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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 …
    - 28 days ago, 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 →
    - 48 days ago, 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…
    - 69 days ago, 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…
    - 77 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 …
    - 88 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 →
    - 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

  • newGold rises as negative inflation keeps Fed rate hike on the ropes
    Gold prices got a lift Thursday as Chinese consumers returned from their multiday Lunar New Year holiday. Bullion hit about $1,220 in a 1% surge before paring gains as the trading day progressed.
    - 5 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • newEx-Fed chief Greenspan warns U.S. economy is “not strong”
    Gold made another push back toward $1,220 on Friday as the latest estimate of fourth-quarter U.S. GDP showed that the economy is growing more slowly than thought.
    - 5 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • new“Gold may take a shine to $1,700 an oz. by 2016,” MarketWatch says
    Impatient with gold’s recent performance after its new-year breakout? Two major financial news organizations have just issued positive stories about gold’s longer-term prospects.
    - 5 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • newSteady on
    Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson, the largest holder of the SPDR Gold Trust, held his position of 10.23 million shares in the three months ending December 31, 2014. It was the sixth consecutive quarter that Paulson made no change to his po…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • newWhy aren’t lower gas prices aren’t boosting retail sales?
    Gas prices have headed up lately, but still remain more than a dollar a gallon lower than this time last year. Economists have been waiting for the savings to show up in increased consumer spending, but demand continues to be weak.
    - 7 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold coin hoard recovered by divers is largest in Israel’s history
    The numismatic world has been buzzing about an incredible discovery of about 2,000 gold coins underwater in Israel’s Caesarea National Park – the largest find of ancient gold ever found in the nation.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • newNegative interest rates come to U.S. via J.P. Morgan
    Add the Bank of Israel to the growing list of central banks that are slashing – not raising – interest rates. In yet another “surprise” hike in the financial sector, the Tel Aviv bank cut its benchmark rate to just above zero Monday.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • newWhich banks could take the whole system down?
    A new study from Treasury’s Office of Financial Research finds that the United States’ largest banks still pose substantial risks.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold battles record stocks as Yellen vows no rate hike until October
    Gold kept dancing around the $1,200 level Tuesday after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen told a Senate panel that the central bank has no plans to raise interest rates for at least two more of its meetings. That rules out any rate hikes until at le…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • newFinancial disaster a risk for 37% of Americans
    A stunning new report recently issued by McKinsey showed that new issuance of global debt rose by $57 trillion since the financial crisis. Zero Hedge also recently zeroed in on some unsettling facts about the global debt addiction.
    - 9 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold has bottomed and will hold support at $1,180, trader says
    Gold was hovering around the key $1,200 level Monday as hopes for a bailout extension for Greece took hold and slowed the rush into safe havens.
    - 9 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • newRussia flashes gold dip-buying strategy in February
    When Russia’s economic and currency crisis began late last year as crude-oil prices dropped and Western sanctions took hold, gold skeptics in the mainstream media were predicting that Moscow would start unloading some of the metal it’s been stead…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Gold imports “to jump” thanks to massive green light from Reserve Bank of India
    The greatest gold-consuming nation alongside China – India – has just started to roll back some of the draconian curbs that have hindered trade there for more than a year. As a result, expect imports “to jump,” Reuters predicted.
    - 13 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 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

  • 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…
    - 20 days ago, 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…
    - 20 days ago, 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…
    - 21 days ago, 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…
    - 22 days ago, 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

  • newPerth Mint 2015 Australian Sovereign Gold Proof Coin
    The Perth Mint has started accepting orders for the 2015 Australian Sovereign Gold Proof Coin. This is a customized version of the original Sydney Mint Sovereign, representing a modern adaptation of an important part of Australia’s history. Followi…
    - 57 mins ago, 3 Mar 15, 5:57pm -
  • newHeritage PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction Recap
    On February 26 Heritage Auctions held session 1 of a signature auction held in conjunction with the PNG Invitational Show in Dallas, Texas. In this article we will take a look at some of the results of that sale. Some of the coins were discussed in o…
    - 22 hours ago, 2 Mar 15, 9:23pm -
  • newFebruary 2015 US Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Sales
    Following the typically robust sales in January, gold and silver bullion coin sales at the United States Mint were lower in February. Sales of the American Silver Eagle bullion coins measured 3,022,000 ounces for February. This figure was down from t…
    - 22 hours ago, 2 Mar 15, 8:48pm -
  • newRoyal Mint Unveils New Definitive Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
    With fanfare not seen since the unveiling of the new reverse sides of the Nation’s coinage in 2008 at the Tower of London, the Royal Mint has unveiled the fifth portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – which is to grace British coins from tod…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Mar 15, 5:00pm -
  • newBritannia Will Return to British Circulating Coinage on New £2 Coin
    The Royal Mint have revealed the new design for the currently circulating £2 coin which will replace the current technical / mechanical motif first introduced in 1997 and designed by Bruce Rushin with the issue of the UK’s first two pound coin for…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 8:00pm -
  • new1936 Elgin, Illinois Centennial Half Dollar
    Elgin, Illinois is a city of approximately 110,000 people located northwest of Chicago on the Fox River. The city was founded in 1835 after Native Americans who had been living in the area for centuries had been forced to leave their ancestral lands…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 7:51pm -
  • newBank of England Announces New Chief Cashier’s Signature To Appear on Banknotes
    The Bank of England announced (24th February) that the signature of new Chief Cashier Victoria Cleland will begin to appear on notes which will be issued on the 3rd March. The notes which will include her signature will be the £10, £20 and £50 den…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 10:49pm -
  • newHarry S. Truman Presidential Dollar Coin Cover
    The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the thirty-third release within the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover series. The product combines legal tender United States coins with a United States Postal Service stamp containing a special…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 10:44pm -
  • newNano Life Coin Captures 542 Million Years of Evolution
    Coin Invest Trust has created a coin which captures 542 million years of evolution on our planet condensed on a single coin, compressed on a nano chip. The Nano Life Coin is the fourth issue of the Nano series issued under the authority of the Cook I…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 6:30pm -
  • newNew Zealand: New Coins Mark Gallipoli Campaign Centennial
    The New Zealand Post have launched two new coins to mark the centennial of one of the most crucial battles undertaken during the First World War, that of the Battle of Gallipoli. In 1915 New Zealand’s role in the First World War reached a new level…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 8:54pm -

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

  • new2015 Baby Animals Silver Coin Subscription Popular
    A Royal Canadian Mint subscription of four silver coins depicting baby animals is selling quickly. Ordering opened to everyone Tuesday, March 3, and 81% of the available 7,500 are already...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu…
    - 13 mins ago, 3 Mar 15, 6:41pm -
  • newThree-Coin Set of 2015 Homestead National Monument Quarters
    Today, March 3, the United States Mint released the 2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarters Three-Coin Set. Coins in the set honor the national monument in Nebraska.Circulating-quality...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 2 hours ago, 3 Mar 15, 5:08pm -
  • new2015 Australian Coin Releases for March
    March finds a strong release schedule from the Perth Mint of Australia. Among new issues include an Australian Sovereign Gold Proof Coin, new ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coins, an addition to the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 12 hours ago, 3 Mar 15, 7:06am -
  • newGold Dips from 2-Week High; US Coin Sales Rise
    Gold ended lower in kicking off the new trading week and month on Monday as prices dropped from a near two-week high and snapped a three-session winning streak.Gold for April delivery shed $4.90,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 22 hours ago, 2 Mar 15, 9:19pm -
  • newUS Mint Bullion Sales Softer in February
    United States Mint sales of American Eagle gold and silver coins slowed in February, taking an expected break from the quickened pace in January when newly 2015-dated editions launched.Bullion coin...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Mar 15, 5:51pm -
  • newMarshals Coins Price Hikes, Homestead Products; Popular News
    World mints will introduce new coins this week, and we'll talk about several of them starting on Monday.The United States Mint will release two products, both honoring Homestead National Monument....[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Mar 15, 5:47pm -
  • newGold Drops 5% in February; US Mint Coin Sales Slower
    Gold edged higher Friday, extending its win streak to three sessions and notching a weekly gain for the first time in five weeks, but prices still declined sharply for the month of February.United...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Feb 15, 4:43pm -
  • newCCAC to Meet at ANA Money Show; Host Public Forum
    A packed couple of days is ahead for the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), a body tasked with advising the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to U.S. coins and...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 6:39am -
  • newRare 1897 British Trade Dollar in Gold Grades NGC PF61
    An exceedingly rare 1897-dated British Trade Dollar, struck by the Bombay Mint of India in gold and with a 'B' mint mark, has been graded NGC PF61, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 6:19am -
  • newBank of England Notes to Bear Victoria Cleland’s Signature
    The Bank of England this week announced that it will issue new banknotes featuring the signature of the current Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland.Her signature will appear on £10, £20 and £50...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 6:03am -

Numismatic News

  • newUnbury those coins
    Longtime readers of my writings know that I try to draw a conclusion about the health of the American economy by how fast coins of the current year reach collectors through ordinary circulation. My data points, such as they are, … Continue reading…
    - 4 hours ago, 3 Mar 15, 2:58pm -
  • newDo you call it cleaning or conserving?
    “Cleaning” or “conserving” a coin? These are two words that might seem to mean the same thing, but they often don’t. The distinction often boils down to whether a coin is in the hands of an expert, or an amateur. … Continue reading →
    - 21 hours ago, 2 Mar 15, 9:50pm -
  • newBangladesh to phase out small coins
    By Richard Giedroyc It’s a longer and more gentile approach than was initially planned, but it is official, Bangladesh’s small change coins will be phased out gradually rather than being demonetized on short notice. On Jan. 12 Bangladesh Finance…
    - 21 hours ago, 2 Mar 15, 9:42pm -
  • newArchives International March auction offers rarities
    Archives International Auctions next sale is slated for Tuesday, March 10. It will be held at the company’s New Jersey offices in Fort Lee and is set to commence at 10.30 a.m. EST. On offer are 1,043 lots of U.S. … Continue reading →
    - 22 hours ago, 2 Mar 15, 9:19pm -
  • newNeed a job? Drop gold investigation
    Late last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) had begun investigations of 10 major banks over the process of setting prices for gold, silver, platinum and…
    - 22 hours ago, 2 Mar 15, 8:38pm -
  • newFlight to golden future

    - 1 day ago, 2 Mar 15, 2:34pm -
  • newCSNS show in Schaumburg April 21-25
    The Central States Numismatic Society will hold its 76th Anniversary Convention April 21-25 at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, located the northwest Chicago suburb. The 300-booth bourse will take place over four days, first op…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:44pm -
  • newScratches vary in severity on coins

    - 4 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:41pm -
  • newKnight auction highlights CPMX
    For those who think there’s too little fresh material on the market, the CPMX auction, by Lyn Knight Auctions, should put that notion to rest. Featuring a Colonial collection more than 70 years in the making and a type collection … Continue readi…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 9:35pm -
  • newAt last a new month approaches
    After yesterday’s blog you might think that winter in Wisconsin is finally getting to me. You might be right. I am pleased that the next time I come into the office the month of March will have begun. March has … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:00pm -

Mint News Blog

  • newIntroductory Pricing for US Marshals Commemorative Coins Ends March 2
    The introductory pricing period for the 2015 US Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins will conclude next week on March 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET. The coins originally went on sale January 29, 2015. The program includes $5 gold coins, silver doll…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:32pm -
  • new2015 Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin Cover
    Today, February 26, 2015, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2015 Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover. This represents the thirty-third issue within the ongoing American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. Each cover includes two 2015 Harry…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 5:38pm -
  • new2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarter Bags and Rolls
    Today, February 24, 2015, the United States Mint began accepting orders for bags and rolls of circulating quality 2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarters. This represents the twenty-sixth overall release within the America the Beautiful…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 8:33pm -
  • newMarch of Dimes Special Set Pricing
    The pricing for the United States Mint’s 2015 March of Dimes Special Set has just been revealed within a notice scheduled to be published tomorrow in the Federal Register. The special set was announced earlier this month and will contain the proof…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 3:53pm -
  • 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set
    Today, February 20, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set. The product contains this year’s five different quarter designs struck in a composition of 9…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 12:56pm -
  • 2015 Homestead National Monument of America 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins
    Yesterday, February 17, 2015, the United States Mint began accepting orders from authorized purchasers for the 2015 Homestead National Monument of America 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins. This represented the first bullion release of the series for the yea…
    - 13 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 6:29pm -
  • Bronze Medals Offered for African-American History Month
    In recognition of African-American History Month, the United States Mint has created a new section of their online product catalog to showcase medals commemorating the achievements of African-Americans and their contributions to the nation’s histor…
    - 14 days ago, 17 Feb 15, 7:44pm -

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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