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  • newGold Registers 3.1% Weekly Gain; New Platinum Eagles at 20K
    Precious metals futures finished mostly higher Friday. Gold scored its fourth win in five sessions, padding its weekly gain -- its first in three weeks.Gold for April delivery edged up 90 cents,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 2:58pm -
  • 2018 30th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coins Available
    The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its iconic Silver Maple Leaf with two special versions of the bullion coin.One edition features an intricate engraving of the maple...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 10:41am -
  • 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Images Unveiled
    The United States Mint this week published images of the upcoming clad, silver and pink gold Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins.Launching on March 15 at introductory prices ranging from...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 10:20am -
  • Gold Dips From Three-Week High
    Precious metals futures ended mixed Thursday. Gold finished lower for the first time in four sessions, slipping from a three-week high.Gold for April delivery shed $2.70, or 0.2%, to settle at...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 11:14pm -
  • US Mint Sales: Pictured Rocks Quarters and 5 Oz. Coin Debuts
    Early U.S. Mint sales figures are now available for products depicting Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There is also an updated total for the Mint's new $10 gold piece.Released last...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 10:29am -
  • 2018 Native American $1 Coins in Rolls, Bags and Boxes
    At noon ET today, Feb. 15, the United States Mint will release rolls, bags and boxes of circulating quality 2018 Native American dollars featuring sports legend Jim Thorpe.Thorpe was born in 1887...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 6:03am -
  • Precious Metals Futures Rally on Inflation Gains
    Precious metals futures rallied Wednesday in the aftermath of a higher than expected reading on U.S. inflation. Gold notched its third straight advance and settled at a three-week high.Gold for...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 2:20am -
  • Rare English Proof Sets in Tyrant Collection Exhibit at February 2018 Long Beach Expo
    Among the numismatic treasures that will be featured in the upcoming inaugural exhibit of rarities from the privately owned Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be the largest display...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 5:22pm -
  • Stacks Bowers to Auction Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter Mule Error
    Stack's Bowers Galleries (StacksBowers.com) will auction a 2000-P Sacagawea dollar / Washington quarter mule error during the upcoming Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore. The rarity is...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 11:31am -
  • Gold Rises for Second Session, Silver Logs Third Loss in Four Sessions
    Precious metals futures mostly climbed Tuesday, with silver the exception -- ending down for the third time in four sessions. Gold advanced for a second day in a row to finish at an about one-week...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 10:17pm -

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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

  • A New Quarter Rocks Michigan
    by Tracy Scelzo Chavez February 14, 2018 Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso discusses his work on the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore coin. Event Details The United States Mint joined the National Park Service on February 7, 2018,  to celebrate th…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 6:54pm -
  • U.S. Mint Olympic Commemorative Coins
    By Jill Westeyn January 29, 2018 Between 1983 and 2002, the United States Mint issued commemorative Half Dollars, Silver Dollars, and $5 and $10 Gold Coins, representative of the Olympic Games (including the Paralympics and Special Olympics) under wh…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Jan 18, 2:48pm -
  • FOIA Log FY 2017 Quarter 4: United States Mint
    July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 Requestor Organization Request # Short Description Request Type [redacted] Self 2017-07-062 Coin order history Privacy Act/FOIA [redacted] Self 2017-07-060 Management Inquiry Privacy Act/FOIA Cammarosano, Louis Smau…
    - 31 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:54pm -
  • FOIA Log FY 2017 Quarter 3: United States Mint
    April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 Requestor Organization Request # Short Description Request Type Miller, Zach N/A 2017-03-238 Monthly circulating coinage production data FOIA Sandler, Paul N/A 2017-04-004 Serial number ranges and mintage numbers for 20…
    - 31 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:42pm -
  • CCAC Meeting Images for the 2019 America the Beautiful American Memorial Park (Northern Mariana Islands) Quarter
    January 16, 2018 These candidate designs were developed for the 2019 America the Beautiful American Memorial Park (Northern Mariana Islands) Quarter in accordance with the Act that authorized them.
    - 32 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:45pm -

Silver Coin News

  • 2017-P Ozark Riverways 5 Ounce Silver Coin for Collectors
    Ozark National Scenic Riverways is honored on a 5-ounce silver coin that the United States Mint is introducing on Tuesday, July 11. This numismatic or collector coin is the third this year and the thirty-eighth overall from the U.S. Mint’s program…
    - 10 Jul 17, 5:56pm -
  • 2017-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle Sales Open at 111,224
    The most sought after collector product from the United States Mint was the 2017-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle according to the latest round of sales stats. Released on Thursday, June 29 for $44.95 each, sales of the Silver Eagle hit 111,224 b…
    - 8 Jul 17, 12:12pm -
  • 2017 Bullion American Silver Eagle Sales Fizzle in June
    June was not a hot month in terms of 2017 American Eagle Silver bullion coin sales. It ended at 986,000 and that made the month the second slowest of the year for the United States Mint. So far, only April was slower with 835,000 coins purchased, but…
    - 1 Jul 17, 3:53pm -
  • 2017-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle for Collectors
    The United States Mint is now selling its latest product for coin collectors, the 2017-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. The uncirculated silver coin appears most like its bullion counterpart, which is intended for investors and has sales of over…
    - 29 Jun 17, 9:31pm -
  • 2017-P American Liberty Silver Medal Initial Sales Results
    Following their launch on June 14, the 2017 American Liberty Silver Medal sales hit 33,075 by Sunday, June 18. These one ounce, .999 fine silver medals celebrate the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Mint and are priced $59.95 each. Their sales easily to…
    - 24 Jun 17, 12:32am -

Buzz with Dave Harper

  • Bargains might be found in unlikely places
    The Internet has made numismatics truly international. An upcoming March 16 sale proves my point. It was advertised in the Numismatic News that went to press yesterday. Readers of Numismatic News collect mostly U.S. coins, so they might be surprised…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 2:54pm -
  • Get ready for big price for fantastic error
    I have had a year’s worth of emails about cent errors due to discoveries of two new ones at the beginning of last year. What will the sale of an incredible Year 2000 Washington quarter/Sacagawea dollar mule bring me? I … Continue reading →The…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 3:51pm -
  • Billionaire buys Seated silver dollars

    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 2:50pm -
  • Coin collectors gather ‘secret’ financial information
    While Wall Street tries to figure out why the stock market tumbled from January records, coin collectors might be sitting on the answer. We are not superior economic experts, but we do monitor something that might prove to be useful. … Continue rea…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 2:45pm -
  • Well done, Mint, on order limit
    Are United States Mint new issues order limits making a comeback? I hope so When the new American Liberty one-tenth ounce 2018 gold proof coin went on sale Feb. 8, the Mint imposed a household order limit of five coins. … Continue reading →The p…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 2:53pm -

Numismatic News

  • newOf billionaires, cents and memories
    I was trying to figure out what the Friday poll question should be this week. (You can find the current question on the home page of NumismaticNews.net.) The winner was, “Have you found a 2018-dated coin in your change yet?” … Continue reading…
    - 1 hour ago, 17 Feb 18, 6:01pm -
  • new2018 COTY Ceremony Photo Gallery
    On Saturday, Feb. 3, in cooperation with the World Money Fair and The Journal of East Asian Numismatics, trophies were presented to the winners in the annual Coin of the Year competition held by Krause Publications, parent company of World … Contin…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • newCommunity Voice Responses (Mar. 6, 2018)
    From the Feb. 9 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Is it a good idea to put gold and silver bullion coins in your IRA? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Yes, this is a … Continue reading →The post Comm…
    - 23 hours ago, 16 Feb 18, 8:02pm -
  • newLetters to the Editor (Mar. 6, 2018)
    Many thanks to all who helped at Ocala show The Ocala Coin club – www.ocalacoinclub.com – held its 35th Annual Coin Show Feb. 1-3, at the Motel 6 Conference Center in Ocala, Fla. We want to thank the Ocala Coin Club … Continue reading →The…
    - 23 hours ago, 16 Feb 18, 8:00pm -
  • First 2018 cent shows up late
    While Wall Street tries to figure out why the stock market tumbled from January records, coin collectors might be sitting on the answer. We are not superior economic experts, but we do monitor something that might prove to be useful. … Continue rea…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • Bargains might be found in unlikely places
    The Internet has made numismatics truly international. An upcoming March 16 sale proves my point. It was advertised in the Numismatic News that went to press yesterday. Readers of Numismatic News collect mostly U.S. coins, so they might be surprised…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 2:54pm -

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

  • SOLD OUT Latest coin sell outs at The Perth Mint
    The following collector coin releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint.   Australian Kangaroo 2017 2oz Gold Proof Coin with Pink Diamond Maximum Mintage: 300   Baby Dog 2018 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin Maximum Mintage: 7,500   Sydney ANDA Show Speci…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 3:52am -
  • Movie commemorative marks 50 years of Planet of the Apes
    In five cult classics and three subsequent reboot blockbusters, the long running Planet of the Apes franchise tells a shocking story of role reversal in which intelligent apes have won mastery over the human race. Inspired by French novelist Pierre B…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 2:30am -
  • How much do you know about BUGS BUNNY?
    One of the iconic characters of the golden age of American animation, BUGS BUNNY’s timeless appeal has made him an audience favourite throughout his entire career. So how much do you know about the wise-cracking grey and white trickster? Take our B…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 6:48am -
  • SOLD OUT Superb silver sell outs
    The following collector coin releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint. Dragon & Pearl 2017 1oz Silver Antiqued Coin Maximum Mintage: 3,000   Baby Dog 2018 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin Maximum Mintage: 7,500 Sydney Money Expo Special Year of the Dog 20…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 2:50am -
  • Chinese Wedding coin portrays Oriental bird symbol of enduring love
    About 12 million weddings are registered annually in China with many more taking place among the Chinese diaspora – estimated at 50 million people worldwide. Although Western-style ceremonies are an increasingly common choice, many couples opt for…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 8:25am -
  • Roman Legion coin comes with 3D viewer for panoramic artwork experience
    The Roman army was fierce, ruthless and deadly. Extremely disciplined, highly trained and heavily armed, it successfully conquered territories throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The largest unit of the Roman army, a legion comprised…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 8:16am -

CoinWeek

  • newCoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 16, 2018: Abraham Lincoln, the Lazaretto, Crypto Politics
    By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 16, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Lincoln and the Banks Throughout his career, Lincoln would be guided by what he identified as the core purpose of a national bank: “No duty is more imperative on t…
    - 5 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 2:46pm -
  • 2018 Golden Eagle Coin 5th in RCM series, Now Available at APMEX
    APMEX, Inc., a leading online precious metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, announces the latest release in the exceptional Call of the Wild Series from the Royal Canadian Mint, The 2018 Golden Eagle Coin, which combines elegant design, classic su…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Ancient Roman Gold Coins – Faustina, Wife of Marcus Aurelius
    Ancinet Roman Gold Coin – Aureus of Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC …… Annia Galeria Faustina was a daughter of Roman emperor Antoninus Pius. She was named after her mother and was her…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 1:18pm -
  • CoinWeek Podcast #90: Collecting the Susan B. Anthony Dollar – Audio
     CoinWeek Podcast #90: Collecting the Susan B. Anthony Dollar – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Despite barely circulating, the Susan B. An…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 1:18pm -
  • Coins – The Long Beach Auction, Just What the Doctor Ordered
    Long Beach Auction sale presents unique opportunities: golden and otherwise By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   In my youth, the winter was a season to revel in. Now it is something to be tolerated until about mid-Apr…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:33pm -

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

  • Happy New Year – it’s the Lunar Year of the Dog!
    Happy Chinese New Year! This year, we celebrate the Lunar Year of the Dog, an animal widely regarded as faithful and loyal. The dog follows on from last year’s Year of the Rooster and is the eleventh animal in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle. D…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 9:59am -
  • Guest blog: Helen Pankhurst ‘Forging a much better place’
    The Representation of the People Act 1918 meant that a greater number and a broader mix of voices could be heard at the polls. In 2018, we mark the centenary of the historic act on a UK 50p coin. Emmeline Pankhurst was a British Political activist a…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • Guest blog: Mari Takayanagi: The Representation of the People Act 1918: 100 Years
    For the majority democracy is a crucial part of our lives and it’s hard to believe that over 100 years ago, at the outbreak of the First World War most of the general public did not have the right to vote. The political voices of many of the men wh…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • Behind the design: The 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog Coins
    Around the world, Chinese New Year is celebrated with the exchange of gifts and money, traditionally given in red envelopes to wish the recipient love, luck and prosperity. Our Shēngxiào Collection combines centuries of Chinese tradition with Brit…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 2:24pm -
  • Behind the design: Representation of the People Act 1918
    Before and during the First World War very little of the general public had the opportunity to have their political voices heard. After decades of struggling to be heard a 100 years ago their voices were finally listened to and the 1918 Representa…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 8:59pm -
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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

  • LBMA forecasters split on price of gold in 2018
    The London Bullion Market Exchange’s latest Precious Metals Forecast Survey has split analysts on the likely direction of precious metals in 2018. The annual forecast brings together a group of experts to predict the high, low and average price of…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 5:25am -
  • Kookaburra bullion special marks Year of the Dog
    The Perth Mint has issued a special Australian Kookaburra bullion coin in celebration of the forthcoming Year of the Dog. Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the new release features the 2018 Kookaburra’s eye-catching reverse design with the add…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 1:28am -
  • Dragons set to fire more investor interest in bullion
    The Perth Mint has enhanced its range of bullion coins for investors with a significantly new type of offering. Struck in the shape of our popular minted bars, the new rectangle-shaped Dragon bullion coins are issued as Australian legal tender. Made…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 7:18am -
  • Monthly Sales – January 2018
    Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in January 2018 as coins and minted bars:   - Gold (Au): 37,174 oz   - Silver (Ag): 1,067,361 oz This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Pe…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 3:59am -
  • Perth Mint releases Lunar Dog with Lion Privy Mark
    The Perth Mint is delighted to announce the availability of the Australian Lunar 2018 1oz Silver Bullion Coin with Lion Privy Mark. Historically, a privy mark is a small symbol in the design of a coin which is added for the purpose of identifying the…
    - 33 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:58am -

Coin Collectors Blog

  • newANA: January is National Hobby Month
    Did you know that January is National Hobby Month? After reading that, you are now saying, “But Scott, it’s February!” Yes, but I did not know that January is National Hobby Month until I received a letter in the mail from the American Numismat…
    - 19 hours ago, 17 Feb 18, 12:33am -
  • POLL: What do you think about Presidential Silver Medals
    A few weeks ago, the U.S. Mint announced to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee that they would be producing silver medals based on the design of previous presidential medals. These medals would be struck using the same .999 silver planchets that…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 1:30pm -
  • Weekly World Numismatic News for February 11, 2018
    The news article that caught my eye this week is a commentary produced on the website for WDEL, a radio station in Wilmington, Delaware about an advertisement that appeared in Wilmington’s News Journal newspaper for the “First-Ever Official Phila…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Feb 18, 11:00pm -
  • Help Wanted: Numismatic & Bullion Industry Public Policy Writer
    Do you have an interest in public policy and its impact on the numismatic community? How are your research skills? Can you search multiple sources to find those issues from the local, state, federal, and international politics that could be reported…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 6:53pm -
  • U.S. Mint revises precious metals pricing
    The U.S. Mint published its 2018 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, and Platinum Products table with a range of updated prices for the year. The new table removes the First Spouse gold coins and the Centennial Gold coins that were produc…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 2:00pm -

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire...
    The Committee for Cultural Policy has pointed out on several past occasions that exaggerated media reports, of Islamic State (ISIS) income from the sale of looted antiquities to art and coin collecting communities, are and have from the start been un…
    - 1 Sep 17, 9:50pm -
  • A sign of the times?
    Over the past decade, collectors of ancient coins have been faced with constant pressure from left wing radicals of academia—particularly the archaeological community leadership and their sycophants.  Among the ardent supporters of anti-collector…
    - 20 Aug 17, 5:34am -
  • Unintended Consequences
    Three years ago, coin collector and hobby advocate Scott Barman posted on his blog an insightful article about the nature of what others have described as ideologically inspired bureaucratic overreach.  He named the post "An Ancient Dilemma" and dis…
    - 30 Jul 17, 2:37pm -
  • 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…
    - 23 Jun 17, 10:07pm -

Numismatters

  • Andorra 2 euro 2017 - Pyrenees country
    New bimetallic circulating commemorative:"The country of the Pyrenees"SPECIFICATIONSExternal ring: CuNiCenter disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brassDiameter: 25.75 mmWidth: 2.20 mmWeight: 8.50 g
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:33pm -
  • Andorra 2 euro 2017 - National Anthem
    New bimetallic circulating commemorative:"100th years of the National Anthem"SPECIFICATIONSExternal ring: CuNiCenter disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brassDiameter: 25.75 mmWidth: 2.20 mmWeight: 8.50 g
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:31pm -
  • Andorra 2 euro 2016 - New Reform 1866
    New bimetallic circulating commemorative:"150th years of the New Reform 1866"SPECIFICATIONSExternal ring: CuNiCenter disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brassDiameter: 25.75 mmWidth: 2.20 mmWeight: 8.50 g
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:05pm -
  • Andorra 2 euro 2016 - Andorra Radio and Television
    New bimetallic circulating commemorative:"25 Years of Andorra Radio and Television"SPECIFICATIONSExternal ring: CuNiCenter disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brassDiameter: 25.75 mmWidth: 2.20 mmWeight: 8.50 g
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:03pm -

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

  • 2018 Pictured Rocks Quarters for Michigan in Rolls and Bags
    Rolls and bags of quarters showcasing Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan go on sale Monday, February 5, 2018. This year’s first and overall forty-first release from the United Sates Mint series of America the Beautiful Quarters® honors…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Feb 18, 3:28am -
  • 2017 George Rogers Clark Quarters for Indiana in Rolls and Bags
    Rolls and bags of quarters depicting George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana become available Monday, November 13, 2017. This year’s fifth and overall fortieth coin from the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters® h…
    - 9 Nov 17, 4:44pm -
  • 2017 Ellis Island Quarters for New Jersey in Rolls and Bags
    Rolls and bags of quarters depicting Ellis Island in New Jersey go on sale Monday, August 28, 2017. This year’s fourth and overall thirty-ninth coin from the United States Mint program of America the Beautiful Quarters® features an immigration fam…
    - 2 Aug 17, 7:46pm -