Just as it was years ago, it is up to a sophisticated buyer endeavoring to build a great collection to study the coin itself or, today unlike yesteryear, a needle-sharp image of it. A certified coin with a guarantee of authenticity is a great start.
The author of The Profit March series on coin investment, the Barnumesque George Haylings, was widely off the mark with his predictions of profits to be made in U.S. coins. A roll of U.S. coins he was certain would hit $10,000 in 1971 was actually worth less than $50.
Lincoln cents with the Union Shield reverse are definitely popular with Coin World readers. A nice example of this is a 2011 Lincoln, Union Shield cent with a strong doubled die obverse that was submitted by Ronald Burke. Very strong extra thickness shows on the digits of the date and also on LIBERTY. Notches show in the lower left corners of the digits and the...
The Royal Spanish Mint celebrates a milestone of royal importance with a new silver coin. The Proof .925 fine silver €10, released Sept. 26, commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Charles III. Charles III was the king of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788.
Collectors will long debate whether the 1,389 1848 Coronet gold $2.50 quarter eagles with CAL. stamped above the eagle’s head on the reverse are truly the first U.S. commemorative coins. The letters were stamped at the Philadelphia Mint above the eagle to identify coins minted from the first gold sent to the Philadelphia Mint from California.
The Royal Mint’s annual Lunar bullion program continues with 2017 coins marking the Year of the Rooster. It is the fourth round of coins to be issued in the Royal Mint’s Lunar series, which started with the 2014 Year of the Horse, followed by the Year of the Sheep in 2015 and Year of the Monkey coins in 2016.
Investment demand during 2016 is expected to expand by 45,000 ounces, to 350,000 ounces in 2016, while specific bar and coin demand is anticipated to dip from 2015 levels, according to the World Platinum Investment Council’s latest quarter report.
Massive single-owner auctions like the Twelve Oaks Collection include a broad range of coins, allowing the results to shed light on different segments of the rare coin market.
To make new coins, the Royal Dutch Mint went back in time. The Netherland’s second official commemorative coins of 2016 mark the 500th anniversary of the death of painter Jheronimus (Hieronymus) Bosch. The coins are part of a larger program of festivities marking 2016 as the Year of Jheronimus Bosch.
An amazing discovery was made in Okinawa, Japan, recently, when 10 ancient coins from the Roman and Ottoman empires were unearthed at the site of ruined a Japanese castle, thousands of miles from their place of origin.
There’s a new silver bullion coin, and it has ancient roots. The Pobjoy Mint on Oct. 3 is launching a Reverse Proof 1-ounce .999 fine silver dollar on behalf of the British Virgin Islands government, featuring the famous Greek mythological horse, Pegasus.
Heritage observed that the Twelve Oaks Collection included a remarkably broad spectrum of gold coins, from early U.S. Mint issues to classic gold commemoratives, along with some pioneer gold pieces. This privately struck 1850 Moffat & Co. pioneer gold $5 coin, graded Mint State 62 by Professional Coin Grading Service, features an obverse design that mimics...
Some of the most interesting errors also happen to be ones that are faint, subtle, or camouflaged. A deliciously stealthy mystery is found on a 1931 Ethiopia 25-matonas coin. It shows two obvious die alignment errors — a hammer (reverse) die that was horizontally misaligned and strongly tilted
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