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  • 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set Product Information Revealed

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    Mike Unser
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Collectors can look forward to another unique coin, and a more interesting dollar bill in this year's American $1 Coin & Currency Set, according to new product information from the United States... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • POLL: Are you buying the American Liberty Gold Coin?

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    scott
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    In yeterday’s post I wrote how I disliked the design of the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin. After writing the post I was wondering how many other people thought the same as I did and decided it was time for a poll. I think I covered all of the options. If I have [...]
  • Got your cash ready?

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    Dave Harper
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Mass marketer or niche product producer, the Mint bounces back and forth between these two very different marketing approaches like a circus performer on a tightrope.Yesterday, from its mass marketing pole, the Mint set off and sold another 1,221,500 silver American Eagle bullion coins to its Authorized Purchasers.Of the 3 million that were available on Monday, the Mint has 455,000 left.So far in the month of July, the Mint has sold 5,254,000 silver Eagles.From its niche product producer pole, the Mint’s steps might be a little more tentative as success is not guaranteed to the degree it…
  • What is the U.S. Mint doing?

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    scott
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    What is going on at the U.S. Mint? For an organization whose actions are micromanaged by law seems to be finding a way to get around those rules to make some real questionable decisions. First, the U.S. Mint begins production of uncirculated San Francisco struck America the Beautiful Quarters in 2012 leaving the coins of [...]
  • Gold Climbs After Fed Statement; US Mint Sales Gain

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    29 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Gold settled lower for a second session in a row on Wednesday, though the two days of losses total less than gains on Monday. Gold prices did move higher in later electronic trading. Gold for August... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Gold Climbs After Fed Statement; US Mint Sales Gain

    CoinNews.net
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Gold settled lower for a second session in a row on Wednesday, though the two days of losses total less than gains on Monday. Gold prices did move higher in later electronic trading. Gold for August... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • US Mint Sales: 2015 $1 Coin Uncirculated Set Debuts

    Mike Unser
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    The United States Mint introduced one collectible product last week, the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set with its eight dollars featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 JFK Coin & Chronicles Set Limited to 50,000

    Mike Unser
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    New details have emerged for the 2015 John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set. The United States Mint on Tuesday sent media outlets a product description of the set which also revealed an increased... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set Product Information Revealed

    Mike Unser
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Collectors can look forward to another unique coin, and a more interesting dollar bill in this year's American $1 Coin & Currency Set, according to new product information from the United States... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gold Little Changed; US Mint Coin Sales Surge

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    28 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Precious metals futures mixed it up on Tuesday. Gold was near unchanged, falling slightly and not far from an almost 5-1/2-year low. Silver edged higher. Gold for August delivery dipped 20 cents to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • POLL: Are you buying the American Liberty Gold Coin?

    scott
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    In yeterday’s post I wrote how I disliked the design of the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin. After writing the post I was wondering how many other people thought the same as I did and decided it was time for a poll. I think I covered all of the options. If I have [...]
  • What is the U.S. Mint doing?

    scott
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    What is going on at the U.S. Mint? For an organization whose actions are micromanaged by law seems to be finding a way to get around those rules to make some real questionable decisions. First, the U.S. Mint begins production of uncirculated San Francisco struck America the Beautiful Quarters in 2012 leaving the coins of [...]
  • Jeppson nominated to be 39th Mint Director

    scott
    11 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    On Friday, July 9, The White House announced that President Barack Obama will nominate Rhett Jeppson to be the 39th Director of the U.S. Mint. In January, Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios Principal Deputy Director announce the appointment of Jeppson as the Principal Deputy Director. In that role, Jeppson is responsible for the [...]
  • Will Greece create new numismatic collectibles?

    scott
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    The debt crisis in Greece and their threat to drop the Euro as the unit of currency reminded me that this would present an interesting collectible opportunity. Collecting numismatic items from distressed times can present an interesting challenge. While we have heard about Hard Times Tokens being a popular collectible, sales tax tokens produced during [...]
  • ANA Election Results

    scott
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    American Numismatic Association Executive Director Kim Kiick announced the official election results. Since the president and vice president ran unopposed, these offices are as follows: President: Jeff Garrett (Lexington, KY) Vice President: Gary Adkins (Minneapolis, MN) For the Board of Governors, there were four incumbents running who were re-elected. Of the three other seats vacated [...]
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  • Error coins

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Are you interested in error coins? What is your thoughts regarding the current values for British error coins? Scott Wren has written a really nice article on the subject viewed from the prospective of a collector from Australia which has just been published in the UK edition of Coin News. If you do not get this magazine, I have been given the permission to publish the article on my website and it can be read on this page: error coins I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the subject.  
  • Metal content of Soviet Era coins

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:44 am
    I was wondering if anyone knew when the Soviets stopped using precious metals in their coins.  I don't know if they ever used gold (I haven't seen any), and I know that they used silver into the mid 1920's.  I have several coins from the 30's that are NOT copper or silver.   I was also wondering if anyone knew what alloys they switched to and why?
  • Can anybody help me with this penny?

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:38 pm
    I am an amateur coin hunter for sure. Ive been collecting pennies for years, but I would not call myself a pro at knowing everything about them. But, I came across a penny that i have never seen before. I can't find anything online about it either. It is a 1994 no mint mark, with some of the coin silver. The sides are rounded as well. The research I've done notes that it may be caused by a chemical, but it does not seem that way to me. I don't know if I could post a picture, but I have some. If anyone could help that would be great.
  • Stacks Zaleski Sale

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Hello,   can someone please assist on these :   - when was the Stacks Zaleski Sale held ? - where can I find the online catalog ?   Thanks !  
  • Real coin or jewelry designer fantasy thingy?

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    Found this at a garage sale - round coin with large M in a square.  Reverse has almost nothing.  Is it the real thing?  Thanks for your help.   Attached Thumbnails
 
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  • New "Bugs Bunny" variety will be auctioned

    gila lunatic
    11 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    New "Bugs Bunny" variety will be auctioned by GreatCollections on Sunday, August 16th, 2015. The exciting new Franklin Half Dollar variety on a Proof issue was previously unrecorded until recently.The "Bugs Bunny" variety is known to many on the 1955 Franklin Half Dollar business strike and it is also known on other business strike dates and mint marks. However, it was previously unknown on a Proof issue. It has been graded PCGS Proof-65 as FS-403 Bugs Bunny, with CAC approval and is being sold without reserve. Bidding will start at $1."I am expecting a lot of interest in this coin; it is…
  • Kaiser Collection of German Gold in ANA Auction

    gila lunatic
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    Heritage Auction have been chosen to present The Kaiser Collection of German Gold, as a part of the August 12 - 17 ANA World Coins Signature Auction in Chicago. The collection consist of 109 gold coins, many of the most desirable issues of the German Empire, in both Business Strike and Proof format.One of the highlights is a 15 Rupien from German East Africa. Another classically designed coin, this one too features an animal; the majestic African Elephant. While relatively available as a type, it would be truly challenging to find a more pleasing example of this type, as the reverse tone in…
  • Trigometric 2nd Auction open for Consignments

    gila lunatic
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Trigometric Sdn Bhd is now accepting consignments (banknotes, coins and stamps) for Trigometric 2nd Auction and due date for all consignee, until end of July 2015. The Auction will be held at Hotel PJ Hilton in Kuala Lumpur on 18 October 2015. Trigometric 1st auction held on 15 March 2015 at Serunai Suite, Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya which collectively exceeded RM1,633,340 (without buyer premium). From a total of 338 lots about 124 lots were unsold. The top lot for the auction is the Malaya & British Borneo 1953 & 1954 10c and 20c Struck In Silver (Lot 266) sold for RM460,000…
  • Hodgson Collection offered in Spink Auction

    gila lunatic
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    On 15th July 2015, Spink will be offering the Hodgson Collection in the summer sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals. The sale contains an incredible collection of Polish coins, a fantastic Russian medal commemorating the accession of Catherine II, and a fine selection of coins of ancient Cyprus and Roman coins from the Great Chesterton Hoard.One of the coin hightlight is lot 324, an Alfred the Great (871-899), Penny from Wessex. Londonia monogram type, c.880- 83, a most presentable piece, bearing the portrait of one of the most iconic images of Alfred.Lot: 324…
  • Fake HSBC HK$150 banknote in the market

    gila lunatic
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    If someone offered you a fancy serial numbers HSBC HK$150 banknote, please be careful, the serial number might be fake. Hong Kong daily, The Standard, reported yesterday about a warning from Kowloon Philatelic Centre owner Choi Fong- cheung about the fake "fancy serial numbers" banknote.A man entered his store on June 11 offering to sell him seven HK$150 banknotes with lucky numbers.Choi said he did not buy the notes because he could tell the numbers had been expertly mounted. "At first he wanted HK$12,000 for the banknotes, but he later lowered the price to HK$9,000. But still, it's fake,"…
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  • 2015 ATB Blue Ridge Parkway 5 Ounce Silver Coin Sells Out

    Mint News Blog
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:26 pm
    A press release from the U.S. Mint states that the 2015 America the Beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway Five Ounce Silver Bullion coin is now sold out. This comes after the coin sold its entire 35,000 piece mintage on June 22, the day of its initial release. Sales resumed on July 13 and have been strong since. The statement makes no mention of further production and points to the release of the next coin in the series, ATB #29, which will feature Delaware’s Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and is scheduled for release on September 30. The U.S. Mint’s Web site lists total sales for…
  • Release Dates Issued for 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency and JFK Coin & Chronicles Sets

    Mint News Blog
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    2014 Native American $1 coin, obverse The U.S. Mint has announced dates for two upcoming releases that are likely to be greeted by high demand. The first will be the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, set to go on sale on August 24 at a cost of $14.95 per unit. The set includes one enhanced uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 coin and one $1 Series 2013 note from the Federal Reserve Bank. Both the coin and the note come in a tri-fold presentation folder with an outer sleeve, and are only available as part of this set. While last year’s set honored the role Native American hospitality…
  • U.S. Mint Resumes American Eagle Silver Sales with 3 Million Ounce Inventory

    Mint News Blog
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    After running out of 2015 1 oz. American Eagle silver bullion coins on July 7, the U.S. Mint has resumed sales to authorized purchasers. Reuters notes that the mint’s current inventory includes three million ounces—a modest head-start on production for a coin that sold 24,495,000 units so far this year. Demand for bullion coins has been strong as of late. U.S. Mint gold bullion sales jumped sharply last week after the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) assigned lower values to the commodity, making it more affordable. Thus far in July, the mint’s gold bullion sales stand at…
  • Designs Revealed for 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Program

    Mint News Blog
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:14 pm
    The U.S. Mint has revealed the five reverse designs that will appear as part of the American the Beautiful Quarters Program in 2016. The quarters commemorate the designation of U.S. sites as National Parks, Monuments, or protected areas in the order they were formally recognized. As in the past, each coin will be given its own release date and will feature John Flanagan’s George Washington portrait as an obverse image. ATB #31: Shawnee National Forest, Illinois.   ATB #32: Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, “First Doorway to the West,” Kentucky.   ATB #33:…
  • 2015 American Silver Eagle Bullions Will Return July 27

    Mint News Blog
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    The United States Mint will resume sales of the 2015 American Silver Eagle bullion coin on July 27, according to Reuters. The coin sold nearly three million units on Jan. 12, the day of its release, a number that grew to 21,786,000 by the time sales were suspended on July 7. The nearly three-week hiatus, instated to allow the West Point Mint to catch up on production, has been longer than expected. The 2015 American Silver Eagle bullion coin has been hugely popular, due in part to a renewed interest in silver as gold prices flounder. The coin can be bought by authorized purchasers at a price…
 
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  • Blue Ridge Parkway Bags and Rolls

    Robert L. Wilson
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
    The third quarter to be issued in 2015 and the 28th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, the 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter pays tribute to the scenic beauty of one of North Carolina’s most iconic roadways. Make this beautiful quarter part of your collection! It is available in a variety bags and rolls today! Image/Copy: U.S. Mint Assisted by: Chaisson Cook
  • 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins – Jacqueline Kennedy

    Robert L. Wilson
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, Jacqueline Kennedy grew up near Washington, D.C., and was educated in private schools and studied ballet. Mrs. Kennedy brought a strong interest in the arts to the White House. Fluent in several languages, she charmed world leaders at the White House and on trips abroad. Co-founder of the White House Historical Association, she gave a televised tour following its renovation. The reverse (tails) depict the species of saucer magnolia Mrs. Kennedy chose to be planted in a White House garden and near the eternal flame at her husband’s grave in Arlington National…
  • Summer Road Trip | Part 2

    Robert L. Wilson
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    Buckle up, grab your sunglasses and prepare for gorgeous scenery! Our next stop on the Summer Road Trip for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take a relaxing drive rich with recreational opportunities, Appalachian history and stunning mountain views. Stretching 469 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains through North Carolina and Virginia, the Blue Ridge Parkway encompasses some of the oldest U.S. settlements of both pre-historic and early European pioneers. Celebrate the awe-inspiring splendor of our country and expand your America the Beautiful…
  • Presidential $1 Coin Rolls, Bags and Boxes | John F. Kennedy

    Robert L. Wilson
    18 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    These Presidential $1 Coins – with circulating finishes minted at the U.S. Mint at Denver and Philadelphia – have never been placed into circulation. Featuring edge-incused inscriptions of the year, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and the mint mark, the Kennedy $1 coin presents a new, eye-catching likeness of President Kennedy on the obverse (heads) and has a common reverse (tails) design featuring a dramatic perspective of the Statue of Liberty. Image/Copy: U.S. Mint Assisted by: Chaisson Cook
  • Summer Road Trip

    Robert L. Wilson
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    Join us on our Summer Road Trip as we travel to the next stop on the America the Beautiful Quarters Program , Kisatchie National Forest. Spread across seven parishes in Louisiana, Kisatchie National Forest spans more than 604,000 acres of public lands. Hidden in the bayous underneath the bald cypress groves and old growth pine lies a world of natural beauty, excitement and recreation. Established as a national site in 1936, the name Kisatchie is derived from a tribe of Kichai Indians of the Caddoan Confederacy. Celebrate the breathtaking beauty of our country and expand your America the…
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  • Got your cash ready?

    Dave Harper
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Mass marketer or niche product producer, the Mint bounces back and forth between these two very different marketing approaches like a circus performer on a tightrope.Yesterday, from its mass marketing pole, the Mint set off and sold another 1,221,500 silver American Eagle bullion coins to its Authorized Purchasers.Of the 3 million that were available on Monday, the Mint has 455,000 left.So far in the month of July, the Mint has sold 5,254,000 silver Eagles.From its niche product producer pole, the Mint’s steps might be a little more tentative as success is not guaranteed to the degree it…
  • When will Mint run out?

    Dave Harper
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    Silver American Eagle one-ounce bullion coins were put back on sale by the U.S. Mint yesterday.The Mint had run out of the coins in early July.It took almost three weeks to build up a supply of 3 million coins that could be sold to the Mint’s Authorized Purchaser network.There was no one-day sellout Monday. The Mint would have sold all 3 million pieces had buyers wanted them, the Mint’s Tom Jurkowski said.However, when Monday sales were added up, buyers took 1,323,500 coins, leaving 1,676,500 for today.Jurkowski said a couple of its big buyers place their orders on Tuesday. So we will…
  • Specimen set leads ANA auction

    NMN
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    A complete denomination presentation set of small-size Federal currency specimens ($1-$10,000) consigned by the family of Assistant Treasury Secretary Henry Herrick Bond, who led the changeover from large-size to small-size U.S. paper money, is expected to sell for $500,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Currency Auction, Aug. 12-17. The sale is in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association’s “World’s Fair of Money” in Chicago.The cover of the leather-bound presentation book specimen set of small-size notes presented to Assistant Treasury Secretary Henry Herrick Bond…
  • Rare Nevada notes in auction

    NMN
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    A large-size $10 from the McGill National Bank leads a group of 58 Nevada National Bank Notes that will be offered in a Holabird Western Americana Collections auction Sept. 11-13.The $10 note might be unique, Holabird said, and he graded it uncirculated.Fred Holabird holds a rare McGill National Bank note.“At the height of the market, before the crash, it might have been worth upwards of $100,000,” Holabird said. “But it might be worth $50,000 today. The bidders will tell us.”When the McGill bank closed in 1934 there was only $1,210 in National Bank Notes outstanding, Holabird said.
  • Dix Noonan Webb sells Irish Rebellion gold

    NMN
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    One of the world’s rarest and most desirable gold coins is to be offered by Dix Noonan Webb as part of their Sept. 15-17 sale in London: an “Ormonde Money” pistole dating from 1646, KM-67. It is just one of two available to collectors of the 11 survivors known.The coin owes its existence to the Irish Rebellion of 1641 and subsequent Irish Confederate Wars. It was struck in Dublin in the summer of 1646 when the Royalist garrison of Dublin came under siege. James Butler, Earl of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Lieutenant-General of the King’s forces in Ireland, had urgent need…
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  • How to Safely Buy Gold Coins on eBay

    Dave Burton
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    With the price of gold at a five-year low, gold coins have become a very attractive investment opportunity for many collectors. Any coin shop or bullion shop will have a selection of gold, but most of their coins will be priced at a substantial premium over the precious metal melt value. For the absolute lowest prices on gold and silver coins, a collector's best bet is eBay.   To the uninitiated, eBay can be a scary place. Counterfeit coins are a very large and real risk, especially when it comes to high value gold.  An inexperienced shopper can easily end up buying a worthless counterfeit…
  • How much is a 1973 Silver Dollar worth?

    Max Breitenbach
    20 May 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Curious about the value of a 1973 "Ike" dollar? Read below to find out how much it's worth.   The Eisenhower dollar was the first dollar coin produced by the U.S. Mint since the end of the Peace silver dollar series in 1935.  First struck in 1971, Ike dollars were created to commemorate President Dwight Eisenhower and the national space program.  The obverse of the coin features a left-facing bust of Eisenhower, while the reverse side features a bald eagle landing on the moon (the insignia of the Apollo 11 mission).  The U.S. Mint had stopped producing silver coins for general circulation…
  • 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…
 
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