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An 1804 silver dollar sold for $3.29 million March 31 as the star offering in Stack’s Bowers D. Brent Pogue Collection Auction in Baltimore. Less than 48 hours later it was sold for an undisclosed higher price by the new … Continue reading
The Mint’s 2017 one-coin Congratulations Set sold out in a couple of minutes April 4. Buyers were motivated by the surprise inclusion of a 2017-S proof silver American Eagle instead of a 2017-W proof. It is the first San Francisco … Continue reading
With central banks in France and the Netherlands repatriating U.S. dollars in exchange for gold during the 1960s into the beginning of the next decade, the U.S. government was suffering a run on its gold reserves. To halt this trend, … Continue reading
When the gold $3 piece was released, in 1854, its design was generally praised in the press. The Delaware State Reporter, Dover, wrote in its May 9, 1854, issue: “The new gold piece of three dollars value will be issued … Continue reading
Sand dollars have long fascinated children and tourists on beaches throughout the world. Lichtenstein’s Coin Invest Trust has now replicated these flattened urchins as gold and silver coins struck for the Republic of Palau. Two $1 pieces are currently available: … Continue reading
Your common date, common condition U.S. coins might be taking a turn for the better. Granted, it is just modest upward price movement, but in a market like this any increase is important. Nowadays Wall Street determines just how much … Continue reading
Among many desirable rarities in Heritage Auction’s April 7-11 Chicago World Coins Signature sale, a group of British milled gold stands out. It includes coins from both the Mother Country and its colonies. Top of the bill is a major … Continue reading
I started collecting in 1976. I had some coins prior to that, but I did not get interested in the hobby until then. It wasn’t what got me started, but it was about the same time as the new $2 … Continue reading
A Facebook page for professional numismatists called “Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers” has been created by Robert Oberth of Oberth Rare Coins and founder of Gold & Coin Exchange, and John Richards. It began Jan. 28. In the first six … Continue reading