Price of Gold Hits Record High

Today the price of gold jumped $22 to close at $860 per ounce. Gold hit an intraday trading high of $864.50, the highest price in nearly 30 years. Gold’s all time high price of $875 per ounce reached in 1980 is now within striking range. Gold has recently had a very sharp run up. Less […]

US Mint 2008 Product Release Schedule

Archived version of the US Mint’s 2008 Product Release schedule. Availability Date Product Description January 3, 2008 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin January 15, 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin Program January 17, 2008 Kennedy Half-Dollar Bag and Two-Roll Set January 24, 2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Proof Set™ January 28, 2008 Oklahoma Quarter […]

New Coin Collecting Page on Mahalo

A while back, I had requested a new Mahalo page for Coin Collecting. Mahalo is a people powered search engine that provides a human curated list of links and information for popular search terms. The page is now completed. Take a look: Mahalo Coin Collecting I think the page came out pretty good. It touches […]

Do you remember the other Dolley Madison coin?

As collectors await the release of the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin, some will remember that this First Lady was previous featured on a commemorative coin in 1999. The Dolley Madison Commemorative Silver Dollar was produced to commemorate the 150th anniversary of her passing. This was the first US coin to honor a First […]

Coin Collecting News on Topix

I’ve recently started editing the Coin Collecting News section on Topix. Topix is an online news community where individual editors select news or write news stories relevant to their town or particular interest. The Coin Collecting News section includes daily headlines, a forum, and the ability to create polls. I will try to post timely, […]

Looking for Halloween Ideas?

What will you be giving out for Halloween tomorrow? The US Mint had an interesting idea. Maybe your house can give out new Presidential Dollars. Many of the young visitors to your house may have never come across these in circulation so it might be a special treat that sparks a life long interest in […]