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Mickey & Friends silver coins embrace classic Disney characters

August 21, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Six of the most famous characters from Walt Disney Studios are captured on these stunning silver coins portraying Mickey & Friends –

Mickey Minnie Mouse Coins Perth Mint

Mickey Minnie Mouse Coins Perth Mint

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto.
These unique, lovable characters debuted to the public between 1928 and 1940. Quickly achieving audience adoration, they’ve remained intensely popular with subsequent generations ever since.

With no more than 10,000 of each coin available for release worldwide, the opportunity to collect all six releases Full article at the source>

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Royal Australian Mint New Releases Include Year of the Goat Coins

August 21, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Australian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Michael Zielinski (world.mintnewsblog.com)

Australia Tetra Decagon Year of the Goat Coin

The Royal Australian Mint has started accepting pre-orders for a range of new products which include gold and silver coins to celebrate the Year of the Goat as well as the latest releases in the Kangaroo Explorer’s First Sightings and Saltwater Crocodiles series.

The releases to celebrate the Year of the Goat begin with tetra decagon or 14-sided coins featuring a depiction of a mother goat with her young within a grassy field. The Chinese character Full article at the source>

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

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Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t

August 20, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By Doug Winter (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

1842-D Large Date $5.00 NGC AU55

Collectors often ask me about my thought process(es) when I make coin purchases. Why do I buy certain coins and pass on others? Why do I stretch for some coins, and make others based solely on a favorable price? These are great questions and I think they are worthy of a blog.

Most coin purchases involve some sort of compromise. Very few coins are “perfect” from an appearance standpoint. A coin may have been cleaned at Full article at the source>

Source:: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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United States Mint Opens Sales for Products Featuring Quarters Honoring Great Sand Dunes National Park Aug. 25

August 19, 2014 in Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON-The United States Mint will open sales Aug. 25 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for rolls and bags of circulating quality America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.

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Source:: United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

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Astronaut Richard Hieb Launches Orion Domed Coin

August 19, 2014 in Australian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Australian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Orion Constellation Domed Coin

Orion Constellation Domed Coin

Former NASA Astronaut Richard Hieb has launched the third and final coin within the Royal Australian Mint’s Southern Sky series. The 1 oz silver domed coin features Orion, one of the most widely recognized star constellations visible in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

The Southern Sky series began in 2012 with a design featuring the Crux or Southern Cross constellation. The second coin of the series issued in 2013 featured the Pavo constellation, which carries Full article at the source>

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

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SOLD OUT Another sell out from Gods of Olympus Series

August 19, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

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The following collector coin release is now sold out at The Perth Mint.

Gods of Olympus – Poseidon
2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin
Maximum Mintage: 1,500 Sold Out

 

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Prize winners named in The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series competition

August 19, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Competition, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Prize Winners, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Congratulations to the following people who have won coin prizes in The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series competition.

1st prize – The ANZAC Spirit 2014 1/2oz Silver Three-Coin Set and a copy of the Sydney Morning Herald dated the 4 August 1914.

WINNER: Margaret Dachan

2nd prize – The ANZAC Spirit 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

WINNERS: Dianne Procopio, James Sharpe, Melicia Mah, Shane Martin

Correct answers to the competition questions were as follows:

  1. Andrew Fisher
  2. German Full article at the source>Source:: Perth Mint Blog
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Mickey & Friends available 21 August 2014

August 19, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

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Availability date confirmed!

Mickey & Friends coins will be released this Thursday 21 August from 8.00am (AWST).

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John F. Kennedy Bronze Presidential Medal

August 18, 2014 in Blogs, Collecting, Commemorative, Medals, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint

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Kennedy Bronze Medal

Kennedy Bronce Medal

Last month, to coincide with the release of the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set, the United States Mint also began offering John F. Kennedy Bronze Medals.

These medals are part of the Presidential Medal series, which have seen issuance for each President of the United States from George Washington to George W. Bush. At various times in the past, the Mint has offered complete collections of the medals in 1-5/16 inch size. In Full article at the source>

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

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US Mint Releases Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coin

August 16, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Mint, USA Coins

By Michael Zielinski (http://news.coinupdate.com)

Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coin

The United States Mint is now accepting orders for the 2014 Lou Hoover First Spouse Gold Coins. Struck in one-half ounce of 24-karat gold, the coins honor the wife of President Herbert Hoover and First Lady of the United States from 1929-1933.

The obverse design of the coin features a portrait of Lou Hoover surrounded by the inscriptions “Lou Hoover”, the motto “In God We Trust”, “Liberty”, “2014 W”, the order of the Presidency “31st”, and… Full article at the source>

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

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Questions About NGC Proof Details Label

August 15, 2014 in Antique Coins, Coin Grading, Coins, News, NGC, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PCGS, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By Michael Bugeja

Recently I sold some 50-odd coins from my collection, pooled my savings, and won at auction a wished-for dream coin, an 1836 Gobrecht dollar owned by Dr. Henry Janes, chief surgeon for the Union Army at Gettysburg. After winning the lot, I wanted to ensure that the coin, offered raw Full article at the source>

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US Mint Circulating Coin Production July 2014, JFK Sales Update

August 14, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

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2014 US Penny 1 Cent

2014 US Penny 1 Cent

The United States Mint has provided their latest updated circulating coin production figures.

During the month of July 2014, total production reached 1.33 billion circulating quality coins at the United States Mint’s Denver and Philadelphia facilities. This represented a slight gain from the prior month when production had reached 1.28 billion Full article at the source>

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

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ANZAC Spirit coin series launched at moving event in Perth

August 14, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team  (Perth Mint Blog)

The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series launch in Perth was a moving and well-attended event with special guests from the Government, the Australian Defence Force and the Returned and Services League. The unique commemorative coins pay homage to the Australian men and women who served in the First World Full article at the source>

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The Saints Come Marching In To September 2014 Long Beach Expo

August 13, 2014 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Gold, Gold Coins, Medals, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS, Press Releases, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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August 13 2014

News media contact:

Steve Sloan, for Long Beach Expo, (949) 567-1223

The Saints Come Marching In
To September 2014 Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) —  Free admission coupons will be available, and the all-time finest collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins will be displayed in public for the first time anywhere at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 4 – 6, 2014.

“The A&A Saints Collection has a grade point average of 65.63, and now ranks as both the current number one and all-time finest Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1907-1932) in the PCGS Set Registry™.  This remarkable set includes eight of the finest known PCGS-certified Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles and 13 others that are tied for finest known.” said Cassi East, Long Beach Expo President.

Formerly in the Bentley Collection, this 1927-D Double Eagle, PCGS MS63, now is part of The A&A Saints Collection. (Photo by PCGS.)

Formerly in the Bentley Collection, this 1927-D Double Eagle, PCGS MS63, now is part of The A&A Saints Collection. (Photo by PCGS.)

he finest known 1932 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PCGS MS66+, is one of the highlights of The A&A Saints Collection. (Photo by PCGS.)

The finest known 1932 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PCGS MS66+, is one of the highlights of The A&A Saints Collection. (Photo by PCGS.)

Engraved by Gilroy Roberts, this 1953 U.S. Assay Commission medal is the finest known, graded PCGS SP65, and part of the Numismatic Americana Reference Collection on display at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo. (Photo by PCGS.)

Engraved by Gilroy Roberts, this 1953 U.S. Assay Commission medal is the finest known, graded PCGS SP65, and part of the Numismatic Americana Reference Collection on display at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo. (Photo by PCGS.)

Among the outstanding coins in the collection are:

  • 1908-D No Motto, the finest known and graded PCGS MS66+
  • 1909-D, pedigreed to the Eliasberg Collection, tied for finest known, PCGS MS67
  • 1914, pedigreed to the Duckor Collection and the finest known, PCGS MS66+
  • 1922-S, finest known, PCGS MS66+
  • 1924, finest known, PCGS MS68
  • 1927-D, pedigreed to the Bentley Collection, PCGS MS63
  • 1932, pedigreed to the Akers and Duckor Collections, finest known, PCGS MS66+

“The A&A Saint-Gaudens Collection set will be exhibited for the first time anywhere in the Collectibles Display area of the Long Beach Expo.  This display is courtesy of both the set’s anonymous Illinois owner and dealer Barry Stuppler of Stuppler & Company, Woodland Hills, California (booth #1129) who has been assisting the owner to build the amazing collection,” said East.

Stuppler stated: “After half a century as a collector and dealer, this is the finest gold coin collection I’ve ever had the pleasure of helping to build.  The owner of this Saints set has been collecting for about 15 years and considers this the centerpiece of his many coin collections.”

The superb quality “Numismatic Americana Reference Collection” of Medals of the United States Assay Commission, exhibited for the first time at the recent ANA World’s Fair of MoneySM, also will be displayed at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo.  It is the all-time finest PCGS Set Registry® set of historic U.S. Assay Commission medals of 1860 to 1977, and will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth (#807).

“The set has a weighted grade point average of 62.345 and is owned by PCGS Authorized Dealer William Shamhart, Jr. of Numismatic Americana, Inc. (booth #633) in Chester, New Jersey.  This will be the first time the set has been displayed in California,” said BJ Searls, Collectors Universe Set Registry & Special Projects Director.

In addition to numismatic displays, 1964-era memorabilia of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan, as well as a classic mid-1960s red Ford Mustang convertible nicknamed, “Cherry Pie,” will also be among the exhibit highlights of the show.  An original copy of The Beatles’ first U.S. recording contract with Vee Jay Records, valued today at $100,000, will be displayed.

The Long Beach Expo was started in 1964, and the entertainment memorabilia from that era is part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebration.

PCGS will offer a special opportunity for “crossover” service at the September show.  The usual Crossover grading fee will be waived on coins submitted at the show that do not crossover into PCGS holders.  Information about the PCGS Crossover Special can be found online at www.PCGS.com.

“More than 500 collectibles dealers attending the show buying and selling rare coins, gold, silver, paper money, stamps, sports memorabilia, estate jewelry and other collectibles.  Heritage Auctions, official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, will conduct sales (www.longbeachexpo.com/auctions) of United States and world rare coins and paper money, and there will be educational seminars and club meetings during the show,” said East.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16.  However, free admission coupons are available in advance online.  Show hours are Thursday and Friday, September 4 and 5, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, September 6, from 10 am to 5 pm.

“Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click ‘Get Passes,’ enter the special Promo Code, SEPTPR, and print out the free admission coupon to present 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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