12 Most Common Coin Problems


Many hobbyists, especially those starting out, cannot detect the 12 most common problems found on eBay, Proxibid or other online portals. With more coin sales happening now online, often with unreliable sellers who may or may not have any numismatic expertise, it is increasingly essential to identify problems before bidding and determine whether you can […]

The Collections of Friedrich Popken and of Ernst Otto Horn at Künker


June 23-25, 2015 Fritz Rudolf Künker, Osnabrück Auction 263-264 The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will […]

US Mint Sales Report: Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Debut


The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut figures for the 2015 Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin Cover. The US Mint began accepting orders for the Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins on May 7, 2015. Available in proof and uncirculated […]

Collecting Rainbow Toned Coins


Someone once said “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. This sublime statement has become a reality in the rare coin business. Toned coins are now extremely collectible and highly sought after. When I first bought and sold rare coins a few decades ago, toned coins were certainly a curiosity, but the demand for […]

Royal Canadian Mint Bald Eagle Fractional Silver Coin Set


The Royal Canadian Mint have announced the issue of a new four coin fractional silver set which features an image of the amazing bald eagle—Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Canada’s largest bird of prey and the only eagle exclusive to North America, an apex predator with no natural enemies, the bald eagle has long been a potent symbol […]

US Mint Sales Report: Multiple New Products Debut


The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut figures for several new products. This includes the 2015 Uncirculated Coin Set, 2015-P Kisatchie National Forest Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin, and 2015-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle. The opening day sales for the recently released March of Dimes Special Silver Set are also […]

EXPO 2015 Milano Off To An Incredible Start

Just 20 hours to go before the EXPO official opening.

Official Souvenir Medal Named As Best-Selling Item Associated with the Universal Exposition After five years of planning & preparation involving thousands of people literally from all over the world providing logistics and expertise, the EXPO 2015 Milano got off to an amazing start when the EXPO pavilion was officially opened to an awaiting crowd who […]

United States Mint 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set


The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2015 March of Dimes Special Set. This numismatic product includes the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Silver Dollar, along with two specially produced 2015 Roosevelt Dimes. The two dimes are only available in this special silver coin set commemorating the 75th anniversary of the March […]

Royal Couple Welcome Newest Arrival, New Coin Celebrates Latest Addition


The Royal Mint have announced that a gold, silver and cupro-nickel crown coin has been issued which celebrates the newest arrival for the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge family, whose second child was born on the 2nd May. The new arrival is the couple’s first daughter with the new-born Princess weighing in at a healthy […]