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David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • The Royal Clipper Collection Offered in Auction #843
    We are excited to offer this wonderful 39-coin collection of better date coin & type coins as a part of our Guaranteed Auction Program (GAP). All coins are live now in our Sunday Auction #843 and listed with NO RESERVE!  Click here to view …
    - 3 Feb 15, 10:01pm -
  • DLRC F.U.N. Show Review
    John B, John F, Mike and myself just returned from a long but productive week in Orlando at the F.U.N. Show. We appreciate all of the customers that stopped by to say hello and looked at a few coins. It was an … Continue reading →
    - 14 Jan 15, 9:30pm -
  • Website Holiday Special – Enjoy 8% Off!
    Happy Holidays! We’d like to thank you for your continued business and support this past year.  We look forward to offering you the best selection and quality of certified rare coins in the market today. To celebrate the year ending, we … Conti…
    - 24 Dec 14, 7:17pm -
  • Classic Gold Commems Offered in Internet Auction #836
        The Forrest Hills Collection is a beautiful run of Classic Gold Commemoratives  all housed in PCGS Old Green Holders (OGH). This is a great opportunity to add these classic gold pieces to your collection or upgrade to a high-end, CAC ap…
    - 16 Dec 14, 8:06pm -
  • Central Park Collection Coins Just Added to Auction #834
    We just received a fresh group of 84 coins from the Central Park Collection and have added them in to Auction #834, closing Sunday, December 14th.  Highlights include an Incredible Fully Struck Gem - 1926-D 5c PCGS MS66+, an Important Rarity …
    - 5 Dec 14, 7:53pm -
  • 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 →
    - 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…
    - 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 →
    - 24 Oct 14, 4:15pm -

Blanchard Investing News Blog

  • new4 Global Signs That Major Investors Are Moving Back Into Gold
    During the months of May and June, the media dodged four crucial news events — four events that could have given you a significant edge on how to protect your personal wealth by using knowledge of those events to your advantage. Well, here they are…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • newEuropeans rush into gold as Greece hurtles toward default
    With Greece in desperate last-minute negotiations for new bailout cash to stave off a disastrous debt default Tuesday, Greeks have been lining up at ATMs and draining them of as much physical currency as possible after the government announced that a…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGreek crisis is bad, but China and Puerto Rico could be even more dangerous
    With interest rates at record lows and even in negative territory, the Bank for International Settlements is warning that the world is “defenseless against the next financial crisis,” the London Telegraph reported. That’s bad news because major…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • new“Fireworks” in the gold market: 2nd Chinese bank vying for London pricing role
    China’s advances in building up its gold-trading infrastructure and thus becoming a bigger player in global bullion and currency markets continue to gain momentum.
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGrowing chorus warns of “overheated” markets thanks to money printing
    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has joined the chorus of analysts, experts, and professional investors like Carl Icahn in warning that dangerous bubbles are building in major financial asset classes.
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold to $2,400 in three years, Incrementum fund predicts
    Incrementum fund managers Ronald Stoeferle and Mark Valek have just issued their sweeping annual “In Gold We Trust” report for 2015, and for the first time they have set a time range for their ultimately bullish price target of $2,300.
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newRoman palazzo or Paris pied a terre?
    The Euro’s slide — with year-to-date losses of 7.38% against the U.S. dollar, 7.41% against the Chinese yuan and 4.35% against the Japanese yen (as of June 25) — has made European real estate more attractive than ever to Asian buyers.
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold dip could be gift: For 27 years, price has gained in late-summer rallies
    Gold fell Wednesday near $1,173 as the dollar strengthened and the world awaits some definitive solution to the Greek debt crisis as it nears its June 30 debt-repayment D-Day.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold could surge when China’s stock bubble bursts, says WGC
    China’s economic juggernaut has been showing signs of slowing this past year, with momentum lagging in both the manufacturing and retail sectors. But as its stock market has continued to hit stupendous heights, some analysts say the top in that bub…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newHow close are we to full employment?
    The Fed has been saying since 2006 that rates will go up when employment stabilizes, but now economists differ on exactly how well the labor market has recovered.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold would have to hit $33,900 to back the $200 trillion global debt
    Last week the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a new warning about the national debt, saying that “the long-term outlook for the federal budget has worsened dramatically over the past several years, in the wake of the 2007-09 recess…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newPhysical gold and cash to weather “systemic risk,” Fidelity manager urges
    Gold lost ground Monday as hopes grew that a debt-rescue deal for Greece was gaining momentum. Without some form of relief, Greece risks defaulting on its debts after June 30 and exiting the eurozone, with potentially disastrous results in that natio…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newIs Iran the next Vietnam?
    Iran nuclear negotiations are far from over — just this week, snags over full disclosure of past bomb-making research threatened to derail talks — but that hasn’t stopped the hardiest emerging markets investors from looking enviously at the Ira…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Ultra Rare 1838-O Half Dollar fetches $646K
    An 1838-O half dollar, one of the rarest and most mysterious of American coins, was auctioned for $646,250 on May 12th, as part of the Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction  in New York City. Only two specimens of similar high…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Gold “can go to $2,400, to $3,600,” Ron Paul says
    Gold rose more than 2% at its peak on Thursday for its best performance after a Federal Reserve policymaking meeting since June 2014, retaking the $1,200 level.
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • “Rarities market thriving,” Numismedia reports
    The “rare coin dealer and collector” Web site known as Numismedia is trumpeting the recent stellar price performances of some very rare coins to conclude that the higher-end market is seeing “tremendous activity.”
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Russia’s Putin calls gold a “safety cushion” for political stability
    Gold remains a key plank in Russia’s overarching economic and geopolitical strategy. And that’s coming from the horses’ mouths: President Vladimir Putin and the head of Russia’s central bank, Elvira Nabiullina.
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Texas creates gold depository
    The state of Texas is getting ready to bring its gold home.
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Greece faces default, possible exit from Eurozone
    Talks between Greece and its creditors are growing increasingly desperate as a June 30 deadline approaches. Unless its debt is restructured, the country must pay the IMF 1.54 billion Euros by June 30, and another 6.7 billion Euros to the European Cen…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Fed watchers fear repeat of 1937 Dow collapse as rates rise
    As the Federal Reserve enters the first day of its two-day policy meeting to determine whether and when it should raise interest rates for the first time since 2006, the specter of the 1930s is hanging over the central bank’s head.
    - 16 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 12:00am -

Blanchard Economic Research Unit

  • new4 Global Signs That Major Investors Are Moving Back Into Gold
    During the months of May and June, the media dodged four crucial news events — four events that could have given you a significant edge on how to protect your personal wealth by using knowledge of those events to your advantage. Well, here they are…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • newEuropeans rush into gold as Greece hurtles toward default
    With Greece in desperate last-minute negotiations for new bailout cash to stave off a disastrous debt default Tuesday, Greeks have been lining up at ATMs and draining them of as much physical currency as possible after the government announced that a…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGreek crisis is bad, but China and Puerto Rico could be even more dangerous
    With interest rates at record lows and even in negative territory, the Bank for International Settlements is warning that the world is “defenseless against the next financial crisis,” the London Telegraph reported. That’s bad news because major…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • new“Fireworks” in the gold market: 2nd Chinese bank vying for London pricing role
    China’s advances in building up its gold-trading infrastructure and thus becoming a bigger player in global bullion and currency markets continue to gain momentum.
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGrowing chorus warns of “overheated” markets thanks to money printing
    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has joined the chorus of analysts, experts, and professional investors like Carl Icahn in warning that dangerous bubbles are building in major financial asset classes.
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold to $2,400 in three years, Incrementum fund predicts
    Incrementum fund managers Ronald Stoeferle and Mark Valek have just issued their sweeping annual “In Gold We Trust” report for 2015, and for the first time they have set a time range for their ultimately bullish price target of $2,300.
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newRoman palazzo or Paris pied a terre?
    The Euro’s slide — with year-to-date losses of 7.38% against the U.S. dollar, 7.41% against the Chinese yuan and 4.35% against the Japanese yen (as of June 25) — has made European real estate more attractive than ever to Asian buyers.
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold dip could be gift: For 27 years, price has gained in late-summer rallies
    Gold fell Wednesday near $1,173 as the dollar strengthened and the world awaits some definitive solution to the Greek debt crisis as it nears its June 30 debt-repayment D-Day.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold could surge when China’s stock bubble bursts, says WGC
    China’s economic juggernaut has been showing signs of slowing this past year, with momentum lagging in both the manufacturing and retail sectors. But as its stock market has continued to hit stupendous heights, some analysts say the top in that bub…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newHow close are we to full employment?
    The Fed has been saying since 2006 that rates will go up when employment stabilizes, but now economists differ on exactly how well the labor market has recovered.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold would have to hit $33,900 to back the $200 trillion global debt
    Last week the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a new warning about the national debt, saying that “the long-term outlook for the federal budget has worsened dramatically over the past several years, in the wake of the 2007-09 recess…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newPhysical gold and cash to weather “systemic risk,” Fidelity manager urges
    Gold lost ground Monday as hopes grew that a debt-rescue deal for Greece was gaining momentum. Without some form of relief, Greece risks defaulting on its debts after June 30 and exiting the eurozone, with potentially disastrous results in that natio…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • newIs Iran the next Vietnam?
    Iran nuclear negotiations are far from over — just this week, snags over full disclosure of past bomb-making research threatened to derail talks — but that hasn’t stopped the hardiest emerging markets investors from looking enviously at the Ira…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Ultra Rare 1838-O Half Dollar fetches $646K
    An 1838-O half dollar, one of the rarest and most mysterious of American coins, was auctioned for $646,250 on May 12th, as part of the Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction  in New York City. Only two specimens of similar high…
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Gold “can go to $2,400, to $3,600,” Ron Paul says
    Gold rose more than 2% at its peak on Thursday for its best performance after a Federal Reserve policymaking meeting since June 2014, retaking the $1,200 level.
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • “Rarities market thriving,” Numismedia reports
    The “rare coin dealer and collector” Web site known as Numismedia is trumpeting the recent stellar price performances of some very rare coins to conclude that the higher-end market is seeing “tremendous activity.”
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Russia’s Putin calls gold a “safety cushion” for political stability
    Gold remains a key plank in Russia’s overarching economic and geopolitical strategy. And that’s coming from the horses’ mouths: President Vladimir Putin and the head of Russia’s central bank, Elvira Nabiullina.
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Texas creates gold depository
    The state of Texas is getting ready to bring its gold home.
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Greece faces default, possible exit from Eurozone
    Talks between Greece and its creditors are growing increasingly desperate as a June 30 deadline approaches. Unless its debt is restructured, the country must pay the IMF 1.54 billion Euros by June 30, and another 6.7 billion Euros to the European Cen…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Fed watchers fear repeat of 1937 Dow collapse as rates rise
    As the Federal Reserve enters the first day of its two-day policy meeting to determine whether and when it should raise interest rates for the first time since 2006, the specter of the 1930s is hanging over the central bank’s head.
    - 16 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 12:00am -

Gainesville Coins Market News

Stacks Bowers

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • newCypriot coins recorded in IGCH as found in hoards outside the Republic of Cyprus
    Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards (IGCH)The original ANS edition of IGCH (1973) was edited by Colin Kraay, Margaret Thompson and Otto Morkholm.  An enhanced digital edition has been created and hosted at nomisma.org by Sebastian Heath and Andrew Meadow…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jun 15, 10:03pm -
  • CCPIA: Then and Now
    The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) has been in effect for more than 30 years and was massaged through the legislative process over a 13-year span.  The fact that this law has withstood many challenges and is still…
    - 56 days ago, 6 May 15, 9:04pm -
  • ACCG Comments at Italy CPAC Hearing
    Below is a transcript of the oral comments presented by Wayne G. Sayles, representing the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, at the 2015 hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee on April 8 at Washington, DC.  The hearing included public comme…
    - 77 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 1:54pm -
  • Surviving the chase
    Once I heard about a collector who didn't care what he had to pay for a coin, and cared even less what he could eventually sell his collection for.  I have yet to meet him, but he probably does exist—somewhere.  More typically, collectors envisio…
    - 11 Feb 15, 5:49pm -
  • Analysis: one of the joys of ancient coin collecting
    Mardin, Najm al-Din AlpiAD 1152-1176 (AH 547-572)Gemini / Virgo and MercuryDid you ever look at the image on an ancient coin and wonder, why did they choose this particular image? If the coin happens to bear the portrait of a king or emperor, the a…
    - 11 Feb 15, 4:53pm -
  • Did the Ancients believe the Earth was round?
    A debate over whether the ancients knew the world is round has been simmering for centuries, and still pops up now and then.  In the February 1998 issue of The Celator, Michael Marotta presented a well thought out argument for the affirmative ("Anci…
    - 11 Feb 15, 4:26am -
  • Truth is still important
    My post of last week provoked a response that deserves some attention.  A Punk Archaeologist @adreinhard posted on Twitter three Facebook profile photos of me with bold captioned "quotes":1. "The AIA taps your phones to find out where your archaeolo…
    - 9 Feb 15, 11:00pm -
  • Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins
    Some ACCG members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are legal.  One might theoretically ask the same question about many objects or substances that are traded domestically and internationally.  The ACCG web site off…
    - 28 Aug 11, 3:13pm -
  • The Roman Dodecahedron
    An article in Fox News recently asked for reader opinions on the purpose of an unusual artifact that is found in widely dispersed areas and has apparently stumped scholars for centuries.  Here's my guess as to its purpose:This is a game piece simil…
    - 12 Jun 11, 4:42pm -
  • Dancing with the Universe
    With kind permission of John HookerI'm sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates coins. As the link here describes, it was a badly mishandled discovery which became a major impetus for the new Treasure Act to…
    - 2 Feb 11, 5:48pm -
  • How old is "Ancient"?
    The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors struggled with the lack of a coherent system for cataloguing the vast array of issues from antiquity through…
    - 11 Nov 10, 9:44pm -

Coin Update

  • newNew PCGS Holder Highlights Security
    Some Coin Update viewers are skeptical about third-party grading services, writing us with concerns about subjective grading, cost of services, and loss of the feel of precious metal in your palm. These are valid points to a degree; but they also mis…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 4:49pm -
  • new1936 Norfolk, Virginia Bicentennial Commemorative Half Dollar
    The next commemorative half dollar to be discussed in our series is another 1936-dated coin. This one, however, was not authorized until mid 1937, even though it commemorated an event (two events actually) whose 300th and 200th anniversaries did take…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 6:07pm -
  • newUS Mint Offers 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set
    The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set, which includes a coin, medal, stamp, and historical information about the 33rd President of the United States of America. This represents the firs…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 4:01pm -
  • newHouse and Senate Pass Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
    Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed a bill which would require the minting and issuance of coins in commemoration of the centennial of Boys Town. The bill now awaits the President’s signature to become law. Boys Town is a n…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 11:31am -
  • newRiga Castle Celebrates 500 Years with New Silver Square Coin
    The Bank of Latvia have issued a new coin which celebrates the 500th anniversary of Riga Castle, one of the city’s more noteworthy landmarks. An important symbol of Latvia, the Riga Castle marks this prestigious anniversary with a fresh coat of pai…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 11:05am -
  • newNew €2 Coin Celebrates the 750th Anniversary of the Birth of Dante
    The IPZS – Istituto Poligrafico Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint) have issued a new two Euro coin which celebrates and remembers the 750th anniversary of birth of Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321) one of the most significant Italian poets of the…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 10:57am -
  • newApollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
    Earlier this month, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives which seeks to authorize a commemorative coin program to recognize the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. The program would include several innovative as…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 9:28pm -
  • newBill Seeks Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins
    A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives which seeks to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue coins in recognition of the fight against breast cancer. The bill H.R. 2722 was introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Ju…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 8:10pm -
  • newLatest “Hungarian Castles” Coin Features Jurisics Castle
    The National Bank of Hungary will soon issue (June 30th) a new commemorative coin which continues their “Hungarian Castles” series. The new coin features Jurisics Castle, which is located in the town of Kőszeg on the banks of the Gyöngyös stre…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 4:31pm -
  • newBlue Ridge Parkway Quarter Launch Ceremony
    On June 25, 2015, representatives from the United States Mint and National Park Service held an official launch ceremony for the 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter. This represented the twenty-eighth release within the America the Beautiful Quarters Pro…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 4:10pm -

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 -

Coinnews.net

  • newUS Mint Bullion Sales Soar in June; Mixed in First Half of 2015
    Demand surged in June for United States Mint bullion coins with sales the highest since 2015-dated issues launched in January, and they hurdled year-ago levels.The sharp gains were realized in a...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 4:48pm -
  • newGold, Silver Dive in Quarter; US Coin Sales Surge in June
    Most precious metals fell on the last trading day in June, deepening declines for the month, second quarter and through the first half of the year.Gold for August delivery shed $7.20, or 0.6%, to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 20 hours ago, 30 Jun 15, 11:00pm -
  • newAmerican Liberty 2015 High Relief Gold Coin on Sale July 30
    Collectors can expect a release date of July 30 for the highly anticipated 2015-W $100 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin, based on newly published pages on the United States Mint's...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 6:40pm -
  • new2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set Release
    All honoring Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, a first-ever reverse proof $1 coin, a one-ounce 99.9% fine silver medal and an 8-cent stamp make for an interesting collectibles...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:13pm -
  • newGold Rises on Greek Worries; US Mint Bullion Coin Sales Soar
    Catching some safe-haven bids as the financial crisis in Greece deepened on Monday, gold futures climbed for a second session in a row after falling for five straight.Gold for August delivery...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 9:16pm -
  • new2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarters Released
    Today, June 29, the United States Mint released rolls and bags of the America the Beautiful Quarter honoring Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. This quarter is the third in 2015 and the 28th...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 4:50pm -
  • newTruman Chronicles Set, New Quarter; Popular News
    The United States Mint this week will release new Blue Ridge Parkway quarters and the much-anticipated 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin & Chronicles Set.On Tuesday, June 30, the U.S. Mint will issue...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 6:19am -
  • newGold Slides on Week; US Silver Coin Sales Highest Since Mid-January
    Gold snapped a five-session losing streak on Friday but the gain was slight and the yellow metal resultantly logged its first weekly decline in three weeks.On Friday, gold for August delivery edged...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 6:43pm -
  • newJacqueline Kennedy Gold Coins Hit 10,894 in First Day
    First Spouse Gold Coins featuring Jacqueline Kennedy are selling quickly. First-day sales of the collector proof and uncirculated editions totaled to 10,894 coins, the United States Mint said on...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 7:01pm -
  • newBlue Ridge Parkway Quarter Launch Ceremony Highlights
    On Thursday, June 25, 2015, officials from the United States Mint and National Park Service introduced the new Blue Ridge Parkway quarter-dollar to the public.The ceremony was held at Pack Square...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 5:04am -

Numismatic News

  • newFiat paper counts in critical moments
    Gold may be a wonderful inflation hedge through the years and the centuries of civilization, but average people need to get through their day-to-day lives and find their next meal when they are hungry. An all-gold investor might find this … Continu…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 1:46pm -
  • newHere’s the pitch

    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 2:12pm -
  • newMarch for voting rights remembered
    Thousands of people marched for voting rights 50 years ago in Selma, Ala., and a Congressional Gold Medal will mark that journey. The design for Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March medal was reviewed in … Continue read…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 7:22pm -
  • newCoins speak to love of the land
    The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service will be paid tribute in 2016 with the issuance of three commemorative coins. Designs for a $5 gold coin, silver dollar and clad half dollar were reviewed in late June by the … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 7:12pm -
  • newAre U.S. coins, notes objectionable?
    I have been a coin collector for more than 50 years. Up until 10 days ago, the question of whether some current U.S. coins and paper money carry symbols that some might find offensive for promoting racism had never crossed … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 6:13pm -
  • newWhere is the 2009-P nickel?
    There is an old saying about what’s old is new again. Perhaps that is why men are dressing like it is the early 1960s thanks to the popularity of the Mad Men TV series that ran for seven seasons. I … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 1:55pm -
  • newKennedy First Spouse numbers released
    In the first day of sales, the U.S. Mint sold 7,102 proof Jackie Kennedy First Spouse half-ounce $10 gold pieces, according to figures just released. Uncirculated sales were roughly half that number at 3,792. The combined sales total is 10,894, … C…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 3:38pm -
  • newShould the 2016 Mercury, Standing and Walking Liberty coins also be made in silver?
    Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Should the 2016 Mercury, Standing and Walking Liberty coins also be made in silver? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing … Continue readi…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 3:13pm -
  • newStill magic in Kennedy name
    The first hint of popularity for the Jackie Kennedy First Spouse gold coin became evident not long after the proof and uncirculated coins went on sale yesterday. The proof went on back order in just hours and this morning the uncirculated … Contin…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 1:46pm -
  • newCoin of the Year: Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship
    Coin of the Year Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship By Donald Scarinci Format: Hardcover A Celebration of Excellence For three decades, the Krause Coin of the Year Award has come to symbolize the highest … Contin…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 9:44pm -

Mint News Blog

  • new2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set
    Today, June 30, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set. This represents the first of four special sets to be issued for this year’s Presidential Dollars. The Un…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 1:23pm -
  • new2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter Bags and Rolls
    Today, June 29, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for bags and rolls of circulating quality 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarters. This represents the twenty-eighth overall release within the America the Beautiful Q…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 3:27pm -
  • newJacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Sales Reach 10,894
    The United States Mint has released the opening day sales figures for the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin. Across both proof and uncirculated versions, sales have reached 10,894 pieces. The specific breakdown of sales was 7,102 proof c…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 4:14pm -
  • new2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin
    Today, June 25, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin. In anticipation of higher demand for the issue, the Mint has established a maximimum mintage that is tri…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 12:28pm -
  • new65th Infantry Regiment “Borinqueneers” Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates
    Under Public Law 113-120, a Congressional Gold Medal was authorized to be awarded to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the “Borinqueneers”, in recognition of its pioneering military service, devotion to duty, and many acts of valor in the face…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 12:43pm -
  • newFoot Soldiers of the Selma to Montgomery March Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates
    Under Public Law 114-5, a Congressional Gold Medal will be awarded to the Foot Soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voti…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 10:19am -
  • Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin Design Candidates
    The United States Mint has released the design candidate images for the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin. This should represent the final release of the series honoring the former First Spouses of the United States of America. The design cand…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 5:33pm -

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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