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Enjoy ‘Gold Rush’ Prudently, Advises PNG

 
Buyers of physical gold and silver during the 2020 “Gold Rush” should be wary of potential counterfeits in the marketplace, mistaking plated “gold coins” for bullion products, and avoid overpaying for any purchases, cautions the Accredited Precious Metals Dealers division of the Professional Numismatists Guild in a July 31 advisory.
“Adding gold, silver or platinum bullion coins or ingots to an investment portfolio can be a smart choice, but knowing your seller can be a crucial choice,” said Richard Weaver, president of PNG-APMD. “If you don’t know gold, you’d better know your gold dealer

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World Coin Counterfeit Detection – 1928 South African Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit 1928 South Africa Gold Sovereign By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …….. A group of four 1928 South African Sovereigns was recently submitted to NGC all struck from the same world coin counterfeit dies. The gold sovereign is a coinage issue of Great Britain historically equal to one pound sterling. It was first struck from […]

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Tuvalu: Second pirate ship coin issued in “Black Flag” bullion series featuring the Royal Fortune

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The government and treasury of Tuvalu have released the second gold and silver bullion quality coins in their ongoing series entitled “Black Flag,” which features some of history’s most notorious pirate ships to have sailed the seven seas

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Tuvalu: Second pirate ship coin issued in “Black Flag” bullion series featuring the Royal Fortune

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The government and treasury of Tuvalu have released the second gold and silver bullion quality coins in their ongoing series entitled “Black Flag,” which features some of history’s most notorious pirate ships to have sailed the seven seas

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Australia: New line introduces Australia beneath the Southern Skies gold and silver bullion coins

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The Royal Australian Mint has released a new line of bullion coins in both gold and silver which revisits a design once considered for a new series of coinage introduced for the country’s transition to a decimal currency

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Australia: New line introduces Australia beneath the Southern Skies gold and silver bullion coins

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The Royal Australian Mint has released a new line of bullion coins in both gold and silver which revisits a design once considered for a new series of coinage introduced for the country’s transition to a decimal currency

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Somalia: Latest African Wildlife premier bullion coins feature new depiction of the majestic leopard

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The Central Bank of Somalia has authorised the release of new gold and silver bullion quality coins which are part of their new African Wildlife series introduced in 2018

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Coin Clinic: How Does Restoration Improve Coins?

What can a professional coin restoration service do to improve my coins that I can’t do by cleaning them myself?
Restoration services don’t “clean” coins; they restore them. Such services can remove artificially and deliberately applied contaminants, these contaminants having been caused by improper care or storage. This includes such contaminants as polyvinyl chloride, spots, and fingerprints

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Finland: Gold coin issued in celebration of centenary anniversary of the University of Turku

The Finnish Ministry of Finance has authorised the issue (28th February) of new collector coins produced in gold to mark the centenary anniversary of the University of Turku, one of the country’s premier institutions of higher learning.
Established in 1920 and located in the city of Turku, the University of Turku, is, by student enrolment, the third-largest

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Gold Coins Surface in Shipwreck Recovery

Gold coins were among the treasures brought to the surface after several months of archaeological fieldwork was performed on the 1840 wreck of the Steamship North Carolina. The announcement was made in early October by Florida-based Blue Water Ventures International, Inc. (BWVI) and Endurance Exploration Group, Inc

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Percentages of existing examples of old series of coins

Has anyone compiled percentages of existing examples of old series of coins?
Walter Breen cites a few figures: An estimated 3 to 6 percent of the large cents survived, 4 to 8 percent of the early silver, and 0.02 to 2 percent of the half cents. Any such figures have to be classed as estimates as there is no known way of determining exact numbers

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Wow! $1,000 Gold Coin Box – with Russ Augustin – ANA 2019 Video

  Coin dealer Russ Augustin shows us a scarce Lonson $1,000 gold coin box. Boxes like this were used by banks at the end of the 19th century through the first few decades of the 20th century to store and transport gold coins from bank vaults to teller windows. Lonson Boxes were built by the […]

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United Kingdom: Adventurous travelling bear, Paddington, out and about in the city of London once again on new coins

The Royal Mint has released (13th August) two new commemorative coins featuring one of the world’s most lovable children’s characters, Paddington Bear. Following up on the popularity of the 2018-dated 50-pence coins which saw Paddington visit his namesake train station and the guards outside Buckingham Palace, the latest coins depict Paddington’s adventures to two of the capital’s most iconic landmarks: The Royal Mint’s former home, the Tower of London, and St

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When Is Deep Cameo or Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a Premium?

Proof Gold Coins By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …… Having recently handled a considerable number of impressive Proof gold coins, I’ve been thinking about when a specific coin is worth a premium because of is status as a Deep Cameo (PCGS’ modifier) or Ultra Cameo (NGC’s modifier). After a brief explanation of […]

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China: Ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pingyao featured on new commemorative gold and silver coins

The People’s Bank of China has issued a set of gold and silver commemorative coins themed on the Ancient City of Pingyao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the first time the city has been commemorated on coins or currency since the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949

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China: Ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pingyao featured on new commemorative gold and silver coins

The People’s Bank of China has issued a set of gold and silver commemorative coins themed on the Ancient City of Pingyao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the first time the city has been commemorated on coins or currency since the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949

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Greece: Numismatic series “Greek Mythology ― the Olympian Gods” features Goddess of Agriculture Demeter on new gold coin

The Bank of Greece will issue (3rd July) new collector coins minted in gold which is part of a themed series entitled “Greek Mythology ― the Olympian Gods.” The latest coin features Demeter, sister of Zeus, Poseidon, and Pluto

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Canada: New gold coin celebrates the 20th anniversary of the creation of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold coins which are dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Canadian territory of Nunavut — and with this addition — the map of Canada changed. Formed on the 1st April 1999, the former Northwest Territories (NWT) were divided in two — creating a new territory called Nunavut —which, in the Inuit language Inuktitut, the word “Nunavut” simply means “our land

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Canada: New gold coin celebrates the 20th anniversary of the creation of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold coins which are dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Canadian territory of Nunavut — and with this addition — the map of Canada changed. Formed on the 1st April 1999, the former Northwest Territories (NWT) were divided in two — creating a new territory called Nunavut —which, in the Inuit language Inuktitut, the word “Nunavut” simply means “our land

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Greece: Numismatic series “Greek Mythology ― the Olympian Gods” features Goddess of Agriculture Demeter on new gold coin

The Bank of Greece will issue (3rd July) new collector coins minted in gold which is part of a themed series entitled “Greek Mythology ― the Olympian Gods.” The latest coin features Demeter, sister of Zeus, Poseidon, and Pluto

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Jeff Garrett: The Rising Gold Tide

As gold’s price shows strength, will it spark a wider interest in coins? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Then I began my career in numismatics in the mid-1970s. At the time, precious metal prices played a relatively small role in the market for rare coins. Gold sold for around $150 to $200 […]

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Finland: €100 gold coin marks the centenary of the first constitution

The Mint of Finland has announced the issue of new collector gold coins on the 17th June, which are in commemoration of the country’s first constitution that came into effect on the 17th July 1919. With Finland’s declaration of independence after the collapse of the Russian Empire and their change of structure from that of a grand duchy to a sovereign state, the question of a written constitution was given high priority

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England’s Hundred Years’ War Hammered Gold

On June 26 Spink will herald summer with a remarkable offering of medieval English hammered gold coins. The Isladulcie Collection charts the Hundred Years’ War. This on-again, off-again conflict was fought from 1340 to 1453 by the House of Plantagenet, rulers of England, against the ruling French House of Valois

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Q. David Bowers Discusses the Taraszka Early Gold Collection – Video

  Stack’s Bowers co-founder Q. David Bowers sat down with us to discuss an important collection of 18th century U.S. gold coins assembled by noted collector and numismatic researcher Anthony Taraszka. The Taraszka Early Gold Collection will be one of many highlights that Stack’s Bowers has planned for collectors in its 2019 American Numismatic Association […]

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Canada: New gold coin celebrates bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold coins to mark the bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, during whose reign the Confederation of the Canadian provinces took place to form the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
However, Queen Victoria’s ties to Canada span further back to her father, Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent (1767–1820), who was the first member of the royal family to live in North America for longer than a brief visit, from 1791 to 1800

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Japan: Gold coins celebrating the accession of Emperor Naruhito announced by the Ministry of Finance

The Japanese Finance Ministry announced (11th May) that new gold coins will be issued in celebration of the accession of the country’s new Emperor Naruhito, who ascended the imperial throne on the 1st May.
The new coins mark the occasion which saw the official investiture of 59-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito on the day after the abdication of his father, 85-year-old Emperor Emeritus Akihito, who stepped down as emperor, citing his age and health concerns

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Commission of Fine Arts Makes Recommendations for Coin Designs

The Commission of Fine Arts met on April 18 for their monthly meeting.  Among the agenda items was the review of the 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Coin Program, which includes designs for a 24-karat gold coin and silver medal.  In a letter dated April 25, 2019, to Mr

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Greece: Latest gold coin in “Greek Culture” series dedicated to the historian Thucydides

The Bank of Greece will issue (18th April) new gold collector coins which are part of their ongoing series entitled “Greek Culture,” that highlights various themes throughout Hellenic history. The 2019-dated coin focuses on the legendary historian Thucydides (c

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South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Great Seal of Queen Victoria features on bicentenary anniversary crown coins

The government and treasury of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands have issued (21st March) new crown coins and gold £4 pieces which are in celebration of the bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria.
Born on 24th May 1819 at Kensington Palace, the only daughter of Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent, she was christened “Alexandrina Victoria,” but from birth was formally addressed as Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Kent

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Romania: New gold coin marks 550th anniversary of church consecration at the Putna Monastery

The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has issued (18th March) new gold collector’s coins to mark the 550th anniversary of the consecration of the church at the Putna Monastery. A Romanian Orthodox monastery, it is considered one of the most important cultural, religious, and artistic centres established in medieval times

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Australia: Final gold and silver coins to feature Ian Rank-Broadley’s beloved design

The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) will begin phasing out the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. This is the end of an era for Australian currency, since the Ian Rank-Broadley design has been proudly included on the obverse of Australia’s coin currency since 1998, and was the fifth effigy of the Queen to be featured

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Canada: Centenary anniversary of Canadian National Railway Company celebrated on new gold coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold coins in time for the centenary anniversary of the country’s primary rail and freight service, The Canadian National Railways (or CN, as they usually referred to). Its locomotives were the driving engines of development, while its tracks are the ribbons of steel that are woven into the fabric of the nation

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Collecting Early American Coins for Profit

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com ……… While dealing in coins for more than forty years, I’ve observed that the most experienced and sophisticated collector/investors are drawn to collecting early American coins – the very first coins produced by our country.  These are the coins minted between 1793, the first year of regular issue United States […]

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France: Tribute to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall captured on a “wall-shaped” coin

The Monnaie de Paris has launched new collector coins produced in gold and silver which are in tribute to one of the 20th century’s most important events, the day the Berlin Wall came down.
With the closing days of communism, that was collapsing in Eastern Europe, the Berlin Wall, erected by the East German government at the behest of Soviet authorities, sought to essentially wall-in the Berliners living in the western half of the city

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Liechtenstein: Tercentenary of state celebrated with new gold and silver collector coins

The treasury of Liechtenstein has announced (3rd February) a series of new coins that celebrate the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the Principality of Liechtenstein and will be available as part of the country’s national celebrations. Unveiled during the World Money Fair in Berlin by the company which has produced the series — Coin Invest Trust in Balzers, Liechtenstein

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Liechtenstein: Tercentenary of state celebrated with new gold and silver collector coins

The treasury of Liechtenstein has announced (3rd February) a series of new coins that celebrate the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the Principality of Liechtenstein and will be available as part of the country’s national celebrations. Unveiled during the World Money Fair in Berlin by the company which has produced the series — Coin Invest Trust in Balzers, Liechtenstein

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France: Tribute to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall captured on a “wall-shaped” coin

The Monnaie de Paris has launched new collector coins produced in gold and silver which are in tribute to one of the 20th century’s most important events, the day the Berlin Wall came down.
With the closing days of communism, that was collapsing in Eastern Europe, the Berlin Wall, erected by the East German government at the behest of Soviet authorities, sought to essentially wall-in the Berliners living in the western half of the city

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How To Succesfully Negotiate a Coin Trade With Your Coin Dealer

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……   You see a $25,000 coin in a dealer’s inventory and you really want it. The problem is you are short of funds and you are the sort of person who has made a promise to never take on debt to finance his hobby. Do you […]

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Romania: Proof collector coin salutes historical gold Romanian 10-ducat coin of Mihai Viteazul

The Banca Nationala’ a Romaniei have issued (24th December) new gold collector coins in remembrance of one of Romania’s historic gold coins issued during the rule of a national hero, Mihai Viteazul, translated as “Michael the Brave” (1558–1601). Prince of Wallachia, prince of Moldavia, and de facto ruler of Transylvania, he was considered one of Romania’s greatest national heroes

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Romania: Proof collector coin salutes historical gold Romanian 10-ducat coin of Mihai Viteazul

The Banca Nationala’ a Romaniei have issued (24th December) new gold collector coins in remembrance of one of Romania’s historic gold coins issued during the rule of a national hero, Mihai Viteazul, translated as “Michael the Brave” (1558–1601). Prince of Wallachia, prince of Moldavia, and de facto ruler of Transylvania, he was considered one of Romania’s greatest national heroes

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Hungary: Latest gold coin remembers Byzantine empress, Saint Irene of Arpad

The National Bank of Hungary has issued (18th January) their second coin as part of a series remembering the Saints of the Arpad dynasty, which was launched in 2017 with the release of the first coin dedicated to the memory of Saint Margaret.
The second coin features Saint Irene, (1088–1134) a daughter of Saint Ladislaus, who was married to Byzantine Emperor, John II Komnenos, and is venerated as a saint in both the Western and Eastern churches

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Hungary: Latest gold coin remembers Byzantine empress, Saint Irene of Arpad

The National Bank of Hungary has issued (18th January) their second coin as part of a series remembering the Saints of the Arpad dynasty, which was launched in 2017 with the release of the first coin dedicated to the memory of Saint Margaret.
The second coin features Saint Irene, (1088–1134) a daughter of Saint Ladislaus, who was married to Byzantine Emperor, John II Komnenos, and is venerated as a saint in both the Western and Eastern churches

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France: Third design in attractive “Marianne Trilogy” issued in gold and silver

The Monnaie de Paris has released the third designs of gold and silver coins which are part of their three-year series dedicated to both the country’s allegorical symbol and official motto. Marianne, as she is known the world over, is the female representation and ideal of France since its earliest days as an emerging republic after the downfall of the monarchy in 1789

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France: Third design in attractive “Marianne Trilogy” issued in gold and silver

The Monnaie de Paris has released the third designs of gold and silver coins which are part of their three-year series dedicated to both the country’s allegorical symbol and official motto. Marianne, as she is known the world over, is the female representation and ideal of France since its earliest days as an emerging republic after the downfall of the monarchy in 1789

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Coin Invest Trust: Golden Dragon Egg

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The egg-shaped blank depicts the coat of arms of Palau in micro minting, above REPUBLIC OF PALAU, and below, 1 $.

The reverse presents a dragon in the left field facing right, the background is partially designed to resemble black dragon skin

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Japan: Ministry of Finance announces collector coins to be issued for 2019 Rugby Championships

The Japanese Finance Ministry has announced (27th November) that gold and silver collector coins will be issued to celebrate next year’s Rugby Championships, which Japan will play host to from the 20th September to the 2nd November. This will be the first time the tournament is to be held in Asia, the first time consecutive tournaments have been staged in the same hemisphere, and also the first time that the event will take place outside the traditional heartland of the sport

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St. Helena and East India Company: Exceptional gold coin collection highlights historic coinage that shaped international trade

The East India Company Bullion, in cooperation with the government and treasury of St. Helena, have issued (22nd November) a new Proof-quality gold coin collection, including some of the world’s most significant coins which opened new routes of trade and shaped international commerce

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Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ……   With no mass media, ancient coins functioned as powerful tools for propaganda due to their portability and potential to circulate widely. Rulers would carefully choose their types and each element of the designs […]

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Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ……   With no mass media, ancient coins functioned as powerful tools for propaganda due to their portability and potential to circulate widely. Rulers would carefully choose their types and each element of the designs […]

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United States Mint unveils design for 2019 Native American $1 coin reverse

Washington — The United States Mint officially unveiled the reverse (tails side) design for the 2019 Native American $1 coin in the 2018 winter issue of the National Museum of the American Indian’s eponymous quarterly magazine. The 2019 coin design celebrates American Indians in the Space Program

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United States Mint unveils design for 2019 Native American $1 coin reverse

Washington — The United States Mint officially unveiled the reverse (tails side) design for the 2019 Native American $1 coin in the 2018 winter issue of the National Museum of the American Indian’s eponymous quarterly magazine. The 2019 coin design celebrates American Indians in the Space Program

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United States Mint unveils design for 2019 Native American $1 coin reverse

Washington — The United States Mint officially unveiled the reverse (tails side) design for the 2019 Native American $1 coin in the 2018 winter issue of the National Museum of the American Indian’s eponymous quarterly magazine. The 2019 coin design celebrates American Indians in the Space Program

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France: The poet Guillaume Apollinaire features on this year’s “7 Arts” gold and silver collector coins

The Monnaie de Paris has released new collector coins which are part of their ongoing series entitled “The 7 Arts,” which focuses on seven specific disciplines in the world of art and culture, including additional elements of an art, an artist, and a place. The latest coins feature Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), considered one of the greatest French poets of the 20th century

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Bullion’s shadow hangs over market

Collectible and bullion impacted coins continue to sell in a tight range as this market commentary is being written. Gold bullion is trying to hold above $1,200 while silver is making its goal line stand at $14.
There has been some uptick in activity in gold coins that appears to originate from stock market investors looking to cushion their now increasingly vulnerable stock and bond portfolios

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Canada: Endearing Atlantic puffins feature on new gold Proof one-ounce collector coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold Proof collector coins that focus on some of Canada’s indigenous wildlife prevalent along the coasts of Canada’s Maritime provinces. A native of much of the Atlantic’s northern coastline, the Atlantic puffin, or Fratercula arctica, spends much of its time at sea

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Canada: Nostalgic gold and silver coins remember 110 years since the inauguration of the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new collector coins which take a look back to the year in which the Mint itself was launched as the official provider of circulation coins for Canada, which began with the minting of the iconic gold sovereign coin.
The British gold sovereign was one of the world’s most famous gold coins of the modern era and the flagship coin of the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom

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CIT’s 2019 Ounce of Luck and Four Leaf Clover coins

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The obverse depicts the coat of arms of Palau, including the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, or denomination of 5 $ or 1 $, respectively.

The reverse of the silver coin features a real four-leaf clover on a surface made up of fine wavy lines

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CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Gold Coins: Tips for the Rest of Us

 CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com and the industry’s leading experts. Collecting gold coins is a pinnacle activity in our hobby, but many people shy away from it due to the perception of the high cost involved. But is collecting gold coins really beyond the means of the average collector? […]

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Czech Republic: Centenary of independence celebrated with new gold crown coin

The National Bank of the Czech Republic has launched (24th October) new gold commemorative crown coins which will be issued in celebration of the country’s centenary anniversary of independence, which was achieved in November 1918. In the wake of fierce fighting left by the Great War, the collapse of the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire led to the lands of Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia coming together to form the Republic of Czechoslovakia with the historic and age-old city of Prague as its capital

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Buyers return to gold coin market

Many classic American gold coins can be purchased for little more than bullion melt value in current market conditions. These coins combine bullion investment and numismatic interest.
When the price of gold vaulted over $1,200, it sparked a return to the physical gold market of former customers along with new retail buyers, according to officials of the Professional Numismatists Guild

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Australia: Lunar year collector coins feature laughing pig

The Royal Australian Mint has released new lunar zodiac collector coins which celebrate the Year of the Pig, commencing on the 5th February 2019. The Chinese zodiac, which consists of a 12-year cycle, comes to an end with the Pig — and a new cycle will begin for 2020

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Israel: Latest collector coins in “Biblical Arts” series features the story of Isaac and Rebecca

The Bank of Israel has issued (10th October) the 22nd set of coins which is part of their ongoing series entitled “Biblical Arts.” The latest story being featured is that of Isaac and Rebecca

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10 Ways to Become a Better Coin Collector

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com As a dealer who works with collectors who range in experience from total beginners to full-on experts, I have a fairly good idea what separates the masters from the wanna-bes. Experience, obviously, is part of the equation; but some of the best collectors I have ever seen are fairly new […]

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United Kingdom: New crown coin celebrates the 70th birthday of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales

The Royal Mint has released (15th October) the new coins that will commemorate the latest celebration for the Royal Family in 2018, which is the 70th birthday of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, occurring on the 14th November 2018. The portrait of the Prince of Wales has been created by experienced engraver Robert Elderton, whose previous coin designs include the 40th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation in 1993 and a portrait of HRH the Duke of Sussex on his 21st birthday

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United Kingdom: Lunar Year of the Pig takes centre stage on new gold and silver collector coins

The Royal Mint has officially launched (20th September) their long-awaited 2019 Lunar New Year collector coins, which have been issued since 2014 and include designs corresponding to the Chinese zodiac. The new 2019-dated coins are in celebration of the Year of the Boar, or Pig

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Greece: Latest gold collector coin is issued as part of popular Cultural Heritage series and features the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion

The Bank of Greece has announced that they will issue, on the 8th October, their last gold collector coin for the year which is part of their series entitled “Cultural Heritage,” that highlights the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion.
Cape Sounion is one of the most iconic landmarks of Attica and is also closely associated with Athenian mythology in particular

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Canada: Fine gold coin issued in remembrance of the coronation anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new fine gold coins in remembrance of the 65th anniversary of the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II, which occurred on the 2nd June 1953, in Westminster Abbey, London. Queen Elizabeth II, then the Duchess of Edinburgh and heiress presumptive to the British throne as well as the Dominion of Canada, acceded to these thrones on the 6th February 1952

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Greece: New Proof gold coin in Greek Mythology series features the Olympian god Apollo

The Bank of Greece has announced that they will issue, on the 19th September, their latest gold collector coin which is part of their series entitled “Greek Mythology,” the theme and design of which will highlight the Olympian gods. The new coin features the god Apollo, the son of Zeus and Leto, and twin brother of Artemis

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Niue: Mickey Mouse celebrating 90th birthday on new high-relief silver and gold coins

The government and treasury of the island nation of Niue have issued (21st August) new collector coins which mark the celebration of the 90th birthday of the world’s most beloved cartoon mouse: Mickey Mouse. The endearing mouse made his debut in a black-and-white short cartoon on the 18th November 1928, which was entitled Steamboat Willie, and was hand drawn by his creator Walt Disney

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New Zealand launches 2019-dated Kiwi bullion and collector gold and silver coins

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has launched (9th August) their 2019-dated range of “Kiwi” collector and bullion coins, which is an annual series featuring one of the country’s most endearing and internationally acquainted birds: The kiwi. This year, both the gold and silver coins feature the North Island brown kiwi in its natural habitat

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Doug Winter: Eight Great U.S. Coin Collections

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… Editor’s Note: Over the years, Doug Winter has written extensively about many of the greatest coin collections of the 20th century. In this piece, we draw from the archives, Doug’s writing on eight key collections. 1. The Ed Milas Collection of No Motto Half Eagles One of the most ambitious collecting […]

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GreatCollections to Auction Ruth Weinberg Estate of Old Green Holders

The U.S. Gold & Silver Type Coins Were Purchased from Numismatics, Ltd in the 1970s. On Sunday, August 26th, GreatCollections will auction the Ruth Weinberg Estate of PCGS-Graded Gold and Type Coins in the Older-Style Green Holders. Ruth, a native from Los Angeles, recently passed away at the age of 96. She worked for the […]

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Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

  Coin Toning and Eye Appeal By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Once it leaves the Mint, few things add value to a coin. But of those things, attractive natural coin toning arguably adds the most. What is “ coin toning ”? The word “toning” can describe both the coloration of a coin […]

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Australia: Sun sets on the golden kangaroo fifth-ounce coin

The Royal Australian Mint has announced (6th August) that after an 11 year period of making available the iconic “Kangaroo at Sunset” $25 gold fifth-ounce ounce Proof coin through their annual ballot, the mint will mark 2018 with the coin’s final release. Available exclusively by ballot, the Kangaroo at Sunset $25 gold Proof coin release has been a yearly tradition for the mint and was first struck in 2007

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Australia: Latest gold convex-shaped coin features historic 1626 map of the Western Hemisphere

The Royal Australian Mint has issued (6th August) new gold coins which are a follow-up to the popular convex-shaped coin featuring exploration and discovery that highlighted some of the world’s most intriguing maps of their day. The first coin in this interesting series highlighted the 1812 map of James Cook (1728–1779), which included astonishingly detailed information and depictions of continents, coastlines, and even currents enabling future explorers and merchants to open lucrative trade routes and better navigate their ships

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Royal Australian Mint Maps Western Hemisphere on Convex Coin

Artistry, craftsmanship and history combine in a new gold domed coin released today by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint). The 2018 $100 Gold Proof Domed Coin captures the Western Hemisphere as depicted on a richly-decorated 1626 map by English cartographer John Speed titled A New and Accurate Map of the World. Royal Australian Mint […]

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Australia: New commemorative “kangaroos” feature on latest gold and silver coins celebrating 25 years of issue

The Royal Australian Mint has launched (9th July) the latest designs which are part of their popular series of collector bullion coins featuring one of the county’s national wildlife symbols, the endearing kangaroo. Loved by collectors both in Australia and overseas, these new gold and silver Proof coins are wonderful additions to the enduring Kangaroo series on its 25th anniversary

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Italy: New series saluting Women in Arts launches with gold coin featuring Artemisia Gentileschi

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has released new gold collector coins (9th July) in their “Women in the Arts” series, with a coin dedicated to the talents and memory of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1653).

Considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following Caravaggio, through the works of Artemisia Gentileschi, an extraordinary journey unfolds into the Baroque art of the 17th century

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CAC coins bring premiums in auctions in June 2018

CAC-approved coins continue to realize higher prices at auction than their non-CAC counterparts. Here are 10 examples, among many, that could be listed:

On June 11, the Goldbergs auctioned an MS-64 1892-O quarter with a CAC sticker for $780

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The Two Varieties of 1840-C Half Eagle Gold Coin

BY Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com Two discovered high grade 1840-C half eagles were in the 2011 Heritage Platinum Night session of the FUN auction  and they gave us an interesting insight to the emission sequence and striking characteristics of the rare and popular 1840-C half eagle. Prior to this discovery of these two coins, which […]

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The Two Varieties of 1840-C Gold Half Eagles Coins

 Gold Half Eagles BY Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com Two discovered high grade 1840-C gold half eagles were in the 2011 Heritage Platinum Night session of the FUN auction  and they gave us an interesting insight to the emission sequence and striking characteristics of the rare and popular 1840-C half eagle. Prior to this discovery of […]

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United Kingdom: New 2018 Britannia Proof quality coins feature classical depiction of iconic allegorical figure

The Royal Mint has launched (4th July) their latest line of Britannia Proof quality coins in both gold and silver, with a new unique design featured every year. This year, the Royal Mint chose the design created by David Lawrence, whose fresh new design of Britannia has captured the spirit of a nation, portraying Britannia as a familiar figure looking forward towards a changing horizon

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New releases bound into Royal Australian Mint’s Kangaroo Series

The Royal Australian Mint continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Kangaroo Series, unveiling two new coins in the popular series.
The latest additions, a 2018 $100 gold Proof coin, and a 2018 $10 fine silver selectively gold plated Proof coin, incorporate and reimagine designs from a selection of the mint’s past Kangaroo Series coins, released annually since 1993

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American Eagle one-ounce gold Uncirculated coin goes on sale on July 12

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 American Eagle one-ounce gold Uncirculated coin (product code 18EH) July 12 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
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American Eagle one-ounce gold Uncirculated coin goes on sale on July 12

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 American Eagle one-ounce gold Uncirculated coin (product code 18EH) July 12 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
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Strong demand for latest SS Central America treasure

The Ship of Gold is sailing quickly. A total of 2,935 U

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Netherlands and United States: Exceptional presidential gift of scarce gold commemorative coin to be auctioned

The Schulman Numismatists, auctioneers in Amsterdam, have included a scarce and very rare gold coin minted in 1982 which commemorated the 200th year of Dutch-American friendship that will go under the hammer on the 29th and 30th June. It is understood that the 50-gulden coin was presented to President Ronald Reagan for the occasion of the state visit of HM Queen Beatrix and HRH Prince Claus, which also marked the 200th year of friendship between the two countries

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Canada: New coin highlights “Symbols of the North” with gold sourced entirely from territory of Nunavut

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (26th June) a new coin, which for the mint and Canada, is a “first” in terms of using gold that was mined entirely from the territory of Nunavut, the newest territory in the Canadian Confederation. Each coin is struck from 99

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China: 30th anniversary of Industrial Bank’s founding celebrated with new “panda” collector coins

The People’s Bank of China has issued two collector coins on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of one of the country’s first commercial banking entities that introduced customer and international banking to the Chinese public. Founded on the 26th August 1988, as the Fujian Industrial Bank, its function was to introduce the mainland Chinese to the services of a commercial bank for the purpose of deposits, business and personal loans, international settlements, in addition to banking services such as issuing financial bonds to local and national government authorities

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Israel: Latest legal tender gold bullion coin focuses on the ancient cardo roadway in Jerusalem

The Bank of Israel has issued (10th June) the eighth coin design within their current bullion coin series entitled “Jerusalem of Gold.” Featured on this year’s coin is the cardo, which was the main street in the heart of the city and a significant trade centre that ran from north to south during the time when Jerusalem was governed by Rome

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Israel: Latest legal tender gold bullion coin focuses on the ancient cardo roadway in Jerusalem

The Bank of Israel has issued (10th June) the eighth coin design within their current bullion coin series entitled “Jerusalem of Gold.” Featured on this year’s coin is the cardo, which was the main street in the heart of the city and a significant trade centre that ran from north to south during the time when Jerusalem was governed by Rome

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China: 30th anniversary of Industrial Bank’s founding celebrated with new “panda” collector coins

The People’s Bank of China has issued two collector coins on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of one of the country’s first commercial banking entities that introduced customer and international banking to the Chinese public. Founded on the 26th August 1988, as the Fujian Industrial Bank, its function was to introduce the mainland Chinese to the services of a commercial bank for the purpose of deposits, business and personal loans, international settlements, in addition to banking services such as issuing financial bonds to local and national government authorities

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United Kingdom: New coin series celebrates the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s voyage of discovery

The Royal Mint has launched (11th June) a new three-year series which will mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s epic voyage of discovery aboard HM Bark Endeavour.
The son of a farm hand, Captain James Cook (1728–1779) grew up in the historic port of Whitby from the age of 17

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Singapore announces new “World Peace” medals produced in recognition of historic U.S.–North Korea summit

The Singapore Mint has announced (6th June) that they have produced three versions of a commemorative medal in recognition and anticipation of the announced Summit between the United States and the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, more commonly known as North Korea. The summit is especially historic in terms of world events as it will be the first meeting between a sitting United States president and a North Korean leader

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Three important special collections in Künker’s summer auctions, part four — Chinese, Russian, and gold coins

Four catalogues present the material of the Künker summer auctions from June 18-21, 2018. Among others, the auction will entail the Genaert collection with coins from the Spanish Netherlands, the Popken collection with coins from the House of Welf, and the Gunther Wiegrebe collection with coins and medals from Lippe

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1850 JB Costa Rica Gold Escudo

 A missing skirt is among the clues that this coin isn’t real. Only 6,167 Costa Rican gold escudos were struck in 1850, making it a scarce coin today and one where we see counterfeit examples. Because demand far outstrips supply, examples of this coin are worth much more than melt value. Unfortunately, that makes these […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – A Fake 1861 Type 2 US Gold Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit coin – 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   Raised lumps of metal and lack of detail are red flags on this counterfeit coin – 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle. NGC graders recently evaluated a submission of US gold pieces that included a counterfeit coin – […]

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How to Get Started Collecting Early Gold

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner To my way of thinking, early gold coins (i.e., those struck prior to 1834) and among the most collectible and interesting areas in all of American numismatics. No, these coins aren’t cheap and they are, in reality, somewhat overvalued when you compare them to many mid-19th century […]

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How to Get Started Collecting Early Gold

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner ……   To my way of thinking, early gold coins (i.e., those struck prior to 1834) and among the most collectible and interesting areas in all of American numismatics. No, these coins aren’t cheap and they are, in reality, somewhat overvalued when you compare them to […]

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AU Capital Management: The Bass 1852-O $20 Gold Coin

 AU Capital Management President Russ Augustin teams up with CoinWeek to tell the behind-the-scenes stories of the great gold coins of American history. In this episode, Russ talks about the 1852-O $20 Liberty Head Type 1 Double Eagle. This is one of the finest, and perhaps the ultimate finest example of the issue, which boasts a low […]

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Gold Shipwreck Treasure Worth Millions of Dollars on Display in Long Beach – 4K Video

 CoinWeek travelled to Long Beach, California, to film the return of the famous “Ship of Gold“. The second exploration of the SS Central America shipwreck has made national news, as recovery efforts resulted in the collection of $40 million in gold bars and coins from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where the famous […]

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Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 – Get Lady Liberty as a 1920s flapper!

Sesquicentennial Exposition of 1926 – When you think of ways to honor your country, what do you think of? –  For nations around the world, from the far reaches of history to today, one answer has been beautiful commemorative coins. In ancient times, commemorative coins were even used to spread news throughout a country. The […]

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SS Central America Ship of Gold Million Dollar Treasure Haul – Update – Video

 Behind the scenes of the Ship of Gold Treasure. PCGS provided CoinWeek with some great new behind the scenes footage of the curation effort underway to remove more than a century of metal deposits and debris from millions of dollars worth of rare coins recovered from the SS Central America, the Ship of Gold […]

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Magnificent 1879 Quintuple Stella to be Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2018 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the incredible 1879 Quintuple Stella from the Garrett Collection in their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo this March. The 1879 Quintuple Stella is among the most legendary issues of United States numismatics, recognized for both its beauty and incredible rarity. It is the […]

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Ship of gold exhibit will feature $40 million of “new cargo” Gold Rush treasures in Long Beach

First public exhibit of latest recovered glittering trove from fabled SS Central America will be at the February 22-24, 2018, Long Beach Expo
(Long Beach, California) January 29, 2018 — The unparalleled SS Central America “Ship of Gold” exhibit will dock with $40 million of glittering “new cargo” sunken treasure at the February 22-24, 2018, Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (Long Beach Expo).
This will be the first public display of a portion of the historic gold and silver coins, gold ingots, and unopened sacks of treasure gold dust recovered during the 2014 expedition to the Atlantic Ocean site where the Gold Rush-era cargo was lost at sea 161 years ago

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U.S. Gold Coins – Unexpected Die Variety on Early U.S. Half Eagle

By David Stone – This article appeared in the Winter 2017-2018 edition of Heritage Magazine for the Intelligent Collector Die varieties of early U.S. Half Eagle have been studied intently by some of the most respected numismatic researchers of all time. By the early 1880s, John W. Haseltine and John Colvin Randall began systematically classifying early Half […]

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Coin Grading – A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

BY Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a problem in the market. Doctoring is not new. I’ve heard stories of American collectors and dealers “messing” with coins as far back as a century ago, and I have no doubt that the […]

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Coin Collecting Terminology – Is it a Widget Coin and What does that Mean?

Doug Winter  – RareGoldCoins.com – What is a Widget Coin? One of the newer catch-all coin terms that’s been making the rounds is widget coin or simply “widgets” This is a derogatory term meaning a coin that is common, boring, and lacking in character. I would primarily characterize a widget coin as something that is […]

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Malaysia: Commemorative coins celebrate the first anniversary of the inauguration of HM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV

The Bank Negara Malaysia will issue commemorative coins in conjunction with the inauguration of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhammad V who became the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (head of state) of Malaysia. His Majesty was elected as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong for a five-year term, by the Malay Rulers at the 243rd Conference of Rulers (Special Meeting) at Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur on the 14th October 2016

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Bullion & Precious Metals: APMEX Launches Year-End Sale to Close out 2017

APMEX, Inc. is thrilled to announce their 2017 Year-End Sale begins December 26, offering discounts on thousands of products. Investors and collectors alike will have an opportunity to find the perfect item to close out the year and welcome a new one. From 2017 releases to ancient coins and even jewelry items, many of these […]

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Ring in the New Year With the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2018 NYINC Auction!

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their January 2018 NYINC Auction held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The sale features world coins, world paper money and ancient coins and will be held January 11-13 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The Ancient and […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #86: Patrick O’Connor on the Coinage of Isabella II – Audio

 CoinWeek Podcast #86: Patrick O’Connor on the Coinage of Isabella II – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Patrick O’Connor has just published a great reference on the coinage of Queen Isabella II of Spain, a 19th century monarch, who […]

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AU Capital Management: The Baldwin $10 Cowboy Gold Coin

AU Capital Management President Russ Augustin teams up with CoinWeek to tell the behind-the-scenes stories of the great gold coins of American history. In this episode, Russ talks about the fascinating 1850 Baldwin $10 gold coin, a private issue gold coin struck at the height of the California Gold Rush. It is a coin steeped […]

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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Expo Coin / Currency Auctions Brings Over $15.4 Million

Over $15.4 Million in U.S. Coins / Currency Sold at Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Coin Auction of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo The Official Coin Auctions of the 2017 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Winter Expo held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries was an astounding success, realizing over $13.3 million across eight sessions of […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction #22 Private Lot Viewing – 4K Video

Daniel Frank Sedwick specializes in treasure coins and cobs of struck in Central and South America. In November, the firm will offer a range of wonderful treasure coins and items from this important period in history. While many of these pieces are of high quality and scarce, the prices of this area of collecting and […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction #22 Private Lot Viewing – 4K Video

Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction specializes in treasure coins and cobs of struck in Central and South America. In November, the firm will offer a range of wonderful treasure coins and items from this important period in history. While many of these pieces are of high quality and scarce, the prices of this area of […]

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Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC…. With no mass media, ancient coins functioned as powerful tools for propaganda due to their portability and potential to circulate widely. Rulers would carefully choose their types and each element of the designs of their […]

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Eye Appeal of Coins in the Age of the Internet

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……. I’ve recently read articles on other websites about how the coin market has changed in the last few decades. Surprisingly, too few of these articles mentioned the internet coin market; the single biggest game-changer of the past decade, certainly, and along with third-party grading probably the most important development […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies – Generic Gold Coins Fall to Historic Lows

If you’re not picky, it’s a great time to look at century-old US Generic Gold coins By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… In recent months, the value of United States generic gold coins has fallen to historic lows in relation to spot gold prices. Generic gold coins are defined as common-date United […]

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AER Acquires Virtually Flawless $20 High Relief Saint-Gaudens Gold

In March 2017, the American Eagle Reserve acquired the unparalleled 1907 $20 High Relief Saint-Gaudens Wire-Rim certified by PCGS Mint State-69, further endorsed by CAC, for a price that is likely a record for this coin. The coin has since been sold into a private collection that contains many great high-grade U.S. gold coins. Most […]

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The East India Company releases limited edition Guinea and Sovereign gold collection to mark coins’ 200th anniversary

Ancestors to the modern-day Pound coin go on sale for £1,395  London -  The East India Company has released a very small limited edition of 100 ‘Bicentenary Guinea and Sovereign’ collection sets to the public. Each set contains one 2016 Guinea and one 2017 Sovereign for the price of £1,395 ($1,953.00 USD). The exclusive quarter […]

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Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #369 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type was covered in Part Nine of this series. The ‘With Motto’ type dates from […]

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Rare Gold Coins under $5000 Each, Part 11: ‘With Motto’ Liberty Head ($5 Gold) Half Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #369 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Liberty Head half eagles (U.S. $5 gold coins) were minted from 1839 to 1908. The ‘No Motto’ type was covered in Part Nine of this series. The ‘With Motto’ type dates from […]

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Numismatic Books – Ninth Edition of Friedberg’s Gold Coins of the World Published

By Coin & Currency Institute …. The previous edition of Gold Coins of the World, by Arthur L. Friedberg and Ira S. Friedberg, was published eight years ago in 2009. That edition–the eighth–and each one before it descended from the original, groundbreaking 1958 work by Robert Friedberg, whose cataloging and numbering system revolutionized the way […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – Why History Matters: Consigning Items With A Story

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Do you have an interesting coin, bank note, or shipwreck artifact with a history to tell? Here are the 15 reasons why you should consign to us now to be a part of Treasure Auction 21: 1) Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC will get top dollar […]

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Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Plough uncovers major hoard of Roman coins A WONDERFUL collection of 120 Roman Imperial coins was unearthed in the Isle of Axholme. The so-called Owston Ferry Hoard was discovered in 1952 by Mr. A. T. Pitchfork. Ploughing a field in the village, […]

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Gold Bullion Markets Report – Gold Rattled by Durable Goods Number

Gold Bullion Markets Commentary for Wednesday, November 23, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc …… Gold closed down $21.90 at $1189.30. So we have breached the important support at $1200.00 – not exactly unexpected as we have been saying but time will be needed to see just how […]

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Gadoury Auction of World Gold Coins set for Monaco on Dec 3, 2016

Gold: from Ancient Times to the Present Day and included large selection of $20 US Gold In the upcoming Gadoury Auction on December 3, 2016 a large collection of world gold coins will be auctioned off. Thematically, the spectrum ranges from Republican aurei to an almost complete series of Chinese Gold Pandas. Gold coins from […]

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Modern Coin News – Are You Ready for Some Football… Coins?

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….. Earlier this week, ModernCoinMart announced the launch of a new two-coin commemorative program honoring the sport of American football. One, a silver 1-ounce coin with a legal tender face value of $25. The other, a gold 1-ounce coin with a legal tender face value of $200. The coins, struck by […]

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Royal Mint 2017 Bullion Coins – Lunar Year of the Rooster

The Shēngxiào Collection returns – THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiao Collection fuses craftsmanship and heritage with the United Kingdom’s multi-cultural communities and traditions The Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017 bullion coins are the latest in The Royal Mint’s Shēngxiào Collection. Combining centuries of Chinese tradition with British minting craftsmanship, the […]

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Coin Invest Trust: Skull No. 1

Palau. 1 Dollar 2016: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs.; 5 Dollars 2016: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 1,750 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the official coat of arms of the issuing nation Palau below an outrigger canoe […]

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Coin Invest Trust: Skull No. 1

Palau. 1 Dollar 2016: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs.; 5 Dollars 2016: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 1,750 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the official coat of arms of the issuing nation Palau below an outrigger canoe […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just how […]

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CoinWeek IQ: Original vs. Non-Original Gold Coin Surfaces – 4K Video

At the 2016 American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, CoinWeek caught up with Douglas Winter. Doug is an acclaimed author, blogger, and leading dealer in rare gold coins. His website is www.raregoldcoins.com. In this CoinWeek IQ video, Doug shares valuable tips that gold coin collectors need to know to purchase gold coins with original surfaces. Doug discusses […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies: The Concept of the Stretch Date

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner …… Unless you are a very savvy collector, it is likely that many of the preconceptions you have about building your set(s) of choice are wrong. One of the most egregious mistakes that I see set collectors make has to do with the decision of what grade […]

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Go For The Gold This Fall – $20 Saints Are Great Value!

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… Heritage Dallas sale rakes in $8.5 Million; Fresh top grade material captures record prices! Action in the metal market has always translated into heightened demand. As a great trader told me long ago, “There is nothing as powerful as movement, any movement of consequence up or down. […]

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NCS Conservation: Special Concerns For Gold Coins

Although gold coins are less impacted by environmental effects than silver and copper coins, they are not completely impervious to such damage Even though gold is the most stable metal typically used to make coins, a gold coin or one that is mostly gold is not impervious to the perils of poor long-term storage. Problems […]

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Stack’s Bowers – Outstanding Quality Romanian 20 Lei

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions …… The ANA World’s Fair of Money auction has come and gone, and many rare and interesting numismatic treasures have found new homes, including a nice selection of Romanian coinage. One piece stands out not as the highest price realized in the auction, but as a testament its […]

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Walking Liberty Gold Coin Production Has Begun

By CoinWeek News Staff …. U.S. Mint shares latest pictures with CoinWeek Michael White, of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, has confirmed that production of the 2016 Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Coin began almost two weeks ago on September 9. As with all other gold coins produced by the U.S. Mint, the […]

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Louisiana Purchase Commemorative Gold Dollars

Thirteen gold commemorative coins were released by the United States Mint between 1903 and 1926, ranging in denominations from one dollar to fifty dollars. These were sometimes released in conjunction with a commemorative silver dollar, but occasionally featured another subject altogether, as was the case with the first two gold commemorative issues, the 1903 Louisiana Purchase gold dollars

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CoinWeek Podcast: Bela Lyon Pratt’s Gold Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #40: Allan Schein on the Gold Coins of Bela Lyon Pratt Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Author Allan Schein has just published an insightful study of American medallic artist Bela Lyon Pratt and the creation of the Bigelow-Pratt $2.50 […]

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UK Remembers Anniversary of Historic Battle of Hastings on New Commemorative Coins

The Royal Mint has launched (16th August) their latest commemorative 50-pence coins in precious metal for the 950th anniversary of one of the most consequential battles in England’s history.
The battle of Hastings in 1066 began with a question of succession to the English throne after the death of its childless king, Edward the Confessor (1003 – 1066)

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How Rare Coins Can Help Your Investment Portfolio

Just last year, a British charity known for helping UK war veterans received an odd-looking two pence coin in one of its donation bins. As the coins were being counted, a branch treasurer noticed that this particular two pence coin was silver instead of the usual copper color and took the coin to the bank to find out more about it

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Coin Collecting Strategies – Eight Tips on Buying United States Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……. As a specialist in the area of United States gold coins, I often find myself giving “tips” to buyers. Some of these seem pretty obvious to me while others are kind of clever and maybe not so obvious. Here are coin collecting strategies with some specific tips,  with a […]

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How to Price AU58 Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com As a buyer of rare gold coins, nothing makes me happier than seeing choice AU58 gold coins with original color and surfaces. I love “Gem Sliders” as these coins tend to have better eye appeal than most MS60 to MS63’s and are typically priced at a much lower level. They […]

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UK Issues Iconic 5-Sovereign Gold Piece in Limited Quantity

The Royal Mint has announced (August 5) the issue of a new £5 gold sovereign struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality with a limited mintage.
The coin continues almost 200 years of tradition; the first piece of this denomination was issued in 1820 during the reign of King George III as part of the country’s great coinage reform of 1816

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Netherlands Antilles War Hero George Maduro Honored on New Gold and Silver Coins

The Central Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten, under the authority of the Netherlands Antilles, has issued (August 4) new silver and gold coins paying homage to one of the Netherlands’ wartime heroes on the occasion of the anniversary of his 100th birthday. George John Lionel Maduro (1916 –1945) is remembered as the only Dutch person of Antillean descent to have been awarded (posthumously) the Knight 4th-class of the Military Order of William, which is the oldest and highest honor of the kingdom

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Canada’s Tall Ships Legacy Series Continues With “The Amazon” Gold Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the latest gold coin in their fascinating “Tall Ships” series, which highlights some of North America’s most beautiful and captivating sailing vessels. This coin focuses on the Amazon, known for its striking appearance and for the mystery that surrounds the fate of her crew and passengers

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Pradeau Book Award Winner Allan Schein Announces Follow Up Effort, Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt

Allan Schein, winner of the Pradeau Award to for his previous book, Mexican Beauty, Un Peso Caballito, has shared a notice announcing the release of his next effort entitled, The $2½ & $5 Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt. 

The $2½ & $5 Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt is the first comprehensive book ever written exclusively about this popular and unique American coin series

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Perth Mint’s $1 Million Kimberley Treasure Coin Sells in 48 Hours

Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hayes holding the Kimberley Treasure coin
The Perth Mint has shared the following press release:
Following the launch of the world exclusive Kimberley Treasure coin, The Perth Mint has sold the spectacular masterpiece to an international buyer within just 48 hours of its release.
Crafted from one kilogram of 99

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Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists Snaps Early Pics of Gold Standing Liberty Quarter

Last week, the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) shared early images of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin on social media.
The coins were encountered by PAN President Tom Uram at a U

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Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins Are Coming in 2018

A bill proposing the issue of 2018-dated commemorative coins promoting breast cancer awareness was signed into law by President Obama on Friday, April 29. This program is perhaps best known for its proposed inclusion of “pink gold” in the composition of its $5 gold issue, which will mark the first time such color has been employed on a coin struck by the United States Mint

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PAN’s Tom Uram Nabs First Photos of Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin

One week after the rousing release of the 2016 Mercury Gold Centennial Gold Coin, the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) has done collectors a favor by posting pictures of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin to its Twitter account.
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Almada Negreiros and Portuguese Modernism Feature on Latest EUROPA Star Coins

The Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda (INCM) has unveiled new gold and silver coins as part of the EUROPA star numismatic program. This year’s theme focuses on 20th century European design; Portugal’s contribution to this popular series focuses on the celebrated literary artist José Sobral de Almada Negreiros (1893 – 1970)

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Gold Mercury Dime Nearly Sold Out According to Mint’s Unofficial Sales Numbers

The 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin has sold about 98% of its available mintage, according to unofficial sales numbers posted earlier today by the U.S

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2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin: A Day After Launch

It’s been an exciting 24 hours since yesterday’s release of the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin. The item was given the relatively high mintage limit of 125,000 pieces, enough that few would have expected it to go into “Currently Unavailable” status in less than 45 minutes

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CoinWeek IQ: How Gold Coins Are Made: Spotlight on the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin – 4K Video

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we share with you how gold planchets are made, we get to watch as a press operator replaces a pair of broken dies, we see the striking of Gold Vienna Philharmonic coins, and […]

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Gold & Silver Markets – Gold Surges – Market Concern Creeps Higher

Commentary for Thursday, February 11, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed up $55.60 today on the Comex at $1250.30. This move was surprising and we reached a yearly high in the bargain. While things have been improving for the gold and silver markets since the beginning […]

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Chinese New Year Coins

2016 Cook Islands 5 oz Silver Mother of Pearl Year of the Monkey The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, the Chinese New Year (also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year) has become a much-celebrated event not only in China but in countries around the world. Beginning on the first day of the […]

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Chinese New Year Coins

2016 Cook Islands 5 oz Silver Mother of Pearl Year of the Monkey The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, the Chinese New Year (also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year) has become a much-celebrated event not only in China but in countries around the world. Beginning on the first day of the […]

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World Coin Profile – Canadian 1992 $15 Commemorative Special Gold striking

Royal Canadian Mint – 1992 Spirit of the Generations $15 Proof struck in Gold In the latest issue of MintErrorNews, one of the rarest, most expensive and spectacular Canadian coins was highlighted on the cover. This special striking in gold of a proof commemorative coin was unknown to the numismatic community and was just certified […]

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Numismatic Demographics – Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

I recently received an email from a collector who asked what I thought were an extremely intelligent group of questions. In a nutshell, he asked the following. As boomers age, are we nearing a bubble in coin prices?

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Numismatic Demographics – Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

I recently received an email from a collector who asked what I thought were an extremely intelligent group of questions. In a nutshell, he asked the following. As boomers age, are we nearing a bubble in coin prices?

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Numismatic Demographics – Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

I recently received an email from a collector who asked what I thought were an extremely intelligent group of questions. In a nutshell, he asked the following. As boomers age, are we nearing a bubble in coin prices?

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions To Present It’s Largest Regency Auction To Date

Superb MS67 FH 1916 Standing Liberty 25C Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) is proud to present its largest auction to date as the official auctioneer for the PCGS Members Only Show at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on the evening of Thursday, February 18, commencing at 4:30 PT / 7:30 ET. The 484 lot […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: 1861 Type 2 US Gold Quarter Eagle

Counterfeit 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle By Max Spiegel, NGC ……… Raised lumps of metal and lack of detail are red flags on this 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle. NGC graders recently evaluated a submission of US gold pieces that included a counterfeit 1861 Type 2 Quarter Eagle with several diagnostics frequently seen on a variety […]

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Künker Fall Auction Sale Week: Six Auctions, About 7,600 Lots, Many Special Collections

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann for Künker….   Over the course of six days, the city of Osnabrück will witness a spectacular event when nearly 7,600 lots of superb numismatic items with a total estimate of more than 10 million euros will cross the auction block. The sessions will be composed of a wide range of […]

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Ancient Coin Profiles – Portrait of Alexander the Great

Macedonia, Philip II, struck under Philip III; Kolophon, c. 322 BC, Stater By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC…. With no mass media, ancient coins functioned as powerful tools for propaganda due to their portability and potential to circulate widely. Rulers would carefully choose their types and each element of the designs of their […]

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New Swiss Commemorative Coins: “Hornussen” and “2000 years of Aventicum”

By The Federal Mint Swissmint…. On 7 May 2015, the Federal Mint Swissmint is launching the sale of two new Swiss commemorative coins for collectors and enthusiasts. The silver coin is dedicated to the Swiss national sport “Hornussen”, while the central theme of the gold coin is “2000 years of Aventicum”. “Hornussen” is considered to […]

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A Dozen Undervalued United States Gold Coins Priced Below $7,500: The 2015 Edition

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com It’s been quite a while since I wrote an article about the topic of affordable, undervalued 19th century U.S. gold coins, and I think it’s time to do a more current version of this article. I’m going to change things up ever so slightly this time and include some market overviews […]

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The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will find his favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer […]

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Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint May 7

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coins – Mamie Eisenhower on May 7 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The obverse (heads side) design features a striking portrait of Mrs. Eisenhower with the inscriptions “MAMIE EISENHOWER,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “34th,” and “1953 […]

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How Rare are High-Grade Dahlonega Quarter Eagle Gold Coins?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The last article I wrote about the rarity of high-grade Dahlonega half eagles—was enthusiastically received and seemed to resonate with many collectors. This is why I’ve decided that this month’s article will have the same basic theme, but will touch on the subject of Dahlonega quarter eagles. The Dahlonega mint began […]

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Coin Profile – 1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5 Territorial Gold Coin

1849 Oregon Exchange Company $5. K-1. Rarity-5. VF-35 (PCGS). This intriguing piece is one of the highlights of the upcoming Stack Bowers ANA Money Show Auction to take place this week. As Lot #539 this is one of several very attractive terriorials amoung a large selection of beautiful US coins to be offerd oin Portland. […]

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The Gold Newsletter – Gold Moves Higher Despite a Stronger Dollar

Commentary for Wednesday February 26th, 2015 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc.……… Gold closed higher again today on the Comex up $8.60 at $1209.60 even though the dollar reached a monthly high against the euro. This from Market Watch – “Core CPI rose 0.2% in January, beating a consensus […]

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Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com…. Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 10/23/2014. Once it leaves the Mint, few things add value to a coin. But of those things, attractive natural toning arguably adds the most. What is “toning”? The word “toning” can describe both the coloration of a coin (what you see) and […]

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Coin Profile – 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle, only five known

The 1843 Proof Quarter Eagle Before the Mint began its program of commercial proof set offerings in 1858, only a handful of proofs were struck each year to satisfy the needs of influential Treasury officials or well-connected collectors. Proof gold coins of the pre-1858 era are especially elusive, as few numismatists could afford to collect […]

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New World Record Price for a Tudor Coin Achieved at Spink

On 18th December 2014, Spink London sold two superb gold Tudor Sovereigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII for a combined price of £732,000 (incl. premium). As a result Spink now hold the new world record for the highest price realised for a Tudor coin at auction. Victor of the Battle of Bosworth, Henry VII, […]

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Coin Profiles – The Single-Finest-Certified 18th Century $5 Gold Half Eagle

One of the many superlative coins in Heritage’s 2015 January 7 – 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction in Orlando is a breathtaking 1795 five dollar gold piece. Graded MS66 by NGC, it is not just the finest-certified 1795 half eagle seen by either of the leading grading services, it is the single finest graded […]

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US Gold Coins: What’s Hot And What’s Not ….. End of the Year Thoughts, 2014

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. As much as I hate writing (and reading) “year in review” articles and blogs, 2014 saw so much activity—positive and negative—that I think some sort of end of the year treatment is an important feature for my regular readers. Instead of merely summarizing the year, I thought […]

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US Gold Coins: What’s Hot And What’s Not ….. End of the Year Thoughts, 2014

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. As much as I hate writing (and reading) “year in review” articles and blogs, 2014 saw so much activity—positive and negative—that I think some sort of end of the year treatment is an important feature for my regular readers. Instead of merely summarizing the year, I thought […]

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Ultra High Relief $20 Saint to be Sold in Bonhams Coins and Medals Auction.

An extremely rare 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief $20 coin, featuring an early-production Sans Serif lettered edge, will go under the hammer on 16 December 2014 at the Coins and Medals auction. The extraordinary coin carries a pre-sale estiamte of $1,250,000-$1,500,000. The collar’s Sans Serif font, which was used on the edge of the earliest […]

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Precious Metals Market Report: Gold surges 3.6% on Japan, China, India – December 1, 2014

Precious Metals Market Report by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange Gold surged 3.6% to close just under $1,220, a five-week high, on safe-haven demand after China’s economy slowed further and Japan suffered a sovereign debt downgrade. In addition, India ended some restrictions on gold imports, opening the door to higher demand in the world’s second-biggest gold-buying nation. Last […]

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Is There A ”Best Time” to Buy Coins?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com On my way to lunch the other day, I listened to a great radio story on This American Life about the day to day trials and tribulations at a car dealership in Long Island. One of the take-aways from this NPR story was that—as I had always suspected—car are cheaper at […]

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Charli XCX Sings about ‘Gold Coins’ – Numismatic Pop?

Pop music doesn’t often fall within the purview of a numismatic publication like CoinWeek.com, however British pop singer Charli XCX has released a hard money-themed single, titled ‘Gold Coins’. Key lyric: “Gold coins out the window, money pours like the rain falls and I’m spending like I don’t care” Typically, those in favor of a […]

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Bernard Von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar to be Sentenced

Liberty Dollar creator and self proclaimed “monetary architect” Bernard Von NotHaus, who was found guilty in US federal court in North Carolina on March 2011 of Counterfeiting and Fraud, is scheduled to appear on December 2nd before U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Voorhees for sentancing. The now 70 year old Von Nothaus has been […]

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Precious Metals Market Report: Gold gains on dollar, physical buying – November 11

Precious Metals Market Report by Bill Musgrave – American Gold Exchange Gold picked up 0.3% in thin trade to close at $1,163, then added another $5 after hours as a softer dollar and rising physical demand in Asia and Europe boosted the metal. As Japan struggles with persistent disinflation and crumbling consumer sentiment, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggested […]

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Krause Publications Announces 2015 Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications Announces 2015 Coin of the Year Nominees Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products, has announced the 94 nominees for the 2015 Coin of the Year awards. Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. The awards will […]

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Legend Numismatics Pre Baltimore Show Coin Market Report

THE MARKET IS STATUS QUO By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ……… Its hard to have a really robust market place when 2 major auctions with tens of millions of dollars worth of coins are staring at you knowing another biggie is only two weeks away. There are probably several hundred (the very least) bigger […]

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COOL COINS! Long Beach Expo September 2014. VIDEO: 7:47.

David Lisot of CoinWeek.com once again walks the floor at the Long Beach Expo to find more examples of cool coins to show to people interested in learning about coins and numismatics. He talked to  …….. Mark Garcia, 1820 “Randall Hoard” Large Cent, PCGS MS65BN Max Keech, Mexico 1915 Oaxaca 3 Centavos copper NGC MS64RB […]

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COOL COINS! Long Beach Expo September 2014. VIDEO: 7:47.

David Lisot of CoinWeek.com once again walks the floor at the Long Beach Expo to find more examples of cool coins to show to people interested in learning about coins and numismatics. He talked to  …….. Mark Garcia, 1820 “Randall Hoard” Large Cent, PCGS MS65BN Max Keech, Mexico 1915 Oaxaca 3 Centavos copper NGC MS64RB […]

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Austrian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Philharmonic Bullion Coin Production. VIDEO: 4:04

Andrea Lang, Director of Sales & Marketing, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. It was 25 years ago that the Austrian Mint offered the first Philharmonic bullion to the numismatic marketplace. Since the coin has grown in popularity to become of the most favored bullion items in the world. Andrea Lang talks about the success […]

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U.S. Mint News: Jacqueline Kennedy Gold Coin Design Candidates Revealed

Michael White from the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications forwarded CoinWeek the following design candidates for the Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin. The First Spouse Gold Bullion Coin Program debuted in 2007, coinciding with the release of the Presidential Golden Dollar Coin Program. The obverse of the 24-karat First Spouse Gold Coins […]

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Robert Galiette Talks About the Gilded Age Collection of $20 Liberty Gold. VIDEO: 11:24

Robert Galiette, Collector Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com……. Robert Galiette has assembled a complete collection of $20 Liberty gold Double Eagles almost all of which are in mint state. This seemingly impossible task was the result of more than 20 years of effort and search. CoinWeek Content Manager Charles Morgan finds out from Robert what was […]

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Robert Galiette Talks About the Gilded Age Collection of $20 Liberty Gold. VIDEO: 11:24

Robert Galiette, Collector Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com……. Robert Galiette has assembled a complete collection of $20 Liberty gold Double Eagles almost all of which are in mint state. This seemingly impossible task was the result of more than 20 years of effort and search. CoinWeek Content Manager Charles Morgan finds out from Robert what was […]

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Rare World Coins Excite Bidders in the Stack’s Bowers ANA Money Auction

The first group of remarkable numismatic items sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money included world paper money, ancient coins, and world coins featured in Sessions A and B of the sale. The world paper money highlights from live Session A included five incredible items, beginning with lot 41, a rare […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies: 7 Ways to Improve Your Coin Collection

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Someone recently asked me a question that I thought was interesting and that merited a detailed response. To paraphrase this question, they basically asked me this: can you tell me some ways that I can improve my collection while spending little or no money? Are there any […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies: Is it Time to Buy Indian Head Half Eagles?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I am generally not a participant in the generic gold market as I tend to favor scarce and rare dates over more common ones. But I like Indian Head half eagles a lot and a recent experience made me ask the question: “is it time to buy […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies: Rarity Wins In The Long Run

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Buy the best you can afford and focus on rarity whenever possible. The recently announced sale of the Pogue collection brought back memories of the 1982 auction sale of the Eliasberg gold coin collection. Several of the most spectacular pieces in the […]

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