Rare Coins News

Celtic Pride: Early Coinage as a Historical Record

Market News | March 15, 2018

Today we associate gold with investments and stores of wealth. However, a look at history reveals that gold had even more pragmatic uses. Some of the earliest Irish coinage served as payments from convicted criminals to victims or victims’ families. These early pieces of gold were rings, rather than coins. Coinage was a natural step […]

FDR to Americans: Stop Hoarding Gold!

Gold | March 13, 2018

The year was 1933. It was the height of the Great Depression. The average income of an American family had declined by 40 percent over the past four years. If you had a job you were one of the lucky ones. Bread lines and soup kitchens were common. It is estimated that half of all […]

Will The Steel Tariffs Really Only Cost You A Penny?

Gold | March 11, 2018

You’ve probably heard the news.  Last week, President Trump signed off on two new tariffs of 25% and 10% on imported steel and aluminum, respectively. The Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been trying to sell these tariffs as “no big deal” to the U.S. public. Mr. Ross recently appeared on TV holding a can of […]

Storms, Treasure Hunts, and the Panic of 1857

Gold | March 6, 2018

In 1857, the S.S. Central America left the Panamanian port of Colón, sailing for New York City. It never arrived. The crew braced for a category two hurricane off the coast of the Carolinas. Winds exceeded 100 MPH. In the dark of the night, the ship sank killing 425 people. A few survivors remained afloat […]

4 Questions for Coin Collectors

Market News | March 4, 2018

Part of the fun of coin investing is the rich history that comes along with each unique coin. Who touched that coin? What was that coin used to purchase in 1909? Why are certain markings on different coins? If you have been amassing your coin portfolio for some time, you may already know the answers […]