Friday, December 17, 2010

Mount Hood Quarters

Just a quick note to let you know that we have gotten the final National Park Quarter of 2010.  The Mount Hood P & D Quarters are $1 each or $14 a roll.  

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Holidays!

With Christmas just around the corner, our US Coin sets are selling off the shelves!  Hurry in and get your 2010 Proof Set, Silver Proof Set, Mint Set, Quarter Proof Set, Silver Quarters Proof Set, and Presidential Dollar Set while we still have them!  Once we sell out we will not be re-ordering them, so make sure you stop in and get yours today while they are still in stock.  

Other great gift ideas include 2010 Silver Eagles in one of our different holders.  The top row of holders are $1.50 each, the pouches are $0.70 each, the direct fit plastic cases are $1, the Airtites are $1.50, and the Airtite box is $1.50

We have a limited number of Christmas Rounds left, but we are still offering the following rounds for $39.95

 Remember we still have Widows Mites available for $29.95

We appreciate all of our customers and look forward to seeing you soon.  Happy Holidays!!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Presidential Dollar Coins


We have received the D Mints of the final Presidential Dollar coin for 2010: President Abraham Lincoln. 
We are expecting the P Mints to arrive within the next couple of weeks. 

They are available for $2 each or $35 for a roll.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Recent Events

Thank you all for your concern and your respect of our privacy.

 Be assured that we are all very well and safe and everything is secure.

We will be closed for today.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Products

Hello All!

Whether we are ready to accept it or not, Christmas is a mere 6 weeks away and it is time to start shopping for presents!  We have put out some new items for sale this holiday season.  First, we will be offering 1 oz. .999 Fine Silver Christmas themed rounds for $39.95 each.  Buy a red gift box for these rounds for an extra $3.00.  

We are also offering Widows Mites, coins that were circulated during the time of Jesus Christ.  There are 2 Widows Mites per presentation card and these are selling for $29.95.  These make perfect holiday gifts!

We have different Christmas Holders for Silver Eagles and Rounds as well as other products that would make great Christmas gifts, so hurry in and get your shopping list taken care of before the holiday rush begins!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Market Fluctuations

Hello, all!  Just a quick summary of recent events.

As I'm sure you all have noticed, this week's metals markets have gone bezerk.  Yesterday, silver experienced a nearly $3.00 swing while gold experienced nearly a $30 swing.  This morning, the big swings seem to be continuing as silver started out the morning up and is currently down nearly $2.00.  Silver has already seen more than a $2.00 swing and gold is looking at a $20.00 swing.  

These events are unfolding very quickly with the metals moving drastically in very short periods of time.  The dollar has been steadily gaining in value for three days, leading up to today's G-20 summit. 

Monarch has been very busy keeping up with customer demand for silver and gold products.  We have seen people selling and buying metals.  However, more people seem to be buying. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tips to Mainting A Good Value on Your Modern Coin Sets

Hello!  Many people have begun selling us their proof sets, commemorative coins, and proof coins and we have been noticing a lot of damage to the packaging and/or coins.  This damage lowers the value of these sets and I want everyone to know how to maintain the best value on their modern coin sets.  

Here are a few tips:
1. Do not write anywhere on the packaging.  This includes the box and the certificates of authenticity. 

2. Do not put tape or stickers on the packaging.  Even removable stickers/tape can leave a stain on the box.

3. Do not take the coins out of their capsules.  This will have the most damaging effect to the value of your coins.

4. Do not smash or tear the boxes. 

Follow these steps, and you'll be closer to maintaining a good value for your modern coin sets.  


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2010 Proof Silver Eagles


The U.S. Mint has officially announced its production of 2010 Proof Silver Eagles.  These coins will be made available in late November.  Check back with us then for availability updates, just in time for the Holidays!  Expect these coins to cost $40-$50 due to the high price of silver.  


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Record Highs

Plenty of people are currently paying attention to the precious metals markets as they continue to soar to new record prices on virtually a daily basis.  National news outlets are taking note of the dramatic price increases that the silver and gold markets are experiencing, and rightly so.  We have been swept up in a month+ long rise in metals prices as the dollar continues to sink against global currencies such as the Euro.

If you are not paying attention I urge you to do your research, watch the markets daily, and plan carefully.  There is a lot of action happening in the market as people continue to buy and sell.  Good luck!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Metals Correction

Hello everyone!

Today seems to bring with it a correction in the spot prices of Gold and Silver.  A correction means that prices have fallen back when the trend has been upward movement.  Many people, including me, have been expecting this correction for some time and it will be interesting to see just how far down the metals will be able to correct. 

Many people are taking this opportunity to jump in to the silver and gold markets, as they expect that prices will soon rebound and go even higher than they were previous to today's correction.  Others are selling in fears that this correction will continue downward. 

For those of you that are considering buying while the silver price is down, I would like to suggest 90% silver coin.  I have discussed this form of silver in previous posts, but would like to once again highlight it as it is currently the only silver product available to you right at spot price in lots of $500.00 face or more. 

Come in and talk to one of our associates today and we can help you with whatever questions you may have or transactions you would like to complete!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Grand Canyon Quarters

Thought I'd let you all know that the Grand Canyon P & D Quarters have arrived and are available!

Remember, they are $1 for singles and $14 for a roll.  


Saturday, September 25, 2010

2010 National Park Quarters

Hello Everybody!  

We have finally gotten the National Park Quarters in stock and they are available for you to come in and pick up.  They are $1 for singles or $14 for a roll.  Currently we have Philadelphia (P) and Denver (D) Mints for the following National Parks: 

Hot Springs, Yellowstone, and Yosemite.  

The quarters for the Grand Canyon should be arriving shortly, and I will let you know when they arrive!

We also have National Park Quarter Books available for purchase so that you may keep your collection organized and in style.  

See you soon!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

1099 Concerns

Hello everybody,
Many of you are concerned about the 1099 law that will come into effect in 2012, so I thought I would further address this issue and post an update on the matter.  We have been asking everyone to contact their U.S. Representatives and Senators and let them know about your level of concern regarding this new law which will impose an impossibly large amount of paperwork on small businesses, forcing many to undergo a great economic burden in order to cope. 

Two pieces of legislation intended to repeal or revise the new 1099 law were recently put in front of the U.S. Senate and both were voted down.  Both Utah Sentators, Senator Orrin Hatch and Senator Bob Bennett voted to repeal the law in both cases, but their votes were in the minority.

We urge you to contact your representatives and let them know that you appreciate their votes to repeal the 1099 law, but that you are disappointed in their inability to find an effective solution to the troubling 1099 law.  Urge them to work with Democratic Senators to get a reasonable outcome to this serious problem.  Please, feel free to use this form letter as you contact your representatives.  

Dear Senator,
I appreciate that you voted in favor of repealing reporting requirements for $600 or more.  I am, however, disappointed that an agreement cannot be made accross party lines and I urge you to work with democrats in order to find an acceptable solution to this problem that will undoubtedly create a huge undue burden on businesses in a time of economic uncertainty.  

Thank you for your efforts,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

2010 Silver Proof Sets

We have finally received our 2010 Silver Proof Sets and they are available to you for $61. Hurry in and pick up your set while supplies last!


Friday, September 10, 2010

James Buchanan

Hello everybody! I forgot to mention on the blog that both mints of the James Buchanan Presidential Dollars are in stock and available! Come in and pick them up for $2 each or $35 for a roll of 25!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

90% Silver Coin

Hello everybody! We are excited to be offering 90% silver coin in lots of $500.00 face value or more, right at spot price! This makes 90% silver dimes and quarters the best buy for silver products at this time. I encourage you to hurry in and take advantage of this great offer while it lasts!

Remember, 1 oz rounds, 10 oz bars, 100 oz bars, silver eagles, and generic silver are all terrible buys compared to 90% silver coin, which you can purchase right at spot price!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Labor Day


Thank you for bearing with the neglected blog while I was on my honeymoon. It was a lovely week off.

This week, we will be closed Saturday for the Labor Day weekend. Thank you for your patience and business!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Hello everybody!

We will be closed this Friday and Saturday, August 20 and 21, for my wedding. Thank you for understanding and being patient with us.

Wish me luck!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

2010 US Mint Products

Hello Everybody!

Most of the US Mint products have arrived and are available for purchase. The 2010 Silver Proof Set has not yet been released, but we should see it at the beginning of September.

4 pc Presidential Proof Sets $19
5 pc Clad Quarter Proof Set $18
5 pc Silver Quarter Proof Set $38
28 pc Clad Mint Uncirculated Set $37
14 pc Clad Proof Set $37

Come in today and update your annual coin sets!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

1099 Concerns

Hello Everybody! We have received many concerned calls and visits regarding new 1099 regulations that were quietly passed through the house & the senate within the health care reform bill. The new regulation will require businesses to file a 1099 for every purchase of $600 or more and the law will go into effect in 2012. Many people are concerned about this law, and for good reason. This law will affect every business, and will do so negatively.

If you are concerned about this law, we urge you to contact your elected US Senators and Representatives. Please feel free to use the form letter that I have provided below.


Contact Orrin Hatch
Contact Bob Bennett
Contact Jason Chaffetz
Contact Jim Matheson
Contact Rob Bishop

Dear ____,

I am very concerned over a provision that was placed deep within the recent health care legislation. The provision that I am referring to is about IRS 1099 forms. This provision, which will be enforced in 2012, requires all businesses to report all purchases of $600.00 or more, dramatically increasing the amount of tedious paperwork required from businesses. This will affect nearly all businesses negatively and it will force many small businesses to hire at least one more employee, an expense that many cannot afford.

Rep. Dan Lungren has introduced HR 5141 to repeal the new 1099 requirement and I encourage you to support his legislation. HR 5141 will save businesses from this crippling legislation imposed on them during already difficult times.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2010 Fractional Gold Eagles

Hello again! Twice in one day, what a treat!

Just a quick note to let you know that the 2010 Fractional Gold Eagles are in stock and are available for immediate delivery. Stock is limited, so hurry in and get what you need before we sell out!


"The teeter-totter effect"

Hello everybody! It seems as though the metals markets are on a teeter-totter these days. One day Gold and Silver will be up 1%-2% and the next day they will be down 1%-2%. One wonders what may be causing this trend in the markets as it is happening more frequently and consistently than ever in recent memory.

So, what is causing this "teeter-totter effect"? Many people are demanding answers, and plenty of theories are popping up around the internet. Perhaps the most talked about theory is the conspiracy theory which consists of the banks dumping metals whenever the markets goes up, in order to keep the markets low. If this is the case, the markets are so strong that they consistently fight back to regain their losses. Not only do the markets regain losses, but they are often rising higher.

Whatever the case, this market is active and hopping! Please come in whenever you are ready to jump in or jump out.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Market Analysis

Hello, everybody!

Yesterday was a very exciting day in the metals markets as gold peaked at 1263.50 and closed at a new all-time high of 1,257.50. This active metals market came following days of uncertainty in the market. During the first part of the week there was virtually nothing happening in any major markets and economies around the world. It was as if the world was holding its breath, just waiting to see what would happened next.

What happened next was a decline in American jobs, a weakening dollar, and more pessimistic outlooks regarding the BP Oil spill in the Gulf. All of these factors helped to push precious metals higher across the board as people grew wary of the economy and looked to commodities as a safe haven from the dollar and stock market. According to, Platinum rose 0.89%, Gold rose 0.91%, and Silver jumped a staggering 2.35%.

As of late, it has been clear that Silver has been the big mover in the precious metals market, often times moving twice as fast as gold.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

2010 Proof Quarter Sets

Hello everybody! Thanks to all that voted on our poll regarding silver! It seems that people were split equally, which is a good representation of the odds that silver will hit $20.00 by the end of the year: 50/50.

We have received 2010 Proof Clad Quarter Sets as well as 2010 Proof Silver Quarter Sets!! These areThe National Parks Quarters. The quarters in this year's sets are: Arkansas - Hot Springs; Wyoming - Yellowstone; California - Yosemite; Arizona - Grand Canyon; Oregon - Mount Hood.

Come in and get these sets! They may be the only way that you will be able to get these hard to find quarters.

The Clad Proof Set will be $20 and the Silver Proof Set will be $38

Remember, we also have the Proof Presidential Dollar Sets for sale for $22

See you soon!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Silver Product Premium Changes

Hello Everybody!

Today brings premium changes for silver, making certain silver products a great buy! These premium changes are based on a wide range of factors, the most important being the availability of product. Products that are readily available will generally have a lower premium and be closer to spot and vice-versa.

Today's premium changes can be seen under the link at the top of the page that reads, "Click Here for Monarch's bullion quantity discount...". It will show that 100 oz. bars (Johnson Mathey), 90% silver coin, and 1 oz Silver Eagles have all dropped in premium to be closer to spot.

Just a heads up for everyone so that you all may know what silver products are currently being sold at a good price!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Hello everybody! I hope that everyone had a good Memorial Day Weekend with family and friends.

First, you should take note of some premium changes. 1 oz Silver Eagles, 1 oz Gold Krugerrands and 1 oz Gold Maples have all come down today.

Now, a few product reminders for you all. We still have 1 oz. Silver Austrian Philharmonics in stock. These are beautiful coins and they are selling for +2.24 for singles and +2.04 for twenty or more.

We also have the newest Presidential Dollars, Franklin Pierce, in stock. These sell for $2 a piece or $35 for a roll.

Still available are a few National Park Quarters featuring Hot Springs N'tl Park in Arkansas. We only have singles remaining for $1 each, so hurry in and get them before they sell out! Don't forget to pick up a National Park Quarter album while you're here.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Silver Philharmonics, Memorial Day Vacation

Hello All! Today we received a shipment of beautiful 1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonics. The uncirculated coins are dated 2008 and are very attractive. These sell for the same amount as 1 oz Silver Canadian Maples, which are $2.24 over spot for singles and $2.04 for 20 or more, making these Philharmonics less expensive than 1 oz American Silver Eagles.

We do not often have silver Philharmonics in stock and encourage customers to get them while they are still available!!

Please take note that Monarch will be closing this Saturday, May 29 for the Memorial Day Holiday.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

US Mint Slows Silver Eagle Production, Franklin Pierce Dollars Out!

Hello all! It has been quite a while since last I blogged. I blame it mostly on how busy we have been lately and how maddening the markets have been! I might also have to accept some of the blame, although I don't want to very badly. :) I hope that everyone got to read about the benefits of 90% silver, as it really is a good way to purchase silver.

In coin news today, the US Mint announced that it is now producing fewer Silver Eagles. For the past few months we have all been enjoying the luxury of as many Silver Eagles as we want, but no longer. I have not yet heard if there is a reason behind this move, but it has resulted in higher premiums on Silver Eagles.

In other news, the newest Presidential Dollars, President Franklin Pierce, have been released and we have them in stock! They are $2 for singles and $35 for a roll. Get them while they're hot!

Stay tuned for further news regarding Silver Eagle production.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Silver 90% Coin

Hello all! Here at Monarch, we love 90% silver coin. Also known as "junk", this form of silver comes in dimes, quarters, and halves. Its benefits are outstanding and include price, use, and liquidity. We highly recommend to investors of metals products to add junk silver to their portfolio.

Low cost helps 90% silver coin gain popularity amongst investors and dealers alike. It is sold closer to spot than any other silver product. 90% silver coin is sold by the dollar face, which means 10 dimes, 4 quarters, and 2 halves and each dollar face contains approximately .715 oz of silver.

Many investors enter the commodities market with fears that the current economy may someday collapse and that the dollar may someday lose its value. They worry that one day in the future, they may need to use silver and gold to make purchases for necessities such as food, water, and other emergency supplies. 90% silver coin is ideal for this kind of investor as it would trade easily for small, inexpensive items such as milk, bread, eggs, etc.

It is this ability to be traded in small quantities that appeals to many people. For instance, if a person is in need of a small amount of cash, 90% silver coin can be broken down into small lots. It is also quite easy to store in large lots and to be traded in large quantities at a time, making it a liquid investment.

The main benefits that most investors see in 90% silver coin is its low price and its versatility. It is a great way to gather silver without paying a high price.

Come in to Monarch where we have 90% silver coin available for purchase!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gold Reaches a New All-Time High

Gold has hit a new all-time high at 1233.70 as of 1:21 pm on May 11, 2010. In a day where metals markets have risen sharply, people may ask why this would occur.

There are many theories regarding gold & silver's sudden climb. Some harbor worries about Europe (Greece in particular), the oil spill, the uncertainty of the US economic recovery, and inflation.

Most recently, there has been word of an open federal investigation of JPMorgan & Chase. This investigation is centered around charges that the company has been fixing the price of silver. These accusations were published by the New York Post and the Post claims that JPMorgan fixed the silver market by flooding the market with silver when the spot price should have risen on account of economic developments, etc. These are serious allegations, as such actions are very illegal.

There are many people that believe Silver should be much higher than it currently is, and this accusation of JPMorgan fixing the market lends some credit to the belief.


Monarch's First Ever Coupon!!

Hello all! Today I'm posting a (drum roll please........) coupon!!

At the top of the page, you'll see a link that says, "Click here for a Coupon!". Click on that link and then print that page. Bring it with you on Saturday and receive 10% off your regularly priced rare coin, currency, or supply order!

Don't forget, it's Saturday only!


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturdays and a coupon

Hello everybody! Saturdays are wonderful, aren't they? They are the perfect day of the week to wake up late, eat a good breakfast, and then take care of home and hobbies. So, what better day is there to take care of all of your coin needs?

We have a great selection of rare coins for you to look at and we also have an incredible selection of rare coins available for low special prices. Coins on special are sold to the public at wholesale prices!!

If you've bought a rare coin or something that is on special, make sure to ask one of our sales associates about tickets! You won't regret asking.

Hope to see you this afternoon. Make sure to check out the blog on Tuesday when I will be posting Monarch's first ever coupon!!!!!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

National Park Quarters

We have received a very limited batch of the first 2010 National Park Quarter! There are only 4 rolls of D-Mints available, plus 1 roll that will be sold in singles, so hurry in!

This is the Hot Springs Quarter from Arkansas.

Act now before it's too late!!


Low Metals Prices

Hello all! I hope that everybody had a good weekend. Many people are in buying metals today in order to take advantage of these low low prices.

Silver, Gold & Platinum markets are all down today. Silver is down 5%, Gold is down 2% and Platinum is down 2.5%

Also, Monarch is offering brand new quantity discounts for gold and silver bullion products. Gold discounts come in lots of 10, 20, and 100. Silver discounts come in lots of 20, 500, and 5,000. I will have these figures posted on the blog soon. In the mean time, feel free to give us a call to find out how you can get more for your buck!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Product Updates

Hi all, I have returned after a nice vacation and am ready to get blogging!

Product Availability Updates:

  • After a few days of having no 2010 Silver Eagles, we have been able to restock! We have a pretty good supply now, so please don't hesitate to come in and pick up all that you need.
  • The next presidential dollar will be Franklin Pierce and they will be available toward the end of next month.
  • Stay tuned about the availability of National Parks Quarters. There is still a possibility that we may be able to get our hands on a small amount of them, so keep your fingers crossed!
As for specials, we still have a couple of Carson City GSA Morgan Dollars available downstairs. Check out an earlier blog to learn about the history of these coins!

Come in and see us soon!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

National Coin Week!

Just a reminder that this week is national coin week and we are offering 15% off and double tickets on all supplies in celebration! Come in and stock up on all of your supplies!


New Gold Price Breaks!

Current Spot Prices as of 4:20 pm
Silver: 17.93 +.20 Gold: 1141.40 +6.20 Platinum: 1717 +20.40

Hello all. I hope everyone had a good weekend and thank you for bearing with us as we closed on Saturday.

Now, I'd like to announce Monarch's new Gold Price Breaks! Purchase 20 ounces or more and receive an extra $3 off per coin! This means that it will be $6 per coin cheaper than buying 1-9 ounces.

Hurry in and get some GSA Morgan Dollars on special while they last! Read last week's post about their history.


Friday, April 16, 2010

General Services Administration Dollars (GSAs)

First, please remember that we will be closed tomorrow, Saturday 17, due to extreme market fluctuations and the market being closed.

Current spot prices as of 3:30 pm:
Silver 17.77 Gold 1137.70 Platinum: 1695

Today I will be highlighting GSA Dollars; their history and their present day importance are of great interest to many collectors. The history of these dollars and their packaging is quite complex and filled with public controversy. This is one of my favorite coin-related moments in history, and makes for a great story. We are offering some GSA Carson City Morgan Dollars for a special sale price and you can find them in our specials case downstairs!

The story begins with the minting of the Morgan Dollar, which was generally unpopular amongst the public. People were not really willing to carry around these dollar coins on account of their size and weight, so many of the Morgan Dollars minted were put in bags and shipped directly to the US Treasury, where they were held until 1964. It was at this point that the government began liquidating their silver dollars to the public in exchange for Silver Certificate Dollar Bills. During this exchange it was discovered that many Morgan Dollars that had been previously assumed to be rare, such as the 1903-O, were not actually rare at all. In fact, there were many 1903-O dollars being held in the Treasury! This new release of Morgan Dollars forced the coin industry to completely re-think its pricing structure in relation to Morgan Dollars.

After this month-long program closed, the Treasury still was holding thousands of bags of coins. It was at that point that the government decided to transfer custody of the coins to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). It was then that the GSA decided to package the remaining Morgan Dollars, which happened to mostly be Carson City Mints, and sell them using an auction format in 1979.

After all of this commotion, many of these GSA dollars reached the hands of coin dealers. Most of these dealers broke a great many of these dollars out of their GSA holders, as the holders did not add any extra value at the time. Many more were broken out so that the dollars could be sent in to PCGS or NGC, grading companies that opened shortly after the GSA dollars were released. This explains why the remaining supply of Morgan Dollars in their original GSA Holders is special and more difficult to find.

Some GSA Dollars have come to carry quite a premium if they are in their original boxes. One such coin, the 1890-CC, was once owned by Monarch Coin. Our very own President, Paul, distinctly remembers cracking an 1890-CC Morgan Dollar out of its GSA Holder, which turned out to be a $1,000 mistake!

Don’t forget to come by and check out our inventory of GSA Morgan Dollars! You can find a more complete account of the GSA Dollar history here.


Closing Saturday!

Spots as of 11:45 am
Silver 17.68 -.74 Gold 1135.90 -23.80 Platinum 1693 -33.30

Due to very extreme market fluctuations today, we will not be able to open tomorrow, Saturday 17.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you today or Tuesday!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

National Coin Week! Other Product Updates

For our first special announcement on this blog, we would like to highlight National Coin Week! Monarch will be celebrating next week, April 20-24. We are celebrating by offering our customers a 10% discount on all supplies! Also, for every supply purchase, customers will receive double tickets! There will be a lot of new specials out for this week and it should be fun. Make sure you come in and see us for this week-long event!

As for product updates, we have the 2010 Proof Presidential Dollar Sets and they sell for $22 each. I have looked at these sets and they are quite attractive. The set includes the Abraham Lincoln Proof Dollar which is very well done.

For those who have not heard, we have the 2010 Silver Eagles available. Thanks everyone for being patient while we worked to get those in.


Welcome to Our Blog

Hello all, and welcome to our new blog! We are very excited to be launching this site. It will be a great way for us to communicate with you and for you to communicate with us! We will be using this blog to announce new products, specials, and other numismatic news and we hope that it will be a great success!

Leave us a comment to let us know that you stopped by! Whether your comments be good or bad, we will get back to you promptly. Also, you may use this website to ask questions.