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PCGS Launches 30th Anniversary With Historic Sample Slabs Display At FUN

November 30, 2015 in Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Grading, History, Investing, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases

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November 30, 2015

News media contact:

Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223

PCGS Launches 30th Anniversary With
Historic Sample Slabs Display At FUN

 

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will launch a year-long 30th anniversary celebration at the upcoming 2016 Florida United Numismatists convention by turning back the clock to display an assortment of more than 120 different, promotional sample “slabs” issued by the company since its founding in 1986.  

An example of a sample “slab” issued by PCGS in 1986 during the company’s first year of authenticating, grading and certifying coins. (Image courtesy of PCGS.)

An example of a sample “slab” issued by PCGS in 1986 during the company’s first year of authenticating, grading and certifying coins. (Image courtesy of PCGS.)

While supplies last, PCGS will also be giving away mint condition Lincoln cents encapsulated in samples of the company’s latest enhanced security holders.  Each one will be presented in a specially-created commemorative Sample Slabs brochure that explains the history and features of PCGS holders.

The display of encapsulated promotional coins in PCGS holders with historic sample insert labels will be at the PCGS booth (#104) during the FUN convention in Tampa, Florida, January 7 – 10, 2016.  A collection of 113 sample slabs, assembled by and exhibited courtesy of Dr. Timothy Larson of Mercer Island, Washington, and an additional dozen sample slabs from the collection of Robert Klein of Monroe, New York, will be displayed.  

“Since 1986, PCGS has been giving out samples of its holders featuring hundreds of different coin types, both U.S. and world.  They have become highly collectible over the last 30 years, although they originally were only intended as free promotional items,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

“There are a number of ways to collect PCGS samples, most commonly grouped into three categories,” explained PCGS Set Registry and Special Projects Director BJ Searls.

“First, there are those samples that match one of the five generations of holders, which can be subdivided into a number of sub-generations based on the insert.  Many of these samples are common because PCGS gave away hundreds of the same coin in the same holder, but some are extremely rare.  A number of inserts produced by PCGS were only released for a few months and samples of those inserts were supplied in limited quantities.”

The two other major categories for collecting sample slabs are those issued for PCGS luncheons and as advertising samples.

Since the early 2000s, PCGS has held luncheons for its customers at major coin shows.  As a token of appreciation, sample holders are created to celebrate the event and are given to all invited guests. Quantities of these holders are limited from 100 to 300 coins.

PCGS samples have been created for various coin shows and special events.  From celebrating PCGS anniversaries, to giveaways at coin shows, to special inserts created for PCGS Authorized dealers, there is a wide variety of samples in this category, some common and some very difficult to locate, according to PCGS.

Mint condition 2015-dated Lincoln cents are encapsulated in the latest PCGS sample “slabs” that will be available in limited quantity in specially-prepared commemorative brochures at the 2016 FUN convention. (Image courtesy of PCGS.)

Mint condition 2015-dated Lincoln cents are encapsulated in the latest PCGS sample “slabs” that will be available in limited quantity in specially-prepared commemorative brochures at the 2016 FUN convention. (Image courtesy of PCGS.)

“There are a number of websites that provide information about the various collecting options, including the PCGS U.S. Coin Forum.   A new reference book, Sample Slabs, by David Schwager was published in September,” said Searls.

“PCGS thanks Dr. Tim Larson for providing the samples for the upcoming display at FUN and for providing invaluable information about how to collect them,” Searls added.

Visitors to the PCGS booth at the FUN convention can obtain the special brochure with an enclosed PCGS sample slab while supplies last.

“1,250 lucky collectors will receive the commemorative Sample Slab brochure with the enclosed sample holder.  This sample represents our fifth generation PCGS holder, and it is the most technologically advanced security holder in the world,” explained Willis.

Professional Coin Grading Service was founded in 1986 by distinguished numismatic experts, and now has offices in California, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris.  PCGS experts have certified over 31 million coins with a total market value of over 29 billion dollars. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification, and is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

For additional information about PCGS products and services, call 800-447-8848 or email info@pcgs.com.  

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Advance Australia Fair plays key role in citizenship

November 30, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Bronze, Bronze Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Perth Mint has released its annual Australian Citizenship $1 Coin for 2016. More than 30,000 of these coins are purchased annually by individuals and also by local governments which offer them as mementos to participants at Australian Citizenship Ceremonies.

As well as taking the pledge of commitment to Australia, people formalizing their Australian Citizenship at these ceremonies also sing Advance Australia Fair, which was first performed on this day, 30 November, in 1878 at the St Andrew’s Day concert of the Highland Society, NSW.

Patriotic song to national anthem

It took an extraordinary 106 years for the patriotic song Advance… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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What are Coins with Character?

November 30, 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)

On the front page of my website (www.raregoldcoins.com) you will see the tagline Coins with Character. This has been the official motto of Douglas Winter Numismatics for many years, and I am often asked by collectors “what are coins with character?” There is no simple answer, but I feel that the coins I sell are blessed with one or more of the following characteristics which makes them special.

Original “Skin” and Choice Surfaces

In most instances, it is not possible to determine if a coin is 100% original as even coins with a “crusty” appearance may have been lightly cleaned… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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On This Day Martial arts icon Bruce Lee is born

November 29, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Zealand 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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Bruce Jun Fan Lee was born in the hour and the year of the Dragon, on 27 November 1940 in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Bruce was the fourth child born to Lee Hoi Chuen and his wife Grace Ho. Lee Hoi Chuen was a comedian in the Chinese opera, and an actor in Cantonese films. At the time Bruce was born, Mr. and Mrs. Lee were on tour with the opera company in the United States.

At the age of three months, Lee Hoi Chuen, his wife Grace, and baby Bruce returned to Hong Kong where Bruce would be raised until the age… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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U.S. Mint Shares Final Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Designs

November 28, 2015 in Art, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Design, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has shared its design selections for the 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative coins. The designs will be officially unveiled today during a ceremony at the Mark Twain Museum in the author’s boyhood home of Hannibal, Missouri.

The obverse and reverse of the $5 gold coin are pictured above. The obverse was designed by Benjamin Sowards, sculpted by Don Everhart, and includes a portrait of Twain with the inscriptions, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, and 2016.

The reverse was designed by Ronald D. Sanders and sculpted by Joseph Menna. A Mississippi River Steamboat is pictured, with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF… Full article at the source>

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

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2015 American Eagle One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin

November 25, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Platinum, Platinum Coins, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has given us a bit of a surprise as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday: the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Platinum Proof Coin will be released this year after all, just eight days from now on December 3. The item’s mintage and order limits are set relatively low at 4,000 pieces and 1 per household, respectively, and its price is currently set at $1,250.

As noted previously, the designs for 2015 and 2016 Platinum Eagle Proof reverses have been given the theme of “Torches of Freedom,” and will each feature a depiction… Full article at the source>

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

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Zimbabwe $100,000,000,000,000 Bank Note

November 25, 2015 in Bank Notes, Education, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money

By: TJ Shea (http://www.pennypinchercoins.com)

Zimbabwe P#91 2008 $100 Trillion Bank Note

As we venture home or away for the beginning of the Holiday Season, let’s take a look at the Zimbabwe P# 91 2008 $100 Trillion bank note. Yup, a hundred trillion. $100,000,000,000,000. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s Zimbabwe went through a period of unprecedented inflation caused by high import trade imbalance, too much government spending, and low savings rate… sound familiar? Even the Brazilians were amazed.

The series officially, and incredibly, starts with a One Dollar note and begins the upward spiral with million, then billion, and eventually trillion dollar notes. The engraving design is pleasing, if overly consistent… Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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Silver Eagle Bullion Allocation Rises to Meet Increased Demand

November 23, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has made 1,000,000 ounces of American Eagle Silver bullion coins available to authorized purchasers this week. That’s an 11.1% increase over last week‘s total of 900,000.

Demand for American Eagle Silver bullion coins has picked up after a modest lull, and the total weekly allocation for the issues has been claimed by buyers during each of the last two weeks. The coins continue to sell at a record pace this year; a total of 42,929,500 ounces have been sold already in 2015, making it likely the Mint will surpass last… Full article at the source>

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

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An Update on U.S. Mint Sold Out and Unavailable Products

November 21, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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2015 American Eagle One-Quarter Ounce Gold Proof Coin.

While compiling the latest U.S. Mint sales report earlier this week, I noticed that a few 2015 Presidential $1 products had unexpectedly slipped into “Sold Out” status and wondered what other items had run low on inventory without my noticing. I then went through all of the products listed on the current sales report to confirm their status, and compiled the following chart.

The table below lists all “Sold Out,” “Unavailable,” and “Back Order” U.S. Mint products currently (or very recently) included on the Mint’s weekly selected cumulative sales report. Items on… Full article at the source>

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

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Preview: Heritage Auctions US Coins at the Houston Money Show

November 20, 2015 in Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

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

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The final major coin show of this year will be held in Houston, TX from December 3 to December 5. In conjunction with the Houston Money Show, Heritage Auctions organizes a signature auction, offering a wide variety of United States coinage; we’ll take a look at a few of the available coins in this preview. The entire auction can be previewed on the Heritage Auctions Web site, and a full online version of the auction catalog can be accessed here. 1652 Oak Tree shilling.  Lot 3002 is the second lot in the auction and the first that we’ll… Full article at the source>

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

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A Date by Date Analysis of New Orleans Eagles, Part Two: With Motto, 1879-1906

November 20, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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

Earlier this fall I wrote the first part of this article, which discussed the No Motto eagles from the New Orleans mint. (You can find the full article here.) This second part focuses on the With Motto eagles from the Crescent City.

Production of eagles at the New Orleans mint ended in 1860 and did not resume until the mint was reopened in 1879. During this year, only three denominations were produced: silver dollars, eagles and double eagles.

The 16 issues which form this set are all members of the With Motto type which lasted on this design from 1866 through… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing – Intaglio Print Program “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy”

November 20, 2015 in Art, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, US Federal Reserve, US Government

Bureau of Engraving and Printing – Intaglio Print Program “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy”

Contact:

Karen Smith (202) 874-2108

Washington, DC (First day of sale: December 1, 2015 – 8:00 A.M. Eastern Time)

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is pleased to introduce a new intaglio print, “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy,” which is dedicated to female allegorical figures that represent a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  This print features an exquisite compilation of unique engraved vignettes focusing on the age-old art of intaglio printing.

Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew announced earlier this year that the next generation of currency will feature the theme of democracy and for the first time in more than a century, our paper currency will feature the portrait of a woman.  This is a historic moment – changes have only been made to the faces on our currency a few times since Federal Reserve notes were first put into circulation in 1914.

The “Ideals in Allegory – Democracy” print is $22.50.  Bulk pricing is available for this print.

This product can be purchased by phone at 1 (800) 456-3408; by fax 1 (888) 891-7585 [International fax (202) 874-1788]; in the Washington, DC and Fort Worth, TX Visitor Center Gift Shops; and through the BEP’s online store moneyfactorystore.gov

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Department of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing Celebrates the Chinese New Year

November 20, 2015 in Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, US Government

Department of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing Celebrates the Chinese New Year

Contact: Karen Smith (202) 874-2108

Washington, DC (November 6, 2015) –  In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce two new additions to its Lucky Money Collection:  the Year of the Monkey 2016 and the$2 “8888” Lucky Money Sheet.

The monkey is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar.  The Lucky Money product, Year of the Monkey 2016, is exquisitely designed with decorative Chinese symbolism and is packaged in a symbolic, red folder with embossed, gold foil.  This product features an uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with “8888.”  The Year of the Monkey 2016 represents good fortune and prosperity, signifying success in the New Year.  This product is sold for $5.95 and only 88,888 will be available for sale.

The $2 “8888” Lucky Money Sheet features an uncirculated Series 2009 $2 8-subject, uncut currency sheet with the serial numbers of all eight notes beginning with “8888.”  Each sheet is displayed in a decorative holder, capturing the significance of numerology and Chinese symbolism, and is protected by an acid-free, clear, polymer sleeve.  This product is sold for $58.88 and only 16,888 will be available for sale.

The first day of sale for both products is Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. (ET).  These products can be purchased by phone at 1(800) 456-3408; by fax at 1(888) 891-7585 [International fax (202) 874-1788]; in the Washington, DC and Fort Worth, Texas Visitor Center Gift Shops; and, through the BEP’s online store, moneyfactorystore.gov.  Bulk pricing is available for both the Year of the Monkey 2016 and the $2 “8888” Lucky Money Sheet.

Household quantity purchase limit restrictions of 250 units for both the Year of the Monkey 2016 and the $2 “8888” Lucky Money Sheet will be imposed for the first week of release, November 18 – 24, 2015.  On November 25, 2015, household purchase restrictions will be waived for both products.

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Auction 320 Prices Realised / Results / Auction 321 Consignments

November 18, 2015 in Ancient Coins, Auctions, Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Downies (Downies Blog)

A grand event for Australian numismatics, Downies Australian Coin Auctions Sale 320 was an outstanding success! Comprising more than 3,500 lots, our last auction for 2015 was highlighted by a number of exquisite English Hammered pieces, which as expected sold … Continue reading → Full article at the source>

Source: Downies

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Tiny Flaw, Big Loss: The Pin Scratch

November 16, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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

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Above is a tantalizing coin, the scarce 1892-CC Morgan dollar–not gem, as the flip states–but not bad, either, perhaps a choice or low mint state coin, worth upwards of $1200 retail. But I’m uncertain that I will bid on this lot. There is a tiny flaw. Can you see it?

It looks like a pin scratch at 12 o’clock near the rim by the “S” on Pluribus.

This is one of those tiny flaws that hobbyists often overlook. Also, that mark may not even be on the coin but on the plastic flip. That’s an optimistic attitude, but still a possibility… Full article at the source>

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

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Collecting on a Budget: Affordable Morgan Silver Dollars

November 16, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Fun, History, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld

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Coin collecting has been called the hobby of kings, and it can certainly be very expensive. Not every coin collector is a king or millionaire, however, and still the hobby remains a rewarding pursuit. This article is the first in a new series meant for collectors who might not have a large budget, but would nonetheless like to get the most out of this fascinating pastime.

Each article will focus on a specific American coin series and suggest coins that can be purchased for less than $100 with relative ease. We’ll also make recommendations for those times you want to splurge… Full article at the source>

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

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Beware of Frighteningly Deceptive Counterfeits Statement By Dwight Manley

November 12, 2015 in African Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, Fake Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, PSA, World Coins

November 12, 2015

 

News Media Contact:
Dwight Manley, (714) 526-5460

Beware of Frighteningly Deceptive Counterfeits
Statement By Dwight Manley

 

Prominent rare coin dealer and collector Dwight Manley, owner of Fullerton Coins & Stamps in Fullerton, California and Managing Partner of the California Gold Marketing Group, who assisted a quarter-century ago in breaking up a counterfeit coin and counterfeit holder scheme, has issued the following statement.

The counterfeit quarter-ounce Krugerrand in a counterfeit NGC holder that was purchased in Fullerton, California. (Photo courtesy of Dwight Manley.)

The counterfeit quarter-ounce Krugerrand in a counterfeit NGC holder that was purchased in Fullerton, California. (Photo courtesy of Dwight Manley.)

“A frighteningly deceptive counterfeit has been encountered, and the world needs to be told about it. We recently realized that a 2005-dated quarter-ounce South African Krugerrand labeled NGC Proof 70 is not only a counterfeit coin, it is housed in a counterfeit Numismatic Guaranty Corporation holder that has the same certification number on the label as a genuine 2005 PF 70 one-quarter ounce Krugerrand listed in the NGC data base.”

“The fake was purchased on October 23, 2015 by a knowledgeable employee of Fullerton Coins & Stamps over the counter from a semi-regular customer. Before making the purchase, the employee checked the NGC website to see if the certification number and coin description matched. They did: cert number 3676849-006.”

“I recently examined the coin, and it just didn’t look quite right. I did a side-by-side, inch-by-inch comparison between the encapsulated coin the store purchased and the obverse and reverse photos on the NGC website. The reproduction of the NGC hologram on the fake is almost dead on the same; however, there is one distinct difference between fake and genuine on the left side of the front insert label. On the fake coin, the circle in the NGC logo (an encircled balance scale) goes almost entirely around the P in the grade PF 70. On the genuine coin’s label, the P is outside the logo circle.”

“An amazing amount of effort obviously went into creating a fake coin and a fake holder with a cert number and description that match a genuine coin. I’ve notified NGC, but in the meantime, I caution collectors and dealers to watch out for any similar, deceitful and dangerous counterfeits.”

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2016 Coin of the Year Awards Announced

November 11, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Awards, Coins, Collecting, German Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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Krause Publications, sponsors of the 2016 Coin of the Year Awards (COTY), have announced the new COTY winners. Several of the recognized coins were favorites with the panel of international judges, though there were some surprises as well.

Austria: The Mint of Austria was nominated in four separate categories, and managed to scoop the award for Best Silver Coin with their emotive 20 euro piece marking the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin wall in 1989. Their poignant design of a protestor stepping through a break in the wall stirred the memories of many who had watched the… Full article at the source>

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

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PNG’s Online Education Courses Available To Everyone, Worldwide

November 11, 2015 in Clubs and Associations, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, Grading, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases

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November 11, 2015

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

PNG’s Online Education Courses
Available To Everyone, Worldwide

 

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(Temecula, California) – The Professional Numismatists Guild’s (www.PNGdealers.org) multi-media education program, originally created only for participants in the PNG internship mentoring program, is now available online to collectors and dealers worldwide.

“There are two levels of online classes developed by Karl Newman in conjunction with the University of Rare Coins and PNG’s Edward C. Milas School of Numismatics.  We are making these available online to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of numismatics, from the minting process to the business of buying and selling coins,” explained PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

The Level 100 course is designed to provide broad-based basic knowledge about numismatics.  Topics include purchasing, selling, marketing and auctions; third-party certification; coin shows; and numismatic organizations and industry resources.  

Level 200 topics include metallurgy and technology in the science of numismatics; the minting process and errors; and the history of monetary systems and development of coining.

The enrollment fee is $300, and that includes both Level 100 and 200 courses.  Certificates of Completion will be provided to everyone who successfully completes both levels.  

Collector and dealer Gilbert Chang of Malaysia is enthusiastic about the online course after recently completing Level 100, and looking forward to studying Level 200 in the coming weeks.  “I did enjoy the (Level 100) course a lot.  Working with Karl (Newman of the University of Rare Coins) was exciting because he is always so enthusiastic about the subject and it rubs off on you!” he told PNG.  Chang proudly now describes himself as the only “certified” numismatist in his country.

Specific information about the educational courses and PNG’s Promoting Numismatic Growth internship program is available at www.PNGdealers.org under the “Internship” navigation links near the top of the PNG’s home page.  For additional information, contact the PNG by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email at internship@PNGdealers.org.

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Gold Coin Authority Paul Nugget Returns to MTB to Help Expand Numismatic Business

November 10, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, USA Coins

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

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Paul Nugget, one of America’s foremost authorities on gold coinage, will return to precious metal dealer Manfra, Tordella & Brookes (MTB) to serve as the company’s Executive Vice President. The move comes as MTB is seeking to expand its numismatic and bullion businesses, according to a press release.

Nugget has provided numismatic expertise and commentary in various capacities for more than four decades, and is a longtime contributor to Whitman’s “Red Book,” A Guide Book of United States Coins. He was first hired by MTB in 1971 and subsequently held executive positions at coin firms National Coin and Spectrum… Full article at the source>

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

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Prequel coins celebrate Star Trek: Enterprise

November 6, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Entertainment, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Although it was the fifth series to air, Star Trek: Enterprise predates the original adventures of Captain James T. Kirk aboard U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. Its stories centre on the 22nd century voyages of Captain Jonathan Archer and the Enterprise NX-01 during the early days of interstellar travel.

Archer took command of his starship, an experimental prototype, between 2151 and 2161. Mandated by Starfleet to explore the galaxy and visit as many worlds as possible, he makes first contact with more than a dozen species, including the Klingons, Andorians, and Xindi.

Star Trek: Enterprise 2015 Silver Coins

 

This month sees the addition of Captain… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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UK to Feature the Great Fire, Shakespeare, and Battle of Hastings on 2016 Coins

November 3, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, The Royal Mint, World Coins

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

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The Royal Mint has released information on coin programs planned for 2016. New issues will mark historic anniversaries, including the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, and London’s Great Fire of 1666.

Also announced is a special one pound coin to be included in specific coin sets, effectively saying goodbye to the current one pound coin, which will be replaced by a new security enhanced circulation version in 2017.

In all, a total of five commemorative £2 coins will be issued, as well as one new fifty pence coin. In… Full article at the source>

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

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NOVEMBER 2015 New Product Bulletin – out today

November 3, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

This month sees the release of two new additions to the Year of the Monkey coin program. Each meticulously struck from 1oz of pure silver, the High Relief Proof Monkey and the Gilded Monkey are stunning collectables.

If you call Australia home, then don’t miss our Australian Citizenship coin on card for 2016. Be sure to order yours in time for Australia Day, especially if you’re looking for a gift to present to new Aussies!

For something special, look out for our new Three-CoinSet featuring this year’s Kangaroo, Kookaburra and Koala 1oz silver high relief coins – only 1,000 of these superb… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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NEW Aussie-style Christmas Stamp & Coin Cover

November 3, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Bronze, Bronze Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Uncirculated Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Australian Territory of Christmas Island, named when it was discovered on Christmas Day 1643, is the inspiration behind this year’s Christmas Stamp & Coin Cover.

The vividly illustrated envelope features the Island’s famous red crabs and a red-necked frigatebird playfully portrayed in Santa hats! The crabs also appear in the shape of a Christmas tree on the Australia Post 65c stamp, suitably stamped with a Christmas Island WA 6798 post-mark. Christmas 2015 Stamp & Coin Cover

The finishing touch is an uncirculated Australian $1 coin made by The Perth Mint with an equally vibrant illustration of Santa and his gift… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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