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1943-D Bronze Cent makes a TV appearance, sort of

October 6, 2017 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Blogs, Bronze, Bronze Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Pennies, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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

Fans of the NBC show The Blacklist that watched on Wednesday, October 4, would have noticed there was a numismatic role added to the script. Raymond Reddington, played by James Spader, was trying to gain the attention of a high-rolling thief and found himself at a numismatic auction. The item up for bid was the […] Full article at the source>

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Whitman Publishing releases expanded new edition of A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

September 8, 2017 in Books, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Copper, Copper Coins, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Reference, USA Coins

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

Whitman Publishing has released an expanded, updated second edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, a popular entry in the Bowers Series of numismatic titles. The book continues in the tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other Bowers Series guides, now numbering more than two dozen volumes. The 320-page full-color book is available online (including at Whitman.com) and from booksellers nationwide for $19.95.

Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent, America’s longest-running coin series, first minted in 1909. Author Q. David Bowers, the nation’s most widely published numismatic writer, provides… Full article at the source>

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

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Is there a fortune hiding in your change jar?

May 15, 2017 in Blogs, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Dimes, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Pennies, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Tegna Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Many people probably have a jar, bucket or piggy bank where they keep all the change they’ve acquired over the years. Sometimes we collect it just to get it out of our wallets. Other times we do it to save up for a large purchase. Often, though, we don’t pay much attention to which coins make it into our change banks, meaning you probably don’t know if you have some truly valuable coins hiding inside. Before you lose that jar in your next move or convert it all to cash at your nearest bank, be sure to sift through it… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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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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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to offer finest certified 1913 Lincoln cent at auction

March 14, 2017 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Cents, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Copper, Copper Coins, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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

When the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo takes place at the end of March, it will, as always, feature an estimable array of collectible coins and paper money. Stack’s Bowers Galleries will hold a series of auctions, and its “Rarities Night” will, as usual, offer up a host of beautiful coins. Among those that are not “as usual” will be a 1913 Lincoln cent in nearly flawless condition—in fact, at MS-67 RD, it is the finest certified example of that year.

On the Stack’s Bowers blog, numismatist and cataloger James McCartney writes, With a mintage of 76.5… Full article at the source>

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

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Dipped: Know the Tell-Tale Signs

February 28, 2017 in Antique Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Copper, Copper Coins, E-commerce, Ebay, Education, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Pennies, Rare Coins, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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

Increasingly on Proxibid, HiBid, and eBay, I am encountering dipped coins, making me wary about placing any bids, even on Morgan dollars like this 1902 one depicted above. That’s not how a 115-year-old silver coin is supposed to look, unless it was broken out of a bank roll, in which case the seller would have offered more than one in this condition.

This coin was expertly dipped, meaning it still may slab at PCGS or NGC.

You can buy dips at coin shops, at shows, and online. Each dealer or expert hobbyist has his or her formula, usually diluted with… Full article at the source>

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

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The Lincoln cent 1959 – 2016

April 25, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Copper, Copper Coins, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

1959 Proof Penny

Starting in 1959, The Mint starting stamping the back of the penny with the image of the Lincoln Memorial. The year 1959 was the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. From 1959–1962 the penny was made up of 95% copper, 5% tin and zinc. However, from 1962–1982, the composition of the penny was changed by removing the tin, making the penny 95% copper and 5% zinc. They all would weigh in at 3.11 grams. The pennies made from 1982 to present, weigh 2.5 grams and are made up of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper, most of which is a pure… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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The Lincoln Cent

February 5, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Copper, Copper Coins, Education, Entertainment, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

1909 Lincoln 1C 2

The Lincoln cent, or most commonly called “penny”, started production in 1909. They have President Abraham Lincoln on the front which is where the name “Lincoln Cent” comes from. Starting with the first year of 1909 the penny has wheat ears on the back and is commonly called a “Wheat Back Penny”. They are made of bronze, which consists of 95% copper and 5% tin.

In 1909, there were pennies that were struck in San Francisco and Philadelphia that had the designer’s initials on the back of the penny at the bottom that read “V.D.B”, which stood for “Victor David Brenner”.

The… Full article at the source>

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Collecting on a Budget: Affordable Lincoln Wheat Cents

December 24, 2015 in Antique Coins, Cents, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Copper, Copper Coins, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, USA Coins

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

1909-s-vdb-LincolnSMALL

We are continuing our series on affordable options for the (beginning) collector with one of the most popular coin series in America. The Lincoln Wheat Cent series was first struck in 1909, and continued to be struck until 1958. A complete set is an attainable goal for many collectors, but can be daunting, as 144 different date/mintmark combinations are needed, some of which can become quite pricey. In this article I will suggest five coins that a collector might reasonably expect to purchase for less than $100. As we can see, some options only cost $20 or so, but prices… Full article at the source>

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

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What is Australia’s rarest collectable gold coin?

July 24, 2015 in Antique Coins, Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

For such a young nation, Australia is responsible for some seriously sought-after coins. The 1813 holey dollar & dump and the 1930 penny are two of our most desirable rarities. With an equally illustrious status in Australian numismatics, the 1920 Sydney sovereign is another legendary collectable.

Portraying Pistrucci’s famous St George design with a ‘S’ mintmark in the exergue (above the year-date), only three examples of the 1920 Sydney sovereign are known to exist in private hands. It’s Australia’s rarest collectable gold coin and, unsurprisingly, commands a price tag to suit!

£650,000 was needed to secure one of these elusive treasures when… Full article at the source>

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How To Get Started in Coin Collecting

February 17, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, USA Coins

By Jeff Garrett News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Morgan Silver Dollar

I first became interested in coin collecting the old fashioned way in the late 1960’s. A family friend gave me a Whitman album for Lincoln Cents, 1941-to date. For some reason, the challenge of completing this small album became a full time pursuit for a budding, young numismatist. My parents would take me to the bank each week to purchase $5 dollars worth of penny rolls that would be searched and later traded for another batch of penny rolls. After several weeks of meticulous searching, my album neared completion. This is where things get interesting for most collectors. Some become Full article at the source>

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Coin could be a clue to Anglo-Saxon murder

May 25, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: EastBourne Herald. May 23rd, 2014 (http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk)

A unique Anglo-Saxon silver penny which provides a clue to the murder of an East Anglian king by a neighbouring monarch has been found in a Sussex field by an Eastbourne metal detectorist.

 

The 1,200 year-old coin minted during the reign of Æthelberht II will be auctioned at Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, in London on June 11, when it is expected to fetch £15,000 to £20,000.

Darrin Simpson, a 48 year-old pest control specialist, was hurrying to shelter from a hailstorm in early March when he picked up a signal on his detector.

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Sacramento Coin Club Slips Rare Pennies Worth $80 Each Into Circulation

May 1, 2014 in Antique Coins, Cents, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Ron Jones. April 30th, 2014 (http://sacramento.cbslocal.com)

NATOMAS (CBS13) — There’s a penny floating around the Central Valley right now that’s worth $80.

Robert Shanks of the Sacramento Valley Coin Club says the group has dropped four rare pennies into circulation in advance of their 57th Spring Show in Natomas this week.

The four rare 1909 pennies bear an S, meaning they were minted in San Francisco. What makes it so rare is the wheat penny was only made between 1909 and 1958, meaning there aren’t many floating around in 2014.

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Government wants its rare penny back

April 9, 2014 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, USA Coins

La Jolla men had hoped to sell unique aluminum coin for $250K

By Dana Littlefield .April 8, 2014 (http://www.utsandiego.com)

Randy Lawrence and Michael McConnell had a plan.

The two friends, brought together by serendipity and an extremely rare penny, were going to auction the coin later this month and donate part of the proceeds to charity. The one-of-a-kind 1974-D aluminum penny was expected to fetch $250,000 or more.

But now the U.S. government wants it back.

A lawyer for the United States Mint sent a letter to the men in February stating that because the aluminum penny was never issued as legal tender, the coin remains property of the federal government, regardless of how long it was in private hands.

Lawrence, a real estate agent, inherited the penny from his father in 1980. He recently sold it to McConnell, owner of the La Jolla Coin Shop, who later uncovered the penny’s history and notified Lawrence.

Now the men are taking the issue to federal court. They filed a lawsuit last month seeking a judgment from the court declaring that they, not the government, are the coin’s true owners.

Meanwhile, plans to auction the penny remain on hold.

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700-year-old coin found during Bannockburn dig

April 9, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, Collecting, English Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By George Mair April 9th, 2014 (http://www.scotsman.com)

A 700-YEAR-OLD English coin has been found near the abbey where the victorious Robert the Bruce took booty from the Battle of Bannockburn.

The silver penny was discovered yards from Cambuskenneth Abbey, near Stirling, by archaeologists looking for artefacts from the time of the 1314 battle.

The small coin, minted in London during the late 13th or early 14th century, may have been a month’s wages for a soldier in Edward II’s defeated army.

Experts from GUARD Archaeology, who led a metal detector survey of the area, believe it may have been among the spoils of battle taken back to the abbey by the Bruce from the battlefield.

Warren Bailie, GUARD’s battlefield archaeologist, who led the search, said today: “This coin would have been in circulation in 1314 and could relate to the Battle of Bannockburn.

“Cambuskenneth Abbey was where the Scots’ baggage train was held before the battle and where they returned to immediately afterwards.

“It was where the booty was taken from the battlefield, so it could potentially have been dropped booty.

“It was worth quite a lot of money at that time — perhaps a soldier’s wage for that month.”

Cambuskenneth Abbey is one of the few places specifically mentioned in near contemporary accounts of the Battle of Bannockburn.

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Medieval coin is ‘earliest find’ at castle excavation

April 5, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, English Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, World Coins

April 4th, 2014. Carrick Times. (www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk)

Archaeologists digging at Carrickfergus Castle have displayed their most exciting find yet with the discovery of a medieval silver coin.

The English short cross penny was uncovered in one of the excavation trenches last week as the eight-strong team nears the completion of the dig period.

The work is being undertaken by the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork (CAF) at Queen’s University on behalf of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Speaking to the Times last week, excavation director Ruairi O’Baoill said: “The coin dates from some time between 1200 to 1250, around the time of Henry II, Richard, John or Henry III. It’s the earliest artefact we’ve found so far.

“As it’s made from silver, I imagine the person who dropped it would have been annoyed to find they’d lost it!

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Collector Says Uncle Sam Has no Right to His Rare 1974 Aluminum Penny

March 20, 2014 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Pennies, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Elizabeth Warmerdam. March 18th, 2014 (http://www.courthousenews.com/) Court House News Service.

SAN DIEGO (CN) – A man trying to auction off a rare 1974 aluminum penny claims in court that the government has no right to interfere by demanding return of the coin, which it has done.

Randall Lawrence and Michael McConnell used the Department of Treasury and Bureau of the Mint, seeking declaratory judgment that the government’s claim to the penny, which was struck at the Denver Mint, is invalid.

Facing a sharp increase in copper prices in 1973, the U.S. Mint proposed replacing copper pennies with aluminum. Pennies are the only U.S. coin whose metallic value equals or exceeds its face value. Between October 1973 and May 1974, more than 1.5 million aluminum cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint, the lawsuit states.

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Sheffield metal detection fan nets ‘find of a lifetime’

March 13, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Auctions, British Coins, Coins, Collecting, English Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

March 12th, 2014 (http://www.thestar.co.uk/)

A unique penny dating from the reign of King Stephen over 850 years ago has been found by a Sheffield metal detecting enthusiast.

The silver penny – which is expected to fetch up to £10,000 at auction, and rewrite the history of early English coinage – was found in a field.

The coin, which dates from a chaotic period of civil war, will be sold at auction in London on April 2.

“This is an extraordinary discovery,” said Christopher Webb, head of the coins department at specialist auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb. “It is tremendously exciting.”

The man who found the coin – a joiner from Sheffield who wants to remain anonymous – was searching a field near Nottingham, with the farmer’s permission, last November.

He had already found a few low-value coins and buttons when his detector bleeped again.

“I dug it out and immediately I knew it wasn’t the run of the mill stuff I usually get,” he said.

“When I got it home I ran it under the tap. I didn’t dare do anything else with it.”

The man recorded his find with the authorities and got in touch with experts who revealed the coin was issued by Robert de Ferrers, second Earl of Derby, in the early 1140s.

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A penny saved could net pair $250,000

February 4, 2014 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

One-of-a-kind aluminum coin helps forge friendship

LA JOLLA, Calif. — A one-of-a-kind penny that spent 33 years neglected in a desk drawer could bring up to $250,000 at auction this spring, much to the surprise and delight of its co-owners, who have forged a tight friendship since discovering the coin and its unique history a few months ago.

Randy Lawrence, a real estate agent who moved to La Jolla from Denver last August, never knew that the silver-colored U.S. penny he inherited from his dad in 1980 was any more than a worthless souvenir.

After riding around town for a month with a box of his father’s coins in his car trunk, he stopped into the La Jolla Coin Shop and sold them to shop owner Michael McConnell, who initially thought the penny was a low-value souvenir from a foreign mint.

When McConnell discovered otherwise — that the coin was actually a never-before-seen 1974-D aluminum penny from the Denver Mint — he called Lawrence to share the good news. They have agreed to split the proceeds when the coin is auctioned in April and donate as much as $100,000 to local homeless programs.

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Here’s a link to La Jolla Coin Shop’s Website

Note by Numismatica.com : Congratulations to both Randy Lawrence, and Michael McConnell for doing the right thing. Amazing story!.

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Strike It Rich With Coins!

October 31, 2013 in Antique Coins, Coin Errors, Coins, Collecting, Dimes, Education, Nickel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

By James Bucki October 25, 2013 (coins.about.com)

Did you ever pay $100 for candy bar? Or leave over $125,000 in the “Leave a Penny – Take a Penny” cup next to the cash register? If you don’t have this book you may have done exactly that. The United States Mint makes billions of coins every year. Odds have it, they are bound to make some mistakes and some of those mistakes will escape into general circulation. If you know what to look for, you can start pulling out error coins from your everyday pocket change. You never know, some of them may be worth big money!

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Coins tell a story

May 16, 2013 in Coins, History, Nickel Coins, Pennies, USA Coins

Posted by Compmanager on May 15, 2013 (http://www.tuscolatoday.com)
May is a rather difficult month for me for several reasons.

First off, I was born in May. As the years have passed, celebrating that day isn’t as much fun as it used to be. A bigger breath is needed to blow out all of the candles before the fire department is called to attend the blaze.

Chuck, my oldest son was born in May, and he was also killed shortly after his 28th birthday while serving in Iraq. Then, there is Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers.

While I’ve always had a great respect for those who serve their country, it wasn’t until my son was killed that the meaning of Memorial Day really hit home.

Over the last eight years I’ve visited Chuck’s grave several times and noticed a variety of coins on his headstone and on the graves of other soldiers. I never really thought about it much or that it had a special meaning.

A few months ago a letter was sent to me explaining the meaning of the coins left on a soldier’s grave who gave their life while serving in Armed Forces.

A coin left on a headstone or at the gravesite is meant as a message to the deceased soldier’s family that someone had visited the grave to pay respect.

Each coin left has a distinct meaning depending on the denomination of coin: Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that someone visited.

Leaving a nickel indicates that the visitor and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means the visitor served with the soldier in some capacity.

A quarter left at the grave tells the family the visitor was with the soldier when he was killed.

According to tradition, the money left is left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans.

According to the letter, leaving a coin became common during the Vietnam War because of the political controversy in the country over the war. Leaving a coin was seen as a practical way to communicate that a person had visited the grave rather than contacting the soldier’s family, which could become uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war.

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Stivers re-introduces the Cents and Sensibility Act

April 30, 2013 in Coins, Copper Coins, Money, Pennies, Politics, US Mint, USA Coins

Monday, April 29, 2013. (http://www.vintondaily.com)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Steve Stivers (R – OH) this week introduced the Cents and Sensibility Act to lower the cost of producing pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters and to ensure they are minted with steel instead of minerals imported from outside the U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D – OH) and Rep. Pat Tiberi (R – OH) signed on as original co-sponsors of the bipartisan legislation.

“This legislation is a common-sense solution to decrease the cost of minting our coins,” Stivers said. “Not only will it cost less, but steel is an American resource that we have here at home and can be manufactured right here in our backyard.”

Since 2006, due to the rising cost of materials and labor, the manufacturing of some denominations has become unprofitable. Of the coins currently in circulation today, the cost of producing pennies and nickels is greater than the face value of the coins themselves.

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Rare ‘dotted’ 1936 Canadian penny sells for $250,000

April 21, 2013 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Collecting, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins

By Randy Boswell, Postmedia News April 20, 2013.

An ultra-rare Canadian penny has been sold at a U.S. coin auction for more than 25 million times its face value — about $253,000 Cdn.

The 1936 “dot cent” penny is famous in coin-collecting circles as one of only three such specimens known to have been produced that year by the Royal Canadian Mint. They are distinguished from the millions of other 1936 pennies minted in the final year of King George V’s reign by the miniscule dot placed below the date on the “tails” side of the coin.

Texas-based Heritage Auctions announced last month that the “legendary Pittman-Krause” dot penny — named for two notable collectors who had owned it previously — would be offered at this week’s annual international coin sale in Chicago.

And on Thursday, an unidentified Canadian collector purchased the penny for close to pre-sale estimate — about $250,000, including a $25,000 buyer’s fee paid to the auction house, a Heritage spokesman told Postmedia News.

It was the highest-priced item among the thousands of coins sold, the spokesman added.

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Look after your pennies: Photographer takes microscopic pictures of world’s lowest value coins to save them for future generations

April 12, 2013 in Art, Coins, Entertainment, Euro Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, World Coins

By AMANDA WILLIAMS. 11 April 2013 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk)

  • The Fundamental Units is a project by photographer Martin John Callanan
  • Used Europe’s best microscope’ to show each coin in all its worn charm
  • Comes as governments debate whether to do away with lowest value coins

With every battered line, scrape and knock, each coin has been rendered as individual as the many thousands of hands they have passed through.

Now, as governments across the world debate whether to do away with their lowest value coins, one photographer is on a mission to save as many pennies as he can before they are consigned forever to history,

Photographer Martin John Callanan is busy working on a photo project entitled The Fundamental Units – a series of extremely large prints showing the lowest value coins of countries around the world.

He has teamed up with National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, to use ‘Europe’s best microscope’ to show each coin in all its worn charm.

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Link to The Artist Martin John Callanan “The Fundamental Units” Page

Link to Larger Previews Online

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