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  • new2017-W Proof American Silver Eagle Launches
    Collectors can now order the most popular annual numismatic product from the United States Mint with today's release of the 2017-W Proof American Silver Eagle.This new issue appears as the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 4:15pm -
  • newGold Gains for Fifth Straight Session, Silver Dips Slightly
    Gold futures advanced for a fifth straight session Wednesday, posting a fresh close at now a three-week high.Gold for April delivery settled up $3.20, or 0.3%, to $1,249.70 an ounce on the Comex...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Mar 17, 10:07pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: 2016 Proof Silver Eagle Leads Ahead of 2017’s Debut
    Buying interested picked up for last year's proof Silver Eagle, just days before this year's version launches, the latest round of United States Mint sales figures shows.Orders of 30th anniversary...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Mar 17, 9:02pm -
  • American Palladium Eagle Designs Reviewed
    The United States Mint is closer to producing and selling American Eagle 1 oz Palladium Bullion Coins.Designs for a 2017 $25 American Palladium Eagle have been officially reviewed twice -- by the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Mar 17, 4:42pm -
  • Canadian 2017 25c Coin Commemorates Stanley Cup Anniversary
    The Royal Canadian Mint is now selling specially-wrapped rolls and 10-coin packs of a new 25-cent circulation coin that celebrates the 125 Anniversary of the Stanley Cup®. Introduced in 1892,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 1:45am -
  • Gold Futures End Near 3-Week High
    Precious metals futures were mixed, though mostly higher Tuesday. Gold and silver extended their gains to four straight sessions. Gold logged yet another finish at a near 3-week high while silver...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 9:05pm -
  • NGC Certifies 2 Million Chinese Coins
    Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has authenticated and graded 2 million Chinese coins, the company announced in a news release on Monday, Mar. 20.NGC opened its first submission center in...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 12:10am -
  • Legend Auctions Realizes $373K in Premier Online Sale
    Legend Rare Coin Auctions realized $373,368 from its March Premier Session Internet Only Auction, the company announced Friday, Mar. 17.The 13-day online event ended Thursday, Mar. 16, and...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 11:10pm -
  • Gold, Silver Extend Gains; 2017 Silver Eagle Bullion Sales Jump
    Precious metals futures logged another day of gains in their start to the new trading week on Monday. Advances in gold and silver were their third in a row, with the former ending near a 3-week high...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 9:02pm -
  • Gold, Silver Log First Weekly Gains in Three Weeks
    Precious metals futures closed higher on Friday and for the week. The weekly gains for gold and silver were their first in three weeks, with the former ending ended at a more than 2-week high and the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Mar 17, 5:33pm -

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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

Silver Coin News

  • Older Proof Silver Eagles Back on Top
    Last year’s 2016 Proof American Silver Eagle moved up in the latest round of the United States Mint weekly sales stats. It was the leader in the white metal category, squeezing ahead of the recently popular 2017 America the Beautiful Silver Proof S…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Mar 17, 1:22am -
  • 2017 Boys Town Silver Dollars Released
    Silver dollars celebrating the centennial of Boys Town are now available. The U.S. Mint today, Mar. 9, released the $1 silver coins along with companion $5 gold coins and clad half-dollars. A three-coin set is also available. The commemorative coins…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Mar 17, 8:34pm -
  • 2017-P Effigy Mounds 5 Ounce Silver Coins for Collectors
    Effigy Mounds National Monument of Iowa is celebrated on a five-ounce silver coin debuting this Tuesday, March 7, from the United States Mint. The collector coin is the first 2017-dated release from the Mint’s series of America the Beautiful 5 Ounc…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Mar 17, 5:36pm -
  • 2017 Bullion Silver Eagles Slow to 1.2 Million in February
    2017 Bullion American Silver Eagles ended in the low category for sales in February, when compared to January and a year earlier. The U.S. Mint’s network of authorized purchasers took in 1,215,000 coins, which was considerably less than the 5,127,5…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Mar 17, 3:54am -
  • 2017 Quarters Silver Proof Set Debuts at 43,538
    Silver rules. The top four bestsellers in the United States Mint weekly sales stats were all silver products. Clinching the number one spot was the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set, the Mint’s newest offering. The public purchas…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Feb 17, 12:33am -

Buzz with Dave Harper

  • newPast and present meet in Washington half
    When I was a kid, I used to page through price lists and daydream about the coins I would one day buy. Sometimes I did buy something. However, most of the time, my desires for coins far exceeded my ability … Continue reading →The post Past and p…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 2:29pm -
  • Cheap U.S. silver proof might be surprise
    Bullion investors and collectors don’t like doing math. That’s why one-ounce bullion coins took over the market. But if they did in fact do math, they might be surprised at what they discover. I was as I did some doodling … Continue reading →…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Mar 17, 2:39pm -
  • Is collecting fun or profit more important?
    This morning’s email once again provides a topic for my blog. Actually, two topics are covered. The email said: “I read your ‘If Avoiding Loss is goal, choose gold.” “I guess all the rolls of America the Beautiful quarters I … Continue re…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 2:01pm -
  • Old $1 notes hang around longer
    I have 15 $1 Federal Reserve Notes in my wallet. I know that because I pulled them out and counted them. Perhaps it might seem like a Monday morning thing to do when not much else seems to be going … Continue reading →The post Old $1 notes hang…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 3:28pm -
  • Quarter gets the cafe limelight
    Kids have teachable moments as every parent knows. Coin collectors should be ready to jump in with a teachable moment for noncollectors if the opportunity arises. One such moment occurred the other day in a restaurant in downtown Iola, Wis. I … Co…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Mar 17, 2:16pm -

Numismatic News

  • newPast and present meet in Washington half
    When I was a kid, I used to page through price lists and daydream about the coins I would one day buy. Sometimes I did buy something. However, most of the time, my desires for coins far exceeded my ability … Continue reading →The post Past and p…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 2:29pm -
  • newSpecial issues made for Berlin fair
    A number of world mints produced issues specifically for the 46th World Money Fair (WMF) held in Berlin on Feb. 3-5. These included coins expressly struck for the fair as well as existing issues in special WMF packaging. As soon … Continue reading…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 1:00pm -
  • newAvoid auction fever and overpaying
    Are we stuck in a rut? If you watch the trading range for bullion gold and silver you would say yes. If you watch the trading range for common date gold and silver American Eagle coins, regardless of whether they … Continue reading →The post Avo…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • Cheap U.S. silver proof might be surprise
    Bullion investors and collectors don’t like doing math. That’s why one-ounce bullion coins took over the market. But if they did in fact do math, they might be surprised at what they discover. I was as I did some doodling … Continue reading →…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Mar 17, 2:39pm -
  • J.S.G. Boggs challenged perceptions of money
    Shown below is a work by money artist J.S.G. Boggs. He died recently, at age 62. In the 1990s, I wrote extensively about Boggs, having initially found reference to an upcoming exhibit of his work in Tampa, Fla. I called … Continue reading →The p…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Mar 17, 11:00am -
  • 1838-C quarter eagle special in any grade
    There are a number of important U.S. gold quarter eagles. One that should be on anyone’s short list is the 1838-C. It was the first quarter eagle to be produced at a facility other than the main Mint in Philadelphia, … Continue reading →The po…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 8:30pm -

Coin World

  • Wrong planchets can suffer from defective plating process
    By Mike DiamondCollectors’ Clearinghouse: Errors & Varieties by Mike Diamond: Wrong planchets can suffer from defective plating process...Since their introduction in 1982, the copper-plated zinc planchets used for Lincoln cents have been affected…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:59pm -
  • Howling Wolf on new RCM gold bullion coin
    By Jeff StarckThe Royal Canadian Mint used the World Money Fair in that city to showcase Canada’s new silver and gold bullion coins fe...Berlin may be an unfamiliar setting for Canadian wildlife, but on Feb. 5 the Royal Canadian Mint used the Wor…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:58pm -
  • ANACS certifies Liberty Dollar medallions
    By Paul GilkesANACS is certifying Liberty Dollars. These were introduced as a private, voluntary barter currency in 1998 by monetary a...Collectors are submitting Liberty Dollar medallions for third-party certifications and encapsulation. ANACS has…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:57pm -
  • George Walton heirs donate $100,000 to ANA
    By Paul GilkesThe American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Diploma Program will be updated and digitized thanks to the donation.The American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Diploma Program will be updated and digitized thanks to a $100,…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:56pm -
  • The 'other' 1859 cent
    By Q. David BowersThe Joys of Collecting by Q. David Bowers: The 'other' 1859 cent — Issue struck with reverse of 1860You probably know about the regular 1859 Indian Head cent — an issue for which 36.4 million coins were struck.The Flying E…
    - 21 Feb 14, 2:59pm -
  • Seated Liberty dime varieties
    By Steve RoachGerry Fortin’s online resource the “Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties” will be used by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.Numismatic Guaranty Corp. recently announced that it will attribute Seated Liberty dime varieties listed in Gerr…
    - 21 Feb 14, 2:58pm -

Perth Mint Blog

  • SOLD OUT Soaring interest accounts for collector classics
    The following collector coin releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint.   Australian Kookaburra 2017 1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Set Issue Limit: 1,000   Star Trek: The Original Series U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 2016 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Co…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 7:02am -
  • Renowned designer puts Wedge-tailed Eagle design at the top of the tree
    John Mercanti’s career as a coin designer and engraver is a remarkable one. His artistic talents were recognised in 1974 by the US Mint, where he spent 36 years, the last four in the revered position of Chief Engraver. John was responsible for more…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 12:42am -
  • Norse Goddess Freya introduces new three-coin series
    Featuring renowned deities and heroes, Norse mythology encompasses a large body of northern Germanic legends dating from pagan times. Its traditions continue today in Scandinavian folklore, which has strongly influenced a number of popular authors, i…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Mar 17, 12:40am -
  • SOLD OUT Eagle-eyed collectors swoop on superb coins
    The following collector coin releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint.   Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2016 1oz Platinum Coin Maximum Mintage: 350   Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2016 1oz Bi-metal Coin Maximum Mintage: 750   Yin Yang Rotating C…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Mar 17, 5:41am -
  • Big celebration marks Koala’s 10th birthday
    This month we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coin Series with a spectacular collectable! The koala is one of Australia’s famous native marsupials – mammals that evolved slightly differently so that th…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Mar 17, 8:20am -
  • ANAGRAM Win a Deadly and Dangerous – Death Adder 2016 1oz Silver Proof Coin
    Australia has more than 860 species of reptile, including some of the most deadly creatures on the planet. The extremely venomous Death Adder, for example, boasts the longest fangs of any Australian snake. For your chance to win this remarkable Death…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Mar 17, 1:08am -

CoinWeek

  • newKagin’s 2017 ANA National Money Show Auction Brings $6.385 Million
    by Kagins... In what some have called a surprisingly large physical turnout, the Kagin’s Auctions Official ANA National Money Show Auction of just over 1,000 lots realized $6.385 Million USD including the 17.5% buyers’ premium. “I apologize to…
    - 49 mins ago, 23 Mar 17, 5:18pm -
  • newHighlights from the Pogue V Sale: Legendary 1794 S-18b Large Cent, Head of 1793
    By Q. David Bowers - Stack's Bowers .... Among American coin specialties that attract many enthusiasts who enjoy the field for years, large copper cents are in the front rank. Early American Coppers, Inc., abbreviated EAC, is the meeting place. Found…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 2:21pm -
  • new2017 United States Mint Proof Set Available March 29
    The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 17RG) on March 29 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This set includes the following coins with the "S" mintmark of the United States Mint at San Franc…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Mar 17, 1:43pm -
  • newNGC Grades 2,000,000 Chinese Coins
    Numismatic Guaranty Corporation© (NGC©) has announced that it has now certified 2,000,000 Chinese coins, a first for a third-party coin grading service. This milestone was reached a mere 18 months after NGC had certified 1,000,000 Chinese coins, a…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Mar 17, 7:02pm -
  • Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 28: Set of Liberty Seated Types
    Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #376 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Most of the first 27 parts explain how sets of a single series of classic U.S. coins may b…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Mar 17, 6:02pm -

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

  • 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 11:36am -
  • Everything you need to know about The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee
    In just a few days time, Her Majesty The Queen will reach her Sapphire Jubilee. In doing so, The Queen will make history by becoming the first British monarch to celebrate such a milestone. In a series of blog posts, we’ve been revisiting some of t…
    - 48 days ago, 3 Feb 17, 4:43pm -
  • Jennie Bond: The milestone moments I’ve shared with The Queen
    In our Royal Celebration blog series, we have been revisiting the milestones that Her Majesty The Queen has marked throughout her reign, from her accession to the throne in 1952 to her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The series has been a royal trip down me…
    - 48 days ago, 3 Feb 17, 12:13pm -
  • Royal Celebration Series: 2012, The Diamond Jubilee
    In 2017, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will have been our Queen for 65 years. She will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee. In our Royal Celebration blog series we have reviewed the events surrounding The Queen’s Acces…
    - 55 days ago, 27 Jan 17, 2:08pm -
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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

  • Making precious metal investing accessible to all
    Do you like the idea of accumulating gold and silver as a nest egg for the future, or perhaps as an heirloom for the next generation? If the answer is yes but you don’t know where to start, think it might be unaffordable, or are fearful about stori…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Mar 17, 7:02am -
  • Monthly Sales – February 2017
    Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in February 2017 as coins and minted bars:   - Gold (Au): 25,257 oz   - Silver (Ag): 502,353 oz This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Perth…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Mar 17, 2:46am -
  • Understanding the benefits of Allocated, Pool Allocated and Unallocated precious metals storage
    Update - this is a modified version of an article first published by The Perth Mint before the reintroduction of Unallocated silver. A global leader in precious metals, The Perth Mint offers the highest quality gold, silver and platinum products for…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Mar 17, 1:15am -
  • Perth Mint releases Lunar Rooster with Lion Privy Mark
    The Perth Mint is delighted to announce the availability of the Australian Lunar 2017 1oz Silver Bullion Coin with Lion Privy Mark. Historically, a privy mark is a small symbol in the design of a coin which is added for the purpose of identifying th…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Mar 17, 1:11am -
  • Kangaroo Minted Bars now available in 99.99% pure silver
    Silver investors can now acquire the precious metal of their choice in the form of 1oz Kangaroo Minted Silver Bars manufactured by the world-renowned Perth Mint.   Struck between two dies to create a design in 3D relief, the new bars are made from…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Mar 17, 2:09am -

Coin Collectors Blog

  • Hooking a big one
    Although I have been writing about something other than coins, I continue to expand my collection. Most of the items I have been buying are ordinary like the uncirculated National Parks quarters struck in San Francisco. I also have been filling some…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 12:30pm -
  • Finding error dies
    In the hunt for something interesting, I stumbled across two listings on eBay for a two error dies from the Denver Mint being sold by noted error expert Fred Weinberg. These Lincoln cent dies are not dies with errors but dies with part of the design…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Mar 17, 1:00pm -
  • It’s lucky
    When Patrick was 16, he was captured by Irish pirates and was taken to Ireland as a slave to look after the animals. After six years, he escaped his enslavement to return to his family in Great Britain. After becoming a cleric, he returned to Ireland…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Mar 17, 1:40am -
  • POLL: Will you buy the 2018 Red Book?
    Whitman Publishing just announced that the Red Book and MEGA RED Book will be available at the Whitman Baltimore Expo the weekend of March 30-April 2. Over the last few years, Whitman has been adding more information to the Red Book to entice people…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Mar 17, 12:30pm -
  • Oops… I’m sorry! I messed up!
    Some of you might have noticed that many of the links to the blog stopped working properly. I know that the indexing robots (e.g., Google, MSN, Yahoo) have been filling my error log with messages. Over the weekend I made some behind the scenes adjust…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Mar 17, 12:32am -

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • WGS Interview
    I recently came across an interview that I did a few years ago for CoinSupplyPlanet.com and thought it may be worth sharing here since it is still as relevant as the day it was recorded.http://blog.coinsupplyplanet.com/interview-wayne-sayles/The full…
    - 25 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 -
  • 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…
    - 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 -

Numismatters

  • Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia 2 euro 2018 - Baltic States
    New bimetallic circulating commemoratives:"100th anniversary of the Baltic States"The central banks of the three Baltic States have agreed on issuing a common 2 euro commemorative coin in 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Est…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 6:19pm -
  • India 5 rupees 2016 - Allahabad High Court
    New circulating commemorative:"150th Anniversary of Allahabad High Court"(news and image by Pabitra Saha)
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
  • India 5 rupees 2016 - Mysore University
    New circulating commemorative:"Centenary of Mysore University"(news by Pabitra Saha)
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 1:56pm -
  • Lithuania 20 euro 2017 - Algirdas Julien Greimas
    New silver collectors' issue:"100th anniversary of Algirdas Julien Greimas"Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917-1992), was a French-Lithuanian literary scientist. He is considered one of the most prominent of the French semioticians.(news and image by Pabit…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 1:53pm -

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 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…
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  • 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 -
  • 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…
    - 27 Aug 16, 8:49pm -