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2014 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Set, Philadelphia

September 17, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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This set features all four 2014 Presidential $1 Coins minted at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. These coins have a circulating finish but have never been placed into circulation.

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Bill Motto: A Memoriam

September 17, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

A good guy passed away yesterday and I’d like to share some thoughts about him. William “Bill” Motto was the CEO of a major Midwestern company, but I knew him as an advanced collector of United States gold coins.

I really got to know Bill around four or five years ago when the United States Gold Coin Club was founded. I was vaguely aware of Bill prior to this but he was such a low-key, under-the-radar Full article at the source>

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How To Collect Type One Double Eagles

September 16, 2014 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Ship Wrecks, USA Coins

By Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

Type One double eagles have become the single most popular area of collecting in the rare date United States gold coin market. With the discovery of over 10,000 high grade, formerly rare issues in the S.S. Central America, S.S. Brother Jonathan, and S.S. Republic shipwrecks, Type Ones have received tremendous publicity in both the numismatic and non-numismatic press. This is clearly a design type which is destined to remain popular with a number of future Full article at the source>

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PCGS Advises How To Save Money On Restoring Your Coins

September 16, 2014 in Coins, Collecting, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS, Press Releases, Restoration

For immediate release
September 15, 2014

News media contact:
Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223

PCGS Advises How To Save Money On Restoring Your Coins

1928 Hawaiian Sesquicentennial 50c

1928 Hawaiian Sesquicentennial 50c Before and After Restoration

Professional Coin Grading Service has updated its experts’ tips about what kinds of unattractively-toned, environmentally-damaged and other “problem” coins can be restored, and has reduced the evaluation fee for submitted coins that subsequently do not qualify for PCGS Restoration service (www.PCGS.com/restoration).

“If your coins suffer from some types of problem that detract from their natural beauty, PCGS Restoration may be able to help,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

“Improper storage, accidental exposure to caustic elements or even the deliberate addition of foreign substances can detract from an otherwise beautiful coin.  These problems often can be addressed by the skillful application of various non-invasive and industry-accepted techniques.  Returning coins to their natural, original condition is the purpose of the PCGS Restoration service,” explained Willis.

PCGS Restoration will remove contaminants that are determined to have been deliberately and artificially applied, including putty, grease and other substances used by “coin doctors.”  Restoration also will remove contaminants on the coin’s surface caused by improper care or storage, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or verdigris.  Recent fingerprints also can be removed.

1971 Eisenhower dollar

1971 Eisenhower dollar Before and After Restoration

“Restoration certainly works in many cases and can produce wonderful results on many coins.  However, not all coins can be restored, so PCGS Restoration now has reduced its $25 examination fee to only $10 for submitted coins that are evaluated but do not qualify for restoration,” Willis announced.

PCGS has updated its concise, helpful web page of tips to help collectors and dealers determine what coins are right for PCGS Restoration service: www.PCGS.com/restoration.  To save time and money, collectors and dealers are encouraged to carefully read the information before submitting coins.

There also now is a link on that web page to a brief, introductory video about PCGS Restoration.

All coins restored through the PCGS Restoration service will be graded by PCGS.  Once graded by PCGS they will be covered by the PCGS Guarantee of Authenticity and Grade.

“When done properly, professional restoration can enhance the appearance and value of many coins,” said Willis.

Since its founding in 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service has authenticated, graded and certified over 29 million coins with a combined value of $29 billion.  For additional information, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt $1 Coin Cover

September 15, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

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The American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series showcases the Presidential $1 Coins. The 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt $1 Coin Cover is the 32nd issue in the series, which began in 2007. This limited-edition cover–only 25,000 will be produced–features two Franklin D. Roosevelt $1 Coins from the first day of production at each United States Mint facility–March 5, 2014 (Philadelphia), and April 14, 2014 (Denver). Full article at the source>

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2014 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – Great Sand Dunes National Park

September 15, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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The Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter is the fourth release in 2014 and the 24th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has the tallest dunes in North America forming the centerpiece of the site’s diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. These can be experienced through hiking, sand sledding, splashing in the Medano Creek, and watching wildlife. The Great Sa

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Gliding possum flies in the face of danger

September 15, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Mahogany Glider coin

Named after its rich brown mahogany-coloured belly, the Mahogany Glider is a large gliding possum found only in the Wet Tropics of northern Queensland.

A nocturnal, elusive and silent marsupial, the Mahogany Glider was first described in the 1880s. It seemingly disappeared and was regarded as extinct until scientists rediscovered it living near Tully in 1989.

The area’s woodland provides the Mahogany Glider with an open canopy, allowing it to glide from tree to tree. It uses Full article at the source>

Source:: Perth Mint Blog

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Scuba Diver Finds Oldest Coin in Bulgaria

September 10, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Sofia News Agency. 09/10/2014 (http://www.novinite.com)

An ancient coin believed to be the oldest one found so far in Bulgaria has been discovered in the Black Sea just off the town of Sozopol.

According to Vladimir Penchev, numismatist at the National History Museum (NHM) in Sofia, the coin made of electrum (a gold/silver alloy) can be dated back to the second half of the 7th century BC as originating from the kingdom of Lydia which means it is at least 2,650 years old.

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U.S. Mint previews new online catalog

September 10, 2014 in Blogs, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

By Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

After a few years of playing with the look-and-feel of their website, the U.S. Mint is in the process of redesigning and reprogramming their online catalog. Face it, the U.S. Mint has not been the paragon of customer service. Their website and fulfillment process has been severely lacking. There were times when the site would [...] Full article at the source>

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Australia’s secretive owl brought to light

September 9, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Records

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Masked_Owl_silver-coin

The Common Barn Owl has a mysterious family offshoot in Australia.

Unlike its extensively distributed relative, the Masked Owl is only found in coastal regions of Australia and some parts of New Guinea.

Even here it’s regarded as a bit of an enigma due to its nocturnal, secretive and often very silent behaviour, which makes it difficult to observe.

Now, The Perth Mint has highlighted this shy, rare bird with the latest release Full article at the source>

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Here we go again: U.S. Mint fights collectors

September 9, 2014 in Auctions, Blogs, Cents, Charity, Coins, Collecting, Legal, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Mint, USA Coins

By scott (Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws )

After all the U.S. Mint has tried to do to make itself more appealing to the collecting community, they are now reverting to their old form and attacking a collectors for owning a coin they claim is “contraband.” The argument is over a 1974-D Lincoln cent made of aluminum that was to be auctions by [...] Full article at the source>

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2014 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

September 8, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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US Mint 2014 Annual Uncirculated Coin Set

US Mint 2014 Annual Uncirculated Coin Set

Today, September 8, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2014 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set. This set brings together uncirculated versions of six different dollar coins issued for this year.

Across the six coins included in the set, three different series and three different mint facilities are represented. Specifically, each set includes the following coins:

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United States Mint Launches 24th America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin

September 6, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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MOSCA, Colo. – The United States Mint joined National Park Service officials today to launch the Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter, the 24th coin in the bureau’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

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ANA Responds to Kennedy Launch Fiasco

September 6, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Asociation), Blogs, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Conventions, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

By Scott (Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws))

The American Numismatic Association issued a statement on August 28 about the 2014 World’s Fair of Money. As part of the statement, the fiasco of the Kennedy half-dollar gold coin was addressed. Before I add my commentary, I do not blame the ANA or the U.S. Mint for the problems at the Kennedy Half-Dollar gold [...] Full article at the source>

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