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...
Atocha: The Most Valuable Shipwreck Find in History

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 1964 Peace Dollar That Never Was

The 1964 Peace Dollar That Never Was

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

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 1792 Half Disme: A Small Coin with Huge Historical Significance

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...
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...

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...

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....

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...
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 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...
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...
Pillar Dollar Coin Coveted by US Collectors Recovered From Rooswijk Shipwreck

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...

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...

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

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

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

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...
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 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...

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...

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...
Hard Times Tokens. Images courtesy Blanchard & Company

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”....

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...

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...

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

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

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

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...
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...

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...
Silver Demand Forecast to Increase Five Percent in 2022

Silver Demand Forecast to Increase Five Percent in 2022

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Silver, sometimes known as the poor cousin to gold, due to its lower price per ounce – can offer...