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ON THIS DAY Royal Australian Air Force takes to the air

March 31, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, 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 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) was formed on this day in 1921. It is the second-oldest independent Air Force in the world.

The RAAF traces its history back to the formation of the Central Flying School at Point Cook in Victoria in 1913. By 1914, it was known as the Australian Flying Corps (AFC). Lieutenant Eric Harrison [Australian War Memorial A03916]

On 1 March that year, Lieutenant Eric Harrison made the first military flight in Australia using a Bristol Boxkite, registered CFS 3.

Military aviation came of age during World War I when Australia’s four AFC squadrons were primarily involved in reconnaissance. Many… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Investing in Gold Coins Part 1 – Bullion Coins

March 30, 2015 in African Coins, American Buffalo, Bullion, Canadian Coins, China Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Gold, Gold Buffalo, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins

By: The Silver Dollar Scoop Blog. (http://www.silverdollarco.net/blogs/the-silver-dollar-scoop)

Gold coins have been a store of value for over 2000 years, from the first natural electrum coins struck in ancient Lydia to modern American gold eagles. Gold serves as a valuable hedge against uncertain financial markets, and coins are the most convenient way to hold physical gold. Coins have more liquidity than gold bullion bars, and there’s no excitement to investing in gold via a precious metals ETF – holding gold in your hand is half the fun!

Anyone interested in gold coin investment has an unlimited range of Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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Prominent Spanish Saint Honored on Latest Silver Crown Coin

March 27, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Euro Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

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

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The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre in conjunction with the Casa Real de Espana have issued (27th March) a new coin which pays tribute to Saint Teresa of Jesus, also known as Teresa of Ávila (1515 – 1582) on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of her birth. A prominent Carmelite nun, Teresa of Jesus is remembered as an author during the Counter Reformation, a Catholic response to the Protestant Reformation initiated by Martin Luther and John Calvin in the early 16th Century.

Born in 1515 as Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada in Gotarrendura, in the province of Ávila, Spain, Full article at the source>

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

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2015-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle Available

March 27, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Dollar Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, Silver Eagles, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

2015-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle

The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2015-W Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. This represents an additional collectible versions of the popular bullion coin, following the release of the standard proof version earlier this year.

The American Silver Eagle was introduced in 1986 in order to provide precious metals investors with a convenient and cost effective method for investing in physical silver bullion. In addition to the annually issued bullion coins, the United States Mint has offered collectible proof and collectible uncirculated versions of the coin. The collectible uncirculated coins are struck on specially burnished blanks Full article at the source>

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

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France UNESCO 2015 Bank of Seine Gold and Silver Coins

March 25, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, France Coins, Gold, History, Monnaie de Paris, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Michael Zielinski (world.mintnewsblog.com)

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The Monnaie de Paris has unveiled a new collection of coins featuring the Hôtel national des Invalides and Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées. The silver coins included in the collection incorporate selective plating in gold and black rhodium for a dramatic effect.

The collection is part of a series that pays tribute to UNESCO world heritage sites. From 2014, the series has shifted focus to the famous sites of France on the banks of the Seine in Paris.

The upper portion of the obverse design of the coin features the north facade of the Hôtel des Invalides dominated by the… Full article at the source>

Source: world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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US Mint released Jack Nicklaus Gold Medal

March 25, 2015 in Awards, Gold, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Government

Jack Nicklaus coin

Jack Nicklaus, center, holds a Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony-picture by Heraldonline

Today, The United States Mint has released a Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal as authorized by Public Law 113-210. Jack Nicklaus received the Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
The medal recognizes Nicklaus’ service to the nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy.
Nicklaus’ competitive career spanned parts of five decades during which he accumulated 120 victories in national and international professional competitions, 73 of which were won on the Professional Golfers Association TOUR. His record 18 professional major championships remains the standard by which all golfers are measured today.

A passionate philanthropist, Nicklaus Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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Gumnut Baby sculpture stolen

March 25, 2015 in Art, Australian Coins, Blogs, Burglaries, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Extremely upsetting news that thieves have stolen one of the Gumnut Baby sculptures from Stirling Gardens in the centre of Perth.

The theme of our Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™ 2015 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin, the characters are the much-loved creation of Australian author and artist May Gibbs, who published her first book about the pair’s adventures in 1918. The sculptures are by Claire Bailey and date from 2001.

Hopefully it won’t be too long before the missing Baby is returned and the statue repaired for all to enjoy once again.

By: Perth Mint

Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Spelunkers Find 2,300-Year-Old Silver Coins in Israel

March 23, 2015 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: Admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Few hobbies are as exciting as spelunking, exploring sometimes-untouched caves, delving as deep as courage allows. And occasionally these explorers find more than adventure below the earth. For example, some spelunkers recently made the discovery of a lifetime. Reuven Zakai, his adult son Hen Zakai and their friend Lior Zhalony are experienced spelunkers. In fact, […] Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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SPECIAL PRICE Last chance to secure remarkable Charlie Chaplin 100 Years of Laughter tributes

March 23, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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For the next eight days only you can secure our amazing Charlie Chaplin gold and silver commemorative coins with 20% off the original issue price. This offer marks the final opportunity to acquire these superb releases which are being withdrawn from sale on 31 March 2015.

Charlie Chaplin – 100 Years of Laughter 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, this coin displays a struck portrait of Charlie Chaplin as The Tramp. It is housed in a remarkable display case which plays a short film clip to music from the silent film, The Circus.

By: Perth Mint

Originally Published on Feb 13, 2014

http://www.perthmint.com.au/

The Perth Mint is delighted to be celebrating Charlie Chaplin’s enormous contribution to the movie industry with this remarkable 2014 commemorative gold coin housed in a display case which plays a short film clip to music from the silent film ‘The Circus’ when the lid of the case is opened.

Available now Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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How Rare Are Choice High-Grade Dahlonega Half Eagles?

March 18, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

Since I wrote the first of my three editions of Dahlonega gold books over two decades ago, I’ve sought to constantly remind collectors that truly choice, high-grade (in this instance high-grade equates to coins which grade AU55 and above) Dahlonega half eagles are rare, regardless of how “common” the issue seems to be in terms of overall rarity.

With the advent of CAC, we now have over five years of data which focuses on choice, higher grade coins of all dates and mints. The CAC data isn’t perfect. I’ve found myself disagreeing with CAC on more than one occasion regarding Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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Spain coin 70 years of peace caused controversy

March 18, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Spanish Coins, World Coins

SPAIN GOLD
A Spain coin commemorates “70 years of peace in Europe” and showing the face of King Felipe VI has caused controversy because critics note that in Spain, the last 70 years includes the Francisco Franco dictatorship.
What’s more, the motto has echoes of the one the dictator himself used to celebrate “25 years of peace” following the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

The coin obverse bears portrait of King Felipe VI. The reverse features the stylized image of a a dove holding a branch of an olive tree in its beak, as a universal symbol of peace with inscription “70 YEARS OF PEACE”.

Joan Baldoví, a deputy for the Valencian group Compromís, said that “it is inappropriate for the government of Spain to attempt to celebrate 70 years of peace when this period Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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Four Fabulous Irish Coins

March 16, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Irish Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

This time of year, everybody is Irish! But what’s that really mean? While many of us picture Ireland with quaint pubs, ornate chapels, and busy cobblestone streets, the most idyllic scenes in Ireland are found in the countryside. It’s there you’ll find Irish wolfhounds trotting alongside horse-drawn carriages, cows grazing in a field, birds flying, […] Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Silver Coin A Traditional Wedding Gift

March 11, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Most of us would be familiar with the traditional wedding day rhyme signifying what a bride should wear at her wedding for good luck.

Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue
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Often forgotten is the last line, which says:

And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

The practice of placing a sixpence in a bride’s shoe began in Britain. Sixpences were first made in the 1550s, meaning the tradition is possibly hundreds of years old.

Customarily put in the bride’s left shoe by her father, the sixpence was said to bring good fortune and prosperity to the newlyweds.

Wedding 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin ====> Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Pope Francis Presented with EXPO 2015 Milano “Super-Coin”

March 10, 2015 in Bronze, Bronze Coins, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By Michael Alexander (Coin Update News)

Pope-and-Mrs-Cretara.

The Organizers of the EXPO 2015 Milano official souvenir coin/medal programme have announced that His Holiness Pope Francis was presented with one of the EXPO’s limited edition “super-coins” during a meeting between the coin’s own designer, Mrs. Laura Cretara, former Artistic Director of the IPZS or Italian State Mint.

The meeting took place on Wednesday the 4th March during a public audience which was held in St. Peter’s Square at which time Mrs. Cretara presented the Pontiff with the large bronze coin surrounded with a platinum plated outer ring. The coin, of which 2,015 pieces have been produced for the EXPO Full article at the source>

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Best New Buys for 2015

March 10, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

By: American Federal (http://www.americanfederal.com)

2015 silver panda

Usually the New Year’s coins are available well before the end of the previous year. I haven’t noticed as many “2015” promotions this year ushering in the New Year. Retail sales have been terrible industry wide. The declining prices of gold and silver certainly have not helped either.

I offered 2015 Silver Eagles several months ago to an unenthusiastic clientele. I have only recently been offered other 2015 dated coins. Some seem very reasonably priced while some of the “certified” coins seem rather high to me.

I am a big fan of buying the Silver Monster Boxes that I get right from Full article at the source>

Source: American Federal Rare Coin and Bullion

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Lost & Found Stella: Grateful Reward From Brian Hendelson

March 9, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Rare Coins, USA Coins

For immediate release
March 9, 2015

News media contact:
Brian Hendelson, (908) 725-5600

Lost & Found Stella: Grateful Reward From Brian Hendelson

Brian Hendelson with Stella: Brian Hendelson reunited with the lost 1879 Flowing Hair Stella. Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

Brian Hendelson with Stella:
Brian Hendelson reunited with the lost 1879 Flowing Hair Stella.
Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

(Portland, Oregon) — When he realized he misplaced a nearly $60,000 coin during dealer set up at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, Brian Hendelson became frantic.

Hendelson, owner of Classic Coin Company in Bridgewater, New Jersey,  was reunited with it the next morning.  The quick, happy ending resulted from the honesty of a show visitor, Chris Nokes of Kirkland, Washington, who received an unexpected gold coin reward from the grateful Hendelson.

The lost and quickly-found coin was a Flowing Hair variety “Stella” ($4 denomination gold coin) dated 1879 in a PCGS holder labeled proof, genuine, tooled, AU details.  There was a $59,500 wholesale price sticker on the holder.

“It was not my coin,” said Hendelson.  “Another dealer had given it to me to see if I was interested in buying it.  After looking at it, I thought I had placed it on the back table at my booth, and then went outside to the hallway to meet someone.”

However, Hendelson apparently placed the encapsulated coin in his pocket, not on the table, and it accidentally fell out without him realizing it while he was in the hallway.

Recovered 1879 Stella: The lost and quickly found 1879 Flowing Hair $4 "Stella." Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

Recovered 1879 Stella:
The lost and quickly found 1879 Flowing Hair $4 “Stella.”
Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

“When I returned to my table, I immediately saw the coin was not there.  I was frantic and started to look through all my boxes of coins to see if it was in one of them.  Several dealers also helped look for the coin in the inventory boxes, but it was gone.  The show was about to close for the evening, and I reported the coin lost to the ANA security team,” he explained.

The next morning, March 5, 2015, opening day of the show to the public, Hendelson went to the security office to see if the coin had been turned in.

“It was in the safe!  I felt like a load was lifted off my chest, and thrilled to see the coin again!  I asked who found it because I wanted to personally thank that person.  About ten minutes later, ANA Convention Director Rhonda Scurek brought over Mr. Nokes, the man who found the coin, and I was able to thank him for his good deed,” said Hendelson.

Hendelson gave Nokes a 1925 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle graded PCGS MS63.  He also is helping find buyers for a coin Nokes brought to the show to sell, and is not charging a commission fee.

Even though the ANA show was not yet open to the public on March 4, Nokes went to the Oregon Convention Center that afternoon because he missed a highway exit while driving to Kalama, Washington where he originally intended to look at antiques before driving to a hotel in Portland.

“I was going to the ANA show because I wanted to sell some coins from my collection to raise cash for the down payment on a house.  Because I arrived earlier than planned in Portland, I walked to the convention center to get to know the route from my hotel.  I saw a coin on the hallway floor as I walked away from the ANA information desk,” said Nokes.

Close up recovered 1879 Stella: The 1879 Flowing Hair $4 "Stella" that Brian Hendelson lost and Chris Nokes found at the 2015 ANA National Money Show in Portland, Oregon. Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

Close up recovered 1879 Stella:
The 1879 Flowing Hair $4 “Stella” that Brian Hendelson lost and Chris Nokes found at the 2015 ANA National Money Show in Portland, Oregon.
Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

“I first thought it was a gold-colored Presidential dollar.  I took two steps, picked it up and saw it was a $4 Stella with a $59,500 sticker on the holder, and my brain went reeling.  I thought, this can’t be a real coin, but what is it?  Wow!  How in the world could it have gotten here?,” recalled Nokes.

“I certainly could have used $60,000 for part of the down payment on the house I was looking at, but this was not my coin.  I thought about what the person was going through who lost the coin.  I couldn’t just hand this over to anybody, so I wanted to treat this very carefully.  I walked over to the entrance to the show and said I wanted to talk to the president of the ANA or whoever was in charge,” Nokes explained.

ANA Convention Director Scurek and Ty Cobb, a member of the Positive Protection team that provides security services for ANA conventions, met with Nokes.  He told them about the found coin, Scurek wrote down his contact information, and the coin was placed in the security room safe.

Nokes said he didn’t know if he could get to sleep that night “because that coin was on my mind.”

He returned to the ANA show the next morning on opening day and Scurek told him: “Someone wants to talk with you,” and she brought him to Hendelson’s table.

“Brian and I exchanged our stories and emotions about the coin, and we were both happy that everything worked out.  I know I did the right thing.  I feel really good about the ending,” said Nokes.

And the Stella?  Hendelson, who is a candidate for the ANA Board of Governors, decided not to purchase it and returned it to its owner.

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NEW RELEASE: Australia’s Blue Tongue Lizard

March 9, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Blue Tongue Lizard is the latest addition to Australia’s Remarkable Reptiles, a fascinating silver coin series which also includes the Frilled Neck Lizard and Thorny Devil Lizard.

Two Extraordinary Facts About Blue Tongues

  • This lizard attempts to frighten its enemies by sticking its unusually coloured tongue out!
  • If grabbed from behind, the blue tongue’s tail may drop off as it tries to escape. (Fortunately, it grows back again!)

The largest members of the skink family, Blue Tongue Lizards prefer open country with lots of ground cover. But they also adapt well to the suburbs where they can sometimes be Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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US Mint to Offer 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set

March 6, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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As part of this year’s March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Program, the United States Mint will be offering a limited edition collector set which includes specially produced Roosevelt Dimes.

The program was authorized under Public Law 112-209 to recognize and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes Foundation. Silver dollars with an overall maximum mintage of 500,000 pieces will be issued in proof and uncirculated qualities. The obverse design of the coin contains profile portraits of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas Salk and the reverse design depicts a baby cuddled in the hand of a parent.

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

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PNG Calls For 2015 Award Nominations

March 5, 2015 in Awards, Collecting, Competition, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases

For immediate release
March 5, 2015

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

PNG Calls For 2015 Award Nominations

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

(Temecula, California) — Nominations now are being accepted for the 2015 Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Terry Hanlon.

“These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession.  We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from collectors and dealers,” said Brueggeman.

“The award winners will be announced at the annual PNG Day summer banquet that will be held in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois on August 10, 2015, the eve of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money (www.worldsfairofmoney.org),” explained Hanlon.

Nominations should be made directly to the appropriate award category chair by mid-June.  The categories and contacts are:

          Abe Kosoff Founders Award: Presented to a PNG member-dealer with steadfast dedication to the entire numismatic community and who has made a significant contribution to the Guild or to the numismatic fraternity in general the past year.  The award is named after PNG’s Founding President who spearheaded the 1953 launch of the organization.  Committee Chairs: Terry Hanlon and John Maben.  Emails: thanlon@dillongage.com and  john@moderncoinmart.com.

Art Kagin Ambassador Award: This award is named after a former PNG President and nationally-known Iowa dealer who provided distinguished service as an advocate of numismatic goodwill.  Committee Chairs: Richard Weaver and Mitch Battino.  Emails: rweaver@dvrcc.com and mbattino@hudsonrarecoins.com.

Significant Contribution Award: Given to those who have made exceptional, beneficial efforts on behalf of PNG and the profession, and added to the hobby.  Committee Chair: Jeffrey Bernberg.   Email: jbernberg@rarcoa.com.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Presented to a numismatist for his/her devotion to numismatics and who, over their lifetime, significantly contributed to the hobby or profession.  Committee Co-Chairs: Dana S. Samuelson and Barry Stuppler.  Emails: dana@amergold.com and barry@stuppler.com.

Sol Kaplan Award: Presented to someone who has given their time in an attempt to rid the profession of fraud and thievery. The award is jointly presented by the PNG and the Lewis M. Reagan Foundation.  The Kaplan Award is named after a former PNG President and Ohio dealer who was personally responsible for the apprehension of several people suspected of committing numismatic-related crimes.  Committee Chair: Fred Weinberg.  Email: fred@fredweinberg.com.

Robert Friedberg Award: Presented to an author in recognition for an outstanding book or other literature.  Named in honor of a publisher and author of numismatic reference books, this award is not automatically given each year.  It is only given when there is deemed to be a worthy recipient or recipients. Committee Chair: James A. Simek.  Email: nge3@comcast.net.  Note: A copy of each book nominated for this year’s award must be submitted for delivery no later than June 26, 2015 to James A. Simek, P.O. Box 7157, Westchester, IL 60154-7157.

The Professional Numismatists Guild is a nonprofit trade association composed of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers who must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information about the awards for the PNG, contact Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA 92590. Phone: (951) 587-8300. Email: info@PNGdealers.org. Online: www.PNGdealers.org.

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PNG 2015 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

March 5, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Collecting, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Young Collectors

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March 5, 2015

News media contacts:

Robert Brueggeman for PNG, (951) 587-8300
Jake Sherlock for ANA, (719) 482-9872

PNG 2015 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2015 American Numismatic Association (http://www.money.org) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This is the 11th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs.

“The scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

“All young numismatists between the ages of 13 and 22 are eligible to enter and are cordially invited to apply for the scholarship.  Entrants must submit a short essay outlining why they should be chosen as the 2015 scholarship recipient.  The deadline for receipt of the entries is Friday, April 10, 2015,” explained Brueggeman.

Entries must include the applicant’s name and contact information. The essays can be sent by email to info@PNGdealers.org or by mail to the PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA  92590.

“Young collectors are the future of the hobby, and these annual PNG scholarships help eager young numismatists learn more about the hobby through the unique learning experiences the ANA offers with its annual Summer Seminars.  The PNG is proud to continue its support of this outstanding program,” said Terry Hanlon, PNG President.

The two separate 47th Annual ANA Summer Seminar week-long sessions will be held Saturday, June 20, to Thursday, June 25, and from Saturday, June 27, to Thursday, July 2.  Participants ranging from teenagers to seniors take class instruction on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects.  Additional information about the ANA Summer Seminar sessions can be found on the ANA website at www.money.org/summer-seminar.

“The PNG’s continuing support of the ANA’s educational mission is very much appreciated.  Thanks to the generosity of the PNG, another young numismatist will get to take advantage of the best education in numismatics this summer at the ANA,” said Executive Director Kimberly Kiick.

The money to pay for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from PNG’s Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund. Bauman, who died in 2001, served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in New York City.

The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and seven other countries.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.

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2015-P Homestead National Monument Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin

March 5, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

Homestead Silver Coin

Tomorrow, March 5, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Homestead National Monument of America Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin. This represents the first release of the year and the twenty-sixth release overall within the numismatic series of large sized silver coins.

The US Mint previously released the bullion version of the five ounce silver coin

Full article at the source>

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

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PERTH ANDA SHOW: Perth Mint rare coins on show courtesy of Coinworks

March 5, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Rare Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Rare Perth Mint coins collectively worth a million dollars will be flown from Melbourne and displayed at the Perth coin and banknote show on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2015, courtesy of Coinworks. Highlight of the display, the unique 1901 Perth Mint Proof Half Sovereign and Proof Sovereign: the pair of coins valued in excess of half a million dollars.

Coinworks managing director Belinda Downie says that ‘Proof’ coins are collector pieces, synonymous with rarity with only a handful ever struck and never intended to be used in every-day use.

But what makes Perth Mint ‘proof’ Gold Sovereigns Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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