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  • Displaying a Dish of Panned Gold

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    Robert L. Wilson
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Title: [Group portrait of a woman and three men, crouched outside, smiling; one of the men is displaying a dish of panned gold] Date Created/Published: [between ca. 1900 and 1916] Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Details

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    Mint News Blog
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:37 am
    The U.S. Mint has announced that the Lyndon B. Johnson 2014 Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set will be released on Thursday, September 3 at noon ET. It will be the fourth and final Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set released this year, available at a cost of $9.95. There are no stated limits on household orders or mintage at this time. The set includes one Uncirculated Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and a bronze medal bearing a portrait of Lady Bird Johnson also found on her First Spouse Gold Coins. The coin and medal are encased in a protective plastic card…
  • For Sale Listings of Coins and Banknotes at Collectors.com

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    CoinNews.net
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Finding coins, banknotes and other collectibles for sale just got a lot easier and quicker with the launch of Collectors.com. On Thursday, Aug. 27, the new website publicly debuted with aggregated... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 $1 American Coin & Currency Set Launch Beset by Site Crashes (Updated)

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    Mint News Blog
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    The U.S. Mint’s Web site was plagued by a series of crashes following its launch of the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set today at noon ET. The set, which includes an enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 coin and a $1 Series 2013 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, was expected to generate significant interest and was awarded a relatively high 90,000 set mintage. My experience was that the product page was slow to refresh by 11:58 a.m. After that, it repeatedly came up briefly before crashing again. I encountered an impressive variety of error notifications,…
  • 2015 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins Launch

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    Rhonda Kay
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:21 am
    At noon ET today, Aug. 27, the United States Mint launches their one-half ounce, 24-karat 2015-W $10 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins. Two collector options are available, proof and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Photos

    Mike Unser
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:26 am
    This article presents photos of the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set with its enhanced uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 Coin from West Point and its Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • For Sale Listings of Coins and Banknotes at Collectors.com

    CoinNews.net
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Finding coins, banknotes and other collectibles for sale just got a lot easier and quicker with the launch of Collectors.com. On Thursday, Aug. 27, the new website publicly debuted with aggregated... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gold Dips, Silver Rebounds; US Mint Gold Sales Climb

    CoinNews.net
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Gold futures settled lower Thursday for a fourth straight day while silver futures advanced for the first time in a week. Gold for December delivery shed $2, or 0.2%, to close at $1,122.60 an ounce... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins Launch

    Rhonda Kay
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:21 am
    At noon ET today, Aug. 27, the United States Mint launches their one-half ounce, 24-karat 2015-W $10 Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins. Two collector options are available, proof and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gold Drops for Third Session, Silver for Fourth

    CoinNews.net
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:53 am
    Gold futures extended their losing streak to three sessions on Wednesday and silver futures to four. Gold for December delivery settled down $13.70, or 1.2%, to $1,124.60 an ounce on the Comex... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Making cents of the metals market

    scott
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    It has been a while since I tried to make sense of the metals markets for numismatics. Then again, it has been said that even the professionals cannot make sense of the markets, how do we expect an amateur to do so. After all, it was not long ago when analysts were asking when, not [...]
  • POLL: How should the U.S. Mint fix its ordering process

    scott
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Over the last few years, the U.S. Mint has been trying to process orders via the web and not being successful. Their website fails when they try to sell limited production items and the site gets slammed by collectors and dealers trying to place orders. We saw this recently when the main website, www.usmint.gov crashed [...]
  • Thank you, Jake!

    scott
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Just before the World’s Fair of Money, I learned that Jake Sherlock was leaving the ANA Headquarters to take his talents to a new level. You might have seen Jake at the National Money Show or World’s Fair of Money working to help the ANA run those shows smoothly. But Jake has been behind the [...]
  • POLL: Are you going to the 2015 World’s Fair of Money?

    scott
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    On Tuesday, August 11 is the opening of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. It is the largest coin show in the world. The show attracts collectors, dealers, and mints from around the world. If someone could only attend one show, this is the one I recommend. This show is significant in that [...]
  • Weekend pocket change find

    scott
    9 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Every evening I empty my pockets and look at the change that I accumulate during the day. Since I almost exclusively use cash (it is safer than credit cards), I end up with at least a dollar in change. Last week, I pulled out my change and took a glance and saw a nickel that [...]
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  • Ancient Artifact Smuggling now "impossible" in Egypt

    18 Aug 2015 | 1:32 pm
    A Cairo Post article of June 21, 2015 just came to our attention and seemed worthy of sharing.  The piece, titled "Antique coins smuggling attempt foiled by Cairo airport authorities" heralds the arrest of an Italian passenger bound for London.  The "foiled attempt" was confirmed to Cairo Post by Cairo airport security director Major general Ayman Abdel Fatah.  Five coins identified as "antique" Egyptian artifacts were reportedly confiscated after being inspected and authenticated by archaeological unit officials onsite.   A photograph of the coins accompanied the…
  • Cypriot coins recorded in IGCH as found in hoards outside the Republic of Cyprus

    21 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards (IGCH)The original ANS edition of IGCH (1973) was edited by Colin Kraay, Margaret Thompson and Otto Morkholm.  An enhanced digital edition has been created and hosted at nomisma.org by Sebastian Heath and Andrew Meadows under a Creative Commons license.  This work is a tremendous achievement of great value to numismatic scholars worldwide.  The extracts from IGCH below are published here under the fair use provisions of copyright law.Each of the seven sections presented below represent one of the seven Cypriot mints from which ancient Greek coins…
  • CCPIA: Then and Now

    6 May 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) has been in effect for more than 30 years and was massaged through the legislative process over a 13-year span.  The fact that this law has withstood many challenges and is still regarded by most as a fair and well thought out piece of legislation, places it in a class with few parallels.  The reason for that can surely be ascribed in part to a deliberative process in its creation that focussed intently on well articulated concerns from diverse interests. Mark Feldman representing the U.S. State Department before…
  • ACCG Comments at Italy CPAC Hearing

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    Below is a transcript of the oral comments presented by Wayne G. Sayles, representing the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, at the 2015 hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee on April 8 at Washington, DC.  The hearing included public comment on a proposed extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding with Italy.  Formal written comments were submitted earlier and may be seen here.Madam Chair and distinguished committee members,The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild was founded as a non-profit organization in 2004.  Since then, I've appeared eight times before this…
  • Surviving the chase

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Once I heard about a collector who didn't care what he had to pay for a coin, and cared even less what he could eventually sell his collection for.  I have yet to meet him, but he probably does exist—somewhere.  More typically, collectors envision their accumulations as having some value above and beyond the ethereal benefit that comes from personal satisfaction.  But is that really true?  Do we stand a chance, financially, of surviving the chase?  Most of us don't think about that too much, perhaps as a defense mechanism to ward off anxiety attacks.  But…
 
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  • The Highs and Lows of Coin collecting

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:19 pm
    I would love to hear what everyone loves the most about coin collecting and what they find the most troublesome.   Personally, I am obsessed with the history behind coins. I remember holding my first roman coin and wondering what all this coin must've witnessed in its life.  I've never been too much into the investing side since the history means the most to me My biggest pain has been figuring out what to do with problem coins that are damaged. So I guess it's a good thing I love the history aspect so much!   What are you highs and lows?
  • COUNTER STAMPS (GP)

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Does any know about counter stamps? Preferably Government Portugal counter stamps as the one you see in the pic. I have purchased it several months ago, I thought it was pretty cool. This seems to be made for Spain.   Any info or references links would be appreciated. Is this a rare coin?     
  • 1874 H Victoria Penny Id please

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:17 am
    Is this 1874 H Victorian Penny a Rare one? I have not found any other that are the same as this coin. Help Please any one. Attached Thumbnails
  • Gold Coins worth over $1 Million found off coast of Florida!

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Stories like these get me excited! I love how you can hear the diver's voice in shock and joy through the scuba gear!  http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/07/28/gold-coins-found-florida-sot.cnn  
  • Norse Medal

    24 Aug 2015 | 3:36 pm
    I have several 1925 Norse Medals that are beautiful. NGC and PCGS graded.      
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  • 50 years Masjid Negara Commemorative Coins

    gila lunatic
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    Today, Malaysia Central Bank issued a Commemorative Coins in Conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of Masjid Negara. These commemorative coins will be available for sale from 28 August 2015 at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery (Sasana Kijang) and regional offices and branches located in Pulau Pinang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.The launching ceremony was graced by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah at National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur. A golden jubilee expo also held in conjunction with the 50th…
  • British Error Coins offered by Spink

    gila lunatic
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:31 am
    Bill Snyder Collection of British Error Coins will be offered by Spink as part of Spink's Collector Series auction, September 24-25, 2015, in New York. The collection ranging from Charles II to Elizabeth II, the collection of over 100 lots features a number of important and dramatic errors, highlighted by a stupendous 1872 Gothic Florin diecap.With the florin's obverse inset in a raised cap of over 6mm, it presents as a stunning "die-dish" error. Toned a pearly white and uncirculated, the exceedingly rare and possibly unique Gothic diecap (lot 263) is estimated at $9,000 to $12,000.Other…
  • Auction of D. Brent Pogue coin collection could fetch $20 million

    gila lunatic
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    A New York auction of D. Brent Pogue coin collection from 1792 to the 1830s could bring as much as $20 million. The 105-coin sale on Sept. 30 is the second of five auctions by Stack's Bowers and Sotheby's of federal coinage from the D. Brent Pogue Collection.Among the stars of the sale is a 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, known as the Lord Saint Oswald specimen, estimated between $3 million and $5 million. The coin was acquired in Philadelphia after its mintage by British author and House of Lords member William Strickland. It remained in the possession of his descendants until a 1964…
  • Old News-Launch of Endangered Marine Animals & Reptile

    gila lunatic
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    In 2006, Bank Negara Malaysia issued the third 'Endangered Species' coin series which carries the theme "Endangered Marine Animals and Reptiles". The coin series launched at the Aquaria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur with a divers holding up a mock commemorative coin, which depicts a turtle on its face.This series is of part of the Coins in Education (CIE) Program, an initiative of Bank Negara Malaysia to create public awareness of the species of endangered animals and birds in Malaysia . This series is issued following the success of the previous two 'Endangered Species' series with the themes 'Land…
  • Uptown Banknote Shah Alam

    gila lunatic
    22 Aug 2015 | 6:20 am
    Last night, I have visited the newly open Uptown Banknote shop after his old shop was burned in October last year. His shop located at Uptown Shah Alam or also known as Kompleks Muhibbah at Seksyen 24 Shah Alam. Chee Ly is the only banknote and coin dealer in Uptown Shah Alam. The last time I visited him was in July 2011 (you can read about it here; Uptown Shah Alam). He told me, his new shop renovation completed during the fasting month this year. He also told me that his new shop is a bit smaller compare to the old one that I visited in 2011. Chee Ly was very active in joining numismatic…
 
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  • American Eagle Silver Sales Strong Across Proof, Uncirculated, and Bullion Issues

    Mint News Blog
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:33 pm
    It’s an interesting time to pay attention to sales of 2014 and 2015 Silver Eagles. Prior to today’s slight correction, silver prices dropped five days in a row this week, and bullion coins are being swallowed up as fast as the U.S. Mint can produce them. The Proof and Uncirculated versions of the coin are routinely among the top-selling items at the U.S. Mint. The American Eagle is the best-selling silver coin in the world, yet it maintains an allure that exceeds the value of its precious-metal content ($14.44 per ounce as of this writing). The 2014 Silver Proof in particular has…
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set Details

    Mint News Blog
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:37 am
    The U.S. Mint has announced that the Lyndon B. Johnson 2014 Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set will be released on Thursday, September 3 at noon ET. It will be the fourth and final Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set released this year, available at a cost of $9.95. There are no stated limits on household orders or mintage at this time. The set includes one Uncirculated Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin and a bronze medal bearing a portrait of Lady Bird Johnson also found on her First Spouse Gold Coins. The coin and medal are encased in a protective plastic card…
  • 2015 $1 American Coin & Currency Set Launch Beset by Site Crashes (Updated)

    Mint News Blog
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    The U.S. Mint’s Web site was plagued by a series of crashes following its launch of the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set today at noon ET. The set, which includes an enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 coin and a $1 Series 2013 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, was expected to generate significant interest and was awarded a relatively high 90,000 set mintage. My experience was that the product page was slow to refresh by 11:58 a.m. After that, it repeatedly came up briefly before crashing again. I encountered an impressive variety of error notifications,…
  • Updates: 2015 Coin & Currency Set and Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Coins

    Mint News Blog
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The release of the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set is scheduled for noon on Monday and the U.S. Mint has updated its product page with new images. The exclusive “enhanced Uncirculated” Native American $1 coin features an inspired rendering of a Mohawk ironworker standing high above New York City and should drive brisk sales of the popular set, which is likely to sell out its 90,000 unit mintage in a timely fashion. Last year, the mint was slow to publicize the inclusion of an enhanced Uncirculated coin in the 2014 Coin & Currency set. This meant the set was greeted…
  • Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles First Week Sales

    Mint News Blog
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:07 am
    The U.S. Mint has just released its sales figures for the week, giving us our first official tally for the 2015 Eisenhower Coin & Chronicles Set, compiled through Sunday, August 16. After selling 16,820 units within 15 minutes of the set’s release, the U.S. Mint sporadically released some of the remaining sets in a series of small-batch morning sales that uniformly ended almost as soon as they began. Those added transactions, combined with some obvious adjustments to the day-of-release sales calculation, put the new official sales total for the Eisenhower C&C set at 16,830.
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  • 1884 CC Morgan Dollar // PCGS MS65

    Robert L. Wilson
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Type: Morgan Silver Dollar Year: 1884 Mint Mark: CC Face Value: 1.00 USD Total Produced: 1,136,000 Silver Content: 90% Silver Weight: 0.7735 oz. This is a beautiful example of the 1884 Carson City silver dollar.  Graded MS65 by PCGS, you will love this coin’s blast white surface with incredible cart-wheel.  The luster is just incredible, be sure to click on the link to see more photos.  The CC or Carson City issue Morgans have traditionally been sought out by collectors and investors alike.  You can own this coin today, just click here!  
  • Displaying a Dish of Panned Gold

    Robert L. Wilson
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Title: [Group portrait of a woman and three men, crouched outside, smiling; one of the men is displaying a dish of panned gold] Date Created/Published: [between ca. 1900 and 1916] Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.
  • Prospector Working the Sluice Box

    Robert L. Wilson
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Title: Prospector pouring dirt which he thinks contains gold in sluice box. The sluice box is so placed that the water of the stream naturally runs through it, taking off the lighter dirt and sticks and stones while the heavy gold clings to the bottom of the box. The water is caught in the pan for examination to find that proverbial nugget which by some chance might wash through. Pinos Altos, New Mexico Creator(s): Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer Date Created/Published: 1940 May-June. Check out other The|Coinologist archive photo posts here.
  • World’s Fair of Money | Chicago

    Robert L. Wilson
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Always good to hear from the President of the ANA Walter A. Ostromecki Jr.
  • American Liberty 2015 High Relief Gold Coin | On Sale Today!

    Robert L. Wilson
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    West Point •W•   The United States Mint fulfilled renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ original vision of an ultra high relief double eagle gold coin with the release of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin, closing one era of classic American coin design and ushering in a new one. The 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin is the latest in that new era, a piece that renders contemporary designs using the latest in modern digital and manufacturing technology. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Justin Kunz has created a modern depiction of…
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  • Antique Trader calls for Favorite Finds Contest

    NMN
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    Antique Trader, the national antiques publication delivering news, commentary and advertising for the antiques market, is currently accepting entries for its 7th Annual Favorite Finds Contest. Entries eligible for inclusion in the 2015 contest will be accepted through midnight September 30, 2015. Once again, Heritage Auctions is serving as the contest sponsor.Collectors, especially numismatists, are encouraged to enter.“Over the last several years, Heritage Auctions has been a stellar supporter of the Antique Trader Favorite Finds contest,” said Karen Knapstein, print editor of Antique…
  • Should the Mint continue to annually release a coin and currency set?

    Dave Harper
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
    Editor Dave Harper wants to know:Should the Mint continue to annually release a coin and currency set? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Dave Harper here: Dave.Harper@fwcommunity.com.Some articles on the subject: -New enhanced uncirculated coin released -Native American dollar in set has special finish
  • Weekend wonder

    Dave Harper
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    It is Friday. The weekend.I was somewhat disappointed to find that I have to wait another week for the long Labor Day weekend.But this weekend is still a good time to have one of the last flings of the summer season. If that is not on your agenda, perhaps you can pause and take stock of the upcoming fall collector season.Are you planning on going to any coin shows in the next four months?If you are, make sure you have a little spending money that you can draw on.In the current economy, money is tight. The natural reaction is to say no to everything because money is tight.However, a little…
  • Johnson Presidential dollar releases

    Connor Falk
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:54 pm
    The final Presidential dollar for 2015,  the Lyndon B. Johnson dollar coin, was released Aug. 18. By Aug. 23, collectors ordered 29,133 Philadelphia and 27,542 Denver 25-coin rolls, 685 Philadelphia and 657 Denver 100-coin bags and 2,202 Philadelphia and 3,032 Denver 250-coin boxes.The 2014-W gold Kennedy half dollar has finally sold out after being on sale for over a year. Buyers ordered a total of 74,969 coins.The Mint states the 2014 Everglades 5-ounce silver uncirculated coin is currently unavailable, meaning it may be sold out. Collectors purchased 22,735 coins, the lowest total sold of…
  • New enhanced uncirculated coin released

    NMN
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The United States Mint has done it again: the release of the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency set on Aug. 24 marks the fourth production of an enhanced uncirculated coin, the second one minted at the West Point Mint and the second enhanced uncirculated coin and currency set.The 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency set is the second set released by the MInt.Within two days collectors purchased 48,272 sets, around 54 percent of the 90,000-set mintage limit. First day sales amounted to 44,344 sets sold. The set has a five-set household order limit.The $14.95 set features a 2015-W enhanced…
 
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