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  • Canada tries out small gold coin

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    Dave Harper
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the most savvy marketing organizations in the world.Yet I can’t quite wrap my mind around the concept behind a new product announced last week.The RCM is now selling gold Maple Leaf bullion coins in a 1-gram size. The current U.S. dime is 2.27 grams.It takes 31.103 grams to equal a troy ounce. That gives it a price point far lower than a one-ounce bullion coin.At gold’s present value of $1,206 a troy ounce, a 1-gram gold coin has a melt value of $38.77. That figure is an attractive price point for low-budget bullion investors, putting the coin in the same…
  • Canadian Space Agency Celebrated On Silver Coin

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    gila lunatic
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    The Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) with a unique silver collector coin featuring an achromatic hologram that brings the CSA's work to life. The coin was unveiled today at the International Astronautical Congress 2014 held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre."Whether they are flying among the stars or planted firmly on the ground, the Mint takes great pride in commemorating Canada's diverse and remarkable achievements," said Marc Brûlé, Interim President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "This special coin features exceptional…
  • Gold Rises in October Start; US Mint Coin Sales Explode

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    CoinNews.net
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Gold, silver and palladium kicked off the new trading month and fourth quarter with decent gains after tumbling last month and in the third quarter. And physical demand for bullion continues to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • S.S. Central America Shipwreck Gives Up More Gold Bars and Coins

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    A.C. Dwyer
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Odyssey Marine Exploration has just released their latest operational report concerning their salvage operation of the S.S. Central America shipwreck. Over the past five months, Odyssey as recovered... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Competition is good

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    scott
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Most of the time I do not like repeating press releases or reporting on press releases. Press releases are written by or for the company issuing them. By design, they are written so that the announcement shows the company in a good light. I would rather use the product and report about it based on [...]
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  • Gold Rises in October Start; US Mint Coin Sales Explode

    CoinNews.net
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Gold, silver and palladium kicked off the new trading month and fourth quarter with decent gains after tumbling last month and in the third quarter. And physical demand for bullion continues to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • US Mint Bullion Coin Sales Leap in September

    Mike Unser
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Demand for United States Mint bullion coins soared in September as precious metals prices tumbled. Gold and silver coin sales leapt to multi-month highs, more than doubling sales from the previous... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • US Mint’s New Website Launches

    Mike Unser
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    The United States Mint began rolling out its new website and ordering system late last night. Earlier this morning the agency officially announced that the site is live. Collectors can visit the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Odyssey Reveals Latest SS Central America Shipwreck Haul

    Darrin Lee Unser
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    Odyssey Marine Exploration (www.shipwreck.net) has revealed its latest haul of gold coins, gold nuggets, silver pieces, bullion bars and other artifacts from the shipwreck site of the SS Central... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coin Prices

    Mike Unser
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Prices for the 2015 US Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins in silver and clad have been announced by the United States Mint, and they're lower than this year's commemoratives. Pricing for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • S.S. Central America Shipwreck Gives Up More Gold Bars and Coins

    A.C. Dwyer
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Odyssey Marine Exploration has just released their latest operational report concerning their salvage operation of the S.S. Central America shipwreck. Over the past five months, Odyssey as recovered... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Couple on Stroll Discovers $10 Million U.S. Gold Coin Hoard in Rusty Cans

    A.C. Dwyer
    25 Feb 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has authenticated, graded and certified 1,411 U.S. 19th century gold coins that were found in eight, decaying metal canisters buried on private... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • $38 Million Treasure Recovered from Shipwreck

    A.C. Dwyer
    8 Aug 2013 | 7:15 am
    It’s the dream of every treasure hunter who’s ever scoured the local beach with a metal detector: the big score. And Odyssey Marine Exploration has pulled in its biggest haul yet — and reportedly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2013 American Buffalo Gold Coins Now Available

    A.C. Dwyer
    23 May 2013 | 1:00 pm
    WASHINGTON - The United States Mint opened sales for the 2013 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin on May 23, at noon Eastern Time (ET). Pricing for the .9999 fine, 24-karat gold coin will be based on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ancient Copper Coins Reveal Australia Discovered 600 Years Before Capt. Cook

    A.C. Dwyer
    22 May 2013 | 10:21 am
    Five copper coins found in northern Australia could rewrite the country's history. The coins are thought to date back as early as the 900s and are believed to have originated in Africa. Written... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Competition is good

    scott
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Most of the time I do not like repeating press releases or reporting on press releases. Press releases are written by or for the company issuing them. By design, they are written so that the announcement shows the company in a good light. I would rather use the product and report about it based on [...]
  • As gold falls so will U.S. Mint prices

    scott
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you have not seen what has been going on in the gold market, the prices have been falling. The financial press has not provided a single reason as to why the gold market is going down but there is a consistent view that the United States economy showing strength with unemployment dropping and low [...]
  • Always Remember

    scott
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to the Fallen Heroes of September 11, 2001 WASHINGTON – Three Congressional Gold Medals were awarded today in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The ceremony took place in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. [...]
  • U.S. Mint previews new online catalog

    scott
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    After a few years of playing with the look-and-feel of their website, the U.S. Mint is in the process of redesigning and reprogramming their online catalog. Face it, the U.S. Mint has not been the paragon of customer service. Their website and fulfillment process has been severely lacking. There were times when the site would [...]
  • Here we go again: U.S. Mint fights collectors

    scott
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    After all the U.S. Mint has tried to do to make itself more appealing to the collecting community, they are now reverting to their old form and attacking a collectors for owning a coin they claim is “contraband.” The argument is over a 1974-D Lincoln cent made of aluminum that was to be auctions by [...]
 
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  • Ghost T?

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    found this Colorado 2006 Statehood quarter with what I call a ghost T all the other letters show up with exposed to light but the T does   not and I have looked at it though a 16x mag same thing as you all see   I gather a partly grease filled die is to blame for this or is this something else?          
  • The 1964-D Peace Dollar - A Behind-the-Scenes Tale Part 2

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:19 pm
             
  • Two more from the year of the token and medals!

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Two more from the year of the token and medals!  
  • 1726 Poltina

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Hello all, I recently acquired this coin but I am not a specialist in Russian coinage as I focus on British coins. I am just trying to determine if the coin is definitely authentic. It came from an old collector who had it for many many years. It is the correct weight and diameter and it is definitely silver.    I have just come across this specialist Russian coinage thread and was wondering if I could trouble some of you for your opinions? Is it real? Do you know what variety it is (I understand there are quite a lot of varieties for this coin type?) and does anyone have any…
  • unusual coin found

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    Please help to identify? possible repro? forgery or genuine, maybe a medal Attached Thumbnails
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  • Canadian Space Agency Celebrated On Silver Coin

    gila lunatic
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    The Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) with a unique silver collector coin featuring an achromatic hologram that brings the CSA's work to life. The coin was unveiled today at the International Astronautical Congress 2014 held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre."Whether they are flying among the stars or planted firmly on the ground, the Mint takes great pride in commemorating Canada's diverse and remarkable achievements," said Marc Brûlé, Interim President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "This special coin features exceptional…
  • The smallest coins created by the Royal Mint

    gila lunatic
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    The Royal Mint has unveiled a tiny coin measuring 8mm across, the smallest coin created by the Royal Mint in nearly 1,000 years. The Britannia 2014 Fortieth Ounce Gold Proof Coin has been minted as part of a wider collection produced to celebrate Britannia, who first appeared on coins in Roman times.Struck in 999.9 fine gold and perfected by the gleam of The Royal Mint’s Proof finish, this delicate coin is presented in sophisticated packaging, which reveals how Britannia has evolved through the ages, while a certificate confirms that this is a Limited Edition Presentation of just 9,650 and…
  • Rare Carson City coins going to auction

    gila lunatic
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Two rarities from the fabled Carson City Mint;1870-CC $20 Liberty double eagle series VF30 & 1876-CC dime, highlight the offerings at Heritage's Oct. 8 - 13 US Coins Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the PNG New York City show, which runs Oct. 9-11. The event will take place at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of New York City, half a block from Times Square. The 1870-CC $20 VF30 PCGS Secure in the auction is well-known as one of the stoppers in the Liberty double eagle series, with any example being highly desired. It ranks among Garrett and…
  • BNM auction bidders should go to MNS Auction

    gila lunatic
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Many non collectors who go to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Banknote auction on September 27 did not realize there was another auction will be held the next day. Malaysia Numismatic Society Auction (MNS) No. 161 was conducted at Jabatan Muzium, Muzium Negara, Jalan Petalawati, Kuala Lumpur on September 28. The price realised in the MNS Auction is much lower compare to BNM Banknote Auction.BNM auction bidders should consider to join Malaysia Numismatic Society Auction (MNS) and their future auctions because of the price and you can learn many thing from the members and society. In my opinion, the…
  • Latin American Burglary Gang coins seized by Police

    gila lunatic
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    Today, a news broke out in the afternoon about a Latin American burglary gang responsible for a number of house break-ins around the Klang Valley with a collection of Malaysia and China commemorative coins. In the news we can see Melaka historical city silver coins, PATA silver coins and even some Malaysia endangered birds coin cards seized from the burglar house. If any of your friends or families have lost their coins collection before, please inform them about the news. Hopefully they can get back some of their precious collection.Shah Alam Police chief ACP Azisman Alias in his statement…
 
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  • 2014 50th Anniversary Silver Kennedy Half Dollar Coin Images

    Mint News Blog
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The United States Mint has just provided individual coin images for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. The set includes four 90% silver half dollars struck at different mint facilities and featuring different finishes. All coins carry the original 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar portrait designed by Gilroy Roberts. The collection is scheduled for release on October 28, 2014 and will represent the first high volume new product release following the launch of the Mint’s new retail website and order management system on October 1. Details of the release have been…
  • WWII Civil Air Patrol & Fond Du Lac Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

    Mint News Blog
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Continuing the showcase of candidate designs image released by the United States Mint are the candidates for the Congressional Gold Medals honoring the World War II Civil Air Patrol and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Code Talkers. Under Public Law 113-108, a single Congressional Gold Medal was authorized to be awarded collectively to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol in recognition of their exemplary military service and exemplary record during World War II. The unpaid volunteer civilian members of the Civil Air Patrol used their own aircraft to perform a myriad of…
  • 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Design Candidates

    Mint News Blog
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    Design candidate images for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters have recently been provided by the United States Mint. This will represent the seventh year of the America the Beautiful Quarters program, which features a national park or site in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia in the order federally designated. The coins for 2016 will feature the following sites: Shawnee National Forest in Illinois Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota Fort Moultrie…
  • Previewing the US Mint’s New Retail Website and Order Management System

    Mint News Blog
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    This morning I had the opportunity to attend an online presentation and demonstration of the United States Mint’s new retail website and order management system. From what I witnessed, the new system will provide customers with a vastly improved experience when it launches on October 1, 2014. The most immediately apparent change is the visual appearance of the retail website, which takes on a cleaner, modern appearance with updated brand image and capabilities. The design is mobile compatible using a responsive design, providing for a positive user experience across different devices.
  • 2016 First Spouse Gold Coins Design Candidates

    Mint News Blog
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    The United States Mint has released design candidate images for the 2016 First Spouse Gold Coins. The designs released are for coins honoring the spouses of the 37th to 38th Presidents of the United States, Patricia Nixon and Betty Ford. The authorizing legislation for the program links the issuance of the First Spouse Coins to the release of corresponding Presidential $1 Coins. The program concludes once every eligible President has been honored on a $1 coin. When design candidates for the 2015-2016 Presidential Dollars were released last year, the 2016-dated coins only included Richard…
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  • Dollar disses gold – temporarily

    Dave Harper
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    If you wonder why the prices of gold and silver are in retreat, yesterday’s financial market headline that the U.S. dollar has risen 7.7 percent against an index of world currencies in just three months is a good place to start.That is a huge increase in value for the dollar.Exchange rates usually change very little over three months .Between major economies changes in exchange rates are often glacial.The British pound was $1.76 in 1976. It is $1.62 today. This is a decline of 8 percent over a period of 38 years.It is no wonder bullion investors are a little unnerved or excited by the rapid…
  • Canada tries out small gold coin

    Dave Harper
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the most savvy marketing organizations in the world.Yet I can’t quite wrap my mind around the concept behind a new product announced last week.The RCM is now selling gold Maple Leaf bullion coins in a 1-gram size. The current U.S. dime is 2.27 grams.It takes 31.103 grams to equal a troy ounce. That gives it a price point far lower than a one-ounce bullion coin.At gold’s present value of $1,206 a troy ounce, a 1-gram gold coin has a melt value of $38.77. That figure is an attractive price point for low-budget bullion investors, putting the coin in the same…
  • Silver gets cheaper relative to gold

    Pat Heller
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    As of morning trading on Sept. 29, the gold/silver ratio exceeded 69:1. In my mind, that makes silver much more attractive for appreciation potential than gold (Even though I still like the intermediate to long-term prospects for gold).The big questions are when and at what levels will silver’s price bottom out. No one knows those answers for sure. However, I suspect we are closer to that point and may even have passed the bottom.One indicator that the bottom of the silver market may have been reached is the change in futures positions on the COMEX exchange. The number of open positions…
  • Rarities abound in upcoming sales

    NMN
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Named “The Philadelphia Collection,” William M. Rosenblum is preparing to auction what he considers to be “one of the best, most impressive and varied collections of major rarities of Israeli, Palestine, Egyptian and WWII materials” his firm has ever offered.A Palestine Currency Board 1927 five pound color trial note is featured in the upcoming sales.Rosenblum will be presenting “The Philadelphia Collection” over the course of several auctions, the first scheduled to open in mid-October and close Nov. 13.“This truly is the best overall collection I’ve ever offered via auction…
  • Kuenker auctions set for October

    NMN
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Sales 253-257 will be called by Fritz Rudolf Künker beginning Oct. 4 and Oct. 6-10, in Osnabrück, Germany.Sale 253  features orders and decorations.Auction sale 254  will off coins and medals from medieval and modern times.Auction sale 255  will highlight the Horn Collection, Part I / English coins after 1658 / Russian coins and medals.For more than 60 years, the core of the Ernst Otto Horn Collection remained untouched. Thanks to an amicable arrangement it has now become possible to sell it.Almost 700 lots  comprise only the first part of the collection.Three outstanding items are: a…
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