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The Dollar Debate Keeps Going And Going
In a recent issue of a popular coin collecting periodical the debate continues on whether to dump the dollar bill in favor of some kind of dollar coin. Over the last forty years or so the government has issued various dollar coin in various sizes that have never caught on with the public at large.
Cost To Produce Cent And Nickel Drops
The good news is that the Mint has been able to reduce the cost to produce the cent and the nickel. The bad news is that it still costs more to produce both coins than their face values.
Fighting Fake Slabs
Slabbed coins are supposed to be virtually impossible to counterfeit. Perhaps that isnít always the case. PCGS is teaming up with DuPont to create a new coin holder that features a 3D security hologram.
2014 Buying And Selling Coins On eBay
If you have ever had a desire to sell coins on eBay, a quick search online will quickly show you that there isnít much in the way of good information on how to start selling there.
A Legendary Penny
The 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent is not exactly rare to find. While there is a good supply of the coins around, it is not the easiest one to find. Approximately 484,000 pieces were issued which caused an immediate collecting sensation.
Higher Prices for Silver Eagles
The U.S. Mint will start selling the 2014-dated American Silver Eagles on January 13, 2014. A number of question present themselves with this announcement.
Gold Shines When Fed ďTalkĒ 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 coinís 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 didnít know the Mint charges as extra fee to order coins this way.
No Palladium Bullion Coin In The Future
Donít 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
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