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  • 2015-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle

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    26 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Today, March 26, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will start accepting orders for the 2015-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. This represents a collectible uncirculated version of the popular bullion coin. The US Mint introduced the collectible uncirculated or “burnished” version of the Silver Eagle in 2006. That year the coins were first incorporated into the 20th Anniversary Set and subsequently offered individually. For the following two years, the coins were offered individually as well as within the Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set. The offering was…
  • Gold and Silver Decline; US Mint Coin Sales Rise

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    30 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Gold prices ended lower for a second session on Monday after having advanced for seven straight when the U.S. dollar exhibited weakness. Gold for June delivery lost $15.40, or 1.3%, to settle at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • BEP and US Mint at Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore

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    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    New coins and currency products are available at the Spring Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, the United States Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) jointly announced. Held... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • CCAC and CFA Design Recommendations for Mark Twain Commemorative Coins

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    30 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    At separate meetings held earlier this month, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) reviewed design candidates prepared for the 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coins. The commemorative coin program includes a $5 gold coin and a silver dollar. For the $5 gold coin, the United States Mint had prepared 16 different obverse design candidates and 10 different reverse design candidates. For the silver dollar, the Mint had prepared 15 different obverse and 14 different reverse design candidates. Images of all of the design candidates can be found here and…
  • Gold, Silver Climb on Week; Bullion Silver Eagles Surge

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    28 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    Precious metals slipped on Friday, snapping multi-session winning streaks as the U.S. dollar rebounded and safe-haven demand waned. Still, gold and silver scored weekly gains of more than 1%. Ending... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Gold and Silver Decline; US Mint Coin Sales Rise

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    30 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Gold prices ended lower for a second session on Monday after having advanced for seven straight when the U.S. dollar exhibited weakness. Gold for June delivery lost $15.40, or 1.3%, to settle at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures on 5 Oz Silver Coin

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    29 Mar 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Four Chinese ancient mythical creatures circle a yingyang symbol on a new five-ounce, high-relief silver coin from the Perth Mint of Australia. Limited to 1,000 and struck in 99.9% pure silver to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gold, Silver Climb on Week; Bullion Silver Eagles Surge

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    28 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    Precious metals slipped on Friday, snapping multi-session winning streaks as the U.S. dollar rebounded and safe-haven demand waned. Still, gold and silver scored weekly gains of more than 1%. Ending... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Senate Passes Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

    Mike Unser
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    On Wednesday, March 25, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. Numbered S.301 and introduced by Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer on Jan. 29, 2015, the bill... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • BEP and US Mint at Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore

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    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    New coins and currency products are available at the Spring Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, the United States Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) jointly announced. Held... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • It’s Balmer, hon!

    scott
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    As it does three times per year, Whitman rolls into the Baltimore Convention Center for the Whitman Baltimore Expo. This time, rather than the showing being in Halls A and B it was held in E and F. The new location within the building was not as intuitive to find as walking to the end [...]
  • New bullion benchmark begins new era

    scott
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Friday was an important day for bullion buyers and buyers of collector coins whose prices are strongly tied to the price of gold. It was the day that the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) launched its new electronic-based gold benchmark system, London Gold Price, replacing the century old London Gold Fix. It ends an era [...]
  • March of Dimes commemorative should be a COTY candidate

    scott
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    There are few times when the design of a commemorative coin is so impressive that it inspires me to own one. This year, the coin to own is the 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar. Issued to commemorate the 75 anniversary of their work to prevent disease and disability in our children, the reverse is [...]
  • One picture leads to an interesting look at a Mint’s history

    scott
    12 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Have you ever started looking for something only to find other items that are more interesting that what you were looking for? Today’s find in the “To Do” pile is a picture of front of the Saint Petersburg Mint (translated here) taken by my father during his trip to Russia last year. The sign on [...]
  • A first 2015 find

    scott
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    I know my postings have been sparse. Business has been picking up making me very busy. I will explain more at another time. But for now, I wanted to share my first 2015 find of the year. In the past few years I have had to wait until late April or May to find a [...]
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  • Two interesting elongated coins

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    Here is one for all you trekkies on a quarter And another interesting elongated on a US .02 cent piece. I love the clear imprint on the reverse of the coin show info.  
  • DAV key tags

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Does anybody remember these and does anybody either collect them of have them laying around? I had a bunch at one point, but I think my mother pitched them, like she did with the trading cards, comic books and some other items when I was in the navy. It seems that the only stuff that wasn't junk was what she wanted to save. They were sent out by the DAV Disabled American Veterans From 1941 to 1976. If you want to get rid of them PM me.      
  • For all use veterans, past present and future

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
     
  • 2002 Canadian Nickel. Double struck

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:49 pm
    I have a 2002 Canadian nickel the appears to be double struck with dye. Just hoping someone could help me understand this coin better as I am new to coin collecting. http://s356.photobucket.com/user/brianammcarterB-ri-Time/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsaqta8e1m.jpg.html?filters[user]=142870667&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=1
  • Advice on selling gold Austrian coins in New York?

    28 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    I'm a newbie hoping I might get lucky with some suggestions here. I have a few gold Austrian coins I was hoping to sell. The most notable is a 4-ducat piece from 1900. I ventured to a big coin show here earlier in the year, but got misled with some not-exactly-real-offers. Now I was hoping to try and sell them locally, but although there are a lot of people claiming to be for numismatists, they're really only buying for the melt-down value of the gold, and I was told I should be able to get a bit more than that.I've also tried to track down coin collector groups, with no success. They seem…
 
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  • 1792 Birch Penny sold for $1.175million

    gila lunatic
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:29 pm
    A copper “Birch Cent” minted in 1792, sold for US$1.175 million in Stacks Bowers Baltimore Auction. The birch penny from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection is sold below the estimate value of US$2 million. The penny is one of the first pieces of U.S. currency ever minted, and it's one of just seven of this particular design that remain."The Birch cent is, simply, the first of a cultural phenomenon that is known the world over: it is the first American cent," read a description of the coin on the Stack's Bowers website. Anonymous man from Texas bought the million dollar coin in…
  • US Mint released Jack Nicklaus Gold Medal

    gila lunatic
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Today, The United States Mint has released a Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal as authorized by Public Law 113-210. Jack Nicklaus received the Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.The medal recognizes Nicklaus' service to the nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy. Nicklaus' competitive career spanned parts of five decades during which he accumulated 120 victories in national and international professional competitions, 73 of which were won on the Professional Golfers Association TOUR. His record 18 professional major…
  • 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

    gila lunatic
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    The new designs for the 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins has been released by The United States Mint on March 16. The four honorees this year are Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson.The obverse (heads side) of each coin is inscribed with the first spouse's name, her order and years of service as first spouse, the year of minting or issuance, "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "LIBERTY." Each coin's reverse (tails side) features a unique design emblematic of that spouse's life and work and the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "$10," "1/2 OZ.,"…
  • 10kg Goat Gold Coin displayed in Taipei

    gila lunatic
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Taishin International Bank, Taipei will display 10kg Year of the Goat gold coin in the eleven branches of Taishin International Bank. The coin, issued in a limited edition of 18, has a face value of NT$100,000, but is worth about NT$30 million (US$954,300). Only 18 such gold coins were issued by the People's Bank of China.The common obverse of the gold coin features the national emblem of the People’s Republic of China, auspicious design of lotus and fish symbolizing a surplus year after year,the title of PRC and the year date. The common reverse show an argali sheep with the background…
  • Collector get 1907 double eagle valued $12,500

    gila lunatic
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    A collector from Ohio has been awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief double eagle, certified by NGC as MS60 Wire Rim, estimated to be valued at about $12,500. Ken Conaway received the gold coin as the Grand Prize in Heritage Auctions annual numismatic survey.Conaway is a longtime Heritage Auctions member who started his serious numismatic collecting with certified Morgan Silver Dollars. Some seven years ago, he moved to the collection of U.S. Government silver ingots. Today Conaway's U.S. Government ingot collection rivals any ever assembled privately and he attributes much of his collection…
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  • CCAC and CFA Design Recommendations for Mark Twain Commemorative Coins

    Mint News Blog
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    At separate meetings held earlier this month, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) reviewed design candidates prepared for the 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coins. The commemorative coin program includes a $5 gold coin and a silver dollar. For the $5 gold coin, the United States Mint had prepared 16 different obverse design candidates and 10 different reverse design candidates. For the silver dollar, the Mint had prepared 15 different obverse and 14 different reverse design candidates. Images of all of the design candidates can be found here and…
  • 2015-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle

    Mint News Blog
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Today, March 26, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will start accepting orders for the 2015-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. This represents a collectible uncirculated version of the popular bullion coin. The US Mint introduced the collectible uncirculated or “burnished” version of the Silver Eagle in 2006. That year the coins were first incorporated into the 20th Anniversary Set and subsequently offered individually. For the following two years, the coins were offered individually as well as within the Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set. The offering was…
  • Jack Nicklaus Bronze Medal

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    25 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    During a ceremony held yesterday at the US Capitol Rotunda, the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to world-renowned golfer Jack Nicklaus. The medal was authorized to be awarded under Public Law 113-210 in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy. The United States Mint had previously prepared five different obverse and four different reverse design candidates for the medal, which were reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. Image of all of the candidates can be found here. The final…
  • 2015 United States Mint Proof Set

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    23 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Tomorrow March 24, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 Proof Set. Although sales levels have declined in recent years, this remains one of the Mint’s top selling products by unit volume. The 2015 United States Mint Proof Set includes a total of 14 different proof quality coins struck at the San Francisco Mint and carrying the “S” mint mark. Each set includes the following coins in their standard compositions: 2015-S Proof Lincoln Cent 2015-S Proof Jefferson Nickel 2015-S Proof Roosevelt Dime 2015-S Proof Homestead National…
  • 2015 Native American Dollar Rolls, Bags, and Boxes

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    19 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Today, March 19, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for products containing circulating quality 2015 Native American Dollars. This represents the seventh release within the series which has featured annually rotating reverse designs celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of Native Americans. The design for this year honors the Mohawk Ironworkers who worked from 1886 onwards building prominent landmarks in New York City and other skylines. Some of the prominent buildings included Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the George…
 
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  • Homestead National Monument of America 2015 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin

    Robert L. Wilson
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    A shining testament to the fundamentals for all homesteaders. Be the first to capture this five ounce silver version of the Homestead National Monument of America quarter. It is the first of 2015 and the 26th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.  Buy It Now Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • Homestead National Monument of America 2015 Quarter, 3-Coin Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    The 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Homestead National Monument of America features one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, one uncirculated quarter from the United States Mint at Denver and one proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. This set – featuring coins held in a durable plastic card and an image of Homestead National Monument of America – is available today! Buy It Now Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint
  • Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover

    Robert L. Wilson
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    This $1 Coin Cover features two coins from the first day of production at both Philadelphia and Denver U.S. Mint facilities. Quantity is limited to 15,000, so order your 2015 Harry S. Truman One Dollar Coin Cover while supplies last. Buy It Now Image/Copy: U.S. Mint
  • 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar

    Robert L. Wilson
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the March of Dimes Foundation. Offered in both a proof and an uncirculated finish, the obverse (heads) features a profile view of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas Salk, two leaders in the fight against polio. The reverse (tails) design depicts a baby cradled in the hand of a parent, representing the foundation’s dedication to the health of babies everywhere. The inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “$1,”…
  • America the Beautiful Quarters 2015 Silver Proof Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Struck in 90% silver, the new 2015 America The Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set is a beautiful addition to any collection. 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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  • Investing in Collectible Coins Value Pack

    NMN
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Are you interested in investing in collectible coins, but just don’t know where to start? This incredible collection was made with you in mind. We’ve compiled 4 books, 2 downloads, and a year-long digital subscription to Numismatic News to create a well balanced and informative collection. Learn all about investing in gold and silver, precious metals, coin roll hunting, and about the coins in your pocket. Build and maintain your very own diversified portfolio of collectible coins! Don’t miss out – limited quantity of this exclusive collection are available. Get yours…
  • 1890 Treasury Note a leading lot

    NMN
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Bringing a hammer price of $25,000 at the Lyn Knight Currency Auctions sale at the Chicago Paper  Money Expo, March 5-7, was an 1890 $20 Treasury Note. The PCGS Abt. New 53-graded note, Fr. 372, was described as the fifth finest known.Bringing a hammer price of $25,000 was this 1890 $20 Treasury Note.Prices do not include the 15-18 percent buyer’s premium.Sold for $24,000 was a 1902 Red Seal $50 The Commercial and Farmers National Bank of Baltimore, Md., E1303, Fr. 664 graded VF/XF and one of only two known from this charter. It carried purple stamped signatures of Harry M. Mason, the…
  • British George V gold pattern tops DNW London sale

    NMN
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    By Kerry RodgersGreat expectations surrounded Dix, Noonan, Webb’s February auction in London. It did not disappoint. The only cloud to mar a most successful day was the withdrawal of the Australian 1921 specimen star shilling prior to commencement of sale.One of just two specimens known of the gold pattern crown for George V by A.G. Wyon that sold for $221,760 at DNW’s February sale. Images courtesy DNW.Its absence was well and truly compensated for by a 1910 George V pattern crown, a group of 20th century Royal Mint proof-record coins from the Melbourne Mint Museum, and a Charles I…
  • Electronics displace cash in Great Britain

    NMN
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    By Richard GiedroycMerry old England may be having its problems with counterfeit coins and bank notes, but those same currencies are also increasingly being displaced by other forms of payment, according to the Payment Council.A January study indicated credit cards and other forms of “cashless” payments will surpass coins and bank notes in financial transactions “within weeks.”A January study indicated credit cards and other forms of “cashless” payments will surpass coins and bank notes in financial transactions “within weeks.” Some of these other cashless payments are…
  • Bullion moves up on fears

    Pat Heller
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Questions over the ability and willingness of the Greek government to repay its debts, when the Federal Open Market Committee might raise some benchmark interest rates, the expansion of military conflict in the Middle East and the change in determining London gold prices have all helped gold and silver prices to rise over the past 10 days.Gold demand in India and China has been strong for several months now, as buyers jump at the opportunity to purchase at what are perceived to be bargain prices.Gold had increased from the $1,140s to surpass $1,200 last week. At the same time, silver rose…
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  • Investing in Gold Coins Part 1 - Bullion Coins

    Max Breitenbach
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Gold coins have been a store of value for over 2000 years, from the first natural electrum coins struck in ancient Lydia to modern American gold eagles.  Gold serves as a valuable hedge against uncertain financial markets, and coins are the most convenient way to hold physical gold.  Coins have more liquidity than gold bullion bars, and there's no excitement to investing in gold via a precious metals ETF - holding gold in your hand is half the fun! Anyone interested in gold coin investment has an unlimited range of options.  But for the purposes of this article, I'll divide gold coins…
  • The 5 Most Essential Books for Coin Collectors

    Max Breitenbach
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:59 pm
    "Buy the book before you buy the coin."  That's one of the guiding principles of coin collecting, a lesson that many collectors unfortunately have to learn the hard way.  In the field of numismatics, knowledge is power, and that power can make the difference between buying a valuable coin or a worthless counterfeit.  Coin collecting is one of the oldest hobbies in the world, with thousands of numismatic books written over the centuries.  And with the hobby's recent rapid expansion, thousands more have been written over the past couple decades.  This list pares all those thousands down…
  • A Guide to Toned Gold Coins

    Max Breitenbach
    4 Jan 2015 | 9:51 pm
    It's not just copper and silver coins that tone - gold coins tone too!  Surprisingly, many coin collectors remain unaware that gold even tones at all.  While gold has little chemical reactivity compared to some of its metallic brother elements, gold is not completely inert.   A quick chemistry note here: what coin collectors call "toning", a discoloration of a coin's surface, actually encompasses a wide range of chemical reactions between the surface of the coin and outside elements.  For example, the "rainbow" toning seen on many Morgan dollars is the result of a reaction between…
  • Choosing the Best Coin Album

    Dave Burton
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Coin albums are essential for coin collectors interested in collecting an entire set of coins, or those who just want an easy, safe, and impressive way to store and display their collection.  Finding the best coin album can be a challenge, especially with so many different options on the market—that's why we've put together this helpful guide to compare and review some of the best.    The Definitive Guide to Coin Albums Chart Picture Name Selection Price Rating Dansco Coin Albums All U.S. coin sets, many world sets (83 albums) 4.8 Intercept Shield Album Only the most popular U.S. coin…
  • Where to Find Old Coins

    Max Breitenbach
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    For any new coin collector interested in finding old coins, the variety of options can be overwhelming.  Ebay, coin shops, and coin roll hunting are just a few of the great collectible coin sources out there. But how do you know where's the best place to find old coins?  In this article, I'm going to explain the pros and cons to hunting for coins in each source.   Buying Coins on eBay Ebay is easily the largest marketplace for collectible coins.  On the website, you can find everything from old U.S. coins to world coins to silver and gold bullion.  What makes eBay great for coin buyers,…
 
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