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David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • 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 →
    - 15 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 44 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 …
    - 55 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 →
    - 84 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 10:10pm -
  • Dixie Proof Shield Nickel Collection Offered in Auction #830
    Our Sunday Internet Auction #830 offers (20) fantastic PCGS registry-quality Proof Shield Nickels from the Dixie Collection. Click the tile below to browse and bid before the auction closes on Sunday, November 16th. Contact us for more details abou…
    - 85 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • River City & Winter Springs Collections Offered in Auction #828
    We are excited to be able to offer two unique customer collections in our Sunday Auction #828. The River City Collection offers a nostalgic group of family heirloom pieces that have not seen the light of day in over 40 … Continue reading →
    - 98 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:15pm -
  • Major US Rarity Available – 1879 Stella $4 PCGS/CAC Proof 65 DCAM
    1879 Stella $4 PCGS Secure/CAC Proof 65 DCAM (Flowing Hair) Major US Rarity [1*****] We are truly excited to offer this world-class, world-famous Stella four-dollar gold piece in nearly un-improvable quality. This amazing coin is one of just 3 exampl…
    - 15 Oct 14, 4:11pm -

Blanchard Investing News Blog

  • newGold-bullish Reagan disciple blasts Fed, warns of this century’s 3rd bursting bubble
    Thursday was a day to forget for gold and silver prices. Never mind that war is breaking out in Ukraine. Or that Greece is throwing its support to Russia and against more Western sanctions. Or that Israel and Hezobollah are nearly at war again. With…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jan 15, 12:00am -
  • newObama tax proposal hikes capital gains and closes the step-up loophole
    In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama outlined a tax proposal to address rising income inequality by taxing the ultra rich to provide additional benefits to the poor and middle class. However, analysis by the Tax Policy Center…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jan 15, 12:00am -
  • newFed stays patient, and so is China: Yuan now #5 currency in the world
    The Federal Reserve wrapped up its two-day meeting by reiterating its “patient” stance on when it might initiate the first interest-rate hike since the 2008 financial crisis. Gold’s reaction was muted, with the yellow metal down slightly by ea…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 12:00am -
  • newSwiss Franc decoupling rocks currency markets
    In mid-January, the Swiss National Bank ended a three-year-old initiative to cap the Swiss Franc’s value against the Euro, causing the Franc to appreciate 40% against the Euro and 18% against the dollar and setting off a wave of volatility in the c…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 12:00am -
  • newECB stimulus gooses stocks
    On Thursday, January 22, the European Central Bank announced a dramatic shift in policy, one in which European central banks would buy 60 billion Euros worth of government bonds per month in an attempt to head off deflation and jump-start growth.
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 12:00am -
  • newBond guru Gundlach bullish on gold, “worried” about Fed rate hike
    Bond guru Jeff Gundlach is notable for many reasons. Once a drummer in a 1980s new wave band in Los Angeles, he gravitated toward investing, ran the TCW Total Return Bond Fund with huge success, and now presides over DoubleLine Capital, a firm with b…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold shines as weak durable-goods orders, earnings spell slowdown
    Gold once again proved its mettle Tuesday as the go-to asset when the stock market tanks. Tumbling near $1,275 Monday in the wake of the Greek elections as the dollar strengthened, bullion bounced back on a slew of disturbing U.S. economic data that…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jan 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

  • St. Louis Society statement regarding deaccessions
    The following statement was issued today by Professor Michael J. Fuller, President of the St. Louis Society, an active chapter of the AIA since 1906:"The Archaeological Institute of America, St. Louis Society owned a collection of 40 small artifacts…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jan 15, 4:28am -
  • Missing the Point
    Most in the world who have followed the events of recent years in the field of cultural property management are hardened to the bizarre and tend to take it in stride.  However, nearly everyone was perplexed when the Archaeological Institute of Ameri…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jan 15, 5:48am -
  • Media rush to judgement challenged
    Chasing Aphrodite blogger Jason Felch surely surprised some in the world of Archaeobloggers and Cultural Property Nationalists when he recently challenged a rash of sensationalized media claims on the part of "scholars" and "experts".   The topic o…
    - 67 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 2:18am -
  • MORE that "the scholars said"
    Annointed scholar David Knell expressed an erudite opinion on a recent Paul Barford blog regarding the prices realized at a recent auction of artifacts owned by the St. Louis Society, a chapter (at least at the moment) of the American Institute of Ar…
    - 76 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • "...the scholars said."
    The international media has long been challenged in its ability to print the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth, but a new pinnacle of absurdity has been achieved in a so-called news report on "RT News".  The report plays on public ignoran…
    - 98 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 5:49am -
  • On Second Thought—a chance for rule of law?
    The SAFE endorsement of Britain's Article 11c of Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 at first blush might seem lacking in forethought.  Here we have major cultural sites being demolished wholesale by civil war in Syria and Britain responds by prohibi…
    - 28 Aug 14, 10:08pm -
  • Kafkaesque
    The trials and tribulations of ancient coin collectors today are nothing short of Kafkaesque.  Almost 100 years ago, Franz Kafka wrote the short story below.  We share it here because it will resonate so profoundly with many friends and associates…
    - 23 Jul 14, 8:25pm -
  • Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO's patience
    The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting report about the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild forfeiture case in its July 13, 2014 issue.  This test case is described in numerous news items at…
    - 15 Jul 14, 6:49pm -
  • A Shot in the Foot
    Archaeologist Paul Barford, a self-appointed spokesperson for the archaeological lobby and crusader for the views of Cultural Property Nationalists, is well known to those who follow cultural property matters in cyberspace.  The typically outrageous…
    - 7 Jul 14, 1:40am -
  • Vested Interests
    In the comments section of a recent Biblical Archaeology Review article there is a post that some with an interest in Cultural Property management might find interesting.  The article has generated 56 comments from the public and still counting.  T…
    - 4 Jul 14, 4:41am -
  • State Department MOU hearing leaves room for optimism
    The public session of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearing to consider a potential Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt (June 2nd) has drawn considerable interest among the regular pontificators on both sides of the issue.  Being one o…
    - 11 Jun 14, 7:18pm -
  • New School Archaeology
    As the State Department hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Egypt approaches, comments have appeared online espousing divergent points of view.  Readers of this blog will naturally be most familiar with the views of private…
    - 24 May 14, 11:36pm -
  • Open Letter from Dr. Alan Walker to Dr. Jane DeRose Evans
    Dear Professor Evans,I was recently sent a copy of the letter you sent in support of the proposed MOU with Egypt.I wonder if I might ask you for some clarifications?You speak about the "Coinex Hoard" of Egyptian AE (published and commented on by Cath…
    - 17 May 14, 12:47am -
  • Some things never seem to change
    James Taylor Lewis (1819-1904) was born in Clarendon, New York and moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin in 1845.  As a young lawyer, he served as District Attorney and County Judge before entering state politics.  During a productive and popular politi…
    - 30 Mar 14, 5:36am -
  • CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP
    Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions to numismatics.  His breadth of knowledge was most impressive and his passion for the hobb…
    - 25 Mar 14, 4:33am -
  • Bootleggers and Baptists
    Living in rural southwestern Missouri (God's Country) we happen to be members of the Missouri Farm Bureau.  This organization produces a quarterly membership publication called "Show Me".  An editorial by MFB president Blake Hurst in the Winter 201…
    - 8 Feb 14, 3:29am -
  • Reaching too far
    The saga of Gantcho Zagorski brings to mind the baleful Kingston Trio song "Tom Dooley" where the accused accepted punishment in a faulted prosecution to avoid further anguish and heartache.  The parallels are not exactly relevant, and Dula or "Dool…
    - 4 Feb 14, 6:47pm -
  • The Monuments Men
    Unlike the ridiculous antics of Indiana Jones, the latest Hollywood foray into the cultural property arena has some genuine merit even if it is still, after all, entertainment.  The Monuments Men is a belated tribute to genuine preservationists who…
    - 2 Feb 14, 9:30pm -
  • When the Dragon Wore the Crown - Book Review
    Collectors and students of ancient coinage can hardly escape visual and epigraphical connections to mythology and astrology that constantly delight the eye and challenge the mind.  Aside from political propaganda and the occasional appeal to social…
    - 30 Jan 14, 11:45pm -
  • Interview
    A recent interview by Greg Laptevsky of 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 -

Coin Update

  • newSales Open for 2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coins
    The United States Mint started opened sales for the 2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coins on January 29, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET. The coins are issued to mark the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the Nation’s first federal law enforcement age…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 9:54pm -
  • newBill Seeks National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins
    Earlier this month, Rep. Sean Maloney of New York introduced a bill which seeks to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue coins in commemoration of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of t…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 9:53pm -
  • newPCGS Announces Digital Coin Album Feature
    Professional Coin Grading Service has announced the new PCGS Digital Coin Album feature, which allows collectors to display and share their coin sets in a format resembling a traditional coin album. The new feature is free and easy to use. Collectors…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 8:54pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales Report: Slow Week Ahead of New Releases
    The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report shows a mostly quiet week. In the absence of any new product releases, collector purchases were primarily focused on the Proof American Silver Eagles and the core annual sets. The t…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jan 15, 8:09pm -
  • new“True Blue Aussie Icons” Appear on Latest Celebration Coin
    The Royal Australian Mint have launched a new coin which brings together all things, personalities and symbols which are quintessentially Australian, including that well-known Australian Spirit! In the run-up to Australia Day, which is celebrated on…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jan 15, 7:22pm -
  • newCCAC Recommendations for 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal
    During the first day of a two day meeting held from January 27-28, 2015, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviewed and discussed design candidates provided by the United States Mint for the 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. T…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 10:21pm -
  • newRarities from the Pogue Collection on Display at Long Beach Expo
    Three numismatic national treasures from the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Collection will make their West Coast debut at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo held from January 29 – 31, 2015. The historic coins…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 8:49pm -
  • new1936 Bridgeport Connecticut Centennial Half Dollar
    In our article series covering early commemorative coins, we have reached one of the more local issues, the 1936 Bridgeport, Connecticut Centennial Half Dollar. Bridgeport is not exactly the most famous of American cities (even though it is the most…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:35pm -
  • newNew Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II To Be Unveiled March 2nd
    The Royal Mint have announced the date of the unveiling for the new portrait or effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II which will be used on British and many Commonwealth coinage. The Royal Mint will host a special presentation ceremony on the 2nd March and…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:09pm -
  • newNumismatic Curiosities, Part 3
    This week, I continue with “numismatic curiosities,” some well known and some obscure. • The 75th anniversary of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg was really celebrated in 1938, but in an attempt to cash in on the 1936 commemorative coin boom, the…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 10:44pm -

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 -

  • newGold and Other Precious Metals Dive; US Coins Gain
    Precious metals futures tumbled Thursday with gold posting the biggest loss in 13 months and silver falling the most in 19 months.Gold for April delivery tumbled $31.30, or 2.4%, to end at...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 9:55pm -
  • new2015 US Marshals Service Commemorative Coins for 225th Anniversary
    Now's the time to get $5 gold, $1 silver and 50c clad commemorative coins honoring the 225th anniversary of the United States Marshals Service, America's oldest federal law enforcement...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
    - 11 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 6:14pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: 2014 & 2015 Proof Silver Eagles Most Popular
    A lack of brand new releases often makes for a kind of humdrum U.S. Mint sales report. That's what we have here.Pretty typical during these times, proof Silver Eagles and annual sets led sales. A...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 3:18pm -
  • newPCGS Introduces Digital Coin Albums
    Professional Coin Grading Service has created a stylish way to display, enjoy and share your PCGS Set Registry® coins without having to pull them from storage.It's called the PCGS Digital Coin...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 22 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 6:38am -
  • newGold Slips 0.5%, Silver Near Flat; US Mint Coin Sales Rise
    Gold slipped in the mid-week trading session Wednesday, pressured by strength in the U.S. dollar, but was little changed after the release of the monthly FOMC policy statement.Gold for February...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jan 15, 9:40pm -
  • new2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal Recommendations
    Design reviews and recommendations are in for the 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and 2015 High Relief Silver Medal, one-year issues planned by the United States Mint based on the success of the 2009 $20...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 2:24pm -
  • newFree Coin and Currency Appraisals at PNG Dallas Show, Feb 26 – Feb 28
    Do you need your old coins or banknotes appraised? If you're in the Dallas area from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, you may want to stop in at the Dallas Rare Coin and Paper Money Show, sponsored by the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 6:19am -
  • new2015 US Marshals Gold Coin Prices
    The pricing picture is now complete for all 2015 US Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins which launch at noon ET on Thursday, Jan. 29.Prices for the silver and clad issues were revealed...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 11:39pm -
  • newGold and Silver Prices Rebound on Safe-Haven Demand
    Gold and silver prices closed higher Tuesday for the first time since Thursday as safe-haven demand improved following a selloff in U.S. stocks.Gold for February delivery bounced $12.30, or 1%, to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 8:54pm -
  • newNew US Mint Collectible Product Prices for 2015
    Prices are changing for several 2015-dated collectible products that are made and sold by the United States Mint. The cost for those with silver coins is moving lower, for the most part, while prices...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 7:15pm -

Numismatic News

  • newLove lost for collector’s ATB 5 oz.
    It seems that collectors are losing interest in the America the Beautiful collector’s 5 oz. silver coin series. The latest two issues, Great Sand Dunes and Everglades, saw sales of only 26 and 191 coins, respectively, between Jan. 18 and … Contin…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:15pm -
  • newHurdles for Indian Head gold sets
    Indian Head gold coins: hard to grade, even harder to find key dates. This could be the motto of the famous quarter eagle ($2.50) and half eagle ($5) gold coinage series. Fred Dashevsky of SDL Numismatics, Hilton Head, S.C., said … Continue reading…
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:49pm -
  • newCFA panel picks gold designs
    Two images of a modern Liberty will be sent to the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew for consideration as the obverse of a 2015 24-karat High Relief $75 gold coin. The Commission of Fine Arts liked both a design of … Continue reading →
    - 10 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:12pm -
  • newWhat a neat idea from PCGS
    Collectors can now have their cake and eat it too thanks to another technological creation from the Professional Coin Grading Service. Security has long been a worry among numismatists. The usual result is collectors separate themselves from their c…
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 2:54pm -
  • newCopper profit disappearing
    If savers of the old 95-percent copper cents struck until 1982 are watching the price of copper, they are probably increasingly disappointed. It is going down. The website monitors the prices of base metals and how they translate…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 2:41pm -
  • newNot many reports on 2015 coins
    Find any 2015 dated coins in circulation yet? A week ago I asked that question in my blog and in the e-newsletter that Numismatic News sent out that day. I was not exactly overwhelmed with responses. The first came in … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 2:48pm -
  • new1934 $5,000 FRN leads FUN auction
    A 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note, Fr. 2221-K, took the banner price in Heritage Auctions’ Currency Signature Auction Platinum Night sale, Jan. 7, in Orlando, Fla. Graded PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ, the note sold for $223,250 in the firm’s … C…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 8:23pm -
  • newNew tactic used to combat fake bars
    A creative new tactic is being used to help alert the public to the risk of counterfeit and altered Engelhard bars being offered for sale in eBay online auctions and online stores. Seven months ago, I wrote (…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 8:09pm -
  • newGold aureus sells for $131,040 at DNW sale
    Publius Licinius Cornelius Saloninus Valerianus topped the bill at Dix Noonan Webb’s early December coin sale in London. It was a gold aureus struck during the brief period when Saloninus was Caesar that proved the star of the show. In … Continue…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:26pm -
  • newAnother Roosevelt dime with doubled lips discovered
    A 1953-S dime with nice hub doubling of Roosevelt’s lips has been reported by Calvin Goddard of California. Goddard found this coin in his collection after reading the Jan. 6 Numismatic News story about the find of a 1964-D doubled … Continue rea…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 6:56pm -

Mint News Blog

  • new2015 United States Marshals Commemorative Coins
    Today, January 29, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2014 US Marshals Commemorative Coins. The $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars are issued to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the establishment…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 4:32pm -
  • newPricing Changes for 2015 US Mint Products
    In a notice published today in the Federal Register, the United States Mint announced pricing changes for 2015 numismatic products. The price changes impact certain silver products which see price reductions and certain annual sets which see price in…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jan 15, 9:02pm -
  • newCFA and CCAC Recommendations for 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal
    Last week the United States Mint released the design candidates for the upcoming 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. The obverse design will feature a modern rendition of Liberty, while the reverse will feature a modern rendition of an eagle…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 6:56pm -
  • new2015 Congratulations Set
    Today, January 26, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint started accepting orders for the 2015 Congratulations Set. Along with the previously released Birth Set and Happy Birthday Set, this represents one of the Mint’s numismatic products t…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 6:47pm -
  • new2015 Kennedy Half Dollars Feature Original Portrait Design
    Last year the United States Mint restored the original obverse portrait design of the Kennedy Half Dollar for use on the coins to be included within special 50th anniversary products. This year, the Mint will be using the original portrait design acr…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 8:41pm -
  • new2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal Design Candidates
    The United States Mint has released the design candidates for this year’s upcoming 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. Today and next week, these designs will be reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Citizens Coinage Advisory C…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 7:00pm -
  • newAnother US Mint Numismatic Gold Coin Price Increase Looms
    For the second consecutive week, prices for the United States Mint’s numismatic gold coins are likely to see an increase. The pricing change will impact the remaining 2013-2014 First Spouse Gold Coins and the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Go…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Jan 15, 10:01pm -

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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