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Why isn’t the World’s Fair of Money being live streamed?

August 3, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Blogs, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

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

Since the World’s Fair of Money has opened let me get into my annual rant: Why isn’t the show broadcast for those of us who cannot attend? Once again, work obligations have prevented me from traveling to attend the World’s Fair of Money. Unfortunately, it has been a few years since I was able to […]

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Kagin’s Researcher Pinpoints  1783 Plain Nova Constellatio Quint as First Official USA Coin Struck Historic Coin Will Be Exhibited at ANA Denver World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 1 – 5

August 1, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Art, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Reference, US Government, USA Coins

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David McCarthy

Office: 415-435-2601  Email: David@kagins.com
Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D.

Office: 415-435-2601  Email:Don@kagins.com

Kagin’s Researcher Pinpoints  1783 Plain Nova Constellatio Quint as First Official USA Coin Struck

Historic Coin Will Be Exhibited at ANA Denver World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 1 – 5

Authorized by Congress, the unique 1783 plain obverse Nova Constellatio “Quint” silver coin had a value of 500 units in a proposed but later abandoned early American decimal monetary system that would have ranged from 5 to 1,000 units. Photo credit: Image courtesy of PCGS.com

Authorized by Congress, the unique 1783 plain obverse Nova Constellatio “Quint” silver coin had a value of 500 units in a proposed but later abandoned early American decimal monetary system that would have ranged from 5 to 1,000 units.
Photo credit: Image courtesy of PCGS.com

(Tiburon, California) August 1, 2017 – David McCarthy, senior numismatist at Kagin’s, Inc. of Tiburon, California (www.Kagins.com), has pinpointed the 1783 plain obverse Nova Constellatio Quint pattern (Breen-1102, W-1830) as the first coin officially struck by authority of the United States government, a finding hailed by another U.S. rare coin expert as “one of the most exciting developments in modern numismatics.”

Results of McCarthy’s research on the unique, early American experimental silver coin, that once was in the hands of one of the USA’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, are in the August 2017 edition of “The Numismatist,” the official journal of the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org).

Now insured for $5 million, the historic ancestor of the dollar as well as every coin in the western world using a decimal monetary system, will be publicly displayed at the Kagin’s booth, #700, during the ANA 2017 World’s Fair of Money (www.WorldsFairofMoney.com) in Denver, Colorado, August 1- 5.

“It’s a national treasure that was hiding in plain sight until all the pieces of the puzzle recently came together,” said Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D., President of Kagin’s.

“Although the coin was discovered in 1870, it was misattributed. We now have compelling evidence that it is, ‘the first that has been struck as an American coin,’ as described in the April 2, 1783 diary entry of Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. government’s first Superintendent of Finance,” explained McCarthy.

“The Quint and a subsequent set of coins were created in Philadelphia in April of 1783 under authority of the Treasury some nine years before the next coins would be struck by the U.S. government.  It would have been valued at 500-units in a proposed system that would range from 5 to 1,000 units,” McCarthy said.

“This was the first use of the vital and enduring decimal system to be established in the western world,” stated Kagin.

During the 1770s and 1780s several states and private individuals manufactured coins, but this is the first coin that was struck and paid for by the U.S. government, according to McCarthy’s research, which a dozen other early American coin experts agreed with before he submitted it for publication.

After examining McCarthy’s research, early American coins researcher and writer John Dannreuther of Memphis, Tennessee, the American Numismatic Association’s 2007 Numismatist of the Year, summed up the findings:

“There is a first United States coin, as we have written evidence (in the April 2, 1783 diary entry of Robert Morris, U.S. Superintendent of Finance) that one was delivered:

‘I sent for (metallurgist) Mr. (Benjamin) Dudley who delivered me a Piece of Silver Coin being the first that has been struck as an American Coin.’

“The only coin that logically could be this coin is the Plain Obverse Quint.

“There are numerous things that bring us to this conclusion, the first being that “Nova Constellatio” is not found on the Plain Legend Quint. One does not remove legends, they are added,” explained Dannreuther.

“Secondly, the number of dies noted in the literature can be made to match only by having one die ground down and reengraved. After overlaying the two Quint types, it became obvious that the Plain Obverse die’s eye matched the with Legend eye. Since this is the highest point of the coin, it is the lowest part of the die, as well as the center, it would be logical to leave a small amount of this area as a starting point for the new die. The rest of the die’s detail was removed by the grinding process, of course.”

“Thirdly, the two Quint dies obviously were engraved by two different hands. Since, we know that the with Legend coins match the other denominations in style, as well as having the “Nova Constellatio” legend, the Plain Obverse has to be the first one – thus, it is the first United States coin,” stated Dannreuther.

American Numismatic Association President Jeff Garrett of Lexington, Kentucky also examined McCarthy’s study prior to publication and stated: “David McCarthy’s research makes a compelling case for the 1783 Nova Constellatio Quint being the ‘First American Coin.’  As such, the historical importance of his research, and the coin, is one of the most exciting developments in modern numismatics!”

Only two examples of the 500-unit coin are known, and each is distinctively different on the front. One has the words, NOVA CONSTELLATIO, Latin for “a new constellation,” while the other example does not have any words. The research demonstrates the coin without the words on the obverse was struck first.

After surfacing in New York City nearly 150 years ago, the coin was carefully preserved in several major collections including Lorin G. Parmelee, S.H. and H. Chapman and Wayte Raymond before becoming part of the Garrett Collection and into the possession of Johns Hopkins University where it resided for much of the 20th century.  Only now, though, has numismatic research brought together evidence that it was the first federal coin made by authority of the U.S. government.

Kagin’s acquired the coin at an auction in 2013 where it was graded PCGS AU53 Secure.  McCarthy began researching it through the writings of Morris and Thomas Jefferson, Continental Congress documents, and forensic evidence found on the coins themselves, and he consulted with other noted experts in early American numismatics.

“While the 1783 Plain Obverse Nova Constellatio Quint is among the most historically significant of all United States coins, it is also one of the most important artifacts in the world,” stated Kagin.  “Nothing defines a nation and its society more than its coinage. Just like great documents such as The Magna Carta or The Declaration of Independence established fundamental principles and tenets for western society, so does coinage reflect a nation’s most important ideals, becoming a primary source of communication for a nation’s beliefs.”  

“By examining the first coin of the United States and the new decimal monetary system that it ushered in, we gain significant insights to the thinking of America’s Founding Fathers concerning what kind of nation they wished to establish,” he continued.

Kagin said the coin’s inscriptions and symbols contain the most important aspects of our fledging nation:

On the Obverse the central devices are:

  • The Eye of Providence—symbolizing the creator’s approval of our nation.
  • A circle of 13 stars –a theme which has endured for 240 years—as an obvious reference to the new constellation formed by the original 13 colonies.

The Reverse central inscription includes:

  • “U.S.” as it proclaims the name of our country for all the world to acknowledge.

This is followed by the denomination—in this case, 500 units or a Quint.  Along with the date, two of the most fundamental and defining issues for Americans then and today are prominently inscribed in Latin so all nations could understand: LIBERTAS (Liberty) and JUSTITIA (Justice).

“This coin, struck in the precious metal silver, was also the very first artifact to present our nation’s new decimal system—in fact, the first use of such a vital and enduring system to be established in the western world,” concluded Kagin.

Kagin and McCarthy made international headlines in 2014 when they assisted an anonymous California couple who discovered the “Saddle Ridge Hoard,” nearly $10 million of 19th century U.S. gold coins buried in rusting tin cans.

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What are the greatest modern coins of the United States?

July 13, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Books, Clubs and Associations, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Reference, USA Coins

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

The fourth edition of Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins will enjoy its public debut in a few short weeks. Look for it at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. In the meantime, if you’re a fan of modern U.S. coins, you can preorder your copy online or from your favorite local bookstore.

When 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins debuted in February 2011, it was the eighth volume in Whitman Publishing’s popular 100 Greatest™ library of books. In earlier volumes the spotlight was occupied by rare and valuable ancient coins, unique 18th- and 19th-century… Full article at the source>

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Miles Standish Will Get Head Shaved To Benefit ANA And Help Sick Children

June 20, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Charity, Conventions, Events, Fun, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases

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Miles Standish, 949-922-0515
Morgan Perry for ANA, 719-482-9871
Donn Pearlman, 702-868-5777

Everything off the top, please!
Miles Standish Will Get Head Shaved
To Benefit ANA And Help Sick Children

 

Michael "Miles" Standish

Michael “Miles” Standish
Vice-President of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.

(Denver, Colorado) June 20, 2017 – Prominent numismatist Michael “Miles” Standish will get his head shaved in public at the American Numismatic Association 2017 World’s Fair of Money® in Denver.  The hair-raising act will raise money for the ANA and the nonprofit Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare.

Standish is an award-winning numismatic author and Senior Grader and Vice-President of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. The Austin, Texas-based Standish Foundation was launched in 2010 by his wife, Andrea Mangione Standish, a certified child life specialist.  The foundation assists healthcare providers around the world to provide the tools and training they need to minimize healthcare-related pain and suffering in children.

The “Shave Miles” event will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at

Booth 97, located next to the ANA Business and Messaging Center at the entrance to the World’s Fair of Money bourse floor in Hall F of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.  The public is invited to watch.

“I may also have a well-known, surprise guest getting his head shaved, too,” said Standish.

“The mission of the foundation is to have happy, healthy, resilient kids who haven’t been traumatized by healthcare experiences.  This event is to help children get better care and to help an important hobby organization dear to me and so many others, the American Numismatic Association,” he explained.

“Building strong relationships amongst community-based organizations is a hallmark of the American Numismatic Association.  We are proud to partner with the Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare during the World’s Fair of Money in Denver,” said Kim Kiick, ANA Executive Director.

“Through combined efforts of the ‘Shave Miles’ event, we’re adding value into the vision of each organization – ensuring that the highest quality of education, training, and tools make the greatest impact in the communities we serve,” Kiick emphasized.

All donations for this event are tax deductible and will be evenly divided between the ANA and the foundation.  Checks should be made payable to the American Numismatic Association.  Donations can be made at Booth 97 or at the ANA Business and Messaging Center, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and on the day of the event, Thursday, August 3, from 10 a.m. until all of Miles’ hair is shaved.

A native of Michigan, Standish began collecting in 1973 at the age of nine.  In 2011, he was honored with the “Director’s Coin for Excellence” by then-Director of the United States Mint Edmund Moy.

He is co-author with former Chief Engraving of the United States Mint, John Mercanti, of the 2012 reference book, “American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program.”  Standish’s 2014 book, “Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin,” received the 2015 Numismatic Literary Guild award for Best Specialized Book.  

Information about the ANA 2017 Denver World’s Fair of Money can be found at www.WorldsFairofMoney.com and information about the Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare is at www.sf4c.org.

 

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California Teenager Named PNG 2017 Scholarship Recipient

May 10, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Seminars, Young Collectors

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News media contact:
Robert Brueggeman for PNG, (951) 587-8300

California Teenager Named
PNG 2017 Scholarship Recipient

 

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(Temecula, California) May10, 2017 – A Southern California teenager whose jubilant coin collecting passion has enthralled his family and high school friends has been selected to receive the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) 2017 Young Numismatist Scholarship.

“This year’s PNG scholarship is being awarded to Grant Shobar, 17, of Laguna Niguel, California. It will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar (www.money.org/summer-seminar) sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters,” announced PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

As a youngster, Grant collected an assortment of items ranging from hotel room keys to football cards, marbles and stamps. He began collecting coins five years ago and has been an avid young numismatist since then.

“My passion for coin collecting never ends, and every hour I spend, whether organizing or analyzing a coin I am interested in buying, flies by and I enjoy every moment of it,” Grant explained.

Grant Shobar, PNG 2017 YN scholarship winner. (Photo courtesy of Shobar Family.)

Grant Shobar, PNG 2017 YN scholarship winner. (Photo courtesy of Shobar Family.)

“I was so thrilled when I learned that I won this year’s scholarship.  I went to the Summer Seminars the past two years, and the experiences were incredible.  It definitely brings collecting to a whole new level. This scholarship will help me expand my interest in the hobby and collecting,” added Grant who wants to take a Summer Seminar class on Seated Liberty coinage.

He will be a Senior this fall at Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, California. He started the Numismaniacs Coin Club at the school during his Freshman year.  Grant also has written articles for various hobby publications, including the ANA’s magazine, The Numismatist, and enjoys attending the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show.

His parents, Mark and Cathy Shobar, and his sister, Hayleigh, have been delighted with Grant’s enthusiasm for collecting.

“We were excited (when Grant was notified about the PNG scholarship).  He literally lives and breathes coins; that’s all he talks about. He’s so passionate about the hobby.  His sister loves to listen to Grant talk about coins.  He teaches us all.  Now we’re always looking at all the coins and currency that come through our hands.  We learn from him,” said Cathy Shobar.

“I think this scholarship is a great opportunity for kids, a win-win for parents and their children. Not only are they learning about coins, a very valuable hobby, it teaches them more about many other topics.  We’re very blessed that he has such a passion for coins,” she added.  

Grant offers this advice for prospective collectors: “Everyone considering collecting should delve into the hobby.  Knowledge is key. Coins are really the best hobby because it is so diverse, there’s an option for everyone.”

This is the 13th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational Summer Seminar programs.  

“The money to pay for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from PNG’s Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund.  Bauman, who died in 2001, served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in New York City,” explained PNG President Dana Samuelson.

            The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and six other countries.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information about PNG, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.

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PNG 2017 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

January 23, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coins, Collecting, Competition, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Scholarships, Young Collectors

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January 23, 2016

News media contact:
Robert Brueggeman for PNG, (951) 587-8300

PNG 2017 YN Scholarship Competition Announced
Professional Numismatists Guild logo

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 (Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend one of the six-day sessions of the 2017 American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

“This is the 13th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs.  The PNG scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

            “All young numismatists between the ages of 13 and 22 are eligible to enter and are cordially invited to apply for the scholarship.  Entrants must submit a short essay outlining why they should be chosen as the 2017 scholarship recipient.  The deadline for receipt of the entries is Thursday, April 13, 2017,” explained Brueggeman.

            Entries must include the applicant’s name and contact information. The essays can be sent by email to info@PNGdealers.org or by mail to the PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA  92590. 

            The two separate 49th Annual ANA Summer Seminar six-day sessions will be held Saturday, June 17, to Thursday, June 22, and from Saturday, June 24, to Thursday, June 29, 2017.  Participants ranging from teenagers to seniors take class instruction on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects.  Additional information about the ANA Summer Seminar can be found on the ANA website at www.money.org/summer-seminar.

“The PNG’s generous offer to provide a Summer Seminar scholarship to a deserving young numismatist not only supports the ANA mission of providing numismatic education but also invests in the future of numismatics — our YNs,” said ANA Executive Director Kimberly Kiick.  “We’re most appreciative of the Professional Numismatists Guild for their investment in the hobby and their support of the ANA.”

“The money to pay for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from PNG’s Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund.  Bauman, who died in 2001, served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in New York City,” explained PNG President Dana Samuelson.

            The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and six other countries.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information about PNG, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.

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Free Book, 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, With New Or Renewed ANA Membership Via Rare Coin Wholesalers

November 1, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Opinion, Press Releases, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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November 1, 2016

News media contact:
Michael Contursi, (949) 679-1222

Free Book, 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, With New Or
Renewed ANA Membership Via Rare Coin Wholesalers

 

100 Greatest U.S. Coins, 4th Edition

100 Greatest U.S. Coins, 4th Edition

(Irvine, California) – A free copy of the latest edition of the award-winning book, 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, will be sent to anyone who submits an American Numismatic Association (ANA) new member or membership renewal through Rare Coin Wholesalers (RCW) before the end of the year.  The promotion is a joint project between RCW and the ANA, the world’s largest organization devoted to collectors of coins, paper money, tokens and medals.

“For each new or renewal ANA application we process now through December 31, 2016, we’ll send the applicant a complimentary copy of the just-published 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, 4th Edition by Jeff Garrett with Ron Guth,” said Michael Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers (www.RCW1.com) in Irvine, California.

“It’s an impressive, ‘coffee table’ reference book with superb, full-color photographs of 100 of America’s greatest numismatic treasures.  This book is an informative update to the earlier editions that were named Best Book by the Numismatic Literary Guild, and usually sells for about $30,” explained Contursi.

New member ANA applications and renewals can be conveniently submitted online at www.rarecoinwholesalers.com/ana-membership,

“Why is RCW doing this? First, we strongly support the educational mission of the ANA, the ANA’s promotion of coin collecting and the many benefits ANA members enjoy. The author of this excellent, Whitman Publishing book, Jeff Garrett, is the current ANA President and, we support his efforts to grow the association,” explained Contursi.  

“Second, many of the coins depicted and discussed in the book are coins RCW has owned and exhibited at the ANA Money Museum, such as the finest known 1794 silver dollar – the world’s most valuable rare coin and believed by many experts to be the very first silver dollar ever made by the United States Mint — or we assisted collectors in acquiring the kinds of coins featured in the book for their own collections,” said Contursi.

“Finally, our family has grown our business to the next generation, similar to many of our collector/investor clients and colleagues, and we strongly encourage educating and advising the future stewards of numismatics for many generations,” stated Contursi.

“It is my goal to increase membership of the American Numismatic Association by at least 5,000 members in the next few years.   I applaud the team at Rare Coin Wholesalers for being strong partners with the ANA over the years and their continuing support of the association’s education mission,” stated ANA President Garrett.  

By participating in this promotion, applicant’s information will be provided to RCW for fulfillment.  In addition to receiving the free book, everyone applying to join the ANA or renew through this promotion will receive additional information from RCW including useful personal finance commentaries prepared exclusively for RCW by noted economist, Scott Sumner, Ph.D.  The Atlantic magazine described Dr. Sumner as “the blogger who saved the economy.”  He is Director of the Program on Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia and is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts

For additional information, contact Rare Coin Wholesalers toll free at (800) 347-3250 or online at www.rarecoinwholesalers.com/ana-membership.

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ANA Shares Seven Things You May Not Know About Olympic Medals

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

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

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The American Numismatic Association has shared the following release:

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

#1. Olympic gold medals aren’t really gold

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

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

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Numismatic Literary Guild Awards 2016 Prizes to Seven Whitman Publishing Authors

August 12, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Bank Notes, Books, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Events, Exunumia, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Prize Winners, Rare Coins, Reference, Tokens, U.S. Notes, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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(Anaheim, California)—The Numismatic Literary Guild announced the awards for its annual Writers Competition at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Seven Whitman Publishing authors received recognition in categories covering U.S. coins, U.S. paper money, world coins, numismatic investments, and tokens and medals. They were:

Michael Moran and Jeff Garrett: “Best Specialized Book, U.S. Coins,” for 1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold, a chronicle of the trials and tribulations of the U.S. Mint in the first half of the 19th century and the tremendous impact that the 1848 discovery Full article at the source>

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American Numismatic Association to Grant Service Awards to Numismatists at World’s Fair of Money

August 5, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Coin Dealers, Coins, Collecting, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners

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

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The American Numismatic Association has shared the following press release:

 

The recipients of the American Numismatic Association 2016 Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award, Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Numismatist of the Year Award will be formally recognized at the upcoming World’s Fair of Money, which takes place Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Anaheim in the California D Ballroom. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award

Mary Counts Burleson, president of Whitman Publishing, LLC, will receive the Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award for Achievement in Numismatics. Established in 2013, the award recognizes women… Full article at the source>

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Preview, Part II: Heritage Auctions World & Ancient Coins Sale

July 30, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Ancient Coins, Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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The World’s Fair of Money, organized by the American Numismatic Association, will be held this year in Anaheim, California, from August 9 to August 13. The week-long event-filled convention will be accompanied by various auctions offering thousands of US and world coins and currency. In this second of three previews we will take a look at the World & Ancient Coins sales held by Heritage Auctions. These auctions are divided into multiple sessions, and include sales dedicated to various high-end collections, including the Cape Coral collection of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coins, and Part III of… 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.
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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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David Sundman Receives ANA’s Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

July 14, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coins, Collecting, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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The American Numismatic Association has shared the following press release:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016—David Sundman, president of Littleton Coin Company in Littleton, NH, is the 2016 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award. The award honors a professional numismatist who shows uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and the Association and displays exemplary ethical standards as a numismatic dealer.

Unlike many numismatists, David Sundman grew up with a mail-order stamp and coin business, which was founded by his parents, Maynard and Fannie. By age five, David was sorting bags of Indian Head cents… Full article at the source>

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2016 ANA Young Numismatist Literary Award Winners Announced

July 13, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Collecting, Competition, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Young Collectors

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Whitman Publishing has shared the following press release:

Each year the American Numismatic Association recognizes young writers through the Young Numismatist Literary Awards, funded by Whitman Publishing. Awards of up to $1,000 are given in three age groups named after Whitman authors and longtime hobby leaders Bill Fivaz (entrants aged 8–12), Q. David Bowers (ages 13–17), and Kenneth Bressett (ages 18–22).

First-place winners receive a $500 cash prize and a $500 voucher to build a personal library of numismatic books from Whitman Publishing. Second place receives a certificate and a book voucher for $200. Third place receives a… Full article at the source>

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American Numismatic Association to Induct Two “Historic Era” Nominees into Hall of Fame

June 21, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Events, Exunumia, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, USA Coins, World Coins

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The following press release was shared by the American Numismatic Association:

In recognizing outstanding contributions to numismatics, The American Numismatic Association will induct Historic Era nominees Byron F. Johnson, Jr. and Ralph A. Mitchell into the Numismatic Hall of Fame at the 2016 Summer Seminar banquet on Wednesday, June 22, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Byron F. Johnson, Jr. was a collector’s collector. A pharmacist by trade and a numismatist at heart, Johnson specialized in exonumia and world minor coinage.

Johnson took a special interest in numismatic exhibiting, and established the use of exhibit classes. He wrote the chapters on… Full article at the source>

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ANA Recognizes David Crenshaw for Service to Numismatic Hobby

April 26, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Coins, Collecting, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases

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David Crenshaw, left, receives the ANA Presidential Award April 16 from American Numismatic Association President Jeff Garrett during the Georgia Numismatic Association banquet. (Photo by Joe Meyers.)

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets has shared the following press release:

At the Georgia Numismatic Association’s annual banquet on April 16, special guest and American Numismatic Association president Jeff Garrett recognized an individual who has made numerous contributions to the hobby and to the American Numismatic Association.

“When David Crenshaw was 10 years old, he picked out his first blue Whitman folder and discovered the wonder of numismatics,” said Garrett. “No one who… Full article at the source>

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Coin Show Etiquette

March 4, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Reference

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

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With dozens of coin shows being held across the country (and around the world) every month it’s always a good idea to consider coin show etiquette. One might wonder if that’s really necessary, as good etiquette is appreciated and useful in all aspects of life, but it never hurts to revisit these standards, particularly in a numismatic context.

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) publishes a program for every show it organizes, and included in that show program is a list of bourse etiquette. This list includes the following suggestions:

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Dallas ANA National Money Show Seminars and Money Talks Schedule

March 3, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, Fun, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, USA Coins

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With its National Money Show set to kick off in Dallas tomorrow, the American Numismatic Association has shared a press release providing information on its lineup of free lectures.

Show attendees are invited to attend the ANA’s free Money Talks lectures. The informative 30- to 45-minute programs are presented by some of the hobby’s most noted authorities. Presentations are offered Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 2016, in Room 302, of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

“Don’t miss out on these interesting and fun presentations,” said Susan McMillan, ANA seminar director. “Our speakers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a… Full article at the source>

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American Numismatic Association and Whitman Publishing Build Partnership

February 27, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases

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The American Numismatic Association has shared the following press release:

The American Numismatic Association is excited to announce a two-year partnership with Whitman Publishing, who is signing on as the ANA’s Official Supply Company. In this capacity, Whitman will provide members of the ANA with a 10 percent discount on numismatic books and supplies, and will actively promote the association and its membership benefits.

“This is a great opportunity for the ANA and Whitman Publishing to work together to promote the hobby, while also providing value-added benefits to ANA members,” said Kim Kiick, ANA executive director. “We are… Full article at the source>

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PNG 2016 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

February 16, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coin Shows, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Scholarships, Young Collectors

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News media contacts:
Robert Brueggeman for PNG, (951) 587-8300

 PNG 2016 YN Scholarship Competition Announced

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       (Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will provide a scholarship to a deserving young numismatist (YN) to attend the 2016 American Numismatic Association (http://www.money.org) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This is the 12th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs.

            “Once again, the PNG scholarship will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long Summer Seminar sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

            “All young numismatists between the ages of 13 and 22 are eligible to enter and are cordially invited to apply for the scholarship.  Entrants must submit a short essay outlining why they should be chosen as the 2016 scholarship recipient.  The deadline for receipt of the entries is Friday, April 1, 2016” explained Brueggeman.

            Entries must include the applicant’s name and contact information. The essays can be sent by email to info@PNGdealers.org or by mail to the PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA  92590. 

“Young collectors are the future of the hobby, and these annual PNG scholarships help eager young numismatists learn more about the hobby through the unique learning experiences the ANA offers with its annual Summer Seminars.  The PNG is proud to continue its support of this outstanding program,” said Dana Samuelson, PNG President.

            The two separate 48th Annual ANA Summer Seminar week-long sessions will be held Saturday, June 18, to Thursday, June 23, and from Saturday, June 25, to Thursday, June 30.  Participants ranging from teenagers to seniors take class instruction on specific coin and paper money collecting topics or the hobby’s technical and business aspects.  Additional information about the ANA Summer Seminar sessions can be found on the ANA website at www.money.org/summer-seminar.

  “On behalf of the ANA, I would like to thank PNG for generously offering this opportunity to a deserving young numismatist.  It not only supports the ANA mission of providing numismatic education but also invests in the future of numismatics — our YNs,” said ANA Executive Director Kimberly Kiick.

The money to pay for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from PNG’s Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund. Bauman, who died in 2001, served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in New York City.

            The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and seven other countries.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.

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Exploring the Secrets of the First Philadelphia Mint

January 29, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Awards, Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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It seems like just yesterday, but it’s been almost five years! On January 6, 2011, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in Tampa, Whitman Publishing released The Secret History of the First U.S. Mint: How Frank H. Stewart Destroyed—And Then Saved—A National Treasure. The 336-page hardcover would go on to win the prestigious “Book of the Year” award from the Numismatic Literary Guild.

If you haven’t read Secret History yet, head to your favorite bookseller or visit your local library; you can also borrow it for free from the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library if you’re a member of the… Full article at the source>

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Privy Mark Included on Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin

August 13, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Canadian Coins, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, New Releases, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new maple leaf coin in honor of the World’s Fair of Money, the American Numismatic Association’s coin convention held in Chicago. Taking place from the 11th to the 15th of August this year, the ANA Chicago is by far the largest coin convention in North America and is one of the most popular world venues for the avid coin collector or investor.

With a bourse of more than 1000 tables and dealers from all over the world, the World’s Fair of Money is an experience that every coin collector eagerly looks forward to… Full article at the source>

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Preview: HA’s Platinum Night at the World’s Fair of Money

July 31, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money, Seminars, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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From August 11 to August 15 the American Numismatic Association will organize the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. Considered the largest show of the year, the whole week is a gigantic happening of numismatics, attended by people from around the world. Several auctions are also organized, with United States and world coins on offer, as well as paper money. In this preview, we will cover Platinum Night held by Heritage Auctions on the evening of August 12th. On offer will be a wide variety of high quality and seldom seen United States coins, Full article at the source>

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The 5 Essential Books for Coin Collectors

January 26, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics, Photography, USA Coins

By: The Silver Dollar Scoop — A Coin Collecting Blog

“Buy the book before you buy the coin.”  That’s one of the guiding principles of coin collecting, a lesson that many collectors have to learn the hard way. In the field of numismatics, knowledge is power, and that power can make the difference between buying a valuable coin or a worthless counterfeit. Coin collecting is one of the oldest hobbies in the world, with thousands of numismatic books written over the centuries… Full article at the source>

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Sales Halted In Rosemont For New Gold Kennedy Coins

August 7, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Conventions, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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August 7, 2014

Sales Halted In Rosemont For New Gold Kennedy Coins

(Rosemont, Illinois) — The United States Mint and the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors have jointly announced that sales have been suspended for the John F. Kennedy gold proof half dollars at the World’s Fair of MoneySM in Rosemont, Illinois after today, August 7, 2014.

Earlier today, the Mint announced it had suspended sales at its three retail locations in Philadelphia, Denver and Washington, D.C.

In its earlier sales suspension statement the Mint explained: “The Mint made this decision to ensure the safety of those wanting to purchase the coin and the safety of its own employees.”

Hundreds of people have lined up outside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont each night since Monday to purchase the new gold coins that have a dual date, 1964-2014, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollars. Sales of the gold coins at the World’s Fair of Money were limited to only 500 coins per day, and only one per customer.

Customers interested in purchasing the gold Kennedy half dollar proof coins are encouraged to visit the Mint’s website (www.usmint.gov) or contact the call center (1-800-USA-MINT), where they can purchase up to five coins per household.

The United States Mint will continue offering other Mint products for sale at the World’s Fair of Money that is open to the public and continues as scheduled through Saturday afternoon, August 9.

Admission to the show on Saturday, August 9, will be free for Free Appraisal Day when the public is invited to bring in their old coins and paper money for complimentary, expert educational appraisals by American Numismatic Association members. Additional information is available online at www.WorldsFairOfMoney.com.

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