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

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

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

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...

Precious Metals Analysis : 5 Articles on China Buying over 2000 Tons of Gold

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 – 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...

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: 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...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Quality over Quantity Is a Strong Rule of Thumb

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

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

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

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

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 Investing – How Rare Coins Can Serve as a Portfolio Hedge

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

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 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...
Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

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

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 & 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...

$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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

From the Icy Waters of the Atlantic: The WWII Treasure of the SS Gairsoppa

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...

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,...

Coin Profiles – The United States $20 Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin: 1849-1907

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...

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

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

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...