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Lost Gold Coins of Ancient India Imply Greater Mystery

Lost Gold Coins of Ancient India Imply Greater Mystery

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   Last year, a bevy of ancient gold coins were discovered in the unassuming Indian village of Jankipuram. News of the discovery sent shockwaves throughout the town of Tonk, in the state of Rajasthan, as well as the larger numismatic community. How did those coins get there? The […]

Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Crime & Fraud: Zany Stolen Coin Heist Solved

Photo from the Bristol Post By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   Here’s a caper that’s perhaps more fit for the silver screen than a news site, but it’s true nonetheless. Over £33,000 (approx. $41,250 USD) in stolen coins were taken from a distribution company in the Stoke Gifford village of South Gloucestershire, England. […]

World Coin News – Rare Orientation Error on £2 Coins

World Coin News – Rare Orientation Error on £2 Coins

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Royal Mint in the U.K. has over eight centuries of experience under its belt. Yet even the best coining operations occasionally make errors. When they do, you had better bet that collectors are searching for those rarities! Currently, the hottest error-coin craze in Britain centers around […]

Ancient Coins – After Three Years, Excavation of Jersey Hoard Complete

Ancient Coins – After Three Years, Excavation of Jersey Hoard Complete

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   On Sundays friends Reg Mead and Richard Miles would take to the fields of Grouville, in the Bailiwick of Jersey, an island in the United Kingdom, to search for an ancient Celtic Hoard. The hoard had become the stuff of legend, only coming to the men by […]

Treasure News – Search for Yamashita’s Gold Continues

Treasure News – Search for Yamashita’s Gold Continues

Most of the time, when the topic of lost treasure is brought up, it falls into one of two categories: centuries-old shipwrecks and hidden Nazi gold. However, there is another major source of mythologized stories of long-forgotten gold riches that dates back to the WWII era: Yamashita’s gold.

Bullion & Precious Metals – Gold In Our Sewers?

Bullion & Precious Metals – Gold In Our Sewers?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Could you ever imagine someone throwing away a commodity as valuable as gold? As difficult as it may be to believe, people are literally flushing millions of dollars worth of gold down the drain each year! It begs a rather strange pair of questions: How much lost […]

Precious Metals & Bullion – Outlook for South African Platinum, Palladium

Precious Metals & Bullion – Outlook for South African Platinum, Palladium

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Along with Russia, South Africa is one of the world’s main sources of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) – namely, platinum and palladium. In terms of the proportion of the annual global supply of these metals that South African mining provides, the totals are 40% for palladium and […]

Silver Coins from English Civil War Discovered

Silver Coins from English Civil War Discovered

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   During one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of Britain, the three-part conflict known as the English Civil War (1642-1651), there were undoubtedly a great deal of lives and personal wealth lost to the carnage. A portion of this lost wealth has now emerged from […]

Niue 2017 Guardian Angel $1 Silver Coin

Niue 2017 Guardian Angel $1 Silver Coin

Description: The 2017 Guardian Angel $1 Silver Coin is the first issue in a planned series of annual Guardian Angel-themed coins exclusive to Gainesville Coins, a dealership based out of Lutz, Florida in the United States. It consists of one troy ounce actual silver weight (ASW) of 99.9% pure (.999 fine) silver. As part of […]

2017 Guardian Angel Silver Coin Inaugurates New Series from Gainesville Coins

2017 Guardian Angel Silver Coin Inaugurates New Series from Gainesville Coins

By CoinWeek …. The newest exclusive from Florida-based coin dealer Gainesville Coins has just arrived – the 2017 Guardian Angel Silver Coin. The first in a brand-new annual series, the Guardian Angel coin consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. The Design The reverse feature the eponymous angel wrapping the bottom of her […]

Ancient Coin News – 2,000-Year-Old Roman Bronze Coins Found in Switzerland

Ancient Coin News – 2,000-Year-Old Roman Bronze Coins Found in Switzerland

Credit: Aargau canton archeology department   By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   A team of archaeologists in Switzerland are trying to make sense of a discovery that traces its origins back nearly two millennia. Somewhat strangely, a ceramic cooking pot filled with oil lamps and bronze coins was found during an effort to […]

Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   In 1996, a Briton who was interested in archaeology and metal detecting as a pastime discovered one of the most significant treasure hoards in the history of the U.K., the Alton Hoard. A full two decades later, the finder–a bricklayer named Peter Beasley–believes that expert appraisers downplayed […]

Bernard von NotHaus “Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted + CoinWeek Exclusive Video 4K

Bernard von NotHaus “Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted + CoinWeek Exclusive Video 4K

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Following the historic election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, would you expect to see “The Donald” appear on a coin? Bernard von Nothaus, the notorious creator of the “Liberty Dollar®”, is way ahead of you! Trump Dollar Coin? It’s worth […]

U.S. Mint to Put 2016 Silver Eagles on Hold

U.S. Mint to Put 2016 Silver Eagles on Hold

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   As is usually the case during the last six weeks or so of the calendar year, the U.S. Mint is nearing the point where it will halt production of its premier silver bullion coin, the American Silver Eagle. 2016 Silver Eagle Sales Compared to the previous few […]

Mintages Raised for Chinese Silver, Gold Panda Coins

Mintages Raised for Chinese Silver, Gold Panda Coins

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Since the early 1980s, the People’s Republic of China has struck its own gold and silver bullion coins for international trade. In addition to their precious metal content, these coins are also prized collectibles due to their lower mintage figures compared to most government-issued bullion coins. Now, […]

World Currency News – Zimbabwe Bond Notes Plan Criticized

World Currency News – Zimbabwe Bond Notes Plan Criticized

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   Zimbabwe’s shattered economy and massive trade deficit have caused a dollar shortage which has paralyzed the nation. The government hopes to reduce the current cash shortage by introducing the first domestic paper money since the collapse of the Zimbabwean dollar in 2009. The public reaction was what […]

Precious Metals & the World Economy – Russian Gold Reserves Grow

Precious Metals & the World Economy – Russian Gold Reserves Grow

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   This year, no central bank or central government has bought gold at a more vigorous pace than the Russian Central Bank. It has significantly added to its gold reserves in 2016, and this trend has continued. September saw Russia grow its gold reserves by 500,000 troy ounces […]

South Africa Issues Silver, Platinum Krugerrands for 50th Anniversary

South Africa Issues Silver, Platinum Krugerrands for 50th Anniversary

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   It’s not entirely surprising that in addition to enjoying vast precious metal deposits, South Africa has long been a world-leader in the international gold coin market. The flagship South African Gold Krugerrand was the first modern bullion coin available on the global market in 1967. Krugerrands quickly […]

Rare US Coins – Glass Cent Pattern Discovered

Rare US Coins – Glass Cent Pattern Discovered

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Amid the nationwide mobilization effort for the Second World War, the United States Mint was forced to explore using new materials for its low-denomination coins as nickel and copper supplies were diverted to war production. This led the mint to replace the normal composition of the five-cent […]

CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting […]

No Nazi Gold Train, But Legends Abound

No Nazi Gold Train, But Legends Abound

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins ……   The saga of the Nazi Gold Train supposedly buried in a mountain tunnel may have ended with the treasure hunters coming up empty, but the world-wide publicity has given the nearby Polish city of Walbrzych a new lease on life. The town has become a tourist destination […]

Secret Gold Vaults in the Swiss Alps

Secret Gold Vaults in the Swiss Alps

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Switzerland has long had a reputation—sometimes a dubious one—for being a safe place to stash one’s wealth away from the prying eyes of tax authorities. Right or wrong, the notion of a “Swiss bank account” is synonymous with evading taxation. Now, the ultra-rich seem to have discovered […]

Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

Strange $180k Theft from Royal Canadian Mint

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is alleging that one of its former employees gradually smuggled $180,000 CAD (approximately $136,000 USD) worth of gold out of the mint. The strange part is how they say he did it: by hiding the gold in his anal cavity. Leston Lawrence, […]

Classic US Coins: Does a 1964 Morgan Silver Dollar Exist?

Classic US Coins: Does a 1964 Morgan Silver Dollar Exist?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Rumors have long circulated in numismatic circles about the mystery of the 1964 Peace dollar, which would have been the last 90% silver dollar minted for circulation. That is, if the entire mintage hadn’t been melted down when the plan to coin new silver dollars (which hadn’t […]

The Future of Money: Banknotes and Coins

The Future of Money: Banknotes and Coins

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Throughout the modern era (roughly since gold and silver specie ceased to be used as circulating currency), coins and banknotes have been the fiat tokens we use to represent money. However, like the rest of our society, the financial system has undergone a rapid transformation in the […]

World Coin News – Pobjoy Mint and Isle of Man to Split

World Coin News – Pobjoy Mint and Isle of Man to Split

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The British Pobjoy Mint will not produce Isle of Man coins in 2017 in a departure from more than four decades of tradition. Without much explanation, the increasingly prominent Pobjoy Mint is upending its oldest relationship with a government that has the authority to issue its own […]

Classic US Coins – Gold Stella $4 Coin Goes to Auction

Classic US Coins – Gold Stella $4 Coin Goes to Auction

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   There’s an old saying, “fake like a two-cent coin” or “a three-cent coin.” While these obscure denominations haven’t seen circulation for a very long time, there ironically were two-cent and three-cent denominations of U.S. coins (the latter known as a “trime”) during the 19th century. What’s more, […]

Gainesville Coins: Time for Platinum Group Metals to Shine

Gainesville Coins: Time for Platinum Group Metals to Shine

Platinum Bullion Coins, – Maple Leaf – Australian Platypus and US Platinum Eagle By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Platinum Group Metals are apparently coming back into vogue among bullion investors. Two PGMs–platinum and palladium–are rallying more than their precious metal cousins of late, and the markets have responded. Alternative Asset Although […]

Swiss Gold –  Case Study for the Market

Swiss Gold – Case Study for the Market

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Throughout their history, the Swiss have cultivated a long-standing reputation as an authority in the area of gold–both in their refining skill and in the wisdom of their monetary policy. Switzerland is not actually among the world’s leading importers or exporters of the metal, neither in terms […]

Precious Metals Market – India Gold Deposits Climb

Precious Metals Market – India Gold Deposits Climb

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   The Indian government’s plan to monetize the country’s vast amount of privately-held gold may finally be taking root, little by little. Known collectively as Gold Monetization Schemes (GMS), these various offers for Indian citizens to put their gold to financial use by depositing into an account were […]

 
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