Rates: Gold Dollar (1/50 oz.) : $38.79 , Silver Dollar (1 oz.) : $37.18 , Goldback (1/1000 oz.) : $3.41

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New Statements on Member Portal

Alpine Gold now has a new statement capability for all UPMA accounts. These are downloadable .pdf documents often needed for mortgage applications or other financial needs which show vaulted and lease balances for each account. Just click the ‘Statements’ link from the left navigation pane within your UPMA account, select the month you would like to see and download your

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Alpine Gold launches new Lease Program

To supplement the Goldback lease program which has been ongoing for the last couple of years, Alpine Gold has developed a new program allowing a broader set of UPMA members to participate in Goldback leases with a lower minimum threshold as well as the ability to lease Gold and Silver Dollar holdings. The table below outlines the returns and participation

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Securing your Deposits!

It almost goes without saying that rock solid security is essential to any financial institution, especially one such as Alpine Gold specializing in the purchase, sale, exchange and storage of precious metal currencies. At the outset we must acknowledge the paradox that the more detailed a security system is described, the less secure it becomes. Nevertheless, we would like to

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The Silver Short Squeeze

If you pay attention at all to the silver price then today is going to stick out in your memory. Physical silver cannot be obtained for under $40 while the spot price is somewhere below $30. The spot price of silver is determined by paper ETF futures markets that are traded at much, much higher volumes than the physical markets.

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Nevada Goldbacks are Available for Shipping!

The Nevada Goldback series has finally been finished and is mostly available to ship! The ‘ten’ denomination is still stuck in transit due to wildfires though. Check out the reveal video here: When UPMA members vault Goldbacks they can pull out in any series that they like. This means that if you have 500 Goldbacks vaulted here that you can

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Pre-Order Nevada Goldbacks!

There are a few things that we do that these guys don’t though. First, you can vault Goldbacks with us for free! When you have The Goldback project is booming! As you may know the United Precious Metals Association was the first entity to commercially retail the Utah Goldback. Since that time dozens of other major retailers have also begun

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UPMA is Getting Some Rebranding Work Done

The acronym “UPMA” will no longer be the main branding for the many reasons listed below. The new name is “Alpine Gold Exchange”. UPMA will still be seen, but will be less prominent. Members will always be able to access their UPMA accounts through upma.org. Most members will not notice the changes as they will be gradual and focused on

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May Updates

Business has been busy for the past couple of months but there isn’t a whole lot else to report. A member pointed out that the Newsroom has been quiet so I figured I’d throw some thoughts up. Members are still coming by the office, some of our team members are still working remote, and the coders are working away on

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ACH Payments Restricted, Debit and Credit Cards Now Accepted.

Members that login may notice some changes to the deposit section of the user interface. Some may find it necessary to reload their browser window to see these updates. Due to current extreme demand, we have exceeded the allowable ACH transaction limit imposed by our ACH payment processors.  Accordingly, ACH payments have been suspended, except for regularly scheduled monthly deposits.

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There is a Rush on Physical Silver

If anyone has gone to the store recently they may have noticed that there is no more toilet paper, hand sanitizer, cough syrup, or a hundred other things. A lot of grocery stores are also short on staples. There is a similar rush into precious metals, specifically silver. As of now most online retailers don’t have any silver for sale.

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U.S Mint is out of Silver and Premiums are nuts!

Many silver bugs have been following the latest developments closely as the spot price plummets below $13. What we are starting to see is a decoupling of the paper and physical silver markets. Right now if you look online you won’t find anyone actually selling any physical silver for $13. In fact, it is becoming difficult to find and silver

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COVID-19 Response Plan, ACH Payments, End of Goldback Promotion

Regarding the recently declared COVID-19 pandemic, members who use our online service, shouldn’t see any significant disruption in normal operations.  Members visiting our office may, however, notice fewer staff members present, which makes a full 48 business hours advance notice for metals withdrawals at the office all the more important.  Also, our weekday opening time has moved back from 9:00

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UPMA Will Offer All New Goldbacks (More States!)

Did you know that the United Precious Metals Association is the first retailer that ever offered the Goldback to the public? Now Goldbacks are sold by everyone from SdBullion to APMEX. In 2020 there will be several new states offering Goldbacks with unique designs. These new Goldbacks will be available through UPMA just as the Utah Goldbacks are. Accounts holders

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What to do when your free Goldback doesn’t show up in the mail…

Since we have started the promotion in August UPMA has sent out over 10,000 promotional Goldbacks to new members joining the association. There is about a two percent change that yours will be sent back to us in Alpine due to some sort of mistake on either your end or our end. There is a greater chance that your spouse

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New Video about UPMA on Youtube

For about eight years UPMA has been offering vaulting services and 0% buy/sell spreads. During the first year there were only about fifty UPMA members. From 2012 to 2015 that number grew to four hundred. From 2015 to 2018 that number grew from four hundred to about two thousand people as the service became more well known and popular. In

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Now Open Saturdays!

The United Precious Metals Association has continued to experience rapid growth from the last update. In order to better serve the membership we will be open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. During this time we will be able to take phone calls, answer emails, and handle physical deposits and withdrawls at the main office in Alpine Utah. Members may

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Unprecedented Growth

The United Precious Metals Association has grow steadily over the years from just 200 members and a million dollars under management in 2014 to now over 5,000 members and tens of millions of dollars of assets under management. This past month since the promotion of the Goldback UPMA has grown by over 1,000 new accounts! Currently new members signing up

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Goldback Accounts are Now Live!

As of today members of the United Precious Metals Association have access to a new (unfunded) Goldback account alongside the regular gold and silver dollar accounts when they login. The Goldback is a local, voluntary currency in Utah. While it is a local currency, the Goldback may be owned and used in any State since it is also a gold

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Welcoming the Utah Goldback

Since April, the team has been working on something truly revolutionary. The mission of the United Precious Metals Association is to promote the use and circulation of sound money. In order to accomplish this, the volunteer UPMA Board of Directors has scrutinized and approved the adoption of a new (Utah) Legal Tender gold product. The Goldback will be available to

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Platinum Accounts are Under Legal Consideration

The legal team at the United Precious Metals Association is actively reviewing the feasibility of offering platinum accounts to the membership. The U.S mint has been producing a one ounce platinum coin nearly every year since 1997. This is important because in order to be functional for a UPMA style account the coins shouldn’t vary greatly in value. The platinum

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