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David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • The Royal Clipper Collection Offered in Auction #843
    We are excited to offer this wonderful 39-coin collection of better date coin & type coins as a part of our Guaranteed Auction Program (GAP). All coins are live now in our Sunday Auction #843 and listed with NO RESERVE!  Click here to view …
    - 3 Feb 15, 10:01pm -
  • DLRC F.U.N. Show Review
    John B, John F, Mike and myself just returned from a long but productive week in Orlando at the F.U.N. Show. We appreciate all of the customers that stopped by to say hello and looked at a few coins. It was an … Continue reading →
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 …
    - 5 Dec 14, 7:53pm -
  • Very Limited Offering of Rare French Gold Coins from 1904
    Limited Quantity Available Thanks to a lucky discovery in Europe, we are able to offer just a few handfuls of Dupré’s Angel 50 Franc coins. Each weighs one half troy ounce and is composed of 90% fine gold, struck at … Continue reading →
    - 6 Nov 14, 10:10pm -
  • Dixie Proof Shield Nickel Collection Offered in Auction #830
    Our Sunday Internet Auction #830 offers (20) fantastic PCGS registry-quality Proof Shield Nickels from the Dixie Collection. Click the tile below to browse and bid before the auction closes on Sunday, November 16th. Contact us for more details abou…
    - 6 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • River City & Winter Springs Collections Offered in Auction #828
    We are excited to be able to offer two unique customer collections in our Sunday Auction #828. The River City Collection offers a nostalgic group of family heirloom pieces that have not seen the light of day in over 40 … Continue reading →
    - 24 Oct 14, 4:15pm -

Blanchard Investing News Blog

  • newInvestors flee emerging market debt
    Global volatility set off a panic among emerging markets investors, afraid that China’s troubles would spread to commodity-exporting developing economies around the world.
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newWill gold rebound “with a vengeance” as in 2008-09?
    Gold headed for its third down day amid extraordinary volatility in global stock markets, which saw sharp losses on “Black Monday” followed by rebounds on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newNew gold supply about to shrink
    Mining analysts say that gold production has peaked and is headed down soon, but that may not have any immediate effect on prices.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold is a safe-haven asset, Bank of Italy confirms
    Italy is known to possess one of the biggest stashes of gold in the world, with more than 2,451 metric tons of bullion under its control. Now its central bank, the Bank of Italy, has published a scholarly paper confirming that gold has stood the test…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newDebt growth “is not sustainable,” CBO warns
    The U.S. debt picture is currently is the midst of a calm before the storm, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold-holding billionaire Ray Dalio predicts QE4 from the Fed
    The massive stock-market correction that fueled the “Black Monday” panic has only added fuel to the fire of those predicting that the Federal Reserve will not be able to raise interest rates in September, if at all this year.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newKey Chinese gold bourse shows record bullion demand
    “China’s gold imports from Hong Kong rebound from 10-month low,” an Aug. 25 Reuters report would have you know.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newAre we done yet?
    After a chaotic Monday when the Dow plunged by 1,000 points before “recovering” to a loss of nearly 600 points, Tuesday started out looking like a day of recovery.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold for Black Monday? Former UK official says to “get hard cash … now”
    Aug. 24, 2015, is now being called “Black Monday.” Early trading saw the Dow Jones shed more than 1,000 points before clawing back somewhat by early afternoon.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • new1793 Wreath Cent nearly tops $400,000
    The spot price of gold’s dip under $1,100 in July didn’t dent the performance of the top rare coins this summer.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • new1715 shipwreck coughs up $4.5 million more in rare gold coins
    The Florida shipwreck site that yielded about $1 million worth of gold and rare coins in June has produced even more riches.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • new5 reasons gold can rebound to $1,225 by year’s end
    Gold will rebound ending into the end of the year, according to one major investment bank. HSBC is predicting that bullion will rally by as much as 10% from current levels by year’s end.
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • new8 reasons why economic “doomsday clock” is headed to midnight
    A blog like Michael Snyder’s Economic Collapse site regularly runs doomsday headlines, but now amid undeniable global turmoil, London’s Telegraph is issuing its own stark warning.
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newCoin-collecting strategy from Blanchard spotlighted in CoinWeek
    The year was 1822. On its surface, that year might not seem too significant. However, those with advanced numismatic knowledge are keenly aware of how important this date is for one particular coin and denomination. It’s the perfect example of find…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newHedge-fund billionaire goes into gold big-time
    Gold bashers were quick to seize on news Friday that billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson has dumped a portion of his bullion ETF holdings. But don’t look now, because another investment heavyweight apparently has gone all in on the yellow…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newU.S. GDP nears tipping point as Ron Paul warns “everything is vulnerable”
    Is this an environment in which the Federal Reserve can raise interest rates? Never mind all the recessionary signs erupting across the globe. The growth of the U.S. economy seems to be grinding to a halt.
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold rallies higher as September Fed rate-hike odds fade
    So near and yet still oh so far. The Federal Reserve released the minutes from its July meeting, and they revealed nothing new: namely, that the economy is nearing but not quite ready for an interest-rate increase. Gold, in the meantime, rose 1% to…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newThe hunt for the Fenn Treasure
    When gallery owner and collector Forrest Fenn was diagnosed with cancer in 1988, he decided to create an unusual legacy: a real-life treasure hunt. He bought an antique treasure chest for $25,000, filled it with ancient gold artifacts and coins and h…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • China's surprise devaluation
    The People’s Bank of China allowed its currency, the yuan, to slip 1.9% versus the U.S. dollar, in a move that surprised most market observers. The central bank tightly controls the yuan’s value, allowing currency traders within China to shift it…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • Consumers not ready to spend yet
    Consumer spending accounts for roughly two-thirds of U.S. GDP, so any uptick in buying is good news for a still beleaguered economy. That’s why the New York Fed’s latest survey of expected household spending is so disappointing. Consumers told th…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 15, 12:00am -

Blanchard Economic Research Unit

  • newInvestors flee emerging market debt
    Global volatility set off a panic among emerging markets investors, afraid that China’s troubles would spread to commodity-exporting developing economies around the world.
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newWill gold rebound “with a vengeance” as in 2008-09?
    Gold headed for its third down day amid extraordinary volatility in global stock markets, which saw sharp losses on “Black Monday” followed by rebounds on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newNew gold supply about to shrink
    Mining analysts say that gold production has peaked and is headed down soon, but that may not have any immediate effect on prices.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold is a safe-haven asset, Bank of Italy confirms
    Italy is known to possess one of the biggest stashes of gold in the world, with more than 2,451 metric tons of bullion under its control. Now its central bank, the Bank of Italy, has published a scholarly paper confirming that gold has stood the test…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newDebt growth “is not sustainable,” CBO warns
    The U.S. debt picture is currently is the midst of a calm before the storm, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold-holding billionaire Ray Dalio predicts QE4 from the Fed
    The massive stock-market correction that fueled the “Black Monday” panic has only added fuel to the fire of those predicting that the Federal Reserve will not be able to raise interest rates in September, if at all this year.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newKey Chinese gold bourse shows record bullion demand
    “China’s gold imports from Hong Kong rebound from 10-month low,” an Aug. 25 Reuters report would have you know.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newAre we done yet?
    After a chaotic Monday when the Dow plunged by 1,000 points before “recovering” to a loss of nearly 600 points, Tuesday started out looking like a day of recovery.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold for Black Monday? Former UK official says to “get hard cash … now”
    Aug. 24, 2015, is now being called “Black Monday.” Early trading saw the Dow Jones shed more than 1,000 points before clawing back somewhat by early afternoon.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • new1793 Wreath Cent nearly tops $400,000
    The spot price of gold’s dip under $1,100 in July didn’t dent the performance of the top rare coins this summer.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • new1715 shipwreck coughs up $4.5 million more in rare gold coins
    The Florida shipwreck site that yielded about $1 million worth of gold and rare coins in June has produced even more riches.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • new5 reasons gold can rebound to $1,225 by year’s end
    Gold will rebound ending into the end of the year, according to one major investment bank. HSBC is predicting that bullion will rally by as much as 10% from current levels by year’s end.
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • new8 reasons why economic “doomsday clock” is headed to midnight
    A blog like Michael Snyder’s Economic Collapse site regularly runs doomsday headlines, but now amid undeniable global turmoil, London’s Telegraph is issuing its own stark warning.
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newCoin-collecting strategy from Blanchard spotlighted in CoinWeek
    The year was 1822. On its surface, that year might not seem too significant. However, those with advanced numismatic knowledge are keenly aware of how important this date is for one particular coin and denomination. It’s the perfect example of find…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newHedge-fund billionaire goes into gold big-time
    Gold bashers were quick to seize on news Friday that billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson has dumped a portion of his bullion ETF holdings. But don’t look now, because another investment heavyweight apparently has gone all in on the yellow…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newU.S. GDP nears tipping point as Ron Paul warns “everything is vulnerable”
    Is this an environment in which the Federal Reserve can raise interest rates? Never mind all the recessionary signs erupting across the globe. The growth of the U.S. economy seems to be grinding to a halt.
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold rallies higher as September Fed rate-hike odds fade
    So near and yet still oh so far. The Federal Reserve released the minutes from its July meeting, and they revealed nothing new: namely, that the economy is nearing but not quite ready for an interest-rate increase. Gold, in the meantime, rose 1% to…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • newThe hunt for the Fenn Treasure
    When gallery owner and collector Forrest Fenn was diagnosed with cancer in 1988, he decided to create an unusual legacy: a real-life treasure hunt. He bought an antique treasure chest for $25,000, filled it with ancient gold artifacts and coins and h…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • China's surprise devaluation
    The People’s Bank of China allowed its currency, the yuan, to slip 1.9% versus the U.S. dollar, in a move that surprised most market observers. The central bank tightly controls the yuan’s value, allowing currency traders within China to shift it…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • Consumers not ready to spend yet
    Consumer spending accounts for roughly two-thirds of U.S. GDP, so any uptick in buying is good news for a still beleaguered economy. That’s why the New York Fed’s latest survey of expected household spending is so disappointing. Consumers told th…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 15, 12:00am -

Gainesville Coins Market News

Stacks Bowers

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • newAncient Artifact Smuggling now "impossible" in Egypt
    A Cairo Post article of June 21, 2015 just came to our attention and seemed worthy of sharing.  The piece, titled "Antique coins smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities" heralds the arrest of an Italian passenger bound for London.  Th…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Aug 15, 8:33pm -
  • Cypriot coins recorded in IGCH as found in hoards outside the Republic of Cyprus
    Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards (IGCH)The original ANS edition of IGCH (1973) was edited by Colin Kraay, Margaret Thompson and Otto Morkholm.  An enhanced digital edition has been created and hosted at nomisma.org by Sebastian Heath and Andrew Meadow…
    - 67 days ago, 21 Jun 15, 10:03pm -
  • CCPIA: Then and Now
    The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) has been in effect for more than 30 years and was massaged through the legislative process over a 13-year span.  The fact that this law has withstood many challenges and is still…
    - 6 May 15, 9:04pm -
  • ACCG Comments at Italy CPAC Hearing
    Below is a transcript of the oral comments presented by Wayne G. Sayles, representing the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, at the 2015 hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee on April 8 at Washington, DC.  The hearing included public comme…
    - 15 Apr 15, 1:54pm -
  • Surviving the chase
    Once I heard about a collector who didn't care what he had to pay for a coin, and cared even less what he could eventually sell his collection for.  I have yet to meet him, but he probably does exist—somewhere.  More typically, collectors envisio…
    - 11 Feb 15, 5:49pm -
  • Analysis: one of the joys of ancient coin collecting
    Mardin, Najm al-Din AlpiAD 1152-1176 (AH 547-572)Gemini / Virgo and MercuryDid you ever look at the image on an ancient coin and wonder, why did they choose this particular image? If the coin happens to bear the portrait of a king or emperor, the a…
    - 11 Feb 15, 4:53pm -
  • Did the Ancients believe the Earth was round?
    A debate over whether the ancients knew the world is round has been simmering for centuries, and still pops up now and then.  In the February 1998 issue of The Celator, Michael Marotta presented a well thought out argument for the affirmative ("Anci…
    - 11 Feb 15, 4:26am -
  • Truth is still important
    My post of last week provoked a response that deserves some attention.  A Punk Archaeologist @adreinhard posted on Twitter three Facebook profile photos of me with bold captioned "quotes":1. "The AIA taps your phones to find out where your archaeolo…
    - 9 Feb 15, 11:00pm -
  • Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins
    Some ACCG members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are legal.  One might theoretically ask the same question about many objects or substances that are traded domestically and internationally.  The ACCG web site off…
    - 28 Aug 11, 3:13pm -
  • The Roman Dodecahedron
    An article in Fox News recently asked for reader opinions on the purpose of an unusual artifact that is found in widely dispersed areas and has apparently stumped scholars for centuries.  Here's my guess as to its purpose:This is a game piece simil…
    - 12 Jun 11, 4:42pm -
  • Dancing with the Universe
    With kind permission of John HookerI'm sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates coins. As the link here describes, it was a badly mishandled discovery which became a major impetus for the new Treasure Act to…
    - 2 Feb 11, 5:48pm -
  • How old is "Ancient"?
    The classification of cultures generally tracks along two interrelated lines: chronological and geographical. For centuries, coin collectors struggled with the lack of a coherent system for cataloguing the vast array of issues from antiquity through…
    - 11 Nov 10, 9:44pm -

Coin Update

  • newAn Unexpected Meeting of the Hobbies With J.R.R. Tolkien
    If I had had the money for it, I probably would have made an impulsive decision when I first saw the news about these commemorative coins. Ever since I was about 11 years old, I have been a huge fan of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. I stumbled across h…
    - 1 hour ago, 27 Aug 15, 8:26pm -
  • newGraceful Hourglass Dolphins Feature on Latest Coins From British Anarctic Territory
    The Treasury of the British Antarctic Territory has launched their latest crown highlighting the extraordinary animals of Antarctica. This year’s coin includes images of the hourglass dolphin, a small species of dolphin with a compact body and a st…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Aug 15, 1:53pm -
  • newBritish Virgin Islands Features Iconic Flamingo on New Pink Titanium Coin
    The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands has launched a new series of coins featuring one of the Caribbean’s most recognizable and vibrant birds, the flamingo. Admired for their color and grace, the flamingo is renowned for their pink feathers, s…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Aug 15, 6:32pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Sales Report: LBJ $1 Coin Products Open Strong
    The U.S. Mint’s weekly sales report has arrived, with numbers updated to reflect sales through Sunday, August 23. This week’s biggest numbers come from the 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 coins, which were released in sets of 25, 100, or 2…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Aug 15, 5:05pm -
  • new“Full Head” Designation on Standing Liberty Quarters
    One of the most difficult designs to grade are Standing Liberty Quarters. First of all, there is a lot going on in the obverse design, but not so much in the reverse. As you might anticipate, it is the obverse with its dozen-odd devices (mottoes, bra…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 8:49pm -
  • newDana Samuelson Elected President of Professional Numismatists Guild
      The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has elected Dana Samuelson to take over as president of the organization from 2015 to 2017. He is taking over for Terry Hanlon, who previously held the position. Samuelson, who is president of American Gol…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 5:04pm -
  • newChinese “War Against Fascism” Anniversary Remembered on New Gold and Silver Coins
    The People’s Bank of China has released three new collector coins marking the 70th anniversary of the “War Against Fascism” fought against Imperial Japanese forces starting in 1931 and lasting fourteen years until the conclusion of World War II…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 2:14pm -
  • newGermany Introduces Next Generation Polymer Ring Circulation Coin for 2016
      The Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of Finance and Economics Baden-Württemberg) has publicized the issue of Germany’s upcoming 5 euro coin, which is being hailed as both a numismatic first and a new step t…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 6:22pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Release: 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set
    The U.S. Mint will release the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set today, August 24, at noon ET. The set will include a tri-fold presentation folder, an enhanced Uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 Coin that is only available as part of this set, a…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 1:46pm -
  • newBeware Fake Flying Eagles and Altered Indian Head Cents
    Counterfeits were once a great detriment to the enjoyable pursuit of coin collecting. Throughout the 1950s until the mid-1970s, collectors had a good chance of buying a counterfeit if they strayed from traditional sources for their coins. The average…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Aug 15, 3:57pm -

Coin Collecting News

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

Coinnews.net

  • new2015 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins Launch
    At noon ET today, Aug. 27, the United States Mint launches their one-half ounce, 24-karat 2015-W $10 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins.Two collector options are available, proof and...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Aug 15, 2:21pm -
  • newGold Drops for Third Session, Silver for Fourth
    Gold futures extended their losing streak to three sessions on Wednesday and silver futures to four.Gold for December delivery settled down $13.70, or 1.2%, to $1,124.60 an ounce on the Comex...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Aug 15, 6:53pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: LBJ $1 Coins Debut
    Highlights from this week's U.S. Mint sales report include first showings of the 2015 Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and several updates on popular, recent product issues.Dollars featuring...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Aug 15, 3:35pm -
  • new$20.8 Billion in US Banknotes Printed in June, Most in 1-3/4 Years
    More banknotes were produced in June than the month and year earlier, data from the agency responsible for making U.S. currency shows, and their combined value was the highest in 1-3/4 years.Over...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Aug 15, 12:50pm -
  • newGold Falls to 1-Week Low; US Mint Coin Sales Soar
    Gold futures settled near a one-week low on Tuesday as risk appetite returned with U.S. stocks rebounding, though their gains slimmed as the day progressed.Gold for December delivery declined...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 8:16pm -
  • new2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set First-Day Sales
    Early sales are in for the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set. The United States Mint said 44,344, or 49.3% of the allotted 90,000, were claimed in the first day.The sets launched on Monday at...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 7:10pm -
  • newUS Mint Gold Coin Prices Could Increase
    Gold's move late last week to a six-week high could result in higher United States Mint collectible gold coin prices.The chance for increases has fallen greatly, however, with precious metals...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 6:17pm -
  • newPrecious Metals Fall, Gold Slips from 6-Week High
    Gold futures retreated to start the new trading week on Monday, falling 0.5% and from a more than six-week high.Gold for December delivery declined $6 to close at $1,153.60 an ounce on the Comex...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 9:33pm -
  • new2015 Coin and Currency Set Ordering Hiccups
    An affordable price, a key coin, a symbolic serial-numbered banknote, and a sellout in the prior issue set the stage today for a whirlwind of activity when the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 8:49pm -
  • new2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Release
    A 2015 Native American $1 Coin from West Point and a Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York make their eagerly awaited debut today. The coin features a unique...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 12:57pm -

Numismatic News

  • newHeritage Auctions offers rarities at Long Beach
    A copper disme coin that has the distinction of having been the 1914 ANS Exhibition Plate Coin is among the top offerings in Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 17-20 Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Signature Auction. The coin is PCGS Secure graded … Continue re…
    - 19 mins ago, 27 Aug 15, 9:15pm -
  • newStack’s sees positive market in ANA auction

    - 45 mins ago, 27 Aug 15, 8:49pm -
  • newSummer and searches
    Summer is ending. The school has already started in many places. For me, it is a time to reflect and a time to offer a little advice. Summer was my time as a kid to search huge quantities of coins … Continue reading →
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Aug 15, 1:01pm -
  • newCanada takes the lead
    Imagine a world of bullion coins where you place a coin in an electronic scanner and you learn beyond doubt that the coin is genuine. That is the certainty that the Royal Canadian Mint is about to introduce for new … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 26 Aug 15, 1:01pm -
  • newPope’s visit celebrated
    Here it is two week’s after the American Numismatic Association began its convention in Rosemont, Ill., and I am still coming up with topics that came my way there that I have not had a chance to address. But is … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 1:01pm -
  • newEveryone should own gold
    As I write this Monday morning, Aug. 24, the Shanghai Composite Index has fallen more than 35 percent since its June peak and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down about 12 percent from its peak less than six weeks … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 8:08pm -
  • newNGC slabs major error
    A rotated reverse error 2015-W High Relief $100 gold piece has been slabbed by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. It is the first such error seen, but NGC expects to see more as die life for these coins is up to 500 … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 7:40pm -
  • newCould ISIS impact coin collecting?
    By Richard Giedroyc The terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State or ISIS is doing some numismatic saber rattling, suggesting the group is about to issue specie coins for circulation in gold and silver. At the same time Facebook and … Contin…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 7:33pm -
  • newRhyolite note discovered
    In the December 2011 issue of Bank Note Reporter Mark Hotz wrote, “No National Bank Notes are known to have survived from the First National Bank of Rhyolite [Nev.]. Decades of determined collectors have tried to find one, to no … Continue readin…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 7:22pm -
  • newKennedy gold goes off sale
    It looks like the popular 2014 John F. Kennedy gold half dollar has finally gone off sale. It was available for more than a year, but getting to the final 75,000 announced mintage proved to be difficult if not impossible. … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 1:01pm -

Mint News Blog

  • newLyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Details
    The U.S. Mint has also announced that the Lyndon B. Johnson 2014 Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set will be released on Thursday, September 3 at noon ET. It will be the fourth and final Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set rel…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Aug 15, 6:37pm -
  • new2015 $1 American Coin & Currency Set Launch Beset by Site Crashes (Updated)
    The U.S. Mint’s Web site was plagued by a series of crashes following its launch of the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set today at noon ET. The set, which includes an enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 coin and a $1 Series 2013 note fr…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 5:15pm -
  • newUpdates: 2015 Coin & Currency Set and Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Coins
    The release of the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set is scheduled for noon on Monday and the U.S. Mint has updated its product page with new images. The exclusive “enhanced Uncirculated” Native American $1 coin features an inspired rendering…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Aug 15, 8:43pm -
  • newEisenhower Coin & Chronicles First Week Sales
    The U.S. Mint has just released its sales figures for the week, giving us our first official tally for the 2015 Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles Set, compiled through Sunday, August 16. After selling 16,820 units within 15 minutes of the set’s release…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Aug 15, 5:07pm -
  • 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Details
    The U.S. Mint has provided details on the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, due for release at noon ET on Monday, August 24. The set will include a tri-fold presentation folder, an enhanced uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 Coin that is only…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Aug 15, 7:11pm -
  • July 2015 US Mint Circulating Coin Production
    Updated numbers are now available for the U.S. Mint’s circulating coin production through the end of July 2015. The mint made more than 1.66 billion circulating coins last month, slightly less than the June total of 1.67 billion. It’s a 24.8% inc…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Aug 15, 2:54pm -
  • LBJ $1 Coins: Rolls, Bags, and Boxes Release Date and Coin & Chronicles Mintage Limit Increase
    The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin Products—including 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, and 250-coin boxes—will go on sale Tuesday, August 18 at noon ET. Each of these sets includes a collection of Lyndon Johnson Presidential $1 Coins, with a…
    - 14 days ago, 13 Aug 15, 7:37pm -

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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