Author Archive: Blanchard and Company
Blanchard and Company, Inc. is the largest and most respected retailer of American rare coins and precious metals in the United States, serving more than 350,000 people with expert consultation and assistance in the acquisition of American numismatic rarities and gold, silver and platinum bullion. Blanchard and its predecessor companies have called the New Orleans area home for more than 30 years. For more information about the company, visit Blanchardonline.com or call the company toll free at 1-800-880-4653.
By Bruce Smith, Senior Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company…. There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a coin based upon its slab. Those days are over, and collectors should be glad they are What many people outside of the numismatic profession don’t understand is how much […]
By Bruce Smith Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company…. I write quite a bit about finding what I call “opportunity specie” in the rare coin market. Undervalued coins. Sleeper coins. Pedigree coins. Old holder coins. CAC coins. Blue chip coins. All represent strong opportunity for smart resourced investors. Combine any of […]
1822 half eagle $5 gold piece By Bruce Smith Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company…. The year was 1822. On its surface, that year might not seem too significant. However, those with advanced numismatic knowledge are keenly aware of how important this date is for one particular coin and denomination. […]
Blanchard and Company places world’s most valuable gold coin – the Brasher Doubloon for a record $7.395 million Blanchard and Company, Inc. has placed the world’s most valuable rare gold coin for a record $7.395 million, adding to its résumé and legacy as America’s leading numismatic and precious metals firm. “While precious metals have been […]
This move in gold right now is acutely about the Middle East “All the way to $1,440” With all eyes on Libya and the threat of revolutionary contagion across the Arab world, gold roared past the key $1,400 level this week to just under December’s record high. What’s driving gold? “It is dominated by the […]