Mahalo ToDo- Coin Collecting

Jason Calacanis recently announced a quick way to request new Mahalo pages. Mahalo is a people powered search engine. How about a page for Coin Collecting? Oh, and Mahalo Daily is hilarious. … [Read More...]

Still Still No Pricing on Dolley Madison First Spouse Coins?

The Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin is scheduled to go on sale Monday, November 19. I still have not seen any information on the pricing for the offering.Prices are expected to be higher due to the increase in gold prices. The previous three First Spouse Gold Coins were sold for $410.95 and $429.95 for uncirculated and proof versions respectively.According to an article in this week's … [Read More...]

Have You Ever Received a Coin Related Chain Email?

Have you ever received a coin related chain email?I hadn't until this morning, and it was definitely interesting to see coins come up in this context. The chain email looks like it has been circulating for a while. It is about the new Presidential Dollar coins. The email claims that the new coin does not include the words "In God We Trust" and goes on to suggest a boycott of the new coin for … [Read More...]

Gold Update: Bullion Falls, Four Coin Gold Eagle Set Sells Out

As I am sure gold followers know, the price of the metal fell $26 dollars on Monday to close at $805. While a pull back is always disappointing, the recent drop follows a long, sharp run up. Over the past 60 days the price of gold had risen from $700 to over $830.The question remains, where will gold go from here?Over at the US Mint, the Burnished Gold Eagles are still unavailable for sale. … [Read More...]

James Madison Presidential Dollars Enter Circulation

The new James Madison Presidential Dollars are set to enter circulation this week on November 15. On this same date, bags and rolls will also go on sale at the US Mint.James Madison will be the fourth Presidential Dollar released and the last for the year 2007. He was known as "The Father of the Constitution." … [Read More...]

NGC Introduces New Holder Option for Gold, Silver, Platinum Eagles, and Gold Buffalo

NGC recently introduced a new holder option dubbed The American Liberty Series. This will give bulk submitters a uniquely designed label for some silver, gold, and platinum Mint products. The labels are available for Gold, Silver, and Platinum Eagles, as well as the Gold Buffalo. All dates and mint marks are eligible, for both proof and uncirculated versions. The new labels incorporate design … [Read More...]

Mintage Figures for 2007 Burnished Platinum Eagles

Now that the Burnished Platinum Eagles are back on sale at the Mint, I wanted to do a quick post of the most recently published mintages. Collectors will recall that last year's burnished platinum eagles had extremely low mintages, which significantly drove up prices on the secondary market.Once again, the mintage figures include coins from four coin sets. The 2006 figures are from an old … [Read More...]

Mint to Offer Individual Proof Presidential Dollars

According to an article in this week's issues of CoinWorld, The US Mint still plans to offer individual proof Presidential Dollars for sale. In addition, Uncirculated four and eight coin sets are also planned. The Uncirculated coins will feature the satin finish currently used on Mint Set coins.These individual options will provide collectors with a way to obtain individual Presidential Dollars … [Read More...]

Silver Also Rises, Will the Mint Suspend Burnished Silver Eagles?

As readers of this blog know, the Mint suspended sales of Burnished Gold Eagles on Monday when the price of gold broke decisively above $800 per ounce. With the price of silver now rising daily, is a suspension of Burnished Silver Eagles next?Briefly this morning, the price of silver exceeded $16 per ounce. At the time of writing this post, the spot price is $15.77. This marks another fresh 27 … [Read More...]

2007 Burnished Platinum Eagles Back on Sale

The US Mint has just resumed sales of the 2007-W Burnished Platinum Eagles. Sales of the platinum eagles had been suspended due as of October 12 to the rising price of platinum. The prices have been increased from between 7.5% to 9.5% depending on coin option from prior levels.A table comparing the old price and the new price is included below. At the time of writing this post, the spot price … [Read More...]