Also this week, we profiled the potential of an ancient coin that depicts a structure that still stands, looked back at an unprecedented flood of error notes into U.S. circulation 40 years ago, and got a look at the newly minted 2016-W Walking Liberty gold half dollar.
Start checking those 2014 American Eagle 1-ounce gold bullion coins. You might be lucky enough to come across an example that was struck on an American Buffalo .9999 fine gold $50 planchet instead of the intended American Eagle .9167 fine gold $50 planchet.
Don't have the time or patience to prospect for gold on your own but still want the thrill of owning the hoped for result? Holabird Western Americana is offering multiple lots of gold nuggets, found in locations around the United States, during the Oct. 1 session of its three-day sale Sept. 30 to Oct. 2
The Perth Mint has unveiled designs of its 2017 Lunar bullion coin program. The facility in Western Australia on Sept. 12 began sales of seven silver bullion coins and eight gold bullion coins, all marking 2017 as the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese Zodiac calendar.
Sales by the United States Mint of America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver bullion quarter dollars in 2016 are second only to 2011, with one coin still to be released before year's end. Through Sept. 13, sales for the first four 2016 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver bullion coins reached 246,100 coins, or 1,230,500 ounces.
Also this week, the hobby continued to process the groundbreaking discovery of tooling meant for a possible 1964 Morgan dollar, and our Varieties Notebook columnist was sent a 1971 Lincoln, Doubled Die cent that gave him a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Former Coin World Editor Beth Deisher remembers where she was on Sept. 8, 1986. That was the day the West Point Mint hosted a first strike ceremony for the United States’ first 1-ounce gold bullion coin, the $50 American Eagle. And she had a special extra assignment.
A Modesto, Calif., man discovered an 18-ounce gold nugget in a river about 60 miles outside of Stockton, Calif., last week, according to San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX. Oscar Espinoza reported the find to a friend on the afternoon of Aug. 30.
The threat of a strike by platinum miners in South Africa seeking highers wages and improved working conditions could impact the price of the precious metal, according to Metals Focus. The latest Precious Metals Weekly suggests that any increase in the price of platinum as the result of a strike would be short-lived, based on expectation that any strike, if called,...
The American Eagle silver bullion coin sales in the early months of 2016 were strong. But the price of silver has surged in recent months — it’s currently at $19.81 per ounce, according to Kitco, after surpassing $20 per ounce earlier this summer. Authorized purchasers are now sitting on stockpiles of the silver coins, which has led to slower Mint sales to these...