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House passes Apollo 11 commemorative bill

December 6, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Under a motion to suspend the rules and pass as agreed, the House of Representatives unanimously pass the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2726) during an afternoon session on December 5, 2016. Apollo 11 has to be one of the top defining events of the 20th century. It captured the imagination of […] Full article at the source>

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5 “Must Have” Books for all coin collectors

December 6, 2016 in Blogs, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Fun, Grading, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, Reference, USA Coins

By: Angela Raymond Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Coin collecting can be very daunting at times, but the authors of these books have given numismatists the knowledge they need to guide themselves through the world of coins. Making sure to include as much information as possible in these excellent reference books, collectors and coin enthusiasts can feel more at ease when completing their next purchase.

The Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting

This must have book is an informative guide teaching every newcomer what they need to know. From collecting supplies, how to identify a fake… Full article at the source>

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Your guide to the lunar zodiac in the Year of the Rooster

December 6, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Buddha and the 12 lunar animals

The ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar, which dates back beyond 2600BC, is reputedly the longest chronological record in history. According to a popular version of its founding legend, Buddha called on every animal to attend on him prior to departing to the next life. Only 12 animals arrived to honour the sage and in recognition of their allegiance he rewarded each one with a place in the famous lunar zodiac.

In some versions of the story, Buddha asked the animals to race across a river. Not the greatest swimmer, the rooster… Full article at the source>

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What is the Mint doing with the Mutilated Coin Redemption Program

December 2, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Currency, Education, Fake Coins, History, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Last year, the U.S. Mint suspended its Mutilated Coin Redemption Program when it alleged that a company in New Jersey was importing counterfeit coins from China to redeem as mutilated coins. Formal charges were brought against the persons involved in March and the U.S. Mint extended the suspension indefinitely last May. The mutilated coin redemption […] Full article at the source>

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November 2016 Numismatic-related Legislation Review

December 1, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Legal, Legislation, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Politics, US Government

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

I begin every month with a review of the numismatic-related legislation that occurred in the previous month. Although congress returned to work on November 14, not much has been done. The services I subscribe to so that I can receive alerts on votes or signed legislation shows not much has been done except for a […] Full article at the source>

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Blockchain Technology Allows Digital Investment in Precious Metals

December 1, 2016 in Crypto Currency, Currency, Digital Currency, Education, Gold, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Royal British Mint, Virtual currency

By: Kendall Bailey News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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This morning there was a post on LinkedIn that caught my eye. It was a piece from the Telegraph that talked about how the Royal Mint is going to begin offering gold trading using blockchain technology.

If you’re asking yourself what “blockchain” means, I’m sure you’re not alone. I knew the term was somehow related to cryptocurrency, but that was all. I spent a couple of hours reading and bouncing ideas off my three-year-old, always a good sounding board, and decided to write a little bit about it.

Blockchain Technology

This is the technology that Bitcoin is based on. Don’t let words like… Full article at the source>

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Princeton displays coin collection

December 1, 2016 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Blogs, Byzantine Coins, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, Greek Coins, History, Museums, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, Roman Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

While growing up in the New York City area, my mother felt that her children should go out and see the area which we lived. New York has a lot to see and do, but many do not visit the attractions even though many are a short subway ride away. Vacations were the same, whether […] Full article at the source>

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Spain: “Treasures of Spanish Museums” Latest Series Launches with Spectacular Gold Coin and Silver Coin Set

November 30, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, Gold, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, Treasure, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre / Real Casa de la Moneda have launched their latest set of coins in their very popular “Treasures of the Spanish Museums” series, which debuted in 2013. This is the fourth collection and this year includes four coins–three silver and one gold. The series focuses on some of Spain’s most beloved and well-known masterpieces, capturing them in precious metals, meticulously detailed and engraved. A total of 12 paintings, many of them displayed in Spain’s various national museums throughout the country, have been selected for feature in the series. For the 2016-dated collection, the Real… Full article at the source>

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Happy Thanksgiving 2016

November 24, 2016 in Blogs, Education, Entertainment, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

All in a Word By Aileen Fisher T for time to be together, turkey, talk and tangy weather H for harvest stored away, home and hearth and holiday A for Autumn’s frosty art, and abundance in the heart N for neighbors and November, nice things, new things to remember K for kitchen, kettle’s croon, kith […] Full article at the source>

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them—or at Least One of Them

November 23, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

By: World Mint News Blog world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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Fans of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books and movies are lined up around the block this holiday season to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The latest installment of the franchise takes place in 1920s America, where British wizard and magical-creature specialist Newt Scamander loses a few of his fantastic beasts.

There’s no shortage of licensed (and unlicensed) merchandise available for fans of the movie. T-shirts, coffee mugs, figurines, and replica wands abound, along with cell-phone covers and toy coins. One product stands apart from the rest, however. Not only is it not a toy, it’s a full ounce… Full article at the source>

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Five of the rarest coins you could possibly come across

November 22, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Reference, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Angela Raymond Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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For its short length in history, the United States has an extensive list of currency. Many of which are thought to be lost forever after being ordered to be destroyed due to a depression or plans of being replaced with an entirely new design. Their scarcity sparked beliefs of fable until collectors began coming forward with authentic coins verifying their place in history.

The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar – $10 Million

Now considered the highest valued coin in history, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar was struck only in 1794 and 1795. Many collectors refer to it as much… Full article at the source>

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Crack-outs Bring Mixed Results

November 21, 2016 in Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), USA Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Bugeja News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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A regular feature of Coingrader Capsule is the cracking out of slabs by lesser holdering companies to see how they do in the big leagues, namely, PCGS or NGC. Specifically, I wanted to test some coins slabbed by National Numismatic Certification, which I reviewed in September, stating that its grading was inconsistent but, on occasion, good coins can be found encased within. I bid high enough to win these samples:

The 1880 Morgan is difficult to find in gem condition, and this one looked like it might pass muster. At MS-65, PCGS values it at $675.

Here’s a close-up of… Full article at the source>

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Can we now move on?

November 20, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

In 1916, the U.S. Mint began to circulate three iconic coin designs that remain favorites amongst collectors. To celebrate, the U.S. Mint issued 24-karat gold centennial versions of the Mercury Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter, and Walking Liberty Half-Dollar. The designs of the coins are the same as their century-old counterparts except the gold specification was […] Full article at the source>

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Registry Riot

November 20, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ), Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service)

By: Laura Sperber Legend Numismatics Hot Topics

THINK RATIONAL PEOPLE!

First, let me state I have NEVER been a fan of the Set Registries. I do see they can do some good and are good for record keeping, but I happen to see a lot of negatives. Further, I want to make it clear I do NOT like or support Mark Salzberg of NGC. However, I do fully agree with him banning “other” grading services from NGC Registries, HOWEVER (another big HOWEVER) what he said and his reasoning for the action were childish to the nth degree.

In the beginning when PCGS started its Registry it was all… Full article at the source>

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NGC Registry Competition Changes

November 19, 2016 in Blogs, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Competition, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Last week, Numismatic Guarantee Corporation Chairman Mark Salzberg posted a letter saying that starting in January 2017, the NGC Registry will only accept NGC-certified coins. In the past, NGC would accept coins graded by Professional Coin Grading Service in the registry. They did this while PCGS only accepted their own coins. This created a lot […] Full article at the source>

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Computerized Grading, Part 3: What a Startup Might Look Like

November 19, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Grading, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By: Kendall Bailey News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

So far, we have covered why an impartial and automated grading option would be beneficial and how the machine itself could possibly function.

Unfortunately, I do not foresee any of the current major grading companies working to develop this level of technology. It would be irresponsible of them to try. Building a computer that can identify, authenticate, and grade coins is going to be a cash-hungry black hole for a large company. The amount of funding it would take to get the computer fully functional, especially to accurately grade Mint State coins, where eye appeal is a factor, would put too… Full article at the source>

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2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™ Available on November 22

November 17, 2016 in Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Currency, Education, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Press Releases, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™ (product code 16AC) starting on November 22 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Priced at $5.95, the set contains 10 circulating coins—five from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and five from the United States Mint at Denver —with reverse (tails) designs honoring Shawnee National Forest (IL), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (KY), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (WV), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (ND), and Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) (SC). The packaging allows the coins to be removed easily and… Full article at the source>

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United States Mint Launches 35th America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin in South Carolina

November 17, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Press Releases, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) joined the National Park Service today to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) in South Carolina.

The coin’s reverse (tails) depicts Sergeant William Jasper returning the regimental flag to the ramparts while under attack from British ships.

“This new coin stands as a tribute to the bravery and self-sacrifice of those who believed our fledgling Nation deserved a fighting chance,” said Mint Chief Counsel Jean Gentry.

Additional participants in the ceremony included Barclay Trimble of the National Park Service Southeast Regional Office; Timothy… Full article at the source>

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2016 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set™ Available on November 25

November 17, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The 2016 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code 16RC) will be available for purchase beginning on November 25 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Priced at $139.95, this set includes the following proof quality coins:

  • One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin;
  • Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coins honoring Shawnee National Forest (IL), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (KY), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (WV), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (ND), and Fort Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) (SC);
  • One Kennedy half dollar; and
  • One Roosevelt dime… Full article at the source>

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Post election numismatic analysis

November 14, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Legislation, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Most of the votes have been counted. Electors to the Electoral College have been selected. The post-election analysis is in high gear. Why not add the numismatic twist to the environment. The immediate impact of the election results is that Rhett Jeppson will not be confirmed to become the Director of the U.S. Mint. Even […] Full article at the source>

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Early November report

November 12, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, Market Report, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Jose Legend Numismatics Market Report

Let the flow begin

We were relieved to see activity continue at a good pace this past week. Of course gold still clearly leads the way.

To answer so many questions we had last week: With Trump being elected the rare coin market has seen NO major changes, nor do we anticipate any in the short term. We have talked to several Wall Street big wigs and bankers. Their general feelings are money will be unlocked in businesses thus leading to profits, thus leading to more income and bounses for the masses. So eventually there will be more money looking Full article at the source>

Source: Legend Numismatics Market Report

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The Australian who inspired silent contemplation of fallen comrades

November 11, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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To honour those who have died as a consequence of war, Australians are encouraged to observe one minute’s silence as the clock strikes the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month – the moment the guns fells silent on the Western Front in 1918.

The observance takes place in other Allied countries, including New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the United States. But how did the tradition originate? Click here for more official military tribute coins from The Perth Mint.

Edward George Honey has been credited as the first person to suggest a period of silence in which… Full article at the source>

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20 Mark 1905 sold for $19,000 on MA-Shops

November 9, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Marco Heideman Ma-Shops Blog (Coins and more)

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Again there is a very beautiful coin sold on MA-Shops. This time 20 Mark 1905 Mecklenburg-Strelitz Adolf Friedrich V., 1904-1914. CH UNC

Many special coins are sold on MA-Shops. Since the offer on MA-Shops is very large by the many certified dealers who offer their coins, you will find almost always the coin you are looking for.

You can look in the categories or you can use the simply search function.

Recently sold on MA-Shops:

20 Mark 1905 Mecklenburg-Strelitz sold for more than $19,000.

AR-Stater, 369/338 BC sold for $5,000

3 Mark Hessen 1917 sold for $4,900

And it´s trustworthy, all sellers on… Full article at the source>

Source: Ma-Shops Blog (Coins and more)

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VOTE!

November 8, 2016 in Blogs, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Politics, US Government

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

The election of 1800 was a rematch of the incumbent John Adams, the Federalist, and his Vice President and Democratic-Republican Party nominee, Thomas Jefferson. At the time, the president was elected with the most Electoral College votes and the Vice President was the candidate with the second most votes. There were no rules on how […] Full article at the source>

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Paper vs Coin: In the Numismatic World, What is the difference?

November 7, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Paper Money, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Angela Raymond Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Old Russian money and coins

To those who are unfamiliar, coin collecting and paper money collecting may seem as though they are one in the same but what they don’t know is they are more different than they could imagine.

The premise is similar in the sense that one has embarked on a mission to collect as much historical currency as humanly possible. The difference, beyond the obvious physical state, is quite extensive but yet simple when observing these primary differences:

  • Comparatively, paper currency is easier to store than coins as it requires less space.
  • There are a greater number of coins available in the world… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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