Canadian Silver Dollars Offer Unique Collecting Horizons For Coin Collectors

Canadian Silver Dollars Offer Unique Collecting Horizons For Coin Collectors
​ I've been collecting Canadian silver dollars pretty much since I began my pursuits in coin collecting in the early 1990s. When I analyze why I enjoy collecting Canadian silver dollars, I usually come up with the same answer: they're large silver coins with a beautiful array of designs, most of them featuring scenes from the great outdoors. As a c...
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Why 2016 Liberty Commemorative Coins Aren’t In Silver – Yet

Why 2016 Liberty Commemorative Coins Aren’t In Silver – Yet
Coin collectors who love classic American numismatic designs are excited for the new 2016 commemorative coins that will celebrate the 100th anniversaries of the Liberty Head (or "Mercury") dime, Standing Liberty quarter, and Walking Liberty half dollar. The three coins, which were first minted in 1916, were made for decades and are still among the ...
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Fly American Silver Eagles, Fly

Fly American Silver Eagles, Fly
Barely halfway into October, it's safe to say that the United States Mint looks well on its way to smashing last year's record production of American silver eagles. In 2014, the U.S. Mint struck 44,006,000 American silver eagles; already, into just the first full week of October, the Mint has issued 37,129,500 silver eagles. If the distribution fig...
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United States Coin Shows For September 17-30, 2015

United States Coin Shows For September 17-30, 2015

Coin shows provide a great venue for buying and selling coins, meeting other numismatists and coin professionals, and learning more about the pastime you love. Coin shows are usually held by coin clubs that range in size from a few dozen members to organizations as large as the American Numismatic Association, which presently boasts some 30,000 members.

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Top 25 Most Valuable Walking Liberty Half Dollars Sold on eBay in August 2015

Top 25 Most Valuable Walking Liberty Half Dollars Sold on eBay in August 2015

Walking Liberty half dollars are widely considered one of the most beautiful silver coins the United States has ever produced. Designed by Adolph A. Weinman, they were struck from 1916 through 1947 and saw circulation for several years after the last was issue was made.

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Top 25 Most Valuable Lincoln Pennies Sold on eBay in August 2015

Top 25 Most Valuable Lincoln Pennies Sold on eBay in August 2015

Lincoln pennies are one of the most popular collectible coins around, and they are also among the most valuable coins that can still be found in pocket change. The top 25 most valuable Lincoln pennies that were sold on eBay in August 2015 represent a wide range of the most desirable one-cent coins in terms of both date and condition.

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United States Coins Shows for the Week of September 10-16, 2015

United States Coins Shows for the Week of September 10-16, 2015

Attending coin shows is a wonderful way for collectors to make new acquaintances, buy and sell coins, and learn new things about the numismatic pastime they enjoy. Coin shows are usually hosted by coin clubs and may range in size from a dozen or so members up to huge organizations such as the American Numismatic Association, which has nearly 30,000 members.

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Top 25 Most Valuable Morgan Silver Dollars Sold on eBay in August 2015

Top 25 Most Valuable Morgan Silver Dollars Sold on eBay in August 2015

The 25 most valuable Morgan silver dollars that sold on eBay in August 2015 include a variety of extremely scarce and high-grade specimens that are in demand among both coin collectors and coin investors. Amazingly, one of these coins sold for nearly $30,000, and three coins topped $20,000!

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United States Coin Shows for the Week of September 3-9, 2015

United States Coin Shows for the Week of September 3-9, 2015

Attending coin shows is a great way to meet new numismatic friends, trade or buy and sell coins, learn things about the hobby you love and, of course, enjoy a colorful stroll on the coin show bourse. There is almost always a coin show happening somewhere in the United States each weekend, and there are several going on during the week of September 3 through September 9, 2015.

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American Silver Eagle Sales Soar At U.S. Mint in August 2015

American Silver Eagle Sales Soar At U.S. Mint in August 2015

As the price of silver keeps dropping, sales of 2015 American Silver Eagles keep soaring higher and higher. August 2015 was another busy month at the United States Mint, as nearly 5 million American Silver Eagles and more than 240,000 American Gold Eagles of various denominations (totaling 101,500 ounces of gold) flew out of the U.S. Mint.

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Top 25 Most Valuable Walking Liberty Half Dollars Sold on eBay in July 2015

Top 25 Most Valuable Walking Liberty Half Dollars Sold on eBay in July 2015

Walking Liberty half dollars are one of the most popular coin series around and certainly are considered among the most beautiful silver coins the United States has produced. It’s no surprise then that Walking Liberty half dollars are among the most valuable coins and therefore actively traded on the online auction site eBay.

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Top 25 Most Valuable Lincoln Pennies Sold on eBay in July 2015

Top 25 Most Valuable Lincoln Pennies Sold on eBay in July 2015

This list of the top 25 most expensive Lincoln pennies sold on eBay in July 2015 has a most unusual element – three of the top five Lincoln cents listed here are modern (post-1958) issues. Even more peculiar is the fact that the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent doesn’t turn up until the seventh position, or the lowest spot that issue has ever first appeared on any of these monthly rundowns of Lincoln penny prices.

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Top 25 Most Valuable Morgan Silver Dollars Sold on eBay for July 2015

Top 25 Most Valuable Morgan Silver Dollars Sold on eBay for July 2015

Four of the most expensive Morgan silver dollars to sell on eBay in July 2015 cost more than $10,000 – no surprise given the tremendous popularity of silver dollars with coin collectors and coin investors. This is especially true in the case of the Morgan dollar, which is a long-running series that first started in 1878 and wrapped up in 1921.

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United States Coin Shows for August 20-31, 2015

United States Coin Shows for August 20-31, 2015

Coin shows are superb places to make new numismatist friends, buy and sell coins, learn new things about coin collecting, and do some window shopping on the bourse. Thankfully, it’s rather easy to find a coin show in your neck of the woods, as there are hundreds of coin shows each year throughout the United States.

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Coin Shows for the Week of August 13-August 19, 2015

Coin Shows for the Week of August 13-August 19, 2015

Coin shows are a great venue for meeting other numismatists, buying and selling coins, and learning something new about the pastime you love. Hundreds of coin shows are staged around the United States each year, some quite large and others small.

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Summer Bullion Coin Sales On Fire at U.S. Mint In July 2015

Summer Bullion Coin Sales On Fire at U.S. Mint In July 2015

Summer is sizzling, and so are bullion coin sales at the United States Mint which, helped by stumbling bullion prices, has been busy stocking orders as sales have increased to a feverish point for July 2015. In fact, for the month, the U.S. Mint reported some of the strongest sales figures for the year across all 2015 silver and gold bullion coins. Yet, as of the end of July, there have still been no platinum bullion coins minted.

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Coin Shows for the Week of July 31-August 6, 2015

Coin Shows for the Week of July 31-August 6, 2015

Summer is heating up for a lot of the nation, and so, too, are the number of coin shows around the United States. There are numerous coin events happening around the country for the week of July 31 through August 6, 2015, including several that have been listed here for your convenience.

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Top 25 Most Valuable Walking Liberty Half Dollars Sold on eBay in June 2015

Top 25 Most Valuable Walking Liberty Half Dollars Sold on eBay in June 2015

Walking Liberty half dollars are among the most beautiful silver coins the world has seen, and they remain popular with coin collectors today. While the obverse design, by Adolph A. Weinman, appears on American Silver Eagles, the original Walking Liberty coin series, produced from 1916 through 1947, is still widely collected by numismatists.

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Top 25 Most Valuable Lincoln Cents Sold on eBay in June 2015

Top 25 Most Valuable Lincoln Cents Sold on eBay in June 2015

The top 25 most valuable Lincoln cents that were sold on eBay in June 2015 include a litany of key dates, high-grading valuable pennies, and even a few scarce die varieties. Not surprisingly, the big winner for June sales was the 1909-S VDB penny, which not only was the first- and second-most expensive Lincoln pennies sold on eBay in June, but also, in fact, appears a total of 11 times on this list.

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U.S. Mint Announces 2015 Silver Eagle Re-Release Date As Silver, Gold Prices Continue Slipping

U.S. Mint Announces 2015 Silver Eagle Re-Release Date As Silver, Gold Prices Continue Slipping

The U.S. Mint, which recently sold out of the very popular American Silver Eagles, is set to resume sales of the 2015 silver bullion coins on July 27. But here's the big question -- what might the silver market look like a week from now? Silver and gold prices continue stumbling, following a trend that the bullion market has been watching since at least last fall.

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