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Memo to the U.S. Mint 2016

October 31, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Suggesting how the U.S. Mint can improve its operations and programs has emerged over the years as perhaps the most frequent topic of discussion among both numismatic commentators and collectors. Everyone has an opinion on how to make the Mint better—on how to make it more responsive to collectors’ interests; on how to make it more successful at achieving its multiple missions, which involve bullion, circulating, and numismatic coins, etc.; and on what coins it should issue and how they should be released.*

The October 13 U.S. Mint forum in Philadelphia brought together stakeholders from the collecting community, dealers, coin-grading companies,… Full article at the source>

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

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Lehigh Valley Historical Society

October 30, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Blogs, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, History, Investing, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins, Young Collectors

By: Laura Sperber Legend Numismatics Hot Topics

This past Saturday I attended a very small show (25 tables) at the Lehigh Valley Historical Society in Allentown PA. It was put on by my long time friend and mentor Steve Gehringer (Keystone coins). He is on the board of this institution and donates all his spare time to it. It was my first small show in 30 years. I was moved by the show and facilities.

The show really opened my eyes. I admit to be fully wrapped up in the ego driven, plastic encased, high dukes world of coin collecting. I forgot there are people who really… Full article at the source>

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Preview: Heritage Signature Auction of U.S. Coinage, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, New York

October 29, 2016 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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

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From October 31 through November 2, Heritage Auctions will hold a Signature Auction of U.S. coinage at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. In this preview article we’ll take a look at some of the highlights of the sale. All lots discussed in this article, as well as all lots from the entire auction, can be viewed on the Heritage website.

For our first lot we go back to the earliest days of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. Lot 5111 is an Uncirculated example of one of just two denominations struck at that facility in 1793… Full article at the source>

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

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End of October Report

October 29, 2016 in Coin Dealers, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, Events, Gold, Grading, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By Jose Legend Numismatics Market Report

Disappointing month

Typically October is a very good month for us. In the end, our numbers were big-but it was from 3 bigger deals. The flow of traffic to our web site and the business from it was clearly off (although we did enjoy one really good week). That bothers us tremendously. At time we wondered if we pissed the world off or what is going on. We do know it is not just us. October has turned out to be a slower month for anyone not deeply involved in better gold. Fortunately our biggest deal was well over $2,000,000.00, did… Full article at the source>

Source: Legend Numismatics Market Report

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Numismatic Literature

October 26, 2016 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, Reference, USA Coins, World Coins

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

When you first start collecting coins you will often hear the saying “buy the book before the coin.” This is said for a number of important reasons. Knowledge is an important part of numismatics and the hobby as a whole, and acquiring that knowledge can help collectors make informed decisions, which in the end can save money. A coin collector who does not invest some of his or her collecting budget in numismatic references is like a car buyer purchasing a car without a steering wheel.

Since references are so important in numismatics the references themselves also hold value, and can… Full article at the source>

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

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Computerized Grading, Part 1: The Puzzle of Subjectivity

October 26, 2016 in Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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

Prior to the metals rush of the 1980s, coin buyers had two options when purchasing coins: one, they could become numismatic gurus with detailed knowledge of the series they collected; or two, they could choose to trust a dealer who, hopefully, was honest.

Unfortunately, not all dealers were honest. Grade inflation was common practice. Unwary coin buyers were sometimes being fleeced with no indication that something might be amiss. I don’t believe all dealers who over-graded their coins did so on purpose. Most collectors know the tendency to overstate our coins’ grades, especially when we’re first starting out in the hobby… Full article at the source>

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

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7 Tips for surviving your first coin show

October 25, 2016 in Blogs, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, Fun, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Angela Raymond Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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A coin show is a collectors’ dream but can also be overwhelming for a newcomer. To make the most of your time spent at these fun-filled events, here are a few things to know before becoming that kid lost at Disneyland.

  1. Wear proper shoes

No one likes getting caught in the rain without rain boots so be sure to wear the appropriate shoes when attending a coin show. Heels, brand new dress shoes, and sandals are not advised since the flooring in these venues tends to be exposed concrete, typical of what you would find at any… Full article at the source>

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The Domino Effect of No-Pay Bidders

October 21, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, E-commerce, Ebay, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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Online bidders who think coin auctions are a kind of video game do damage, not only to their own credit (if they even have or care about credit) but to portals, auctioneers, consignors and buyers who lost out on bids or who will pay ever-higher premiums when they do win coins.

I used to sell on eBay and had to follow up on no- and slow-pay buyers, often leading to uncivil messages that made me stop doing business on that portal, content to consign to popular auctioneers and pay 10-15% seller fees in addition to more fees for photos and listings…. Full article at the source>

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

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Amazing coin puts new spin on Yin Yang

October 19, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Ancient Chinese philosophers thought all things in the universe are made up of two contrasting forces, known as Yin and Yang.

While contradictory, Yin and Yang are also complementary, meaning they cannot exist without each other. And because they are constantly re-balancing – their influence over one another repeatedly ebbing and flowing – the concept was used to explain the cyclical changes in nature.

As Yang energy overcomes Yin, for example, day turns to night. Broader manifestations in Yin Yang’s duality include slow/fast; soft/hard; cold/hot; wet/dry; passive/aggressive. Yin is associated with the earth, the moon, and femininity; while Yang is identified with… Full article at the source>

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Archaeologists Question Media Sensationalism

October 18, 2016 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Legislation, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Politics, US Government, USA Coins, World Coins

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

Ancient coin collectors in the United States had good reason to smile this past weekend. Archaeologist Paul Barford in his blog Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues joined a growing list of critics who believe that U.S. government officials are being swayed by false information. Specifically, Mr. Barford cites major media reports regarding ISIS funding as tainting a recent Congressional Homeland Security Committee Report with “outdated information, misrepresented statistics, and discredited figures.” He goes on to suggest that congressional staffers who authored the report “…searched for reports published in major media outlets without critically examining… Full article at the source>

Source: Ancient Coin Collecting (Wayne G. Sayles)

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Invigorating the Coin-Collecting Hobby: United States Mint Holds a Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia

October 15, 2016 in Blogs, Clubs and Associations, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Politics, US Federal Reserve, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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From left: Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee members Dennis Tucker and Tom Uram; U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson; and CCAC Chair Mary Lannin.

On Thursday, October 13, 2016, U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson convened a numismatic forum at the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Philadelphia. In attendance were nearly 100 coin collectors, dealers, researchers, curators, journalists, authors, publishers, American Numismatic Association officers and staff, Mint officials, and others interested in the future of the coin-collecting hobby.

“The purpose of the event,” said Director of Corporate Communications Tom Jurkowsky, “is to gather leaders and stakeholders of the numismatic… Full article at the source>

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

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Whoever Figures Out Computerized Grading Will Be the Steve Jobs of Numismatics

October 15, 2016 in Coin Grading, Collecting, Education, Grading, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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Is the numismatic world ready for computerized grading?

For the past three decades we’ve relied on the opinions of others to evaluate and authenticate our coins. Are we ready to turn away from human opinions in favor of computer analytics? Most people don’t even like change—let alone embrace it—so I’d like to remind you of the baggage that comes along with human grading. Two pieces of baggage, really.

1. Inconsistency

Easily the most frequent complaint about the current third-party graders is a lack of uniformity. Opinions differ between companies, which is to be expected, but opinions often differ within companies. It is not… Full article at the source>

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

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$1 Million of Recently Recovered 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Coins Coming To Market

October 10, 2016 in Ancient Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ), Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Rare Coins, Treasure, World Coins

For immediate release
October 8, 2016

News media contact:
John Albanese, (908) 781-9101

$1 Million of Recently Recovered 1715
Fleet Shipwreck Coins Coming To Market

Close up of the obverse a 1694 - 1713 Charles II type gold 2 escudos struck in Colombia, one of the 1715 Plate Fleet Spanish colonial coins recovered on July 31, 2015, the 300th anniversary of the hurricane that sank all but one ship.<br /> Photo credit: NGC

Close up of the obverse a 1694 – 1713 Charles II type gold 2 escudos struck in Colombia, one of the 1715 Plate Fleet Spanish colonial coins recovered on July 31, 2015, the 300th anniversary of the hurricane that sank all but one ship.
Photo credit: NGC

Sunken Spanish colonial gold treasure coins discovered during 300th anniversary of fleet’s demise to be offered for the first time.

More than 200 sunken treasure gold coins from the legendary Spanish 1715 Plate Fleet, recovered during last year’s 300th anniversary of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane that sank 11 of the fleet’s 12 ships, are now coming into the numismatic marketplace for the first time along with coins found on previous expeditions.  

The discovery of the latest trove by the historic shipwreck recovery company, 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels, LLC (www.1715treasurefleet.com), occurred on July 31, 2015, exactly 300 years to the day of the fleet’s sinking.  The treasure was found in only 6 feet of water just a hundred feet from the beach in Vero Beach, Florida, and this amazing find generated international headlines.

The coins range in denomination from one escudo to eight escudos.  They were struck in Colombia, Mexico and Peru and are dated in the era between 1692 and 1715 during the reigns of Spanish Kings Charles II and Philip V.  

“These historic treasure fleet gold pieces have been examined, authenticated and graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (www.NGCcoin.com).  All but five are Mint State, and one recovered treasure coin is graded NGC MS 66,” said John Albanese of Bedminster, New Jersey, the dealer who brokered the deal to acquire the never-before offered coins.

Highlights include a 1712 Peru 8 escudos of Philip V, graded NGC MS 64; a 1711 Peru LM  2 escudos of Philip V Peru, NGC MS 66; and a 1699 Colombia 2 escudos of Charles II, NGC MS 64, that was discovered by 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels inside a recovered bronze cannon.

Blanchard and Company (www.BlanchardGold.com) and Monaco Rare Coins (www.MonacoRareCoins.com) are the primary dealerships that will be selling the coins.

“In addition to the 224 coins discovered in 2015 by 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels there are 71 shipwreck coins from the 1715 Fleet found during their two earlier underwater expeditions in 2010 and 2013 that now will also be available to collectors for the first time.  There even are coins they discovered inside a ship’s cannon!,” explained Albanese.

“The combined estimated market value of the 295 treasure coins is more than $1 million,” said Albanese.

1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels is a group of Florida based shipwreck salvors who have focused their attention since 2010 on the exploration and recovery of the famous Spanish treasure fleets convoy.

Close up of the reverse of a 1694 - 1713 Charles II type gold 2 escudos struck in Colombia, one of the 1715 Plate Fleet Spanish colonial coins recovered on July 31, 2015, the 300th anniversary of the hurricane that sank all but one ship.<br /> Photo credit: NGC

Close up of the reverse of a 1694 – 1713 Charles II type gold 2 escudos struck in Colombia, one of the 1715 Plate Fleet Spanish colonial coins recovered on July 31, 2015, the 300th anniversary of the hurricane that sank all but one ship.

Photo credit: NGC

“Our goal is to bring the amazing story of the 1715 Plate Fleet to the public.  We hope the recovery of these incredibly rare artifacts will help educate people about Spanish colonization of the New World and life on the high seas in 1715,” stated Brent Brisben, 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels Co-Founder and Operations Manager

“The discovery of gold and silver coins in sunken cannon in 2010 was an amazing recovery.  For decades, treasure hunters have told tales of treasure hidden inside of cannons, but our recovery was the first time the tale was ever validated. We recovered a 3½ foot bronze rail gun, the first bronze rail/swivel cannon ever recovered from the 1715 Fleet.  We discovered 50 gold and 40 silver coins in the breech of the cannon,” explained Brisben.

Brisben’s great-great-great grandfather, Daniel Beaver, died in another famous shipwreck, the fabled “ship of gold,” the S.S. Central America, that sank off the South Carolina coast in a hurricane in September 1857 while carrying tons of California Gold Rush coins and gold bars to New York City.

NGC has created special insert labels for the 1715 Fleet coins, including a special designation for the coins recovered from the cannon.

“Coinage of the 1715 Fleet offers up rare riches, providing researchers a unique opportunity to study the trade and transport of the day and gives collectors the chance to acquire a high-grade example of a coin from the golden shipwreck treasure of lore. A quantity of uncirculated Spanish gold coins such as this simply does not exist outside of a shipwreck discovery,” stated NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg.

“NGC worked directly with the recovery group to not only preserve the important provenance of these coins, but also the story of their individual recovery. For the first time, specific dive missions and finds are referenced on the NGC certification label,” said Salzberg.

In addition to the NGC encapsulation, each coin will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Brisben, along with the original, numbered archeological tag that was used by the expedition crew to denote each item as it was discovered and recovered.  The unique tag number is indicated on the certificate of authenticity for each coin.

The fabled 1715 Fleet convoy of 12 ships loaded with New World treasure set sail from Havana, Cuba to Spain on July 24, 1715.  In the early morning hours of July 31 a fierce hurricane sank all the ships except one off the eastern coast of Florida.  More than a thousand people were killed in the storm and resulting shipwrecks.  

On July 31, 2015, the 300th anniversary of that historic day, 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels recovered 350 gold coins, including nine extremely rare Royals.  Some of the coins were given by the company to its crew-members and subcontractors as their share of the recoveries, and all the large Royals presentation pieces were privately sold earlier this year to anonymous collectors for an average of $275,000 a piece.

“We have owned the exclusive salvage rights to the 1715 Fleet since 2010. We have never previously sold a single gold coin from our recoveries,” said Brisben.  “The story of the fleet is an amazing tale which really provides the fascination with these coins.”

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COINEX 2016 London Sees Increased Visitors and Lives Up to Its Reputation as Premier Coin Event

October 7, 2016 in Auctions, British Coins, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Education, English Coins, Entertainment, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

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

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The 38th renewal of the British Numismatic Trade Association’s premier international show, COINEX—a much-anticipated annual numismatic event—took place this last weekend, and it easily lived up to its reputation as one of the more important international numismatic events for both British and foreign dealers. To many, the show was a resounding success, with greater attendance figures and an increased list of dealer-participants as compared to past years. Held on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, this year’s COINEX was sponsored by St. James’s Auctions, a subsidiary of Knightsbridge Coins, and hosted at one of London’s more popular and exclusive… Full article at the source>

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Professor’s 1979 Chemistry Nobel Prize Gold Medal Offered By Heritage Auctions

October 6, 2016 in Collecting, Events, Exunumia, Gold, History, Investing, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Science

For immediate release
October 6, 2016

News media contact:
Eric Bradley (214) 409-1871  ericb@ha.com

Professor’s 1979 Chemistry Nobel Prize

Gold Medal Offered By Heritage Auctions

Nobel Prize medal presented to chemist Georg Wittig for 1954 discovery of “The Wittig Reaction” is accompanied in October 19, 2016 auction by four other prestigious medals awarded to the noted German researcher and educator.

Prof. Georg Wittig's 1979 Nobel Prize gold medal for chemistry

Prof. Georg Wittig’s 1979 Nobel Prize gold medal for chemistry

(Dallas, Texas) – The historic 1979 Nobel Prize gold medal for chemistry awarded to Professor Georg Wittig (1897 – 1987) of Germany will be offered by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) on October 19, 2016 as part of Heritage’s two-day Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction.  Four other gold medals awarded over the years to Prof. Wittig are also being offered together with the large, 22 carat Nobel Prize medal.

“Dr. Georg Wittig was a distinguished researcher, author and educator who received the 1972 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his 1954 discovery of what is now known as The Wittig Reaction, a process of regulating the regrouping of atoms in a molecule,” said Cristiano Bierrenbach, Heritage’s Executive Vice President of International Numismatics.  

“Professor Wittig’s work along with Nobel Prize co-recipient Herbert C. Brown made it possible to mass produce hundreds of important drugs, such as the arthritis medicine hydrocortisone, as well as mass produce industrial chemicals that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive,” Bierrenbach explained.

The Nobel Prize medal, designed by Swedish artist Erik Lindberg, measures 6.5 centimeters in diameter (approximately 2.5 inches) and weighs 204.0 grams (approximately 7.2 ounces).  Struck in 22 carat gold, it features female allegories of Science and Nature, with Wittig’s name and the year of the award engraved beneath. The front side features the likeness of Alfred Nobel with the dates of his birth, 1833, and death, 1896, in Roman numerals.

The medal is housed in the original presentation case received by Prof. Wittig in  1972.

The four other medals received by Prof. Wittig and accompanying the Nobel Prize medal in the auction are:

  • The Paul Karrer Award 22 carat, 97.7 grams, two inches in diameter gold medal presented in 1973 by Universitat Zurich.
  • The 14 carat, 123 grams, 2.25 inches gold medal Otto Hahn Prize for Chemistry and Physics awarded in 1967, and is considered the highest German award for outstanding scientific achievements.
  • The Roger Adams Medal given by the American Chemical Society in 1973. It is cast in 10 carat gold, weighs 258.9 grams, and is three inches in diameter.
  • The Adolf Von Baeyer medal awarded in 1953 to Prof. Wittig.  It is gold-plated, weighs 83.3 grams and is two inches in diameter.
Prof. Georg Wittig's 1979 Nobel Prize gold medal for chemistry

Prof. Georg Wittig’s 1979 Nobel Prize gold medal for chemistry

Full descriptions of all the medals are available online at: https://historical.ha.com/itm/miscellaneous/georg-wittig-nobel-prize-medal-in-chemistry-received-in-1979-together-with-four-additional-medals/p/6165-67001.s?ic5=CatalogHome-FeaturedItems-071515.

“Most of Dr. Wittig’s scientific work, including that which won him the Nobel Prize, was conducted during his years at the University of Tübingen. He was known as a meticulous teacher who set very high standards for his students, and he established a productive research group of young, promising scientists,” said Bierrenbach.

Prof. Wittig died on August 26, 1987, just a few weeks after his 90th birthday.

For additional information about the medal or other items offered in this auction, contact Heritage Auctions at (877) 437-4824 or visit online at www.HA.com.

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U.S. Mint Calls Attention to World Space Week

October 6, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Exunumia, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Amid the various U.S. Mint releases spread across the last quarter of the year—not to mention the general circus of election season—one could easily miss the fact that this is World Space Week. The United Nations declared October 4–10 to be Space Week in December 1999. From now through next Monday, events around the world are celebrating “the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration.” (Click here for event highlights.)

None of this might seem relevant to coin collecting, but the U.S. Mint has provided a guide to “its long connection to the space program” in connection with… Full article at the source>

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

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ANAGRAM Win an Australian Opal Series – Ghost Bat 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

October 4, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team  Perth Mint Blog

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Native to Australia, the Ghost Bat (or false vampire bat), is named for the light-coloured fur and wing membranes that make it appear ghostly at night. As Australia’s only carnivorous bat, it kills with powerful bites before devouring its prey!

With Halloween approaching fast, try solving our latest anagram for your chance to win this stunning silver coin featuring a Ghost Bat beautifully outlined in pure Australian opal.

Clue: Traditional name for spookiest night of the year!

How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘October 2016 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name,… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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October 2016 New Product Bulletin – out today

October 4, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

This October we have some bewitching new releases sure to enchant a broad range of collectors.

The rooster is vividly portrayed on the new proof coloured coins from the 2017 Australian Lunar program.

The tenth animal from the Chinese zodiac also appears with a proof, bullion, gilded and coloured finish on the four silver coins in this year’s stunning Lunar typeset.

Continuing with Chinese mythological themes, the silver proof Koi Fish Jumps the Dragon Gate coin celebrates a popular story in Chinese culture.

And an amazingly innovative creation, our special Yin Yang silver coin incorporates a rotating charm featuring the famous Eastern symbol representing…  Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Buyer beware

October 3, 2016 in Blogs, Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), Coin Dealers, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Laura Sperber Legend Numismatics Hot Topics

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I want to make it clear this is not a self serving Hot Topics. I am writing this based upon several negatives I see happening. As many of you know, I tirelessly fight coin doctors and dealers who shill for them. For awhile, things chilled. Lately, I do not like a lot of what I see starting to happen again. The public needs a little reminder.

One thing I can proudly state-Legend and Legend Auctions do NOT deal in doctored coins. Legend Numismatics sells ONLY CAC beaned coins to its customers for a reason. Legend Auctions has myself, Greg Cohen, and George Huang… Full article at the source>

Source: Legend Numismatics Hot Topics

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