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  • new2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set - ON SALE NOW!
    With the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set, baseball fans both young and young at heart can learn about the sport’s rich history. Yes, the United States Mint Kids are off on another adventure, this time “visiting” the Nat…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • new50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set Now Available!
    This special uncirculated two-coin set was designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar first released in 1964. Each coin features the Kennedy portrait design on the obverse (heads) with the year 2014. Something special for…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • 2014 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…
    - 15 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • 2014 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…
    - 18 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • Raoul 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…
    - 18 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • 2014 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…
    - 18 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • 2014 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.
    - 18 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 31 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 5:00am -
  • 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Arches National Park
    Each three-coin set features an uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, an uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Denver and a proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco, with images specific to…
    - 38 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 5:00am -

David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • newVisit Us At The ANA Show Next Week!
    Team DLRC will be in full force at next week’s ANA Show in Chicago.  JB, Jason, Krissy, Matt, John and Ben will each be attending at different times during the event. Be sure to stop by our tables – #510-#512 … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 8:03pm -
  • Franklin 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 22 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 ……
    - 44 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…
    - 60 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 -

Blanchard Investing News Blog

  • newIMF says global growth is slowing
    The International Monetary Fund revised its growth forecast downward in July, cutting its 2014 forecast from 3.7% to 3.4%. The drop reflects the U.S. economy’s surprisingly weak first quarter, as well as softening in China and other emerging market…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • new“Stay out of money market funds,” expert says. But is that enough?
    Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission approved some significant changes for money-market funds that prompted an outcry from major firms such as Federated Investors as well as a stark warning on CNBC from one portfolio manager.
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newStock bubble is barreling toward big burst, but when?
    Bubble talk is everywhere, from the United States to China, and given the massive wealth destruction caused by the previous crashes, from the dot-com bust to the subprime real-estate implosion, investors would be foolish to keep all their investment…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newRare coins top list of wealthy Americans’ favorite hobby investments
    More than half of wealthy Americans invest in rare collectibles, and their go-to choice for such hobby investments is rare coins.
    - 5 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newGold to challenge $1,500 by spring if seasonality surge strikes
    U.S. Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes is fond of describing the bullish forces in the gold market in twofold fashion: the Fear Trade and the Love Trade.
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • new“Gold bears will soon be feeling pretty sick” if GDP shocks
    The latest report on durable goods orders was issued Friday, and stock cheerleaders hailed it as another sign of the continuing “recovery.” But the devil remains in the details, and those details bode well for gold prices moving forward.
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newGold rebounds as stocks all skid into the red
    After losing the $1,300 level Thursday, gold reclaimed it Friday as all the major stock indexes lost ground, with the Dow losing its grip on 17,000 and the S&P 500 on course for a weekly loss.
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newGold dips, but nothing has changed in the big picture
    Gold fell Thursday, once again victimized by a mysterious, massive futures dump at the start of U.S. trading. Just look at the Zero Hedge chart here for a visual representation.
    - 9 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newNew Bitcoin ETF on the way
    Ever wanted to combine the excitement of rapid-fire ETF trading with the thrills of investing in an imaginary currency? Your dream is about to come true with the upcoming launch of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust (COIN).
    - 9 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newStock bubbles “very difficult to stop,” Greenspan warns
    Bubbles are unavoidable, declares “The Maestro” in a new interview published by MarketWatch. However, former Fed chief Alan Greenspan chalks them up to being “a function of human nature” and “primarily an issue to be addressed by regulation…
    - 9 days ago, 24 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?
    - 10 days 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.
    - 10 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • 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…
    - 10 days ago, 23 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…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 8:25pm -
  • Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO's patience
    The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting report about the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild forfeiture case in its July 13, 2014 issue.  This test case is described in numerous news items at…
    - 17 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 51 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…
    - 69 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…
    - 77 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

  • newCoin Production at the West Point Mint
    Precision, attention to quality and detail, pride in craftsmanship, and careful accountability are qualities that shine through in the coin production activities at the West Point Mint. Under plant manager Ellen McCullom, the facility strikes million…
    - 36 mins ago, 1 Aug 14, 3:26pm -
  • newRoyal Dutch Mint Launches 2014 Gold Ducats
    The Royal Dutch Mint have announced the launch of the popular Dutch gold Ducats. Both the one and two Ducat sizes with the year “2014” will be available from October. For the first time, the Royal Dutch Mint have added that the final mintage will…
    - 57 mins ago, 1 Aug 14, 3:05pm -
  • newHungarian Coins Honor Life and Work of András Fáy
    The National Bank of Hungary has issued two new coins which pay tribute to one of its outstanding figures in Hungarian public life who was one of the key intellectual and political leaders in the transformation of Hungary’s civil society. András F…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:14pm -
  • newDesigns Announced for 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters
    The United States Mint has announced the design selections for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters. The five coins to be issued for the coming year will feature the Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, Kisatchie National Forest in…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:51am -
  • newBackground and History of the West Point Mint
    The West Point Mint is one of four current production facilities operated by the United States Mint. It is located near the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, situated on four acres of land that used to belong to the Academy under the Dep…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:47pm -
  • newDouble Sovereign Celebrates Prince George’s First Birthday
    The Royal Mint have announced that a special double sovereign will be issued to mark the first birthday of the UK’s youngest Prince who is in direct succession to the British throne. Little Prince George, the son of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge,…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:42pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales Report: 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Clad Set Debuts
    The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set is off to a strong start in its first appearance on the weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report. Representing the first of three special sets issued to mark the 50th ann…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 11:29am -

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 -

  • newKolbe & Fanning’s Latest Fixed Price Catalog of Rare Books
    Looking for rare numismatic books at fixed prices? Select titles for sale are now listed in a new catalog from Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers.Items offered cover the span of numismatic...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 11 mins ago, 1 Aug 14, 3:51pm -
  • newPhotos of 2014 Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Sets
    2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Clad Sets are shipping. In hand, the restored 1964 Kennedy design makes these coins a winner. It's actually almost stunning to see how much better the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Aug 14, 2:38pm -
  • newGold, Silver Post July Losses; US Mint Bullion Sales Tumble
    Gold fell to a six-week low Thursday, dropping for a third straight session, driving further below $1,300 an ounce, and logging a 3% monthly decline.Gold for December delivery lost $14.10, or 1.1%,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:20pm -
  • newUS Mint Cuts In-Person Kennedy Gold Coin Limit to One
    This morning, July 31, the United States Mint announced that it is reducing the limit of in-person purchases of dual-dated 1964-2014 Proof 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Coins to one from...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:03pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: Silver and Clad Sets Perk Up
    The biggest U.S. Mint sales news is the Kennedy clad set's opening-day run of 68,974, followed by its weekend pick up of 15,619 to score four-day sales of 84,593.Collectors were after sets in...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:44pm -
  • newRonald Guth, ANA’s 2014 Numismatist of the Year
    Ronald Guth, an author, researcher, educator, collector, and "all-around good guy," is this year's recipient of the ANA's Numismatist of the Year award.Guth started collecting coins in 1964...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:04pm -
  • newGold Dips, Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Top 26 Million
    Gold ended lower for a second consecutive session Wednesday with prices now poised for an almost 2% monthly decline.Gold for December delivery -- the new most active contract -- fell $3.60, or...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 7:48pm -
  • new1964-2014 Kennedy Gold Coin to Start at $1,240
    And the starting price for the dual-dated 1964-2014 Proof 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Coin is... $1,240.That's how much collectors will need to hand over to get one the 50-cent gold...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:58pm -
  • newCanadian 2014 $50 Snowy Owl Silver Coin for $50
    New from the Royal Canadian Mint is its 2014 $50 Snowy Owl Silver Coin, the second in a new series of 99.99% pure silver coins that sell at their legal tender face value of $50.Almost two dozen...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 1:26pm -
  • newUS Government Prints 528 Million Banknotes in June 2014
    The US government printed less money for circulation in June than in May, data from the agency responsible for producing U.S. currency shows, although the types of notes produced widened with all...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 12:37pm -

Numismatic News

  • newGold limit reduction could change things
    The Mint’s last-minute decision yesterday to cut its gold Kennedy half dollar sales limit in half doubles the number of people it will be able to sell a coin to at the American Numismatic Association convention next week. Motivating this … Contin…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:52pm -
  • newKennedy limit drops to one
    The U.S. Mint reduced from two coins to one the number of proof gold Kennedy half dollars that buyers could purchase at its booth at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5-9. This limit reduction also applies … Conti…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:31pm -
  • newMint bullion bars the next collectible?
    With Canada’s newest 10-ounce silver bullion bar design about to go on sale, collectors wonder if the bars themselves might have a value to them beyond their bullion content. “We are one of the largest sellers of Royal Canadian Mint … Continue…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:12pm -
  • newMint releases approved designs
    Final designs were released July 29 by the U.S. Mint for the reverses of the 2015 America the Beautiful quarters. This will be the sixth year of the 12-year ATB cycle featuring a total of 56 designs. Five designs are … Continue reading →
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:54pm -
  • newMint launches first of Kennedy sets
    Signals of a Kennedy coin buying frenzy are here. On July 24, the Mint released the 50th Anniversary Kennedy half dollar uncirculated set. Collectors bought 84,593 sets over four days. Consumers also show interest in the 2014 Kennedy half dollar ……
    - 24 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:07pm -
  • newMint cuts ANA limit to 1
    The U.S. Mint has decided that a purchase limit of two gold Kennedy half dollars is too many. It has just announced it will cut this limit to one coin per person at its booth when sales begin Aug. 5 at … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:02pm -
  • newGet your comfortable shoes ready
    Gearing up to attend the American Numismatic Association convention is always a challenge. Spending a week away from the office, Aug. 4-9, means trying to do as much desk work as possible before being released to run around the bourse … Continue re…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:46pm -
  • newAre they golden hula-hoops?
    Remember the hula-hoop? It was big for a time when I was a kid. Then it wasn’t. How about the Slinky? Same thing. Big. Then it wasn’t. The year I was born Davy Crockett was a big hit with coonskin … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 1:50pm -
  • newBullion gets promotion?
    Bullion in bar form has long been viewed as a convenient way of trading in precious metals. But is it collectible? That might seem like a foolish question from anyone who lived through the one-ounce silver bar collecting boom of the … Continue rea…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:56pm -
  • newMint offers old Danish gold on web
    Collectors who have ever wanted to purchase one or more of the recent Danish coins reported in World Coin News, but been unable to find a supplier, can now do so through the new webshop set up by the Royal … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:42pm -

Mint News Blog

  • newOver the Counter Limit for Gold JFK Coin Reduced to One Per Customer
    The United States Mint has just announced a change to the over-the-counter ordering limit for the upcoming 2014 50th Anniversary 24 Karat Gold Proof Kennedy Half Dollars. Rather than the previously indicated limit or two per customer, purchases will…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:21pm -
  • new2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Selections
    The United States Mint has announced the design selections for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters. As in the past, I will showcase the design selections and also mention the recommendations that had been offered by the Citizens Coinage Advisory…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 7:22pm -
  • newFirst Look at 2014 Proof Platinum Eagle Design
    While visiting the West Point Mint, I was able to get an early look at the design for the upcoming 2014 Proof Platinum Eagle. The coin will represent the final release within the six issue design series highlighting the core concepts of American demo…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 9:30pm -
  • newProcedures for Puchasing Gold Kennedy Half Dollars at ANA Convention
    The American Numismatic Association has announced public safety procedures for those who will seek to purchase the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money held in Rosemont, Illinois on August…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 8:41pm -
  • new2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set
    Today, July 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began sales of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set. This special product contains information geared towards younger collectors and includes an uncirculated exampl…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:40pm -
  • newKennedy Half Dollar Clad Set First Day Sales Reach 68,974
    The United States Mint has just indicated that opening day sales for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set reached 68,974 units. This amount has already exceeded the Mint’s initial production level by a wide margin and port…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:45pm -
  • new50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set
    Today, July 24, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set. This is the first of three special numismatic products which will be released to celebrate t…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 12:24pm -

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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