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  • Baseball gold is called out

    Coin Collectors Blog
    scott
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    The U.S. Mint reports that the $5 gold National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin has sold out. It may be the fastest sell out of any gold commemorative coin in the modern commemorative era lasting only through the first weekend. It has been speculated that the U.S. Mint will strike more coins than the [...]
  • Safely Storing Your Coin Collection

    About.com Coins
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Many coin collectors have already taken the time to house their collection in folders and albums. But, if you do not store your folders and albums in the proper environment your coins may still get damaged. Even though coins are made of metal, and metal is very tough, coins can still be damaged from some harsh environmental factors. If you understand what these factors are and how they affect coins, you can select a place to safely store your collection where it will not get damaged. ...Read Full Post
  • Weekly Recap: Baseball Hall of Fame Coins, Silver Eagle Design, CSNS Auction Highlights

    Coin Update» News Round Up
    admin
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    Welcome to the first Coin Update weekly recap! Rather than the previous daily round up, we are going to try encapsulate the coin news and articles for each week in a single recap. Those who prefer to receive their coin news on daily basis are encouraged to sign up for the email subscriptions available from Mint News Blog or Coin Update News. If you sign up, you will receive an email each evening including the articles published on these sites during the day. US Coin News This week, the United States Mint opened sales for three major products. This began with the release of the 2014-P Great…
  • 2014 Canadian Coins Commemorate Pope John Paul II

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    Darrin Lee Unser
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Two new Royal Canadian Mint coins commemorate the life achievements and canonization of Pope John Paul II, one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. 2014 Pope John Paul II... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Weekly Recap: US Mint Circulating Coins, New World Coin Releases, Coin Market Report

    Coin Update» News Round Up
    admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Welcome to the Coin Update weekly recap! We’re back with a round up of coin collecting news and articles from the past week! US Coins Circulating coin production at the United States Mint reached 1.025 billion coins in March. Preliminary mintages have been provided for the Shenandoah National Park Quarter and Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar. The US Mint recently shared feedback from stakeholders on possible changes to circulating coins. Aluminum alloy metals have been removed from consideration for alternative compositions. The weekly numismatic product sales report includes the…
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  • Safely Storing Your Coin Collection

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Many coin collectors have already taken the time to house their collection in folders and albums. But, if you do not store your folders and albums in the proper environment your coins may still get damaged. Even though coins are made of metal, and metal is very tough, coins can still be damaged from some harsh environmental factors. If you understand what these factors are and how they affect coins, you can select a place to safely store your collection where it will not get damaged. ...Read Full Post
  • A Guide to American Eagle Gold and Platinum Coins

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Retired director of the United States Mint, Edmund C. Moy has authored an authoritative guide on the American Gold and Platinum Eagle bullion coin program. Moy was director of the United States Mint from 2006 until 2011. In this book, he shares his unique insights and perspective on the gold and platinum bullion market. Not only are these coins used as an investment in tangible assets, but they are also prized and highly collected by numismatists. My book review will help you decide if this book will be an appropriate addition to your numismatic library....Read Full Post
  • Collecting Guide to Standing Liberty Quarters

    10 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    Personally, I think the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 gold piece is the most beautiful coin that United States Mint has ever made. Right behind that is the Walking Liberty half dollar and the Standing Liberty quarter. The Standing Liberty quarter has always intimidated me. There are a couple of "showstoppers" even in a simple date collection of these beautiful coins. Even if you are looking for just a single type coin that is well struck, that too can also presented its own challenges. Read Full PostCollecting Guide to Standing Liberty Quarters originally appeared on About.com Coins on…
  • Collecting United States Commemorative Coins

    5 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    With all the recent publicity regarding the launch of the 2014 Baseball Hall Of Fame Commemorative Coins, I have received a number of inquiries from coin collectors and non-collectors alike regarding the "collectability" of United States commemorative coins. Coin collectors, who were intrigued by the universal appeal of baseball, were interested in other United States commemorative coins. I also received a number of inquiries regarding the investment potential of modern U.S. Commemorative coins....Read Full Post
  • Opening Day Statistics For Baseball HOF Coins

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the National Baseball Hall Of Fame Commemorative Coins. Sales were brisk and ordering limits were imposed by the Mint. The mint's website utilized the "Waiting Room" to eliminate congestion and prevent the website from crashing. Personally, I waited in line about 44 min. to place my order. As you can see from the table below sales were brisk, but Read Full PostOpening Day Statistics For Baseball HOF Coins originally appeared on About.com Coins on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at…
 
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  • 2014 Canadian Coins Commemorate Pope John Paul II

    Darrin Lee Unser
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Two new Royal Canadian Mint coins commemorate the life achievements and canonization of Pope John Paul II, one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. 2014 Pope John Paul II... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gold, Silver Fall on Week; US Mint Bullion Coins Quicken

    CoinNews.net
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Gold prices fell Thursday, logging declines in two of the last three sessions to end the holiday-shortened trading week below $1,300 an ounce. Gold for June delivery retreated $9.60, or 0.7%, to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Queen Hands Out Royal Maundy Money at Blackburn Cathedral

    Darrin Lee Unser
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Continuing a Christian tradition that dates back centuries, Queen Elizabeth II marked Holy Thursday today, April 17, 2014, by handing out Maundy money during a ceremony held at Blackburn Cathedral in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • US Mint Sales: Coolidge $1s, Quarters Sets and Silver Coins Debut

    Mike Unser
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Collectors spent money quicker for a range of U.S. Mint products featuring three new coins but moved a smidgen slower in buying a new set of quarters, according to the latest sales figures published... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gold and Silver Rise; US Mint Bullion Coins Gain Widely

    CoinNews.net
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Gold prices edged 0.2% higher Wednesday after plummeting 2% in the previous session. Gold for June delivery rose $3.20 to settle at $1,303.50 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Coin Update» News Round Up

  • Weekly Recap: US Mint Circulating Coins, New World Coin Releases, Coin Market Report

    admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Welcome to the Coin Update weekly recap! We’re back with a round up of coin collecting news and articles from the past week! US Coins Circulating coin production at the United States Mint reached 1.025 billion coins in March. Preliminary mintages have been provided for the Shenandoah National Park Quarter and Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar. The US Mint recently shared feedback from stakeholders on possible changes to circulating coins. Aluminum alloy metals have been removed from consideration for alternative compositions. The weekly numismatic product sales report includes the…
  • Weekly Recap: Baseball Hall of Fame Coins, Silver Eagle Design, CSNS Auction Highlights

    admin
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    Welcome to the first Coin Update weekly recap! Rather than the previous daily round up, we are going to try encapsulate the coin news and articles for each week in a single recap. Those who prefer to receive their coin news on daily basis are encouraged to sign up for the email subscriptions available from Mint News Blog or Coin Update News. If you sign up, you will receive an email each evening including the articles published on these sites during the day. US Coin News This week, the United States Mint opened sales for three major products. This began with the release of the 2014-P Great…
  • March 28, 2014: Baseball Hall of Fame Coins Coverage, Whitman Baltimore Expo, CFA Recommendations

    admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Welcome to Coin Update! We’re back tor bring you another round up of the latest coin collecting news and articles from around the internet! Mint News Blog discusses the first day frenzy for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Coins, with opening sales figures and comments about the online “waiting room.” This article includes some additional photographs from yesterday’s launch ceremony and a photograph of the people waiting in line to purchase the coins at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectible Expo. Some dealers at the Expo were apparently paying people $300 to wait in…
  • March 27, 2014: Baseball HOF Coin Release, Shenandoah National Park Quarter, Trends in Numismatics

    admin
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Welcome to Coin Update! We’re back with another round up of coin collecting news and articles from around the internet! Today, the United States Mint launched and began accepting orders for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Coins. Here is illustrated coverage of the launch event and information about coin sales. For collector impressions on how the start of sales unfolded, check back to the article on Mint News Blog which has more than 600 comments from readers sharing their experiences. The Whitman Baltimore show began today, with the US Mint offering the Baseball HOF coins at their…
  • March 26, 2014: Upcoming Baseball HOF Coins Launch, US Mint Sales Report, Eric P. Newman Coins

    admin
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Welcome to Coin Update! We’re back with another round up of the latest coin collecting news and articles from around the internet! Mint News Blog discusses the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Curved Coins ahead of their launch, covering the coins, newly imposed household limits, special events, and the potential for quick sell outs. Here are the United States Mint’s official press releases on the launch ceremony and ordering limits. The weekly US Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut of the 2014 Native American Dollar products and an unexpected sell out.
 
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  • Susie B makes my change hunting

    scott
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Earlier this week I drove up north to Long Island to spend holidays with relatives. Taking these rides reminds me that we do not live forever. While the family has been expanded with children, the number of relatives at the seder is lower than it was just 10 years ago and these trips are punctuated [...]
  • My coins are geo-what?

    scott
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Computer and online security has been a topic for the news lately. This was because of a mistake made in software that was being used to try to keep your password from being seen by criminal hackers was making it visible to those criminals. In the wake of the news, the Doug Davis of the [...]
  • Numismatic Legislative Update

    scott
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Amongst all of the noise on Capitol Hill, the one area where no noise has been made is in the numismatic arena. For the last three months there has been no bill introduced, heard in committee, or acted on by either chamber of congress. Although there have been some hearings on a few issues, the [...]
  • Baseball gold is called out

    scott
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    The U.S. Mint reports that the $5 gold National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin has sold out. It may be the fastest sell out of any gold commemorative coin in the modern commemorative era lasting only through the first weekend. It has been speculated that the U.S. Mint will strike more coins than the [...]
  • Neat find in Baltimore

    scott
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
    As with every show I attend, I try to find something neat. Something a little different. Something to show you that you can enjoy collecting numismatics that do not have to be plugged into a blue folder, a brown album, or entombed in a plastic case by a grading service. These are great items that [...]
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    Ancient Coin Collecting

  • Some things never seem to change

    29 Mar 2014 | 10:34 pm
    James Taylor Lewis (1819-1904) was born in Clarendon, New York and moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin in 1845.  As a young lawyer, he served as District Attorney and County Judge before entering state politics.  During a productive and popular political career, Lewis served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, in the State Senate, as Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and as Wisconsin's ninth Governor at the end of the Civil War.  On September 23, 1857, he addressed the members of the Columbia County Agricultural Society at Wyocena, Wisconsin during their Annual Fair. …
  • CGB founder Michel Prieur RIP

    24 Mar 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Michel Prieur, founder and president of Compagnie Générale de Bourse (CGB) passed away last week in Paris leaving behind a legacy of important contributions to numismatics.  His breadth of knowledge was most impressive and his passion for the hobby and trade was unsurpassed.  One of Michel's most memorable contributions to ancient numismatics was publication of the authoritative treatise on Syro-Phoenician tetradrachms, A Type Corpus of the Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and their Fractions from 57 BC to AD 258, which he wrote with Karin Prieur in 2000.  It is the undisputed…
  • Bootleggers and Baptists

    7 Feb 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Living in rural southwestern Missouri (God's Country) we happen to be members of the Missouri Farm Bureau.  This organization produces a quarterly membership publication called "Show Me".  An editorial by MFB president Blake Hurst in the Winter 2014 issue caught my eye and struck a chord that I feel is worth sharing.  His "Bootleggers and Baptists" is sub-titled "another way to think about government regulations".   The term itself is attributable to regulatory economist Bruce Yandle who observed that regulations are supported by two groups.  Those who support…
  • Reaching too far

    4 Feb 2014 | 10:47 am
    The saga of Gantcho Zagorski brings to mind the baleful Kingston Trio song "Tom Dooley" where the accused accepted punishment in a faulted prosecution to avoid further anguish and heartache.  The parallels are not exactly relevant, and Dula or "Dooley" paid a stiffer price, but the facts do have that sort of "ring" to them.  Though guilty by admission, the whole Zagorski episode has a distasteful undertone.  Government interest in the eBay transactions of Zagorski, as Diana Coins and Pagane Coins, apparently began sometime in 2008 or earlier—presumably triggered by large…
  • The Monuments Men

    2 Feb 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Unlike the ridiculous antics of Indiana Jones, the latest Hollywood foray into the cultural property arena has some genuine merit even if it is still, after all, entertainment.  The Monuments Men is a belated tribute to genuine preservationists who were tremendously successful and are certainly deserving of this day in the Sun.  Sadly, it will enbolden a rash of modern day nationalist thieves eager to "steal" the past by clamoring for strict controls and "stewardship" over everything older than their shoe laces—all in the name of "saving" the past.  What was conceived in 1970…
 
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    COINage Magazine

  • May 2014 Issue

    Marcy Gibbel
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:17 pm
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  • April 2014 Issue

    Marcy Gibbel
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
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  • “Austria by Its Children” Series Continues

    Marcy Gibbel
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Austrian Mint in Vienna will issue on May 7 the fifth silver coin in its charming series “Austria by its Children,” also known as “Austria, Piece by Piece.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the student who co-designed the reverse of this coin. The reverse depicts the imposing fortress that sits high above the city of Salzburg. Front and center is Mozart with musical notes dancing around him, as well as a violin, one of his favorite instruments. The design is…
  • April’s Coinage Kids: April Fool’s Coins

    Marcy Gibbel
    5 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Find and identify the error coins as REAL or FAKE. Then mail your completed quiz to April Quiz, COINage magazine, P.O. Box 7030 Ventura, CA 93006-9899. Five winners will be drawn from the valid entries received by April 30, 2014. Take the April quiz.
  • In the April 2014 Issue …

    Marcy Gibbel
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    April 2014 Table of Contents
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    Coin Talk

  • Good price for a slabbed MS 65 ICG 1960 penny?

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    I picked up one on ebay for $5 shipped. I figured it would be worth that for the holder alone. Did I get a fair deal? If not, what's it worth?
  • Ebay mistake costs big money

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    Some of the greatest lessons in coin collecting can also be the most expensive. I have learned one of these lessons and want to share it with the group with the hopes that they don't make the same mistake as I did. Laugh as you may, let the haters hate but if one person can learn from this then my mission is accomplished. A few weeks ago, I was one of the lucky few who attended the Whitman Baltimore show and was able to purchase my allotment of commemorative baseball coins. I knew these... Ebay mistake costs big money
  • Post your 1916-1930-PDS Standing Liberty Quarter

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:44 am
    Here a spot to post " I think best US 25c Made + 1 op the Top design the USA Minted. here a 1918-P View attachment 165935 View attachment 165936
  • Let's see your newest acquisitions!

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:38 am
    Had to come up with an excuse to show off the one I was finally able to pay for and pick up. If I'm going to show you mine, I want to see yours. View attachment 111654 View attachment 111653
  • Found a couple of key date Jeff nickels

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:36 am
    I was looking through the collection of nickels that I started 30 or so years ago. I found a couple of key dates: 1951-S and 1955-P. Who knows how long I've had these nickels: I started collecting them in the early '80s and I'm still adding to the collection whenever I can. I also got a 1949-S in circulation just a few days ago. Now to find a 1950-D (I own one but I didn't find it in circulation) or a '38 or '39 D or S.
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  • more unidentified stuff

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
  • I'm back! And back to the discussion of Russian coins

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    Just in case you wondered if I disappeared off the face of the world - yes I did, but just for a short period of time Found myself a job and I feel extremely lucky. Did sell off some of the duplicates and that did help a bit.   I've been looking through at some listings on ebay and I admit that I'm surprised over the amount of copies and "pattern" coins listed in particular by Russian sellers. While the Soviet pattern coins are copies, I admit that some of them look quite good if not deceptive. Even the Barcelona Olympic coins as well as some of the tougher bi-metal coins such as Chechen…
  • Canadian $20 Silver Coins

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    I noticed on the Canadian Mint website http://www.mint.ca/store/template/home.jsp a number of pure silver $20 coins. They are currently offering a $20 Bobcat coin, http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/20-for-20-fine-silver-coin-bobcat-2014-prod1900026 and a $20 Canada Goose coin http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/20-for-20-fine-silver-coin-canada-goose-2014-prod1840075. Both coins are priced at $20 Canadian plus shipping & handling. Does anyone collect these coins? Does anyone know the silver content?   I'm very tempted to order them as I really like the designs on both.
  • newcomer help if poss

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    A BIG hello to all, I'm not sure what to do with a coin collection I inherited a long time ago. I did venture to a shop in london with most of them, where after 3 of the sales assistance were  quite excited about a lot of them said they would give me between £1500-2000 for the lot. one of the coins is a 'Cartwheel' believed to be silver ! This leads to my other question, how do you test a silver coin? I tried an ice-cube and it disappeared in seconds ( I read about this on the net ??). any help or a point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. I'm in the Worcester park…
  • 2014 coins :D

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    as we usually do, with new years
 
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    結婚して幸せに!

  • 極上オトコの操縦法

    asmile
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    「~しちゃダメ」は禁句。「楽しんできてね」と言おう ある店のトイレにこんなコメントを見つけた。 「いつもキレイに使っていただいて、ありがとうございます!」この言葉は、人の心理を突いているな、とちょっと感心した。 これがもし、「汚すな。トイレはキレイに使いましょう」みたいな言葉だったら、あまり効果はないんじゃないかな。…
  • 倦怠期の乗り越え方

    asmile
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:19 pm
    行動パターンを変えるだけで「飽きる」から脱出できる…
  • 空気が読めるオンナはなぜモテるのか

    asmile
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    空気が読める=リーダーシップがとれるオンナだから 大勢でいるとき、その場の雰囲気を察して、盛り上げてくれたり、気を配れるオンナ。二人きりでいるとき、オトコをいい意味で放っておいてくれるオンナ。 はっきり言って最高に「イイ女」だと思うよ。どちらにしても、その場の空気や相手の状況を読めるオンナは、感性のアンテナが鋭い。頭のいいオンナ。…
  • コミュニケーションを改善する方法1つ

    asmile
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    積極的傾聴―この技法は相手が話をしている時に、よく聞くことができようになるのを教えてくれます。 まず、自分がそのような技法を身につけ、実践することで、夫も、この技法の価値を見出すようになるでしょう。 そこで、夫が話し始めた時に、まず、あなたが手をつけていることを止め、彼に耳を傾けるのです。そして、自分の考えを言うのを控え、夫の話を邪魔をせず聴くのです。…
  • コミュニケーションを改善する方法2つ

    asmile
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    読書療法―問題がそんなに深刻でないカップルには、読書療法を私はよくすすめます。お互いに関心をもって読める本をすすめます。 その中のある部分を二人ともよく読み、読んだ後にお互いに感想を話し合うわけです。 また、別々の本を各自が読み、自分たちにあてはまる箇所をお互いに紹介し合うという方法もよいでしょう。 朗読―この方法は読書療法の一部のようなものです。自分にとって関心のある箇所を相手の前で蝿(に)…
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  • Collectibles Auction Asia 3/2014 result

    gila lunatic
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    Here are the results for Collectibles Auction Asia 3/2014 auction held at Landmark Village Hotel, Singapore on 19 April 2014. 375 lot of coins and 457 lot of banknotes offered in the auction. Malaysia 50 sen 1968 Milled Edge sold at RM19,942 in the same auction today. In this article, I only shared some of the coins, banknotes, coupons and JIM notes result that you might be interested. Highlights for coins (price without buyer premium):Kelantan Kijang Gold KupangLot 106: Patani – Kelantan Kijang (Barking Deer) Gold Kupang-Sold SGD1,200Patani – Kelantan Kijang (Barking Deer) Gold…
  • 1968 50 sen Milled Edge realized RM19,942

    gila lunatic
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Today, A finest known example of a 1968 50 sen Milled Edge realized SGD7,670 (RM19,942) including buyer premium in Collectibles Auction Asia CAA Auction No. 3 at Landmark Village Hotel, Singapore. The mint error coin set a new record for Malaysia most expensive circulation coin in auction. The previous record holder is a 1969 50 sen Milled edge coin graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) Au-55, sold by the same auctioneer on 19 October 2013.The 1968 Milled edge 50 sen is a collection of Mr. Wong Hon Sum graded MS66 by NGC. I am a little bit shock when I received an email asking me to…
  • Frosted Freedom Platinum Eagle in auction

    gila lunatic
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    A scarce proof error coin, frosted freedom platinum eagle variety is being offered by GreatCollections right now until 27 April 2014, 7:12pm Pacific Time. The 2007-W platinum American Eagle quarter-ounce coin graded by PCGS as Proof-70 DCAM and it’s also identified on the label as Frosted FREEDOM.The 2007-W $25 Quarter-Ounce Platinum Statue of Liberty coin has the word FREEDOM in frosted type, as opposed to the mirror finish. Mint Officials did not believe the word FREEDOM was prominent enough and decided to change the finish of the letters at the last minute."What's special about this…
  • Egypt £10 note realized £49,200

    gila lunatic
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    A Specimen Proof of The National Bank of Egypt £10 banknote realized £49,200 (including buyer premium) in Largest World Banknotes Sale by Spink London on 15th until 17th April 2014. A World Record for most expensive Egyptian Banknote at auction. The banknote which already prepared in 26 May 1952 never been released into circulation because of the The Egyptian Revolution of 1952.The auction attracted buyers from around the World to bid on over 2,200 lots of issued notes, colour trials, composite essays, die proofs and specimens.The three day sale featured collections from a variety of…
  • 1949 Kweichow 50 Cent realized $334,600

    gila lunatic
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    An extremely rare 1949 Kweichow 50 Cent with the “Greek border” design realized US$334,600 in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries April 2014 Hong Kong Showcase Auction. The graded AU-58 coin by NGC is considered to be the fractional counterpart of the famous “Bamboo Dollar”. This coin is the highest graded by either PCGS or NGC.The reverses for the coin displays a large number “50” in the center surrounded by a pearled ring. Just beyond the pearled ring the figure “50” is printed 32 times. Finally, a Greek meander border similar to the obverse is present.The 50 Cents piece displays…
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    Mint News Blog

  • Arrival: 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set

    Mint News Blog
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    Just ahead of the release of the Baseball HOF Commemorative Coins, the United States Mint began shipment of the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Sets. This special product issued to honor the 26th President had originally gone on sale December 17, 2013. The Coin and Chronicles Set includes the 2013-S Proof Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Dollar, the Bald Eagle National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Bronze Medal, and a one ounce .999 fine silver Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Medal. The proof coin and Bald Eagle bronze medal had previously been released, while the silver…
  • US Mint Circulating Coin Production for March 2014

    Mint News Blog
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    The United States Mint has provided updated circulating coin production figures through March 2014. Preliminary mintage levels have also been provided for the Shenandoah National Park Quarter and Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar. For the month of March 2014, the US Mint struck 1.025 billion circulating quality coins at the Philadelphia and Denver facilities. This marked an increase compared to the prior month when production had reached 939.04 million pieces. The latest monthly total was up by 9.96% compared to the year ago period of March 2013 when production had reached 932.56 million…
  • Numismatic Gold Coin Price Increase Possible

    Mint News Blog
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Based on the available data, it is possible that the prices for the United States Mint’s numismatic gold coins may be increased tomorrow. The pricing change would impact the recently released 2014 Proof Gold Eagle products. The US Mint determines prices for numismatic gold and platinum products based on the average weekly prices of the metals. The average is calculated based on the London Fix prices from the prior Thursday AM to the current Wednesday AM. If the calculated average moves into a higher or lower tier established at $50 intervals, then a pricing change may take place. A…
  • Baseball Hall of Fame Gold Coin Missing “W” Mintmark?

    Mint News Blog
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Update: The coin was sent to NGC for evaluation and after some examination it was found that the coin was not centered in the capsule which obscured the visibility of the mint mark. The coin is not missing the mint mark. A Mint News Blog reader has reported receiving a 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame $5 Proof Gold Coin which is missing the “W” mint mark. If this discovery can be confirmed, it would add even more excitement to one of the most popular commemorative coin programs in years. The reader, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, had placed an order through the US…
  • 2014-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle

    Mint News Blog
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    Yesterday, April 10, 2014, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2014-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. The coins were launched during a busy week, which also saw three other numismatic releases, the sell out of the Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollars, and the CCAC’s discussion of a potential redesign for the Silver Eagle. The numismatic offerings for the American Silver Eagle have become some of the US Mint’s most popular products. In recent years, the individual proof offering has become the Mint’s top seller in terms of unit sales, exceeding the sales…
 
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  • 2014 United States Mint Proof Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:01 pm
    The much-anticipated 2014 United States Mint Proof Set is here—complete with 14 coins in proof quality, each bearing the “S” mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco! Included are four Presidential $1 Coins, five coins from the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, one Native American $1 Coin, one Kennedy half-dollar, one Roosevelt dime, one Jefferson nickel, and one Lincoln penny. This popular set is available today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • The United States Mint recognizes Women’s History Month Inbox x

    Robert L. Wilson
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Women’s History Month is celebrated every March to highlight the contributions of women to our Nation’s history and contemporary society. The United States Mint has honored these contributions with an array of products over the years. They include the First Spouse Proof and Uncirculated Gold Coins and 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Silver Dollar–a commemorative coin honoring the many civil rights barriers that were broken down, including various rights for women. From these to the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Bronze Medal–recognizing her courageous and unwavering commitment to peace,…
  • 2014 Native American $1 Coin Rolls, Bags, and Boxes

    Robert L. Wilson
    29 Mar 2014 | 4:16 pm
    The 2014 Native American $1 Coin commemorates native hospitality ensuring the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The reverse (tails) depicts a Native American man offering a pipe while his wife offers provisions of fish, corn, roots, and gourds. In the background is a stylized image of the face of William Clark’s compass highlighting “NW,” the area in which the expedition occurred. The design includes the required inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1. The 2014 Native American $1 Coin is available today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • 2014 Warren G. Harding $1 Coin Cover

    Robert L. Wilson
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:14 pm
    This limited-edition coin cover—only 20,000 will be produced—honors President Warren G. Harding, who served as our 29th President from 1921-1923. The United States Mint Official American Presidency $1 Coin Cover honoring Harding features two coins from the first day of production at each United States Mint facility in Philadelphia and Denver. This product is available today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • 2014 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    10 Mar 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The 2014 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set, minted at the United States Mint in San Francisco, includes four proof quality coins featuring Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Each obverse (heads) shows the name and likeness of a U.S. President, the term in office, the number indicating the order in which the President served, and the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST. Each coin has a common reverse (tails) design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. This product is available today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
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  • Set without a future

    Dave Harper
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    I had a conversation with colleague George Cuhaj yesterday.He mentioned that he had been approached by a former Krause Publications co-worker on bowling night.The co-worker is retired.Her question to George was what should she do with her set of state quarters?She had faithfully assembled her set over the 10-year duration one or two uncirculated clad coins at a time.It is an example of the good old-fashioned style of collecting that many of us liked to see as an echo of the circulation finds era that ended in the 1960s when silver disappeared from coinage.She filled holes in her album as she…
  • Frosted Freedom Coin to Cross the Block

    NMN
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm
    An error 2007-W platinum American Eagle quarter-ounce coin where FREEDOM on the reverse is frosted instead of having a mirror surface is being auctioned by GreatCollections on its website. Ending date is April 27.This is just the second known example of this on the quarter ounce coin.It is graded Proof-70 Deep Cameo by the Professional Coin Grading Service.“Only 21 were minted and this is the second one discovered,”said Ian Russell, president/founder of GreatCollections.The variety was discovered in 2011. The U.S. Mint confirmed that 21 of the error were produced of the quarter…
  • Did you see a Smoky sellout coming?

    Dave Harper
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    While we were all looking at baseball sales sellouts, some dyed-in-the-wool collectors were busy ordering the daylights out of the Smoky Mountains 5-ounce silver coin. The 2014-P collector version goes on the chart below at 21,415. That’s already almost as many as the bullion version has sold and a greater order total than for four of the five designs sold in 2013. Mintage is limited to 25,000 pieces. Another sellout coming quickly? Looks like it.Sales of the 2014-W uncirculated silver American Eagle also began with a bang at 106,349. For the 2013-W version, buyers took only 178,941.Are…
  • What will you buy?

    Dave Harper
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    Taking a look at upcoming sales of various Mint products, my eye was drawn to two offerings to mention in the May 6 issue of Numismatic News.The first is the May 8 availability of the proof Buffalo one-ounce gold coin. The second is the May 13 availability date of the annual uncirculated coin set, also called a mint set by collectors.Certain Mint products tug on the threads of memory. Others do not. The mint set falls in the first category. The Buffalo gold in the second.I am not trying to pick on gold, but my early hobby memories do not involve much of it.The first reason, I suppose, is…
  • Change but no real change

    Dave Harper
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    Latest figures from the Mint showing sales of the various options that were available in the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin program show some usual accounting jiggles.For the $5 gold piece, the proof sales number now stands at 32,026 while the uncirculated number is 17,974.The silver dollar proof sales number is 262,091 and the uncirculated total is 137,909.These numbers are not materially different from previous sellout indications, and they could change again as returns and failed orders are taken into account.Clad half dollar numbers are 111,017 proofs and 69,445…
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