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World Banknote News – New British 5 Pound Note Issued Today

World Banknote News – New British 5 Pound Note Issued Today

By Bank of England …..   The Bank of England’s first polymer note – the new £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill – enters circulation today, Tuesday 13 September. We have printed 440 million New Fivers and they will begin to be available from many cash machines and bank counters across the UK from today. You […]

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NGC Labels for Standing Liberty 100th Anniversary Gold Coins

NGC Labels for Standing Liberty 100th Anniversary Gold Coins

NGC will offer a set of three attractive labels for the 100th anniversary .9999 fine gold Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar The US Mint has announced that it will release .9999 fine gold centennial editions of three iconic 20th-century coins: the Mercury Dime, the Standing Liberty Quarter and the Walking […]

2016 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin Avail. Sept. 16

2016 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin Avail. Sept. 16

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2016 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin (product code 16EA) on September 16 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This year marks the 30th anniversary of the United States Mint’s production of the American Eagle Silver Proof Coin. Introduced in 1986, the popular coin is the collector […]

By September 13, 20160 Comments Read More →
Latvian Bank Issues “National Entrepreneur” 5 Euro Silver Coin

Latvian Bank Issues “National Entrepreneur” 5 Euro Silver Coin

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, 13 September, the Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a five-euro silver collector coin called “National Entrepreneur”. This coin is dedicated to the achievements of Latvian entrepreneurs and honors their endeavor and contribution to reinforcing the economic independence and national self-confidence of the country. The author […]

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Whitman Releases Expanded Edition of Bowers’s Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins

Whitman Releases Expanded Edition of Bowers’s Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and expanded second edition of A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins, a volume in its popular Bowers Series of numismatic titles, available November 1, 2016. The book continues in the tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other best-selling “Official Red Book” […]

ANA Honors Young Numismatist, Adult Advisor with Service Awards

ANA Honors Young Numismatist, Adult Advisor with Service Awards

Recipients recognized at the World’s Fair of Money® Member Donor Reception The American Numismatic Association (ANA) formally recognized David Heinrich and Jason Paonessa for their contributions to the hobby and the Association on August 11 during the Member Donor Reception at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money. Lawrence J. Gentile Sr. Memorial Award for Outstanding […]

Smithsonian Museum Honors Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell

Smithsonian Museum Honors Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell

National Museum of American History Inaugural “Great Americans” Award By Smithsonian Museum …..   The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is presenting its inaugural “Great Americans” award to two former Secretaries of State, Madeleine K. Albright and Colin Powell, during individual ceremonies September 7 and December 7. The “Great Americans” program, supported by David […]

By September 10, 20160 Comments Read More →
Ancient Coin Auction News: Postumus, Creator of the Gallic Empire

Ancient Coin Auction News: Postumus, Creator of the Gallic Empire

By Paul-Francis Jacquier Auctions ….   To the inhabitants of the Roman Empire, it truly must have seemed like the beginning of the apocalypse. Plundering and murdering, a group of Alemanni went all the way to Milan, where Gallienus was finally able to repulse the attack. At the same time, the Juthungi were invading Italy. […]

By September 9, 20160 Comments Read More →
Heritage Signature Auctions: 4,300 World Coin Lots up for Bidding in Long Beach

Heritage Signature Auctions: 4,300 World Coin Lots up for Bidding in Long Beach

Heritage’s Long Beach World & Ancient coins Signature auction, scheduled for September 8-12, is open for bidding! Although it feels like the final hammer just fell on our August Platinum Night auction, we’ve managed, with the help of more than 270 consignors, to amass over 4,200 lots for your bidding consideration. Like our Long Beach […]

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Near-Mint 1881 Double Eagle

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Near-Mint 1881 Double Eagle

The year 1881 saw a reduction in double eagle coinage at the Philadelphia Mint that continued through most of the decade. Only 2,199 business-strike twenties were produced at the Philadelphia facility in 1881, accompanied by a fairly generous mintage of 61 proofs. Because of the low mintage, the dies saw little wear, and most 1881 […]

Next Generation Australian $5 Banknote Enters Circulation

Next Generation Australian $5 Banknote Enters Circulation

By Reserve Bank of Australia …..   Australia’s new $5 banknote entered circulation on September 1. Issuance is being supported by an information campaign to ensure that the Australian public is able to identify the new banknote and its security features. The Reserve Bank’s Governor Glenn Stevens said: “The new $5 banknote has a range […]

By September 7, 20161 Comments Read More →
David Lawrence Rare Coins: Carolina Creek Auction 2 Realizes over $560K, Record Prices

David Lawrence Rare Coins: Carolina Creek Auction 2 Realizes over $560K, Record Prices

Highlights Included: 1895 $1 NGC Proof 66 Cameo, 1873 Doubled Liberty 1c PCGS MS64, 1899-S 25c PCGS MS68 David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) recently offered Part 2 of the Carolina Creek Collection as the cornerstone of their 925th Weekly Internet Auction. Active online bidding highlighted the evening as the sale closed between 8-11:30 pm on […]

10 Years of Surveys Pays for Longtime Collector – Winner of $20 High Relief in Heritage Auctions Survey Drawing

10 Years of Surveys Pays for Longtime Collector – Winner of $20 High Relief in Heritage Auctions Survey Drawing

Mercury dime collector and serial entrepreneur, Randal Sadler, wins Annual Numismatic Survey prize Heritage Auctions has awarded a Mint State 1907 High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle to longtime collector Randal Sadler as the Grand Prize in its annual, 2016 numismatic survey. The renown American classic was certified by NGC as MS61 Wire Rim, and its […]

Federal Judge Announces Ruling in SS Central America Case

Federal Judge Announces Ruling in SS Central America Case

By Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc ….   Ira Owen Kane, the court-appointed Receiver for the salvor of the SS Central America, Recovery Limited Partnership (RLP), announced today that on August 31, 2016, Chief Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, granted RLP a salvage award of 100% of […]

By September 6, 20160 Comments Read More →
Gibraltar Issues New £100 Banknote with Holographic Foil

Gibraltar Issues New £100 Banknote with Holographic Foil

By De La Rue plc ….   HM Government of Gibraltar has issued a new £100 banknote, designed and printed by De La Rue on its Safeguard® polymer substrate, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joshua Hassan, Gibraltar’s first Chief Minister. This banknote is the first in the world to have […]

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US Mint News – Forum to Discuss Numismatic Hobby

US Mint News – Forum to Discuss Numismatic Hobby

The United States Mint is holding a one-day Numismatic Forum on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pa. The purpose of this meeting is to gather individual members of stakeholder organizations to share perspectives on the past, present, and future of the numismatic hobby. In anticipation of the Mint’s 225th anniversary in 2017, the Forum […]

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Spink Auctions: One Man, One Hand, and a Hell of a Medal Group

Spink Auctions: One Man, One Hand, and a Hell of a Medal Group

Spink USA are pleased to announce the auctioning of a rare distinguished service order medal group. It is a testament to one man’s hard work and determination to serve his country even in the face of injury, hardship and terror on the high seas. Captain Gervase William Heaton’s D.S.O. and Bar, O.B.E. Group of Ten […]

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Ancient Coins – A Stunning Lucius Verus Gold Aureus

Ancient Coins – A Stunning Lucius Verus Gold Aureus

Late in 136 CE, the emperor Hadrian adopted a handsome, but otherwise undistinguished aristocrat named Lucius Aurelius Commodus as his intended successor, giving him the name Aelius Caesar. The new heir already had a seven-year-old son, who received the name Lucius Verus, and the boy’s place in the dynastic succession seemed secure. But Aelius died […]

U.S. Mint Opens 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin Sales Sept. 8

U.S. Mint Opens 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin Sales Sept. 8

The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XC) on September 8 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin is the second of three 24-karat gold coins the United States Mint is issuing this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary […]

By September 6, 20164 Comments Read More →
Portugal to Issue €5 Queens of Europe: Catherine of Braganza Commemorative Coin

Portugal to Issue €5 Queens of Europe: Catherine of Braganza Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal …..   The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will put a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation starting 13 September 2016, with a face value of €5, entitled ‘D. Catarina de Bragança’ (Catherine of Brazanga), within the ‘Queens of Europe series’. The coin will be distributed to the public […]

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NGC Certifies Hornets Nest Collection of Charlotte Mint Gold Coins

NGC Certifies Hornets Nest Collection of Charlotte Mint Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded the Hornets Nest Collection, the first complete set of Charlotte Mint gold coins ever assembled. Notably, the collection includes an NGC VF 20 specimen of the legendary 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, one of the rarest United States coins. The seed of the Hornets Nest Collection was planted during […]

Heritage: Fresh Numismatic Material Highlights Long Beach Auction

Heritage: Fresh Numismatic Material Highlights Long Beach Auction

Every year, Heritage Auctions looks forward to the Long Beach Expo as the perfect start to the fall, and our September 7-11 auction of US coins is another great example. The Premier Session, featuring the finest lots in this auction, is scheduled for 9:00 PM CT on Thursday, September 8, immediately following the Boka Collection. […]

A-Mark Precious Metals Acquires Majority Stake in SilverTowne Mint

A-Mark Precious Metals Acquires Majority Stake in SilverTowne Mint

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRK), a full-service precious metals trading company and an official distributor for all the major sovereign mints, has acquired a majority ownership stake in Indiana-based SilverTowne Mint and entered into an exclusive supplier agreement with Asahi Refining USA Inc. a subsidiary of Asahi Holdings (TSE: 5857), a global refiner and producer […]

Creation of Coins and Precious Metal Monetary System May Signal ISIS under Stress

Creation of Coins and Precious Metal Monetary System May Signal ISIS under Stress

UC Riverside political scientist suggests that introduction of coins fits historical pattern of troubled regimes turning to gold as “golden parachute” By University of California, Riverside …..   When ISIS announced in 2014 that it would create its own currency of gold, silver and copper coins, the terrorist organization said its intent was to free […]

By September 5, 20160 Comments Read More →
National Bank of Ukraine Presents New Banknote Commemorating Famous Writer

National Bank of Ukraine Presents New Banknote Commemorating Famous Writer

By National Bank of Ukraine …..   On August 26, 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine presented a new commemorative 20-hryvnia (₴20 or UAH 20) banknote dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the famous Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko. Participating in the press briefing on the presentation of the banknotes were Deputy Chairman of the National […]

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U.S. Mint Announces 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin Designs

U.S. Mint Announces 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program Coin Designs

The United States Mint today announced the five new designs that will appear on the reverses of the 2017-dated coins in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The honorees are Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa); Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, D.C.); Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri); Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) (New […]

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Monaco Rare Coins Announces Roman Earthquake Relief Fund

Monaco Rare Coins Announces Roman Earthquake Relief Fund

Ancient Roman Coins Offer Relief for Italy Earthquake Victims Gold & Silver Romans Purchased This Month Generate a 5% Relief Fund Donation By Monaco Rare Coins ……   Since before the age of Christ, Italy has had its share of natural disasters, from the volcano of Pompeii, to the burning of Rome under Caesar Nero, […]

Two Heroic Astronauts Featured on 2016 Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal

Two Heroic Astronauts Featured on 2016 Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal

By Jewish-American Hall of Fame ……   The newest medal in the Jewish-American Hall of Fame series honors two heroic Astronauts–Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman and Dr. Judith Resnik–its 2016 inductees. Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman is depicted on one side repairing the Hubble telescope; the remote-control mechanical arm that Dr. Judith Resnik specialized in can be seen to […]

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Gold & Silver News – Perth Mint Unveils Australia’s 2017 Bullion Coin Program

Gold & Silver News – Perth Mint Unveils Australia’s 2017 Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has unveiled the stunning new designs of Australia’s official annual bullion coin program. The 2017 suite of releases showcase Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the 10th animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the anticipated Year of the Rooster. The renowned Australian Lunar series comprises […]

New Guide Book of Peace Dollars Explores America’s Last Silver Dollar and the Mysterious 1964-D Coinage

New Guide Book of Peace Dollars Explores America’s Last Silver Dollar and the Mysterious 1964-D Coinage

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and revised third edition of the Guide Book of Peace Dollars, by award-winning numismatic researcher Roger W. Burdette. The 288-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on September 27, 2016, for $19.95. Before then it is available for preorder (including online at www.Whitman.com). […]

 
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