• seperator


Are silver dollars really the preferred choice?

If collectors are given a choice between a commemorative silver dollar and a clad half dollar, which would they choose? I have always simply assumed it was the dollar coin because it is made of silver. A clad half dollar … Continue reading

Posted in Buzz | 1 Comment

Who says we are a bloodless hobby?

Did everyone pack their bags and head for the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Ill.? I hope so. If that isn’t the case, I might have to worry. The volume of material coming to me via email in … Continue reading

Posted in Buzz | Leave a comment

Playing the long gold and silver game

I have asked several times in recent weeks what buyers of American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins are trying to tell us. With the end of April soon upon us, it is time to ask the question again. Bullion … Continue reading

Posted in Buzz | 2 Comments

Decade of blogs shows safe path forward

Ten years ago today this blog was begun. If you had told me then that I would have managed to post something every business day for a decade, I wouldn’t have believed you. But this is Blog No. 2,584. I … Continue reading

Posted in Buzz | 1 Comment

How far can you throw a Presidential dollar?

Let’s take a chapter from our national past and start dollar throwing contests for coin collectors. Our first President, George Washington, in addition to admitting cutting down a cherry tree, also supposedly threw a dollar across the Potomac River, or … Continue reading

Posted in Buzz | 1 Comment

Time to go to Central States Numismatic Society show

Chicago is an important location in the numismatic field. This is demonstrated most clearly by suburban Schaumburg, Ill., being the permanent home of the annual Central States Numismatic Society convention. This convention gets under way next week on April 26 with … Continue reading

Posted in Buzz | Leave a comment

Those 2009 cents still hard to find

I was surprised to receive a 2009-D Professional Life Lincoln cent in my change yesterday. Even eight years after the four special designs of that year began to be struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, I am startled when I see … Continue reading

Posted in Buzz | 1 Comment

Display 1933 gold $20s at Denver ANA show

After 12 years, the Langbord family’s attempt to regain possession of 10 1933 $20 gold pieces has come to an end. The Supreme Court said it will not hear an appeal. The Aug. 1, 2016, ruling for the government by … Continue reading

Posted in Buzz | Leave a comment

Don’t skip medals on redesigned Mint website

I was looking around the Mint’s redesigned website this morning. Take a look at it. It is worth a visit. Naturally, I wanted to be able to find the areas that I need to look at regularly. It is also … Continue reading

Posted in Buzz | Leave a comment

Mint seeks Apollo 11 coin artists

A coin design competition begins May 1 to find a design for the four 2019 Apollo 11 anniversary commemorative coins. I say design because it is literally a search for one design to be used on the obverses of all … Continue reading

Posted in Buzz | Leave a comment