Hosted at the legendary Autodromo Nazionale Monza, this year’s Italian Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton taking an early lead and ultimately finishing in first place. Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas clinched second place, bringing Mercedes their third one-two finish of the season. Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari finished in third place, relinquishing his leadership position on the table.
Lewis Hamilton lengthened his lead over rival Sebastian Vettel in Austin despite an initial challenge from the German in the first laps of the race. Hamilton quickly recovered and continued on to take first place on his favorite track, relegating Vettel to second place as Hamilton held a sixty-six point lead on the championship table.
While Vettel was mathematically unable to take table victory this year after Mexico’s Grand Prix results, that didn’t stop the German from finding victory in Brazil this year, taking the top place for Ferrari in a feat unseen for ten years. Rival Lewis Hamilton had a rocky start from the pits, missing the podium but making up sixteen places to take fourth.
One of the most desired coins in collector circles, the $20 Saint-Gaudens coin is named for designer Augustus Saint-Gaudens. While the design was completed in 1907, Saint-Gaudens was unable to see the coin minted, dying the same year. The final design features Lady Liberty on the obverse face, walking forward while embracing both a torch and olive branch. The Capitol is represented in the background on the left, with rays of sun shining up across the coin. The outside is ringed by forty-eight stars representing the forty-eight states in the U.S. at the time. The reverse showcases an eagle in flight and includes the phrase “In God We Trust”. While President Roosevelt had originally asked for the coin not to include the motto, public outcry moved Congress to force its inclusion on the coin.
The 1922 Saint-Gaudens double eagle was minted in both Philadelphia and San Francisco. Today, coin quality is rated by a professional grading service with each coin receiving a score on the Sheldon scale. Measuring quality of strike, visual appeal, luster, and other key aspects, the coin can receive up to 70 points on the scale. After being graded, the coin is sealed in a transparent slab for preservation and eventual sale.
Rosland Capital employees were in good spirits the morning of Sunday, April 30. Joined by CEO Marin Aleksov, they gathered at Wilson Plaza on UCLA’s campus bright and early for a special event, the Bruin Run/Walk.
In its 18th year, the annual event benefits Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA Chase Child Life Program. Established in 1968, the program helps critically and chronically ill children and their families acclimate to the healthcare environment with the support from child life specialists.
Aleksov and his colleagues joined several hundred people from the community as they walked the 5k to raise money and awareness of the program.
In addition to participating in the run/walk, Rosland Capital was a sponsor of the event. In total, more than $75,000 was raised for the Chase Child Life Program.
Rosland Capital has supported UCLA in the past by partnering with UCLA’s Veteran Resource Office to provide education, wellness and financial resources for veteran students at the university.
Late last month, gold and silver prices saw new highs. On February 23, anxiety of the new U.S. president and his administration’s new policies caused prices to hit a 3.5-month high.
The momentum continued over the next few days, pushing gold and silver slightly higher in anticipation of President Trump’s speech to the U.S. Congress about his plans for growing the country’s economy.
Managing director of American Precious Metals Advisors and senior economic advisor to Rosland Capital, Jeffrey Nichols, was interviewed about his insight on the recent jump in prices and outlook of precious metals. Here are a few quotes from him:
In recent weeks, with gold trading in a narrow range and good technical support apparent to all, perceptions of momentum have also shifted and today traders just didn’t want to lose out — or bet against — a rising market. Additionally, there has also been a positive shift in inflation and inflation expectations offsetting the expected rise in interest rates. In other words, real ‘inflation-adjusted’ interest rates are falling, and this is — and will continue to be— a big plus for the yellow metal.
In my view, an accelerating U.S. consumer-price inflation rate will outpace any increase in nominal rates brought about by the Fed – a trend that will contribute to record high gold prices in the next few years.
In June, Rosland Capital announced it would be the official dealer of the limited edition Formula 1 coin collection that would not only celebrate the 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, but also the British, Italian and United States Grands Prix. Minted by Swiss-based PAMP, the coins are available in .25 and 2.5 oz formats. A special Kilo coin was also unveiled at the British Grand Prix in July.
Rosland Capital recently announced global distribution of an Official Formula 1® gold and silver coin collection, in celebration of the the FIA Formula One World Championship as well as the British, Italy, the United States and Brazil Grand Prix races. Available in the United States and in the United Kingdom, the front of each of these limited series coins includes a Formula 1® car, the name of the event and the Formula 1® logo. Gold coins celebrating the British Grand Prix™, which will be held July 8-10, 2016, became available on June 15.
Front of British Grand Prix coin
Back of British Grand Prix coin
The collection also features limited single gold and silver coins with all 21 Formula 1 circuit names printed on the front and includes a certificate number, statement of metal fineness, weight, proof of quality statement, and signature of the PAMP assayer.
Front of gold coin with all 21 Formula 1 circuit names
Front of silver coin with all 21 Formula 1 circuit names
The back of each coin in the collection features Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with the legal tender value of the coin.
Back of gold coins
Back of silver coins
“We are honored to be working with our friends at Stunt & Co. on this endeavor,” said Marin Aleksov, Chief Executive Officer of LA-based Rosland Capital LLC. “The coins are not only a way to celebrate the races, but also a unique keepsake for coin collectors and Formula One fans alike. The history of the races are truly brought to life in the coin series.”
On Monday, May 30, Team Rosland Capital participated in the 6th Annual Walk for Warriors Memorial Day 5K. The event benefited New Directions for Veterans, which provides programs and services, veteran service agencies and shelter/housing opportunities to help veterans get back on their feet after returning home from war. Fox 11 news anchor Christine Devine hosted the event. In its third consecutive year, Rosland Capital was named the top fundraiser of the event, raising more than $10,000 for the organization.
Marin Aleksov of Rosland Capital spoke with Enterprise Radio’s Eric Dye in an interview posted to the Entrepreneur Podcast Network. Marin discussed Rosland’s expansion into theUnited Kingdom, the challenges they faced, and how an entrepreneur can overcome the difficulties of moving overseas. Marin also discussed Rosland Capital’s involvement in helping military veterans and why he chooses to involve his business in that initiative. For more: Marin Aleksov on Enterprise Radio