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  • 2014 Kennedy 50c Product Sales as of Nov. 23

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    Mike Unser
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:07 pm
    New sales figures from the United States Mint show surging weekly gains for the clad and silver sets of 50th Anniversary 2014 Kennedy Half-Dollars. To be sure, better increases were more likely... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Error Coins

    Coin Collecting Blog
    25 May 2012 | 8:50 am
    Error Coins are coins that have some sort of a mistake on them, originating at the U. S. Mint. The
  • 2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin Laser Treatments

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    Mike Unser
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Another key coin from the United States Mint this year is the 2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin within the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set. Here's a color-coded graphic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • US Mint Confirms Enhanced Uncirculated 2014 Native American Dollar

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    Mint News Blog
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    Late last week, the United States Mint began sales of the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set. Based on the press release and initial product page, the set seemed to simply contain a regular uncirculated 2014 Native American Dollar and a $1 note. The Mint has now confirmed that the $1 coin carries an enhanced uncirculated finish. At the start of sales, some readers noted the description of the coin as “2014 Native American $1 Enhanced Uncirculated Coin” shown on the image of the packaging. I had updated the post to highlight this observation and also reached out to the Mint for…
  • Herbert Hoover 2014 Presidential One Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

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    Robert L. Wilson
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
      This unique coin and medal set includes an uncirculated quality Herbert Hoover $1 Coin and a Lou Hoover Bronze Medal bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of the President’s and first spouse’s portraits, with issuance information on the back.  Buy it today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
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  • Gold and Silver Dip in Quieter Pre-Holiday Trading

    CoinNews.net
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Gold and silver prices edged lower Wednesday, each sliding less than 0.1% in quieter, pre-holiday trading. Gold for February delivery, the now most active contract, dipped 30 cents to end at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin Laser Treatments

    Mike Unser
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Another key coin from the United States Mint this year is the 2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin within the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set. Here's a color-coded graphic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • US Mint Sales: Everglades, $1 Coin and Currency Set Debut

    Mike Unser
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Last week the United States Mint released two products, a three-coin set of Everglades National Park Quarters and a unique set with an enhanced uncirculated Native American $1 Coin and a Series 2013... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2014 Kennedy 50c Product Sales as of Nov. 23

    Mike Unser
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:07 pm
    New sales figures from the United States Mint show surging weekly gains for the clad and silver sets of 50th Anniversary 2014 Kennedy Half-Dollars. To be sure, better increases were more likely... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Newman Collection Part V Realizes $10.4+ Million

    CoinNews.net
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Led by a 1794 silver dollar that realized $470,000 in "spirited bidding," Heritage's most recent US coins auction scored more than $10.4 million in sales. Heritage's Eric P. Newman... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Happy Thanksgiving 2014

    scott
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar Commemorative Thanksgiving in the United States is usually traced back to the Pilgrims celebration of their first successful harvest in 1621. The three-day event was attended by 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans that lasted three days. The tradition of giving thanks for successes was a tradition that the Pilgrims [...]
  • An auction hunter’s lesson

    scott
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Over the weekend I attended an estate auction that included coins for sale. While my new business venture concentrates on all vintage collectibles, I am still a collector and continue to look for those interesting items and the good coins to add to my collection. As I was looking over the lots I noticed one [...]
  • No Internet sales tax for you

    scott
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Although the numismatics industry generates millions of dollars per year, it is dominated by small businesses. You can see this by going to any show and with the exception of the major auction and bullion companies, the vast majority of the dealers you see on the bourse floor are small businesses. Numismatics may be one [...]
  • Come get your cheap Kennedy gold coins!

    scott
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Every Thursday morning, the U.S. Mint looks at the afternoon London Fix price of gold and adjust their bullion-related coins based on their published tables. This morning, the U.S. Mint adjusted prices after noting that the afternoon London Fix priced gold at $1,145.00 per troy ounce. Based on the table published in the Federal Register, [...]
  • 2014 Trick or Treat

    scott
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It has been a few years since I did an All-Hallows-Eve numismatic trick-or-treat that it seems like a good time to do add one. Here are my numismatic tricks and treats for this past year. Girl Scouts need a values adustment TRICK: It was announced in January that the 2013 Girl Scouts commemorative coin did [...]
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  • Media rush to judgement challenged

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Chasing Aphrodite blogger Jason Felch surely surprised some in the world of Archaeobloggers and Cultural Property Nationalists when he recently challenged a rash of sensationalized media claims on the part of "scholars" and "experts".   The topic of this latest "meme" is the funding of terrorism and specifically of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.   A "sandstorm" of pronouncements in various media have claimed that the sale of antiquities looted by ISIS is a multi-billion dollar enterprise, second only to their revenues from looted oil.   While the evidence of ISIS looting…
  • MORE that "the scholars said"

    14 Nov 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Annointed scholar David Knell expressed an erudite opinion on a recent Paul Barford blog regarding the prices realized at a recent auction of artifacts owned by the St. Louis Society, a chapter (at least at the moment) of the American Institute of Archaeology: "Well, if it's any consolation to Donna Yates, the other lot she mentioned (Lot 149: Zapotec Figural Urn) sold for only $3,750, well within the original $3,000–5,000 estimate. I suspect that the doubling of the price for Lot 156 (Maya Effigy Vase) was motivated more by the fact that it is 'prettier' (the art market being shallow…
  • "...the scholars said."

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The international media has long been challenged in its ability to print the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth, but a new pinnacle of absurdity has been achieved in a so-called news report on "RT News".  The report plays on public ignorance and seeks to inflame reader passions with outrageous claims about cultural property looting in Syria.  The motivation for this article is highly suspect and a senseless diversion from the genuine crisis of destroyed monuments and real cases of tragic loss in the region.  The supposed "facts" in this report stem from a purported…
  • On Second Thought—a chance for rule of law?

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The SAFE endorsement of Britain's Article 11c of Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 at first blush might seem lacking in forethought.  Here we have major cultural sites being demolished wholesale by civil war in Syria and Britain responds by prohibiting import, export and transfer of Syrian antiquities that would be preserved by caring collectors.  Of course, endorsement of regulation, any regulation, seems a quite natural response from the liberal "do-good" community.  They rarely consider the consequences of their emotional solutions.   Early in reading of the SAFE…
  • Kafkaesque

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The trials and tribulations of ancient coin collectors today are nothing short of Kafkaesque.  Almost 100 years ago, Franz Kafka wrote the short story below.  We share it here because it will resonate so profoundly with many friends and associates in the numismatic world.  At the end, I have taken the liberty of adding a short sequel.Before the Law Franz KafkaBefore the Law stands a doorkeeper. To this doorkeeper there comes a man from the countryand prays for admittance to the Law. But the doorkeeper says that he cannot grantadmittance at the moment. The man thinks it…
 
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  • Value of one-sided nickel

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Question: Okay so I have a nickel that has the tails side but not the head. It literally looks like only one side was minted and the other is flat. The
  • What does 2 of Date over 1 mean?

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    Question: In my 2010 Rotographic Collectors Coins GB Annual I keep coming across notes against coins as under:- 2 of date over 1
  • Small 'w' on Reverse of Walking Liberty Half Dollar

    30 May 2012 | 7:51 am
    Question: On the reverse side of a 1943 walking liberty 1/2 dollar, there is a 'w' to the right of the HALF DOLLAR and just under the tip of 1 feather.
  • Error Coins

    25 May 2012 | 8:50 am
    Error Coins are coins that have some sort of a mistake on them, originating at the U. S. Mint. The
  • Two Headed Coin

    9 Dec 2011 | 9:51 am
    I get a lot of questions from readers wanting to know the value of a Two Headed Coin or sometimes even coins with two reverse sides (tails) they have found.
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  • To be or Not to be a 5 Francs Nickel 1939

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    Hello and thank you for alowing me to participate in this forum My name is ALexandra and im from Bucharest Romania Recently my grandfather passed away and i enheriteed his coin colecttion Amoungst them this 5 Francs 1939 Nickel Since there i have been asking for opinnions about it to find out if real or nott So i tought having this forum opiion on it also Thank you Alexandra Attached Thumbnails
  • Found a uniquely pleasant penny :)

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Found this penny. I would love to know how it has come to be the way it is and where it came from. I can send pictures. It has a coating on the head side, missing the bar above the second "t" in "trust". The tails side is blank. Thank you!!
  • Mystery coins??

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    New here, looking for any info on these two coins. I have no idea where they are from or how old they might or might not be, any info is appreciated thanks
  • Any info on the next New York Sale?

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    Anybody?
  • fun with the junk silver bucket

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Hey everyone   Was going thru a couple junk buckets the other day. The person knew I liked foreign silvers and so mentioned that they had two Spanish pesetas that they would sell for melt. I looked only at the front and saw what I thought was an 1884 and 1885 Spanish peseta. Even at that price that these coins, it was a really good deal. It wasn't until I got home and saw the back side of them that I realized what I had were not Spanish but rather 2 Philippines 20 centavos. The 1884 is actually the second rarest of this particular design and I have seen this coin priced at over $80 altho…
 
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  • $1 Lion Dance 2015 Silver Proof Coin

    gila lunatic
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    Perth Mint has released a Chinese Lion Dance 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin commemorating a traditional dance in Chinese culture dating back to the Han Dynasty (205 BCE to 220 CE) in China, Chinese lion dance. Each coin is meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and to the highest possible quality (Proof), only 5,000 pieces will be minted for the Australia legal tender coin.The coin reverse features a coloured representation of the Chinese lion dance, with a firecracker and two lanterns in the background. The design also features the Chinese character for ‘prosperity’ and The Perth…
  • 50 years of Sir Winston Churchill £5 Coin

    gila lunatic
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    On 25 Nov 2014, The Royal Mint has announced a special two-coin set which commemorates the life and marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill. The Winston Churchill 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin paired with an original Winston Churchill 1965 Memorial Crown in a special edition set, which has a limited edition of 5,000 and is priced at just £20.Designer of the 2015 £5 coin, Mark Richards FRBS says: “I wanted to capture something of Winston Churchill’s intensity, to create an active portrait, a sense of the man that you may have come away with had you met…
  • Swedish Plate Money offered at Stack’s Bowers Auction

    gila lunatic
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    A collection of nearly 90 pieces of Swedish Plate Money will highlight the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention, January 9-10, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The Stanley Aberdeen Collection of Swedish Plate Money was carefully assembled and features an incredible sample of large and impressive copper “coins,” ranging from 1/2 Daler to 4 Daler sizes.The plate money was issued as a replacement for silver and gold coinage, as specie in these metals were scarce, but copper was readily available in massive quantities. These large…
  • 1794 Silver dollar realized $470,000 in Newman V Auction

    gila lunatic
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    A 1794 Silver dollar bringing $470,000 in the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V Auction at Heritage Auctions Nov. 14-15 at the Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, Duke of Windsor Suite. The Eric P. Newman's outstanding 1794 silver dollar AU50 NGC. Ex: "Col" E.H.R. Green was the undisputed star of the outstanding offerings in the $10.4+ million fifth installment of the Newman Collection to lead the 100% sold out offerings."This latest installment of the epic Newman Collection proved important not only for the spectacular prices realized on the amazing coins," said Greg Rohan, President of…
  • 50,000 bitcoins will be auction by US government

    gila lunatic
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    The US Marshals Service (USMS) has announced on Monday that it will auction 50,000 bitcoins (BTC) belong to accused Silk Road, an Internet black-market bazaar where authorities say illegal drugs and other goods could be bought. An online auction for the bitcoin valued at nearly $19.8 million is scheduled for 4th December 2014.This will be the second bitcoins auction held by the US agency, following the sale of 30,000 BTC in July.You need to register with the USMS to bid and initial deposits for the two rounds of $100,000 and $150,000.You can start to register for the online auction starting…
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  • US Mint Confirms Enhanced Uncirculated 2014 Native American Dollar

    Mint News Blog
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    Late last week, the United States Mint began sales of the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set. Based on the press release and initial product page, the set seemed to simply contain a regular uncirculated 2014 Native American Dollar and a $1 note. The Mint has now confirmed that the $1 coin carries an enhanced uncirculated finish. At the start of sales, some readers noted the description of the coin as “2014 Native American $1 Enhanced Uncirculated Coin” shown on the image of the packaging. I had updated the post to highlight this observation and also reached out to the Mint for…
  • Upcoming Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set

    Mint News Blog
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    The United States Mint has provided details on the upcoming 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set. The product will incorporate two coins, two medals, and four postage stamps along with a booklet with images related to FDR’s life and presidency. The two coins included in the set will be the 2014-S Proof Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Dollar and the 2014-S Proof Roosevelt Dime. Both coins are struck at the San Francisco Mint and carry the “S” mint mark. The dime will be the copper-nickel clad version. The medals included in the set will consist of a bronze…
  • US Mint Reduces 50th Anniversary Kennedy Silver Set Product Limit

    Mint News Blog
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    The United States Mint has announced a reduction to the product limit for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. The previously indicated limit of 300,000 units has now been reduced to 225,000 units. The four coin silver set represented the third in a trio of products issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar series. The US Mint seemed to be anticipating intense demand for the product which includes 90% silver half dollars from different mint facilities with proof, reverse proof, enhanced uncirculated, and uncirculated finishes. Just days…
  • 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

    Mint News Blog
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    Today, November 20, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales for the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set. The set provides a “distinctive pairing” of the 2014 Native American Dollar and a 2013 $1 Federal Reserve Note. The set is created around the theme from the 2014 Native American Dollar, which commemorates how native hospitality helped to ensure the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The reverse design of the coin includes a portrayal of a Native American man offering a pipe while his wife offers provisions of fish, corn, roots, and gourds. The…
  • Everglades National Park Quarter Three Coin Set

    Mint News Blog
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Today, November 18, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three Coin Set featuring the Everglades National Park Quarter. The Everglades Quarter was first released into circulation on November 6, 2014 and on the same day the US Mint began accepting orders for circulating quality versions of the coin in bags and rolls. Uncirculated and proof quality coins have previously been released within annual set products. An official launch ceremony for the coin will be held on December 4, 2014 at Harris Field Park Pavilion. The…
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  • Herbert Hoover 2014 Presidential One Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
      This unique coin and medal set includes an uncirculated quality Herbert Hoover $1 Coin and a Lou Hoover Bronze Medal bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of the President’s and first spouse’s portraits, with issuance information on the back.  Buy it today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters® Rolls and Bags | Great Sand Dunes National Park

    Robert L. Wilson
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
      This is the fourth quarter to be issued in 2014 and the 24th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Rolls and Bags – Great Sand Dunes National Park pay tribute to the beauty of one of Colorado’s most treasured parks. Its reverse design features a father and son playing in the sand next to the creek bed. The distinctive mountains and sand dunes are featured in the background. Inscriptions are GREAT SAND DUNES, COLORADO, 2014 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Great Sand…
  • 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Perfect for a young baseball fan or player, this set is filled with interesting information about the history of baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The special folder can be configured to display the uncirculated clad half-dollar. The capsule rotates to show both sides of the coin and its curved shape. This limited-edition set (only 50,000 are available) is sure to be a home run!   Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • 2014 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set | Warren G. Harding

    Robert L. Wilson
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
      The 2014 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Warren G. Harding includes an uncirculated Warren G. Harding $1 Coin and a Florence Harding Bronze Medal bearing a likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coin. The coin and medal are held in a durable plastic card enhanced with beautiful representations of their portraits and issuance information on the back. This set is available today!   Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set | Great Sand Dunes National Park

    Robert L. Wilson
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
      The 2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Great Sand Dunes National Park includes one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Denver and one proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. This set—featuring coins held in a durable plastic card with an image of Great Sand Dunes National Park—is available today! Image/Copy U.S. Mint
 
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