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  • Help needed to ID these two items.

    CoinPeople Main Numismatic Forums
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Hello   I am new to al this and have joined because I have been given a load of old coins, most of which are easy to ID, however these two are stumping me, does anyone here know that they are. Thanks in advance.  
  • 2013 Mint Set Sold Out

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    Mint News Blog
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    It appears that the 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, also referred to as the 2013 Mint Set, has sold out. The product had previously been marked as “sold out” on the US Mint’s website last month, only to be made available once again. Update: Again, the 2013 Mint Set has returned from “sold out” status and is available on the Mint’s website. I have reached out for an explanation and will relay any information. All three of the US Mint’s 2013-dated core annual sets for have now sold out. The 2013 Silver Proof Set sold our in early…
  • 2014 Herbert Hoover $1 Coin Cover

    The|Coinologist.
    Robert L. Wilson
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    This limited-edition coin cover—only 20,000 will be produced—honors President Herbert Hoover, who served as our 31st President from 1929-1933. The United States Mint official American Presidency $1 Coin Cover honoring Hoover 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
  • 2013 Mint Set Sales End at 52-Year Low

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    Mike Unser
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Sales of the 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, or 2013 Mint Set, ended this week with its product page now tagged with "sold out." U.S. Mint reporting last had its sales at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

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    Robert L. Wilson
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set is one of three products being offered in 2014 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar. This set includes a folder, coin card with uncirculated finish coins from the Philadelphia and Denver facilities, and certificate of authenticity. Each 2014-dated uncirculated coin features the original 1964 portrait of John F. Kennedy designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts. The obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) of each coin are displayed in the coin card. This set is available today! Image/Copy…
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  • Philadelphia Mint Produces Record 42.44M Coins in One Day

    Mike Unser
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    The United States Mint in Philadelphia was abuzz with activity last month, more so than ever before on July 24 when it delivered a record 42.44 million coins for circulation. That hurdled over the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • US Mint Sales: Lou Hoover Gold Coins Debut

    Mike Unser
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Appearing on U.S. Mint sales charts for the first time are the 2014-W $10 Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coins in proof and uncirculated finishes. Released on Aug. 14, they mark the third of four... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2014 Disney Mickey & Friends Collectible Coins

    CoinNews.net
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    New from the Perth Mint of Australia is the Disney Mickey & Friends collectible coin series featuring colorful images Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy Duck and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gold Retreats after Fed Minutes Released

    CoinNews.net
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Gold declined for a fourth straight session Wednesday and then dipped further in after-hours trade following the release of minutes from the last FOMC meeting. Gold for December delivery fell... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2013 Mint Set Sales End at 52-Year Low

    Mike Unser
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Sales of the 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, or 2013 Mint Set, ended this week with its product page now tagged with "sold out." U.S. Mint reporting last had its sales at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • ANA must examine ethics of dealers

    scott
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    As a member of the American Numismatic Association, I call on the ANA Board of Governors to open an investigation for the purpose of taking action regarding the violation of the ANA Code of Ethics by the dealers who caused the dangerous situations at the World’s Fair of Money, the Philadelphia Branch Mint, Denver Branch [...]
  • Report to ANA Board of Governors on new web service security

    scott
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    I was not able to make it to Rosemont for the World’s Fair of Money but wanted to deliver a statement about the security of the new money.org website and service. The following was the statement I sent. I apologize for not being with you in Rosemont to deliver this personally, but I wanted to [...]
  • Kennedy gold opens strong

    scott
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Although I am not able to attend this year’s World’s Fair of Money, I have been keeping up with the news coming out of Rosemont. Amongst the interesting news reports are those about the long lines collectors were standing in for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin. There was even a story [...]
  • Introducing the new money.org

    scott
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The future of the American Numismatic Association began on Friday, August 1 with the launch of the new ANA website! What are you talking about, the ANA has a website. This is the NEW website with a new look and new technology. But it’s the ANA, the website must be like putting lipstick on a [...]
  • Summary of July coin-related legislation

    scott
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    While doing my monthly review of the numismatic-related political news for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee, I came across a bill that seems to have missed the numismatic press. One reason it was missed might be that the provisions are buried in a larger bill and has a name that might not be [...]
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  • Help needed to ID these two items.

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Hello   I am new to al this and have joined because I have been given a load of old coins, most of which are easy to ID, however these two are stumping me, does anyone here know that they are. Thanks in advance.  
  • Can someone help an amateur with this ?

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I dug up this on my allotment .... I did a search online but can't find anyone with two flowers in his hair like this fella. Can anyone give me any info, date etc or direct me to a picture of a coin the same in good condition ?  Attached Thumbnails
  • Sincona 19 (The SINCONA Collection - Part 3)

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:34 am
    Looks like the catalog is up:http://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=1462I am still undecided about going in person this time. Too many other commitments
  • Identify two heads

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Can someone please identify either of these heads? Attached Thumbnails
  • ancient coins

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    i purchased these 2 ancient coins but i'm not sure what they are. could someone please help?
 
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  • Mickey & Friends 2014 1 oz Silver Coins

    gila lunatic
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    New Zealand Mint has released the latest Limited Edition Disney Collectible Coins series; Mickey & Friends 2014 1 oz Silver Coins. The Set includes six (6) 1 oz Fine Silver Coins featuring the ever popular Mickey & Friends Characters: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto. You can order the set or the individual coins, the coins will be despatched in order of receipt, commencing from the release date September 15th, 2014.These coins reverse feature iconic images of each of the ‘Mickey & Friends’ Characters, set against a relief engraved…
  • 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way coins

    gila lunatic
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    Bank of Lithuania has issued into circulation two collectors coins (25 and 50 litas), to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way. The coin main design show a tree that is symbolic of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joining together in a living chain in the Baltic Way. 50 litas silver coinThe coins were minted by the Lithuanian Mint. The 25 litas coin is made from so-called Nordic gold — an alloy of copper, aluminium, zinc and tin with a mintage of 25,000 units. The 50 litas is made from .925 silver with a mintage of 4,000 units.25 litas nordic goldThe coins are the second set in…
  • Caesar gold coin expected to sell for £350,000

    gila lunatic
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    A unique version of a rare gold coin minted during the reign of Augustus Caesar, the first and greatest of Rome’s emperors, is expected to sell for £300,000 to £350,000 ($508,000 to $593,000) at the auction of Ancient and World Coins to be held by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, in London on 22 September 2014.The gold aureus, which was struck c27-18BC, depicts the new portrait of Augustus transformed into an ageless Apollo-like classical beauty on one side and an image of a heifer based on a long-lost masterpiece by a Greek sculptor on its reverse. The…
  • Swedish found 'Pompeii' gold coin

    gila lunatic
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Swedish archaeologists found a rare and valuable golden coin from ancient Rome on Monday at a site on the island of Öland that's been compared to Italy's Pompeii. A small team of archaeologists at Kalmar County museum, in collobaration with Lund University, has been digging at the site for the past three years. The team is studying the Migration Period in Scandinavian history, from about 400 to 550 A.D., 400 years before the Viking Age.While the team has found several hundred of the coin already, Monday's discovery was a big one, said archaeologist and project manager Helena Victor."This is…
  • Police raid counterfeit coin lab

    gila lunatic
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Police has dismantled an underground laboratory being used for forging a counterfeit coins following a raid on a house in the Sabana Perdida neighborhood of Santo Domingo North, Dominican Republic. The lab forging 25 peso coins using 3 machines.During the operation, which was carried out in coordination with the legal authorities, a man named as Ramón Calderón Santos, 32, was detained for questioning.According to the police report, three machines used for manufacturing false 25 peso coins were seized during the operation, along with two engines, a drying oven and dozens of coins ready for…
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  • 2014 Great Sand Dunes 5 oz Silver Bullion Coins

    Mint News Blog
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    The United States Mint has informed authorized purchasers that they will begin accepting orders for the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins featuring the Great Sand Dunes National Park design on Monday, August 25, 2014. This will be the fourth bullion release of the series for this year. The design of the coin features a father and son playing in the sand next to the creek bed with the distinctive mountains and sand dunes of the park featured in the background. The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coin series carries the designs of the America the Beautiful…
  • 2013 Mint Set Sold Out

    Mint News Blog
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    It appears that the 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, also referred to as the 2013 Mint Set, has sold out. The product had previously been marked as “sold out” on the US Mint’s website last month, only to be made available once again. Update: Again, the 2013 Mint Set has returned from “sold out” status and is available on the Mint’s website. I have reached out for an explanation and will relay any information. All three of the US Mint’s 2013-dated core annual sets for have now sold out. The 2013 Silver Proof Set sold our in early…
  • Warren G. Harding Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

    Mint News Blog
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Today, August 19, 2014, the United States Mint began sales of the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set for the Presidency of Warren G. Harding. Each set includes one uncirculated 2014 Warren G. Harding Presidential Dollar and one Florence Harding First Spouse Bronze Medal. The coin and medal are mounted on a plastic card which includes portraits of the President and First Lady on the front and issuance information on the back. The sets are priced at $9.95 each. There are no stated product limits or ordering limits. This set represents the first availability of the Florence…
  • John F. Kennedy Bronze Presidential Medal

    Mint News Blog
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Last month, to coincide with the release of the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set, the United States Mint also began offering John F. Kennedy Bronze Medals. These medals are part of the Presidential Medal series, which have seen issuance for each President of the United States from George Washington to George W. Bush. At various times in the past, the Mint has offered complete collections of the medals in 1-5/16 inch size. In recent years, the Mint has only offered the medals for recent Presidents and periodically revisited certain past presidents. Medals currently…
  • 2014 Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coin

    Mint News Blog
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Today, August 14, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the 2014 Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coin. This represents the third release of the year for the one-half ounce 24 karat gold coin series honoring the spouses of the Presidents. The obverse design of the coin features a portrait of Lou Hoover designed by Susan Gamble and engraved by Michael Guadioso. Inscriptions read “Lou Hoover”, “In God We Trust”, “Liberty”, “2014 W”, “31st”, and “1929-1933″. This obverse portrait had been…
 
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  • 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    The 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set is one of three products being offered in 2014 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar. This set includes a folder, coin card with uncirculated finish coins from the Philadelphia and Denver facilities, and certificate of authenticity. Each 2014-dated uncirculated coin features the original 1964 portrait of John F. Kennedy designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts. The obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) of each coin are displayed in the coin card. This set is available today! Image/Copy…
  • 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Hey batter, batter!!…….The United States Mint proudly presents the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set, featuring the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated Half-Dollar in a rotating capsule. Perfect for any young collector or baseball fan, this product features the “United States Mint Kids” characters (a boy, a girl and their dog) learning about the history of baseball while visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. A Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the package, which also has the ability to be displayed in an…
  • 2014 Herbert Hoover $1 Coin Cover

    Robert L. Wilson
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    This limited-edition coin cover—only 20,000 will be produced—honors President Herbert Hoover, who served as our 31st President from 1929-1933. The United States Mint official American Presidency $1 Coin Cover honoring Hoover 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 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin – Grace Coolidge

    Robert L. Wilson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    The second released in 2014, the Grace Coolidge First Spouse Gold Coin features a portrait of Grace Coolidge on its obverse (heads). As first lady, she promoted education for the deaf and drew attention to the needs of the disabled. Mrs. Coolidge used her position to promote many groups, including leadership and community service activities for boys and girls. The reverse (tails) of this coin depicts three hands finger-spelling the letters USA in American Sign Language against the backdrop of the White House. This coin is available today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • 2014 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin – Florence Harding

    Robert L. Wilson
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    The Florence Harding First Spouse Gold Coin, the first in the series released in 2014, features her portrait on the obverse (heads). The reverse (tails) features multiple facets of Harding’s life, including stylized ballots and a ballot box, camera, torch and initials referencing World War I veterans. This coin is available today with proof and uncirculated finishes! Image/Copy: U.S. Mint
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  • PNG sets NYC show

    NMN
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    The Professional Numismatists Guild will conduct a coin and paper money show in the Times Squares area of New York City, Oct. 9-11. The PNG New York Invitational will be open to the public at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, half a block east of Broadway.Major auctions will be conducted in conjunction with the show by both Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries.The three-day show is being produced by the same experienced team that has successfully created PNG Days and other collectibles shows across the country for over two decades.“This will be the first major rare coin and paper…
  • 1804 silver dollar hits $1.8 million

    NMN
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    An 1804 silver dollar brought close to $2 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction held Aug. 8 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill.The Garrett Class III dollar, one of only 15 examples of the date known, is graded Proof-55 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.At the final gavel, the restrike brought $1,880,000.Obverse of the 1804 Class III silver dollar that was sold at the auction for $1,880,000.Reverse of the 1804 Class III silver dollar that was sold at the auction for $1,880,000.“This is one of my favorite coins,” said noted numismatist Q.
  • Error coin found in change pays off big

    Debbie Bradley
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    It started with a man, a book and a few rolls of pennies.It ended when William Gaitlan of Yuma, Ariz., sold a 1969-S doubled die cent at a June 5 Heritage auction for $21,500.“I still don’t understand why people pay so much for them, but I’m going to leave that alone,” Gaitlan said. “I’m not going to question that.”Gaitlan has been searching pocket change and rolls of coins since 2011 when his girlfriend’s son gave him a copy of the book Strike it Rich with Pocket Change by Ken Potter and Dr. Brian Allen, which is published by Krause Publications.Bill Gaitan searches cents for…
  • Pick a set, any set

    Dave Harper
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are a number of collectors who are enjoying the pastime of collecting coins in the worst grade possible, a Poor-1.These coins are so worn that they can barely be identified. They are the worst of the worst.I have done a few stories on this collecting phenomenon.While I do not have any desire to join in that activity, it has gotten my mind thinking a bit.As the circulation finds era is now almost 50 years in our past, too many coin collectors are divorced from their coins.I have advocated that collectors purchase old clad proof sets and break the coins out of the holder to feel them,…
  • Change ANA membership approach

    Dave Harper
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yesterday I wrote about the appeal of luxury as can apply to coins.Today, I should point out that some sense of exclusivity is a good thing.In this case, I am thinking about it in relation to members of the American Numismatic Association, the nation’s top coin collecting organization.The membership number today is lower than during the heyday of numismatics in the past. That worries some. They see an existential threat. They want to improve things.But are we going about it in the right way?Too many times I have heard individuals pose the issue as, “What do people get from an ANA…
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