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  • newWeekend Series Special – 10% Off Gold $10 Indians!
    This weekend we are featuring our vast selection of regular listed $10 Indians – all at 10% off through Monday night!  Click the tile below to take advantage of this special savings on over 275 different selections!   * Offer excludes … Contin…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 2:11pm -
  • newMajor US Rarity Available – 1879 Stella $4 PCGS/CAC Proof 65 DCAM
    1879 Stella $4 PCGS Secure/CAC Proof 65 DCAM (Flowing Hair) Major US Rarity [1*****] We are truly excited to offer this world-class, world-famous Stella four-dollar gold piece in nearly un-improvable quality. This amazing coin is one of just 3 exampl…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 4:11pm -
  • newCoin Market Update from Las Vegas & New York by John Brush
    It’s been a busy 2 weeks at DLRC with the PCGS Invitational show in Las Vegas 2 weeks ago and the new PNG NYC Invitational show this past weekend. While we only spent 3 days in Las Vegas, we tried … Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 8:25pm -
  • Silver Eagle Collection Offered in Auction #825 – All With No Reserves!
    Our Internet Auction #825 offers a great opportunity to fill in your Silver Eagle collection. Over 85 certified selections are offered all with NO RESERVE including the super tough key-date 1995-W NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo!  Auction closes Sunday, Octobe…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 7:35pm -
  • DLRC: 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 45 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…
    - 70 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…
    - 73 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 6:30pm -

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…
    - 53 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…
    - 89 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…
    - 97 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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • newUS Mint Offers 2014 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin
    The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2014 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin. This represents the final coin within the Preamble series and features the theme “To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 6:53pm -
  • newMint of Finland Silver Coins Hononr Sculptor Emil Wikström
    The Mint of Finland has issued two new collector’s coins to mark the 150th anniversary of birth of one of the country’s most celebrated artists & sculptors. Emil Wikström (1864–1942) was one of the most popular Finnish sculptors of his time. I…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 6:19pm -
  • new1936 Long Island Tercentenary Commemorative Half Dollar
    The 1936 Long Island Tercentenary Commemorative Half Dollar is one of several classic commemoratives that celebrated an early American event by a European population. In this case, it is the 300th anniversary of the first European settlement on Long…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 2:34pm -
  • newSpain: Royal School of Artillery Featured on New Commemorative Coin
    The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT) in conjunction with the Casa Real de la Moneda has issued a new silver coin which marks the 250th anniversary of one of the country’s most prestigious military academies, the Royal School of Artillery…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 1:54pm -
  • newThe 1796 Myddleton Token —‘Unsurpassed in Beauty’
    This story of one of my favorite tokens is excerpted from my 2002 More Adventures With Rare Coins, a book that showcased 50 of my favorite numismatic items. For more information, you can read The 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, written by Ka…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 1:25pm -
  • newInterview with Dr. Herman Viola, Newest Member of the CCAC
    On September 23rd, 2014, Dr. Herman Viola was sworn in as the newest member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). He is a curator emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Prior to his retirement in…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • newMoldavite Meteorite Impact Silver Coin Contains Moldavite Fragment
    Coin Invest Trust has created a new coin incorporating the rare material Moldavite to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its meteorite coins. About 15 million years ago, a meteorite hit the Danube area resulting in the formation of a natural glass kno…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 5:43pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales Report: Annual Sets Top Weekly Sellers
    During another week without any new numismatic product releases from the United States Mint, the top sellers fell mainly into the category of the annual set offerings. The three core sets were joined by the individual Proof American Silver Eagle and…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 7:41pm -
  • newBritish Antarctic Territory: Orca Whale Collector Crown Coin
    The Treasury of the British Antarctic Territory has issued a new coin which highlights one of the territory’s most distinctive and awesome wildlife, that of the Orca Whale, or more commonly known as Killer Whales. A toothed whale belonging to the o…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 5:30pm -
  • newCFA Recommendations for 2015-2016 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs
    The Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) recently reviewed design candidates provided by the United States Mint for the 2015 and 2016 First Spouse Gold Coins. These coins will honor Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Patri…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 8:24pm -

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 and Other Precious Metals Rise
    Gold, silver and other precious metals settled higher to start the new trading week on Monday.Gold for December delivery advanced $5.70, or 0.5%, to close at $1,244.70 an ounce on the Comex...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 9:10pm -
  • new2014-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Coin Available
    2014-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Coins for collectors are now available. They may be ordered directly from the United States Mint at for $1,600. Thanks to falling precious...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 4:04pm -
  • newPlatinum Eagle, FDR Sets and Popular Coin News
    This week the United States Mint will introduce three products. Up first, on Monday, is the 2014-W Proof Platinum Eagle from West Point for $1,600. On Tuesday comes Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 14, 6:40pm -
  • newGold, Silver Mark Second Weekly Gain; US Mint Coin Sales Ease
    Gold finished lower for a second straight session Friday yet scored a second weekly gain after dropping in the prior five.Gold for December delivery shed $2.20, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,239 an...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 8:20pm -
  • new2014 Lake Michigan Silver Coin Fourth in Canadian Great Lakes Series
    Offered as the fourth release from the Royal Canadian Mint's Great Lakes series is the proof 2015 Lake Michigan 1 oz Fine Silver Coin. Eighty-three percent have already sold.Mintage of the 99.99%...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 2:32pm -
  • newJacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Mintage Tripled
    The United States Mint has announced mintage limits for next year's First Spouse Gold Coins, keeping those honoring Elizabeth Truman, Mamie Eisenhower and Lady Bird Johnson at 10,000 like this year's...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 5:40am -
  • newGold and Silver End Lower for First Time in Four Days
    Gold prices snapped a three-session winning streak on Thursday, sliding slightly from the prior-day when gold closed at a five-week high. Silver and other precious metals also retreated.Gold for...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 6:41pm -
  • newUS Mint Urges Customers to Reset Account Password
    Today, Oct. 16, the United States Mint sent out another memo that urges customers, if they haven't done so already, to reset their account password for shopping at U.S....[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:56pm -
  • newHoover Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set
    It's been exactly one month since the U.S. Mint released a new product. That changed today at noon ET when sales kicked off for the Hoover Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set. The set...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:07pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: Core Sets and Silver Eagles Lead
    The month-long dry spell for United States Mint product releases ends today with Hoover Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets launching. Next week's sales report will have it to talk...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:18pm -

Numismatic News

  • newStandard Catalog of World Coins 4 Book Set
    The four volumes listing the latest foreign coin values-the pinnacle of every coin reference library – are now offered as a special package. Krause Publications has gathered its award-winning price guides, covering four centuries of world coins. Ri…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 6:57pm -
  • newSilver demand tops gold
    The price of gold is up slightly while prices for silver, platinum and palladium are all down from a month ago. With the U.S. stock market indices down several percent from their recent highs, many people would expect the prices … Continue reading…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 4:10pm -
  • newGold stater goes on auction block
    An ancient British gold stater will be sold at auction Nov. 10 by the firm Chris Rudd in England. It was found just four years ago. In February 2010 a metal detectorist found an extremely rare ancient British gold coin … Continue reading →
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 3:46pm -
  • newAIA auction begins on Wall Street

    - 10 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 3:05pm -
  • newI remember when gold and silver were …
    On Monday morning it is sometimes tough to fire up my memory and get focused on the news and features for the coming week. I think back to years ago and shrug. Even if I get myself up to speed … Continue reading →
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:45pm -
  • newErrors prompt many questions
    A handwritten letter arrived yesterday. The sender poses a question. He writes, “A few years back 20+ I found a 1988-P mint set with a doubled Washington quarter. “Since then I’ve bought hundreds of ’88 sets, but have found only 15 … Conti…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 1:59pm -
  • newDoolittle Tokyo Raiders earn Congressional Gold Medal
    The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders flew 16 B-25s off the carrier USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, to launch the first strike on Japan’s homeland in World War II. In recognition of “outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United … Continue r…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 7:21pm -
  • newAmerican Fighter Aces awarded Congressional Gold Medal
    American Fighter Aces were the best of the best, the bravest of the brave. Through four wars they led attacking aircraft into enemy territory engaging in dogfights and racking up at least five aerial kills to earn the title Ace. … Continue reading…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 6:54pm -
  • newNGC slabs first U.S. Marshals Service commemoratives
    Early releases of 2015-dated U.S. Marshals Service commemorative coins have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Authorizing legislation for these coins was passed in 2012 and it stated, “The Secretary may issue coins to the public,…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 6:30pm -
  • newViewpoint: It’s OK if Mint loses money on cent, nickel
    By John Esposito It has recently occurred to me that by being a coin collector, I am a member of a schizophrenic community. For every voice ranting about fiat money there is another voice saying we should stop minting the … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:02pm -

Mint News Blog

  • new2014 Proof American Platinum Eagle
    Today, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United State Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 Proof American Platinum Eagle. This coin will represent the sixth and final release within the “Preamble” series, which has featured represen…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:12pm -
  • newMaximum Mintages for 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins
    The United States Mint has established the maximum mintage levels for the 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins. A higher figure has been set for the Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin in the expectation of higher demand. Next year, the First Spouse Go…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 11:20am -
  • newHerbert Hoover Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set
    Today, October 16, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Herbert and Lou Hoover. This represents the Mint’s first new product release in a month. The pro…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:35pm -
  • newAmerican Fighter Aces and Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates
    The United States Mint has released the design candidate images for upcoming Congressional Gold Medals honoring the American Fighter Aces and the World War II members of the “Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.” These represent two of the six medals which w…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 2:49pm -
  • US Mint YTD Circulating Coin Production Surpasses 10 Billion
    With the latest figures reflecting production through September 2014, the United States Mint’s year to date circulating coin production has now exceeded 10 billion pieces. Production is on pace for its fifth year over year increase since bottoming…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 3:47pm -
  • Pricing for 2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coins
    To catch up on some past news, the United States Mint has published the pricing for the upcoming 2015 United States Marshals Commemorative Coin Program. Both the silver dollars and half dollars will see price reductions compared to commemorative issu…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 2:05pm -
  • CCAC Recommends Annual Arts Medals Program
    At the most recent meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), members discussed and passed a resolution recommending that the United States Mint implement a new arts medal program. The potential program was viewed as providing a new a…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 6:52pm -

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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