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Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Royal Mint Celebrates Princess Charlotte Christening with Gold and Silver Coins

Following the recent announcement of the arrangements for the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the royal household has agreed that The Royal Mint should create a range of official United Kingdom coins to commemorate this historic event. The Royal Mint will create these new coins to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening, which will take place […]

Three Organizations Collaborate on NCCC Educational Symposium

Three Organizations Collaborate on NCCC Educational Symposium

By Profession Coin Dealers Association…. The Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA), Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) and the Chicago Coin Club will collaborate to produce a four-session numismatic educational symposium on Sunday, November 22 in Rosemont, Illinois. Held in conjunction with the November 19-21 30th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention, the event will take […]

New Book on Kushan Coins Available from the American Numismatic Society

New Book on Kushan Coins Available from the American Numismatic Society

A long-awaited publication from The American Numismatic Society (ANS), Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian, and Kidarite Coins, is now available for sale. The 322-page hardcover catalogue with 79 full-color plates, a work by David Jongeward and Joe Cribb with Peter Donovan, presents all of the Kushan coins in the ANS collection and provides detailed descriptions, selected illustrations, and […]

Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coins Available June 25

Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coins Available June 25

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coins – Jacqueline Kennedy starting June 25 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The obverse (heads side) design features a portrait of Mrs. Kennedy with the inscriptions “JACQUELINE KENNEDY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “W,” “2015,” “35th,” and “1961-1963.” […]

By June 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
APMEX Announces Ken Lewis as CEO

APMEX Announces Ken Lewis as CEO

APMEX, Inc. (www.APMEX.com), today announced that it has named Kenneth Lewis as the company’s next Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lewis joined APMEX in November 2011 and has most recently served as APMEX’s Chief Operations Officer. As COO, Mr. Lewis was responsible for managing APMEX’s Information Technology, Merchandising, Purchasing, Sales, Customer Service, and Marketing functions. “Ken […]

By June 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS Giving Away “Periodic Table Of U.S. Coins” Posters At Four Shows. Video: 2:31.

PCGS Giving Away “Periodic Table Of U.S. Coins” Posters At Four Shows. Video: 2:31.

By PCGS… The “science” of numismatics now has a new meaning. Professional Coin Grading Service has created the PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table of United States Coins, an educational and fun poster that illustrates major U.S. coin denominations issued for circulation from 1793 to date. PCGS will give away copies at four upcoming coin shows while […]

By June 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Sample Slab Market about to Expand with Publication of First Catalog

Sample Slab Market about to Expand with Publication of First Catalog

Sample slab collecting, a formerly obscure numismatic niche, is about to move to the edge of the mainstream with the publication of the first book on the subject on September 17, 2015. When third-party grading services began encapsulating coins in 1986, they often gave away samples of their new coin holders.  Originally distributed free to […]

By June 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
John Burns Traveling Reference Coin Library to Debut at ANA World’s Fair of Money

John Burns Traveling Reference Coin Library to Debut at ANA World’s Fair of Money

  By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists…. The John Burns Memorial Reference Library will have its traveling debut at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Chicago, Illinois on August 11-15, 2015. It has been produced as a result of the remaining money in the John Burns Memorial Fund that was created […]

By June 17, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Ireland Announces Rollout of Rounding 1c and 2c Coins Nationally

Ireland Announces Rollout of Rounding 1c and 2c Coins Nationally

By Central Bank of Ireland….   The Central Bank of Ireland welcomes the decision by the Government on 16 June 2015 to rollout the rounding of 1c and 2c coins nationally. This follows a successful trial that was conducted by the National Payments Plan in Wexford in 2013. The Central Bank will now assume responsibility […]

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Latvian Bank Issues Coin Honoring 500 Years of Riga Castle

Latvian Bank Issues Coin Honoring 500 Years of Riga Castle

  By the Latvian Bank…. On Wednesday, 17 June, the Latvian Bank (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5-euro silver collector coin, 500 Years of the Riga Castle. This is a dedication to the Riga Castle, with its silhouette on the right bank of the Daugava being a characteristic feature of the Riga skyline and […]

By June 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Best of Rapp Auctions – The Cream of the Crop

Best of Rapp Auctions – The Cream of the Crop

By Rapp Auctions….   New times consistently require new directions. To stick with what has been tried and tested and at the same time skillfully experiment with the new has always been the successful way Rapp Auctions has communicated with its customers, informing them of interesting and exciting developments and about outstanding consignments. In the […]

By June 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

Royal Canadian Mint 25-Cent Circulation Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Canadian Flag

As Canadians far and wide prepare to celebrate Canada Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new 25-cent circulation coin commemorating the 50th birthday of the universally-recognized Canadian flag. The coin was unveiled yesterday, June 9, at centre field in Toronto’s Varsity Stadium, before the kick-off to a Canadian Football League (CFL) exhibition game […]

Two Rare Mysteries from Colonial India at July 15 Spink Coins Auction

Two Rare Mysteries from Colonial India at July 15 Spink Coins Auction

On July 15, 2015, the Spink London sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals will be showcasing some exceptional lots from the height of British Colonialism in 19th-century India. A contemporary described the British Empire in the 1900’s as so vast that “the sun never set” on it. India at this point […]

By June 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Small Size Type Notes Highlighted in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries  July Baltimore Currency Auction

Small Size Type Notes Highlighted in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries July Baltimore Currency Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries upcoming Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectible Summer Expo will feature a number of important United States small size currency offerings. Among the more than 1,200 lots of currency offered in the auction is an impressive Fr. 1700 1933 $10 Silver Certificate graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ by PMG and pedigreed […]

Künker Summer Auction: The Popken Collection

Künker Summer Auction: The Popken Collection

Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, We feel honored to auction off another part of the extensive Friedrich Popken collection. On June 23, 2015 we will start auction 263 with rarities from Erfurt, Halberstadt, Hamburg, Magdeburg, Minden, Quedlinburg and Regenstein. Lovers of history will find there highly important pieces. Just think of an extremely rare thaler […]

U.S. Mint to Launch Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter June 25

U.S. Mint to Launch Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter June 25

Join officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service for the launch of the quarter honoring Blue Ridge Parkway Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The ceremony will take place at Pack Square Park in Asheville, N.C. Invited guests include Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and Principal Chief […]

By June 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Honors 400th Anniversary of French Explorers in Ontario with Silver Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Honors 400th Anniversary of French Explorers in Ontario with Silver Coin

Four hundred years after French explorers led by Samuel de Champlain explored the territory that would become present-day Ontario, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a silver collector coin celebrating the 400th anniversary of Champlain’s historic journey to Huronia. The coin was unveiled on June 11 in Ottawa, Ontario, during the official launch of the […]

Bipartisan Bill to Mark 50th Anniversary Moon Landing with Apollo 11 Coin

Bipartisan Bill to Mark 50th Anniversary Moon Landing with Apollo 11 Coin

By U.S. House of Representatives….   U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL8), Frederica Wilson (D-FL24), John Culberson (R-TX7), Gene Green (D-TX29) and Rod Blum (R-IA1) introduced legislation to recognize and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing with a commemorative Apollo 11 coin. July 20, 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 […]

By June 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin Products on Sale June 18

Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin Products on Sale June 18

The United States Mint will accept orders for bags, boxes, and rolls with 2015 John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coins starting on June 18 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The bags and rolls contain circulating finish coins from the bureau’s facilities at Philadelphia or Denver that have never been placed into circulation. The packaging […]

By June 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
GOING FOR GOLD – The Royal Mint unveils Signature Gold

GOING FOR GOLD – The Royal Mint unveils Signature Gold

On June 2, The Royal Mint launched Signature Gold, a brand-new addition to its bullion trading service. Opening up the world of gold trading to everybody, Signature Gold guarantees customers full ownership over their gold, and the entry-level is just £20. Signature Gold allows customers to purchase and own a fractional amount of a 400 […]

Royal Canadian Mint: Sustained Profitability in First Quarter Financial Report

Royal Canadian Mint: Sustained Profitability in First Quarter Financial Report

In releasing its 2015 First Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian ‎Mint announced consolidated revenues of $640.1 million in the 13 weeks ended March 28, 2015, and consolidated profit before taxes of $15.7 million. These results represent a modest decline from the same period in 2014, when $17.0 million in pre-tax profits were achieved on […]

Strong Demand for American Coins at Bonhams Sale

Strong Demand for American Coins at Bonhams Sale

The top selling lot at the Bonhams’ Coins and Medals sale on June 1 was a 1929 $5 coin that soared above expectations and fetched $40,950, racing past its high estimate of $25,000. The winning bid was placed in the room after a prolonged bidding war. The West Coast auction in which it sold was […]

By June 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Donald G. Partrick Collection Coin Auctions Postponed at Consignor’s Request

Donald G. Partrick Collection Coin Auctions Postponed at Consignor’s Request

Heritage announced on Wednesday, June 10, the postponement of the three scheduled coin auctions… Heritage Auctions has placed on hold the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Donald G. Partrick Collection Auctions at the request of Mr. Partrick’s family. “Because the family has no immediate use for additional funds, and Don continues to delight in his collection, […]

Whitman Baltimore Expo Enhances Security

Whitman Baltimore Expo Enhances Security

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets….   The Thursday–Sunday, July 16–19, 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will feature enhanced security for the safety and convenience of its visitors, dealers, and their families. More information and details of the following points are at expo.whitman.com. More police officers at the Convention Center. Additional uniformed Baltimore Police […]

By June 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available June 16

2015 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available June 16

Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set (product code XA7) on June 16 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set is priced at $46.95 and contains the following six uncirculated $1 coins in production this year: Four Presidential $1 Coins Struck at the United States Mint at […]

By June 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 UK £2 Coin

Following the issue by The Royal Mint of the only official United Kingdom coin to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the organisation is to strike precious metal variants of the coin in the lead-up to Britain’s commemoration of the event. The Magna Carta £2 records the moment 800 years […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 6th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 6th Numismatic Catalogue of 2015

The spirit of sports and pop culture stand out on the Mint’s newest collector coins The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a variety of stunning coins to begin the summer season, starting with the fine silver and gold plated coins celebrating the Toronto 2015™ Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games, as well as a new flight of […]

FBI: The Case of the Corrupt Coin Dealer

FBI: The Case of the Corrupt Coin Dealer

By Federal Bureau of Investigation….   Fraudster Targeted Elderly Victims Financial fraud comes in all shapes and sizes. And while corporate criminals, inside traders, and Ponzi schemers often cause their victims to lose millions of dollars, the case of the crooked coin dealer from New York illustrates that even relatively small-time fraudsters must answer for […]

By June 10, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Bank of Scotland to Issue New £5 and £10 Polymer Banknotes

Bank of Scotland to Issue New £5 and £10 Polymer Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc….   Bank of Scotland has announced that it will be issuing new £5 and £10 notes on De La Rue’s Safeguard® polymer substrate, including a limited edition £5 to be auctioned to raise money for Bank of Scotland’s Charity of the Year, BBC Children in Need De La Rue is […]

New Chairperson Appointed to CCAC

New Chairperson Appointed to CCAC

On June 1, the United States Mint announced that Mary N. Lannin of San Rafael, California had been appointed as Chairperson of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), effective immediately. Ms. Lannin, who replaces outgoing Chairperson Gary Marks, was appointed as a CCAC member in 2014 based on the recommendation of the House Minority Leader. […]

By June 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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