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3 New Gold Coins Coming in 2016

November 13, 2015 @ 5:45 PM

The United States Mint just announced late Nov. 10 that the bureau is moving ahead with plans to issue 100 year Centennial Editions upcoming in 2016 of the Winged Liberty Head dime, Standing Liberty quarter dollar and Walking Liberty half dollar in 24k gold.

The dime and half dollar designed by sculptor Adolph A. Weinman and the quarter dollar by sculptor Hermon A. MacNeil were struck in .900 fine silver when issued in 1916.

Overall collectors are quite excited to see the new coins and agree that this will be a most exciting edition.

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US Mint selling on average 1 Million Silver Eagles a week!

November 11, 2015 @ 5:41 PM

The United Mint reported to us that it has sold almost 92 percent of the weekly allocation of 1,107,500 American Eagle 1-ounce silver bullion coins on the day they were made available, Nov. 9. 

Sales Nov. 9 of 1,016,500 coins bring the calender year total to 41,938,500 coins. The Mint established its calendar-year sales record in 2014 with 44,006,000 coins recorded sold.

The U.S. Mint has been averaging monthly sales in 2015 of nearly 4 million of the coins, restricted only by the number of planchets the bureau can secure for striking them. The 2015 American Eagle silver bullion coins are all struck at the nearby West Point Mint, but of course these ASE do not have the the facility's W Mint mark.

The U.S. Mint ...

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Fellow Coin Dealer John Turner murdered during robbery!

November 10, 2015 @ 7:45 AM

We lost a really great coin dealer this Sat 11/7.   John M. Turner who was a very active coin dealer still setting up at local shows and running his store, a fellow dealer who was well praised by collectors who knew him was shot and killed during a robbery.  

Anyone with information in the case can call Indiana State Police at 1-800-872-6743



Here are the details from the local news report.   

Store owner John M. Turner, 79, was found by a family member, who called 911.

People who knew Turner said he was a man who loved his family, his shop and his faith.

"He was just a really happy guy all the time. He always had a nice word to say to say about people. He was a good guy," Layton Sebastian said.

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Well I'll Be A Monkey's Uncle....

November 9, 2015 @ 11:47 AM

Monkeys and More from Perth for November!             


High Relief Monkey Piedfort November brings us Monkeys (and so much more!) from the Perth Mint! This month get several new Year of the Monkey coins, including the High Relief Silver Proof Piedfort, the Gilded Monkey Silver Dollar, the traditional Monkey 1 Ounce Silver Dollar (also in Original Mint Rolls of 20), as well as the annual Cute Baby Holiday Monkey Silver Proof which makes a great gift!


Investment-minded collectors will be pleased with the Mother of Pearl Monkey 5 Oz Silver Proof with a mintage of just 888!

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Baltimore Coin Show Report Whitman Fall Show 2015

November 8, 2015 @ 8:26 PM

Another Baltimore is over and for most dealers the Baltimore Fall show is one of the top 3 shows of the year.... (Fun and ANA Summer being the other 2)

Baltimore buzz early on seemed strong...dealers were hopeful and excited to be back in the city that took a hit over the summer with the issue of riots downtown.

The amount of dealers at the show setting up was strong...not the largest we have seen but certainly more than the summer show.

However due to combo of precious metals dropping, economy, and some great auctions recently it seems that sales for many were just not up to what was expected.  Now several dealers have their own agenda's for posting "best show ever" and some dealers did have solid good shows because ...

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"I'll Be Back" - New Terminator Coin Hits The Market

November 5, 2015 @ 11:42 AM


Thirty one (31) years ago they created “ The Terminator ”. The film opened in theaters and rocketed to No. 1 at the box office as audiences journeyed to the year 2029 then back to the 80 ’ s in the fight for the survival of the human race. 

Celebrating over 30 Years on the Silver Screen, “ The Terminator ” , is newly released on .999 fine silver. The first in a planned series release from upstart Stardust Silver, is the Cyberdyne Systems T-800 One Ounce Silver Reverse Proof

In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. ......

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Royal Canadian Mint November New Releases!

November 3, 2015 @ 11:23 AM
Royal Canadian Mint November New Releases!

Big Coins #1 - Loonie  There are so many reasons to get excited about the Royal Canadian Mint New Releases, we can't wait to show you. For starters, we'll mention the first coin in the new series of Big Coins Color 5 Oz Silver - The Loonie Dollar, along with the fabulous new Lone Wolf 4-Coin Fractional Silver Proof Set in Maple Wood Case, both sure to sell out!

For the investment-minded, the deal of the month (if not the year!) is the incredible Grizzly Platinum Proof - with a low mintage of just 200 and a ridiculously below-issue price - this is one deal you should not hesitate to grab!    Jon

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Military Medals

November 2, 2015 @ 4:26 PM

Military Medals

Military medals commemorate the history of our military’s role in protecting the United States, and honor our military leaders and heroes.

Bronze medal replicas of Congressional Gold Medals are available in 3 inch and 1.5 inch sizes and make perfect gifts for veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines.


Honored leaders and other subjects have ranged from bicentennial medals for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard to the Tuskegee Airmen, Montford Point Marines, Nisei Soldiers, and Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II. The military and our dedicated service members are never far removed from the work of the U.S. Mint.

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NY City auction guest commentary

November 1, 2015 @ 1:22 PM

A quartet of twenty-five cent pieces took center stage as Heritage presented Part Four of the Eugene H. Gardner Collection in New York, October 28. This final section of the collection, devoted to Gene Gardner's duplicates, upgrades, and specialty pieces that were not part of his core sets, raised nearly $5.9 million overall. All prices include a 17.5% Buyer's Premium. Two highly-prized early Carson City quarters vied for top honors in this auction. A 1871-CC quarter, at AU55 PCGS the sole finest non-Mint State example, and the third or fourth finest of the date overall, sold for $79,312.50. Amazingly, one of the finer coins was sold in one of the earlier sessions of the Gardner collection! A second CC mint rarity, the 1873-CC with ...

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