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Heritage Auctions Awards 20th Mint State High Relief $20 to Ohio Collector

Heritage Auctions Awards 20th Mint State High Relief $20 to Ohio Collector

Celebrating a 20-year tradition, Heritage Auctions has awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief double eagle to Ken Conway, of Ohio, as the Grand Prize in its annual numismatic survey. The classic American numismatic rarity was certified by NGC as MS-60 Wire Rim, estimated to be valued at about $12,500. Conaway is a longtime Heritage […]

U.S. Mint Announces 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

U.S. Mint Announces 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs

The United States Mint announced the new designs for the 2015 First Spouse Gold Coins today, March 16. The four honorees this year are Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson. Coin design information is below. Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coin Obverse Designer: United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master […]

By March 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Uploads 1,000th Coin Video to the CoinWeek YouTube Channel

CoinWeek Uploads 1,000th Coin Video to the CoinWeek YouTube Channel

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but this week CoinWeek uploaded its 1000th video onto the CoinWeek YouTube channel. Since we launched the channel, CoinWeek videos have been watched over 580,000 times–for a total of 1,584,462 minutes! That’s an unbelievable response from the collecting community. But you know what? […]

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present the first of three official 2015 auctions for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. The sale is presented in three authoritative catalogs and will be held in Baltimore March 26-27 and March 30-31. The first session of the sale offers the U.S. colonial era paper money of the […]

2015 Native American $1 Coin Products Available March 19

2015 Native American $1 Coin Products Available March 19

The United States Mint will open sales for product options containing circulating quality 2015 Native American $1 Coins beginning on March 19 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Available product options and their prices are as follows: Orders will be accepted at http://catalog.usmint.gov, and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment […]

By March 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Medieval Coins –  Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

Medieval Coins – Hoard of Viking and Saxon Coins Sold by Spink on March 12

This remarkable hoard of 65 medieval coins and four ingots is a fascinating insight into the power struggles of the northern Danelaw and King Aethelstan’s subsequent recapturing of York from the Vikings in 927 CE. We see on the coins a fascinating mix of the different cultures and religions prevalent in 10th century England. The […]

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Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia –  Rome’s Worst Nightmare

Ancient Coin Profiles – Shapur I of Persia – Rome’s Worst Nightmare

The long and glorious history of Persia as an Imperial power dates to the rise of Cyrus the Great in the sixth century BCE. Cyrus, King of the Parsa people who had settled in the region bounded by the Tigris River and the Persian Gulf, created a vast and enduring empire by subsuming the Median, […]

Legend Numismatics Announces Acquisition of the #1 All-Time Finest Set of MS Seated Dollars

Legend Numismatics Announces Acquisition of the #1 All-Time Finest Set of MS Seated Dollars

Legend Numismatics is proud to announce that the all-time finest set of MS Seated Dollars is back home. This spectacular set was sold privately by Legend in 2008 for a sum in excess of $10 million dollars. At the time this represented the third most valuable coin deal ever brokered and the set has resided […]

APMEX Offers Exclusive Release of The Crucifixion Coin

APMEX Offers Exclusive Release of The Crucifixion Coin

The Crucifixion coin is the second Silver coin in the Biblical Series from the Scottsdale Mint. APMEX launches The Crucifixion – the second release in the Scottsdale Mint’s 2 oz Silver Biblical Series launching this year. The story of the crucifixion can be found in the book of Matthew in the Bible, depicting in great […]

By March 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
2014 U.S. Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set Available March 17

2014 U.S. Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set Available March 17

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code LS3) on March 17 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The eight-coin set includes the following 2014 proof quality coins: One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program […]

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2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Available as of March 12

2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Available as of March 12

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins on March 12 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Available product options are as follows: There is no maximum mintage limit for the American Eagle Gold Proof Coins. Customer demand will determine the number of coins produced. American Eagle […]

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U.S. Treasurer Rios Participates in Strike Ceremony for Silver 2015 March of Dimes Coin

U.S. Treasurer Rios Participates in Strike Ceremony for Silver 2015 March of Dimes Coin

  Treasurer of the United States Participates in Strike Ceremony for 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios joined United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson and March of Dimes Foundation President Dr. Jennifer Howse at the bureau’s West Point facility today for the ceremonial striking of the […]

By March 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Design Circulation Coins for 2017

To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017. “As a curator of our nation’s history, culture and values, the Mint is in a unique position to offer Canadians a rare, once-in-a-generation opportunity to […]

By March 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Royal Mint Visitor Centre in South Wales – One Step Closer

The Royal Mint Visitor Centre in South Wales – One Step Closer

The Royal Mint came one step closer to opening the doors of South Wales’ newest visitor experience today, after plans for The Royal Mint Visitor Centre received final planning approval. The new visitor centre is being partially funded by a grant of £2.3 million from The Welsh Government. The expected total cost of the project is […]

German Coins of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

German Coins of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

Schleswig and Holstein make the history of the most northern part of Germany a pretty complex subject. The background story is much easier to grasp when told by means of coins. In the context of Künker´s upcoming Spring Auction 259-262 from March, 9th to March 13th 2015, we have prepared this movie for you. “Only […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 →
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