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A 20 Mark Pick

September 4, 2017 in Bank Notes, Blogs, Books, Collecting, Counterfeit, Education, Entertainment, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money

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

When you are a picker sometimes a find can be worth more than originally expected. This past week I was offered a small library of military books from the estate of a former career military officer. Normally, I will not invest too much into books since they are not big sellers. However, if I can […]

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Weekly Numismatic World News for August 20, 2017

August 21, 2017 in Blogs, Bullion, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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

In my nearly 12 years of writing this blog and occasionally delving into the reasons for the fluctuating prices of precious metals and their impact on the numismatic market, there have been some fundamentals that have driven that market. As I was reminded in one of the articles in today’s list, “Is Now The Time […] Full article at the source>

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Must-See Rarities at Denver World’s Fair of Money

June 21, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Errors, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Money, Museums, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Rare Coins, Seminars, Treasure, USA Coins, World Coins

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Must-See Rarities at Denver World’s Fair of Money

 

To celebrate the American Numismatic Association’s (www.money.org) 50th anniversary in Colorado, the ANA is exhibiting Colorado Gold Rush era rarities and Lesher Referendum dollars along with other historic and famous numismatic treasures from the association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum at the World’s Fair of Money® (www.WorldsFairofMoney.com), August 1 – 5, 2017, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

"During the early 1860's Colorado Gold Rush, Clark, Gruber & Co. of Denver produced gold coins including this 1860-dated $20 denomination coin with a fanciful depiction of Pike’s Peak. It will be displayed at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 1 – 5, 2016, in Denver." Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

"During the early 1860's Colorado Gold Rush, Clark, Gruber & Co. of Denver produced gold coins including this 1860-dated $20 denomination coin with a fanciful depiction of Pike’s Peak. It will be displayed at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 1 – 5, 2016, in Denver."
Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

"Only five 1913-dated Liberty Head nickels are known to exist today, and one of them will be displayed at the ANA Denver World’s Fair of Money, August 1 – 5, 2017. It is insured for $3 million." Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

"Only five 1913-dated Liberty Head nickels are known to exist today, and one of them will be displayed at the ANA Denver World’s Fair of Money, August 1 – 5, 2017. It is insured for $3 million."
Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

"The U.S. Treasury Department Bureau of Engraving and Printing will display its educational $1 Billion Exhibit featuring high denomination currency, including $100,000 notes, at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017." Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

"The U.S. Treasury Department Bureau of Engraving and Printing will display its educational $1 Billion Exhibit featuring high denomination currency, including $100,000 notes, at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017."
Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

"The U.S. Treasury Department Bureau of Engraving and Printing will display its educational $1 Billion Exhibit featuring high denomination currency, including $100,000 notes, at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017." Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

"The U.S. Treasury Department Bureau of Engraving and Printing will display its educational $1 Billion Exhibit featuring high denomination currency, including $100,000 notes, at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017."
Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

"One of the exhibits at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017, features “funny money,” currency that was mistakenly misprinted, including this $1 bill with upside down serial numbers." Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

"One of the exhibits at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1 – 5, 2017, features “funny money,” currency that was mistakenly misprinted, including this $1 bill with upside down serial numbers."
Photo credit: American Numismatic Association Money Museum

Highlights include:

  • the McDermott/Bebee Collection 1913 Liberty Head nickel, Idler/Bebee Class III 1804 Draped Bust dollar and error notes from the Bebee collection with upside down serial numbers and other printing mistakes;
  • the High Relief and Ultra High Relief 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles from the Harry W. Bass, Jr. collection;
  • a set of 1860’s Clark, Gruber & Co. Colorado territorial gold pieces;
  • a nearly complete set Lesher Referendum silver dollars from the early 1900s;
  • a 1933 Eagle, one of the greatest gold coin rarities of the 20th century with less than 40 known surviving examples from the last year that U.S. gold coins were struck for circulation;
  • and the Rittenhouse 1792 Half Disme along with the George Washington-signed document appointing David Rittenhouse as first Director of the United States Mint.

The Museum Showcase area (booth #1103) will be open during public hours of the convention in Hall F of the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street.

“The ANA opened its Colorado Springs headquarters building in 1967, and as part of this year’s golden anniversary we want collectors and the public to see examples of Colorado’s colorful numismatic history as well as some of the other most popular items in the ANA museum collection,” explained ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick.

“We’ve been planning for many months to create Denver convention exhibits that will be must-see for collectors and will be an educational and appealing introduction to the fascinating hobby for the general public,” said ANA Museum Curator Douglas Mudd.

“The 1913 Liberty Head nickel donated to the ANA by Aubrey and Adelle Bebee is always a favorite at the conventions. One of its previous owners, J.V. McDermott of Milwaukee, used to carry it in his pocket to show to strangers. Today it’s insured for $3 million and is one of only five known 1913 Liberty nickels,” said Mudd.

The Colorado Gold Rush era coins in the Museum Showcase will include an 1860 Clark, Gruber $20 gold piece with a design that has the word, DENVER, below a fanciful depiction of Pike’s Peak which actually is located in the Colorado Springs area, about 70 miles south.

Lesher Referendum dollars are an intriguing part of Colorado’s mining history.

“To promote greater use of silver, Joseph Lesher of Victor, Colorado created eight-sided ‘dollars’ in 1900 and 1901 from silver mined in the Cripple Creek area. Lesher quickly gave up his plans for the coins, but today these octagonal, so-called dollars are an example of Old West history you can hold in your hands,” explained Mudd.

The Rittenhouse 1792 Half Disme is an example of the first coins authorized by President Washington during the early days of the U.S. Mint.  It is being displayed by the ANA, courtesy of Brian Hendelson, President of Classic Coin Company, in celebration of the Mint’s 225th anniversary this year.

The Denver World’s Fair of Money will be open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, August 1 – 5. Public hours will be Tuesday, 1 – 5:30 pm; Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 5:30 pm; and Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm.

Admission is free for all ANA members.  Admission for non-ANA members is $8 for adults, with children 12 and under admitted free.  Admission is for everyone on Saturday, August 5.

For additional information about the Denver World’s Fair of Money, visit www.WorldsFairofMoney.com or call 719-632-2646.

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“Cents and Sensibility” Act reintroduced, aims to convert U.S. coinage entirely to steel composition

April 25, 2017 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Legal, Legislation, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

1943-D over D steel cent. (Photo courtesy of Stack's Bowers Galleries)

1943-D over D steel cent. (Photo courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries)

 

On April 6, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) reintroduced the Cents and Sensibility Act (H.R. 2067), which proposes “to save the American taxpayers money by immediately altering the metallic composition of the one-cent, five-cent, dime, and quarter-dollar coins, and for other purposes.”

Cosponsored by Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), the act is further described in a press release as “bipartisan legislation [that] lowers the cost of producing pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters by ensuring they are minted with steel instead of minerals imported from outside the United… Full article at the source>

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

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ICTA’s Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force gets underway with steering committee and work groups

April 19, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Counterfeit, Currency, Education, Fake Coins, History, Investing, Money, News, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, USA Coins

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

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets has named an 11-member steering committee and has formed eight work groups to begin the work of its Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force.

ICTA created the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force in January and named Beth Deisher as its director. ACTF’s mission is to mobilize law-enforcement resources to protect the integrity of U.S. and world coinage by educating officials on the economic impact and growing threat of counterfeit circulating, collectible, and bullion coins.

“We are extremely pleased to have leaders step forward and volunteer their time and expertise as we begin working with various levels of law enforcement to… Full article at the source>

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

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The Tyvek banknotes of Haiti

April 19, 2017 in Bank Notes, Collecting, Collector Sets, Currency, Education, History, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Paper Money

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

More and more countries all over the world are in the process of switching or have already switched their circulating currency to issues printed on plastic (polymer) materials. Polymer banknotes are much more durable than traditional paper banknotes, have better security features, and are cheaper in the long run. Examples of countries that have switched part or all of their currency to polymer banknotes are Australia, Brunei, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam, among others. These relatively modern banknotes have become a very popular field with collectors from around the world. For such collectors, the earliest issues to collect… Full article at the source>

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

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“Breaking Bread With In God We Trust” Topic Of ANA Show Presentation By Michael Fuljenz

February 23, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Clubs and Associations, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, History, Legal, Legislation, Money, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Press Releases, U.S. Notes, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

February 23, 2017

News media contact:
Paul Stein, (409) 860-9077

“Breaking Bread With In God We Trust” Topic Of ANA Show Presentation By Michael Fuljenz

Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion

Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion

(Orlando, Florida) – Educator and award-winning numismatic writer Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) will gave an informative Money Talks, “Breaking Bread With In God We Trust, at the American Numismatic Association National Money Show® in Orlando, Florida.  The presentation will begin at 1 pm, Thursday, March 9, 2017, in room W240D at the Orange County Convention Center West Building, site of the show.

A complimentary premium box lunch and bottled water will be available for the first 50 attendees at this lunchtime seminar about the patriotic motto, In God We Trust (www.INGODWETRUSTonmoney.com).

During the educational presentation, Fuljenz will explain how the motto actually was first inspired by events during the War of 1812 that sparked creation of the National Anthem; first appeared on U.S. coins a half century later in 1864; and now continues to withstand legal challenges.

A former high school chemistry and physics teacher and principal of the Governor’s gifted students program in Louisiana, Fuljenz has received more than 60 awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild as well as national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals.  He also received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from McNeese State University.  

A respected community leader and literacy advocate in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, Mike also has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Boards of Directors of the Jefferson County Texas Crime Stoppers organization, the Diocese of Beaumont Catholic Schools, the Industry Council For Tangible Assets and the Numismatic Literary Guild.

For additional information about the ANA National Money Show, visit www.NationalMoneyShow.com. To read Fuljenz’ free, weekly Metals Market Report go to www.UniversalCoin.com.

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Paper vs Coin: In the Numismatic World, What is the difference?

November 7, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Paper Money, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Angela Raymond Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Old Russian money and coins

To those who are unfamiliar, coin collecting and paper money collecting may seem as though they are one in the same but what they don’t know is they are more different than they could imagine.

The premise is similar in the sense that one has embarked on a mission to collect as much historical currency as humanly possible. The difference, beyond the obvious physical state, is quite extensive but yet simple when observing these primary differences:

  • Comparatively, paper currency is easier to store than coins as it requires less space.
  • There are a greater number of coins available in the world… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Bob McCabe’s Book on Counterfeiting To Be Released This Holiday Season

July 13, 2016 in Books, Collecting, Counterfeit, Currency, Education, Entertainment, History, Money, News, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

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

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This winter, the long-anticipated story of paper-money counterfeiting by historian Bob McCabe will make its debut. Counterfeiting and Technology: A History of the Long Struggle Between Paper-Money Counterfeiters and Security Printing is an adventurous monument to the history of paper money and, most importantly, to the technology that created it.

At the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, last year, I had the privilege of attending a Society of Paper Money Collector’s meeting, during which a presentation on Confederate paper money was delivered. Afterward the floor was opened to a Q&A session, during which one particular question caught my… Full article at the source>

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

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The Educational Series is considered to be the most beautiful currency ever created by the United States

May 16, 2016 in Art, Blogs, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Education, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money

By: Angela Raymond Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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In 1896, the United States released the Educational Series, an artistically inclined series of currency depicting three allegorical motifs that would become some of the most highly revered notes ever produced by our government.

For years, the silver certificate was a dull rendition of black ink featured on the obverse and green on the back but by the 1890’s, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing agreed it was time to revamp the appearance of the silver certificates. The BEP then commissioned designers known for their allegorical murals to create the artwork for each denomination. Of the 15-20 artists hired for… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Counterfeiting is Alive and Well

April 11, 2016 in Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Currency, Education, History, Money, News, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, U.S. Notes, US Federal Reserve, US Government

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

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Obverse of current $100 bill, first issued in 2013.

 

Although the average American may not think about it on a daily basis, it would come as no surprise to most that counterfeiting U.S. currency is an industry that is alive and well today. There is a reason the $10 bill is up for a redesign; it’s a security measure to try and keep ahead of counterfeiters, and anyone who has used a larger bill in retail will have seen the special black “markers” that cashiers use to check currency. If it comes out yellow or brown, you’re… Full article at the source>

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

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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>

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

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Notes From World War II: The HAWAII $1 Bill

December 29, 2015 in Bank Notes, Education, History, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money

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

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face of HAWAII note, © 2015 Whitman Publishing, LLC

Do you have an old cigar box or wallet that Grandma and Grandpa tucked away with money and mementoes from World War II and the post-war years? You might very well find a curious $1 bill with the word HAWAII splashed across the front and back.

Where did these unusual notes come from?

“After the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, December 7, 1941, the future of the Hawaiian Islands was uncertain,” write Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman in 100 Greatest American Currency Notes. “The navy… Full article at the source>

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

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Zimbabwe $100,000,000,000,000 Bank Note

November 25, 2015 in Bank Notes, Education, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money

By: TJ Shea (http://www.pennypinchercoins.com)

Zimbabwe P#91 2008 $100 Trillion Bank Note

As we venture home or away for the beginning of the Holiday Season, let’s take a look at the Zimbabwe P# 91 2008 $100 Trillion bank note. Yup, a hundred trillion. $100,000,000,000,000. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s Zimbabwe went through a period of unprecedented inflation caused by high import trade imbalance, too much government spending, and low savings rate… sound familiar? Even the Brazilians were amazed.

The series officially, and incredibly, starts with a One Dollar note and begins the upward spiral with million, then billion, and eventually trillion dollar notes. The engraving design is pleasing, if overly consistent… Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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Mike Fuljenz Admonishes Critics Of “In God We Trust” Motto

September 21, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Currency, Education, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Paper Money, Politics, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

September 21, 2015

News media contact:
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Mike Fuljenz Admonishes
Critics Of “In God We Trust” Motto

 

Statement by Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas.

Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion

Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion

Some critics of In God We Trust may be ignorant of the phrase’s legal history or are deliberately ignoring the rulings of courts and resolutions of Congress.  Regarding the recent controversy about the motto’s placement on police vehicles in some communities, it’s important to remember the patriotic motto has withstood a long line of legal challenges to appear on our money and on government-owned property.

It first appeared on circulating United States coins in 1864 (www.InGodWeTrustOnMoney.com).  It has been on all our coins since 1938, became the only official national motto in 1956 with the signing of legislation by President Dwight Eisenhower, and has appeared on all our paper money since 1966.

Recent court cases include a 2013 ruling when a Federal Court judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit seeking removal of In God We Trust from coins and paper money.  The judge noted that “the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly assumed the motto’s secular purpose and effect.”

In 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution reaffirming it as the national motto and encouraging its display in all public schools and government buildings.

While the motto first appeared on U.S. coins at the time of the Civil War, it actually was inspired by events a half century earlier during the War of 1812.

In 1861, Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase received a letter from a Pennsylvania minister who requested “the recognition of the Almighty God in some form on our coins.”   Chase instructed Mint Director James Pollock to prepare a motto.  Pollock recalled a lyric in the now-seldom sung fourth stanza of The Star Spangled Banner: “And this be our motto – In God is our trust.”  Pollock had the words, ‘GOD OUR TRUST,’ placed on a few experimental patterns being tested in 1861 for proposed new designs for half-dollar and $10 denomination coins.

After consultations and debate within the Treasury Department, the words, IN GOD WE TRUST, first appeared in circulation on a new coin denomination, copper two-cent pieces, starting in 1864.

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An award-winning detailed history of the national motto, written by Fuljenz, is available free online at www.INGODWETRUSTonmoney.com.

Known as America’s Gold Expert®, Michael Fuljenz has won dozens of prestigious national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals.  A respected community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, Mike also has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Texas Crime Stoppers organization, the Industry Council For Tangible Assets and the Numismatic Literary Guild.

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The Redesign of the $10 Bill Gets Attention

September 18, 2015 in Bank Notes, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Education, History, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money, US Government

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

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Oftentimes it’s so easy to take our everyday cash for granted. We know the basic designs well-enough to recognize a $5 from a $20 bill in our pocket, but few everyday handlers of money really think about their paper money beyond that.

But the new redesign of the $10 bill is getting some serious media attention. In early July of this year, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew announced that plans were being made to redesign the $10 bill—and to replace Alexander Hamilton’s face with a portrait of a woman. No final decision has been made… Full article at the source>

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

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Should “In God We Trust” Still Be Used On U.S. Currency?

August 29, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Currency, Education, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Government, USA Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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“In God We Trust.” Regardless of your religious beliefs, this motto is in your home and quite possibly in your pocket right now. These four words have appeared on U.S. money since 1864, when the motto was first engraved on the two-cent coin. But how and why was the phrase added?

Origins of the Motto

Interestingly, the motto “In God We Trust” originated not as part of the 1864 Coinage Act, but in response to an impassioned letter that Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase received from a Pennsylvania reverend named M.R. Watkinson in 1861. The reverend’s letter argued, among other things, that… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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How Thomas Jefferson Changed U.S. Currency

April 12, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, History, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Politics, USA Coins

By Admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

April 13th marks the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. Of course we all know the American forefather as our third president. Additionally, coin and currency buffs know him from the nickel and the $2 bill. But few people know how the famed politician and thinker earned his place in U.S. currency history. When Jefferson wasn’t penning […] Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Silver Coin A Traditional Wedding Gift

March 11, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Most of us would be familiar with the traditional wedding day rhyme signifying what a bride should wear at her wedding for good luck.

Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue
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Often forgotten is the last line, which says:

And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

The practice of placing a sixpence in a bride’s shoe began in Britain. Sixpences were first made in the 1550s, meaning the tradition is possibly hundreds of years old.

Customarily put in the bride’s left shoe by her father, the sixpence was said to bring good fortune and prosperity to the newlyweds.

Wedding 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin ====> Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Only A New Gold Standard Will Save The U.S. Dollar – Steve Forbes

July 11, 2014 in Currency, Gold, Investing, Money, News, Opinion, US Federal Reserve, US Government

By: KitcoNews.com Via Forbes.com. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/kitconews/)

(Kitco News) – A weak U.S. dollar is a threat to the global economy and the only way to stop the greenback’s decline is to reintroduce a gold standard, said media tycoon, Steve Forbes.

Forbes, the editor and chief of Forbes Media, was one of the keynote speakers at the annual Freedomfest conference in Las Vegas, an annual convention that looks to gather free minds for open discussions on politics and the economy.

In an interview with Kitco News’ Daniela Cambone, Forbes talked about gold’s role it the U.S. economy, which is also highlighted in his latest book MONEY: How The Destruction Of The Dollar Threatens The Global Economy And What We Can Do About It.  He said to stop the decline in the U.S. dollar it only makes sense to link it to gold.

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Gold Bar and Coin Purchases Plunge to Four-Year Low in Q1

May 23, 2014 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, Money, News, Precious Metals

 By: Dan Weil May 22nd  2014. (www.moneynews.com)

Gold’s 6.5 percent rise in the first quarter apparently didn’t entice investors to purchase gold bars and coins.

Demand for those forms of the precious metal plummeted 39 percent in the quarter from a year earlier, to 283 metric tons, according to a report from the World Gold Council, CNBC.com reports.

“Caution permeated the market for small bars and coins during the first quarter, particularly in the more price-sensitive markets, as investors awaited a clear signal as to the future direction of the gold price following the huge levels of investment in 2013,” the report said.

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The dollar’s decline from the gold standard

April 21, 2014 in Currency, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, Money, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, US Federal Reserve, US Mint

April 20, 2014. By: David John Marotta and Megan Russell. (http://www.dailyprogress.com)

The U.S. dollar was first regulated by the Coinage Act of 1792 and prescribed as 371.25 grains of pure silver. The eagle, worth $10, was 247.5 grains of gold. One cent, worth a hundredth of a dollar, was 24 grains of copper.

The value of the metal contained in the currency kept prices relatively constant before the founding of the Federal Reserve. During those 120 years, prices rose only 3 percent. In contrast, during the 100 years since the Federal Reserve, prices have risen 2,280 percent.

The Constitution gives Congress the power to “to coin money” and “regulate the value thereof.” This dictum was understood to be setting the currency’s weight and metallic content and was necessary to allow the currency to keep up with a growing economy.

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New twelve-sided £1 coin for 2017

March 19, 2014 in British Coins, Coins, English Coins, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, The Royal Mint, World Coins

By: Howard Lake. March 19th, 2014. (http://www.fundraising.co.uk)

HM Treasury is to introduce a new £1 coin in 2017. It will have a distinctive twelve-sided shape, reminiscent of the threepence coin which was withdrawn at decimalisation in 1971.

The new coin will of course find its way into charities’ collecting tins.

It has been introduced to reduce counterfeiting of the £1 coin, which was introduced 30 years ago. The new coin “will be the most secure circulating coin in the world to date” according to The Royal Mint.

Video by: The Royal Mint

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$1B in historic currency, Ga. gold at Atlanta National Money Show

February 27, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Bank Notes, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Gold, Gold Coins, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Carla Caldwell, Morning Edition Editor (http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta) Atlanta Business Chronicle

More than $1 billion in historic coins, paper money and other historically significant numismatic treasures – including gold from Georgia’s gold rush – will be on display Thursday through Saturday at the 2014 Atlanta National Money Show at Cobb Galleria.

The show is sponsored by The American Numismatic Association, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items.

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Greenspan Says Bitcoin a Bubble Without Intrinsic Currency Value

December 10, 2013 in Bitcoin, Currency, Digital Currency, Investing, Money, US Federal Reserve, Virtual currency

By Jeff Kearns  Dec 4, 2013 (http://www.bloomberg.com) (Saving and Investing)

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Bitcoin prices are unsustainably high after surging 89-fold in a year and that the virtual money isn’t currency.

“It’s a bubble,” Greenspan, 87, said today in a Bloomberg Television interview from Washington. “It has to have intrinsic value. You have to really stretch your imagination to infer what the intrinsic value of Bitcoin is. I haven’t been able to do it. Maybe somebody else can.”

Bitcoins, which exist as software and aren’t regulated by any country or banking authority, surged to a record $1,124.76 on Nov. 30. The currency has rallied on growing interest from investors, while merchants are starting to accept Bitcoins and U.S. officials have told lawmakers such payments could be a legitimate means of exchange.

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