Perth Mint Bullion Sales Score Milestone Highs in April 2020Australian bullion sales surged to milestone levels in April, the latest figures from The Perth Mint of Australia show. When compared against past months since CoinNews started tracking the data in February 2013, the Mint’s gold sales are in first place and its silver sales are in second.

The gains happened against a backdrop of soaring precious metals with LBMA prices in April jumping 5.8% for gold and rallying 10.1% for silver […]


Precious Metals Plunge Thursday, May 21Precious metals futures tumbled Thursday with losses ranging from 1.7% for gold to 7.3% for platinum. On Wednesday, gold had logged a second straight day of gains while silver, platinum and palladium had climbed for five sessions in a row.

Gold for June delivery fell $30.20 to settle at $1,721.90 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The settlement was the lowest since May 13 […]


NGC Certifies Very First Olympic Gold Medal for Basketball Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® ( has certified the first Olympic gold medal for basketball ever awarded. This ultimate symbol of the sport’s rise to a global phenomenon was presented to US team captain William "Bill" Wheatley by James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

With Germany as the host country and the world on the eve of war, tensions were high during the 1936 Summer Olympic Games. The event — one of great importance to the history of sports and the world in general — would be the last Olympics held for 12 years […]


GreatCollections to Auction Two Iconic U.S. Coins on June 14 to Benefit CharityTwo of the most famous U.S. coins ever minted are being auctioned by GreatCollections for the benefit of Andre’ F. Toce Sr. Family Foundation, a non-profit that has donated to a variety of causes, including supporting orphaned children in Africa and safe houses for abused women.

The two coins, a key date 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar, graded PCGS Proof-63, and a rare 1907 Saint-Gaudens High Relief Gold Double Eagle, graded PCGS MS-64, are expected to sell for more than $60,000 when they are auctioned on Sunday, June 14th at […]


Gold Rises; Silver, Platinum and Palladium Log Five Straight GainsGold prices climbed Wednesday for a second day in a row while silver, platinum and palladium extended their gains to five straight sessions. Silver, notably, ended at a fresh, more than 12-week high.

Gold for June delivery added $6.50 or 0.4%, to settle at $1,752.10 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]


US Mint Sales: 2020 Silver Proof Set Nears 200,000The U.S. Mint’s 2020 Silver Proof Set returned to the sales limelight after having been unavailable for a couple weeks with its initial inventory depleted.

Last week its ordering status changed from "Currently Unavailable" to "Back Order," allowing collectors to place orders for fulfillment when more became available. With the ordering switch turned back on, the set’s sales jumped 7,869 units, making it the Mint’s best weekly seller […]


Boehner Signs Inserts for NGC-Certified 2020 Emergency Silver EaglesA former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the honorable John Boehner of Ohio, has personally signed inserts on a limited number of the scarce 2020 silver American Eagles struck during the recent emergency production at the United States Mint facility in Philadelphia.

These coins, certified as MS 70 Early Release (ER) and First Day of Issue (FDI) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, are being offered exclusively by Westminster Mint […]


Gold Climbs; Silver Marks 12-Week HighGold prices on Tuesday bounced back from their prior day loss while silver, platinum and palladium extended their advances. Silver led in percentage gains among the metals, and registered a 12-week settlement high.

Gold for June delivery rose $11.20 or 0.7%, to settle at $1,745.60 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]


Gold Declines; Silver, Platinum and Palladium SoarIn trading action Monday, gold declined while silver, platinum and palladium soared to log respective gains of 2.3%, 6.4%, and 9.1%.

Gold for June delivery declined $21.90 or 1.3%, to settle at $1,734.40 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange […]


2020 Weir Farm Quarters and 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin ReleasedToday, May 18, the United States Mint released rolls and bags containing the latest 25-cent coin from their America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The quarter honors Weir Farm National Historic Site of Connecticut. In addition, the U.S. Mint’s companion Weir Farm America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ also launched today.

Quarter options include 40-coin rolls, 2-roll sets, 3-roll sets and 100-coin bags of circulation quality coins taken directly from the production floors of the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints. Five ounce silver coins are produced only at the Mint’s Philadelphia facility […]