Most collectors buy coins from the Mint

Do you buy coins and sets from the U.S. Mint? Most collectors have done so over the years. There are those who limit or have reduced the number of their purchases. There are those who pounce only on offers that they think will sell out fast so they can flip them on eBay. There are […]

Do collectors want to be in the pink?

Today the Breast Cancer Awareness gold $ 5 coin goes on sale. Making it special is its pink gold color. To achieve this, the Mint had to reduce the gold fineness from the standard .900 to .850. The alloy that makes the resulting pink is a mixture of .148 copper and .002 zinc. This makes […]

Coin collectors gather ‘secret’ financial information

While Wall Street tries to figure out why the stock market tumbled from January records, coin collectors might be sitting on the answer. We are not superior economic experts, but we do monitor something that might prove to be useful. Collectors note when 2018-dated coins reach circulation. Going by my email and mail, the new […]

Ultimately, responsibility rests with coin collectors

Are you a member of a coin club? You should be. At the very least, you should be a member of the national collector organization, the American Numismatic Association. I cannot tell you the number of times that coin collectors have written me over the past 40 years to say “someone should do something about […]

Gold collectors need to be picky

With the end of the year approaching, collectors are starting to focus eagle eyes on Mint products that will go off sale during the month of December. Are any of them worth buying because of low mintages? I have had several emails from readers expressing a high level of interest in the First Spouse gold […]

How many new collectors will we attract?

News of rare pennies from 1982 and 1983 continues to go round the Internet. That pleases me. It has been a good year for Numismatic News. We were the first to report the discovery of the first copper 1983-D cent, as well as the first copper 1982-D small date cent, thanks to Ken Potter. It […]

Will collectors pay up for medal set?

At what price do coin collectors cry uncle over the price of a Mint offer? Certainly it varies according to what the item is made of, from base metal to silver to gold. It probably varies according to whether the offer is of coins or medals as well. Now that you have your mind focused […]

Coin collectors opposite of fickle

Are you fickle? I’m not. I’ll bet you aren’t either. I have been a coin collector for nearly all of my life. I’ll bet you have been a collector for a long time as well. Year in and year out we are loyal to our collecting goals and spend money accordingly. That is not to […]

Record 1804 price would benefit all collectors

History will be made tonight. The Dexter example of the 1804 Bust silver dollar goes on the auction block in Baltimore. Stack’s Bower’s is calling the fifth D. Brent Pogue Collection Auction. The 1804 dollar is a highlight lot. Anytime the King of American coins goes up for bids, it is history being made. Tonight […]

Last 2013 ATB Quarter Products for Collectors

This week the United States Mint released the final two collector products holding 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters. 2013 Mount Rushmore America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets are available for $ 9.95 each and the new annual 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set is $ 5.95. Both of these products made for collectors […]