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United States Mint announces designs for World War I Centennial Silver Medals

October 12, 2017 in Collecting, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, History, Investing, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Silver, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

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World War I Centennial Army Medal – West Point Mint

World War I Centennial Army Medal – West Point Mint

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today revealed the obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) designs for five silver medals that will be issued in conjunction with the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar. Each medal, composed of 90 percent silver, pays homage to branches of the U.S. Armed Forces that were active in World War I. Design descriptions and the respective minting facilities are below. The Army medal design depicts a soldier cutting through German barbed wire, while a second soldier aims a rifle amid a shattered landscape of broken trees… Full article at the source>

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to showcase important collections in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

March 25, 2017 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, E-commerce, Education, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering world-class collections as part of their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectible Expo next week in Baltimore, Maryland. Anchored by the Blue Moon Collection, Part I, and the collections of Dr. Gordon Shaw and Anthony Bettencourt, this event will showcase fresh, high-quality material that many collectors will be eager to bid on.

The auction begins at 4:00 (ET) on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 29, with Session I, which will feature numismatic Americana, colonial… Full article at the source>

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Be Wary of So-Called “Trump Coins,” Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

January 28, 2017 in Collecting, Education, Investing, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, PSA, Tokens, US Mint

CORRECTED: January 27, 2017
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Robert Brueggeman, (917) 587-8300

Be Wary of So-Called “Trump Coins,”
Cautions Professional Numismatists Guild

 

(Temecula, California) – So-called “Trump coins” are being offered in the marketplace, and they may be delightful souvenirs, but in many cases should not be mistaken for “rare coins,” cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org).  In some cases, the items being offered are not even actually coins despite how they’re advertised, according to the PNG.

“Buyers today may be bitterly disappointed tomorrow if they mistakenly thought these kinds of souvenir items would be great investments,” stated PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money experts in the United States and six other countries.

PNG President Dana Samuelson points out that the United States Mint has not issued any coins or medals depicting President Donald J. Trump.  

“The so-called Trump coins now in the marketplace are either privately issued tokens or medals and not legal tender coins; or are genuine U.S. Mint-produced coins that have been deliberately altered by private parties after they left the Mint; or are coins produced by foreign countries but usually intended only for collectors and not for circulation in those countries,” explained Samuelson.

Some of the “Trump coins” being sold to the public are touted as gold or silver plated, but PNG cautions that can be confusing or misleading to potential buyers.

“The plating may be simply a microscopically thin layer of silver or gold that’s worth only a dollar or two. These should not be considered as investments in precious metals.  These kinds of novelty items often have little or no secondary market value,” stated PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

PNG officials recommend that buyers and sellers contact members of their Accredited Precious Metals Dealers (APMD) program.  PNG-APMD members must adhere to a strict code of ethics in the buying and selling of coins and precious metals.

Information about APMD, its code of ethics and a directory of accredited dealers can be found at www.APMDdealers.org, or call the Professional Numismatists Guild at (917) 587-8300.

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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>

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ANA Shares Seven Things You May Not Know About Olympic Medals

August 20, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Bronze, Collecting, Education, Gold, History, Medals, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Silver

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The American Numismatic Association has shared the following release:

(Colorado Springs, CO)—With so much excitement around the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, here are seven obscure Olympic medal facts courtesy of the Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo. The museum is currently exhibiting “Olympic Games—History & Numismatics,” honoring the history, ideals and pageantry of the world’s finest athletic event.

#1. Olympic gold medals aren’t really gold

The last series of medals made of solid gold were awarded at the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm. Traditionally, Olympic gold medals are required to be made from at least 92.5% silver, and… Full article at the source>

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As Rio prepares for the Olympics, the Athletes prepare for the medals

August 2, 2016 in Blogs, Bronze, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Education, Entertainment, Gold, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver

By: Angela Raymond Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Adobe Rio 2016

Embracing their dedication to sustainability, The Brazilian Mint has constructed the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics medals with recycled materials.

The gold, silver, and bronze medals will each contain 30% melted down and recycled metals from the area. For the coveted gold medal, the strictest of guidelines were followed for their creation. The recycled materials extracted were done so without the use of mercury, and the remaining 70% carefully mined under heavy supervision.

Sculptors and design teams have shown great care and dedication while creating the intricate details displayed on this year’s summer Olympic… Full article at the source>

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2016 Ronald Reagan $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set Opens Near 6,000 Sales

July 13, 2016 in Bronze, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Education, Exunumia, History, Medals, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

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The 2016 Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set had a strong debut last week, according the U.S. Mint’s latest sales report. The set moved 5,910 units between Tuesday and Sunday of last week, giving it the most successful launch for a Presidential dollar and First Spouse Medal Set since the Kennedy issue was launched a year ago. With the exception of the Kennedy set, the Reagan set had the best opening since Coin Update began publishing sales reports in 2010.

The set, which includes a Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar and a bronze replica… Full article at the source>

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The Brazilian Mint to help produce 2016 Olympic Medals partially constructed of recycled products

June 17, 2016 in Blogs, Bronze, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, Gold, History, Medals, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver

By: Angela Raymond Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Rio-Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics are just around the corner, and Rio de Janeiro has been busy getting ready for the grand event. Making sure to not overlook a single detail, the Rio design team has developed a set of gold, silver, and bronze medals, as well as participation medals, which beautifully illustrate Brazil’s dedicated to sustainability by constructing the said medals from recycled electronic equipment.

Working exclusively with the Brazilian Mint, the Rio 2016 design team has commissioned the establishment to produce over 75,000 participation medals and 5,000 award medals.

“The medals are one of the most important symbols… Full article at the source>

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Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins Get Release Date, Nixon Coin and Medal Set “Unavailable”

June 15, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Medals, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has updated its product schedule to include specific dates for its July releases, starting with the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins, set to debut on July 1. The launch of the Reagan issues will mark the conclusion of the First Spouse coin program, which began in tandem with the Presidential dollars series in 2007.

The 99.99% gold coins will be available in Proof and Uncirculated versions, and the Mint has yet to share mintage limits for the issues. Also available on July 1 will be rolls, bags, and boxes of Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 coins. Interestingly,… Full article at the source>

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CCAC Will View Designs for 2017 American Liberty HR Gold Coin

March 11, 2016 in Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Investing, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, US Mint

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The Citizen’s Coinage Advisory Committee has announced that they will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 15 to discuss designs for several expected 2017 releases. Of particular note is the inclusion of design candidates for a new American Liberty High Relief gold coin and silver medal, which is the first we’ve heard of concrete plans to follow up the 2015 Liberty HR Gold.

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meets March 15

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting at 9:30 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at United States Mint Headquarters, in Conference Room… Full article at the source>

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Medal Collectors: The 2017 Red Book and MEGA RED Feature Popular U.S. Medals

March 11, 2016 in Books, Bronze, Collecting, Education, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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

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1920 Manila Mint medal.

Medal collecting today is a popular and robust segment of the numismatic hobby. These coin-like pieces are similar to tokens but typically are not issued as substitutes for money; instead they are “to be held and enjoyed, commemorating an accomplishment or individual, or perhaps promoting a cause,” as Q. David Bowers relates in The Expert’s Guide to Collecting and Investing in Rare Coins. They have been called “a mirror of history.”

Medals are a longtime pursuit of mine. I’ve studied them almost as long as I’ve been interested in coins. They make up a good portion… Full article at the source>

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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>

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UK’s Royal Mint Issues Exclusive Star Wars Medals

December 15, 2015 in Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Copper, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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The Royal Mint has issued exclusive collector medals in advance of the upcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. Featuring “Vehicles” and “Battles” respectively, these releases are each limited to 10,000 units and are available for £15.50.

The covers of these medals are also collector’s items, produced as part of a collaboration between the Mint and the Royal Mail, with each cover bearing a unique serial number.

The obverse of the Vehicles medal features an image of the Millennium Falcon with the inscription THE FASTEST HUNK OF JUNK IN THE GALAXY placed along the rim. The… Full article at the source>

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The Collections of Friedrich Popken and of Ernst Otto Horn at Künker

May 14, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

Lot 35: POPKEN COLLECTION. Erfurt. Double reichsthaler 1634 on the death of Gustavus Adolphus. Ex Bruun Collection, Auction Hess 151, Frankfurt am Main, 1914, lot 941. Extremely rare. Very fine. Estimate: 4,000,- euros

June 23-25, 2015

Fritz Rudolf Künker, Osnabrück Auction 263-264

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times.

Everybody will find his or her favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer Auction 263 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 10 a.m. sharp. The auction begins with the Friedrich Popken collection featuring rarities from Erfurt, Halberstadt, Hamburg, and Magdeburg. World coins and medals are next, presenting numerous.. Full article at the source>

The catalogs may be requested at Künker, Nobbenburger Straße 4a, 49 076 Osnabrück; phone +49 (0)541 / 96 20 20; telefax: +49 (0)541 / 96 20 222; or via e-mail: service@kuenker.de. All items on offer can be viewed online, about six weeks prior to the auction, at www.kuenker.de

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US Mint released Jack Nicklaus Gold Medal

March 25, 2015 in Awards, Gold, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Government

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Jack Nicklaus, center, holds a Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony-picture by Heraldonline

Today, The United States Mint has released a Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal as authorized by Public Law 113-210. Jack Nicklaus received the Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
The medal recognizes Nicklaus’ service to the nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy.
Nicklaus’ competitive career spanned parts of five decades during which he accumulated 120 victories in national and international professional competitions, 73 of which were won on the Professional Golfers Association TOUR. His record 18 professional major championships remains the standard by which all golfers are measured today.

A passionate philanthropist, Nicklaus Full article at the source>

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Bronze Medals Offered for African-American History Month

February 17, 2015 in Blogs, Bronze, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Medals, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint

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

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In recognition of African-American History Month, the United States Mint has created a new section of their online product catalog to showcase medals commemorating the achievements of African-Americans and their contributions to the nation’s history. In all cases, the medals represent bronze duplicate versions of Congressional Gold Medals which were authorized under Acts of Congress.

Some of the medals included in this section were originally issued during the course of the past few years and have been previously covered on Mint News Blog. For example, the medal honoring Dr. Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King was issued Full article at the source>

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MLK’s Outstanding Numismatic Honors

January 19, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Medals, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By admin (Liberty Coin and Currency Blog)

Monday marks the day we honor civil rights activist and national hero Martin Luther King, Jr. whose contributions to our society changed the U.S. forever. During his lifetime, MLK won many awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize. Posthumously, a Congressional Gold Medal was issued in his and his wife’s honor. Last year, the U.S. Mint […] Full article at the source>

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Firefighter medallion fans curiosity

December 11, 2014 in Blogs, Medals, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Do you know anything about this medallion?

Every summer the prospect of prolonged hot and dry weather creates the potential for destructive fires in Australia.

And each year firefighters put their lives on the line to protect people and property from the devastating consequences of fire.

As well as permanent and retained firefighters, there are also thousands of volunteer firemen and women who play a significant and vital role in defending communities all across Australia.

As the nation once again focuses attention on the bushfire Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Western Australian Centenary 1929 Medal (part 2)

October 15, 2014 in Blogs, Bronze, Collecting, Medals, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

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Centenary 1929 Bronze Medal

What happened to all the medals produced in celebration of Western Australia’s Centenary in 1929? Glenn Burghall’s research reveals that they were presented to a broad range of people – from ordinary school children right up to the reigning monarch!

Approximately 85,000 medals were struck at the Perth Branch of the Royal Mint to commemorate the Western Australian Centenary in 1929, and about 85% of these were distributed to the school-aged children of the State.

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Western Australian Centenary 1929 Medal (part 1)

October 13, 2014 in Blogs, Collecting, Copper, History, Medals, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Silver, Zinc

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Glenn Burghall delves into the background of one of the most important commemorative medals in the history of Western Australia.

The Western Australian Centenary 1929 medals were struck at the Perth Branch of the Royal Mint, from 1½ inch (38mm) dies produced in England, and from designs also created in England.

The obverse side of the medal showing the crowned bust of the then reigning monarch, King George V., was designed by Sir Bertram Mackennal, an Australian Full article at the source>

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Marvelous Rarities and Collections at Gorny & Mosch

August 27, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Art, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By Coin Update

Be it an ox hide ingot, a unique silver medallion of Trajan, the largest collection of religious amulets and medals the market has ever seen or a nicely assorted collection of numismatics: Gorny & Mosch has spectacular offers for its October sale.

Make sure to keep the week from 13 to 17 October, 2014, free! For there will be something spectacular at Gorny & Mosch’s agenda. Auction sale #224 offers magnificent rarities dating from ancient Full article and pictures at the source>

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John F. Kennedy Bronze Presidential Medal

August 18, 2014 in Blogs, Collecting, Commemorative, Medals, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint

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Last month, to coincide with the release of the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set, the United States Mint also began offering John F. Kennedy Bronze Medals.

These medals are part of the Presidential Medal series, which have seen issuance for each President of the United States from George Washington to George W. Bush. At various times in the past, the Mint has offered complete collections of the medals in 1-5/16 inch size. In Full article at the source>

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The Saints Come Marching In To September 2014 Long Beach Expo

August 13, 2014 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Gold, Gold Coins, Medals, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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August 13 2014

News media contact:

Steve Sloan, for Long Beach Expo, (949) 567-1223

The Saints Come Marching In
To September 2014 Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) —  Free admission coupons will be available, and the all-time finest collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins will be displayed in public for the first time anywhere at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 4 – 6, 2014.

“The A&A Saints Collection has a grade point average of 65.63, and now ranks as both the current number one and all-time finest Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1907-1932) in the PCGS Set Registry™.  This remarkable set includes eight of the finest known PCGS-certified Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles and 13 others that are tied for finest known.” said Cassi East, Long Beach Expo President.

Formerly in the Bentley Collection, this 1927-D Double Eagle, PCGS MS63, now is part of The A&A Saints Collection. (Photo by PCGS.)

Formerly in the Bentley Collection, this 1927-D Double Eagle, PCGS MS63, now is part of The A&A Saints Collection. (Photo by PCGS.)

he finest known 1932 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PCGS MS66+, is one of the highlights of The A&A Saints Collection. (Photo by PCGS.)

The finest known 1932 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PCGS MS66+, is one of the highlights of The A&A Saints Collection. (Photo by PCGS.)

Engraved by Gilroy Roberts, this 1953 U.S. Assay Commission medal is the finest known, graded PCGS SP65, and part of the Numismatic Americana Reference Collection on display at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo. (Photo by PCGS.)

Engraved by Gilroy Roberts, this 1953 U.S. Assay Commission medal is the finest known, graded PCGS SP65, and part of the Numismatic Americana Reference Collection on display at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo. (Photo by PCGS.)

Among the outstanding coins in the collection are:

  • 1908-D No Motto, the finest known and graded PCGS MS66+
  • 1909-D, pedigreed to the Eliasberg Collection, tied for finest known, PCGS MS67
  • 1914, pedigreed to the Duckor Collection and the finest known, PCGS MS66+
  • 1922-S, finest known, PCGS MS66+
  • 1924, finest known, PCGS MS68
  • 1927-D, pedigreed to the Bentley Collection, PCGS MS63
  • 1932, pedigreed to the Akers and Duckor Collections, finest known, PCGS MS66+

“The A&A Saint-Gaudens Collection set will be exhibited for the first time anywhere in the Collectibles Display area of the Long Beach Expo.  This display is courtesy of both the set’s anonymous Illinois owner and dealer Barry Stuppler of Stuppler & Company, Woodland Hills, California (booth #1129) who has been assisting the owner to build the amazing collection,” said East.

Stuppler stated: “After half a century as a collector and dealer, this is the finest gold coin collection I’ve ever had the pleasure of helping to build.  The owner of this Saints set has been collecting for about 15 years and considers this the centerpiece of his many coin collections.”

The superb quality “Numismatic Americana Reference Collection” of Medals of the United States Assay Commission, exhibited for the first time at the recent ANA World’s Fair of MoneySM, also will be displayed at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo.  It is the all-time finest PCGS Set Registry® set of historic U.S. Assay Commission medals of 1860 to 1977, and will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth (#807).

“The set has a weighted grade point average of 62.345 and is owned by PCGS Authorized Dealer William Shamhart, Jr. of Numismatic Americana, Inc. (booth #633) in Chester, New Jersey.  This will be the first time the set has been displayed in California,” said BJ Searls, Collectors Universe Set Registry & Special Projects Director.

In addition to numismatic displays, 1964-era memorabilia of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan, as well as a classic mid-1960s red Ford Mustang convertible nicknamed, “Cherry Pie,” will also be among the exhibit highlights of the show.  An original copy of The Beatles’ first U.S. recording contract with Vee Jay Records, valued today at $100,000, will be displayed.

The Long Beach Expo was started in 1964, and the entertainment memorabilia from that era is part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebration.

PCGS will offer a special opportunity for “crossover” service at the September show.  The usual Crossover grading fee will be waived on coins submitted at the show that do not crossover into PCGS holders.  Information about the PCGS Crossover Special can be found online at www.PCGS.com.

“More than 500 collectibles dealers attending the show buying and selling rare coins, gold, silver, paper money, stamps, sports memorabilia, estate jewelry and other collectibles.  Heritage Auctions, official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, will conduct sales (www.longbeachexpo.com/auctions) of United States and world rare coins and paper money, and there will be educational seminars and club meetings during the show,” said East.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16.  However, free admission coupons are available in advance online.  Show hours are Thursday and Friday, September 4 and 5, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, September 6, from 10 am to 5 pm.

“Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click ‘Get Passes,’ enter the special Promo Code, SEPTPR, and print out the free admission coupon to present at the show’s registration desk,” said East.

For additional information, including the schedule of events and a list of attending dealers, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at (888) 743-9316 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.

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Congressional Gold Medal Awarded Posthumously to Raoul Wallenberg

July 29, 2014 in Awards, Gold, Medals, News, US Government

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WASHINGTON – Swedish-born businessman and diplomat Raoul Wallenberg was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal today during a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

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Source: United States Mint Press Releases/Public Statements

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