Rare Coins News

How the Flying Eagle Cent Reinvented the Coin

Investor Resources | February 18, 2019

For more than 60 years, the United States minted the large cent. These coins, about the size of a half dollar, consisted of nearly pure copper. They were heavy, cumbersome and falling out of favor for commerce. By the early 1850s the time had come to issue something more practical, the Flying Eagle cent.   […]

Why Collectors Dream of Owning an 1894-S Barber Dime

Investor Resources | February 13, 2019

Barber dimes were minted from 1892 through 1916 and struck at four different mints. In 1894, however, the San Francisco mint struck only 24 Barber dimes, which have become one of the most sought-after, mysterious and prized rarities in U.S. history. Serious collectors can only dream of owning an 1894-S Barber dime. They rarely surface […]

Gold, and Risk-Adjusted Returns

Gold | February 11, 2019

Imagine two investments. After holding both for a period of one year they independently deliver the exact same return. For all intents and purposes, these two investments are the same right? Wrong. They could in fact be very different despite the identical returns. This difference is the risk-adjusted return. A risk-adjusted return is a measurement […]

Connecting Two Worlds with the Panama–Pacific Commemorative Coin

Investor Resources | February 4, 2019

In 1914, America unveiled its greatest engineering marvel, the Panama Canal. In its first year the canal saw more than 1,000 ships pass through its gates. Today, more than 815,000 vessels cross the passage making it one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Years before completing the canal, the U.S. decided to start […]

Gold Miners Are Trading Drills for Deals

Gold | January 28, 2019

It’s getting prohibitively difficult to source gold deposits. Mining companies are learning that the easy-to-access gold is all but gone. Now, finding gold means excessive exploration costs. Even when they make a find the cost of getting the location up to production is exorbitant. Therefore, the mining companies are finding a different way to get […]