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Tokelau: Leaping out of the ocean, new silver ounce bullion coins feature flying fish

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The government of Tokelau has authorised the release of new 2020-dated silver one-ounce coins which are part of an overall 12-coin series entitled “Tokelau Sealife” and features various species that live near this South Pacific Island

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United States Mint introduces rolls and bags of Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins on September 29

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins packaged in collectible rolls and bags beginning on September 29 at noon EDT. These new additions to the Mint’s product lineup contain uncirculated $1 coins from the Philadelphia and Denver facilities

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Greece: New gold Proof coin to be issued as part of “Greek Mythology” series features the Olympian God Hermes

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The Bank of Greece has launched (21st September) new gold Proof quality collector coins as part of their current “Greek Mythology” series highlighting on some of the most well-known stories: The Gods and Goddesses, in tales which are almost 4,000 years old and have stood the test of time

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Three iconic coin dealers inducted into PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Professional Coin Grading Service Names Bruce Amspacher, Greg Roberts, and Catherine Bullowa-Moore for Prestigious Honor
(Santa Ana, California) September 24, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has named three longtime coin dealers and numismatic leaders to the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame. Every year, PCGS inducts a small handful of distinguished dealers into the Hall of Fame, and this year the world’s premier third-party grading service is adding the names of three well-deserving individuals to the hall of numismatic luminaries

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St. Helena — East India Company: The stately peacock, the national bird of India, features on second gold and silver coins in Treasures of India collection

The government and treasury of St. Helena, in partnership with the East India Company, have released (23rd September) their latest gold and silver coins struck in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, which is part of the series entitled “Treasures of India

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St. Helena — East India Company: The stately peacock, the national bird of India, features on second gold and silver coins in Treasures of India collection

The government and treasury of St. Helena, in partnership with the East India Company, have released (23rd September) their latest gold and silver coins struck in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, which is part of the series entitled “Treasures of India

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Three iconic coin dealers inducted into PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

Professional Coin Grading Service Names Bruce Amspacher, Greg Roberts, and Catherine Bullowa-Moore for Prestigious Honor
(Santa Ana, California) September 24, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has named three longtime coin dealers and numismatic leaders to the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame. Every year, PCGS inducts a small handful of distinguished dealers into the Hall of Fame, and this year the world’s premier third-party grading service is adding the names of three well-deserving individuals to the hall of numismatic luminaries

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United States Mint introduces rolls and bags of Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins on September 29

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for Connecticut American Innovation $1 coins packaged in collectible rolls and bags beginning on September 29 at noon EDT. These new additions to the Mint’s product lineup contain uncirculated $1 coins from the Philadelphia and Denver facilities

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Greece: New gold Proof coin to be issued as part of “Greek Mythology” series features the Olympian God Hermes

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The Bank of Greece has launched (21st September) new gold Proof quality collector coins as part of their current “Greek Mythology” series highlighting on some of the most well-known stories: The Gods and Goddesses, in tales which are almost 4,000 years old and have stood the test of time

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Tokelau: Leaping out of the ocean, new silver ounce bullion coins feature flying fish

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The government of Tokelau has authorised the release of new 2020-dated silver one-ounce coins which are part of an overall 12-coin series entitled “Tokelau Sealife” and features various species that live near this South Pacific Island

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will reconvene in March 2021

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in November 2020
(Baltimore, Maryland) — The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was prohibited from being held November 12–14, 2020, due to Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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United Kingdom: 2021-dated popular “Queen’s Beasts” gold and silver coins unleashed

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th September) the 2021-dated gold and silver collector’s edition of the immensely popular series entitled “The Queen’s Beasts,” first launched in 2016

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British Virgin Islands: Piedfort silver Proof crown coins issued to remember the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s crossing

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The government and treasury of the British Virgin Islands have launched new Piedfort silver Proof crown coins which are in remembrance of the 400th anniversary of the historic crossing of the Mayflower

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The Bob R. Simpson Collection debuts at $14.6 million at Heritage Auctions

The results exceeded every expectation I had
— Bob R. Simpson

Dallas, Texas (September 21, 2020) — “Numismatic royalty

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British Virgin Islands: Piedfort silver Proof crown coins issued to remember the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s crossing

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The government and treasury of the British Virgin Islands have launched new Piedfort silver Proof crown coins which are in remembrance of the 400th anniversary of the historic crossing of the Mayflower

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The Bob R. Simpson Collection debuts at $14.6 million at Heritage Auctions

The results exceeded every expectation I had
— Bob R. Simpson

Dallas, Texas (September 21, 2020) — “Numismatic royalty

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United Kingdom: 2021-dated popular “Queen’s Beasts” gold and silver coins unleashed

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th September) the 2021-dated gold and silver collector’s edition of the immensely popular series entitled “The Queen’s Beasts,” first launched in 2016

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Israel: Abraham Accords peace agreements are signed and celebrated with new gold and silver official medals

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Israel Coins and Medals Corporation has commissioned commemorative medals in celebration of the historic signing of the Abraham Accords, which are peace agreements signed on the 15th September between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Israel with the Kingdom of Bahrain

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Spectacular NGC-graded double eagle in the spotlight at Heritage sale

1907 High Relief Wire Rim Saint-Gaudens double eagle graded NGC PF-69 and pedigreed to the Tacasyl Collection. Hover to zoom

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United Kingdom: Partnership announced between Royal Mint and NGC to offer certified coins

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The Royal Mint, along with the American-based Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, have announced (15th September) the formation of a partnership to offer coin collectors and investors encapsulated, authenticated, and graded products from the Royal Mint’s portion of new releases

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will reconvene in March 2021

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in November 2020
(Baltimore, Maryland) — The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was prohibited from being held November 12–14, 2020, due to Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Spectacular NGC-graded double eagle in the spotlight at Heritage sale

1907 High Relief Wire Rim Saint-Gaudens double eagle graded NGC PF-69 and pedigreed to the Tacasyl Collection. Hover to zoom

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United Kingdom: Partnership announced between Royal Mint and NGC to offer certified coins

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The Royal Mint, along with the American-based Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, have announced (15th September) the formation of a partnership to offer coin collectors and investors encapsulated, authenticated, and graded products from the Royal Mint’s portion of new releases

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Israel: Abraham Accords peace agreements are signed and celebrated with new gold and silver official medals

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Israel Coins and Medals Corporation has commissioned commemorative medals in celebration of the historic signing of the Abraham Accords, which are peace agreements signed on the 15th September between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Israel with the Kingdom of Bahrain

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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David Lawrence Rare Coins and nuTilt Imaging bring new, immersive technology to the hobby

Virginia Beach, Virginia: David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) and nuTilt Imaging are excited to introduce a brand-new imaging technology to the hobby of numismatics. NuTilt is a patent-pending process that brings coin imaging to life! The limitation of coin images today is that they are static; nuTilt breaks this barrier, showing how the light catches all areas of a coin just like it does when you tilt it in your palm

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Egypt: Central Bank governor confirms plans to produce polymer banknotes for early 2021

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The governor of the Central Bank of Egypt has confirmed (10th September) they will begin to print Egyptian pound banknotes on polymer from the beginning of 2021

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Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin on sale September 18

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve in the U.S

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Canada: New $2 colour circulation coins remember 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released (4th September) new commemorative $2 coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a conflict in which the Canadian armed forces had been fighting since September 1939

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The U.S. Mint commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War II

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The following is an excerpt of an article by Stephanie Meredith on the website of the United States Mint
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to sell collection of Larry H. Miller, Utah jazz owner, for nearly 25 years

1804 Draped Bust dollar, PCGS PR-65. Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets by teleconference September 22, 2020, and September 23, 2020

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the numismatic press
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting by teleconference from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (EDT) on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (EDT) on Wednesday, September 23.
Agenda (subject to change):

Review and discussion of obverse and reverse candidate designs for the U

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meets by teleconference September 22, 2020, and September 23, 2020

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the numismatic press
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting by teleconference from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (EDT) on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (EDT) on Wednesday, September 23.
Agenda (subject to change):

Review and discussion of obverse and reverse candidate designs for the U

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Canada: New $2 colour circulation coins remember 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released (4th September) new commemorative $2 coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a conflict in which the Canadian armed forces had been fighting since September 1939

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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The U.S. Mint commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War II

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The following is an excerpt of an article by Stephanie Meredith on the website of the United States Mint
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to sell collection of Larry H. Miller, Utah jazz owner, for nearly 25 years

1804 Draped Bust dollar, PCGS PR-65. Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries

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Egypt: Central Bank governor confirms plans to produce polymer banknotes for early 2021

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The governor of the Central Bank of Egypt has confirmed (10th September) they will begin to print Egyptian pound banknotes on polymer from the beginning of 2021

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Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin on sale September 18

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve in the U.S

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Switzerland: New silver commemorative coins remember 150th anniversary, formation of Swiss Fire Brigade Association

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The Swiss Federal Mint has launched (3rd September) 2020-dated 20-franc commemorative silver coins which are in conjunction with the country’s national Fire Brigade Association and the 150th anniversary of their formation

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David Lawrence Rare Coins and nuTilt Imaging bring new, immersive technology to the hobby

Virginia Beach, Virginia: David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) and nuTilt Imaging are excited to introduce a brand-new imaging technology to the hobby of numismatics. NuTilt is a patent-pending process that brings coin imaging to life! The limitation of coin images today is that they are static; nuTilt breaks this barrier, showing how the light catches all areas of a coin just like it does when you tilt it in your palm

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Bowers on collecting: Focus on a famous hoard — Talbot, Allum & Lee coppers

Obverse and reverse of a 1795 Talbot, Allum & Lee copper cent. These were made in Birmingham, England, to the order of a New York City merchant

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Australia: Seven Sisters constellation features on latest coin in “Star Dreaming” series

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The Royal Australian Mint has released (3rd September) their latest silver Proof coins in the series entitled “Star Dreaming” launched in May of this year and which highlights some of the more memorable stories in Aboriginal folklore about the constellations seen in the Southern Hemisphere

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Benelux: New three-nations mint set celebrates 75 years of peace and freedom in the region

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A three-nations Brilliant Uncirculated mint set has been assembled by the Issuing Authorities of the Belgian Finance Ministry, the Dutch Finance Ministry, and the Luxembourgish Treasury in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the Benelux Customs Union, which was organised between the three countries

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United States Mint and Royal Mint collaborate on Mayflower Anniversary coins and medals

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) and The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) have collaborated to create two limited-edition sets marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage

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NGC expands ASF Special Label to Innovation dollars

A 2020-S Maryland Innovation dollar and a 2019-S New Jersey Innovation dollar, both holdered reverse up with the ASF special label. Hover to zoom

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Switzerland: Highly anticipated tennis legend Roger Federer collector gold coins now available

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The Swiss Federal Mint has launched (3rd September) 2020-dated 50-franc commemorative gold coins, which, for the first time in its history, is dedicated to a living person — tennis legend Roger Federer

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Whitman Publishing releases A Guide Book of Collectible Postcards, by Bowers and Martin

New Book Will Appeal to Coin Collectors and Other Hobbyists
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Collectible Postcards, by Q. David Bowers and Mary L

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Switzerland: Highly anticipated tennis legend Roger Federer collector gold coins now available

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The Swiss Federal Mint has launched (3rd September) 2020-dated 50-franc commemorative gold coins, which, for the first time in its history, is dedicated to a living person — tennis legend Roger Federer

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San Marino: €2 commemorative coin issued in remembrance of outstanding 18th century artist Giambattista Tiepolo

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The Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino has issued (27th August) new €2 commemorative coins for 2020 for the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the death of Italian artist Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770), who is considered the greatest painter of the 18th century and the last exponent of the glorious Venetian school

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Hungary: Ingot-shaped silver Proof coins issued featuring Kiskunság National Park

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The Hungarian National Bank will issue (2nd September) new silver Proof ingot-shaped coins which feature a motif highlighting the Kiskunság National Park (KNP) located in Danube–Tisza Bács-Kiskun county

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Bowers on collecting: “With the ever-circling years comes round the Age of Gold.”

THE GILDED AGE
The Gilded Age for the American $20 gold coin or double eagle began in 1849 when this new denomination was created, spawned by discovery of gold on the American River in January 1848, which expanded to become a worldwide sensation. With the arrival of the Forty-Niners the next year and statehood for California in 1850, the United States extended from sea to shining sea

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United States Mint announces designs for coin and medal honoring the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

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Washington — Today, the United States Mint (Mint) is officially announcing the designs for the 2020 End of World War II 75th Anniversary Coin and Medal Program

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Whitman Publishing releases A Guide Book of Collectible Postcards, by Bowers and Martin

New Book Will Appeal to Coin Collectors and Other Hobbyists
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Collectible Postcards, by Q. David Bowers and Mary L

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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United States Mint announces designs for coin and medal honoring the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

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Washington — Today, the United States Mint (Mint) is officially announcing the designs for the 2020 End of World War II 75th Anniversary Coin and Medal Program

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Bowers on collecting: “With the ever-circling years comes round the Age of Gold.”

THE GILDED AGE
The Gilded Age for the American $20 gold coin or double eagle began in 1849 when this new denomination was created, spawned by discovery of gold on the American River in January 1848, which expanded to become a worldwide sensation. With the arrival of the Forty-Niners the next year and statehood for California in 1850, the United States extended from sea to shining sea

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Hungary: Ingot-shaped silver Proof coins issued featuring Kiskunság National Park

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The Hungarian National Bank will issue (2nd September) new silver Proof ingot-shaped coins which feature a motif highlighting the Kiskunság National Park (KNP) located in Danube–Tisza Bács-Kiskun county

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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San Marino: €2 commemorative coin issued in remembrance of outstanding 18th century artist Giambattista Tiepolo

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The Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino has issued (27th August) new €2 commemorative coins for 2020 for the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the death of Italian artist Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770), who is considered the greatest painter of the 18th century and the last exponent of the glorious Venetian school

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Fresh, high-end coins star in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 40

Record prices realized as coin market yet again shows strength in an uncertain world
(Lincroft, NJ — August 29, 2020) — Legend Rare Coin Auctions just concluded an immensely successful Regency Auction, the firm’s 40th, in Las Vegas. The official auction of the PCGS Members Only Show, LRCA’s hand-curated, boutique-style offered a wide array of popular coins in many different series

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Netherlands: Third silver ducat in “Castles” series features historic Hoensbroek Castle

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The Royal Dutch Mint has released (27th August) the third silver proof Ducat which is part of their new series entitled “Historic Castles” that combines the traditional depiction of the Anonymous Knight and representations of the 12 Dutch provinces by including images of famous Dutch historic castles located in various towns and villages

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Fresh, high-end coins star in Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 40

Record prices realized as coin market yet again shows strength in an uncertain world
(Lincroft, NJ — August 29, 2020) — Legend Rare Coin Auctions just concluded an immensely successful Regency Auction, the firm’s 40th, in Las Vegas. The official auction of the PCGS Members Only Show, LRCA’s hand-curated, boutique-style offered a wide array of popular coins in many different series

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Netherlands: Third silver ducat in “Castles” series features historic Hoensbroek Castle

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The Royal Dutch Mint has released (27th August) the third silver proof Ducat which is part of their new series entitled “Historic Castles” that combines the traditional depiction of the Anonymous Knight and representations of the 12 Dutch provinces by including images of famous Dutch historic castles located in various towns and villages

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Updated Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins debuts in a new second edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins, second edition, by Q. David Bowers

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Updated Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins debuts in a new second edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins, second edition, by Q. David Bowers

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Heritage Auctions expects a gold rush for the “Original Goldbug” Collection by James Dines

1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim, PR-69 NGC. Hover to zoom

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Niue: Step back in time while going Back to the Future with new licence plate silver and colour rectangular coin

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The government and treasury of Niue have released new, innovative rectangular coins in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the release of one of the world’s most popular and exciting feature-length movies

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Cook Islands: Impressive three-dimensionally designed silver Proof coin salutes real heroes

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The government and treasury of the Cook Islands have released new impressively designed silver Proof coins which utilise smartminting technology to create a three-dimensional design which is dedicated to the real heroes of our time

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CSNS hires Larry Shepherd as convention manager

The Central States Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the hiring of Colorado Springs, CO, coin dealer Larry Shepherd as its new convention manager.
Convention operations previously were overseen by Convention General Chairman Kevin Foley and Bourse Chairman Patricia Foley, whose positions were eliminated in a reorganization this summer

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United States Mint opens sales of colorized Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins on August 28

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for colorized Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins on August 28 at noon EDT

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Bowers on collecting: A good way to hold gold

Time flies, and it seems like only yesterday that I with the help of Robert J. Galiette created what turned out to be a very popular book: Liberty Head Double Eagles 1849-1907: The Gilded Age of Coinage

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PCGS will grade historic colorized United States Mint coins

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2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coins will be a first for the Mint
(Santa Ana, California) — August 26, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will grade and have special insert labels for colorized 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame clad half dollars and silver dollars, the first colorized coins to ever be officially issued by the United States Mint

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PCGS will grade historic colorized United States Mint coins

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2020 Basketball Hall of Fame coins will be a first for the Mint
(Santa Ana, California) — August 26, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will grade and have special insert labels for colorized 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame clad half dollars and silver dollars, the first colorized coins to ever be officially issued by the United States Mint

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Bowers on collecting: A good way to hold gold

Time flies, and it seems like only yesterday that I with the help of Robert J. Galiette created what turned out to be a very popular book: Liberty Head Double Eagles 1849-1907: The Gilded Age of Coinage

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Cook Islands: Impressive three-dimensionally designed silver Proof coin salutes real heroes

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The government and treasury of the Cook Islands have released new impressively designed silver Proof coins which utilise smartminting technology to create a three-dimensional design which is dedicated to the real heroes of our time

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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United States Mint opens sales of colorized Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins on August 28

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for colorized Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins on August 28 at noon EDT

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Heritage Auctions expects a gold rush for the “Original Goldbug” Collection by James Dines

1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim, PR-69 NGC. Hover to zoom

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Niue: Step back in time while going Back to the Future with new licence plate silver and colour rectangular coin

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The government and treasury of Niue have released new, innovative rectangular coins in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the release of one of the world’s most popular and exciting feature-length movies

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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CSNS hires Larry Shepherd as convention manager

The Central States Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the hiring of Colorado Springs, CO, coin dealer Larry Shepherd as its new convention manager.
Convention operations previously were overseen by Convention General Chairman Kevin Foley and Bourse Chairman Patricia Foley, whose positions were eliminated in a reorganization this summer

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Belgium: Prolific and historic 16th century printer, Christoffel Plantin, featured on new silver Proof collector coin

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (19th August) new €10 silver Proof collector coins in honour of the 500th birthday anniversary and recognition of 470 years since the arrival in Antwerp of the world’s first industrialised book printer

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No significant “panic selling” of gold, reports Accredited Precious Metals Dealers

Younger buyers entering market and Baby Boomers are still acquiring precious metals
(Temecula, California) August 18, 2020 — During the recent profit-taking and market correction, major retail sellers of physical gold and silver coins and ingots say they did not encounter significant panic selling by customers. They report younger buyers have entered the market and Baby Boomers continue buying gold and silver bullion coins, according to the Accredited Precious Metals Dealer division (APMD) of the nonprofit Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG)

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United States Mint opens sales for Uncirculated palladium coin on September 24

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2020 American Palladium Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin (product code 20EK) on September 24 at noon EDT.
The coin contains one ounce of 99

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United Kingdom: Second crown coins introduce the Royal Menagerie as part of ongoing “Tower of London” series

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th August) the latest crown coins which introduce the Royal Menagerie and continue the epic story of London’s most imposing royal palace and fortress with the “Tower of London” series

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Silver dollar commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage on sale August 18

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar products beginning at noon EDT on August 18, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which gave women the right to vote

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PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars, Part II

In my last column, I noted how I purposely sent two PCI Morgan dollars with specific PCI Silver Eagles bearing similar toning and patterns, testing PCGS to see if it would cross over the Morgans.
My “Economy” submission came back with graded Eagles and DNC (Did Not Cross) Morgan dollars, as depicted in the photo below

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Coin designer Justin Kunz signs exclusive Basketball Hall of Fame coin Signature PCGS labels

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The celebrated United States Mint designer is hand signing PCGS labels to be paired with Basketball Hall of Fame Coins
(Santa Ana, California) — Coin designer Justin Kunz is autographing Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) labels being paired with 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins

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Bowers on collecting: What might have been

What might have been but wasn’t: Lots of food for thought. The other day I read a list of other such things that included these items:
Bennett Cerf, former head of Random House, stated the most memorable incident in his career was rejecting Margaret Mitchell’s manuscript for Gone With the Wind, which went on to fame and fortune elsewhere!
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Augsburger and Orosz selected as 2020 Numismatic Literary Guild Clemy winners

August 18, 2020 — Respected researchers and award-winning numismatic authors Len Augsburger and Joel Orosz have received yet another prestigious award. They have been selected as the joint 2020 recipients of The Clemy, the highest honor given by the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG)

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Australia: Third triangular gold and silver coins issued in popular “Australian Shipwrecks” bullion series

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The Royal Australian Mint has released the third coin which is part of the popular and unique “Australian Shipwrecks” series that focuses on some of the continent’s most intriguing tales of mysterious and tragic shipwrecks recorded

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United States Mint opens sales for Uncirculated palladium coin on September 24

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2020 American Palladium Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin (product code 20EK) on September 24 at noon EDT.
The coin contains one ounce of 99

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Australia: Third triangular gold and silver coins issued in popular “Australian Shipwrecks” bullion series

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The Royal Australian Mint has released the third coin which is part of the popular and unique “Australian Shipwrecks” series that focuses on some of the continent’s most intriguing tales of mysterious and tragic shipwrecks recorded

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Augsburger and Orosz selected as 2020 Numismatic Literary Guild Clemy winners

August 18, 2020 — Respected researchers and award-winning numismatic authors Len Augsburger and Joel Orosz have received yet another prestigious award. They have been selected as the joint 2020 recipients of The Clemy, the highest honor given by the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG)

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Bowers on collecting: What might have been

What might have been but wasn’t: Lots of food for thought. The other day I read a list of other such things that included these items:
Bennett Cerf, former head of Random House, stated the most memorable incident in his career was rejecting Margaret Mitchell’s manuscript for Gone With the Wind, which went on to fame and fortune elsewhere!
Monopoly icon

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Coin designer Justin Kunz signs exclusive Basketball Hall of Fame coin Signature PCGS labels

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The celebrated United States Mint designer is hand signing PCGS labels to be paired with Basketball Hall of Fame Coins
(Santa Ana, California) — Coin designer Justin Kunz is autographing Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) labels being paired with 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative coins

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars, Part II

In my last column, I noted how I purposely sent two PCI Morgan dollars with specific PCI Silver Eagles bearing similar toning and patterns, testing PCGS to see if it would cross over the Morgans.
My “Economy” submission came back with graded Eagles and DNC (Did Not Cross) Morgan dollars, as depicted in the photo below

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United Kingdom: Second crown coins introduce the Royal Menagerie as part of ongoing “Tower of London” series

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The Royal Mint has launched (17th August) the latest crown coins which introduce the Royal Menagerie and continue the epic story of London’s most imposing royal palace and fortress with the “Tower of London” series

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Silver dollar commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage on sale August 18

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Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) will accept orders for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial silver dollar products beginning at noon EDT on August 18, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which gave women the right to vote

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British Antarctic Territory: First-ever bi-metallic £2 commemorative coin marks bicentenary of the discovery of Antarctica

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The government and treasury of the British Antarctic Territory has issued (12th August) their first-ever bi-metallic coins, which are in recognition of the bicentenary anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins remember the 50th anniversary of voting rights for women

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The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the second design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the granting of voting rights to women in Andorra

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Heritage Auctions’ offerings of finest-known coins from U.S. and England push ANA sales past $33 million

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo forced to cancel November 2020 bourse at Baltimore Convention Center: “Save the date” issued for alternate venue

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
(Baltimore, Maryland)—The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo scheduled for November 12–14, 2020, has been forced to move from the Baltimore Convention Center by Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo forced to cancel November 2020 bourse at Baltimore Convention Center: “Save the date” issued for alternate venue

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
(Baltimore, Maryland)—The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo scheduled for November 12–14, 2020, has been forced to move from the Baltimore Convention Center by Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Heritage Auctions’ offerings of finest-known coins from U.S. and England push ANA sales past $33 million

Hover to zoom. Images by Heritage Auctions

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Canada: Large silver coin celebrates 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Northwest Territories

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new large-size silver coins which are in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Canada’s Northwest Territories, one of the largest regions of land in North America. At 1,144,000 square kilometres (442,000 square miles), it represents 34 percent of Canada’s landmass

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The ESM Collection of Large Cents realizes over $4.6 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August Rarities Night sale

1793 Wreath cent S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, PCGS VG-10, Parmelle Collection. Hover to zoom

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United Kingdom: New crown coins issued in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

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The Royal Mint has released (10th August) new gold and silver Proof crown coins, which are in remembrance of the end of the Second World War that engulfed the world in fighting from Europe to Asia and involved armies from North America

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NGC Registry featured set: USA-Philippines

This month’s featured set belongs to coin928.
This month, we are delighted to share the striking and detailed NGC Registry set, USPI-Complete, USA-Philippines, 1903-1945, Complete, Including Varieties by coin928

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Final sale of 2019 silver Enhanced Proof coin (19XE)

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the numismatic press today
The remaining quantity of 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coins product code 19XE will go on sale at noon EDT, Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  This product will only be available for sale on the Mint website

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Bowers on collecting: Blame it on Hurricane Diane!

By almost any evaluation the 1955 Doubled Die cent is the most famous die error in the Lincoln cent series. The date and all obverse lettering are dramatically doubled

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Andorra: New €2 commemorative coins remember the 50th anniversary of voting rights for women

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The Servei Emissions Andorra has unveiled the second design for their 2020-dated €2 commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the granting of voting rights to women in Andorra

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NGC Registry featured set: USA-Philippines

This month’s featured set belongs to coin928.
This month, we are delighted to share the striking and detailed NGC Registry set, USPI-Complete, USA-Philippines, 1903-1945, Complete, Including Varieties by coin928

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Bowers on collecting: Blame it on Hurricane Diane!

By almost any evaluation the 1955 Doubled Die cent is the most famous die error in the Lincoln cent series. The date and all obverse lettering are dramatically doubled

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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The ESM Collection of Large Cents realizes over $4.6 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August Rarities Night sale

1793 Wreath cent S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, PCGS VG-10, Parmelle Collection. Hover to zoom

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Final sale of 2019 silver Enhanced Proof coin (19XE)

The following comes from an e-mail sent to the numismatic press today
The remaining quantity of 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coins product code 19XE will go on sale at noon EDT, Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  This product will only be available for sale on the Mint website

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United Kingdom: New crown coins issued in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

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The Royal Mint has released (10th August) new gold and silver Proof crown coins, which are in remembrance of the end of the Second World War that engulfed the world in fighting from Europe to Asia and involved armies from North America

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Award-winning Guide Book of United States Paper Money coming in an updated seventh edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — An updated and revised seventh edition of the Guide Book of United States Paper Money will be available in September 2020. The new book is a collector’s price guide and history of the paper currency of the United States dating from federal issues introduced during the Civil War to modern-day cash

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PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials loaded with hot deals

Professional Coin Grading Service Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials
(Santa Ana, California) August 5, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out many exciting offers for those who submit and grade their coins, banknotes, medals, and tokens through September 22, 2020. These valuable limited-time deals include free return shipping and major discounts for add-on services

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PCGS Quarter Quest winners split $2,000 prize for finding 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands quarter

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Two Collectors Receive Grand Prize for Finding First 2020-W U

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Norway: 20-kronor commemorative coins issued for the 100th anniversary of birth of author Anne-Cath Vestly

The Norges Bank has issued 20-kronor (USD 2.20) commemorative circulation quality coins to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the eminent author Anne-Cath Vestly, who was born on the 15th February 1920

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Canada: Large silver coin celebrates 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Northwest Territories

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new large-size silver coins which are in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Canada’s Northwest Territories, one of the largest regions of land in North America. At 1,144,000 square kilometres (442,000 square miles), it represents 34 percent of Canada’s landmass

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PCGS Quarter Quest winners split $2,000 prize for finding 2020-W U.S. Virgin Islands quarter

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Two Collectors Receive Grand Prize for Finding First 2020-W U

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Norway: 20-kronor commemorative coins issued for the 100th anniversary of birth of author Anne-Cath Vestly

The Norges Bank has issued 20-kronor (USD 2.20) commemorative circulation quality coins to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the eminent author Anne-Cath Vestly, who was born on the 15th February 1920

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PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials loaded with hot deals

Professional Coin Grading Service Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials
(Santa Ana, California) August 5, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out many exciting offers for those who submit and grade their coins, banknotes, medals, and tokens through September 22, 2020. These valuable limited-time deals include free return shipping and major discounts for add-on services

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Niue: Inventor Alfred Nobel features on third coin in “Geniuses of the 19th Century” series

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The government and treasury of the island state of Niue have released the third coin in their ongoing collector series entitled “Geniuses of the 19th Century

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PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars

I have been collecting PCGS Silver Eagles for more than six years, marveling at their toning. You can see my PCGS Showcase set by clicking here

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PCGS adds three senior collectibles experts, two tenured team members promoted

New Acquisitions Lead Corporate, Coin & Banknote Departments
(Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently welcomed to its team three key professionals with rich numismatic expertise and business experience. Joining the company are longtime collector and seasoned business executive David Steinberger as Vice President of Customer Experience, numismatist Sanjay C

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NGC Collectors Society Elite members enjoy many benefits

A Gold Buffalo with the NGC Tatanka Special Label and a Silver Eagle with the NGC Silver Eagle Label and Black “Retro” Holder, all available exclusively to bulk submitters. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Macaroni penguin featured on new, small-sized gold Proof coins

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The Treasury of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands have released new gold Proof coins which include a motif that will be seen on colour-produced 50-pence coins released later this year as part of a four-coin series featuring one of the region’s most well-known wildlife species: The penguin

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Q&A: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system?

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The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system, as did most other countries that subsequently emerged from British domination?
A: The reason was not, as some have suggested, to disassociate the United States from everything English

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Bowers on collecting: Focus on a great book

Whenever anyone asks me for suggestions on several books to start a good numismatic library, I always recommend the standard work by  William H. Sheldon, Early American Cents, 1949,  mostly available in its 1958 second edition retitled Penny Whimsy

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United States Mint releases public service announcement regarding circulating coins

Washington — the United States Mint (Mint) has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) addressing the current coin circulation issue.  The PSA can be viewed here:

In the PSA, Mint Director David J

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Award-winning Guide Book of United States Paper Money coming in an updated seventh edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — An updated and revised seventh edition of the Guide Book of United States Paper Money will be available in September 2020. The new book is a collector’s price guide and history of the paper currency of the United States dating from federal issues introduced during the Civil War to modern-day cash

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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United States Mint releases public service announcement regarding circulating coins

Washington — the United States Mint (Mint) has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) addressing the current coin circulation issue.  The PSA can be viewed here:

In the PSA, Mint Director David J

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Bowers on collecting: Focus on a great book

Whenever anyone asks me for suggestions on several books to start a good numismatic library, I always recommend the standard work by  William H. Sheldon, Early American Cents, 1949,  mostly available in its 1958 second edition retitled Penny Whimsy

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Q&A: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system?

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The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system, as did most other countries that subsequently emerged from British domination?
A: The reason was not, as some have suggested, to disassociate the United States from everything English

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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NGC Collectors Society Elite members enjoy many benefits

A Gold Buffalo with the NGC Tatanka Special Label and a Silver Eagle with the NGC Silver Eagle Label and Black “Retro” Holder, all available exclusively to bulk submitters. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Macaroni penguin featured on new, small-sized gold Proof coins

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The Treasury of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands have released new gold Proof coins which include a motif that will be seen on colour-produced 50-pence coins released later this year as part of a four-coin series featuring one of the region’s most well-known wildlife species: The penguin

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Niue: Inventor Alfred Nobel features on third coin in “Geniuses of the 19th Century” series

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The government and treasury of the island state of Niue have released the third coin in their ongoing collector series entitled “Geniuses of the 19th Century

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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PCGS adds three senior collectibles experts, two tenured team members promoted

New Acquisitions Lead Corporate, Coin & Banknote Departments
(Santa Ana, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently welcomed to its team three key professionals with rich numismatic expertise and business experience. Joining the company are longtime collector and seasoned business executive David Steinberger as Vice President of Customer Experience, numismatist Sanjay C

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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PCI Silver Eagles versus PCI Morgan dollars

I have been collecting PCGS Silver Eagles for more than six years, marveling at their toning. You can see my PCGS Showcase set by clicking here

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Canada: New colour $2 circulation coins commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Bill Reid

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released new $2 commemorative coins in honour of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Iljuwas, known as Bill Reid (1920-1998), who brought Haida art and culture to a global audience

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Enjoy 2020 “Gold Rush” prudently, advises Accredited Precious Metals Dealers

(Temecula, California) July 31, 2020 — 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 (APMD) division of the nonprofit Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG).
“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 PNG-APMD President Richard Weaver

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Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

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Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

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Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

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Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

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Connecticut American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin available

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The United States Mint (Mint) began accepting orders for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Connecticut on July 21 at noon EDT

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United States Mint announces designs for George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 coin and Barbara Bush First Spouse gold coin

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the George H.W

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Bowers on collecting: Liberty Head double eagles

Time flies, and it seems like only yesterday that I with the help of Robert J. Galiette created what turned out to be a very popular book: Liberty Head Double Eagles 1849-1907: The Gilded Age of Coinage

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Bowers on collecting: Liberty Head double eagles

Time flies, and it seems like only yesterday that I with the help of Robert J. Galiette created what turned out to be a very popular book: Liberty Head Double Eagles 1849-1907: The Gilded Age of Coinage

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

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United States Mint announces designs for George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 coin and Barbara Bush First Spouse gold coin

Washington — The United States Mint (Mint) today officially announced the designs for the George H.W

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Connecticut American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin available

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The United States Mint (Mint) began accepting orders for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Connecticut on July 21 at noon EDT

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Ukraine: Now-postponed Tokyo Olympic Games theme for new silver Proof crown coins

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The National Bank of Ukraine has issued (22nd July) new silver collector coins which are in recognition of Ukraine’s National Olympic Team, who would have been competing alongside top-class world athletes this month

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Historic collections of United States coins and exonumia offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction

1793 Wreath cent, S-NC-3 Strawberry Leaf, VG10BN, Parmelle Collection. Images by Professional Coin Grading Service

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United Arab Emirates: New silver Proof coin celebrates now-postponed Expo 2020 hosted in Dubai

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The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has released new silver Proof quality coins on the occasion of the Emirate hosting Expo 2020 in their capital city of Dubai

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NGC Innovation dollar slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money festivities

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Pittsburgh, PA — The August 4 to 8 ANA Convention cancellation disrupted plans that were already in place to enhance the weeklong event

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United States Mint statement on circulating coins

Washington — The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the disruption of the supply channels of circulating coinage — the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters that the American people and businesses use in their day-to-day transactions. The United States Mint is part of the solution to this issue, but we need your help as well

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United States Mint statement on circulating coins

Washington — The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the disruption of the supply channels of circulating coinage — the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters that the American people and businesses use in their day-to-day transactions. The United States Mint is part of the solution to this issue, but we need your help as well

Continue reading on Coin Update News

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United Arab Emirates: New silver Proof coin celebrates now-postponed Expo 2020 hosted in Dubai

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The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has released new silver Proof quality coins on the occasion of the Emirate hosting Expo 2020 in their capital city of Dubai

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NGC Innovation dollar slab was to be part of cancelled American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money festivities

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Pittsburgh, PA — The August 4 to 8 ANA Convention cancellation disrupted plans that were already in place to enhance the weeklong event

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NGC introduces “Early Production” designation for early Mint strikes

A 1996 American Silver Eagle with the Early Production designation and a 2012-S American Silver Eagle with the Early Production, Struck in 2011 designation. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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United Kingdom: DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin features on latest “Innovation in Science” coin series

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The Royal Mint has released (20th July) new 50-pence commemorative coins which honour one of the country’s most eminent scientists of the 20th century

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Q&A: Who argued for the inclusion of a silver half dime among the early coinage denominations, and what was his argument?

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The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: Jefferson and Hamilton favored the copper half cent as a coin useful to the poor

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NGC introduces “Early Production” designation for early Mint strikes

A 1996 American Silver Eagle with the Early Production designation and a 2012-S American Silver Eagle with the Early Production, Struck in 2011 designation. Images by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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Q&A: Who argued for the inclusion of a silver half dime among the early coinage denominations, and what was his argument?

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The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: Jefferson and Hamilton favored the copper half cent as a coin useful to the poor

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United Kingdom: DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin features on latest “Innovation in Science” coin series

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The Royal Mint has released (20th July) new 50-pence commemorative coins which honour one of the country’s most eminent scientists of the 20th century

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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NGC-certified key date Double Eagle among highlights in Heritage August U.S. coins sale

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An 1870-CC $20 graded NGC AU-50 has already reached six figures weeks before the auction ends

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Ukraine: Silver one-ounce bullion coin series featuring Archangel Michael and new reverse design

The National Bank of Ukraine has released (10th July) their silver one-ounce bullion coins, which are part of their annual “Archangel” series begun in 2011. For the 2020-dated issue, the silver coins feature a new reverse design, which, for the first time, includes the new currency symbol ₴ for the hryvnia-denominated coins

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Attempt made to sell fake $300,000 gold coin

Seller is suspect in another counterfeits case
(Temecula, California) July 14, 2020 — Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at auction last year. The seller also is a suspect in an earlier case involving fakes, according to Doug Davis, Director of the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF)

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NGC-certified key date Double Eagle among highlights in Heritage August U.S. coins sale

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An 1870-CC $20 graded NGC AU-50 has already reached six figures weeks before the auction ends

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Ukraine: Silver one-ounce bullion coin series featuring Archangel Michael and new reverse design

The National Bank of Ukraine has released (10th July) their silver one-ounce bullion coins, which are part of their annual “Archangel” series begun in 2011. For the 2020-dated issue, the silver coins feature a new reverse design, which, for the first time, includes the new currency symbol ₴ for the hryvnia-denominated coins

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NGC certifies a Ceremonial Strike Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollar

Sheryl Swoops, Tom Uram, and Julius Erving at the Ceremonial Strike event.
During the ceremony, numismatic dignitaries and basketball greats struck their own dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Proof silver dollars

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Greece: New €2 commemorative coin issued on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of union with Thrace

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The Bank of Greece has issued (16th July) their second €2 annual commemorative coins that remember the centenary anniversary of the union of the region of Thrace with the Greek State, which occurred in 1920

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Attempt made to sell fake $300,000 gold coin

Seller is suspect in another counterfeits case
(Temecula, California) July 14, 2020 — Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents now are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at auction last year. The seller also is a suspect in an earlier case involving fakes, according to Doug Davis, Director of the ACEF Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF)

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