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  • UNIQUE NECKLACE

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    3 Mar 2015 | 6:32 pm
    STORY: Good evening all, my father found this piece years ago in Czech Republic. My dear father just pick it up from the dug up ground, he didnt need to dig or search for. It was birthday gift from my parents on my 20th this year (02.02.). I dont know story behind this necklace, but i think it had some meaning for his owner, because he had to ask jeweler to make it as pendant. It is 22,2 g pure gold (analysed) without gold chain. I wanted to share it with people, who are interested in gold,necklaces,superstitiousness atm....Best regards;)   http://postimg.org/image/o3hyta2z7/…
  • Unbury those coins

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    Dave Harper
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    Longtime readers of my writings know that I try to draw a conclusion about the health of the American economy by how fast coins of the current year reach collectors through ordinary circulation.My data points, such as they are, are mixed.In a gangbusters economic year reports should be coming to me from left, right and center in January.That did not happen.I asked in my Jan. 20 blog whether readers had encountered any new coins at all and received a small number of emails reporting sightings.The earliest report could be pinned down to the week of Jan. 11-Jan. 17.That is not particularly…
  • Gold Slips for Second Day; 2015 Silver Eagles Top 9M

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    3 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Gold prices on Tuesday settled lower for a second day in a row and silver for a third, while platinum notched a seventh straight session gain. Gold for April delivery declined $3.80, or 0.3%, to end... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Summary of February 2015 coin-related legislation

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    scott
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    March comes in like a lion in many ways, especially in Washington, D.C. Between the weather, fighting over the budget, or an invitation of a world leader, there has been no shortage of roaring emanating from either end of Pennsylvania Avenue. In the mean time, there was only one bill introduced in February: H.R. 893: [...]
  • Surviving the chase

    Ancient Coin Collecting
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Once I heard about a collector who didn't care what he had to pay for a coin, and cared even less what he could eventually sell his collection for.  I have yet to meet him, but he probably does exist—somewhere.  More typically, collectors envision their accumulations as having some value above and beyond the ethereal benefit that comes from personal satisfaction.  But is that really true?  Do we stand a chance, financially, of surviving the chase?  Most of us don't think about that too much, perhaps as a defense mechanism to ward off anxiety attacks.  But…
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  • Gold Slips for Second Day; 2015 Silver Eagles Top 9M

    CoinNews.net
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Gold prices on Tuesday settled lower for a second day in a row and silver for a third, while platinum notched a seventh straight session gain. Gold for April delivery declined $3.80, or 0.3%, to end... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 Baby Animals Silver Coin Subscription Popular

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    3 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    A Royal Canadian Mint subscription of four silver coins depicting baby animals is selling quickly. Ordering opened to everyone Tuesday, March 3, and 81% of the available 7,500 are already... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Three-Coin Set of 2015 Homestead National Monument Quarters

    Rhonda Kay
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    Today, March 3, the United States Mint released the 2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarters Three-Coin Set. Coins in the set honor the national monument in Nebraska. Circulating-quality... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 Australian Coin Releases for March

    Darrin Lee Unser
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:06 pm
    March finds a strong release schedule from the Perth Mint of Australia. Among new issues include an Australian Sovereign Gold Proof Coin, new ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coins, an addition to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gold Dips from 2-Week High; US Coin Sales Rise

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    2 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Gold ended lower in kicking off the new trading week and month on Monday as prices dropped from a near two-week high and snapped a three-session winning streak. Gold for April delivery shed $4.90,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Summary of February 2015 coin-related legislation

    scott
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    March comes in like a lion in many ways, especially in Washington, D.C. Between the weather, fighting over the budget, or an invitation of a world leader, there has been no shortage of roaring emanating from either end of Pennsylvania Avenue. In the mean time, there was only one bill introduced in February: H.R. 893: [...]
  • ANA Settles with Shepherd

    scott
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:42 pm
    The American Numismatic Association announced that they have reached a settlement with former ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd. Shepherd was fired by the ANA Board of Governors in September 2011 that resulted in a contentious back-and-forth with the Board of that time. In June 2013, Shepherd filed a lawsuit claiming that the ANA violated the [...]
  • POLL: Are you collecting the Kennedy dollar?

    scott
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    After writing the post “Congress should leave well enough alone” I began to wonder how many people will collect the John F. Kennedy dollar and the Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse gold coin. After all, the U.S. Mint is expecting higher sales for these coins. Let’s hear what you think. If you want, you can add [...]
  • Congress should leave well enough alone

    scott
    7 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some members of congress seem to act without thinking. Aside from not thinking about how much the U.S. Mint is forced to waste in order to make less than pure planchets, there are others who are so entrenched in their ideology that they make proposals that no longer make sense and will hurt the collecting [...]
  • Dear Congress, Stop dirtying our commemoratives

    scott
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    One of the problems many of us have with congress is the complete lack of common sense its members show. Even though most of the people have a better understanding of the issues, congress appears to represent the least common denominator of knowledge. Case in point was the three bills introduced in January. Time and [...]
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    Ancient Coin Collecting

  • Surviving the chase

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Once I heard about a collector who didn't care what he had to pay for a coin, and cared even less what he could eventually sell his collection for.  I have yet to meet him, but he probably does exist—somewhere.  More typically, collectors envision their accumulations as having some value above and beyond the ethereal benefit that comes from personal satisfaction.  But is that really true?  Do we stand a chance, financially, of surviving the chase?  Most of us don't think about that too much, perhaps as a defense mechanism to ward off anxiety attacks.  But…
  • Did the Ancients believe the Earth was round?

    10 Feb 2015 | 8:26 pm
    A debate over whether the ancients knew the world is round has been simmering for centuries, and still pops up now and then.  In the February 1998 issue of The Celator, Michael Marotta presented a well thought out argument for the affirmative ("Ancient coins show they knew it was round"). Examining the literature and numismatic evidence, he concluded that the ancients did indeed know the world is round and that the globes depicted on ancient coins (both Greek and Roman) are sometimes a representation of the Earth.  Evidence and interpretations in these sorts of debates may continue…
  • Truth is still important

    9 Feb 2015 | 1:58 pm
    My post of last week provoked a response that deserves some attention.  A Punk Archaeologist @adreinhard posted on Twitter three Facebook profile photos of me with bold captioned "quotes":1. "The AIA taps your phones to find out where your archaeology is hid"2. "The AIA uses drones to pursue its agenda of world domination"3. " The 'I' in AIA is for 'Illuminati' "In another place my blog post was referenced as "AIA Is Isis".I hesitate to post those images here because someone will surely claim that I endorsed them.  When I tried to "Follow" the Twitter account above and explain my…
  • Analysis: one of the joys of ancient coin collecting

    10 Jun 2012 | 3:10 pm
    Mardin, Najm al-Din AlpiAD 1152-1176 (AH 547-572)Gemini / Virgo and MercuryDid you ever look at the image on an ancient coin and wonder, why did they choose this particular image? If the coin happens to bear the portrait of a king or emperor, the answer may seem obvious. But what about the iconography of the reverse? Does the coin promote some political program, or record some historical event? Perhaps it pays hommage to a deity, or alludes to a social value. The possibilities are virtually endless, and they range from the patently obvious to the incredibly obscure.The figural bronze coins…
  • Tips for Buyers of Ancient Coins

    7 Aug 2011 | 7:23 pm
    Some ACCG members have asked what they can do to assure that the purchases they make are legal.  One might theoretically ask the same question about many objects or substances that are traded domestically and internationally.  The ACCG web site offers a few common sense precautions and general observations that all collectors might keep in mind.A basic precept of criminal law is that "the act does not make a person guilty unless the mind be also guilty."  This principle is called mens rea.  It simply means that an element of intent is necessary for guilt to be…
 
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  • UNIQUE NECKLACE

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:32 pm
    STORY: Good evening all, my father found this piece years ago in Czech Republic. My dear father just pick it up from the dug up ground, he didnt need to dig or search for. It was birthday gift from my parents on my 20th this year (02.02.). I dont know story behind this necklace, but i think it had some meaning for his owner, because he had to ask jeweler to make it as pendant. It is 22,2 g pure gold (analysed) without gold chain. I wanted to share it with people, who are interested in gold,necklaces,superstitiousness atm....Best regards;)   http://postimg.org/image/o3hyta2z7/…
  • Pls can help me to identify this coin

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:41 pm
    i just got this coin a don`t know this is true or fake ...... boc i online check just know got many fake liberty coin.... thanks a lot ur help........  Attached Thumbnails
  • 1942 15 kopek - genuine or reengraved year?

    1 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Got this recently as it was cheap. Low grade isn't a problem for me however authenticity is a different matter.         Weight is at 2.72g.   What are your thoughts on it?
  • 1835 & 1836 3 Ruble's

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    I seen many fakes on auction, they weight is 3.90g. they original? Attached Thumbnails
  • 1795 MM 2 kopecks overstrike on 2 PARA 3 KOPECKS

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:32 pm
      How much would you value this coin, I wonder?
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  • Silver coin for 60 years of Japan-Laos diplomatic ties

    gila lunatic
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    Japan Finance Ministry and Japan Mint has announce that a 50,000 kip silver coins for the Laotian central bank will be produce to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Laos and Japan diplomatic relations. Laos is the fourth country for which Japan has manufactured diplomatic relations commemorative coins.The commemorative coin depicts Pha That Luang, a symbolic national temple in Vientiane, and has a face value of 50,000 kip ($6). The back of the coin shows a cherry blossom and plumeria, the Laotian national flower.“The order will contribute to further enhancing bilateral ties,” Finance…
  • Queen Elizabeth II fifth coin portrait unveiled

    gila lunatic
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    Queen Elizabeth II fifth coin portrait has been unveiled by The Royal Mint today. The new portrait of The Queen will begin to appear on coins in United Kingdom change later this year. The J.C beneath the effigy of Her Majesty The Queen are the initials of Royal Mint engraver, Jody Clark. He is the first Royal Mint engraver in over 100 years to design the royal coinage portrait. This is only the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen to appear on our circulating coins since her accession to the throne in 1952, making it a very rare event indeed. When it appears in our change later this year,…
  • New Britannia £2 begin circulation in 2015

    gila lunatic
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    The Royal Mint has announced that new Britannia £2 will begin to enter circulation at some stage during 2015. The iconic figure of Britannia will return to rule over the United Kingdom’s circulating coins this year alongside the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.It will be the first time that newly minted UK circulating coins have featured the patriotic emblem of Great Britain since she was replaced by the ‘Royal shield of arms design’ on the 50p in 2008.The new depiction of Britannia will be struck on the UK’s definitive circulating £2 coins, replacing the current…
  • 1897B Gold Trade Dollar in Baldwin 58th Hong Kong Auction

    gila lunatic
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd will offer an extremely rare Great Britain 1897B Gold Trade Dollar coin as lot 1068 in its 58th Hong Kong Auction held April 2, 2015. The gold coin have been graded NGC PF 61 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), one of only a handful of examples believed to exist and is the only specimen certified by NGC.“Baldwin’s chose to use NGC because of their international reputation for professionalism,” says Seth Freeman, Director, A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. “We were extremely pleased with the quality of the service we received and the speed of…
  • Denmark 2015 Coin Set for Children

    gila lunatic
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    On 18 February 2015, Danmarks Nationalbank or Central Bank of Denmark has issued The 2015 Coin Set for Children. The set includes all coins denomination and a medal showing a teddy bear’s paw and a picnic basket filled with red apples.This year's set for children is designed in beautiful colors in a visual scenery. As a special feature and for the first time in Denmark, the medal has been colorized.Join the teddy bear and his family on an exciting outing with their picnic basket filled with red apples. Allow your child to use his/her imagination to tell his/her own story.It comprises all…
 
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  • Homestead National Monument of America Quarter Three Coin Set

    Mint News Blog
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Today, March 3, 2015, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Quarters Three Coin Set featuring the Homestead National Monument of America Quarter. The Homestead Quarters were first released into circulation on February 9, 2015. This was followed by the official launch ceremony held the following day on February 10, 2015 when attendees were allowed to exchange currency for rolls of the new quarters. Finally, on February 24, 2015, the US Mint opened sales for bags and rolls containing the circulating quality quarters. The reverse design of the coin carries…
  • Introductory Pricing for US Marshals Commemorative Coins Ends March 2

    Mint News Blog
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    The introductory pricing period for the 2015 US Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins will conclude next week on March 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET. The coins originally went on sale January 29, 2015. The program includes $5 gold coins, silver dollars, clad half dollars, with a three coin proof set available. Opening day sales were not up to the robust level of last year’s Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins, however they were much stronger compared to the next prior year three coin program honoring the U.S. Army 5-Star Generals. The table below shows the latest sales figures…
  • 2015 Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin Cover

    Mint News Blog
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am
    Today, February 26, 2015, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2015 Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover. This represents the thirty-third issue within the ongoing American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. Each cover includes two 2015 Harry S. Truman Presidential Dollars sourced from the first day of production at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities, which occurred on November 17, 2014. The coins are mounted on a display card and placed within an envelope illustrated with an image of the President against flag imagery. The cover includes a U.S. Red, White, and Blue Forever…
  • 2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarter Bags and Rolls

    Mint News Blog
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Today, February 24, 2015, the United States Mint began accepting orders for bags and rolls of circulating quality 2015 Homestead National Monument of America Quarters. This represents the twenty-sixth overall release within the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The reverse design of the coin represents the three fundamentals of survival common to all homesteaders: food, water, and shelter. This was designed by Ronald D. Sanders and engraved by Jim Licaretz. The original reverse design candidate (which can be seen here) had also included 30 stars surrounding the three fundamentals to…
  • March of Dimes Special Set Pricing

    Mint News Blog
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    The pricing for the United States Mint’s 2015 March of Dimes Special Set has just been revealed within a notice scheduled to be published tomorrow in the Federal Register. The special set was announced earlier this month and will contain the proof version of the 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar along with two specially issued Roosevelt Dimes. The first will be a 90% silver proof dime struck at the West Point Mint with the “W” mint mark, and the second will be a 90% silver reverse proof dime struck at the Philadelphia Mint with the “P” mint mark. Each of the two…
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  • 2014 Coin and Chronicles Set Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Robert L. Wilson
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Perfect for the coin collector, stamp collector or history buff, this set includes proof coins, silver and bronze medals, and postage stamps. The Roosevelt coins, medals and stamps are displayed in a rich green folder covered in a soft-touch material with a handsome textured look that is very gift-worthy.  Buy It Now! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • A Gift They’ll Remember for a Lifetime

    Robert L. Wilson
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Special Occasion Coin Sets from the United States Mint make ideal gifts for birthdays, newborns, and many other occasions. Make this year’s celebration one they’ll remember for a lifetime.  Shop Now! Image/Copy: U.S. Mint
  • The Perfect Gift for Any Celebration

    Robert L. Wilson
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The Congratulations Set is perfect for any occasion and includes one of the most popular American coins – a 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin. The packaging includes an outer sleeve and inside folder, and there is space inside to write a personalized message to the recipient. “Congratulations!” is printed on both the front of the sleeve and the front of the folder with “2015 United States Mint Congratulations Set” and “American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin” underneath. The coin is encapsulated in the folder, and the front (heads) and…
  • Harry S. Truman Presidential 2015 $1 Coin Rolls, Bags and Boxes

    Robert L. Wilson
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    Order the Harry S. Truman 2015 Presidential $1 to keep in your own collection, or to share your love of coins with others! Now available in bags, rolls, and boxes, these coins’ designs – with circulating finishes minted at the U.S. Mint at Denver that have never been placed into circulation – display large, dramatic artwork and edge-incused inscriptions of the year, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and the mint mark. Each coin features a likeness of President Truman on the obverse (heads) and has a common reverse (tails) design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty.
  • America the Beautiful Quarters 2015 Proof Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    Start your 2015 collection with some real beauties. This proof set of all five 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters is a must-have in any coin collection. The proof coin set comes in special packaging with quarters encased in a protective lens you’ll be proud to display.  Buy It Now! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
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  • Accidental careers?

    Dave Harper
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    There is career opportunity in numismatics.The thought occurred to me this week as several press releases have come my way announcing changes to businesses.But this opportunity often is not the conventional kind where you wait until a few months before high school or college graduation and walk in the door of some numismatic firm with resume in hand and request a job.This is opportunity that sort of just sneaks up on you, like it did with me, and then you simply can’t imagine not working in numismatics.Longtime Liberty Coin Service owner Patrick A. Heller has sold his business to Tom…
  • Unbury those coins

    Dave Harper
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    Longtime readers of my writings know that I try to draw a conclusion about the health of the American economy by how fast coins of the current year reach collectors through ordinary circulation.My data points, such as they are, are mixed.In a gangbusters economic year reports should be coming to me from left, right and center in January.That did not happen.I asked in my Jan. 20 blog whether readers had encountered any new coins at all and received a small number of emails reporting sightings.The earliest report could be pinned down to the week of Jan. 11-Jan. 17.That is not particularly…
  • Do you call it cleaning or conserving?

    Connor Falk
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    “Cleaning” or “conserving” a coin?These are two words that might seem to mean the same thing, but they often don’t.The distinction often boils down to whether a coin is in the hands of an expert, or an amateur.A 1922 Peace dollar appears to have little to no wear or damage at first glance.Doug Mudd, curator at the American Numismatic Association Money Museum,  Colorado Springs, Colo., said that the difference is what issue is affecting the coin.“When you’re doing conservation on a coin, the basic premise is that there is something on the coin destroying it,” he said. “It…
  • Bangladesh to phase out small coins

    NMN
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    By Richard GiedroycIt’s a longer and more gentile approach than was initially planned, but it is official, Bangladesh’s small change coins will be phased out gradually rather than being demonetized on short notice.Obverse of the one taka coin.On Jan. 12 Bangladesh Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith announced the immediate withdrawal of all coins and bank notes below the denomination of 5 taka. This would have included the circulating 1- and 2-taka coins. Both of these and the 5-taka denomination are currently available in both coin and bank note format. Bank of Bangladesh bank notes are also…
  • Archives International March auction offers rarities

    NMN
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Archives International Auctions next sale is slated for Tuesday, March 10. It will be held at the company’s New Jersey offices in Fort Lee and is set to commence at 10.30 a.m. EST. On offer are 1,043 lots of U.S. and worldwide bank notes, federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera.The principle attraction for many collectors will be some 100 rare Jordanian, Libyan, Iranian, Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian bank notes, the property of a “Middle Eastern Gentleman.”One of two sequential Palestine Currency Board 1944 £5s, P-8d, with the magic F-prefix that will be offered…
 
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