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Our Northern Neighbors Celebrate 30 Years of Silver

March 19, 2018 0 Comments
Our Northern Neighbors Celebrate 30 Years of Silver

With the North American Free Trade Deal in the news, our northern neighbors are getting more attention than usual. For coin collectors, Canada offers a way to add interesting items to a collection without having to even leave North America, and one coin from the Royal Canadian Mint that is a long-standing favorite is the […]

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America the Beautiful Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin Released

February 12, 2018 0 Comments
America the Beautiful Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin Released

We have all become used to the regular releases each year of America the Beautiful quarters. This year the US Mint has gone a little upscale, and 2018 sees the release of a complementary series in 5 oz silver coins. These coins are planned to mirror the quarters series, but in silver. The first in […]

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US Marines World War One Service Medal

January 29, 2018 0 Comments
US Marines World War One Service Medal

The big coin news of the moment is the recent release of a silver dollar coin and several medals commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One – once called ‘The Great War’. Each medal honors the activities of one service in that war, and some depict critical events in the war […]

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WWI Centennial in Coins

January 22, 2018 0 Comments
WWI Centennial in Coins

2018 is an important Centennial year, because it marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the World War One. Those celebrating its end in 1918 didn’t realize that within two decades they would be at war again, or that WWI marked the beginning of the modern era, with its great upheavals and power shifts. […]

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Buy British – Britannia Bullion Coins for Collectors

January 15, 2018 0 Comments
Buy British – Britannia Bullion Coins for Collectors

Britain’s position on the world stage may be diminished, but their coinage is as shiny as ever for collectors everywhere. If you have been rutted in collecting just American coins, maybe the New Year is an appropriate time to branch out into some less-familiar territory, and why not start with the coins of our cousins […]

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New Native American $1 Design Revealed

December 25, 2017 0 Comments
New Native American $1 Design Revealed

Although the US Mint no longer puts $1 coins into circulation, following their continuing rejection by the public, they do make a number of $1 coins for collectors. A very popular current theme is the Native American $1 Coin Program. This began in 2009, to mark and commemorate the important role that Native Americans have […]

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Deck the Halls with Gold and Silver

December 12, 2017 0 Comments
Deck the Halls with Gold and Silver

If you are a coin collector, or a bullion collector, there is no reason at all why the Christmas season should be ‘down time’ for you. There could surely be no better way to continue to build your collections, and celebrate the festive season at the same time, than investing in gold and silver Christmas […]

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Christmas on Coins

December 4, 2017 0 Comments
Christmas on Coins

Now that we are into December, our minds turn to the holidays, and there seems no reason why our interest in coins shouldn’t turn in that direction too. We have many coins that celebrate events, but one area that is surprisingly under-celebrated is the biggest celebration of all – Christmas. When we start looking around […]

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2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

November 27, 2017 0 Comments
2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set

Over the year we have looked at each of the America the Beautiful quarter-dollars, as they have been released. This program has now completed its seventh year, with three more to go. It goal is to show a prominent National Park or National Site from each of the 50 states, one from the federal district […]

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George Rogers Clark Memorial Quarter

November 20, 2017 0 Comments
George Rogers Clark Memorial Quarter

The release of the latest quarter in the America the Beautiful series is always an interesting moment. This popular series is an obvious place for a collector to begin a full collection, and since the series is on-going, something new comes along regularly. The latest issue is the fifth and last for 2017, and the […]

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American Liberty 225th Anniversary Set Hits the Market

October 16, 2017 0 Comments
American Liberty 225th Anniversary Set Hits the Market

October 19, 2017 is the grand finale to the US Mint’s 225th anniversary celebrations. At noon that day the Mint will release the fourth of its special celebratory sets, the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Four-Medal Set. This is a set of four silver medals, designed to highlight the four minting facilities currently in use […]

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World War I Centennial Dollar Coin Design Announced

October 10, 2017 0 Comments
World War I Centennial Dollar Coin Design Announced

The USA entered World War I in April 1917, but it was the summer of 1918 before a significant number of troops engaged with the German enemy. So it is that year, 1918, that the US mint has chosen to commemorate with a new silver dollar. The coin itself is not yet available, but on […]

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1/10th oz. Gold American Liberty Proof Coin for 2018

June 26, 2017 0 Comments
1/10th oz. Gold American Liberty Proof Coin for 2018

It was only back on April6, 2017, that the US Mint released a very special Liberty Gold coin. The 2017 1-oz Gold American Liberty High-Relief Proof coin was released to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Mint, and it is only the second time they have struck a gold coin in a $100 denomination. Since […]

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Ozark Riverways Quarter Proof Coins Released by US Mint

June 19, 2017 0 Comments
Ozark Riverways Quarter Proof Coins Released by US Mint

We can tell the year is marching on, because the US Mint just released the third of the five ‘America the Beautiful’ quarters it scheduled for 2017. Released on June 5, this latest addition to a very collectible series features the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. This is the proof coin in the normal metal mix […]

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2017 Proof Set Just Released

June 11, 2017 0 Comments
2017 Proof Set Just Released

The US mint has a number of annual rituals, where specific new coins are released into the hands of waiting collectors. One annual highlight is the release of a proof set of silver coins for the year – the Mint Silver Proof Set. This year June 7 is the official day of release, and the […]

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