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U.S. Mint Anchors Last Long Beach Expo of the Year

August 10, 2017 in Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, Grading, History, Investing, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins, Young Collectors

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August 9, 2017

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U.S. Mint Anchors Last Long Beach Expo of the Year

Ellis Island Coin: The U.S. Mint will be in attendance, displaying and selling their latest offerings, including the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin. Image via www.usmint.gov.

Ellis Island Coin: The U.S. Mint will be in attendance, displaying and selling their latest offerings, including the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin. Image via www.usmint.gov.

(Long Beach, California) – It’s time for the last Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) of the year, and as usual, the show is filled with fun for everyone. The three-day event will feature coin giveaways, the latest offerings and unveiling of a new 5 ounce silver coin from the United States Mint, and the display of two award-winning world coin sets.

Held September 7-9, 2017, the Long Beach Expo showcases collectibles from over 500 dealers, featuring everything from coins to cards.

“We’re thrilled to close out our Expo year with offerings from the U.S. Mint, which will be displaying and selling beautiful commemoratives, proof sets and more, including their brand-new 5 ounce coin, the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin, and the display of beautiful world coin sets brought to you by the PCGS Set Registry is sure to attract crowds. As always, we will host our coin giveaway, where a lucky attendee is chosen each day to win a gold coin, and PCGS will be offering on-site grading and exclusive show offers,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East.

Any attendee can enter to win a gold coin simply by registering online. Winners will be announced each day of the show at 1 p.m.

The official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, Heritage Auctions, will host four Signature Auctions, featuring U.S. Coins, World Coins, U.S. Currency and World Currency, from Wednesday, September 6 through Saturday, September 9.  Attendees are encouraged to visit the Heritage Lot Viewing room (104-A), located upstairs in the lobby area, to see the actual coin and currency items that will be in the auctions.

The Mint returns to the Long Beach Expo (booth #1535) after showcasing their groundbreaking American Liberty 225th Anniversary gold coin earlier this year, and they will be displaying the 225th Anniversary Four-Medal set, featuring four medals from four different mints with four different finishes. The medal set has reverse proof, proof, an enhanced uncirculated and uncirculated medal. The Mint is also launching their latest coin, the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin, which is available for purchase starting September 7, the first day of the show. Visitors can purchase or simply view the Mint’s latest offerings.

Also on the coin side, PCGS (www.PCGS.com) will be in attendance (booth #807) and offering on-site grading, as well as accepting submissions of all service levels.  Additionally, the brand-new coin price magazine, Rare Coin Market Report, will be distributed free of charge by PCGS at booth #1.

The bi-monthly magazine features up-to-date coin price info on PCGS-graded coins and fun, educational articles written by numismatic experts, like PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth.

“The Long Beach Expo presents a great opportunity to research a coin in the RCMR, visit booths like the U.S. Mint, purchase a coin and then return to the PCGS booth for grading. You can literally experience, all in one venue, the pivotal steps of coin collecting,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

McVey Collection: Two award winning world coin sets will be on display at booth #1535

McVey Collection: Two award winning world coin sets will be on display at booth #1535

Two beautiful world coin sets will be on display at the Set Registry booth (#1148): the McVey Canadian dollar date set and the McVey Mexico Silver Peso date set.

The 28-coin McVey Canadian dollar date set, circulation strikes, spans from 1935 to 1967 and features the portraits of three British monarchs: George V, George VI and Elizabeth II.  While, the award-winning McVey Mexico Silver Peso set features 41 silver pesos with two reverse designs.

“We always love to showcase world coins when the opportunity arises. Both of these sets are quite the spectacle, and we encourage show attendees to visit our booth and see these sets in person,” said PCGS Set Registry Director BJ Searls.

PCGS Co-Founder David Hall will be conducting “Meet the Expert” sessions, which is an opportunity for the public to bring their coins to the show and have them examined by a numismatist with decades of experience. Sessions take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, and from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9.

A staple of the Long Beach Expo returns with the Kids Treasure Hunt. Children visiting the Expo can earn free coins by participating in the fun, which will take place on Saturday, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids can also participate in numismatic youth activities at booth #861, including America The Beautiful Quarter Trivia and a memory game involving world currency. Children have the opportunity to win quarters and currency during the fun.

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo takes place Thursday, September 7, through Saturday, September 9. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Thursday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Long Beach Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center, located at 100 South Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16; however, free admission coupons are available in advance online.

Discounted tickets are available at  www.LongBeachExpo.com. Simply select ‘Get Passes,’ and enter the promo code: EXPOPR.

        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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Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum

July 13, 2017 in Burglaries, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, World Coins

By: David Shimer New York Times Topics (Numismatics)

The arrests were made in the theft of the 221-pound “Big Maple Leaf” coin from the Bode Museum. The coin has probably been melted or shattered, the authorities said… Full article at the source>

Source: New York Times Topics (Numismatics)

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$1 million gold Maple Leaf stolen from Bode Museum in Germany

March 27, 2017 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Gold, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Theft, World Coins

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

Remember Canada’s jaw-dropping, million-dollar gold Maple Leaf? Struck in 2007, the coin weighs 100 kilograms, is .99999 fine, and has a $1 million face value. A little over an inch thick and nearly 21 inches in diameter, it’s worth nearly $4.5 million.The coin, which contains 3,215 troy ounces of gold, was certified by Guinness World Records to be the world’s largest gold coin. According to the Royal Canadian Mint’s website, five have been produced and sold to date.

According to Associated Press, the one housed in the Bode Museum,which is located on Germany’s UNESCO-listed Museum Island, has been stolen…. Full article at the source>

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

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U.S. Mint Shares New Images of Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin

August 18, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint’s Web site now features official images of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin, which will become available on September 8. Production of the issue will be limited to 100,000 coins and a one-coin-per-household order limit has been established.

The price of the coin will be revealed closer to the item’s launch-date, since the Mint will appraise the value of the issue in accordance with the fluctuating market price of gold. The Mint’s full pricing chart for this year’s Centennial gold coins can be viewed here.

The Standing Liberty obverse… Full article at the source>

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

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Battle of the Classic Head Fives: The 1838-C vs. The c

March 15, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By:Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

The 1838-C and 1838-D half eagles are famous issues for similar reasons: they are first-year-of-issue coins and they both feature mintmarks on the obverse. They are issues with multiple levels of demand, and they have shown strong upsurges in popularity and price in the last decade.

If you ask most casual collectors which of these two issues is the rarer or more desirable, I’m guessing most would select the 1838-D. Let’s look at the Tale of the Tape for each issue and then I will add some analysis… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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Isle of Man Includes Donatello Masterpiece on New Gold Crown Coin

March 8, 2016 in Art, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, World Coins

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

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The Isle of Man Government has authorized (March 7) a new gold coin marking the 550th anniversary of the death of one of the world’s greatest sculptors. Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, (1386 – 1466), better known as Donatello, was the greatest Florentine sculptor before Michelangelo, and was the most influential individual artist of the 15th century in Italy.

Donatello studied classical sculpture, and used this to develop a fully Renaissance style that he then applied throughout his long and productive career. One of his most famous pieces is a bronze roundel depicting the Madonna and Child known as the… Full article at the source>

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Key Date Liberty Half Eagles

January 15, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The Liberty Half Eagle ($5) series was one of the longest running of all American coinage. First struck in 1839, the final example of Christian Gobrecht’s design did not come off the minting presses until 1908, almost 70 years later. Between those days there were a massive 201 issues released; needless to say this set is virtually impossible to complete. Some people still try, however, but due to the rarity of some of the pieces very few succeed. In this article we will take a look at some of the rarest and most storied of all Liberty Half Eagles, and… Full article at the source>

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

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Beware of Frighteningly Deceptive Counterfeits Statement By Dwight Manley

November 12, 2015 in African Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, Fake Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, PSA, World Coins

November 12, 2015

 

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Beware of Frighteningly Deceptive Counterfeits
Statement By Dwight Manley

 

Prominent rare coin dealer and collector Dwight Manley, owner of Fullerton Coins & Stamps in Fullerton, California and Managing Partner of the California Gold Marketing Group, who assisted a quarter-century ago in breaking up a counterfeit coin and counterfeit holder scheme, has issued the following statement.

The counterfeit quarter-ounce Krugerrand in a counterfeit NGC holder that was purchased in Fullerton, California. (Photo courtesy of Dwight Manley.)

The counterfeit quarter-ounce Krugerrand in a counterfeit NGC holder that was purchased in Fullerton, California. (Photo courtesy of Dwight Manley.)

“A frighteningly deceptive counterfeit has been encountered, and the world needs to be told about it. We recently realized that a 2005-dated quarter-ounce South African Krugerrand labeled NGC Proof 70 is not only a counterfeit coin, it is housed in a counterfeit Numismatic Guaranty Corporation holder that has the same certification number on the label as a genuine 2005 PF 70 one-quarter ounce Krugerrand listed in the NGC data base.”

“The fake was purchased on October 23, 2015 by a knowledgeable employee of Fullerton Coins & Stamps over the counter from a semi-regular customer. Before making the purchase, the employee checked the NGC website to see if the certification number and coin description matched. They did: cert number 3676849-006.”

“I recently examined the coin, and it just didn’t look quite right. I did a side-by-side, inch-by-inch comparison between the encapsulated coin the store purchased and the obverse and reverse photos on the NGC website. The reproduction of the NGC hologram on the fake is almost dead on the same; however, there is one distinct difference between fake and genuine on the left side of the front insert label. On the fake coin, the circle in the NGC logo (an encircled balance scale) goes almost entirely around the P in the grade PF 70. On the genuine coin’s label, the P is outside the logo circle.”

“An amazing amount of effort obviously went into creating a fake coin and a fake holder with a cert number and description that match a genuine coin. I’ve notified NGC, but in the meantime, I caution collectors and dealers to watch out for any similar, deceitful and dangerous counterfeits.”

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U.S. Mint Raises Prices on Gold Coins

October 15, 2015 in American Buffalo, Blogs, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Buffalo, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has raised its prices on gold coins now that the metal’s value has hovered above $1,150/oz. for four consecutive business days. This is the first time since late August that the price of gold has crossed that threshold.

Today the market value of gold is $1,173.90 per ounce, according to the London Bullion Market Association. That’s the highest the commodity has climbed since June 30.

Prices for the U.S. Mint’s gold coins are adjusted in accordance with the metal’s fluctuating market value. The Mint’s former prices for gold coins were held in effect as long as gold… Full article at the source>

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

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ON THIS DAY Made in Australia from Australian gold – our first gold ‘coin’

September 23, 2015 in Antique Coins, Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Just 18 years old, the colony of South Australia fabricated Australia’s first gold coin on this day in 1852.

Strictly speaking it isn’t a coin, but a coin-shaped ingot or token guaranteed by the colony to be worth one pound.

It came about after an estimated 8,000 men left Adelaide to join the Victorian gold rush – taking with them most of the city’s sovereigns. As the first successful miners began to return with their finds, a means of turning it into coins was quickly required

With the local economy on the brink, the Adelaide Assay Office was hastily established under the Legislative… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Big News for New Orleans Gold Collectors

July 23, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, Grading, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

If you collect New Orleans mint gold coinage, it’s likely that you refer to my book “Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint, 1839-1909.” It’s hard to believe this but my second edition is now almost a decade old, having been published in 2006. While a lot of the information in the book is still useful, a lot is outdated.

I’ve decided to work on an all-new third edition and hope to have it ready by the summer of 2016. Unlike my last book which I released strictly online, I am thinking that the newest edition of the New Orleans… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin Sales Reach 10,894

June 27, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The United States Mint has released the opening day sales figures for the 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse Gold Coin. Across both proof and uncirculated versions, sales have reached 10,894 pieces.

The specific breakdown of sales was 7,102 proof coins and 3,792 uncirculated coins.

The half ounce gold coins carry a maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces across both versions. This is triple the 10,000 maximum mintage established for other 2015-dated releases of the First Spouse Gold Coin series.

The first release of the series for this year featuring Bess Truman had first reported sales of 1,913 pieces across proof and uncirculated versions. This Full article at the source>

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

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Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin Design Candidates

June 19, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The United States Mint has released the design candidate images for the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin. This should represent the final release of the series honoring the former First Spouses of the United States of America.

The design candidates for the Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coin join other previously released design candidates for other 2016 First Spouse Gold Coins. Design candidates for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Dollar can be seen here.

At the present time, Nancy Reagan is still living at the age of 93. When the coins are issued, she may join a… Full article at the source>

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

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Limited time remaining to order popular Australia Sovereign gold proof coin

June 18, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Perth Mint will shortly withdraw from retail sale the Australia Sovereign 2015 gold proof coin.

Customers wishing to acquire this release are advised that orders will cease at 8.00am on Friday 17 July 2015 AWST (or earlier, depending on stock availability).

The coin’s Declared Mintage will be announced on The Perth Mint website during the week commencing 20 July 2015.

Struck from 22-carat gold, the Australia Sovereign gold proof coin is an annual commemorative which has been issued by The Perth Mint since 2009. From 2013 the extremely limited release has featured a reverse inspired by Leonard Charles Wyon’s Type Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Heritage June 2015 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction Recap

June 8, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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

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The Long Beach Expo held this past week included a Heritage Auction with a wide variety of numismatic lots. In our preview article we discussed a number of these lots, and in this recap we will look at those lots that resulted in the highest results. Overall the sale realized prices that were in line with other recent results, which is a good sign for the overall health of the coin market. Please note that all prices mentioned include a buyers premium of 17.5%.

The first lot we will discuss was offered as lot 4230. It was… Full article at the source>

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

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2015 Swiss 2000 Years of Aventicum 50-Franc Gold Coin

May 27, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Zielinski world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Federal Mint Swissmint has released a new commemorative gold coin which marks 2000 years of Aventicum. The obverse design carries an image of the famous Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Aventicum, the capital city of the Helvetii, whose territory once stretched over nearly all of the Swiss Plateau region, had almost 20,000 inhabitants in the third century AD. The city was constructed at the start of the first century AD, shortly after the territory of the Helvetii was annexed to the Roman Empire. Soon after coming to power in the year 69 AD, the Roman Emperor Vespasian gave Aventicum the… Full article at the source>

Source: world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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Family Wins Back 1933 gold double eagle

April 18, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Legal, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that the U.S. government must return 10 pieces of By a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Joan Langbord and her sons Roy and David are the rightful owners of the “double eagle” $20 gold pieces, after the government ignored their claim to the coins and missed a deadline to seek their forfeiture.

U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. They… Full article at the source>

Source: Coin Collecting Alltop.com

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First release unveiled from new Disney Princess coin program

February 3, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The first gold and silver releases from the new Disney Princess coin program feature Cinderella.

In the classic fairy-tale adored for generations, Cinderella escapes mistreatment by her stepmother and stepsisters to find true love with her Prince.

5 facts you may not know about Disney’s Cinderella

  1. Cinderella was the 12th animated feature film released by the Walt Disney Studios.
  2. The film first opened in America on 15 February 1950 after three years in production.
  3. Unknown to actress and singer Ilene… Full article at the source>Source: Perth Mint Blog
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50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin Limited to 75,000

December 5, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Uncirculated Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The United States Mint has just announced a product limit of 75,000 for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coin. The Mint has now either announced or adjusted product limits for all three of this year’s 50th anniversary Kennedy products during the course of sales.

The Uncirculated Coin Set containing two clad half dollars had gone on sale July 24, 2014 with no stated product limit and an ordering limit of five sets Full article at the source>

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

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How To Collect Type One Double Eagles

September 16, 2014 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Ship Wrecks, USA Coins

By Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

Type One double eagles have become the single most popular area of collecting in the rare date United States gold coin market. With the discovery of over 10,000 high grade, formerly rare issues in the S.S. Central America, S.S. Brother Jonathan, and S.S. Republic shipwrecks, Type Ones have received tremendous publicity in both the numismatic and non-numismatic press. This is clearly a design type which is destined to remain popular with a number of future Full article at the source>

Source:: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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50th Anniversary Gold Kennedy Half Dollars at Chicago ANA Convention

July 17, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Conventions, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, Half Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

July 16, 2014. By Michael Zielinski (http://news.coinupdate.com/)

The United States Mint plans to offer 2,500 of the 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Gold Proof Coins at the upcoming ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money. Certain changes in procedure will be made to improve on how the Mint has offered special products at past conventions.

Details on the planned launch of the eagerly anticipated coin were shared by Marc Landry, the United States Mint’s Acting Associate Director of Sales & Marketing, during a teleconference held this morning.

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Salvation Army discovers 2nd gold coin and 1st silver coin

December 12, 2012 in Coins, Donations, Gold, Gold Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

From http://www.news-press.com Dec, 11, 2012.

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The Salvation Army discovered two more anonymous donations today. Someone dropped a 2012 Liberty Eagle silver dollar coin into a red kettle at the Publix at Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs. It was accompanied by a note that reads “Inspired by: In Memory of Mimi

Last week, an anonymous donor dropped a $20 Liberty Eagle gold coin in one of The Salvation Army’s red kettles. The coin was given for the eighth year in a row and wrapped in a note that read, “In loving memory of Mimi.”

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Spanish Gold and Silver Coin Series Highlights Work of Joan Miró

November 19, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins

November 19, 2012 By Michael Alexander (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The Royal Mint of Spain – Real Casa de la Moneda has issued (5th November) their latest set of coins which highlight internationally famous Spanish painters – this is the fifth such series. The first set released in 2008 was dedicated to Velázquez, the second to Salvador Dalí, the third to Goya, and the fourth jointly to Domenicos Theotocopoulos (El Greco), Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, José de Ribera (El Españoleto), and Francisco de Zurbarán.

This year’s set highlights the works of Joan Miró (1893-1983). The five coins that comprise the set, one gold and four silver, highlight some of the artist’s most striking and representative paintings. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism and in numerous interviews dating from the 1930’s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society. He famously declared an “assassination of painting” in favor of upsetting the visual elements of established painting. In 1954 he was given the Venice Biennale print making prize and in 1958 he was presented with the Guggenheim International Award. In 1980 Miro received the Gold Medal of Fine Arts from King Juan Carlos of Spain. In 1981, the Palma City Council established theFundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, housed in the four studios that Miró had donated for the purpose. Today, Miro’s paintings sell for between $250,000 and $26 million. A price of $17 million was realized at a U.S. auction for the La Caresse des étoiles (1938) in May 2008, at the time it the highest amount paid for one of his works.

400 Euro Pintores Españoles (Joan Miro) Gold Coin Spain

400 Euro Pintores Españoles (Joan Miro) Gold Coin Spain

400 €URO:  The obverse portrays a rendering of the work entitled “Self-portrait” painted between 1937 and 1960, from the María Dolors Miró collection, on loan to the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona. The reverse depicts the work entitled “Portrait of a Young Girl” painted in 1919, and held by the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona. Struck to proof quality in .999 fine gold with a weight of 27 grams and a diameter of 38 mm. A mintage of 3000 pieces has been authorized for this traditional Eight Escudos coin.

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