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Gold Shines When Fed “Talk” Fails
Very few coin collectors would disagree that all else being equal, rising precious metals prices are a positive influence on the general health of numismatics. Granted there are some rare coins that seldom come to market so infrequently, that precious metals prices have little or no effect on the pr
Proof Coins Are Always Popular
Proof coins are considered to be the finest examples of medallic art. Anyone who collects proof coins would certainly agree. These specially made coins are struck more than once, thus showing off every detail of that individual coin’s design.
Buying Mint Coins By Telephone
A recent editorial in a numismatic periodical lamented as to why some people still order coins from the U.S. Mint by phone. In case you didn’t know the Mint charges as extra fee to order coins this way.
No Palladium Bullion Coin In The Future
Don’t expect to see a new palladium bullion coin anytime soon. A new study released by the U.S. Mint concluded that there would be an insufficient demand for any type of palladium bullion or numismatic coin to make its issuance profitable. The potential market for palladium coins is very small and w
Coin Grading Inflation
By now most of us have heard of the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing gambit. Whether you realize it or not this is simply a program to overly expand our money supply to supposedly stimulate the economy. In reality QE-? does nothing more than devalue the dollar and enrich the banking elite behin
What Is Gold?
While this may seem like a stupid question, especially to coin collectors, it is a good question to ask. For coin collectors, it is all about the precious metal itself, or the coins made from it. For the rest of us the question isn’t so cut and dry. With the recent drop in gold prices, it is importa
Bitcoins To Get A Physical Form
While Bitcoins are a virtual currency, if the concept of a Bitcoin is too “virtual” for you, a physical form is on the way. Titan Mint has found a way to put a Bitcoin into a tangible form as well as making it collectible.
ANA Budget Woes
The adoption of the next annual American Numismatic Association has been delayed for up to three months. President Walter Ostromecki made the announcement on Oct. 22, 2013 at the opening of the first ANA board of governors meeting to be webcast.
New Coin Collecting Course
Coin collectors who want a better grounding in the basics of numismatics can now learn at their own pace from a new downloadable course from Krause Publications. “Coin Collecting 101:The Basics of Coin Collecting” is being offered as a PDF download in a zipped file.
Two 1917-D Walking Liberty Halves
In the Walking Liberty half-dollar series there are two 1917-D halves and neither seems to attract much attention from collectors. The 1917-D Walking Liberty mintages started out in a normal manner.
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