Category Archives: 2019

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NGC Registry Award Winners

Each year, NGC recognizes the top collectors and collections in the NGC Registry. Ten winners were selected in each of their Best Classic Set and Best Modern Set categories along with five Best Presented Set winners, five Best New Set winners and six Custom Set winners. In addition, they named five winners in the Overall Achievement in Collecting category and three winners for Outstanding Collectors Journal

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The Atlanta Fed’s EconomyNow app debuts

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta announced that EconomyNow, a free app that lets users view some of the Atlanta Fed’s most popular data tools, is now downloadable from the App Store for your Apple device. EconomyNow will be available for Android devices in early 2020

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Hundreds of rare coin record prices In 2019, reports Professional Numismatists Guild

(Temecula, California) December 30, 2019 — The emphasis in the United States rare coin market in 2019 was again on superb quality and exceptional rarity with hundreds of record prices reached at major public auctions, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers

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NGC-certified British coin with $200,000 estimate tops CNG’s NYINC auction

This Great Britain 1831 gold crown graded NGC PF-62+ Ultra Cameo has an estimate of $200,000. Hover to zoom

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2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set to be released on January 3, 2020

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On January 3, 2020, at 12:00 noon (ET) the Mint will release its first two products of the new year: The 2020 Birth Set (2oRD) and the 2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set (20RE)

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2020-W Proof Silver Eagle NGC special designations and labels

The 2020-W Proof Silver Eagle with the NGC Early Releases designation and label and with the NGC First Releases designation and West Point Mint Gold Star Label. Hover to zoom

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Bowers on collecting: Retrospective this week

For this week’s blog I reprint  information from a circular issued in 1885 by the Pacific Bank of San Francisco giving the status of money in the state at the time and paying respect to the double eagle, in particular (excerpts):
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2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set to be released on January 3, 2020

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On January 3, 2020, at 12:00 noon (ET) the Mint will release its first two products of the new year: The 2020 Birth Set (2oRD) and the 2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set (20RE)

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Niue and East India Company: Final Proof coins in popular “World Trade” coin series feature elegant Seated Liberty motif

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The East India Company Bullion Ltd, a subsidiary of the East India Company, in partnership with the Treasury of Niue, have released the fifth and final coin which is part of their popular series entitled “World Trade Coins,” launched in 2018

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

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Santa Ana, CA (December 19, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that it will display an incredible tribute to the Libertas Americana medal, assembled by the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation, at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, January 9-11, 2020

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

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Santa Ana, CA (December 19, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that it will display an incredible tribute to the Libertas Americana medal, assembled by the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation, at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, January 9-11, 2020

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Poland: New gold coin marks repatriation of gold reserves onto Polish soil

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The National Bank of Poland has released (18th December) new gold collector coins which highlight the National Bank’s repatriation of their pre-war gold reserves back onto Polish soil

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Bowers on collecting: Glories of the numismatic past

The Kring van Draiiorgelvrienden, a Dutch group of enthusiasts who collect and admire street organs, has as its motto:
While looking at the future, do not forget the glories of the past.
Similarly, in numismatics, we consider and try to predict the future while we are dealing with the present, and those who like history contemplate the glories of the numismatic past

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U.S. Mint sales report update: December 16, 2019

As many have eventually come to learn, the United States Mint’s cumulative sales figures have not been updated weekly on the Mint’s website since November 3, 2019. Thankfully, an update to sales figures between November 3 to December 16 has just been released

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U.S. Mint sales report update: December 16, 2019

As many have eventually come to learn, the United States Mint’s cumulative sales figures have not been updated weekly on the Mint’s website since November 3, 2019. Thankfully, an update to sales figures between November 3 to December 16 has just been released

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Dennis Tucker to present silver and gold medals at the February 2020 ANA Show

American Arts Gold Medallions on display at the West Point Mint. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Tucker)

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The war, God, and a two-cent idea

By Peter Rexford
I heard the bells on Christmas day, Their old familiar carols play,

Mild and sweet their songs repeat, Of peace on earth good will to men.
And in despair I bowed my head, There is no peace on earth I said,

For hate is strong and mocks the song, Of peace on earth, good will to men

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Romania: 30th anniversary of the revolution against communism remembered on new silver coins

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The Banca Naţională a României has released (16th December) new collector coins which remember the revolution that took place toward the end of 1989 and saw the removal of the last communist dictator to rule the country, ending dominance of the communist party in Romania, as well as restoring democracy after more than 40 years of an imposed communist government

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Q&A: Is collecting any type of coin a good investment?

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: Is collecting any type of coin a good investment?
A: No! The hobby collector—be it of coins, back-scratchers, or Bavarian beer mugs—is occasionally persuaded to purchase by impulse or sentiment. Indulging frequent lapses into irrationality is part of the fun of maintaining a hobby

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Gibraltar: New 50-pence collector’s coins celebrating 180th anniversary of famed “Penny Black” first stamp issue

The treasury of Gibraltar has released (3rd December) new gold and silver collector’s coins which are in celebration of the world’s first-ever postage stamp. The Penny Black, as it is referred to, is remembered as the world’s first postage stamp used in a public postal system

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Q&A: Is collecting any type of coin a good investment?

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: Is collecting any type of coin a good investment?
A: No! The hobby collector—be it of coins, back-scratchers, or Bavarian beer mugs—is occasionally persuaded to purchase by impulse or sentiment. Indulging frequent lapses into irrationality is part of the fun of maintaining a hobby

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NGC accepting submissions at NYINC

Stop by the NGC table at the New York International Numismatic Convention.

NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the New York International Numismatic Convention, at the Grand Hyatt in New York, NY, on Thursday, January 16 to 11:00 a

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Hungary: Bronze coin highlights Esztergom and Víziváros National Memorial as part of ongoing National Memorial Sites series

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has issued their latest bronze collector coin in tribute to the Esztergom, Várhegy és Víziváros Nemzeti Emlékhely (“Esztergom, Castle Hill, and Víziváros National Memorial Site”). The coins were officially issued on the 15th November 2019, during the Nemzeti Emlékezet Konferencia (“National Memory Conference”) organised by the Hungarian Heritage Institute (NÖRI)

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Georgia American Innovation $1 coin products on sale December 19

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing American Innovation $1 coins honoring Georgia on December 19 at noon EST. The Uncirculated coins are produced at the Mint’s Philadelphia and Denver facilities

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Expert to offer consultations at NGC booth at FUN Show

Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC booth.
NGC will be offering free one-on-one consultations with a renowned numismatist at the NGC booth (#104) at the FUN Show

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St. Helena and East India Company: New gold collector’s guineas in remembrance of the bicentenary anniversary of the death of King George III

The East India Company Bullion Ltd, a subsidiary of the East India Company, in partnership with the treasury of the government of St. Helena, have released 2020-dated gold Proof guinea coins in remembrance of the end of the reign of King George III

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Georgia American Innovation $1 coin products on sale December 19

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing American Innovation $1 coins honoring Georgia on December 19 at noon EST. The Uncirculated coins are produced at the Mint’s Philadelphia and Denver facilities

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Expert to offer consultations at NGC booth at ANA show

Renowned numismatist Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations at the NGC booth.
NGC will be offering free one-on-one consultations with a renowned numismatist at the NGC booth (#104) at the FUN Show

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Israel: 23rd coin released in ongoing “Biblical Art” series featuring the story of the 12 Spies

The Bank of Israel has released its 23rd collector’s coin which is part of the ongoing series entitled “Biblical Art.” First launched in 1995, the series focuses on some of the Bible’s most well-known stories with depictions featuring those persons or occurrences that feature prominently in the Holy Scriptures

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Bowers on collecting: A lonely chair

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In looking through some old publications the other day I came across this editorial by James Risk, written for Coin Galleries, a division of Stack’s, in 1970 (lightly edited):
This Editor, and I suspect any other of his species, in introspective moments feels that he occupies a lonely chair

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Bowers on collecting: A lonely chair

In looking through some old publications the other day I came across this editorial by James Risk, written for Coin Galleries, a division of Stack’s, in 1970 (lightly edited):
This Editor, and I suspect any other of his species, in introspective moments feels that he occupies a lonely chair. Time and time again he expounds basic truths, numismatic or otherwise, only to suspect that he’s whistling up a chimney

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Niue and East India Company: New gold collector’s guineas in remembrance of the bicentenary anniversary of the death of King George III

The East India Company Bullion Ltd, a subsidiary of the East India Company, in partnership with the treasury of the government of St. Helena, have released 2020-dated gold Proof guinea coins in remembrance of the end of the reign of King George III

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Romania: Latest coin in “History of Gold” series features exquisite coronation coins of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie

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The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has released (1st December) new gold Proof-quality coins which are part of their ongoing series entitled “History of Gold

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NGC to hold coin-grading contest at the 2020 FUN Show

Collectors and dealers can compete for prizes and recognition at the Orlando convention.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is excited to announce that it will hold a coin grading contest at the 2020 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in Orlando, Florida

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Rare 1856-S/s quarters discovered in amazing S.S. Central America treasure

This 1856 large “S” over small “s” mint mark quarter dollar, now graded PCGS EF-45, is one of nine examples of the elusive variety recently discovered in the treasure recovered from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S.S

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Japan: Fourth and final series of gold and silver 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic coins revealed

The Finance Ministry of Japan has unveiled (29th November) the fourth and final series of Olympic coinage which is scheduled for release later in 2020. The precious metal coins in the 4th series comprise one gold design and two silver designs which continue to highlight the various sports which will feature during the games of the XXXII Olympiad — commonly known as “Tokyo 2020

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Bahamas: New limited quantity gold bullion coins featuring sea life motifs launched

The Central Bank of the Bahamas has announced the imminent issue of two new bullion-quality gold coins, though with very limited mintages. The 2019-dated coins are the second year in which the Central Bank has launched gold coins, and due to their limited quantity, have been seen as collector’s pieces

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Unprecedented $50 million Gold Eagles Tyrant Collection exhibit at February Long Beach Expo

Graded PCGS MS-66+, this 1795 13 Leaves variety $10 gold coin is the finest known and one of the many highlights in the unprecedented $50 million “Eagles of The Tyrant Collection” exhibit at the February 2020 Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: Professional Coin Grading Service)

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Canada: “Canadian Fun and Festivities” coin series and finding the perfect Christmas tree

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest coin which is part of their 12-coin series entitled “Canadian Fun and Festivities,” focusing on the many pursuits of Canadian society throughout an ordinary year. From scenic routes to seasonal activities, along with countless festivals and festivities that lift spirits throughout the year, there is an array of activities, and many of them have been captured in the coin series that incorporates a colour depiction of the activity featured

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Bowers on collecting: “The Adventure of the Three Garridebs”

Ever since I was a kid I have enjoyed Sherlock Holmes stories. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories and four novels about the detective hero

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Australia: 2020-dated base-metal Proof set includes the Queen’s sixth effigy

The Royal Australian Mint has released the 2020-dated six-coin base-metal Proof sets which for the first year features the sixth effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The sixth portrait, created by Royal Mint UK engraver Jody Clark is the fifth likeness to be included on Australian coinage since the Queen’s accession in 1952

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PNG 2020 YN Scholarship Competition opens

Young Numismatists have until March 13, 2020, to submit an essay
(Temecula, California) December 2, 2019 — The annual Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist (YN) Scholarship Competition has opened. The PNG will provide a scholarship to a deserving YN to attend one session of the 2020 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 27-July 2 or July 4-9

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Rare 1856-S/s quarters discovered in amazing S.S. Central America treasure

This 1856 large “S” over small “s” mint mark quarter dollar, now graded PCGS EF-45, is one of nine examples of the elusive variety recently discovered in the treasure recovered from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S.S

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Switzerland: Tennis legend Roger Federer featured on new silver commemorative coin

The Swiss Federal Mint has launched (2nd December) new commemorative silver coins, which, for the first time in its history, is dedicated to a living person — tennis legend Roger Federer. As well as probably being Switzerland’s most successful individual sportsman, he is also the perfect ambassador for Switzerland

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European Central Bank: New president adds her signature to euro notes in ceremony at headquarters

The new president of the European Central Bank took part in a ceremony (27th November) in which she added her signature to a ceremonial display banknote, further solidifying her tenure as the head of the European Central Bank. Christine Lagarde, former head of the International Monetary Fund and a French national, was nominated in July 2019 and confirmed in September as the Central Bank’s new president for an eight-year non-renewable term

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Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin on sale December 5

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Washington — The 2019 United States Mint American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Pennsylvania will be available for purchase on December 5 at noon EST

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Vatican City: Inauguration of gold three-year coin series featuring beloved archangels

The Ufficio Filatelico e Numismatico Governatorato della Città del Vaticano — Holy See has announced (20th November) the issue of new gold coins which will launch the start of a three-year gold coin release dedicated to the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Beginning with the year 2019, the Vatican Treasury inaugurates the first of the three, featuring the archangel Michael

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Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin on sale December 5

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Washington — The 2019 United States Mint American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Pennsylvania will be available for purchase on December 5 at noon EST

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Bowers on collecting: A favorite coin

While poking around in my safety deposit box the other day, I paused to look at one of my favorite coins. I bought this in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction at the Whitman Coin Expo in March 2012, where it was described as follows:
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PCGS launches exclusive CAC Set Registry program

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November 25, 2019 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced new PCGS CAC Set Registry composites (sets), which will permit collectors to build collections of PCGS-graded coins that have been awarded a seal of approval from Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC)

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United Kingdom: New collector series launches with gold and silver Proof coins

The Royal Mint has released (25th November) new gold and silver collector’s coins which launch a new collector series entitled the “Great Engravers.” The series will highlight some of the Royal Mint’s great artisans who have made significant contributions to British coinage — many regarded as numismatic masterpieces

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New Jersey American Innovation $1 coin products on sale November 21

Washington — The United States Mint began accepting orders for rolls and bags of Uncirculated American Innovation $1 coins honoring New Jersey on November 21 at noon EST. The coins are from the Mint’s Philadelphia and Denver facilities

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Key date coins, the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof, and the future of American Silver Eagles: An interview with Eric Jordan

Eric Jordan, who has degrees in engineering and business, started as a collector of classic American issues like Prooflike Morgan dollars in the 1980s, but in the 1990s discovered he would not be able to complete that set and that indexed to inflation his collection had “leveled out or worse.” His attention then shifted to “the radical drop in high-end modern coin mintages” and the “low-risk opportunity they presented,” as he wrote in his well-received book, Modern Commemorative Coins (Krause, 2010)

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Spain: Silver and colour coins issued in celebration of Prado Museum’s bicentenary anniversary

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda has released (20th November) new anniversary coins which recognise the bicentenary anniversary of perhaps one of the world’s most renowned and respected museums in the world — the famed Prado. First opened to the public on the 19th November 1819, The Museo del Prado was initially conceived as the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture

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Key date coins, the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof, and the future of American Silver Eagles: An interview with Eric Jordan

By Louis Golino
Eric Jordan, who has degrees in engineering and business, started as a collector of classic American issues like Prooflike Morgan dollars in the 1980s, but in the 1990s discovered he would not be able to complete that set and that indexed to inflation his collection had “leveled out or worse.” His attention then shifted to “the radical drop in high-end modern coin mintages” and the “low-risk opportunity they presented,” as he wrote in his well-received book, Modern Commemorative Coins (Krause, 2010)

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Bill Fivaz will update the hobby on cherrypicking coin die varieties at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020

Dennis Tucker and Bill Fivaz reviewing die varieties at a November 21, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today’s hobby and the market at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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Two NGC-certified double eagles soar at Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night

1856-O Liberty Head double eagle graded NGC AU-53 that realized $264,000 (USD). Hover to zoom

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Monaco: Gadoury Monte Carlo autumn auction realises spectacular results

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Editions V Gadoury Auctions, with offices in Monte Carlo, held their two-day autumn auction on the 15th and 16th November

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United States Mint’s last America the Beautiful quarters three-coin set of 2019 on sale November 26

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Washington — The United States Mint will release the final America the Beautiful quarters three-coin set of 2019 on November 26 at noon EST

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Bill Fivaz will update the hobby on cherrypicking coin die varieties at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020

Dennis Tucker and Bill Fivaz reviewing die varieties at a November 21, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today’s hobby and the market at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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United States Mint’s last America the Beautiful quarters three-coin set of 2019 on sale November 26

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Washington — The United States Mint will release the final America the Beautiful quarters three-coin set of 2019 on November 26 at noon EST

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Switzerland: National Bank announces that time limit to exchange old banknotes is eliminated

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On the 13th November, the Swiss National Bank decided to rescind the regulation which invalidates Swiss Franc banknotes from redemption after a specific posted date

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Bowers on collecting: Excitement!

All bets were off, the room was up for grabs, and the sky was the limit at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore last week. Stack’s Bowers Galleries, the official auctioneer, issued not one but seven catalogs and sold nearly 10,000 lots! Price records rose left and right, especially for colonial and early American coins

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“In God We Trust” — Giving numismatic thanks

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Estonia: 100th anniversary of the University of Tartu celebrated on new €2 coins

The Bank of Estonia has officially launched (19th November) their second commemorative two-euro coin for 2019 which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the University in Tartu. As part of the official launch, a special strike was presented in the White Hall of the Tartu University Museum at 12:00 pm on the day

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Ireland: Latest silver Proof collector coins in “Modern Irish Musicians” series feature Phil Lynott

The Central Bank of Ireland has announced (6th November) that they will release their latest collector coins which is part of the series entitled “Modern Irish Musicians” that launched last year. The new silver Proof coins feature the singer Phil Lynott (1949–1986) and coincide with the 70th anniversary of his birth

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John W. Adams Collection of Comitia Americana Medals makes history

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Australia: Centenary anniversary of Qantas, the national airlines, celebrated on new dollar coin

The Royal Australian Mint has unveiled (15th November) new commemorative dollar coins to mark the centenary anniversary of Australia’s national airline carrier, Qantas. From humble beginnings in outback Queensland, the flying kangaroo remains an integral part of Australia’s renowned aviation industry and today is a poignant reminder of just how far the country’s aviation industry has come

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The Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders: GreatCollections to auction important time capsule of certified coins

(November 12, 2019)  Irvine, California — GreatCollections is pleased to announce the Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders.  The collection comprises nearly 100 certified coins that were graded in the early years of PCGS and NGC and have resided with one owner ever since

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Final Presidential Silver Medal of 2019 on sale November 18

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal (product code S806) on November 18 at noon EST. This is the sixth release in the Presidential Silver Medal series and the final medal of 2019

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Scotland: New modified design unveiled for £20 polymer banknote

The Bank of Scotland has unveiled (7th November) the modified design which will be included on their latest £20 banknote. In keeping with the specifications of circulation banknotes, which are taken from Bank of England banknotes, the new £20 banknotes will be printed on polymer and will also be reduced in their dimensions

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Final Presidential Silver Medal of 2019 on sale November 18

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal (product code S806) on November 18 at noon EST. This is the sixth release in the Presidential Silver Medal series and the final medal of 2019

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PCGS announces new dual encapsulation of U.S. Mint serialized COAs alongside 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles

An artist’s rendition of the new PCGS dual encapsulation of a 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle and accompanying United States Mint certificate of authenticity. Hover to zoom

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U.S. Mint special release

As part of the limited mintage release of the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (San Francisco Mint), the United States Mint is making a limited quantity of the coins available to the public at the Whitman Coin Baltimore Expo on Thursday, November 14.
Want a chance to bring home one of these beautiful and highly anticipated coins? Quantities will be limited and only one coin can be purchased per household

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Austria: 2020 begins with new celebratory holiday silver and copper collector’s coins

The Austrian Mint has launched new 2020-dated New Year’s collector’s coins with the theme of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of Vienna’s legendary Musikverein concert hall in 1870. In keeping with the anniversary, the 2020 New Year’s coin features the Greek god, Apollo

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Who do you thank in a numismatic book?

“It takes a village to raise a child,” the old saying goes, and the same could be said about creating a good numismatic book. This brings to mind the most prolific numismatic writer of all time, Q

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Romania: New silver Proof coins remember 75th anniversary of the establishment of the West University of Timișoara

The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has announced that they will release, on the 18th November, new silver Proof quality coins which are in observance of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Western University of Timișoara.
Since the city of Timișoara was ceded from Hungary to Romania by the Treaty of Trianon on the 4th June 1920, it was only fitting during the same year, King Ferdinand I (reigned 1914–1927) awarded Timișoara the status of a university centre

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Bowers on collecting: Goal to go for the expo!

The Whitman Coin Expo opens in the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday and continues through Saturday. If you plan to attend and want to say hi to me, track me down on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday morning

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PCGS announces exclusive APMEX partnership to offer new bullion FirstStrike service for 2020

(November 13, 2019) — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has partnered with APMEX, the largest online retailer of precious metals, to offer an exciting new product geared toward bullion enthusiasts beginning in 2020. It combines APMEX’s popular MintDirect products with desirable PCGS FirstStrike certification eligibility

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Romania: New silver Proof coins remember 75th anniversary of the establishment of the West University of Timișoara

The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has announced that they will release, on the 18th November, new silver Proof quality coins which are in observance of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Western University of Timișoara.
Since the city of Timișoara was ceded from Hungary to Romania by the Treaty of Trianon on the 4th June 1920, it was only fitting during the same year, King Ferdinand I (reigned 1914–1927) awarded Timișoara the status of a university centre

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Bowers on collecting: Goal to go for the expo!

The Whitman Coin Expo opens in the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday and continues through Saturday. If you plan to attend and want to say hi to me, track me down on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday morning

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U.S. Mint special release

As part of the limited mintage release of the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (San Francisco Mint), the United States Mint is making a limited quantity of the coins available to the public at the Whitman Coin Baltimore Expo on Thursday, November 14.
Want a chance to bring home one of these beautiful and highly anticipated coins? Quantities will be limited and only one coin can be purchased per household

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Austria: 2020 begins with new celebratory holiday silver and copper collector’s coins

The Austrian Mint has launched new 2020-dated New Year’s collector’s coins with the theme of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of Vienna’s legendary Musikverein concert hall in 1870. In keeping with the anniversary, the 2020 New Year’s coin features the Greek god, Apollo

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Who do you thank in a numismatic book?

“It takes a village to raise a child,” the old saying goes, and the same could be said about creating a good numismatic book. This brings to mind the most prolific numismatic writer of all time, Q

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PCGS announces new dual encapsulation of U.S. Mint serialized COAs alongside 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles

An artist’s rendition of the new PCGS dual encapsulation of a 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle and accompanying United States Mint certificate of authenticity. Hover to zoom

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2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin on sale November 14

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65

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2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin on sale November 14

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65

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2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin on sale November 14

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65

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Canada: Distinct Canadian horse features on gold and rhodium-plated silver Proof coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched new collector coins with an eye-catching design, in terms of depiction and using plating effectively to highlight an exceptional equine-themed design.
For thousands of years, horses have played a significant role in transforming the world, with no other partnership between man and another species being as beneficial

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2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin on sale November 14

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (product code 19XE) on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65

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Canada: Distinct Canadian horse features on gold and rhodium-plated silver Proof coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched new collector coins with an eye-catching design, in terms of depiction and using plating effectively to highlight an exceptional equine-themed design.
For thousands of years, horses have played a significant role in transforming the world, with no other partnership between man and another species being as beneficial

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin on sale November 14

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin on sale November 14

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST

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Latvia: New silver Proof coin marks centenary anniversary of Latvia’s war of independence

The Latvijas Banka is issuing (7th November) silver collector coins entitled “Freedom Fights (1918–1920),” which are dedicated to the Latvian War of Independence and all the people who helped to win independence and hold freedom in high esteem. The Republic of Latvia as it is known today was born on the ruins of empires that had collapsed as a result of World War I

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Why I wrote In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Bowers on collecting: To certify or not to certify, that is the question

I have been part of a recent discussion as to whether early American medals should be certified by PCGS or NGC when they are offered at auction.
This is a conundrum

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over

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United States Mint launches 50th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

Salmon, Idaho — The United States Mint officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. This is the fifth and final quarter of 2019, and the 50th coin overall in the program

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin on sale November 14

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST

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Unexpectedly high demand leads the Guide Book of United States Coins back to press

(Pelham, Alabama) — In a sign of the strength of the coin-collecting hobby, dramatically higher than usual demand has caused Whitman Publishing to go back to press with the spiralbound version of the Guide Book of United States Coins, 73rd edition.
The Guide Book, published since 1946 and popularly known as the “Red Book,” is the best-selling annual price guide for the coin-collecting hobby

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India: Silver commemorative coins celebrate 150th anniversary of the birth of the Mahatma

The Reserve Bank of India has issued silver commemorative coins in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the country’s national hero, Mohandas K. Gandhi — otherwise affectionately known as the Mahatma, or, “venerable soul

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Unexpectedly high demand leads the Guide Book of United States Coins back to press

(Pelham, Alabama) — In a sign of the strength of the coin-collecting hobby, dramatically higher than usual demand has caused Whitman Publishing to go back to press with the spiralbound version of the Guide Book of United States Coins, 73rd edition.
The Guide Book, published since 1946 and popularly known as the “Red Book,” is the best-selling annual price guide for the coin-collecting hobby

Continue reading on Mint News Blog

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Unexpectedly high demand leads the Guide Book of United States Coins back to press

(Pelham, Alabama) — In a sign of the strength of the coin-collecting hobby, dramatically higher than usual demand has caused Whitman Publishing to go back to press with the spiralbound version of the Guide Book of United States Coins, 73rd edition.
The Guide Book, published since 1946 and popularly known as the “Red Book,” is the best-selling annual price guide for the coin-collecting hobby

Continue reading on Mint News Blog

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Unexpectedly high demand leads the Guide Book of United States Coins back to press

(Pelham, Alabama) — In a sign of the strength of the coin-collecting hobby, dramatically higher than usual demand has caused Whitman Publishing to go back to press with the spiralbound version of the Guide Book of United States Coins, 73rd edition.
The Guide Book, published since 1946 and popularly known as the “Red Book,” is the best-selling annual price guide for the coin-collecting hobby

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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India: Silver commemorative coins celebrate 150th anniversary of the birth of the Mahatma

The Reserve Bank of India has issued silver commemorative coins in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the country’s national hero, Mohandas K. Gandhi — otherwise affectionately known as the Mahatma, or, “venerable soul

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Final 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin on sale November 14

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (product code 19AN) on November 14 at noon EST

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United States Mint launches 50th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

Salmon, Idaho — The United States Mint officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. This is the fifth and final quarter of 2019, and the 50th coin overall in the program

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United States Mint launches 50th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

Salmon, Idaho — The United States Mint officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. This is the fifth and final quarter of 2019, and the 50th coin overall in the program

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United States Mint launches 50th America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin

Salmon, Idaho — The United States Mint officially launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. This is the fifth and final quarter of 2019, and the 50th coin overall in the program

Continue reading on Mint News Blog

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Bowers on collecting: To certify or not to certify, that is the question

I have been part of a recent discussion as to whether early American medals should be certified by PCGS or NGC when they are offered at auction.
This is a conundrum

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over

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Latvia: New silver Proof coin marks centenary anniversary of Latvia’s war of independence

The Latvijas Banka is issuing (7th November) silver collector coins entitled “Freedom Fights (1918–1920),” which are dedicated to the Latvian War of Independence and all the people who helped to win independence and hold freedom in high esteem. The Republic of Latvia as it is known today was born on the ruins of empires that had collapsed as a result of World War I

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Why I wrote In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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NGC accepting submissions at Whitman Winter Expo

NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, at the Baltimore Convention Center from Thursday, November 14 through 11:00 a.m

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Coin-corde: World-first gold quarter sovereign marks 50th anniversary of supersonic jet

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Hattons of London strikes exclusive gold quarter sovereign to honour the 50th anniversary of Concorde’s first supersonic flight
World’s first Reverse-Frosted quarter sovereign celebrates this incredible feat of engineering
A limited-edition collector’s item, with just 4,999 quarter sovereigns minted

Hattons of London is releasing the world’s first Reverse-Frosted quarter sovereign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first supersonic flight of Concorde

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Must-know tips to avoid gold scams

(Temecula, California) November 4, 2019 — 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, advises the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a nonprofit organization of many of the country’s top rare coin and bullion coin experts.
In recent months, law enforcement officials in Florida, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and Utah have charged several reputedly unscrupulous merchants with selling counterfeit coins to unsuspecting investors and/or not paying for genuine coins submitted for sale by customers

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South Africa: New two-ounce double-crown silver Proof Krugerrand strikes debut

The South African Treasury has authorised the release of new two-ounce silver Proof coins which bear the design of the internationally renowned and admired “Krugerrand,” introduced initially as a bullion product in 1967. The bullion coin industry was conceived when the concept of a legal tender gold coin linked to the daily gold price was introduced in South Africa

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Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarters on sale today

Washington — The United States Mint opened sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho today at noon EST. This is the fifth release of 2019 and the 50th overall in the program

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Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarters on sale today

Washington — The United States Mint opened sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho today at noon EST. This is the fifth release of 2019 and the 50th overall in the program

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Coin hoards, treasures, and troves: Separating truth from taradiddles!

The second edition of Q. David Bowers’s Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released by Whitman Publishing

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Coin hoards, treasures, and troves: Separating truth from taradiddles!

The second edition of Q. David Bowers’s Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released by Whitman Publishing

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Coin hoards, treasures, and troves: Separating truth from taradiddles!

The second edition of Q. David Bowers’s Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released by Whitman Publishing

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Collecting the Libertad coin series

Mexico — the world’s largest silver producer — operates the oldest mint in North America, the Casa de Moneda, founded in 1535. In the modern era, the mint introduced the world’s first major silver bullion coin, the Libertad (which means “liberty” or “freedom”), in 1982 — the year after it debuted a gold version

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Delaware American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin on sale November 7

Washington — The 2019 United States Mint American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring innovation from Delaware will be available for purchase on November 7 at noon EST. Delaware is the first state to be honored in this series

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Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation joins forces with CrimeDex

(Temecula, California) October 30, 2019 — The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) has been granted membership into CrimeDex, the world’s largest criminal investigation network composed of more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, and criminal investigators across the United States and around the globe.
“The CrimeDex platform allows members to send out alerts, develop leads, and track criminal trends and patterns,” explained Doug Davis, ACEF director of Anti-Counterfeiting

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Austria: Popular collector series “Reaching for the Sky” continues with second silver Proof coin

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The Mint of Austria has launched (16th October) the second coin in the series entitled “Reaching for the Sky,” which celebrates the pioneers of powered aviation, including pilot Igo Etrich (1879–1967), who broke records in 1910 by flying for 140 kilometres (87 miles) across northern Austria, and Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974), a famed American aviator who became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927

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Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarters on sale November 4

Washington — The United States Mint opens sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho on November 4 at noon EST. This is the fifth release of 2019 and the 50th overall in the program

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Poland: 140th anniversary of the founding of Krakow’s National Museum remembered on new silver Proof coin

The National Bank of Poland has issued new silver Proof crown coins in celebration of Krakow’s National Museum, which was founded 140 years ago. Established in 1879, under a resolution of the Kraków City Council, it is now the oldest and the largest Polish museum, which is known as the National Museum

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Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust shows numismatic research is alive and well

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Ancient silver bar with cartouche bearing the name of Pharaoh Tutankhamun to be offered at auction

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The Swiss auction house Numismatica Genevensis SA has announced they will offer in their upcoming auction on the 18th and 19th November 2019, an object that could revolutionise monetary history as we know it

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Low mintage 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle NGC special labels and designations

2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle with the San Francisco label and First Releases designation (left) and with the Early Releases label and designation (right). Hover to zoom

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Low mintage 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle NGC special labels and designations

2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle with the San Francisco label and First Releases designation (left) and with the Early Releases label and designation (right). Hover to zoom

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Ancient silver bar with cartouche bearing the name of Pharaoh Tutankhamun to be offered at auction

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The Swiss auction house Numismatica Genevensis SA has announced they will offer in their upcoming auction on the 18th and 19th November 2019, an object that could revolutionise monetary history as we know it

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Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarters on sale November 4

Washington — The United States Mint opens sales for products featuring the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho on November 4 at noon EST. This is the fifth release of 2019 and the 50th overall in the program

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Poland: 140th anniversary of the founding of Krakow’s National Museum remembered on new silver Proof coin

The National Bank of Poland has issued new silver Proof crown coins in celebration of Krakow’s National Museum, which was founded 140 years ago. Established in 1879, under a resolution of the Kraków City Council, it is now the oldest and the largest Polish museum, which is known as the National Museum

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Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust shows numismatic research is alive and well

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust shows numismatic research is alive and well

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust shows numismatic research is alive and well

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Bill Fivaz reviewing Cherrypickers’ Guide entries at an October 24, 2019, editorial meeting.

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United States Mint to launch Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarter on November 6

The United States Mint will hold the launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m

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Canada: Double crown silver coin replicates Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new double crown-size coins that have replicated one of Canada’s most iconic landmarks, the Centennial Flame, which is located on Parliament Hill in the capital city of Ottawa. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Lester B

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Third 2019 United States Mint youth-oriented product on sale October 31

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set (product code 19RX) on October 31 at noon EDT

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Estonia: Going against the trend, Central Bank announces plans to issue 10 million one-cent coins into circulation

The Bank of Estonia has announced that they have ordered 10 million one-cent coins from the Kremnica Mint in Slovakia to meet the needs of merchants for low-value euro-cent coins to use with cash payments in the years ahead. As Estonians readily circulate five-cent coins and larger denominations routinely, the bank deems there are sufficient quantities of the other six denominations to meet the demands of the public

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Third 2019 United States Mint youth-oriented product on sale October 31

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set (product code 19RX) on October 31 at noon EDT

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Estonia: Going against the trend, Central Bank announces plans to issue 10 million one-cent coins into circulation

The Bank of Estonia has announced that they have ordered 10 million one-cent coins from the Kremnica Mint in Slovakia to meet the needs of merchants for low-value euro-cent coins to use with cash payments in the years ahead. As Estonians readily circulate five-cent coins and larger denominations routinely, the bank deems there are sufficient quantities of the other six denominations to meet the demands of the public

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Canada: New silver Proof dollar coin issued in remembrance of Louis Riel, the “father of Manitoba”

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled and launched (22nd October) new coins which commemorate Louis Riel’s place in Canadian history on the 175th anniversary of his birth, as well as being a celebration of the cultural legacy of the Métis Nation and its resilience. The 2019-dated special edition Proof dollar highlights the contributions of Louis Riel (1844-1885) and the Métis Nation to the story of Canada

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Cherrypickers’ Guide coauthor Bill Fivaz working on the upcoming Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II, at an editorial meeting on October 24, 2019.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing is calling on the hobby community for photographs of die varieties of U

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Bill Fivaz reviewing Cherrypickers’ Guide entries at an October 24, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing is calling on the hobby community for photographs of die varieties of U

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Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 coin products on sale October 24

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing American Innovation $1 coins honoring Pennsylvania on October 24 at noon EDT. This is the second of four American Innovation $1 coins the Mint will release this year

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British Indian Ocean Territory: Third coin in the “Turtles” series features the leatherback turtle

The government and treasury of the British Indian Ocean Territory have released their latest collector’s 50-pence coin which is part of the current “Turtles” colour design series. The third coin of five, when completed, features the leatherback turtle

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Canada: New silver Proof dollar coin issued in remembrance of Louis Reil, the “father of Manitoba”

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled and launched (22nd October) new coins which commemorate Louis Riel’s place in Canadian history on the 175th anniversary of his birth, as well as being a celebration of the cultural legacy of the Métis Nation and its resilience. The 2019-dated special edition Proof dollar highlights the contributions of Louis Riel (1844-1885) and the Métis Nation to the story of Canada

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Canada: Double crown silver coin replicates Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new double crown-size coins that have replicated one of Canada’s most iconic landmarks, the Centennial Flame, which is located on Parliament Hill in the capital city of Ottawa. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Lester B

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United States Mint to launch Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness quarter on November 6

The United States Mint will hold the launch ceremony for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Cherrypickers’ Guide coauthor Bill Fivaz working on the upcoming Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II, at an editorial meeting on October 24, 2019.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing is calling on the hobby community for photographs of die varieties of U

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Canada: New silver Proof dollar coin issued in remembrance of Louis Reil, the “father of Manitoba”

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled and launched (22nd October) new coins which commemorate Louis Riel’s place in Canadian history on the 175th anniversary of his birth, as well as being a celebration of the cultural legacy of the Métis Nation and its resilience. The 2019-dated special edition Proof dollar highlights the contributions of Louis Riel (1844-1885) and the Métis Nation to the story of Canada

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British Indian Ocean Territory: Third coin in the “Turtles” series features the leatherback turtle

The government and treasury of the British Indian Ocean Territory have released their latest collector’s 50-pence coin which is part of the current “Turtles” colour design series. The third coin of five, when completed, features the leatherback turtle

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U.S. coin designer Emily Damstra signs exclusive PCGS signature label deal

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(Santa Ana, California) — Emily Damstra, a natural science illustrator and current U

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Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 coin products on sale October 24

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing American Innovation $1 coins honoring Pennsylvania on October 24 at noon EDT. This is the second of four American Innovation $1 coins the Mint will release this year

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East India Company and St. Helena launch annual gold coin series with new Una and the lion gold three-coin set

The East India Company Bullion Ltd, in association with the government of St. Helena, has launched (10th October) a new collector gold set of coins which is in remembrance of the bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria

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NGC-certified Continental dollar realizes $180,000 at Heritage auction

1776 Continental dollar, graded NGC MS-65, realized $180,000.
Pewter coin from the founding of the United States is graded NGC MS-65

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Italy: Exquisite and historic Cathedral of Milan features on new silver Proof coin

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has released new €10 silver Proof quality coins (2nd October) that are part of their popular series entitled “Italy of Arts,” which was first begun in 2012. The latest coin features one of the world’s most exquisite structures whose history only enhances its beauty, the Milan Cathedral

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Georgia: New collector’s coin issued in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the National Bank

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The National Bank of Georgia has announced the issue of silver Proof collector coins that are issued in celebration of the country’s first National Bank, which was established 100 years ago, in December 1919

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Beth Deisher teaches families how to win “The Widow Game”

Beth Deisher’s Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited has been released in a new third edition by Whitman Publishing. The 304-page volume is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide

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Latvia: Latest silver Proof collector coin highlights “Gifts of the Forest”

The Bank of Latvia has launched (14th October) new silver Proof collector’s coins which focus on the country’s cultural relationship with nature and the affinity Latvians have with their forests. Entitled “Gifts of the Forest,” the coin’s issue is dedicated to Latvia’s values and sense of traditions created by the sense of belonging and uniting its people

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Latvia: Latest silver Proof collector coin highlights “Gifts of the Forest”

The Bank of Latvia has launched (14th October) new silver Proof collector’s coins which focus on the country’s cultural relationship with nature and the affinity Latvians have with their forests. Entitled “Gifts of the Forest,” the coin’s issue is dedicated to Latvia’s values and sense of traditions created by the sense of belonging and uniting its people

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Georgia: New collector’s coin issued in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the National Bank

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The National Bank of Georgia has announced the issue of silver Proof collector coins that are issued in celebration of the country’s first National Bank, which was established 100 years ago, in December 1919

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Romania: New silver Proof coin issued in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Northern Transylvania

The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei will release (14th October) new commemorative silver Proof coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the return of Northern Transylvania to Romania.
Northern Transylvania, a region previously part of the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire, was awarded to the Kingdom of Romania after the Great War and by the 1920 Treaty of Versailles, though not formally ratified

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Beth Deisher teaches families how to win “The Widow Game”

Beth Deisher’s Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited has been released in a new third edition by Whitman Publishing. The 304-page volume is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide

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Beth Deisher teaches families how to win “The Widow Game”

Beth Deisher’s Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited has been released in a new third edition by Whitman Publishing. The 304-page volume is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide

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Beth Deisher teaches families how to win “The Widow Game”

Beth Deisher’s Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited has been released in a new third edition by Whitman Publishing. The 304-page volume is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide

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NGC-certified 1776 Continental dollar a highlight of Heritage sale in Dallas

Heritage Auctions is offering the high-grade rarity in October 17-19 event.
A 1776 Continental dollar graded NGC MS-65 is among the coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) that are expected to draw high bids at an October 2019 sale presented in Dallas by Heritage Auctions, the collectibles auction powerhouse

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