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  • 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 -

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Ancient Coin Collecting

  • An Intellectual Curiosity
    "We treat all stakeholders with a vested interest in the site with the same intellectual curiosity, which means we interact with and learn from local populations, dealers, collectors, looters, government employees, archaeologists, museum professional…
    - 63 days ago, 3 Mar 16, 11:19am -
    Frequent readers here will know that I have tried on at least two prior occasions to restart the focus of this blog and avoid cultural property issues which only lead to frustration and ill will.  Unfortunately, those issues can tend to take over on…
    - 94 days ago, 31 Jan 16, 6:56pm -

Coin Update

  • newThe 960 Réis Overstrikes of Brazil
    One of the most fascinating series in South-American numismatics, the 960 réis of Brazil, first minted in 1810, differs slightly from other “crown-sized” coins from the early 19th century. Most date/mint-mark combinations can be found with relat…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 9:10pm -
  • newNew at the Mint: 2016 Cumberland Gap Quarter 3-Coin Set
    Today the U.S. Mint began taking orders for the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Quarter 3-Coin Set, which includes one Uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, another from the Philadelphia Mint, and a Proof quarter struck at the San Franc…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 8:18pm -
  • newPrecious Metals Update: Gold is on a Roll
    The U.S. Mint’s authorized purchasers (AP’S) bought 1,002,000 ounces of American Eagle Silver bullion coins last week, leaving 85,500 available ounces unsold. That leftover inventory has now been added to this week’s new million-coin allocation…
    - 3 days ago, 2 May 16, 2:36pm -

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 -

  • newUS Mint Sales: Gold Coins Jump; Mercury Dime Dips
    Most of the U.S. Mint's gold coins saw markedly higher sales last week, but the most talked about coin, the gold Mercury dime, actually posted a lower overall total.The new 2016-W Mercury Dime...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 7 hours ago, 4 May 16, 11:45pm -
  • newGold Retreats for Second Session on Profit Taking
    Precious metals futures ended lower again on Wednesday. Gold logged a second day of losses after notching a 15-month high on Monday.Gold for June delivery fell $17.40, or 1.4%, to settle at...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 8 hours ago, 4 May 16, 10:46pm -
  • newGold Logs First Loss in Seven Sessions
    Precious metals futures declined on Tuesday. Sliding from a 15-month high, gold's loss was its first in seven sessions.Gold for June delivery dipped $4, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,291.80 an ounce on...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 1 day ago, 3 May 16, 8:25pm -
  • newUS Mint Gold Coin Prices Expected to Rise Wed., May 4
    Expect United States Mint prices on gold collector coins to rise Wednesday by as much as $50 for every ounce of the gold they contain.U.S. Mint policy is to set their prices based on a weekly...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 2:24pm -
  • newCanadian 2016 Firefighter Coin Starts National Heroes Series
    Colorful depictions of men and women who face danger in the line of duty appear on a new series of 99.99% pure silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.Named the National Heroes Series, the first...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 1:09pm -
  • new2016 Australian Collector Coins for May
    Variety is apparent again from the Perth Mint of Australia with new collector coins released for May. Subjects covered by the debuting strikes include a new gold proof Sovereign, two high relief...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 1:05am -
  • newGold Logs New 15-Month High; 2016 Silver Eagles Top 19.5M
    Gold futures moved higher on Monday, posting their highest settlement in 15 months and their six straight session advance.Gold for June delivery added $5.30, or 0.4%, to end at $1,295.80 an ounce...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 8:16pm -
  • newThree-Coin Set of 2016 Cumberland Gap Quarters
    Today, May 2, the United States Mint launched its three-coin set of 2016 Cumberland Gap quarters for $9.95. Coins in the set commemorate the national historical park in Kentucky and feature a design...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 3 days ago, 2 May 16, 4:06pm -
  • newGold, Silver End April at 15-Month Highs; US Coin Sales Strengthen
    Precious metals soared on Friday as the U.S. dollar slumped to its weakest level in about 11 months. Gold and silver futures scored 15-month highs, advanced their winning streaks to five straight...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 11:36am -
  • newBreast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins for 2018
    In 2018, the United States Mint will produce and sell commemorative coins in recognition of the fight against breast cancer.Congress passed bipartisan legislation for the coins, which includes one...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 11:11pm -

Numismatic News

  • newAdd new silver bullion coins
    With silver attempting $18 an ounce in recent days after being below $14 at the beginning of the year, it is no surprise that interest in bullion coins is rising among investors. One of the ways of owning silver is … Continue reading →
    - 17 hours ago, 4 May 16, 1:59pm -
  • newWhen ordinary people triumph
    I was blown away when I had the opportunity to hold a Cumberland Gap quarter in my hand at the Central States Numismatic Society convention this past week. It was an ordinary uncirculated clad quarter of the kind that you … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 1:53pm -
  • newCoins ‘minted freedom’ or irrelevant?
    By Richard Giedroyc The possible demise of Australia’s 5-cent coin may be opening a can of worms Down Under regarding the future of physical cash, that being coins and bank notes. The Royal Australian Mint is currently celebrating the 50th … Cont…
    - 3 days ago, 2 May 16, 6:00pm -
  • newToronto Blue Jays get coin
    A new $20 silver coin marking the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Blue Jays has been created by the Royal Canadian Mint. The colorized silver-dollar-sized piece is priced at $99.95 each in Canadian funds. In contains one troy ounce of … Continue re…
    - 3 days ago, 2 May 16, 5:53pm -
  • newEngland’s £5 polymer note is on track
    By Kerry Rodgers On March 10 the Bank of England’s chief cashier, Victoria Cleland, announced that the bank’s new £5 note is on track for release later this year. The new design will be unveiled on June 2 with the … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 2 May 16, 5:48pm -
  • newBoy king murdered by stepmother
    Tenth-century England was a land of extremes as powerful rulers alternated with the incompetent or weak ones. During that time, however, came one of those terrible crimes that horrified an entire nation: a teen-aged king was brutally murdered by orde…
    - 3 days ago, 2 May 16, 5:44pm -
  • newI looked but didn’t buy
    The Mint booth at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in Schaumburg, Ill., was worth a visit this past weekend. While I did not see masses of people attempting to purchase Mint products, I took advantage of the quiet to … Continue read…
    - 3 days ago, 2 May 16, 2:00pm -
  • newGold collector, bullion coins hot
    Two highly anticipated Mint products arrived the week of April 18 to 22 and sales data shows collectors were buying gold coins in earnest. The 2016 silver proof set went on sale April 18. As a cornerstone of the set … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 10:10pm -
  • newGold Mercury dime hits market
    A quick sellout always attracts attention from coin collectors and the 2016 gold Mercury dime is no different. On the secondary market, that means profits to those who placed orders. A quick survey on eBay shows resellers have wasted no … Continue…
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 9:02pm -
  • newCentennial issues strike cord with collectors
    With the 2016 gold Mercury dime sold out at the Mint, coin dealers reselling them are seeing a rush by collectors who missed out. The coin is the first of three issues in 2016 commemorating the 1916 Mercury dime, Standing … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 8:58pm -

Mint News Blog

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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