2007 State Quarter First Day Covers- Sleeper Hit?

CoinWorld recently had an interesting article on the First Day Cover offerings from the US Mint. While these products have been little publicized, several of the issues have sold out from the Mint and are commanding premiums on the secondary market. Could the 2007 State Quarter First Day Covers be the sleeper hit of 2007?When the State Quarter First Day covers were first issued in 1999, the … [Read More...]

Commemorative Update

This week's issue of CoinWorld announced that the 2008 Bald Eagle Commemoratives will be available for sale starting on January 15, 2008. At this time, pricing has still not been announced.See the previous post about the new 2008 Bald Eagle Recovery Commemoratives.Also, as previous announced, the final day for sales of the 2007 Commemorative offerings will be tomorrow December 14, 2007. This … [Read More...]

10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set on Sale Tomorrow, NGC Announces Special Pedigree

The highly anticipated 10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set will go on sale tomorrow, December 13, 2007 at 12:00 PM ET. This set will contain a special reverse proof platinum eagle.For more details on the set, please see my previous posts:10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set Release Date10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set AnnouncementNGC has announced that they will be offering a special pedigree … [Read More...]

2007 Commemorative Sales End December 14

This will be the last week that collectors are able to purchase coins from the 2007 Commemorative Coin Programs directly from the Mint.Sales for the Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemoratives and Little Rock Central High School Desegregation Commemoratives will end December 14th at 5:00 PM EST.At the same date and time, sales of the 2007 United States Mint American Legacy Collection will also … [Read More...]

Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Sales Figures

Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coins went on sale November 19, 2007. This coin has the distinction of being the only coin from the First Spouse Gold Coin Series that did not immediately sell out on the first day of offering. I had explored some of the possible reasons in a previous post.Last week, Dave Harper unveiled some sales figures. Sales as of December 2, 2007 were 11,631 proofs and … [Read More...]

2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Designs

Last week, the Mint revealed the coin designs for the 2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Program.The program will include proof and uncirculated versions of a $5 gold coin, $1 silver dollar, and 50c clad half dollar.Mintages will be limited to 100,000 for the $5 gold coins, 500,000 for the $1 silver dollars, and 750,000 for the clad half dollars.I believe that … [Read More...]

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 most of the major coin collecting related websites and pages and provides a broad, … [Read More...]

2007-W American Silver Eagle Back on Sale?

In late November, the 2007-W American Silver Eagle Sold Out at the US Mint. This is the "collectible version," which is struck on burnished blanks and carries the "W" mint mark. Today, the coin is apparently back on sale in another form.The coin is included as part of a batch of new Presidential Dollar related offerings that went on sale today. The 2007 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated … [Read More...]

Will Burnished Gold Eagles Ever Go Back on Sale?

As of today, 2007-W Burnished Gold Eagles are still not available for sale at the US Mint. These are the "collectible versions" of the Gold Eagles sold directly by the Mint. The coins are struck on burnished blanks and carry the "W" mint mark.Sales of the Burnished Gold Eagles were most recently suspended on November 5, 2007 due to the "increasing market value of gold." At the time of … [Read More...]

How To Search for Coins on eBay- Advanced Search Tips

At the time of writing this post, there were over 127,000 items listed in the US Coins category on eBay. With such a large number of items, the chances are good that the coin you are looking for may be for sale. However, sometimes it is difficult to narrow your search results to find the specific selection of items which meet your interest. In this post, I will outline some of the search … [Read More...]