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Maltese Silver Ingot
This Maltese silver ingot is an extremely rare piece of 9th century Maltese necessity money. The item is a rectangular ingot (22.10x36.03 mm) weighing 29.02 g. It had been produced in occupied Malta in 1800 by French mintmaster, Joseph Lebrun and came with an impeccable pedigree having once been par
Minnesota Coin Collectors Will Be Shunned
The nation’s coin dealers are shunning Minnesotan coin collectors. It isn’t that the coin dealers have any issues with the collectors themselves, rather it is a new state law that is driving the rejection of doing business with collectors in Minnesota.
Mint Proof Sets Get Small Boost
Some coin dealers have raised the bid price modestly for relatively recent proof sets. Of late, prices for U.S. Mint products have remained stagnant and often close to their wholesale levels. The retail buyers for these proof sets are usually inexperienced marginal collectors. Most of these collecto
Mint Strikes Out On Baseball Coins
If you are still waiting for the delivery of your Baseball Hall Of Fame commemorative coins, you are not alone. As of mid June most silver and clad HOF coins remained to be shipped. About two-thirds of the 50,000 gold $5 coins have been shipped. The silver version has had only about one-third shippe
Molds Can Cause A Multitude Of Headaches
Molds are members of the fungi kingdom. They feed by absorbing nutrients from living or dead organisms. Starches are among their favorite foods. Cellulose, which is the main component of paper money, is a long chain-starch. As such, molds love to eat paper. Molds can easily feed on your favorite cur
More History Of The Buffalo Nickel
While the identities of the models for the Indian on the nickel is open for debate, such isn’t the case for the model used for the buffalo. A buffalo named Black Diamond, who was a resident of the New York Zoological Park served as the model
Morgan Silver Dollar Prehistory
In the early 1950’s, Morgan silver dollars were not very popular with the coin collecting community. Granted a few rare dates were of some interest to serious collectors, but collectors focused on more popular coins series. Of course, times have changed and Morgan silver dollars are extremely popula
Morgan's Prices On the Rise
Precious metals seem to be continuing under pressure with god being down around 1 percent. Silver down 3 percent, and platinum down approximately 4 percent. Silver continues to be resilient whenever gold prices take a breather from its recent negative selling pressure, silver normally rallies. Acros
Mr. Glad And His Nickels
His real name was Alfred Richmond Rodway. But in his time, everyone knew him simply as “Mr. Glad.” Silver-haired and always wearing gloves, “Mr. Glad” handed out coffee, sandwiches, and nickels in New York City during the Great Depression.
Mysterious Nevada Hoard Auction
The recent story of a mysterious Nevada recluse’s gold stash has reached a new chapter. On February 26, 2013 a portion of the hoard brought in over $3.5 million at auction. It was the allure of the mystery that attracted some bidders to the auction held in Carson City, Nev.
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