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  • Gold Logs Biggest Weekly Gain Since July; US Coin Sales Mixed
    Gold futures closed lower Friday for the first time in a week, but scored their biggest weekly increase since July.Gold for December delivery on Friday shed $3, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,341.70 an...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 16, 6:52pm -
  • 2016 Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin Photos and Video
    The U.S. Mint introduced its centennial Standing Liberty gold quarter on Sept. 8, 2016. This short article presents high-resolution photos and a video of the one-quarter ounce, .9999 fine 24-karat...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 9:42pm -
  • Release Dates for 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters
    The United States Mint published official launch dates for the five 2017 quarters that commemorate parks, monuments and historic sites in Iowa, the District of Columbia, Missouri, New Jersey and...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 2:34pm -
  • Gold Extends Gains to 4th Day, Ends at 2-Week High
    Gold futures scored a fourth straight session increase Thursday, closing at a just over two-week high.Gold for December delivery tacked on $13.30, or 1%, to settle at $1,344.70 an ounce on the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 7:38pm -
  • Star Trek Insignia Replicated in Delta-Shaped Silver Coin for 50th Anniversary
    Collectors can look to a fictional future while recalling a popular TV series from the past with a new silver coin from the Perth Mint of Australia. Celebrating the 50th anniversary Star Trek™:...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 4:27pm -
  • US Mint Sales: Silver Eagle and Standing Liberty Spotlighted
    Two United States Mint products have been in the forefront of coin collectors' thoughts, the 2016-W Proof American Silver Eagle and the 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin.But having...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 3:03pm -
  • Gold Extends Gains After FOMC Statement
    Gold futures closed higher for a third session in a row Wednesday, then added to gains in later electronic trading when the FOMC released its latest monetary policy statement.Gold for December...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 8:31pm -
  • 2016-W 30th Anniversary Proof Silver Eagle Photos and Debut Sales
    This year's proof Silver Eagle with its anniversary edge lettering is drawing stronger sales. Orders for the 2016-W American Eagle Silver Proof Coin reached 322,317 pieces in three days, according to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 5:45pm -
  • 2016 Standing Liberty Gold Quarter Order Limits Ending
    Ordering restrictions for the 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin will be lifted Wednesday, Sept. 21, the United States Mint said today in an email notice to news editors.The .9999 fine...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 8:58pm -
  • Gold Inches Higher; Bullion 2016 Silver Eagles Top 30M
    Precious metals futures changed little Tuesday, with both gold and silver closing less than 0.1% from their prior-day gains.Gold for December delivery edged up 40 cents to settle at $1,318.20 an...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 8:03pm -

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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

  • 2016 Proof Silver Eagles at 322,317 in 3 Days
    On Friday, September 16, the U.S. Mint released the 2016-W Proof American Silver Eagle, and it debuted at number one in sales with orders totaling 322,317 coins in three days. The hottest item is unique compared to previous strikes in the series that…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 11:54pm -
  • 2016 Proof American Eagle Silver Coin for 30th Anniversary
    The United States Mint at noon ET today started selling the 30th anniversary release of the 2016-W Poof American Eagle Silver Coin. An annual product since introduced in 1986, this year’s coin is unique because it bears a flat or smooth edge with a…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Sep 16, 6:49pm -
  • 2016 Silver Proof Set Sales at 256,463
    Back on top in the silver category of the latest U.S. Mint sales stats was the 2016 Silver Proof Set. Its gain of 3,825 was its highest weekly jump in the last five reports. With this recent climb, the set’s overall total advanced to 256,463. The c…
    - 10 days ago, 16 Sep 16, 2:49am -
  • Sales of 2016 Liberty Medals Adjusted Modestly Lower
    It’s been two weeks since the U.S. Mint launched the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals, but none have been available since the sell out that occurred a few minutes after their debut. In fact, the latest sales stats show a decrease of 18 each for…
    - 17 days ago, 9 Sep 16, 1:44pm -
  • 2016 Liberty Medal, Roosevelt 5 Oz Coin Debuts; Silver Eagle August Sales
    The latest U.S. Mint sales stats offer three major points of interest — the first-time totals for the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals and 2016 Theodore Roosevelt National Park 5 Ounce Silver Bullion Coin, and August results for 2016 American Ea…
    - 23 days ago, 2 Sep 16, 4:52pm -

Buzz with Dave Harper

  • November looks busy
    Strange, but my November calendar is beginning to fill up. In a month that I usually try to take a vacation, I have two show commitments. Thanksgiving weekend I will be at the Michigan State Numismatic Society gathering in Warren. I … Continue rea…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 1:01pm -
  • Gold set never to be finished
    Why didn’t I tell my readers that the gold First Spouse series will always be incomplete? A telephone caller to my office demanded to know. There is no 39th coin, he said. I have to admit, I was not used to … Continue reading →The post Gold s…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 1:01pm -
  • High five for silver

    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 1:01pm -
  • Going to shows pays bonus
    We are now reaching the heart of the autumn coin collecting season. Traditionally, once the kids have gone back to school, the collector in the family, usually the dad, can spend a little time with his hobby. For those not … Continue reading →Th…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 1:01pm -
  • Celebrate half, then kill it
    The U.S. Mint has a notation on its website of how many days it is until the 225th anniversary of its founding on April 2, 1792. Two years later will come the 225th anniversary of the half dollar coin. This, … Continue reading →The post Celebrat…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 1:01pm -

Numismatic News

  • November looks busy
    Strange, but my November calendar is beginning to fill up. In a month that I usually try to take a vacation, I have two show commitments. Thanksgiving weekend I will be at the Michigan State Numismatic Society gathering in Warren. I … Continue rea…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 1:01pm -
  • CCAC reviews platinum Eagle designs
    “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” How these concepts are best represented on three platinum coin designs was the task at hand when the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met Sept. 16. Beginning in 2018, the U.S. Mint will issue … C…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 5:24am -
  • Output slides in month of August
    August monthly output at the U.S. Mint’s circulating coin production facilities dropped by 28 percent from the prior month. With the exception of dime and dollar output at Philadelphia, it was a clean sweep in the down column. For the … Continue…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 3:20am -
  • Gray areas in tax exemption law
    Earlier this year, Ohio Governor Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 172. This law adds provision 54 in Section 1 to establish a sales and use tax exemption on the retail sales of “investment metal bullion” and “investment coins,” which … Co…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 5:21pm -
  • Gold set never to be finished
    Why didn’t I tell my readers that the gold First Spouse series will always be incomplete? A telephone caller to my office demanded to know. There is no 39th coin, he said. I have to admit, I was not used to … Continue reading →The post Gold s…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 1:01pm -
  • High five for silver

    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 1:01pm -

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

  • New Disney coins put Mickey on the rostrum
    Released in 1935, The Band Concert was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon made in colour. During the highly acclaimed Disney short, the hero and his band are determined to complete their rendition of The William Tell Overture despite numerous distraction…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 6:32am -
  • Silver Proof Kangaroo Series a ‘first’ in more ways than one
    First edition collectors will be excited by the unveiling of the 2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Proof Coin Series featuring a number of significant ‘firsts’. The Australian Silver Kangaroo was initially issued by The Perth Mint as an unlimited 1…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Sep 16, 2:44am -
  • ANAGRAM Win a Star Trek: The Original Series – 2016 50th Anniversary Delta Coin
    The first regular episode of Star Trek: The Original Series went to air on the 8 September 1966. Almost exactly 50 years later, The Perth Mint has released a special silver coin in the shape of the iconic delta shield badge seen on Star Trek uniforms…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Sep 16, 3:13am -
  • New Lunar coins worth crowing over
    Ahead of Chinese New Year on 28 January 2017, we’re delighted to unveil the new designs for the world’s longest running Proof Lunar coin series. These releases celebrate the 10th animal revered in the ancient Lunar calendar – the rooster. Accor…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 16, 8:20am -
  • Unique delta-shaped coin celebrates iconic Star Trek insignia
    The arrow head badge, otherwise known as the ‘delta shield’, has appeared on Star Trek uniforms and starships since the launch of The Original Series 50 years ago in 1966. The first version was gold with a black border. Worn on the left breast of…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 16, 12:59am -
  • September 2016 New Product Bulletin – out today
    One of the most significant coin launches of the year takes place this month with the unveiling of the 2017 Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series. Along with a comprehensive range of bullion coins, the scrupulously-crafted Proof Issue celebrat…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 16, 12:45am -

CoinWeek

  • newBuilding a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 5
    By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In my last article (see Part 4, above), I told of being with Josiah Lilly when he learned that the polio vaccine his company had been working on was approved fo…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Sep 16, 8:10pm -
  • newCFTC Charges Florida-Based Kelvin Burgos with Illegal, Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions
    By Commodity Futures Trading Commission ….   The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil injunctive enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Florida-based Defendants KB Conce…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Sep 16, 12:32pm -
  • Classic US Coins – Art and Numismatics
    Collecting coins based on art is an endless journey and one that should give you a different perspective of the hobby By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Last week I had the pleasure of traveling with a friend to Corni…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 16, 11:50pm -
  • The Royal Mint Reveals Design for Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin
    Since 2012 The Royal Mint has struck a special Remembrance Day Alderney £5 Coin featuring the poppy – a widely recognized symbol of remembrance – to honor servicemen and women who have lost their lives in times of war. The reverse design for the…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 16, 10:23pm -
  • Coin Club News: Michigan State Senate Honors ANA
    The Michigan State Senate has passed a resolution recognizing the 125th anniversary of the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The concept of an American Numismatic Association was born in the state of Michigan. ANA founder George F. Heath, M.D.,…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 16, 10:11pm -

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

  • Great Fire 350. From the walks, to the talks…
    2016 marks 350 years since the Great Fire of London, a fire that swept across the city, lasting almost five days, causing total devastation. The fire, which began in a baker’s shop in Pudding Lane and raged across the capital before ending at Pie…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Sep 16, 9:36am -
  • Behind the design: Great Fire of London £2 coin
    London in 1666 was very different to the city we know today. Wooden structures rather than soaring skyscrapers made up most of the homes and businesses in the capital, one of the main reasons why a small fire, which notoriously began in a bakery in…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Sep 16, 9:12am -
  • Behind the design: The 2016 Beatrix Potter Series by Emma Noble
    Throughout 2016, The Royal Mint has been celebrating the wonderful world of Beatrix and her most-loved characters, marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Earlier this year, we announced that we would be marking the 150th Ann…
    - 38 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 10:34am -
  • Behind the design: The 2016 Team GB 50p
    We are now a week in to this year’s Olympic Games, which continue at pace, with the medal tally beginning to stack up for Team GB. As I write this, Team GB have accumulated 13 medals with plenty more events to come over the next few weeks. In fac…
    - 45 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 9:55am -
  • With the Olympic Games now upon us, here’s your ‘Guide to the Games’.
    The Olympic Games are now upon us, with the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 taking place on 5 August. Across the world people are preparing to rally behind their favourite athletes. For die-hard sports fans the Road to Rio will have felt like a long…
    - 52 days ago, 4 Aug 16, 3:52pm -
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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

  • Perth Mint CEO to headline precious metals investment symposium
    The Perth Mint’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hayes, a precious metals industry expert, will headline a key group of speakers at the 7th Annual Precious Metals Investment Symposium, being held in Sydney in October. A thought leader on the globa…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 8:00am -
  • What makes The Perth Mint a global leader in precious metals?
    The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest fully integrated, innovative precious metals enterprise. We belong to an elite group of gold and silver refiners around the world who are trusted implicitly to meet the highest of standards. As Australia’s on…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 3:45am -
  • Year of the Rooster bullion coins available from today
    Magnificent Year of the Rooster gold and silver bullion coins are available from today. Immaculately struck from 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver, these high quality ‘reverse proofs’ celebrate the tenth animal of the Chinese lunar calend…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Sep 16, 2:53am -
  • Monthly Sales – August 2016
    Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in August 2016 as coins and minted bars.   - Gold (Au): 14,684 oz   - Silver (Ag): 376,461 oz This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Perth…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 16, 12:52am -
  • Early release of new Lunar Rooster series means your last chance to purchase Year of the Monkey bullion coins is here!
    The Perth Mint today announced the early release of its Australian Lunar – 2017 Year of the Rooster gold and silver bullion coins series. Originally scheduled to go on sale on 12 September, the coins will be now be available four days early - Thurs…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 16, 7:16am -

Coin Collectors Blog

  • newToying with a Challenge Coin
    Toys for Tots is a charitable organization founded in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve officer. MAJ Hendricks was inspired by his wife who wanted to donate a homemade Raggedy Ann doll to a needy child in the Los Angeles are b…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Sep 16, 12:30pm -
  • Indecision 2016: Flip a coin
    Have you noticed that every election “is the most important in our history?” Or that “you have no clearer choice” than whatever any of the candidates are selling? There are so many clichés that it would require its own blog post. But what do…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 12:30pm -
  • Collectors of ancient coins need your help!
    Here we go again… the government want to take your ancient coins away from you. This is different from other conspiracy theories because since there is no mechanism for them. Here, foreign governments are working in collusion with the United States…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 7:30pm -
  • Whatever happened to Customer Service?
    A reader who found the Coin Collectors Blog through a search came across the two-part series I wrote in 2012 about “How Are Coins Priced” (links to Part I and Part II). After asking a few questions this new reader asked me about the section about…
    - 10 days ago, 16 Sep 16, 12:30pm -
  • Is a new grading system needed?
    Over the last few years there have been many numismatic writers who have taken to their keyboards to complain about the state of coins grading. Aside from your intrepid blogger there was a series of articles that appeared in Coin World by Q. David Bo…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Sep 16, 12:30pm -

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • 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…
    - 63 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 4:15am -
  • An Intellectual Curiosity
    "We treat all stakeholders with a vested interest in the site with the same intellectual curiosity, which means we interact with and learn from local populations, dealers, collectors, looters, government employees, archaeologists, museum professional…
    - 3 Mar 16, 3:40am -
  • RESTART
    Frequent readers here will know that I have tried on at least two prior occasions to restart the focus of this blog and avoid cultural property issues which only lead to frustration and ill will.  Unfortunately, those issues can tend to take over on…
    - 31 Jan 16, 6:51pm -

Numismatters

  • Latvia 5 euro 2016 - National Entrepreneur
    New silver collectors issue:"National Entrepreneur"SPECIFICATIONSComposition: Silver .925Weight: 30.30 gMintage: 3,000Mint: UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla (Lithuania)Artists: Paulis Liepa (graphic design) and Ivars Drulle (plaster model)LINK: Bank of La…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 16, 12:58pm -
  • Slovenia 3 euro 2016 - Slovenian Red Cross
    New bimetallic commemorative:"150 years of the Slovenian Red Cross"
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 16, 12:48pm -
  • USA 2016 - Presidential Dollars
    USA 2016 Presidential dollars:Richard M. Nixon (37th President, 1969-1974)Gerald R. Ford (38th President, 1974-1977)Ronald Reagan (40th President, 1981-1989)LINK: The United States MintSPECIFICATIONSWeight: 8.10 gDiameter: 26.50 mmThickness: 2.00 mmM…
    - 17 days ago, 9 Sep 16, 11:26am -
  • Malaysia 1 ringgit 2016 - 50 years of the Foundation of Yayasan Sabah
    New commemorative:"50 years of the Foundation of Yayasan Sabah in Sabah"You can get this coin from Egon Conti before he gets out of stock: egoncontirossini@hotmail.com(news and image from Egon Conti and Pabitra Saha
    - 17 days ago, 9 Sep 16, 10:49am -

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 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…
    - 29 days ago, 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 -
  • 2016 Cumberland Gap Quarters for Kentucky in Rolls and Bags
    Quarters honoring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park of Kentucky will appear soon from the United States Mint in rolls and bags. Released as the second 2016-dated issue in the U.S. Mint’s program of America the Beautiful Quarters, the Cumberla…
    - 2 Apr 16, 6:37pm -