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Perth Mint recognised for design excellence

October 29, 2014 in Awards, Blogs, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Prize Winners

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Perth Mint has won the Marketing Design Excellence Award at the 2014 WA Industry and Export Awards.

Now in their 26th year, the WA Industry and Export Awards are the State’s most prestigious business awards with categories including agribusiness, marketing and design, minerals and energy, biotechnology and small business.

Ron Currie, Sales and Marketing Director, accepted the Marketing Design Excellence Award on behalf of the Mint at the presentation dinner which was held on Friday 24 Full article at the source>

Source:: Perth Mint Blog

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US Mint Sets 300,000 Product Limit for Silver 50th Anniversary Kennedy Set

October 27, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By Michael Zielinski (Coin Update News)

kennedy-collection

The United States Mint has announced a product limit of 300,000 units for the upcoming 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. An ordering limit of five units per household will also be in place. The product will go on sale next week on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET.

The set containing four 90% silver half dollars struck at different mint facilities with different finishes had previously been announced during the Full article at the source>

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

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Coins in the Cake and Other Halloween Traditions

October 27, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Education, History

By admin (Liberty Coin and Currency Blog)

It’s that time of year again. Kids dress up in costumes, and candy is the currency du jour for children of all ages. But before Halloween became the holiday we all know, folks in Ireland and Scotland had different ways to celebrate on the same night. Their Halloween traditions didn’t involve with sweets. They celebrated […] Full article at the source>

Source:: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Special release commemorates 100th anniversary of convoy’s departure from Albany

October 27, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ), Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Convoy-in-King-George-Sound-Albany

In the wake of Britain’s declaration of war on 4 August 1914, the Australian Government promised 20,000 troops to the Empire’s war effort by the end of the year. Infantry and Light Horse units, along with supporting arms, were raised around the country as the young Australian nation rallied to the cause.

Within months, tens of thousands of men were mobilised, most of whom, having sailed from their state capitals, joined a convoy of ships gathering Full article at the source>

Source:: Perth Mint Blog

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PNG Announces Dates of 2015 Dallas Show

October 22, 2014 in Bank Notes, Clubs and Associations, Coins, Collecting, Events, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases

For immediate release
October 22, 2014

News media contact:
Robert Brueggeman, (951) 587-8300

PNG Announces Dates of 2015 Dallas Show

The Professional Numismatists Guild (http://www.PNGdealers.org) has scheduled a show in Dallas, Texas, Thursday to Saturday, February 26 – 28, 2015.

“The Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show sponsored by the PNG will be held at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center, and it will be open to the public,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

“This will be an opportunity for collectors in the Southwest to meet and do business with many PNG member-dealers from around the country who usually do not attend the local Dallas area shows in Fort Worth, Grapevine and Richardson, Texas.  We also are accepting applications for bourse tables from non-PNG members,” added PNG President Terry Hanlon.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions is the official auctioneer for the show.

Special discount room rates of $190 a night are available at the Gaylord Texas Resort, conveniently located about seven miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Additional information about the show will be announced in the coming months.

For bourse applications, visit http://www.pngdealers.org/events or contact the PNG by phone at 951-587-8300 or by email at info@pngdealers.org.

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US Mint Sales Report: Slow Start for New Product

October 22, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Market Report, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

By Michael Zielinski (News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News))

hoover-medal

The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut figure for the first new product release in a month. Elsewhere in the report, American Silver Eagles and annual sets made their typically strong showings while the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar products remained subdued ahead of the highly anticipated silver coin collection release.

On October 16, 2014, the US Mint began accepting orders for the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Full article at the source>

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

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A Fresh 1864-S Half Eagle

October 22, 2014 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coin Dealers, Coin Grading, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By Doug Winter(Douglas Winter Numismatics)

 

If I had to pick one single Liberty Head gold coin which would generate a whirlwind of interest if posted on my website, it would likely be the 1864-S half eagle. This is the rarest collectible half eagle from this mint (after the ultra-rare 1854-S), and it is clearly one of the four or five rarest gold coins ever struck at the San Francisco mint. In my estimation, there are around 30 examples known with Full article at the source>

Source:: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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Finest Known Type One Double Eagles: Part One, 1850-1858

October 21, 2014 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coin Grading, Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Grading, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By Doug Winter (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

While doing the research for my new online reference about Type One double eagles, I began to look for finest known examples for each specific issue. For some Type One double eagles this is easy as there is a clear finest known coin. For others, this is difficult as there might be a few examples bunched at the top of the Condition Census which are hard to separate.

It is my opinion that the highest graded… Full article at the source>

Source:: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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Numismatic Gastronomy, Part I

October 21, 2014 in Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Atlas Numismatics Blog

Coin dealers love to eat. Coin dealers love to travel. Why not explore a few of the delectable bites available on the world coin circuit?In Zürich my number one guilty pleasure is a glass of crisp white wine and a Flammkuchen at Zur Schtund. Flammkuchen is an ultra-thin bread topped with crème fraîche, fried onions, and lardons. As the name suggests, it should be fired in a wood oven. Known to the French Full article at the source>

Source:: Atlas Numismatics Blog

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Passion for coins comes out in the wash

October 20, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Visiting the laundry while living in the USA sounds like a curious way to get in to coins. Believe it or not, that’s exactly what sparked an enduring love of collecting for one Perth Mint customer. Here “MyTwoCents” recounts his story for The Perth Mint Blog.


“Coin collecting can be as simple or as complicated as you like. It can be inexpensive, such as looking through your pocket change and trying to save a dollar Full article at the source>

Source:: Perth Mint Blog

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Western Australian Centenary 1929 Medal (part 2)

October 15, 2014 in Blogs, Bronze, Collecting, Medals, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Centenary 1929 Bronze Medal

Centenary 1929 Bronze Medal

What happened to all the medals produced in celebration of Western Australia’s Centenary in 1929? Glenn Burghall’s research reveals that they were presented to a broad range of people – from ordinary school children right up to the reigning monarch!

Approximately 85,000 medals were struck at the Perth Branch of the Royal Mint to commemorate the Western Australian Centenary in 1929, and about 85% of these were distributed to the school-aged children of the State.

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Western Australian Centenary 1929 Medal (part 1)

October 13, 2014 in Blogs, Collecting, Copper, History, Medals, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Silver, Zinc

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Glenn Burghall delves into the background of one of the most important commemorative medals in the history of Western Australia.

The Western Australian Centenary 1929 medals were struck at the Perth Branch of the Royal Mint, from 1½ inch (38mm) dies produced in England, and from designs also created in England.

The obverse side of the medal showing the crowned bust of the then reigning monarch, King George V., was designed by Sir Bertram Mackennal, an Australian Full article at the source>

Source:: Perth Mint Blog

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Map Shaped Series gets more bite

October 9, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

October sees the launch of the latest coin from the Australia Map Shaped Series featuring native Australian animals.

The new coin portrays one of Australia’s most feared reptiles, the Saltwater Crocodile. A formidable and opportunistic predator, it’s capable of killing almost any animal that enters its territory!

Australia Map Shaped Coin Series – Saltwater Crocodile 2014 1oz Silver Coin

 

Check out this video clip of the actual coin in capsule.

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Information on the US Mint’s New Catalog Site

October 4, 2014 in Blogs, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint

By Mint News Blog

The United States Mint has provided the following message related to the new retail website, which launched on October 1, 2014:

The U.S. Mint’s new catalog site is working as expected, but we want to assist customers who are having trouble logging in for the first time, or who are concerned about what information was transferred from the old system to the new one. This message includes important information regarding how customers access and update Full article at the source>

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

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Richard Peterson Deputy Director of the US Mint Announces the New US Mint E-commerce Shopping Website

October 1, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, E-commerce, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

United States Of America Mint Logo

United States Of America Mint Logo

 The New US Mint Modern E-commerce Shopping Site address is: catalog.usmint.gov

 Here’s the announcement’s video

 

 

 

By: USMINT

Here’s another video with a preview of the new system which went live today Oct, 1st, 2014

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Season’s Greetings from Mickey Mouse and friends!

October 1, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, New Zealand Mint, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Disney-Christmas-2014_Silver-1_2oz_coin

This coin features a colourful seasonal image of Mickey Mouse celebrating Christmas with his friends Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto!

The words ‘Season’s Greetings’ and delicate snowflake motifs are engraved on the coin’s mirror-like table.A fantastic gift, the coin comes in book-styled presentation packaging vividly illustrated with Disney’s famous characters.

The coin is protected in a star-shaped capsule with a red ribbon, enabling it to be enjoyed as a sparkling hanging decoration year-after-year.

Full article at the source>

Source:: Perth Mint Blog

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