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>
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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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>
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
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>
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>
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>
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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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
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>
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>
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
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>
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
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>
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>
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>
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>
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