Monthly Archives: January 2016


In June of 2015, the United States Treasury announced that a woman would once again grace the face of legal tender, only this time, she would be replacing a male figure. The decision as to who that woman would be was to be officially declared by the end of the year, however, the decision has… Read more »


Despite the high demand for the beloved 2015 American Eagle silver bullion coin, the US Mint announced in November 2015 that production would cease after December 7, 2015.   The highly demanded coin is seeing a cut back from The Mint due to “supply squeeze” brought on by silver hitting a six-year low in July… Read more »


A new year brings with it a gemstone known within the gemological world for its variance of color availability of which most may be unaware. January is the month represented by the gorgeous, versatile garnet, which so many have fallen in love with throughout the years. The most popular hue in the garnet spectrum is,… Read more »

Year of the Monkey 10kilo Silver Coin

    The Year of the Monkey brings the release of several very exciting commemorative pieces. Of the options to consider, some of which will come from the Royal Canadian Mint and the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom, there is quite a variety to choose from in 2016.   The Perth Mint, Australia’s official… Read more »

DEFINING THE DIFFERENCE: Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage Items

There has been much debate over the last few years as to what constitutes an item as being vintage, an antique or a collectible. This can spark much controversy between the buyer and seller. Here are a few things to consider when in the market for the next object of your desire: Antique The textbook… Read more »