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...
Thomas Uram Signature Labels Available Exclusively From Bullion Shark

Thomas Uram Signature Labels Available Exclusively From Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Thomas J. Uram, a longtime leader within the numismatic community, has signed an exclusive deal with Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC)...
Laura Gardin Fraser’s Washington Bust to Appear on American Women Quarters

Laura Gardin Fraser’s Washington Bust to Appear on American Women Quarters

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   If you collect American coins, then you've likely heard of Laura Gardin Fraser. She was an acclaimed and prolific early...

The Real Model for Saint-Gaudens’ Liberty on the $20 Double Eagle

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 2017 to mark the 225th anniversary of the founding of the United States Mint in 1792, a $100 gold...
How Defunct Mints Have Been Brought Back to Life: The 2021 Privy Mark Morgan and Peace Dollars

How Defunct Mints Have Been Brought Back to Life: The 2021 Privy Mark Morgan...

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   When the congressional legislation to issue the 2021 Morgan and Peace silver dollars to mark the centennial of the release...
Why the American Silver Eagle Coin Should Be in Your Collection

Why the American Silver Eagle Coin Should Be in Your Collection

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Among numismatists, the American Silver Eagle is certainly popular. In November 2019, the United States Mint released a limited-edition San...
The Top 6 Most Expensive US Coins - Bullion Shark

The Top 6 Most Expensive US Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The following six U.S. coins are those that have sold for the highest amounts to date at auctions. For of...
The History of the Peace Dollar Is Still Evolving

The History of the Peace Dollar Is Still Evolving

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   On August 10 the United States Mint offered the 200,000 2021 Peace dollars being issued to mark the centennial of...
The Rarest American Silver Eagles

The Rarest American Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The American Silver Eagle series, which turned 35 this year, is the most widely collected and popular modern U.S. coin...

American Silver Eagle Collecting Strategies

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   American Silver Eagles have become one of the most popular silver bullion coins of the modern-day. Although many investors buy...

Bullion Coins – Silver Stacking Techniques

Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Silver bullion is no longer just an investment vehicle but also a hobby that countless “Silver Stackers” take part in every...
Kennedy Half Dollars Back in Full Force

Kennedy Half Dollars Back in Full Force

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Kennedy half dollar, struck since 1964 to honor President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated on November 22, 1963,...

Changes Coming to All Three Sides of the 2021 American Silver Eagle: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The West Point Mint, which produces bullion and collector precious metal coinage for the United States Mint, recently struck the...
The Silver Shortage and How It's Affecting You: Bullion Shark

The Silver Shortage and How It’s Affecting You: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, there have been some amazing developments regarding silver bullion and the...
1964 Special Mint Set Kennedy Half Dollar - Stack's Bowers Auctions

The 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar: History and Values

The assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a huge shock to the American nation and the world, not only...

Type 2 American Silver Eagles Coming Soon

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Last year the United States Mint announced that after using the same obverse and reverse designs on the American Silver...
A Sampling of Undervalued Morgan Silver Dollars

A Sampling of Undervalued Morgan Silver Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Morgan silver dollar is a huge series (97 different coins) that most collectors can never complete because of super-rare...
Type 2 American Gold Eagles Coming Soon

Type 2 American Gold Eagles Coming Soon

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   While it was known in 2019 that the United States Mint was looking to change the reverse design of the...

The 10 Most Valuable 20th-Century US Half Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   During the 20th century, the United States Mint issued a variety of different types of half dollars, including the final...