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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 …
    - 84 days ago, 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

  • newBlanchard and Company founder hailed top gold champion
    People today take the freedom to own physical gold for granted. It’s not often taught in schools these days that during the early days of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt banned the private ownership of gold coins and bullion thro…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold: Giant sucking sound from West to East gains steam
    The Western world’s wealth is flowing from London, New York, and the other Occidental epicenters and heading east to Asia.
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold-lumber ratio signals stock turbulence ahead, study warns
    The housing sector has not been one of the stars of the economic recovery in recent months, and that’s bad news, given that home ownership has long been synonymous with the American Dream. And this week, two new reports suggest that the sector cont…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold showing “textbook bottoming pattern” that could signal rebound ahead
    An unexpectedly strong existing-home-sales report sent gold prices below $1,200 on Wednesday for the metal’s biggest single-session decline since March 6. However, bullion continues to defy the naysayers and remains building a base for the next mov…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newThe million-dollar car
    Want to spend a ridiculous amount on a car? How about $3.4 million for a Lykan HyperSport, a car with a top speed of 240 and, sorry Vin Diesel, the true star of Furious 7? If that’s too much, maybe consider the McLaren P1, priced at a more reasonab…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • new“You need some gold,” Jim Cramer reminds CNBC viewers
    Bridgewater hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio’s All Weather Fund has gotten a lot of attention lately after renowned success coach Tony Robbins profiled its strategy in his book “Money: Master the Game: 7 Steps to Financial Freedom.”
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newCentral banks to continue their “historically very high” gold purchases
    The Russian central bank’s unexpected purchase of more than 1 million ounces of gold (or 30 tons) just made the news Monday.
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold to reclaim $1,400 if Greece leaves euro, firm says
    No one knows exactly where the Greek crisis ultimately is heading. Will the Mediterranean member of the European Union default on its debt? Will it exit the eurozone and return to its drachma currency? Will Greece’s contagion infect other debt-ridd…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newIndia’s gold imports in April increase 89% versus a year ago
    Today (Tuesday, April 21) India is celebrating the major Hindu holiday of Akshay Tritiya, one of its busiest sacred gold-buying days along with the fall festival days of Diwali and Dhanteras.
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • new1933 gold Double Eagles must be returned, appeals court rules
    Earlier this month a federal judge shocked the numismatic world by ruling that, contrary to government claims, a rare 1974-D aluminum Lincoln cent might actually be legal to own. Now, in an even more high-profile case, another U.S. court has ruled th…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newChina could make bombshell gold revelation as soon as May
    Practically everyone who pays attention to gold has long been aware of the fact that China’s officially reported gold holdings of 1,054 tons, last updated in 2009, are probably a polite fiction at best.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newRussia’s latest gold purchase “sends a very bullish signal”
    He’s baaaaack. The Russian bear, that is. The nation’s central bank is buying gold again despite failing oil prices and withering economic sanctions from the West over the Ukraine conflict.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold and a rising dollar:
    One of the hoariest rules of thumb in the gold market is that gold prices fall as the dollar appreciates. Still new analysis from the World Gold Council suggests that that inverse link has never been as strong as most people believe and is now, becau…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Banks outperforming expectations across the board
    Never mind Dodd-Frank and its job-killing capital requirements. Now eight years after they tanked the global economy, the world’s mega-banks and financial institutions are doing very well indeed.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Japan overtakes China as America’s biggest creditor
    The U.S. Treasury’s Major Foreign Holders of Treasury Securities report for February shows that Japan had edged out China as America’s biggest creditor nation. For February, Japan held $1.2244 trillion in Treasuries, versus China’s $12237 trill…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Gold up, stocks down in massive global equity selloff
    A correction in the stock market has been long overdue, and the potential beginnings of one started Friday on a series of catalysts that sparked a global selloff. Meanwhile, gold held firmly above $1,200.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Inflation heats up in March even as Fed takes dovish tilt
    Following on the heels of an uptick in March’s Producer Price Index, the Consumer Price Index for March, released Friday, also suggests that inflation is starting to take shape in the U.S. The question for anyone interested in gold’s protection r…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Coin market headed for record highs
    Rare coin sales are poised to eclipse last year’s record $536 million level, says a new article by Reuters, as the economy recovers, buyer interest mounts and the Pogue collection of extremely rare, high quality specimens goes on the market in 2015…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Gold on a Fed-driven tear
    Gold has rallied about 3.7% since the last Fed meeting, as investors price in a dovish extension of the current low-interest rate policy.
    - 12 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Shadow banking is back
    Excessive interconnection between banks was one of the factors in the global credit collapse of 2008, yet the same phenomenon, in smaller doses, is critical to the functioning of the world’s financial systems.
    - 12 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 12:00am -

Blanchard Economic Research Unit

  • newBlanchard and Company founder hailed top gold champion
    People today take the freedom to own physical gold for granted. It’s not often taught in schools these days that during the early days of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt banned the private ownership of gold coins and bullion thro…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold: Giant sucking sound from West to East gains steam
    The Western world’s wealth is flowing from London, New York, and the other Occidental epicenters and heading east to Asia.
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold-lumber ratio signals stock turbulence ahead, study warns
    The housing sector has not been one of the stars of the economic recovery in recent months, and that’s bad news, given that home ownership has long been synonymous with the American Dream. And this week, two new reports suggest that the sector cont…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold showing “textbook bottoming pattern” that could signal rebound ahead
    An unexpectedly strong existing-home-sales report sent gold prices below $1,200 on Wednesday for the metal’s biggest single-session decline since March 6. However, bullion continues to defy the naysayers and remains building a base for the next mov…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newThe million-dollar car
    Want to spend a ridiculous amount on a car? How about $3.4 million for a Lykan HyperSport, a car with a top speed of 240 and, sorry Vin Diesel, the true star of Furious 7? If that’s too much, maybe consider the McLaren P1, priced at a more reasonab…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • new“You need some gold,” Jim Cramer reminds CNBC viewers
    Bridgewater hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio’s All Weather Fund has gotten a lot of attention lately after renowned success coach Tony Robbins profiled its strategy in his book “Money: Master the Game: 7 Steps to Financial Freedom.”
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newCentral banks to continue their “historically very high” gold purchases
    The Russian central bank’s unexpected purchase of more than 1 million ounces of gold (or 30 tons) just made the news Monday.
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold to reclaim $1,400 if Greece leaves euro, firm says
    No one knows exactly where the Greek crisis ultimately is heading. Will the Mediterranean member of the European Union default on its debt? Will it exit the eurozone and return to its drachma currency? Will Greece’s contagion infect other debt-ridd…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newIndia’s gold imports in April increase 89% versus a year ago
    Today (Tuesday, April 21) India is celebrating the major Hindu holiday of Akshay Tritiya, one of its busiest sacred gold-buying days along with the fall festival days of Diwali and Dhanteras.
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • new1933 gold Double Eagles must be returned, appeals court rules
    Earlier this month a federal judge shocked the numismatic world by ruling that, contrary to government claims, a rare 1974-D aluminum Lincoln cent might actually be legal to own. Now, in an even more high-profile case, another U.S. court has ruled th…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newChina could make bombshell gold revelation as soon as May
    Practically everyone who pays attention to gold has long been aware of the fact that China’s officially reported gold holdings of 1,054 tons, last updated in 2009, are probably a polite fiction at best.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newRussia’s latest gold purchase “sends a very bullish signal”
    He’s baaaaack. The Russian bear, that is. The nation’s central bank is buying gold again despite failing oil prices and withering economic sanctions from the West over the Ukraine conflict.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • newGold and a rising dollar:
    One of the hoariest rules of thumb in the gold market is that gold prices fall as the dollar appreciates. Still new analysis from the World Gold Council suggests that that inverse link has never been as strong as most people believe and is now, becau…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Banks outperforming expectations across the board
    Never mind Dodd-Frank and its job-killing capital requirements. Now eight years after they tanked the global economy, the world’s mega-banks and financial institutions are doing very well indeed.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Japan overtakes China as America’s biggest creditor
    The U.S. Treasury’s Major Foreign Holders of Treasury Securities report for February shows that Japan had edged out China as America’s biggest creditor nation. For February, Japan held $1.2244 trillion in Treasuries, versus China’s $12237 trill…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Gold up, stocks down in massive global equity selloff
    A correction in the stock market has been long overdue, and the potential beginnings of one started Friday on a series of catalysts that sparked a global selloff. Meanwhile, gold held firmly above $1,200.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Inflation heats up in March even as Fed takes dovish tilt
    Following on the heels of an uptick in March’s Producer Price Index, the Consumer Price Index for March, released Friday, also suggests that inflation is starting to take shape in the U.S. The question for anyone interested in gold’s protection r…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Coin market headed for record highs
    Rare coin sales are poised to eclipse last year’s record $536 million level, says a new article by Reuters, as the economy recovers, buyer interest mounts and the Pogue collection of extremely rare, high quality specimens goes on the market in 2015…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Gold on a Fed-driven tear
    Gold has rallied about 3.7% since the last Fed meeting, as investors price in a dovish extension of the current low-interest rate policy.
    - 12 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 12:00am -
  • Shadow banking is back
    Excessive interconnection between banks was one of the factors in the global credit collapse of 2008, yet the same phenomenon, in smaller doses, is critical to the functioning of the world’s financial systems.
    - 12 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 12:00am -

Gainesville Coins Market News

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Ancient Coin Collecting

  • 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…
    - 13 days ago, 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…
    - 76 days ago, 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…
    - 76 days ago, 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…
    - 76 days ago, 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…
    - 77 days ago, 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

  • newPNG Seeks More Interns, Opens Education Courses To Everyone
    The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) has issued a call for more internship candidates to enroll in the organization’s Promoting Numismatic Growth mentoring program. The PNG also is offering its Edward Milas School of Numismatics…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 1:51pm -
  • newPalau 2015 Marine Life Protection Rainbow of the Sea $5 Silver Coin
    The latest issue within the Marine Life Protection series is entitled Rainbow of the Sea and features the shell of the Haliotis tuberculata, or green ormer, a maritime snail species which is mainly found in the Mediterranean but also in the Eastern A…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 1:42pm -
  • newNumismatic Treasures on Display at the Frankfurt Historical Museum
    The Financial heartland of Germany boasts some of the country’s best museums with some of the world’s best collections of coins and medals. Michael Alexander of the London Banknote and Monetary Research Centre visits Frankfurt’s Historical Muse…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 4:44pm -
  • new1936 Albany Charter Commemorative Half Dollar
    The 1936 Albany Commemorative Half Dollar is an issue that was struck to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the granting of a charter to the city of Albany, which established that would later become the capital of New York State. While the annivers…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 3:32pm -
  • newKisatchie National Forest Quarter Launch Ceremony
    On April 22, 2015, representatives from the United States Mint and the United States Forest Service held an official launch ceremony for the 2015 Kisatchie National Forest Quarter. This represents the twenty-seventh release within the America the Bea…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 9:18pm -
  • newNew Silver Coin from Italy Marks 70 Years of Peace in Europe
    The IPZS (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato) or the Italian State Mint have issued a new silver coin which observes the 70th anniversary of the end of conflict, hostilities and fighting in Europe as the Second World War came to an end on the c…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 9:00pm -
  • newPCGS Coin Grading Contest at June Long Beach Expo
    Collectors, dealers, and young numismatists can test their coin grading skills by competing in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show. The collector and the dealer with the highest sc…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 7:13pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales Report: New Products Debut
    The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut figures for the recently released Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Dollar products and the Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coins. On April 13, 2015, the US Mint be…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 3:05pm -
  • newHarnessing the Energy of the Sun Features on New Collector Coins
    The Bank of Israel have announced three new coins which feature one of the country’s most important and vital sources of energy, that of solar power. As a country situated in the Middle East, Israel’s geographic position on the planet is most adv…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 3:01pm -
  • newBicentenary of Napoleon’s Exile Featured on New High Relief Crown Coin
    The Government & Treasury of Ascension Island have issued a new gold & silver coin which marks the 200th anniversary of the exile to Saint Helena of the Emperor of the French, Napoleon Bonaparte.  Also known as Napoleon I, he was a French military l…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 8:07pm -

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

  • newGold, Silver Rally; US Mint Coin Sales Rise
    Gold and silver launched out of the trading gate on Monday and reclaimed more than what they lost last week.Gold for June delivery rallied $28.20, or 2.4%, to settle at $1,203.20 an ounce on the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 9:09pm -
  • new2015 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set Launches for $28.95
    Earlier today, April 27, the U.S. Mint started selling an annually issued set of the year's major coins in uncirculated quality.These sets have been issued for decades, and they're one of the U.S....[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 16 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 5:54pm -
  • newMore Kisatchie Coins, Mint Set, Gold Eagle; Popular News
    Kisatchie National Forest was in the spotlight last week with new coins sharing a design commemorating the site in Louisiana and a ceremony introducing them to the public.This week, there is...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 15, 7:56pm -
  • newGold Drops on Week; US Mint Silver Sales Fly
    Precious metals bobbed back and forth for most of the week, but their losses weighed heavier than their gains. Gold not only slid 2.3% on the week, it closed on Friday at a five-week low.United...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 5:45pm -
  • newCourt Rules 1933 $20 Double Eagles Property of Family
    The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia determined that the United States Mint must return ten 1933 $20 Saint-Gaudens double eagles to a family in Pennsylvania.The three-judge appeals...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 4:36pm -
  • newCanadian 2017 Coin Design Contest Ending April 30
    Less than a week remains in the Royal Canadian Mint's contest to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, loonie and toonie coins that will circulate in 2017.On March 11, the My Canada, My Inspiration...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 2:42pm -
  • newKisatchie National Forest Quarter Launch Ceremony Highlights
    On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, representatives from the National Forest Service and the United States Mint officially introduced the new Kisatchie quarter to the public.Around 1,500 people attended...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 7:37am -
  • newPCGS Coin Grading Contest at June 2015 Long Beach Show
    Professional Coin Grading Service will award a collector and dealer each $1,000 and a young numismatist a certified Morgan silver dollar as winning prizes in a coin grading competition at the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 9:23pm -
  • newGold and Other Metals Rebound Again
    Precious metals rose Thursday, extending their repeated movement of lower and then higher closings that started on Monday. Gold prices rebounded from their lowest close of the month.Gold for June...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 7:33pm -
  • newThree-Coin Set of 2015 Kisatchie National Forest Quarters
    Today, April 23, the U.S. Mint released the 2015 Kisatchie National Forest Quarters Three-Coin Set. Quarters of the set commemorate the national site in Louisiana.This latest America the Beautiful...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 4:07pm -

Numismatic News

  • newAustria celebrates army anniversary

    - 15 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:52pm -
  • newTreasure hunter pleads guilty
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A fugitive treasure hunter pleaded guilty to a contempt of court charge related to his refusal to testify about gold he discovered from a historic shipwreck, court documents indicate. A plea agreement was filed in federal ……
    - 15 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:44pm -
  • newIndia sets its own gold standard
    India is once more on the gold standard – sort of. Smuggling and a black market in gold coins and jewelry have prompted the Reserve Bank of India to lift the ban on importing gold, while introducing a new gold … Continue reading →
    - 15 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:31pm -
  • newGolden moments in movie
    As regular readers of my columns know, I financed the production of the movie “Alongside Night.” The film had some sneak previews in 2013 and a limited theatrical distribution in 2014. In two to four weeks the DVD and Blu-Ray … Continue reading…
    - 15 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:22pm -
  • newWho are new ANA members?
    The current American Numismatic Association election campaign is a fairly quiet one. What can you expect when the presidency and vice presidency are not contested? This should worry the ANA board. I am not one of those who thinks lawsuits … Continu…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 2:05pm -
  • new1873 two-cent ended denomination
    The 1873 two-cent piece was to be the final year for the coin series with a mintage of just proofs, the number estimated at 1,100 pieces although we cannot be absolutely certain. It was an unusual end for a denomination … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 8:49pm -
  • newCommunity Voice Responses (5/12/2015)
    From the April 17 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Will politicians ever succeed in abolishing the cent? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Probably not as it reflects well our lack of common sense. We … Co…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 6:47pm -
  • newWell done, ANA
    High School graduation is just around the corner for many students around the country. They will be heading off to college, the military, to jobs, or other training. Yesterday, the American Numismatic Association announced that Tyler Rusnak of Villa…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 2:18pm -
  • newLetters to the Editor (5/12/2015)
    Coin counting machines yield collectible coins To Bob Klippstein: I read your letter to NN about your find in your local grocery store’s Coinstar coin counting machine. I would like to congratulate you on your first find, the ‘43 “steely.” …
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 9:57pm -
  • newMint issues Ike dollar, Truman Spouse
    The United States Mint has once again released an Eisenhower dollar. The Ike Presidential dollar went on sale April 13 with 29,051 Philadelphia and 26,869 Denver 25-coin rolls, 752 Philadelphia and 731 Denver 100-coin bags and 2,806 Philadelphia and…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 9:06pm -

Mint News Blog

  • new2015 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
    Today, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2015 Uncirculated Coin Set. This long running core annual set containing uncirculated coins is often referred to as the “Mint Set” by collectors. The 2015 Mint…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Apr 15, 2:57pm -
  • newKisatchie National Forest Quarter Three Coin Set
    Today, April 23, 2015, the United States Mint has started accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three Coin Set featuring the Kisatchie National Forest Quarter. The Kisatchie Quarter was first released into general circulation by the…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 7:01pm -
  • new2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set
    Today, April 22, 2015, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set. This product includes uncirculated examples of each of this year’s quarters from both the Philadelphia and Denve…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 5:33pm -
  • new2015 Kisatchie National Forest Quarter Bags and Rolls
    Today, April 20, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for bags and rolls of circulating quality 2015 Kisatchie National Forest Quarters. This represents the twenty-seventh overall release within the America the Be…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 9:56am -
  • Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Bronze Medal
    Earlier this week, the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded collectively to the members of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders in recognition of their military service during World War II. The award of the medal was authorized under Public Law 113-106. The W…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 1:42pm -
  • 2015 Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coin
    Today, April 16, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coins. This will begin the ninth year of the series of one-half ounce 24 karat gold coins. The obverse design of the…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 2:26pm -
  • March 2015 US Mint Circulating Coin Production
    The United States Mint has provided updated circulating coin production figures through the month of March 2015. For the third month in a row, the monthly production total surpassed one billion coins. For the month of March 2015, the US Mint faciliti…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 9:54pm -

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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