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Women on 20s gets congressional attention

April 26, 2015 in Bank Notes, Blogs, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Paper Money, Politics, U.S. Notes

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

A few weeks after the Women on 20s group began their campaign, they gained the attention of congress to have two bills submitted to require the change be made. First up is Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) who introduced Women on the Twenty Act (S. 925) on April 14, 2015 and referred to the Committee on Banking, […] Full article at the source>

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United States Mint Begins Sales of 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin on April 30

April 24, 2015 in Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin (product code PM7) beginning on April 30 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Source: United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

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New Silver Coin from Italy Marks 70 Years of Peace in Europe

April 24, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Italian Coins, Italian Mint (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato IPZS), News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, World Coins

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

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The IPZS (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato) or the Italian State Mint have issued a new silver coin which observes the 70th anniversary of the end of conflict, hostilities and fighting in Europe as the Second World War came to an end on the continent on the 7th May 1945. As 1945 marked the end of World War II, this global conflict still causing a deep, open wound in the heart of Europe but, for the past seventy years – Europe and the European Union have represented a secure stronghold of democracy and human rights, and as… Full article at the source>

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WWI research inspires Mint staff to create unique wreath of remembrance

April 24, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Perth Mint employees who served during World War I have inspired two current members of staff to create a unique wreath to mark the 100th anniversary of the ANZACs.

By: Tracey Cobby and Debbie Philpot

After many years of researching World War I for the ANZAC Spirit – 100th Anniversary Coin Series we decided to create a personal tribute to commemorate this year’s ANZAC Day. We had both recently rekindled our love of knitting and crochet, and in the spirit of the Australian women who knitted over 1 million pairs of socks for the troops, it seemed fitting that we… Full article at the source>

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Think You Can Grade? Prove It! PCGS Brings Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

April 23, 2015 in Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Events, Grading, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Young Collectors

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Think You Can Grade? Prove It! PCGS Brings

Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

Test your grading skills

PCGS Brings Back Coin Grading Contest At June Long Beach Expo

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists can test their coin grading skills by competing in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show.

The collector and the dealer with the highest score will each receive a $1,000 check from Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com), and the young numismatist with the highest score will receive a PCGS-certified Morgan silver dollar.

The competition will be open to members of the PCGS Collectors Club, PCGS Authorized Dealers, PCGS Set Registry participants, PCGS CoinFacts subscribers and young collectors aged 16 or younger.

“The upcoming PCGS Grading Contest will be an outstanding opportunity for collectors, dealers and young numismatists to demonstrate their grading skills and receive a nice reward if they are able to match the opinion rendered by PCGS,” said Michael Sherman, PCGS Director of Collector Education.

Adults will have 20 minutes to grade 20 coins, young numismatists will have 20 minutes to grade 10 coins.

Participants must register in advance and reserve a time slot to take the test.  Registration and testing will be held at the PCGS Coin Grading Contest booth, #1127, at the Long Beach Expo and will begin during dealer set up on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 3, 2015, and continue throughout the show from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, and 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 6.

“A variety of coins have been carefully selected for the contest, and evaluating each one will definitely challenge even the most knowledgeable collector,” said PCGS Co-Founder David Hall.  “We’ve included a few plus grades, some designation dilemmas, and even a counterfeit coin to see who really knows their stuff.  We hope the contest will be fun as well as challenging, and we look forward to honoring the winners.”

The entry fee is $50 for dealers and adult collectors.  Entry is free for young numismatists 16 and younger.  Employees of PCGS and Collectors Universe are not eligible.  Additional information and rules about the contest will be posted on the PCGS website.

“Based on previous PCGS Grading Contests, we anticipate the available entry space will fill up quickly.  So, I encourage everyone thinking about entering to promptly register so they don’t miss out on this exciting way to test their grading skills,” said Don Willis, PCGS President.

To register or get additional information, call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848, Monday through Friday between 7:00 am to 5:00 pm PST.

The Long Beach Expo will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., in Long Beach, California.  Additional information about the show is available at www.LongBeachExpo.com

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Russian Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the First Man to Walk in Space

April 23, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Currency, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Russian Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Zielinski World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Central Bank of the Russian Federation has just released a silver proof commemorative coin which marks the 50th anniversary of the first man to walk in space.

On March 18, 1965, Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov exited the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk. He became the first human to conduct extra-vehiclar activity, meaning any activity done by an astronaut or cosmonaut outside a spacecraft beyond the Earth’s appreciable atmosphere. Alexei Leonov is still alive at the age of 80.

The obverse design of the coin features the emblem of the Bank of Russia, Full article at the source>

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2015 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® Available on April 27

April 22, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The 2015 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code U15) will be available for purchase starting April 27 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Source: United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

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2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Kisatchie National Forest Available on April 23

April 22, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin SetTM – Kisatchie National Forest (product code NF6) on April 23 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Source: United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

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48th NUMISMATA in Munich Recap

April 22, 2015 in Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, World Coins

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

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On March 7 and 8, 2015, the capital of Bavaria once again became the venue of a major numismatic event. As was to be expected, the 48th edition of the Munich NUMISMATA attracted collectors and dealers from all around the world. They witnessed a fair that was successful in every single way.

For 45 years now, NUMISMATA is one of those events that are a firmly established date in the calendar of all those interested in Classical numismatics. A great many visitors were to be expected, therefore, flocking to the 48th NUMISMATA in Munich on March 7 and 8, Full article at the source>

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

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Bicentenary of Napoleon’s Exile Featured on New High Relief Crown Coin

April 22, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Government & Treasury of Ascension Island have issued a new gold & silver coin which marks the 200th anniversary of the exile to Saint Helena of the Emperor of the French, Napoleon Bonaparte. Also known as Napoleon I, he was a French military leader and eventual French emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th Century. Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rose quickly through the military ranks during the French Revolution. After seizing political power in France in 1799, he crowned himself Emperor in 1804. Ambitious, shrewd and a skilled military strategist, Full article at the source>

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Updated sales and mintage figures available now

April 22, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

We’re pleased to announce that the latest sales and mintage figures for proof and other collectable coins issued by The Perth Mint are available now.

The latest update includes sales-to-date and declared mintage totals as at 31 December 2014.

This update for numismatic releases follows the recent updating of our bullion coin figuresFull article at the source>

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2015 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® Available on April 27

April 20, 2015 in Cents, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dimes, Dollar Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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WASHINGTON – The 2015 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code U15) will be available for purchase starting April 27 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Source: United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

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Langbords win their Double Eagles… for now!

April 19, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Legal, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

News out of Philadelphia that an three-judge appeals panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has overturned a lower court’s ruling and order the U.S. Government to return the ten 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins originally seized by the government after being certified as genuine by the U.S. Mint. The […] Full article at the source>

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Six Silver Medals to Honor Earth Day

April 19, 2015 in Blogs, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals

By: Admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Earth Day is coming and one fun way to bring awareness to environmental issues is by collecting the World Wildlife Fund’s silver medal set. Issued by the Royal Mint in honor of the WWF’s 50th anniversary in 2011, this set features six animals the organization protects. A famous quote from the WWF founder is broken […] Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Royal Canadian Mint Releases First Glow-in-Black-Light Coin

April 18, 2015 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Zielinskiworld.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

Summer Storm Black Light Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new series, which for the first time incorporates black light technology to enhance the design. The four coin series is entitled “Weather Phenomenon” with two releases schedule for this year and two releases the following year.

The first coin in the series carries a depiction of a summer storm. The reverse design by Canadian artists Tony Bianco and Arnold Nody features a landscape with a lone eastern white pine, shaped by steady winds, rising from a small rocky island in Ontario’s Gregorian Bay. The background features a stylized forest under a stormy Full article at the source>

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Family Wins Back 1933 gold double eagle

April 18, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Legal, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that the U.S. government must return 10 pieces of By a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Joan Langbord and her sons Roy and David are the rightful owners of the “double eagle” $20 gold pieces, after the government ignored their claim to the coins and missed a deadline to seek their forfeiture.

U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. They… Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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The Newest Level of Rarity: The Appearance, or Eye Appeal, Rarity

April 17, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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If you’ve been around the coin market for a while, you know that there are many different types of rarity. In this blog, I’m going to discuss the types of rarity you might already be familiar with, and one which you might not: the eye appeal or “appearance” rarity.

The first—and most traditional—type of rarity is absolute or fundamental. An absolute rarity is a coin which is rare in any grade. An example of this would be an 1883-O eagle, of which only a few dozen or so are known from an original mintage of just 800 coins. Even a cleaned Full article at the source>

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Simpson, the man with the donkey – a hero that “knew no fear”

April 17, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Bronce Coins, Bronze, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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John Simpson Kirkpatrick – “the man with the donkey” – is one of the most potent symbols of Australian courage and tenacity on Gallipoli.

Simpson was 22 years-old when he landed at dawn on 25 April 1915 tasked as a stretcher-bearer. With the aid of a donkey brought in to carry water, he transported wounded men day and night from the fighting in Monash Valley to the beach on Anzac Cove.

Private John Simpson in Shrapnel Gully with a wounded soldier on his donkey. [Australian War Memorial – P09300.001]

On the morning of 19 May, just three and a half weeks after his Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Do we dump Andy for a woman?

April 17, 2015 in Bank Notes, Blogs, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money, U.S. Notes, US Federal Reserve, US Government

By: Scott Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

During the course of searching for information, I stumbled upon the website for Women on 20s. It is a site dedicated to replacing the image of President Andrew Jackson with a woman by 2020. The group has targeted the $20 Federal Reserve Note to be replaced 2020 because it is the 100th anniversary of the […] Full article at the source>

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2015 Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coin

April 16, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, 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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Today, April 16, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 Bess Truman First Spouse Gold Coins. This will begin the ninth year of the series of one-half ounce 24 karat gold coins.

The obverse design of the coin features a portrait of Bess Truman designed by Joel Iskowitz and engraved by Phebe Hemphill. The inscriptions include the First Lady’s name, the motto “In God We Trust”, “Liberty”, “2015 W”, the order of the Presidency “33rd”, and the dates served “1945-1953″.

The reverse of the coin, which was designed by Joel… Full article at the source>

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

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