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Archive for May, 2017

2017 American Buffalo Gold Coin Released

May 23, 2017 0 Comments
2017 American Buffalo Gold Coin Released

The annual release of a new American Buffalo Gold Coin has become a small ritual each year since 2006, when the US Mint released the first one. The design of the coin is based on the famous ‘buffalo nickel’ from 1913, designed by James Earle Fraser. That coin was discontinued in 1938, but it was […]

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Time to Think About Presidential Coins

May 15, 2017 0 Comments
Time to Think About Presidential Coins

Now that the Trump Presidency has passed its first one hundred days, this is a good time to reflect on the large number of inauguration medals and commemorative pieces that are on the market. This presidency seems to have provoked significantly more of these items that previous ones, and they are already being collected. Earlier […]

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Time For The Steel Penny?

May 5, 2017 0 Comments
Time For The Steel Penny?

An idea that was in the spotlight a few years ago is back on the floor of Congress. Concern over costs and a desire to Buy American with real American money has brought the idea back. It’s a simple one – make low-denomination coins out of cheaper metals, not the more expensive alloys presently being […]

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