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New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

August 27, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, E-commerce, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

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New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find
$1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

 

New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find $1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

New Collectors.com Lets You Quickly Find
$1 Billion Of Coins, Banknotes And Other Collectibles

(Newport Beach, California) — Imagine the convenience of finding every coin, banknote or other collectible item you want that is currently available for sale online, all in one place.  That place now is Collectors.com (www.Collectors.com), a new, one-stop website that instantly provides information on the availability of more than 9 million collectibles currently offered for sale.

“This is a fantastic new, easy-to-use tool to find virtually every online listing for collectible items you’re seeking.  You no longer have to endure time-consuming and scattered hunts on multiple websites,” explained David Hall, Founder and President of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

“As a collector myself, I was blown away by the speed and power of Collectors.com, which allows you to find collectibles using a wide range of filters including price, seller and condition.  If it’s out there, Collectors.com will help you find it,” Hall emphasized.

On its August 27, 2015 launch, Collectors.com was gathering information about collectibles for sale from more than 542 websites involving a total of 53,684 sellers.  These sellers and sites combined for a total of 9,241,446 collectibles with an incredible aggregate value of $1,015,588,542.

Collectors.com launched with aggregated collectibles listings for rare coins, paper money, trading cards, autographs and stamps.  The site plans on expanding to dozens of other popular collectibles categories with future rollouts.

Collectors.com was created because of the frustration collectors often face at having to individually visit and search through dozens of websites, one-at-a-time, to find collectibles.  

Don Willis, President of the Professional Coin Grading Service division of Collectors Universe, explained the website’s origins:  “Everyone collects something.  As an avid collector, I used to spend hours every week searching websites and marketplaces for items I was collecting.  I tried using traditional search tools but they returned volumes of disorganized results that were not helpful in finding what I was searching for.  My searches were time consuming and typically ended in frustration.  The need for a collectibles aggregator was obvious.”

A view of the dedicated coins category on Collectors.com, a website where collectors can quickly find over $1 billion of collectibles offered for sale online.

A view of the dedicated coins category on Collectors.com, a website where collectors can quickly find over $1 billion of collectibles offered for sale online.

“We assembled a superb technical team who, combined with the decades of collectibles experience found within Collectors Universe, Inc., created this unique value-added aggregator.  We have been beta testing Collectors.com for the past 8 months within the PCGS (coins) and PSA (cards) divisions of Collectors Universe Inc., and in the process of developing it we have discovered many new and exciting applications that will benefit both buyers and sellers.  Our goal is to add those applications as well as many more collectible categories as quickly as possible,” said Willis.

“Collectors.com does not buy or sell collectibles. It simply facilitates the meeting between the buyer and seller.  For the serious collector, Collectors.com is a powerful search tool which is actively monitoring the Internet.  For the merely curious, Collectors.com offers an exciting opportunity to discover items of potential interest.  For sellers, Collectors.com adds a new platform where thousands of potential buyers can easily find their coins and banknotes, and quickly link to their website for purchase,” he explained.

“Simply stated, the goal of Collectors.com is to list every collectible available anywhere in the world,” emphasized Willis.

An informative video that explains the simple-to-use Collectors.com system can be viewed on the home page, www.Collectors.com.

Collectors.com, patent pending, is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLCT), the parent company of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), among other leading collecting-based services.

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American Eagle Silver Sales Strong Across Proof, Uncirculated, and Bullion Issues

August 29, 2015 in Blogs, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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It’s an interesting time to pay attention to sales of 2014 and 2015 Silver Eagles.

Prior to today’s slight correction, silver prices dropped five days in a row this week, and bullion coins are being swallowed up as fast as the U.S. Mint can produce them. The Proof and Uncirculated versions of the coin are routinely among the top-selling items at the U.S. Mint. The American Eagle is the best-selling silver coin in the world, yet it maintains an allure that exceeds the value of its precious-metal content ($14.44 per ounce as of this writing).

The 2014 Silver… Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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1884 CC Morgan Dollar // PCGS MS65

August 29, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Morgan Silver Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Robert L. Wilson TheCoinologist.com

Type: Morgan Silver Dollar
Year: 1884
Mint Mark: CC
Face Value: 1.00 USD
Total Produced: 1,136,000
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.7735 oz.

This is a beautiful example of the 1884 Carson City silver dollar. Graded MS65 by PCGS, you will love this coin’s blast white surface with incredible cart-wheel. The luster is just incredible, be sure to click on the link to see more photos. The CC or Carson City issue Morgans have traditionally been sought out by collectors and investors alike. You can own this coin today, just click… Full article at the source>

Source: TheCoinologist.com

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Should “In God We Trust” Still Be Used On U.S. Currency?

August 29, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Currency, Education, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Government, USA Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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“In God We Trust.” Regardless of your religious beliefs, this motto is in your home and quite possibly in your pocket right now. These four words have appeared on U.S. money since 1864, when the motto was first engraved on the two-cent coin. But how and why was the phrase added?

Origins of the Motto

Interestingly, the motto “In God We Trust” originated not as part of the 1864 Coinage Act, but in response to an impassioned letter that Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase received from a Pennsylvania reverend named M.R. Watkinson in 1861. The reverend’s letter argued, among other things, that… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Congratulations Nick!

August 29, 2015 in Awards, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: American Federal American Federal Rare Coin and Bullion

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Nick Grovich was honored with the prestigious “Moving America Forward” Award by William Shatner and Doug Llewelyn for helping everyday people make money and avoid the pitfalls of investing in rare coins and bullion. This award is given to innovative entrepreneurs that have distinguished themselves in their industry and, as a result, are “Moving America Forward”.

Click here to find out more about Nick’s award and to watch his interview with William Shatner and Doug Llewelyn.

The post Congratulations Nick! appeared first on… Full article at the source>

Source: American Federal Rare Coin and Bullion

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An Unexpected Meeting of the Hobbies With J.R.R. Tolkien

August 27, 2015 in Books, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Caitlyn Trautwein News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.

If I had had the money for it, I probably would have made an impulsive decision when I first saw the news about these commemorative coins.

Ever since I was about 11 years old, I have been a huge fan of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. I stumbled across his Lord of the Rings and proceeded to read the trilogy back-to-back so many times that the copy of The Two Towers literally fell to pieces in my hands. This was a great heresy in my mind, and I was incredibly upset, especially as… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal SetTM – Lyndon B. Johnson Available on Sept. 3

August 27, 2015 in Bronze, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set-Lyndon B. Johnson (product code JP8) will be available for purchase beginning on Sept. 3 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

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Source:: United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

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2015 Reverse Proof Libertad!

August 27, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Mexico Coins, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Gabriel Leif Bellman world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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For those of us struck by the polished-dies-of-the-libertad bug, 2015 has lived up to our usual standard of shock, excitement, bafflement, and mad internet scrambling. Keeping this beautiful collection current has always been an elusive goal, and now the Banco de Mexico has decided to accept their North American destiny and release a reverse Proof, leading libertad collectors worldwide to gasp and scramble.

For the past few years, the Mexican Mint has decided to release very popular and increasingly limited-to-region sets. Two- and three-coin sets—often limited to a mintage of 1000 and sold only in Europe, the U.S., or Mexico—hold high… Full article at the source>

Source: world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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5 Ways to Tell if a Coin Dealer Is Honest and…

August 27, 2015 in Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Susan Headley About.com Coins

It is fairly easy to find a coin dealer. But how do you find a reputable, honest coin dealer? We invest a lot of money in our coins, so we want to get the best prices we can. However, price isn’t everything. What if your coin turns out to be fake? Will the rare coin dealer be around in five years to issue a refund? Learn how to find honest and ethical rare and gold coin dealers… Full article at the source>

Source: About.com Coins

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British Virgin Islands Features Iconic Flamingo on New Pink Titanium Coin

August 27, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Titanium, Titanium Coins, World Coins

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

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The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands has launched a new series of coins featuring one of the Caribbean’s most recognizable and vibrant birds, the flamingo.

Admired for their color and grace, the flamingo is renowned for their pink feathers, sizable flocks, and a penchant for standing on one leg. An interesting fact about these majestic tropical birds is that their coral pink color does not occur naturally, but rather due to their prolific consumption of brine shrimp and blue-green algae, which contain pigments called carotenoids.

 

When a flamingo spots a potential meal while… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Making cents of the metals market

August 26, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

It has been a while since I tried to make sense of the metals markets for numismatics. Then again, it has been said that even the professionals cannot make sense of the markets, how do we expect an amateur to do so. After all, it was not long ago when analysts were asking when, not […] Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

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Multi-Million Dollar Displays And Educational Seminars Highlight September 2015 Long Beach Expo

August 25, 2015 in Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Competition, Conventions, Counterfeit, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Rare Coins, Seminars, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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Multi-Million Dollar Displays And Educational
Seminars Highlight September 2015 Long Beach Expo

 

The 1877 pattern half dollar (J-1511), graded PCGS PR66RB, will be among the Simpson Collection pattern coins on display during the September 2015 Long Beach Expo. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

The 1877 pattern half dollar (J-1511), graded PCGS PR66RB, will be among the Simpson Collection pattern coins on display during the September 2015 Long Beach Expo. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

(Long Beach, California) –- Multi-million dollar displays of rare U.S. pattern coins and high-grade early date large cents exhibited for the first time on the West Coast, along with educational seminars, grading contests and more than 500 dealers buying and selling will highlight the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).  

The show will be held, September 17 – 19, 2015, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.  Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com), the official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, will conduct U.S. and world coin and banknote auctions on-site and online.

“This will be a busy show for many collectors and dealers with displays and activities for beginning to advanced numismatists,” said Cassi East, President of the Long Beach Expo, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (Nasdaq:  CLCT).

While supplies last, Professional Coin Grading Service will give away complimentary “Periodic Table of United States Coins” posters.  Numismatic experts and PCGS poster co-creators David Hall, Ron Guth and Mike Sherman will be on hand to autograph the posters.

Highlights of the September Long Beach Expo include:

Two superb PCGS-certified sets from The Bob Simpson U.S. Pattern Collection recently displayed at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, the Morgan half dollar patterns of 1877 and $4 Stellas in all metals (www.pcgs.com/News/Simpson-Half-Dollar-And-Stella-Patterns), will be exhibited courtesy of collector Bob Simpson of Texas and Legend Numismatics of New Jersey.

Among the outstanding Simpson Collection pattern coins on display during the September 2015 Long Beach Expo will be this 1879 Coiled Hair $4 “Stella” (J-1638), graded PCGS PR66+CA. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

Among the outstanding Simpson Collection pattern coins on display during the September 2015 Long Beach Expo will be this 1879 Coiled Hair $4 “Stella” (J-1638), graded PCGS PR66+CA. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

A selection of the Tom Reynolds Collection of early date (1793 – 1814) United States large cents, recently certified by PCGS (www.pcgs.com/News/Amazing-Tom-Reynolds-Collection), will be displayed by Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers.

Visitors also will be able to view more coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection for the first time on the West Coast, courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, including the Lord St. Oswald 1794 Dollar (BB-1, B-1), graded PCGS MS66+, and the Garrett Collection 1795 Eagle, (BD-4) Capped Bust Right, PCGS MS66+.

The GDH Collection, the number one sets in the PCGS Set Registry of quarter-ounce silver and 1/24 ounce gold 25th Anniversary Panda coins also will be displayed.  

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists can compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest (www.longbeachexpo.com/news/2015/109).  

“This popular activity again returns to the Long Beach Expo with a challenge to grade a variety of 20 coins in 30 minutes.  Advanced registration is encouraged by calling PCGS Customer Service at 1-800-447-8848,” said East.

PCGS will offer two separate seminars (www.longbeachexpo.com/news/2015/110) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19.  Grading 102 “Qualifiers” will be taught by Michael Sherman, PCGS Director of Collector Education.  The other seminar, Grading 103 “No Grades and Counterfeit Detection,” will be taught by Mike Faraone, PCGS Lead Counterfeit Detection Expert.

Graded PCGS Secure MS66 BN, this 1794 Large Cent (S-28, head of 1794) from the Reynolds Collection is among the highlights of Reynolds Collection early date Large Cents that will be displayed at the September 2015 Long Beach Expo. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

Graded PCGS Secure MS66 BN, this 1794 Large Cent (S-28, head of 1794) from the Reynolds Collection is among the highlights of Reynolds Collection early date Large Cents that will be displayed at the September 2015 Long Beach Expo. (PCGS TrueViewSM image.)

Advance registration is required for the grading and counterfeit detection seminars.  Contact PCGS Customer Service at 1-800-447-8848 or register online at www.PCGS.com/store.

“There will be about a dozen club meetings and educational seminars during the upcoming show.  More than 500 collectibles dealers from around the country will be buying and selling rare coins, gold, silver, paper money, stamps, sports memorabilia, estate jewelry and other collectibles. We will also have nearly two dozen dealers from China attending the September show,” said East.

Representatives of Professional Sports Authenticator (www.PSAcard.com) and PSA/DNA Authentication Services will be accepting submissions at the show.

On Saturday, September 19, youngsters can get free prizes during a treasure hunt, and the Long Beach Stamp Club will give away vintage, collectible postage stamps to children to help them start a collection.

Show hours are Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, September 19, 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, PRSEPT15.  Then print out the free admission coupon and present it at the show’s registration desk,” said 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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New Zealand Mint Releases New “Star Wars Classic” Darth Vader Coins

August 25, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, New Releases, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The New Zealand Mint is now taking orders for the first issues in a series its Web site describes as a “major new Star Wars programme.” Star Wars Classic: Darth Vader will be available as a 1 oz. silver coin, a 1/4 oz. gold coin, and a 1 oz. gold coin, and will come with a stylized case and a certificate of authenticity.

The three coins share a common design. The reverse features an image of Darth Vader at the moment he first appears in Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope, walking briskly with two storm troopers behind him. The… Full article at the source>

Source: world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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New PNG President Dana Samuelson Working To Promote Growth of Hobby And Marketplace

August 24, 2015 in Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Collecting, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases

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New PNG President Dana Samuelson Working
To Promote Growth of Hobby And Marketplace

 

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Professional Numismatists Guild logo

(Temecula, California) – Dana Samuelson, President of American Gold Exchange in Austin, Texas, has been selected as the 2015 – 2017 President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org).  Founded in 1953, the nonprofit PNG is composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers who pledge to follow a strict code of ethics (www.pngdealers.org/png-code-of-ethics) in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  

“It is an honor to be elected President of the PNG. The PNG membership is comprised of the finest professional numismatists in the country whose knowledge and integrity is unsurpassed.  And it’s a bonus that these people are not only very talented and hardworking, but also a lot of fun to be with,” said Samuelson.

“As President, I look forward to continuing the initiatives we’ve begun in the last several years like the successful PNG internship program and PNG trade shows,” he added.

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New PNG President Dana Samuelson

“I also look forward to working with the new American Numismatic Association President Jeff Garrett, who is a PNG Past President (2005 – 2007), to strengthen the bond between our two organizations of collectors and dealers. And, of course, the PNG will continue to assist and work closely with the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA).  As our profession’s lobbying group, ICTA keeps an eye on both state and national legislative issues that are important to buyers and sellers of rare coins and precious metals,” Samuelson stated.

Barry Stuppler of Barry Stuppler & Co. in Woodland Hills, California is the new PNG Vice President; Richard Weaver of Delaware Valley Rare Coin in Broomall, Pennsylvania is Treasurer; and James Simek of NumisGraphic Enterprises in Westchester, Illinois is Secretary.

“Under PNG Bylaws, member-dealers of the organization elect the board members at large, and then the elected board members select the officers from within their group.  During their August 9, 2015 meeting in Rosemont, Illinois, the nine-member Board chose the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer,” explained Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director.

The 2015 – 2017 PNG Board of Directors also is composed of Immediate Past President Terry Hanlon of Dillon Gage Metals Division in Addison, Texas; John Hamrick of John B. Hamrick & Co. in Alpharetta, Georgia; John Maben of JFM Trading in Lakewood Ranch, Florida; Wade Milas of RARCOA in Willowbrook, Illinois; and James Sego of JMS Coins in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

“The election of Wade Milas to the board marks the first time that the son of a former PNG President has been selected as a PNG officer.  Wade’s late father, Ed Milas, served with distinction as PNG President from 1983 to 1985,” explained Brueggeman.

Samuelson is optimistic about the numismatic marketplace.

“Going forward it will be exciting to watch how the rare coin market continues to evolve in the 21st century. The just-concluded ANA Chicago convention was another successful show for dealers, the public and the auction houses, with interest and prices continuing to be strong for marquis rare coins,” he said.

“Seeing again in person former Trompeter Collection proof gold coins and watching them come up for auction with other rarities like the 1861-S Paquet $20 out of the Duquesne Collection were highlights for me personally.  We have more of the phenomenal D. Brent Pogue Collection coins coming up for auction later this year. Opportunities to acquire incredible coins like these don’t happen all the time, so I hope collectors and dealers alike are taking advantage of the chance to see and buy these wonderful coins coming to market again,” stated Samuelson.

For a copy of “The Pleasure of Numismatics,” an informative, ten-page illustrated educational booklet about collecting rare coins, paper money, tokens and medals, send $1 to: Professional Numismatists Guild, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, California 92590.

For additional information about the Professional Numismatists Guild, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call the PNG headquarters in Temecula, California at (951) 587-8300.

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U.S. Mint Release: 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set

August 24, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint will release the 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set today, August 24, at noon ET.

The set will include a tri-fold presentation folder, an enhanced Uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 Coin that is only available as part of this set, and a $1 Series 2013 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Orders are restricted to five per household, and the overall mintage limit is set at 90,000 units. Each set will cost $14.95.

The 2015 Native American $1 Coin features a reverse image of a Mohawk ironworker guiding an I-beam into place high Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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POLL: How should the U.S. Mint fix its ordering process

August 24, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, E-commerce, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Over the last few years, the U.S. Mint has been trying to process orders via the web and not being successful. Their website fails when they try to sell limited production items and the site gets slammed by collectors and dealers trying to place orders. We saw this recently when the main website, www.usmint.gov crashed […] Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

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The Doomed Spanish Treasure Fleet of 1715

August 22, 2015 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Ship Wrecks, Silver, Silver Coins, Spanish Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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With a slight breeze riffling the water, twelve ships set sail from Havana. Eleven were bound for Spain, loaded with gold and silver. Among them were the flagship Capitana and Urca de Lima. The twelfth ship was the Griffon, a French merchant vessel that had been detained in port. Afraid that word would leak of the treasure they were carrying—making the Spanish fleet easy prey for pirates—the Spaniards brought the Griffon with them.

It was a calm and sunny day on July 24th, 1715. The fleet sailed for the Gulf Stream, avoiding Florida’s coastal reefs. Five days on, the weather turned. Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Beware Fake Flying Eagles and Altered Indian Head Cents

August 21, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Counterfeit, Education, Fake Coins, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

By: Richard Snow News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Genuine 1878 Indian Head cent
Counterfeits were once a great detriment to the enjoyable pursuit of coin collecting. Throughout the 1950s until the mid-1970s, collectors had a good chance of buying a counterfeit if they strayed from traditional sources for their coins. The average collector was mostly ignorant about counterfeit detection, and there was nowhere to turn for protection.

Venues not typically known for numismatic expertise (such as flea markets, estate auctions, and garage sales) were places where counterfeits could easily be found. At the typical coin show, counterfeits were offered knowingly by what one might call “fly-by-night” dealers, who gave no… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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