reflected in their earliest coins, made using the familiar techniques of their craft…” Their handcrafted quirks are one of the things that draw specialists into the series.

Scarce Willow Tree shillings

The craftsmanship of the early Massachusetts Mint developed, as seen in the Willow Tree design, and Salmon’s holdings include several examples of this type. A 2B Salmon coin in the auction, graded NGC Good Details, Damaged, shows extensive circulation marks and little visible detail except in the lower half of the tree and a faint impression of the tree’s baseline. It is the lowest rated of the 11 known strains.

More detail can be seen on an NGC Very Fine Details, Tooled graded Salmon 3-E Willow Tree shilling, with the typical faint design definition in the centers seen on most specimens of this type.

At the Coinage of the Americas Conference in 2014, Salmon explained that the Willow Tree shillings were often struck with intentionally inclined handstamps, while radially oriented strikes were applied serially around the periphery, resulting in a weak tree. E. Elliott Woodward wrote in an 1865 auction that the tree resembled a “palmetto tree,” although the term “willow tree” was used soon after. The coin offered is in the middle of the preservation count of the 13 reported specimens of the type.

Beautiful pine type

Most collectors are familiar with the early Massachusetts silver Pine Tree shillings, coins minted on both small and large planch and preserved in decent quantities to make them affordable for a wide spectrum of collectors. A type collector might be drawn to Salmon’s Pine Tree, a Small Planchet shilling listed by NGC as Salmon 2-B with an About Uncirculated 58 rating and is a common variety. Heritage calls it one of the most commonly encountered variants of all Massachusetts silver coins, but the coin in the auction is characterized by a rich gold tint in the center and deeper tint on the edges. The design elements are visible and it’s well centered, making it a prime example of this type.

Another example of the strain for sale is NGC certified but unclassified, with NGC calling it “Corroded, Clipped.” In fact, it is badly corroded and significantly underweight, having been salvaged from the HMS feverham, wrecked in 1711 near the southeastern tip of Scatarie Island off Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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FX steady ahead of key central bank meetings, GBP hammered https://silveracce365.com/fx-steady-ahead-of-key-central-bank-meetings-gbp-hammered/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 04:49:49 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/fx-steady-ahead-of-key-central-bank-meetings-gbp-hammered/ Sterling slips to 1985 lows; Yen outperforms, EMFX dip summary The British Pound, also known as Sterling (derived from the silver coins issued in the Saxon kingdoms), slipped to a fresh 37-year low at 1.1350 before settling at 1.1420 (1.1472 Friday). The catalyst was a much weaker than expected UK retail sales report, which fell […]]]>

Sterling slips to 1985 lows; Yen outperforms, EMFX dip

summary

The British Pound, also known as Sterling (derived from the silver coins issued in the Saxon kingdoms), slipped to a fresh 37-year low at 1.1350 before settling at 1.1420 (1.1472 Friday).

The catalyst was a much weaker than expected UK retail sales report, which fell to -1.6% in August from 0.3% in July. The data confirmed some economists’ expectations that the UK economy was slipping into recession.

Other currencies closed little changed ahead of this week’s key central bank meetings with the US Federal Reserve taking center stage. Most market participants expect the US Federal Reserve to hike interest rates by 0.75bps to 3.25%.

The Swiss National Bank, the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England also have their interest rate policy meetings this week.

The Dollar Index (DXY), which measures the value of the greenback against a basket of 6 major currencies, was little changed at 109.72 (109.70 on Friday). The Euro (EUR/USD) stabilized and ended above parity at 1.0013 from 0.9985 on Friday.

Overall risk appetite eased as the dollar fell to 142.90 Japanese yen from 143.50 on Friday. The USD/CHF (dollar-Swiss franc) pair edged up to 0.9645 (0.9620).

Short covering after a better than expected trifecta of Chinese economic data sent the Australian dollar (AUD/USD) higher to 0.6720 from 0.6700. Kiwi (NZD/USD) settled at 0.5985 (0.5970 Friday).

The greenback ended mixed against the currencies of Asia and emerging countries. USD/CNH (Dollar-Offshore Chinese Yuan) fell to 7.00 from 7.0150. USD/THB (dollar-Thai Baht) slipped to 36.80 (36.95).

Global bond returns were mixed. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield remained unchanged at 3.45%. The 10-year UK government bond yield fell to 1.75% from 1.76%. Japan’s 10-year JGB yield was unchanged at 0.24%. The Australian 10-year bond yield rose to 3.72% (3.68%).

Wall Street stocks ended slightly lower. The DOW was last at 30,845 (30,915) while the S&P 500 fell from 3,892 to 3,875. Other global indices were mixed.

Data released on Friday showed that China’s annual retail sales rose to 5.4% in August from 2.7% in July, beating estimates of 3.5%. China’s industrial production in August rose to 4.2% from 3.8%, while Chinese fixed investment rose to 5.8% from 5.7% previously.

Eurozone Final Headline CPI (y/y) was in line with forecasts at 9.1%. Annual core CPI rose to 4.3%, in line with forecasts of 4.3%.

Canada’s annual housing starts in August rose to 267,400 units, beating estimates of 265,000. Canada Wholesale Sales declined to -0.6%, in line with expectations of -0.6%.

The US University of Michigan preliminary consumer sentiment for September fell to 59.5, versus the median economist’s expectation of 60.0.

GBP/USD – Sterling was pushed to a 37-year low of 1.1350 overnight before rebounding to its New York close of 1.1420. Lower-than-expected UK retail sales in August saw some analysts calling for a recession. In choppy trading, overnight high was 1.1480. The Bank of England meets this week to discuss interest rate policy.

(Source: Finlogix.com)

EUR USD – The Euro stabilized and closed just above parity at 1.0013 from 0.9985 on Friday. Short covering ahead of the weekend pushed the common currency to an overnight high of 1.0036. The overnight low was 0.9945 in volatile conditions.

USD/JPY – Against the sought-after Japanese yen, the greenback slid to 142.90 from its open at 143.50 in late New York. The overhanging rhetoric of BOJ intervention should the yen weaken further and modest risk aversion supported the Japanese currency. In volatile trading, the overnight high was 143.69. The overnight low was 142.80.

AUD/USD – The Australian dollar settled at 0.6720, up slightly since its open at 0.6700 on Friday. In the choppy trading, the overnight low was 0.6670 while the overnight high was 0.6724. Better than expected results in the Chinese economic data triangle (retail sales, industrial production and fixed investment) supported the battler.

In search

The week begins with a light economic calendar, gaining momentum from tomorrow.

Highlights are interest rate policy meetings of several central banks (US Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan, Swiss National Bank and Bank of England (Thursday, September 22).

All but the Bank of Japan are expected to hike interest rates by 0.75 basis points.

New Zealand released its Business NZ Services Index earlier today, which rose to 58.6 in August from 54.4 in July. The Kiwi (NZD/USD) rose to 0.5993 from its close in New York at 0.5985.

Next is China with August FDI releases (y/yf/c 17.6% from 17.3% – FX Street). No further major economic reports from Asia are planned.

UK starts European data with UK Rightmove House Price Index for September (m/m ex w/c, previously was -1.3%; y/y ex w/c, previously was 8.2% – FX Street ).

Eurozone publishes its July construction output (y/y ex w/c, previously 0.1% – ACY Finlogix).

Canada launches North America August Industrial PPI report (m/mf/c 0.2% from -2.1%) and Canadian Commodity Price Index (m/mf/c 3.2% from -7.4% previously – forex factories).

The US rounds out today’s economic data release with its NAHB Housing Market Index for September (f/c 47 from previously 49 – ACY Finlogix).

trade perspective

The dollar was steady against its rivals ahead of this week’s key central bank meetings. While the US dollar appreciated against the British pound, it weakened against the Japanese yen.

The Australian and New Zealand dollars traded slightly higher against the greenback, helped by a better than expected trifecta of Chinese economic reports (see above).

The only common denominator for FX has been increased volatility, which we should expect more of in the coming week. Happy Days!

The US Federal Reserve, Swiss National Bank and Bank of England are widely expected to hike interest rates by 0.75 basis points.

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is the only major central bank expected to keep interest rates unchanged at -0.10%. This should weaken the yen against the US dollar and other major currencies. While this is FX 101, the constraint is risk aversion which will lead to Yen strength.

GBP/USD – The British currency depreciated to 1.1420 (1.1472) against the greenback and other rivals following the poor UK retail sales report. Technical traders are pointing to the next significant sterling supports between 1.05 and 1.08. Having traded this pup in the past, it is entirely possible. Immediate support today is 1.1380, 1.1350 and 1.1320. Immediate resistance is found at 1.1450, 1.1480 (overnight high) and 1.1510. Expect consolidation ahead of Fed and BOE decisions. Probable range today 1.1350-1.1450. Trade the reach. While sterling is heavily traded, beware of short cover spikes.

EUR USD – The euro stabilized to close at 1.0013, up slightly from Friday’s close of 0.9985. The common currency received some support from cross-buying in EURGBP, which rose to 0.8767 from 0.8717. Immediate resistance today stands at 1.0035, followed by 1.0065 and 1.0095. Immediate support is found at 0.9985, 0.9955 and 0.9925. Watch for consolidation in a likely 0.9960-1.0040 range today. Rallies are preferred for sale.

USD/JPY – The greenback slipped to 142.90 against the Japanese yen from Friday’s open of 143.50. Declining risk appetite boosted demand for the Japanese currency. Just last week, the Japanese Treasury and Bank of Japan intervened verbally as the USD/JPY peaked just below the 145.00 (144.97) level. Which suggests to this author that the ‘line in the sand’ for the BOJ is the 145.00 threshold. For today, immediate resistance stands at 143.30, 143.70 and 144.10. Find immediate support at 142.50, 142.30 and 142.00. Expect more volatile trading, likely range between 142.70 and 143.70 today.

AUD/USD – The Aussie Battler stabilized at 0.6720 against the greenback from Friday’s open at 0.6700. Better than expected Chinese trifecta of economic data supported the battler. Tomorrow the RBA will release its monetary policy meeting minutes, which will be scrutinized by Australian traders. Immediate support today stands at 0.6690, followed by 0.6660 and 0.6630. Immediate resistance is found at 0.6750, 0.6780 and 0.6810. Look for a likely range between 0.6670 and 0.6770 today. Rather sell rallies.

Another week, another dollar. Happy Monday everyone and have a great week. Have fun trading.

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Gold recovers from multi-year low but falls for a week https://silveracce365.com/gold-recovers-from-multi-year-low-but-falls-for-a-week/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 22:09:13 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/gold-recovers-from-multi-year-low-but-falls-for-a-week/ Gold prices fell 2.6% this week Gold rallied on Friday after ending at a nearly two and a half year low on Thursday. However, the yellow metal still posted a significant weekly loss. gold for December, delivery rose $6.20, or 0.4%, to put up with it $1,683.50 per ounce on the Comex division of the […]]]>
Gold prices fell 2.6% this week

Gold rallied on Friday after ending at a nearly two and a half year low on Thursday. However, the yellow metal still posted a significant weekly loss.

gold for December, delivery rose $6.20, or 0.4%, to put up with it $1,683.50 per ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

“Gold prices have fallen sharply, hitting a nearly 2.5-year low in the US as of Thursday afternoon. Silver prices are also solidly lower. Precious metals are being hit by global economic concerns that threaten to hurt commercial and consumer demand for commodities, including the metals,” said Jim Wyckoff, a senior analyst at Kitco Inc, in a daily research note.

Gold prices fell 2.6% this week after rising 0.4% last week. On Thursday, they closed at their lowest level since April 3, 2020. The yellow metal is down 7.9% year-to-date.

Looking ahead to next week, Kitco News offers the following predictions via their Wall Street & Main Street polls:

“This week, a total of 22 market experts took part in the Kitco News Wall Street poll. Fourteen analysts or 63% said they are bearish for gold next week. At the same time, four analysts, or 18%, were bullish or short-term neutral on gold.

On the retail side, 1,045 respondents took part in online surveys. A total of 395 voters or 38% called for the price of gold to rise. Another 489 or 47% predicted gold would fall. The remaining 161 voters, or 15%, called for a sideways market.”

In the meantime, Silver- for December, delivery climbed 11.2 cents, or 0.6%, to put up with it $19.381 per ounce. Silver prices are up 3.3% this week after rising 5% last week. They are 17% lower than last year.

In PGM futures for Friday and for the week:

  • October platinum fell $2.70 or 0.3% to end $901 an ouncebut posted a weekly gain of 2.8%.

  • palladium December delivery fell $33.40 or 1.6% to end at $2,112.70 per ouncefor a weekly loss of 3%.

Both metals have remained divided year to date, with platinum up 6.8% and palladium up 10.5%.

US Mint Bullion Sales in 2022

The United States Mint’s published bullion sales were flat this week. Below is a breakdown of US Mint bullion product sales with columns detailing the number of coins sold over different time periods.

US Mint Bullion Sales (number of coins)
Friday / This week Can June July August September Sale 2022
$50 American Eagle 1 ounce gold coin 0 164,500 31,000 59,500 47,500 20,000 753,000
$25 American Eagle 1/2 Oz Gold Coin 0 7,000 6,000 5,000 2,000 0 73,000
$10 American Eagle 1/4 oz gold coin 0 8,000 18,000 2,000 4,000 4,000 138,000
$5 American Eagle 1/10 oz gold coin 0 50,000 135,000 20,000 20,000 5,000 550,000
American Buffalo $50 1 ounce gold coin 0 56,000 21,500 39,500 22,500 11,500 333,000
$1 American Eagle 1 ounce silver coin 0 1,350,000 925,000 850,000 850,000 425,000 12,831,500
$100 American Eagle 1 Oz Platinum Coin 0 0 23,500 15,500 1,000 0 80,000

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US Mint is offering three 2021 Year Sets for a limited time https://silveracce365.com/us-mint-is-offering-three-2021-year-sets-for-a-limited-time/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 14:45:46 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/us-mint-is-offering-three-2021-year-sets-for-a-limited-time/ The US Mint is offering customers 40% off 2021 Proof, Silver Proof and Uncirculated coin sets until September 30th or while supplies last. Customer orders are limited to one of each set. On September 13th and 14th, notifications were sent via email containing a one-time code to apply the discount. The standard seven-coin proof set […]]]>

The US Mint is offering customers 40% off 2021 Proof, Silver Proof and Uncirculated coin sets until September 30th or while supplies last.

Customer orders are limited to one of each set. On September 13th and 14th, notifications were sent via email containing a one-time code to apply the discount.

The standard seven-coin proof set first went on sale on March 5, 2021 for $32. Total sales as of September 11 are 507,178 sets. On September 14, 2,926 sets remained.

The seven coin Silver Proof set originally went on sale on April 22, 2021 for $105 per set. The September 11 sales report shows that 289,999 sets were sold and 26,279 remain in the mint’s inventory.

The proof coins for both sets were minted at the San Francisco Mint.

The 14-coin set of uncirculated coins, which includes seven coins each made at both the Denver and Philadelphia Mints, was first offered for $25.25 when it went on sale on September 28, 2021. As of September 14, the Mint had 46,495 sets left in stock.

The 40% discount is deducted from standard retail prices.

The offering allows the mint to reduce or eliminate the number of sets whose packaging would otherwise be destroyed when coins are melted down for metal recovery.

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PR News | Reevemark goes for gold https://silveracce365.com/pr-news-reevemark-goes-for-gold/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 14:30:53 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/pr-news-reevemark-goes-for-gold/ gold corp has engaged Reevemark to develop a comprehensive communications program to support its legal strategy. gold corp is owned by the Government of Western Australia and operates the Perth Mint and markets Australian nuggets, platinum, silver, coins and jewellery. On August 30, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Center ordered an audit of Gold […]]]>

gold corp has engaged Reevemark to develop a comprehensive communications program to support its legal strategy.

gold corp is owned by the Government of Western Australia and operates the Perth Mint and markets Australian nuggets, platinum, silver, coins and jewellery.

On August 30, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Center ordered an audit of Gold Corp. Compliance with Anti-Money-Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

Reevemark may respond to US media inquiries and distribute press releases on behalf of its customers.

This activity is being coordinated with Gold Corp.’s external advisor, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

Effective September 1, Reevemark’s initial upfront fee will be $150,000 against which time charges will apply at current hourly rates.

If actual time fees hit the $125,000 mark, Reevemark Gold Corp. notify and issue an invoice for an additional non-refundable fee of $100,000.

Reevemark founding partners Paul Caminiti and Delia Cannan charge an hourly rate of $1,050. Senior Associate Jessica Engle charges at a rate of $500 an hour, Associate David Roberts charges $375 an hour.

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Queen Elizabeth souvenirs are not yet worth a lot of money https://silveracce365.com/queen-elizabeth-souvenirs-are-not-yet-worth-a-lot-of-money/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 19:45:00 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/queen-elizabeth-souvenirs-are-not-yet-worth-a-lot-of-money/ Lambert of London, a gift shop less than a mile northeast of Buckingham Palace, will run out of Queen Elizabeth II souvenirs through the weekend. “We had a bunch of online orders last night, and a lot of stuff went out today,” Michael Blumberg, a staffer, told The Washington Post in a phone interview Friday. […]]]>

Lambert of London, a gift shop less than a mile northeast of Buckingham Palace, will run out of Queen Elizabeth II souvenirs through the weekend.

“We had a bunch of online orders last night, and a lot of stuff went out today,” Michael Blumberg, a staffer, told The Washington Post in a phone interview Friday. “We didn’t expect Her Majesty to leave us, so it will take about a week for the new stock to arrive.”

Big events involving the royal family often result in sales spikes for everything from tchotchkes to fine china and gold coins. Anniversaries in particular are worth millions in memorabilia. For the Queen’s recent platinum celebration, the Center for Retail Research found that spending on souvenirs, memorabilia and gifts reached over £281million, or more than US$326million.

But the end of the longest reign of any British monarch opens up new opportunities for traders and buyers, experts say. And for those who have collected rare items over the years, their deaths mark the beginning of the anticipation of those items increase in value.

Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled Britain for 70 years, has died at the age of 96

Queen’s tchotchkes and rare collectibles will not appreciate in value immediately, according to Antony Charman, a founder of Vintage Trading Solutions. His company often buys rare items from people who have been left antiques or collectibles by deceased relatives. It’s an investment that will pay off as time goes by and items become rarer.

“Collecting is a long game,” he said. “It will take a few years before they are really worth money. They have not become worth more money because the queen died and they went up in price overnight.”

Platinum anniversary souvenirs, from mugs to barbies to corgi cakes

Value is also determined by quality and rarity, experts say. A porcelain tea set to commemorate a Queen’s Jubilee that has been mass produced will not be worth much. But limited editions – of which maybe only 100 were produced – will eventually sell for more.

The legislature pledged allegiance to King Charles III, who was proclaimed the new monarch on 10 September. The occasion was celebrated with gun salutes and trumpets. (Video: Alexa Juliana Ard/Washington Post)

“It would be mostly items that are probably made of gold or silver — which have intrinsic value for their metal weight — that would have some kind of appreciation in value now that the queen is gone,” Charman said, pointing to limited-edition gold Coins and elaborate plates decorated with the monarch’s profile.

But recency bias could cause a short-lived rise in value, he added. Charman suspected that when he held an auction, He could probably make more money from selling the company’s collection of rare items like stamps and china commemorating the Queen’s coronation now than to wait about three months, because immediately after the death of the queen, people are nostalgic or sentimental.

While most tchotchkes and souvenirs aren’t worth much, consumers’ desire to commemorate the queen through tea towels, bobble heads and mugs will continue in the weeks after her death, experts predict. And the trend is likely to be international.

“I think there’s going to be a tremendous amount of interest because she’s the longest-serving monarch in all of British history,” said Martin Cribbs, vice president of brand management at Beanstalk, a global licensing agency.

James Constantinou, the managing director of Prestige Pawn Brokers, added that souvenir makers and the official royal gift shop had temporarily shut down its website Moments after the Queen’s death was announced – will likely soon be selling collectibles marking her death. And there could continue to be a rush for consumers to buy souvenirs commemorating the Queen as manufacturers phase out items bearing her likeness to make way for those of her son King Charles III.

Lambert of London staff have not yet ordered any items to celebrate the new king.

“Thousands of people will attend the funeral,” Blumberg said. “We may be there with new stock, but we may not be. Unfortunately, you can’t plan that.”

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