United States 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar

Top 5 Commemorative Presidential Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Former presidents have played a major role in our circulating coinage for over one hundred years, appearing on the obverses...
2022-W American Palladium Eagle Launched

2022-W American Palladium Eagle Launched

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 2017 the United States Mint introduced an entirely new type of coin to its numismatic and bullion repertoire: the...
What Are Mint State Coins?

What Are Mint State Coins?

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Even if you are relatively new to coin collecting, you probably already know that the value of a coin is...
United States 1932 $10 Indian Head Gold Coins

United States 1932 $10 Indian Head Gold Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   After President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned famed American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1905 to put his artistic skills at work redesigning...
Understanding the Silver Planchet Shortage at the U.S. Mint

Understanding the Silver Planchet Shortage at the U.S. Mint

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   If you've been wondering why the current premium over spot silver for American Silver Eagles is so much higher than...
Rare Modern US No Mint Mark Proof Coins

Rare Modern US No Mint Mark Proof Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Modern Proof coins that were struck at the San Francisco Mint, as most Proof coinage has been since 1968, normally...
American Liberty Silver Medal Becomes Unavailable on First Day

American Liberty Silver Medal Becomes Unavailable on First Day

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   On August 18, the United States Mint released the 2022 American Liberty silver medal, including regular website sales and 5,000...
The Twenty Cent Piece: One of the Shortest Chapters in American Numismatics

The Twenty Cent Piece: One of the Shortest Chapters in American Numismatics

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Proposals for a twenty-cent coin date to 1791 and then 1806 but were rejected at the time. Although no twenty-cent...
Harriet Tubman, World War II Commemoratives Coming in 2024

Harriet Tubman, World War II Commemoratives Coming in 2024

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Two commemorative coin programs for 2024 recently passed the Senate and the United States House of Representatives on August 3...
The Mystery of the Only Known 1870-S Half Dime

The Mystery of the Only Known 1870-S Half Dime

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1870, when a new mint facility was being built in San Francisco for the "Granite Lady", as the building...
Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

Modern Mules: The Rarest Error Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   When it comes to error coins, a mule is simply a coin that was struck from a die pair that...
Mint Opens Enrollments for 2023 Silver Dollars, 2022 Kennedy Halves in Circulation

Mint Opens Enrollments for 2023 Silver Dollars, 2022 Kennedy Halves in Circulation

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   On July 8, the United States Mint opened enrollments for the 2023 Morgan and Peace dollars on its website. The 2023...
$2.50 Indian Gold Coins: Ripe for Cherry Picking

$2.50 Indian Gold Coins: Ripe for Cherry Picking

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Saint-Gaudens $20 doublea eagle and $10 eagle gold coins were introduced in 1907 after years of discussion, design, model...
Five Modern $5 Gold Commemorative Coins Worth Collecting

Five Modern $5 Gold Commemorative Coins Worth Collecting

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1982, the United States Mint commemorative coin program was revived after a long hiatus with the launch of the...
Treasury Announces Ventris Gibson as Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint

New U.S. Mint Director, 2023 Silver Dollars, and Other Coin News

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   On June 15 the entire U.S. Senate approved Ventris C. Gibson to be the 40th Director of the United States...
Two Dramatic U.S. Mint Error Coins in the News

Two Dramatic U.S. Mint Error Coins in the News

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Recently, two important and unique United States Mint error coins – a very rare off-center Carson City Morgan silver dollar...
1839/8 $10.00 Gold No Motto Liberty Head Eagle, PCGS MS61. Images courtesy Doug Winter Numismatics

Liberty Head Gold Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   If you hear someone refer to "gold eagles", you might think of the American Gold Eagle issued since 1986. But...
Congressman Demands Answers From US Mint About Silver Eagle Program

Bullion Silver Eagles Struck at Multiple Mints From Beginning

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Numismatists, coin dealers, and collectors of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin series have long had a suspicion that the...
The $4 Stella Gold Coin: A Failed Idea That Collectors Loved

The $4 Stella Gold Coin: A Failed Idea That Collectors Loved

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1879 and 1880, the United States Mint struck two design types of $4 gold coin patterns that are known...
Trade Dollars: A Great Success Abroad But Not at Home

Trade Dollars: A Great Success Abroad But Not at Home

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In the 1850s, as a result of the discovery of large gold deposits in Australia and the Western United States,...
SS Republic's Incredible Numismatic Treasures

SS Republic’s Incredible Numismatic Treasures

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Coin collectors have long been fascinated by famous shipwrecks of vessels that were carrying lots of valuable coins, such as...
The Rarest American Platinum Eagles

The Rarest American Platinum Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1997, the United States Mint launched the American Platinum Eagle program to compete with other world mints that were...
1921: A Year of Many Key and Semi-Key Coins

1921: A Year of Many Key and Semi-Key Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   We recently discussed what an unusual year 1922 was in the history of U.S. coinage, but 1921 was also a...
Indian Head $10 Gold Coins: The Other Saint-Gaudens Masterpiece

Indian Head $10 Gold Coins: The Other Saint-Gaudens Masterpiece

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Though he is most widely known for his masterpiece of numismatic art, the $20 gold double eagle issued from 1907...
Tudor Beasts Appear on New Royal Mint Coin Series

Tudor Beasts Appear on New Royal Mint Coin Series

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   From 2016 to 2021, the Royal Mint – one of the most respected world mints with a history spanning over...
1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Today, the United States Mint is the largest producer of coins in the world, striking billions of circulating coins, millions...
Silver Three Cent Coins: The Lightest American Money

Silver Three Cent Coins: The Lightest American Money

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Following the California Gold Rush of 1848, the ratio between silver and gold that had stood at 16:1 for so...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

Top 5 Rarest Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles: Rarest Gold Coins of the 20th Century

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle gold coin issued from 1907 to 1933 is almost universally viewed by collectors of American...
Seated Liberty Dollars Are Much Rarer Than Morgan and Peace Dollars

Seated Liberty Dollars Are Much Rarer Than Morgan and Peace Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Liberty Seated Dollars, designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht, were issued from 1840 to 1873 and were...
The Mystery of the 1964-D Peace Dollar

The Mystery of the 1964-D Peace Dollar

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   While the 1933 St. Gaudens’ $20 gold coin is widely viewed as the most infamous American coin of all time...