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PCGS Brings  Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

PCGS Brings Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

Think You Can Grade? Prove It! Collectors, dealers and young numismatists can test their coin grading skills by competing in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show. The collector and the dealer with the highest score will each receive a $1,000 check from Professional […]

By April 23, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

Celebrating St. George – Symbolic Saint of England and the Gold Sovereign Coin

St. George’s Day – 23 April 2015 The dramatic depiction of St. George conquering the dragon is an image that has long been associated with The Sovereign – but how did England’s Patron Saint come to span 198 years on The Royal Mint’s flagship gold coin? St. George has been the Patron Saint of England […]

U.S. Mint to Offer Harry Truman Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set April 29

U.S. Mint to Offer Harry Truman Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set April 29

The United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Harry S. Truman (product code JP5) will be available for purchase starting on April 29 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $9.95, the set includes one uncirculated Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin and one bronze medal with the same […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

By The Royal Australian Mint….   Unique production pieces from the manufacturing process at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be made available for the public to own through an official auction held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions in Melbourne on 26 – 28 May 2015. In its 50th year, the Mint has re-evaluated […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. Mint Launches 27th Coin in America the Beautiful Quarters® Program

U.S. Mint Launches 27th Coin in America the Beautiful Quarters® Program

New quarter celebrates the natural and cultural resources of Kisatchie National Forest On Wednesday, April 22, representatives from the United States Mint and the United States Forest Service celebrated the official launch of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin honoring Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. The coin’s reverse (tails side) design features a wild […]

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2015 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® Available April 27

2015 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® Available April 27

The 2015 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code U15) will be available for purchase starting April 27 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $28.95, the 2015 set includes two folders–14 coins each–from the United States Mint facilities in Denver and Philadelphia. Each folder has the following coins: four Presidential $1 Coins […]

By April 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
KOLBE & FANNING APRIL 25 MAIL-BID & ONLINE SALE REMINDER

KOLBE & FANNING APRIL 25 MAIL-BID & ONLINE SALE REMINDER

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers wish to remind clients that their April 25 mail-bid and live online sale has been posted, and that bidders may browse the sale’s contents through the firm’s online bidding portal at auction.numislit.com. The second in a new series of smaller mail-bid and online numismatic book auctions, the April 25 sale […]

Rare NGC-Certified Chinese Coin Tops  Stack’s Bowers April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Rare NGC-Certified Chinese Coin Tops Stack’s Bowers April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries April 2015 Hong Kong Auction was led by an extremely rare Chinese coin–an 1898 Chinese Dragon Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®)–that sold for nearly five times its pre-sale high estimate. The NGC MS 65 China-Kiangnan 1898 L&M-216 Circlet Scale Dragon Silver Dollar realized an impressive $418,250 on a pre-sale […]

Preview of May-June Issue of CONECA Errorscope

Preview of May-June Issue of CONECA Errorscope

By CONECA….   The Combined Organizations Of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (CONECA) has just sent the May-June 2015 issue of its bimonthly journal, Errorscope, to press. Members will be receiving the color version online at the beginning of May, while the black and white hardcopy version will be in members’ mail boxes soon after. […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club Announce Speakers for Annual Convention

Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club Announce Speakers for Annual Convention

By Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club….   The Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc. (CC&GTCC) is pleased to announce the following individuals will be speaking at our 23rd Annual Casino Collectibles Convention, being held June 24-27th, 2015 at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The first of four […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Nearly $9 Mil. for Rare Asian Coins at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Nearly $9 Mil. for Rare Asian Coins at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Anchored by the W & B Capital Collection, the April 2015 Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong auction was another major success for the firm. Bidders actively competed for coins, banknotes, medals, and other Asian numismatic items offered. The total price realized of $8,983,418 exceeded the high end estimate by $1,640,000 (all prices include the […]

Waterloo Medal For Auction In Time for Bicentennial of Battle

Waterloo Medal For Auction In Time for Bicentennial of Battle

On 23 April 2015, Spink London will hold its first auction of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria in 2015. At the forefront of a diverse 666 lots of British and Foreign Orders, Decorations and Medals, is the Superb Waterloo Medal to Major Arthur Rowley Heyland, 40th Foot, who was wounded several times during the […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage brings in $6.6 Million as World Coins Sell at CICF Show

Heritage brings in $6.6 Million as World Coins Sell at CICF Show

The market for World & Ancient Coins continues to show increasing momentum as collectors drove spirited bidding and impressive prices realized throughout the course of Heritage Auctions’ $6.6 million April 9-14, 2015 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction. “Overall, prices were stronger than in our last auction,” said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Vice President of […]

Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

Designer of Queen’s Fifth Portrait Kicks off Circulating Coin Production

The designer of the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen has kicked off production of the new 2015 circulating coins that will soon become a familiar sight across the United Kingdom. Royal Mint designer Jody Clark was offered the privilege of starting up the presses which will strike his own depiction of […]

By April 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

By Universal Coin & Bullion Ltd.…. Book includes proof that the inspiration for the motto “In God We Trust” pre-dates the U.S. Civil War An important new reference book about a popular United States gold coins series, Type Three Double Eagles 1877 – 1907 (Second Edition), provides beginning and advanced collectors historical vignettes, a date-by-date […]

By April 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 Kisatchie National Forest Three-Coin Set Available April 23

2015 Kisatchie National Forest Three-Coin Set Available April 23

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Kisatchie National Forest (product code NF6) on April 23 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set contains two uncirculated quality quarters–one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–and one proof quarter from […]

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Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

Royal Mint Commemorates End of WWII with £5 VE Day Platinum Proof Coin

By The Royal Mint…. The Royal Mint has issued a limited-edition Alderney £5 VE Day Platinum Proof coin to commemorate 70 years since the moment in May 1945 when Second World War hostilities in Europe finally ceased, and ‘Victory in Europe’ was declared. The six-year wartime struggle impacted many. Europe had been plunged into darkness […]

Industry Teamwork Defeats Repeal of Maryland’s Hobby Sales-Tax Exemption

Industry Teamwork Defeats Repeal of Maryland’s Hobby Sales-Tax Exemption

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA)….   Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo lobbyist Dennis Rasmussen, Maryland numismatic businesses and collectors, and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) collaborated to defeat legislation to repeal the sales-tax exemption for rare coins, paper money, and precious metals. Maryland General Assembly House Bill 903 (HB903), “Sales and […]

By April 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Hobby Loses One of Its Finest – Diane A. Piret

Hobby Loses One of Its Finest – Diane A. Piret

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Diane A. Piret, Industry Affairs Director for the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, after a nearly five-year battle against colon cancer. Diane Piret was not only a colleague and leader in the rare-coin and precious-metals […]

By April 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association to Celebrate 75th Anniversary at Annual Convention

Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association to Celebrate 75th Anniversary at Annual Convention

By Eric Holcomb – Editor, Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association….   The Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a party on Saturday, May 2 at its annual spring convention in Tukwila, Washington (just south of Seattle). The party and general membership/awards meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., after the close of […]

By April 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Congressional Gold Medal Presented to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Members of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal collectively during a ceremony today, April 15, 2015, in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The medal was awarded to the volunteers of the 17th Bombardment Group, led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle during World War II, who made the first […]

By April 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
QA✓ Releases Preliminary Statistics on Modern Coin Certification

QA✓ Releases Preliminary Statistics on Modern Coin Certification

Editor’s Note: We received this dealer-to-dealer communication from QA✓ and requested permission to publish this information as we felt it would be informative to collectors of modern coins.  by QA✓ Since kicking off QA✓ at FUN we have had the privilege of grading a large number coins including some stunningly beautiful moderns, three of which merited our […]

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

Royal Mint and P&O Cruises Commemorate Launch of Two Iconic Britannias

By The Royal Mint….   The Royal Mint and P&O Cruises have commemorated the launch of two iconic ‘Britannias’ in 2015 – a new United Kingdom £2 coin and the cruise ship Britannia. The Royal Mint revealed that the iconic figure of Britannia will return to rule over the United Kingdom’s circulating coins in the […]

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Kendall, Holecek Collections Lead Stack’s Bowers March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Thousands of coins, medals, and banknotes crossed the block during the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, March 26 and 27. The offering, presented in three catalogs, featured some of the most noteworthy colonial era numismatic items ever offered and one of the most extensive offerings of small-sized, large denomination […]

U.S. Mint to Release 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ April 22

U.S. Mint to Release 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ April 22

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set (product code NE2) on April 22 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The 10-coin set contains uncirculated quality quarters honoring Homestead National Monument of America (Nebraska), Kisatchie National Forest (Louisiana), Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina), Bombay Hook National […]

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U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Kisatchie National Forest Products April 20

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Kisatchie National Forest Products April 20

The United States Mint will accept orders for product options containing quarters honoring Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana starting on April 20 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The Kisatchie National Forest Quarter is the 27th coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Product options and their prices are as follows: Coins in the […]

By April 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
51st Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show Coming April 17-19, 2015

51st Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show Coming April 17-19, 2015

By the Georgia Numismatic Association….   In Dalton, GA from April 17-19, 2015 rare U.S. coins and paper money will be on display at the Georgia Numismatic Association (GNA) 51st Convention coin show held at the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) will have its ANA Road Show at this […]

By April 13, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Solomon Islands Launches Second Denomination in New Banknote Family

Solomon Islands Launches Second Denomination in New Banknote Family

By De La Rue, plc….   A new $100 designed and printed in close collaboration with De La Rue has been launched by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands. This is the second denomination of the new family of notes following the $50 launched in September 2013. The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) issued […]

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Pistrucci Medal on Display May 1-2 at Pontypool Museum for Waterloo Bicentennial

Pistrucci Medal on Display May 1-2 at Pontypool Museum for Waterloo Bicentennial

By Pontypool Museum….   18 June 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the victory of Britain and its allies at the Battle of Waterloo, the decisive battle that brought over 20 years of war in Europe and the wider world to an end. This summer, Pontypool Museum will host a small exhibition that explores the […]

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Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint April 16

Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coins Available from U.S. Mint April 16

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half-Ounce Gold Coins – Bess Truman beginning April 16 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The coin’s obverse (heads side) features a striking portrait of Mrs. Truman with the inscriptions “BESS TRUMAN,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2015,” “33rd,” and “1945 – […]

By April 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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