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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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Stacks Bowers

Ancient Coin Collecting

    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…
    - 11 days ago, 31 Jan 16, 6:56pm -

Coin Update

  • newPerth Mint To Release 10 Kilo Year of the Monkey Silver Coin
    The Perth Mint announced that it will soon be selling its 2016 Year of the Monkey 10 Kilo Silver Coin on a mint-to-order basis. The Mint’s Web site notes that this item has a maximum mintage of 150 pieces. The reverse image depicts two monkeys sitt…
    - 33 mins ago, 11 Feb 16, 10:54pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Shares Info on Remaining 2016 ATB Quarter Launches
    The U.S. Mint has provided details for the four America the Beautiful quarters launch events remaining in 2016. This year’s first ATB quarter features Shawnee National Forest as was officially released into circulation at a ceremony last Thursday.…
    - 1 hour ago, 11 Feb 16, 10:12pm -
  • new2016 COTY AWARDS: Highlights From the Awards Presentation
    The 33rd annual Coin of the Year Awards (COTY’s) commenced on the second day of the World Money Fair, with representatives from various mints in attendance to receive awards for 2014-dated coins nominated in eleven categories. This year saw the re…
    - 4 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 7:43pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Raises Prices on Gold Coins Twice in Three Weeks
    The value of an ounce of gold has climbed roughly $100 in the past month, prompting the U.S. Mint to raise the prices of its gold coins for the second time in less than three weeks. Prices for the U.S. Mint’s gold coins are adjusted in accordance w…
    - 1 day ago, 10 Feb 16, 8:55pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Sales Report: 2016 Mark Twain Silver Dollars Debut
    Last week, the U.S. Mint launched several new products, including 2016 Mark Twain silver dollars, Shawnee ATB quarters, and Richard M. Nixon presidential $1 coins. The newest sales report gives us our first look at early sales for those items, which…
    - 1 day ago, 10 Feb 16, 4:35pm -
  • newSwitzerland Issues Silver Coins Ahead of Gotthard Tunnel Completion
    The Swiss Mint has launched (28th January) a new coin featuring the Gotthard Tunnel, an immense project of industrial and technical fortitude which required the movement of over 28 million tons of excavated rock. This perseverance and determination w…
    - 1 day ago, 10 Feb 16, 2:20pm -
  • newLittleton Coin Company Holds Collector Stories Video Contest
    Littleton Coin Company has shared the following press release regarding their new Collector Stories Video Contest: Perhaps you inherited a set of coins from a parent or grandparent. Learned to collect from an aunt or uncle or are passing along your…
    - 1 day ago, 10 Feb 16, 2:18pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Shares 2016 First Spouse Designs
    Following Saturday’s unveiling of this year’s Ronald and Nancy Reagan coins, the U.S. Mint has shared designs for 2016’s other First Spouse gold coins, which will feature Patricia Nixon and Betty Ford. Images of the Richard Nixon and Gerald For…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 5:39pm -
  • new2016 World Money Fair, Part II: Media Forum Highlights
    The 45th World Money Fair formally opened on February 5, with the Republic of Korea serving as this year’s guest host. The media forum, which takes place just after the formal opening of the fair, is a popular event in which a selected group of min…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 4:50pm -
  • newSilver Eagle Allocation Steady as Silver and Gold Prices Rise
    The U.S. Mint has again allocated 1,000,000 American Eagle Silver bullion coins to be made available for sale to its authorized purchasers this week. 722,500 of those were scooped up yesterday, leaving 277,500 one-ounce silver coins to hold buyers ov…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 2:41pm -

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 Jumps $53 to 1-Year High; US Mint Gold Coins Rise
    Gold and silver rallied Thursday with investors running to safety as oil crashed below $27 a barrel and global stocks tumbled. Gold futures closed at their best price in a year and scored their...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 1 hour ago, 11 Feb 16, 10:07pm -
  • newGold Dips from 8-Month High, Bullion 2016 Silver Eagles Hit 8M
    Most precious metals ended lower Wednesday. Gold futures dipped from an almost 8-month high, closing down for the first time in six sessions.Gold for April delivery declined $4, or 0.3%, to settle...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 1 day ago, 10 Feb 16, 10:30pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: Shawnee Quarters, Twain $1s and Nixon $1s Debut
    The United States Mint last week introduced quarters commemorating Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, clad dollars depicting former President Richard M. Nixon, and silver dollars commemorating...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 1 day ago, 10 Feb 16, 7:14pm -
  • newGold Advances for Fifth Straight Session, Silver Rises Slightly
    Precious metals futures logged mostly modest changes Tuesday after soaring on Monday. Gold stretched its winning streak to five straight sessions and closed at a fresh, nearly eight-month high.Gold...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 10:00pm -
  • newPatricia Nixon and Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coin Designs
    During an event on Saturday celebrating the 105th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth, the United States Mint unveiled designs for the gold coin commemorating Nancy Reagan. On Monday, the agency...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 9:06pm -
  • newUS Mint Gold Coin Prices Likely to Climb on Wed., Feb. 10
    For the second time this year, it looks like the United States Mint will follow the market and raise prices on collectible gold coins by as much as $50 for every ounce of gold they...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full link…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 6:25pm -
  • newCCAC to Review New 2017-Dated Quarter Designs
    The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a one-hour teleconference meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, to review new designs for two of the five 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters.The...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 2:06pm -
  • newGold Logs 8-Month High; US Mint Coin Sales Rise
    Precious metals rallied in their start to the new trading week on Monday as stock markets sank. Gold futures advanced for a fourth session in a row and closed near an 8-month high. Silver futures...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 3 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 9:35pm -
  • newRonald and Nancy Reagan Coin Designs
    The United States Mint on Saturday, Feb. 6, introduced designs for the Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin. In doing so, two ten-year programs formally enter...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 3 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 5:21pm -
  • newGold Ends Week Near 3.5-Month High; US Mint Silver Coins Jump
    Most precious metals futures declined on Friday but rallied on the week. Gold and silver logged a third straight week of gains, with the former closing near a 3.5-month high and the latter just off...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 5 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 8:07pm -

Numismatic News

  • newBritain bids farewell to round pound
    By Kerry Rodgers On Dec. 16 the final run of Britain’s circulating round pound coins came off the production line at Llantrisant’s Royal Mint in the Welsh county of Rhondda Cynon Taf. The round pound was introduced on April 21, … Continue readi…
    - 3 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:48pm -
  • newImport restrictions extended, not expanded
    By Richard Giedroyc The U.S. State Department recently decided against expanding import restrictions to include Roman Imperial coins. The department did extend the existing Memo of Understanding with Italy that restricts the import of coins of ancien…
    - 4 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 7:55pm -
  • newBrutus gold aureus goes for $800,000
    Over $26 million was realized by Classical Numismatic Group’s annual Triton auction. It was held Jan. 5-6 in conjunction with the 44th Annual New York International  Numismatic Convention (NYINC) on January 5-6, 2016. The total prices realized fig…
    - 5 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 6:54pm -
  • newGold up, financials down
    Through the market closes on Feb. 8, here are the 2016 year-to-date results for some financial markets: Gold    +13.0% Silver     +11.8% Platinum +3.9% Australia S&P/ASX 200     -6.1% Sao Paulo Bovespa -6.4% Palladium -7.8% Dow Jones Industr…
    - 5 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 6:26pm -
  • newReagan coin designs unveiled
    Coins featuring Ronald and Nancy Reagan will mark the end of two coin series in 2016. The United States Mint released designs for the Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar and Nancy Reagan First Spouse gold coin on Feb. 6. The unveiling … Continue read…
    - 5 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 6:20pm -
  • new1793 Chain cent tops Pogue part three
    Part three of the D. Brent Pogue auction shows the rarities don’t stop coming. The Feb. 9 sale called by Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s auction galleries brought in $17,135,613, including buyer’s fees. While no coin broke the $1 million barrier…
    - 5 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 6:13pm -
  • newCOTY Awards given at World Money Fair
    The Coin of the Year trophy was presented to the U.S. Mint at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. Rhett Jeppson, principal deputy director of the U.S. Mint, accepted the award honoring the copper-nickel clad half dollar issued in … Continue re…
    - 5 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 6:03pm -
  • newGold steps on the gas
    February is often a quiet month as far as demand for American Eagle gold bullion coins goes. Not this year. The initial January sales rush for a new date has been followed by an ongoing rush to purchase coins in … Continue reading →
    - 9 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 2:43pm -
  • newInvestment proof
    How excited are you about modern U.S. proof sets and mint sets? Proof silver American Eagles? I have one reader so excited about the topic that he sent me an email asking why I have not written about them lately. … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 10 Feb 16, 2:05pm -
  • newWe’ve been noticed
    I have returned to my desk after attending the World Money Fair in Berlin. I am a bit bleary eyed and mentally foggy from the long trip home, but I am glad I attended and doubly glad to be home … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 2:48pm -

Mint News Blog

  • new2016 Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Coin Images
    The U.S. Mint has posted images of the 2016 Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Proof and Uncirculated Coins ahead of next week’s product launch. The designs for all three of this year’s First Spouse coins were just revealed earlier this week, follo…
    - 2 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 9:14pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Wins Record 6th Coin of the Year Award
    The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative half dollar won the top prize at the Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards last week at the World Money Fair in Berlin. This is the sixth time the U.S. Mint has brought home the accolade, further surpassing Italy…
    - 2 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 10:02pm -
  • new2016 Reagan Dollar Images and First Spouse Design Selections (Updated)
    The U.S. Mint unveiled the chosen designs for the upcoming Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and the Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins on Saturday, February 6, at a launch ceremony at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. As…
    - 3 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 3:55pm -
  • newReagan Dollar & First Spouse Unveiling and Other Mint Updates
    Tomorrow, February 6, the U.S. Mint will hold a ceremony in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Foundation at which designs for the upcoming Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and Nancy Reagan First Spouse issues will be unveiled. The event will take place a…
    - 6 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 7:29pm -
  • new2016 Richard M. Nixon Presidential Dollar Products, Shawnee Bullion Sales
    Today, February 3, the U.S. Mint released rolls, bags, and boxes of the 2016 Richard M. Nixon Presidential $1 Coin. This is the first Presidential dollar of 2016, to be followed later in the year by issues featuring Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. The…
    - 8 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 8:21pm -
  • newU.S. Mint To Hold Design Competition for 2018 World War I Commemorative Coins
    The U.S. Mint has shared details for an upcoming competition in which contestants will be able to submit obverse and reverse designs for the 2018 World War I Centennial Commemorative silver dollar. The winner will see his or her designs and initials…
    - 9 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 9:28pm -
  • 2016 Shawnee National Forest Rolls and Bags
    The U.S. Mint is now selling rolls and bags of the first America the Beautiful issue of 2016, the Shawnee National Forest quarter. This product launch coincides with today’s other Mint releases: the 2016 Shawnee National Forest 5 oz. bullion coin a…
    - 10 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 6:50pm -

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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