What Do Rising Oil Prices Mean for Gold?

What Do Rising Oil Prices Mean for Gold?

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   The rising price of oil is a concern for many Americans. The average price of a gallon of gasoline...

Coin Stories: Where Charles Barber Found Inspiration for a New Series of Silver Coins

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   After 55 years, the Seated Liberty half dollar design had become somewhat of a dinosaur. A classic, yes. Exciting,...
Blanchard-Built Zito Collection Results in Two Auction Records Shattered

Blanchard-Built Zito Collection Results in Two Auction Records Shattered

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Blanchard and Company, one of the nation's leading tangible asset firms, made numismatic history again following this week's public...
What the Russian Gold Bill Means

What the Russian Gold Bill Means

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In early March, a bill was introduced to the United States Senate in an attempt to restrict Russia from...
Coin Profiles - The 1850 $5 Moffat Gold Coin - A Curious Liberty

Coin Profiles – The 1850 $5 Moffat Gold Coin – A Curious Liberty

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

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

By Blanchard & Company ......   It was 1905. American coins had been sporting the same designs for over 50 years, and President Teddy Roosevelt decided...

One of America’s Greatest Coins: The 1917-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar World War 1...

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...
Numismatic Boom Cycle Remains Strong in 2022: Blanchard

Numismatic Boom Cycle Remains Strong in 2022: Blanchard

Pandemic triggered new rising price cycle in tangible assets   By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   While Bitcoin plunged 48% over the past four months, the numismatic...
The 1938 New Rochelle 250th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar

The 1938 New Rochelle 250th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In 1688, the city of New Rochelle, New York was founded by French Protestants. Colonist Jacob Leisler executed the...
Recent Chinese Gold Buying and Its Implications for Future Gold Prices

Recent Chinese Gold Buying and Its Implications for Future Gold Prices

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Gold’s price retreat earlier this month offered long-term investors an opportunity “to buy on the dip.” Yet, you may...

Blanchard Sells Four SS Central America Gold Ingots in Five Days

Blanchard Gold marked numismatic history with its recent sales of six SS Central America gold ingots, which include the broadest collection of gold bars...
Oregon $5 Territorial Gold Beaver Coins

Oregon $5 Territorial Gold Beaver Coins: Move Over, Pelts and Furs

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In the Oregon Territory during the California Gold Rush years – one important thing was missing – there was...

What a Biden Presidency Might Mean for Silver

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   The presidential win by Democrat Joe Biden may usher in a new era for government policies, from taxes to...

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...

The Uniquely American Appeal of the $3 Indian Princess Gold Coin

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In 1854, United States Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre reached a milestone in his career. For the first...

Could COVID Kill the Penny?

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   The COVID-19 pandemic has created a nationwide coin shortage. Shoppers are relying on debit and credit cards to avoid...

What Gold Could Do in the Second Half of 2020 – Blanchard and...

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Uncertainty has long been the default outlook of investors. The present, however, represents both uncertainty and volatility not commonly...

What is Happening to the Gold Supply Chain?: Blanchard

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Gold prices are often cited as a simple example of how supply and demand works. However, this basic dynamic...

The Uncertain Path to the Barber Quarter: Blanchard

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Charles E. Barber, the sixth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, set out to design a set of...

The Long Bear Market in Silver: Blanchard

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Investors big and small, domestic and foreign, have piled heartily into gold since the start of the COVID-19 bear...

1806 Draped Bust Silver Half Dollar: Blanchard

By Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   She is a busty beauty with flowing long hair. This 1806 classic silver half dollar, the Draped Bust, has outstanding...
Silver Three Cent Coins: The Lightest American Money

Three-Cent Silver Coins – Solving the Problem of Scarcity: Blanchard

By Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   The US three-cent silver coin was one of the many repercussions of the California Gold Rush. The country experienced...

The S&P Global Market Report and the Future of Gold Mining

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Gold mines are becoming more difficult to source and maintain. Consider that the global nonferrous exploration budget remains below the...

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...

The Tumultuous Times of the 1861 Indian Princess Gold Coin

By Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   In the wild days of the California Gold Rush (1848-1855) the supply of gold surged in the United States....

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...

Blanchard: Over 270 Million of These Coins Were Melted

By Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   Over 270 million Morgan silver dollars met their fate in the melting pot under the provisions of the Pittman...

Pillar Dollar Coin Coveted by US Collectors Recovered From Rooswijk Shipwreck

The Spanish Pillar Dollar by Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   If there is one classic Mexican coin that serious U.S. numismatic collectors covet, it's the...

Classic US Coins – Redesigning Currency with the Flying Eagle Cent

The Flying Eagle Cent by Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   It was the 1850s and the United States Mint had a problem. The “large cent”,...

5 Things to Know as Gold Bull Run Unfolds: Blanchard

Gold Bull Run By Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   1. Gold is proving its worth as a safe-haven asset In today's world of stepped-up U.S.-China trade...