This 1803 Draped Bust, Large Date, Small Fraction cent graded Very Fine 25 by Professional Coin Grading Service is, although covered with "fine granularity," among the finest known, and the price it realized was a nice surprise for the consignor and auctioneer, showing the sustained demand for these rarest survivors from the first decades of the U.S. Mint.
Silver investment by American buyers is expected to drop sharply in 2017 to its lowest point this decade, according to Metals Focus, The Independent Precious Metals Consultancy. During 2017, the consultancy predicts retail investment in the U.S. may drop 20 percent from 2016, to an estimated 78 million ounces.
Sales tax exemptions for numismatic coins and precious-metal bullion were eliminated in Louisiana in 2016, and while some tax relief has been restored, each affected group must demonstrate that the state will be better off financially if the group regains its exemption.
Olympic medals are highly prized by their recipients, of course, but they are also avidly pursued by collectors. One of the most sought-after medals are those from the 1904 Summer Games in St. Louis. Offered in a July 20 sale by RR Auction is an octagonal 40-millimeter copper officials’ participation medal.
Large cents counted prominently among the Goldberg pre-Long Beach sale’s top lots, including this 1794 Liberty Cap cent with “a speck of light green crud” on the reverse, but otherwise handsome olive brown and steel color. “It appears it has never been brushed or ‘conserved’ in any way,” wrote the cataloger.
Lowest mintage American Eagle, and a fake 1902-O Morgan dollar struck to circulate: Inside Coin World
In Bill O'Rourke's “Found in Rolls” column, a reader and roll searcher reports a find that is way older than a silver dime — you’ll never guess how old.
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.
A hoard of gold coins found in the Netherlands in 2016 has recently come to light. In 2016, treasure hunters discovered 23 gold coins from the late Roman Empire in an orchard in Lienden, in the Dutch province of Gelderland. The gold solidi were struck in the late fourth and fifth centuries.
A new silver bullion coin offers a close look at a hefty animal, and when it comes to size, the coin is no slouch either. The 2017 Water Buffalo silver 50-franc coin is issued by the Democratic Republic of the Congo in conjunction with the Scottsdale Mint. At 100 grams, it appears to be the world’s first silver bullion coin of this size.
The BEP has printed millions of Series 2013 $100 Federal Reserve notes, so where are they? Have you seen any in circulation.
The world paper money auction by Lyn Knight at the Kansas City International Paper Money Show on June 8 had 876 lots that literally went from A to Z.
The National Bank of Georgia will issue an upgraded 5-lari note on Sept. 1. The face features a large and updated portrait of the great Georgian scientist Ivane Javakhishvili.
Spink on July 5 will auction a convict love token, carved from an example of the 1797 2-ounce Cartwheel twopence from Britain. The whopper of a token was created by Thomas Hammond, who was sent to Australia in 1841 for stealing £1.10, coal, spoons and bacon.