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 byproduct of zinc and lead mining.
2016 has been a huge year for the precious metals market. You probably knew that. Now read an exclusive report about how you can best take advantage of a gold and silver buying opportunity that likely won't come back around for several years.
Gary Adkins, current vice president and three-term board member of the American Numismatic Association, announced that he will run for the office of president of the organization.
The president of the PCGS pointed out that several original rolls of high-quality examples of 1912-S Liberty 5-cent coins have come to market in the past several years.
Some things, it seems, we all need to accept — counterfeits abound while ethics may be in shorter supply — and the challenges are not new. But you can defend yourself and enjoy the process: think twice, look, learn and join a specialty club.
To mark 65 years as a collector of U.S. coins and 48 years as a professional numismatist, Brian E. Fanton from BE’s Coins & More in Hiawatha, Iowa, has issued a 1-ounce .999 fine silver bullion round. Fanton, with the help of BE’s staff, designed and copyrighted the special bullion rounds.
Whitman Publishing is looking for sharp, high-resolution photographs or scans of “problem” coins to illustrate in upcoming books. Hobbyists who share their images will be credited in the books’ acknowledgments.
Maui trade dollars have been issued in a long string going back decades. These tokens are issued for use on Maui but are often retained as souvenirs of a visit to Hawaii. The current series began in 1992 and continues to be issued today, with a $2 face value.