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New Bill Would Outlaw Fake Slabbed Coins
For decades Public Law 93-167 aka the “Hobby Protection Act” has governed reproductions of American coinage and political posters. On July 30 the U.S. House of Representitives passed a major revision to the Hobby Protection Act. The bill is now being sent to the U.S. Senate for their approval and pa
New California Gold Coin Hoard
A hoard of buried gold was found by a California couple walking their dog in February, 2013. The hoard of gold coins has been estimated to be worth at least $10,000,000.
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.
New Local Currency
In an age of new crypto currencies such as bitcoin, which is a virtual currency without a physical form, can a new tangible local currency find its place in the sun? Only time will tell if this experiment will succeed or not. An individual in Eugene, Oregon is launching a new local currency there. T
New Zimbabwe Bond Coins
Here is a new twist on coins issued by a government: bond coins. If you are not familiar with Zimbabwean currency, it has had a tumultuous ride over the years. Severe hyperinflation has wrecked the value of their original currency. The values of their paper currency reached the trillions of dollars
Nicholas Biddle And The Second Bank Of The U.S.
You probably have not heard of a man named Nicholas Biddle. He was a banker that served as the second and last president of the Second Bank of the United States. The idea of a central bank has been a burning issue for years in this country even up to today.
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
Not All Slabbed Coins Are Equal
Over the last 30 years 3rd party coin certification has had a very tremendously positive effect on coin grading. However, there are a few pitfalls to slabbed coins. One of these pitfalls is the wide-spread proliferation of sub-standard, copycat coin grading services.
Now Is The Time To Collect Copper
With the price of precious metals so high, many coin collectors are being priced out of the market for gold and silver coins. Now is the time for these collectors to get back to the roots of our hobby. Perhaps it is time to remember that collecting coins is not just about the precious metal content
Numismatics is the study of money, medallions, banknotes, token coins, and stock certificates. It is believed to have been established in the time of Julius Caesar who wrote the first book on the subject. It is a very interesting topic because every medal or coin signifies a different era, culture,
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