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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

$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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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”....

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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”,...

A Good Gun, a Good Horse and a Good Wife: Daniel...

By Blanchard & Company ......   Born in 1734 near Reading, Pennsylvania, Daniel Boone had all the ingredients for a happy life. “All you need for happiness...