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  • new2017 Native American $1 Dollar Design Image
    The United States Mint unveiled the one-year-only design that will appear on the reverse of next year's 2017 Native American dollar.Selected from among thirteen candidates, the winning design...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 18 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 4:35pm -
  • US Mint Sales: Unc. Silver Eagle; Congratulations Set Debut
    Demand for U.S. Mint collector products increased last week with 62% of them logging stronger sales, and that's after a sharp uptick in orders from the previous week.Advances were supported by...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 9:38pm -
  • Gold Slips 0.4% As Dollar Rallies
    Gold futures declined slightly Thursday, as the U.S. dollar rallied after showing some weakness on Wednesday.Gold for February delivery shed $5.10, or 0.4%, to settle at $1,172.40 an ounce on the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 8:45pm -
  • 2016 Fort Moultrie 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Released
    Another series from the United States Mint comes to a close for the year with today's release of the 2016-P Fort Moultrie Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin. It appears as the final 2016-dated issue...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 5:56pm -
  • Gold Rises 0.6% and Silver Jumps 2.8% as Dollar Weakens
    Gold futures on Wednesday reclaimed most of their losses in the past two days as the U.S. dollar gave back some gains.Gold for February delivery gained $7.40, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,177.50 an...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 9:19pm -
  • Order Deadline for US Mint 2016 Commemorative Coins; Free Shipping
    With the New Year quickly approaching, the United States Mint is starting to remind customers about products that are going off sale.Beginning at noon ET on Dec. 29, the U.S. Mint will no longer...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 6:57pm -
  • American Silver Eagle 2016 Annual Sales End at 37.7M
    The United States Mint sold the last of the 2016-dated American Eagle silver bullion coins on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Their annual total ended at 37,701,500 coins, ranking 2016 as the fifth best sales year....[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 5:04pm -
  • Precious Metals Decline; US Mint 2016 Bullion Coins Selling Out
    Precious metals fell in tandem Tuesday. Gold futures ended lower for the the fifth time in six sessions, and neared a 10-month settlement low.Gold for February delivery dropped $6.40, or 0.5%, to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 12:13am -
  • US House Approves Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins
    The U.S. House on Monday, Dec. 5, overwhelming passed legislation that would authorize the United States Mint to strike curved coins for 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 4 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 7:41pm -
  • Gold, Silver Mixed; US Mint Coin Sales Rise
    Gold futures closed lower Monday for the the fourth time in five sessions, but rebounded from a 10-month low reached in morning trading.Gold for February delivery slipped $1.30, or 0.1%, to settle...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 10:11pm -

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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 -

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Silver Coin News

  • newNew 2016 Uncirculated Silver Eagle Tops U.S. Mint Sales
    With the gift-giving season in full swing, sales of United States Mint’s silver products went crazy. By far, the most sought after item was the newly released 2016-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. Shoppers scooped up 134,925 of them, which was…
    - 8 hours ago, 10 Dec 16, 2:56am -
  • 2016-P Fort Moultrie 5 Ounce Silver Coins for Collectors
    Earlier today, Dec. 8, the United States Mint released a 3-inch, 5-ounce silver coin commemorating Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) of South Carolina. It is the 5th issued this year and the 35th overall from the U.S. Mint’s program of…
    - 1 day ago, 9 Dec 16, 3:19am -
  • 2016 Limited Edition Silver Sets Debut; Silver Eagle November Sales
    The United States Mint released its 2016 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set just in time for the holiday season, and collectors responded by placing orders for 19,266 units. Across the board it was the U.S. Mint’s best-selling numismatic product for…
    - 7 days ago, 3 Dec 16, 12:01am -
  • 2016 Uncirculated Silver Eagle for 30th Anniversary
    The United States Mint today released its latest coin for collectors, the 2016-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. Unlike those from past years with their reeded edge, this one has a smooth edge with anniversary lettering commemorating the 30 years…
    - 9 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 7:02pm -
  • US Mint Releases 2016 Congratulations Set
    The United States Mint is now selling the 2016 Congratulations Set. This product features a proof American Silver Eagle inside a festive-themed folder with an area to write a message. The proof coin is the same as the one sold by itself for $53.95. T…
    - 10 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 4:42am -

Buzz with Dave Harper

  • newUnited States Mint saving the best for last?
    Ready for a bargain from the United States Mint? When the annual uncirculated dollar coin set goes up for sale on the Mint website Dec. 14, buyers will find that it is priced at $49.95. At first glance, that might … Continue reading →The post Un…
    - 20 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 2:49pm -
  • Time for government to stop fake coins

    - 2 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 2:58pm -
  • Why did silver Eagle sales drop in 2016?
    A drop of 20 percent hit sales of the one-ounce silver American Eagle bullion coin in 2016. The 2015 total was 47 million pieces while the 2016 number is 37,601,500. The difference of 9,398,500 coins means the Mint lost out … Continue reading →T…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 3:25pm -
  • Silver Eagles gone
    The Mint’s supply of 2016 silver American Eagles is gone. December sales of the coin totaled 140,000 pieces . The year’s total is 37,601,500. This is roughly 9.4 million fewer than the 2015 sales total of 47 million. On Jan. 9, … Continue read…
    - 4 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 8:24pm -
  • Mint gold and silver bullion coins sell out
    Sellouts for some Mint gold and silver bullion coins have been announced. The gold 2016 American Eagle in one-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce sizes are gone. The half-ounce gold is still available to Authorized Purchasers and so is the one-ounce…
    - 4 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 4:20pm -

Numismatic News

  • new‘Coin Finds’ pour in
    We recently asked you, our readers, to share your best numismatic finds with us. Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the ……
    - 2 hours ago, 10 Dec 16, 9:00am -
  • newMint Stats: Holidays put traditional gifts in play
    Holiday sales numbers are washing over these pages. Traditional Christmas purchases are pushing up numbers for proof sets and mint sets. The clad 2016 proof set jumped by 27,844 to 534,258. The 2016 silver proof set was up by 12,014 … Continue read…
    - 17 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 6:09pm -
  • newUnited States Mint saving the best for last?
    Ready for a bargain from the United States Mint? When the annual uncirculated dollar coin set goes up for sale on the Mint website Dec. 14, buyers will find that it is priced at $49.95. At first glance, that might … Continue reading →The post Un…
    - 20 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 2:49pm -
  • Creator of written Cherokee on $1
    The Presidential dollar coin series has ended. Only the Native American series will remain active in 2017 for base metal dollar coins. Next year, the creator of the written Cherokee syllabary, Sequoyah, will be honored on the reverse of the … Conti…
    - 1 day ago, 9 Dec 16, 10:00am -
  • Gold eagles soar while silver dips
    Gold American Eagle bullion coin sales jumped higher by 30 percent in 2016 at the U.S. Mint. In the same period, sales of the one-ounce silver American Eagle bullion coin dropped 20 percent. While we might try to figure out … Continue reading →T…
    - 1 day ago, 9 Dec 16, 7:00am -
  • Who’s afraid of gold and silver?
    Only a tiny percentage of American adults own physical gold or silver for investment. The estimates I have seen range from one to three percent. From my more than 50 years of personally owning such items or trading them as … Continue reading →Th…
    - 1 day ago, 9 Dec 16, 4:00am -

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 -

Perth Mint Blog

  • Your guide to the lunar zodiac in the Year of the Rooster
    Buddha and the 12 lunar animals The ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar, which dates back beyond 2600BC, is reputedly the longest chronological record in history. According to a popular version of its founding legend, Buddha called on every animal to atte…
    - 4 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 6:37am -
  • What makes the dragon China’s most powerful cultural symbol?
    The dragon is one of the principal emblems of Chinese mythology. Unlike its evil, treacherous European counterpart, however, the Oriental dragon is wise and benevolent, a symbol of nobility and good fortune. According to powerful Chinese legends, the…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 6:46am -
  • Meticulous and thoughtful design highlights rooster in rich colour
    Exquisite attention to design detail is the hallmark of the annual Lunar Good Fortune Two-Coin Set, which now celebrates the Year of the Rooster. Stunning colour depictions of the rooster on these coins are supported by intricate arrays of motifs ali…
    - 10 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 1:20am -
  • ANAGRAM Win an Australian Map Shaped Coin Series – Saltwater Crocodile 2014 1oz Silver Coin
    Lurking in estuaries, creeks and billabongs across northern Australia, the Saltwater Crocodile is a truly formidable reptile. Powerfully built, belligerently territorial, and armed with deadly jaws, it’s a magnificent beast you cannot afford to get…
    - 11 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 1:38am -
  • December 2016 New Product Bulletin – out today
    Our final bulletin before Christmas 2016 features a gorgeous choice of new releases along with a great range of gift ideas. The latest collectable coins share Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rooster as their design focus. Joining our 2017 Year o…
    - 11 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 12:42am -
  • Wild about cats?
    Even though they’ve been one of our closest animal companions for thousands of years, cats have never entirely shed the impulses of their wild ancestors. Frequently aloof and self-sufficient, they’re powerless to suppress their primal instincts t…
    - 22 days ago, 18 Nov 16, 1:08am -

CoinWeek

  • newThe Coin Analyst: What Are Your 50 State Quarters Worth Now?
    By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ...... Has it really been nearly 20 years since the 50 State Quarters program kicked off? Time has certainly flown since the Delaware quarter marked the first installment, yet these popular coins still sh…
    - 5 hours ago, 10 Dec 16, 5:36am -
  • newSilver 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 wealt…
    - 18 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 5:03pm -
  • newKrause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees
    Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications .....   The first round of voting for the Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges must work through a list of 10 cate…
    - 18 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 4:23pm -
  • newCoin Board News – Number 41
    By David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.net ....   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 41 — Winter 2017 BIG ANNUAL UPDATE ISSUE Yes, it’s that time of year again when I include a newly updated Check List & Value Guide for coin boar…
    - 19 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 4:06pm -
  • newRing in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction
    Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC…
    - 19 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 3:51pm -

World Mint Coins

  • 2014 Australian Kangaroo Silver High Relief Coin
    The 2014 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin is now available from the Perth Mint of Australia. It is issued as the fifth annual release in a series. Each coin is composed of one ounce of 99.9% pure silver and features a high reli…
    - 25 Jul 14, 2:13pm -
  • 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set Next Week
    Next week, the United States Mint has scheduled the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set for release. This set is likely to be extremely popular with collectors. The set will go on sale beginning at Noon (Eastern) on Thursday,…
    - 19 Jul 14, 1:55pm -
  • 2014 Mini Koala 0.5g Gold Coin Issued
    The Perth Mint of Australia offers the 2014 Mini Koala 0.5g Gold Coin as the second annual issue in a series. Each is struck from 0.5 grams of 99.99% pure gold. Shown on the reverse of the coin is a head and shoulders likeness of a single koala. Pri…
    - 14 Jul 14, 1:53pm -
  • 2014 Quarters Uncirculated Set and Harding Gold Coins This Week
    The United States Mint has four new products scheduled to debut this week. Included in these new issues are the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™, the proof and uncirculated 2014 Florence Harding First Spouse Gold Coins an…
    - 7 Jul 14, 6:18pm -
  • Disney – 80th Anniversary of Donald Duck Gold and Silver Coins
    The Perth Mint of Australia has unveiled the second issues of its two year programs featuring classic Disney characters with new strikes honoring the 80th anniversary of the beloved bird Donald Duck. Now available from the Perth Mint are the Dis…
    - 28 Jun 14, 2:34pm -

UK Royal Mint Blog

  • Stir-Up Sunday 2016
    It only seems like yesterday that we were packing up and sending off 2,015 silver sixpences to stir in to your Christmas puddings at home. How time flies! Almost a year on, we are now looking ahead to this year’s Stir-up Sunday festivities. Stir-…
    - 24 days ago, 16 Nov 16, 2:47pm -
  • Behind the design: Remembrance Day 2016
    Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin each year featuring the poppy – a widely recognised symbol of remembrance – to honour servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. For 2016, the…
    - 30 days ago, 10 Nov 16, 1:48pm -
  • Celebrating 200 years of the ‘modern’ Sovereign
    Every year we celebrate significant anniversaries on UK coins. From royal weddings to decisive battles, commemorative coins catalogue our country’s rich history. But it’s not every year that we get to celebrate a significant numismatic anniversar…
    - 43 days ago, 28 Oct 16, 11:14am -
  • Did 2015 produce a rare £2 coin?
    With every year that passes the Coin Hunt continues to evolve, as new commemorative coin designs are released. In 2015 alone there were £2 coins to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the Navy’s role in the First World War, a ne…
    - 46 days ago, 25 Oct 16, 3:29pm -
  • 1066, the Battle of Hastings – the date that made history, remembered.
    Cemented in the school curriculum, 1066 is a date that is sure to be familiar to most of us. In fact, due to the significance and impact of the Battle of Hastings, 1066 is arguably one of the most famous dates in British history. But how much do we a…
    - 58 days ago, 13 Oct 16, 4:20pm -
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Rare Gold Coins

  • The Newbie’s Lament: What Should I Collect?
    For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to ask is: what should I collect. The answer, of course, depends on your budget but it also depends on which sort of collection you are going to build: a set w…
    - 20 May 16, 5:39pm -
  • What is the Rarest New Orleans Half Eagle?
    A total of 17 half eagles were produced at the New Orleans mint between 1840 and 1909. Focusing on the No Motto Liberty Head issues (struck between 1840 and 1857) there are at least five issues which I would call “rare” (i.e., fewer than 100 exam…
    - 13 Apr 16, 4:54pm -
  • Civil War Eagles: A Rarity Study with Condition Census Information
    This is the first of potentially many articles which focus on rarity and Condition Census information in the Liberty Head eagle series. The first sub-group I’m going to focus on is the 11 Civil War issues. These coins are, with one exception, rare…
    - 19 Feb 16, 7:49pm -
  • A Date by Date Analysis of New Orleans Eagles, Part Two: With Motto, 1879-1906
    Earlier this fall I wrote the first part of this article, which discussed the No Motto eagles from the New Orleans mint. (You can find the full article here.) This second part focuses on the With Motto eagles from the Crescent City. Production of eag…
    - 20 Nov 15, 8:12pm -
  • A Date by Date Analysis of New Orleans Eagles, Part One: No Motto, 1841-1860
    Production of eagles at the New Orleans mint didn’t begin until 1841; two years after the introduction of the quarter eagle, and a year after the first half eagles from this mint were struck. The so-called No Motto eagles were made at New Orleans t…
    - 19 Nov 15, 5:58pm -

Perth Mint Bullion Blog

  • Why the kilo Koala provides more bang for your buck!
    Like gold, the price of silver has been falling since the surprise result of the U.S. Presidential election. Bargain hunting investors may see this as an opportunity to ‘buy the dips’ – whereby they increase their metal holding to benefit from…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 12:56am -
  • Monthly Sales – November 2016
    Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in November 2016 as coins and minted bars.   - Gold (Au): 54,747 oz   - Silver (Ag): 984,622 oz   This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Pe…
    - 9 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 2:07am -
  • Fast selling 1oz silver bullion Rooster coin sold out in less than 10 weeks
    The 2017 Year of the Rooster 1oz silver bullion coin from the Australian Lunar Coin Series II has officially sold out at The Perth Mint. Released in September with a maximum worldwide mintage of 300,000, the coin is the 10th consecutive 1oz Lunar sil…
    - 25 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 8:01am -
  • 2017 Silver Kangaroo set for success after sales of 2016 coin leap past 11 million
    The Perth Mint is pleased to announce that the 2017 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is available earlier than originally scheduled. Released today, the new issue follows an exceptional debut in 2016 for Australia’s first 99.99% (four n…
    - 33 days ago, 7 Nov 16, 12:48am -
  • Monthly Sales – October 2016
    Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in October 2016 as coins and minted bars.   - Gold (Au): 79,048 oz   - Silver (Ag): 1,084,213 oz This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Per…
    - 36 days ago, 4 Nov 16, 3:42am -

Coin Collectors Blog

  • newGodspeed, John Glenn
    Over the years, society has started labeling people heroes for doing something as minimal as their job. While some of these jobs require a heroic sense of self, like running into a burning building to save trapped people, they are really not heroes.…
    - 11 hours ago, 10 Dec 16, 12:00am -
  • West Point Gold
    While we cannot tour or see inside the Bullion Repository at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the U.S. Mint just released a B-Roll video of scenes inside the gold repository at the West Point Mint. Gold stored at West Point is called “working stock.” This is…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 5:30pm -
  • House passes Apollo 11 commem bill
    Under a motion to suspend the rules and pass as agreed, the House of Representatives passed by unanimous consent the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2726) during an afternoon session on December 5, 2016. Apollo 11 has to be on…
    - 4 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 1:30pm -
  • REVIEW: 2017 Canadian Circulating Coins, Tokens & Paper Money
    If you are a collector of Canadian coins and looking for a standard reference, there is nothing better than The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins. Available in two volumes, the Charlton catalogs would be the Canadian equivalent of the Red…
    - 5 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 1:30pm -
  • What is the Mint doing with the Mutilated Coin Redemption Program
    Last year, the U.S. Mint suspended its Mutilated Coin Redemption Program when it alleged that a company in New Jersey was importing counterfeit coins from China to redeem as mutilated coins. Formal charges were brought against the persons involved in…
    - 8 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 2:00pm -

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • Archaeologists Question Media Sensationalism
    Ancient coin collectors in the United States had good reason to smile this past weekend.  Archaeologist Paul Barford in his blog Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues joined a growing list of critics who believe that U.S. government offi…
    - 54 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 6:22pm -
  • 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…
    - 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, 3:40am -
  • 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, 6:51pm -

Numismatters

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Silver Coin Melt Values

  • Silver Coin Melt Values Drop $3.53 an Ounce in 2014
    2014 proved to be a negative year for Silver coin melt values as the precious metal market plunged to levels not seen in over four and a half years. The price recovered slightly by the end of 2014, but not nearly enough to erase the cumulative losses…
    - 1 Jan 15, 11:28pm -
  • Market Conditions Drag Silver Coin Melt Values to Four Year Low
    The third quarter of 2014, which ended with September, was not kind to silver coin melt values as the associated silver market slumped to levels not seen in over four years. This significant drop was more than enough to wipe out the gains realized in…
    - 1 Oct 14, 8:31pm -
  • Silver Coin Melt Values See Almost Double Digit Increases in June
    Silver coin melt values realized significant earnings in June as the precious metal posted gains for the month. The market’s positive entry ended a three-month slide for melt values which started in March. Closing out June on the 30th, the London F…
    - 1 Jul 14, 1:15pm -

Coin News Extra

  • 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Coin Pricing
    Pricing for the upcoming 24-karat 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin has been established by the United States Mint.The gold coin and two other coin sets will launch this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy…
    - 6 Jul 14, 8:08pm -
  • 2014 Anniversary Kennedy Set, Gold Coins and Quarters Set in July
    The United States Mint will offer a unique range of products in July to include the first of the 2014 First Spouse Gold Coins, the first 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Set, and a set for young numismatists featuring a 2014 Baseball coin.Then there a…
    - 1 Jul 14, 2:48pm -
  • 2014 Baseball Set for Young Collectors
    Next month, on July 28, the United States Mint will release the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set. As its name implies, the product is geared toward youngsters.Specifically, the Young Collectors Set includes an uncirculated N…
    - 23 Jun 14, 6:44pm -

National Park Quarters

  • 2016 Fort Moultrie Quarters for South Carolina in Rolls and Bags
    Quarters symbolic of South Carolina’s Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) go on sale this coming Monday, November 14, 2016. The 25-cent piece is the last release this year as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters®…
    - 27 days ago, 12 Nov 16, 11:18pm -
  • 2016 Theodore Roosevelt Quarters for North Dakota in Rolls and Bags
    Quarters commemorating North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park are available in rolls and bags beginning on Monday, August 29, 2016. Issued by the United States Mint as the fourth of five 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters, product options…
    - 27 Aug 16, 8:49pm -
  • 2016 Harpers Ferry Quarters for West Virginia in Rolls and Bags
    Quarters commemorating West Virginia’s Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will be available in rolls and bags beginning on Monday, June 6, 2016 at noon Eastern Time. Released as the third of five 2016-dated issues from the U.S. Mint’s series…
    - 3 Jun 16, 8:17pm -