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An 1860 Cruise Ship Full of Treasure to be Salvaged

May 31, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

In the fall of 1860, disaster struck the S.S. Connaught on its second voyage ever. On the last-leg of its route from Galway, Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts, the ship sprung a leak. The crew scrambled to stop the leak, and managed to stop it before the ship sank. Just then, a raging fire broke out. […] Full article at the source>

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Allocation Lifted for American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins

May 30, 2015 in Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Effective Monday, June 1, 2015, the United States Mint’s American Silver Eagle bullion coins will no longer be subject to allocation. For the first time this year, authorized purchasers will be able to order the coins without limitations.

During periods when demand for bullion coins has exceeded the available supply, the United States Mint has utilized an allocation program to ration available coins amongst their authorized purchasers. Allocation was used for the first time in 2008 when a surge in demand for physical precious metals exhausted the Mint’s supplies of gold and silver bullion coins. After brief suspensions, sales… Full article at the source>

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

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Austria Piece By Piece – 2015 Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin

May 30, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Austrian Mint has started accepting orders for the seventh coin in the “Austria Piece By Piece” series, which highlights the nine federal provinces of Austria. The series features reverse designs created by children living in each province, along with an obverse design depicting a UNESCO world heritage site located in the province. The first nine coins in the series will depict each of the federal provinces within Austria with the tenth and final coin celebrating the country as a whole.

The latest release for the series features Vienna, the capital and largest city of Austria, as well as one Full article at the source>

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

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2015 Swiss 2000 Years of Aventicum 50-Franc Gold Coin

May 27, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, World Coins

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

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The Federal Mint Swissmint has released a new commemorative gold coin which marks 2000 years of Aventicum. The obverse design carries an image of the famous Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Aventicum, the capital city of the Helvetii, whose territory once stretched over nearly all of the Swiss Plateau region, had almost 20,000 inhabitants in the third century AD. The city was constructed at the start of the first century AD, shortly after the territory of the Helvetii was annexed to the Roman Empire. Soon after coming to power in the year 69 AD, the Roman Emperor Vespasian gave Aventicum the… Full article at the source>

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

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What is a piedfort?

May 27, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Many collectors are fascinated by piedforts (pronounced pee-ay-fore), unusually thick and heavy coins that take their name from French words meaning ‘heavy weight’.

French monarchs from the 12th century are known to have bestowed treasured piedforts on visiting dignitaries. At about double the thickness and double the weight, the coins served as powerful physical reminders of the richness of the kingdom and the skill of its artisans.

French coiners also made piedforts as patterns, or trial pieces. This activity began in England under Edward I (r. 1207 – 1307), the patterns’ extraordinary thickness distinguishing them as original test models. Thought to have Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Five Coins Which Went Under the Radar at the Pogue Sale

May 26, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Half Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Quarters, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

Prior to the actual sale, I wondered if it were possible for a sale with only 128 lots to have coins actually fly under the radar at the recent Pogue I sale, held in New York on May 19th. With the benefit of a week’s worth of hindsight, I’d say that the answer is yes.

Before I begin, I need to insert the following caveat. With an average lot value exceeding $150,000 the term “selling cheaply” is used with an epic grain of salt. The point I am trying to make in this blog is that at least half the coins… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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The Pogue Quarter Eagles: A Post-Auction Analysis

May 23, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Eagles, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

As the early half dollars in the Pogue sale were hammered down—some at levels less than I expected—I turned to my client/friend seated beside me and told him “we might actually be able to buy some of the early quarter eagles; prices are really reasonable for the silver, and opening bids for the gold are lower than I would have thought.” As usually happens when I make such bold statements, I was so, so wrong.

The first of the Pogue sessions was held in New York on May 19th and I was excited to attend. The auction was conducted at Sotheby’s… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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View Magnificent Pogue Coins In Online PCGS Digital Albums

May 22, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, Education, Half Dollars, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Quarters, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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View Magnificent Pogue Coins In Online PCGS Digital Albums

See high-quality images of many superb coins in the Pogue I and Pogue II auctions online in PCGS Digital Coin Albums.  (Photo image by PCGS.)

See high-quality images of many superb coins in the Pogue I and Pogue II auctions online in PCGS Digital Coin Albums. (Photo image by PCGS.)

Every collector can now admire the PCGS-certified coins in the first and the upcoming second auction of magnificent rarities in the fabulous D. Brent Pogue Collection.

All the complete sets of the Pogue Collection that were in the May 19, 2015 auction conducted jointly by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s are listed in the PCGS Set Registry© and are displayed online in PCGS Digital Coin Albums.  There also are albums for the complete sets that will be offered in the Pogue II auction on September 30.

“The PCGS Digital Coin Album is a way for collectors to display and share their coin sets online in a beautiful format resembling a traditional coin album. The feature is free and easy to use as part of the PCGS Set Registry,” said BJ Searls, Set Registry & Special Projects Director at Collectors Universe, Inc.

“There are now 14 albums of Pogue Collection coins online.  As the auctions proceed over the next two years, we plan to have the entire collection handsomely displayed so they can be viewed by anyone, anytime,” added Searls.

The Pogue coin sets now online are:

Early Half Dimes Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1792-1837)

Capped Bust Half Dimes Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1829-1837)

Draped Bust Dimes Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1796-1807)

Early Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1796-1838)

Draped Bust Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1796-1807)

Draped Bust Quarters with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1796-1807)

Capped Bust Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1815-1838)

Capped Bust Quarters (Large Size) Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1815-1828)

Capped Bust Quarters (Reduced Size) Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1831-1838)

Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Half Dollars Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1794-1807)

Capped Bust Half Dollars Basic Set without Reeded Edges, Circulation Strikes (1807-1836)

Draped Bust $2-1/2 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1796-1807)

Draped Bust $5 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1795-1807)

Early $10 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1795-1804)

Anyone with coins listed in the PCGS Set Registry can create their own customized digital coin album.

“Simply log into My Set Registry, visit one of your sets, and build the album with the images you have added to your set,” explained Searls.

You can choose from one of six different color palettes for each album and you can add your own set description to the inside cover. Once you “publish” your album online, it is linked from your set in the Registry and can be downloaded and printed as a PDF file. The PCGS Set Registry (www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry) was established in 2001 and now hosts more than 74,000 sets. For additional information about PCGS and its services and the PCGS Digital Coin Album, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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[VIDEO] StarTrek: The Next Generation silver coins

May 22, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Entertainment, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Following the success of the Captain James T. Kirk and the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 coins, check out these individual releases celebrating Captain Jean-Luc Picard and U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D.

By: Perth Mint

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CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

May 21, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Half Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

As I wrote in an earlier article, CAC populations have created a new category of rarity: the appearance rarity, which is most akin to traditional condition rarity. A scan of the most recent CAC populations reveals a number of coins which are very surprising to me as appearance rarities. In some series, such as three dollar gold pieces, conclusions which I reached years ago have been proven accurate; in other series, I was surprised to see how scarce certain coins were by CAC approval. Let’s look at the various denominations of Liberty Head.

1. Gold Dollars

1850-C $1.00 PCGS AU55… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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How much is a 1973 Silver Dollar worth?

May 21, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

By: The Silver Dollar Scoop — A Coin Collecting Blog

Curious about the value of a 1973 “Ike” dollar? Read below to find out how much it’s worth.

The Eisenhower dollar was the first dollar coin produced by the U.S. Mint since the end of the Peace silver dollar series in 1935. First struck in 1971, Ike dollars were created to commemorate President Dwight Eisenhower and the national space program. The obverse of the coin features a left-facing bust of Eisenhower, while the reverse side features a bald eagle landing on the moon (the insignia of the… Full article at the source>

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Key Date Barber Half Dollars

May 20, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Barber Half Dollar series was introduced the same year as the dime and quarter with the same basic design, replacing the long-lived Liberty seated design in 1892. Of the three series with this design the half dollar is generally considered to be the most “doable” in all grades, with only a few dates which will set you back a bit over silver in the lowest grades. This, however, does not mean that the series can be completed in all grades in a matter of a few coin shows or a few nights of browsing the internet. Many pieces have… Full article at the source>

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

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2015 Australian Lighthouse Aid to Navigation Silver Coin

May 19, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Australian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal Australian Mint will soon release a new commemorative coin which recognizes those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation.

When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal lights around Australia, it comprised of 167 lighthouses, 103 of which were manned. With the introduction of solar power, all off grid beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980’s there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 manned lighthouses. The task was completed on August 22, 1996.

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

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2015 ATB 5 oz. Silver Bullion Coin Update

May 19, 2015 in Blogs, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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On May 7, the United States Mint had announced the sell out of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins featuring Kisatchie National Forest. These coins had gone on sale to authorized purchasers on April 20.

Information on the Mint’s website shows total sales for the Kisatchie bullion coins at 42,000 pieces. Significantly, this is the highest sales total for an individual design of the series since 2011. For all bullion issues from 2012 to the first release for 2015, sales had ranged from 20,000 to 35,000 pieces per release.

Based on information provided by the US Mint, Full article at the source>

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

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The True Draft of the First Commemorative Coin of the Federal Republic of Germany

May 15, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, German Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Ursula Kampmann News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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On June 25, 2015, Künker auctions a sensation of post-WWII German numismatics: a pattern for the rejected draft by Karl Roth for the first German commemorative coin ‘Germanisches Museum’ (‘Germanic Museum’). Until now, a plaster cast model was the only known testimony!

In August 1952, the German National Museum in Nuremberg celebrated its 100th anniversary. The then Federal President Theodor Heuss, in his capacity as Chairman of the Administrative Board of the National Museum, thought that this jubilee would offer a splendid opportunity to show the public, both at home and abroad, that Germany had indeed changed. At the place… Full article at the source>

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

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12 Most Common Coin Problems

May 15, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coin Grading, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Grading, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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Many hobbyists, especially those starting out, cannot detect the 12 most common problems found on eBay, Proxibid or other online portals. With more coin sales happening now online, often with unreliable sellers who may or may not have any numismatic expertise, it is increasingly essential to identify problems before bidding and determine whether you can live with the flaw.

When I started collecting, I would ask my local coin shop dealers about how to spot problems. Later, coin club presentations helped me learn. However, with our busy lives and fewer brick-and-mortar shops in home towns, the best place to learn… Full article at the source>

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

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The Collections of Friedrich Popken and of Ernst Otto Horn at Künker

May 14, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

Lot 35: POPKEN COLLECTION. Erfurt. Double reichsthaler 1634 on the death of Gustavus Adolphus. Ex Bruun Collection, Auction Hess 151, Frankfurt am Main, 1914, lot 941. Extremely rare. Very fine. Estimate: 4,000,- euros

June 23-25, 2015

Fritz Rudolf Künker, Osnabrück Auction 263-264

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times.

Everybody will find his or her favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer Auction 263 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 10 a.m. sharp. The auction begins with the Friedrich Popken collection featuring rarities from Erfurt, Halberstadt, Hamburg, and Magdeburg. World coins and medals are next, presenting numerous.. Full article at the source>

The catalogs may be requested at Künker, Nobbenburger Straße 4a, 49 076 Osnabrück; phone +49 (0)541 / 96 20 20; telefax: +49 (0)541 / 96 20 222; or via e-mail: service@kuenker.de. All items on offer can be viewed online, about six weeks prior to the auction, at www.kuenker.de

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

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London 2015 Europhilex Opens to Record Crowd on First Day

May 14, 2015 in Collecting, Conventions, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Stamps

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

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This year’s premier show for stamps and all things philatelic opened today to record crowds who lined up early in order to be the first through the doors. On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the first postage stamps, this year’s Europhilex was expected to be attended by larger collectors and the organizers were not disappointed.

On display is an unprecedented collection of documents and philatelic memorabilia that records not only the development of the postal system that we know today, but also some of the most important events in world history. Included in the display is the… Full article at the source>

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

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US Mint Sales Report: Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Debut

May 14, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Government, 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 Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin Cover.

The US Mint began accepting orders for the Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins on May 7, 2015. Available in proof and uncirculated versions, the coins featured an obverse portrait of the First Lady and a reverse design representing Mrs. Eisenhower’s popularity and involvement in her husband’s presidential campaigns. A maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces was established across both proof and uncirculated versions.

Through the reporting date of… Full article at the source>

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

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Sold by Douglas Winter Numismatics: Condition Census AU58 1860-O Double Eagle

May 13, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

This regular DWN blog feature looks at some of the rare and interesting coins which we have sold in recent months. Most of these coins never made it to our website, and were quietly sold to collectors who we knew needed specific issues and who we had close personal relationships with.

This amazing coin was recently found in Europe and, of course, we will never know for sure how it made it there or how it survived the ravages of time so well. It was offered to me by a dealer who purchased it from its “discoverer” and I was thrilled… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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Royal Canadian Mint 2015 Bugs Bunny $20 for $20 Silver Coin

May 13, 2015 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for their latest $20 for $20 silver coin, which features the iconic cartoon character Bugs Bunny.

Earlier this month, the Royal Canadian Mint had launched an ambitious program of gold and silver collector coins featuring Looney Tunes characters. This included a set of eight $10 silver coins, a set of four $20 silver coins, a $20 Merrie Melodies silver coin, a 14 karat gold coin featuring Bugs Bunny and friends, and gold and silver kilo sized coins featuring the Looney Tunes characters with Bugs Bunny highlighted in selective colored enamel.

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

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Sold by Douglas Winter Numismatics: Very Rare Uncirculated 1862-S Half Eagle

May 13, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coin Dealers, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

This regular DWN blog feature looks at some of the rare and interesting coins which we have sold in recent months. Most of these coins never made it to our website, and instead were quietly sold to collectors who we knew needed specific issues and who we had close personal relationships with.

The 1862-S is the second rarest Civil War era half eagle from the San Francisco mint, trailing only the 1864-S. Of the 9,500 struck only 45-55 are known with most in lower grades. The reasons for this low survival rate include heavy use in commerce, pervasive meltings and a… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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Remembering Australian WWII pilots as Perth Mint commemorates 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

May 13, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Thirty-five Australians flew combat operations in the Battle of Britain during the summer and autumn of 1940. The RAF suffered heavily throughout the campaign, losing more than 500 fighter pilots, of whom at least 10 were Australian.

One such airman was Paterson Clarence Hughes. Born in 1917 at Numeralla, New South Wales, Hughes joined the Royal Australian Air Force at Point Cook in 1936. The following year he sailed for England to take a short service commission in the Royal Air Force.

With the outbreak of war against Nazi Germany in 1939, Hughes became a flight commander at the reformed 234 Squadron… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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The Life of Sir Winston Churchill Remembered in Four Coin Set

May 12, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Treasury of the Government of Alderney have issued a new four-coin set which not only pays tribute to a great World War II leader, but also to his genius as a gifted orator, leader, statesman and artist – Sir Winston Churchill was very much a renaissance man and could lend his talents to just about any subject. The year 2015 is remembered in his honor as it is the 50th anniversary of his passing and this four coin set highlights the many facets of one of Great Britain’s most admired personalities. A young Winston Churchill while stationed in India… Full article at the source>

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

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