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Author Archives: Lisa Bellavin
From the June 29th Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Are you concerned that you might unknowingly buy a counterfeit coin? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. The fakes permeating the marketplace are a very … Continue reading
If a commemorative involves the Declaration of Independence, then it requires something special. At least, that appears to have been the thinking back in 1926 as the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was approaching. Continue reading
It was the greatest single silver dollar hoard in history. Collectors never seem to tire of its story. Many might even have personal memories of participating in its dispersal. Continue reading
Sixteen pages have been added to the new 2013 edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins, known to collectors as the “Red Book,” from Whitman Publishing. At 448 pages, the 66th edition of the guide includes new features, plus more than 300 additional or updated color photographs. Continue reading
Masterpiece Investment Corporation, an Oregon firm operating in the fine art marketplace, has announced the addition of a bullion division. The new division will enable collectors to own art from sculptor and painter Lorenzo Ghiglieri in the form of pure … Continue reading
Could the silver American Eagle bullion sales total in 2012 actually come in lower than the 2011 number of nearly 40 million? If the first few weeks of 2012 are any indication, it could. Continue reading
From the Jan. 27 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Will eBay’s new policy on replicas reduce the threat from Chinese counterfeits? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor, Dave Harper. Continue reading
At least for the near future, the $5 gold coin commemorating the bicentennial of the United States Constitution seems likely to be in a class by itself in terms of sales. That makes it a readily available $5 gold with a very interesting story. Continue reading
The 1970-S Kennedy half dollar is an interesting but not well known half dollar from what would prove to be an interesting and unusual year for the denomination. With its interesting history, it is hard to know precisely where the … Continue reading
Precious metals are in a more steady trading market with a continuing upward bias. Gold is up almost 1 percent this week while silver is up over 1 percent and platinum is right at 2 percent with stronger oil prices. Troubles in Europe continue to be the dominating factor along with stronger than expected economic numbers out of China. India has increased its import tax on gold to try to curb that market. Continue reading