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  • newGold, Silver End Lower for Second Week in a Row
    Gold and silver futures were divided Friday but both dropped on the week, marking their second straight weekly losses after scoring three weeks of gains.Gold for December delivery tacked on $2.70,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 12:56am -
  • newOSS Medal Designs Reviewed
    Revised designs for a congressional gold medal honoring the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) went under review this week and two of them became the clear winners.The medal along with bronze...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 2:33pm -
  • Gold and Silver Prices Settle at Four-Week Lows
    Gold and silver maintained losses Thursday that first began in after-hours trading Wednesday when the Federal Reserve signaled a December hike in interest rates. Both metals ended at four-week...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 17, 8:37pm -
  • US Mint Sales: Ellis Island 3-Coin Set Debuts
    Orders picked up a bit across U.S. Mint collector products, according to the latest round of weekly sales figures. The broader gains were supported by the release of the Ellis Island Three-Coin...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:25pm -
  • Gold Settles Higher, Then Falls After Fed Statement
    Most precious metals ended modestly higher Wednesday with gold gaining for the first time in four sessions and silver advancing for a second day in a row. Both metals than declined in after-hours...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:19pm -
  • 2017 $25 American Palladium Eagle Images Unveiled
    The United States Mint today published images of the 2017 $25 American Palladium Eagle, the first issue in a new annual series of American Eagle bullion coins. Earlier this week, the agency announced...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 6:37pm -
  • Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales Tumble in August
    Australian bullion demand declined in August, according to figures from The Perth Mint, though only somewhat for gold coins. They sank to a one-year low for silver coins.These sales registered...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:05pm -
  • Gold Little Changed, Silver Snaps 6-Session Losing Streak
    Precious metals futures were, once again, mostly lower Tuesday. Gold eased just enough to log a third straight session loss. Platinum and palladium posted heavier declines. Silver, meanwhile, ended...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:40pm -
  • PMG Certifies Rare China 1951 10,000 Yuan Note
    Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG) certified a rare, high-denomination banknote from the early years of the People's Republic of China. The 1951 10,000 Yuan note is attributed as Pick 858Aa (Pick...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:08pm -
  • American Palladium Eagle Bullion Coin Debuts on Sept. 25, 2017
    Investors and collectors can soon start ordering a brand new United States Mint product, the American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin. The U.S. Mint will begin selling the bullion piece to Authorized...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 10:19pm -

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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

  • American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin Images
    News Image Library For more information on these coins, visit their Coins and Medals page. See also: Business Use Guidelines 2017 American Eagle Palladium One Ounce Bullion Coin           Obverse: Hi-Res Image Reverse: Hi-Res Image
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 4:17pm -
  • Caring for Your Coin Collection
    To retain the value and aesthetic of your coin collection, proper care and storing are essential. Organizing Your Collection Tools to help you organize and care for your collection include: A high-quality magnifying glass for coin inspection A padded…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:51pm -
  • Get Started Collecting Coins
    It’s easy to start a coin collection. You can begin with coins that you already have on hand. Coin Terms Becoming a coin collector involves a common vocabulary. You’ll find basic coin terms in our coin term glossary. Coin Anatomy...
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:39pm -
  • Tell Us Your Coin Story!
    Are you a coin collector? We’d love to hear from you! The United States Mint is seeking your stories about coins and coin collecting for a new feature on our website called “Coin Stories.” Our first question… How do you...
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 7:06pm -
  • CCAC Meeting Images for the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal
    September 19, 2017
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:12pm -

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…
    - 74 days ago, 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…
    - 77 days ago, 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…
    - 83 days ago, 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…
    - 85 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 12:32am -

Buzz with Dave Harper

  • newWill collectors pay up for medal set?
    At what price do coin collectors cry uncle over the price of a Mint offer? Certainly it varies according to what the item is made of, from base metal to silver to gold. It probably varies according to whether the … Continue reading →The post Wil…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 2:20pm -
  • Look over shoulder before you buy?
    Will American coin collectors have to jump when some outside power says jump? No, I am not talking about the U.S. Mint, though that is probably what many think after reading the first sentence. What I am referring to is … Continue reading →The p…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • When will class of 1999 take over?
    Back in the days of the national coin shortage when the Coinage Act of 1965 was new, collectors said there was nothing in change worth keeping. The charge basically was true. From my experience, I can tell you that silver … Continue reading →The…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 2:06pm -
  • Palladium Eagle ready for landing Sept. 25
    I don’t think I would recognize palladium if it hit me on the head. Would you? We’ll all get to find out starting Sept. 25. The United States Mint on that date will begin selling palladium American Eagle bullion coins to … Continue reading →…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:07pm -
  • What can these possibly mean?

    - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 2:40pm -

Numismatic News

  • newCommunity Voice Responses (Oct. 10, 2017)

    - 8 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:00pm -
  • newCCAC chooses quarter designs
    Design submissions for the five 2019 America the Beautiful quarters and final designs for the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal vied for members’ votes during the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee’s Sept. 19 meeting. The com…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • newWill collectors pay up for medal set?
    At what price do coin collectors cry uncle over the price of a Mint offer? Certainly it varies according to what the item is made of, from base metal to silver to gold. It probably varies according to whether the … Continue reading →The post Wil…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 2:20pm -
  • newPalladium Eagle ready for buyers
    The United States Mint will begin selling palladium American Eagle bullion coins Sept. 25 to its Authorized Purchasers. No mintage figure has been revealed. But the Mint insists that once the supply it will have on hand is gone, it’s … Continue r…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • Cash tight in bullion market
    Although there were some spurts in retail demand over the past two months or so in the United States overall, Americans are continuing much more towards liquidating their physical precious metals. By itself, this market is so skewed that it … Conti…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 17, 11:00pm -
  • Mint Statistics: Enhanced set makes another advance
    Is it worth a headline to point out that the United States Mint sold 2,367 Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Sets this week compared to 1,390 last week? It will have to do, because the rest of the Mint’s product line is … Continue reading →The post M…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:00pm -

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

  • SOLD OUT Gold coins with solid appeal
    The following collector coin releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint. 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2oz Gold High Relief Coin Maximum Mintage: 150 Australia Sovereign 2017 Gold Proof Coin Maximum Mintage: 1,000 POST A COMMENT Save Save Save…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:40am -
  • 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…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 1:30am -
  • New 2018 Lunar coins feature man’s best friend
    The Perth Mint is excited to present its new collection of Australian Lunar proof coins celebrating the Year of the Dog. Immaculately struck in 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver, these 2018 releases feature magnificent representations of “man…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 4:40am -
  • ANAGRAM Win a Blue Tongue Lizard 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin
    The blue tongue lizard is one of Australia’s most iconic reptiles. Inhabiting woodlands and grasslands where there is plenty of ground cover such as tussock grasses, rocks or logs, it may also be seen in suburban parks and back yards. Confronted by…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 12:30am -
  • What’s New? Perth Mint collector coin releases for September 2017
    September is a bonanza for collectors of stunning commemorative issues from The Perth Mint. Canine lovers will be exultant that the Year of the Dog is approaching and will want to get in quick to secure stunning proof issues from the 2018 Australian…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 12:19am -
  • 75 years of a true classic – the magic of Bambi is captured in pure gold and silver
    Seventy-five years after its release in August 1942, Walt Disney’s Bambi has endured as a perennial classic, remembered long after others have been forgotten. Loosely based on the novel published in 1923 by Austrian writer Felix Salten called Bambi…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 1:50am -


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

  • newPioneers 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…
    - 15 hours 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…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 10:20am -
  • A history of the ‘pound’ in our pockets
    On 28 March 2017, the nation welcomed a big change, the new 12-sided £1 coin! Since its arrival, the pound as most of us know it, round and single-coloured, has been replaced with a bimetallic coin that has 12 sides. The round pound has been in…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 11:20am -
  • Behind the design: Britannia 2017
    Britannia is arguably the oldest and most famous symbol of Britain. Her image has appeared on the coinage for centuries, reflecting the spirit of the nation throughout shifts in art and politics, technology and popular culture. In 2017 we mark two i…
    - 51 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 2:08pm -
  • Guest blog: ‘Duty called and called me to obey’ – Remembering Noel Chavasse
    In 1917 British forces were engaged on many fronts, in an increasingly global conflict. On the Western Front the war became industrialised and remain deadlocked. The life of a soldier in the trenches was threatened by artillery, machine, guns, gas an…
    - 54 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 2:41pm -
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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

  • Australian Lunar proves its investment pedigree in Year of the Dog
    Now in its penultimate year, the Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Series II celebrates the 11th animal of the Chinese lunar calendar – the dog. Another sought after design in the 12 year Lunar sequence, the dog is represented with port…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 6:09am -
  • Monthly Sales – August 2017
    SALES STATISTICS Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in August 2017 as coins and minted bars:   - Gold (Au): 23,130 oz  - Silver (Ag): 392,091 oz This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted pr…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 7:24am -
  • Perth Mint unveils Australia’s official bullion coin program for 2018
    The Perth Mint has unveiled shining new designs for Australia’s official Bullion Coin Program. Issued annually since 1987, the trusted releases offer an outstanding choice of pure gold, silver and platinum coins, each authorised by the Australian G…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 1:07am -
  • Perth Mint export triumph reflects Australian gold sector growth
    The Perth Mint’s success in exporting AUD11 billion worth of gold to China in the past year reflects the increasing significance of the Australian gold sector. There are currently 66 gold mines operating throughout the country, including 14 of the…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 2:45am -
  • Perth Mint CEO shines light on Australian gold exports in live business broadcast
    It was a case of lights, camera, action at The Perth Mint this morning as leading figures from Western Australia’s business community gathered to report on the State’s economic fortunes live on Channel 9. Among the guests joining Today Perth News…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 2:15am -

Coin Collectors Blog

  • new2018 Winter Olympics Medals Unveiled
    On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the PyeongChang Olympic Committee unveiled the design of the medals that will be awarded during the 2018 Winter Olympics. According to the PyeonChang Olympic Committee, the design of the metals is inspired by Korean c…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:30pm -
  • POLL: Looking for Palladium Eagles after September 29
    The U.S. Mint announced today that sales of the American Palladium Eagles will begin on September 29. As bullion issues, they are being sold through with authorized channels and not directly to the public. After seven years since the law was passed (…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 10:00pm -
  • American Liberty Four Silver Medal Set Price Announced
    The U.S. Mint did you publish in the Federal Register last week that the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Four-Medal set will be priced at $199.95. The American Liberty Four Silver Medal Set are four silver medals featuring the gold 225th An…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 6:42pm -
  • Weekly Numismatic World News for September 17, 2017
    As this is being posted I am packing up after working this past weekend at the DC Big Flea Market and Antique Show in Chantilly, Virginia. Since I have been working in the collectibles business, I have been trying to sell at one show a month with DC…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 10:00pm -
  • OIG Probe into Mnuchin using government resources expands
    Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin seems to think his position with the government affords him perquisites to be paid by the taxpayers. Last June, Mnuchin married actress Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium located near the Nati…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 12:30pm -

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…
    - 21 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 55 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 10:07pm -


  • newLithuania 20 euro 2017 - Radziwill Palace in Vilnius
    New silver collectors' issue to be released next week:"Radziwill Palace in Vilnius"(news and image by Pabitra Saha)LINK: Bank of Lithuania
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 5:47am -
  • India 10 rupees 2016 - National Archives of India
    New circulating bimetallic:"National Archives of India"(news by Pabitra Saha)(image from eBay seller asian_treasury)
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 11:19am -
  • Germany 2 euro 2018 - Helmut Schmidt
    New bimetallic circulating type being minted already:"Helmut Schmidt's birth centenary"SPECIFICATIONSExternal ring: CuNiCenter disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brassDiameter: 25.75 mmWidth: 2.20 mmWeight: 8.50 g(news from an…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 5:50am -
  • Spain 2 euro 2018 - Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
    New bimetallic circulating commemorative for next year:"Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)"SPECIFICATIONSExternal ring: CuNiCenter disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brassDiameter: 25.75 mmWidth: 2.20 mmWeight: 8.50 g(news and coin image from www.numism…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 9:50am -

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 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…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 7:46pm -
  • 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…
    - 1 Jun 17, 7:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 1 Apr 17, 8:47pm -