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What analysts are saying
- Steve Forbes "A return to the gold standard by the United States within the next five years now seems likely, because that move would help the nation..." Human Events: "Forbes Predicts U.S. Gold Standard Within 5 Years" (5/11/2011)
- John Embry - $100.00 (no period cited) "We haven't even really seen money start to significantly flow into hard assets... it's going to have an outsized impact on the price [of silver and gold.]... King World News (July 2011)
- Doug Casey - $5,000 (by end of 2013) "Gold could hit $5,000 an ounce in the next couple of years, as paper currencies in the United States, Europe, and Japan drop in value..." Mineweb (03/2011)
- Tom Fitzpatrick - $100.00 (no period cited) "While the high so far this year was at the same level as the peak in January 1980, we are not convinced that the long-term trend is over yet." Bloomberg (July 2011)
- Hal Lehr - $2,000 (in 2011) "Gold, which reached a record on May 2, may surge a further 30 percent by  as investors seek to protect themselves from 'economic uncertainty'..." Bloomberg (5/2011)
- Peter Krauth - $250 (no period cited) "...silver prices could reach as high as $250 per ounce before the silver bull finally stops running." Commodity Online (May 2011)
- Robert McEwen - $5,000 (by end of 2015) "Gold is a favored asset relative to equities and other assets. In times of financial stress, you have people going towards precious metals and hard assets..." CNBC (4/2011)
- Dr. Stephen Leeb - $200 (by August 2013) "My guess is that 24 months from now, that silver coin you are holding that you bought for $35 or $40, you are going to see a $200 tag on it." King World News (August 2011)
- John Paulson - $4,000 (in 3-5 years) "Gold prices could go as high as $4,000 an ounce over the next three to five years, as the U.S. and U.K. flood the money supply." Wall Street Journal (5/2011)
- David Morgan - $75 (no period cited) "The next leg up [for silver] could take out the $50/oz. level after a few tries and then not look back until establishing a new nominal level of $65/oz. - $75/oz. Silver demand is growing for both industry and as an investment." The Gold Report (August 2011)
- Jim Sinclair - $5,000 "Looking for a major upturn in gold as soon as June and targeting $5,000 as a longer term objective." Mineweb (5/2011)
- Charles Oliver - $50 to $100 (next few years) "...the long-term story for precious metals is still very firmly intact." Reuters (May 2011)
- Christopher Wyke - $2,000 (by 2012) "Gold has been going up for the past ten years, but we think gold is going to continue to rally over at least next five years..." Professional Advisor (3/2011)
- Louise Yamada - $2,000 (in next year) "Gold looks fine as it is moving to a new high. Gold remains in a structural bull market that was initiated in 2002." King World News (3/2011)
- Peter Krauth - $86.75 "An important metric to understand and watch is the silver-to-gold ratio. It tells you how many ounces of silver it takes to buy one ounce of gold..." Silver Price Forecast" (12/2/2010)
- Mac Slavo - $50.00 "Based on just the supply/demand equations, the price of silver should continue to rise and approach its historical silver-to-gold ratio..." Silver Will Be Worth More Than Gold" (12/31/2010)
Metals / Gold
James B. Longacre designed the first gold dollar in 1849 shortly after it was authorized by the Act of March 3, 1849. In 1854, Longacre restyled this Liberty Head gold dollar (referred to as a Type I gold dollar) to display an Indian princess, creating the Indian Head Type II gold dollar.
James B. Longacre designed the Liberty Head Type Gold dollar shortly after coinage of the gold dollar was authorized by Congressional act on March 3, 1849. The $1 Liberty gold coin is the smallest coin in United States history with a diameter of only 13mm, making it even smaller than the 14mm silver three-cent piece.
One of only two coins designed by America's most acclaimed sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this $10 gold coin is one of the most exquisite gold coins our nation has ever struck. The $10 Indian Head's obverse (front) features the head of Liberty, donning an Indian war bonnet that reads 'LIBERTY'.
The $10 Liberty gold coin, or Coronet, was minted after a 34-year hiatus of other $10 gold pieces. The Coronet design by Christian Gobrecht would later appear on the $2.50 Liberty gold coin and one year prior to its use on the $5 Liberty gold coin.
Sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt was selected by President Theodore Roosevelt to design the $2.50 and $5 Indian Head gold coins. Although Pratt was not as renowned as his mentor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, to some it seemed logical to entrust the two gold coins to a younger, more contemporary artist.