2008 First Spouse Gold Coins Designs Released

The US Mint has released artist's renderings of the 2008 First Spouse Gold Coins. The coins for next year will feature the following:Elizabeth MonroeLouisa AdamsAndrew Jackson's LibertyMartin Van Buren's LibertySince Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren did not have a spouse while serving as president, the coins feature designs used on coins circulating during their presidency. Andrew Jackson's … [Read More...]

Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold- Still on Sale

The Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coins went on sale at the US Mint today at 12:00 Noon EST. As of writing this post at 9:00 PM EST, the coins are still available for sale. This is notable because the prior three issues of the First Spouse Coin Program had sold out within shorter time frames.Because of the previous quick sell outs of the first three coins, there had been some discussion … [Read More...]

Little Rock Central High School Desegregation Commemorative- Only One Month Left

As mentioned in my last post, I wanted to take a look at this year's Commemorative coins. They are only expected to remain available for sale at the Mint until December 14, so this will be a last look for anyone contemplating adding these coins to their collection.The second program for this year was the Little Rock Central High School Desegregation Commemorative. This coin commemorates the 50th … [Read More...]

Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative- Only One Month Left

With all of the recent attention to new Mint offerings like the Burnished Gold, Silver, Platinum Eagle coins and First Spouse coins, its easy to overlook the regular Commemorative coins. A post from Dave Harper on Buzz reminded me of this year's two Commemorative coin programs.His post indicates that coins from the current two programs will only remain available until December 14. I will use the … [Read More...]

Pricing for Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coins Announced

The Mint has just announced the pricing for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coins. These coins will officially go on Sale Monday, November 19 at 12:00 noon ET.Pricing has been set at $509.95 for the Uncirculated version of the coin and $529.95 for the Proof version. This is an increase over the pricing for the first three coins of the series which were priced at $410.95 and $429.95 for … [Read More...]

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...]