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Blanchard and Company

Blanchard and Company, Inc. is one of the largest and most respected retailers of American rare coins and precious metals in the United States, serving more than 350,000 people with expert consultation and assistance in the acquisition of American numismatic rarities and gold, silver, and platinum bullion. Blanchard and its predecessor companies have called the New Orleans area home for more than 30 years.
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Four Unique Pattern Coins Housed at the Smithsonian

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Among the rare and historic U.S. pattern coins at the Smithsonian are: A 5 Dollars Pattern (1865) A...
Collecting rare coins on a budget is a necessity for most numismatists.

Collecting Rare Coins: How to Get Started on a Budget

On a tight budget, the world of rare coin collecting can seem daunting, even to seasoned numismatic enthusiasts. This piece from Blanchard and Company...
American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coins. Image: Adobe Stock.

Top 5 Gold Bullion Coins for Investors

Gold bullion coins are a proven strategy for investors to diversify their portfolios and protect and grow their wealth. For thousands of years, people...
Regulated Brazilian 6400 Reis gold coin.

Regulated Gold: A Rare Segment of Early U.S. Coin History

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ...... In early colonial America, it was common to see foreign coins in everyday commerce. Coins from Brazil, Portugal, Spain,...

New York Lion Dollar – First Dollar of the Americas

The Lion Dollar By Blanchard & Company ...... History It’s the mid-17th century and the Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam, better known today as New York,...

Coin Investing in Ultra Rarities – A Perspective to Consider

  Unveiling the Contours of Indulgent Success: Growth and Return on Investment in the New Economy Coin Investing By Bruce Smith – Blanchard and Company.... What does a...
Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

Five Mint Error Coins Collectors Still Search For Today

When the United States Mint makes mistakes, coin collectors reap the benefits   By Blanchard and Company, Inc ...... Mint misstrikes and error coins are one of...
The 1792 Half Disme: A Small Coin with Huge Historical Significance

The 1792 Half Disme: A Tiny Classic Coin Shrouded in Mystery

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ...... In the early days of our young nation, America faced a new challenge—a shortage of small change. After years...
Nova Constellatio Pattern Coins: The Foundation of Our Numismatic Legacy

Nova Constellatio Pattern Coins: The Foundation of Our Numismatic Legacy

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ...... In 1783, after eight difficult years, Great Britain declared it would cease hostilities with its American colonies, creating an...
Antietam and Gettysburg: Classic US Civil War Commemorative Coins

Antietam Half Dollar Commemorates Deadliest One-Day Civil War Battle

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   The 1937 Antietam silver commemorative half dollar coin was minted to honor the 75th anniversary of a Civil War...
AI Illustration of John Dillinger. Image: Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

Five U.S. Hidden Treasures Still Waiting to Be Discovered

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ...... The allure of hidden treasure and sudden riches is strong. The possibility of a huge stash of gold, silver,...
Chopmarked US Trade Dollars in the Current Coin Market

The Trade Dollar for Beginners: Blanchard

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   The United States Trade Dollar is an interesting example of how expanding global trade can give rise to new...
Eliasberg’s 1982 US Gold Coin Collection Auction Reconsidered

Three of the Most Famous American Coin Collections

By Blanchard and Company, Inc. ...... What do Louis Eliasberg, Bob R. Simpson, and Harry W. Bass have in common? They all amassed some of...

The Gold Coin That Owes Its Existence to the 3 Cent Stamp

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ...... In 1851, a U.S. postage stamp cost three cents. America was growing fast at this time and the California Gold...
Atocha: The Most Valuable Shipwreck Find in History

Atocha: The Most Valuable Shipwreck Find in History

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ..... The Nuestra Señora de Atocha was one of the most valuable shipwrecks in history. The Spanish galleon was owned...