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  • newGold Scores 4th Weekly Increase, Silver Logs 3rd Week of Gains
    Gold futures advanced for the first time in three sessions Friday to notch their fourth straight weekly increase.Gold for February delivery added $3.40, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,204.90 an ounce on...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Jan 17, 7:04pm -
  • Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Act Introduced
    U.S. lawmakers recently introduced legislation calling for 2020-dated coins in commemoration of Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer, advocate and philanthropist.The Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 4:26pm -
  • 2017 Native American $1 Coin Image Unveiled
    The United States Mint this week updated its product page for the 2017 Native American $1 Coin, providing an image of one and information about its release. Introduced in 2009, the series of dollars...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 2:02pm -
  • US Mint Sales: 2017 Gift Sets Debut
    Two gift sets made their first appearance in the U.S. Mint's sales report, the 2017 Happy Birthday Coin Set and the 2017 Birth Set.The new birthday and newborn sets launched a week ago Tuesday [...][[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 10:28pm -
  • Gold, Silver Retreat; US Mint Gold Bullion Coins Rise
    Gold futures turned lower for a second session straight Thursday, falling further from the 2-month high reached earlier in the week as the U.S. dollar continued to firm.Gold for February delivery...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 9:34pm -
  • Hall of Fame Basketball Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Joins CCAC
    Today, Jan. 19, the United States Mint announced the appointment of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will represent the interests of the general...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 6:30pm -
  • Gold Dips from 2-Month High on Rising US Inflation
    Gold slipped from a 2-month high Wednesday after a report showed U.S. inflation advanced 2.1% in 2016, the quickest pace since the 12 months ending June 2014 and for a full calendar year since...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 11:40pm -
  • 2017 Lions Clubs Centennial Silver Dollars Launch
    Coins commemorating 100 years of the world's largest service club organization, Lions Clubs International, are now available from the United States Mint.2017 Lions Club Centennial Silver Dollars in...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 5:01pm -
  • President Obama Receives Medals, Replicas Available for Public
    Earlier today, Jan. 17, President Obama received bronze medals for each of his two terms in office. Replicas of them are now available to the public.During a ceremony in the Oval Office, Secretary...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 5:44am -
  • US Mint Gold Coin Prices Likely to Rise Wed., Jan. 18
    On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the United States Mint is likely to increase prices on 17 numismatic gold products.The agency's collections of gold coins have prices that can change weekly depending on the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 2:57am -

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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 -

US Mint Pressroom

Silver Coin News

  • newBull lion 2017 American Silver Eagles Hit 4.57M in Two Weeks
    Sales of United States Mint’s 2017-dated bullion American Silver Eagles tapered this week compared to their debut last week, but their total has already exceeded monthly amounts for the previous ten months. The U.S. Mint’s authorized purchasers s…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Jan 17, 8:48pm -
  • 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollars Released
    Silver coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International are now on sale at the United States Mint. Dollars in proof and uncirculated collector qualities are available at introductory prices of $47.95 and $46.95. Their prices cli…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 4:48am -
  • Bullion 2017 American Silver Eagles Top 3.7M in Start
    On Monday, January 9, the United States Mint kicked off the new year by releasing its investor quality 2017-dated bullion American Silver Eagles to its network of authorized purchasers (APs). Orders poured in. APs scooped up 3,747,500 coins the first…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 11:09pm -
  • 2016 Proof Silver Eagles Up, Uncirculated Eagles Down
    While the 2016-W Proof American Silver Eagle and the 2016 Silver Proof Set were in a tight race to become silver’s weekly bestsellers for the U.S. Mint, sales of the 2016-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle dramatically dropped. It held the top sp…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jan 17, 1:27am -
  • 2016 Silver Eagle Sales Race, Last Chance 2016 Commemorative Coins
    In the most recent round of the United States Mint sales stats, the two products in a neck and neck race for the top spot were the individual proof and uncirculated American Silver Eagle. The 2016-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle won with 5,252 u…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Dec 16, 1:53pm -

Buzz with Dave Harper

  • Inaugural medal set to be put in Trump’s hands
    There will be inaugural medals after all. Today a gold version is supposed to be presented to President Donald Trump, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. It was produced by Medalcraft, Inc., of Green Bay, Wis. The firm found out … Continue re…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 2:52pm -
  • Coin auctioneer for ANA wants your loyalty
    I will not be able to attend the American Numismatic Association National Money Show in March in Orlando, Fla. But that does not mean I am not interested in what goes on there. My morning email contains an announcement from … Continue reading →T…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 2:59pm -
  • You want silver coins but you get gold
    The Mint is hearing the average collector’s cry that he prefers silver coins to those made of gold. But can it really do anything about it? Certainly, it is trying. Gold is quite a bit more expensive than silver, presently … Continue reading →…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 2:53pm -
  • Little letter ‘P’ leads to big surprise
    The surprise release of 2017 Philadelphia cents with a “P” mintmark has caused a stir in the numismatic community. Will it be enough of one to give the whole year a boost by increasing interest in coins generally? That is … Continue reading →…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 3:08pm -
  • Spot that first 2017 date in circulation
    Have you found a 2017 coin in your change yet? Let me know as soon as you do. It is fun to be the first on the block to have a new date. It will give you bragging rights. If … Continue reading →The post Spot that first 2017 date in circulation a…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 2:48pm -

Numismatic News

  • newBinion rarity leads FUN auction
    An ex-Binion’s Hoard New York $10,000 1934 Federal Reserve Note, Fr. 2231-B, was the star of Heritage Auctions’ Signature Currency Auction, Jan. 6, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The rarity, graded PCGS Gem New 65, sold for $158,625 as part of … Cont…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • newAmass relationships along with coins
    By Bernie Malis I was somewhat saddened by Mr. Thom’s recent article. Although I somewhat agree with where he is coming from, I get a lot more out of collecting than just getting Mint products that sell out too soon … Continue reading →The pos…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Jan 17, 5:00am -
  • newLetters to the Editor (February 7, 2017)
    ‘Average’ collector values history, geography in coins Reading Dave Harper’s editorial and the Viewpoint of the Jan. 3 issue I’m responding to both giving my collection preferences and my general agreement with the Viewpoint column. I collect…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Jan 17, 6:16pm -
  • newPandas tiny and large
    Pandas are popular. Odd-shaped coins are popular. Liechtenstein’s Coin Invest Trust has brought both together to produce a couple of cute Brilliant Uncirculated Pacific island coins. From Palau comes a simple, 11mm tall, gold baby Panda dollar stru…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Jan 17, 3:00pm -
  • Rare dollar in Stack’s Bowers sale
    A 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar is part of a collection that Stack’s Bowers Galleries will put on the auction block March 29-31 in Baltimore. The Blue Moon Collection was begun over 50 years ago and features coins purchased from … Continue read…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jan 17, 9:00am -
  • Here we go with my 2017 forecasts
    It is time to stick my neck out and put my forecasts for 2017 in print. I put them all in a talk I gave Jan. 5 at the Florida United Numismatists Convention in Fort Lauderdale. I have not taken … Continue reading →The post Here we go with my 201…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 12:16am -

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


  • Toned Morgan Dollar Highlights from Legend’s Northern Lights Sale, Pt. 3
    Regency Auction XX is almost here! By CoinWeek ......   Legend Rare Coin Auctions will present Part Three of the Northern Lights Collection of Toned Morgan Dollars at the upcoming Regency XX sale in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Galileo room at The Venetia…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 12:15am -
  • Cool Coins! 2017 Episode 1 – Over a Million Dollars in Rare Coins – 4K Video
    Cool Coins! kicks off 2017 with this "million dollar" episode, featuring WINGS Co-President Lance Tchor and his 1952 Peru 100 Soles gold coin with deep mirror Prooflike surfaces in an NGC MS67 holder; error coin specialist and author Fred Weinberg wi…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 12:05am -
  • First 2017 ATB Quarter, Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin Among Upcoming U.S. Mint Products
    By CoinWeek News Staff ....   The United States Mint recently added several new products to their online schedule for the month of February. First up are rolls and bags for the 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument America the Beautiful quarter. Thes…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 10:11pm -
  • NCS Conservation: Scratches on Coins
    A scratch is a type of mechanical damage that has moved or removed metal from the surface of a coin By Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) ......   It is said that it is better to prevent a problem rather than correct it once it has occurred. In…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 7:24pm -
  • Green Titanium Hummingbird Coin New Entry in Pobjoy Mint Series
    2017 Hummingbird Green Titanium Coin Issued by British Virgin Islands Exclusive 2017 Green Titanium Coin Beautifully Coloured Elemental Metal Also Available in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Pobjoy Mint high quality proof finish New effigy design of Her M…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 5:48pm -

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

  • Who was King Canute?
    If you cast your eyes across The Royal Mint’s 1,100 years of history and catalog of commemorations, you’ll find stories of kings and queens, whose battles and conquests shaped Britain’s heritage, told on our coinage. Their remarkable stories li…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Jan 17, 2:24pm -
  • 2016: coins with character, The Royal Mint Experience and a whole lot more.
    As 2016 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back on a year packed full of coins, milestones and new beginnings. It’s safe to say 2016 has been an exciting year here at The Royal Mint. There were coins with a lot of ‘character’ – in a ye…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Dec 16, 2:41pm -
  • Poll: Which was your favourite coin design of 2016?
    As 2016 draws to a close, we want to know: which was your favourite coin design of 2016? See the complete list of 2016 commemorative coin designs below. To see the remaining commemorative coins featuring these design, click here.
    - 31 days ago, 22 Dec 16, 2:40pm -
  • The Queen’s Beasts bold designs given the Proof treatment
    Regular readers of The Royal Mint blog would have seen our announcement, earlier this year, of a new bullion coin release: The Lion of England, the first in a series of coins that represent The Queen’s Beasts. Well, we are delighted to say that thi…
    - 39 days ago, 14 Dec 16, 9:39am -
  • 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-…
    - 67 days ago, 16 Nov 16, 2:47pm -
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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 are pink diamonds so valuable?
    The remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia is home to the world’s only significant source of fancy pink, violet and red diamonds. Even so, discoveries are now so rare that an entire year’s worth of pink diamonds will fit in the palm of…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 1:26am -
  • Where is it safe to store my precious metal investments?
    Do you want to invest in physical precious metal without the security risk of storing it at home? The historic Perth Mint's depository was created in the 1990s to enable clients to invest in gold and silver without the need to take physical delive…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 7:07am -
  • Close-up look at the 2017 Australian Koala 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
    The 1oz Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coin for 2017 is released today. This year’s design portrays a koala sitting at the base of a eucalyptus tree with another tree in the background. Just 300,000 of these 1oz coins will be released. Additiona…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 2:13am -
  • A decade of Koala evolution
    The koala is one of Australia’s famous native marsupials – which means its young develop inside the female’s pouch. Often perceived as a cuddly animal and generally sleepy during the daytime, it has an appealing bear-like face and thick grey fu…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 2:04am -
  • Monthly Sales – December 2016
    Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in December 2016 as coins and minted bars.   - Gold (Au): 63,420 oz   - Silver (Ag): 430,009 oz   This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 3:43am -

Coin Collectors Blog

  • End of the Term, What Now?
    January 20, 2017, marks the end of the Presidency of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. At noon the 45th president will be inaugurated. Also, as of noon, Obama’s appointments to Executive Branch positions will resign from their…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 5:00pm -
  • A Skyhook for the CCAC
    The U.S. Mint announced that the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, will be joining the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee as a member representing the interest of the general public. He f…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 5:05am -
  • POLL: Are you buying the new American Liberty gold coin?
    When the U.S. Mint made the announcement about the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin, they mentioned that the coin will begin selling on April 6, 2017. As a coin with one troy ounce of 24-karat gold, the coin will be at least the spot pric…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 1:30pm -
  • The Allegory of Liberty
    The latest “controversy” surrounding the U.S. Mint is that the depiction of Lady Liberty on the new U.S. Mint 225th Anniversary 24-karat gold coin is depicted by an African-American woman. This comes after 225 years of depicting Liberty as a whit…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 17, 12:30am -
  • About the ANA Presidency
    I was reading Dave Harper’s recent blog post on the Numismatic News website and learned that Mike Ellis announced that he intends to run for president of the American Numismatic Association. Last we heard from Ellis, he resigned from the Board of G…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 1:30pm -

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…
    - 97 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 -
    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 -


  • Netherlands Antilles 5 gulden 2016 - MCB
    New circulating commemorative:"100th Anniversary of the Maduro & Curiel's Bank - MCB"(news and image by Wolfgang Schuster)
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 1:46pm -
  • Australia 1 dollar 2017 - Trans-Australian Railway
    New commemorative:"Centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway"Available as part of the Mintmark and Privy Mark Set.SPECIFICATIONSComposition: Al-BronzeWeight: 9.00 gDiameter: 25.00 mmEdge: plain/reededThe Mint has also produced a $1 Silver 'C' Mintmar…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 8:15am -
  • Canada 1 dollar 2017 - Snow Goose
    This beautiful dollar type is released only as part of the Specimen Set:LINK: Royal Canadian Mint
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 7:03am -
  • Luxembourg 2 euro 2017 - Military Voluntary Service
    New bimetallic circulating commemorative:"50th anniversary of the Military Voluntary Service"SPECIFICATIONSExternal ring: CuNiCenter disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brassDiameter: 25.75 mmWidth: 2.20 mmWeight: 8.50 g(news and image by Jo Hoogeveen)
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 2:03pm -

Beautiful World Coins

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®…
    - 71 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 -