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...

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 surface,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Blanchard Built Steinbrenner Collection Results in $6.1 Million Total Sale

On August 15, Blanchard and Company affirmed numismatic history with this week's public auction of the Joan Zieg Steinbrenner collection coin set, which includes...

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...

The Tumultuous Times of the 1861 Indian Princess Gold Coin

By Blanchard and Company, Inc .....   In the wild days of the California Gold Rush (1848-1855) the supply of gold surged in the United States....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

Precious Metals Analysis : 5 Articles on China Buying over 2000...

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...

What Gold Could Do in the Second Half of 2020 –...

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Uncertainty has long been the default outlook of investors. The present, however, represents both uncertainty and volatility not commonly...

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...

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...

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”....

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...