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David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • newRiver 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 →
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:15pm -
  • newWeekend Series Special – 10% Off Gold $10 Indians!
    This weekend we are featuring our vast selection of regular listed $10 Indians – all at 10% off through Monday night!  Click the tile below to take advantage of this special savings on over 275 different selections!   * Offer excludes … Contin…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 2:11pm -
  • newMajor 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…
    - 9 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 →
    - 11 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 8:36pm -
  • Walking Liberty Half Dollar Collection Offered in Auction #820
    Auction #820 closes this Sunday, Sept. 7th and features 54 Walking Liberty Half Dollars from the Midwest Walker Collection.  All coins are PCGS graded and the majority are rated with DLRC 5-star eye appeal.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 7:09pm -
  • 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…
    - 74 days ago, 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

  • new"...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…
    - 18 hours 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 93 days ago, 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 -
  • A rational voice in a sea of hyperbole?
    On the Trafficking Cullture website, one reads that, "Trafficking Culture aims to produce an evidence-based picture of the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects."  I instinctively thought of the myriad sensationalized media articles…
    - 24 Jan 13, 8:53pm -

Coin Update

  • newUS Mint Sets 300,000 Product Limit for Silver 50th Anniversary Kennedy Set
    The United States Mint has announced a product limit of 300,000 units for the upcoming 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. An ordering limit of five units per household will also be in place. The product will go on sale…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:19pm -
  • newKey Date Liberty Head Nickels
    The Liberty Head Nickel was introduced in 1883 and struck for thirty years primarily at the Philadelphia Mint. While the series is mostly known for the 1913 Liberty Nickel, an incredibly rare but unofficial issue of which a mere five pieces are known…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:46pm -
  • new22nd Monaco Grand Bourse to be Held on December 7, 2014
    On December 7, 2014, the 22nd Grand Bourse will be held at Monaco, a coin show which attracts first and foremost dealers from France, Italy, and Spain – and collectors aiming for the latest issues of Monaco at their issue price. Monaco, proud to ha…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:10pm -
  • newWords From a Century Ago on Collecting Coins
    The benefits of having a hobby, such as collecting coins, tokens, medals, and paper money, are many. Here is a comment from The Numismatist in March 1914. Harry Earl Montgomery Writes A few weeks ago a man who is the president of a national bank, a t…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 1:59pm -
  • newDenmark To Discontinue Coin and Banknote Production
    The National Bank of Denmark (Danmarks Nationalbank) has announced their decision to discontinue the production of both coins and banknotes citing the prohibitive costs of producing both elements of currencies and the continuing lack of demand for co…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:32pm -
  • newCCAC Recommends Doolittle and Fighter Ace Gold Medal Designs
    During a meeting on October 14th, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee reviewed and discussed the obverse and reverse designs for the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders and American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medals. In attendance were Chairman Ga…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 9:02pm -
  • newPNG Announces Dates of 2015 Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show
    The Professional Numismatists Guild ( has scheduled a show in Dallas, Texas, Thursday to Saturday, February 26 – 28, 2015. “The Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show sponsored by the PNG will be held at the Gaylord Texas Resort…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 7:54pm -
  • newUS Mint Reminds Customers to Reset Account Password Ahead of Kennedy Launch
    Ahead of the planned launch of the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection, the United States Mint has reminded customers to log into their online account to reset their password if they have not done so already. This will en…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 3:25pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales Report: Slow Start for New Product
    The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut figure for the first new product release in a month. Elsewhere in the report, American Silver Eagles and annual sets made their typically strong showings while th…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:19pm -
  • newLatvian Collector Coin Honors Gotthard Friedrich Stender
    The Bank of Latvia have issued a new collector’s coin which is dedicated to the memory of one of the country’s most outstanding writers remembered for his fundamental contribution in the area of culture, education, and science, including inter-cu…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:17pm -

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 and Silver Snap Weekly Win Streak; US Coin Sales Firm
    Gold rebounded from a two-session losing streak on Friday, supported by safe-haven demand, but prices still slipped 0.6% on the week. The weekly decline was a first in three weeks.Gold for December...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Oct 14, 10:48pm -
  • new50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Product Limits Set
    The United States Mint has announced a 300,000 product limit for its upcoming four-coin 50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection and a 200,000 product limit for its already...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:57pm -
  • new2014-S Enhanced Uncirculated Kennedy Half-Dollar Laser Treatments
    A key coin within the four-piece 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection is the 2014-S Enhanced Uncirculated Kennedy Half-Dollar.We watched them getting made last month...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 6:23am -
  • new2014 $20 Silver Coin Features 3D Venetian Glass Snowman
    Another new and very original collector piece from the Royal Canadian Mint is its proof 2014 $20 Venetian Glass Snowman Silver Coin.Struck in one-ounce of 99.99% pure silver and limited to 10,000...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 6:10am -
  • newHeritage New York US Coins Auction Tops $11.1 Million
    Heritage's most recent US Coins Signature® Auction, held from Oct. 8 to 13 in New York, realized more than $11.1 million with six of the rarities selling for more than $100,000.Taking top...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 5:21am -
  • newDenmark’s Central Bank to Stop Coin and Banknote Production
    The central bank of Denmark, Danmarks Nationalbank, will stop striking coins and printing banknotes in 2016, according to a new release issued by the bank on Oct. 21, 2014.Citing falling demand and...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 9:48pm -
  • newGold Drops 1.3%, Silver Falls 0.4%
    Gold marked its biggest loss in nearly three weeks on Thursday, driven lower as investors veered toward riskier bets.Gold for December delivery fell $16.40, or 1.3%, to close at $1,229.10 an ounce...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 8:26pm -
  • new2014 First Spouse Bronze Four-Medal Set Available
    Today, Oct. 23, the United States Mint began selling its 2014 First Spouse Bronze Four-Medal Set for $16.95, the same price as last year's set.The medals, struck at the Philadelphia Mint, bear the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:08pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: Gold Coins Stronger, Hoover Set Debuts
    On Thursday, Oct. 16, the United States Mint started selling Hoover Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets. Holding an uncirculated quality 2014-P Herbert Hoover Presidential $1 Coin and...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:49pm -
  • newPNG Sponsored 2015 Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show in February
    The 2015 Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show is scheduled from Feb. 26 to 28 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, according to the event's sponsor, the Professional Numismatists Guild...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:52am -

Numismatic News

  • newKennedy maximum 300,000 sets
    Word has just arrived that the Mint has placed a limit of 300,000 on the number of 50th anniversary Kennedy silver sets that it will produce. Just days ahead of the noon Eastern Time Oct. 28 commencement of sales on … Continue reading →
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 3:41pm -
  • newRed pickup silver rule?
    I had a surprise Wednesday. I was out walking at my usual time in the afternoon on the Iola Old Car Show grounds. There are a couple of hundred acres and asphalted lanes. As I moved along, I realized a … Continue reading →
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 1:55pm -
  • newArches 5-ounce outsells Shenandoah
    The U.S. Mint reports that as of Oct. 19, the Arches 5-ounce silver collector coin has outsold the previous release, the Shenandoah 5-ounce coin. Buyers have purchased 26,923 Arches coins compared to Shenandoah’s sales of 26,916. Both are still ava…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:56pm -
  • newHeritage gold coins attract top bids
    A Carson City gold $20 led the pack at the Professional Numismatists Guild New York Invitational Signature Auction conducted Oct. 8-13 by Heritage. Graded VF-30 by the Professional Coin Grading Service, the 1870-CC double eagle fetched $188,000, incl…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:43pm -
  • newClassic commemoratives to wake up?
    It takes one word for Mike Printz of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago to sum up the classic commemorative coin market: “Slow.” Classic commemoratives issued from 1892 to 1954 have been weak for some time, said Printz, senior numismatist … Contin…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:36pm -
  • newNew PNG show in Dallas
    The public is invited to attend the Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show Feb. 26-28, 2015, at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center. Sponsored by the Professional Numismatists Guild, the show “will be an opportunity for collectors in the … Conti…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:29pm -
  • newReady for silver Kennedy set?
    Some people plan ahead. Some people don’t. The U.S. Mint hopes that its customers for the upcoming four-coin 50th anniversary Kennedy silver half dollar set are the kind that plan ahead. Since the Mint moved from its old website to … Continue rea…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:31pm -
  • newSilver dollar question interesting
    An interesting topic presented itself to me this morning in my email. I will share the contents with you as well as my answer to the question below. “I was recently on vacation in Arizona and while in Tombstone I took … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:24pm -
  • newGold and gasoline real to me
    As I drove to work this morning I spotted the gasoline station sign proclaiming that a gallon of gasoline is $3.139. The gas price has been declining since summer and each step lower brings a smile to my face. Today’s … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 1:30pm -
  • newStandard Catalog of World Coins 4 Book Set
    The four volumes listing the latest foreign coin values-the pinnacle of every coin reference library – are now offered as a special package. Krause Publications has gathered its award-winning price guides, covering four centuries of world coins. Ri…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 6:57pm -

Mint News Blog

  • new50th Anniversary Kennedy Silver Set Limited to 300,000
    Ahead of the start of sales next week on Tuesday, October 28, the United States Mint has announced a product limit of 300,000 units for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. The eagerly anticipated product will contain…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Oct 14, 6:13pm -
  • new2014 First Spouse Bronze Medal Set
    Today, October 23, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint started accepting orders for the 2014 First Spouse Bronze Medal Set. This set includes the bronze medals issued for Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover, and Eleanor Roosevelt.…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Oct 14, 7:56pm -
  • newFranklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set
    Today, October 21, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Each set contains an uncirculated 2014 Franklin D. Ro…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:48pm -
  • new2014 Proof American Platinum Eagle
    Today, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United State Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 Proof American Platinum Eagle. This coin will represent the sixth and final release within the “Preamble” series, which has featured represen…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:12pm -
  • newMaximum Mintages for 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins
    The United States Mint has established the maximum mintage levels for the 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins. A higher figure has been set for the Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin in the expectation of higher demand. Next year, the First Spouse Go…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 11:20am -
  • newHerbert Hoover Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set
    Today, October 16, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Herbert and Lou Hoover. This represents the Mint’s first new product release in a month. The pro…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:35pm -
  • American Fighter Aces and Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates
    The United States Mint has released the design candidate images for upcoming Congressional Gold Medals honoring the American Fighter Aces and the World War II members of the “Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.” These represent two of the six medals which w…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 2:49pm -

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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