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David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • Very Limited Offering of Rare French Gold Coins from 1904
    Limited Quantity Available Thanks to a lucky discovery in Europe, we are able to offer just a few handfuls of Dupré’s Angel 50 Franc coins. Each weighs one half troy ounce and is composed of 90% fine gold, struck at … Continue reading →
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 10:10pm -
  • Dixie Proof Shield Nickel Collection Offered in Auction #830
    Our Sunday Internet Auction #830 offers (20) fantastic PCGS registry-quality Proof Shield Nickels from the Dixie Collection. Click the tile below to browse and bid before the auction closes on Sunday, November 16th. Contact us for more details abou…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • River City & Winter Springs Collections Offered in Auction #828
    We are excited to be able to offer two unique customer collections in our Sunday Auction #828. The River City Collection offers a nostalgic group of family heirloom pieces that have not seen the light of day in over 40 … Continue reading →
    - 29 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:15pm -
  • Major US Rarity Available – 1879 Stella $4 PCGS/CAC Proof 65 DCAM
    1879 Stella $4 PCGS Secure/CAC Proof 65 DCAM (Flowing Hair) Major US Rarity [1*****] We are truly excited to offer this world-class, world-famous Stella four-dollar gold piece in nearly un-improvable quality. This amazing coin is one of just 3 exampl…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 4:11pm -
  • Coin Market Update from Las Vegas & New York by John Brush
    It’s been a busy 2 weeks at DLRC with the PCGS Invitational show in Las Vegas 2 weeks ago and the new PNG NYC Invitational show this past weekend. While we only spent 3 days in Las Vegas, we tried … Continue reading →
    - 40 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 8:25pm -
  • Silver Eagle Collection Offered in Auction #825 – All With No Reserves!
    Our Internet Auction #825 offers a great opportunity to fill in your Silver Eagle collection. Over 85 certified selections are offered all with NO RESERVE including the super tough key-date 1995-W NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo!  Auction closes Sunday, Octobe…
    - 52 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 7:35pm -
  • DLRC: The Best Place For Certified Modern Coins
    If you’re collecting modern commemorative coins, we’ve got the best inventory in the business! We currently have over 2,200 certified coins in stock. Contact us directly for individual and package deal pricing at  Cl…
    - 71 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 8:36pm -
  • 2014 ANA Show Wraps Up Successfully
    This year’s ANA show closed yesterday and was a huge success for us. We met a lot of customers in person and picked up hundreds of great new coins for our upcoming auctions. Auction 817 closes Sunday with some great collector … Continue reading…
    - 11 Aug 14, 2:46pm -

Blanchard Investing News Blog

Blanchard Economic Research Unit

  • Coin Investing: The $5 Billion Elephant In The Room
    Though many investors recognize the long-term value that gold-bullion assets can bring to a diversified portfolio, the Blanchard and Company team encourages consumers to consider what rare coins can add in value.
    - 16 Jan 14, 4:07pm -
  • Collecting Gold Coins Can Be A "Rewarding" Hobby, In More Ways Than One
    Collecting rare and commemorative coins often starts out as a hobby, but with the right focus, numismatics can evolve into a smart investment strategy. Hobbies are expressions of personal interests that help us pleasantly pass the time, and they a…
    - 2 Dec 13, 3:44pm -
  • Do Peak Debt And Peak Government Mean Peak Dollar?
    "It is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world." That's what China's state-owned Xinhua news agency wrote Oct. 13 in expressing frustration over the U.S. government shutdown and debt-ceiling…
    - 18 Oct 13, 3:52pm -
  • The Case For Investing In Gold
    The last two years have been disappointing for gold investors, and what happened [the week of Sept. 16-20] to the yellow metal epitomized the frustrating price movement. After the Fed startled the markets by announcing that it was going to continu…
    - 1 Oct 13, 11:34am -
  • Cage Match: Janet Yellen Vs. Lawrence Summers for Fed Chair
    With Ben Bernanke's term as Federal Reserve chief expiring in January, rumors are swirling about who his successor will be. Though dark-horse candidates can't be ruled out, two contenders appear to be finalists: current Fed Vice Chairwoman Janet Y…
    - 2 Sep 13, 3:36pm -
  • The case for more inflation
    Talk of the Federal Reserve eventually tapering its stimulus program has many observers concerned about how monetary tightening might affect equities, bonds, commodities, and international securities. But at least inflation remains in check. That'…
    - 31 Jul 13, 1:56pm -
  • Rates Spike, Banking Freezes in China: A Lehman Moment?
    In late June, China's seven-day repo rate -- a benchmark used to gauge the rate at which Chinese banks lend to each other -- spiked to as high as 28%, down from as low as 2.78% in May. Interbank rates in China are more volatile than in the U.S. or…
    - 1 Jul 13, 3:39pm -

Gainesville Coins Market News

Stacks Bowers

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • newMORE that "the scholars said"
    Annointed scholar David Knell expressed an erudite opinion on a recent Paul Barford blog regarding the prices realized at a recent auction of artifacts owned by the St. Louis Society, a chapter (at least at the moment) of the American Institute of Ar…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • "...the scholars said."
    The international media has long been challenged in its ability to print the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth, but a new pinnacle of absurdity has been achieved in a so-called news report on "RT News".  The report plays on public ignoran…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 5:49am -
  • On Second Thought—a chance for rule of law?
    The SAFE endorsement of Britain's Article 11c of Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 at first blush might seem lacking in forethought.  Here we have major cultural sites being demolished wholesale by civil war in Syria and Britain responds by prohibi…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:08pm -
  • Kafkaesque
    The trials and tribulations of ancient coin collectors today are nothing short of Kafkaesque.  Almost 100 years ago, Franz Kafka wrote the short story below.  We share it here because it will resonate so profoundly with many friends and associates…
    - 23 Jul 14, 8:25pm -
  • Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO's patience
    The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting report about the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild forfeiture case in its July 13, 2014 issue.  This test case is described in numerous news items at…
    - 15 Jul 14, 6:49pm -
  • A Shot in the Foot
    Archaeologist Paul Barford, a self-appointed spokesperson for the archaeological lobby and crusader for the views of Cultural Property Nationalists, is well known to those who follow cultural property matters in cyberspace.  The typically outrageous…
    - 7 Jul 14, 1:40am -
  • Vested Interests
    In the comments section of a recent Biblical Archaeology Review article there is a post that some with an interest in Cultural Property management might find interesting.  The article has generated 56 comments from the public and still counting.  T…
    - 4 Jul 14, 4:41am -
  • State Department MOU hearing leaves room for optimism
    The public session of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearing to consider a potential Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt (June 2nd) has drawn considerable interest among the regular pontificators on both sides of the issue.  Being one o…
    - 11 Jun 14, 7:18pm -
  • New School Archaeology
    As the State Department hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Egypt approaches, comments have appeared online espousing divergent points of view.  Readers of this blog will naturally be most familiar with the views of private…
    - 24 May 14, 11:36pm -
  • Open Letter from Dr. Alan Walker to Dr. Jane DeRose Evans
    Dear Professor Evans,I was recently sent a copy of the letter you sent in support of the proposed MOU with Egypt.I wonder if I might ask you for some clarifications?You speak about the "Coinex Hoard" of Egyptian AE (published and commented on by Cath…
    - 17 May 14, 12:47am -
  • Some things never seem to change
    James Taylor Lewis (1819-1904) was born in Clarendon, New York and moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin in 1845.  As a young lawyer, he served as District Attorney and County Judge before entering state politics.  During a productive and popular politi…
    - 30 Mar 14, 5:36am -
  • CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP
    Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions to numismatics.  His breadth of knowledge was most impressive and his passion for the hobb…
    - 25 Mar 14, 4:33am -
  • Bootleggers and Baptists
    Living in rural southwestern Missouri (God's Country) we happen to be members of the Missouri Farm Bureau.  This organization produces a quarterly membership publication called "Show Me".  An editorial by MFB president Blake Hurst in the Winter 201…
    - 8 Feb 14, 3:29am -
  • Reaching too far
    The saga of Gantcho Zagorski brings to mind the baleful Kingston Trio song "Tom Dooley" where the accused accepted punishment in a faulted prosecution to avoid further anguish and heartache.  The parallels are not exactly relevant, and Dula or "Dool…
    - 4 Feb 14, 6:47pm -
  • The Monuments Men
    Unlike the ridiculous antics of Indiana Jones, the latest Hollywood foray into the cultural property arena has some genuine merit even if it is still, after all, entertainment.  The Monuments Men is a belated tribute to genuine preservationists who…
    - 2 Feb 14, 9:30pm -
  • When the Dragon Wore the Crown - Book Review
    Collectors and students of ancient coinage can hardly escape visual and epigraphical connections to mythology and astrology that constantly delight the eye and challenge the mind.  Aside from political propaganda and the occasional appeal to social…
    - 30 Jan 14, 11:45pm -
  • Interview
    A recent interview by Greg Laptevsky of on image or link above for full interview
    - 31 Dec 13, 3:23am -
  • New discovery?
    An article posted December 2, 2013 in The Times of Israel caught my attention among many articles of interest in issue #825 of David Meadows' "Explorator".  The headline "Oldest reference to Bohemian king found in Acre" was bolstered by a coin image…
    - 9 Dec 13, 9:26pm -
  • The Rubber Stamp of Injustice
    In forfeiture proceedings currently before the District Court in Baltimore, the government has prompted genuine concern about the nature of justice in America today.  Summarizing its reply to the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild's answer to the governm…
    - 10 Oct 13, 2:26am -
  • If the shoe fits wear it
    In a recent archaeo-blogger post by Paul Barford, cultural property nationalist Nigel Swift wrote: The level and vehemence and frequency of attacks on your character (and to a lesser extent mine) is of course astonishing but also instructive. Sugges…
    - 21 Aug 13, 1:00am -
  • German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors
    While U.S. Courts have consistently avoided hearing arguments about the validity of imposing trade restrictions on ancient coins, a German High Court has faced the issue head on and ruled definitively in a case involving coins.  For a certified tran…
    - 1 May 13, 6:24pm -
  • A Kinder and Gentler Paul Barford? to Cambridge archaeologist Helen Geake for apparently striking a chord of reason in the most unsuspected of places.  Cultural property issues are always open to debate and philosophical…
    - 11 Apr 13, 8:09pm -
  • Archaeologists entertain the views of private collectors
    The Council for British Archaeology has published a paper on their digital journal web site that outlines the thoughts and concerns of private collectors.  Issue No. 33 of Internet Archaeology includes a commentary by yours truly that discusses "Ide…
    - 18 Mar 13, 10:43pm -
  • From small acorns…. Ancient Coin Collectors on the steps of the Supreme Court
    Some 50,000 Americans who call themselves Ancient Coin Collectors are hopeful that February 12, 2013 will be remembered by numismatic historians as an auspicious day. Washington bureaucracy broke with law and tradition in 2007 by imposing draconian i…
    - 13 Feb 13, 6:26pm -
  • More from Barford about ACCG
    In a recent blog post, Polish Archaeologist Paul Barford has offered yet another in a heartwarming string of compliments directed at the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild.  Noting that the ACCG did not comment at the Cambodia MOU hearing, Barford says:…
    - 8 Feb 13, 7:41pm -

Coin Update

  • newKey Date Indian Head Cents
    After the Flying Eagle cent had briefly been struck for circulation in 1857 and 1858 (in addition to pattern pieces struck in 1856, often included with the two other dates), the Indian Head Cent was introduced in 1859. It would by struck for half a c…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:08pm -
  • newFROM EXPO TO EXPO: London 1851 – Milan 2015
    Countdown begins! EXPO 2015 Milano to be featured in new exhibit during Monte Carlo’s “Numismatique” 2014 coin show The Musee del Tempo, licensees and organizers of the EXPO 2015 Milano official souvenir coin programme have announced that a spe…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • newNumismatic Curiosities
    In this and some of my upcoming columns, I will explore “numismatic curiosities,” some well known and some obscure. Jefferson nickels should actually be called Jefferson coppers, as they contain much more copper (75%) than nickel (25%). Did the c…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
  • newRarities at Numismatik Lanz Auction Sale #159
    On December 8, 2014, Numismatik Lanz will conduct auction sale #159 in their premises, Maximiliansplatz 10 in Munich. Almost 1,000 lots will be for sale. A first focus is on ancient coins with Celts, Greeks, Romans and Byzantium. The Roman-German Emp…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:26pm -
  • newReserve Bank of New Zealand Reveals New Revised Banknote Series
    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand have revealed the revised and updated designs for their new series of banknotes scheduled to be released for use in late 2015. The Reserve Bank indicated that there would be a new or upgraded series of banknotes but th…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:54pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales Report: 2014 Baseball Half Dollars Top 400,000
    In the latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report, orders for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Half Dollars crossed the 400,000 mark. Elsewhere in the report, the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products saw a quiet…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:39pm -
  • newNew King’s Effigy Appears on Dutch Caribbean Circulation Coins
    The Royal Dutch Mint have released the 2014 dated circulation coin set in brilliant uncirculated (BU) quality for collectors which includes the new definitive portrait of HM King Willem-Alexander on the two highest denomination coins. The 5 Gulden, 2…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:34pm -

Coin Collecting News

  • Five Proof America the Beautiful Quarters in First 2014 Set
    New from the United States Mint is its first coin collecting product in 2014 with America the Beautiful Quarters, and its first set of the year. Released Tuesday and on sale for $14.95 is the 2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Pro…
    - 12 Jan 14, 1:33am -
  • 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coins
    Commemorative coins celebrating the semicentennial of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are now available from the United States Mint, as authorized under Public Law 110-451. On Thursday, January 2, 2014, the US Mint starting accepting or…
    - 4 Jan 14, 4:10pm -
  • Sales Ending for Some 2012-2013 Coin Collecting Products
    Less than a half day remains until some of the coin collecting products from the United States Mint permanently go off sale, making way for 2014 coins and products. At Noon ET today, December 31, 2013, all 2013 commemorative coins and products with t…
    - 31 Dec 13, 12:21pm -
  • US Mint 2014 Coin Collecting Products
    Collectors can now plan ahead for what coin collecting products they want to buy in 2014 from the United States Mint. Earlier this month the US Mint listed nearly all the coins and sets it will release for the year. Many of them also have prices. Kic…
    - 22 Dec 13, 6:35pm -
  • First Spouse Coin Collecting Products End 2013
    Four of the five coin collecting products that the United States will end 2013 with are those featuring former First Ladies. Normally these products would have been issued earlier in the year but they were delayed due to production problems that shar…
    - 15 Dec 13, 9:36pm -
  • 2013 Limited Edition Set Offers Popular Silver Coins
    Out this week from the United States Mint is the 2013 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. Released on the 12th, this specially designed set for coin collectors has seven silver coins composed in 90% silver and one in 99.9% silver. The latter is the Min…
    - 14 Dec 13, 6:09pm -
  • Sold Out US Mint Products, Last Chance at Collector Coins
    Two United States Mint products for collectors sold out last week, and the bureau just published a list of other coin collecting products that will go off sale by year’s end. No longer available are the 2013-P Fort McHenry National Monument and His…
    - 9 Dec 13, 4:09am -
  • Helen Taft and Ellen Wilson First Spouse Gold Coins
    Two more 2013 $10 First Spouse Gold Coins are among collectible products from the United States Mint to make an appearance in early December. Proof and uncirculated coins celebrating Helen Taft launch on Monday, December 2, 2013. They will start at p…
    - 1 Dec 13, 6:38am -
  • Last 2013 ATB Quarter Products for Collectors
    This week the United States Mint released the final two collector products holding 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters. 2013 Mount Rushmore America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets are available for $9.95 each and the new annual 2013 America th…
    - 23 Nov 13, 11:34pm -
  • Ida McKinley and Edith Roosevelt First Spouse Gold Coins
    Two of the five 2013 First Spouse Gold Coins for collectors make their debut in November. The one-half ounce, 24-karat gold coins honoring Ida McKinley launched this past Thursday, November 14, 2013. Staring prices are $820 for the uncirculated coin…
    - 18 Nov 13, 5:19am -

  • newGold, Silver Up for Second Week; US Mint’s Silver Coins Return
    Gold, silver and platinum advanced for a second straight week while palladium scored a first weekly gain in three.Gold for December delivery tacked on $6.80, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,197.70 an...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:36pm -
  • newBEP Accepting Applications for Free Currency Readers
    Citizens and legal residents of the United States who are blind or visually impaired can now request a free currency reader from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP).An application form for...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:02pm -
  • newComplete Set of 2014 Young Collectors Super Powers Coins
    Six unique coins depicting six different superheroes could make for an ideal gift for a youngster -- especially when they are grouped together and presented within a superpowers-themed coin...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:04am -
  • newGold Dips for Second Day, US Mint Sales Rise
    Gold prices settled lower for a second straight session on Thursday but the metal remains poised for a modestly weekly gain.Gold for December delivery shed $3, or 0.3%, to end at $1,190.90 an ounce...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:17pm -
  • new2014 American $1 Coin & Currency Set for $13.95
    A 2014 Native American $1 Coin from Denver and a Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note printed for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City are available today, Nov. 20, within a joint United States...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:52pm -
  • new2015 National Coin Week Theme Selected
    "Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World's Fairs" is the theme for next year's annual National Coin Week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) has announced.Every third...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:17am -
  • newGold Slips 0.3%, Silver Gains 0.7%
    Silver advanced 0.7% on Wednesday as other precious metals declined. Gold slipped the least, off less than 0.3%, while platinum shed 0.4% and palladium lost 0.9%.Gold for December delivery dipped...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 8:19pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: Baseball Coins Top 850K, Quarters Set Debuts
    Last week the United States Mint released one product, the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set.Launched on Thursday, Nov. 13, the 10,804 sales start for the 10-coin set of...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:24pm -
  • new2014 Kennedy 50c Product Sales as of Nov. 16
    New United States Mint sales figures show much more modest weekly gains across the three 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar products that include a total of 7 coins in varying finishes and...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 11:04pm -
  • newGold Hits 2-Week High, Silver Climbs; US Coins Rise
    Precious metals rebounded Tuesday with gold leading gains and scoring a more than two-week high as the US dollar dipped against other major currencies.Gold for December delivery tacked on $13.60,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 9:00pm -

Numismatic News

  • newNew set might be good gift
    Anyone who ever went to school probably had a discussion of the question, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to listen, does it make a sound?” My version of the question today is if … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:10pm -
  • newMarketing sold Stone Mountain half
    The Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar is a coin that might very well not get approved today. It was a different era and people viewed things differently than we do today. That is not to excuse anything, or to draw … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:13pm -
  • newRight to own gold due to Phil Crane
    Philip Crane, a former conservative member of Congress who put together a coalition of diverse interests in that body to legalize private gold ownership in 1974, after a 40 year ban, died Nov. 10 at age 84. It was a … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:02pm -
  • newViewpoint: Honor Apollo 11 landing with coin

    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:48pm -
  • newNewman brings $10 million
    Highlighting the fifth sale of coins from the Eric P. Newman Collection by Heritage Auctions Nov. 14-15 was an Numismatic Guaranty Corporation MS- 62 Continental dollar struck in brass with the CURENCY misspelling that sold for $440,625. The coin was…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:47pm -
  • newRationed silver Eagles return to market
    As rationing silver American Eagles begins again, the Mint has managed to sell a small amount. On Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, 1,310,000 silver Eagles were sold, bringing the November total so far to 2,570,000. The 2014 Baseball Hall of … Continue reading…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:24pm -
  • newBarber coinage attracts fans
    President Theodore Roosevelt called the series of dimes, quarters and halves designed by Charles E. Barber “artistically of atrocious hideousness,” but that’s not stopping determined Barber coin collectors. “I think that the market is nice an…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • newSilver American Eagle back on sale
    One-ounce silver American Eagle bullion coins went on sale Nov. 17 for the first time since the U.S. Mint said it had run out of the coins on Nov. 5. The Mint had 1,525,000 to allocate (ration) among its Authorized … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:27pm -
  • newHow difficult is it to strike coins?
    Last week, I described the announced plans of the Middle East terrorist group ISIS to strike and issue gold, silver and copper circulating coinage where the gold and silver coins would trade on the basis of their intrinsic metal value. … Continue r…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:38pm -
  • new1882 $20 rarity tops Baltimore auction
    A “Triple Signature” 1882 $20 Gold Certificate, Fr. 1175a, took the lead in Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale Oct. 30 in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Graded PCGS Choice New 64 PPQ, and listed as the highest … C…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:56pm -

Mint News Blog

  • new2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set
    Today, November 20, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales for the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set. The set provides a “distinctive pairing” of the 2014 Native American Dollar and a 2013 $1 Federal Reserve Note. The…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • newEverglades National Park Quarter Three Coin Set
    Today, November 18, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three Coin Set featuring the Everglades National Park Quarter. The Everglades Quarter was first released into circulation…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 9:23pm -
  • newUS Mint To Remove Household Limits on 50th Anniversary Kennedy Sets
    The United States Mint has announced that they will be lifting the household ordering limits on the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set and Silver Coin Collection effective Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12:01 AM. This year, the…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 9:42pm -
  • new2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set
    Today, November 13, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set. This ten coin set includes circulating quality examples of each of this year’s quarters from…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 8:37pm -
  • newUnited States Mint 2015 Coin of the Year Nominees
    Late last month, Krause Publications announced the nominees for their 2015 Coin of the Year Awards, which will be for 2013-dated coins. There were a total of 94 different nominees from 45 different countries across ten categories. Winners will be sel…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 8:27pm -
  • US Mint Circulating Coin Production October 2014
    Updated figures are available for the United States Mint’s circulating coin production through the month of October 2014. For the eighth time this year, overall production topped the 1 billion level. For the month of October, the US Mint produced 1…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 4:36pm -
  • 2014-P Everglades National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
    Today, November 6, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the Everglades National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. This represents the twenty-fifth overall release within the numismatic series of large size…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 7:38pm -

Coin World

  • Wrong planchets can suffer from defective plating process
    By Mike DiamondCollectors’ Clearinghouse: Errors & Varieties by Mike Diamond: Wrong planchets can suffer from defective plating process...Since their introduction in 1982, the copper-plated zinc planchets used for Lincoln cents have been affected…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:59pm -
  • Howling Wolf on new RCM gold bullion coin
    By Jeff StarckThe Royal Canadian Mint used the World Money Fair in that city to showcase Canada’s new silver and gold bullion coins fe...Berlin may be an unfamiliar setting for Canadian wildlife, but on Feb. 5 the Royal Canadian Mint used the Wor…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:58pm -
  • ANACS certifies Liberty Dollar medallions
    By Paul GilkesANACS is certifying Liberty Dollars. These were introduced as a private, voluntary barter currency in 1998 by monetary a...Collectors are submitting Liberty Dollar medallions for third-party certifications and encapsulation. ANACS has…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:57pm -
  • George Walton heirs donate $100,000 to ANA
    By Paul GilkesThe American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Diploma Program will be updated and digitized thanks to the donation.The American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Diploma Program will be updated and digitized thanks to a $100,…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:56pm -
  • The 'other' 1859 cent
    By Q. David BowersThe Joys of Collecting by Q. David Bowers: The 'other' 1859 cent — Issue struck with reverse of 1860You probably know about the regular 1859 Indian Head cent — an issue for which 36.4 million coins were struck.The Flying E…
    - 21 Feb 14, 2:59pm -
  • Seated Liberty dime varieties
    By Steve RoachGerry Fortin’s online resource the “Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties” will be used by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.Numismatic Guaranty Corp. recently announced that it will attribute Seated Liberty dime varieties listed in Gerr…
    - 21 Feb 14, 2:58pm -
  • Mint State silver Eagles
    By Scott SchechterMaking Moderns by Scott Schechter: Mint State silver Eagles — Building a basic set of popular issue.Silver American Eagles have emerged as the most popular collector series of the 2010s. As evidence, consider that 43 million Ame…
    - 21 Feb 14, 2:57pm -


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