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Professional Numismatists Guild Calls For 2015 Award Nominations

Professional Numismatists Guild Calls For 2015 Award Nominations

(Temecula, California) — Nominations now are being accepted for the 2015 Professional Numismatists Guild awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Terry Hanlon. “These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from collectors and dealers,” said […]

Professional Numismatists Guild Announces 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

Professional Numismatists Guild Announces 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition

The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2015 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is the 11th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs. “The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the […]

Seige Coins of Malta and How Britan Came to Rule the Island

Seige Coins of Malta and How Britan Came to Rule the Island

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, the auction house Künker auctions off an unusually rare testimony of the Maltese history. The small silver ingot in the weight of 30 tari from 1800 is the last currency produced on Malta. Malta under French siege, 1798-1800. Silver ingot of 30 tari 1800, Valletta. Maltese cross, on both sides split […]

Impressive Rarities Set to Cross the Auction Block in Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Impressive Rarities Set to Cross the Auction Block in Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong Auction

Rarities from the W&B Capital Foundation Collection and Other Important Properties Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s April 2015 Hong Kong auction will entice bidders with a total of 2,077 lots of Chinese and Asian coins and banknotes from ancient to modern times, in four live Showcase sessions and two internet-only sessions. Session A commencing at 10:00 […]

By March 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

2015 U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set Available March 10

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set (product code PE5) will be available for purchase starting March 10, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Priced at $18.95, this set contains four proof finish Presidential $1 Coins from the U.S. Mint at San Francisco, featuring the portraits of Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight […]

By March 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

By The Royal Australian Mint….   History was made today on March 4, 2015, with three Pacific Island nations marking the introduction of their own brand-new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint. With the Mint’s assistance and expertise, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu have embarked on the […]

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Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

Royal Mint UK Releases Fifth Portrait First Edition and ‘First and Last’ Edition Coin Sets

By The Royal Mint….   Following the unveiling of the new coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, The Royal Mint has released the definitive fifth portrait first edition and combined ‘first and last’ edition annual sets, continuing the celebration of what is recognized as a vintage year for UK coins. The Fifth Definitive Coinage […]

Two New Members Appointed to Royal Mint Advisory Committee

Two New Members Appointed to Royal Mint Advisory Committee

By the Royal Mint Advisory Committee….   On January 16, 2015, HM Treasury announced the appointment of two new members to the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC). Following an open and competitive process, Professor Jane Ridley and Mr. Hughie O’Donoghue RA have taken up the appointments for initial terms of five years with the option […]

By March 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
8 Short Snorter Notes Placed in Circulation at Portland ANA National Money Show

8 Short Snorter Notes Placed in Circulation at Portland ANA National Money Show

Thomas Sparks to place eight notes into circulation during ANA event Thomas Sparks, American Numismatic Association (ANA) member and founder of the Short Snorter Project, will drop eight vintage blue seal U.S. $1 silver certificate Short Snorters into circulation in Portland during the 2015 National Money Show, to be held March 5-7 at the Oregon […]

Queen Elizabeth II’s Fifth Portrait Revealed March 2, 2015

Queen Elizabeth II’s Fifth Portrait Revealed March 2, 2015

The Royal Mint has today (March 2, 2015) unveiled a new coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, giving the general public the first glimpse of the image that will soon be a familiar sight on coins in the United Kingdom. This is only the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen to appear on our […]

NGC Expands Plus (+) Designation to World Coins

NGC Expands Plus (+) Designation to World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has expanded its Plus (+) Designation to world coins struck prior to 1970. All eligible world coins submitted for grading on March 3, 2015, and later will be reviewed for +. The Plus (+) Designation is assigned by NGC to coins at the high end of their numeric grade, approaching the […]

2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Available March 13

2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Available March 13

Celebrating 75 years of preventing disease and disability in our children Background President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio led him to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (now known as the March of Dimes) on January 3, 1938, at a time when polio was on the rise. The Foundation established patient aid […]

By March 2, 2015 7 Comments Read More →
PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), the official paper money grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), has graded 28 additional notes from the acclaimed ANA Bebee Collection of Paper Money. This continues PMG’s certification of the ANA Bebee Collection, a collaboration between PMG and the ANA that was initiated in 2010. The ANA Bebee Collection […]

Bank of Thailand to Launch New 100-Baht Thai Banknote Feb. 26

Bank of Thailand to Launch New 100-Baht Thai Banknote Feb. 26

By the Bank of Thailand….   On Tuesday, February 24, Mr. Paiboon Kittisrikangwan, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Thailand, unveiled the new 100-Baht Thai banknote (series 16) and announced that it will enter into circulation on February 26, 2015. The design glorifies King Taksin the Great for his contributions to the country. It has […]

By March 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Homestead National Monument Available March 5

America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Homestead National Monument Available March 5

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Homestead National Monument of America (product code SN1) on March 5 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins are struck in .999 fine silver and display the “P” mint […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover Available Now

Harry S. Truman 2015 One Dollar Coin Cover Available Now

The Harry S. Truman Presidential $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. Orders will be accepted at http://catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

NGC Grades Rare 1897B Gold British Trade Dollar

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has certified an extremely rare Great Britain 1897B Gold Trade Dollar. Graded NGC PF 61, it is one of only a handful of examples believed to exist and is the only specimen certified by NGC. The prominent United Kingdom auction house Baldwin’s will offer this extraordinary coin as lot 1068 in […]

In Memoriam: Richard B. Witschonke, ANS Curatorial Associate

In Memoriam: Richard B. Witschonke, ANS Curatorial Associate

The American Numismatic Society is sad to announce the loss of its Curatorial Associate, Richard B. Witschonke, who passed away on February 24, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida at the age of 69. He was a much-­loved colleague and friend of the staff, the Trustees and many of the members of the Society. We all mourn […]

Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

Public CCAC Meeting Scheduled for March 5

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 5, 2015. A public forum will occur the following day on March 6, 2015. Date: March 5, 2015. Time: 9:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Homestead National Monument of America Available March 3

2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Homestead National Monument of America Available March 3

The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Homestead National Monument of America (product code NF5) on March 3 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST). The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Homestead National Monument of America contains two uncirculated quality quarters—one each from the […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of England to Issue £10, £20 and £50 Cleland Signature Notes

Bank of England to Issue £10, £20 and £50 Cleland Signature Notes

By The Bank of England….   As of 3 March 2015, the Bank of England will be issuing into circulation £10, £20 and £50 notes bearing the signature of the current Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland[1]. These notes are the same design as those currently in circulation which bear the signature of Chris Salmon, the previous […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New €20 Banknote Unveiled in Frankfurt Feb. 24

New €20 Banknote Unveiled in Frankfurt Feb. 24

By the Central Bank of Ireland….   The new €20 banknote’s ‘portrait window’, set in the hologram, is an innovation in banknote technology. The new €20 banknote will enter circulation on November 25, 2015, allowing an extended period of nine months for banknote equipment manufacturers, cash handlers and other affected parties to prepare for the […]

By February 24, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

By the Reserve Bank of Australia….   Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, announced on February 13, 2015 that the next generation of Australian banknotes will include a ‘tactile’ feature to assist people with a vision impairment. As previously announced, existing features to help the vision impaired that tell the difference between […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ANS Partners with HathiTrust for Open Access Publications

ANS Partners with HathiTrust for Open Access Publications

In a sweeping effort to make its older and out-of‐print publications available to the public as Open Access, The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has partnered with HathiTrust (http://www.hathitrust.org/about). As a result, scans of nearly 550 ANS titles – including the American Journal of Numismatics, Numismatic Literature, Numismatic Notes and Monographs, and stand-­alone monographs have become […]

Tom Coulson Becomes New Owner Of Liberty Coin Service

Tom Coulson Becomes New Owner Of Liberty Coin Service

At the beginning of 2015, Tom Coulson, a 29-year veteran who rose to be a manager and senior numismatist, has become the new owner of Liberty Coin Service in Lansing, Michigan.  Patrick A. Heller, who became an owner of the company in 1981 and sole owner in 1995, will continue to work for Liberty for […]

ANA Board to Consider Site Selections for Future Conventions

ANA Board to Consider Site Selections for Future Conventions

Governors meeting at National Money Show will be broadcast online   The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors will hold an Open Session and Town Hall during the Portland National Money ShowSM starting at 8:30 am Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Saturday, March 7, in Room F150 at the Oregon Convention Center. The Open Session […]

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

By the Reserve Bank of New Zealand…. A colored legal tender 50-cent coin will be on sale to the public starting next month to commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It is the first time that a circulating New Zealand colored coin has been produced. The […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
100-Year-Old Time Capsule Discovered During Baltimore’s Washington Monument Restoration

100-Year-Old Time Capsule Discovered During Baltimore’s Washington Monument Restoration

The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy (Conservancy) reports that in a niche in the Washington Monument’s base, a sealed copper box has been discovered behind a 1915 plaque commemorating the Monument’s Centennial. Since January, the Monument has been undergoing a $5.5 million restoration by the Conservancy. George Wilk II, Project Superintendent for Lewis Contractors, made the […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover Available on Feb. 26

Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover Available on Feb. 26

The United States Mint will open sales at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Feb. 26 for the Harry S. Truman $1 Coin Cover, the 33rd issue in the American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series. The coin cover includes two circulating quality Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of mintage–Nov. 17, […]

By February 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

By the Royal Australian Mint….   The beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground and the iconic cricket ball have become the shining stars of a stunning curved silver collectible coin released by the Royal Australian Mint under license from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The ICC Cricket World Cup is […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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