Gold nuggets come in many sizes. In its April 30 Nature and Science sale, Heritage Auctions is offering a handful of lots, including examples from Australia and the Original Sixteen-to-One Mine in California.
Collectors of western mining history may be interested in the more than two dozen lots in Holabird's Western Americana Collections LLC's April 28 to 30 auction sessions.
More than 60 pounds in gold bars believed to have been looted by Iraqi soldiers during the invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 were recently discovered inside a tank that a British-based collector of military hardware purchased on eBay for £33,000 (approximately $41,339).
The 2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 5-ounce silver bullion quarter dollar was offered for sale by the U.S. Mint to its authorized purchasers for the first time on April 3. Initial orders were placed for 12,000 coins, amounting to 60,000 ounces of .999 fine silver.
Professional Coin Grading Service and Numismatic Guaranty Corp. are now grading, identifying and encapsulating 2014 to 2017 American Eagle silver bullion coin production as from the West Point, San Francisco and Philadelphia Mints, though none of the coins have Mint marks. Encapsulating coins from some original Mint boxes is on hold, however, due to further questions...
Swans can fly as fast as 50 miles per hour, but a silver Swan can fly off the shelves even faster. The Perth Mint’s new Swan 1-ounce silver bullion coin went on sale April 2, and all 25,000 coins sold out within less than 48 hours.
The downward trend of American Eagle gold bullion coin sales from February continued through March, while American Eagle silver bullion coins sales enjoyed a 400,000-ounce increase.
Kitco reports the price of gold closed at $1,257.65 per ounce April 4, up from a $1,198.80 close on March 15. It’s the highest closing price of 2017 for gold. The previous 2017 high was a $1,257.55 close on March 27.
Also this week, a hoard of gold coins turns up in an unexpected place, a $4 million gold coin is stolen from a German museum, and we preview the sale of a bar of silver that was recovered from one of the world’s most famous shipwrecks.