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  • newEffigy Mounds Quarters for Iowa in Three-Coin Set
    Today, Feb. 27, the United States Mint released a three-coin set of Effigy Mounds quarters for $9.95. The coins commemorate the national monument in Iowa and feature an emblematic design of the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 57 mins ago, 27 Feb 17, 5:05pm -
  • Gold, Silver End Week at New 3-1/2 Month Highs
    Gold and silver futures advanced for a second straight session Friday, notching fresh 3-1/2 months and extending their streak of weekly wins to four for gold and eight for silver.Gold for April...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 17, 5:48pm -
  • Canadian 2017 $20 Arctic Tern Coin Uses Diamond Glitter for Snow and Ice
    Arctic terns take flight in the newest release of the Royal Canadian Mint's Glistening North Series with the 2017 $20 Arctic Tern Silver Coin. Each is produced from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 3:44pm -
  • Boys Town Coin Images and Product Options Unveiled
    The United States Mint published images, product options, and limits for upcoming coins and a companion set that commemorate the 100th anniversary of Boys Town.Six coins will be released in all,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 2:50pm -
  • Gold, Silver End at 3-1/2-Month Highs
    Gold and silver futures snapped a three-session losing streak Thursday, with each scoring their best close in 3-1/2 months as the U.S. dollar weakened and safe-haven demand climbed.Gold for April...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:08pm -
  • US Mint Sales: 2017 Quarters Silver Proof Set Debuts
    Last week, the United States Mint introduced a set of silver proof quarters commemorating national sites in Iowa, D.C., Missouri, New Jersey, and Indiana.The silver set posted early sales of...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 5:11pm -
  • NGC Releases Second Generation of Certified Rolls
    Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has updated its certified rolls, the grading service announced. Its latest holder features a new design with enhanced security and label options.Able to hold 20...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 4:27pm -
  • Gold, Silver Log Third Straight Session of Modest Losses
    Gold and silver futures declined for a third straight session Wednesday, though their losses for the days each combine to only 0.7%.Gold for April delivery shed $5.60, or 0.5%, to settle at...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 10:50pm -
  • 2017 Kennedy Half-Dollars Released in Rolls and Bags
    Honoring the 35th President of the United States, rolls and bags of 2017 Kennedy Half-Dollars are now available from the U.S. Mint.These coins are produced to circulation-quality at the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 5:18pm -
  • Precious Metals Little Changed; US Mint Bullion Sales Rise
    Precious metals futures ended from flat to nearly unchanged in their start to the new trading week on Tuesday. U.S. markets closed Monday for Presidents Day.Gold for April delivery dipped 20 cents,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 9:05pm -

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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

  • 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…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Feb 17, 12:33am -
  • Lions Clubs Silver Dollar Prices to Rise Feb. 21
    Introductory prices for the 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollars will conclude Tuesday, February 21, at 3:00 PM ET. Available in uncirculated and proof collector qualities, the commemorative silver coins climb $5 higher to their r…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 6:51pm -
  • 2017 Lions Clubs Commemorative Proof Rolls On
    Silver’s biggest mover in the United States Mint weekly sales stats was the proof 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar, again. This accomplishment marks the fourth week at the top in the white metal’s category. The total for th…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 2:03am -
  • 2016 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set Launches
    Earlier today, February 14, the United States Mint started selling its latest product for coin collectors, its 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™. Available for $31.95, the set includes all five of this year’s quarters in proof…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 7:33pm -
  • Effigy Mounds Silver Bullion Coin Debuts
    On Monday, February 6, the United States Mint began selling the 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument 5 Ounce Silver Bullion Coin to its network of authorized purchasers. First-day sales reached 7,500 coins, and by the end of the week, the Mint had so…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Feb 17, 6:07pm -

Buzz with Dave Harper

  • newNew cost explosion coming for cent?
    The cost of making U.S. cents rose by almost five percent according to the United States Mint’s latest annual report. But worse seems yet to come. For the last 11 years it has cost more to make a cent than … Continue reading →The post New cost…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 3:11pm -
  • Steel question a surprisingly common one
    A recent email contains a version of a question that I have been receiving for my entire career. The writer said, “Just before I moved to Florida, I sold most of my coins, but before I did I was looking … Continue reading →The post Steel quest…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 2:53pm -
  • Chewed out, but times do change
    I was chewed out by a Numismatic News reader the other day. He was upset with an advertisement that appeared in the paper. Specifically, there was an ad that offered to sell “Make America Great” coins. The pieces in question … Continue reading…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 2:33pm -
  • Online coin shop reminds me of old days
    I had an email notification the other day from Stack’s Bowers. The venerable auction firm has created an online store that it calls “The Coin Shop.” Naturally, I immediately followed the link to the new offering to see what might … Continue r…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 2:29pm -
  • Checking his change since 1955
    I received an email the other day from someone who says he has been a collector since 1955. That is a long time. I hope he has enjoyed it. The contents of the email give me the opportunity to stand … Continue reading →The post Checking his chang…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 2:29pm -

Numismatic News

  • newNew cost explosion coming for cent?
    The cost of making U.S. cents rose by almost five percent according to the United States Mint’s latest annual report. But worse seems yet to come. For the last 11 years it has cost more to make a cent than … Continue reading →The post New cost…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 3:11pm -
  • newNGC debuts app for smartphones, tablets
    Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has released a new mobile app that features some of its most popular research tools, the coin grading service announced Feb. 13. With the Verify NGC Certification tool, users can scan the barcode on an NGC label … Co…
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • newAny tampering was counterfeiting
    Did our early laws make a distinction between counterfeit coins and altered coins? The attitude of early lawmakers seemed to be that any spurious pieces of whatever ilk were bad. Accordingly, the law as laid down in Massachusetts in 1786 … Continue…
    - 16 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 2:00am -
  • newNumismatic Ambassador Jerry Lebo dies
    Hobbyist Jerry Lebo of Logansport, Ind., died Feb. 11, 2017. Mr. Lebo was named a Numismatic Ambassador in 1997. He was actively involved with the Indiana State Numismatic Association since 1980, when he was elected as historian-curator. A journalist…
    - 21 hours ago, 26 Feb 17, 9:00pm -
  • Are Eagle sales sending us a signal?
    Silver and gold buyers probably remember the year 2016 as the year of two markets. The first half of the year saw precious metals go up and up. They had racked up huge gains by the beginning of July. Then … Continue reading →The post Are Eagle s…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 17, 9:00pm -
  • Unique bronze cent certified
    Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has certified the only known example of a 1982-D Small Date cent struck in bronze. The unique coin was discovered in November by an anonymous collector in Minnesota after he decided to examine a hoard of bronze … Con…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 17, 3:00pm -

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

  • newWhat’s the connection between these pre-decimal coins and the Roman Empire?
    If you’re interested in pre-decimals, you may have noticed the presence of the letters ‘PL’ on some Australian sixpence, threepence, penny and half-penny coins issued in 1951. It’s a mintmark associated with the Londinium mint, which stood on…
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 4:21am -
  • Ypres 1917: In remembrance of those that never returned
    Australia has a profound association with Ypres in Belgium. Through this walled medieval city Australian soldiers and thousands of other allied troops marched towards the front line during some of the most costly fighting of the First World War. At t…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 2:41am -
  • Perth Mint revives prestigious collector set featuring signature gold coins
    In a return to tradition, The Perth Mint is delighted to announce the re-introduction of the Australian Kangaroo Gold Proof Five-Coin Set as our most prestigious collectable offering. Showcasing the Mint’s acclaimed expertise in the production of f…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 1:04am -
  • Compass coin points in new direction for collectors
    As many school kids know, if a magnetised needle is floated on a piece of cork it will line up with the Earth’s magnetic field. Manuscripts dating from the 11th century indicate that it was the Chinese who first understood that by rubbing an iron b…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 8:42am -
  • Sleepy koala comes alive in classic high relief design
    Building on the excitement created by last year’s 2oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Kangaroo Coin, this year’s release, which features a koala, is even more spectacular in terms of superbly  detailed design. The stunning coin portrays a slumbering…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 6:57am -
  • History and rarity top of the agenda at Perth ANDA Money Expo
    Perth ANDA Money Expo takes place at Domain Stadium, Subiaco this weekend. Doors are open to the public from 10am on both Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February. A superb opportunity for enthusiastic collectors, as well as anyone curious to learn more ab…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 6:17am -

CoinWeek

  • newCoin Collecting Strategies: In Coins, True Rarity Counts
    Population reports have exposed the true rarity of nearly every coin in every grade. These are amazing research tools that collectors from past generations lacked By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ...... Nearly everyone agrees…
    - 32 mins ago, 27 Feb 17, 5:30pm -
  • newWorld Paper Money: Bank of Poland Issues New 500-Zloty Banknote
    By Polish National Bank.... The banknote with the image of King John III Sobieski ensures the uninterrupted circulation of cash and a reduction in the cost of issuing currency; the 500 złoty banknote has some of the most advanced security features i…
    - 57 mins ago, 27 Feb 17, 5:05pm -
  • newFrance 2017 Auguste Rodin 100 Euro Silver Coin
    Description: The French Mint honors artist Auguste Rodin on a 100 Euro silver commemorative coin released in 2017. The French artist, famous for iconic sculptures such as The Thinker and The Kiss, is honored on the obverse of the 100 Euro silver coin…
    - 1 hour ago, 27 Feb 17, 4:53pm -
  • newBlanchard: Four Reasons Silver Is Outpacing Gold In 2017
    By Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   The precious metals sector is off to the races in the first six weeks of 2017, as returns in both gold and silver are beating the S&P 500. The silver market is the best performer - with nearly double the gains s…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 2:40pm -
  • New World Coins: Magical Congress of the USA – Fantastic Beasts
    Cook Islands. 5 Dollars 2017: Silver .999. 1 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 5,000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of Engl…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 4:53pm -

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

  • Designers’ Inspiration 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 31 days ago, 27 Jan 17, 2:08pm -
  • Royal Celebration Series: 2002, The Golden 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 this blog series we’re looking back at key anniversaries from The Queen’s reign. In the f…
    - 33 days ago, 25 Jan 17, 10:42am -
The following is a small sampling of recent coin videos via YouTube. To watch, just click on the video. For a much larger selection, visit the coin videos section of this website.
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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

  • Updated mintage and sales figures available now
    The latest mintage and sales figures for Australian bullion coins manufactured and marketed by The Perth Mint are available now. Click here to access the updated files. As well as confirming which coins Sold Out during the last 12 months, this update…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 6:58am -
  • Monthly Sales – January 2017
    Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in January 2017 as coins and minted bars:   - Gold (Au): 72,745 oz   - Silver (Ag): 1,230,867 oz This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Pert…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Feb 17, 5:36am -
  • 2017 LBMA Precious Metals Forecast Survey reveal analysts are bullish
    Thirty analysts representing twenty six different companies participated in the London Bullion Market’s latest annual Precious Metal Forecast competition. Contributors were bullish across the board for the four key investment metals, with analysts…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 1:19am -
  • New silver and platinum bullion coins for investors
    2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin Today marks the release of the 2017-dated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin featuring the impressive design work of John Mercanti, a legendary coin sculptor-engraver who h…
    - 27 days ago, 1 Feb 17, 2:03am -
  • Why are pink diamonds so valuable?
    The remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia is home to the world’s only significant source of fancy pink, violet and red diamonds. Even so, discoveries are now so rare that an entire year’s worth of pink diamonds will fit in the palm of…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 1:26am -

Coin Collectors Blog

  • newAbout running for the ANA Board of Governors
    In January, I reacted to the intent of one of the candidates announced to run for President of the American Numismatic Association. Since then, I learned there will be competition for that position. Last week, it was reported that Don Kagin will run…
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Feb 17, 1:30pm -
  • Buying the book
    An adage of numismatics is “Buy the book before the coin.” It was first used by numismatist and dealer Aaron Feldman in an advertisement that appeared in the March 1966 issue of The Numismatist. Aside from being used to sell books, this sound adv…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • Picking my own pocket
    Although I have a number of stories to post and have a few articles started, I continue to look for coins for various reasons. Sure, some of the coins I find are not part of a collection I am working on. But there are a few that when they appear in m…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 10:54pm -
  • Whitman wants your imperfect coins
    As a longtime numismatic blogger, I am on many mailing lists and receive many press releases and announcements. Since there are many other good numismatic news-related outlets that will publish these stories, I will leave it up to them to bring you t…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 7:16pm -
  • I’ll take Government Agency for 600, Alex
    As seen on the Friday, February 17, 2017 edition of Jeopardy! (contestant) Government agency for 600. Alex: It says it’s “connecting America through coins.” (contestant buzzes in) “What is the Treasury?” Alex: No, sorry. Anyone else? (silen…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 5:30am -

Ancient Coin Collecting

  • newWGS 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…
    - 22 hours 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

  • Austria 5 euro 2017 - Easter Lamb
    New copper and silver commemoratives:"Easter Lamb"(news by Wolfgang Schuster)LINK: Austrian Mint
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 4:36pm -
  • Isle of Man 2017 - New coin family
    New coin family, minted at the Tower Mint, would start circulating by april:The common side:(news and imnages by Pabitra Saha and Egon Conti
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 4:23pm -
  • Finland 2 euro 2017 - Centenary of Independence
    New bimetallic circulating commemorative's design ready:'Centenary of Independence'In 2017, Finland will release a special two-euro coin celebrating the country's centenary of independence. The planned mintage of the Independent Finland 100 Years spe…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 2:05pm -
  • Australia 20 cents 2017 - Sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke
    New commemorative:"75th Anniversary of the Sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke"(news by Pabitra Saha)LINK: Royal Australian Mint
    - 10 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 2:00pm -

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…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Feb 17, 9:46pm -
  • 2016 Fort Moultrie Quarters for South Carolina in Rolls and Bags
    Quarters symbolic of South Carolina’s Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) go on sale this coming Monday, November 14, 2016. The 25-cent piece is the last release this year as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters®…
    - 12 Nov 16, 11:18pm -
  • 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 -