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Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin Products Available on Feb. 5

January 30, 2015 in Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will accept orders for Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coins product options starting on Feb. 5 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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ANAGRAM Win a Making of a Nation 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

January 30, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Competition, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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During World War I, the Anzacs earned an enduring place in the Australian psyche, creating an incredible story of courage and endurance in the face of death and despair.

Inscribed with the words ‘Making of a Nation’, this extraordinary coin from The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series portrays Anzac troops rowing towards the Turkish coastline during the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915.

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How The Perth Mint ‘antiqued’ silver coin dedicated to Hera – Goddess of Olympus

January 30, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

In ancient Greek mythology, Hera was the wife of Zeus and Goddess of women and marriage. In tribute to Hera, The Perth Mint has issued a rimless, high relief, antiqued coin made from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver.

This clip offers insights into the the processes used to strike, clip and apply the special antique finish to each coin in the mintage of just 2,000. Individually applied by hand, antiquing adds deep tone with a unique Full article at the source>

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February 2015 New Product Bulletin – out today

January 30, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

From outer space to Mount Olympus, the diversity of this month’s releases reflect the incredible scope of modern collectable coins.

‘Trekkies’ will surely want to find space in their collection for Star Trek The Final Series, comprising superb coins portraying Captain Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Disney fans are in for a royal treat care of the first Disney Princess coins celebrating all-time favourite, Cinderella.

Meanwhile, for the first release in our new Goddesses of Olympus series, we’ve Full article at the source>

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United States Mint Set to Open Sales for U.S. Marshals Commemorative Coins on Jan. 29

January 29, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins on Jan. 29 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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New PCGS Digital Coin Album Lets You Proudly Display Your Sets Anytime, Anywhere

January 29, 2015 in Clubs and Associations, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Software

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January 229, 2015

News media contact:
Steve Sloan,  (949) 567-1223

New PCGS Digital Coin Album Lets You Proudly Display Your Sets Anytime, Anywhere

An example of a PCGS Digital Coin Album cover.  (Photo credit: PCGS.)

An example of a PCGS Digital Coin Album cover. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Now you can see and even show your PCGS Set Registry® coins handsomely displayed in a customized album anytime, 24 hours a day, even if your prized coins are stored in a far-away bank vault or elsewhere.

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has created the PCGS Digital Coin Album, a way for collectors to display and share their coin sets online in a beautiful format resembling a traditional coin album.  The new feature is free and easy to use.

“The PCGS Set Registry would not be possible without internet technology, and now we’ve used technology to take what we feel is the next giant step for PCGS Set Registry efficiency, fun, and enjoyment,” said BJ Searls, PCGS Set Registry and Special Projects Director.

“We’ve developed a way for you to create an elegant coin album which you can enjoy yourself or share with your friends anytime. You simply login to My Set Registry, visit one of your sets, and build the album with the images you have added to your set,” explained Searls.

You can choose from one of six different color palettes for each album and you can add your own set description to the cover.  Once you “publish” your album online, it is linked from your set in the Registry and can be downloaded and printed as a PDF file.  You can admire it anytime, anywhere online, and you can share it with other collectors on the PCGS Set Registry website and through other social media.

The easy to use online control panel lets you quickly create and customize your own PCGS Digital Coin Album using photos of your coins in the PCGS Set Registry®.  (Photo credit: PCGS.)

The easy to use online control panel lets you quickly create and customize your own PCGS Digital Coin Album using photos of your coins in the PCGS Set Registry®. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Your PCGS Set Registry® coins can have a handsome, customized online showcase using the new, free PCGS Digital Coin Album feature.  (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Your PCGS Set Registry® coins can have a handsome, customized online showcase using the new, free PCGS Digital Coin Album feature. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Searls and PCGS Co-Founder David Hall will present a brief seminar about the new PCGS Digital Coin Album feature at 2 pm on Friday, January 30, 2015, at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).

“This new digital approach combines the way we all used to collect with albums to house and display our coins with the technology of today.  This dramatically changes the way you can enjoy and display your sets.  In fact, your kids might even like it!,” said Searls.

The PCGS Set Registry (www.pcgs.com/setregistry) was established in 2001 and now hosts nearly 73,000 sets.  For additional information about PCGS and its services and the new PCGS Digital Coin Album, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set™ Available on Feb. 3

January 28, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof SetTM(product code Q5G) at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Feb. 3.

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United States Mint Releases Annual Special Occasion Coin Sets

January 27, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint is accepting orders for its 2015-dated special occasion numismatic sets — the Birth Set, the United States Mint Happy Birthday Coin Set, and the United States Mint Congratulations Set. Details about each set are below.

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Long Beach Expo Offers Look at PCGS-Certified Pogue’s 1822 & 1854-S Half Eagles & Dexter 1804 Dollar!

January 27, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Dollar Coins, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Precious Metals, Press Releases, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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January 26, 2015

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Long Beach Expo Offers Look at PCGS-Certified Pogue’s 1822 & 1854-S Half Eagles & Dexter 1804 Dollar!

Graded PCGS Secure AU58+, the 1854-S Half Eagle is another treasure from the Pogue Family Collection. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Graded PCGS Secure AU58+, the 1854-S Half Eagle is another treasure from the Pogue Family Collection. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

The Pogue Family Collection 1822 Half Eagle, graded PCGS Secure AU50. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

The Pogue Family Collection 1822 Half Eagle, graded PCGS Secure AU50. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

(Long Beach, California) — Three numismatic national treasures from the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Collection, the 1822 and 1854-S Half Eagles and the Dexter 1804 dollar, will make their West Coast debut at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), January 29 – 31, 2015.

The historic coins will be among the PCGS-certified Pogue Family Collection items displayed by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at their booth (#502) during the three-day show.  Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s will jointly offer the collection in a series of auctions starting in May.

“The 1822 Capped Bust Half Eagle is one of the greatest numismatic treasures of the United States,” stated David Hall, Co-Founder of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).

“United States Mint records indicate that 17,796 $5 gold coins were produced in 1822, but today only three survivors are known.  Two of them are part of National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History,” explained PCGS President Don Willis.  “The Pogue coin is the finest of the three, and is graded PCGS Secure™ AU50.”

The Dexter specimen 1804 Class I Draped Bust dollar in the Pogue Family Collection is graded PCGS Secure PR65.  (Photo credit: PCGS.)

The Dexter specimen 1804 Class I Draped Bust dollar in the Pogue Family Collection is graded PCGS Secure PR65. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Legendary collector and Baltimore, Maryland banker and financier, Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. purchased the coin from dealer Abe Kosoff for $14,000 in 1945. Pogue bought it for $687,500 in 1982 at “The United States Gold Coin Collection” auction of Eliasberg coins conducted by Bowers and Merena (now Stack’s Bowers).

There also are only three known 1854-S Coronet Head Half Eagles, and one of them is part of the Smithsonian’s holdings.  The Pogue coin, graded PCGS Secure AU58+, also was formerly in the Eliasberg Collection.  Mint record indicate only 268 $5 gold coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1854.

Only eight examples of the Class I Lettered Edge Draped Bust 1804 dollars are known.  The Pogue family owns the Dexter Specimen, graded PCGS Secure PR65.

Ron Guth, President of PCGSCoinFacts.com (www.PCGScoinfacts.com) states: “The 1804 Silver Dollar is one of the rarest and most popular of all American coins, despite the fact that none were made until 1834 and several were even made many years after that!”

A close up of the Dexter "D" in a cloud on the reverse of the Dexter specimen 1804 dollar.  (Photo credit: PCGS.)

A close up of the Dexter “D” in a cloud on the reverse of the Dexter specimen 1804 dollar. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

The Long Beach Explo will be in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.  Public hours are Thursday and Friday, January 29 and 30, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, January 31, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16.  However, free admission coupons are available in advance online.

“Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click ‘Get Passes,’ and enter the special Promo Code, PRJAN15.  Then print out the free admission coupon and present it at the show’s registration desk,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East.

For additional information, including the schedule of events and a list of attending dealers, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at (888) 743-9316 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.

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Dallas Rare Coin and Paper Money Show Ready

January 26, 2015 in Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Conventions, Events, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Seminars, USA Coins, World Coins

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January 26, 2015

News media contact:
Robert Brueggeman, (951) 587-8300

Dallas Rare Coin and Paper Money Show Ready

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(Dallas, Texas) — Leaders of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) say many of the 50 dealers participating in the upcoming PNG Dallas Rare Coin & Paper Money Show, February 26 – 28, 2015, will be offering free, informal appraisals of the public’s old coins and currency.

The three-day show will be in Hall C of the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center that is located at 1501 Gaylord Trail in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine, Texas.

“The Dallas show will be an opportunity for the public to learn the value of coins or currency they may have inherited.  They can find out what it is and what it is worth.  And collectors in the Southwest can meet and do business with many PNG member-dealers from around the country who usually do not attend the local Dallas area coin shows,” said PNG President Terry Hanlon, President of Dillon Gage Precious Metals in Addison, Texas.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will conduct an auction of U.S. rare coins in conjunction with the show.

Admission is $10 for a three-day pass, however, free admission coupons are available online at www.pngdealers.org/images/COUPON.dls.pdf.

Public hours will be Thursday, February 26, from 10 am to 6 pm; Friday, February 27, from 9 am to 6 pm; and Saturday, February 28, from 9 am to 5 pm.   For additional information, contact the Professional Numismatists Guild by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email at info@pngdealers.org.

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2015 Circulating Australian Coins

January 26, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Royal Australian Mint, World Coins

By kdh The Australian Coin Collecting Blog

The Royal Australian Mint has surprised collectors by letting loose all 2015 dated circulation coins in the first month of the year. Now collectors aren’t left guessing about which and what coins we’ll see in our change. Today the Mint opened a pop-up shop in Melbourne (without the mobile coin press) especially for Australia Day and swapped old coins for lustrous new coins for visitors to Federation Square in the city. Included coins in the Full article at the source>

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The 5 Essential Books for Coin Collectors

January 26, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Asociation), Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Photography, USA Coins

By: The Silver Dollar Scoop — A Coin Collecting Blog

“Buy the book before you buy the coin.”  That’s one of the guiding principles of coin collecting, a lesson that many collectors have to learn the hard way. In the field of numismatics, knowledge is power, and that power can make the difference between buying a valuable coin or a worthless counterfeit. Coin collecting is one of the oldest hobbies in the world, with thousands of numismatic books written over the centuries… Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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How easy is it to pass counterfeit currency

January 19, 2015 in Blogs, Counterfeit, Currency, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money, U.S. Notes

By Scott (Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Regular readers know that in real life I work in information security as a contractor to the federal government. My knowledge of security and understanding what has gone wrong with the various merchants that experienced attacks has had me reconsider the use of electronic transactions. While I do not know the exact details of every […] Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

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MLK’s Outstanding Numismatic Honors

January 19, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Medals, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By admin (Liberty Coin and Currency Blog)

Monday marks the day we honor civil rights activist and national hero Martin Luther King, Jr. whose contributions to our society changed the U.S. forever. During his lifetime, MLK won many awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize. Posthumously, a Congressional Gold Medal was issued in his and his wife’s honor. Last year, the U.S. Mint […] Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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