WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) today announced the five new reverse (tails side) designs that will appear on the 2015 coins released in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The Kennedy Half Dollar has been produced for 50 years, but a series of tweaks and modifications have left the current design with a very different appearance than the original. The original portrait design will be making a comeback within three different numismatic products created by the United States Mint Full article at the source>
Category: Featured Articles, US Coins
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July 29, 2014
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Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223
PCGS CoinFacts™ President Ron Guth Named Numismatist of the Year: What Makes Ron Run?
The American Numismatic Association’s 2014 Numismatist of the Year is PCGS CoinFacts™ President, award-winning author, researcher, educator and all-around good guy Ron Guth.
“There is no one more deserving of this recognition than Ron. His contributions to the hobby and profession are far-reaching and wide-ranging. He shares his knowledge and numismatic goodwill through books, educational seminars, and of course, through the tremendous expansion of PCGS CoinFacts under his leadership the past six years,” stated David Hall, President of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), the parent company of PCGS CoinFacts.
Guth began collecting coins in 1964 when the numismatic market was booming and much of the focus was on collecting coins by the roll. While his U.S. and world numismatic interests are extensive, these days Guth personally specializes in an area of coins that usually are not available in roll quantities: Bavarian “Madonna” Thalers issued from 1753 to the end of the 18th century.
He served as President of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) from 2005 to 2008. He then became President of PCGS CoinFacts.com (www.PCGSCoinFacts.com) in 2008 and has guided its growth to become the Internet’s most comprehensive resource for information about United States coins.
“According to our statistics, we now have pages for 33,483 coins with over 5,171 individual coin narratives,” said Guth.
“The growth of PCGS CoinFacts is primarily a function of the new additions in our grading division. New additions include die varieties, certain medals and tokens, and plus grades. As new services are developed, they begin to show up on PCGS CoinFacts,” he explained.
“I’m particularly proud of the Condition Census information we offer in areas that are underdeveloped or unavailable in the market, such as U.S. Patterns, California Fractional Gold, and Territorial Gold. Also, we cover all major rarities with updated census information.”
Guth has authored or co-authored nearly a dozen books on United States and German coins, and yet another is on the horizon.
“I’m currently working on a book with broad market appeal, but the title and contents are secret for now,” he hinted.
Guth will receive the Numismatist of the Year award at the ANA 2014 World’s Fair of MoneySM (www.worldsfairofmoney.com) banquet on Friday, August 8, in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.
A 10-day trial of free access to PCGS CoinFacts is available at www.PCGSCoinFacts.com.
WASHINGTON – Swedish-born businessman and diplomat Raoul Wallenberg was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
The silver-coloured 2p freak coin that was accidentally made in the wrong metal is set to sell for £1,000 at auction
By MAIL ON SUNDAY REPORTER. 26 July 2014 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
Coin was accidentally made in cupronickel rather than bronze
Was discovered in 1988 by a petrol station owner opening roll of new coins
Could fetch up to £1,000 at auction next week in Dorset
A two pence piece that was accidentally made in the wrong metal is set to sell for 50,000 times its face value.
The coin was struck in cupronickel, the blend of copper and nickel formerly used for 10p and 5p coins, when it should have been bronze.
The errant coin, thought to be unique, was discovered in 1988, by the owner of a petrol station in a roll of new coins.
July 25, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Asociation), Antique Coins, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, NGC, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Rare Coins, USA Coins
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July 25, 2014
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Monaco Prepares Brasher Doubloon For It’s World’s Fair of Money Display
(Newport Beach, California) — The finest certified 1787 Brasher Doubloon was shown to Southern California news media representatives as Monaco Rare Coins (www.MonacoRareCoins.com) of Newport Beach, California made final preparations for the legendary coin’s display at the upcoming 2014 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money (www.WorldsFairOfMoney.com).
Los Angeles and Orange County area television crews and reporters visited the Monaco offices on Thursday, July 25, to take pictures of the coin and interview Monaco President Michael Carabini and Vice President Adam Crum. In addition to a story about the historic coin, the Orange County Register newspaper posted a photo slideshow and a video at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/coin-629767-rare-coins.html?pic=2.
“In preparation for the exhibit at the ANA convention, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has updated the pedigree on the encapsulation insert label to read Virgil Brand – Monaco,” said Crum.
Described as one of the greatest numismatic rarities of the world, the coin is graded NGC MS63, and is the finest certified of the seven known 1787 Brasher Doubloons. It now is insured for $10 million for the display at the 2014 World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, August 5 – 9.
It was created 227 years ago by New York City gold and silversmith Ephraim Brasher, and is the first gold coin struck for the young United States. Monaco acquired the historic early American coin this past January at the Florida United Numismatists auction conducted by Heritage Auctions, and this upcoming exhibit will be only its second major public display the past quarter century.
A video prepared by Monaco Rare Coins and detailed information about the history of Brasher Doubloons is online at www.MonacoRareCoins.com/BrasherVideo.
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The United States Mint has just indicated that opening day sales for the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set reached 68,974 units. This amount has already exceeded the Mint’s initial production level by a wide margin and portends strong demand for the two forthcoming anniversary releases.
Each set contains …read more
Category: Kennedy Half Dollars
By: Douglas Winter. July 21st, 2014 (http://raregoldcoins.com)
I am generally not a participant in the generic gold market as I tend to favor scarce and rare dates over more common ones. But I like Indian Head half eagles a lot and a recent experience made me ask the question: “is it time to buy Indian Head half eagles?”
I bought a nice, fresh deal of Indian Head half eagles about six weeks ago. All were in very old holders and I broke them out and sent them off to grading. My results were excellent and nearly every coin graded MS64 or MS65. As I got ready to cash in on my windfall, I did some price research and was shocked. Unless they stickered at CAC (more on this in a few moments) the levels I was going to have to sell them left me breathless…and not in a good way.
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales July 28 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Young Collectors Set (product code B37).