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JR Newsletter: 15 September 2019 Prior to this year's ANA Convention, fellow collector and JRCS member Mike Clark and I signed up for a visit to Dan Hamelberg's Library and home. This visit was scheduled for the Sunday after the annual ANA Convention in Chicago.

Clear-Cut Winner of the Ugly Coin Contest The Low Country Coin Club introduced an interesting twist on "Show 'n' Tell" for their first meeting in May, an "Ugly Coin Contest," according to a report presented in the June 2019 issue of The Scanner, the South Carolina Numismatic Association's quarterly journal.

AC/DC Commemorative Coin Series Goes to the Razors Edge Mayer's Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley ; around, name of ruler, issuing nation and denomination 10 DOLLARS. Below, year of mintage 2019. On the reverse, you can see the colored cover of the AC/DC album The Razors Edge.

Equity Trust Partners with IDS for IRA Bullion Storage Solution By Dillon Gage Metals…… Offering state-of-the-art precious metals solutions across the globe, International Depository Services Group announced on Thursday, September 12 a new bullion storage partnership with Equity Trust Company, a leading custodian of self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts, also known as IRAs.

Heritage Auctions - Seldom Seen Selections: Unsurpassed 1853-D Quarter Eagle Scarce in all grades, the 1853 Dahlonega quarter eagle is rare in Mint State and unknown any finer than the MS62 level, assigned by NGC to a coin that we will be offering in our October 15-18 Dallas Signature auction.

Don't Clean Your Coins - A Demonstration in Silver Dollar Destruction CoinWeek Sponsor and The Coin Course creator Jerry Shaffer teamed up with CoinWeek to produce this great step-by-step demonstration of what happens when you dip and clean vintage silver or gold coins.

U.S. Mint Unveils 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Designs The United States Mint unveiled designs for the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Program on Sept. 6 during the 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall. The designs will be featured on three dome-shaped coins: a $5 gold, a $1 silver, and a half-dollar clad.

China 10 yuan 2019 - 70th Anniversary of PRC Founding China 10 yuan 2019 70th Anniversary of PRC Founding.

Paper Money Guaranty Grading Bond and Stock Certificates Paper Money Guaranty has announced that it is now grading and encapsulating most bond and stock certificates. Bond and stock certificate collecting, known by specialists as "scripophily," is an important subset of numismatics that has achieved greater recognition in recent years.

The Short Life of the Average Fiat Currency Most Americans are so accustomed to spending U.S. government paper currency today that they probably assume it has always been that way in this country. Even many numismatists don't realize that, because of the scar on the national psyche from hyperinflation of Continental Currency during the Revolutionary war, the U.S.

Italy 2 euro 2019 - Leonardo da Vinci Italy 2 euro 2019 - Leonardo da Vinci.

NGC Certifies Impressive Waterbird Collection of Rare British Coins Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has certified the Waterbird Collection, an impressive array of rare British coins spanning almost six centuries. The coins range from a rare gold noble of King Henry IV struck circa 1412-13 to a 2002 Gold Maundy set from the Cook Islands.

Thought Leaders Series: David Sundman of Littleton Coin Company David Sundman, president of Littleton Coin Company, talks about growing up in the family business, what has kept them going for 75 years and some of his favorite coins to collect. Over 70 years ago, Maynard Sundman founded Littleton Coin Company on the time-honored values of courtesy, trust and providing quality products.

Silver's Important Role in American History, Politics, and Finance By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. If you're reading this article, then you likely have more than a passing interest in silver.

Second Coin in New Turtle Series Features the Hawksbill The Pobjoy has unveiled the second coin in their turtle series. The new coin features a Hawksbill turtle and carries a face value of 50p.

Top VAM Morgan Dollar Registry Set Auction Continues at David Lawrence Rare Coins David Lawrence Rare Coins is offering the second part of a Top VAM Morgan dollar registry set plus other high quality coins.

30 Years of Police Remembrance Commemorated by the Royal Australian Mint The following is distributed on behalf of the Royal Australian Mint. The 30th anniversary of National Police Remembrance Day to honour Australia's police forces is marked with a coloured $2 commemorative coin by the Royal Australian Mint, following the release of a circulating coin of the same design.

September Long Beach Heritage Coin & Currency Auctions Exceed $30 Million Sold Two extremely rare coins from The Poulos Family Collection - an 1876-CC twenty-cent piece and a Proof 1975 dime without the S mintmark - sold for $456,000 each as Heritage's September 4-9 numismatic auctions at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo realized well over $30 million in total.

Royal Australian Mint Marks 70th Anniversary of ASIO with New 50c Coin On Monday, September 9, the Royal Australian Mint released its first-ever coin featuring a secret code to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.

Stack's Bowers ANA 2019 Ancient, World Coin and World Paper Money Auctions Realize Nearly $5.5 Million Stack's Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the results of their August 2019 Ancient and World Coin and World Paper Money auctions held in conjunction with the ANA World's Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park 2019 Quarter, 3-Coin Set On Sept.10, the United States Mint released a three-coin set, commemorating the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The set includes an uncirculated 2019 quarter from the Philadelphia Mint, an uncirculated 2019 quarter from the Denver Mint and a proof 2019 quarter from the San Francisco Mint.

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Half Cents We have seen every date from 1800 to 1808 with this same reverse-not really what is meant by "collect the whole series". It appears there are at least two different obverses used with a common reverse to strike these. To quote a knowledgeable numismatist and friend:.

MA-Shops: The Ancient Coins of Syracuse Ancient Coins of Syracuse By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for…… It's not tough to find a topic to write about when there are so many fascinating and beautiful coins available. There is so much inspiration for my blogs but also a lot of inspiration for collectors among all those great coins!

Civil War Token Society Announces Summer Seminar Scholarship In recognition of Susan Trask and her husband the late Frank Trask, the Civil War Token Society has created the annual Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship for young numismatists to apply for financial assistance to cover the cost of tuition, room, and board charged by the American Numismatic Association.

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