Category Archives: 2018

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2019 Canadian dollar coin marks 50th anniversary of the country’s decriminalization of homosexuality

50 years ago, Pierre Trudeau, the father of Canadian Prime
Minister Justin Trudeau, introduced amendments to Canada’s Criminal Code in
1967 that decriminalized same-sex relationships two years later. His words
regarding the matter echoed a very libertarian sentiment:
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1980

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Argentina: New $2 and $10 circulation coins complete latest series

The Banco de la Republica Argentina has issued (19th December) the two remaining coin denominations planned as part of their new series of re-designed and revised circulation coins and banknotes. The latest denominations are the $2 and $10 coins which feature a silk floss tree and a calden tree, respectively

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Argentina: New $2 and $10 circulation coins issued completes latest series

The Banco de la Republica Argentina has issued (19th December) the two remaining coin denominations planned as part of their new series of re-designed and revised circulation coins and banknotes. The latest denominations are the $2 and $10 coins which feature a silk floss tree and a calden tree, respectively

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First International Coin Designer Training program held in Shanghai

2018 International Coin Designer Training at Shanghai Mint participants
In early December the Chinese Mint held the first International Coin Designer Training program at its Shanghai branch mint, which brought together several prominent coin designers from Europe, the U.S

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Greece: New silver collector coin dedicated to the centenary anniversary of the Hellenic Mathematical Society

The Bank of Greece has announced that they have issued, on the 20th December, their last silver Proof collector coin for 2018 and will be in recognition of the centenary anniversary of the founding of the Hellenic Mathematical Society.
Greece has a rich tradition in mathematics since antiquity, with such figures as Thales, Pythagoras, Euclid, and Archimedes

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Netherlands: 11th silver ducat in current series focuses on the province of Groningen

The Royal Dutch Mint has released (6th December) the latest silver ducat which is part of their current series, with this coin featuring the historical province of Groningen. The silver ducat was once a very important means of payment for international Dutch trade between 1659 and 1816

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Kenya: New circulation coin series introduced by president

The Central Bank of Kenya has launched (11th December) a new series of circulation coins that updates both the designs and brings the coins in line with a 2010 constitutional provision which legislated the removal of presidential and political portraits from all future circulation type coins and banknotes.
As part of the preparation for deciding on new designs, the Central Bank of Kenya invited the public to provide their views on the elements that they wished to see depicted on the coins

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NGC, NCS, and PMG appoint the Singapore Mint an Official Submission Center

The companies’ collaboration will make NGC, NCS, and PMG services more accessible to collectors and dealers in Singapore and throughout the region.
The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has appointed the Singapore Mint an Official Submission Center in Singapore

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Bowers on collecting: Happy New Year!

As we ring out the old year and ring in the new I wish you and your extending family and friends a happy, healthy, prosperous, and numismatically enjoyable 2019.
The rare coin market continues to
be dynamic with many buyers, at levels that are in some series 25% or so lower
than they were at the height of the recent market, which I calculate as being
August 2013

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Bowers on collecting: Happy New Year!

As we ring out the old year and ring in the new I wish you and your extending family and friends a happy, healthy, prosperous, and numismatically enjoyable 2019.
The rare coin market continues to
be dynamic with many buyers, at levels that are in some series 25% or so lower
than they were at the height of the recent market, which I calculate as being
August 2013

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Bowers on collecting: Happy New Year!

As we ring out the old year and ring in the new I wish you and your extending family and friends a happy, healthy, prosperous, and numismatically enjoyable 2019.
The rare coin market continues to
be dynamic with many buyers, at levels that are in some series 25% or so lower
than they were at the height of the recent market, which I calculate as being
August 2013

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Coin Invest Trust: Golden Dragon Egg

Description

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

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

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CIT’s Gilded Jolly Pig

Description
The obverse of the pig-shaped coin features the emblem of the Mongolian National Bank in a slightly deepened circle, while below in Cyrillic spelling is 1000 togrog, and below in Latin spelling is MONGOLIA 1 OZ .999 SILVER

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Happy Holidays to all our readers

This time of year seems to come sooner and sooner each year. It’s hard to believe that 2018 is almost over, but it has been such an eventful year regarding coins and banknotes — circulation and commemoratives alike

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Groundbreaking new benefit at Heritage Auctions: Make Offer to Owner archive

Heritage Auctions members can now view all pending, rejected, and accepted resale offers back to 2009
Dallas, Texas (December 18, 2018) — Heritage Auctions’ Make Offer to Owner (MOtO) program, through which clients can make anonymous offers on lots previously sold at auction, has added an extremely useful new feature showing the amount and status of every resale offer ever made via the website of Heritage Auctions.
Any Heritage member who sees a previously auctioned item of interest with a Make Offer to Owner button has the option of submitting an offer, after which the item’s owner can accept or decline the offer, or submit a counter-offer to the potential buyer

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Bowers on collecting: Silver dollars in 1955 and 1956

The following is from the manuscript of the autobiography I have been working on for quite a few years. Today it is fascinating to review the past, such as my spending Gem 1928 Peace dollars because I had too many of them

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A platinum set from 1839 that once belonged to Great Prince Georgy Mikhailovich

Platinum coins rank among the greatest and most sought-after rarities of Russian numismatics. In their upcoming Berlin auction, auction house Künker will offer a complete set of said rarities of exceptional condition, which once belonged to Georgy Mikhailovich, arguably the most famous collector of Russian coins

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Sri Lanka: Central Bank announces the issue of four re-designed circulation coin denominations

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has unveiled (27th November) a new series of circulation coins with the face value of 10, five, two, and one rupee. The bank’s objectives for the production and issue of the new coins is aimed at reducing the cost of coin production, increasing the durability of coins, easing transport, and being easily identifiable by visually impaired people

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin appoints Thomas J. Uram to succeed Mary N. Lannin as CCAC chair

Thomas “Tom” J. Uram has recently been appointed by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to succeed Mary N

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

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

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United States Mint officially launches new multi-year $1 coin program

15-year initiative celebrates the Nation’s significant innovations and pioneering spirit
Washington — The United States Mint hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today to kick off the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, a multi-year initiative honoring innovators and innovations from each state, the District of Columbia and five U.S

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Natural Perspectives coin series: The Gecko

Description of the Coin
The blank in the shape of a gecko bears a round collector’s mark on the obverse with the coat of arms of Palau, above REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below 5 $, and in the field to the left Gecko, 1 oz • Ag .999, 2018

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United States Mint to hold launch ceremony for new multi-year $1 coin program honoring American Innovation on December 14

Join the United States Mint for the official launch of the American Innovation $1 Coin Program on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 11:30 a.m

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Pakistan: Circulation commemorative coin issued to mark International Anti-Corruption Day

The State Bank of Pakistan issued (9th December) new commemorative coins which are minted in support of and mark International Anti-Corruption Day. On the 31st October 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against corruption and also designated the 9th December as International Anti-Corruption Day to raise public awareness for anti-corruption

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Bowers on collecting: A 1796 token “unsurpassed in beauty”

The 1796 British Settlement in Kentucky token, popularly called the Myddelton token, was struck in England but refers to the United States.
A Planned Settlement in Kentucky
In 1796 in England, Philip Parry Price, either surnamed Myddelton or from Myddelton, planned a real estate promotion whereby British citizens were to purchase tracts of land in Kentucky

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Portugal: Latest collector coin issued in honour of Portuguese architect and designer Eduardo Souto Moura

The Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda has released new coins which are in honour of one of the country’s most prominent architects — Eduardo Elísio Machado Souto de Moura. Born in the city of Porto in 1952, the country’s second largest city after Lisbon, he is better known as Eduardo Souto de Moura, and was the recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2011 and the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2013

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PCGS builds for the future, names Brett Charville president

(Santa Ana, California) December 10, 2018 — As part of the strategic plans by parent company Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) to improve and expand services and products for collectors and dealers worldwide, professional numismatist Brett Charville has been named president of the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), effective January 1, 2019

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United States Mint set to release introductory American Innovation $1 coin products on December 14

Washington — The United States Mint is pleased to announce the opening of sales on December 14 at noon (EST), for $1 coin products introducing the United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new 15-year initiative honors innovators and innovations from each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U

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United States Mint set to release introductory American Innovation $1 coin products on December 14

Washington — The United States Mint is pleased to announce the opening of sales on December 14 at noon (EST), for $1 coin products introducing the United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new 15-year initiative honors innovators and innovations from each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U

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United States Mint set to release introductory American Innovation $1 coin products on December 14

Washington — The United States Mint is pleased to announce the opening of sales on December 14 at noon (EST), for $1 coin products introducing the United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new 15-year initiative honors innovators and innovations from each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U

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CAC coins bring premiums in November

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Dallas and in internet sales during November. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Canada: Snow days are captured on new silver Proof holiday coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released a new holiday-themed coin in time for the festive days of Christmas and New Year’s Day. The new coin focuses on one of the country’s most well-known weather-related themes, snow, and the playful side which the little crystals seem to bring out in all of us

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United States Mint set to release introductory American Innovation $1 coin products on December 14

Washington — The United States Mint is pleased to announce the opening of sales on December 14 at noon (EST), for $1 coin products introducing the United States Mint American Innovation $1 Coin Program. The new 15-year initiative honors innovators and innovations from each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U

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The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin, the first release of the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, to be released on December 14

The United States Mint’s American Innovation $1 Coin Program is set to release its first coin on December 14. The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin (18GA), minted at the San Francisco Mint, is the first in a series that will produce unique coins for each of the 50 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and various U

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The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin, the first release of the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, to be released on December 14

The United States Mint’s American Innovation $1 Coin Program is set to release its first coin on December 14. The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin (18GA), minted at the San Francisco Mint, is the first in a series that will produce unique coins for each of the 50 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and various U

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The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin, the first release of the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, to be released on December 14

The United States Mint’s American Innovation $1 Coin Program is set to release its first coin on December 14. The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin (18GA), minted at the San Francisco Mint, is the first in a series that will produce unique coins for each of the 50 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and various U

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Incredible finest Proof Morgans set will be exhibited by PCGS Set Registry at 2019 FUN

(Orlando, Florida) December 6, 2018 — The finest Proof Morgan dollars set will be displayed by the PCGS Set Registry at the 2019 Florida United Numismatists convention for the first time anywhere in public.
Known as the “Mr

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The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin, the first release of the American Innovation $1 Coin Program, to be released on December 14

The United States Mint’s American Innovation $1 Coin Program is set to release its first coin on December 14. The 2018 American Innovation $1 Proof coin (18GA), minted at the San Francisco Mint, is the first in a series that will produce unique coins for each of the 50 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and various U

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Denmark: National Bank’s 200th anniversary remembered with new Brilliant Uncirculated mint set

The Royal Danish Mint has released (3rd December) a new collector Brilliant Uncirculated mint set which also remembers the 200th anniversary of the founding of the country’s central bank. The anniversary is this year’s mint set theme which describes the 200-year history of the coins

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Niue: Timid Moorish idol features on third silver coin in current “Reef Fish” series

The treasury of the South Pacific Island Nation of Niue has released (3rd December) their third coin that is part of an ongoing series entitled “Reef Fish,” which features some of the marine life prevalent in and around the Pacific Ocean. The third coin highlights the attractive and timid Moorish idol, a very familiar occupant in many a home aquarium, as they are greatly admired for their sleek and colourful markings of black, white, and yellow

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Q&A: Was the Roosevelt dime introduced in 1946 to commemorate the passing of the longest-serving president?

The following is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: I have always held the opinion that the Roosevelt dime was introduced in 1946 to commemorate the passing from the scene of the president who had the longest tenure in the history of the country. Is this the accepted theory?
A: Popularity is greatness to one’s contemporaries, but not to history

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Australia: New silver dome-shaped Proof coin features James Cook’s voyages and the 1812 map of the world

The Royal Australian Mint has released (3rd December) new silver Proof coins that focus and highlight one of world’s earliest navigational and most accurate maps that chartered the southern hemisphere’s coastlines and territory. The illustrated engraved masterpiece, entitled “A New Map of the World, with Captain Cook’s Tracks, His Discoveries and Those of the Other Circumnavigators,” was first published in February 1799, 20 years after the death of Captain Cook

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Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd United States Treasurer, to sign NGC labels

NGC’s Authentic Hand-Signed Label program continues to expand.
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is excited to announce that Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd Treasurer of the United States, will individually hand-sign its certification labels

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Fabled Brasher Doubloon and historic New York coppers in PCGS exhibit at next Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) — After their acclaimed exhibit at the American Numismatic Association 2018 Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money, eight historic early American coins, including a legendary 1787 gold Brasher Doubloon, will be exhibited by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) at the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp, and Sports Collectible Expo (Long Beach Expo), January 31 to February 2, 2019.
“The reaction from visitors to the exhibit at the PCGS booth in Philadelphia was more than just positive

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China: Lunar New Year celebrated with Year of the Pig silver Proof collector coins

The People’s Bank of China has issued (16th November) new collector coins which are in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year that occurs on the 5th February 2019. Each year in the lunar calendar is assigned a zodiac in the Chinese tradition, and every 12 years, this cycle repeats itself with the Pig being the last in the cycle

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Red Book recollections: Lawrence S. Goldberg

Coin Update continues its series dedicated to reflecting on the long history of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book, now in its 72nd edition. “Red Book Recollections” features personal reflections written by Red Book contributors, collectors, and others with the aim of providing different perspectives on the long-lived reference work

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Final America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set of 2018 goes on sale

Washington — The United States Mint is accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set (18AH) honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set contains one Uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one Uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one Proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint

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Final America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set of 2018 goes on sale

Washington — The United States Mint is accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set (18AH) honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set contains one Uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one Uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one Proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint

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Final America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set of 2018 goes on sale

Washington — The United States Mint is accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set (18AH) honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set contains one Uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one Uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one Proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint

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Final America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set of 2018 goes on sale

Washington — The United States Mint is accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set (18AH) honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set contains one Uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, one Uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and one Proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint

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Canadian Numismatic Advisory Board is accepting applications

Collectors, Dealers, and Researchers Invited to Apply
(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing is accepting applications for appointment to its Canadian Numismatic Advisory Board (CNAB).
The CNAB was established to advise the publisher and editors of Whitman Publishing on topics relating to Canadian coins and tokens, medals, paper currency, and related numismatic items

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The Isle of Man’s 2018 Angel

Description of the Coins
The obverse bears Jody Clark’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of England (signature JC above the right shoulder) with the inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II • ISLE OF MAN • 2018.

The reverse shows Saint Michael slaying the devil in the shape of a dragon

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CAG Artifact Registry launches with Armstrong items

Nearly 1,000 items from the Armstrong Family Collection are now featured in a searchable gallery at the CAG website.
Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG) has launched the CAG Artifact Registry, a searchable online gallery of CAG-certified collectibles

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British Indian Ocean Territory: Final coin in artistic “Mythical Creatures” series features the centaur

The government and treasury of the British Indian Ocean Territory have issued (21st November) the fifth and final coin that is part of the series highlighting “Mythical Creatures,” featuring some of the world’s most well-known stories and legends which originate from the myths of ancient Greece and the Rome. The stories not only focus on the extraordinary, they also teach that vices such as jealousy, greed, and treachery have consequences

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Newman XI pushes total for NGC-certified coins to $60 million

Two 1792 silver patterns were among the highlights of the Newman XI sale.

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the third-party grading service that has certified all of Eric P

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PNG leaders step up fight against fakes with Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation

New nonprofit entity created to accept donations for important 2019 work by Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force
(Temecula, California) November 29, 2018 — The Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) accomplished major victories combatting fakes and educating the public about counterfeits in the marketplace in 2018, according to ACTF Coordinator Beth Deisher. She envisions continued success in 2019 following the recent major reorganization of the group’s parent organization, the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF)

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Timeless designs emerging from a new generation: The American Legion commemorative silver dollar

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When reminiscing about classic American coin designs, it’s almost impossible not to think of the gorgeous double eagle by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the elegant Flowing Hair Stella by Charles E

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Timeless designs emerging from a new generation: The American Legion commemorative silver dollar

Background photo by S Sepp.
When reminiscing about classic American coin designs, it’s almost impossible not to think of the gorgeous double eagle by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the elegant Flowing Hair Stella by Charles E

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Timeless designs emerging from a new generation: The American Legion commemorative silver dollar

When reminiscing about classic American coin designs, it’s almost impossible not to think of the gorgeous double eagle by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the elegant Flowing Hair Stella by Charles E. Barber, or the ubiquitous silver dollar by George T

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Spain: Constitution anniversary features on new silver collector coin

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Casa Real de la Moneda has released new collector coins which are in celebration of the country’s constitution that was ratified in December 1978. Following the death of Spain’s head of state Generalissimo Francisco Franco in November 1975, the country underwent fundamental and societal changes which for many had brought Spain closer to a more democratic path

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 29 was a great success, given the choppiness of the market

Activity from the start was strong and the pace carried through the live sale. In sale 29, more than 90% of the sales were to collectors

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

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

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For U.S. military veterans, a silver medal from a grateful nation

Kudos to the United States Mint for continuing to innovate in the realm of national medals! This is an exciting field where the Mint has leeway to create modern treasures for everyone who appreciates the intersection of fine art and American history.
While nearly all U

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Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force moves to foundation

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets and the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation have jointly announced an agreement to transfer the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force and the position of director of counterfeiting from ICTA to the non-profit 501-C-3 foundation.
The transfer became effective November 15

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

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

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PCGS thanks Don Willis for a decade of service

(Santa Ana, California) November 15, 2018 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced the resignation of Don Willis, who served as PCGS president since 2008.
“We sincerely thank Don for his service during the past 10 years and appreciate his contributions to the company, the hobby, and the profession,” stated Joe Orlando, President and Chief Executive Officer of Collectors Universe, Inc

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Author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and third president, Thomas Jefferson, is remembered on new crown coins for the 275th anniversary of his birth

The government and treasury of the British Virgin Islands have issued new crown coins which are in tribute to America’s third president who is also remembered as the author of the Declaration of Independence, considered one of the most important documents ever written in human history.
The coins, which are produced using an inward-domed and ultra-high relief minting process resulting in piedfort strikes, are produced by the Pobjoy Mint at their facilities in Surrey on behalf of the treasury of the British Virgin Islands

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CCAC November 14, 2018, meeting: American Veterans medal

The following is a list of artist submissions for the American Veterans medal that were reviewed at the November 14, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting today. Additionally, two new members were sworn into the CCAC: Robin Salmon and Samuel H

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Ukraine: Silver double-crown coin celebrates centenary anniversary of National Academy of Sciences

The National Bank of Ukraine has issued new collector coins which are a celebration of the centenary anniversary of the country’s National Academy of Sciences, first established on the 27th November 1918, as the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. The centenary anniversary is also devoted to many generations of scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, which is the highest scientific self-governing organisation and the largest national centre for scientific research

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Bowers on collecting: The famous 1794 silver dollar

Overview
The 1794 silver dollar is one of my favorite coins. There are about 135 or so known, the exact number being indeterminable due to many not being illustrated in catalogs of years ago and as the same coin can be offered multiple times

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CIT: Evolution of life coin series – the Pterosaur

Description
The obverse features the coat of arms of the Mongolian National Bank,  while below is 500 Togrog, MONGOLIA 1 oz .999 SILVER in Latin spelling in the exergue

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Precious metal industry leaders APMEX and Sprott launch OneGold, first online marketplace to securely buy, sell, and redeem digital gold and other precious metals

OneGold marketplace built to meet unique needs of precious metal investors, reflecting APMEX and Sprott’s decades of experience and deep knowledge
OneGold’s digital gold combines key investment benefits of physical gold with those of blockchain-based digital assets
Investors who have bought or considered buying precious metals or cryptocurrencies are encouraged to learn more and create a free account today at OneGold.com
Oklahoma City — (Business Wire) — APMEX, Inc

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2018 Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter, Three-Coin Set to be released November 27

On November 27 at noon (ET), the United States Mint will be releasing the 2018 Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter, Three-Coin Set (18AH). The set features Block Island, a migratory bird haven located off the coast of Rhode Island

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

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

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

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

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

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RARCOA and Standard Numismatics merger finalized with $100,000 PNG anti-counterfeiting donation

(Willowbrook, Illinois) November 9, 2018 — Rare Coin Company of America, Inc. (RARCOA) of Willowbrook, Illinois and Standard Numismatics LLC of Chicago have completed their previously announced merger

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Sales open November 15 for America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge

Washington — The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (product code 18AN) on November 15 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The Philadelphia Mint produces America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coins in

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Sales open November 15 for America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge

Washington — The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (product code 18AN) on November 15 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The Philadelphia Mint produces America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coins in

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CAC coins bring premiums in October

CAC-approved coins tended to outperform other certified coins in a Heritage auction in Chicago, in a Stack’s Bowers auction in Baltimore, and in Internet sales by GreatCollections. Here are 10 examples selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Sales open November 15 for America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge

Washington — The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful five-ounce silver Uncirculated coin honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (product code 18AN) on November 15 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

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United States Mint releases fifth 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin on November 13

Washington — The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of quarters honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island starting on November 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is the fifth and final release of 2018 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

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United States Mint releases fifth 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin on November 13

Washington — The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of quarters honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island starting on November 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is the fifth and final release of 2018 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

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Canada: Unique glacial-shaped silver coin features Arctic region and the life of the polar bear

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new collector coins which are a first in terms of shape and highlight a species of wildlife prevalent in the northernmost borders of the country.
Loving and strong, dedicated and ferocious, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) has long been the most enduring symbol of the Arctic wilderness, where the sea ice that divides water and air is the cornerstone of life in the region

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The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Currency Auction realizes over $11 million

Official Whitman Expo Auction realizes a total of nearly $24 million
Santa Ana, CA. — The Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries saw total sales that exceeded $11

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England: Governor announces the next subject for future £50 banknote

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, announced (2nd November) that the chosen theme for the next generation £50 banknote will be in the field of science, opening the online nomination process to members of the public. Speaking at London’s Science Museum, Governor Carney launched the Bank of England’s website which will accept nominations for the British personality who will appear on the reverse side of the note, expected to be issued after the release of the £20 banknote that is expected to circulate in 2020

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Bowers on collecting: The 1861 Confederate half dollar

After seven states seceded from the Union, beginning with South Carolina in December 1860, the Confederate States of America was formed with its capital as Montgomery, Alabama. The federal branch mint in New Orleans fell in the hands of the seceded State of Louisiana and the Confederacy

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Canada: The Salmon Run coin, a first in ultra-high relief and colour enamel

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver Proof coins which integrate an ultra-high relief design together with transparent enameling for the first time to emphasise crystal-blue water in a scene reminiscent of one of the region’s most spectacular natural wonders in the wild, the salmon run.
In the mighty rivers of British Columbia and Yukon, the salmon run is a spectacular natural occurrence and an awe-inspiring testament to one’s ability to persevere against all odds

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United States Mint releases fifth 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin on November 13

Washington — The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of quarters honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island starting on November 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is the fifth and final release of 2018 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

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Numismatic researcher John Kraljevich running for South Carolina House of Representatives

It’s Election Day and tensions run high for the 2018 mid-term. In the midst of the political mayhem, coin collectors and numismatic enthusiasts should be turning their eyes to the race for the South Carolina House, where noted numismatic researcher John Kraljevich has been running to represent the 26th District

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Q&A: Is the Peace dollar the first example of the word “peace” used on a coin?

The following is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: I have been told that the Peace dollar represents the first instance where the word “Peace” was used on a coin of any nation. Could this possibly be true?
A: Yes, unfortunately

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Canada: Lunar year is celebrated in 2019 with the Pig featured on new silver Proof coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver Proof coins which are in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year, observed in many countries, regions, and peoples all over the world. The Lunar New Year is associated with a 12-year cycle of lunar zodiac characters based on both real and mythical animals

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India: Chronic shortage of 10-rupee coins forces mints to increase smaller denominations

The Reserve Bank of India has responded to a shortage of 10-rupee coins with orders of smaller denomination coins to make up the difference in the money supply. Owing to a delay in the procurement of raw materials which are needed to mint the base metal bi-metallic coins, the Reserve bank had little option but to decrease their orders from the Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India (SPMCIL), which oversees the country’s four government minting units in Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Noida

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Niue: Latest “Disney Villains” coin sends shudders with Cruella de Vil

The government and treasury of Niue have issued (1st October) the third coin which is part of their ongoing series entitled “Disney Villains,” who are the characters in the many animated Disney feature films you would most likely not want to encounter. The numismatic series highlights the villains who test the strength and fortitude of the heroes featured in the charming and beloved full-length movies — with the third character featured being the ruthless Cruella de Vil, an enigmatic villain who appeared in the classic film 101 Dalmatians, which made its debut in 1961

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Red Book recollections: Doug Winter

Coin Update continues its series dedicated to reflecting on the long history of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book, now in its 72nd edition. “Red Book Recollections” features personal reflections written by Red Book contributors, collectors, and others with the aim of providing different perspectives on the long-lived reference work

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Joel. R. Anderson Collection Part III auction realizes over $8.6 million

1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” note brings over $2 million
Baltimore, MD — Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ October 25 offering of Part III of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money achieved $8,619,240 in the firm’s Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore

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Bowers on collecting: A really great Whitman Expo!

Three times a year the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo is held at the Baltimore Convention Center. For many years I have attended each and every one, except for March of this year when my flight was canceled due to weather

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

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

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Recently discovered 1854-S $5 now in PCGS holder

(Santa Ana, California) October 30, 2018 — The fourth known 1854 San Francisco Mint Liberty Head half eagle, discovered earlier this year and subsequently sold at auction this past August for more than $2 million, now is in a Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) holder. The current owner took the coin to the Baltimore Winter Expo to submit to PCGS, which was running their popular Crossover Special, and the historic coin today is encapsulated as EF-45

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Coin Invest Trust: Pirate Skull “Blackbeard Edition” and “Big Pirate Skull”

Description
The coins of the Pirate Skull “Blackbeard Edition” and “Big Pirate Skull” are shaped like a skull and have a bandana wrapped around their head in true pirate fashion.
The obverse of the “Blackbeard Edition” depicts the coat of arms of Palau, including the inscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU, below the face value 200 $

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United Kingdom announces that a commemorative 50-pence coin will be issued to mark Brexit

It was announced and confirmed today by HM Treasury in the United Kingdom that they will officially issue a commemorative coin to mark the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union, commonly referred to as Brexit. The announcement was made after the delivery of the annual budget speech by the Finance Minister Philip Hammond, who is referred to as the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the House of Commons

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The U.S. Mint’s 2018 numismatic forum and collaboration with foreign mints

On October 17, the United States Mint hosted its third annual numismatic forum at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving (BEP) in Washington, DC, bringing together 69 members of the numismatic community to discuss the theme of “collectively building numismatics.” Attendees included coin dealers, members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and numismatic press, the president of the American Numismatic Association, Gary Adkins, and others

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Ireland: Latest collector crown coin salutes Bram Stoker’s Dracula in time for Halloween 2018

The Central Bank of Ireland has officially launched (24th October) their latest collector coin which is in salute to the work of Bram Stoker, author of one of the world’s most chilling novels: Dracula.
As Halloween approaches, the Central Bank of Ireland has launched these commemorative coins in salute to one of the world’s scariest tales and the Dublin-born author who penned this famous novel

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NGC certifies additional Newman selections

Rare medals, patterns, and error coins are among the NGC-graded highlights headed to auction in November.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified an additional 137 coins, medals, and tokens from the Eric P

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British Indian Ocean Territory: New crown coin pays tribute to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Great War

The government and treasury of the British Indian Ocean Territory have issued (24th October) new crown coins which are in salute to the Unknown Soldier, as this year, we observe the centenary anniversary of the cessation of hostilities or armistice which brought an end to the fighting of the conflict the world once knew as the Great War. Later referred to as the First World War, it was a global armed conflict which originated in Europe that lasted from 28th July 1914, to 11th November 1918

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The crossroads of numismatics and deltiology: Mary L. Martin and Q. David Bowers

What do numismatics (the study of currency) and deltiology (the study of postcards) have in common? Much more than you might think. Both studies make extremely popular collectible hobbies in the forms of coin collecting and postcard collecting, respectively, and both are a method of preserving and studying history

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PR-68 Barber dime one of the highlights in upcoming Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night in Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night is always one of the most anticipated auctions at the Whitman Expo, and this month a gorgeous Proof 1910 Barber dime promises to be one of the stand-out stars.
From StacksBowers

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Falkland Islands: The rockhopper bounds onto the last 50-pence colour collector coin in the Penguin series

The government and treasury of the Falkland Islands have issued (19th October) the fifth and final coin which is part of an overall five-coin set featuring one of the planet’s most curious and unique species of bird, the penguin. This new series of coins, which debuted in August, features close-up headshots of the five penguins that inhabit the Falkland Islands, each shown in glorious colour to enhance the detail

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Australia: Lunar year collector coins feature laughing pig

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

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ACDC: Black Ice coin by Coin Invest Trust

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The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials IRB) surrounded by the name of the monarch, the issuing country, and the denomination 10 DOLLARS.

The reverse shows a three-dimensional image of the cover of Black Ice, an ACDC album released in 2008

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Counterfeit detection: 1916 half dollar

A forger altered the date on a genuine 1946 Walking Liberty to resemble that of the popular low-mintage issue
In 1946 the Philadelphia Mint struck more than 12.1 million Walking Liberty half dollars

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Air Force medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Air Force medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Air Force medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Air Force medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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United Kingdom: 2018-dated holiday crown launches in time to be the perfect gift for coin collecting friends and family

The Royal Mint has launched their latest holiday-themed coin, which is the second year that sees a specially designed crown coin minted with a holiday (or Christmas) theme, well in time to add this unique gift to your holiday list.
The Brilliant Uncirculated crown coin is presented in a Christmas card, which simply makes it ideal for those who are ardent coin collectors

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Dealers group reports physical gold buyers returning

(Temecula, California) October 19, 2018 — The recent rise in gold’s price has sparked a return to the physical gold market of former customers along with new retail buyers, according to officials of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The Temecula, California-based PNG is a non-profit trade association composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and bullion coin dealers

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Air Force medal

The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Air Force medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series, 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins, and the 2020 Coast Guard medal

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Coast Guard medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Coast Guard medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Coast Guard medal

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Coast Guard medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2020 Coast Guard medal

The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2020 Coast Guard medal that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series, 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins, and the 2020 Air Force medal

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

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

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins

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The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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PCGS will offer popular crossover special at the October 2018 Baltimore Winter Expo

(Baltimore, Maryland) October 16, 2018 — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will offer a special opportunity for its popular “crossover” service at the Baltimore Winter Expo in the Baltimore, Maryland, Convention Center on October 25 and 26, 2018. The usual crossover grading fee will be reduced to only $10 on coins submitted at the show that do not qualify to be placed into PCGS holders

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins

The following is a list of artist submissions for the 2021-2022 Native American $1 coins that were reviewed at the October 16, 2018, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series, the 2020 Coast Guard medal, and the 2020 Air Force medal

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Perth Mint gold app gives investors the Midas touch

Australia’s foremost precious metals enterprise, the Perth Mint, has today launched an exciting new smartphone app, GoldPass, as part of its commitment to taking Australian gold to the world.
At the touch of a smartphone screen, GoldPass gives retail investors the unique ability to securely buy, store, and sell gold via digital certificates

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: First amendment designs for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series

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The following is a list of artist submissions and their descriptions for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series that were reviewed at yesterday’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: First amendment designs for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series

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The following is a list of artist submissions and their descriptions for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series that were reviewed at yesterday’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting

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CCAC October 16, 2018, meeting: First amendment designs for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series

The following is a list of artist submissions and their descriptions for the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle coin series that were reviewed at yesterday’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting. Additional designs that were reviewed and discussed during the meeting were the 2021-2022 Native American $1 coin, the 2020 Coast Guard medal, and the 2020 Air Force medal — all of which will be covered in subsequent articles

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Bowers on collecting: The 2018 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo

As you read these words I am getting ready to go to the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore next week from Wednesday the 24th through Saturday. What a nice event this will be! Guaranteed! It always is!
On the program is the annual meeting of the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, founded in 1993, and now with several hundred enthusiastic members

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Greece: New 2018 10-coin Proof set includes two additional commemorative €2 pieces

The Bank of Greece has announced that they will issue, on the 25th October, this year’s Proof quality coin sets which include all eight circulation denominations — as well as two commemorative €2 coins which were issued earlier this year. The set includes the circulation pieces ranging from one euro cent to two euros

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

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

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions is making a huge announcement about its auction schedule and program starting in 2019

Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ (LRCA) Regency Auctions have experienced very strong growth in 2018, with two sales containing enough material to justify two-day auction events. The boutique concept LRCA has created found a niche that was long overlooked

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2019 Apollo 11 coin designs take flight four years after program proposed

On October 11 at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the designs of the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coins were unveiled with considerable fanfare by the U.S

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Nicaragua: Solitary and distinctive ocelot features on latest silver coin in Wildlife series

The Banco Central de Nicaragua has issued (12th October) the fourth coin which is part of their ongoing and popular collector coin series entitled “Wildlife of Nicaragua,” first launched in April. The latest animal in the wildlife series to be highlighted is the ocelot, a solitary wild cat which is the second largest spotted cat in South America, possessing a distinctive golden coat marked with black rosettes

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United States Mint unveils designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

Washington — The United States Mint unveiled the designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program today. The obverse and reverse designs will be featured on the four coins in the program: A $5 gold coin, a standard size $1 silver coin, a half dollar clad coin, and a five-ounce $1 silver Proof coin

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2019 Apollo 11 coin designs take flight fours years after program proposed

On October 11 at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the designs of the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coins were unveiled with considerable fanfare by the U.S

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Iraq: New and improved banknotes include new design representing Assyrian community

The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has unveiled (7th October) changes to the upcoming series of new banknote designs which are aimed at both modernising the currency and better reflecting the nation’s heritage and diversity.
The last significant redesign of Iraqi banknotes came after the country’s invasion, which was initiated by the United States and its coalition in 2003

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2018 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set available October 18

Washington — The 2018 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code 18RC) will be available for purchase beginning on October 18 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set is priced at $144

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Designs revealed for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

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Washington — The United States Mint unveiled the designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program today

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Designs revealed for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

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Washington — The United States Mint unveiled the designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program today

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Designs revealed for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

Washington — The United States Mint unveiled the designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program today. The obverse and reverse designs will be featured on the four coins in the program: a $5 gold coin, a standard size $1 silver coin, a half dollar clad coin, and a five-ounce $1 silver Proof coin

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Niue: Fearless and inquisitive emperor angelfish features on the second release in the exciting Reef Fish coin series

The treasury of the South Pacific Island Nation of Niue has released their second coin which is part of a new series entitled “Reef Fish.” The series features some of the marine life prevalent in and around the Pacific Ocean

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The 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program

The winning artist whose design graces the obverse is Gary Cooper. He prefers to be contacted via email first and can be reached at *protected email*

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Canada: Research and development features prominently on new next-generation coin prototype specimen

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled (3rd October) new techniques of minting and production that may feature on Canada’s next generation of circulation or collector coinage. The mint’s research and development laboratory has unveiled a new technique of coin production which could, in the future, feature on circulation, bullion, or collector’s coins

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Tomorrow’s 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coin design unveiling

The 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coin design unveiling will take place tomorrow Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 10:30 a.m

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Bowers on collecting: The birth of the Lincoln cent

Collecting Lincoln cents from circulation and putting them in blue Whitman folders is the way that most people discovered numismatics from the 1930s down to the 1970s or so. The hope was to find a rare 1909-S V

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Collectors get the chance to own a piece of history with exclusive products from the Royal Canadian Mint’s R+D Lab Collection

Ottawa, Ontario, October 3, 2018 — Though the keen collector’s search for rare and unusual numismatic finds is never at an end, it certainly got a little easier with the Royal Canadian Mint’s launch of a new “R+D Lab Collection.” These new experimental products, delivered straight from the test bed to the customer, offer a “behind the scenes” look at how the mint’s accomplished R+D teams in Ottawa and Winnipeg constantly test the boundaries of coin engineering and minting technologies

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NGC special label for 2018-S Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

NGC will celebrate the 2018-S Limited Edition Silver Proof Set coins by encapsulating them with its special San Francisco Cable Car label. To qualify, sets must be submitted in the sealed U

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Contentious Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to be depicted on new White House medals

The White House Gift Shop has announced (6th October) that the latest addition to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, will be added to a series of medals commissioned to highlight historic moments of the Trump administration. The eighth medal in the series will depict both the first and second nominees to the Supreme Court selected by President Trump, who will be pictured along with an image of the President

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CAC coins bring premiums in September

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in auctions in California and Internet sales during September. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Canada: New collector coins feature 3-D snowballs coming your way

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new collector coins which are just in time for the upcoming snowy season that is just around the corner for much of the continent, as winter visits in time for the holidays. Get ready for winter wonderland fun as a barrage of snowballs is about to come your way! The fort has been built, the snowballs tightly packed, and even the dog is in on the act

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PR-68 Barber dime one of the highlights in upcoming Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night in Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night is always one of the most anticipated auctions at the Whitman Expo, and this month a gorgeous Proof 1910 Barber dime promises to be one of the stand-out stars.
From Stack’s Bowers:
Even the most casual glance at this coin would be enough to confirm its status as the single finest Proof 1910 dime known to PCGS and NGC

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2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set available October 10

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set (product code 18AC) on October 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET)

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2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set available October 10

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set (product code 18AC) on October 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET)

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Major Barber exhibits and lectures planned for October 2018 Baltimore Expo

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(Baltimore, Maryland) — The Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo will feature two groundbreaking new exhibits and lectures on personal artifacts from the family of U

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Major Barber exhibits and lectures planned for October 2018 Baltimore Expo

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(Baltimore, Maryland) — The Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo will feature two groundbreaking new exhibits and lectures on personal artifacts from the family of U

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Major Barber exhibits and lectures planned for October 2018 Baltimore Expo

(Baltimore, Maryland) — The Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo will feature two groundbreaking new exhibits and lectures on personal artifacts from the family of U.S

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British Indian Ocean Territory: Famous Mythical Creatures series continues with fourth double crown silver coin featuring Medusa

The government and treasury of the British Indian Ocean Territory have issued (14th September) the fourth coin which is part of the series entitled “Mythical Creatures” that features some of the world’s best-known stories and legends which originate from the myths of the ancient world of Greece and Rome. The latest coin in the series features the snake-headed Gorgon, Medusa, who struck fear into the hearts of many brave warriors that were turned to stone just upon a single gaze

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ICTA names new director and officers and elects new board members

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), the national trade association for dealers of rare coins, currency, and precious-metals bullion, announced that former congressman James “Jimmy” Hayes has been appointed the executive director of the organization. Hayes will also continue his previous work as a lobbyist for the rare-coins and precious-metals hobby and industry

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Niue marks the Year of the Boar with new silver Proof and colour coins

The treasury of the South Pacific Island nation of Niue has released 2019-dated coins which celebrate the Lunar Year of the Boar, commencing on the 5th February 2019. This is the last year in what is a 12-year cycle, which will see the first zodiac symbol celebrated in 2020

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2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set available October 10

Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set (product code 18AC) on October 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set is priced at $8

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CCAC recommends a “Scene Within a Scene” for Weir Farm quarter

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On Thursday, September 27, 2018, all 10 members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) convened to review U

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CCAC recommends a “Scene Within a Scene” for Weir Farm quarter

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On Thursday, September 27, 2018, all 10 members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) convened to review U

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CCAC recommends a “Scene Within a Scene” for Weir Farm quarter

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, all 10 members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) convened to review U.S

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Ukraine: Centenary anniversary of first postage stamps celebrated on new collector coin

The National Bank of Ukraine has issued (25th September) new collector coins which mark the centenary anniversary of the country’s first postage stamps released in 1918. The series of postage stamps was issued during the brief period when Ukraine emerged as an independent state after the break-up of the Russian Empire following the abdication of Czar Nicholas II in 1917

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Q&A: What kind of collection do I have?

The following is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Is it time to sell your coins? Perhaps you don’t consider yourself a collector, but you’ve inherited a cigar box full of Grandpa’s old pocket change. Or maybe you’ve spent years in the hobby, and you feel like it’s time to explore new paths

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France: Second set of Disney-themed €10 silver coins featuring Mickey & la France now available

The Monnaie de Paris has released the second series which highlights the lovable mouse from the World of Disney as he sets off on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of France. The famous mouse discovers France and as he stops at many of the country’s most exciting and familiar landmarks, Mickey Mouse shows how much of a shutter-bug he is by taking scads of Polaroid instant photos of each city, province, and region he visits as a souvenir, and, it is these images which are captured on the over 20 €10 silver coins

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to offer the incredible Large Red Spiked Seal $500 Gold Certificate at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

The following is an excerpt of an article at Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Among the many fabulous rarities to be offered on Thursday evening, October 25, at the Whitman Coin & Currency Expo in Baltimore will be the Large Red Spiked Seal $500 Gold Certificate, one of the highlights of the Joel R. Anderson Collection, Part III

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Stack’s Bowers to offer near Mint 1783 Chalmers threepence at October 2018 Whitman Baltimore Expo auction

Annapolis, Maryland silversmith John Chalmers produced silver threepence, sixpence, and shillings, the dies for which seem to have been engraved by Thomas Sparrow, who also engraved plates for Maryland paper currency.
The Chalmers pieces were produced in Annapolis at the corner of Fleet and Cornhill streets

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Red Book recollections: Gene L. Henry

Coin Update continues its series dedicated to reflecting on the long history of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book, now in its 72nd edition. “Red Book Recollections” features personal reflections written by Red Book contributors, collectors, and others with the aim of providing different perspectives on the long-lived reference work

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Australia: Elegant end to coin series that epitomises Australia, the Kangaroo at Sunset, concludes production

The Royal Australian Mint has announced (2nd October) the end of one of their most popular bullion coin series which became synonymous with Australia and modern numismatics. The “Kangaroo at Sunset” silver Proof coin was first launched by the Royal Australian Mint in 2010

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Italy: National Association of the State Police service features on new silver collector coins for its 50th anniversary

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has released new silver collector coins (2nd October) which acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the country’s national or State Police service. Established in 1968, the Associazione Nazionale Polizia di Stato (ANPS, or National Association of the State Police) is committed to high ethical standards and acts as an arbiter between retired and in-service police officers

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Acquisition of Medallic Art Company archives

The American Numismatic Society has announced the acquisition of the archives of the Medallic Art Company, one of America’s oldest and most important private mints.
The archive, which consists of more than 50,000 individual items such as medals, dies, galvanos, plaques, and paper and digital archives, was sold to the Society for $420,000 in bankruptcy proceedings of the Northwest Territorial Mint (NWTM) in a Seattle court

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New Token and Medal Society journal features Rochester medals, maverick tokens, and more

The September/October 2018 issue of the TAMS Journal (the official journal of the Token and Medal Society) has been shipped to Society members and will be in mailboxes shortly if they haven’t arrived already.
Features in volume LVIII, no

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Acquisition of Medallic Art Company archives

The American Numismatic Society has announced the acquisition of the archives of the Medallic Art Company, one of America’s oldest and most important private mints.
The archive, which consists of more than 50,000 individual items such as medals, dies, galvanos, plaques, and paper and digital archives, was sold to the Society for $420,000 in bankruptcy proceedings of the Northwest Territorial Mint (NWTM) in a Seattle court

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New Token and Medal Society journal features Rochester medals, maverick tokens, and more

The September/October 2018 issue of the TAMS Journal (the official journal of the Token and Medal Society) has been shipped to Society members and will be in mailboxes shortly if they haven’t arrived already.
Features in volume LVIII, no

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New Token and Medal Society journal features Rochester medals, maverick tokens, and more

The September/October 2018 issue of the TAMS Journal (the official journal of the Token and Medal Society) has been shipped to Society members and will be in mailboxes shortly if they haven’t arrived already.
Features in volume LVIII, no

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New Token and Medal Society journal features Rochester medals, maverick tokens, and more

The September/October 2018 issue of the TAMS Journal (the official journal of the Token and Medal Society) has been shipped to Society members and will be in mailboxes shortly if they haven’t arrived already.
Features in volume LVIII, no

Continue reading on Mint News Blog

New Token and Medal Society journal features Rochester medals, maverick tokens, and more

The September/October 2018 issue of the TAMS Journal (the official journal of the Token and Medal Society) has been shipped to Society members and will be in mailboxes shortly if they haven’t arrived already.
Features in volume LVIII, no

Continue reading on Coin Update News

Red Book recollections: Gene L. Henry

Coin Update continues its series dedicated to reflecting on the long history of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book, now in its 72nd edition. “Red Book Recollections” features personal reflections written by Red Book contributors, collectors, and others with the aim of providing different perspectives on the long-lived reference work

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Australia: Elegant end to coin series that epitomises Australia, the Kangaroo at Sunset, concludes production

The Royal Australian Mint has announced (2nd October) the end of one of their most popular bullion coin series which became synonymous with Australia and modern numismatics. The “Kangaroo at Sunset” silver Proof coin was first launched by the Royal Australian Mint in 2010

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Stack’s Bowers to offer near Mint 1783 Chalmers threepence at October 2018 Whitman Baltimore Expo auction

Annapolis, Maryland silversmith John Chalmers produced silver threepence, sixpence, and shillings, the dies for which seem to have been engraved by Thomas Sparrow, who also engraved plates for Maryland paper currency.
The Chalmers pieces were produced in Annapolis at the corner of Fleet and Cornhill streets

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Q&A: What kind of collection do I have?

The following is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Is it time to sell your coins? Perhaps you don’t consider yourself a collector, but you’ve inherited a cigar box full of Grandpa’s old pocket change. Or maybe you’ve spent years in the hobby, and you feel like it’s time to explore new paths

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