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Spain: Comprehensive history of the collar creatively illustrated on new kilo silver coin

May 29, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, Spanish Coins, World Coins

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

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), in association with the Real Casa de la Moneda, is issuing (29th May) a new, 1-kilo silver Proof-quality coin that comprehensively and intricately details the chronological history of the silver dollar—perhaps one of the most well-known coins in modern history.

The coin’s impressive design includes images from the many coins preceding the American dollar coin and offers a great insight as to the development of many crown-sized silver coins that emerged in the new world, all with similar specifications and even similar designs of their own. The coin’s design also cleverly illustrates the Dollar… Full article at the source>

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

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How America’s wars created a day of remembrance and influenced our coinage

May 29, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

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

Foreground: Reverse of a 1995 Proof silver dollar in honor of Civil War Battlefield preservation. (U.S. Mint photo) Background: In Arlington National Cemetery, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place a small American flag in front of more than 230,000 grave markers, to honor every individual buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and at the foot of each columbarium to account for the more than 400,000 interred. (DoD photo by Marvin D. Lynchard)

Foreground: Reverse of a 1995 Proof silver dollar in honor of Civil War Battlefield preservation. (U.S. Mint photo) Background: In Arlington National Cemetery, soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place a small American flag in front of each of the more than 230,000 grave markers, to honor every individual buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and at the foot of each columbarium to account for the more than 400,000 interred. (DoD photo by Marvin D. Lynchard)


Today has been our national day to reflect on the sacrifices of American service members who have given their lives in battle… Full article at the source>

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

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The 1804 $ 1.00 Dexter/Pogue Coin

April 7, 2017 in Antique Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Dollar Coins, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Legend Numismatics Market Reports

Post Baltimore Show

Legend Numismatics did all time record business of $10-$12,000,000.00 starting March the 27th and ending April 7th. We spent about $9,000,000.00 buying and representing people in BOTH Blue Moon and The Pogue Sale. Activity this past week in the office was off the charts and we are still counting it all up! We could have sold 5 1869 $1 PCGS PR64 Cameo CAC (one collector even offered us MORE then the listed price)! For us to do this kind of business, the market has to be strong. What more proof do you need?
Of course the biggest deal… Full article at the source>

Source: Legend Numismatics Market Report

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Legend Buys Dexter/Pogue 1804 Dollar From Lipton and Albanese

April 3, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

For immediate release
April 3, 2017

News media contacts:

Laura Sperber, office: 800-743-2646
Kevin Lipton, office 310-712-8118
John Albanese, office 908-781-9101

Legend Buys Dexter/Pogue 1804
Dollar From Lipton and Albanese

Famous coin now part of “Super Collector” Bruce Morelan’s early American dollars set

 

Dexter Pogue 1804 dollar: Less than 36 hours after John Albanese and Kevin Lipton were the winning bidders for the Class I Dexter-Pogue 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar, PCGS Proof 65, it was purchased from them by Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics on behalf of "Super Collector" Bruce Morelan.  (Photo image courtesy of PCGSCoinFacts.com.)

Dexter Pogue 1804 dollar:
Less than 36 hours after John Albanese and Kevin Lipton were the winning bidders for the Class I Dexter-Pogue 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar, PCGS Proof 65, it was purchased from them by Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics on behalf of “Super Collector” Bruce Morelan. (Photo image courtesy of PCGSCoinFacts.com.)

(Lincroft, NJ) – The Class I Dexter/Pogue specimen 1804 Draped Bust U.S. silver dollar purchased at auction on Friday night, March 31, 2017, for $3,290,000 jointly by Kevin Lipton of Beverly Hills, California and John Albanese of Bedminster, New Jersey, was sold by them less than 48 hours later.  Graded PCGS Proof 65, it was bought on Sunday afternoon, April 2, 2017, by Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics in Lincroft, New Jersey on behalf of well-known collector Bruce Morelan, owner of the all-time finest set of early American dollars listed in the PCGS Set Registry®.

“John and I bought the coin (at the Stack’s Bowers auction at the Whitman Baltimore Expo) in a moment of opportunity. We didn’t have any customers for it Friday night; we just thought at $3.3 million that it was the best buy of a high value rare coin in the last 20-plus years,” Lipton explained.

Then the offers started coming in.

“We purchased this coin on spec and were really quite shocked that our book bid of $2.8 million (plus buyer’s fee) was successful.  We both thought it would sell for $4 million or more Friday night.  By Sunday, we had six interested parties who were calling, sending emails and texts wanting to buy the coin from us.  Kevin and I are pleased it’s going to a good home,” said Albanese.

Sperber negotiated the sale on Sunday morning on behalf of Morelan. The purchase price was not disclosed.

“It is a hell of a coin and a hell of a deal for Super Collector Bruce Morelan,” stated Sperber.  “After Friday night’s auction, I suggested we probably need this coin in his early American dollars set. The negotiations with John and Kevin took only a few minutes to work out and everyone involved is happy.”

Morelan also was surprised at the winning bid price for the coin at the auction.

Collector Bruce Morelan now is adding the Dexter-Pogue specimen 1804 Draped Bust dollar to his PCGS Set Registry® all-time finest set of early American dollars.  (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

Collector Bruce Morelan now is adding the Dexter-Pogue specimen 1804 Draped Bust dollar to his PCGS Set Registry® all-time finest set of early American dollars. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

“I was shocked when the coin sold so low.  I’m happy to pick it up for a few incremental bids over that level.  While the coin is not necessary for the circulation strike early dollars set, it certainly is complimentary to my set and collection as a whole,” Morelan said.

Among the world’s most famous rare coins, only 15 1804-dated silver dollars are known today, and eight of them are categorized as Class I, including the Dexter/Pogue specimen.

No silver dollars dated 1804 actually were struck that year.  Researchers believe the surviving Class I examples were made by the United States Mint in the 1830s to be given as diplomatic gifts for a State Department mission to the Far East and Asia. Decades later, Mint employees made a handful of other, similar examples of 1804-dated dollars for collectors.  

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Statement from Kevin Lipton

April 2, 2017 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

Statement from Kevin Lipton
President, Kevin Lipton Rare Coin, Inc., Beverly Hills, California

 

April 1, 2017

 

Dexter/Pogue 1804 dollar

Dexter/Pogue 1804 Draped Bust dollar

Somewhere over Topeka, Kansas Friday night, while I was flying back to Los Angeles from Baltimore, John Albanese and I jointly purchased the Dexter/Pogue 1804 Draped Bust dollar for $3,290,000. This is actually the second time I’ve owned this historic rare coin. I purchased it with Hugh Sconyers for a then-record price of $990,000 on behalf of the American Rare Coin Fund at Auction ’89 in Chicago in 1989.

I bought the coin this time strictly the way I buy everything: on a basis of opportunity. In my opinion, this was the best buy of a high value rare coin in the last 20-plus years. It was a moment of opportunity. I don’t have any customers for it, I just want to enjoy it now.

When opportunity knocks, you have to be there to answer.  I was expecting this coin to sell for between $4 and $5 million, and was stunned at this kind of opportunity to acquire it for less than $3.3 million.

John (Albanese) and I have been friends and have done business together for decades. He is one of the most respected numismatists in the world, and was an original co-founder of both PCGS and NGC as well as CAC. We are both excited and happy now to own one of the world’s most famous rare coins.

 

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$10 Million Coin Makes First Public West Coast Appearance

January 16, 2017 in Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Dollar Coins, Education, Entertainment, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins, World Records

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January 16, 2017
News media contact:

Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223

$10 Million Coin Makes First Public West Coast Appearance

The 1794 Specimen Dollar from the Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars is one of many highlights of the show.

The 1794 Specimen Dollar from the Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars is one of many highlights of the show.

(Long Beach, California) — The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo is set to kick off 2017 with their first show of the year (www.LongBeachExpo.com). From February 16-18, 2017, the show will boast the hobby’s first $10 million coin on display, along with gold coin giveaways, educational opportunities for collectors, and as always, fun activities for kids.

Highlighting the many features of the Long Beach Expo is the display of the Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars (booth 1348), featuring the 1794 Specimen Dollar, better known as the first, and only, coin to reach the $10 million mark at auction.

Compiled over years by famed collector Bruce Morelan, the set features 12 early silver dollars, dating from 1794 to 1803, and includes coins of such pedigree, value and grade that it is considered one of the most remarkable achievements in the annals of American numismatics.

“We are thrilled to have the privilege to showcase this unprecedented set and coin that many believe to be the first dollar struck on U.S. soil. In fact, we encourage visitors to take a picture with the coin, a piece of American history,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East.

The 1794 Specimen Dollar will be presented in a walk-through, museum-quality exhibition space, perfect for 360 degree views of the iconic coin.

In addition to hundreds of dealers from throughout the world of collectibles, two key players in the numismatic industry will be on-site. The U.S. Mint will be present, selling the latest commemorative coins at booth 1148, and PCGS will be grading coins and offering special labels for U.S. Mint releases at booth 807.  

“This is a great chance for collectors to get the latest U.S. Mint coins, then get their coins graded and holdered with special labels at the PCGS booth, all at one show. It’s a one-stop show for your collecting needs,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

Attendees have three chances to win ½ ounce Gold Eagle coins by way of a prize drawing each day.

Attendees have three chances to win ½ ounce Gold Eagle coins by way of a prize drawing each day.

Each year, the Long Beach Expo gives visitors various educational opportunities throughout the three-day show. For this upcoming show, The National Silver Dollar Roundtable (booth 1148) is offering a free silver dollar seminar on Thursday, February 16 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The show also gives visitors a chance to meet with a respected numismatist during “Meet the Expert” sessions. PCGS Founder David Hall will conduct the sessions during all three days of the show (booth 807), Thursday, February 16, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, February 17, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturday, February 18, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Aside from educational opportunities and an abundance of collectibles from over 500 dealers, the Long Beach Expo is also fun for kids. Be sure to bring your kids by Saturday, February 18 to partake in our Treasure Hunt, where they have the chance to earn up to three PCGS-certified coins, Pokémon cards and a goodie bag,” said East.

Attendees have three chances to win ½ ounce Gold Eagle coins by way of a prize drawing each day. Winners will be drawn at 1 p.m. each day of the show. Simply sign up for free at the registration booth.

The official auctioneer of Long Beach Expo, Heritage Auctions, will hold their Signature U.S. Coin Auction from Wednesday, February 15 to Friday, February 17.

For those locating their coins via the CoinSearch (m.collectorscorner.com), look for listings five to seven days before show day.

Free admission is available to the Long Beach Expo with promo code EXPOPR. Go to www.LongBeachExpo.com and click on the “GET PASSES” button.

The Long Beach Expo will take place February 16-18, 2017, at the Long Beach Convention Center. 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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Five of the rarest coins you could possibly come across

November 22, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Reference, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Angela Raymond Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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For its short length in history, the United States has an extensive list of currency. Many of which are thought to be lost forever after being ordered to be destroyed due to a depression or plans of being replaced with an entirely new design. Their scarcity sparked beliefs of fable until collectors began coming forward with authentic coins verifying their place in history.

The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar – $10 Million

Now considered the highest valued coin in history, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar was struck only in 1794 and 1795. Many collectors refer to it as much… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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New Edition of Whitman’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars Reveals Previously Unknown 1964 Morgan Dollar

August 30, 2016 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

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

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(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new fifth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers. The 304-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on September 27, 2016, for $19.95. Before then it is available for preorder (including online at www.Whitman.com).

The pricing, text, and certified population data in the fifth edition have been edited and updated. New research covers counterfeit error coins and other topics, including a numismatic bombshell: recent discoveries and photographs revealing the previously unknown 1964 Morgan silver dollar.

“The world of…Full article at the source>

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

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Reflections on the Exciting New Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

August 10, 2016 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Reference, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

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

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Whenever the coins of the United States are ranked for popularity, the famous Morgan silver dollar rises to the top of the list. Here at Whitman Publishing headquarters we clearly see its universal appeal. Hobbyists buy thousands and thousands of our folders, albums, and other holders to store and display their Morgan dollars. We get letters, emails, and phone calls about the hefty old coins. When we go to coin shows, collectors and investors are talking about them. As we work on each year’s edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”), we hear… Full article at the source>

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Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795 Silver Dollar To Be Offered by Heritage Auctions

July 18, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, Education, History, News, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ), Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

For immediate release
July 18, 2016

News media contact:
Eric Bradley, Heritage Auctions Public Relations Associate
214-409-1871; Ericb@ha.com

Newly Discovered, Unique Dual-Plugged 1795
Silver Dollar To Be Offered by Heritage Auctions

Authenticated by NGC, this discovery coin will be featured in the Heritage Platinum Night Auction at the ANA Anaheim World’s Fair of Money, August 10, 2016

The first known 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar with two inserted plugs has been authenticated by NGC and will be offered by Heritage Auctions on August 10, 2016. Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

The first known 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar with two inserted plugs has been authenticated by NGC and will be offered by Heritage Auctions on August 10, 2016.
Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

The first known 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar with two inserted plugs has been authenticated by NGC and will be offered by Heritage Auctions on August 10, 2016. Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

The first known 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar with two inserted plugs has been authenticated by NGC and will be offered by Heritage Auctions on August 10, 2016.
Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

A first-of-its-kind, recently discovered 1795 U.S. Flowing Hair silver dollar (http://coins.ha.com/itm/early-dollars/silver-and-related-dollars/1795-1-flowing-hair-three-leaves-two-mint-silver-plugs-b-5-bb-27-r1-au53-ngc/p/1238-101028.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515) with two separate “plugs” has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (www.NGCcoin.com) and will be a featured highlight of the Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) Platinum Night auction at the American Numismatic Association 2016 Anaheim World’s Fair of Money, August 10.

“Many 1795 silver dollars, along with a single 1794 dollar and a small number of 1795 half dollars, show evidence of a Mint-inserted plug, apparently to achieve a correct weight for the planchet prior to striking.  Today, for the first time, we have a 1795 Flowing Hair dollar that has two Mint-inserted silver plugs, one at the center of the obverse and the other at the lower reverse,” said Mark Borckardt, Heritage Senior Cataloger.

“Each of the two plugs has a diameter of about 4 millimeters.  The obverse plug is located on Liberty’s neck, tangent to the jaw line which appears through the plug.  The reverse plug is located between the ribbon ends,” he explained.

The coin has been certified and graded NGC AU53 and is designated as 1795 dollar Flowing Hair, Three Leaves variety B-5, BB-27, R-1.

“Most numismatic researchers today agree that silver plugs were added to adjust the weight of the planchets.  While we don’t know the exact process used at the Philadelphia Mint in 1795, we assume an underweight planchet was pierced and a silver pin fastened to the planchet by means of smooth ‘dies’ in a screw press.  Apparently, the first plug on this coin was not enough to bring up the weight to the standard level of 26.96 grams, so a second plug was inserted,” said Borckardt.

The weight of the dual-plugged coin is 26.98 grams.

Close up photos show the plugs on the unique 1795 dual-plugged silver dollar on Liberty’s neck on the obverse and between the ribbon ends on the reverse. Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

Close up photos show the plugs on the unique 1795 dual-plugged silver dollar on Liberty’s neck on the obverse and between the ribbon ends on the reverse.
Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

Close up photos show the plugs on the unique 1795 dual-plugged silver dollar on Liberty’s neck on the obverse and between the ribbon ends on the reverse. Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

Close up photos show the plugs on the unique 1795 dual-plugged silver dollar on Liberty’s neck on the obverse and between the ribbon ends on the reverse.
Photo credit: Heritage Auctions www.HA.com

The consignor of the discovery coin wants to remain anonymous, and no information is available at this time about the coin’s earlier provenance.

“This unique early American coin provides insight into the early years of the United States Mint.  Its discovery 221 years after its production makes us eagerly anticipate what other numismatic treasures are still waiting to be found,” said Borckardt.

Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world’s third largest, with annual sales of more than $900 million, and 950,000+ online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and receive access to a complete record of prices realized, with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HA.com.

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U.S. Mint to Launch Sales of National Park Service Coins at Lincoln Memorial

March 24, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has announced that it will highlight tomorrow’s launch of the 2016 National Park Service 100 Anniversary Commemorative Coins by opening sales of the issues at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Mint’s Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson will join National Park Foundation President Will Shafroth and N.P.S. Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell as hosts of the event, which will take place from noon until 1 p.m. ET.

Collectors will be able to choose between Proof and Uncirculated versions of a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar, and a clad half dollar, each… Full article at the source>

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

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London Hosts Exhibition of Rare 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar

March 22, 2016 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins, World Records

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

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A 1794 United States Flowing Hair silver dollar that realized an astonishing 10 million dollars at auction in 2013 finally made its way to an awaiting public and media in London. The exceptional coin had been on a whirlwind tour of eight European cities that began on February 9 and concluded in London after visiting Prague, Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn, Oslo, and Dublin, among others.

A preview of this museum-quality piece was organized for media on Thursday, March 17, just before the dollar went on display for three days at the Royal Opera Arcade. The coin is thought to be… Full article at the source>

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Fourth D. Brent Pogue Auction

March 3, 2016 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

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

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries has provided information on the fourth installment of the blockbuster sale of the D. Brent Pogue collection, held in cooperation with Sotheby’s and scheduled to take place on May 25 in New York City.

Some highlights of the auction will include the finest-known 1804 silver dollar and a prized 1822 half eagle. Both coins can be traced back to the Virgil M. Brand Collection, but have never appeared at auction simultaneously. The former coin, known as the Sultan of Muscat-Childs-Pogue 1804 silver dollar, has been graded Proof-68 by PCGS, and is considered to be one of… Full article at the source>

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

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Design Competition for 2018 World War I Commemorative Coins

February 4, 2016 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Design, Dollar Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has shared details for an upcoming competition in which contestants will be able to submit designs for the 2018 World War I Centennial Commemorative silver dollar. The winning artist will design both the obverse and reverse of the coin, and will receive a prize of $10,000.

The contest is open to all citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age. Each applicant can submit three to five samples between February 29 and April 28. A group of experts will then select 20 artists to move forward with obverse… Full article at the source>

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

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PCGS Is Giving Away 30 Morgans In 30 Days

February 3, 2016 in Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Dollar Coins, Grading, History, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

For immediate release
February 3, 2016

News media contact:
Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223

PCGS Is Giving Away 30 Morgans In 30 Days

 

PCGS 30th Anniversary logo

PCGS 30th Anniversary logo

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.pcgs.com) is turning 30, and as part of the celebration PCGS will be giving away 30 Morgan silver dollars over 30 days.

“It’s easy and free to enter online, and 30 people will win Mint State examples of one of America’s most popular coin series, the Morgan dollar,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

Entries will be accepted at www.pcgs.com/30morgans starting at 9 a.m. Pacific/Noon Eastern time on February 3, 2016, the anniversary date of the company’s founding in 1986.  The deadline for submitting entries will be 4 p.m. Pacific/7 p.m. Eastern on March 3.  

At the end of the entry period, 30 winners will be selected at random.  Each winner will receive a Mint State U.S. Morgan dollar graded and encapsulated under the PCGS Secure Service.

The Morgan dollars are provided courtesy of L&C Coins (www.LCcoins.com), the sweepstakes sponsor, and each one is labeled with a special designation as 1 of 30 from the sweepstakes.  The full 30 Morgans in 30 Days rules can be found at www.PCGS.com/30morgans/rules.

A 30 Morgans in 30 Days prize

A 30 Morgans in 30 Days prize

“PCGS experts have examined, authenticated and graded over 19 million Mint State Morgan dollars since the company’s launch. Now we’ll give away 30 of those historic coins to celebrate our 30th anniversary,” said PCGS Co-Founder David Hall, President of PCGS’s parent company, Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

Since its founding in 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service has become the industry standard in third-party certification.  With offices in California, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris, PCGS experts have certified over 31 million coins with a total market value of over 29 billion dollars.

For additional information about PCGS products and services, call 800-447-8848 or email info@pcgs.com.  

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Canada Highlights 150th Anniversary of Transatlantic Cable on New Silver Dollar Coin

January 15, 2016 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, World Coins

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

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new silver dollar recognizing the 150th anniversary the transatlantic cable, which has provided vital communication between the continents of North America, Europe, and the world over. This ingenious idea was ahead of its time, and its eventual implementation managed to connect both sides of the Atlantic Ocean via telegraph just before the invention of the telephone, which itself would one day be able to enable the peoples of both continents to speak to each other.

Canada played a significant part in this plan, since Newfoundland (later incorporated into the Canadian confederation in… Full article at the source>

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PCGS Will Offer Popular Crossover Special At February 2016 Long Beach Expo

January 11, 2016 in Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Events, Grading, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Rare Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

For immediate release
January 11, 2016

News media contact:
Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223

PCGS Will Offer Popular Crossover Special At February 2016 Long Beach Expo

 

Professional Coin Grading Service will again offer a special opportunity for its popular “crossover” service at the February 4 – 6, 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.  The usual crossover grading fee will be reduced to only $10 on coins submitted at the show that do not qualify to be placed into PCGS holders.

“The best coins always end up in PCGS holders,” states PCGS President Don Willis. This 1801 Draped Bust dollar from the Newman Collection crossed over to become PCGS Secure MS65.

“The best coins always end up in PCGS holders,” states PCGS President Don Willis. This 1801 Draped Bust dollar from the Newman Collection crossed over to become PCGS Secure MS65.

“The best coins always end up in PCGS holders because collectors and dealers know that PCGS certification helps maximize the value, liquidity and security of coins,” stated PCGS President Don Willis.

“As 2015 auction results demonstrate, coins in PCGS holders repeatedly brought the highest prices.  The February Long Beach Expo is an excellent opportunity to submit your coins that have been graded by other third-party grading companies. If the coins do not meet PCGS standards and are not crossed over, you only pay $10 in grading fees,” explained Willis.

The criteria for the Long Beach Expo Crossover Special are simple:

  • PCGS will accept coins in ANACS, ICG or NGC holders.
  • Each customer can submit a maximum of 600 crossovers.
  • The Crossover Special is not available for Show Express orders.
  • For coins that cross, you will be charged the regular grading fee and handling fee, along with the Guarantee Premium, which is equal to 1% of the value of the coin in its final grade ($5 minimum Guaranteed Premium).
  • Any con that does not cross will be returned in its original holder and you will only be charged $10 per coin, and a handling fee of $10 per order.

Coins received by PCGS after 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, may not be completed by the end of the show. Please check with a PCGS Customer Service Representative at the booth (#807) for official cutoff information.  Any submissions not completed at the show are subject to appropriate shipping and handling charges which are in addition to any grading or guarantee premium fees.  PCGS recommends a credit card as method of payment to ensure overpayment is avoided.

For additional information about the February 2016 Long Beach Expo Crossover special offer, contact PCGS Customer Service representatives at the PCGS booth during the Long Beach Expo or call (800) 447-8848.

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U.S. Mint Shares Final Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Designs

November 28, 2015 in Art, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Design, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has shared its design selections for the 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative coins. The designs will be officially unveiled today during a ceremony at the Mark Twain Museum in the author’s boyhood home of Hannibal, Missouri.

The obverse and reverse of the $5 gold coin are pictured above. The obverse was designed by Benjamin Sowards, sculpted by Don Everhart, and includes a portrait of Twain with the inscriptions, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, and 2016.

The reverse was designed by Ronald D. Sanders and sculpted by Joseph Menna. A Mississippi River Steamboat is pictured, with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF… Full article at the source>

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

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“First American Dollar” Realizes $4.9 Million at Auction

October 1, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

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

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A 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar graded MS-66+ by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) realized nearly $5 million at auction Wednesday when a new portion of the D. Brent Pogue Collection went on sale in New York City. The coin had been forecasted to bring in between $3 million and $5 million.

1794 was the first year the U.S. minted silver dollars. Dennis Hengeveld noted in his preview of the auction that the 1794 dollar had a mintage of just 1,758 pieces and that this particular specimen is “well-known and extensively pedigreed.” The coin is known as a “Lord… Full article at the source>

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

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How Silver Dollars Won the West

September 5, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, History, Morgan Silver Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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There was a time in the Western U.S. when silver dollars were everywhere. And it still seems like anyone with even a modest coin collection has a couple of Morgan silver dollars. But why are silver dollars so abundant? It comes down to the perfect combination of fear, skullduggery and mountains of silver.

In 1859, Patrick McLaughlin and Peter O’Riley struck gold outside Carson City, Nevada, in Six Mile Canyon. Despite the fact that Henry Comstock did not actually own the land where the miners found the gold — he just happened to be riding through a few hours after the… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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First Look: 2015 John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set

September 2, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

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The U.S. Mint has updated its product page for the 2015 John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set, due for release on September 16 at noon ET. The page now includes images of the set, as well information on its order limit, which is listed as two per household.

The set includes a Reverse Proof Presidential dollar that is only available as part of this set, a silver John F. Kennedy Presidential Medal, a Kennedy postage stamp issued in 1964, and a booklet containing images and historical information. It will be available for $57.95 per set and will… Full article at the source>

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

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New Zealand Silver Coin Produced in the Shape of All Blacks Team Jersey

August 13, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, World Coins

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

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, in association with New Zealand Post, has achieved a first in the field of numismatics by designing a coin incorporating the shape of a sports jersey.

The New Zealand All Blacks are the country’s much-loved national rugby team. The first recorded game of what is now considered New Zealand’s national sport took place in 1870, but it wasn’t until 1905 that the first national rugby team was organized. The Original All Blacks, or simply “The Originals,” were the first New Zealand national rugby union team to tour outside Australasia and represent their country in international… Full article at the source>

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

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2015 National Park Service Commemorative Coins Design Candidates

June 18, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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Next year, a commemorative coin program will recognize the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

The program was authorized under section 3055 of Public Law 113-291 and provides for the minting and issuance of up to 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollars, and 750,000 clad half dollars. Surcharges added to the cost of each coin will be distributable to the National Park Foundation for projects and programs that help preserve and protect resources under the stewardship of the National Park Service and promote public enjoyment and appreciation of those resources.

The designs for the coins are to be… Full article at the source>

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

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How much is a 1973 Silver Dollar worth?

May 21, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Mint, USA Coins

By: The Silver Dollar Scoop — A Coin Collecting Blog

Curious about the value of a 1973 “Ike” dollar? Read below to find out how much it’s worth.

The Eisenhower dollar was the first dollar coin produced by the U.S. Mint since the end of the Peace silver dollar series in 1935. First struck in 1971, Ike dollars were created to commemorate President Dwight Eisenhower and the national space program. The obverse of the coin features a left-facing bust of Eisenhower, while the reverse side features a bald eagle landing on the moon (the insignia of the… Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety

April 1, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

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PCGS Confirms Major New 1798 Dollar Variety

This 1798 Draped Bust dollar discovery coin has been certified by PCGS with a previously unconfirmed die marriage now known as 1798 B-34, BB-126.  (Photo courtesy of PCGS.)

This 1798 Draped Bust dollar discovery coin has been certified by PCGS with a previously unconfirmed die marriage now known as 1798 B-34, BB-126. (Photo courtesy of PCGS.)

There’s been a big discovery in early American numismatics.  Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has authenticated a long speculated but never before confirmed new obverse and reverse die combination on a 1798 Draped Bust silver dollar.  This new die marriage was struck from known obverse and reverse dies, but this is first known example with this combination.

“The obverse die used for striking this coin is the one used for 1798 B-13, BB-108 and for 1798 B-10, BB-109.  The Heraldic Eagle design reverse is the die used for 1798 B-18, BB-103 and 1798 B-22, BB-104.  This discovery coin is confirmation of a new die marriage,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

“It is always exciting when major new discoveries are made.  There may still  be many great things yet to be found and enjoyed in numismatics,” added Willis.

The new die marriage has been referenced as 1798 B-34, BB-126.

PCGS attributes early U.S. dollars, 1794 to 1804, by both Bolender (B) and Bowers-Borckardt (BB) reference numbers.

In 1950, Milford H. Bolender published The United States Early Silver Dollars from 1794 to 1803, a reference book based on his own specialized collection of Bust dollars. The book was revised by Jules Reiver in 1998.

A second, widely used reference book, Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia, Vol. One, was authored in 1993 by Q. David Bowers and Mark Borckardt.  Borckardt, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger at Heritage Auctions, assisted PCGS with the attribution of the discovery coin, and believes it was struck during the early die state of both dies.

The coin now has been certified as PCGS Cleaned With V(ery) F(ine) Details.  It immediately attracted attention in the grading room at PCGS headquarters in Orange County, California.

“Some in the grading room were fascinated!  It is not every day something new is discovered in U.S. numismatics, and there was a bit of a buzz,” recalled Steven Poliquin, PCGS Grader/Variety Attributor.  “It is a good feeling to be a part of something that is new and exciting.  I hope this coin fits well into someone’s collection.”

PCGS CoinFacts™ President Ron Guth declared: “It’s a great discovery!”

There was speculation for decades that this die combination might exist, and now that conjecture has become fact.

Colorado collector and early American dollars researcher W. David Perkins, who also assisted PCGS with the coin’s attribution, stated:  “It is somewhat important to note that the strike on the reverse of this new 1798 B-34, BB-126 die marriage is very similar to the strike on the 1798 B-18, BB-103.  There are only six specimens of the extremely rare B-18, BB-103 die marriage known to me.  All six are in lower grades, and have a similar strike and look.  All are in lower grades with the finest known graded PCGS F15.”

Perkins added:  “As the obverse (for 1798 B10, BB-109) was used later to coin more 1798 BB-18s, one wonders what happened to this reverse die.  Why was its use interrupted?  Perhaps, somewhere ‘out there’ is a BB-109 exhibiting a sudden, massive reverse die failure.”

“Although we don’t have a new die state showing massive die failure for 1798 B-10, BB-109 die marriage, as was anticipated, we now know that this reverse die was used at least one other time, in striking the new 1798 B-24, BB-126 die marriage,” said Perkins.

For additional information about PCGS and its services, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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