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Most secure shows named

The Best Secured Coin Shows of 2013 have been selected by Col. Steven Ellsworth of the Butternut Company in Clifton, Va. Continue reading

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Tax Day gold lull occurs most years

For most individual tax return filers, April 15 is the annual deadline to send in their personal federal income tax forms. Continue reading

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Collectors bullish on Chinese Pandas

“These are just bullion coins. Why do you care about dates?” Continue reading

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Bulgaria, U.S. Customs restrict ancient coins

The status of ancient coins imported into the United States from parts of Eastern Europe appears to be caught in a lose-lose situation. Continue reading

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What is the right grade to seek for notes?

Auction action is one method of gauging the market. Currently it appears that while great notes are up, really good notes seem a bit soft, especially in circulated collector grades. Continue reading

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Low-mintage 1889-S not really scarce

Probably the best thing about Morgan dollars is that they are all different and you really can make no assumptions based on their mintages as to whether one is available or not. Continue reading

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Presidential dollars get personal

At last we have reached the point in the Presidential dollar series where we can remember Presidents as contemporaries. Continue reading

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Mint Wants Aluminum Cent Back

Perhaps the aluminum 1974-D Lincoln cent will not be sold at the Central States auction at the end of April. The Mint wants it back. Continue reading

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Presidential Portraits Selected for Dollar Series

You may not be able to pick President Benjamin Harrison out of a crowd, but the six latest presidents to be honored on $1 coins should bring a spark of recognition to most people. Continue reading

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New Design for Eagle?

For 28 years, sculptor John Mercanti’s eagle with shield and grasping an olive branch and arrows in its talons has graced the reverse of the American silver Eagle $1 bullion coin. Continue reading

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