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David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • newClassic 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…
    - 4 days ago, 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 …
    - 15 days ago, 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 →
    - 44 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…
    - 44 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 →
    - 57 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…
    - 66 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 →
    - 68 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 8:25pm -

Blanchard Investing News Blog

  • newGold-recall movement spreads to Austria
    The gold-recall trend keeps snowballing, and it’s a lesson that anyone who is considering owning physical bullion can’t ignore: Reports are now surfacing that Austria is taking steps to recall its gold stored overseas.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • newGold posts best weekly performance in 6 months as stocks sputter
    Gold logged its best weekly performance since June, rising about 2.5% on the tailwind of a stock market struggling along with plummeting oil prices.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • newChinese currency inching closer to dethroning U.S. dollar
    Some of the biggest gold consumers this year include Russia and China. They continue to accumulate bullion, both officially and unofficially, as tensions with the West, particularly the U.S., accelerate. The Ukraine crisis and subsequent sanctions ha…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • newGold-price circuit-breakers stoke rumors of coming surge
    The gold sphere is abuzz with curiosity about a new rule change made by the CME Group, the firm that runs huge futures exchanges such as the Comex and the Nymex, and highlighted by gold blogger Turd Ferguson and others.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Gold restrictions could be loosened further, India says
    A stunning new report by the World Gold Council and Ficci finds that a typical Indian household spends 8% of its daily consumption on gold jewelry and coins.
    - 11 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Gold – because big banks are flashing danger signs
    The winds of deflation are blowing hard, especially in Europe and Japan, and stock markets are trembling this week as the plunging price of oil suggests a global slowdown is gaining speed. During the 2008-09 financial crisis, the U.S. government bail…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Silver industrial demand to grow 27% through 2018
    Investment demand for physical silver has been robust this year. Just look at the U.S. Mint, which broke the all-time annual record for silver American Eagle coin sales this week, with the total surpassing 43 million in 2014, with a couple of weeks s…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Gold tears through $1,230 as global stocks tank
    Gold pulled a massive move to six-week highs Tuesday, gaining more than $30 and battering at the $1,230 resistance level as panic swept the global stock markets from China to Greece. Silver also soared, topping $17.23 for its highest level since Oct.…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Silver American Eagle coins smash to new record sales high
    It’s official: 2014 is now the year in which the U.S. Mint sold a record number of silver American Eagle bullion coins.
    - 12 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Gold could get even cheaper for Chinese buyers
    India surprised gold investors worldwide when it overturned its despised “80-20 rule,” which the government had imposed in order to help keep the nation’s current account deficit in check by forcing the export of jewelry.
    - 13 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Gold run gains steam as Belgium mulls repatriating reserves
    “In recent weeks, gold has experienced a renaissance of sorts, quietly re-emerging as the centerpiece of a handful of initiatives in Europe, Asia and the Middle East,” The New York Times conceded in a Dec. 6 news analysis.
    - 13 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Strong dollar threatens global economy, top central bank warns
    One of the biggest questions for gold, stocks, and the overall financial markets is when the Federal Reserve will raise its key interest rate from record near-zero levels, where it’s stood since the 2008 financial crisis.
    - 13 days ago, 8 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Rare coins returned 10% in the past 12 months, Knight Frank reports
    The London consultancy Knight Frank, which produces a widely read annual Wealth Report, recently updated its eponymous Luxury Investment Index, and once again rare coins are near the top.
    - 17 days ago, 4 Dec 14, 12:00am -

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

  • Media rush to judgement challenged
    Chasing Aphrodite blogger Jason Felch surely surprised some in the world of Archaeobloggers and Cultural Property Nationalists when he recently challenged a rash of sensationalized media claims on the part of "scholars" and "experts".   The topic o…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 2:18am -
  • MORE 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 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 coinsupplyplanet.com http://blog.coinsupplyplanet.com/interview-wayne-sayles/Click 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?
    http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2013/04/face-to-face.htmlKudos 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 -

Coin Update

  • new2015 Gold Maple Leaf Includes New Security Enhancement
    The Royal Canadian Mint has included a new security enhancement on the 2015 Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin. In addition to a previously introduced micro-engraved laser mark, the coins now also feature a complex radial line finish. Over the past two yea…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 9:16pm -
  • newLithuania Says “Farewell” to the Litas on New Silver Collector Coin
    The Bank of Lithuania have issued a new silver coin which will mark an important day and event in the country’s modern history, that of its admission into the European Union’s Euro-zone. As a celebration of this event and to say a loving and appr…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 8:45pm -
  • new2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars Back on Sale
    Nearly eight months after a sell out was declared, the United States Mint has resumed accepting orders for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars. The additional units available are the result of order cancellations due to payment iss…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 7:19pm -

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

  • newGold Drops on Week; 2014 Silver Eagle Record Tops 43.5M
    Gold closed slightly higher Friday, adding to smaller gains from the previous two sessions. As such, losses earlier in the week were barely dented and the yellow metal logged a 2.2% weekly decline,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Dec 14, 4:40pm -
  • newUS Mint 12-Month Product Schedule for 2015
    Collectors can now look ahead to upcoming products from the United States Mint, including brand new issues in high-relief. The agency today published its preliminary schedule and it's filled with...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Dec 14, 6:48pm -
  • new2015 Proof American Silver Eagle Price Set at $48.95
    Prices for proof American Silver Eagle are moving lower. This year's coin will drop to $48.95 from $52.95. Next year's coin will also debut at the lower price.News of the reductions come from...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Dec 14, 11:24am -
  • newNew Ordering Deadline for 2014 Commemorative Coins
    There's one less day to order commemorative coins from the United States Mint. The agency announced on Thursday that it has moved their ordering deadline up to noon ET on Dec. 30 from the same time...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 6:13am -
  • newGold Prices Rise Slightly for Second Day
    Gold edged higher for a second session in a row Thursday, gaining little traction from a losing streak that extended to five straight sessions on Tuesday.Gold for February delivery added 30 cents...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 9:16pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: Baseball Silver Dollars ‘Out of Stock’
    After selling out nearly 8 months ago, the U.S. Mint on Tuesday reopened ordering for the curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars because cancellations freed up inventory.This...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 7:26pm -
  • newBEP Intaglio Prints Commemorate Panama Canal Opening Celebration
    On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) opened up its 2015 Intaglio Print Subscription, "Panama Canal Commemorative Program."Prints of the program...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full link…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 3:09pm -
  • newGold Little Changed, but Snaps 5-Session Losing Streak
    Precious metals were little changed in the mid-week trading session on Wednesday. Gold snapped a five-session losing streak, but barely.Gold for February delivery inched up 20 cents to close at...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 9:13pm -
  • newWorld War I Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coins for 2018
    Coins struck in commemoration of the centennial of America's involvement in World War I will be issued in 2018.President Obama penned his name to the World War I American Veterans Centennial...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 7:20pm -
  • newBoys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Senate
    The Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act is positioned to become law since the U.S. House of Representatives passed it on Sept. 15 and the U.S. Senate approved it on Monday, Dec. 15.The...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:55am -

Numismatic News

  • newOrder time for 2015 coins
    Which product should the Mint put on sale first in 2015? You are correct if you guessed the 2015 proof silver American Eagle. Proof silver Eagles are perennial favorites that have even eclipsed proof sets as annual staples of collector … Continue r…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Dec 14, 3:12pm -
  • newMint reopens Baseball dollar sales
    In a suprise move Dec. 16, the Mint reopened sales of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame silver dollar since its sellout in early April. The Mint said that some 3,500 were available across the uncirculated and proof options. Buyers  … Continue reading…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 10:38pm -
  • newEagles not best way to own silver
    The U.S. Mint charges $2 above the spot price when it sells regular silver American Eagle one-ounce coins to its handful of Authorized Purchasers. These APs are then responsible for the costs and logistics of picking up the coins at … Continue read…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 10:01pm -
  • newCollector discovers “Hot Lips” 1964-D Roosevelt dime
    Numismatic News reader Mark Joyner of Pennsylvania has reported a 1964-D Roosevelt dime that exhibits one of the strongest examples of a coin sporting “doubled lips” as the result of Hub Doubling, or what most collectors refer to as a … Continu…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 9:32pm -
  • newWant to be a Pawn star?
    Here’s your chance to appear on cable TV with your rare coin or other historical item. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation will host the casting team of the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” TV show Jan. 9, 2015, at its booth at the … Continue rea…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 9:26pm -
  • newRare Palestine offering
    A rare 1929 50 pounds Palestine Currency Board note is featured in Gemini Numismatic Auctions sale No. XII, to be presented by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., on Jan. 11 in New York. The sale is to being held at the … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 8:57pm -
  • newTriton to auction ancients in New York
    Over 1,900 lots of ancient Greek, Celtic, Oriental Greek, Central Asian, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican and Roman Imperial coinage will be among the highlight of Triton XVIII, an auction to be conducted by Classical Numismatic Group Jan. 6-7, 201…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 8:51pm -

Mint News Blog

  • newUS Mint 2015 Product Schedule Contains Some Surprises
    The United States Mint has just posted the 2015 numismatic product schedule on their website. In addition to release dates for the expected products for the coming year, there are also a few surprises included. The full schedule can be found here. Ne…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Dec 14, 3:29pm -
  • newPrice Reduction for 2014 Proof American Silver Eagle
    The United States Mint has scheduled notices for publication within the Federal Register which will reduce the price of the 2014 Proof American Silver Eagle and establish the price for next year’s 2015-dated coin. The pre-publication versions of th…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 3:09pm -
  • newUnited States Mint Coin Discovery Set
    Yesterday, December 16, 2014, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the Coin Discovery Set (Product Code YC1). The set is intended to provide an introduction to coin collecting and includes some coins and supplies to help someone start th…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 10:04pm -
  • new2014 Baseball Silver Dollars Back on Sale
    In a surprise move, the United States Mint has resumed accepting orders for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars. These coins have been unavailable to order since April when a sell out was declared. The additional coins now availabl…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 6:48pm -
  • newUS Mint 2014 Biennial Report to Congress
    Late last week, the United States Mint released their biennial report to Congress on the research and development of alternative materials for circulating coins. This is the second required report under the Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continui…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 5:47pm -
  • newCrow Nation Code Talkers Bronze Medals
    Yesterday, the United States Mint began sales for the latest Native American Code Talkers Bronze Medal. This bronze medal is a duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Code Talkers of the Crow Nation. The term “Code Talkers” refers to…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 10:40pm -
  • newWorld War II Civil Air Patrol Bronze Medal
    At a ceremony held yesterday, a Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). The medal was authorized under Public Law 113-108 and recognizes the organization for their humanitarian, combat, and nati…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 10:45pm -

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
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