The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

It was 1905. American coins had been sporting the same designs for over 50 years, and President Roosevelt decided that it was time for...

A Shipwreck for the Ages: The SS Central America and the...

The siren song of gold called from California to every corner of the country. Across the nation, men (and a much smaller number of...

Coin Profiles – The United States $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold...

Too much gold? Start minting the Liberty Double Eagle It was 1849, and the Philadelphia Mint had more Gold Rush gold than it could possibly...

Coin Stories: Where Charles Barber Found Inspiration for a New Series...

After 55 years, the Seated Liberty half dollar design had become somewhat of a dinosaur. A classic, yes. Exciting, no. The design was heavily...

From the Icy Waters of the Atlantic: The WWII Treasure of...

The German commander of the Nazi U-boat fleet predicted that by using submarines to cut off Britain’s overseas commerce, Germany could bring the mighty...

One of America’s Greatest Coins: The 1917-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar...

World War 1 Coinage by the US Mint includes the Walking Liberty Half Dollar In 1914, British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey famously said of...

Coin Profiles – The 1850 $5 Moffat Gold Coin – A...

Moffat Gold Coin - Imagine this for a moment: private issuance of currency isn’t frowned upon. In fact, it’s legal. There is an abundance...

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 – Get Lady Liberty as a 1920s...

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 - When you think of ways to honor your country, what do you think of? -  For nations around the world,...

Blanchard: Four Reasons Silver Is Outpacing Gold In 2017

By Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   The precious metals sector is off to the races in the first six weeks of 2017, as returns in...

CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek ....   CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren't...

$1 Million in Recently Recovered 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Coins Coming to...

Sunken Spanish colonial gold treasure coins discovered during 300th anniversary of fleet’s demise to be offered for the first time More than 200 sunken treasure...

Blanchard & Company: What Coins Are CAC Eligible?

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   At the beginning of 2016, CoinWeek published an article I wrote discussing...

Precious Metals Bullion Market: Growing Global Population Will Drive Gold Price

By Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   The extremely articulate and savvy hedge fund manager Kyle Bass was quoted in 2013 saying, “at some point in...

Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   In the many years that I've been in this market, one of...

Coin Collecting Strategies – A Philosophy for Rare Coin Investing

By Bruce Smith, Senior Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company ......   One of the first symbolic, political, and critical economic actions to...

Guest Commentary – What’s Happened to Coin Shows of Late?

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   I recently went to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show...

Coin Investing – How Rare Coins Can Serve as a Portfolio...

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   Today’s rare coin market has the highest number of active investors looking...

Tips for New Collectors Joining the Numismatic Community

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc ....   Oh, you're a coin dealer? What should I collect? This is a question...

Coin Grading – Why CAC matters in today’s era of slabbed...

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc ....   Over the last 30 years, the coin market has changed dramatically. Initially...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

While the 2015 coin market features strength, there are areas for additional growth and opportunity in 2016 for every level of collector By Douglas LePre...

Coin Investing in Ultra Rarities – A Perspective to Consider

Unveiling the Contours of Indulgent Success: Growth and Return on Investment in the New Economy By Bruce Smith, Senior Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer –...

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Concept of Value in the Acquisition...

By Bruce Smith, Senior Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company....   There is a misconception in the minds of many investors and collectors...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Quality over Quantity Is a Strong...

By Douglas LePre - Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc ....... My entire career – 30 years – has been dedicated to the...

Beyond Plastic: It’s What’s Inside (the Holder) That Counts

By Bruce Smith, Senior Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company....   There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a...

Room to Run: Epic Portfolio Strategy for Rarities

By Bruce Smith Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer - Blanchard and Company.... I write quite a bit about finding what I call “opportunity specie” in...

Coin Collecting Strategies -Sleeping Giants and Emergent Coins

1822 half eagle $5 gold piece By Bruce Smith Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer - Blanchard and Company....   The year was 1822. On its surface,...

Precious Metals Analysis : 5 Articles on China Buying over 2000...

How Much Gold Does the People’s Bank of China Have? One of the most fascinating developments in the gold market since the turn of the...

Coin Collecting Strategies: Is it Time to Buy Indian Head Half...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I am generally not a participant in the generic gold market as I tend to favor scarce and...

Doug Winter’s Answers to This Year’s “Rosen Report” on the Rare...

Every year, I participate in the Rosen Report in which I (along with an impressive panel of fellow dealers) answer a series of timely...

ULTIMATE RARITIES: The Single Most Important Coin in American Numismatics

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com ....... From $505 in June, 1882 to $7,395,000 in December, 2011                 This rare gold coin has been called,...