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History of the Angel or Angelot Coin

November 30, 2014 in Antique Coins, British Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, World Coins

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

Richard-III-Angel-coin

The angel or angelot was first introduced to the shores of England by King Edward IV in 1465 and the minting of these particular coins lasted until the reign of King Charles I. The obverse usually carried a depiction of St Michael slaying a dragon, which was a representation of the devil. On the reverse – a ship was also depicted.

Over time, the Angel varied in value from 6 shillings and 8 pence to… Full article at the source>

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Great American Mines: Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine

November 30, 2014 in Blogs, Education, Gold, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Treasure, Treasure Hunting

By admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

For centuries, legends have inspired men to search for gold in the Southwest region of the United States. Shovels in hand, treasure hunters have chased legends of a place called the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine. Possible locations range from Mexico to just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. According to most legends, the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine […] Full article at the source>

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America the Beautiful 2014 Quarters Circulating Coin Set

November 26, 2014 in Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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The 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™ contains one each of the five circulating 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters minted in Philadelphia and one each of the five circulated America the Beau Full article at the source>

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Everglades National Park 2014 Quarter, 3-Coin Set

November 26, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: US Mint Product Info

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Everglades National Park 2014 Quarter, 3-Coin Set includes an uncirculated quarter from the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia, an uncirculated quarter from the U.S. Mint at Denver and a proof quarter from the U.S. Mint… Full article at the source>

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Banco Central Do Brasil launches the Rio 2016 games commemorative coins

November 25, 2014 in Brazil Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: http://www.bcb.gov.br November 25th, 2014.

Banco Central do Brasil launched the first nine commemorative coins of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games numismatic programme: one gold, four silver and four circulation coins. The programme will comprise a total of 36 coins, which will be released by 2016. See the pictures of the coins.

The gold coin honors, in addition to Christ the Redeemer, the 100 meters, one of the sports that represent the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (faster, higher, stronger).

The silver coins celebrate Rio de Janeiro: the obverse, with known landscapes where cariocas, the inhabitants of Rio, play sports such as rowing, running, cycling andbeach volleyball; the reverse, with aspects of the culture and nature of the city and Brazil. Franciscana Dolphin, Bromeliad, Arches of Lapa and Bossa Nova inaugurate the four thematic series: Fauna, Flora, Architecture and Music, respectively.

The Olympic and Paralympic sports are the highlight of the circulation coins. In the first release, Athletics and Swimming represent two of the sports in which Brazil won more medals in Olympic Games; Golf and Paratriathlon, the two that will become part of the 2016 Games. The R$1 coins will be put into circulation by the banking network. A part of it will be sold in special blister packs for collection.

After the release, the coins may be purchased in Brazil at the Banco do Brasil (BB) website  through a bank payment slip or, in the case of BB account holders, direct debit. The coins will also be on sale at the BB agencies listed below. There, payment will be only in cash.

All projects were developed by the Banco Central do Brasil and Casa da Moeda (the Brazilian mint) teams, with the technical support of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee.

In 2015, on a date to be announced, two sets – one with the first four silver coins and another with the four circulation coins – will be available.

The second release of the Olympic Programme will take place in the first half of 2015.

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US Mint Reduces 50th Anniversary Kennedy Silver Set Product Limit

November 25, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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Reverse Proof Kennedy Half Dollar

The United States Mint has announced a reduction to the product limit for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. The previously indicated limit of 300,000 units has now been reduced to 225,000 units.

The four coin silver set represented the third in a trio of products issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar series. The US Mint seemed to be anticipating intense demand for the product… Full article at the source>

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NEW RELEASES Exciting coins celebrate Chinese themes

November 25, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

LionDance

Today sees the announcement of three exciting new releases celebrating Chinese themes.

   2015 Chinese Lion Dance 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The Chinese lion dance is a form of traditional dance dating back to the Han Dynasty (205 BCE to 220 CE) in China. The dance is performed during Chinese New Year and other traditional, cultural and religious festivals and is thought to bring good luck and fortune.

Incidentally, lions are not native to China; they were… Full article at the source>

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ANAGRAM Win an Australian Abalone Shell 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

November 25, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Abalone

At the opening of the abalone fishing season, thousands descend on rocky shorelines and reefs around Australia for their quota of highly-prized abalone.

Adored for its stunning inner shell, the flesh of the abalone is considered to be a culinary delicacy and consumed raw or cooked in a variety of dishes.

For your chance to win the Australian Abalone Shell 1oz Silver Proof Coin, one of the most eye-catching releases of 2014, rearrange the following Full article at the source>

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Easy guide to Christmas gift-giving

November 24, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Pearl_Cufflinks

The festive season is approaching rapidly and to make buying easier this year we’ve extended our range of sparkling gifts suitable for family and friends on Christmas morn.

As well as traditional Perth Mint favourites, we’ve a host of beautiful new offers ranging from super ideas for stocking fillers to gorgeous jewellery pieces.

Here we present a taster of what you’ll find on the expanded Gifts & Jewellery section of our website. Full article at the source>

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Is There A ”Best Time” to Buy Coins?

November 23, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

On my way to lunch the other day, I listened to a great radio story on This American Life about the day to day trials and tribulations at a car dealership in Long Island. One of the take-aways from this NPR story was that—as I had always suspected—car are cheaper at the end of the month and, especially, at the end of the year. In the example given in the story, an ambitious sales Full article at the source>

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Give Thanks if You Own a 1920 Pilgrim Half Dollar

November 23, 2014 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Half Dollars, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

In 1620, the Pilgrims set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in the Mayflower. Though headed for Manhattan, the Mayflower was caught in a storm, and landed at Plymouth Rock instead. While this inhospitable environment was not their intended destination, the Pilgrims nonetheless made a home for themselves in Plymouth. With the help of Native American […] Full article at the source>

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2015 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners

November 19, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Prize Winners, World Coins

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

Austria Red Deer Coin

Krause Publications has recently announced the ten category winners for the 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Each year, the nomination and award process provide a nice look at the diverse themes, technologies, and styles employed by mints around the world.

The original slate of nominees included 94 different 2013-dated coins from 45 countries across ten categories. Winners were selected for each category and an overall winner will be selected through an additional round of Full article at the source>

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DWN Sells Finest Known 1849-C Closed Wreath Gold Dollar

November 18, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ), Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

I’ve handled more finest known Charlotte gold coins than anyone, but even in 2014 new items enter the market and find my inventory which cause me to gasp aloud. One such coin was the finest known 1849-C Closed Wreath gold dollar, graded MS64+ by NGC and later approved by CAC, which I purchased via private treaty at the recent Baltimore show.

The 1849-C Closed Wreath is a popular first year Full article at the source>

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Interview with “The Numismatourist” Howard M. Berlin

November 14, 2014 in Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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

Howard Berlin

The dedicated coin collector can be spoiled for choice of museums to visit when on vacation – but it’s all about knowing what’s out there. A newly published book comprehensively covers this specialized topic. Michael Alexander of the London Banknote and Monetary Research Centre catches up with Howard Berlin, author of one of the hobby’s newest and most creative publications The Numismatourist and finds out how the concept was developed and what’s in store for

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Howard M. Berlin The Numismatourist™ Website

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How to collect the historic 1852 Adelaide Ingot

November 14, 2014 in Blogs, Education, Gold, Gold Bullion, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint

By Andrew Crellin (Perth Mint Blog)

Sawtell_Adelaide-Ingot

When gold was discovered at Mount Alexander in November 1851, it is estimated that more than 8,000 men decamped from the fledgling city of Adelaide to the goldfields – taking with them most of the colony’s sovereigns.

The Adelaide Assay Office was hastily established under the Bullion Act of 1852 to meet the urgent need for currency in South Australia. At first it made irregularly-shaped ingots, each stamped to indicate its weight and purity, with the Full article at the source>

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Unique Perth Mint coin portrays Christmas in ‘augmented reality’

November 10, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

2014Christmas_coin

This year’s Christmas release is a coin with a difference.

Struck from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver, it depicts snow covered roofs set against a backdrop of snowflakes falling from the night sky. A silhouette of Santa Claus and his sleigh drawn by reindeer is reflected across the full moon.

Out of the ordinary

But its out of the ordinary aspect is a multimedia portrayal of Santa that can be seen via a smartphone or tablet.

To experience the delightful imagery and music, a collector must first download the free DAQRI application from the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Then by holding their device’s camera over the reverse of the coin (or the picture of the coin provided in the packaging), Santa can be seen delivering the Christmas coin on Christmas Eve!

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Source:: Perth Mint Blog

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Curator’s Choice: The Yorkshire archaeology Hoards which are going global with Google

November 7, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Art, Bronze, Bronze Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Museums, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Roman Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: http://www.culture24.org.uk/ November 6th, 2014.

Curator’s Choice: Andrew Woods, Curator of Numismatics for York Museums Trust, on the Yorkshire Museum’s collection of Yorkshire Hoards going global with Google

“The numismatic collection – money and medals – numbers over 40,000 objects and is one of the strongest in northern England.

Most of that material has been excavated with new finds coming up every year from farmers, metal detectorists and archaeologists.

A lot of that excavated material comes in the form of hoards – accumulations of wealth buried in the ground.

Yorkshire Hoards is a project between Google Cultural Institute and York Museums Trust looking at these hoards and what they can tell us about the history of the region.

Over the past 3,000 years, from the Bronze Age through to the 17th century, very large numbers of hoards have gone into the ground across Yorkshire.

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Two Coin Set in Tribute to the Memory of Winston Churchill

November 7, 2014 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, English Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, The Royal Mint, World Coins

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

1965 Churchill Crown

The Royal Mint has announced a new two-coin set which will be issued in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the death of the country’s war-time leader, Sir Winston Churchill, who first served as Prime Minister of Great Britain during the war years from 1940 until the post-war election in 1945. Widely considered one of the great leaders during the Second World War – even of the 20th century, he was a man of many Full article at the source>

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The Australian dinosaur that loved to take a dip!

November 7, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Diamantinasaurus

The latest dinosaur to be portrayed on our Australian Age of Dinosaurs silver proof coin series is a bit of a tounge-twister! Its name is pronounced DIA-MAN-TINA-SAW-RUS.

Diamantinasaurus is a titanosaur, a group of plant eating sauropod dinosaurs that existed in the late Cretaceous Period. It lived in the Cenomanian Epoch between 100 and 95 million years ago.

Fossilised limb, rib and girdle remains of Diamantinasaurus Full article at the source>

Source:: Perth Mint Blog

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American Silver Eagle Bullion Sales Surge on Lower Metal Prices

November 4, 2014 in Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, USA Coins

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

2014 Silver Eagle

Sales of the United States Mint’s American Silver Eagle bullion coins surged to a 21-month high amidst lower precious metals prices. Sales of the American Gold Eagle bullion coins were also stronger, recording their second highest monthly sales total of the year.

For the month of October 2014, the US Mint recorded sales of 5,790,000 of the one ounce American Silver Eagle bullion coins. This represented a gain of 87.6% compared to the year ago Full article at the source>

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ANAGRAM Win 2015 Snow Fairy 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin

November 4, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Competition, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Snow_Fairy_anagram

This gorgeous creation reflects our fascination with fairies in myths and legends. Like the magical Snow Fairy, which brings fresh blankets of snow to the forest at dawn and dusk.

Struck from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver, the stunning Snow Fairy coin is sure to set imaginations soaring!

For your chance to win this beautiful 2015 Snow Fairy 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin in pop-up card packaging, rearrange the following letters to solve the anagram.

Clue: You Full article at the source>

Source:: Perth Mint Blog

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Majestic eagle soars in ‘high relief’

November 4, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, World Coins

By Blog Team  Perth Mint Blog

Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey, and with a wingspan of up to 2.7 metres, one of the biggest eagles in the world.

Identified by its long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs, the majestic bird is known to soar through the sky for hours on end, frequently reaching altitudes of up to 20,000 metres.

Video By: Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is proud to issue this beautiful high relief Full article at the source>

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The Creepiest Coins of All Time

November 3, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Romanian Coins, World Coins

By admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Most of the time, coins depict former politicians or other notable leaders. However, there are far more ghoulish and macabre coins that come to mind this time of year. Vampires, UFOs, and pirates are all featured on coins. So if you’re spellbound by creepy coins, read on—at your own risk. Romanian Dracula Coin Most of […] Full article at the source>

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