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Ancient Coin News – 2,000-Year-Old Roman Bronze Coins Found in Switzerland

Ancient Coin News – 2,000-Year-Old Roman Bronze Coins Found in Switzerland

Credit: Aargau canton archeology department   By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   A team of archaeologists in Switzerland are trying to make sense of a discovery that traces its origins back nearly two millennia. Somewhat strangely, a ceramic cooking pot filled with oil lamps and bronze coins was found during an effort to […]

Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   In 1996, a Briton who was interested in archaeology and metal detecting as a pastime discovered one of the most significant treasure hoards in the history of the U.K., the Alton Hoard. A full two decades later, the finder–a bricklayer named Peter Beasley–believes that expert appraisers downplayed […]

Bernard von NotHaus “Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted + CoinWeek Exclusive Video 4K

Bernard von NotHaus “Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted + CoinWeek Exclusive Video 4K

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Following the historic election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, would you expect to see “The Donald” appear on a coin? Bernard von Nothaus, the notorious creator of the “Liberty Dollar®”, is way ahead of you! Trump Dollar Coin? It’s worth […]

U.S. Mint to Put 2016 Silver Eagles on Hold

U.S. Mint to Put 2016 Silver Eagles on Hold

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   As is usually the case during the last six weeks or so of the calendar year, the U.S. Mint is nearing the point where it will halt production of its premier silver bullion coin, the American Silver Eagle. 2016 Silver Eagle Sales Compared to the previous few […]

Mintages Raised for Chinese Silver, Gold Panda Coins

Mintages Raised for Chinese Silver, Gold Panda Coins

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Since the early 1980s, the People’s Republic of China has struck its own gold and silver bullion coins for international trade. In addition to their precious metal content, these coins are also prized collectibles due to their lower mintage figures compared to most government-issued bullion coins. Now, […]

World Currency News – Zimbabwe Bond Notes Plan Criticized

World Currency News – Zimbabwe Bond Notes Plan Criticized

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   Zimbabwe’s shattered economy and massive trade deficit have caused a dollar shortage which has paralyzed the nation. The government hopes to reduce the current cash shortage by introducing the first domestic paper money since the collapse of the Zimbabwean dollar in 2009. The public reaction was what […]

Precious Metals & the World Economy – Russian Gold Reserves Grow

Precious Metals & the World Economy – Russian Gold Reserves Grow

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   This year, no central bank or central government has bought gold at a more vigorous pace than the Russian Central Bank. It has significantly added to its gold reserves in 2016, and this trend has continued. September saw Russia grow its gold reserves by 500,000 troy ounces […]

South Africa Issues Silver, Platinum Krugerrands for 50th Anniversary

South Africa Issues Silver, Platinum Krugerrands for 50th Anniversary

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   It’s not entirely surprising that in addition to enjoying vast precious metal deposits, South Africa has long been a world-leader in the international gold coin market. The flagship South African Gold Krugerrand was the first modern bullion coin available on the global market in 1967. Krugerrands quickly […]

Rare US Coins – Glass Cent Pattern Discovered

Rare US Coins – Glass Cent Pattern Discovered

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Amid the nationwide mobilization effort for the Second World War, the United States Mint was forced to explore using new materials for its low-denomination coins as nickel and copper supplies were diverted to war production. This led the mint to replace the normal composition of the five-cent […]

No Nazi Gold Train, But Legends Abound

No Nazi Gold Train, But Legends Abound

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   The saga of the Nazi Gold Train supposedly buried in a mountain tunnel may have ended with the treasure hunters coming up empty, but the world-wide publicity has given the nearby Polish city of Walbrzych a new lease on life. The town has become a tourist destination […]

Secret Gold Vaults in the Swiss Alps

Secret Gold Vaults in the Swiss Alps

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Switzerland has long had a reputation—sometimes a dubious one—for being a safe place to stash one’s wealth away from the prying eyes of tax authorities. Right or wrong, the notion of a “Swiss bank account” is synonymous with evading taxation. Now, the ultra-rich seem to have discovered […]

Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is alleging that one of its former employees gradually smuggled $180,000 CAD (approximately $136,000 USD) worth of gold out of the mint. The strange part is how they say he did it: by hiding the gold in his anal cavity. Leston Lawrence, […]

Classic US Coins: Does a 1964 Morgan Silver Dollar Exist?

Classic US Coins: Does a 1964 Morgan Silver Dollar Exist?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Rumors have long circulated in numismatic circles about the mystery of the 1964 Peace dollar, which would have been the last 90% silver dollar minted for circulation. That is, if the entire mintage hadn’t been melted down when the plan to coin new silver dollars (which hadn’t […]

The Future of Money: Banknotes and Coins

The Future of Money: Banknotes and Coins

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Throughout the modern era (roughly since gold and silver specie ceased to be used as circulating currency), coins and banknotes have been the fiat tokens we use to represent money. However, like the rest of our society, the financial system has undergone a rapid transformation in the […]

World Coin News – Pobjoy Mint and Isle of Man to Split

World Coin News – Pobjoy Mint and Isle of Man to Split

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The British Pobjoy Mint will not produce Isle of Man coins in 2017 in a departure from more than four decades of tradition. Without much explanation, the increasingly prominent Pobjoy Mint is upending its oldest relationship with a government that has the authority to issue its own […]

Classic US Coins – Gold Stella $4 Coin Goes to Auction

Classic US Coins – Gold Stella $4 Coin Goes to Auction

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   There’s an old saying, “fake like a two-cent coin” or “a three-cent coin.” While these obscure denominations haven’t seen circulation for a very long time, there ironically were two-cent and three-cent denominations of U.S. coins (the latter known as a “trime”) during the 19th century. What’s more, […]

Gainesville Coins: Time for Platinum Group Metals to Shine

Gainesville Coins: Time for Platinum Group Metals to Shine

Platinum Bullion Coins, – Maple Leaf – Australian Platypus and US Platinum Eagle By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Platinum Group Metals are apparently coming back into vogue among bullion investors. Two PGMs–platinum and palladium–are rallying more than their precious metal cousins of late, and the markets have responded. Alternative Asset Although […]

Swiss Gold –  Case Study for the Market

Swiss Gold – Case Study for the Market

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Throughout their history, the Swiss have cultivated a long-standing reputation as an authority in the area of gold–both in their refining skill and in the wisdom of their monetary policy. Switzerland is not actually among the world’s leading importers or exporters of the metal, neither in terms […]

Precious Metals Market – India Gold Deposits Climb

Precious Metals Market – India Gold Deposits Climb

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Indian government’s plan to monetize the country’s vast amount of privately-held gold may finally be taking root, little by little. Known collectively as Gold Monetization Schemes (GMS), these various offers for Indian citizens to put their gold to financial use by depositing into an account were […]

Gainesville Coins: Gold and Silver Treasure Update

Gainesville Coins: Gold and Silver Treasure Update

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Unlike perhaps any other location on Earth, the United Kingdom has an incredible abundance of gold and silver treasure from both its medieval period and the earlier times when Ancient Rome controlled the British Isles. Due to this rich and diverse history, people are digging up valuable […]

Metal Detectorist Finds Treasure Hoard of 8,000 Ancient Roman Coins

Metal Detectorist Finds Treasure Hoard of 8,000 Ancient Roman Coins

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins …. Another roman Coin Hoard found with metal detector There are times when persistence pays off in a big way. This turned out to be exceedingly true for one treasure hunter from Altrincham, a small British market town in Greater Manchester. It was January of 2015, and Cheshire, a […]

Treasure News – 1804 Shipwreck Bullion Goes on Display

Treasure News – 1804 Shipwreck Bullion Goes on Display

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   More than two centuries after the Spanish warship Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (roughly, “Our Lady of Mercy”) was sunk off the coast of Portugal before reaching the Spanish port city of Cádiz, the massive haul of gold and silver bullion that was onboard is finally back […]

Bullion & Precious Metal News – Why Islamic Gold Demand May Surge

Bullion & Precious Metal News – Why Islamic Gold Demand May Surge

Islamic Gold Dinar By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   One major development in the global gold market over the last decade has been the liberalization of gold ownership laws in China. This has opened up an incredible flood of new demand for precious metals from the world’s most populous country. There’s still another […]

Gainesville Coins: Crime Doesn’t Pay for Treasure Finder

Gainesville Coins: Crime Doesn’t Pay for Treasure Finder

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Treasure hunting is a fantastic hobby and pastime. It not only can pay off handsomely for a determined metal detectorist, but it’s a great way to bring history and cultural heritage closer to the present-day. However, not everybody hunting for buried treasure chooses to play by the […]

Gainesville Coins: UK Treasure Finder Awaits Big Pay Day

Gainesville Coins: UK Treasure Finder Awaits Big Pay Day

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   One of the most astounding treasure finds in Britain’s rich history of such discoveries is finally close to being finalized–meaning the funds are ready to be split evenly between the treasure finder and the owner of the land where it was found, as required by the country’s […]

The Fate of Coins in Fountains

The Fate of Coins in Fountains

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Have you ever tossed a few coins into a fountain and made a wish? This is a common experience nearly all of us can share in. The tradition traces back thousands of years and spans a variety of cultures. While today this practice is seen as a […]

What Do Coins at Gravestones Mean?

What Do Coins at Gravestones Mean?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Perhaps you’ve seen coins placed on the gravestones at a cemetery before and wondered what the significance of this loose change was. There are many different traditions that involve coins, especially as it pertains to the deceased or those who have served in the military. Coin Rituals […]

Precious Metals Market – Tycoon Reaps $1.3 Billion on Silver

Precious Metals Market – Tycoon Reaps $1.3 Billion on Silver

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Mexico’s second-richest man, Alberto Bailleres, has benefited greatly from his extensive position in precious metals so far this year. Between his majority stake in a pair of Mexican mining companies, Industrias Penoles SAB and Fresnillo Plc, the gold and silver magnate has outpaced his wealthiest counterparts in […]

The Galaxy of Precious Metals

The Galaxy of Precious Metals

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Have you ever wondered how exactly the precious metals came to be? Why are they so rare in the composition of the Earth? Although there are plenty of convincing answers to these questions provided by theology, scientists have been doggedly pursuing the answer since at least the […]

Treasure Shipwreck Found Off Namibia

Treasure Shipwreck Found Off Namibia

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ……   It was almost 500 years ago when The Bom Jesus, a Portuguese sailing ship, inexplicably vanished while en route to India. The vessel was carrying an immense treasure that has eluded even the most ardent and focused treasure hunters. A recent discovery in the Namibia desert, however, […]

 
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