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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
Coin Grading Inflation
By now most of us have heard of the Federal Reserveís 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 isnít so cut and dry. With the recent drop in gold prices, it is importa
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