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  • new2014 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Grace Coolidge
    This is the second coin released in 2014 in the First Spouse Gold Coin Series and features Grace Coolidge. It is a one-half ounce 24-karat gold coin minted with a proof finish, giving it a frosted foreground and a mirror-like background. The obverse…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • new2014 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Florence Harding - Now On Sale!
    This is the first coin released in 2014 in the First Spouse Gold Coin Series and features Florence Harding. It is a one-half ounce 24-karat gold coin minted in proof quality, giving it a frosted foreground and a mirror-like background.
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • new2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™
    As part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, the United States Mint is offering the America the Beautiful Uncirculated Coin Set to honor the Nation’s national parks and other national sites. The America the Beautiful Quarters Program fe…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • new2014 Herbert Hoover $1 Coin Cover - Now On Sale!
    The American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series showcases the Presidential $1 Coins. The 2014 Herbert Hoover $1 Coin Cover is the 31st issue in the series, which began in 2007.This limited-edition cover–only 20,000 will be produced–features two Herb…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • newRaoul Wallenberg 3” Bronze Medal - Now On Sale!
    This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Raoul Wallenberg in recognition of his many achievements and heroic actions during the Holocaust. The medal measures three inches in diameter and is the same diameter and thi…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Bronze Medals
    This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded posthumously to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King in recognition of their many contributions to the Nation on behalf of the civil rights movement. The medal mea…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Shimon Peres 3” Bronze Medal
    This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Shimon Peres on June 25, 2014, at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building in recognition of his many achievements.Shimon Peres was born in Poland in 1923. The Peres family em…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 5:00am -

David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • newFranklin Proof Collection Offered in Auction #813
    Our Sunday Auction #813 offers a stunning group of 29 High-Grade Proof Franklin Half Dollars.  Each of these coins have been CAC approved and perfect for both registry collections and sophisticated type sets. Be sure to browse and bid on … Continu…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 6:40pm -
  • Idaho Morgan Collection Available in Auction #812 – All with No Reserves!
    Here’s a great opportunity to add some gem-quality PCGS Morgans to your collection at market level prices.  All dollars from the Idaho Collection are running in our current Sunday Auction and set with No Reserves! Take a minute to view … Continu…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 4:32pm -
  • DLRC Auction # 809 Offers Over 270 Brand New Coins + 60 Special No Reserve Lots!
    Our Sunday Internet Auction #809 features 273 exciting new coins, plus 60 special “No Reserve” lots. Highlights this week include a famous key date -1916 Standing Liberty 25c NGC MS61, a rare unc key date Carson City Morgan Dollar - 1889-CC ……
    - 35 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 3:33pm -
  • Auction # 807 Live with Over 350 Total Lots!
    Sunday Internet Auction # 807 is now live and features 290 brand new coins from the recent PCGS Show in Vegas.  Also available are 62 special “No Reserve” lots which represent great value opportunities across all series.  Click the link … Con…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Jun 14, 8:18pm -
  • Central Park Collection Offered for Limited Time
    Don’t miss out on coins from the Central Park Collection! We only have this exciting group of 63 registry-quality pieces available for a couple of weeks, so be sure to browse and bid early on them in Auction #799.  Best … Continue reading →
    - 7 Apr 14, 8:59pm -
  • Strong Start to 2014 for DLRC!
    If the first quarter is any indication of the strength of the coin market, 2014 is on pace to be one of the most active and healthy years in DLRC history.  We have set records for both buying and selling … Continue reading →
    - 1 Apr 14, 4:19pm -
  • New Selection of Certified Word Coins Available

    - 5 Mar 14, 4:51pm -

Blanchard Investing News Blog

  • new“Black swan” fears at record high
    The CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, is commonly referred to as a “fear index,” and it did indeed surge in the immediate wake of the Maylaysian Airlines crash in Ukraine last Thursday. It’s since calmed down, but according to one analyst, investo…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newChina’s gold demand “going to stay quite strong”
    Chinese gold demand has fallen 19% in the first half of 2014, says a new report from Bloomberg that cites data from the China Gold Association.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newUBS sees gold “pointing higher” as IMF slashes U.S. GDP target lower
    Gold fell Wednesday but was maintaining its hold above $1,300, supported by the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza but held in check by the stock market’s recent moves higher.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newWhat’s health care doing to GDP growth?
    Early 2014 posed a conundrum for economists. While GDP growth was the weakest since early 2009 at negative 2.9%, employment was up. How could the economy be shrinking while jobs were growing?
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newGold a weapon of choice for Russia even before Malaysian jet crisis
    A cease-fire in Ukraine has eased tensions temporarily, but preceding days saw accusations flying between the West and Russia over who shot down the Malaysian Airlines flight. But gold investors shouldn’t take the current de-escalation as anything…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newGold stays rangebound as cease-fire temporarily cools Ukraine crisis
    Gold prices cooled Tuesday but held the $1,300 level as a cease-fire in Ukraine was called to investigate the Malaysian Airlines crash site and kept geopolitical tensions from boiling over.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newSilver American Eagle coin sales hit 25 million milestone
    With silver trading just below $21 on Monday and gaining support from geopolitical uncertainties in Gaza and Ukraine, particularly in the wake of the Malaysian Airlines’ jet crash, the U.S. Mint’s flagship silver bullion coin hit a milestone for…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jul 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

  • newKafkaesque
    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…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 8:25pm -
  • newDaily 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…
    - 8 days ago, 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…
    - 17 days ago, 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…
    - 20 days ago, 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…
    - 42 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 68 days ago, 17 May 14, 12:47am -
  • Some things never seem to change
    James Taylor Lewis (1819-1904) was born in Clarendon, New York and moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin in 1845.  As a young lawyer, he served as District Attorney and County Judge before entering state politics.  During a productive and popular politi…
    - 30 Mar 14, 5:36am -
  • CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP
    Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions to numismatics.  His breadth of knowledge was most impressive and his passion for the hobb…
    - 25 Mar 14, 4:33am -
  • Bootleggers and Baptists
    Living in rural southwestern Missouri (God's Country) we happen to be members of the Missouri Farm Bureau.  This organization produces a quarterly membership publication called "Show Me".  An editorial by MFB president Blake Hurst in the Winter 201…
    - 8 Feb 14, 3:29am -
  • Reaching too far
    The saga of Gantcho Zagorski brings to mind the baleful Kingston Trio song "Tom Dooley" where the accused accepted punishment in a faulted prosecution to avoid further anguish and heartache.  The parallels are not exactly relevant, and Dula or "Dool…
    - 4 Feb 14, 6:47pm -
  • The Monuments Men
    Unlike the ridiculous antics of Indiana Jones, the latest Hollywood foray into the cultural property arena has some genuine merit even if it is still, after all, entertainment.  The Monuments Men is a belated tribute to genuine preservationists who…
    - 2 Feb 14, 9:30pm -
  • When the Dragon Wore the Crown - Book Review
    Collectors and students of ancient coinage can hardly escape visual and epigraphical connections to mythology and astrology that constantly delight the eye and challenge the mind.  Aside from political propaganda and the occasional appeal to social…
    - 30 Jan 14, 11:45pm -
  • Interview
    A recent interview by Greg Laptevsky of on image or link above for full interview
    - 31 Dec 13, 3:23am -
  • New discovery?
    An article posted December 2, 2013 in The Times of Israel caught my attention among many articles of interest in issue #825 of David Meadows' "Explorator".  The headline "Oldest reference to Bohemian king found in Acre" was bolstered by a coin image…
    - 9 Dec 13, 9:26pm -
  • The Rubber Stamp of Injustice
    In forfeiture proceedings currently before the District Court in Baltimore, the government has prompted genuine concern about the nature of justice in America today.  Summarizing its reply to the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild's answer to the governm…
    - 10 Oct 13, 2:26am -
  • If the shoe fits wear it
    In a recent archaeo-blogger post by Paul Barford, cultural property nationalist Nigel Swift wrote: The level and vehemence and frequency of attacks on your character (and to a lesser extent mine) is of course astonishing but also instructive. Sugges…
    - 21 Aug 13, 1:00am -
  • German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors
    While U.S. Courts have consistently avoided hearing arguments about the validity of imposing trade restrictions on ancient coins, a German High Court has faced the issue head on and ruled definitively in a case involving coins.  For a certified tran…
    - 1 May 13, 6:24pm -
  • A Kinder and Gentler Paul Barford? to Cambridge archaeologist Helen Geake for apparently striking a chord of reason in the most unsuspected of places.  Cultural property issues are always open to debate and philosophical…
    - 11 Apr 13, 8:09pm -
  • Archaeologists entertain the views of private collectors
    The Council for British Archaeology has published a paper on their digital journal web site that outlines the thoughts and concerns of private collectors.  Issue No. 33 of Internet Archaeology includes a commentary by yours truly that discusses "Ide…
    - 18 Mar 13, 10:43pm -
  • From small acorns…. Ancient Coin Collectors on the steps of the Supreme Court
    Some 50,000 Americans who call themselves Ancient Coin Collectors are hopeful that February 12, 2013 will be remembered by numismatic historians as an auspicious day. Washington bureaucracy broke with law and tradition in 2007 by imposing draconian i…
    - 13 Feb 13, 6:26pm -
  • More from Barford about ACCG
    In a recent blog post, Polish Archaeologist Paul Barford has offered yet another in a heartwarming string of compliments directed at the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild.  Noting that the ACCG did not comment at the Cambodia MOU hearing, Barford says:…
    - 8 Feb 13, 7:41pm -
  • A rational voice in a sea of hyperbole?
    On the Trafficking Cullture website, one reads that, "Trafficking Culture aims to produce an evidence-based picture of the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects."  I instinctively thought of the myriad sensationalized media articles…
    - 24 Jan 13, 8:53pm -
  • Happy Holidays
    I have many friends in the Ancient Coin Collecting community and the range of their religious beliefs is impressive, to say the least.  Fortunately, at this time of year most religions see fit to recognize a holiday or "holy day" for one reason or a…
    - 19 Jan 13, 6:07pm -
  • Support from abroad
    In a bold display of true Polish solidarity, archaeoblogger Paul Barford has joined with ancient coin collectors in criticizing U.S. State Department (DOS) actions in the cultural property arena.  In a recent blogpost, Barford took the State Departm…
    - 5 Dec 12, 5:40am -

Coin Update

  • newCCAC Discusses Potential 2015 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin
    During a teleconference meeting held on July 22nd, 2014, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) discussed the potential concept of a 2015 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. In attendance were Chairman Gary Marks, Dr. Michael Bugeja…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 2:42pm -
  • newLithuania to Join the Eurozone on January 1, 2015
    The European Central Bank and the Bank of Lithuania – Lietuvos Bankas have announced that Lithuania, the last of the three Baltic States to join the Eurozone, will do so from the 1st January 2015. The EU Council formally approved the accession of L…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 1:52pm -
  • new100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal Featured on New Coin
    The Government & Treasury of Niue have launched a new coin which marks the centennial of what is considered one of the greatest modern wonders of the world – that of the Panama Canal. When it became functional, the Panama Canal shortcut greatly red…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:56pm -
  • newAmsterdam’s Rijksmuseum Numismatic Collection
    Last year’s spectacular opening of this much-admired institution was further publicized internationally when the outgoing Queen hosted her last formal function, a state dinner on the eve of her official hand-over to the new King, which was attended…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 5:19pm -
  • newThe Life and Work of Laura Gardin Fraser
    One of the most prolific female sculptors of the early 20th century, Laura Gardin Fraser is known in both the art and the numismatic worlds. Besides numerous medals she is probably best remembered for her designs of several classic commemoratives, so…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:25pm -
  • newEuropean Union Counterfeit Euro Banknote Statistics Released
    The European Central Bank have released their latest statistics on the detection of forged or counterfeit EURO banknotes which shows a slight increase from this time last year, but also a slight decrease from the second half of 2013. The total number…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:15pm -
  • newNew Book Offers Advice for Online Coin Auctions
    Numismatic writer Michael Bugeja has assembled a new, updated work–Online Coin Auctioneering–intended for estate auctioneers considering or already selling on a portal such as AuctionZip, iCollector or Proxibid. The advice in this new work also p…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:09pm -
  • newUS Mint Releases Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coin
    The 2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coins are now available for sale from the United States Mint. The one-half ounce 24 karat gold coins are issued to honor the wife of President Calvin Coolidge and the First Lady of the United States from 1923…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:09pm -
  • newCelebrating the 100th Anniversary of Portugal’s Military Aviation
    The Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda (INCM) have announced the issue of two new commemorative coins which celebrate the 100th anniversary of military aviation in Portugal. The design of the coins recalls the history of military aviation, evoking on it…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 6:45pm -
  • new50th Anniversary Gold Kennedy Half Dollars at Chicago ANA Convention
    The United States Mint plans to offer 2,500 of the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins at the upcoming ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money. Certain changes in procedure will be made to improve on how the Mint has offered special pro…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 9:08pm -

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 -

  • newUHR Gold Coin, Silver Medal Approved; New Silver Eagle Design Out
    Two main messages were delivered via a teleconference meeting held Tuesday by the Citizen's Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) -- YES to a U.S. Mint proposed 2015 24-karat Gold Ultra High Relief (UHR)...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 58 mins ago, 24 Jul 14, 1:49am -
  • new2014 $5 Lion on the Mountain Silver Coin Third in Banknote Series
    The Royal Canadian Mint continues its popular series featuring historic Canadian banknote designs with the 2014 $5 Lion on the Mountain Silver Coin.This latest release, composed of 99.99% fine...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 11:11pm -
  • newGold, Silver Prices Change Narrowly
    Gold, silver and platinum logged a second straight day of losses Wednesday while palladium extended its losing streak to four sessions. All moved narrowly.Gold for August delivery settled down...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 6:39pm -
  • newGold Dips, Silver Flat; US Mint Coin Sales Rise
    Silver traded about flat Tuesday while gold, platinum and palladium logged mostly modest declines.Gold for August delivery shed $7.60, or 0.6%, to finish at $1,306.30 an ounce on the Comex division...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:37pm -
  • newRare Peace Dollars from 1921 and 1922 Certified by PCGS
    Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has certified historic Peace dollars from the estate of Raymond T. Baker.Baker, the U.S. Mint Director from March 1917 to March 1922, oversaw the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:47am -
  • newPhotos of 2014 Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver Coin
    The Perth Mint earlier this month started selling its latest annually issued 2014 Proof Australian Kangaroo High Relief Silver Coin.We've covered new releases for a few years since the Perth...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 10:29pm -
  • newGold Rises 0.3%, Silver Advances 0.6%; US Mint Bullion Coins Gain
    Gold ended in positive territory Monday after dropping 2.1% last week. Silver also turned higher following its 2.7% weekly tumble.Gold for August delivery picked up $4.50, or 0.3%, to close at...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:10pm -
  • new2014 Gold Kennedy Half-Dollar Purchases Limited by Age
    In-person purchases of the dual-dated 1964-2014 Proof Gold Kennedy Half-Dollar will be limited to those who are 18 and older, the United States Mint said in a brief memo sent to news media on...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:44pm -
  • newTrip to West Point Mint Begins… Stay Tuned
    This week my brother Darrin and I are visiting the U.S. Mint at West Point. This will be Darrin's first visit and my second. I was there last year for a media event that shined spotlights on the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 3:10pm -
  • newGold, Silver Fall on Week; US Mint Bullion Sales Rise Sharply
    Gold snapped a two-session winning streak on Friday, dragging prices down more for the week.United States Mint bullion coins rallied from a week ago with sales 93.3% higher for gold coins and 64.1%...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 3:58pm -

Numismatic News

  • newBass notes showcased for ANA auction
    Stack’s Bowers Galleries will showcase the Educational Note sheets pedigreed to The Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection in its official auction at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 6-10,  in Chicago. The group comprise…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 8:29pm -
  • newCollector happy with his baseball coins
    Coin collecting requires patience. However, when a coin collector is waiting for a new issue to be delivered from the U.S. Mint, sometimes that quality is sorely tested. During such times I receive many communications expressing varying degrees of di…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 1:33pm -
  • newCountdown to gold moment
    Gold Kennedy half dollars to be offered at the American Numismatic Association convention in Rosemont, Ill., beginning Aug. 5 has certainly gotten the attention of many collectors. I had a phone call from a longtime reader in Texas who was … Contin…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • newCoin show hurt by Minnesota law
    Coin dealers and collectors are upset about the way the new Minnesota coin dealer registration law has hurt their local coin show. Andrew Swammi, coin dealer and coordinator of the Roseville Coin Show held July 12 in Roseville, Minn., said … Contin…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 8:37pm -
  • newRare Peace dollars in sale
    More Peace dollars from the holdings of Raymond T. Baker, U.S. Mint director 1917-1922, will go on the market during the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction at the American Numismatic Association convention in August. The auction firm says a group of…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:09pm -
  • newBook still valuable tool
    Remember the early days of the Internet when individuals asked questions and other individuals would refer them to the FAQ page for frequently asked questions? That response was a little like being told by your mother to do your homework … Continue…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 1:54pm -
  • newGoetz hubs in auction
    Over 800 working hubs used to create the dies for German political commentary medals by designer Karl Goetz during the period 1910-1940 have been consigned to be sold by Ira & Larry Goldberg, of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. The … Continue…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 6:54pm -
  • newBig bang in gold not likely
    Yesterday gold was up $17.10 on news of a tragic event in Ukraine where an airliner was shot down by rebels. Today it is backing off $9.90, according to my morning check of the website. Trading at $1,308.30 a … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:52pm -
  • newFirst Spouse Harding gold sales begin
    The Florence Harding First Spouse half-ounce gold coins, both uncirculated and proof, went on sale July 10. Buyers bought 574 of the uncirculated coin and 907 of the proof coin in the first few days of sales, which is not … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 3:55pm -
  • newRoosevelt’s close call
    Franklin D. Roosevelt might have beaten Herbert Hoover in a landslide in the 1932 election, but the difference between the two men’s 2014 Presidential dollar mintages is a squeaker. While Roosevelt won in 1932 with almost 45 percent more votes ……
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 3:01pm -

Mint News Blog

  • new2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coin Designs Announced
    The design selections for the upcoming 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coins have been announced. This program will include $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars issued in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the establis…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 3:51pm -
  • newCCAC Supports Potential 2015 24-Karat Gold Ultra High Relief Coin
    During a teleconference meeting held this afternoon, the members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) expressed their support, enthusiasm, and excitement for potential 2015 24-Karat Gold Ultra High Relief Coins and accompanying Silver Me…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:15pm -
  • newPotential Ultra High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal
    A notice has been published in the Federal Register for an upcoming meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) to discuss a potential 2015 24-Karat Gold Ultra High Relief Coin and Silver Medal. At this time, there have been no specific…
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  • new2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coin
    Today, July 17, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coin. This represents the second release of the year for the series and comes just one week after the prior release. Th…
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  • newUS Mint Shares Plans for Launch of 50th Anniversary Kennedy Products
    During a conference call held this morning, Marc Landry, the United States Mint’s Acting Associate Director of Sales & Marketing, shared some details on the Mint’s plans for the launch of the upcoming 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products…
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  • new2013 Mint Set and 2013 Proof Set Sold Out
    The 2013 Mint Set and 2013 Proof Set have now sold out at the United States Mint. Based on sales figures, the Mint Set will have the lowest mintage for the product type in more than five decades. Update: The 2013 Mint Set is shown as available once a…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 8:39pm -
  • newUS Mint Circulating Coin Production June 2014
    The United States Mint’s circulating coin production figures have been updated to reflect coins struck through June 2014. The preliminary production total for the 2014 Arches National Park Quarter has also been indicated. During the month of June 2…
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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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