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  • 2014 Proof American Platinum Eagle

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    Mint News Blog
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Today, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United State Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 Proof American Platinum Eagle. This coin will represent the sixth and final release within the “Preamble” series, which has featured representations of the core concepts of American democracy as found in the Preamble to the Constitution. The theme for this year’s coin is “To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and Our Posterity”. The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of Young Liberty carrying a torch with the sun rising in the background…
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

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    Mint News Blog
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Today, October 16, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Herbert and Lou Hoover. This represents the Mint’s first new product release in a month. The product consists of an uncirculated Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar and a Lou Hoover First Spouse Bronze Medal mounted on a plastic card. The front of the card includes portraits of the President and First Lady with facsimile signatures. The back of the card includes brief information about the coin, medal, and Presidency, along with coin…
  • China Manchukuo coin album complete - well kinda...

    CoinPeople Main Numismatic Forums
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This has been a rather long journey - with a total of just 50 coins, you would think this is an easy set to achieve. Catalog value might suggest one thing but I've learned it the hard way. Some surprisingly undervalued coins included 1933 1 fen, 1943 and 1944 5 fen and 1 fen and so forth.   I've literally bought hundred of these coins and upgraded them along the way and sold off the duplicates. Not cheap but there has been some stunners in what I bought. Some strong UNC coins which are no longer affordable including a strong proof like, if not proof 1939 1 jiao. Some nice copper and…
  • Gold Hits 5-Week High, Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Top 36M

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    21 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Gold settled up for a second session Tuesday, reaching a five-week high. Other precious metals also added to prior-day gains. Gold for December delivery climbed $7, or 0.6%, to end at $1,251.70 an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mintage Limits Set for 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins

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    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 [...]
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  • Gold Hits 5-Week High, Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Top 36M

    CoinNews.net
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Gold settled up for a second session Tuesday, reaching a five-week high. Other precious metals also added to prior-day gains. Gold for December delivery climbed $7, or 0.6%, to end at $1,251.70 an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Available

    Adam Wegener
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Today, Oct. 21, the United States Mint released the latest addition to its series of Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Sets. The set honors the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 1990-2015 Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin Designs

    Darrin Lee Unser
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    In 1990, the Perth Mint introduced Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coins, a 99.9% pure silver series that would become one of the world's most popular by featuring annually changing Kookaburra... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gold and Other Precious Metals Rise

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    20 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Gold, silver and other precious metals settled higher to start the new trading week on Monday. Gold for December delivery advanced $5.70, or 0.5%, to close at $1,244.70 an ounce on the Comex... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2014-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Coin Available

    Darrin Lee Unser
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    2014-W Proof American Platinum Eagle Coins for collectors are now available. They may be ordered directly from the United States Mint at catalog.usmint.gov for $1,600. Thanks to falling precious... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • 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 [...]
  • It’s Classified!

    scott
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Prior to the public disclosure of secret documents, administrations have declassified documents at various levels for many different reasons that those of us who worked in these areas did not understand what was to be classified at what levels and for how long. Each department and agency had its own rule. However, everything that was [...]
  • Summary of September coin-related legislation

    scott
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    With apologies for my absence, the end of the federal fiscal year has made me very busy. I have a few posts I am getting ready to queue up that I hope will be of interest. I appreciate your patience and hope to provide you with something interesting to read soon. In the mean time, [...]
  • 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 [...]
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  • Sadly, it's Time to Say Goodbye

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    ]Yup, I'm afraid my collecting time has come to an end - I've finally started to figure out where I want to go in life (only took me 27 years!) and I'd like to start focusing on my creative work.    That being said, I've spent some great times here with you all and wish you all the best in life and with your collecting. I'll probably lurk from time to time, and live vicariously through your collecting   Now, on to the juicy part!   Yes, I'm parting with my beloved coin babies. They've been tucked in a DirecTV box in a dark closet for quite some time, and I'd like to…
  • 1900 Winston NC Semicentennial

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Can anyone tell me more about this piece?  I can't find it in my Rulau book (1700-1900 tokens).  I know  the usual from google on it, but given that it's similar to the 1884 NC Expo piece, I wonder if it had the same maker.  Thanks in advance.    
  • Possible 1999-D Georgia Quarter Struck on Nickel Planchet??

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum because this Quarter has really been bugging me from not being able to figure out what it is.   It is a 1999-D Georgia Quarter weighing in at 5.00 grams. According to the website- (http://www.statequarterguide.com/1999-georgia-state-quarter/), this quarter weighs 5.67 grams while Jefferson Nickels weigh in at 5 grams. So with that being said, I definitely thought it was the quarter struck on the nickel planchet.    But when I look closer at the coin, it looks like there is the normal copper ring on the bottom that quarters have. I will include…
  • Unknown Russian (I think) Error

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
        Can someone help me identify this 21+mm (diameter), 1mm (thick), copper piece? As you see, it has been double struck. Also, one side has raised devices; the other side has incuse devices.     Thank you, Bill        
  • China Manchukuo coin album complete - well kinda...

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This has been a rather long journey - with a total of just 50 coins, you would think this is an easy set to achieve. Catalog value might suggest one thing but I've learned it the hard way. Some surprisingly undervalued coins included 1933 1 fen, 1943 and 1944 5 fen and 1 fen and so forth.   I've literally bought hundred of these coins and upgraded them along the way and sold off the duplicates. Not cheap but there has been some stunners in what I bought. Some strong UNC coins which are no longer affordable including a strong proof like, if not proof 1939 1 jiao. Some nice copper and…
 
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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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  • Royal Canadian Mint-Decade Of Remarkable Innovation

    gila lunatic
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Ten years after ‎breaking new ground by launching the world's first coloured circulation coin on October 21, 2004, the Royal Canadian Mint has continuously raised the bar on innovation within the minting industry by introducing new technologies and coinage solutions. "The Royal Canadian Mint is a great example of made-in-Canada innovation," said the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance and Minister responsible for the Royal Canadian Mint. “The Mint has a proud history of advancing the art and science of coin manufacturing - a history all Canadians can be proud of.""Our employees are…
  • Sovereign 1964 and 2014 50th Golden Gift Edition

    gila lunatic
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    The Royal Mint Uk has released a Sovereign 1964 and 2014 50th Golden Gift Edition, marking 50 golden years of history. This indulgent presentation set contains two Sovereigns bookending 50 years of history – an original 1964 coin and a Sovereign minted in 2014. Struck in classic 22 carat gold to bullion standard, and both bearing engraver Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic St George and the dragon design dating back to 1817 on their reverses, the two coins are presented together with a beautifully designed booklet detailing The Sovereign story.The obverse of the 1964 coin features Mary…
  • The First Crown of the Americas in Sedwick Auction

    gila lunatic
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    A 8 reales minted in 1538, in the reign of Charles and Joanna of Spain, known as “The First Crown of the Americas” will be offered by Numismatic auction house Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC at auction on November 6 in Orlando, Florida. This coin is widely acknowledged as the first dollar-sized coin struck in the New World and is one of only three known, all of which were found on a shipwreck in the early 1990s, prior to which their existence was known only through contemporary documentation.For over four centuries the survival of these coins was doubted, for they were only briefly made and…
  • 1899 Victoria 50 Cents in Mavin Auction 38

    gila lunatic
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    A 1899 Straits Settlements Queen Victoria 50 Cents will be offered in Mavin International Pte Ltd Auction No 38 on 15 November 2014 at the Concorde Hotel Singapore. The 1899 Queen Victoria 50 Cents (Lot 1267) is the only piece graded MS 62 by NGC in its coin census of Straits Settlements. The coin is estimate to sell for SGD8,500.A total of 1,353 lots will be offered in the 2 days auction; 8 November 2014 for MAS banknotes & Singapore coins and banknotes, 15 November 2014 for World coins and banknotes. The auction will be held at Studio III, Concorde Hotel, Singapore. Public viewing will…
  • 1794 Silver Dollar in Eric P. Newman Collection Part V Auction

    gila lunatic
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    A 1794 Silver Dollar, pedigreed to Matthew A. Stickney, Major Richard Lambert, and "Colonel" E.H.R. Green will be appeared for the first time in 104 years for a public sale. The silver dollar will be one of the highlights for the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V at Heritage Auctions Nov. 14-15 at the Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, Duke of Windsor Suite. Lot viewing takes place Nov. 12-13 at Heritage's Park Avenue offices, 445 Park Ave. at 57th St.An outstanding 1794 silver dollar, the Eric P. Newman coin features natural gold, blue, and iridescent toning near the borders, framing the light…
 
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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

    Mint News Blog
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Today, October 21, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Each set contains an uncirculated 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Dollar along side the Eleanor Roosevelt First Spouse Bronze Medal. The coin and medal are mounted on a plastic card containing photographs of the President and First Lady with their names and facsimile signatures. On the back of the card is historical information about the President, basic information about the bronze…
  • 2014 Proof American Platinum Eagle

    Mint News Blog
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Today, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United State Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 Proof American Platinum Eagle. This coin will represent the sixth and final release within the “Preamble” series, which has featured representations of the core concepts of American democracy as found in the Preamble to the Constitution. The theme for this year’s coin is “To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and Our Posterity”. The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of Young Liberty carrying a torch with the sun rising in the background…
  • Maximum Mintages for 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins

    Mint News Blog
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    The United States Mint has established the maximum mintage levels for the 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins. A higher figure has been set for the Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin in the expectation of higher demand. Next year, the First Spouse Gold Coin Program will enter its ninth year of release. When the series launched in 2007, the first three releases reached quick sell outs at a mintage level of 40,000 coins each. The early enthusiasm for the series quickly fizzled and no subsequent releases have come close to meeting their maximum mintage, despite the level being ratcheted lower…
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set

    Mint News Blog
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Today, October 16, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint began accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set featuring Herbert and Lou Hoover. This represents the Mint’s first new product release in a month. The product consists of an uncirculated Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar and a Lou Hoover First Spouse Bronze Medal mounted on a plastic card. The front of the card includes portraits of the President and First Lady with facsimile signatures. The back of the card includes brief information about the coin, medal, and Presidency, along with coin…
  • American Fighter Aces and Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal Design Candidates

    Mint News Blog
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    The United States Mint has released the design candidate images for upcoming Congressional Gold Medals honoring the American Fighter Aces and the World War II members of the “Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.” These represent two of the six medals which were authorized by Congress during a one month period during the summer. An American Fighter Ace is a fighter pilot who served honorably in a United States military service and destroyed five or more confirmed enemy aircraft in aerial combat during a war or conflict in which American armed forces participated. Under Public Law 113-105, a…
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  • 2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set

    Robert L. Wilson
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
      The 2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set produced at the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver has coins with a circulating finish that have never been placed into circulation. They have large, dramatic artwork and edge-incused inscriptions of the year, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the mint mark. Each obverse (heads) shows the name and likeness of a U.S. president, the term of office, the number indicating the order in which the president served and the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST. Each coin has a common reverse (tails) featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty.
  • 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin | Great Sand Dunes National Park

    Robert L. Wilson
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
      The United States Mint is proud to offer the 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin honoring Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park. Three inches in diameter and made of .999 fine silver, the reverse (tails) design features a father and son playing in the sand next to the creek bed. The distinctive mountains and sand dunes are featured in the background. Inscriptions are “GREAT SAND DUNES”, “COLORADO”, “2014” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. The 2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Great Sand Dunes National Park is…
  • 2014 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coin | Lou Hoover

    Robert L. Wilson
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    The third in the series released in 2014, the Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coin features a portrait of Lou Hoover on the obverse (heads). The reverse (tails) design features a late 1920s radio representing her first public radio address as first lady. She was the first to make such a speech. This coin is available today!   Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint  
  • 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set

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

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

    Dave Harper
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    As I drove to work this morning I spotted the gasoline station sign proclaiming that a gallon of gasoline is $3.139.The gas price has been declining since summer and each step lower brings a smile to my face.Today’s price, though, has gone through a mental trip wire of mine. I am able to reach into my memory and pull out a few observations.The first one is the deep shock that seared my memory when gasoline first hit this particular level. I was driving to the airport to go to Germany in September of 2005. I passed a gas station and saw the new price: $3.159.This was not long after Hurricane…
  • Standard Catalog of World Coins 4 Book Set

    NMN
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    The four volumes listing the latest foreign coin values-the pinnacle of every coin reference library – are now offered as a special package. Krause Publications has gathered its award-winning price guides, covering four centuries of world coins.Rich in images for accurate foreign coin identification, these world coin price guides offer up-to-date market prices and detailed coin descriptions including weight, diameter and composition that allow you to accurately identify your foreign coin and rule out any fakes.Standard Catalog of World Coins 1701-1800, 6th Edition PAPERBACKThe 6th…
  • Silver demand tops gold

    Pat Heller
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    The price of gold is up slightly while prices for silver, platinum and palladium are all down from a month ago. With the U.S. stock market indices down several percent from their recent highs, many people would expect the prices of precious metals to be performing even better.  Why aren’t they?Read the latest issue of Numismatic News Express!As I have previously explained, the price of gold is interpreted as a report card on the U.S. dollar. If the price of gold is rising, that reflects poorly on the U.S. economy, government and dollar. It would lead investors to seek higher interest rates…
  • Gold stater goes on auction block

    NMN
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    An ancient British gold stater will be sold at auction Nov. 10 by the firm Chris Rudd in England. It was found just four years ago.In February 2010 a metal detectorist found an extremely rare ancient British gold coin near Caister, Lincolnshire. Called a “Tring Wheel” – the first known specimen was discovered at Tring, Hertfordshire – the coin is a gold quarter stater minted in the mid first century B.C.E., around the time Julius Caesar raided Britain twice.Tring Wheel gold quarter stater, 14mm, 1.3g, ABC 2228, will be sold Nov. 10.The obverse shows a stylized head of the sun-god…
  • AIA auction begins on Wall Street

    NMN
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    By Kerry RodgersArchives International Auctions 21st sale will be spread over two days. Part I will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Museum of American Finance in conjunction with the Wall Street Currency, Scripophily and Collectibles Show. Part 2 will be held in AIA’s Fort Lee offices, N.J, on Tuesday, Nov. 4.Right up front on Oct. 25 is an unusual AU/UNC snorter that should delight World War II buffs: a 1937 one ruble originating from the Yalta Conference and signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins and Dewey Long among others.Franklin D. Roosevelt Yalta Conference snorter on…
 
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