Numismatic product sales by the U.S. Mint during Fiscal Year 2016 dropped 22.6 percent from the 2015 figures, with numismatic revenue dropping 8.8 percent over the same time frame. The Mint’s numismatic products line includes all commemorative coins, certain gold coins, special collector versions of its bullion coins, annual sets, circulation-quality coins sold at premium...
One of 10 known examples of a silver sestertius from the short reign of Roman emperor Divus Titus starred in Dix Noonan Webb’s Feb. 15 auction, shattering the pre-auction estimate range. It sold for £372,000 ($464,981 U.S.), including the 20 percent buyer’s fee, on a pre-sale estimate of between £60,000 and £80,000.
Also this week, William T. Gibbs profiled the successes and failures of the Presidential dollar program, Paul Gilkes explained how the price of silver could be affected by the prices of two base metals, and the hobby got its first in-person look at the 1792–2017-W American Liberty gold $100 coin.
United States coins had a strong showing at the World Money Fair, taking home a pair of Coin of the Year design awards.
An international coin program using deep relief turns to an American subject for a 2017 offering. MDM, a wholesaler and retailer based in Germany, used what it calls “four layer minting technology” to produce a $10 coin depicting the United States Capitol.
Boys Town is hosting a March 9 event at the the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel in Washington, D.C., to coincide with the U.S. Mint’s launch the same day of the 2017 Boys Town Centennial gold $5 half eagles, silver dollars and copper-nickel clad half dollars.
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The Protestant Reformation 500 years ago has left a lasting impact on the world. Swissmint marks the anniversary of the Reformation with a 2017 noncirculating, legal tender .835 fine silver 20-franc coin.
Long-time numismatist and author Donald H. Kagin announced that he will seek the office of vice president for the American Numismatic Association after completing his third term as a governor of the association.
The tragic World War II sinking of an Australian warship carrying many noncombatants is the subject of the Royal Australian Mint’s newest commemorative coin. The 2017 20-cent coin depicts the SS Vyner Brooke’s torturous journey while the packaging features related images.
The increase in production and sales of the Royal Mint should probably come as no surprise, considering its 2016 political turmoil that peaked in July when voters supported a referendum to leave the European Union.
Each of Kyrgyzstan’s 6 million citizens should own some gold, 100 grams, or 3.5 ounces, of the precious metal at a minimum, according to the chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic.That would be a shift in savings from cattle to gold.
A recently completed study by Capital Economics suggests that the increase in silver prices over the past several months will likely recede as the price of zinc and lead surges. Silver is a by-product of zinc and lead mining.