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France’s Favorite Little Prince Takes a Great Journey on New Coin Series

March 31, 2016 in Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, 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 launched (21st March) a new numismatic series chronicling the travels of France’s favorite Petit Prince, based on the novella by Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900 – 1944). The release of this most recent series of “The Little Prince” coins coincides with the 70th anniversary of the story’s publication in France in 1946.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry was a French poet and aviator who made his first flight in 1912, marking the beginning of his passion for aviation. He studied architecture until his French Air Force service began in 1921 in Strasbourg. A 1923 plane accident in… Full article at the source>

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Antarctic Territory Series closed-off after 12 successful years

March 31, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Perth Mint will issue no further releases from the Australian Antarctic Territory Series.

The popular program was inspired by huge collector interest in our 2004 Mawson Station 50th Anniversary 1oz silver proof coin. A modern numismatic classic, it sold out rapidly in honour of legendary polar explorer, Douglas Mawson.

Featuring eleven subsequent coins, the series leaves a rich legacy of tributes to other Australian Antarctic explorers, as well as extraordinary wildlife and stunning natural phenomena found in the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent on Earth.

The Complete Series

  • 2004 Mawson Station – Sold Out
  • 2005 Leopard Seal – Sold Out
  • 2006 Edgeworth David Base…

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Royal British Mint Issues New “Queen’s Beasts” Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

March 29, 2016 in Blogs, British Coins, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, English Coins, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Royal British Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, UK Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal British Mint has announced the release of an impressive new series of gold and silver bullion coins entitled “The Queen’s Beasts.” The series will pay homage to Queen Elizabeth II by depicting various heraldic animals symbolizing strains of her ancestry.

The first design, created Jody Clark, will be available on one-ounce and 1/4-ounce gold coins, as well as on two-ounce silver issues. The one-ounce gold coins can be purchased now from authorized bullion dealers, while the others issues are expected shortly.

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Isle of Man Issues Silver Angel Bullion Coins

March 28, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, 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 of the Isle of Man has announced (March 24) that it has issued a brand new Reverse Proof Silver Bullion Angel following the success of its popular Gold Angel bullion coins.

The Angel’s folklore is legendary amongst coin collectors, and its colorful and inspirational history is as much an attraction as the coins themselves. It began as a gold coin originally introduced into England by Edward IV in 1465 as a new issue of the Noble. Based on a French coin, the Angelot or Ange, its name was derived from the representation of the… Full article at the source>

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Precious Metals Update: Silver Eagle Allocation Continues, Gold Down Again

March 28, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, History, 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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The U.S. Mint has continued its pattern of releasing one million American Eagle one-ounce silver bullion coins per week by issuing a new allocation today. Last week’s inventory had been purchased by the Mint’s authorized buyers as of Thursday, bringing 2016’s overall total to 14 million ounces sold.

Even with the ongoing rationing of silver bullion, the Mint is on pace to have its biggest sales year ever for the commodity, and has already exceeded 29.7% of last year’s record-breaking total of 47 million ounces of Silver Eagles sold.

Gold has dropped $23.35 an ounce since this time last week, and is Full article at the source>

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Indiana Governor Signs Sales-Tax Exemption Bill for Coins and Paper Money

March 28, 2016 in Bullion, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Bullion, History, Investing, Legal, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Silver, Silver Coins, US Government

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

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The Industry Council for Tangible Assets has shared the following press release:

ANNAPOLIS, MD — On March 24, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed into law HB 1046, which provides for a sales-tax exemption on rare coins, paper money, and precious-metals bullion. The new law will take effect on July 1. Indiana becomes the 33rd state to have a complete or partial sales-tax exemption on the retail sales of rare coins, paper money, and precious-metals bullion.

The bill was authored by Representative Greg Beumer; co-authored by Rep. David Wolkins, Rep. Robert Heaton, and Rep. David Niezgodski; and sponsored by Sen. Brandt… Full article at the source>

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Auction Preview: Spring 2016 Baltimore Whitman Expo

March 25, 2016 in Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Entertainment, Events, Exunumia, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

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

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The spring Baltimore Whitman Expo is one again upon us, and with it comes a grand total of 12 individual auction sessions organized by Stack’s Bowers. A large number of lots will offer an impressive variety of collectibles ranging from exonumia to United States coinage to United States Paper Money. Lots will be offered in floor sessions as well as online.

While there are many highlights scattered throughout the various sessions (including the middle and late dates of the Twin Leaf collection of large cents), we’ll pay particular attention to session 4, which has been called “Rarities Night,” and will be… Full article at the source>

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2016 Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Coins, NPS First Day Sales

March 25, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Today, March 25, at noon ET, the U.S. Mint will release the 2016 Betty Ford First Spouse Gold Proof and Uncirculated Coins. The issues have a combined mintage limit of 10,000 pieces, and there is no household order limit in place.

The launch of the Betty Ford First Spouse coins comes after the release of the 2016 Gerald R. Ford Presidential dollar, which debuted on March 8. The Ford coins constitute the second batch of First Spouse issues released this year, following February’s Nixon releases. The final coins in the First Spouse series… Full article at the source>

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

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Canada’s “Landscape Illusion” Series Launched with Mountain Goat Design

March 25, 2016 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, 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 launched a new five-coin subscription series that employs technological and production techniques to create optical illusions featuring Canada’s indigenous animals. Each coin features an image of the Canadian landscape and combines natural elements with shadows, lines, shapes, and highlights to create an illusion of wildlife—a first for the Royal Canadian Mint.

Designed by veteran RCM Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi, the first coin in this subscription is titled “Mountain Goat” and features an alpine scene in late spring. Mountains rise to the left and right while a ridge of moraine from retreating glaciers occupies the… Full article at the source>

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ANA Releases 2016 Dallas National Money Show Attendance Numbers

March 24, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Entertainment, Events, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Seminars, USA Coins

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

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The American Numismatic Association has shared attendance figures for this year’s National Money Show, which took place Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

Reports directly following the show noted smaller than usual crowds, and it’s interesting to look at the official numbers to see how those first impressions compared to the actual totals.

An ANA press release states that 2,585 people attended the show in all, including 1,100 members of the general public, 815 ANA members, 595 table-holders, and 75 volunteers or staff members.

Total attendance per day… Full article at the source>

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A Quick One: The Type Collector’s Dilemma

March 24, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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

I had an interesting conversation with a collector earlier this week about a subject with widespread interest. I think it bears repeating and it deserves some discussion. After reading this, I hope you will share some comments/thoughts below.

The collector I spoke with is working on a multiple-mint branch mint Liberty Head type set in the gold dollar, quarter eagle, and half eagle denominations. More specifically, he is seeking four Type One gold dollars (Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Orleans, and San Francisco), four Type Two gold dollars (the same four as just listed for Type One dollars), and three Type Three gold… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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U.S. Mint to Launch Sales of National Park Service Coins at Lincoln Memorial

March 24, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has announced that it will highlight tomorrow’s launch of the 2016 National Park Service 100 Anniversary Commemorative Coins by opening sales of the issues at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Mint’s Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson will join National Park Foundation President Will Shafroth and N.P.S. Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell as hosts of the event, which will take place from noon until 1 p.m. ET.

Collectors will be able to choose between Proof and Uncirculated versions of a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar, and a clad half dollar, each… Full article at the source>

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

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Australians take pride in their 1911 penny

March 23, 2016 in Antique Coins, Australian Coins, Blogs, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Perth Mint, World Coins

By: Andrew Crellin Perth Mint Blog

The penny is easily the most collected of all Australian coins. First circulated in 1911 for the new monarch, King George V, it was one of six new Commonwealth denominations to replace British coinage from 1910. Today it holds a sentimental place in the heart of everyone that lived in the days before dollars and cents. In 1911 it gave citizens of the young Australian nation every reason to be proud.

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Although Australians have warmly regarded each British monarch since George III, George V (r. 1910 – 1936) seems to have held a special place among them.

A… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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March 2016 Whitman Baltimore Expo Details and Event Schedule

March 22, 2016 in Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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The 2016 Spring Whitman Baltimore Expo is fast approaching and details on the convention are now available. The U.S. Mint has announced that Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson will be on hand to greet the public and sign Mint products and certificates of authenticity from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. The Expo’s official Web site has also posted the complete event schedule for the week, while Stack’s Bowers Galleries has shared a press release (posted below) offering a look at some key items going up for auction.

Complete scheduling information has been included… Full article at the source>

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

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Precious Metals Update: New Silver Eagle Allocation, Gold Slips Below $1,250

March 22, 2016 in Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, 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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The U.S. Mint has allocated another 1 million coins for sale to its authorized purchasers this week after selling last week’s inventory within three days. Also notable is the fact that Shawnee 5 oz. bullion coins have been stuck at 105,000 pieces sold for several weeks as we gear up for the release of the Cumberland National Historical Park 5 oz. bullion coins, which are likely to arrive in early February.

Even with the ongoing rationing of silver bullion, the Mint is on pace to have its biggest sales year ever for the commodity, and has already exceeded 27%… Full article at the source>

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

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London Hosts Exhibition of Rare 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar

March 22, 2016 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins, World Records

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

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A 1794 United States Flowing Hair silver dollar that realized an astonishing 10 million dollars at auction in 2013 finally made its way to an awaiting public and media in London. The exceptional coin had been on a whirlwind tour of eight European cities that began on February 9 and concluded in London after visiting Prague, Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn, Oslo, and Dublin, among others.

A preview of this museum-quality piece was organized for media on Thursday, March 17, just before the dollar went on display for three days at the Royal Opera Arcade. The coin is thought to be… Full article at the source>

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Canada Launches 2016 Majestic Animals Silver Coin Series

March 22, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Design, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a “Majestic Animals” five-coin subscription series for 2016. Each coin in the series is composed of 31.39 grams of 99.99% silver, costs $99.95 CAD, and features a different Canadian wild animal on its reverse. Sales will be limited to 6,500 subscriptions.

The first coin in the series features the “Regal Red Tailed Hawk,” and is now available. Like the issues that will follow it, this piece carries inscriptions noting the year of issue and the monetary denomination. A Mint press release points out that the reverse designs utilize Proof and other… Full article at the source>

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“Wow…the Coin is Better Looking in Hand!”

March 22, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Photography, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Jenna RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

Another (hopefully short) blog from your DWN photographer, Jenna.

At least once a week we hear from a client who calls excitedly or emails us immediately, pleased with their most recent purchase. And they always say the same thing, “You know, I loved the photos, but this coin looks even better in person!” So that begs the question – why do I not show you exactly what you can expect when you open a package from DWN?

I stand by my photos, and they are an accurate representation of our inventory. But they are also an accurate interpretation of the coin at… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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2016 NPS Commemorative Coin Set Mintage Limit and Other Updates

March 21, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has announced that the the product limit for the 2016 National Park Service Commemorative Coins Three-Coin Set will be 15,000 units. This is the same limit that was given to last year’s U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Three-Coin Set, which went on to sell a total of 14,984 units. Prices for the silver and clad N.P.S. coins can be viewed below, while the cost of the gold coins will become official closer to their March 24 release date…  Full article at the source>

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

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Perth Mint marks 100th anniversary of Anzac Day with superb gold coin limited to a mintage of just 1,000

March 21, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint

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Anzac Day is commemorated on 25 April each year on the anniversary of Australian and New Zealand troops landing on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula during the First World War. One hundred years later, it has become a time where both nations pause to commemorate the service and sacrifice of tens of thousands of their servicemen and women during times of war and other operations. In 2016, The Perth Mint is honouring all Australian service personnel past and present with an Australian commemorative gold coin marking 100 years of Anzac Day.

Australia’s first Anzac Day took place on 25 April 1916, one year… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Canada’s 2016 Silver Maple Leaf “Grizzly” Bullion Coins Sell Out

March 19, 2016 in Bullion, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal Canadian Mint has reported that it has sold all 50,000 of its 2016 “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins featuring a “Grizzly” privy mark and a Reverse Proof finish. The Mint sells its bullion issues to a network of authorized buyers, who then make the coins available to the public.

A press release notes that the issue was the third of six planned “Wild Canada” privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf bullion releases. The next release will be dated 2017 and feature a Cougar mark, and is expected to launch in September of this year. It will also… Full article at the source>

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

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2016 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins Debut, 4-Coin Set Now Unavailable

March 18, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, E-commerce, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By Dan Holmes News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Today the U.S. Mint released its 2016 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins, which are composed of 22-karat gold and are offered in 1/10-ounce, 1/4-ounce, 1/2-ounce, and 1-ounce versions.

A four-coin set containing all of these issues has also been issued, but went into “Currently Unavailable” status on the Mint’s Web site less than three hours after its release. There are no sales restrictions or production limits in place for either the set or the individual coins, though, so it is likely that the four-coin set will become available again soon.

The obverse… Full article at the source>

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

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Seeks Two New Members

March 18, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Politics, PSA, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee has announced that it is seeking applications for two new members–one qualified to represent the “interests of the general public” and the other known for expertise in “numismatic curation.”

The positions entail making recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury on topics such as coin and medal designs, commemorative themes, and mintage levels for commemorative coins. Each member serves a four-year term and is reimbursed for travel expenses related to the committee’s 6-8 yearly meetings. Aside from these expenses, the position is not salaried; officers or employees of the Federal Government are not eligible for… Full article at the source>

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Alexander Hamilton’s Place on $10 Bill More Secure Thanks to Hamilton Musical

March 18, 2016 in Bank Notes, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government

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

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The $10 bill has been the subject of much discussion lately as the Treasury gets ready to re-design the note in order to better protect it from counterfeiting. Of particular interest has been Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s stated openness to adding a portrait of a woman to the denomination.

A spirited conversation followed the suggestion, with many commenters up in arms at the prospect of the $10 bill carrying an image of someone other than the co-author of The Federalist Papers. And when the Treasury implied that Hamilton would stay on the bill even as a woman was added,… Full article at the source>

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2016 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins

March 17, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Today the U.S. Mint released its 2016 American Eagle Gold Proof Coins, which are composed of 22-karat gold and are offered as 1/10-ounce, 1/4-ounce, 1/2-ounce, and 1-ounce versions. A four-coin set containing all of these issues is also currently available for the price of $2,890. There are no sales restrictions or production limits in place for these coins.

16ec_aSMALLLerThe Gold Eagle obverse features a classic design by Augustus Saint Gaudens, originally featured on double eagles from 1907 to 1933… Full article at the source>

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

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