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Rare Roman coin amongst Somerset collection

October 30, 2012 in Coins, Roman Coins

(http://www.bbc.co.uk) BBC News Somerset

30 October 2012

A rare Roman coin dating back to AD 269 has been found amongst a bequeathed private collection in Somerset.

The coin is a radiate of Gaius Marcus Aurelius Marius, an emperor believed to have reigned for only months.

The Marius coin was discovered by staff at the Community Heritage Access Centre in Yeovil. Photo: Community Heritage Access Centre

The Marius coin was discovered by staff at the Community Heritage Access Centre in Yeovil. Photo: Community Heritage Access Centre

It was discovered in the Ilminster area and is part of a collection of hundreds of coins owned by Bristol-born James Stevens Cox, who died in 1997.

Ben Sayers, from the Community Heritage Access Centre (CHAC) in Yeovil, said it was “an amazing discovery”.

“The chances of a coin minted in such a small window of opportunity surviving the best part of 2,000 years are tiny,” he added.

The centre, which will house the coin, said there could be as few as 50 of the coins in existence in England.

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Numismatic Museum, Athens. (Google Art Project)

October 30, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Greek Coins, Roman Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

Numismatic Museum

56 Artworks, 3 Artists

The Numismatic Museum is situated in the heart of the historic center of Athens. Its collection consists of more than 500,000 objects, coins, lead seals, weights, medals and gems, from the ancient Greek world, Rome, Byzantium, Eastern civilizations, medieval and modern Europe, America and the modern Greek state. It is unique in Greece and one of the most significant of its kind worldwide.
The Museum is housed in the Iliou Melathron, once the residence of the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. The building, a work by the architect Ernst Ziller, was completed in 1880 and stood as a reference point for the Athenian social life. The building combines elements of neoclassicism and the Italian Renaissance and its decoration expresses the passion of Schliemann for antiquity.

The permanent collection presents the history of coins from the ancient Greek world until modern times, showcasing the methods of production and control, the numismatic system, the symbolism of the depictions, the market value and the coin circulation, the strong –international coins and their geopolitical expansion as well as the people’s relationship with money. The collection of medals on exhibit preserve information on important historical events, rulers, historical individuals, important buildings and cities from the Renaissance to this day. Temporary exhibitions, cultural events and planned educational programs are organized in the museum galleries and courtyard. There is a museum shop for visitors and a museum café in the garden of the Museum.

The Numismatic Museum Google Art Page

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Gold in Hong Kong: ridiculously cheap spreads

October 29, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins

Simon Black, Sovereign Man.  October 28, 2012, Hong Kong.

After spending a fantastic weekend in Myanmar, I headed to Hong Kong late Sunday to partake in one of my favorite activities: buying gold on the cheap.

As we’ve discussed before, Hong Kong consistently ranks as one of the cheapest places in the world to buy gold. In the past I’ve bought one ounce gold coins for as low as 0.1% over spot in Hong Kong… practically a rounding error. I suspect in the future it may be outmatched by Singapore. But not yet.

To be fair, premiums in Hong Kong do fluctuate wildly based on supply and demand. Just before Chinese New Year, for example, gold demand soars. It’s a common gift for the holiday.

Right now is a time of high demand; much of this is driven by mainland Chinese coming across the border to buy gold and stash it in Hong Kong.

But while gold premiums do vary in Hong Kong with supply and demand, there’s another metric that’s equally important to pay attention to: the spread. And spreads in Hong Kong are among the lowest I’ve seen anywhere in the world.

As you probably know, the spread is the difference between a dealer’s buy and sell prices. For example, if a dealer sells gold coins for $1,775/ounce and buys them back at $1,725/ounce, his spread is $50. The lower the spread, the better for us.

This morning, the spot price of gold quoted in Hong Bank dollars was HKD $13,285.05. Remember that’s Hong Kong dollars– about $1,714.20 in US dollars.

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PCGS Announces Another Milestone; Grades 25,000,000th Coin

October 29, 2012 in Coin Grading, Coins

From PCGS.com (Professional Coin Grading Service)

With the advent of independent, third-party grading in 1986, PCGS changed the numismatic landscape forever. On October 25, 2012 we graded coin number 25,000,000 – the beautiful 1871 M4 10 Yen Piece shown here – submitted by a customer from Tokyo, Japan. It was graded Secure Plus MS65 by PCGS experts.

PCGS Announces Another Milestone; Grades 25,000,000th Coin

PCGS Announces Another Milestone; Grades 25,000,000th Coin

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Why Are Nice Coins So Hard to Find?

October 28, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, USA Coins

By Doug Winter On October 24, 2012 (http://www.raregoldcoins.com)

Douglas Winter Numismatics.

When I’m at shows or talking to collectors and dealers over the phone, I hear a common refrain: nice coins are very hard to find. This appears to be the case in nearly all strongly collected series, be it Indian Cents, Civil War era gold or Morgan Dollars. I have a few theories about this which I’d like to share.

The first is simple: not everyone has the same concept of what is a “nice” coin. I like dirty, original 18th and 19th century gold and a coin with the aesthetics that I find appealing is clearly not going to be the same for someone who likes coins that are bright and shiny.

I don’t think the moaning about a lack of nice coins is new and I’m guessing that collectors in 1912 were complaining in some of the same ways that collectors in 2012 are.

Let me share a theory with you that is basically speculative but which I think has some real merit. As I have stated many times, grading is a continuum. A “grade” is actually a range which can be expansive. As an example, let’s look at the MS63 grade.

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“Found” Coin Expected To Bring More Than $100,000 At Auction

October 27, 2012 in Coins, New England Coins, Silver Coins, USA Coins

October 27, 2012 By Coin Update (http://news.coinupdate.com)

A famously rare New England Sixpence is set to cross the block in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. The rare coin, which was found with a metal detector, is expected to sell for a price of more than $100,000.

Originally struck in 1652, the coin was discovered 339 years later in a Long Island potato field by Lillian P. Rade of East Hampton using a metal detector. The story of the discovery made national news and was even covered by “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not,” which illustrated the coin and told its remarkable story in a December 11, 1991 feature.

New England Sixpence

New England Sixpence

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South Florida dealer hoping to find rare copper penny

October 27, 2012 in Coins, Copper Coins, USA Coins

October 26, 2012 By Ben Wolford, Sun Sentinel (http://www.sunsentinel.com)

BOCA RATON — Michael O’Higgins would pay $200,000 for a penny. But only if it’s the penny, an elusive and storied 1943 copper cent.

O’Higgins, 57, of Hallandale Beach, makes his living buying monetary oddities and selling them at a profit. The latest scuttlebutt among coin collectors suggests there’s a 1943 lurking in South Florida, so he placed an ad in a local weekly: “$200,000 reward.”

“A lot of the time it’s a wild goose chase,” he said.

In 39 years of coin hunting, the Maryland native has chased his share of nickels and dimes. Recently, when the Federal Reserve released a batch of misprinted dollar coins in Detroit, he said he scrambled to the city’s banks and traded his finds for about $100,000.

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Buying and Storing Gold in Singapore Simon Black, Sovereign Man

October 26, 2012 in Gold, Gold Coins, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins

http://www.businessinsider.com (By: Simon Black)

October 25, 2012, Singapore

We’ve discussed at length the importance of owning precious metals. The financial system is so full of insolvent banks and bankrupt governments, and gold is one of the few assets that you can own which is not simultaneously somebody else’s liability.

Now, there are no shortage of products out there to buy gold. All you have to do is log in to your discount brokerage account and buy some ETF shares. But doing so almost defeats the purpose of owning gold to begin with.

Gold is a safe haven. It’s an ‘anti-currency’ and proxy against the financial system. The more perilous bank and government balance sheets become, the more attractive gold becomes because it carries none of these risks.

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Gold Expert Mike Fuljenz Assists Police Agencies on Numismatic Crimes

October 26, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion, was a keynote speaker at a special training course for Texas law enforcement personnel on the topic of investigating crimes involving rare coins, bullion and jewelry.

 

Houston, Texas (PRWEB.com) October 26, 2012

Sandwiched between receiving an award, autographing copies of his book and purchasing gold coins to fulfill his customers’ orders, America’s Gold Expert® , Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (http://www.UniversalCoin.com), recently was a keynote speaker at a special training course for Texas law enforcement personnel on the topic of investigating crimes involving rare coins, bullion and jewelry.

Fuljenz provided seminar participants with information on where they can promptly get assistance.

“I gave them specific names of experts and organizations to contact when a theft is reported or a recovery is made, and also provided useful case examples of how law enforcement agencies across the nation have successfully handled different types of numismatic crimes,” explained Mike Fuljenz.

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China Silver Demand to Climb to Record

October 25, 2012 in Precious Metals, Silver

By Bloomberg News – Oct 25, 2012 3:36 AM ET (http://www.bloomberg.com)

Silver demand in China, the world’s second-largest user, is set to jump as much as 10 percent next year to a record as investors look to preserve wealth, according to Beijing Antaike Information Development Co.

Consumption may climb to 7,700 metric tons after gaining 6 percent to 8 percent in 2012, Shi Heqing, an analyst at Beijing Antaike, said in an interview on Oct. 22. About 33 percent of the country’s demand comes from jewelry and coins, with the rest from industrial use in photography, solar and electrical appliances, according to Antaike, which has studied metals for two decades.

Investors in China are buying more silver as the second- largest economy slowed for a seventh quarter, the Shanghai Composite Index is heading for a third straight annual drop and property curbs are limiting prices. Silver climbed 15 percent this year and holdings by exchange traded funds gained 6.5 percent this year after touching 592 million ounces last week.

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Annual state coin show, convention this weekend

October 25, 2012 in Coin Shows, Coins

TheTandD.com (The Times and Democrat http://thetandd.com)

GREENVILLE — The South Carolina Numismatic Association’s 40th annual Coin Show and Convention will be held Oct. 26-28 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.

The bourse hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The event will offer a 100-plus-table dealer bourse area and collector exhibits. Dealers in coins and paper money from across the Southeast will be on hand to buy, sell and trade coins, tokens, medals, currency and paper money.

Many dealers will provide free, informal appraisals for visitors who bring coins and paper money. Free appraisals will also be available from the Independent Coin Grading Service.

A gold panning exhibit will be available for anyone wishing to try their hand at panning for gold.

The general membership meeting of the SCNA will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. An educational program on “The Tokens of Greenville, SC” will be given by Tony Chibbaro at noon.

Bob Hartje will present a young numismatist program at 1 p.m. Saturday, designed for ages 8 to 18. Participants will learn why and when money is good, and why it is accepted or not accepted for certain transactions. A short play titled “Beg, Borrow and Steal — The Financing of the American Revolution” will also be featured.

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More information is also available online at sc-na.org or coinshows.com

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Numismatics at an Auto Show

October 25, 2012 in Coins, Copper Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, USA Coins

Coins Collector Blog (http://coinsblog.ws) (By Scott)

You never know when a hobby would intersect with an interest. Of course the hobby is numismatics. The interest is cars. Not just any cars, but classic cars. I have a weak spot for the muscle cars of the early 1970s and just about any car built before 1960. In fact, my dream car is a red 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. I cannot think of any car that screams American over-the-top solid engineering and styling of Harley Earle than of that 5,000 pound beast. General Motors sold the car for $7,400 in 1959 which would be $58,845.77 in 2012 dollars. Even though the Series 62 may be a little less expensive on the current classic car market, when you are looking at cars out of your price range why not go for the top of the line!

Saturday was the 2012 Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show, a yearly show supported by 25 local and regional car clubs. When I arrived around 1 o’clock I saw a field with more than 500 antique and classic cars. Although I was not interested in some cars, there were others that were absolutely stunning. While I did not find a 1959 Cadillac, there were a few cars that I would love to own. You can see some of the cars I found and a quick video of the inside of a Volkswagen Bus visit on my page at Photobucket.

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Granville Redmond, Audemars Piguet & Gold Coins on Oct 28, 2012 Auction

October 24, 2012 in Auctions, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins

GovernmentAuction’s October 28, 2012 auction of original artwork, precious gems and gold coins headline this weekend’s auction event on the online auction site LiveAuctioneers.com. Collectors and bargain hunters alike can bid on over 1,300 items in this one day historic auction event with bidding starting at only $2 on most lots. Including in the auction are select pieces of antique gold coins, diamond necklaces and a rare art piece from Granville Redmond.

Tehachapi, CA (http://PRWEB.com) October 24, 2012

GovernmentAuction’s October 28, 2012 auction of original artwork, precious gems and gold coins headline this weekend’s auction event on the online auction site LiveAuctioneers.com. Collectors and bargain hunters alike can bid on over 1,300 items in this one day historic auction event with bidding starting at only $2 on most lots. Including in the auction are select pieces of antique gold coins, diamond necklaces and a rare art piece from Granville Redmond.

In addition to the fine jewelry being presented, the auction house is also featuring a collection of gold coins. A unique coin offered is a 1883 $10 Liberty Gold Coin. Also known as the “Coronet”, the coin was designed by sculptor Christian Gobrecht. The Coronet features Lady Liberty wearing her hair in a loose bun with a coronet on her head inscribed with the words “Liberty”. The reverse bears a proud American Eagle with the words “United States of America,” and motto “In God We Trust.” The composition of the coin is 90% gold and 10% copper which accounts for its beautiful warm golden hue.

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Tasmanian Devil Featured in Endangered and Extinct Silver Coin Series

October 24, 2012 in Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

October 23, 2012 By Michael Zielinski (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The Perth Mint of Australia has released the third coin within the “Endangered and Extinct” series, which features the Tasmanian Devil. The two previous releases of the series have sold out.

The Tasmanian Devil is Australia’s largest carnivorous marsupial. The animal is characterized by its stocky muscular build, black fur, and its bloodcurdling screeches. Trapping, poisoning, and devil facial tumor disease have taken a heavy toll on the population. In 2009, the International Union for Conservation of Nature classified the animal as endangered.

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The Royal Canadian Mint makes the holiday season pop with gift coin by artist Gary Taxali and other new collectibles

October 24, 2012 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

(http://www.stockhouse.com)
Royal Canadian Mint MNT.U
10/23/2012 1:00:00 PM

OTTAWA, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ – The Royal Canadian Mint is putting a new spin on celebrating the holidays with the help of Canadian pop artist Gary Taxali, who is the creative force behind the special edition 25-cent coin featured in the 2012 Holiday Gift Set.  His trademark pop art style brings to life the magic of the holidays with a whimsical scene of Christmas tree ornaments which evoke retro cartoon design.  This special gift set, whose packaging features the equally iconic photography of contemporary artist Matt Barnes, is one of many exciting collectibles which celebrate and preserve the spirit of the holiday season.

“The Royal Canadian Mint is always looking for new ways to design coins which celebrate themes of importance to Canadians and the original creation of Gary Taxali has been a wonderful addition to our holiday collection,” said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.  “We are proud to be collaborating with Canada’s contemporary artists to explore new design ideas which make our coins perennial stand outs.”

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Link to Royal Canadian Mint http://www.mint.ca

 

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Vote: How, If At All, Should You Invest In Gold?

October 23, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Precious Metals

From The Wall Street Journal’s personal-finance blog  (http://blogs.wsj.com)

By Liam Pleven

The investing world has changed radically for gold fans in recent years.

There may be no other single commodity for which there is such a wide variety of choices in how to gain exposure.

There are mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that hold gold-mining stocks and also ETFs that own bars of bullion or gold futures. And then there’s a perennial standby, the personal stash of coins or bars.

 

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Numismatic group brings state show to Fort Dodge

October 22, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By JOE SUTTER, lifestyle@messengernews.net , Messenger News (http://www.messengernews.net)

Local currency club is among most active in Iowa, says Scacci

 

This coin show will have more than just coins. Visitors can see a Fort Dodge $20 bank note, a genuine $1,000 bill and 50 pounds of Spanish shipwreck silver worth more than $30,000.

The annual Iowa Numismatic Association Coin Show and Convention will be held Saturday and Oct. 28 at the Career Education Building at Iowa Central Community College and draw currency lovers from throughout the state, and dealers from at least seven different states.

“We’ll have at least 40 dealers in the bourse area – that’s where you buy, sell, trade and evaluate coins, paper money, whatever,” said banker and Fort Dodge Coin Club member Michael Scacci.

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Krause Publications Announces 2013 Coin of the Year Nominees

October 20, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

By NumisMaster Staff (http://www.numismaster.com)
October 15, 2012

Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products, has announced the nominees for the 2013 Coin of the Year awards.

Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. The awards will be presented during a ceremony taking place at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, during first weekend of February 2013.

The coins nominated for this year’s awards were released in 2011, and represent the highest achievement in theme, design and marketing from mints and central banks from around the world.

A panel of judges including authors, editors, and numismatists, as well as members of the American Numismatic Association and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, met October 12 to choose the following nominees from hundreds received from around the world.

These nominees will now go on to be judged by a worldwide panel of mint and museum officials, journalists and individual experts, to decide a winner in each individual category, and in the end, the final Coin of the Year.

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Rare coins, bills arrive at Dallas Convention Center

October 19, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

Instant Live 8: Rare coins, bills arrive at Dallas Convention Center

By: WYATT GOOLSBY (wfaa.com)

DALLAS – Millions of dollars worth of rare coins and paper money are on display in Dallas. The National Money Show opened its doors Thursday morning at the Dallas Convention Center.

Throngs of collectors are expected to make it to the show between Thursday and Saturday. They will check out coins worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, plus misprinted paper bills.

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The National Money Show At Dallas Texas is from Oct-18 to Oct-20

October 19, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

They say everything’s bigger in Texas

The ANA’s Fall National Money Show in Dallas is no

exception

The bustling bourse will host more than 500 dealers and a Texas-sized numismatic inventory. The ANA’s Museum Showcase will present an array of seldom-seen numismatic treasures from the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and private collections, including items of local interest. The ANA will present its unparallelededucational classes and talks. Of course, there will be plenty of fun – from family activitiesprize drawings as well as children’s activities such as Treasure Trivia and the Kids Zone.

There’s something for everyone Oct. 18-20 at Dallas Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, Texas.

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Silver, the Stepchild of Gold. Silver is ‘commonly referred to as ‘the poor man’s gold’

October 18, 2012 in Gold, Precious Metals, Silver

By Heide B. Malhotra
TheEpochTimes.com Staff

With the value of gold skyrocketing, silver has been viewed by investors as the stepchild of gold, which reached the New York spot price of $1,778.40 on Oct. 3, while silver lingered around $34.60, according to the Kitco website.

In contrast to silver, even platinum, palladium, and rhodium were selling at a much higher price than silver on Oct. 3, at $1,684, $650, and $1,200 respectively.

The cumulative average gold price was $279.11 in 2000, reaching $1,224.53 in 2010 and $1,653.57 on Oct. 3, while the cumulative average silver price was $4.95 in 2000, $20.19 in 2010, and $30.69 on Oct. 3.

Silver is “commonly referred to as ‘the poor man’s gold” and gold’s ugly cousin and other derogatory phrases. And since the age of electronics has set in, 90% of it is used for such inglorious things as connections in our gizmos, which wind up at the bottom of our landfills,” an Oct. 1 article on the Seeking Alpha website states.

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THE HOBBIT Coins to Become “Precious” in New Zealand

October 17, 2012 in Coins, Gold Coins, New Zealand Coins, Silver Coins

by Shawn Cauthen (http://www.screenslam.com)

THE HOBBIT COINS – According to the New Zealand Post, The Hobbit commemorative coins will be release by New Zealand as actual legal tender. The coins themselves will be worth thousands of dollars and feature characters from Peter Jackson’s epic. The coins will go on sale starting November 1, 2012.

Gold coins, $1 face value: Priced at $29.90 – depicts Bilbo Baggins, in the presence of Thorin Oakenshield, signing the contract which will lead him on his adventures; a set of three others also available for $85 showing Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield and dwarves.

Silver coins with gold plating, $1 face value: Priced at $149 – shows Bilbo Baggins setting out at the start of his epic quest.

Silver coin set, $1 face value: Priced at $889 for a set of six. Limited to 1000 sets and shows Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Gollum, Thorin Oakenshield, Elrond and Radagast.

Premium gold coins, $10 face value: Either a single coin depicting Bilbo Baggins, priced at $3695, with only 1000 available; or a set of three for $10,995, limited to just 250 sets and depicting Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield.

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New coin honours women in military Georgina Pope was first Canadian to receive Royal Red Cross Medal

October 17, 2012 in Canadian Coins, Silver Coins

CBCNews (http://www.Cbc.ca)

A new $5 silver coin has been minted in honour of one of the first Canadian women to earn a rank in the military, and the women who followed her.

Georgina Pope was born in 1862 and grew up on her family’s estate in Charlottetown, with a governess and servants. She was expected to live life as a socialite but took a much different path.

Pope was one of the first Canadian women to receive a military rank for her service in the Boer War. She was also awarded the Royal Red Cross Medal, the first Canadian to receive that honour. In 1908, Pope was appointed Canada’s First Matron in charge of training military nurses.

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Handkerchief drawer yields rare gold coin 1703 Vigo Bay 5-guinea piece surfaces in estate

October 17, 2012 in British Coins, Coins, Gold Coins

By Jeff Starck Coin World Staff (http://www.coinworld.com)

A surprise find in a handkerchief drawer included what may be just the 16th known example of one of the most famous and valuable British gold coins.

A woman searching through her late husband’s belongings found a Very Fine example of the 1703 Vigo gold 5-guinea coin, which was struck from gold seized after a victorious naval battle at Vigo Bay off the coast of Spain.

The coin, identified with VIGO beneath the bust of the queen, is regarded as one of the most desirable coins in the entire English milled gold series.

The coin, which could be worth an estimated £80,000 to £120,000 (about $128,322 to $192,483 U.S.), will be offered in a Dec. 6 auction in Lewes, England.

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Record demand for historic bullion coins, thanks to Diamond Jubilee

October 17, 2012 in Coins, Gold Coins

TheSouthAfrican.com

Purchasers of gold coins commemorating events such as the Diamond Jubilee, Football World Cup, London Olympics and the Titanic centenary have turned their attention to historic gold coins, according to the Scoin Shop, the UK and South Africa’s only gold coin retail chain, of which a record sales increase has been reported.

Sales of these historic coins from circa 1840 – 1910 from both Britain and the old South African Republic are up 50 percent on 2011 according to Scoin Shop sales figures, which has since launched a specialist division to offer customers these rare and valuable coins.

The most sought-after coins include the 1902 ‘Veldpond’ (translates to ‘Bush Pound’ gold coin) minted by hand by the Boers in the North Eastern wilderness of South Africa (Pilgrim’s Rest, Mpumalanga) during the final months of the Anglo-Boer war. British Royal Mint coins leading the demand include the ‘Una and the Lion’ – a gold £5 denomination Sovereign designed to commemorate the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign, widely considered one of the most beautiful British coins ever struck.

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