Precious Metal & Rare Coin Market News

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        
1783 Carlos III 8 Reales

8 Most Desired El Cazador Shipwreck Coins

Market News, Rare Coins |
When it comes to shipwrecks, few have had as profound an impact on shaping America's history as El Cazador. This vessel's story is not just one of maritime tragedy, but also of the extraordinary treasure it carried and the ripple effects of its loss. This piece will delve into the remarkable coin discoveries from this legendary vessel, exploring El Cazador shipwreck coin value, as well as: The captivating history of El Cazador. The consequences of ... >> Read More        
2023 King Charles III Gold Proof Coronation Sovereign

King Charles III Coronation Sovereign Proof

Investment, Market News, Rare Coins |
The coronation of King Charles III on May 6, 2023 was a seminal event in world history. The British monarchy had not crowned a new monarch since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1953. Many British subjects had lived their entire lives during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, until she passed in September of 2022. The coronation took place at Westminster Abbey in London, as was typical of these important celebrations. It ... >> Read More        
1857 Flying Eagle

Copper Shortage Paves Way for Small Flying Eagle Cent

Market News, Rare Coins |
The Flying Eagle Cent, a perennially popular coin among collectors, has its origins in a copper shortage in the U.S. in the 1850s. While copper has a rich history and was first used in coins around 8000 B.C.—in the United States in the 1850s—copper mining had yet to reach its heyday. Compare these numbers for perspective. In 1845, copper production totaled a mere 13 tons in Michigan (the largest copper producer in America at the ... >> Read More        
1884 Indian Head

How to Identify Rare Coins: Your Ultimate Checklist

Market News, Rare Coins |
Stumbling upon a potentially rare coin unexpectedly can be thrilling for collectors. Nevertheless, discerning rarity is no easy feat. This determination hinges on various factors that necessitate going beyond surface assessment, prompting a nuanced exploration of the coin's characteristics. This article aims to answer the question “How do you find out if you have a rare coin?”, focusing on: Signs for spotting rare coins. Illustrative cases of rare coin identification. Tips for owners of rare ... >> Read More        
Atocha Shipwreck

The Intriguing Story Behind the Nuestra Señora de Atocha Coins

Gold, Market News, Rare Coins |
Of the many shipwrecks in history, the Nuestra Señora de Atocha stands out as one of the most important because of its remarkable legacy. This renowned vessel's tale of loss and rediscovery has captured the imagination of countless adventurers, historians and numismatists alike. Among its treasures, the Atocha shipwreck coins hold a special allure that this piece will explore, delving into: The history of this Spanish galleon. The significance of the coins recovered from the ... >> Read More        
Ancient greek coin

The World’s 8 Largest and Most Famous Coin Hoards Discovered to Date

Market News, Rare Coins |
Avid coin enthusiasts will undoubtedly be familiar with the euphoria of stumbling upon a rare piece. This feeling, however, pales in comparison to the exhilarating sensation of unearthing an entire coin hoard. These hoards narrate captivating stories of bygone eras, encapsulating fortunes and monetary relics carefully preserved through time. This article explores the most renowned coin hoard discoveries globally, including the largest coin hoard ever found in the US, focusing on: The practice, history, and ... >> Read More