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

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

What is Happening to the Gold Supply Chain?: Blanchard

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Gold prices are often cited as a simple example of how supply and demand works. However, this basic dynamic...

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...

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...

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...
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...

The S&P Global Market Report and the Future of Gold Mining

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Gold mines are becoming more difficult to source and maintain. Consider that the global nonferrous exploration budget remains below the...

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....

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...

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”,...

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...

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

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

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...

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

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...

A Man, a Plan, a Coin: The Classic Oregon Trail Commemorative Half Dollar

By Blanchard & Company ......   For many, the Oregon Trail evokes thoughts of untouched terrain, the untamed wild, and new beginnings. The reality was much...

General Lafayette on US Coins – The Hero of Two Worlds

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...

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...

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...

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...
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”....

Columbian Exposition and Classic US Commemoratives: Paying 50 Cents for a Quarter

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...

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:...

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...

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....

New York Lion Dollar – First Dollar of the Americas

By Blanchard & Company ......   History It’s the mid-17th century and the Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam, better known today as New York, is thriving! New York...

The Future of Gold Mining

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Recently the World Gold Council released a report on the relationship between gold and the natural environment. As the...

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...

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...

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...