Marin Aleksov

Rosland Capital: May Food Delivery to Medical Workers

Throughout the month of April, Rosland Capital worked with local restaurants Milo & Olive and Milo SRO to demonstrate our gratitude toward the hardworking medical staff at Providence Saint John’s Health Center by providing them with delicious meals each week.

I’m pleased to report that our food delivery efforts have continued into May! We are endlessly appreciative of all that these brave medical workers do to keep our community healthy and safe.

Rosland Capital: Latest Updates and Exciting News

Rosland Capital has had a busy and productive couple of months! As always, we have been hard at work ensuring that our customers continue to have their needs met and precious metals questions answered. In addition to our everyday business practices, we have also been preparing behind the scenes for new product releases, strengthening our ongoing relationships with other businesses, and pursuing new activities with some truly wonderful organizations. Here are a few of the biggest and most recent updates from our company:

Lewis Chessmen Coin

In my March blog post, I discussed Rosland Capital’s relationship with the British Museum and the inspiration behind our latest collaborative project with them. I am happy to report that our Lewis Chessmen-inspired coin has now been released! The front of this 2.5oz silver coin depicts a king piece from the famed walrus ivory chess set, and the obverse bears a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Michael Schumacher Coins

In recent years, Rosland Capital has produced a number of exclusive specialty coins in collaboration with our friends at Formula 1. One of our latest releases with them was made in celebration of the achievements of Michael Schumacher, seven-time racing World Champion and an inspiration to millions. The 91oz gold and silver coins feature an iconic portrait of Schumacher, his signature, and the F1 logo.

F170 Coin

The most recent coin added to our Formula 1 collection celebrates 70 years since the first British Grand Prix was held at the Silverstone Circuit on May 13, 1950. The 1/4 oz gold coin features the specially-created F1 70 logo on the coin’s reverse, as well as the name “British Grand Prix” in F1’s own distinctive font.

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Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Partnership

Rosland Capital is now a Core Partner of The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco & Silicon Valley, an organization that strives to unlock the full potential of Swedish-American and US-European bilateral trade relations. I am delighted to be serving as the representative for Rosland on the SACC-SF/SV Board of Directors, and I look forward to seeing what this new relationship will bring forth in the future.

Rosland Capital Supports Medical Workers in a Time of Need

At Rosland Capital, we’re keenly aware of the difficulties faced by so many during the COVID-19 crisis, and we want to do what we can to support hard-pressed medical professionals, whose work is crucial to all. 

To show our solidarity, we’ve arranged for individually packaged hot pizza, cheese lasagne, salads, and cookies to be delivered weekly throughout April to medical workers at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, a facility near our office location. We’re also supporting food industry workers and local restaurants Milo + Olive and Milo SRO. All of this wonderful food is prepared by them, with our thanks and appreciation. 

Below are a few photos from last week’s food delivery:

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We know medical professionals—caregivers, nurses, doctors—are facing tremendous challenges, and we want to show we are all grateful to them. We can’t do what they do, but we can stand with them.

A Special COVID-19 Announcement

To all our customers and friends,

I would like to reassure you that Rosland Capital’s sales representatives and staff will be available to help you with your needs throughout this time of upheaval. We are working remotely, using cloud-based technology to connect with each other, and with you, our customers, friends, and Rosland family.

The combination of the current health crisis and the high volume of customer orders may possibly cause us to experience some delays in shipping. We will do everything we can to deliver in a timely manner, of course. Your sales representative will keep you informed at every stage – your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us.

If you have any questions about this, please contact your sales representative. Please leave a message if they’re not able to pick up immediately, so they know you’ve called. As an alternative, you can call 1-800-679-6482.

Please take care of yourselves; we are here if you need our help.

 

Yours,

Marin Aleksov

Rosland Capital and The British Museum: Past and Future Collaborations

Over the last several years, Rosland Capital has aligned itself with a number of esteemed businesses and organizations, like F1 and the PGA Tour, to create exclusive coin collections in celebration of their successes and the history associated with their brands. One of our most exciting relationships has been with the British Museum, a London-based institution dedicated to showcasing some of human history’s most interesting and culturally significant artifacts.

Our Previous Collection

In 2018, Rosland released a series of coins licensed by the British Museum that depicted various helmets from the Museum’s collection, including helmets from ancient Greece, Rome, and Anglo-Saxon England. Below are pictures and descriptions of each of the coins released:

The Greek Helmet

This coin depicts a bronze Corinthian helmet from ancient Greece that dates back to around 460 BC. On the edge of the helmet is an inscription written by an Argive warrior dedicating it to Zeus as spoil won in a battle against the Corinthians.

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Greek Helmet ¼ oz Gold Coin

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Greek Helmet 1.5 oz Silver Coin

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Greek Helmet—Inspiration Behind the Above Coins

The Gladiator Helmet

This coin depicts a bronze Roman gladiator helmet that dates back to the 1st century. It is believed to have been found in the gladiator’s barracks in Pompeii, Italy, and in addition to a medallion of Hercules on the forehead of the helmet, its design features a grille of circular links and a broad brim to protect the face and sides of the head.

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Gladiator’s Helmet ¼ oz Gold Coin

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Gladiator’s Helmet 1.5 oz Silver Coin

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Gladiator Helmet—Inspiration Behind the Above Coins

The Sutton Hoo Helmet

This coin depicts a 7th century helmet that was discovered at the archaeological site Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, England. It is believed to have belonged to an Anglo-Saxon ruler, and in its original condition, it featured a three-dimensional snake and a winged creature across the crest and face of the helmet.

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Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo Helmet ¼ oz Gold Coin

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Sutton Hoo Helmet (today vs. what it would have looked like in the 7th century)—Inspiration Behind the Above Coins

Our Upcoming Releases

We have an exciting new coin that will soon be released as part of our continued collaboration with the British Museum. This new silver coin will depict one of the Lewis Chessmen, a walrus ivory game piece found as part of a mysterious hoard on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland sometime before 1831. It is believed that the Chessmen—of which there are 93 known existing pieces—may have belonged to a Norwegian trader and could date back to 1150-1200 AD.

Here is a sneak peek at the Lewis coin and its inspiration:

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We at Rosland Capital are grateful for our ongoing relationship with the British Museum, and we’re looking forward to seeing what else lies in store for our shared collection in the future.

Cryptocurrency and Precious Metals: Where Does the Future Lie?

Understanding the various types of assets and currencies circulating within the consumer marketplace can be tricky, especially as an increasing amount of business is conducted digitally. Cryptocurrency is one such asset category that can be difficult to navigate, but it’s a form of currency that has risen to prominence in public discussion over the last decade. Let’s examine what cryptocurrency is, how it compares to more tangible asset categories like precious metals, and what the future may look like for both in terms of their consumer use and market success.

What Is Cryptocurrency?

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For those who may be unfamiliar with the concept, cryptocurrency is a type of digital asset that uses encryptions to enable secure financial transactions and fund transfers. Cryptocurrencies (or “cryptos” for short) are decentralized, meaning that they operate outside of a central banking system. Instead, cryptos use peer-to-peer technology known as “blockchain” as a ledger to digitally record transactional data.

Arguably the most famous example of cryptocurrency is Bitcoin, which first became available to the public in 2009. Since its creation and rise to popularity, there have been thousands of other cryptocurrencies (or “altcoins”) that have flooded the digital landscape, all of which can be used for any digital transactions that recognize and accept such cryptos as valid currency.

How Do Cryptos Differ From Precious Metals?

Those who support cryptocurrencies as “the currency of the future” cite its decentralization from banking institutions and the security of blockchain technology as reasons for its importance and potential for making a positive market impact. However, cryptocurrencies have a tendency to experience high levels of market volatility. Since cryptos’ credibility and the legitimacy of their value still come into question for many hesitant consumers, the price swings they encounter can at times be extreme.

Precious metals, on the other hand, are a type of asset that has retained value over the long-term. In times of economic uncertainty and market instability, gold and other metals tend to be recognized as a helpful resource for potentially safeguarding wealth.

What to Expect In The Future

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While some argue that cryptocurrency will eventually overshadow the market significance of precious metals, many others believe that metals like gold will continue to maintain their standing as valued assets.

It’s also possible that cryptos and precious metals will grow in tandem as they eventually begin to join forces with greater frequency. Stablecoins, or cryptocurrencies backed by more stable types of underlying assets, are becoming an increasingly common way for crypto developers to combat the volatility of the market. Precious metals like gold have already started to serve as reserve assets behind some stablecoins (Tether Gold, for example), so perhaps this collaboration between the two asset categories will prove to be a successful avenue forward in crypto enthusiasts’ quest to garner public support for cryptocurrency as a legitimate and dependable form of tender.

 

Whatever the future holds for cryptocurrency, it will be fascinating to observe how it continues to interact with precious metals on the market and whether a balance can ultimately be struck between the two.

Four Common Uses For Precious Metals

For much of human history, precious metals have been regarded as substances of significant worth. While they’re often thought of for their beauty and monetary value, metals like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium can be useful for a variety of purposes. Let’s take a look at four of the most common uses for precious metals in today’s world.

Technology and Machinery

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As innovation persists and production needs shift across various mechanical and technological industries, precious metals remain a consistent resource that businesses heavily rely on. Platinum and palladium, for example, are two metals that have become invaluable in the development of new auto manufacturing solutions, and silver is on the rise as a powerful component in clean energy initiatives.

Medical Purposes

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Throughout history, precious metals have been successfully used in a variety of medical procedures and treatments. Gold, for instance, is a material that was once extremely common in dental work, the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and as a remedy for conditions like lagophthalmos, a disorder that prevents individuals from being able to fully close their eyes. In recent years, metals like palladium have been used by oncologists in the treatment of breast cancer as a method of providing concentrated radiation to tumor removal sites.

Jewelry

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Gold, silver, and platinum have all served as the foundation for high-quality necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings sold by jewelers across the globe. In addition to the allure of their luster, the durability of precious metals makes it so the jewelry they’re made into can provide a source of beauty and joy to wearers for decades, perhaps (if wearers take particularly good care of their pieces) even centuries to come.

Portfolio Assets

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In times of economic turbulence, many individuals look to diversify their asset portfolios as a means to help safeguard their wealth. Precious metal firms like Rosland Capital sell gold, silver, platinum, and palladium in a number of physical forms—product offerings like bullion, bars, and specialty coins—to consumers looking to help protect their savings from the potential volatility of the market.

 

Precious metals have been and continue to be an important part of our lives. No matter where advancements in science and adjacent fields take us in the future, it is likely that precious metals will play a role in their development.

Top Gifts From Rosland Capital This Holiday Season

It can be hard to know where to begin with holiday shopping for your family and friends. It’s natural to want to get them something they’ll love that will last them a long time, but it isn’t always easy to decide on a present that fits that criteria.

Fortunately, exclusive collector’s coins from Rosland Capital make for a perfect holiday gift! Not only do they serve as beautiful mementos that honor some of the greatest events and individuals in sports history, but they can also act as new precious metals assets to help enhance and protect your loved ones’ future wealth.

For the coin collector and sports enthusiast in your life, here are three specialty coins created this year by Rosland in collaboration with some of our wonderful partners.

PGA Tour 2019 Players Championship ¼ oz Gold Coin

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This beautiful, limited edition gold coin was produced to commemorate the PGA Tour’s annual tournament, the Players Championship. It features the iconic 17th green and hole on the front and a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

Formula 1 2019 Gold Kilo Coin

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This coin was developed (among others in our F1 collection) in celebration of Formula 1’s 2019 Grand Prix racing season. On the front, it features a list of all the race locations from this year’s season in calendar order around the dramatic official F1 logo, shown in the center of the coin. On the back of the coin is Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

Davis Cup 2019 ¼ oz Gold Coin

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This collector’s item honors the largest annual international team competition in men’s tennis, the Davis Cup. The front of the coin features the Davis Cup itself, and the obverse side bears the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Happy Holidays from all of us at Rosland Capital!

2020: An Exciting Year for Formula 1

Anyone familiar with Rosland Capital will know that we have great admiration for our friends at Formula 1. In previous years, we’ve done a number of exclusive coin collaborations with them to commemorate some of their most important events and famous figures, like the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the 1000th race in F1 history, and motorsport champion Sir Jackie Stewart’s lifetime of achievements and philanthropic work with Race Against Dementia.

2019 has had a number of significant moments for Formula 1, especially in recent weeks. At the end of October, I had the pleasure of attending their “Hollywood and Highland” event here in Los Angeles, which featured iconic car exhibitions and appearances by champion racers like Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen. Based on the turnout, it’s clear that enthusiasm for Formula 1 and the world of motorsport is alive and well, and that F1 fans are just as excited as we are at Rosland to see what’s going to come next.

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I also thoroughly enjoyed following the action at the 2019 Grand Prix in Austin at the beginning of this month. It was a little surreal to see Bottas take victory only days after seeing him in person in Hollywood!

As someone with both personal and professional interest in seeing Formula 1 continue to impress audiences and promote greatness in motorsport, it’s absolutely thrilling to look ahead and see how their 2020 schedule is shaping up.

One of the events I’m most excited about is the Vietnam Grand Prix in April, which will be the first race in F1’s history to take place in Hanoi. It’s great to see that passion for motorsport has continued to spread around the world and that Formula 1 has been able to expand their reach so that new audiences may come to understand the joy and wonder of racing.

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Looking forward to seeing what else lies down the road for Formula 1!