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David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • 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 -

Blanchard Investing News Blog

  • newFour Legendary U.S. Silver Dollars
    Here are four U.S. silver dollars that have achieved “legendary” status, thanks to their background and recent auction activity.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newA Seesaw Week for Gold
    Federal Reserve minutes show that many Fed officials may want to hold off on a rate hike until they see further signs of economic growth.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newAs Money Funds Tighten Rules, Gold Begins to Look Better
    Let’s look at these primary changes that are coming this October, and how the simple diversification into a gold position could alleviate the growing risks involved in your cash positioning.
    - 9 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • Why Leading Money Managers Love Gold Right Now
    After this torrid run, you might expect professional investors to cool on the precious metal. Instead, love for gold continues to burn brightly for some leading money managers. 
    - 11 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • Morgan dollars: A pivotal role in monetary history
    Investors continue to find value in the late 19th and early 20th century silver dollars
    - 16 days ago, 10 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • Gold Demand Continues to Shine for Investors
    Gold prices have risen strongly in 2016, appreciating around $300 per ounce since the start of the year. Gold demand has risen along with gold prices this year. In Q1, gold demand reached nearly 1,300 tonnes according to World Gold Council data, a 21…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • The Coin That Stood the Test of Time
    Although he is most famous for his “Seated Liberty” design, his Liberty Head gold coins were minted from 1838 until 1907 – nearly 70 years. 
    - 22 days ago, 4 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • The Basics of Investing in Gold Coins
    Coins are easy to transport, have lower fees than gold bars, and are beautiful to collect and look at. 
    - 24 days ago, 2 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • Making the Grade: What Makes Some Proof Coins More Valuable
    Proof coins are valuable to investors and collectors because they are the first specimens of a mintage and often have unique and distinguishing characteristics that make them valuable and highly desirable.
    - 25 days ago, 1 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • The Gold Bull Market Has Room to Run. Here’s Why.
    Gold’s allure has been strong as of late. Prices for the precious metal are up 20% over the last year. Meanwhile, U.S. stocks and bonds have eked out only meager single-digit gains during the same period.
    - 25 days ago, 1 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • Gold Finds Support at $1,300
    As gold closed down on the day for Friday, the final price traded on the CME was $1,322.10, which is undeniably indicative of support above the $1,300 price-level.
    - 30 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Jobs Reports and Gold Explained
    Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an employment situation report that tends to cause violent moves either up or down in equity markets around the world.
    - 32 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Panama-Pacific gold coins among the most popular classic U.S. commemoratives
    The five-coin commemorative series minted in San Francisco for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition remains one of the most beloved and distinctive sets in all of American numismatics.
    - 37 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Cleaning your coin can kill your profit potential
    The natural oxidation that occurs on coins, especially silver, can enhance their appearance and maximize their historical character with this naturally occurring patina.
    - 37 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Silver Institute confirms metal’s investment-demand boom in 2016
    The World Gold Council’s equivalent in the silver sector, The Silver Institute, just issued a bullish assessment of the white metal’s performance in the first half of 2016.
    - 37 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • 4 reasons besides Brexit to buy gold and silver
    With stocks struggling to build on record gains, gold and silver reclaimed some lost ground Wednesday and remain close to two-year highs.
    - 43 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Stocks at record highs look vulnerable, Goldman warns in urging gold, cash
    Fueled by last week’s successful U.S. jobs report, stocks have roared ahead this week, led by the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, both of which hit brand-new record highs. Given the surge in risk-on assets, the pullback in gold pric…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Citi shrugs off Brexit fears to turn bullish on gold, commodities
    Getting an accurate read on just how far the Brexit’s aftershocks will be felt remains a difficult task. However, one major investment bank thinks this monumental threat to the European Union is just another reason to buy commodities, especially oi…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Brexit blowback means gold is key insurance, Blanchard CEO says in new podcast
    Blanchard and Company’s recent analysis of the United Kingdom’s June 23 Brexit referendum piqued the interest of senior MarketWatch columnist Chuck Jaffe, who invited Blanchard CEO David Beahm to appear on his MoneyLife podcast.
    - 44 days ago, 13 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Gold gains luster in Japan as “Helicopter Ben” Bernanke visits Tokyo
    Now that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition has won a decisive victory in elections there, the nation has summoned one of the world’s biggest experts on money printing and currency debasement. That expert? Former Federal Reserve Chair…
    - 44 days ago, 13 Jul 16, 12:00am -

Blanchard Economic Research Unit

  • newFour Legendary U.S. Silver Dollars
    Here are four U.S. silver dollars that have achieved “legendary” status, thanks to their background and recent auction activity.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newA Seesaw Week for Gold
    Federal Reserve minutes show that many Fed officials may want to hold off on a rate hike until they see further signs of economic growth.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newAs Money Funds Tighten Rules, Gold Begins to Look Better
    Let’s look at these primary changes that are coming this October, and how the simple diversification into a gold position could alleviate the growing risks involved in your cash positioning.
    - 9 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • Why Leading Money Managers Love Gold Right Now
    After this torrid run, you might expect professional investors to cool on the precious metal. Instead, love for gold continues to burn brightly for some leading money managers. 
    - 11 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • Morgan dollars: A pivotal role in monetary history
    Investors continue to find value in the late 19th and early 20th century silver dollars
    - 16 days ago, 10 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • Gold Demand Continues to Shine for Investors
    Gold prices have risen strongly in 2016, appreciating around $300 per ounce since the start of the year. Gold demand has risen along with gold prices this year. In Q1, gold demand reached nearly 1,300 tonnes according to World Gold Council data, a 21…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • The Coin That Stood the Test of Time
    Although he is most famous for his “Seated Liberty” design, his Liberty Head gold coins were minted from 1838 until 1907 – nearly 70 years. 
    - 22 days ago, 4 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • The Basics of Investing in Gold Coins
    Coins are easy to transport, have lower fees than gold bars, and are beautiful to collect and look at. 
    - 24 days ago, 2 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • Making the Grade: What Makes Some Proof Coins More Valuable
    Proof coins are valuable to investors and collectors because they are the first specimens of a mintage and often have unique and distinguishing characteristics that make them valuable and highly desirable.
    - 25 days ago, 1 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • The Gold Bull Market Has Room to Run. Here’s Why.
    Gold’s allure has been strong as of late. Prices for the precious metal are up 20% over the last year. Meanwhile, U.S. stocks and bonds have eked out only meager single-digit gains during the same period.
    - 25 days ago, 1 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • Gold Finds Support at $1,300
    As gold closed down on the day for Friday, the final price traded on the CME was $1,322.10, which is undeniably indicative of support above the $1,300 price-level.
    - 30 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Jobs Reports and Gold Explained
    Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an employment situation report that tends to cause violent moves either up or down in equity markets around the world.
    - 32 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Panama-Pacific gold coins among the most popular classic U.S. commemoratives
    The five-coin commemorative series minted in San Francisco for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition remains one of the most beloved and distinctive sets in all of American numismatics.
    - 37 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Cleaning your coin can kill your profit potential
    The natural oxidation that occurs on coins, especially silver, can enhance their appearance and maximize their historical character with this naturally occurring patina.
    - 37 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Silver Institute confirms metal’s investment-demand boom in 2016
    The World Gold Council’s equivalent in the silver sector, The Silver Institute, just issued a bullish assessment of the white metal’s performance in the first half of 2016.
    - 37 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • 4 reasons besides Brexit to buy gold and silver
    With stocks struggling to build on record gains, gold and silver reclaimed some lost ground Wednesday and remain close to two-year highs.
    - 43 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Stocks at record highs look vulnerable, Goldman warns in urging gold, cash
    Fueled by last week’s successful U.S. jobs report, stocks have roared ahead this week, led by the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, both of which hit brand-new record highs. Given the surge in risk-on assets, the pullback in gold pric…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Citi shrugs off Brexit fears to turn bullish on gold, commodities
    Getting an accurate read on just how far the Brexit’s aftershocks will be felt remains a difficult task. However, one major investment bank thinks this monumental threat to the European Union is just another reason to buy commodities, especially oi…
    - 43 days ago, 14 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Brexit blowback means gold is key insurance, Blanchard CEO says in new podcast
    Blanchard and Company’s recent analysis of the United Kingdom’s June 23 Brexit referendum piqued the interest of senior MarketWatch columnist Chuck Jaffe, who invited Blanchard CEO David Beahm to appear on his MoneyLife podcast.
    - 44 days ago, 13 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • Gold gains luster in Japan as “Helicopter Ben” Bernanke visits Tokyo
    Now that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition has won a decisive victory in elections there, the nation has summoned one of the world’s biggest experts on money printing and currency debasement. That expert? Former Federal Reserve Chair…
    - 44 days ago, 13 Jul 16, 12:00am -

Gainesville Coins Market News

Stacks Bowers

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    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 9:44am -

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • Steven Andrew Sayles 1964-2016
        Steven Andrew Sayles was born in Gander, Newfoundland on March 14, 1964 to Wayne G. and Sharon L. (Greshay) Sayles.  As a child, Steve had an inquisitive nature and was far more worldly than his years might have suggested.  He was an avid co…
    - 31 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 4:15am -
  • An Intellectual Curiosity
    "We treat all stakeholders with a vested interest in the site with the same intellectual curiosity, which means we interact with and learn from local populations, dealers, collectors, looters, government employees, archaeologists, museum professional…
    - 3 Mar 16, 11:19am -
  • RESTART
    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

  • newRarities Propel Stack’s Bowers ANA U.S. Currency Sale Past $3 Million Mark
    Stack’s Bowers Galleries has shared the following press release.   SANTA ANA, CA. — The U.S. Currency sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized more than $3 million as part of the fi…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 1:15am -
  • newU.S. Mint Sales Report: 2016 Ronald Reagan $1 Coin Cover Debuts
    The U.S. Mint has released its latest numismatic sales report, giving us our first look at totals for the 2016 Ronald Reagan $1 Coin Cover. The Reagan Coin Cover saw 12,902 sales during its opening week, more than were seen for either of the previous…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 12:57am -
  • newPerth Mint Issues 2016 Australian Koala 1 oz. Silver Proof High Relief Coin
    The Perth Mint has issued the 2016 Australian Koala 1 oz. Silver Proof High Relief Coin, which is available for $99.09 AUD ($75.79 USD) and has a mintage limited to 10,000 units. Composed of 99.9% silver, the coin measures 32.6 mm in diameter and is…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Aug 16, 12:43pm -
  • newNew at the Mint: 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals
    The U.S. Mint’s is now accepting orders for the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals, which are available for the price of $34.95 each. The two medals are being produced at the San Francisco Mint and West Point Mint, respectively, and are struck u…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 10:03pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Unveils 2017 Boys Town Commemorative Coin Designs
    The U.S. Mint shared its approved designs for the 2017 Boys Town commemorative coins at a ceremony today at Boys Town Music Hall in Boys Town, Nebraska. Several Boys Town representatives were in attendance, including Mayor Cordell Cade, Vice Mayor K…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 10:02pm -
  • newStack’s Bowers ANA World and Ancient Coins Sale Brings in $4.89 Million
    Stack’s Bowers Galleries has shared the following press release: SANTA ANA, CA. — Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of t…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 9:49pm -
  • newGrading Results of Cleaning and Old Green Holders
    Remember these coins? Two on the right were cleaned with MS70 detergent and two with an undisclosed dilution of water and Jewel Luster, a dipping product. All were cracked out of PCGS holders to test cleaning and grading consistency. Here’s how the…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 6:47pm -
  • newPrecious Metals Update: Sales of Harpers Ferry 5 oz. Coins Resume
    The U.S. Mint’s authorized purchasers (AP’s) bought 255,000 2016 American Eagle silver bullion coins last week, up from 210,000 pieces sold during the previous period. One-ounce Silver Eagles have sold 28,200,500 pieces so far this year and are…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 6:46pm -
  • newWhitman Publishing Issues Call for New Red Book Contributors
    (Atlanta, Georgia)—Whitman Publishing, producer since 1946 of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the annually issued retail price guide known as the “Red Book”), announces a call for new pricing contributors. There is an application and scr…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 6:45pm -
  • newUnited Kingdom Features Natural Landmarks on New Silver Crown Coin Set
    The Royal Mint has issued (August 19) a new four-coin silver crown set entitled, “Portraits of Britain,” which features some of the most admired and distinct natural landmarks in the United Kingdom. The locations are either National Parks or regi…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 2:36pm -

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 -

Coinnews.net

  • new2017 Boys Town Coin Designs Unveiled
    Designs for coins celebrating the 100th anniversary of Boys Town were unveiled Tuesday during a ceremony in Boys Town Music Hall, Nebraska.The United States Mint will sell the commemorative coins...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Aug 16, 11:02pm -
  • newGold Ends at 1-Month Low; Silver Posts 8-Week low; US Gold Coin Sales Rise
    Precious metals fell sharply Wednesday following modest, prior-day gains. Gold ended at a one-month low while silver marked an eight-week low.Gold for December delivery dropped $16.40, or 1.2%, to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Aug 16, 8:57pm -
  • newGold Rebounds Slightly; US Mint Bullion Sales Rise
    Precious metals rebounded Tuesday as the U.S. dollar declined. Gold futures logged their first increase in three sessions, climbing from a two-week low.Gold for December delivery gained $2.70, or...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 9:11pm -
  • new2016 American Liberty Silver Medals Launching (Updated)
    Collectors may need to act fast today, Aug. 23, if they want to get 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals. They go on sale directly from the United States Mint beginning at noon Eastern Time...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 10:55am -
  • newPrecious Metals Decline in Week’s Start; US Mint Eagle Sales Rise
    Precious metals ended lower in their start to the new trading week on Monday as the U.S. dollar logged gains.Gold for December delivery shed $2.80, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,343.40 an ounce on the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 9:16pm -
  • new2016-S Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin Finishes, Values, Photos and Video
    2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Sets pair an exclusive 2016 Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin from the U.S. Mint in San Francisco with an uncirculated Series 2013 $1 note designated...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 1:06pm -
  • newGold Logs First Weekly Increase in 3 Weeks; US Mint Coin Sales Mixed
    Gold futures declined on Friday but still edged higher in the longer haul for their first weekly increase in three weeks.Gold for December delivery on Friday fell $11, or 0.8%, to settle at...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Aug 16, 4:00pm -
  • newCanadian 2016 Queen Elizabeth Rose Silver Coin Photos
    The Royal Canadian Mint generated a lot of buzz when it released the 2016 $3 Queen Elizabeth Rose Silver Proof Coin.Containing 1/4 oz. of .9999 fine silver, the coin has added appeal with pink gold...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 12:58pm -
  • newTheodore Roosevelt Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Public Forum
    Next week on Thursday, Aug. 25, the United States Mint and the National Park Service will formally introduce the 34th release in the series of America the Beautiful Quarters. This one commemorates...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 11:05am -
  • newGold Logs Two-Week High on Fed Rate Expectations
    Gold futures closed higher for the third time in four sessions Thursday, extending gains that began in after-hours trading Wednesday with the release of the July FOMC minutes.Gold for December...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Aug 16, 6:58pm -

Numismatic News

  • newDad’s coins offer challenge
    Winston Churchill said the American and the British are divided by a common language. The same might be said about collectors and noncollectors. I had lunch Tuesday at a local eatery. I sat at the counter with a husband and … Continue reading →Th…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Aug 16, 1:36pm -
  • newLiberty medal sells out
    The Mint’s one-ounce silver Liberty medal sold out in less than five minutes Aug. 23. Perhaps attracted by the low mintages, buyers snapped up 12,500 of each from two mints, San Francisco and West Point. Issue price was $34.95. Household … Contin…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 6:00am -
  • newNo more restraint on dollars issued
    Last week I wrote about the 45th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s Aug. 15, 1971, temporarily closing the gold exchange window, where central banks had previously been able to turn in U.S. currency and receive physical gold. Nixon claimed th…
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Aug 16, 4:39pm -
  • newSilver medal sellout: Good or bad?
    The silver Liberty Mint medal that went on sale yesterday sold out in less than five minutes. I’m surprised. The medal had a low mintage of 12,500 each from two mints, San Francisco and West Point. Had it been a … Continue reading →The post Sil…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Aug 16, 1:57pm -
  • newPNG, Stuppler honor Chet Krause
    Editor’s Note: Following are the comments Barry Stuppler, vice president of the Professional Numismatists Guild, made while presenting the PNG Abe Kosoff Founders Award to the late Chet Krause during the PNG banquet held Aug. 8 in Anaheim, Calif. T…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 4:59pm -
  • newLargest cupped silver coin?
    Would you like to see the U.S. Mint strike a cupped three-inch, five-ounce silver coin, which has never been done before? If yes, you might be interested to know that time is running out for Congress to authorize commemorative coins … Continue read…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 2:02pm -
  • newMistreated coin collectors won’t come back
    Are coin dealers who populate the bourse floors of major shows losing their ability to conduct retail business with the public? Everybody knows that these bourses are becoming more and more wholesale events as fewer collectors attend. Collectors are…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 1:59pm -
  • newMint Stats: Buyers snooze except for gold Eagles
    Europeans take the month of August for vacation. Perhaps silver bullion American Eagle buyers do something similar. Sales in the first half of the month have reached only 380,000 pieces, down substantially from even July’s torpid pace. On the other…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 7:31pm -
  • newConsecutive pair of $5,000s leads lots in ANA auction
    A consecutive pair of 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Notes, Fr. 2221-E, were the stars of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale held Aug. 10 at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif. Continue reading →The post…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 4:50pm -
  • newRoyal Mint sees record profit
    Britain’s Royal Mint has announced a golden 2015-2016 year’s results complete with solid silver lining. In financial terms, the nation’s oldest manufacturer realized its highest annual revenue in its 1,100 year history: £360.6 million, or abou…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 4:38pm -

Mint News Blog

  • new2016 Liberty Silver Medals “Unavailable” in Minutes; U.S. Mint Shares Boys Town Designs
    The U.S. Mint launched the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals today and both product options went into “Currently Unavailable” status on the Mint’s Web site within minutes of being released. As unique 99.9% silver issues offered at a modest…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 9:03pm -
  • new2016 American Liberty Silver Medals (Updated)
    Tomorrow, August 23, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release its 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals, which are struck at the West Point Mint and the San Francisco Mint, respectively, using one-ounce 99.9% silver planchets. Priced at $34.95, each meda…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 8:09pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Resumes Sales of Harpers Ferry 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coins
    For the first time in two months, the U.S. Mint has resumed sales of Harpers Ferry 5 oz. silver bullion coins to its authorized purchasers (AP’s). The coins’ mintage increased by 400 pieces this week, bringing the total to 34,600 units. This year…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 9:00pm -
  • new2016 Ronald Reagan One Dollar Coin Cover
    The U.S. Mint is now taking orders for the 2016 Ronald Reagan One Dollar Coin Cover, which contains two Reagan Presidential dollars respectively manufactured on the first day of the coins’ production at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities.…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Aug 16, 4:10pm -
  • new2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin Official Images
    The U.S. Mint’s Web site now features official images of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin, which will debut on September 8. Production of the issue will be limited to 100,000 coins and an order limit of one unit per household…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 8:27pm -
  • newU.S. Mint Shares Background on 1974 Aluminum Cent Project
    The U.S. Mint displayed a 1974-D aluminum cent last week at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, allowing attendees of the event a chance to see firsthand the contested coin that made big news back in March. Now the Mint has updated its Web si…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 10:51pm -
  • Designs for 2017 Boys Town Commemoratives to be Unveiled August 23
    The U.S. Mint has announced that it will unveil its designs for the 2017 Boys Town commemorative coins at a ceremony on August 23. The event will take place at the Boys Town Music Hall in Boys Town, Nebraska at 10 a.m. CT. The Boys Town commemorative…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 7:30pm -

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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