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  • Gold Logs Third Weekly Gain, Ends at 1-Month High
    Precious metals futures climbed for a second session in a row Friday, with gold ending at a one-month high and posting its third straight weekly increase.Gold for June delivery tacked on $11.70, or...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 17, 2:43am -
  • Canadian $20 Coin Marks 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid
    The Royal Canadian Mint introduced a $20 silver coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. The allied attach on the German-occupied port of Dieppe resulted in heavy losses, and was...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 days ago, 26 May 17, 9:33pm -
  • US Mint Statement on Erroneous American Silver Eagle Information
    Most bullion American Silver Eagles are struck at the U.S. Mint facility in West Point. Some come from the Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints.Unlike companion proof and uncirculated editions,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 3 days ago, 26 May 17, 5:03pm -
  • James Earl Jones Talks Coins on PNG/ANA Video
    The James Earl Jones-narrated video, "Money: History in Your Hands," is available for free viewing, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) announced today, May 25.Created by the PNG and...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 4 days ago, 25 May 17, 10:17pm -
  • Gold Climbs, Silver Ends at 4-Week High
    Precious metals futures advanced Thursday. Gold and silver padded gains that started Wednesday afternoon after the latest Fed minutes signaled expectations of a rate increase in June.Gold for June...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 4 days ago, 25 May 17, 9:53pm -
  • Gold, Silver Rise Modestly After Fed Minutes
    Gold and silver futures settled lower for a second straight session Wednesday, and then climbed slightly in electronic trading after minutes from the Fed's last meeting were released.Gold for June...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 5 days ago, 24 May 17, 8:34pm -
  • US Mint Sales: 2017 Uncirculated Coin Set Debuts
    The United States Mint scored stronger weekly sales for more than half of its collector products, supported by the release of its 2017 Mint Set.Issued on May 17 for $20.95, the set of 20...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f…
    - 5 days ago, 24 May 17, 4:10pm -
  • Gold, Silver Slip from 3-1/2-Week High
    Precious metals futures were mixed Tuesday with palladium higher and gold, silver and platinum lower.Gold for June delivery slipped $5.90, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,255.50 an ounce on the Comex...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 6 days ago, 23 May 17, 9:36pm -
  • 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal Images Unveiled
    The United States Mint published product descriptions, limits and images of the upcoming 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal.The silver medal is one of five expected from the U.S. Mint this...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 6 days ago, 23 May 17, 8:38pm -
  • Gold, Silver Settle at 3-1/2-Week High
    Gold futures ended higher for a second straight session in their start to the new trading week Monday, and closed at a 3-1/2-week high.Gold for June delivery rose $7.80, or 0.6%, to close at...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 7 days ago, 22 May 17, 10:43pm -

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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 -

Silver Coin News

  • 2017 Proof Silver Eagles Lead Again
    This year’s Proof American Eagle Silver led the pack once again in the latest round of United States Mint silver sales stats. In fact, its sales nearly doubled its previous jump, adding 4,382 new orders versus the 2,199 from the prior week. Total…
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 17, 2:59am -
  • 2017 Proof Silver Eagle Climbs to 253,049
    The latest United States Mint sales stats show the 2017-W Proof American Eagle Silver winning the top spot in the white metal category. Its total climbed by 2,199 to reach 253,049. As for the recently released 2017-P Frederick Douglass Five Ounce Si…
    - 10 days ago, 20 May 17, 1:51am -
  • Frederick Douglass 5 Oz Coin Sales Debut
    Leading all products in this week’s United States Mint sales stats was the newly released 2017-P Frederick Douglass Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. It launched on Tuesday, May 2 and by Sunday, May 7 its debut sales hit 13,761. The previous st…
    - 17 days ago, 13 May 17, 12:40am -
  • 2017-P Frederick Douglass 5 Ounce Silver Coins for Collectors
    Frederick Douglass National Historic Site of Washington, D.C. is honored on a five-ounce silver coin released Tuesday, May 2, by the United States Mint. This collector coin is the second 2017-dated issue from the U.S. Mint’s series of America the B…
    - 27 days ago, 2 May 17, 4:28pm -
  • 2017 American Silver Eagle Coin Sales Slow in April
    While the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set edged its way up by 792 to 58,209 in the most recent United States Mint weekly sales stats, the products that lost their footing were the news makers. The only three losers on the sales c…
    - 31 days ago, 28 Apr 17, 11:47pm -

Buzz with Dave Harper

  • Summer starts; put coins away?
    The unofficial start of summer commences with Memorial Day weekend. I am certainly looking forward to three days of activity that does not involve coin collecting. Good weather is too valuable to waste in Wisconsin. That is probably why coin … Cont…
    - 3 days ago, 26 May 17, 1:11pm -
  • Another Thursday, another deadline
    My life has been organized by the weekly deadlines of Numismatic News for nearly 40 years. In that time, the deadline has not changed. At 1 p.m. the paper goes to the printer in Shawano, a community that is not … Continue reading →The post Anoth…
    - 4 days ago, 25 May 17, 1:11pm -
  • Spending coins make them more real
    Have you ever had the opportunity to go to another country and spend a currency that is not U.S. dollars? I have been fortunate to be able to spend Canadian dollars, European euros, Costa Rican colones, Panamanian balboas and Nicaraguan … Continue…
    - 5 days ago, 24 May 17, 1:11pm -
  • Making a life choice that sticks
    I had an email from a reader who found some old copies of Numismatic News from almost 15 years ago. The image was too dark to use here, but I could see the headlines. Perhaps the most memorable one was … Continue reading →The post Making a life…
    - 6 days ago, 23 May 17, 1:11pm -
  • Big Kennedy anniversary coming soon
    In one week it will be the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. How do you plan to mark the occasion? It is an important date. He is forever young because of his assassination in Dallas Nov. 22, … Continue reading →The post…
    - 7 days ago, 22 May 17, 1:11pm -

Numismatic News

  • newMorgan $1 once known as ‘Bland’

    - 4 hours ago, 29 May 17, 5:01pm -
  • newStar Trek beams down to collectors
    The perennial Star TrekTM series continues to provide popular collector coins. Three new additions to the fleet of the United Federation of Planets were launched in late April and early May, two from The Royal Canadian Mint and one from … Continue…
    - 10 hours ago, 29 May 17, 11:00am -
  • newGNA event draws YNs, national experts
    A crowd of slightly more than 2,100 people came to the 53rd Georgia Numismatic Association Coin & Currency Show held April 21-23 at the Dalton Convention Center in Dalton, Ga. The show opened at 10 a.m. on Friday, with the … Continue reading →Th…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 May 17, 11:00pm -
  • Viewpoint: Get rid of cent, paper dollar for good
    By William B. Tuttle I received (sort of) good news in my mailbox yesterday. It was the latest issue of Numismatic News (May 9). The U.S. government is finally waking up to the matter of over-cost cents and nickels. The … Continue reading →The p…
    - 1 day ago, 28 May 17, 5:01pm -
  • Texas Attorney General issues gold tips
    With input from numismatic experts, the attorney general of Texas, Ken Paxton, has issued a consumer protection alert about buying and selling gold coins. Rare coins and precious metals writer Michael Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin & Bullion in…
    - 1 day ago, 28 May 17, 11:00am -
  • Hobby ‘Grande Dame’ dies
    By James A. Simek Catherine Bullowa-Moore, a very highly respected Philadelphia coin dealer for six and one-half decades, passed away peacefully May 15, 2017. She was 97 years of age and was originally from Larchmont, N.Y. She was likable, charming,…
    - 2 days ago, 27 May 17, 11:00pm -

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

  • Historic medal captures Earl Grey to a T
    This medallion in The Perth Mint’s historic collection celebrates Earl Grey, who fought hard for the reform of the British House of Commons in the 19th century, paving the way for the form of parliamentary democracy enjoyed in Britain and emulated…
    - 7 days ago, 23 May 17, 2:52am -
  • Rich in symbolism, new Dragon and Phoenix coins offer rare collectable opportunities
    Two of the most potent animal symbols in Chinese mythology appear in stunning high relief on these new gold and silver proof coins from The Perth Mint. Seen as wise and benevolent, the Oriental dragon represents nobility and good fortune in a culture…
    - 13 days ago, 17 May 17, 3:17am -
  • SOLD OUT More sensations in silver!
    The following collector coin releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint. 10th Anniversary Australian Koala 2017 10oz Silver Proof Coin Maximum Mintage: 750 Norse Goddesses – Freya 2017 2oz Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin Maximum Mintage: 2,000 Lu…
    - 25 days ago, 5 May 17, 2:19am -
  • New Spock coin commemorates Star Trek’s famous Mirror, Mirror episode
    Mirror, Mirror was one of the most memorable and influential episodes from Star Trek: The Original Series. Its fascination lay in the provocative concept of parallel universes. After all, many of us have wondered at one time or another whether humans…
    - 26 days ago, 4 May 17, 12:53am -
  • ANAGRAM Win an Australian Age of Dinosaurs 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin
    Fossilized bones from a Diamantinasaurus, a large titanosaurian sauropod, were discovered a few years ago at an ancient billabong near Winton in Queensland. Between 15 and 16 metres in length, and 15 to 20 tonnes in weight, the remarkable creature li…
    - 28 days ago, 2 May 17, 12:41am -
  • What’s new? Perth Mint collector coin releases for May 2017
    Each month The Perth Mint has pleasure in offering an exclusive new range of modern numismatic coins for collectors and gift buyers. For the many fans of Australian high reliefs coins, this May presents an opportunity to add to your collection with o…
    - 28 days ago, 2 May 17, 12:15am -


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…
    - 17 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…
    - 52 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…
    - 62 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…
    - 87 days ago, 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…
    - 94 days ago, 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

  • 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…
    - 18 days ago, 12 May 17, 2:12am -
  • Monthly Sales – April 2017
    Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in April 2017 as coins and minted bars:   - Gold (Au): 10,490 oz   - Silver (Ag): 468,977 oz This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Perth M…
    - 28 days ago, 2 May 17, 1:12am -
  • Bullion coin update – sold out and new
    SOLD OUT 2017 Perth Mint Silver Swan 1oz Bullion Coin With a limited mintage of 25,000, the first Silver Swan coin proved highly desirable among Australian bullion coin enthusiasts. Glowing reactions to its elegant design, which drew inspiration fro…
    - 29 days ago, 1 May 17, 2:30am -
  • Ultimate 'rooster' coin weighs in at 10 kilos
    After hours of hand finishing... what a result! Painstakingly handcrafted from 10 kilos of 99.99% pure silver, this oversize coin is the ultimate investment for anyone celebrating the Year of the Rooster.  To enquire about this stunning release, o…
    - 34 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 8:39am -
  • New Saltwater Crocodile coins suit those with a taste for gold and silver bullion
    Said to have the most powerful bite in the animal kingdom, Australia’s formidable Saltwater Crocodile is superbly represented on these stunning bullion coins for investors. ‘Salties’, as they are referred to down under, are the largest reptiles…
    - 42 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 6:29am -

Coin Collectors Blog

  • newMemorial Day 2017
    The first recorded organized public recognition of the war dead occurred on May 1, 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina. On that day, Freedmen (freed southern slaves) celebrated the service of the 257 Union soldiers buried at the Washington Race Course…
    - 11 hours ago, 29 May 17, 10:00am -
  • U.S. Mint to stop taking mail orders
    When official Washington has an announcement or news that they want to bury as much as possible, they issue press releases after 5:00 PM on Friday, especially before a holiday weekend. Although this type of announcement was coming sooner or later, th…
    - 2 days ago, 27 May 17, 1:30pm -
  • ANA Election: VOTE!
    Earlier this week I received the ballot information for the election of the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors. There are two candidates for president, one for vice president, and eight for Governors which seven will be selected. As s…
    - 3 days ago, 26 May 17, 7:08pm -
  • Arguing about the ANA’s future
    During my nearly 11 years of writing this blog, there has been criticism and compliments of the work done by the American Numismatic Association, its Board of Governors, and its staff. The organization has come a long way during that time and yet has…
    - 8 days ago, 21 May 17, 11:19pm -
  • The Star Coin Book
    The shameless promotion of the coin business and extraordinary search for special rare coins did not begin with the explosion of the Internet. It can be traced to legendary coin dealer B. Max Mehl. From the empire he built in Austin, Texas, Mehl was…
    - 10 days ago, 19 May 17, 10:00pm -

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 9:49pm -
  • WGS Interview
    I recently came across an interview that I did a few years ago for and thought it may be worth sharing here since it is still as relevant as the day it was recorded. full…
    - 92 days ago, 26 Feb 17, 7:37pm -
  • Archaeologists Question Media Sensationalism
    Ancient coin collectors in the United States had good reason to smile this past weekend.  Archaeologist Paul Barford in his blog Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues joined a growing list of critics who believe that U.S. government offi…
    - 17 Oct 16, 6:22pm -


  • Turkey 1 & 5 lira silver coins in mint sets
    Since 2012 Turkey is minting 1TL and 5TL coins (6.00 grams & 22.00 mm in diameter) in .500 silver as part of their type sets.-in 2012 and 2013 the denomination is 5 Türk Lirasi-from 2014 to 2017 it is 1 Türk LirasiThe obverses show the logo of the…
    - 4 days ago, 25 May 17, 12:44pm -
  • Greece 2 euro 2017 - Nikos Kazantzakis
    New bimetallic circulating commemorative:"Nikos Kazantzakis"SPECIFICATIONSExternal ring: CuNiCenter disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brassDiameter: 25.75 mmWidth: 2.20 mmWeight: 8.50 gIssue date: ¿¿??(news and image by Pabitra Saha)
    - 4 days ago, 25 May 17, 11:59am -
  • Greece 2 euro 2017 - Archeological site of Philippi
    New bimetallic circulating commemorative:"Archeological site of Philippi"SPECIFICATIONSExternal ring: CuNiCenter disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brassDiameter: 25.75 mmWidth: 2.20 mmWeight: 8.50 gIssue date: ¿¿??(news and image by Pabitra Saha)
    - 4 days ago, 25 May 17, 11:58am -
  • Australia 50 cents 2017 - 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum
    New CuNi and silver commemoratives:"50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision"(news from Pabitra Saha)LINK: Royal Australian Mint
    - 6 days ago, 24 May 17, 7:53am -

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 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…
    - 58 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 -
  • 2016 Fort Moultrie Quarters for South Carolina in Rolls and Bags
    Quarters symbolic of South Carolina’s Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) go on sale this coming Monday, November 14, 2016. The 25-cent piece is the last release this year as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters®…
    - 12 Nov 16, 11:18pm -