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Visit Perth ANDA Coin Show for exclusive Goat release at special price

February 25, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Conventions, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The next Perth ANDA Show takes place on 7 and 8 March at Paterson’s Stadium where The Perth Mint will be offering a 2oz Coloured Edition from its Australian Lunar 2015 Year of the Goat Silver Proof Coin Series at an exclusive Show price.

Issued as Australian legal tender with a maximum mintage of just 1,000, the Show Special is housed in a display case with a shipper featuring the ANDA logo and the dates of the Perth event.

Attendees will be eligible to purchase the beautifully presented release on The Perth Mint stand for $169, making a visit to this year’s Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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March of Dimes Special Set Pricing

February 23, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dimes, Dollar Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The pricing for the United States Mint’s 2015 March of Dimes Special Set has just been revealed within a notice scheduled to be published tomorrow in the Federal Register.

The special set was announced earlier this month and will contain the proof version of the 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar along with two specially issued Roosevelt Dimes. The first will be a 90% silver proof dime struck at the West Point Mint with the “W” mint mark, and the second will be a 90% silver reverse proof dime struck at the Philadelphia Mint with Full article at the source>

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

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How To Get Started in Coin Collecting

February 17, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, USA Coins

By Jeff Garrett News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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I first became interested in coin collecting the old fashioned way in the late 1960’s. A family friend gave me a Whitman album for Lincoln Cents, 1941-to date. For some reason, the challenge of completing this small album became a full time pursuit for a budding, young numismatist. My parents would take me to the bank each week to purchase $5 dollars worth of penny rolls that would be searched and later traded for another batch of penny rolls. After several weeks of meticulous searching, my album neared completion. This is where things get interesting for most collectors. Some become Full article at the source>

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

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Bronze Medals Offered for African-American History Month

February 17, 2015 in Blogs, Bronze, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Medals, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint

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

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In recognition of African-American History Month, the United States Mint has created a new section of their online product catalog to showcase medals commemorating the achievements of African-Americans and their contributions to the nation’s history. In all cases, the medals represent bronze duplicate versions of Congressional Gold Medals which were authorized under Acts of Congress.

Some of the medals included in this section were originally issued during the course of the past few years and have been previously covered on Mint News Blog. For example, the medal honoring Dr. Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King was issued Full article at the source>

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

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Ten reasons Star Trek made a galactic-sized impact

February 16, 2015 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 Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Created by Gene Roddenberry, the original Star Trek television series focused on the 23rd century adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by Earth-based Starfleet Command “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before™.”

Captain James T. Kirk (actor William Shatner).

The classic sci-fi series went to air in America in September 1966 and 10 months later it was shown in Australia. When production of the series was cancelled after just its third season, fans in America and Australia Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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US Mint Sales Report: Harry S. Truman Presidential Dollars Debut

February 13, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut figures for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Dollar products. Many numismatic gold products also saw large negative adjustments this week.

The US Mint opened sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set on February 3, 2015. The set includes proof quarters struck at the San Francisco Mint featuring Homestead National Monument of America, Kitsatchie National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, and Saratoga National Historical Park. The sets were priced at $14.95 with no… Full article at the source>

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The Wrong Coins for the Right Reasons

February 13, 2015 in Blogs, Coin Dealers, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: American Federal (American Federal Rare Coin and Bullion)

There’s one thing I find incredible. Most people I talk to have bought for the right reasons. They want to protect their hard earned cash and hopefully make a little money too.

Most investors lose money even when gold and silver go up. The reason is simple. They are sold the wrong coins.
You see, many dealers care more about their bottom line than your investment. They sell overpriced numismatic coins – many of them are very common coins. OR, they sell you Modern coins that are high grade and/or low mintage BUT at such high Full article at the source>

Source: American Federal Rare Coin and Bullion

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Did the Ancients believe the Earth was round?

February 11, 2015 in Ancient Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Greek Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Roman Coins, World Coins

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A debate over whether the ancients knew the world is round has been simmering for centuries, and still pops up now and then. In the February 1998 issue of The Celator, Michael Marotta presented a well thought out argument for the affirmative (“Ancient coins show they knew it was round”). Examining the literature and numismatic evidence, he concluded that the ancients did indeed know the world is round and that the globes depicted on ancient coins (both Greek and Roman) are sometimes a representation of the Earth. Evidence and interpretations in these sorts of debates may continue to Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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2015 March of Dimes Special Set Announced

February 7, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The United States Mint has just revealed preliminary details for a 2015 March of Dimes Special Set, which will be released as part of the commemorative coin program.

The program was authorized under Public Law 112-209 to recognize and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes Foundation. Up to 500,000 silver dollars will be issued with an obverse design containing profile portraits of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas Salk and a reverse design depicting a baby cuddled in the hand of a parent.

The individual proof and uncirculated versions of the coin are currently scheduled for Full article at the source>

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

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Four Ways Abraham Lincoln Changed U.S. Currency

February 7, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, U.S. Notes, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

While Abraham Lincoln is well-known for his many accomplishments, his part in shaping U.S. currency is less understood. However, during Lincoln’s presidency, he did more to change U.S. currency than most presidents before and after him. From creating the first U.S. paper money to passing legislation to issue three-cent fractional currency, Lincoln left more than […] Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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First release unveiled from new Disney Princess coin program

February 3, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The first gold and silver releases from the new Disney Princess coin program feature Cinderella.

In the classic fairy-tale adored for generations, Cinderella escapes mistreatment by her stepmother and stepsisters to find true love with her Prince.

5 facts you may not know about Disney’s Cinderella

  1. Cinderella was the 12th animated feature film released by the Walt Disney Studios.
  2. The film first opened in America on 15 February 1950 after three years in production.
  3. Unknown to actress and singer Ilene… Full article at the source>Source: Perth Mint Blog
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