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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

  • Archaeologists Question Media Sensationalism
    Ancient coin collectors in the United States had good reason to smile this past weekend.  Archaeologist Paul Barford in his blog Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues joined a growing list of critics who believe that U.S. government offi…
    - 47 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 6:25pm -
  • Steven 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…
    - 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 -
    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

  • newCumberland Gap 5-oz. Silver Uncirculated Coins Almost Sold Out
      As of 4 p.m. on Friday, December 2, the Uncirculated 5-ounce silver Cumberland Gap issues in the America the Beautiful series are approaching sold-out status. (The Theodore Roosevelt National Park 5-ounce Uncirculated coins were officially decla…
    - 21 hours ago, 2 Dec 16, 9:04pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Sales Report: Week Ending November 27, 2016
    Updated Dec. 2 at 3:40 p.m. to indicate near sell-out status of Cumberland Gap 5-oz. silver Uncirculated coins, along with sold-out status of Theodore Roosevelt National Park 5-oz. Uncirculated coins. This sales report covers the U.S. Mint’s report…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 16, 5:07pm -
  • newSpain: Popular “Numismatic Treasures” Coin Series Launches Seventh Set
      The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda have launched their latest set of coins in their popular “Numismatic Treasures” series, which focuses on some of the extraordinary coins found in Spain and those exquisite pieces s…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 7:11pm -
  • newBlockchain Technology Allows Digital Investment in Precious Metals
    This morning there was a post on LinkedIn that caught my eye. It was a piece from the Telegraph that talked about how the Royal Mint is going to begin offering gold trading using blockchain technology. If you’re asking yourself what “blockcha…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 5:18pm -
  • new2016 American Silver Eagles Go on Sale at Noon Today
    The U.S. Mint will accept orders for the 2016 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin (product code 16EG) as of today, December 1, at noon Eastern time. The Uncirculated American Silver Eagle (ASE) is the collector version of the bullion A…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 2:36pm -
  • newAustralia: Cricket Legend Ritchie Benaud Featured on New 50-Cent Coin
    On November 23, the Royal Australian Mint launched a new 50-cent coin that pays tribute to one of the country’s cricketing legends. Richie Benaud (1930–2015) was not only an outstanding player of the game, he went on to essentially become the voi…
    - 3 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 1:42am -
  • newPrecious Metals Sales Report: Week Ending November 27, 2016
    During the week ending November 27, 2016, the U.S. Mint’s authorized purchasers (APs) bought 340,000 American Eagle silver bullion coins, a notable drop from 826,000 bought during the previous period (and an even bigger drop from 1,525,000 pieces…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 11:46pm -

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 -

  • new2016 Uncirculated Silver Eagle Scores First Day Sales of 126,902
    This year's uncirculated American Silver Eagle with its anniversary edge lettering moved strong out of the gate.Orders for the 2016-W American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin totaled 126,902 pieces...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 20 hours ago, 2 Dec 16, 10:04pm -
  • newUS Mint 2017 Bullion Coins Launch Jan. 9; Production Ends for 2016s
    It's out with the old and in with the new again. 2017-dated American Eagle Gold, Silver and American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins will launch on Jan. 9, the United States Mint announced Wednesday. They...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 16, 4:44pm -
  • newPerth Mint of Australia 2017 Collector Coins for December
    New collector coins from the Perth Mint of Australia are emblematic of the Chinese zodiac and New Year.Serving as the premier issue is a high-relief Year of the Rooster Gold Coin. It is joined by...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 16, 6:35am -
  • newGold Edges Lower in December Start
    Precious metals futures ended mixed in their start to the new trading month on Thursday. Not a lot changed for gold. It retreated for the fifth time in six sessions, marking a fresh, almost 10-month...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 10:32pm -
  • new30th Anniversary 2016-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle Release (Updated)
    Anniversary celebrations continue for the American Eagle program from the United States Mint with today's release of the 2016-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle.The new strike marks the thirtieth...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 4:18pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: Circulating Quarters Set and Limited Edition Proof Set Debut
    Two U.S. Mint products went on sale last week, a circulating coin set with quarters and a proof set with silver coins. Both were top weekly sellers.The 8-coin silver set grabbed the top spot with...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 3:29pm -
  • newGold Ends November Near 10-Month Low; US Mint Gold Sales Surge
    Most precious metals futures fell on Wednesday and for the month, led by declines in silver and gold. The loss for gold was its fourth in five sessions as prices ended November near a 10-month...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 11:55pm -
  • newUS Mint Gold Coin Pricing Cuts Possible on Wed., Nov. 30
    On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the United States Mint may reduce prices on its suite of collector gold coins by as much as $50 for every ounce of gold they contain.The agency's collections of numismatic...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 11:26pm -
  • newGold Dips 0.3%; Silver Advances for Third Session
    Precious metals futures ended divided Tuesday with gold and platinum lower and silver and palladium higher. The loss for gold was its third in four sessions.Gold for February delivery, the new...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 8:42pm -
  • new2016 Congratulations Sets for $54.95
    Today, Nov. 29, the United States Mint released its last 2016-dated special occasion set. Promoted as a great gift for weddings, anniversaries, retirement, graduations, and birthdays, the 2016...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 7:50pm -

Numismatic News

  • newBobrofsky new Ambassador
    Ann Bobrofsky was given a 2017 Numismatic Ambassador Award a month early at the 60th anniversary dinner of the Michigan State Numismatic Society. A family obligation will keep her away from the Ambassador Breakfast Jan. 6, 2017, at the Florida … Co…
    - 3 hours ago, 3 Dec 16, 3:00pm -
  • newDo your part to help save our hobby
    By Richard D. Fee I read with sadness the various letters on the subject of the future of the hobby and wonder why no one looked at what can be done to help. So, with my eyes failing, meaning my … Continue reading →The post Do your part to help…
    - 6 hours ago, 3 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • newFort Moultrie quarter attracts crowd
    by Lowell Knouff The United States Mint wrapped up the 2016 America the Beautiful quarter program with the Nov. 17 launch of the Fort Moultrie quarter on the grounds of the 240-year-old Fort Moultrie facing the Charleston, S.C., harbor. As … Contin…
    - 9 hours ago, 3 Dec 16, 9:00am -
  • newShake hands, have a conversation
    Plan to go to a coin show in 2017. Pick one. It will do you good. It does not matter whether you would like to fly to Fort Lauderdale for a winter getaway at the Florida United Numismatists convention, or … Continue reading →The post Shake hands…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 16, 2:58pm -
  • newPut Trump on a dollar coin

    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 16, 1:01pm -
  • newAutumn market picks up in Michigan

    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 16, 10:00am -
  • newReverse proof might not be one
    Readers be warned!  If you are offered an 2004 (or any date) silver American Eagle that appears at first glance to be a reverse proof,  it might be a post-mint alteration of a genuine coin. At the Michigan State Numismatic … Continue reading →…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Dec 16, 7:00am -
  • newGotta get that gold American Eagle
    Gold’s market price might be down to $1,169, but demand for one-ounce American Eagles continues to soar. Buyers took 129,000 of the Eagles from the Mint last month. November results beat October’s handily. The October sales number of 100,500 had…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 2:47pm -
  • newIndia stampedes into bullion
    India’s prime minister Narendra Modi announced on live television Nov. 8 that the government would immediately begin withdrawing the 500- and 1,000-rupee notes from circulation. Their face values are roughly $7.50 and $15 in U.S. funds, respectivel…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 2:00pm -
  • newMint Stats: Another strong month for gold Eagles
    Gold bullion American Eagles are still hot as pistols. The one-ounce had its best month of sales in 2016 in November. It beat the previous high in October by 9,500 to reach 110,000 pieces. Silver bullion Eagles went in the … Continue reading →Th…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 1:00pm -

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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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