The Coin Analyst: Reflections of a Libertad Specialist

The Coin Analyst: Reflections of a Libertad Specialist

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Harry “Hernando” Bodine of Florida inherited from his late father both his coin collection and his love of...
Coin crime, theft, robbery and fraud

Colorado Man Gets 27 Months for Africa Gold Scheme

By United States Attorney’s Office, District of Montana ......   On Monday, November 7, 2022, a Colorado man who admitted to defrauding a Montana family of...
An Overlooked Modern Rarity? Burnished Silver Eagles

An Overlooked Modern Rarity? Burnished Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark ......   Since its beginnings in 1986, the American Silver Eagle has become one of the world’s most popular coins. Its stunning...
US Mint Opens Order Window for Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar

The Coin Analyst: 2022 U.S. Mint Winners

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   2022 was definitely a quieter year for U.S. Mint coins, especially compared to last year – a banner...
The Key Date 1998 Mexico Silver Onza Libertad

The Key Date 1998 Mexico Silver Onza Libertad

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   One bullion coin that has always been in extraordinarily high demand by world coin collectors is the Onza Silver...
United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $48 – $52 Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 0% PCGS POP MS-69: 24,209 Population Growth Since 2014: 103.37%▲ (MS-69 Population in 2014: 11,904) NGC MS-69 $44 – $48▲ Annual Rate...
Royal Canadian Mint Issues Its First Single Mine Gold Bullion Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Issues Its First Single Mine Gold Bullion Coin

In response to increasing market demand for greater transparency in the provenance of precious metals, and to showcase its continually evolving refining capabilities, the...
NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 2000-P American Silver Eagle

NGC Counterfeit Coin Detection: 2000-P American Silver Eagle

This spurious issue includes fuzzy details and missing elements   The American Silver Eagle is one of the most popular coin series in the world. In...
Precious Metals Crime and Fraud - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Precious Metals Dealer Bob Higgins of Argent Group Charged With Ongoing Fraud

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it filed a civil enforcement action...
2022 American Gold Eagle 1oz Uncirculated Coin Available June 16

Jeff Garrett: Collecting American Gold Eagles

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The recently completed Stack’s Bowers sales featuring the first and last American Silver and Gold Eagles...
GreatCollections to Auction Frosted Freedom $100 Platinum Eagle Trial

GreatCollections to Auction Frosted Freedom $100 Platinum Eagle Trial

Just 12 examples minted as production proofs   A rare production proof accidentally released by the United States Mint 15 years ago was recently discovered by...
CoinWeek Podcast: Episode 167: American Silver Eagle Musings

CoinWeek Podcast: Episode 167: American Silver Eagle Musings

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
New Bullion Coins From British Virgin Islands Feature Santa Maria

New Bullion Coins From British Virgin Islands Feature Santa Maria

Brand New 2022 Bullion Coin Limited to 10,000 Fine 999. Silver Bullion 1oz coins worldwide 100 pieces of the Fine 999. Gold Bullion...
2022-W American Palladium Eagle Launched

2022-W American Palladium Eagle Launched

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 2017 the United States Mint introduced an entirely new type of coin to its numismatic and bullion repertoire: the...
United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $70 – $75▲ Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 3.8% PCGS POP MS-69: 21,697 Population Growth Since 2014: 111.4%▲ (MS69 Population in 2014: 9,788) NGC MS-69 $70 – $75▲ Annual Rate...
US Mint 2022 American Eagle Palladium Reverse Proof Coin Avail. Sept. 29

US Mint 2022 American Eagle Palladium Reverse Proof Coin Avail. Sept. 29

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2022 American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Reverse Proof Coin on September 29 at noon...
What Are Mint State Coins?

What Are Mint State Coins?

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Even if you are relatively new to coin collecting, you probably already know that the value of a coin is...
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), precious metals fraud and crime

CFTC Orders Goldline, A-Mark to Pay Over $1 Million for Fraud

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) ......   On Thursday, September 22, 2022, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges...
Whitman Publishes New Reference by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez: A Guide Book of American Silver Eagles

Whitman Publishes New Reference by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez: A Guide Book of American Silver Eagles

Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of A Guide Book of American Silver Eagles, a new reference and history by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez. The 384-page...
Understanding the Silver Planchet Shortage at the U.S. Mint

Understanding the Silver Planchet Shortage at the U.S. Mint

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   If you've been wondering why the current premium over spot silver for American Silver Eagles is so much higher than...
35th Anniversary American Eagle Coins Sell for Over $4.6 Million

35th Anniversary American Eagle Coins Sell for Over $4.6 Million

The special 2021 35th Anniversary American Eagle 1 Ounce Gold and Silver Coins realized over $4.6 million USD in total sales at the Stack’s...
First Type 2, Last Type 1 American Eagles Set Records at Stack's Bowers Auction

First Type 2, Last Type 1 American Eagles Set Records at Stack’s Bowers Auction

By CoinWeek ..... When the dust settled, four records had fallen. On September 1, 2022, Stack's Bowers Galleries held an unusual auction comprised of 700 lots,...
Jeff Garrett: Do Bullion Prices Still Matter?

Jeff Garrett: Do Bullion Prices Still Matter?

While prices of gold and silver have cooled, the collectible coin market is still on a hot streak   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...
Is the Russian Ruble Linked to Gold? Gainesville Coins

Is the Russian Ruble Linked to Gold?

By Jan Nieuwenhuijs for Gainesville Coins ......   Some gold commentators are writing that the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has linked the Russian ruble to...
Congressman Demands Answers From US Mint About Silver Eagle Program

Congressman Demands Answers From US Mint About Silver Eagle Program

Treasury Secretary in Apparent Violation of Requirement to Mint Silver Eagles in Quantities “Sufficient to Meet Public Demand”   By Stefan Gleason - Money Metals Exchange...
Last Type 1, First Type 2 American Silver Eagles Struck Offered by Stack's Bowers

Last Type 1, First Type 2 American Silver Eagles Struck Offered by Stack’s Bowers

By CoinWeek .....   On April 10th of 2021, the United States Mint at West Point made numismatic history with a special striking ceremony for the...
PCGS Certifies 2021 American Eagle at Dusk and at Dawn 35th Anniversary Bullion Coins

PCGS Certifies 2021 American Eagle at Dusk and at Dawn 35th Anniversary Bullion Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is collaborating with Stack’s Bowers Galleries to encapsulate a select number of 2021 American Eagle silver and gold coins...
Stack's Bowers Offers Dusk and Dawn Eagles Certified by NGC

Stack’s Bowers Offers Dusk and Dawn Eagles Certified by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is proud to have certified 1,000 American Gold Eagles and American Silver Eagles from a historic transition in the coins'...

The Wreck of Brother Jonathan Still Keeps Its Secrets

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   On a Sunday morning in 1865, a paddle steamer called Brother Jonathan departed Crescent City Harbor, California. The ship...
2021 American Eagle at Dusk and at Dawn 35th Anniversary Gold and Silver One-Ounce Coins to be Sold at Auction September 1

2021 American Eagle at Dusk and at Dawn 35th Anniversary Gold and Silver One-Ounce...

The United States Mint is pleased to announce the public auction on September 1 of special limited editions of 2021 American Eagle at Dusk...