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  • 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…
    - 50 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…
    - 50 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…
    - 63 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 5:00am -

David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • 2014 ANA Show Wraps Up Successfully
    This year’s ANA show closed yesterday and was a huge success for us. We met a lot of customers in person and picked up hundreds of great new coins for our upcoming auctions. Auction 817 closes Sunday with some great collector … Continue reading…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 2:46pm -
  • ANA: Mid-Show Report from John Feigenbaum
    This year’s ANA show has been exciting since the opening bell. In addition to the usual frenetic activity associated with the biggest show of the year, there has been a huge distraction with the US Mint releasing the 50th Anniversary … Continue r…
    - 25 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 6:30pm -
  • Visit Us At The ANA Show This 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 →
    - 35 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 54 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 ……
    - 76 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…
    - 92 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 -

Blanchard Investing News Blog

  • newWhy are builders so optimistic about housing?
    The housing market continues its zombie march towards recovery, with occasional lurches forward accompanied by a lingering smell of decay.
    - 8 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newGold bounces back: Bullion’s resiliency hailed as “tremendous”
    Just when the bears think gold has capitulated, it comes fighting back. That’s what the yellow metal did Tuesday, rebounding from a two-month low of $1,273 to hit a session high of $1,290. Suddenly, $1,300 is back in the cards.
    - 8 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newGold investors in sputtering eurozone brace for potential QE bazooka
    The currency wars are alive and well, with a new front seemingly about to open in Europe, and the potentially inflationary results could send more investors there flocking into gold.
    - 8 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newA new record in the rarer coin market has been set yet again
    A Liberty Head double eagle was placed for $1.645 million, the highest price for a Liberty Double Eagle. The 1861 Paquet Reverse Double Eagle is ranked as the fourth rarest regular issue United States coin – there are only two known coins of this t…
    - 9 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newGold demand in India “picking up,” says Wall Street Journal
    Gold demand is picking up in India as its major festivals begin, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. And although China’s 2014 gold consumption hasn’t matched last year’s record pace, some positive signs are emerging there.
    - 9 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • new“Gold mine production will peak” by 2015, predicts industry group
    “2014 could be the highest year on record and the fifth straight year of record output” by gold miners, according to Canada’s Financial Post. But can it continue?
    - 9 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • Gold rebounds from lukewarm Yellen speech as Ukraine heats up again
    Gold fell into the $1,270 range in the wake of Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen’s widely anticipated speech at the central bank’s conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday, but then bounced back to $1,280 as the Ukraine crisis escalated with…
    - 12 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • Gold’s lack of volatility suggests breakout is coming
    When it comes to an asset class that’s hated by the media, it’s “damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” The asset class we’re talking about is gold.
    - 13 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • Russia packs its coffers with $400 billion in new gold reserves
    Coming on the heels of news that it’s poised to overtake Australia as the world’s No. 2 gold miner, Russia also keeps expanding its ever-growing reserves of gold as it diversifies its holdings into nondollar-based alternatives.
    - 13 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • Gold and silver? Yes. Trusting Wall Street? Fuggedaboutit, says ex-mobster
    Al Capone. Frank Costello. Carlo Gambino. John Gotti. Sammy Gravano. You’ve heard about those mafia heavyweights. But according to one former mob boss who’s evolved into a motivational speaker and personal-finance author, investors should be more…
    - 13 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • Gold and silver rush leaving platinum American Eagles in the dust
    It’s amazing that any mainstream media outlet would use the phrase “gold rush” in today’s stock-focused world, but Bloomberg does just that in a new report headlined “U.S. Mint platinum coins bypassed in rush for gold.”
    - 13 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • Trouble ahead?
    Mark Cook, of Mark D. Cook Service Advisory, is one of the industry’s top technical traders – and he sees trouble ahead for stocks.
    - 13 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • Fed hawks fear Yellen’s losing control of inflation
    Knocked down a few notches after some surprisingly hawkish Federal Reserve minutes from July’s meeting, gold was trading near $1,275. What’s bothering some of the central bankers about the Fed’s zero-interest-rate policy (ZIRP)? Inflation.
    - 13 days ago, 21 Aug 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

  • newOn 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…
    - 5 days ago, 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…
    - 41 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 60 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…
    - 83 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…
    - 24 May 14, 11:36pm -
  • Open Letter from Dr. Alan Walker to Dr. Jane DeRose Evans
    Dear Professor Evans,I was recently sent a copy of the letter you sent in support of the proposed MOU with Egypt.I wonder if I might ask you for some clarifications?You speak about the "Coinex Hoard" of Egyptian AE (published and commented on by Cath…
    - 17 May 14, 12:47am -
  • Some things never seem to change
    James Taylor Lewis (1819-1904) was born in Clarendon, New York and moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin in 1845.  As a young lawyer, he served as District Attorney and County Judge before entering state politics.  During a productive and popular politi…
    - 30 Mar 14, 5:36am -
  • CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP
    Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions to numismatics.  His breadth of knowledge was most impressive and his passion for the hobb…
    - 25 Mar 14, 4:33am -
  • Bootleggers and Baptists
    Living in rural southwestern Missouri (God's Country) we happen to be members of the Missouri Farm Bureau.  This organization produces a quarterly membership publication called "Show Me".  An editorial by MFB president Blake Hurst in the Winter 201…
    - 8 Feb 14, 3:29am -
  • Reaching too far
    The saga of Gantcho Zagorski brings to mind the baleful Kingston Trio song "Tom Dooley" where the accused accepted punishment in a faulted prosecution to avoid further anguish and heartache.  The parallels are not exactly relevant, and Dula or "Dool…
    - 4 Feb 14, 6:47pm -
  • The Monuments Men
    Unlike the ridiculous antics of Indiana Jones, the latest Hollywood foray into the cultural property arena has some genuine merit even if it is still, after all, entertainment.  The Monuments Men is a belated tribute to genuine preservationists who…
    - 2 Feb 14, 9:30pm -
  • When the Dragon Wore the Crown - Book Review
    Collectors and students of ancient coinage can hardly escape visual and epigraphical connections to mythology and astrology that constantly delight the eye and challenge the mind.  Aside from political propaganda and the occasional appeal to social…
    - 30 Jan 14, 11:45pm -
  • Interview
    A recent interview by Greg Laptevsky of coinsupplyplanet.com http://blog.coinsupplyplanet.com/interview-wayne-sayles/Click on image or link above for full interview
    - 31 Dec 13, 3:23am -
  • New discovery?
    An article posted December 2, 2013 in The Times of Israel caught my attention among many articles of interest in issue #825 of David Meadows' "Explorator".  The headline "Oldest reference to Bohemian king found in Acre" was bolstered by a coin image…
    - 9 Dec 13, 9:26pm -
  • The Rubber Stamp of Injustice
    In forfeiture proceedings currently before the District Court in Baltimore, the government has prompted genuine concern about the nature of justice in America today.  Summarizing its reply to the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild's answer to the governm…
    - 10 Oct 13, 2:26am -
  • If the shoe fits wear it
    In a recent archaeo-blogger post by Paul Barford, cultural property nationalist Nigel Swift wrote: The level and vehemence and frequency of attacks on your character (and to a lesser extent mine) is of course astonishing but also instructive. Sugges…
    - 21 Aug 13, 1:00am -
  • German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors
    While U.S. Courts have consistently avoided hearing arguments about the validity of imposing trade restrictions on ancient coins, a German High Court has faced the issue head on and ruled definitively in a case involving coins.  For a certified tran…
    - 1 May 13, 6:24pm -
  • A Kinder and Gentler Paul Barford?
    http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2013/04/face-to-face.htmlKudos to Cambridge archaeologist Helen Geake for apparently striking a chord of reason in the most unsuspected of places.  Cultural property issues are always open to debate and philosophical…
    - 11 Apr 13, 8:09pm -
  • Archaeologists entertain the views of private collectors
    The Council for British Archaeology has published a paper on their digital journal web site that outlines the thoughts and concerns of private collectors.  Issue No. 33 of Internet Archaeology includes a commentary by yours truly that discusses "Ide…
    - 18 Mar 13, 10:43pm -
  • From small acorns…. Ancient Coin Collectors on the steps of the Supreme Court
    Some 50,000 Americans who call themselves Ancient Coin Collectors are hopeful that February 12, 2013 will be remembered by numismatic historians as an auspicious day. Washington bureaucracy broke with law and tradition in 2007 by imposing draconian i…
    - 13 Feb 13, 6:26pm -
  • 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 -

Coin Update

  • newRoyal Mint Launches 2014 Britannia One-Fortieth Ounce Gold Proof Coin
    The Royal Mint have launched the latest addition to the popular Britannia proof range of coins, representing the the smallest coin to be minted since the formation of the United Kingdom more than 300 years ago. At just an 0.8 grams in weight and 8 mm…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 6:12pm -
  • newRoyal Canadian Mint Launches Second Series of Superman Gold and Silver Coins
    The Royal Canadian Mint have unveiled the second series of collector coins featuring the famed caped crusader Superman. Following on the immense success of the popular Superman collector coins launched in September of last year, the Royal Canadian Mi…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:59pm -
  • newKey Date Standing Liberty Quarters
    Like the dime and half dollar, the quarter denomination saw a new design introduced in 1916, the Standing Liberty Quarter, which would be struck for circulation until 1930. A scarce type that is less frequently encountered compared to other denominat…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:05pm -
  • newHorn Collection Included in Upcoming Künker Auction
    One of the biggest pre-war collections is that of Meißen-based businessman Ernst Otto Horn. Now, the first part of it will be auctioned off in Künker’s auction sale #254 – and this is not the only highlight of the October auction. On Saturday,…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • newFranklin D. Roosevelt Dollars Available in Rolls, Bags, and Boxes
    The United States Mint has started accepting orders for circulating quality examples of the 32nd release of the Presidential $1 Coin Program featuring Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was elected an unprecedented four times and served from March 1933 until…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:15pm -
  • newGold and Silver Coins Highlight Kinderdijk-Elshout Mill Network
    The Royal Dutch Mint have unveiled (27th August) the latest design for their ongoing series which highlights various landmarks on UNESCO’s world heritage sites. The series was launched in 2012 and featured a design which focused attention of the Am…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:42pm -
  • newGold British Trade Dollar Leads Baldwin’s Hong Kong Coin Auction
    A Gold British Trade Dollar sold for US$236,000 at the Hong Kong Coin Auction 57 last week. The overall auction total reached US$2,513,400, almost three times the pre-sale estimate. A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd and local auction partner Ma Tak Wo Numisma…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:14pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales Report: Kennedy Gold Proof Coin Sales Turns Negative
    The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic sales report includes updated numbers for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products. As the cumulative sales for the uncirculated coin set have continued to grow, the sales for the gold proof co…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 11:28am -
  • newMarvelous Rarities and Collections at Gorny & Mosch
    Be it an ox hide ingot, a unique silver medallion of Trajan, the largest collection of religious amulets and medals the market has ever seen or a nicely assorted collection of numisnautics: Gorny & Mosch has spectacular offers for its October sale. M…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 10:54am -
  • newBuying Double Mint Sets Online
    Recently we published a post on buying coin rolls online, noting how eBay and Internet sellers bait hobbyists looking for purported uncirculated and/or unsearched so-called “shotgun” lots. Another type of coveted item is the double mint set, whic…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 11:01am -

Coin Collecting News

  • Five Proof America the Beautiful Quarters in First 2014 Set
    New from the United States Mint is its first coin collecting product in 2014 with America the Beautiful Quarters, and its first set of the year. Released Tuesday and on sale for $14.95 is the 2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Pro…
    - 12 Jan 14, 1:33am -
  • 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coins
    Commemorative coins celebrating the semicentennial of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are now available from the United States Mint, as authorized under Public Law 110-451. On Thursday, January 2, 2014, the US Mint starting accepting or…
    - 4 Jan 14, 4:10pm -
  • Sales Ending for Some 2012-2013 Coin Collecting Products
    Less than a half day remains until some of the coin collecting products from the United States Mint permanently go off sale, making way for 2014 coins and products. At Noon ET today, December 31, 2013, all 2013 commemorative coins and products with t…
    - 31 Dec 13, 12:21pm -
  • US Mint 2014 Coin Collecting Products
    Collectors can now plan ahead for what coin collecting products they want to buy in 2014 from the United States Mint. Earlier this month the US Mint listed nearly all the coins and sets it will release for the year. Many of them also have prices. Kic…
    - 22 Dec 13, 6:35pm -
  • First Spouse Coin Collecting Products End 2013
    Four of the five coin collecting products that the United States will end 2013 with are those featuring former First Ladies. Normally these products would have been issued earlier in the year but they were delayed due to production problems that shar…
    - 15 Dec 13, 9:36pm -
  • 2013 Limited Edition Set Offers Popular Silver Coins
    Out this week from the United States Mint is the 2013 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. Released on the 12th, this specially designed set for coin collectors has seven silver coins composed in 90% silver and one in 99.9% silver. The latter is the Min…
    - 14 Dec 13, 6:09pm -
  • Sold Out US Mint Products, Last Chance at Collector Coins
    Two United States Mint products for collectors sold out last week, and the bureau just published a list of other coin collecting products that will go off sale by year’s end. No longer available are the 2013-P Fort McHenry National Monument and His…
    - 9 Dec 13, 4:09am -
  • Helen Taft and Ellen Wilson First Spouse Gold Coins
    Two more 2013 $10 First Spouse Gold Coins are among collectible products from the United States Mint to make an appearance in early December. Proof and uncirculated coins celebrating Helen Taft launch on Monday, December 2, 2013. They will start at p…
    - 1 Dec 13, 6:38am -
  • Last 2013 ATB Quarter Products for Collectors
    This week the United States Mint released the final two collector products holding 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters. 2013 Mount Rushmore America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets are available for $9.95 each and the new annual 2013 America th…
    - 23 Nov 13, 11:34pm -
  • Ida McKinley and Edith Roosevelt First Spouse Gold Coins
    Two of the five 2013 First Spouse Gold Coins for collectors make their debut in November. The one-half ounce, 24-karat gold coins honoring Ida McKinley launched this past Thursday, November 14, 2013. Staring prices are $820 for the uncirculated coin…
    - 18 Nov 13, 5:19am -

Coinnews.net

  • new2014 Australian Gold, Silver and Bronze Coins for September
    The Perth Mint of Australia has twelve new products for September with subjects, compositions and coin sizes varied to interest almost any collector.Among the new releases are lunar gold and silver...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:32am -
  • newTrip to San Francisco Mint Begins… Stay Tuned
    This week my brother Darrin and I are visiting the U.S. Mint at San Francisco. This will be Darrin's first visit and my second. I was there early last year and had a great time.Like our visit to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 5:31am -
  • newGold, Silver and US Mint Bullion Sales Mixed in August
    Gold prices on Friday retreated from their previous session increase but still logged modest gains on the week and month.August is usually a slower month for bullion coin demand. Sales were mixed...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 4:33pm -
  • newAssaying Gold at the West Point Mint
    The United States Mint is a powerhouse maker of bullion coins... there's no bigger in the world. It takes tons of silver and gold to manufacture them. Last year alone, numbers exceeded 42.6 million...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:31pm -
  • newGold Advances on Haven Buying, Silver Gains for Third Session
    Gold gained Thursday in a round of safe-haven buying with higher trading volume contrasting against this week's earlier, and quieter sessions.Gold for December delivery tacked on $7, or 0.6%, to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:50pm -
  • newFDR Presidential $1 Coins in Rolls, Bags and Boxes
    At noon today, Aug. 28, the United States Mint began selling the latest Presidential $1 Coin in rolls, bags and boxes. Honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States serving...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 4:02pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: 2014 Baseball HOF Coins Adjusted
    United States Mint sales totals are shifting for sold out 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.Last week saw a sales reshuffling of 2014 Baseball Silver Dollars for the first...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 2:23pm -
  • newGold Prices Dip 0.1%, Silver Climbs 2 Cents
    Gold prices shed 0.1% in the mid-week trading session Wednesday with investors more keyed to equities than safe-havens.Gold for December delivery turned down $1.80 to settle at $1,283.40 an ounce...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 7:53pm -
  • newGreat Sand Dunes Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Coin Forum
    Great Sand Dunes National Park Quarters launched into circulation, and in U.S. Mint rolls and bags, on Aug. 25.Next week, on Thursday, Sept. 4, representatives from the National Park Service and...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 2:25pm -
  • new2014 Kennedy Gold Coin Sales Fall; Price Decrease Likely
    New U.S. Mint sales figures offer the latest total for the 1964-2014 Proof 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Coin.Sales of the dual-dated coin, now at 63,388, have slowed following their...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 9:18pm -

Numismatic News

  • newAnyone left to buy gold Kennedy from Mint?
    If you don’t buy or sell anything made of precious metals, the daily fluctuations in the prices of gold or silver don’t really mean much. If you own some bullion, prices might give you a boost psychologically when they jump and … Continue read…
    - 1 hour ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:34pm -
  • new50 years since demise of silver
    By Richard Giedroyc It was a half century ago, in 1964, that the United States officially ended minting circulating silver coins. Granted, due to a compromise between President Lyndon B. Johnson and U.S. Congress some silver would be retained in ……
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:49pm -
  • newNevada National Bank Note leads Expo sale
    A 1929 $10 National Bank Note from Tonopah, Nev., featuring an A000001A serial number, is estimated to sell for in excess of $50,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Currency Signature Auctions, Sept. 3-5. “Collectors will instantly app…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:42pm -
  • newPerth Mint marks Coral Sea battle
    On July 7 Australia’s Perth Mint released a new silver half-ounce bullion piece. The 50-cent coin commemorates the Battle of the Coral Sea fought from May 4 to May 8, 1942. It was a critical clash in the Pacific during … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:33pm -
  • newNo album for the future
    Most coin collectors never get beyond collecting coins that they remember using. That was a great strength in the circulation finds era when it seemed like everybody collected Lincoln cents. Millions tried to fill their Whitman albums and drooled at…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:06pm -
  • newANA presents Literary Awards to authors of magazine articles
    The ANA’s 2014 Literary Awards recognizing articles published in the 2013 volume of the ANA’s official magazine, The Numismatist, were presented Aug. 7 at the 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. Introduced in 1949, the Heath Litera…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:42pm -
  • newBlue Ridge convention hosts 350 tables
    A number of special events highlighted the Blue Ridge Numismatic Association 55th Annual Convention held at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton, Ga., Aug. 15-17. BRNA President Grant Campbell, other officers and governors prov…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:38pm -
  • newKnow what Roosevelt looked like?
    All coin collectors are art critics. I am one as well. The art that we like to criticize is that which appears on coins, or is art proposed for use on future coins. My latest impulse to criticize occurs as … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:29pm -
  • new1922 Grant gold dollar sales mystery
    You just can’t do enough to commemorate Ulysses S. Grant was the slogan in the early 1900s. As the victorious Union General in the Civil War this was natural although Grant’s time as president was a good deal less worthy … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:20pm -
  • newCoin Clinic: Lettered edges can face up or down
    By Richard Giedroyc The lettered edge, when present, on our current golden dollar coins can face either towards the obverse or the reverse. Is this true of all lettered edge coins, or are there coins where the lettered edge consistently … Continue…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:08pm -

Mint News Blog

  • new2015-2016 Native American Dollar Designs
    The United States Mint has announced the design selections for the 2015 and 2016 Native American Dollars. These coins will continue the series featuring annually rotating reverse designs which celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Native…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:08pm -
  • newRecent Sell Outs at the United States Mint
    A large number of numismatic products have recently sold out or concluded sales at the United States Mint. In some instances, the sell outs are only for a particular product option and the coins remain available within other options. In other instanc…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:00pm -
  • new2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Dollar Rolls, Bags, and Boxes
    Today, August 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for circulating quality 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Dollars in rolls, bags, and boxes. This represents the fourth and final release of the year an…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 4:00pm -
  • newCalvin Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set
    Today, August 26, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Calvin and Grace Coolidge. The release comes just one week after the prior release for the pro…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 1:43pm -
  • new2014 Great Sand Dunes National Park Quarter Bags and Rolls
    Today, August 25, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of bags and rolls containing circulating quality 2014 Great Sand Dunes National Park Quarters. This will represent the twenty-fourth release within the America the Beaut…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 11:15am -
  • 2014 Great Sand Dunes 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins
    The United States Mint has informed authorized purchasers that they will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins featuring the Great Sand Dunes National Park design on Monday, August 25, 2014. This will be…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:39pm -
  • 2013 Mint Set Sold Out
    It appears that the 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, also referred to as the 2013 Mint Set, has sold out. The product had previously been marked as “sold out” on the US Mint’s website last month, only to be made available once aga…
    - 13 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:49pm -

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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