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Weekly World Numismatic News for January 28, 2018

January 29, 2018 in Blogs, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

I wanted to keep this week to writing more about numismatics than commenting on something going on. Unfortunately, that changed with an alert showing up in the Federal Register that the David Ryder nomination is on hold. That put a funk on the week. During the week I was able to pick up something for […] Full article at the source>

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These Chihuahuas are not dogs

January 29, 2018 in Blogs, Collecting, Currency, Education, Entertainment, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

This past week, I was looking into a box I purchased from an estate and I found a plastic bag of old foreign currency. When I removed the notes, I found common notes that can usually be purchased from estate especially since he was a career military officer. There was everything from German Notgeld to […] Full article at the source>

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Ryder nomination on hold

January 22, 2018 in Blogs, Legislation, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

On Friday, January 19, 2018, rather than working to prevent the shutdown of the government, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) took to the floor of the Senate and delivered a message that he intends to object to the proceeding to the nomination of David Ryder to be the next Director of the U.S. Mint. According to […] Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for January 21, 2018

January 22, 2018 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Royal Australian Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

One of the more interesting news items is that the Royal Canadian Mint is suing the Royal Australian Mint. Apparently, the Royal Canadian Mint alleges that the process used by the Royal Australian Mint to produce the 2012 $2 Remembrance Day Poppy coin used a process that was patented by the Royal Canadian Mint. The […] Full article at the source>

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Money manufacturing continues during a shutdown

January 21, 2018 in Blogs, Collecting, Education, History, Legislation, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

The last time the government shutdown, because Congress did not do their job, was on September 30, 2013. Over the weekend, the major impact will be the recreational-based activities including the National Parks and the Smithsonian Museums—although many of these agencies will remain mostly open using what is called “carry-over funding” which are services whose […] Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint to resume Mutilated Coin Redemption Program

January 18, 2018 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Starting on January 19, 2018, the U.S. Mint will be resuming the Mutilated Coin Redemption program. The program was suspended in December 2015 when the government alleged that a company in New Jersey was importing counterfeit coins from China to redeem as mutilated coins. Formal charges were brought against the persons involved in March 2016 […] Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for January 7, 2018

January 8, 2018 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

This is the space where I try to comment on something in the news that I found interesting. Like my update on December 3, 2017, my mind is elsewhere. If you are a college football fan or happened to watch the Rose Bowl last Monday, my undergraduate alma mater, the Georgia Bulldogs played a thrilling […] Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic Newsletter for New Years Eve 2017

January 1, 2018 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

The end of the year comes with a lot of endings. This year will mark the beginning of the end for the last major metropolitan area still using transportation tokens. Just before Christmas, the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the transit agency serving the Philadelphia metropolitan region, announced that they are removing the token vending […] Full article at the source>

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HAPPY 2018!

January 1, 2018 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, we should look forward to better times for our hobby, our nation, and our world. I wish you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2018 and hope that you find the key coin of your dreams! Images courtesy of the U.S. Mint… Full article at the source>

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Recommended Album to Create Your Own Collection

December 27, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, World Coins

By:  Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

During a recent coin club meeting, someone asked how to create an album or some type of presentation for a custom collection. Whether they are putting together year sets, typeset, or a theme set, there is always the question as to how to create a way to display them. One typical solution is to purchase […]Full article at the source>

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2017

December 26, 2017 in Blogs, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Whether you celebrated Chanukah Observed Festivus, for the rest of us Having a Merry Christmas Or will begin celebrating Kwanzaa I hope you are having a joyous holiday season! …Full article at the source>

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Personal Collecting

December 24, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

One way to make collecting more fun is to combine interests. One of the members of my local coin club loves cats and has always had one around his house. To help enhance his collecting experience, he collects coins, medals, and tokens with images of cats. I recently learned that the family of another club […]Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for December 17, 2017

December 19, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By scott Although I have been on the road this past week, I have noted a number of topics that I want to write about. There should be a little more time in the weeks to come. But for today, I want to talk about found money. When I say found money, I am not talking about […]

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Weekly World Numismatic News for December 10, 2017

December 12, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

This was an interesting week. Aside from trying to understand the impact of the new tax bill (H.R. 1) on the numismatic industry, I was hired by a widow to help liquidate an accumulation of coins her late husband collected. I took the job thinking that it could not be that difficult. She said that […] Full article at the source>

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Learning from the news of the day

December 5, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

Although this blog is about numismatics, there are times when the news of the day reminds us that we not perfect beings and there are lessons learned that should apply to the hobby. For the last few months, there have been reports about how sexual harassment has been pervasive in industries where men hold a […] Full article at the source>

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Polymer coin wins IACA award for Best Coin Innovation

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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The IACA Excellence in Currency 2017 Coin Awards were conferred during The Coin Conference in Warsaw on October 24, 2017. The state mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Bavarian State Mint were awarded the prize for Best Coin Innovation for their coin featuring a polymer ring. The cutting-edge German polymer circulation coin was also covered in an earlier Coin Update article from 2015.

Every two years, the International Association of Currency Affairs bestows the distinguished IACA Excellence in Currency Awards. On October 24, 2017, a German product was thus recognized: the tri-material 5-euro coin with polymer ring was labeled “Best Full article at the source>

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NGC signs Don Everhart, prolific coin sculptor and engraver, to autograph labels

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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Don Everhart was involved in the creation of some of the most memorable U.S. coins of the last decade.

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has finalized a deal with prolific coin designer, sculptor, and engraver Don Everhart to individually autograph NGC certification labels. Everhart was employed by the U.S. Mint from 2004 to July 2017, when he retired as lead sculptor.

He was also involved in the creation of numerous commemoratives, such as the intricate reverse design of the 2015 March of Dimes commemorative silver dollar, which won a Coin of the Year Award for “Most Inspirational Coin.” He also sculpted the Full article at the source>

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Review of NGC versus PCGS

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Bugeja

Last year at this time NGC chairman Mark Salzberg made this announcement, on which he expanded at the beginning of 2017:

[A]ll coins currently in NGC Registry sets—including those graded by other services—will be allowed to stay in those sets. There will be no NGC Registry point deductions or rank changes for these coins or sets. Starting in January 2017, however, if you would like to add a new coin to an NGC Registry set, it will need to be an NGC-certified coin.

He knew the decision would be controversial but defended it by stating, “I cannot continue to allow coins Full article at the source>

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Ireland: Famed satirist and poet Jonathan Swift features on latest silver coin

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Central Bank of Ireland have officially launched (30th November) their latest silver crown coin which is in recognition of the 350th anniversary of the birth of satirist and poet Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), whose wit and outlook on life in Ireland during his lifetime is remembered from his many works and essays. He is best remembered as the author of Gulliver’s Travels, an adventure story involving several voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, which was first published in 1726. Swift is also widely remembered as having authored “A Modest Proposal,” a satirical commentary which focused on the conditions of poor children in Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for December 3, 2017

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By scott These introductions to the weekly news are supposed to be my thoughts and opinions on some of the things I have read while looking for numismatic-related news. For this week, I cannot think of a thing to say. That is not exactly true. I have a lot to say but it is not numismatic-related! Honestly, […]

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November 2017 Numismatic Legislation Review

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By scott Most of the work in Congress has been on the tax bill (H.R. 1) and non-controversial legislation. The Senate has worked on reducing the number of presidential nominees on the Executive Calendar. Currently, there are 100 nominations waiting to be acted on and David J. Ryder, nominated to be the Director of the U.S. Mint, […]

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Peruvian coin selected “Best in the World” by Real House of Coin

December 4, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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The Real House of Coin in Spain awarded this coin for having the “Best Design in History.”

Two years after announcing the creation of 5-sol coins, Peru has written a new chapter in their award-winning history when the 1-sol coin, the Ceramic Shipibo Konibo of Ucayaliwas, was awarded the 2017 Nexonum ”Best in the World” in the category of “Legal Course Currency of 2016.”

The award was given for the quality of the design and for its taking into account all the elements of Peruvian culture. This coin, which was produced by the National Currency House, was put into circulation in Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for November 26, 2017

November 30, 2017 in Blogs, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By scott The reason why I search for news about topics related to numismatics from outside the industry allows me to get an understanding of how others see numismatics. I find even the most innocuous story about a country considering redesigning their currency, a find of a coin thousands of years old, and how pocket change finds […]

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POLL: What are your numismatic gift plans for this holiday season?

November 30, 2017 in Blogs, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By scott Welcome back from your Thanksgiving Break! Today is Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is a modern invention created back when most people only had access to the Internet through a dial-up modem and would use their company’s faster connection to do online shopping following Black Friday. In the modern world, Black Friday does not have the […]

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