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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

  • newGold Finds Support at $1,300
    As gold closed down on the day for Friday, the final price traded on the CME was $1,322.10, which is undeniably indicative of support above the $1,300 price-level.
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newJobs Reports and Gold Explained
    Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an employment situation report that tends to cause violent moves either up or down in equity markets around the world.
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newPanama-Pacific gold coins among the most popular classic U.S. commemoratives
    The five-coin commemorative series minted in San Francisco for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition remains one of the most beloved and distinctive sets in all of American numismatics.
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newCleaning your coin can kill your profit potential
    The natural oxidation that occurs on coins, especially silver, can enhance their appearance and maximize their historical character with this naturally occurring patina.
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newSilver Institute confirms metal’s investment-demand boom in 2016
    The World Gold Council’s equivalent in the silver sector, The Silver Institute, just issued a bullish assessment of the white metal’s performance in the first half of 2016.
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Citi shrugs off Brexit fears to turn bullish on gold, commodities
    Getting an accurate read on just how far the Brexit’s aftershocks will be felt remains a difficult task. However, one major investment bank thinks this monumental threat to the European Union is just another reason to buy commodities, especially oi…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • 4 reasons besides Brexit to buy gold and silver
    With stocks struggling to build on record gains, gold and silver reclaimed some lost ground Wednesday and remain close to two-year highs.
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 12:00am -

Blanchard Economic Research Unit

  • newGold Finds Support at $1,300
    As gold closed down on the day for Friday, the final price traded on the CME was $1,322.10, which is undeniably indicative of support above the $1,300 price-level.
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newJobs Reports and Gold Explained
    Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an employment situation report that tends to cause violent moves either up or down in equity markets around the world.
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newPanama-Pacific gold coins among the most popular classic U.S. commemoratives
    The five-coin commemorative series minted in San Francisco for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition remains one of the most beloved and distinctive sets in all of American numismatics.
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newCleaning your coin can kill your profit potential
    The natural oxidation that occurs on coins, especially silver, can enhance their appearance and maximize their historical character with this naturally occurring patina.
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newSilver Institute confirms metal’s investment-demand boom in 2016
    The World Gold Council’s equivalent in the silver sector, The Silver Institute, just issued a bullish assessment of the white metal’s performance in the first half of 2016.
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Citi shrugs off Brexit fears to turn bullish on gold, commodities
    Getting an accurate read on just how far the Brexit’s aftershocks will be felt remains a difficult task. However, one major investment bank thinks this monumental threat to the European Union is just another reason to buy commodities, especially oi…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • 4 reasons besides Brexit to buy gold and silver
    With stocks struggling to build on record gains, gold and silver reclaimed some lost ground Wednesday and remain close to two-year highs.
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 12:00am -

Gainesville Coins Market News

Stacks Bowers

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • newSteven Andrew Sayles 1964-2016
        Steven Andrew Sayles was born in Gander, Newfoundland on March 14, 1964 to Wayne G. and Sharon L. (Greshay) Sayles.  As a child, Steve had an inquisitive nature and was far more worldly than his years might have suggested.  He was an avid co…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 4:15am -
  • 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…
    - 3 Mar 16, 11:19am -
  • RESTART
    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…
    - 31 Jan 16, 6:56pm -

Coin Update

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

  • new2016 Theodore Roosevelt 5 Oz Silver Bullion Coin Launches on August 29
    Sales of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin featuring Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota begin on Monday, Aug. 29, the United States Mint told its network of...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 7:23pm -
  • new2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coin Sales Hit 10 Million
    Sales of 2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coins hit the 10 million level to double expectations, the Perth Mint of Australia announced July 20.The Perth Mint introduced this newest bullion...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 18 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 3:43am -
  • newGold, Silver Post 2-Week Highs
    Precious metals futures were mixed Thursday with gold, silver and platinum posting a third day of gains while platinum declined for the first time in eight sessions. Gold and silver closed at...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 7:48pm -
  • newUS Mint Finishes Series about Ronald Reagan
    The U.S. Mint this week published the last essay in a four-part series that chronicles the life and legacy of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States.Part IV explores Reagan's...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 3:58pm -
  • newGold, Silver Extend Gains After Fed Statement
    Precious metals futures advanced on Wednesday with gold, silver and platinum logging a second day of gains while palladium moved ahead for a seventh session in a row. The metals then moved even...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 9:21pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: Coin & Currency Sets Jump
    Weekly top-sellers for the United States Mint include flagship products, rolls of Reagan dollars and the 2016 American $1 Coin & Currency Set.Coin and currency sets are probably the biggest...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 7:16pm -
  • newGold and Silver Log Slight Gains; US Mint Coin Sales Rise
    Gold and silver futures posted modest changes for a third session in a row on Tuesday, this time edging higher.Gold for August delivery added $1.30, or 0.1%, to settle $1,320.80 an ounce on the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 9:33pm -
  • newGold, Silver Start Week Lower; US Bullion Coins Log Wide Gains
    Gold and silver futures kicked off the new trading week on Monday with modest losses, but they did rebound from their intraday lows.Gold for August delivery settled down $3.90, or 0.3%, to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 10:46pm -
  • new2016 American Platinum Eagle Bullion Sales Open at 17,100
    U.S. Mint authorized distributors for the first time on Monday could order bullion 2016 American Platinum Eagles.They bought with intensity, scooping up 17,100 coins by the end of the day -- a...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 10:04pm -
  • newBreast Cancer Awareness Coin Design Contest Begins Aug. 1
    One week from today, on Monday, Aug. 1, the United States Mint will start a public contest for designs for commemorative coins that are emblematic of the fight against breast cancer.The design...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 2:34pm -

Numismatic News

  • newWaiting and waiting and waiting
    I have often used the metaphor that coin collectors waiting for potentially hot new U.S. coin issues are like kids just before Christmas waiting for Santa Claus. My morning email contained a message from a reader who turns the metaphor … Continue r…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:59pm -
  • newMint Stats: Low numbers everywhere you look

    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 9:21pm -
  • newGates of Hell lined with coins
    By Richard Giedroyc Are the Gates of Hell lined with gold coins? If the Gates of Hell to which you refer are along the coast of Namibia, the answer is yes. Gates of Hell is only one name given to … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 8:48pm -
  • newPNG warns counterfeit danger is increasing

    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 8:31pm -
  • newRussian coins star at Stack’s Bowers
    Russian gold coins from a collection formed in the 1980s will be among the highlights of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ auction to be held Aug. 9-13 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif. The firm said … Co…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 8:16pm -
  • newBEP offers new currency products
    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has introduced two new products that are now available for purchase. Included are the “2016 Texas $2 Step Currency Set” and the “2016 Happy Birthday Currency Note.” Commemorating the 25 years of currency p…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 7:32pm -
  • newWhat do these numbers mean?
    Here’s the test. What do these numbers have in common? 197, 29, 135, 197 and 23. Give up? You should. It is time to be away on vacation like the rest of the coin collecting population. Those numbers are the … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jul 16, 1:53pm -
  • newUnload coins in tough times?
    The overall economy has an impact on supply and demand for numismatic and precious metals products. When there is a general sense of prosperity, there is greater demand for discretionary items, which are items beyond what is needed for everyday … C…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 9:07pm -
  • newPlatinum Eagle sales take off
    More one-ounce platinum bullion American Eagles were sold by the U.S. Mint on July 25 than in the entire year of 2014, the last time the coins were offered. On that date, 17,100 of the coins were sold to the … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 8:52pm -
  • newDoubled die on Cumberland quarter
    Variety hunter Alfonso Lopez has garnered credit for finding the first reported Doubled Die Reverse on a 2016-P Kentucky Cumberland Gap America The Beautiful quarter. The doubling is easily seen with the naked eye (for some of us) or under … Contin…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 4:45pm -

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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