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  • newAustralian 2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Bullion Coins Sell Out
    The Perth Mint of Australia announced Tuesday, Nov. 21, that it has sold out of the 1oz gold and silver 2018 Year of the Dog bullion coins.Released in September to celebrate the 11th animal of the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 6:49am -
  • Precious Metals Advance in Pre-Holiday Trading
    Precious metals advanced for a second straight session in pre-holiday trading Wednesday. Markets in the U.S. are closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday but they re-open on Friday.Gold for...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 7:46pm -
  • US Mint Sales: George Rogers Clark Quarters Debut
    Early U.S. Mint sales figures are now available for quarters commemorating Indian's George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.Released last week on Monday, Nov. 13, the George Rogers Clark...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:38pm -
  • Gold, Silver and Other Metals Rebound Tue., Nov. 21
    Precious metals futures recovered at least a portion of their prior-day losses Tuesday as the U.S. dollar retreated.Gold for December delivery picked up $6.40, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,281.70 an...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 8:38pm -
  • Set of 10 Circulating 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Released
    Today, Nov. 21, the United States Mint released a collectors set of 10 circulating-quality quarters honoring parks, monuments and historic sites in Iowa, the District of Columbia, Missouri, New...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 5:21pm -
  • Gold and Silver Tumble from 1-Month Highs
    Precious metals declined out of the gate Monday as the U.S. dollar advanced. Gold and silver fell hard, giving back more than their gains on Friday which had set them at about one-month highs.Gold...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:47pm -
  • Gold and Silver Surge, End Week at 1-Month Highs
    Gold and silver futures rallied Friday as the U.S. dollar weakened against other world currencies. Both metals closed at about one-month highs, banking solid weekly increases.Gold for December...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 12:44am -
  • Canadian 2018 $10 Gold-Plated Coin Pays Tribute to SML
    The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the bullion Silver Maple Leaf's 30th birthday with a double-dated silver coin that features gold-plating.Struck for collectors in two ounces of 99.99% pure...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:55pm -
  • U.S. Mint 2017 Last Chance Products Announced
    More than 100 products from the United States Mint will go off-sale by the end of next month.2017 is the final year to buy the Standing Liberty and Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Coins, Boys Town...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:45pm -
  • US Mint Sales: 2017-W Uncirculated American Gold Eagle Sold Out
    The U.S. Mint's latest sales report is abbreviated with the number of products listed down to 248 from 302. Most all of the missing products have not sold out so those should come back next week with...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 11:46pm -

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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

  • Presidential Medals
    The Presidential Medals series began as the Peace Medals series. Presidents George Washington through Benjamin Harrison gave medals as a sign of peace with Native American tribes, when signing peace treaties with other nations, and at other events. T…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:20pm -
  • Designs Unveiled for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins
    by Sharon McPike Nov. 6, 2017 The United States Mint joined the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to unveil the winning designs in the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Design Competition October 23 at BCRF’s headquarters in New Yor…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 4:35pm -
  • 2017 Numismatic Forum: The Road Ahead
    by Sharon McPike Nov. 6, 2017 Approximately 70 industry leaders gathered at the United States Mint’s headquarters in Washington, DC, for the second annual Numismatic Forum held October 17. The purpose of the forum was to continue a look into...
    - 18 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 4:08pm -
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program
    Every year, thousands of women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer. Thanks to earlier detection, increased awareness, and improved treatment, death rates from this disease have been decreasing since about 1989. Clinical advances resulting from r…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 3:09pm -
  • American Eagle Proof and Uncirculated Coin Program
    The United States Mint produces proof versions of the American Eagle Coins for collectors. The American Eagle Proof program was introduced in 1986 with the sale of gold proof and silver proof coins. The term “proof” refers to a specialized...
    - 36 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 1:00pm -

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

  • Coin collecting meant freedom to me
    The tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy 54 years ago still evokes sadness. It also evokes many questions about how and why it happened. One thing is certain, it inspired the creation of the Kennedy half dollar. It is … Continue readin…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 3:07pm -
  • Time to party like Grover Criswell?
    Coin collectors as a group are remarkably frugal. In most instances, that is a compliment. It is a positive. However, when it comes to the American Numismatic Association trying to find a site for a summer convention, it is a … Continue reading →…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 3:06pm -
  • Bitcoin soars past $8,000; marketers take note
    It pays to follow headlines if you are in business. The value of Bitcoin has now passed $8,000. I check its price on the www.kitco.com website when I check the values of gold and silver. Bitcoin has no physical existence. … Continue reading →The…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 3:12pm -
  • What’s your theory for Eagle sales drop?
    Word on the bourse floor while I was in China was that Panda bullion coin sales were down. The drop in sales is on par with what has been happening with American Eagles in the United States. In the United … Continue reading →The post What’s yo…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:45pm -
  • New writing style on latest paper money
    “Make your mark here” is what illiterates were told when they had to sign an agreement in the olden days. How many old TV shows or movies about the Old West had such a scene where a plucky prospector had … Continue reading →The post New writ…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 2:53pm -

Numismatic News

  • newCoke cap serves as model for coin
    ModernCoinMart is about to find out if things really go better with Coke. The iconic soda brand’s bottle cap lends its shape to a new coin from Fiji issued and marketed by the firm in cooperation with S&A Partners. Made … Continue reading →The…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • newBullion for quick buck or long-term security?
    Just a small percentage of the public actually owns any bullion-priced physical gold or silver, maybe only 1-3 percent of adults in the U.S. Because of this, it would take a lot to achieve a major expansion in demand. Dealers … Continue reading →…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 12:00am -
  • Australians dislike small change coins
    Small change coins may not be in short supply in Australia, but people willing to carry and spend them are. A recently released survey of Australians conducted by the Amsterdam-based banking and financial services corporation ING Group indicates abou…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Interesting error on 1899 Vernon-Treat plate
    By Peter Huntoon When BEP personnel were certifying the four-subject $1 Silver Certificate Series of 1899 Vernon-Treat plate bearing Treasury plate number 30692, plate serial number 5500, on July 21, 1909, someone noticed that siderographer Charles A…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:00am -
  • Coin collecting meant freedom to me
    The tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy 54 years ago still evokes sadness. It also evokes many questions about how and why it happened. One thing is certain, it inspired the creation of the Kennedy half dollar. It is … Continue readin…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 3:07pm -
  • Knowledge critical when buying online
    Over-the-counter businesses and coin show bourses are feeling the shift of more of the market to the Internet. The effect is not so much for auction houses or coin dealers who already have a significant online presence. No one really … Continue rea…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:00pm -

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

  • Lavish coins celebrate platinum anniversary of Queen’s ‘austerity’ wedding
    A royal wedding is cause for much rejoicing. When Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011, a million people lined the procession route in London to glimpse the newlyweds while many more around the world watched on television. Arguably, the marr…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 1:30am -
  • Klingon ignites passion for ‘universal’ language
    In Star Trek, the Klingons are an extraterrestrial humanoid warrior species who speak forcefully in a harsh, guttural language. Despite its disagreeable sound, ‘Klingonese’ has developed an extraordinary following in real-life. Although the Kling…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:56am -
  • Lieutenant Commander Worf immortalised on this 30th anniversary limited edition
    Running for 178 episodes over seven seasons, The Next Generation followed the 24th century adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew on board the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D.  Together they encountered old enemies turned allies such as the…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:51am -
  • How elegant Armistice Anniversary medals found sanctuary at Shrine of Remembrance
    Glenn Burghall has been researching connections between Britain’s 1928 Armistice Anniversary medallion and the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. In this timely contribution, Glenn reveals how the famous medallion came to be on permanent display at…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 6:50am -
  • Lucky strike – world-first coin inspired by China’s most auspicious number
    Lucky numbers play an important role in the lives of many Chinese people. The symbolic importance of certain numbers helps them select key dates such as weddings, and makes them highly desirable in house, telephone and registration numbers. The numbe…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 7:01am -
  • Greek Gods take coin collecting to new heights
    Greek mythology can be defined as a collection of stories about the gods, goddesses, heroes and rituals of the ancient Greeks. The legendary tales were once an integral part of everyday life, used to explain everything from religious rituals to the w…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 2:11am -

CoinWeek

  • newOn Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards
    By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Coin Overview: As a child of the ‘80s, I was always fond of the Bicentennial quarter. It still turns up in pocket change once in a while, and roll hunters can run across more than a few when p…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • newRon Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!
    By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. I’m often asked “Ron, Can you tell me about Grading Coins ?” Simple question, right? Yet an informed and honest answer to this question has to take into account a range of technical components an…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 12:38pm -
  • newRoman Coins – The Tribute Penny – Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s
    Tribute Penny – Tiberius (AD 14-37). AV aureus ). Lugdunum, ca. AD 18-35. The same type was also issued in silver, which became known as the “ Tribute Penny ” due to its famous reference in the Bible by Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Managemen…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 12:14pm -
  • newCoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017: Bitcoin Nyet, and Speaking of Crime…
    By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts Following the fashions to buy western art and classic wristwatches, historical Chinese artefacts are now the must…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 11:54am -
  • Thanksgiving – A New Numismatic Tradition
    If it’s not already a tradition, find a way to introduce numismatics this holiday season By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   As this article posts we are about to enjoy a truly American holiday tradition: Thanksgiving. A…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:26pm -

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

  • It’s not Christmas without…a sixpence in your pudding!
    It’s not Christmas without spending time with family and friends passing on traditions. Stir-up Sunday is a tradition for some, which has been in the family for years, with a silver sixpence that has been passed down through generations. If the tra…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:34pm -
  • Behind the Design: Remembrance Day 2017
    Ever since Remembrance Day began in 1919, the nation has fallen silent on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month. In 2012, The Royal Mint started to strike a special Remembrance Day £5 Coin, in honour of servicemen and women…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 10:15am -
  • Royal Celebration Series: 1947, a Royal wedding
    In 2017, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will reach their Platinum Wedding Anniversary, celebrating 70 years of marriage.  In the last two years, Her Majesty The Queen has celebrated three hugely significant milestones. In 2015 The…
    - 56 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • Pioneers in the sky – Aviation in the First World War
    At the outbreak of the First World War few people believed that aircraft would play a major role in the conflict. Hot air balloons had been used for observation and reconnaissance for almost 100 years and it was thought aircraft would serve a similar…
    - 63 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:10pm -
  • Behind the Design: Sir Isaac Newton 50p coin
    Sir Isaac Newton was the towering intellectual giant of the ‘Scientific Revolution’ of the seventeenth century. He changed our understanding of mathematics and physics and redefined the way we see the world. But many people may not know that, for…
    - 79 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 10:20am -
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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

  • 2018 1oz Australian Lunar bullion coins sold out
    The Year of the Dog 1oz gold bullion coin and the 1oz silver bullion coin are both officially sold out at The Perth Mint. In response to strong demand since their launch in September, all 30,000 gold coins and 300,000 silver coins in the 2018 mintage…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 5:10am -
  • Physical gold demand a bright spot in Q3
    Global gold demand disappointed in Q3 2017 according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends, but physical buyers bucked the trend with a solid increase in investment coin and bar purchases. At 915 tonnes, total demand fell 9% compare…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 1:49am -
  • Hot bullion coin offers new opportunity to enjoy Dragon and Phoenix design
    Admirers of The Perth Mint’s China-inspired Dragon and Phoenix design have a limited opportunity to acquire a new gold bullion coin featuring both auspicious mythical creatures. Their intricate depictions surrounding the representation of a flaming…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 1:46am -
  • Perth Mint issues panda privy mark coin in Beijing
    The Perth Mint has symbolised China’s iconic giant panda in a special privy mark version of the 2017 Australian Kookaburra 1oz Silver Bullion Coin. The release marks our participation in this year’s Beijing International Coin Exposition (BICE), w…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 1:19am -
  • Monthly Sales – October 2017
    Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in October 2017 as coins and minted bars:   - Gold (Au): 44,618 oz   - Silver (Ag): 999,425 oz This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Pe…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 6:22am -

Coin Collectors Blog

  • newCreating a modern typeset
    What would it take to put together a modern type set? How would you define a modern type set? This is the summary of the email conversation I have been having with someone looking for an interesting challenge to work on with his children. For new rea…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Happy Thanksgiving 2017
    Thanksgiving was first celebrated in 1621 by the Dutch settlers at Plymouth, Massachusetts to celebrate a successful harvest. It was a tradition that the Pilgrims brought with them from Europe. After the birth of the United States, President George W…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • Weekly Numismatic World News for November 19, 2017
    Sometimes, I find it difficult to keep an open mind with some of the non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) coins that are on the market. Some of the themes have started as interesting ideas have turned into blatant commercialism that I am not sure how…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:00am -
  • How the new tax bill will hurt numismatic businesses
    The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) issued an alert warning that a provision on the House of Representatives’s tax plan has the potential to hurt the numismatic industry and asked its members to contact their representatives to let them…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 7:55pm -
  • Eric P. Newman (1911-2017)
    It is with great sadness to report that an icon of numismatics, Eric P. Newman, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday at the age of 106. Even if you never met Newman your life in numismatics has been changed for the better by his work. He will be…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:48am -

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…
    - 84 days ago, 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…
    - 96 days ago, 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

  • newBolivia 2 bolivianos 2017 - Port of Cobija
    New circulating commemorative already available:"Bolivian Sea Vindication series: Port of Cobija"(news and image from Nicolas Quentin)LINK: Central Bank of Bolivia
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 1:31pm -
  • newBolivia 2 bolivianos 2017 - Eduardo Abaroa
    New circulating commemorative already available:"Bolivian Sea Vindication series: Eduardo Abaroa"(news and image from Nicolas Quentin)LINK: Central Bank of Bolivia
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 1:29pm -
  • newNetherlands 5 & 10 euro 2017 - Defence Line of Amsterdam
    New commemoratives in silver plated copper, silver and gold:"Defence Line of Amsterdam (Stelling van Amsterdam)"(news by Jo Hoogeveen)LINK: Royal Dutch Mint
    - 18 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 9:49pm -
  • Austria 3 euro 2017 - The Wolf
    New CuNi dark-glowing commemorative:"Colourful Creatures - The Wolf"(news and images from www.numismatica-visual.es)LINK: Austrian Mint
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 9:48pm -

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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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National Park Quarters

  • 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…
    - 15 days ago, 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…
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  • 2017 Ozark Riverways Quarters for Missouri in Rolls and Bags
    Rolls and bags of quarters celebrating Missouri’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways become available on Monday, June 5, 2017. This year’s third and thirty-eighth overall coin from the U.S. Mint program of America the Beautiful Quarters® features a…
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