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Mint Launches Online Game Geography is the latest educational launch from the U.S. Mint. "Map Mania," an online game that leads students through the 50 states, state capitals, the America the Beautiful quarter and the 50 state quarter programs, debuted Dec.

Gold Market Commentary - Gold Blinks on the Job's Number Commentary for Friday, December 6, 2019. By Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…… Gold closed down a Grinch like $17.80 today at $1459.10. So which way do you think this market is heading in the short term? Americans by and large are "all in" or "all out" so to speak.

High-grade Liberty Head eagles certified by NGC highlight GreatCollections sale Rare and high-grade Liberty Head eagles certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation are featured in an upcoming GreatCollections sale. Offered without reserve, the coins can be bid on through Sunday, December 22, 2019. Three of the coins are tied for the second-highest grade in the NGC Census, and one is tied for the highest grade.

Community Voice Response: Dec. 24, 2019 28 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter. Do you collect numismatic items marking the Chinese Lunar New Year? If so, what types of items do you collect? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers. I collect various Chinese Lunar coins depending on the occasion.

Heritage Auctions - Seldom Seen Coin Selections: Choice 1827 Capped Head Half Eagle The 1827 Capped Head Left half eagle claims a mintage of 24,913 pieces, with just a single variety known for the date. This was the only use of the obverse die, but the reverse was used to strike the extremely rare BD-2 variety of 1826 and the very rare BD-1 1828/7 variety as well.

Bahamas: New limited quantity gold bullion coins featuring sea life motifs launched The Central Bank of the Bahamas has announced the imminent issue of two new bullion-quality gold coins, though with very limited mintages. The 2019-dated coins are the second year in which the Central Bank has launched gold coins, and due to their limited quantity, have been seen as collector's pieces.

50 Million Gold Eagle Tyrant Collection Exhibit at February Long Beach Expo By Goldberg Auctioneers…… A never-before-seen exhibit of United States $10 Eagle gold coins from the extensive Tyrant Collection will be publicly displayed at the February 20-22, 2020 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectibles Expo.

World Coin Profiles - Australia 2020 Kangaroos at Dawn 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin Following the Royal Australian Mint's popular Kangaroo at Sunset series, the Mint introduces a new prestigious coin titled Kangaroos at Dawn. This high-quality $1 1/2oz silver proof coin features a stunning artistic representation of two kangaroos poised against the rising sun.

First of Its Kind Silver Coin From Austrian Mint Celebrates Centenary of Salzburg Festival By the Austrian Mint…… To celebrate this major cultural event, which is constantly in the process of reinventing itself, as well as this unique centenary coin, we have come up with a particularly innovative coin design. We believe it does the Salzburg Festival justice: The coin's obverse has the appearance of a plate with a flat inner part.

Georgia Innovation Dollar Rounds Out 2019 The last American Innovation dollar coin issued in 2019 is also the final product scheduled to go on sale from the Mint this year. Bags and rolls of the dollar commemorating the state of Georgia and its Trustees' Garden will be available Dec. 19 at noon EST.

Canada Strikes First-Ever Pure Gold, Silver Collector Coins For the first time since it opened its doors 43 years ago, the Royal Canadian Mint's Winnipeg facility has struck pure gold and fine silver numismatic coins.

Unprecedented $50 million Gold Eagles Tyrant Collection exhibit at February Long Beach Expo December 5, 2019 - A never-before-seen exhibit of United States $10 Eagle gold coins from the extensive Tyrant Collection will be publicly displayed at the February 20-22, 2020 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectibles Expo.

CIT: Edelweiss - Mountain Star The blank is minted in the shape of an edelweiss. The obverse features the coat of arms of the Bank of Mongolia, below in Cyrillic script is 500 Togrog, and in the exergue in Latin script is MONGOLIA 1 oz.999 SILVER. The reverse is a detailed depiction of an edelweiss.

Canada: "Canadian Fun and Festivities" coin series and finding the perfect Christmas tree The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest coin which is part of their 12-coin series entitled "Canadian Fun and Festivities," focusing on the many pursuits of Canadian society throughout an ordinary year.

PNG 2020 YN Scholarship Competition Opens The annual Professional Numismatists Guild Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition has opened. The PNG will provide a scholarship to a deserving YN to attend one session of the 2020 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 27-July 2 or July 4-9.

Certified Coin Marketplace - CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in November 2019 In addition to realizing newsworthy premiums in a public auction in Baltimore, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public internet sales during the month of November. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed.

Isle of Man 2 pounds 2019 - Father Christmas Isle of Man 2 pounds 2019 - Father Christmas.

Maine Centennial Half Dollar Turns 100 in 2020 By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS…… The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Maine Centennial Commemorative half dollar, a coin that was issued in 1920 to honor the 100th anniversary of Maine's admission to the Union in 1820.

Künker eLive Auction 58 of Numismatic Books Numismatic Literature Auction By Künker GmbH…… You can study all the pieces of the eLive Auction 58 of Numismatic Literature online. The auction contains more than 1,450 lots of numismatic literature from more than 400 years.

Switzerland 2020 Shooting Talers Continue Long Tradition By Coin and Currency Institute…… Switzerland's annual shooting taler is now available for preorder in advance of its mid to late January release date. The Swiss tradition of marksmanship was established during the old Swiss Confederacy in the 15th century when festival participants used crossbows in shooting contests.

2019-S Reverse Proof Pennsylvania American Innovation Dollar Release The agency's next collectible, the 2019-S Reverse Proof Pennsylvania American Innovation Dollar, launches at noon EST, today, Dec.

Coin Board News Number 53 - For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange - www.coincollectingboards.com…. The past quarter was unremarkable for the most part, though there were a few notable transactions. A four-piece lot of Oberwise boards sold on eBay for very strong money.

Perth Mint Coin Profiles - Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 1 Kilo Silver Coin with Gold Privy Mark A prestigious collectible crafted from one kilo of 99.99% pure silver and featuring a one-gram gold insert, this flawlessly struck coin is a rare release with no more than 388 available.

Bowers on collecting: "The Adventure of the Three Garridebs" One of them, "The Adventure of the Three Garridebs," has a numismatic context. Set in London in 1902, the story is as follows, as summarized by Wikipedia:. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Holmes receives a letter from a Nathan Garrideb of 136 Little Ryder Street, asking for help in a most peculiar quest.

The Stack's Bowers Galleries November Baltimore Currency Auction realizes over $1.5 million Santa Ana, CA - The Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo saw $1,510,700 in rare United States paper money trade hands between its Thursday, November 14 evening live session in Baltimore and the Tuesday, November 19 Internet-only session.

Nominees for 2020 Coin of the Year Awards Determined It's that time of year again! Time to start the process of narrowing down nominations for the Coin of the Year Program. Australian coins came out on top, earning a total of nine nominations in eight different categories, as the 37th annual Coin of the Year program kicked off with nominee selection of 2018-dated coins.

Australia: 2020-dated base-metal Proof set includes the Queen's sixth effigy The Royal Australian Mint has released the 2020-dated six-coin base-metal Proof sets which for the first year features the sixth effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The sixth portrait, created by Royal Mint UK engraver Jody Clark is the fifth likeness to be included on Australian coinage since the Queen's accession in 1952.

A World of Money: An Impressive Large Example of China's Earliest Gold Coinage By Heritage Auctions…… Our December 5-6 Hong Kong Signature Auction of World and Ancient Coins features one of the most unique forms of currency we've offered - a sheet of "Block or Cube Money" from the State of Chu, dating to the period 400-220 BCE.

Numismatic Crime - Help the Hobby Fight Counterfeit Coins and Other Alerts By Doug Davis - Founder and President, Numismatic Crime Information Center…… The Numismatic Crime Information Center and the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation are currently looking for counterfeit examples of the following:. Donated examples will be used for law enforcement training programs.

Wyoming, Texas, Utah Top 2019 Sound Money Index - Vermont, Arkansas, New Jersey Among the Worst States Precious Metals Dealer, Sound Money Group Rank the 50 States’ Gold and Silver Policies By Money Metals Exchange…… “Is Your State Destroying.

Secrets, controversy and death - Queen Victoria on coins Until our current Queen surpassed her, Queen Victoria was our longest reigning monarch. As a result, there were three major depictions of her on UK coinage, but the story of her portraits are much more intriguing than that.

Mint Issues 2020 Year of Rat Note If Lucky Money is on your holiday gift-giving list this year or is simply a collecting tradition, keep your eye out for the $1 Year of the Rat 2020 product to become available at noon EST on Dec. 11.

Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in SS Central America Treasure The fabled SS Central America, the famous "Ship of Gold" that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush treasure, continues to surprise the numismatic world.

Collectors raise over £250,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity! This year marks the 90th anniversary since Peter Pan author, JM Barrie, gifted his rights in Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital. To commemorate this generous gift, earlier this year we launched a range of Peter Pan 50p coins in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, the Isle of Man Treasury and Tower Mint.

Item of the Week: 1946-S Washington Quarter Over time, the Washington quarter has frequently been overlooked. Even when we might have expected significant numbers of quarter collectors in the 1950s, it was still too expensive for many of the collectors of the time who were generally young and on very limited budgets.

Dreams of Striking It Rich There were three adventurers whose mining forays didn't pan out, but their printed words did. As they became successful, each recounted his early experiences with gold, silver and copper. Newspaper reporter and radio pioneer Lowell Thomas grew up in gold mining's heyday in Colorado, where his father was a doctor.

Rare 1856-S/s quarters discovered in amazing S.S. Central America treasure California Gold Marketing Group LLC of Brea, California has confirmed discovery in the ship's latest recovered sunken treasure of nine rare 1856 San Francisco Mint large "S" over small "s" mint mark Seated Liberty No Motto quarter dollars. "This is a major numismatic finding!

Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in Amazing SS Central America Treasure Nine elusive examples of the large mint mark over small mint mark variety now confirmed from treasure retrieved in 2014 The fabled SS Central.

Switzerland: Tennis legend Roger Federer featured on new silver commemorative coin The Swiss Federal Mint has launched new commemorative silver coins, which, for the first time in its history, is dedicated to a living person - tennis legend Roger Federer. As well as probably being Switzerland's most successful individual sportsman, he is also the perfect ambassador for Switzerland.

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Celtic Coinage of Gaul By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. All Gaul is divided into three parts, one of which the Belgae inhabit, the Aquitani another, those who in their own language are called Celts, in ours Gauls, the third. All these differ from each other in language, customs and laws.

The Appearance Rarity of Liberty Head Quarter Eagles: How CAC Populations Help Determine Which Dates Are Rare After more than a decade of viewing coins, the numbers which CAC has approved are now a significant sample size. In the case of Liberty Head quarter eagles, I believe that any issue with fewer than eight pieces approved show true appearance rarity.

The Tumultuous Times of the 1861 Indian Princess Gold Coin By Blanchard and Company, Inc…. In the wild days of the California Gold Rush the supply of gold surged in the United States. This influx reinvigorated Congress's interest in producing a gold coin dollar. Originally, the idea to issue a one-dollar gold coin came from Alexander Hamilton, the Secretary of the Treasury.

British Mint Withdraws Brexit Coins In an unprecedented and historic move, the British Royal Mint announced on several days notice that the British Brexit commemorative 50-pence coin anticipated to be dated and issued Oct. 31 will not be released. All existing examples were ordered to be scrapped.

Extremely Special CH#55-20-02 1884 5 Dollar Banknote at Stack's Bowers NYINC Auction In the Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the January 2020 New York International Numismatic Convention, we will be offering a very special 1884 Bank of British North America 5 Dollar note certified by PCGS Currency. This extremely rare example is one of only seven pieces known.

Swiss Mint Honors Tennis Star Roger Federer with Presale of New Silver Coin By The Federal Mint Swissmint…… For the first time in its history, the Federal Mint Swissmint has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person: tennis champion Roger Federer. One of if not the most important individual Swiss athletes is also Switzerland's perfect ambassador to the rest of the world.

PNG 2020 Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition Opens The annual Professional Numismatists Guild Young Numismatist Scholarship Competition has opened. The PNG will provide a scholarship to a deserving YN to attend one session of the 2020 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 27-July 2 or July 4-9.

'Tis the Season for Santa Bank Notes Currency auction of the year for Stack's Bowers Galleries contained several great notes. What captivated my attention was a special collection of "Santa Claus" notes in obsolete currency. This group was curated by the beloved Dottie Freeman, who the currency collecting family lost last spring.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas… I can't help but get a little bit excited at this time of year, the cold nights, the bright lights and of course the count down to the big day! But what's most exciting for me, is to see the wonderfully festive coins being issued all over the world in time for Christmas.

Albuquerque Show Attendance Tops 800 More than 800 visitors, which included 89 non-collector youth and families, attended the annual fall three-day show of the Albuquerque, N.M., Coin Club, held Nov. 15-17 at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in North Albuquerque, according to the club. Paid admission on Friday alone, from the 12:30 p.m.

Q&A: What is considered to be the most improbable example of a multiple major error coin? Q: Can you tell me what is meant by a "Three-legged Buffalo?" A: This term is used to describe a major error occurring on certain 1937-D nickels wherein the midsection of the buffalo's right foreleg is missing.

United States Mint launches new online education game "Map Mania" Washington - The United States Mint launched its newest educational game, Map Mania. This game teaches U.S. geography, helping students to learn the 50 states, state capitals, and state trivia based on the America the Beautiful quarters and 50 State quarters programs.

European Central Bank: New president adds her signature to euro notes in ceremony at headquarters The new president of the European Central Bank took part in a ceremony in which she added her signature to a ceremonial display banknote, further solidifying her tenure as the head of the European Central Bank.

Who designed the 1792 disme? Can coins having belonged to Binion be identified? Many of the more select coins, especially Morgan silver dollars, that Ted Binion put aside were later authenticated and graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. The coins include an acknowledgment they once belonged to Binion on their NGC label.

Ten Trophy Gold Coins and Their Pitches I define a “Trophy Coin” as one which suitably combines rarity, appearance, and a great story in one neat package…

Wacks Collection Includes Rare Roman Related Judaean Coins By Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers…… Ancient Judaean coins - ranging from small bronze "Widow's Mites" to the impressive silver Shekels of the First Revolt and the silver Selas of the Second Revolt - are often found in hoards.

Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Proof Half Sovereign Pattern Mule with Sixpence Obverse By Mike Byers for Mint Error News…… This proof Half Sovereign off-metal mule pattern encompasses a combination of history, rarity, and condition. This piece is the ONLY known certified example and the ONLY known piece as well. The obverse was struck from the regular obverse die intended for the Sixpence issue.

Full Band 1916-D Mercury Dime, 1879 Gold Stella Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions…… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1094 offers another selection from the D.L.

Heritage Offers Complete Ferracute Specimen Double Pattern Set of Chinese Coins Heritage's December 5-6 Hong Kong World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction features a fantastically rare set of Chinese patterns, minted at the Ferracute Machine Company in New Jersey. Only three such sets are known to exist.

Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin on Sale Dec. 5 The 2019 United States Mint American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin honoring Pennsylvania will be available for purchase on December 5 at noon EST. The Pennsylvania $1 Coin recognizes the creation of a vaccine to prevent polio.

Russia 10 roubles 2020 - Victory in the Great Patriotic War Russia 10 roubles 2020 - Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Reverse Proof Pennsylvania American Innovation Coin on Sale Dec. 5 24 of this year, the U.S. Mint released the rolls and bags for the American Innovation coin featuring Pennsylvania. On Dec. 5 at noon EST, the 2019 American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof Coin honoring Pennsylvania will be available for purchase.

JR Newsletter: 1 December 2019 The 1809 Dime Census in the last installment prompted one comment. Alan Weinberg wrote about a Lester Merkin sale he attended many years ago that contained a collection of high-end Dimes. He thought he recalled that there was a Census-quality Dime that might have been overlooked.

Enhanced Reverse Proof Sale a 'Fiasco' As what seems to be the new "norm" for the U.S. Mint, there was a fiasco on the Nov. 14 release of the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof silver Eagle. Why release a second Enhanced Reverse Proof silver Eagle in the same year anyway? Was the intent of the Mint to displace the 1995-W from its lofty pedestal?

Collections Drive Sedwick's Treasure Auction 26 Several coin collections crossed the auction block during Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC's Treasure Auction 26. The live floor and online auction held Nov. 1-2, realized over $2.3 million in coins, medals, and bank notes sold. The auction began with the John Pullin Collection of dated Mexican gold cob escudos.

Our Annual "Coins & Strings" Open House is Tomorrow Our open house on Sunday, December 1st will show the new “Freaks and Errors” display.

Stacks Bowers November 2019 Baltimore U.S. Coin and Medal Auction Highlights The Stack's Bowers Galleries November 2019 Baltimore Auction brought together collectors of every discipline for a historic offering of five important collections and numerous additional rarities. This 1838-O Capped Bust Half Dollar realized $504,000.

Sneak Peek from "Freaks & Errors" Display I am currently putting the final touches on our "Freaks and Errors" display, which will see the unveiling of at least a couple watershed errors that have remained completely unknown until our open-house. I am deeply indebted to a couple scholarly friends who have been quite generous in lending us some of their rarest and most treasured errors.

Community Voice Response: Dec. 17, 2019 22 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter. Would you ever own "paper" gold? Why or why not? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers. No. Ron BrownOroville, Calif. I would never buy paper gold. I would be afraid more paper than gold could be sold.

Künker eLive Auction 57 of Ancient and World Coins and Phaleristics By Künker GmbH…… Dear bidders and collectors friends,. Have you seen our next eLive Auction 57? This time you will find over 2,200 lots, featuring pieces ranging from the ancient world to modern times as well as orders and decorations.

Great Collections to Auction Rattlers, Old Holders GreatCollections is offering what it calls the Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders, the auction firm announced Nov. 12. The collection comprises nearly 100 certified coins that were graded in the early years of Professional Coin Grading Service and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and have resided with one owner ever since.

United States 1974-D Eisenhower Dollar Besides removing silver from the quarter, dime, and nickel, the Coinage Act of 1965 also mandated that no new silver dollars could be coined until 1970, at which time the need for the denomination would be reevaluated. That "need", apparently, came from an unexpected source: Nevada gambling casinos.

Gold, Silver Dip Impacting American Eagles The hobby and business of coins continue on a relatively flat plain. Prices remain healthy, but selling within a tight range. Investors are sparse. There are questions regarding if new collectors are entering the field or not. The future of physical currency remains in question.

MA-Shops: A Brief Sampling of Banknotes By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com…… I wanted to discuss a topic about banknotes. So, I started searching for banknotes on MA-Shops. It came to my notice that MA-Shops has a great collection of banknotes for paper money collectors.

The 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar: A Key Coin Turns 50 By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS…. The 1970-D Kennedy half dollar is one of the most underrated of all modern United States coins. Marking the end of an era, it was the last of all circulating-issue United States coinage made with a silver composition.

Heritage December Dallas Auction Open for Bidding The Heritage December 5-7 Signature auction of US coins, taking place at Heritage's world headquarters in Dallas, is now open for bidding!

Juba II: A North African Prince at the Nexus of the Roman World By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack's Bowers……Juba was born in North Africa around 48 BCE, named after his father, Juba I, the king of Numidia. Shortly after the younger Juba's birth, the elder Juba was defeated by Julius Caesar, after he had allied himself with Pompeius Magnus in opposition to Caesar.

Hercules vs. the Nemean Lion: 1st Coin in New 12 Labors Series Between 1997 and 2002, Pobjoy Mint released an incredibly popular series of £2 Bi-metal coins on behalf of the government of Gibraltar featuring the 12 Labors of Hercules. Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the reproduction of this popular series with a very low issue limit for 2020.

New from the Royal Canadian Mint: 2019 "First Canadian in Space" Our “Coin of the Year” pick! Inventory is selling fast.

World's First Fire Engine Coin a Tribute to a Childhood Passion I have always loved fire engines, since my earliest memories. The colours, the arresting wail of a siren, the very nobility of a vehicle whose sole purpose for existence is the preservation of life and property - to this day, it is perhaps the continuing child in me that still thrills with every encounter.

Review of The Collector's Handbook 10th edition Have you given any thought to what will happen to your coin collection when you're no longer around? Are any of your children interested in coins? Your spouse? Other relatives? And how much is your collection worth? Should it be sold to a friendly dealer you have done business with?

Ricard Inducted into CCC Hall of Fame The Chicago Coin Club announced that the final person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2019 is Napoleon medal specialist and hobby leader Charles J. Ricard. After moving to Northbrook late in 1962 to accept the position of auditor of Chicago's Lakeshore National Bank, Rochester, native Charles J.

Greece 1963 Drachmai a Highlight in Upcoming A. Karamitsos Auction Karamitsos International Auctions' Public and Live Bid Auction 649, is being held on Dec. 7, 2019, in Athens, Greece and will include coins and medals certified by NGC along with bank notes certified by PMG. The leading coin in the sale right now is a Greece 1963 30 Drachmai graded NGC SP 65 with a starting bid of €7,200.

Diverse Offerings Push Stack's Bowers Sale Past $19 Million The Stack's Bowers Galleries November 2019 Baltimore Auction brought together collectors of every discipline for an offering of five important collections and numerous additional rarities. In total, more than $17.6 million was realized across more than 6,000 lots of United States coins and related issues.

Deadline to Apply for ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships Full and partial scholarships are available to both youths and adults who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association's 2020 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 27-July 2 and July 4-9. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

Bowers on collecting: A favorite coin While poking around in my safety deposit box the other day, I paused to look at one of my favorite coins. I bought this in the Stack's Bowers Galleries auction at the Whitman Coin Expo in March 2012, where it was described as follows:. The price was $12,650.00.

New Homer Simpson Coin from the Perth Mint 25, the Perth Mint released a new coin in their "Simpsons Coin" series. Since the last Homer Simpson coin sellout, the Perth whipped up a new design! The reverse of the new coin features Homer Simpson in his shirt and tie with the nuclear plant behind him, getting ready for a day at work.

Pennsylvania American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin on sale December 5 Washington - The 2019 United States Mint American Innovation $1 Reverse Proof coin honoring Pennsylvania will be available for purchase on December 5 at noon EST. The Pennsylvania $1 coin recognizes the creation of a vaccine to prevent polio.

More Gem US Coins From Hansen Collection in David Lawrence Auction Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions…… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1093 offers another selection from the D.L.

Heritage to Offer Yuri Solovey Collections of China and Banque de l'Indochine Banknotes We are pleased to offer yet another installment of the Yuri Solovey Collection as a part of our December 4-6 Signature Auction of World Paper Money. Mr. Solovey is an investor and businessman with a passion for traveling and culture and is drawn to paper money because of its artistry and history.

NGC Ancients - The Lives of Four Emperors on Roman Coins By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…… Portraits are one of the hallmarks of coins of the Roman Empire. For centuries, collectors have marveled at the images of emperors and members of their families that appear on coins. Not surprisingly, portraits often are the focus of collections.

Perth Mint Coin Profiles - Star Trek 2019 3oz Silver Holey Dollar & Delta Coin Set This unique collectible two-coin set has been minted to reflect the United Federation of Planets' Starfleet Command Emblem. Struck by The Perth Mint from 3oz of 99.99% pure silver, the two-coin set is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

Vatican City: Inauguration of gold three-year coin series featuring beloved archangels The Ufficio Filatelico e Numismatico Governatorato della Città del Vaticano - Holy See has announced the issue of new gold coins which will launch the start of a three-year gold coin release dedicated to the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

Concorde: World 1st Gold Quarter Sovereign Marks 50th Anniversary of Supersonic Jet By Hattons of London…… Hattons of London is releasing the world's first reverse-frosted quarter sovereign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first supersonic flight of the Concorde. The quarter sovereign is the first in a unique set of seven 22-carat coins that honor the record-breaking airliner.

Results & Highlights From Brunk Auctions' Premier Sale of US Coins in Richmond, VA By Brunk Auctions…… It was a warm welcome from the River City at Brunk Auctions' first premier sale in Virginia on November 9. With an impressive 94% sell-through rate and a $1,843,275 sale total, the auction was a resounding success. Coins and Currency captured a full 35% of the final total and posted a 100% sell through rate.

The 100 year old tin that was delivered to 'every sailor afloat and every soldier at the front'… As they left for war in Autumn 1914, the soldiers, and the country, believed that it would all be over by Christmas of that year. We know now that the brutal conflict was to drag on for another 4 years, but Christmas 1914 became famous for being the first respite from the war.

United Kingdom: New collector series launches with gold and silver Proof coins The Royal Mint has released new gold and silver collector's coins which launch a new collector series entitled the "Great Engravers." The series will highlight some of the Royal Mint's great artisans who have made significant contributions to British coinage - many regarded as numismatic masterpieces.

100th anniversary of the death of Peter Carl Fabergé: Apple blossom egg The obverse features the coat of arms of the Bank of Mongolia, below, in Cyrillic script, 1000 Togrog, and in the exergue in Latin script MONGOLIA 2 oz.999 SILVER. The reverse depicts the apple blossom egg by Peter Carl Fabergé in high relief; the background partly imitates the egg's pattern.

Transnistria 1 rouble 2019 - Cathedral of Nativity in Tiraspol Blog about new world coin types and varieties. Circulation and commemorative coins. Official, legal tender and collector coinage. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Andorra 2 euro 2018 - Constitution of the Principality of Andorra David Rivera Alonso, 2019.

Great Aussie Coin Hunt Underway The Great American Coin Hunt coincided with the April 21-28 National Coin Week. It was an event meant to encourage people to begin collecting coins. A virtual treasure trove of 'older' coins and bank notes were released back into circulation by both coin dealers and collectors.

Stack's Bowers November Baltimore Currency Auction Nets Over $1.5 Million Santa Ana, CA - The Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo saw $1,510,700 in rare United States paper money trade hands between its Thursday, Nov. 14 evening live session in Baltimore and the Tuesday, Nov.

The Deals are heating up… – Littleton Coin Company blog The holiday season is upon us… discover exciting deals throughout this holiday season and on Cyber Monday with Littleton Coin Company!

Scarce 1808/7 Overdate Gold Half Eagle Highlights GreatCollections Online Auction of US Coins On Sunday, December 1, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1808/7 Capped Bust Left $5 gold half eagle, graded MS-65 by PCGS and pedigreed to both the Norweb and D. Brent Pogue collections. It is the single-finest-known example-at both PCGS and NGC-of this early half eagle overdate variety.

Rare 1838-O, Other Half Dollars From E. Horatio Morgan Collection Perform Exceptionally Well in Stack's Bowers 2019 Baltimore Auction By Ben Orooji - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers Galleries…… When the E. Horatio Morgan Collection arrived in our offices, we knew we were looking at a special group of coins.

Iraq Coinage a Hot Area for Stephen Album Online Auction In January 2019, the Stephen Album Rare Coin group began a new line of Internet-Only Auctions. They put them up online early, so people have several weeks to look over the lots, set up their accounts for bidding and even lay down some opening bids before the live sale day.

The Gold Coin That Owes Its Existence to the 3 Cent Stamp By Blanchard and Company, Inc…. In 1851, a U.S. postage stamp cost three cents. America was growing fast at this time and the California Gold Rush prompted the development of new U.S. gold coins. The Mint Act of February 21, 1853 authorized a $3 coin struck in gold.

Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Lauer Queen Victoria Gold Pattern Coin Great Britain Queen Victoria Lauer Pattern in Gold Uniface Obverse Die Trial Ex. Murdoch Collection - UNIQUE By Mike Byers for Mint.

Over $17.6 Million in US Coins and Related Issues Sold by Stack's Bowers in Baltimore The Stack's Bowers Galleries November 2019 Baltimore Auction brought together collectors of every discipline for a historic offering of five important collections and numerous additional rarities. In total, over $17.6 million USD was realized across more than 6,000 lots of United States coins and related issues.

Dillon Gage Offers Dealers Pre-Orders on New Maple Leaf Coins From Royal Canadian Mint For an opportunity to own three of the world's most popular coins, Dillon Gage Metals - a world leader in physical precious metals trading and technology serving dealers, financial institutions, banks and brokerage houses around the globe - is now offering pre-orders on the upcoming 2020 Maple Leaf coins.

Chicago Coin Club Inducts Charles J. Ricard Into Hall of Fame By Chicago Coin Club…… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the twelfth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is Napoleon medal specialist and hobby leader Charles J. Ricard. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club's Hall of Fame web page, Hall of Fame web page.

PCGS Launches Exclusive CAC Set Registry Program 25, 2019 - Professional Coin Grading Service has announced new PCGS CAC Set Registry composites, which will permit collectors to build collections of PCGS-graded coins that have been awarded a seal of approval from Certified Acceptance Corporation.

Key date coins, the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof, and the future of American Silver Eagles: An interview with Eric Jordan As he noted in that 2012 piece, "All one needs to do is focus on low population attractive issues in series with rapidly expanding total populations just as collectors with foresight have for generations." It is true that both of Eric's books were written at a time when interest in U.S.

New Jersey American Innovation $1 coin products on sale November 21 Washington - The United States Mint began accepting orders for rolls and bags of Uncirculated American Innovation $1 coins honoring New Jersey on November 21 at noon EST. The coins are from the Mint's Philadelphia and Denver facilities. Available product options are as follows:.

Spain: Silver and colour coins issued in celebration of Prado Museum's bicentenary anniversary The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Casa Real de la Moneda has released new anniversary coins which recognise the bicentenary anniversary of perhaps one of the world's most renowned and respected museums in the world - the famed Prado.

How War Medal Production Delayed Proof Coin Production Mints finally satisfy the country's demand for coins? It may come as a surprise, but it wasn't until the 1870s that production caught up with demand. The statement is made that the Mint produced less than 50 percent of the country's needs up to 1853, the balance being foreign coins that circulated freely until 1857.

United States 1940 Jefferson Nickel The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding Father and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson, open to "all American sculptors", was held in 1937.

The Gold Coins of San Francisco, Part V: "With Motto" Half Eagles, 1866-79 By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com…… CoinWeek Content Partner…… $1 Gold - $2.50 Quarter Eagle - $3 Gold - $5 No Motto Half Eagle. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse of the half eagle in 1866 which created a second type of Liberty Head half eagle from San Francisco.

Jim Bisognani: Will the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle Beat the 1995-W? An instant “rarity” sets the market aflutter, but perfection has its price By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report…… In the early.

New Jersey American Innovation $1 Coin Products on Sale The United States Mint began accepting orders for rolls and bags of uncirculated American Innovation $1 Coins honoring New Jersey on November 21 at noon EST. The coins are from the Mint's Philadelphia and Denver facilities. Available product options are as follows:.

Show & Convention News - October TOREX Auction & Coin Show Review By TOREX…… The October 2019 TOREX was a very, fun, busy and upbeat numismatic event for both collectors and dealers alike. We were very pleased to welcome Bilal Armani from the Bilal Mint exhibiting for the first time at TOREX. Mr. Armani reported having a positive show and will be back again in February 2020.

Celebrate the Bicentennial of Queen Victoria with a New 50p Coin Pobjoy Mint is excited to announce the release of a brand new 50p to mark the Bicentennial of Queen Victoria featuring the Royal British Coat of Arms of this much loved monarch. Also known as the Royal Arms, they can be traced back to the first arms of the Kings of England and Scotland.

Top Pop PCGS 1904-O Morgan Dollar One Highlight of Sunday's GreatCollections Auction Yesterday's auction on GreatCollections.com featured this 1904-O Morgan dollar, graded MS-67+ in a gold shield holder by PCGS and approved by CAC. After 29 bids, the price realized was $20,501, and it's not hard to understand why.

The blend of fact and fiction that resulted in the world's most beautiful coin Storytelling is one of humanity's oldest pastimes, with events being captured and passed on for centuries though art, music and dance long before we were writing them down. And one of the oldest and most reliable ways a country can tell its stories is through its coins.

JR Newsletter: 24 November 2019 Here's my first stab at a Condition Census for the ten best 1809 Dimes. I'm hoping that someone can help clear up some of the included comments. NGC MS65 Bowers and Merena 8/2000:1067, $2,185 - Bowers and Merena 7/2002:120, $10,350 Comment: This coin was the "finest seen" by Davis et al and it is the plate coin in EUSD.

ANAGRAM Win an Alien 40th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin Forty years after its release in 1979, Alien is remembered for its ground-breaking special effects and extreme horror, especially the violent eruption of the loathsome creature from officer Kane's chest.

What's new? The Perth Mint's coin collector releases for December 2019 Those celebrating the Year of the Mouse will also be delighted by the addition a similarly impressive 5oz high relief coin in silver, and our first ever kilo Lunar silver coin with a gold privy mark.

Searching for Silver I was shopping for lunch and dinner. As a habit, I checked the Coinstar machine and found a few coins. They turned out to be a 1946 Roosevelt, a 1940 "wheatie" and a 1999 Canadian quarter. Seems like this is the only way that I find silver these days.

Rare, High-Grade Coins Showing Upward Movement We might be turning a very important corner. One of 20 1838-O Capped Bust half dollars minted was hammered down at $504,000 at a Nov. 15 auction. Price increases are beginning to show for certified, exceptionally-graded commemorative half dollars from the classic series.

The Mint and Coinage in 1837 Some years in American numismatic history are more colorful than others but for the 19th century, we often think of 1873 as the most interesting. Yet 1837 has to be regarded as even more important in the collecting world as the critical changes of that year, in the opinion of many, outweigh those of 1873.

Royal Australian Mint Commemorates Qantas Centenary To mark the Centenary of Queensland and North Territory Aerial Services Ltd, the Royal Australian Mint and the national carrier revealed a new $1 Australian circulating coin, a collectible Qantas Centenary 11 Coin Set, along with a 'Golden Ticket' competition.

Community Voice Response: Dec. 10, 2019 From the Nov.15 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter. Do you collect medals in addition to coins? If so, what types? If not, why? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers. Rarely would I collect medals. Mark CooperAddress Withheld. Yes, I collect silver medals as of six months ago to go along with my world coins books I've made up.

Bill Fivaz will update the hobby on cherrypicking coin die varieties at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020 Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today's hobby and the market at the American Numismatic Association's National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta.

Two NGC-certified double eagles soar at Stack's Bowers Rarities Night Coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation did exceptionally well at Stack's Bowers Galleries Baltimore Rarities Night. The top lots were two $20 coins from New Orleans: An 1856-O Liberty Head double eagle and an 1854-O Liberty Head double eagle, which together realized more than $500,000 in the November 14, 2019, sale.

Monaco: Gadoury Monte Carlo autumn auction realises spectacular results Editions V Gadoury Auctions, with offices in Monte Carlo, held their two-day autumn auction on the 15th and 16th November. With increased numbers of those participating and bidding, the auction realised record bids and prices for choice items.

CoinWeek Podcast #123: Two Weeks in the Life & the 2019-S Reverse Proof Silver Eagle Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. It's been a long two weeks on the road for CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan.

British Antarctic Territory 50 pence 2019 - Uncoloured penguins set British Antarctic Territory 50 pence 2019 - Uncoloured penguins set.

New American Innovation Coin Honors Innovation from New Jersey Mint released the Rolls and Bags for the New Jersey American Innovation $1 coin, part of the American Innovation $1 Coin Program. This coin honors the state of New Jersey and its distinction as the… Continue reading →.

The Coin Analyst: Chief Engraver Joseph Menna and the U.S. Mint's Artistic Future By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. On February 4, 2019, U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder appointed Joseph Menna - a New Jersey-raised artist and sculptor with almost 35 years' professional experience - as the 13th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Stack's Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction Realizes Over $1.5 Million The Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo saw $1,510,700 in rare United States paper money trade hands between its Thursday, November 14 evening live session in Baltimore and the Tuesday, November 19 Internet-only session.

Fabergé's Famous Apple Blossom Egg Celebrated on New Coin From Coin Invest Trust Proof with color application and partial gilding. 38.61 mm. Mintage: 888. Mayer's Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. The obverse features the coat of arms of the Bank of Mongolia, below in Cyrillic script 1000 Togrog, in the exergue in Latin script MONGOLIA 2 oz.999 SILVER.

Expand Your Numismatic Knowledge: Apply for ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships Full and partial scholarships are available to both youths and adults who wish to attend the American Numismatic Association's highly acclaimed 2020 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 27-July 2 and July 4-9.

Our top festive collector picks this Christmas… It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at The Westminster Collection! And to celebrate, we've put together our FIRST EVER Christmas Show that showcases our top collector picks for the festive season.

'Paper' Gold Can Be Risky Business Owning "paper" gold is not the same as possessing physical gold. Even though prices of both forms of gold-ownership are currently the same, they will not necessarily be equal down the road. By paper gold, I include all forms that are not having direct custody in your hands or stored in a vault under your own name.

Pair of famous Lincoln cent mint errors brought together under one owner Coins have been brought together under a single owner. The 76-year-old coins look like regular Lincoln cents from the era - bronze with the 16th president on one side, wheat ears on the other. Yet they were not supposed to exist. For years, U.S. Mint officials claimed that they didn't.

Switzerland: National Bank announces that time limit to exchange old banknotes is eliminated On the 13th November, the Swiss National Bank decided to rescind the regulation which invalidates Swiss Franc banknotes from redemption after a specific posted date.

The President, The Numismatist and The Peace Dollar Ever notice how specific historical events can seem to ping-pong off each other? The story behind how the Peace Dollar came into existence.

Apple Industries: growth across the board A new operating system for Face Place photo booths has been revealed along with the news that the company’s Adventure Lab product has been awarded an IAAPA Br.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2020 Numismatic Events 21, The Bureau of Engraving and Printing announced that it will participate in the following numismatic events for 2020:. Florida United Numismatist Convention Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL Jan. 9 - 12, 2020. American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money David L.

Douglas Winter Numismatics Buys 1838-O Half Dollar for $504,000 Douglas Winter Numismatics, a rare coin dealership based in Portland, Oregon, was the buyer of a very rare 1838-O half dollar graded SP63 by PCGS and approved by CAC. Including a 20% buyer's premium, the coin sold for $504,000 USD at the November 2019 Baltimore / Whitman Coin Expo conducted by Stack's Bowers Auctions.

Heritage Auction Features Dresden Collection of Betts Medals Heritage is pleased to be able to present The Dresden Collection of British and Betts Medals as our latest monthly World and Ancient Coin auction. This auction will be open for bidding through November 24, with a live auction beginning at 8 pm Central Time.

Collections Drive Results at Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC…… Several important coin collections crossed the auction block during Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC's Treasure Auction 26. The live floor and online auction, held November 1-2, realized over $2.3 million in coins, medals, and banknotes sold.

Turtle 50p Coin Featuring Olive Ridley Last in Series From Pobjoy Mint The fifth and final coin in the popular series features the Olive Ridley turtle. Sea turtles have existed for 120 million years. They have a soft bony shell, flipper-like limbs and spend an incredible 99% of their lives in the ocean.

Gem US Coins From Dell Loy Hansen Collection Again Highlight David Lawrence Auction Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions…… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1092 offers another selection from the D.L.

Bowers on collecting: Excitement! All bets were off, the room was up for grabs, and the sky was the limit at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore last week. Stack's Bowers Galleries, the official auctioneer, issued not one but seven catalogs and sold nearly 10,000 lots! Price records rose left and right, especially for colonial and early American coins.

"In God We Trust" - Giving numismatic thanks In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online. Here, author William Bierly gives thanks to the many people and institutions that helped him in his research.

Estonia: 100th anniversary of the University of Tartu celebrated on new €2 coins The Bank of Estonia has officially launched their second commemorative two-euro coin for 2019 which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the University in Tartu. As part of the official launch, a special strike was presented in the White Hall of the Tartu University Museum at 12:00 pm on the day.

DWN Buys Very Rare 1838-O Half Dollar The two high water marks for the issue are $734,375 for an example graded SP64 by PCGS, and $763,750 for another coin graded SP64 by NGC; the two sales occurred in January 2014 and January 2013, respectively. The all-time record for an 1838-O half dollar graded SP63 was a coin which realized $632,500 in June 2005.

Romania 50 bani 2019 - Queen Maria The aim of this BLOG is to inform about the releases of New World Coin types. Will try to post information about official, legal tender coins only.

Peru 1 sol 2019 - Titicaca water frog Peru 1 sol 2019 - Titicaca water frog.

China 5 yuan 2019 - Mountain Tai China 5 yuan 2019 - Mountain Tai.

Zimbabwe 2018 - 2 dollar bond coin Zimbabwe 2018 - 2 dollar bond coin.

US Gold Coins of the 2010s: A Golden Decade For Collectors? By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek…. As 2019 winds down, so, too, does the decade of the 2010s. It was a colorful period for the United States Mint, which produced a staggering variety of numismatic gold coinage for collectors.

America’s incredible scenery – Littleton Coin Company Blog Blog article from Littleton Coin Company looks at the beauty of our nation honored in the Great American Landscapes Series.

Pair of Famous Lincoln Cent Mint Errors Brought Together Two of the rarest and most famous US coins have been brought together under a single owner, The Don Lutes Junior 1943 Philadelphia Bronze Lincoln cent and the Kenneth S. Wing Junior 1943 San Francisco Bronze Lincoln cent. They are named after the teenaged boys who found them in the 1940s, one on the West Coast, one on the East.

EBay: ‘Rare’ Paddington Bear 50p coin listed for £5,000 - why is it so expensive? But, is it the "rarest 50p coin"? READ MORE: eBay: 'Rare' Beatrix Potter Benjamin Bunny 50p coin on sale for £13K - but buyers beware. The coin in question is the 2019, uncirculated coin of Paddington at the Tower. Following the popularity of last year's coins, Paddington Bear has returned for two more 50p coins in 2019.

CAC Website Offers CDN Publishing's CPG Market Prices for CAC Coins Certified Acceptance Corporation now provides free access to CDN's Collector's Price Guide values for CAC-stickered coins. This timely, independent market information offers collectors and dealers with the latest fair-market prices for an expansive variety of CAC-stickered U.S.

Pair of Famous Bronze Cent Mint Errors Brought Together Under One Owner The 1943 Donald Lutes bronze cent, at left above, and the 1943-S Kenneth S. Wing bronze cent. Two of the rarest and most famous US coins have been brought together under a single owner. The 76-year-old coins look like regular Lincoln cents from the era: bronze with the 16th president on one side, wheat ears on the other.

What gives diamonds their sparkle? In 1919, the brilliantly-minded Marcel Tolkowsky revealed the ideal cut for a diamond. From a famous family of diamond cutters, he'd spent years studying how diamonds reflect light. Today, Tolkowsky is celebrated as the father of the modern round brilliant cut - still the most popular diamond cut, especially for engagement rings.

CAC coins bring premiums in October 2019 In addition to realizing newsworthy premiums in public auctions in Dallas and New Orleans, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public Internet sales during the month of October. Here are 10 examples that were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed.

The 1796 Dime It has few peers in terms of historical importance, and for those who like tough coins, it also qualifies on that front as the 1796 is both historic and scarce. The only real problem with the 1796 is that you have to find one being offered and then you have to be able to afford it which is sometimes easier said than done.

PCGS banknote accepting paper money submissions January 2020 November 19, 2019 - Professional Coin Grading Service will again be authenticating, grading, and certifying United States and world paper money domestically with the launch of a new service, PCGS Banknote, in early January 2020. The company has successfully provided PCGS Gold Shield brand grading of U.S.

Ireland: Latest silver Proof collector coins in "Modern Irish Musicians" series feature Phil Lynott The Central Bank of Ireland has announced that they will release their latest collector coins which is part of the series entitled "Modern Irish Musicians" that launched last year. The new silver Proof coins feature the singer Phil Lynott and coincide with the 70th anniversary of his birth.

US, Chinese & World Banknotes, Coins & Scripophily Auction From Archives International Ends Nov. 21 Archives International Auction's November "Auction 56" scheduled for Thursday, November 21, consists of 1,040 lots of in three sessions. Session 1 will include 447 lots of World and Chinese banknotes, coins, and scripophily featuring many rare and desirable notes.

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coinage of the Guptas By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek…. IN INDIA'S LONG HISTORY, the Gupta Empire is remembered as a golden age of art, literature, science, and culture.

1865 Note Realizes Over $250,000 at Auction We have recently learned that a banknote certified by Paper Money Guaranty realized $264,000 at the Stack's Bowers Galleries currency auction on Nov. 14, 2019. The 1865 $500 Interest Bearing Note, Fr.

United States 1860 Seated Liberty Dime The Seated Liberty dime debuted in 1837 and underwent a number of design modifications over the course of its 54-year run. In 1837, United States Mint engraver Christian Gobrecht's design debuted with a fairly clean, yet simple obverse that featured a seated Liberty accompanied only by the date in the exergue.

Dix Noonan Webb Auction 165 Brings British Coinage and Medals The Dix Noonan and Webb auction 165 of Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals set to close on Dec. 4 and 5, 2019, hosts a glorious selection of collector coins.

Two New Silver Coins From the Italian Mint Celebrate Renaissance Art and Modern History By the Italian Mint…… The State Mint of Italy has produced two coins: one to celebrate the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and one to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Between Text and Objects: Ancient Coins and the "Periplus of the Erythraean Sea" The American Numismatic Society Presents a Lecture with Dr. Shailen Bhandare on Tuesday, December 10, 2019: Between Text and Objects: Coinage and the.

John W. Adams Collection of Comitia Americana Medals Nets $1.7 Million Adams is known worldwide as the foremost expert on the medals authorized by the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.

Vote for NGC's Sacagawea Dollar 20th Anniversary Special Label Next year is the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Sacagawea Dollar, and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation will celebrate the occasion with a special NGC certification label.

John W. Adams Collection of Comitia Americana Medals makes history The Stack's Bowers Galleries Offering of 110 Historic American Medals Nets $1.7 Million. Baltimore, MD - Numismatist John W. Adams is known worldwide as the foremost expert on the medals authorized by the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.

Legend Rare Coin Auctions' 35th Regency Auction presents an exciting offering of over 600 hand-selected lots Legend's next auction is Regency 36, which will be held on January 30, 2020, and is now open for consignments. To consign, contact one of the firm's consignment specialists. Press release courtesy of Legend Rare Coin Auctions. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Australia: Centenary anniversary of Qantas, the national airlines, celebrated on new dollar coin The Royal Australian Mint has unveiled new commemorative dollar coins to mark the centenary anniversary of Australia's national airline carrier, Qantas.

1944 Jefferson nickel without mintmark I have a 1944 Jefferson nickel without a mintmark. The Red Book states, "1944 nickels without mintmarks are counterfeits." Why would someone go through the trouble of counterfeiting a nickel that otherwise lacks numismatic value? Is it possible this could be a mint error coin?

Spectacular Items and Important Collections in Heritage Hong Kong Auction Heritage's Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair Auction, taking place December 5-6, includes both individually spectacular items as well as important collections which will serve as a point of reference for a worldwide audience of collectors for many years to come.

Secrets of the trade: Making a Masterpiece I see so many coins each year that something has to really stand out to catch my eye. That's why the official Royal British Legion "Masterpiece" Poppy ranks among my top recommendations each year.

Adams Presidential Medal Rounds Out Year The last of four Presidential medals issued in 2019 will honor President John Quincy Adams. The silver piece goes on sale from the Mint today. The Adams medal joins those issued this year for Thomas Jefferson in January, James Madison in May and James Monroe in August.

Gold, Shaped Silver Coins From CIT Celebrate Edelweiss Flower Mayer's Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. The blank is minted in the shape of an edelweiss. The obverse features the coat of arms of the Bank of Mongolia, below in Cyrillic script 500 Togrog, in the exergue in Latin script MONGOLIA 1 oz.999 SILVER. The reverse is a detailed depiction of an edelweiss.

Final Presidential Silver Medal of 2019 on Sale Nov. 18 The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal on November 18 at noon EST. This is the sixth release in the Presidential Silver Medal series and the final medal of 2019. Priced at $39.95, this medal is struck in 99.9 percent fine silver and features Adams's portrait on the obverse.

The Biggest Gold Heists of All Time, Part II By Alan Carr - BuyGoldOnline.io - Original Article…… On November 30, 2012, masked men in police jackets boarded the Summer Bliss fishing boat in Curaçao and stole 70 gold bars weighing a total of 216kg. Estimated worth of the haul: $11.5 million.

PMG Online Gallery Showcases DC Chio Collection of First Series Renminbi Notes Paper Money Guaranty has created an online image gallery to showcase the 285 PMG-certified specimen notes in the amazing DC Chio Collection of First Series Renminbi.

ANS Presents 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award in Medallic Art to Mashiko Nakashima The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce that Mashiko Nakashima is the recipient of the Society's prestigious 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal. Mashiko grew up in her father's home city of Kyoto, Japan.

Final 2019 W quarters found week before official release Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Welcome to Variety and Errors! The online Coin Opp Coin Community channel where we answer your questions and give information on error and variety coins to help you grow as a collector.

Scout Program Debuts at Tidewater Show The Tidewater Coin Club of Virginia Beach, Va., sponsored the Virginia Beach Coin Show Oct. 12-13. The show was attended by more than 720 visitors from the general public and another 80-plus dealers, their helpers, and club members. The bourse floor activity was robust, especially on Saturday.

JR Newsletter: 17 November 2019 Please find linked a press release regarding Legend Rare Coin Auctions' 35th Regency Auction. The sale features 611 hand selected lots, from the Valley View, Trzaska, Cullen B, and Piedmont Numismatics Collections.

Gold's Drop Hits Double Eagles, Bullion Coins Generic gold coins, especially $20 double eagles, were being hit hard at the time this commentary was being written, this being due to the spot price of gold declining to $1,453 an ounce. The yellow metal has now declined to its lowest level in about three months.

Santa Maria Club Centers on Learning The Santa Maria Coin Club held its annual one-day spring coin show Oct. 19 at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center in Santa Maria, Calif. A special public outreach draw was the premiere of "The Coin Experience Learning Zone," developed and hosted on-site by Walt Ostromecki, past president of the American Numismatic Association.

Letters to the Editor: Dec 3, 2019 In Response to the 1995W Proof Eagle Article. In the Nov. 5, 2019 issue of Numismatic News, I think you missed the real reason the 1995 W Proof Eagle did not sell well. You had to buy the 4-coin gold Proof set to get one in the set. $990.00 was a lot to spend on a silver Eagle and the gold was not worth that much in 1995.

'Tis the Season for Auctions It's snowing up here in Stevens Point, Wis., home of the Numismatic News offices. At the time of this writing. It's time to hunker down, drink something warm and relax. And while the weather here is chilly, the current online bidding for the Heritage U.S.

Community Voice Response: Dec 3, 2019 8 Numismatic News E-NewsLetter. What coins are on your wish list this holiday season? Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers. I want a 1955 Lincoln double die for Christmas. James WestEvansville, Ind. I want all five of the West Point quarters, and hopefully, Santa Cruz will bring me them.

New appointee joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Brown to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee as a member representing the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States. This appointment for a statutory term of four years will fill the vacancy on the CCAC created by the term expiration of Erik Jansen.

Scotland: New modified design unveiled for £20 polymer banknote The Bank of Scotland has unveiled the modified design which will be included on their latest £20 banknote. In keeping with the specifications of circulation banknotes, which are taken from Bank of England banknotes, the new £20 banknotes will be printed on polymer and will also be reduced in their dimensions.

Celebrating years of Veterans Day - Littleton Coin Company Blog Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day, has had an eventful and even controversial 100-year history. Read about it in Littleton Coin Company’s blog.

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Vote for NGC's 2020 Sacagawea Dollar 20th Anniversary Label Next year is the 20th anniversary of the Sacagawea Dollar. To celebrate the occasion, NGC is offering a special certification label and are asking for people to help them choose the design. Vote for your favorite NGC Sacagawea Dollar 20th Anniversary Label.

Philippine Eagle Featured on Latest Silver Coin in Magnificent Life Series Mayer's Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Around it the legend ELIZABETH II - 5 DOLLARS - COOK ISLANDS / 2019. The reverse shows the colored head of a monkey-eating eagle from the front, in the right field the series' title MAGNIFICENT LIFE.

Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Great Britain Silver Crown Die Trial Piedfort Pattern 1845 Great Britain Crown Young Head Silver Die Trial Piedfort Pattern Uniface Obverse NGC MS 65 - UNIQUE, UNLISTED and UNRECORDED By Mike Byers for Mint.

A New East India Company coin is coming… Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

The Book on Silver Coins That Shook Me to My Core If you're anything like me, you may have caught yourself wondering a time or two just how many coins have been lost or destroyed over the years. While pondering said losses, I've inwardly debated what the true values of certain coins would actually be if people knew how rare they really were.

Royal Australian Mint Commemorates Qantas Airline Centenary To mark the Centenary of Queensland and North Territory Aerial Services Ltd, the Royal Australian Mint and the national carrier have revealed on November 15 a new $1 Australian circulating coin, a collectible Qantas Centenary 11 Coin Set, along with a 'Golden Ticket' competition.

Numismatic Crime - Judge Refuses to Lower Bond in Faraj Case, Update on Bressett Burglary By Doug Davis - Founder and President, Numismatic Crime Information Center…… The following two coins were purchased using fraudulent credit cards:. Below is an updated list of stolen items taken during the residential burglary of professional numismatist Ken Bressett in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Which Numismatic Fad Will Fizzle Next? Passing fads eventually fizzle out. Remember Pet Rocks or Beanie Babies from a few decades ago? Well, numismatics fads also happen, eventually peak, then fizzle out in value. Here are three examples from the 1960s. Remember when it was the cent that was the most important coin in U.S.

Final Presidential Silver Medal of 2019 on sale November 18 Washington - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the John Quincy Adams Presidential Silver Medal on November 18 at noon EST. This is the sixth release in the Presidential Silver Medal series and the final medal of 2019.

Romania: New silver Proof coins remember 75th anniversary of the establishment of the West University of Timișoara The Banca Nationala a' Romaniei has announced that they will release, on the 18th November, new silver Proof quality coins which are in observance of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Western University of Timișoara.

PCGS Announces Exclusive APMEX Partnership to Offer New Bullion FirstStrike Service for 2020 Professional Coin Grading Service has partnered with APMEX, the largest online retailer of precious metals, to offer a new product geared toward bullion enthusiasts beginning in 2020. It combines APMEX's popular MintDirect products with desirable PCGS FirstStrike certification eligibility.

Visit to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian The Lilly Collection was assembled by pharmaceutical heir Josiah K. Lilly throughout the 1950s and '60s in close consultation with the Stack family. Lilly was a born collector.

Ancient Roman Coins - Victory Over Parthia and the Lost Roman Standards Julius Caesar and Mark Antony both attempted to reclaim the Roman standards by force but failed due to heavy battlefield losses. After ascending the throne, Augustus focused his attention on reclaiming the Roman standards.

NGC Certifies Extremely Rare 1819 British Sovereign for Royal Mint The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom entrusted Numismatic Guaranty Corporation to certify an example of one of the greatest rarities of British coinage: the 1819 George III Sovereign. The Royal Mint sold the sovereign through a ballot, with the winning collector purchasing it for £100,000.

Five Years of The Royal Mint Precious Metals Platform "We are delighted to celebrate five years since the launch of our UK precious metals platform for investors and have seen a 38% compound annual growth in demand for precious metal investment products since 2014.

Gold Coins From Dell Loy Hansen Collection Among Highlights of David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions…… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1091 offers another selection from the D.L.

British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2019 - Olive Ridley turtle British Indian Ocean Territory 50 pence 2019 - Olive Ridley turtle.

2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle Release Collectors will need to act fast and likely have some luck in getting the newest United States Mint American Silver Eagle which is guaranteed to become a new key issue. The 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle goes on sale today, Nov. 14, beginning at Noon ET.

NGC Certifies Extremely Rare 1819 British Sovereign for the Royal Mint - The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom entrusted Numismatic Guaranty Corporation to certify an example of one of the greatest rarities of British coinage: the 1819 George III Sovereign. The Royal Mint sold the sovereign through a ballot, with the winning collector purchasing it for £100,000.

Bowers on collecting: Goal to go for the expo! The Whitman Coin Expo opens in the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday and continues through Saturday. If you plan to attend and want to say hi to me, track me down on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday morning. No worries if you are a newcomer, and this is your first convention.

U.S. Mint special release As part of the limited mintage release of the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin, the United States Mint is making a limited quantity of the coins available to the public at the Whitman Coin Baltimore Expo on Thursday, November 14.

Austria: 2020 begins with new celebratory holiday silver and copper collector's coins The Austrian Mint has launched new 2020-dated New Year's collector's coins with the theme of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of Vienna's legendary Musikverein concert hall in 1870. In keeping with the anniversary, the 2020 New Year's coin features the Greek god, Apollo.

NGC Ancients - Coins From the Strait of Messina Strait of Messina Coins By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…… The Strait of Messina, which separates Italy and Sicily and is just two miles wide at its narrowest point, has been the scene of many historic events.

English Coin Rarities to Star in JustCollecting's November 14 Auction The highlight of this section of the sale is one of the finest English James I gold 20 shilling coins available on the market. Minted between 1619 and 1620, the obverse depicts a laureate bust of the king surrounded by the legend "IACOBVS DG MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX".

Mountain Star Arrives in Coins CIT Coin Invest recently released their new Edelweiss "Mountain Star" coin. Some may recognize the name of this flower from the movie Sound of Music, where its name was turned into an unofficial national anthem while the Von Trapp family fled from the nazis.

2019 ASE Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin on Sale Nov. 14 The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof Coin on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65.95 USD. This coin has created a huge buzz in the collector and dealer community as everyone tries to figure out how to get as many as possible.

GreatCollections to Auction Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders GreatCollections is pleased to announce the Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders. The collection comprises nearly 100 certified coins that were graded in the early years of PCGS and NGC and have resided with one owner ever since. The collection of important early U.S.

PCGS Quarter Quest Inspires New Generation of Coin Collectors When PCGS announced earlier this year a special initiative called Quarter Quest, offering incentives and rewards for the earliest-discovered examples of West Point-minted 2019 America The Beautiful quarters, the news stirred coin collectors and even countless non-numismatists to check their change.

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A Busy Week: Smithsonian Event and Stack's Bowers Whitman Auction Lots We're Following By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. It's shaping up to be a very busy week for numismatics and, weather permitting, I will make my way up north and take in both what is shaping up to be Stack's Bowers most exciting sale of the year and a once-in-a-lifetime private showing in Washington, DC of the Josiah K.

Who do you thank in a numismatic book? "It takes a village to raise a child," the old saying goes, and the same could be said about creating a good numismatic book. This brings to mind the most prolific numismatic writer of all time, Q. David Bowers. One of Bowers's not-so-secret ingredients of success is an impressive network of helpful collaborators.

Legendary Kilimanjaro Latest Coin in Award-Winning 7 Summits Series Mayer's Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley. In the right field micro minting.999. Around it the legend ELIZABETH II - COOK ISLANDS - 25 DOLLARS. The reverse shows a bird's eye view of the Kilimanjaro whose peaks are minted in high relief.

1927-D Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle The 1927-D Saint-Gaudens double eagle may just be one of the most interesting great rarities of the United States. What makes it all the more interesting is that we cannot really be sure just what the future holds for it. In A Guide Book of Double Eagle Coins, Q.

PCGS announces new dual encapsulation of U.S. Mint serialized COAs alongside 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles The Professional Coin Grading Service will begin encapsulating United States Mint serialized certificates of authenticity alongside the coins they guarantee. The service will also provide a pedigree on the coin insert with the matching serial number.

Niue: The boy wizard, Harry Potter, begins new collector gold and silver coin series Living in the ordinary world of non-magical people, Harry discovers on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards.

New-to-Census Choice Uncirculated 1928 $500 Gold Certificate Offered in Stack's Bowers November Auction By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers…… A recently rediscovered Series of 1928 $500 Gold Certificate will be available to the collecting public for the first time in decades in Stack's Bowers Galleries' Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo, November 14 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Silver Certificates Rule Heritage Weekly Auction Heritage Auctions brought some interesting Proofs and Silver Certificates to their Oct. weekly auction. Their World Currency auction, also on Oct. 29, had two notes that caught my eye: a Cuba Banco Nacional 500 pesos and an Equatorial African States Banque Centrale 1000 Francs.

The Biggest Gold Heists of All Time, Part I By Alan Carr - BuyGoldOnline.io…… The fame and fortune that is associated with a gold bullion heist are, for most of us, in the realms of our deepest and darkest fantasies. Nevertheless, the thought of living in riches and never having to work again has seduced some individuals to try their luck at stealing large hoards of gold.

Crime Doesn't Pay British Treasure Trove laws are some of the most reasonable anywhere. These laws protect the landowner where something is discovered, allow museums and researchers the opportunity to study and perhaps acquire important finds, and rewards the finder. Treasure found in the United Kingdom belongs to the crown and Treasure Valuation Committee.

PCGS Announces New Dual Encapsulation For 2019 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles Professional Coin Grading Service will begin encapsulating United States Mint serialized Certificates of Authenticity alongside the coins they guarantee. The service will also provide a pedigree on the coin insert with the matching serial number.

2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin on sale November 14 Washington - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin on November 14 at noon EST. The coin is priced at $65.95. A long-time collector favorite, this beautifully rendered coin is struck at the Mint's San Francisco facility.

Canada: Distinct Canadian horse features on gold and rhodium-plated silver Proof coins Canada's own national horse, simply known as the Canadian horse, is a living connection to the country's past and the embodiment of the Canadian spirit today. In terms of being an equine ambassador, the Canadian horse is a little known national treasure.

What is a Nevada 'Pooping Horse' Quarter? What is a Nevada "Pooping Horse" quarter? The best-known state quarter varieties are the Wisconsin "Extra Leaf" coins of 2004. These two varieties were caused by some change or alteration to reverse dies.

Perth Mint: Australia 2019 High Relief 1oz Silver Proof 3-Coin Collection Comprising the 2019 Australian kangaroo, koala and kookaburra high relief coins, this collection displays three of the most popular designs for the year. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

Jim Bisognani: November Market Report Shopping at the Baltimore Whitman Winter Expo and at a mammoth Stack’s Bowers sale; plus, it’s time to cozy up — with your coin collection By Jim.

The Great Escape from East Berlin Imagine scaling an electricity pole in the dead of night, a bitterly cold wind rushing past your ears, and tiptoeing along a power cable through the skies of Berlin. This is exactly where trapeze artist Horst Klein found himself after being banned from performing in East Berlin for his anti-communist beliefs.