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Archive for April, 2017

Mystery Gold Hoard found in Piano

April 25, 2017 0 Comments
Mystery Gold Hoard found in Piano

Coin collectors will go to considerable lengths to protect their collection, especially if it is bullion and precious metals. A recent story from Great Britain shows just how far one collector – identity unknown – went to protect his or hers. Sadly, whatever the intention, the outcome was almost certainly not what the collector had […]

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The Hunt is on for the Apollo 11 Coin Design

April 16, 2017 0 Comments
The Hunt is on for the Apollo 11 Coin Design

In 2019, it will be 50 years since the first men stepped onto the Moon. It was in 1969 that Neil Armstrong, followed 20 minutes later by Buzz Aldrin, stepped out of the Apollo 11 space capsule and planted their footprints on the Moon’s dusty surface.  It was as he stepped down that Armstrong spoke […]

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Understanding Coin Finishes

April 6, 2017 0 Comments
Understanding Coin Finishes

The US Mint releases new coins regularly, and within a release there can be several different versions of the same coin, with names like ‘proof’, ‘uncirculated’ and other terms too. If you are a novice coin collector, for pleasure or profit, these terms can be confusing, and since they affect the appearance and value – […]

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