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David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • newDLRC: The Best Place For Certified Modern Coins
    If you’re collecting modern commemorative coins, we’ve got the best inventory in the business! We currently have over 2,200 certified coins in stock. Contact us directly for individual and package deal pricing at  Cl…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 8:36pm -
  • Walking Liberty Half Dollar Collection Offered in Auction #820
    Auction #820 closes this Sunday, Sept. 7th and features 54 Walking Liberty Half Dollars from the Midwest Walker Collection.  All coins are PCGS graded and the majority are rated with DLRC 5-star eye appeal.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 7:09pm -
  • 2014 ANA Show Wraps Up Successfully
    This year’s ANA show closed yesterday and was a huge success for us. We met a lot of customers in person and picked up hundreds of great new coins for our upcoming auctions. Auction 817 closes Sunday with some great collector … Continue reading…
    - 41 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 2:46pm -
  • ANA: Mid-Show Report from John Feigenbaum
    This year’s ANA show has been exciting since the opening bell. In addition to the usual frenetic activity associated with the biggest show of the year, there has been a huge distraction with the US Mint releasing the 50th Anniversary … Continue r…
    - 44 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 6:30pm -
  • Visit Us At The ANA Show This Week!
    Team DLRC will be in full force at next week’s ANA Show in Chicago.  JB, Jason, Krissy, Matt, John and Ben will each be attending at different times during the event. Be sure to stop by our tables – #510-#512 … Continue reading →
    - 54 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 8:03pm -
  • Franklin Proof Collection Offered in Auction #813
    Our Sunday Auction #813 offers a stunning group of 29 High-Grade Proof Franklin Half Dollars.  Each of these coins have been CAC approved and perfect for both registry collections and sophisticated type sets. Be sure to browse and bid on … Continu…
    - 68 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 6:40pm -
  • Idaho Morgan Collection Available in Auction #812 – All with No Reserves!
    Here’s a great opportunity to add some gem-quality PCGS Morgans to your collection at market level prices.  All dollars from the Idaho Collection are running in our current Sunday Auction and set with No Reserves! Take a minute to view … Continu…
    - 73 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 4:32pm -

Blanchard Investing News Blog

Blanchard Economic Research Unit

  • Coin Investing: The $5 Billion Elephant In The Room
    Though many investors recognize the long-term value that gold-bullion assets can bring to a diversified portfolio, the Blanchard and Company team encourages consumers to consider what rare coins can add in value.
    - 16 Jan 14, 4:07pm -
  • Collecting Gold Coins Can Be A "Rewarding" Hobby, In More Ways Than One
    Collecting rare and commemorative coins often starts out as a hobby, but with the right focus, numismatics can evolve into a smart investment strategy. Hobbies are expressions of personal interests that help us pleasantly pass the time, and they a…
    - 2 Dec 13, 3:44pm -
  • Do Peak Debt And Peak Government Mean Peak Dollar?
    "It is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world." That's what China's state-owned Xinhua news agency wrote Oct. 13 in expressing frustration over the U.S. government shutdown and debt-ceiling…
    - 18 Oct 13, 3:52pm -
  • The Case For Investing In Gold
    The last two years have been disappointing for gold investors, and what happened [the week of Sept. 16-20] to the yellow metal epitomized the frustrating price movement. After the Fed startled the markets by announcing that it was going to continu…
    - 1 Oct 13, 11:34am -
  • Cage Match: Janet Yellen Vs. Lawrence Summers for Fed Chair
    With Ben Bernanke's term as Federal Reserve chief expiring in January, rumors are swirling about who his successor will be. Though dark-horse candidates can't be ruled out, two contenders appear to be finalists: current Fed Vice Chairwoman Janet Y…
    - 2 Sep 13, 3:36pm -
  • The case for more inflation
    Talk of the Federal Reserve eventually tapering its stimulus program has many observers concerned about how monetary tightening might affect equities, bonds, commodities, and international securities. But at least inflation remains in check. That'…
    - 31 Jul 13, 1:56pm -
  • Rates Spike, Banking Freezes in China: A Lehman Moment?
    In late June, China's seven-day repo rate -- a benchmark used to gauge the rate at which Chinese banks lend to each other -- spiked to as high as 28%, down from as low as 2.78% in May. Interbank rates in China are more volatile than in the U.S. or…
    - 1 Jul 13, 3:39pm -

Gainesville Coins Market News

Stacks Bowers

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • On Second Thought—a chance for rule of law?
    The SAFE endorsement of Britain's Article 11c of Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 at first blush might seem lacking in forethought.  Here we have major cultural sites being demolished wholesale by civil war in Syria and Britain responds by prohibi…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:08pm -
  • Kafkaesque
    The trials and tribulations of ancient coin collectors today are nothing short of Kafkaesque.  Almost 100 years ago, Franz Kafka wrote the short story below.  We share it here because it will resonate so profoundly with many friends and associates…
    - 60 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 8:25pm -
  • Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO's patience
    The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting report about the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild forfeiture case in its July 13, 2014 issue.  This test case is described in numerous news items at…
    - 68 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 6:49pm -
  • A Shot in the Foot
    Archaeologist Paul Barford, a self-appointed spokesperson for the archaeological lobby and crusader for the views of Cultural Property Nationalists, is well known to those who follow cultural property matters in cyberspace.  The typically outrageous…
    - 77 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 1:40am -
  • Vested Interests
    In the comments section of a recent Biblical Archaeology Review article there is a post that some with an interest in Cultural Property management might find interesting.  The article has generated 56 comments from the public and still counting.  T…
    - 79 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 4:41am -
  • State Department MOU hearing leaves room for optimism
    The public session of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee hearing to consider a potential Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt (June 2nd) has drawn considerable interest among the regular pontificators on both sides of the issue.  Being one o…
    - 11 Jun 14, 7:18pm -
  • New School Archaeology
    As the State Department hearing on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Egypt approaches, comments have appeared online espousing divergent points of view.  Readers of this blog will naturally be most familiar with the views of private…
    - 24 May 14, 11:36pm -
  • Open Letter from Dr. Alan Walker to Dr. Jane DeRose Evans
    Dear Professor Evans,I was recently sent a copy of the letter you sent in support of the proposed MOU with Egypt.I wonder if I might ask you for some clarifications?You speak about the "Coinex Hoard" of Egyptian AE (published and commented on by Cath…
    - 17 May 14, 12:47am -
  • Some things never seem to change
    James Taylor Lewis (1819-1904) was born in Clarendon, New York and moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin in 1845.  As a young lawyer, he served as District Attorney and County Judge before entering state politics.  During a productive and popular politi…
    - 30 Mar 14, 5:36am -
  • CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP
    Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions to numismatics.  His breadth of knowledge was most impressive and his passion for the hobb…
    - 25 Mar 14, 4:33am -
  • Bootleggers and Baptists
    Living in rural southwestern Missouri (God's Country) we happen to be members of the Missouri Farm Bureau.  This organization produces a quarterly membership publication called "Show Me".  An editorial by MFB president Blake Hurst in the Winter 201…
    - 8 Feb 14, 3:29am -
  • Reaching too far
    The saga of Gantcho Zagorski brings to mind the baleful Kingston Trio song "Tom Dooley" where the accused accepted punishment in a faulted prosecution to avoid further anguish and heartache.  The parallels are not exactly relevant, and Dula or "Dool…
    - 4 Feb 14, 6:47pm -
  • The Monuments Men
    Unlike the ridiculous antics of Indiana Jones, the latest Hollywood foray into the cultural property arena has some genuine merit even if it is still, after all, entertainment.  The Monuments Men is a belated tribute to genuine preservationists who…
    - 2 Feb 14, 9:30pm -
  • When the Dragon Wore the Crown - Book Review
    Collectors and students of ancient coinage can hardly escape visual and epigraphical connections to mythology and astrology that constantly delight the eye and challenge the mind.  Aside from political propaganda and the occasional appeal to social…
    - 30 Jan 14, 11:45pm -
  • Interview
    A recent interview by Greg Laptevsky of on image or link above for full interview
    - 31 Dec 13, 3:23am -
  • New discovery?
    An article posted December 2, 2013 in The Times of Israel caught my attention among many articles of interest in issue #825 of David Meadows' "Explorator".  The headline "Oldest reference to Bohemian king found in Acre" was bolstered by a coin image…
    - 9 Dec 13, 9:26pm -
  • The Rubber Stamp of Injustice
    In forfeiture proceedings currently before the District Court in Baltimore, the government has prompted genuine concern about the nature of justice in America today.  Summarizing its reply to the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild's answer to the governm…
    - 10 Oct 13, 2:26am -
  • If the shoe fits wear it
    In a recent archaeo-blogger post by Paul Barford, cultural property nationalist Nigel Swift wrote: The level and vehemence and frequency of attacks on your character (and to a lesser extent mine) is of course astonishing but also instructive. Sugges…
    - 21 Aug 13, 1:00am -
  • German Supreme Court ruling favorable to Ancient Coin Collectors
    While U.S. Courts have consistently avoided hearing arguments about the validity of imposing trade restrictions on ancient coins, a German High Court has faced the issue head on and ruled definitively in a case involving coins.  For a certified tran…
    - 1 May 13, 6:24pm -
  • A Kinder and Gentler Paul Barford? to Cambridge archaeologist Helen Geake for apparently striking a chord of reason in the most unsuspected of places.  Cultural property issues are always open to debate and philosophical…
    - 11 Apr 13, 8:09pm -
  • Archaeologists entertain the views of private collectors
    The Council for British Archaeology has published a paper on their digital journal web site that outlines the thoughts and concerns of private collectors.  Issue No. 33 of Internet Archaeology includes a commentary by yours truly that discusses "Ide…
    - 18 Mar 13, 10:43pm -
  • From small acorns…. Ancient Coin Collectors on the steps of the Supreme Court
    Some 50,000 Americans who call themselves Ancient Coin Collectors are hopeful that February 12, 2013 will be remembered by numismatic historians as an auspicious day. Washington bureaucracy broke with law and tradition in 2007 by imposing draconian i…
    - 13 Feb 13, 6:26pm -
  • More from Barford about ACCG
    In a recent blog post, Polish Archaeologist Paul Barford has offered yet another in a heartwarming string of compliments directed at the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild.  Noting that the ACCG did not comment at the Cambodia MOU hearing, Barford says:…
    - 8 Feb 13, 7:41pm -
  • A rational voice in a sea of hyperbole?
    On the Trafficking Cullture website, one reads that, "Trafficking Culture aims to produce an evidence-based picture of the contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects."  I instinctively thought of the myriad sensationalized media articles…
    - 24 Jan 13, 8:53pm -
  • Happy Holidays
    I have many friends in the Ancient Coin Collecting community and the range of their religious beliefs is impressive, to say the least.  Fortunately, at this time of year most religions see fit to recognize a holiday or "holy day" for one reason or a…
    - 19 Jan 13, 6:07pm -

Coin Update

  • newThe Life and Work of Chester Beach
    During the past 225+ years there have been a large number of artists, sculptors, and others who have been responsible for designing the coins that so many Americans have used in everyday commerce. Many of these should be of some familiarity to numism…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 6:02pm -
  • newNew 3D Laser Technology Creates Latent Image on Palau 2014 Fall of the Berlin Wall Coin
    The Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was one of the most significant events of the past century. It was the turning point at which the Cold War ended and the reunification of the two German states began. Two men were the driving force behind the devel…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 1:33pm -
  • newRoyal Mint Historic Penny Set, From One Diamond Jubilee Queen to the Other!
    The Royal Mint have launched a new product which brings together one of the most recognized denominations ever in circulation within the United Kingdom, that of the large bronze penny. The most recent one penny coin was introduced into circulation du…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 1:13pm -
  • newHouse Passes Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
    On September 15, 2014, the House of Representatives passed a bill which would require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue coins in commemoration of the centennial of Boys Town. The bill was amended from the original version to make two si…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 6:45pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales Report: Three New Products Debut
    The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the opening figures for three recently released products. For a third time, the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin has recorded a weekly net decline…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 2:21pm -
  • newPerth Mint Launches Australian Age of Dinosaurs Coin Series
    Earlier this month, the Perth Mint launched the first coin in a new series entitled Australian Age of Dinosaurs. Representing Australia’s most complete carnivorous dinosaur, Australovenator (meaning “southern hunter”) is the first creature to a…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 8:37pm -
  • newPCGS Restoration Service Announcements
    Professional Coin Grading Service has announced a reduced evaluation fee for coins submitted for PCGS Restoration service ( which subsequently do not quality for the service. They have also updated their experts’ tips about…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 2:36pm -
  • newWhat To Do If You Buy a Fake Coin Online
    What should you do if you purchase a fake coin on Proxibid or eBay and discover it when your options have run out–a few months, or even years, after the sale? What if you buy a counterfeit in a private coin dealer auction online? Or an Internet est…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 4:10pm -
  • new“Star Charts” Series Includes First Glow-in-the-Dark Technology on a Silver Coin
    The Royal Canadian Mint have launched a new series comprising four coins in total which feature the folklore of the First Nations about the constellations in the heavens. The story below is the compelling First Nations legend that explains the origin…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 3:10pm -
  • newSaddle Ridge Hoard Coins and Cans at PNG New York Show
    The $10 million Saddle Ridge Hoard of buried treasure gold coins will make its first public appearance in New York from October 9 – 11, 2014. More than 50 of the historic coins, including the finest known 1866-S No Motto Double Eagle valued at over…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 7:26pm -

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 -

  • newGold Hits 2014 Low, US Coin Sales at Multi-Month Highs
    Gold settled at its lowest price this year and logged its third straight weekly decline. Other precious metals also dropped on the day and week.Conversely, physical demand for gold and silver...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:59pm -
  • newBoys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passed in House
    Commemorative coins celebrating the 100th anniversary of Boys Town are a step closer to reality with the House's passage on Monday, Sept. 15, of the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, H.R....[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:47pm -
  • newAmerican Silver Eagle Production at West Point Mint
    On our recent visit to the United States Mint at West Point, my brother Mike and I were given the opportunity to witness a lot of the operations. Truth be told, our initial excitement centered on the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 12:42pm -
  • newGold Ends at New 8-Month Low, Silver Falls 1.2%
    Gold prices closed to a new 8-month low on Thursday, marking a second day of declines and deeper losses that began following the Fed's policy statement release on Wednesday which raised expectations...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 8:21pm -
  • newUS Coin Production in August, Great Sand Dunes Quarter Mintages
    For the first time in seven months and for only the second time this year, United States Mint in August struck fewer than 1 billion coins for circulation.That's not too eyebrow-raising since August...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 2:55pm -
  • newUS Government Prints 576 Million Banknotes in August 2014
    For a second straight month, the US government in August printed more money for circulation than the prior month but the combined value of the notes declined.576 million in $1s, $5s, $10s, $20s...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 1:56pm -
  • newGold Slips as US Inflation Dips in August, Falls More after FOMC
    Gold prices settled lower for the first time in three sessions, pinned by easing U.S. inflation and the Federal Open Market Committee's latest statement.Gold for December delivery shed 80 cents to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 8:35pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: Coin Covers and Coin Sets Debut
    New $1 coin covers, quarters sets and annual uncirculated sets sparked interest and helped buoy sales across other United States Mint products.Sales gains widened with 91 older products...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 1:46pm -
  • newCanadian 2014 $5 Poinsettia Silver Coin with Niobium Coloring
    The Royal Canadian Mint launched its third release from a series featuring popular flowers with the 2014 $5 Poinsettia Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Coloring.Highlighting the coin's design is a...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 8:08pm -
  • newGold Gains for Second Session, Silver for Third
    Gold prices advanced for a second session in a row Tuesday, though many investors were sidelined, looking ahead to the Fed's policy announcement on Wednesday.Gold for December delivery added $1.60,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 7:23pm -

Numismatic News

  • newAmerican Numismatic Society seeks librarian

    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 6:52pm -
  • newCarson City Coin Collectors attend regional meet
    Twenty-six members of the Carson City Coin Collectors of America attended the club’s 2014 regional meeting in Carson City on Aug. 22 at the Carson Nugget Casino. The event was held in conjunction with the Nevada State Museum’s coin show. … Cont…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 6:35pm -
  • newToken collectors honor Campbell
    H. Robert (Bob) Campbell of Salt Lake City, Utah, received the 2014 James J. Curto Award this past Labor Day weekend at the National Token Collectors Association Annual Token Show in Omaha, Nebraska. The Curto Award, presented annually by the … Con…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 6:18pm -
  • newVirginia Numismatic Association hosts convention
    The Virginia Numismatic Association will hold its 56th annual convention, coin and currency show, Sept. 26-28 at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, Fredericksburg, Va. Hours are Friday and Saturday,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 5:04pm -
  • newTucson Coin Club slates coin show Oct. 19
    The Tucson Coin Club will be hold a coin show on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Fraternal Order of the Police located in Tucson, Ariz.  The show hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:35pm -
  • newCan you believe just anybody can profit?
    Are coin collectors out of touch? Are we so isolated from the mainstream that our views should be dismissed out of hand by noncollectors? I sometimes wonder. I happened upon a story this morning posted by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. … Con…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 1:59pm -
  • newPlatinum Eagle cutoff meets apathy

    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 9:55pm -
  • newHow about making a fresh start?
    If you could start coin collecting all over again, what would you do differently? Another way of putting this question is: if you were completely free to collect anything that appeals to you, what would it be? Too many of … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 9:41pm -
  • newBagmarks spoil Illinois half dollars
    It’s technically the Illinois Centennial half dollar but it is Abraham Lincoln who dominates the design and is known to many as the Lincoln-Illinois Centennial half dollar. The fact that the Illinois Centennial half dollar was dated 1918 should giv…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 9:29pm -
  • newCoin Clinic: Emotion sells coins
    By Richard Giedroyc In the Sept. 9 issue someone inquired about 9-11 memorial coins. What I have falls into the bullion type coin. The front is the Twin Towers, the Statue of Liberty and smaller buildings silhouetted on clear background, … Continue…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 9:10pm -

Mint News Blog

  • newLooking Ahead to Late October US Mint Product Releases
    As the United States Mint prepares for a relaunch of their retail website and ordering system, there will be a lengthy gap in new numismatic product releases extending to mid-October. In late October, two significant product releases are scheduled fo…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 2:35pm -
  • newUS Mint Website Blackout Dates, End of Subscription Discounts
    The United States Mint has provided additional information related to the launch of their new retail website and ordering system. This page on their website describes the impact on customers and provides links to visual tour pages showcasing the new…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 5:27pm -
  • new2014 Presidential Dollar Four Coin Sets, Possible Price Decrease for Gold Products
    Today, September 16, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint started accepting orders for the 2014 Presidential $1 Four Coin Sets. There are separate four coin sets available from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints facilities. Each set cont…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 5:27pm -
  • new2014-P Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin
    Today, September 15, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the Great Sand Dunes National Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. This will represent the twenty-fourth overall release within the numismatic series. The re…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 1:16pm -
  • newUS Mint Circulating Coin Production August 2014
    Updated circulating coin production figures have been provided by the United States Mint. Monthly production fell to the lowest level of the year, however it did remain above the level of the year ago period. During the month of August 2014, total pr…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 2:12pm -
  • new2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin Cover
    Yesterday, September 10, 2014, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin Cover. This represented the 32nd release within the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. Following the format of…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Sep 14, 8:00pm -
  • Fallen Heroes of September 11, 2001 Bronze Medals
    At a ceremony held today, three Congressional Gold Medals were awarded in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The medals, which were authorized under Public Law 112-…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 5:59pm -

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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