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Gold tops $1,350 Before Fed Meeting Next Week

Markets await more money printing and key midterm elections GDP meets expectations Gold broke $1,350 today just before data showed the U.S. gross domestic product grew...

Coin Discovery: New Variety Discovered -1878 Vam 852010

A New die marriage for the 1878 Morgan Dollar had been discovered by Kenneth Robb, a collector whose primary interest center around Vam...

Is It Time to Buy an S.S. Central America Double Eagle...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com For many years, it’s been no secret that I haven’t been a big fan of the 1857-S double eagles that...

J.P. Morgan and HSBC accused of silver manipulation in two lawsuits

Two separate lawsuits filed in federal court in Manhattan Wednesday allege that the two banks manipulated silver futures by "amassing enormous short positions,"...

New Lincoln Dollar Coins to be Available on November 18th

United States Mint to launch new coin at 16th President’s summer home Presidential $1 Coins bearing the image of one of our Nation's most admired...

Coin Market: Generics slow to match gains of gold, silver

By Steve Roach - Rare Coin Market Report First published in the November 8, 2010, issue of Coin World Some of the coins that one would...

Coin Profile: Roman Finish 1909 Half Eagle Gold Coin

The proof five dollar coinage of 1907 through 1909 provides quite an object lesson in the evolution of Mint technology and consumer tastes. The...

Bowers and Merena Nov Baltimore Coin Auction Features over 3500 Lots

Bowers and Merena will conduct the official auction of the November 2010 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Scheduled for November 4-5 at the...

W. Philip Keller Colonoal Coin Collection Leads Heritage COINFEST Auction

Locked in a Pennsylvania vault for 43 years, one of the most comprehensive collections of colonial and early American coins ever to reach public...

Rare Coin Road Warrior – October 2010

Hi, my name is Vic Bozarth and I am a Rare Coin Road Warrior. I have spent most of my twenty plus years...

Gold Dominates Coin Market as Records Fall

By Steve Roach First published in the Nov. 1, 2010, issue of Coin World Gold is currently the engine that is driving the rare coin market. It...

US Gold Coins: AU58 New Orleans Eagles – A Case...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com Take two 1842-O Liberty Head eagles in NGC AU58. One is worth $11,500 and gets multiple orders on my...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Coins Minted After 1934 tend to...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #23 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week's column was about dealer...

Gold & Silver Political Action Committee (PAC) Formed to Support ...

Updated 10-19-10 The first informational meeting of the recently created Gold & Silver Political Action Committee (GSPAC) occurred in Long Beach, California on September 22,...

Profiles: Medal and Coin Artist Alex Shagin

Alex Shagin was born in Russia, near Leningrad, on January 21, 1947. Alexander George Shagin is the only child of George and Ekaterina Shagin....

Ancient Coins: The Yin and Yang – A Smorgasbord of Views...

This week I was treated to a smorgasbord of views on cultural property from members of the archaeological and collecting communities. On Tuesday morning, I...

The Gold, Silver and Rare Coin Market Report

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics - Below is a portion of the most recent Legend Market Report GOLD This is hard for us to believe...

Wall Street Journal video: “Gold will probably approach $5,000,” Guggenheim Partners...

"People have lost faith in paper money" as the Fed debases the dollar. Gold at $1,387 over 2 record days After settling above a record...

A Numismatically Significant 1859-D Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I recently bought and sold a seemingly innocuous 1859-D quarter eagle that had a great degree of numismatic significance. Before I explain...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Collecting Modern Coins

News and Analysis on coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #24 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The purpose this week is to put...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Coins Minted After 1934 tend to...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #23-Part2 A continuation of a Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Usually, this column...

“Blue, Gray and Greenbacks” Chosen as Theme for 2011 National Coin...

“Blue, Gray and Greenbacks” is the theme of 2011 National Coin Week, April 17-23. The weeklong celebration of coins and currency will commemorate the...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Coins Minted After 1934 tend to...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #23 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week's column was about dealer...

Three Cent Silver – Three Cent Silver, Type 1, 1851-1853

Description: Called a trime in some Treasury Department records, the three cent silver coin was the smallest ever issued by the U.S. in terms of...

Three Cent Silver – Three Cent Silver, Type 2, 1854-1858

Description: Though the initial production of three cent silver coins helped meet the need for small denomination circulating coins, the greater problem of rising silver...

Three Cent Silver – Three Cent Silver, Type 3, 1859-1873

Description: The Type 2 design modification of the three cent silver coin failed to improve striking quality so additional, apparently successful, modifications were done to...

Galleries

Gold Dollars – Gold Dollar Type 1 (Liberty Head) 1849-1854

Description: The Type 1 Gold dollar was produced from 1849 to 1854. Composed of 90% pure gold, it was the smallest denomination of gold currency...

Gold Dollars – Gold Dollar Type 2 (Indian Head) 1854-1856

Description: In 1854 the US Mint issued the redesigned gold dollar with an increased diameter of 15 mm. As planned, neither its weight not its...

Gold Dollars – Gold Dollar Type III (Large Head) 1856-1889

gDescription: In 1856, a newly durable gold dollar was released by the Mint. Dubbed “the Large Head type,” Longacre's new design was very similar to...