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  • newGold and Silver Extend Winning Streaks Friday; Score Multi-Week Highs
    Gold and silver futures moved higher Friday, scoring their sixth consecutive gains, their ninth pair of increases in ten sessions, and their second straight weekly win after falling for five weeks in...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 12:02am -
  • new$29.95 for 2017-S 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set
    The United States Mint will charge $29.95 for its special set of 10 enhanced uncirculated coins. News of the price came Friday morning in the form of an updated product page. The set goes on sale...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:39pm -
  • US Mint Sales: Ozark Riverways 5 Oz Coin Debuts
    The U.S. Mint's newest 5-ounce collectible was its best weekly seller. Commemorating Ozark National Scenic Riverways in southeastern Missouri, the big three-inch coin launched on July 11 for...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:42pm -
  • Gold, Silver Log Eighth Set of Gains in Nine Sessions; Five in a Row
    Gold and silver futures rose again Thursday, posting their fifth straight gains and their eighth set of wins in nine sessions. They each settled at fresh three-week highs, supported be a weaker U.S....[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:31pm -
  • 2017-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Poised for 10,000 Sell-Out?
    Is a sell-out in the works for the 20th anniversary 2017-W Proof American Platinum Eagle? It now seems possible. Buyers scooped up another 2,084 coins during its first full week of release, lifting...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:00am -
  • Gold Ekes Out Gain for Seventh Advance in Eight Sessions
    Gold and silver futures edged higher Wednesday for their seventh pair of gains in eight sessions, with each notching a new, about three-week high.Gold for August delivery added a dime, or 0.008%,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 7:02pm -
  • Stack’s Bowers US Currency Auction of ANA World’s Fair of Money 2017
    Stack's Bowers Galleries is offering more than 830 lots of U.S. currency as a part of their August 2017 ANA World's Fair of Money Auction in Denver, Colorado.Paper money rarities, including 551...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 5:14pm -
  • Heritage Realizes Nearly $6 Million in July 2017 FUN Sale
    Heritage's July 6 to 9 auctions in Orlando, held in conjunction with the 11th Annual Summer FUN Convention hosted by the Florida United Numismatists, brought nearly $6 million.A plethora of coin...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 2:18pm -
  • Gold, Silver Mark Sixth Gains in Seven Sessions
    Gold and silver futures moved ahead on Tuesday for their sixth set of gains in seven sessions. Both closed near three-week high.Gold for August delivery advanced $8.20, or 0.7%, to settle at...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 8:30pm -
  • Gold, Silver Log Fifth Set of Gains in Six Sessions
    Precious metals ended higher on Monday for a second straight session. Gains in gold and silver were their fifth in six sessions.Gold for August delivery rose $6.20, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,233.70...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 12:01am -

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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

  • newFirst Spouse Medals Program
    The United States Mint honors the nation’s first spouses through the First Spouse Gold Coins Program, which began in 2007. As authorized by the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145), bronze medal duplicates of the coins are...
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 6:26pm -
  • U.S. Mint Releases 2016 Biennial Report to Congress
    The United States Mint completed its 2016 Biennial Report to Congress in December 2016 on the research and development (R&D) of alternative metals for the nation’s circulating coins. This report is the third released under the Coin Modernization, O…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 5:49pm -
  • Meet the Mint – Five Questions with Officer Eastman
    By Kim Jenkins July 12, 2017 Established in 1792, the United States Mint Police is one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies in the nation. Responsible for establishing the standard “As secure as Fort Knox,” our officers continue to...
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 2:10pm -
  • World War I Commemorative Coin: A Tribute to the Sacrifice of Americans
    By Office of Corporate Communications June 30, 2017 Congress authorized and the President signed into law the World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 113-212) to “commemorate the centennial of America’s involve…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 1:46pm -
  • Coin Finishes
    Do you know the different types of coins the Mint makes? The Mint produces proof, circulating, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; and silver and gold bullion coins. “Circulating,” “uncirculated,” and “proof” are the Mint’s collectib…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 2:34pm -

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…
    - 11 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 12:32am -

Buzz with Dave Harper

  • newWhere oh where did the set listing go?
    Now you see it, now you don’t is a great way to describe a magic trick. But when it is used to describe what happened to a potentially popular upcoming offer from the U.S. Mint on its online product schedule, it … Continue reading →The post W…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 2:07pm -
  • Eagles gain more altitude in July
    Silver American Eagle bullion coin sales are showing more signs of life in July. Weak demand has been a hallmark of 2017. July results could be construed as a turning point – but we have to wait for the follow-through … Continue reading →The p…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 2:02pm -
  • A penny, no a medal, for your thoughts
    Not all things related to numismatics are coins. One area that falls under the numismatic header, especially in Europe, is military award medals. There is a group that promotes the collecting of these called the Orders and Medals Society of … Conti…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 2:12pm -
  • Here’s my pitch about coin basics
    Start with the basics. You can’t be the star player of the Chicago White Sox without a good grounding in baseball early in life. There are basics in coin collecting, too. One of the most important is knowing how to … Continue reading →The post…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • Time to ‘hedge(hog)’ our coin bets?
    I was out early this morning. I passed a pet shop on my way to work. On the front of the building was a sign that caught my eye. It proclaimed, “Hedgehogs $199.99.” Really? Hedgehogs are pets? I didn’t know. … Continue reading →The post Ti…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:40pm -

Numismatic News

  • newCommunity Voice Responses (Aug. 8, 2017)
    From the July 14 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Is a 225,000 mintage too low for the Mint’s 2017 Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Yes, I think the 225,000 … Continue…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:01pm -
  • newShadowy rarity: 1913 nickel first seen in 1919, not 1920
    On a rainy afternoon in October 1919, Samuel W. Brown posed for a photograph that could be a key to the sketchy history of the famed 1913 Liberty Head nickel, of which five specimens are known. Brown is shown standing … Continue reading →The pos…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:00pm -
  • newWhere oh where did the set listing go?
    Now you see it, now you don’t is a great way to describe a magic trick. But when it is used to describe what happened to a potentially popular upcoming offer from the U.S. Mint on its online product schedule, it … Continue reading →The post W…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 2:07pm -
  • newTime to get busy and find great coin buys
    Looking for good deals? Get busy. Now is the time for smart buying. Much of the coin market is doing nothing value-wise, or is in decline. The question is, why? We are in July. This is the annual period of … Continue reading →The post Time to ge…
    - 18 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • Safer with gold, silver

    - 1 day ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:00pm -
  • Mint Statistics: Doldrums nothin’ – let’s go backward
    If you think some numbers are going backward, you are right. They are. Various items were reduced since the last time this column was published two weeks ago. Perhaps the most interesting is the 6,739 drop in the total of … Continue reading →The…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jul 17, 8:00pm -

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

  • Stamp and coin cover marks centenary of nation-building railway line
    Australia’s Trans-Australian Railway was a vital piece of national infrastructure that officially opened on 22 October 1917. The promise of its construction had been made prior to Federation of the Australian colonies in 1901 to encourage a relucta…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 3:51am -
  • Second year running for the Australian Kangaroo Silver Proof Four-Coin Set
    The red kangaroo is synonymous with the land down under and the stunning new Australian Kangaroo 2017 Silver Proof Four-Coin Set and 1/4oz silver coin showcases this symbol of Australia perfectly. This is only the second edition of this impressive se…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 1:51am -
  • Coin dedicated to happy Hindu festival Diwali
    Diwali, the ancient five day Hindu festival, is considered one of the happiest holidays in India. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, which means “row of lighted lamps”. The main theme of the festival is the triumph of light o…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 5:34am -
  • What’s new? Perth Mint collector coin releases for July 2017
    Lighting the way this month is the vivid Diwali Festival coin from July’s new release bulletin. Celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists the world over, Diwali is an ancient five day ‘festival of lights’ and is consider…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 1:38am -
  • ANAGRAM Win an Australian Bush Babies II – Possum 2013 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
    City dwellers in Australia are well acquainted with possums. Inventive and determined foragers, they have a liking for vegetable gardens and kitchen raids! These nocturnal scallywags are also known to take up residence in the roof spaces and wall cav…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 12:45am -
  • SOLD OUT Gold High Relief Eagle proves popular
    The following collector coin releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint. Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017 1oz Gold High Relief Coin Maximum mintage: 500 Henry Lawson 150th Anniversary 2017 5oz Silver Proof Coin Maximum Mintage: 250 Australian Sto…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 3:13am -


  • newInternet Auction 970 from David Lawrence Rare Coins: Highlights
    By David Lawrence Rare Coins ......   Our Sunday Internet Auction #970 is live with a great selection of 310 fresh, new coins, 55 No Reserve lots and 30 Vault Values. This week we also have a fresh group of 25 lovely California Fractional Gold piece…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 6:26pm -
  • newWorld Currency News – Paraguay, Turkey, Madagascar Introduce New Banknotes
    Madagascar to Issue New Range of Bills By Central Bank of Madagascar ......   Following Decree No. 2017-400, adopted in Government Council on May 23, 2017, the Central Bank of Madagascar (Banky Foiben'i Madagasikara, or BFM, in Malagasy) will start…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 6:01pm -
  • newAPMEX Announces Queen’s Beasts Platinum Coin
    APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the first-ever 1 oz Platinum bullion coin from The Royal Mint. When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned June 2, 1953, 10 heraldic beast statues st…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:15pm -
  • newCoinWeek Ask Recap: Coin Collector Questions from July 19, 2017
    Take your hobby to the next level with some straight up answers to your pressing coin questions. CoinWeek editor and 13-time Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Award winner Charles Morgan hosted a live stream event for coin collector questions on Wedne…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:34pm -
  • newWorld Coins – Estonia Celebrates Independence with New 2 Euro Commemorative
    By Bank of Estonia ......   The special 2 euro coin went on sale June 26 and are legal tender throughout the euro area A total of 1.5 million of the coins have been minted A total of 10,000 2 euro coin cards will be produced, retailing for 7 euros e…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:00pm -

World Mint Coins

  • 2014 Australian Kangaroo Silver High Relief Coin
    The 2014 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin is now available from the Perth Mint of Australia. It is issued as the fifth annual release in a series. Each coin is composed of one ounce of 99.9% pure silver and features a high reli…
    - 25 Jul 14, 2:13pm -
  • 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set Next Week
    Next week, the United States Mint has scheduled the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set for release. This set is likely to be extremely popular with collectors. The set will go on sale beginning at Noon (Eastern) on Thursday,…
    - 19 Jul 14, 1:55pm -
  • 2014 Mini Koala 0.5g Gold Coin Issued
    The Perth Mint of Australia offers the 2014 Mini Koala 0.5g Gold Coin as the second annual issue in a series. Each is struck from 0.5 grams of 99.99% pure gold. Shown on the reverse of the coin is a head and shoulders likeness of a single koala. Pri…
    - 14 Jul 14, 1:53pm -
  • 2014 Quarters Uncirculated Set and Harding Gold Coins This Week
    The United States Mint has four new products scheduled to debut this week. Included in these new issues are the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™, the proof and uncirculated 2014 Florence Harding First Spouse Gold Coins an…
    - 7 Jul 14, 6:18pm -
  • Disney – 80th Anniversary of Donald Duck Gold and Silver Coins
    The Perth Mint of Australia has unveiled the second issues of its two year programs featuring classic Disney characters with new strikes honoring the 80th anniversary of the beloved bird Donald Duck. Now available from the Perth Mint are the Dis…
    - 28 Jun 14, 2:34pm -

UK Royal Mint Blog

  • A Mintage Year – the 2016 UK coin mintage figures
    2016 was an exciting year for UK coinage. For the first time ever we brought children’s literature to circulating coins with five Beatrix Potter designs. We also celebrated the life and works of William Shakespeare with three £2 coins and supporte…
    - 71 days ago, 12 May 17, 12:15pm -
  • Behind the design: The New £1 Coin
    In the last few weeks many of us will have noticed a significant change to our ‘change’ – a new £1 coin. Although it’s entering circulation now, in 2017, the journey of the new £1 coin actually began in 2014, when the new 12-sided coin was…
    - 7 Apr 17, 10:57am -
  • Here’s everything you need to know about your new £1 coin
    The wait is over! Today, as a nation, we welcome a big change, probably the biggest change to UK coinage in over 30 years! This change is, of course, the introduction of the new 12-sided £1 coin. Since the round £1 coin was first introduced in 1983…
    - 28 Mar 17, 9:51am -
  • Behind the design: the Lion of England and The Queen’s Beasts series
    We’re only a few months into 2017 and already we’ve been spoiled by several exciting new coin releases, from the new 2017 designs we will find in our everyday change, to the special commemorative issues that marked the Sapphire Jubilee. One strik…
    - 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…
    - 24 Feb 17, 11:36am -
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Rare Gold Coins

  • The Newbie’s Lament: What Should I Collect?
    For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to ask is: what should I collect. The answer, of course, depends on your budget but it also depends on which sort of collection you are going to build: a set w…
    - 20 May 16, 5:39pm -
  • What is the Rarest New Orleans Half Eagle?
    A total of 17 half eagles were produced at the New Orleans mint between 1840 and 1909. Focusing on the No Motto Liberty Head issues (struck between 1840 and 1857) there are at least five issues which I would call “rare” (i.e., fewer than 100 exam…
    - 13 Apr 16, 4:54pm -
  • Civil War Eagles: A Rarity Study with Condition Census Information
    This is the first of potentially many articles which focus on rarity and Condition Census information in the Liberty Head eagle series. The first sub-group I’m going to focus on is the 11 Civil War issues. These coins are, with one exception, rare…
    - 19 Feb 16, 7:49pm -
  • A Date by Date Analysis of New Orleans Eagles, Part Two: With Motto, 1879-1906
    Earlier this fall I wrote the first part of this article, which discussed the No Motto eagles from the New Orleans mint. (You can find the full article here.) This second part focuses on the With Motto eagles from the Crescent City. Production of eag…
    - 20 Nov 15, 8:12pm -
  • A Date by Date Analysis of New Orleans Eagles, Part One: No Motto, 1841-1860
    Production of eagles at the New Orleans mint didn’t begin until 1841; two years after the introduction of the quarter eagle, and a year after the first half eagles from this mint were struck. The so-called No Motto eagles were made at New Orleans t…
    - 19 Nov 15, 5:58pm -

Perth Mint Bullion Blog

  • How much do you know about gold investing?
    It’s easy to fall in love with gold. After all, the rich and famous have obsessed over it for millennia. During the past two decades, gold ownership has become much more widespread. No longer a sole preserve of the elite, every day and mum and dad…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 5:24am -
  • Last chance to purchase Year of the Rooster bullion coins online
    In anticipation of the release of the 2018 Year of the Dog gold and silver bullion coins series online buyers are urgently reminded that now is your last chance to acquire remaining Australian Lunar – 2017 Year of the Rooster bullion coins.* Gold…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 1:39am -
  • Whopping 10 kilo 2017 lunar rooster coin has officially sold out
    We are pleased to announce an official sell out at The Perth Mint of the magnificent Year of the Rooster 10 Kilo Silver Edition from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II.  With a limited mintage of just 100, these mammoth coins flew off the sh…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 7:32am -
  • Monthly Sales – June 2017
    Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in June 2017 as coins and minted bars:   - Gold (Au): 19,259 oz   - Silver (Ag): 1,215,071 oz This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Perth…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 8:16am -
  • Why invest in gold?
    Many investors are averse to gold because, as Warren Buffet argues, it’s an unproductive asset. Whereas equities and property are useful and provide a return, gold “doesn’t do anything but sit there”. Consequently, it has little inherent valu…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 6:52am -

Coin Collectors Blog

  • Autographed Slabs and other numismentos
    Recently, a number of people wrote to me asking what I thought about the announcement that the star of the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars”, Rick Harrison, was autographing the insert for Numismatic Guarantee Corporation holders. I do not believe…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 6:10pm -
  • Numismatic World News for the Week Ending July 15, 2017
    I have lamented the ending of the weekly newsletter. I thought it would be fun to share the numismatic-related news from non-numismatic press from around the interwebs and grow into something interesting. To support generating the newsletter, I wrote…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 3:28am -
  • Errors verus Varieties: Varieties are spice
    This is second article of a 2 part series: Errors versus Varieties: About Errors Errors verus Varieties: Varieties are spice ← you are here A variety is a coin that differs from its basic design type in some distinctive way and is thus differentiat…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • Errors versus Varieties: About Errors
    This is first article of a 2 part series: Errors versus Varieties: About Errors ← you are here Errors verus Varieties: Varieties are spice Over the years, I have been asked what are the differences between errors and varieties. While some errors ar…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • POLL: The 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set
    It has been a while since I did a poll and was curious how readers feel about the upcoming 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set. If you have not heard, the U.S. Mint announced that they will produce a set of enhanced uncirculated coin fea…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 12:30pm -

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • 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…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 10:07pm -
  • What happened to the Debate?
     I was disappointed not long ago when I heard that Ann Coulter's scheduled talk at Berkeley was cancelled by the university and the conservative Young America's Foundation that had sponsored her.  The action was taken in response to serious concern…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 8:45pm -
  • The Devil is in the Details
    In America, the concept of Representative Democracy theoretically provides each citizen a proportionate voice in government through the election process.  Those elected officials serve their constituents, and the nation in general, by creating the l…
    - 87 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:56pm -
  • The Law and Ultra Vires
    Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire, an apologist for cultural property nationalists and a critic of private ownership and trade in cultural property, has posted on his blog a quite lucid history of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (ACCG) expe…
    - 90 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 9:49pm -


  • Cyprus 2 euro 2017 - Paphos, European Capital of Culture
    New bimetallic circulating commemorative planned for november:"City of Paphos, European Capital of Culture"The official logo:SPECIFICATIONSExternal ring: CuNiCenter disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brassDiameter: 25.75 mmWidth: 2.20 mmWeight: 8.50 g(…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:45pm -
  • Bulgaria 2 levs 2017 - Elin Pelin
    New copper collectors' issue:"Bulgarian Artists: 140 years since the birth of Elin Pelin"(news and image by Pabitra Saha)LINK: Bulgarian National Bank
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 6:56am -
  • Uruguay 2,000 pesos 2017 - 50th Anniversary Central Bank
    New silver commemorative:"50th Anniversary of the Central Bank"(news and image from Pabitra Saha)
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 6:51am -
  • Peru 1 sol 2017 - Andean spectacled bear
    New circulating type:"Andean spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus)"This is the first coin of the new series "Endangered Fauna from Peru":(news by Gijs Vlothuizen and David Velarde)LINK: Peru Central BankThe previous coins of the series:
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:46pm -

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 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…
    - 50 days ago, 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 -
  • 2017 Effigy Mounds Quarters for Iowa in Rolls and Bags
    Rolls and bags of quarters commemorating Iowa’s Effigy Mounds National Monument become available on Monday, February 6, 2017. This year’s first quarter-dollar from the U.S. Mint series of America the Beautiful Quarters®, and the thirty-sixth ove…
    - 4 Feb 17, 9:46pm -