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  • 50th Anniversary Kennedy Silver Set Opens at 85,670

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    29 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    The United States Mint has provided the opening sales figure for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. From the start of sales on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET through midnight, sales have totaled 85,670 units. The opening sales account for 28.56% of the product limit of 300,000 units. Leading up to the start of sales the US Mint had indicated that they would have more than 180,000 units immediately available, perhaps suggesting that the US Mint anticipated a stronger initial response to the offering. The opening sales for the silver coin collection comes…
  • 94 nominees for 2015 Coin of the Year awards

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    gila lunatic
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    94 nominees for the 2015 Coin of the Year awards has been announced by Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products. The coins nominated for this year's awards were released in 2013, and represent the highest achievement in theme, design and marketing from mints and central banks from around the world. The 2015 Coin of the year awards will be presented during a ceremony Jan. 31, 2015, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. A panel of judges who are authors, editors and numismatists, as well as members of the American…
  • New photos of my "Conder" box...

    CoinPeople Main Numismatic Forums
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153221059453154.1073741827.783883153&type=1&l=1a3eea0613   Should be a link to my current "raw" shots. Not all are Conders, There turned out to be quite a few rogues hiding in the same box...
  • 100th Anniversary of Hockey Canada Silver Coin

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    gila lunatic
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    The Royal Canadian Mint is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association , which was the precursor to Hockey Canada, with a silver collector coin; 100th Anniversary of Hockey Canada Silver Coin. The unveiling took place at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, which was the venue for the association's inaugural meeting on December 4, 1914.The reverse image of the coin commemorates an important milestone in the history of amateur hockey in Canada. Dual enamel recreates the iconic Hockey Canada logo: the silhouette of a hockey player separates the red…
  • 2014 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Calvin Coolidge

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    Robert L. Wilson
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
      The 2014 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Calvin Coolidge includes an uncirculated Calvin Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin and a Grace Coolidge 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. This set is available today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
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  • 2014 Silver Coin for 100th Anniversary of Hockey Canada

    Darrin Lee Unser
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A new $20 silver coin celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, the precursor to today's Hockey Canada. The coin's official unveiling happened at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ANZAC Spirit Coin Depicts First Convoy

    Darrin Lee Unser
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:07 pm
    New from the Perth Mint of Australia and its ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series is a silver 50-cent piece remembering the first convoy to depart from Australia on November 1, 1914 to join... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gold Falls 2.1% and Silver Prices Tumble 4.9%

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    30 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Gold and silver prices dived Thursday, extending losses that began in after-hours trading on Wednesday when the Federal Reserved halted its stimulus program and signaled stronger confidence in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar Designs Unveiled

    Mike Unser
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Today, Oct 30, 2014, the March of Dimes Foundation and the United States Mint revealed designs for the commemorative 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar. Up to 500,000 of the silver dollars are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • US Mint Sales: New Products Debut, Gold Coins Again Stronger

    Mike Unser
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Two new products debuted in United States Mint sales stats this week, the 2014-W Proof American Platinum Eagle and the Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set. Elsewhere, demand... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • U.S. Mint’s Techno Win

    scott
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    If you are like me and forgot, the U.S. Mint began to take orders for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy 2014 Half-Dollar Silver Coin Collection yesterday, October 28. The set consists of four 90-percent silver coins from each of the branch mints using the original design of the Kennedy half-dollar as designed by Gilroy Roberts. For [...]
  • NGC Strikes Out with MLB

    scott
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Fans of coins encased in plastic with special labels who also are baseball fans must be ecstatic that Fans of coins encased in plastic with special labels who also are baseball fans must be ecstatic that Numismatic Guarantee Corporation and Major League Baseball agreed to an exclusive deal that will allow NGC to reproduce team [...]
  • Numismatics have changed, but are we having fun?

    scott
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Advancements in all areas of life, whether it is the cars we drive, the entertainment that we like, how we shop, and where we get our news are inevitable. Where the car I drove in college had a the classic Chrysler Slant 6 engine with nothing electronic, I now drive a Chevy pickup with a [...]
  • Mintage Limits Set for 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins

    scott
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (U.S. Mint) — Mintage limits for the First Spouse Gold Coin Program for 2015 have been set. In 2015, the coins will honor Elizabeth Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson. The combined maximum issuance of proof and uncirculated qualities will be 10,000 for Truman, Eisenhower and Johnson. From 2011 to [...]
  • Hi. I’m Scott and I’m a Collector

    scott
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Collecting is a progressive addiction. It might start innocently with a friend introducing us to collecting and even giving us a few freebies. We dabble into buying more, especially items that tie us to our youth. We progress in collecting more from those childhood years putting together sets that we could not afford them. That [...]
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  • "...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…
  • Daily Record: Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO's patience

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    The Daily Record, a news service for Maryland based business and legal professions, ran an interesting report about the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild forfeiture case in its July 13, 2014 issue.  This test case is described in numerous news items at the guild website.  The Daily Record piece by Legal Affairs staff writer Danny Jacobs is apparently available online only by paid subscription.  The headline is catchy, to say the least: "Five years on, test case on coins tries USAO's patience".  The essence of this balanced report is distilled from a recent filing in Baltimore…
  • A Shot in the Foot

    6 Jul 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Archaeologist Paul Barford, a self-appointed spokesperson for the archaeological lobby and crusader for the views of Cultural Property Nationalists, is well known to those who follow cultural property matters in cyberspace.  The typically outrageous behavior of "Mr." Barford (he apparently lacks academic position or institutional affiliation) is routinely challenged by those he targets, but is rarely commented on publicly by the archaeological community outside of a small circle of troll enablers.  The posts on Mr. Barford's blog and in his comments elsewhere online are not normal…
 
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  • New photos of my "Conder" box...

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153221059453154.1073741827.783883153&type=1&l=1a3eea0613   Should be a link to my current "raw" shots. Not all are Conders, There turned out to be quite a few rogues hiding in the same box...
  • help buying ruble 1915

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Good evening, I am a new collector of Russian coins, I wanted to ask an opinion on this coin that I would buy at 1500 Euros according to you is worth so much? Best regards Nicola     Attached Thumbnails
  • Alexander 1814 by Kettle Copy/Reducing Lines

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    Fauver, Alexander 1814-1fpa 25mm R-6 by Kettle.  The copy/reducing lines are clearly visible, the cutter juddered going over the bust ribbon and some of the letters.  The 'D' has a clear cutting line acrossed it.  As is the case with these medals, that show the die still had machined marks, the piece is in great condition, being silvered-copper also makes it slightly rarer.   
  • Change find

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Well found this 1940 US wheat penny in my change today the coin IMHO is in Very good condition  
  • Can someone ID this?

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Hi, can someone ID this coin? Is it original or fake, how much is it worth? Weight 6.6g Thx in advancehttp://i.imgur.com/N9WU97x.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/cYFRgev.jpg
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    結婚して幸せに!

  • 男性と女性

    asmile
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
  • 本能

    asmile
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
  • エゴ

    asmile
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
  • 恋のインスピレーション

    asmile
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:49 am
  • 夫と妻の心理を考えてみよう

    asmile
    23 May 2014 | 3:10 am
    責任感が、現代の男性優位社会を肯定するところから生じてくることは明らかですが、それはまた、おなじ理由によって、妻に対する自己卑下となってあらわれることがあります。 妻を扶養するのは夫の義務である、と信じながら、その義務がはたして妻を満足させるほどに果たされているだろうか、という強い責任感が劣等感を生むのです。…
 
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  • 100th Anniversary of Hockey Canada Silver Coin

    gila lunatic
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    The Royal Canadian Mint is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association , which was the precursor to Hockey Canada, with a silver collector coin; 100th Anniversary of Hockey Canada Silver Coin. The unveiling took place at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, which was the venue for the association's inaugural meeting on December 4, 1914.The reverse image of the coin commemorates an important milestone in the history of amateur hockey in Canada. Dual enamel recreates the iconic Hockey Canada logo: the silhouette of a hockey player separates the red…
  • 75th Anniversary of Taman Negara commemorative coins

    gila lunatic
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    Today, Bank Negara Malaysia has launched a 75th Anniversary of Taman Negara commemorative coins, Malaysia’s premier national park and is a popular ecotourism destination. The commemorative coins come in three specifications; RM100 99.99 gold, RM10 99.9 fine silver and RM1 Nordic Gold coin. The Central Bank said the commemorative coins launched by by Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr James Dawos Mamit at Taman Negara Kuala Tahan.The centre of the coin obverse shows the Pantera Tigris Jacksoni, a species of tiger that can be found only in Taman Negara. Banjaran…
  • 94 nominees for 2015 Coin of the Year awards

    gila lunatic
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    94 nominees for the 2015 Coin of the Year awards has been announced by Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products. The coins nominated for this year's awards were released in 2013, and represent the highest achievement in theme, design and marketing from mints and central banks from around the world. The 2015 Coin of the year awards will be presented during a ceremony Jan. 31, 2015, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. A panel of judges who are authors, editors and numismatists, as well as members of the American…
  • NZ Mint Feng Shui Cranes 1/4 oz Gold Coin

    gila lunatic
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Today, New Zeland Mint has released a new Feng Shui Series Coin, Cranes 1/4 oz Gold Coin. The 25 Dollar Nieu legal tender 9999 fine gold coin have a limited mintage of 888 pieces. In ancient Chinese legends, Cranes carried the spirits of the departed to heaven. Thus, they are used in Feng Shui to bring the energy of a long, noble and peaceful life that will eventually lead the soul to heaven.The previous coin of New Zeland Mint Feng Shui Series Gold Coin, NZ Mint Feng Shui Koi Gold Coin has been released on April 2014.The coin reverse features two Cranes set against a polished proof finish…
  • Fake Johor Sultanate coins openly sold in Facebook

    gila lunatic
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    ​Yesterday, I saw a few of my numismatic friends on Facebook arguing with a coin seller who sold Fake Johor Sultanate coins openly in Facebook. Most of the Malay Sultanate Coins collectors already knew the fraud committed by the seller but new collectors may be easily fooled by old coins advertisement by the fraud seller. Rumor has it that news of "The Lost Treasure of Johor" reported by The Star December last year is also done by the same gang.A Facebook friend, using a pseudonym "Muzium Matawang Nusantara" shared 2 photos of Malay Sultanate Coins offered by the seller. In that posts, the…
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  • 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar Design Selections

    Mint News Blog
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Yesterday, the United States Mint announced the design selections for the upcoming 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar. The commemorative coin was authorized to mark the 75th anniversary of the non profit organization founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat polio, which now works to improve the health of mothers and babies. Under the authorizing legislation, up to 500,000 silver dollars may be issued in proof and uncirculated qualities during the one year period beginning on January 1, 2015. The designs for the coins are to be “emblematic of the mission and programs of the…
  • 50th Anniversary Kennedy Silver Set Opens at 85,670

    Mint News Blog
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    The United States Mint has provided the opening sales figure for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. From the start of sales on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET through midnight, sales have totaled 85,670 units. The opening sales account for 28.56% of the product limit of 300,000 units. Leading up to the start of sales the US Mint had indicated that they would have more than 180,000 units immediately available, perhaps suggesting that the US Mint anticipated a stronger initial response to the offering. The opening sales for the silver coin collection comes…
  • 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection

    Mint News Blog
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today, October 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. This will represent the third and perhaps most eagerly anticipated of the three special numismatic products issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the series. The series was authorized shortly following the assassination of President Kennedy and the first coins were issued in 1964. The obverse was designed by Gilroy Roberts and features a portrait of President Kennedy based on his inaugural medal. The reverse was designed by…
  • 50th Anniversary Kennedy Silver Set Limited to 300,000

    Mint News Blog
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Ahead of the start of sales next week on Tuesday, October 28, the United States Mint has announced a product limit of 300,000 units for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. The eagerly anticipated product will contain four 2014 Kennedy Half Dollars struck in 90% silver and carrying the original 1964 portrait by Gilroy Roberts. The four coins will each be struck at different mint facilities and carry a different finish. A coin struck at West Point will have a reverse proof finish, a coin from Philadelphia will have a proof finish, a coin from San Francisco will…
  • 2014 First Spouse Bronze Medal Set

    Mint News Blog
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Today, October 23, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint started accepting orders for the 2014 First Spouse Bronze Medal Set. This set includes the bronze medals issued for Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Each of the medals features the design from the corresponding First Spouse Gold Coin, with the omission of certain inscriptions. The medals are struck in 90% copper and 10% zinc at the Philadelphia Mint and have a diameter of 1 and 5/16 inch. The four medals come packaged in Mylar, inserted into a folded card containing issuance information, and…
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  • Happy Halloween!

    Robert L. Wilson
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
      Happy Halloween from The|Coinologist!
  • 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt $1 Coin Cover

    Robert L. Wilson
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
      This limited-edition coin cover—only 25,000 will be produced—honors President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served as our 32nd president from 1933 to 1945. The United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Cover honoring Roosevelt 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 & First Spouse Medal Set – Calvin Coolidge

    Robert L. Wilson
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
      The 2014 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Calvin Coolidge includes an uncirculated Calvin Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin and a Grace Coolidge 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. This set is available today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin Rolls, Bags and Boxes

    Robert L. Wilson
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
      The fourth 2014 Presidential $1 Coin pays tribute to Franklin D. Roosevelt, our 32nd president. These coins with circulating finishes honoring Roosevelt’s legacy are offered in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags and 250-coin boxes. These products are available today! Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • United States Mint | Come See Our New Look!

    Robert L. Wilson
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
      We’ve redesigned our online shopping experience with you in mind. Shop now to see how your input has helped shape our new features and functionality. Check it out here! Image:  U.S. Mint
 
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  • Letters to the Editor (11/18/14)

    NMN
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Starting over brings joy back to coin collectingYour editorial “How about making a fresh start?” (Oct. 7) is exactly what I did.I had been a coin collector for many years, As time had gone one, my funds for collecting coins had dried up. Since I could no longer make new purchases, my interest and enthusiasm in coin collecting dried up as well. I had no interest in going to coins shows, attending my monthly coin club meeting, or reading anything about coins.Then one day several months ago as I was looking at my coin albums collecting dust on my bookshelves, I decided to do something. I…
  • Community Voice Responses (11/18/14)

    NMN
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    From the Oct. 3 Numismatic News E-Newsletter:Is the 30,000 Jackie Kennedy First Spouse gold coin mintage too high?Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.Jackie Kennedy’s first spouse gold coin will be so beautiful that a mintage of 30,000 will probably be too low.Bruce Frohman Modesto, Calif.Supplies are limited, order today!No. Mintages are never too high or too low.Wesley Ellis Portland, Ore.Believe it or not, 30,000 is a low amount for an issue of this type; 100,000 is more like it being the amount of collectors who can afford it. Silver and clad…
  • Ban unnecessary, probably eternal

    Dave Harper
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Eight years ago a coin shortage became a serious possibility as the prices of copper, nickel and zinc were soaring.The public would have found it profitable to melt nickels. Zinc cents looked like they wouldn’t be far behind.Supplies are limited, order today!The Treasury slapped a ban on melting these coins Dec. 14, 2006. It is still in place, though it is no longer necessary.At current metal prices, the nickel contains 4.38 cents worth of metal. The copper-coated zinc cent contains 0.59 cent worth of metal.Anyone trying to melt these two coins would simply guarantee himself a loss.So why…
  • CSNS awards funds to six authors

    NMN
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The Central States Numismatic Society has awarded grants totaling $20,000 to six numismatic authors to research and publish information on topics ranging from elongated coins to early half dollars.CSNS Education Director Ray Lockwood, who oversees the authors grant program, said, “This four-year old program has proven to be one of the most successful education programs ever undertaken by CSNS.” To date, it has provided grants to 21 authors and researchers.This year’s grants of $3,333.33 each were awarded to Donald H. Dool, Peter Huntoon, David E. Schenkman, The Elongated Collectors,…
  • How about $986 gold? $846?

    Dave Harper
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    The ground was covered in snow at first light this morning here in Iola, Wis.Winter has also descended on the gold and silver market.Both metals are being hammered in trading this morning.Checking the handy Kitco website, I see gold is $1,162.30 a troy ounce, down almost $36 from yesterday’s closing price.Silver has dropped over half a dollar to $15.87 an ounce.For the sake of perspective, I checked what the closing price was at the end of 2013 to assess the damage done in the market.Gold is now down for the year, but not by much.The precious yellow metal closed out 2013 at $1,201.90. The…
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