George Washington: The Early Coins, Tokens & Medals Honoring Our Founding...

By Blanchard & Company ......   “Before there was a nation, before there was a symbol of this young nation — a flag, a constitution, a...

New Secrets of SS Central America Treasure Revealed in Bowers-Manley Book

Impressive book provides previously undisclosed information about fabulous Gold Rush sunken treasure of fabled “Ship of Gold”   By California Gold Marketing Group ......   Never before revealed...

A Man, a Plan, a Coin: The Classic Oregon Trail Commemorative...

By Blanchard & Company ......   For many, the Oregon Trail evokes thoughts of untouched terrain, the untamed wild, and new beginnings. The reality was much...

General Lafayette on US Coins – The Hero of Two...

A national hero to not one but two countries Born in 1757, Gilbert Lafayette came from an ancient noble family in France. By his teen...

Classic US Coins: The 1921 Peace Dollar

By Blanchard & Company ......   The 1921 Peace Dollar has origins dating back to 1878 when the United States Congress passed the Bland-Allison Act. This...

Nova Constellatio: The Story of America’s First Minted Coin

By Blanchard & Company ......   In 1783 the monetary system in the United States was something of a mess. There was inconsistency among the coinage used...

Coin Collecting: Beyond Plastic – It’s What’s Inside (the Holder)...

CAC Inside the Holder by Bruce Smith for Blanchard and Company ......   There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a coin...

Early US Coins: Only $361.03 Worth of Chain Cents Were Ever...

By Blanchard & Company ......   It's big, beautiful and very rare. It's also controversial and was only minted for one year, which increases the rarity value...

The Unusual Journey of the Three Cent Silver Coin

Indian Head cents and Three cent Coins The Three cent coins by Blanchard & Company ......   American coinage often follows a strange path. Each piece minted...

Three Famous Coin Hoards

By Blanchard & Company ......   For millennia, people have buried and hoarded coins for various reasons. In ancient times, many coin hoards were buried during wartime....

The Strange Story of Hard Time Tokens

By Blanchard & Company ......   If you look at a coin from the United States you expect to find a phrase like “E Pluribus Unum”....

Columbian Exposition and Classic US Commemoratives: Paying 50 Cents for a...

By Blanchard & Company ......   What do the world's first Ferris wheel, a quarter that costs 50 cents and Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry...

A Brief History of the U.S. Trade Dollar

By Blanchard & Company ......   In the late 1860s and early '70s, trade between the United States and China was increasing. However, a threat to...

The 1792 Half Disme: A Small Coin with Huge Historical Significance

By Blanchard & Company ......   The United States of America was still in its infancy in the early 1790s. The Founding Fathers signed the Constitution...

Bullion & Precious Metals: The Chinese Gold Rush of 2019

By Blanchard & Company ......   Beigao, a town of roughly 100,000 people in the Putian municipal area, the city's main street boasts 20 gold shops. Yes:...

How the Flying Eagle Cent Reinvented the Coin

By Blanchard & Company ......   For more than 60 years, the United States minted the large cent. These coins, about the size of a half...

Why Collectors Dream of Owning an 1894-S Barber Dime

By Blanchard & Company ......   Barber dimes were minted from 1892 through 1916 and struck at four different mints. In 1894, however, the San Francisco Mint...

Gold Mining Companies Consolidate as Mine Output Diminishes

By Blanchard & Company ......   It’s getting prohibitively difficult to source gold deposits. Mining companies are learning that the easy-to-access gold is all but gone....

The 1964 Peace Dollar That Never Was

By Blanchard & Company ......   In 1965 the US Mint melted 316,076 silver Peace dollar coins that never reached circulation. These coins were the early...

The Story of the 1973/74 Aluminum Lincoln Penny

By Blanchard & Company ......   How do you run a successful business? You make sure that costs don’t exceed revenues. However, in a 2014 biennial report to...

New York Lion Dollar – First Dollar of the Americas

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

The Future of Gold Mining

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Recently the World Gold Council released a report on the relationship between gold and the natural environment. As the...

Gold and the Retirement Crisis

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   The retirement crisis is upon us. The numbers present a startling picture. A new analysis from The Wall Street...

A Stir in Asia – Rising China Gold Demand

In recent months something has reinvigorated China Gold demand. In fact, 2017 was the first year since 2013 in which China experienced a growth...

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 Roosevelt decided that...

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...