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United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set (TM) – John F. Kennedy Available on July 9

July 2, 2015 in Bronze, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, History, Medals, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – Sales will open for the 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set-John F. Kennedy (product code JP7) on July 9 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Source: United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

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Spanish “Museum Treasures” Unveiled on Latest Series of Gold and Silver Coins

July 2, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

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

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The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), in conjunction with the Real Casa de la Moneda, have announced (30th June) the upcoming issue of their latest collection, “Treasures of the Spanish Museums.” The collection is the third of its kind and will include five coins, each issued in gold and silver. This year’s collection sees some of Spain’s most beloved and well-known masterpieces captured 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 the third issue of this very… Full article at the source>

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PCGS TrueView SM Photos Now Free With PCGS Secure™ Service

July 1, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Grading, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases

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Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) now is providing its acclaimed TrueView SM high-resolution digital photography at no additional cost for all coins submitted for PCGS Secure™ Service.

“You now can have free, professional photography for all your PCGS Secure certified coins.  These are high-resolution, museum-quality images that you can share with your friends and fellow collectors,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

With PCGS Secure, each coin is laser scanned and an image is made using the industry-leading TrueView photography process.  The image is then registered into the PCGS Secure database.  Through this process, the system digitally captures the unique “fingerprints” of both sides of the coin.

“This process allows your coin to be identified in the future should it be lost or stolen and then resubmitted to PCGS. Plus, with TrueView, you receive beautiful high resolution photography to showcase your collection,” said Willis.

Professional Coin Grading Service was founded in 1986 by distinguished numismatic experts, and now has offices in California, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris.  PCGS experts have certified over 30 million coins with a total market value of over 29 billion dollars. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification, and is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

For additional information about PCGS Secure and TrueView services, call 800-447-8848 or email info@pcgs.com.  

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Summary of June 2015 coin-related legislation

July 1, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Politics, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

The enigma of congress predates the Declaration of Independence. It began in 1776 when it was clear that King George III would not negotiate to resolve the grievances. It took until the session on May 1, 1776 for all of the colonies to realize that independence was the only answer. Thomas Jefferson was asked to […] Full article at the source>

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America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 7

June 30, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Quarters, Silver, Silver Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin-Blue Ridge Parkway (product code SN3) starting July 7 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Source: United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

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House and Senate Pass Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

June 30, 2015 in Coins, Commemorative, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Politics, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By Michael Zielinski News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed a bill which would require the minting and issuance of coins in commemoration of the centennial of Boys Town. The bill has now awaits the President’s signature to become law.

Boys Town is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving children and healing families. The original Boys Town was founded on December 12, 1917 by Father Edward Joseph Flanagan and has grown to provide care to children and families in 11 regions. The national headquarters is located in the village of Boys Town, Nebraska.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska introduced H.R. 893 Boys… Full article at the source>

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New €2 Coin Celebrates the 750th Anniversary of the Birth of Dante

June 30, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, History, Italian Coins, Italian Mint (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato IPZS), News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

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

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The IPZS – Istituto Poligrafico Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint) have issued a new two Euro coin which celebrates and remembers the 750th anniversary of birth of Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321) one of the most significant Italian poets of the late Middle Ages. Dante is remembered for his work Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (in modern Italian, Commedia) and later referred to as Divina, which is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and an overall masterpiece of world literature. Born in Florence, Italy and although the exact date of his birth is unknown, Full article at the source>

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Chaplin coin the ‘People’s Choice’ in Russia

June 29, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Prize Winners, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Perth Mint’s 2014 silver tribute to Charlie Chaplin is the ‘People’s Choice’ at Russia’s most prestigious coin awards.

The winners of the 2015 Coin Constellation were announced overnight at the Sixth International Coin Conference and Exhibition in Moscow.

Organisations from 29 nations, including the United States, Germany, France Italy, Poland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic participated at this year’s event.

Representing The Perth Mint, Andrey Ignatchenko, Manager for the CIS Region, said it was extremely gratifying to win the People’s Choice as it is the only one of the 10 award categories chosen by the Russian public.

Charlie Chaplin was controversially linked to… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Sales Reach 10,894

June 27, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The United States Mint has released the opening day sales figures for the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin. Across both proof and uncirculated versions, sales have reached 10,894 pieces.

The specific breakdown of sales was 7,102 proof coins and 3,792 uncirculated coins.

The half ounce gold coins carry a maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces across both versions. This is triple the 10,000 maximum mintage established for other 2015-dated releases of the First Spouse Gold Coin series.

The first release of the series for this year featuring Bess Truman had first reported sales of 1,913 pieces across proof and uncirculated versions. This Full article at the source>

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

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Palladium – The Lesser Known Precious Metal

June 27, 2015 in Blogs, Bullion, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Palladium, Platinum, Precious Metals

By: American Federal American Federal Rare Coin and Bullion

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Palladium has recently felt the effects of slow auto sales in China. Auto sales in emerging markets, specifically China, were growing at record breakneck rates, however that has not been the case for 2015.

 

After sales grew at 3.9% year over year the 1st quarter of 2015 they have stalled out. Slower sales couple with the strong dollar have created a negative sentiment in the Palladium market.

That said, you have to realize that China alone is a giant with pent up demand that will explode at some point in the near future. I find it inconceivable that the… Full article at the source>

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Ancient Roman Treasure Found on Irish Beach

June 27, 2015 in Ancient Coins, Archaeology, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Gold, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Roman Coins, Silver

By: Nick (Liberty Coin and Currency Blog)

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It’s officially beach season. So get your swim trunks, towel, sunblock, and… metal detector? Well, the metal detector may not be absolutely necessary, but it’s not a bad idea if you want to find some buried treasure. Irish retiree Brian Murray brought along his metal detector on his trip to the beach, and it paid off big time.

Murray discovered two extravagant Roman gold rings, and a silver belt buckle along the shores of Dundrum Bay in Murlough, an area in Northern Ireland famed for its natural beauty. “I was actually collecting militaria on the shores of Murlough — it was Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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United States Mint Launches Quarter Honoring Blue Ridge Parkway

June 25, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Officials from the United States Mint (Mint) and the National Park Service today celebrated the launch of the Blue Ridge Parkway quarter, the 28th coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program and the halfway point in the program.

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2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Blue Ridge Parkway Available July 2

June 25, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM – Blue Ridge Parkway (product code NF7) on July 2 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Rare ‘mule’ dollar would be an exceptional find

June 25, 2015 in Antique Coins, Australian Coins, Blogs, Coin Errors, Coins, Collecting, Errors, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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‘Mule’ is the numismatic term to describe a coin struck from dies not originally intended for use together. Australia’s most famous mule is a halfpenny struck in 1916. It is the rarest Commonwealth coin issued for circulation.

In 2000, a number of dollar coins were mistakenly struck using a 10 cents obverse (heads) die. The 10 cents is marginally smaller than the dollar, which meant the resulting mule had a heavier than normal rim on the obverse.

Mule obverse courtesy of Downies.

Error coin collectors soon drove prices up and a scramble to find the rogue pieces ensued, particularly… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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2015 Coin and Chronicles Set – Harry S. Truman Available on June 30

June 23, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 Coin and Chronicles Set – Harry S. Truman (product code AX1) starting on June 30 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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United States Mint Begins Accepting Orders for Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter Product Options on June 29

June 23, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Press Releases, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will accept orders for product options containing quarters honoring Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina starting on June 29 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Product options and their prices are as follows:

PRODUCT CODE

PRODUCT OPTION

MINT MARK

PRICE

BD1, BD2, BD3

100-Coin Bag

“P,” “D,” or “S”

$34.95

BD4

Two-Roll Set (40 coins per roll)

“P” and “D”

$32.95

BD5

Single Roll (40 coins)

“S”

$18.95

BD6

Three-Roll Set

“P,” “D,” and “S”

$46.95

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Source: United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

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Passionate Collecting

June 22, 2015 in Cents, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, News, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ), Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), USA Coins, World Coins

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

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My introduction to numismatics began the “All-American” way in the mid 1970’s. A family friend gave me a Whitman folder for Lincoln Cents 1941 to date. Like millions of other kids before and since, I began to fill the holes in my album. In the 1970’s, finding most of the Lincoln cents for my budding collection was relatively easy. Every Friday after receiving my allowance, I would head to the bank for $5 worth of penny rolls. I repeated this process for months until my collection of 1941 to date Lincoln Cents was complete. Unfortunately, I lived in Florida, and… Full article at the source>

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Hometown collecting

June 22, 2015 in Blogs, Clubs and Associations, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Tokens

By: ScottCoin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

In the 1960s when my parents’ first child was becoming old enough to be enrolled in school, they decided it was time to move out of Brooklyn for the better schools of Long Island. One day, my father found an advertisement in the newspaper for some new homes being built in an old hamlet on […] Full article at the source>

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Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin Design Candidates

June 19, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The United States Mint has released the design candidate images for the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin. This should represent the final release of the series honoring the former First Spouses of the United States of America.

The design candidates for the Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin join other previously released design candidates for other 2016 First Spouse Gold Coins. Design candidates for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Dollar can be seen here.

At the present time, Nancy Reagan is still living at the age of 93. When the coins are issued, she may join a… Full article at the source>

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

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POLL: Who do you want to appear on the $10 note?

June 19, 2015 in Bank Notes, Blogs, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, U.S. Notes

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Since Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that the re-designed $10 note will feature the portrait of a woman, there have been a lot of polls popping up asking for readers to add their opinions as to whose portrait Secretary Lew should choose. Most polls have selected up to five different women with an option to […] Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

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