United States Mint opened sales for 2018 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin on January 4

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint kicked off the New Year with the release of the 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 18EA) on January 4, at noon Eastern Time (ET). Since its debut in 1986, the obverse (heads) of this coin has featured Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full […]

Pricing changes for 2018 United States Mint numismatic products

The United States Mint is announcing pricing changes for some 2018 United States Mint Numismatic Products. Please see the table below: Product 2018 Retail Price United States Mint Proof Set $27.95 United States Mint Silver Proof Set 49.95 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set 21.95 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set 15.95 […]

United States Mint releases 2018 Native American $1 Coin reverse design

Washington — The United States Mint officially announced the reverse (tails) design of the 2018 Native American $1 Coin. The coin’s theme pays homage to sports legend Jim Thorpe. The 2018 reverse design depicts Jim Thorpe, with the foreground elements highlighting his football and Olympic achievements. Inscriptions are JIM THORPE, WA-THO-HUK (Thorpe’s Sac and Fox tribe […]

PNG member helps FBI nab theft suspects

All dealers should be cautious about possible long-term ramifications of cashing fraudulent checks (Temecula, California) December 19, 2017 — A long-time member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation in solving a case involving an attempt by suspected thieves to purchase $2 million of gold using a bank check with […]

Specimen 1795 Dollar and error rarities highlight Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coins FUN Sale January 3-8

1943 Bronze Cents from Philadelphia and San Francisco featured in January 4 Platinum Night Dallas, Texas (December 18, 2017) — Nearly 7,000 lots from private collections, including early U.S. treasures, error coins, and shipwreck ingots, highlight Heritage Auctions’ January 3-8 U.S. Coins Auction during the Florida United Numismatic (FUN) Convention in Tampa, Florida. Standout presentation […]

Confused over proposed tax legislation and like-kind exchanges?

There is some misinformation floating out around the dealer community intermingling “like-kind exchanges” and three different sections of the tax code (1031, 1099-b and bartering). The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has produced a white paper which goes into detail providing a comprehensive explanation of each section of the tax code. The purpose of […]

U.S. Mint’s response to members of Congress lacks commitment

Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint David Motl’s November 17 response to an October 27 letter from U.S. Representatives Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Alex Mooney (R-WV) requesting information regarding the Mint’s efforts to combat the rising tide of counterfeit coins entering the United States lacks commitment. “While the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) appreciates Acting […]

George Rogers Clark 5-oz. silver Uncirculated coin goes on sale December 5

The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (product code 17AN) on December 5 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver Uncirculated coins replicate the designs featured on the Mint’s ATB quarters. This coin’s reverse depicts George […]

Over $15.4 million in U.S. coins and currency sold at Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ official auction of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA — The official auction of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries was an astounding success, realizing over $13.3 million across eight sessions of United States coinage and related issues. Nearly $2 million in paper money also crossed the block with superb results. The sale was […]

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