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New at the Mint: 2016 Native American Dollar Products

January 30, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint

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

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Mint began selling rolls, bags, and boxes of the 2016 Native American $1 coins. They can be purchased in varying quantities through the following product options: 25-coin rolls for $32.95 each, 100-coin bags for $111.95, and 250-coin boxes for $275.95. For each option, customers can choose coins minted at either the Philadelphia Mint or the Denver Mint.

This year’s issue is the eighth release in the annual Native American $1 coin series and features a design celebrating the contributions of Code Talkers to United States war efforts during World Wars I & II.

The obverse,… Full article at the source>

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British Antarctic Territory Features Moby Dick Theme on Latest Crown Coin

January 30, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, English Coins, 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 British Antarctic Territory has issued (21st January) a new crown coin that remembers the 165th anniversary of the first publication of Moby Dick, now considered one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written. Written by Herman Melville (1819 – 1891), the compelling story was first published in London on October 18, 1851, and tells the tale of Captain Ahab’s obsessive quest for revenge against the albino Sperm Whale that destroyed his ship and severed his leg during a previous voyage.

Melville was born in New York City into a prosperous family; the fathers of both his… Full article at the source>

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

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Tips for Shipping Coins and Bank Notes

January 30, 2016 in Bank Notes, Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

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

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Many collectors will, at some point, sell a coin or bank note through the mail. While this can create a worldwide market for the item you’re selling, it can also raise the question of how to best ship the item once you’ve found a buyer.

In this article, we will take a look at some recommended ways to ship a valuable numismatic item and how to insure it. We will take a look at both domestic and international mail, along with the options and the limitations that come with some of the services available. Please note that it does make a… Full article at the source>

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

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Canada Issues First Concave Silver Coin Celebrating Library of Parliament

January 29, 2016 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, Investing, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued its first concave coin in celebration of the 140th anniversary of Canada’s Library of Parliament. This ultra high relief issue is 99.99% silver, weighs 30.75 grams (an ounce is about 28.35 grams), and has a mintage limited to 6,000 coins. It has been given a purchase price of $159.95.

The reverse features a concave image of the Library’s domed ceiling. A statue of Queen Victoria occupies the foreground, just above the inscriptions CANADA, 1876, and 2016. The pine bookshelves and woodwork along the domed ceiling are rendered in Ultra High Relief, with an… Full article at the source>

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

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Canada Issues Kilogram Gold and Silver coins featuring Image of Rare Spirit Bear

January 29, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued two one-kilo coins — one gold and one silver — which feature one of the Canada’s most elusive and admired species of bear, the Spirit Bear. The design for the coins is a beautiful and detailed front-facing depiction of the Spirit Bear’s face, with sparkling eyes enhanced with enamel.

Spirit Bears hold a prominent place in the oral traditions of the indigenous peoples of the area, and were named as the official provincial mammal of British Columbia in 2006. The bear’s technical name is Kermode and was named after Francis Kermode, the former… Full article at the source>

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Exploring the Secrets of the First Philadelphia Mint

January 29, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Awards, Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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It seems like just yesterday, but it’s been almost five years! On January 6, 2011, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in Tampa, Whitman Publishing released The Secret History of the First U.S. Mint: How Frank H. Stewart Destroyed—And Then Saved—A National Treasure. The 336-page hardcover would go on to win the prestigious “Book of the Year” award from the Numismatic Literary Guild.

If you haven’t read Secret History yet, head to your favorite bookseller or visit your local library; you can also borrow it for free from the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library if you’re a member of the… Full article at the source>

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

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U.S. Mint Raises Prices on Gold Coins

January 29, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Buffalo, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The value of gold has been climbing pretty steadily over the last couple of weeks, ending today at $1,114.00 an ounce, according to the London Bullion Market Association. Prior to Tuesday, January 26, the commodity had not hit the $1,114.00 mark since November 4. With gold hovering over $1,100 since Monday, the Mint has raised its prices on gold coins in keeping with its pricing structure for precious metals.

Prices for the U.S. Mint’s gold coins are adjusted in accordance with the metal’s fluctuating market value. The Mint’s former prices for gold coins were held in effect as… Full article at the source>

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

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Funding Terrorism

January 29, 2016 in Ancient Coins, Anthropology, Archaeology, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Foreign Policy, History, Investing, Legal, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By: Wayne G. Sayles Ancient Coin Collecting (Wayne G. Sayles)

In the wake of the U.S. Senate’s Finance Committee passage of a bill “to protect and preserve international cultural property at risk due to political instability, armed conflict, or natural and other disasters, and for other purposes.” Every thinking American ought to give some serious thought to the part that includes “for other purposes”. The situation in Syria and Iraq is deplorable, but it is not going to be resolved by yellow journalism or poorly conceived import restrictions. Couched within this appeal for egalitarian protection of the past is a blatant and disgustingly sub-rosa agenda pushed incessantly… Full article at the source>

Source: Ancient Coin Collecting (Wayne G. Sayles)

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John Howard, Corazon Aquino, and Beehives added to Korver’s NumiStorica.com for Coin Clubs

January 29, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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 NumiStorica.com Press Release, for immediate release

John Howard, Corazon Aquino, and Beehives added to Korver’s NumiStorica.com for Coin Clubs

“When I created NumiStorica.com to provide free entertainment and education for coin clubs and advanced numismatists, I expected to cover a wide range of topics — and that is fairly evident in the most recent three postings” noted numismatic story-teller Bob Korver.

“Because of the superb images, these files are BIG. On the website, the new shows are broken into smaller “PDF” files for posting, but anyone — or any club — who contacts me can obtain a disk with complete versions (in one piece!): a QuickTime movie, a complete PDF version, original Apple Keynote versions, and a PowerPoint version. Computer compatibility for viewing and showing should not be a problem with this selection on the CDs.”

JOHN HOWARD (1726-1790) Life Extraordinaire” (25 minutes) starts with a simple question which, unfortunately, is never answered to my satisfaction: what is the vignette of a English humanitarian focused on prison reform doing on a note of a Boston bank more than half a century later? An Englishman, I might add, who never visited America, although he toured all of Europe (and east through Russia) investigating prisons and plague houses. And a man so focused on his humanitarian efforts that he let his own finances deteriorate! Based on other evidence from a century later, I argue a certain connection with banking; I just don’t have a clue what that connection is. Perhaps viewers can explain it?

CORAZON AQUINO (1933-2009); A Peek Behind The Curtain of the 1986 Aquino-Reagan Coins” (15 minutes) For a very short time, I worked at the Franklin Mint. The highlight of that peculiar experience was being part of the team that produced the 1986 Philippine coins commemorating the historic first meeting between President Aquino and President Reagan. The silver and gold paired issues were produced in record time by a team of craftsmen who had very little motivation except pride of workmanship.

 “BEEHIVES” (12 minutes) Mention beehives to any intermediate numismatist, and you will probably get the immediate response: “Mormon Gold”.  True enough, but our eons of relationship with the bee — and the free housing we provide, the beehive — has produced varied numismatic evidence through time and around the world. Not surprisingly, every artist has had to grapple with the identical problem of scale (relatively speaking, hives are large, and bees are very small). Their depiction may be an apt metaphor; It’s their influence on humanity that’s large!

The NumiStorica.com website won the coveted “Best Non-Commercial Website of 2015” award from the Numismatic Literary Guild at the Chicago ANA, with only the first three presententations; now there are ten, with dozens more planned. 

The presentations were created in Apple Keynote as ‘slide’ shows. On the NumiStorica.com website, they are posted as .pdf files due to technical size issues. Coin clubs who wish to use them as their educational entertainment should email Korver at r.b.korver@NumiStorica.com AND telephone 214-244-5478. Disks containing many versions have been created (including QuickTime movies) and can be provided, or a link to the Keynote version on iCloud.com. Korver has volunteered to ‘phone in’ to meetings for questions and discussions.

Bob Korver can be contacted at r.b.korver@NumiStorica.com or 214-244-5478 for more details and notifications of upcoming additions to the website.

Title page images can be downloaded from www.NumiStorica.com, or contact me for a file listing all 10 presentations, with short descriptions and images (plus some of  upcoming titles).

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British Virgin Islands Features Lemon Shark on Innovative Yellow Titanium Coin

January 27, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Government and Treasury of the British Virgin Islands have launched (12th January) a new crown coin continuing their successful colored titanium series. To celebrate International Shark Week, the British Virgin Islands have released a yellow titanium coin featuring the Great Lemon Shark.

The lemon shark, or Negaprion Brevirostris, is a large and powerful species of shark often found in shallow subtropical waters. First named and described in 1868, lemon sharks are not thought to be a large threat to humans despite their fierce appearance. The shark’s yellow coloring serves as a perfect camouflage when swimming over the sandy… Full article at the source>

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

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2016 Panda-Themed Silver Issues

January 27, 2016 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, China Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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Pandas are showing up on a variety of silver coins this year; we’ve already taken a look at the Central Bank of China’s Silver Pandas, but a couple of other releases are using the motif in the first part of 2016 as well.

The Royal Canadian Mint, in conjunction with APMEX, will soon release the 2016 Maple Leaf 1 oz. silver bullion coin with a panda privy mark. This issue features a Reverse Proof finish, has an overall mintage limited to 50,000 pieces, and is composed of .9999 silver.

The reverse includes the central Maple Leaf design common… Full article at the source>

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

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Gold Jumps $28 Per Ounce in One Week

January 27, 2016 in Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins

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

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Gold and silver are having a good run this week; gold in particular shot up $28.45 in the last seven days before losing $1.10 to end today at $1113.60 per ounce. That’s the highest gold has climbed since November 4, nearly three months ago. Even with a small dip this afternoon, the commodity still gained $7 on the day.

Silver, too, has fared well, making it to $14.33 per ounce today, the highest price assigned to the metal since December 23. The chart below lists prices for gold and silver over the past week according to the… London Bullion Full article at the source>

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

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PCGS Offering Distinctive, Special Labels For Long Beach Expo Submissions

January 26, 2016 in Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Grading, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Press Releases, US Mint, USA Coins

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January 26, 2016

News media contact:
Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223

PCGS Offering Distinctive, Special
Labels For Long Beach Expo Submissions

 

To mark the 30th anniversary of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) on February 3, 2016, PCGS will offer a collection of distinctive commemorative insert labels for coins submitted at the February 4 – 6 Long Beach Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).

“PCGS shares its 30th anniversary with the United States Mint’s popular American Eagle bullion coins program.  Since representatives of the Mint will be at the Long Beach Expo showcasing their latest coin releases, we wanted to be sure to offer Long Beach attendees attractive First Strike® labels that complement these coins,” said Mark Stephenson, PCGS Vice President and Director of Bulk Services.

Four different labels themes will be available for qualifying coins submitted at Long Beach by members of the PCGS Collectors Club or by PCGS Authorized Dealers.  The special labels are:

  • American Eagle First Strike labels depicting an eagle and “30th Anniversary” banner for 2016-dated gold and silver coins.
  • American gold Buffalo First Strike labels depicting a buffalo and a “10th Anniversary” banner for 2016-dated gold Buffalo coins.
  • Mark Twain First Strike special labels for Twain 2016-dated silver $1 and gold $5 coins.  Twain coins submitted for show grading are eligible for show exclusive variety labels that include the Expo logo.
  • Retro 1986-era green label inserts for vintage or modern coins with “PCGS 30th Anniversary” at the top of the label’s front.  These throwback labels, which mimic the look of the vintage PCGS “Old Green Holders” will be available for both Standard and Secure Service levels.

“The Long Beach Expo marks the first opportunity for collectors to have coins graded with the new PCGS classic green retro 1986-era labels.  As an added bonus, any collector who submits his or her coins to be graded with this new 30th Anniversary label will receive a free, limited edition throwback green PCGS box,” stated Stephenson.

Information about submission guidelines and fees for the special labels can be found online at www.pcgs.com/labels, and submission information and guidelines for First Strike designation labels is at www.pcgs.com/firststrike.

The PCGS 30th anniversary label for silver (shown here) and gold 2016 First Strike American Eagles.

The PCGS 30th anniversary label for silver (shown here) and gold 2016 First Strike American Eagles.

An example of a PCGS special First Strike insert label for the 2016 10th anniversary of the gold Buffalo coins.

An example of a PCGS special First Strike insert label for the 2016 10th anniversary of the gold Buffalo coins.

PCGS has produced special First Strike – Long Beach Expo labels for the new silver $1 and gold $5 (shown here) 2016 Mark Twain coins.

PCGS has produced special First Strike – Long Beach Expo labels for the new silver $1 and gold $5 (shown here) 2016 Mark Twain coins.

An example of the PCGS 30th anniversary retro 1986-era green label insert.

An example of the PCGS 30th anniversary retro 1986-era green label insert.

“These special PCGS labels for the Long Beach Expo are the first in a full suite of attractive inserts we’re planning in 2016 that I believe both dealers and collectors will love,” said Stephenson.

Since its founding in 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service has become the industry standard in third-party certification.  With 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.

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

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Comparative January U.S. Mint Bullion Sales

January 26, 2016 in Blogs, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, 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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Bullion sales have been strong during the first weeks of 2016, though the numbers have normalized a bit since the week of January 11, which kicked off the new year with a bang. American Eagle Silver bullion coins have already sold 5,727,000 ounces this month, more than any month in 2015. That’s also within 63,000 pieces of 2014’s highest monthly total (5,790,000), a number that is likely to be surpassed tomorrow.

Being as 2014 and 2015 have the two highest-ever sales totals for Silver Eagle bullion coins, this January’s running start does seem to point to another pinnacle year… Full article at the source>

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

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Canada Continues Geometry in Art Series with Digitally Depicted Polar Bear

January 25, 2016 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new silver coin with a distinctive design of one of Canada’s more popular and beloved subjects: the Polar Bear. Collectors of Canadian coins often comment that the designs of indigenous wildlife are in many instances painstakingly and precisely detailed right down to the strands of fur and feathers on a depicted animal; with this new example, however, the design takes a new approach combining familiarity and abstract design, blending together a mass of polygons to create a captivating image of a mother polar bear and her cub.

Known as “low poly” art… Full article at the source>

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

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2016 Shawnee Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins

January 25, 2016 in Blogs, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, 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 Monday, February 1, the U.S. Mint will begin selling 2016 Shawnee America the Beautiful 5 oz. silver bullion coins to authorized purchasers. This will be the first ATB 5 oz. issue to be released in 2016 and the 31st overall since the series began in 2010.

Each ATB 5 oz. bullion coin measures three inches in diameter and 4.064 mm thick, and is composed of .999 silver. They are minted in Philadelphia but do not carry a “P” mint mark, unlike the Uncirculated issue, which is scheduled to go sale at the Mint on February 25.

As noted previously,… Full article at the source>

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

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Auction Preview: D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

January 22, 2016 in Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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

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After two installments last year, the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection continues in 2016 with a third auction in New York City on February 9. The joint sale is organized by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s and will offer a total of 158 lots consisting of half cents, large cents, dimes, half dollars, three-dollar gold pieces and half Eagles.

As we have mentioned in our previews of the previous sales, we consider each and every coin in this collection a highlight, but will limit our selections to five lots that are worth mentioning because of their rarity, quality, or… Full article at the source>

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

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France Celebrates UEFA Championships on New Silver and Gold Collector Coins

January 22, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Entertainment, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Uncirculated Coins, World Coins

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

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The Monnaie de Paris has announced (12th January) new gold and silver collector coins celebrating the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Championships to be hosted this year in France.

Held every four years since 1960 in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, the event was originally called the UEFA European Nations Cup, but changed to the current name in 1968. The last championship, co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine in 2012, was won by Spain, who beat Italy at the final game hosted in Kiev. This year, France has the pleasure of playing host at ten venues in ten cities… Full article at the source>

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

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Provenance: Nice but not Law

January 22, 2016 in Ancient Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, World Coins

By: Wayne G. Sayles Ancient Coin Collecting (Wayne G. Sayles)

As a result of persistent ideological proselytization, some elements and individuals within the Federal bureaucracy have come to believe that importation of common ancient coins manufactured in countries with which the U.S. has negotiated and signed a Memorandum of Understanding must be accompanied by “Provenance” showing the whereabouts of that item for some specified period of time. In fact, the governing law—Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (CCPIA-1983)—never included this provision in either letter nor intent. The basis for this recent provenance fixation is unfounded. That is not to say that coin collectors do not value provenance,… Full article at the source>

Source: Ancient Coin Collecting (Wayne G. Sayles)

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Historic medal celebrates Australia’s first 100 years of settlement

January 22, 2016 in Blogs, Education, History, Medals, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The 11 ships of the First Fleet set sail from Portsmouth, England on 13 May 1787. Aboard were more than 1,300 colonists, including approximately 730 male and female convicts from Britain’s overcrowded prisons. The expedition was under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip, who had accepted instructions from the British Home Secretary, Lord Sydney, to establish Britain’s first colony in Australia.

The ships began arriving in Botany Bay on 18 January 1788, which 17 years earlier had been charted by Lieutenant James Cook. Despite Cook’s indication that the land was suitable for cultivation, Phillip quickly determined that the area would not… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Austria to Release 2016 Easter Coin, “Dürer’s Young Hare”

January 22, 2016 in Austrian Mint, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Copper, Copper Coins, Euro Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Austrian Mint has shared images and information on its upcoming 2016 Easter Coin featuring an image inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s 1502 masterpiece, “Feldhase,” which translates from the German to “young hare” or “field hare.” The coin will be issued in copper and silver, and will be available for €5 and €16.80, respectively.

The reverse of the nine-sided coin features Austrian Mint Chief Engraver Thomas Pesendorfer’s recreation of the Feldhase, with Albrecht Dürer’s initials, “AD,” and the year of issue, 2016, inscribed in the field below the image. The obverse bears a design common to Austrian 5… Full article at the source>

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

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U.S. Mint Shares Info on 2016 ATB Proof Set Error

January 22, 2016 in News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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

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The U.S. Mint has shared new information on the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set, sales of which commenced on January 11 but have since been suspended until the Mint can address a packaging error.

A Mint press release notes that the error in question concerns the photograph of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park included on the back of the set’s outer box, pictured below. The photograph shows a waterfall from another, similarly named Kentucky park, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. The Mint suspended sales of the item after the problem was discovered, and must… Full article at the source>

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

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Watching Stock Market Bears

January 21, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Q. David Bowers From the Desk of Q. David Bowers (Stack and Bowers)

It seems like only yesterday, but it was 11 years ago in 2005 that Whitman published The Expert’s Guide to Collecting and Investing in Rare Coins. Since then it has been a best seller and has been … Full article at the source>

Source: From the Desk of Q. David Bowers (Stack and Bowers)

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Weekly Silver Eagle Allocation Returns to Normal

January 21, 2016 in Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Investing, 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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After a huge opening last week, during which the Mint sold four million American Eagle Silver bullion coins in just four days, this week’s batch of Silver Eagles is more in keeping with quantities seen in the months leading up to the end of 2015. The Mint allocated one million ounces of Silver Eagles for the week starting yesterday, and as of this afternoon 950,000 of those had been bought by authorized purchasers. That leaves 50,000 American Eagle Silver bullion coins left for buyers until new inventory arrives on Monday.

Gold coins have also sold well, posting… Full article at the source>

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

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U.S. Mint Explains ATB Proof Set Error, Drops Prices for Sets With Presidential Dollars

January 21, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Errors, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Quarters, US Mint

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

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The 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set went on sale on January 11, only to be pulled a short time later and given the uncertain release date of “To Be Determined.” Some sets were purchased and shipped before the interruption, but we don’t know how many as the item has not been included on this week’s U.S. Mint sales report. Now Tom Jurkowsky, Director of the Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, has issued a statement explaining the decision to halt sales of the set:

The United States Mint has suspended sales of its 2016… Full article at the source>

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

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