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  • newGold, Silver Prices Rise Modestly
    Precious metals futures closed Tuesday in opposite directions from the previous day -- gold, silver and platinum climbed while palladium fell. Gold's gain was its fourth in five sessions.Gold for...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 10:04pm -
  • newCanada 1867-2017 Coin Features 3D-Like Map and Enameled ‘150’
    Canada's 150th anniversary is memorized on a new special edition Royal Canadian Mint coin, the 2017 Our Home and Native Land Silver Dollar.Struck in 99.99% pure silver and designed by Canadian...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 5:57pm -
  • newPhase I of Apollo 11 Coin Design Competition Nears End
    Just a few days remain to submit an application to enter the competition to design Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. The event invites artists to design an image that is emblematic of...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 3:35pm -
  • Gold Slides 0.8% for First Loss in Four Sessions
    Gold, silver and platinum futures closed lower in their start to the new trading week on Monday. Gold's loss marked its first in four sessions.Gold for August delivery dropped $10, or 0.8%, to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jun 17, 9:37pm -
  • Ozark Riverways Quarters for Missouri in Three-Coin Set
    Today, June 26, the United States Mint started selling a three-coin set of Ozark Riverways quarters for $9.95. The coins recognize the national park in southern Missouri. It is the first national...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jun 17, 6:37pm -
  • Gold, Silver Flat on Week
    Gold futures advanced for a third straight session Friday, but their combined gains fell a little shy from bringing the yellow metal into positive territory for the week.Gold for August delivery on...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 3:01pm -
  • 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal Photos
    This article presents photos of a United States Mint flagship 225th anniversary product, the 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal.Released on June 14, the Philadelphia Mint-produced medal is...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 3:26pm -
  • American Innovation $1 Coin Act Introduced in Senate
    Legislation authorizing a 56-coin series of numismatic $1 coins for American innovation was introduced June 8 in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT).The bill, named the American Innovation...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 3:14pm -
  • US Banknote Production in May Highest in Seven Months
    U.S. paper money production climbed for a third straight month, ran the quickest in seven months, and outpaced figures from a year earlier, data from the agency responsible for printing American...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 3:02pm -
  • Gold Prices Log Second Day of Gains, Silver Snaps Losing Streak
    Gold futures realized a second day of gains Thursday while silver futures closed higher for the first time in six sessions.Gold for August delivery added $3.60, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,249.40 an...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 7:47pm -

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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

  • 2017 Silver Proof Set Inaugural Sales
    Initial sales results of the newly released 2017 Silver Proof Set reached 174,724 following its launch on Wednesday, June 7 through to Sunday, June 11. The set includes a total of 10 coins, with 7 of them composed of 90% silver, and it’s priced at…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 7:25am -
  • 2017-P American Liberty Silver Medal Launches for Mint’s 225th Anniversary
    The United States Mint released today its 1-ounce, .999 fine American Liberty Silver Medal, a companion piece to the 225th anniversary 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin. The medal features the same design as on the gold coin, with the obverse showing a…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 2:12am -
  • Ozark Riverways 5 Oz Bullion Coin Sales Start
    On June 5, the United States Mint began selling the 2017 Ozark National Scenic Riverways 5 Ounce Silver Bullion Coin to its network of authorized purchasers. First day sales hit 17,200 and that number did not change the rest of the week. These coins…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Jun 17, 2:28am -
  • 2017 Silver Proof Set Release, Includes 10 Coins for Collectors
    On Wednesday, June 7, the U.S. Mint will release one of its most popular annual products for collectors, the 2017 Silver Proof Set. This set has 10 coins in a proof finish, produced at the U.S. Mint in San Francisco with each bearing the facility’s…
    - 22 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 6:24pm -
  • 2017 American Silver Eagle Coin Sales Strengthen in May
    The month of May turned out to be the second best-selling month so far this year for American Eagle Silver bullion coins. The U.S. Mint sells its investor-quality strikes to a network of authorized purchasers, who took in 2,455,000 coins in May. That…
    - 24 days ago, 3 Jun 17, 3:08pm -

Buzz with Dave Harper

  • newChalk up another tax win for ICTA
    Congratulations to the Industry Council for Tangible Assets on its victory in Louisiana. Thanks to ICTA and the Louisiana Professional Coin Dealers Association (LPCDA), a sales tax exemption returns to the state. As of Oct. 1, 2017, precious-metals b…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 2:03pm -
  • Can Nebraska succeed with its medal?
    The good news is Nebraska is celebrating its 150th anniversary of statehood with a medal. The bad news is the price points seem steep for average collectors. There are three compositions and three prices. All are high. A one-ounce silver … Continue…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jun 17, 1:59pm -
  • Lisot videos show us who we are
    I was a regular attendee at the International Paper Money Shows in Memphis, Tenn., for many years. It moved this year to Kansas City, Mo. I was unable to be there, June 8-11, but fortunately David Lisot was. He recorded … Continue reading →The p…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 1:02pm -
  • Pay to shave the head of Miles Standish?
    The generosity of coin collectors and dealers will be in the spotlight at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver. Well-known coin grader Michael “Miles” Standish will have his head shaved to … Con…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 1:53pm -
  • Golden moment for silver Liberty medal
    Collectors like the silver one-ounce proof American Liberty medal that went on sale June 14. Or don’t they? The answer depends on what you believe is a similar Mint product. As of June 18, the Mint said 33,075 were sold. … Continue reading →Th…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 2:04pm -

Numismatic News

  • new1898-S Barber quarter tough in top grades
    Finding a coin everyone has overlooked is fun. It does not happen often, because coin prices tend to be a very accurate reflection of the availability of most issues. When you factor in demand to explain the few cases where … Continue reading →T…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 7:00pm -
  • newFirst Kansas City IPMS a success
    A new venue, a different type of barbecue, and an influx of new clients were all factors in the perceptions dealers shared with Bank Note Reporter about the recently concluded 41st Annual International Paper Money Show. IPMS, which had until … Cont…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 3:00pm -
  • newChalk up another tax win for ICTA
    Congratulations to the Industry Council for Tangible Assets on its victory in Louisiana. Thanks to ICTA and the Louisiana Professional Coin Dealers Association (LPCDA), a sales tax exemption returns to the state. As of Oct. 1, 2017, precious-metals b…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 2:03pm -
  • newHeritage lines up rarities for ANA
    Heritage Auction’s biggest world coin sale of the year takes place at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 1-5. On Platinum Night, 400-500 top-tier world and ancient coins will be offered. Among them are some notable Br…
    - 17 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 9:00am -
  • Wyoming notes among leaders
    One of only six known Series 1875 Territorials, this one pedigreed to the Amon Carter collection, sold for $72,000 in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ IPMS Kansas City 2017 sale. The sale was held in conjunction with the International Paper Money ……
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jun 17, 11:00pm -
  • Two dollar designs in 1921 seem strange

    - 1 day ago, 26 Jun 17, 5:01pm -

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

  • Classic movie coin captures Ghostbusters™ team spirit!
    How do you catch a ghost? You call the Ghostbusters, of course! Released in 1984, Ghostbusters™ the movie followed three oddball doctors – Ray Stantz (l), Peter Venkman (c), and Egon Spengler (r) – who began their own business specialising in t…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 5:46am -
  • Norse Goddess Frigg follows Freya coin sell out
    The Norse Goddesses series features three silver coins celebrating principal goddesses of ancient Norse mythology. Each coin is struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish. Off to a flying start with Freya (sold out), the…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 5:01am -
  • Perth Mint embraces challenge of crafting its most prestigious coin set yet
    An essential aim for any proud organisation is to test its skills with the aim of surpassing all previous efforts. The Perth Mint has continuously challenged itself in order to extend its capabilities beyond the conventional. From a pioneering role i…
    - 21 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 6:55am -
  • Sumptuous, timeless collectable melds gold and rare pink diamond
    They’re so rare that only a few are produced annually. In fact an entire year’s production will fit into the palm of your hand! So it’s little wonder that through history pink diamonds have been some of the world’s most sought-after gems. Fro…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 1:50am -
  • What’s new? Perth Mint collector coin releases for June 2017
    Special editions of the Australia Kangaroo dominate May’s new release bulletin. Stuart Devlin’s classic image of the iconic marsupial now appears on a remarkable kilo coin beautifully struck from 99.99% pure silver in proof quality. The iconic de…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 1:40am -
  • ANAGRAM Win a Splendid Fairy-wren 2013 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
    The Splendid Fairy-wren is a jaunty bird that hops and bounces among the undergrowth in search of insects. When looking for a mate, the male’s plumage is transformed into eye-catching iridescent blues. For your chance to win a Splendid Fairy-wren 2…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 1:29am -


  • newCoinWeek: United States Mint 225th Anniversary Silver Medal Unboxing – 4K Video
    When this medal arrived in the mail, the box was so heavy that we seriously wondered if we'd inadvertently received the four-medal set instead. But what was inside was amazing enough. This week, CoinWeek unboxes the 2017 American Liberty 225th Annive…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jun 17, 12:34am -
  • newFalling in Love with Numismatics – Suddenly It’s 1952!
    By Q. David Bowers - Stack's Bowers ......   As I write these words I enjoy numismatics every bit as much as I did when I was a kid in junior high school in 1952. Given two blue Whitman folders for Lincoln pennies and told that if I found a 1909-S V…
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 7:19pm -
  • newCoinWeek Ask: Our New Coin Question and Answer Live Stream, Replay
    Take your hobby to the next level with some straight up answers to your pressing coin questions. CoinWeek editor and 13-time Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Award winner Charles Morgan hosted a live stream event on Tuesday on CoinWeek's Facebook Cha…
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 7:16pm -
  • newLegend Market Report – Mid-June Market Report
    By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ......   ANOTHER GREAT SALES WEEK We think we know why we are selling so much - we've had the goods the past 30/60 days. As we mentioned a little bit ago, once we're pretty much sold out, our superhero status…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 7:04pm -
  • newBank of Canada Museum Unveiled Ahead of July 1 Public Opening
    By Bank of Canada .....   On June 20, Governor Stephen S. Poloz welcomed special guests from the government, business and the tourism sectors for a preview of the Bank of Canada Museum, which is opening soon. Located at the corner of Bank and Wellin…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 5:10pm -

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

  • A Mintage Year – the 2016 UK coin mintage figures
    2016 was an exciting year for UK coinage. For the first time ever we brought children’s literature to circulating coins with five Beatrix Potter designs. We also celebrated the life and works of William Shakespeare with three £2 coins and supporte…
    - 47 days ago, 12 May 17, 12:15pm -
  • Behind the design: The New £1 Coin
    In the last few weeks many of us will have noticed a significant change to our ‘change’ – a new £1 coin. Although it’s entering circulation now, in 2017, the journey of the new £1 coin actually began in 2014, when the new 12-sided coin was…
    - 82 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 10:57am -
  • Here’s everything you need to know about your new £1 coin
    The wait is over! Today, as a nation, we welcome a big change, probably the biggest change to UK coinage in over 30 years! This change is, of course, the introduction of the new 12-sided £1 coin. Since the round £1 coin was first introduced in 1983…
    - 92 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 9:51am -
  • Behind the design: the Lion of England and The Queen’s Beasts series
    We’re only a few months into 2017 and already we’ve been spoiled by several exciting new coin releases, from the new 2017 designs we will find in our everyday change, to the special commemorative issues that marked the Sapphire Jubilee. One strik…
    - 3 Mar 17, 3:30pm -
  • Behind the Design Series: The 2017 Lunar Year of The Rooster coins
    The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào Collection combines centuries of Chinese tradition with British minting craftsmanship, celebrating the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Each animal has their own unique characteristics and qualities and this year is t…
    - 24 Feb 17, 11:36am -
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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 invest in gold?
    Many investors are averse to gold because, as Warren Buffet argues, it’s an unproductive asset. Whereas equities and property are useful and provide a return, gold “doesn’t do anything but sit there”. Consequently, it has little inherent valu…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 6:52am -
  • Monthly Sales – May 2017
    Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in May 2017 as coins and minted bars:   - Gold (Au): 29,679 oz   - Silver (Ag): 826,656 oz This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Perth Min…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Jun 17, 3:32am -
  • Facts behind gold’s huge importance revealed
    It is a well told story that the discovery of gold helped transform 19th century colonial Australia into one of the most economically dynamic and socially diverse nations of the modern era. Probably less well known is the fact that gold continues to…
    - 27 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 1:22am -
  • NEW 2017 Australian Koala 1oz Silver Bullion Coin with Rooster Privy Mark
    This new Australian Koala coin offers precious metal investors another excellent opportunity to acquire silver in the form of an official limited mintage release. Struck from 99.9% pure silver, the coin’s modified Koala design incorporates a privy…
    - 27 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 12:19am -
  • World Silver Survey 2017
    The Silver Institute, an international association drawing its membership from organisations in the silver industry, has released its 27th annual World Silver Survey. Produced by the GFMS Team at Thomson Reuters, the latest survey offers global suppl…
    - 47 days ago, 12 May 17, 2:12am -

Coin Collectors Blog

  • newCollecting Small Dollars: The Susie B
    This is first article of a 4 part series: The Susie B ← you are here The Golden Dollar Native American Dollars Presidential Dollar Series As the discussions about the coin continued, Treasury proposed a bust of Liberty with a Phrygian hat on a pole…
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • A $2 Love Story
    Did you know that someone made a movie about the $2 bill? I was looking for information about early $2 notes and an Internet search discovered the page for The Two Dollar Bill Documentary. Basically, it is a 1 hour 43 minute documentary about the $2…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Discovering Seated Liberty Dime Varieties
    I recently took on a private contract to write short guides to certain coins. I thought that I could tackle anything they could think of until I was told I had to write between 500-2000 words (four pages) about Seated Liberty Dime Varieties. Most of…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Quick update
    Although I have a few posts in draft form, I had to take some time out for some administrative-type work. Since I published the Numismatic Dictionary I have received many corrections and requests for additions from readers. Thank you to everyone who…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 6:01pm -
  • Counterfeiting Around the World
    As I continue my research into history and technology of counterfeiting, I have been collecting historical statistics as to the problem of counterfeiting. I thought I would share the current statistics I found. The most common counterfeited denominat…
    - 14 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 10:00pm -

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • A Sad Day for America
    Today, Friday June 23, 2017, The Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives held a hearing entitled "The Exploitation of Cultural Property: Examining Illicit Activity in the Antiquities and Art Trade." This is certainly a worthy top…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 10:07pm -
  • What happened to the Debate?
     I was disappointed not long ago when I heard that Ann Coulter's scheduled talk at Berkeley was cancelled by the university and the conservative Young America's Foundation that had sponsored her.  The action was taken in response to serious concern…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 8:45pm -
  • The Devil is in the Details
    In America, the concept of Representative Democracy theoretically provides each citizen a proportionate voice in government through the election process.  Those elected officials serve their constituents, and the nation in general, by creating the l…
    - 63 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:56pm -
  • The Law and Ultra Vires
    Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire, an apologist for cultural property nationalists and a critic of private ownership and trade in cultural property, has posted on his blog a quite lucid history of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) expe…
    - 66 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 9:49pm -


  • newPortugal 5 euro 2017 - Queen Maria Bárbara de Bragança
    New CuNi commemorative:"Queen Maria Bárbara de Bragança"SPECIFICATIONSComposition: CuNiWeight: 14.00 gDiameter: 30.00 mmMintage: 60 000Artist: Rui VasquezLINK: Portugal Mint
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 3:36pm -
  • newUnited Arab Emirates 10 fils 2017 - Magnetic type
    New circulating subtype:The 2017 issue is magnetic, while previous ones weren't:(news from Pabitra Saha and Wolfgang Schuster)
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 3:31pm -
  • Romania 50 bani 2017 - Accession to the European Union
    New circulating commemorative:"10 years since Romania's accession to the European Union"SPECIFICATIONSComposition: brass (CuZnNi)Diameter: 23.75 mmWeight: 6.10 gMintage: 1 millionA proof version of the 50 bani circulation type exists also. Silver (10…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 1:16pm -
  • Malta 2 euro 2017 - Ħaġar Qim temples
    New bimetallic circulating commemorative:"Ħaġar Qim temples"(news by Aidan Work)SPECIFICATIONSExternal ring: CuNiCenter disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brassDiameter: 25.75 mmWidth: 2.20 mmWeight: 8.50 g
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 1:08pm -

Beautiful World Coins

Silver Coin Melt Values

  • 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 Melt Values in May 2014 Drop as Silver Loses Ground
    A continued slump in the silver market has now extended into three months bringing the melt values of silver coins down along with it. The London Fix for silver ended May 2014 down 1.4% from its position at the end of April. That loss was based on a…
    - 31 May 14, 5:36pm -

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

  • 2017 Ozark Riverways Quarters for Missouri in Rolls and Bags
    Rolls and bags of quarters celebrating Missouri’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways become available on Monday, June 5, 2017. This year’s third and thirty-eighth overall coin from the U.S. Mint program of America the Beautiful Quarters® features a…
    - 26 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 7:00pm -
  • 2017 Frederick Douglass Quarters for DC in Rolls and Bags
    Rolls and bags of quarters honoring Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. go on sale Monday, April 3, 2017. The quarter-dollar is issued as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. It is the sec…
    - 87 days ago, 1 Apr 17, 8:47pm -
  • 2017 Effigy Mounds Quarters for Iowa in Rolls and Bags
    Rolls and bags of quarters commemorating Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument become available on Monday, February 6, 2017. This year’s first quarter-dollar from the U.S. Mint series of America the Beautiful Quarters®, and the thirty-sixth ove…
    - 4 Feb 17, 9:46pm -