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Viewpoint: Issue color commemorative notes

By Curt Wood Good ideas rarely gain immediate acceptance. New schemes such as the telephone and the automobile and space travel, and yes, even Disneyland, were once scorned by timid skeptics who just couldn’t see their way past the status … Continue reading

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Product limit set for gold Kennedy half dollar

The United States Mint announced today that the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy gold half dollar proof coin (product code K15) will have a product limit of 75,000 coins. As of Nov. 30, the Mint has sold 67,640 coins. Commemorating the … Continue reading

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Rushmore ATB quarter comes off sale

The last of the 2013 America the Beautiful (ATB) quarters, the Mount Rushmore  National Memorial quarter, is off sale. Collectors bought 3,059 Philadelphia, 3,052 Denver and 6,611 San Francisco 100-coin bags. In addition, they purchased 10,666 two-roll (P+D) sets, 7,245 … Continue reading

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Gobrecht dollar patterns displayed

The all-time finest 1836-1839 Gobrecht dollar patterns set will be exhibited for the first time anywhere in public at the January 2015 Florida United Numismatists convention. The display at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth, number 108, will be courtesy … Continue reading

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Native American dollar in set has special finish

Buyers of the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set that went on sale Nov. 20 got a holiday surprise. The set, which sells for $13.95, contains one Enhanced Uncirculated finish 2014 Native American $1 coin from the United States … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle sales close in on record

The silver American Eagle bullion coin is set to hit a record sales year in 2014, spurred on by low silver prices and high buyer interest. But will it really be a record year? In terms of dollars spent on … Continue reading

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Swiss gold initiative fails

At the end of November, the Swiss voted down three initiatives. One would have called for their federal government to enact a requirement that the nation’s central bank, the Swiss National Bank, eventually acquire enough gold to equal the value … Continue reading

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E.I.C. gold 5 guineas in auction

Any Great British golden 5 guineas is a rare coin. And when one from Britain’s House of Hanover comes on the market in high grade and carrying the magic letters “E.I.C.,” the gleams in collectors’ eyes are certain to frighten … Continue reading

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Bank notes celebrate lunar New Year

By Kerry Rodgers For well over 30 years various world mints have welcomed each lunar New Year with issues of lunar coins. The number has grown such that the lunar commemoratives have become the largest annual coin program on the … Continue reading

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Batman augmented reality coin released

Fans of the Caped Crusader can buy new gold and silver Batman coins from APMEX, the exclusive distributor in North America. They commemorate the 75th anniversary of the comic book and movie character. As a bonus there is a 3-D … Continue reading

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