Precious Metal & Rare Coin Market News

Connecticut Coppers

The Most Popular Variety of Connecticut Coppers: The 1787 Horned Bust

Market News, Rare Coins |
Following the Revolutionary war in colonial America, a lack of national coinage for everyday commerce began to pose problems. Fraud and counterfeiting began to run rampant. The Articles of Confederation, ratified in 1781, had authorized states to create their own coinage. So, the state of Connecticut took action and stepped in to help solve the problem locally, while the nation debated opening a national mint. The Connecticut legislature authorized a private firm to mint what ... >> Read More        
One Centavo Coin

5 Most Interesting Coins from the Manila Mint

Market News, Rare Coins |
You may not be aware (many aren't) that the United States Mint operated a mint in the Philippine Islands. In fact, the Manila Mint is the only U.S. branch mint that was located outside the continental United States! Today we'll explore five of the most interesting coins from the historic and under the radar Manila Mint in the Philippine Islands. A Little History After the U.S. defeated Spain in the Spanish-American War in 1898, the ... >> Read More        
Brasher Gold Doubloon

Brasher Gold Doubloon: One of the Most Valuable Coins in the World

Gold, Market News, Rare Coins |
If you've been around coin collecting for a while, you may have heard of the legendary "EB" counter stamp that Ephraim Brasher marked on coins that he issued back in the late 1780's. For those who aren't familiar with Brasher, he was practically a celebrity in colonial America. Brasher was a patriot of the American Revolution, a successful businessman and neighbor of George Washington. A well-respected jeweler and coiner, Brasher was known for his integrity ... >> Read More        
$4 Stella

The Shocking Scandal Behind the Beloved $4 Gold Stella

Gold, Market News, Rare Coins |
If you ever saw an episode of the HBO TV drama: The Gilded Age, you understand how exciting this period in U.S. history truly was. Starting in the 1870's the U.S. economy was booming. Railroads were built coast to coast. The steel and coal mining industries were growing fast. Titans of industry like John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Henry Ford and Andrew Carnegie built great fortunes. During this historic time one of the most fascinating ... >> Read More        
1955 1 Cent Doubled Die

10 Unique Rare Error Coins

Market News, Rare Coins |
Offering a unique opportunity to diversify and enrich their numismatic collections, error coins are particularly appealing for collectors. Indeed, boasting intriguing backstories, they add depth and significance to any coin collection. This piece will explore rare coin errors and the history behind them, focusing on: Iconic US coin anomalies. Famous international error coins. Where to source unique error coins. Watch this informative video to learn more about different types of coin errors: Rare US error ... >> Read More        

March Inflation Still High: 3 Portfolio Moves for Investors Now

Investment, Market News |
For Americans living in the Atlantic basin, hurricane season starts soon. Yet, stormy weather appears to be descending on the U.S. economy and the stock market too. The Federal Reserve got several doses of bad economic news in recent weeks—an uncomfortable combination of slower economic growth and rising inflation. Financial markets took notice. Stocks plunged and gold hit a new all-time record high. For investors, we offer three portfolio moves to consider now to batten ... >> Read More        
1921 Morgan Dollar

3 Most Valuable Morgan Dollars

Market News, Rare Coins |
Often referred to as the "King of America's coins," the Morgan Dollar is a widely cherished numismatic treasure, fascinating collectors for decades. Despite their ubiquity, however, the values of these iconic coins exhibit an exceptionally diverse range. This article will explore why that is and answer the question “What are the most valuable Morgan Silver Dollars?”, highlighting: The origins of these legendary coins. The elements that make Morgan Dollars valuable. The three most valuable Morgan ... >> Read More        
Federal Reserve Building

Fed fails to act at today’s meeting, Gold up 23% in 6 months

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Still-Rising Inflation Forced Fed to Keep Interest Rates at 23-Year High The Federal Reserve failed to surprise anyone as it left interest rates unchanged at the end of its Wednesday meeting. Recent economic data has revealed inflation higher-than-expected for the past three months. What's more, inflation levels are once again rising—not falling. The Fed's long battle with inflation is far from over, and the road to get to a 2% inflation level could be a ... >> Read More        
1792 Cent J-C1792-1, Dickeson Restrike

Top Five Unique U.S. Pattern Coins

Market News, Rare Coins |
Within numismatics, pattern coins are an intriguing and historically significant group of U.S. rare coins. Before striking new designs for circulation, the U.S. Mint produces a pattern coin to see how the proposed features work in three dimensions. Collectors are attracted to pattern coins as many boast unusual features that were never adopted for circulation. Let's take a look at five of the most unique U.S. pattern coins: 1792 Copper Birch Cent J-4 1792 Cent ... >> Read More        
Fort Knox Gold

Internet Conspiracy Theories Abound About Fort Knox Gold

Gold, Investment, Market News |
From time to time conspiracy theories arise on social media and internet chat boards about the gold in Fort Knox. According to official records, the United States of America has the largest gold reserves by a long shot. No other country even comes close. Today, questions are swirling around the Internet again about our nation's gold reserves. So we dig into some of the facts to let you decide what you think. There is fascinating ... >> Read More