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 – The Concept of Value in the Acquisition...

By Bruce Smith, Senior Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company....   There is a misconception in the minds of many investors and collectors...

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 Collecting Strategies – Quality over Quantity Is a Strong...

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

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...

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”,...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

CAC Brasher Doubloon, America’s First Gold Coin, Sells for a Record...

Blanchard and Company places world’s most valuable gold coin – the Brasher Doubloon for a record $7.395 million Blanchard and Company, Inc. has placed...

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...

Double-barreled threat sends gold past $1,400

This move in gold right now is acutely about the Middle East “All the way to $1,440” With all eyes on Libya and the threat of...

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...

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...

The Second Life of the 1904-05 Lewis & Clark Exposition Gold...

By Blanchard & Company ......   The United States expanded its reach in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. For $15 million the U.S. acquired 828,000 square...

Coin Profiles – The 1850 $5 Moffat Gold Coin – A...

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...

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...

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”....

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...