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Write about antiques and win prizes

Attention all writers. See your name and your work in Antique Trader. But you must act fast. Write an article and send it in by Oct. 6. All entries will be published and they will be in the running for … Continue reading

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CCAC chooses quarter designs

Design submissions for the five 2019 America the Beautiful quarters and final designs for the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal vied for members’ votes during the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee’s Sept. 19 meeting. The committee, whose responsibility is … Continue reading

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Palladium Eagle ready for buyers

The United States Mint will begin selling palladium American Eagle bullion coins Sept. 25 to its Authorized Purchasers. No mintage figure has been revealed. But the Mint insists that once the supply it will have on hand is gone, it’s … Continue reading

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Cash tight in bullion market

Although there were some spurts in retail demand over the past two months or so in the United States overall, Americans are continuing much more towards liquidating their physical precious metals. By itself, this market is so skewed that it … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Enhanced set makes another advance

Is it worth a headline to point out that the United States Mint sold 2,367 Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Sets this week compared to 1,390 last week? It will have to do, because the rest of the Mint’s product line is … Continue reading

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Cashless movement makes gains

Coin collectors are looking towards a busy fall season. The general public continues to take not only coins but bank notes for granted as a part of our everyday financial life. Increasingly, people outside the United States are beginning to … Continue reading

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No action in key dates as metals rise

Common date, common condition silver and gold U.S. coins had been appreciating in value in tandem with the accelerating spot prices of these metals. However, in the last few days, the two metals fell. Is this a short-term correction to … Continue reading

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Coins follow paper in Hong Kong sale

Spink China’s August Hong Kong collectors’ sale saw two days of bank notes lead the auction. This was followed by just one day of Chinese and Hong Kong coins. The coin catalog was very much one for the specialist collector. … Continue reading

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Time near for 1884 Trade dollar to shine

A little mystery tends to help a great rarity. So far, that has not really been the case for the 1884 Trade dollar. It has usually been in the shadow, and about half the price, of the even rarer 1885 … Continue reading

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Princess Diana coins hot sellers

The 20th Anniversary of the death of Princess Diana continues to yield numismatic tributes. The latest come from Ascension Island courtesy of Pobjoy Mint. All bear a reverse design based on a single Princess Diana rose. Three 38.6 mm versions … Continue reading

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