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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

  • 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

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 Rallies to 2-Year High After Brexit, Logs 4th Weekly Increase
    Gold futures rallied to a two-year high, snapped a five-session losing streak, and advanced for their fourth straight weekly increase as investors ran to safe-havens the day after the UK voted to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 11:28pm -
  • new2016 $25 True North Silver Coin for $25
    The Royal Canadian Mint is selling its newest coin, the 2016 $25 True North Silver Coin, for its legal tender face value.Designed by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant, the latest $25 for $25 series...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 5:21pm -
  • newUS Mint Online Series Chronicles the Life of Ronald Reagan
    The U.S. Mint this week unveiled Part I of a four-part series chronically the life, legacy and influence of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States .Part I explores Reagan's early...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 1:56pm -
  • newIntaglio Prints Commemorate Five Branches of U.S. Armed Forces
    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) last month introduced its latest Intaglio Print Program, "Defenders of Democracy."Paying tribute to the five branches of the United States Armed...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 1:42pm -
  • newGold Marks 2-Week Low Ahead of Brexit Results
    Gold futures declined on Thursday for a fifth session in row, closing at a more than two-week low on the same day U.K. votes on an exit from the European Union (Brexit).Gold for August delivery...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 8:57pm -
  • newGold Ends Lower Ahead of Brexit Vote; US Mint Bullion Sales Rise
    Gold futures declined for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, ending at a two-week low ahead of Thursday's Brexit vote.Gold for August delivery shed $2.50, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,270 an...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 8:51pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: 2016 Coin & Currency Set at 24,497
    Sales of 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Sets climbed over the weekend by 3,348 units, reaching 24,497 of the maxim 75,000, according to the latest figures from the United States Mint.Available...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 4:36pm -
  • newGold Slips 1.5% for Third Straight Decline
    Gold futures declined for a third session in a row on Tuesday as risk appetite increased and as speculation broadened that the U.K. would stay in the European Union.Gold for August delivery fell...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 9:56pm -
  • newCirculation 2016 Lucky Loonie in 5-Coin Packs and Rolls
    The Royal Canadian Mint is now selling circulation-quality 2016 Lucky Loonies to Canadian residents.Product options include a 5-coin pack for $5 and a special wrap $25 roll for $49.95 [...][[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 4:15pm -
  • newGold Falls Slightly, Silver Settles Higher
    Gold futures settled lower for a second session in a row on Monday, after advancing for seven straight sessions.Gold for August delivery declined $2.70, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,292.10 an ounce on...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 10:17pm -

Numismatic News

  • newWe’ll miss you, Chet
    Chet Krause died over the weekend at the age of 92. I was traveling. My condolences to the family. It is probably appropriate that I was on the road when he passed as no individual was more responsible for opening … Continue reading →
    - 54 mins ago, 27 Jun 16, 2:08pm -
  • newOld cars and barbecue
    Coin collectors are not focused solely on numismatics. They have regular lives and widespread interests. This is especially true during the summer. Iola, Wis., is getting ready for its annual car show, which starts July 7 and runs through July … Co…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 1:01pm -
  • newWhat happens next?
    Today is not a day of numismatic significance, but it might become one if the British people vote to leave the European Union. Whether the advantages of staying, or risks of leaving the EU win the political argument, I cannot say. … Continue readi…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 1:01pm -
  • new2016 gold Eagles reach milestone
    A period of strong demand from bullion buyers helped propel 2016 gold Eagles to surpass one million coins sold. As of June 22, the Mint has sold 1,003,000 total gold Eagles representing 479,500 ounces of gold. In all of 2015, … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 12:52am -
  • newWill you be a buyer of the 2016 Liberty silver medals?
    Editor Dave Harper wants to know: Will you be a buyer of the 2016 Liberty silver medals? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing: More on … Cont…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 12:44am -
  • newDealers and customers crave experiences
    A key draw to initial and repeat business is how well any kind of business can develop a contact or visit with a prospective customer into a positive “experience.” Between having the merchandise available and competing on the basis of … Continu…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 11:32pm -
  • newCFA selects 2018 quarters, Obama medal designs
    Collectors got a first look at potential designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful quarters and Obama Presidential medals when the Commission of Fine Arts met June 16. The first quarter design up for consideration was Michigan’s Pictured Rocks Nat…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 11:10pm -
  • newSilver medal marks Liberty’s return
    Liberty is making a comeback. Gary Marks, former chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15. “During my tenure as the chairman of the CCAC, I worked hard along ……
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 10:55pm -
  • newCheck Coin and Currency set’s note
    The United States Mint enjoys throwing curveballs with the Native American Dollar Coin and Currency sets, the most recent of which went on sale June 16. The series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve Notes in the 2016 sets come from different … Continue readin…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 10:48pm -
  • newBank of England unveils new £5 note
    By Kerry Rodgers On June 3 the Bank of England unveiled its long-awaited, new £5 note. Many months have elapsed since the “concept” showing Winston Churchill was announced. We can now compare that concept with images of the final product … Con…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 10:08pm -

Mint News Blog

  • newPlatinum Value Jumps a Week Before Arrival of 2016 Platinum Eagles
    We’re less than a week away from the June 30 launch of the 2016 American Eagle One-Ounce Platinum Proof Coin and the value of platinum is trending upward following the United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union. The referendum’s pro-“Br…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 4:04pm -
  • new2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Sales Update
    Sales of the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set have now reached 25,744 units, according to Michael White of the U.S. Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications. This marks an increase of 4,595 sales since it posted 21,149 sets sold on its firs…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 6:47pm -
  • newSlower Sales of Silver Eagles Help U.S. Mint Build Up Inventory
    Today, the U.S. Mint stated that it has an inventory of 2,204,500 American Eagle silver bullion coins available for sale to its authorized purchasers (AP’s) this week. This is by far the largest weekly allocation of Silver Eagles we’ve seen the…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 6:56pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Shares Images of Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins and 2018 ATB Quarter Design Candidates
    The U.S. Mint has shared a variety of new images for us to consider, including pictures of the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Proof and Uncirculated Coins and design submissions for 2018’s America the Beautiful quarters and Barack Obama’s Pr…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Jun 16, 8:55pm -
  • 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set (Updated)
    Today, June 16, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, which has a mintage limit of 75,000 units and is available for $14.95. A household order limit of 5 sets per customer has also been established. This i…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jun 16, 3:07pm -
  • Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Get Release Date, Nixon Coin and Medal Set “Unavailable”
    The U.S. Mint has updated its product schedule to include specific dates for its July releases, starting with the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins, set to debut on July 1. The launch of the Reagan issues will mark the conclusion of the First…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Jun 16, 7:18pm -
  • May 2016 U.S. Mint Circulating Coin Production
    The U.S. Mint’s circulating coin production jumped in May, with 1.55 billion coins produced to follow up on last month’s 1.34 billion-coin total. Overall production increased by 15.7% compared to last month, as well as by over 6% in relation to…
    - 14 days ago, 13 Jun 16, 8:38pm -

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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