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Weekly World Numismatic News for February 18, 2018

February 19, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By:Scott Barman Coin Collectors News Feed

If there is one story from this week that makes my blood boil is from the Houston Chronicle. They reported that a 72-year old woman was duped by the National Collector’s Mint (NCM) into purchasing $1.3 million in alleged rare coins. The elderly woman, like many other elderly who may not have the experience to […] Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for February 11, 2018

February 12, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors News Feed (Scott Barman)

The news article that caught my eye this week is a commentary produced on the website for WDEL, a radio station in Wilmington, Delaware about an advertisement that appeared in Wilmington’s News Journal newspaper for the “First-Ever Official Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII Champions Legal Tender Coin.” An online search found the item for sale […] Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for Super Sunday, February 4, 2018

February 6, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors News Feed (Scott Barman)

In 1966, discussions between the upstart American Football League and the National Football League led to the development of a championship game. The idea came from Kansas City Chief’s owner Lamar Hunt to have a single game to crown the championship during the five years it would take to merge the leagues. The game was […] Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for January 28, 2018

January 29, 2018 in Blogs, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, USA Coins, World Coins

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

I wanted to keep this week to writing more about numismatics than commenting on something going on. Unfortunately, that changed with an alert showing up in the Federal Register that the David Ryder nomination is on hold. That put a funk on the week. During the week I was able to pick up something for […] Full article at the source>

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The Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC Auction of World and Ancient Coins realizes $9.82 million

January 23, 2018 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Auctions, Canadian Coins, Coins, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Rare Coins, World Coins

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

New York — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2018 international auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by the exceptional El Dorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized nearly $10 million (all prices reported include the standard buyer’s premium).

The first major highlight of Session C (World Coins Part 1) was lot 20065 — the “King of Canadian Coins” — which surpassed estimate to realize $84,000. This 1921 50-cents is exceedingly rare in any grade, with this example bearing an incredible grade of Specimen-62… Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for January 21, 2018

January 22, 2018 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Royal Australian Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, USA Coins, World Coins

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

One of the more interesting news items is that the Royal Canadian Mint is suing the Royal Australian Mint. Apparently, the Royal Canadian Mint alleges that the process used by the Royal Australian Mint to produce the 2012 $2 Remembrance Day Poppy coin used a process that was patented by the Royal Canadian Mint. The […] Full article at the source>

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U.S. Mint to resume Mutilated Coin Redemption Program

January 18, 2018 in Blogs, Circulating Coins, Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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

Starting on January 19, 2018, the U.S. Mint will be resuming the Mutilated Coin Redemption program. The program was suspended in December 2015 when the government alleged that a company in New Jersey was importing counterfeit coins from China to redeem as mutilated coins. Formal charges were brought against the persons involved in March 2016 […] Full article at the source>

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United States Mint releases annual special occasion coin sets on January 11

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, US Mint, USA Coins

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

Washington — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 versions of its popular special occasion sets starting on January 11, 2018, at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Designed to celebrate the arrival of a newborn, the 2018 United States Mint Birth Set (product code 18RD) features teddy-bear themed packaging with gender neutral colors. The set includes the following five Proof-finish coins from the San Francisco Mint:

  • One Kennedy half dollar
  • One Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter — the first quarter of the year from the America the Beautiful Quarters Program
  • One Roosevelt dime
  • One Jefferson nickel, and
  • One Lincoln penny

The coins are held… Full article at the source>

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A preview of the world and ancient coins at the NYINC Stack’s Bowers auction

January 11, 2018 in Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, World Coins

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

The New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) is one of the most prestigious shows focused on ancient and world numismatics. Organized in 2018 from January 12 to 14 at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan, it has moved down the street from its long-time home at the Waldorf Astoria. In conjunction with the show, a large number of auctions take place before, during, and after the actual show, offering a plethora of numismatic items. Previously we covered the Heritage Auctions section of ancient and world coins offered that week, but this time we will take a look at the ancient… Full article at the source>

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Australia: Collector coins recall the country’s convict past with their “Rascals and Ratbags” series

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

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

The Royal Mint of Australia have released three new coins that highlight Australia’s unique past in which many convicts were transported to the continent from Great Britain as part of their penal sentences. Australia’s convicts were a mixed bunch, but their stories have helped to create contemporary Australia. Between 1788 and 1868, 162,000 convicts arrived in Australia and some of those were hardened criminals, whilst others were victims of poverty and desperation — or political rebels. The coins also mark the 230th anniversary of the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 and the 150th anniversary of the voyage of the Hougoumont,… Full article at the source>

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Final NYINC Stack’s Bowers auction preview: World paper money

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Dennis Hengeveld

One of the first major paper money auctions of the year will be organized by Stack’s Bowers during the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), held from January 12 to 14 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Manhattan. A show that traditionally has been held at the Waldorf Astoria, it has now moved up the street to an entirely new venue. We have covered some of the other auctions organized during this week in other preview articles. In this one, we cover the Stack’s Bowers auction of World Paper Money as well as the special Eldorado Collection of Columbian Paper Full article at the source>

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Estonia announces competition to design a coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of statesman Jaan Tõnisson

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) have announced (22nd December) a competition to design a silver collector coin which will be dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Estonian statesman Jaan Tõnisson, (1868-1941). Tõnisson is remembered as having served as the prime minister of Estonia twice during 1919 and 1920, as Estonia’s head of state from 1927 to 1933, and as foreign minister of Estonia from 1931 to 1932. In 1940, Estonia was invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union as part of an agreement with the Third Reich and the Molotov-Von Ribbentrop agreement. It was during Full article at the source>

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U.S. half dollars featured in new Whitman Publishing Search & Save book

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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(Pelham, Alabama) — The sixth volume in Whitman Publishing’s library of collector book-albums is Search & Save: Half Dollars, is available now for $9.95 retail from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide as well as online.

The Search & Save volumes are intended as a guided, hands-on way to get beginning and intermediate collectors involved in active coin collecting by denomination and type. The first five Search & Save books covered Lincoln cents, nickels, State quarters, America the Beautiful quarters, dimes, and quarters. Half Dollars consists of a 96-page hardcover book bound with a Whitman Classic® Coin Album page for storing Full article at the source>

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The Mint’s World War I Centennial commemoratives for 2018

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Press Release

Although he campaigned on America staying out of the war, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war as a result of a series of events, including the sinking of the Lusitania, the Zimmerman Telegram, and the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare. America mobilized for war, aiding the Allies by providing financial and other resources, weapons, and troops. With more than four million Americans serving both on the front lines and here at home, the United States of America tipped the momentum in favor of the Allies. The U.S. emerged from World War I as a new world Full article at the source>

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Italy: New silver coin issued to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country’s constitution

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) have released (2nd January) a new silver coin which is in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Italian constitution, which came into force on the 1st January 1948. Italy’s post-war constitution was written by the 556 deputies in the Italian senate and Chamber of Deputies which the Italian people elected to their first Constitutional Assembly on June 2, 1946.

The assembly approved the constitution on the 22nd December 1947, by a vote of 453 in favour and 62 against. Italy’s post-war constitution was especially important as it recognised two significant changes to Full article at the source>

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Morgan silver dollars part two

January 11, 2018 in Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, History, Investing, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Q. David Bowers News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Continuing from my last column, I told about the release at the Philadelphia Mint in November 1962 of quantities of 1903-O dollars, hundreds of thousands of them. At the time the 1903-O cataloged in Mint State for $1,500 in the Guide Book of United States Coins, with no others priced higher. As I mentioned before, by that time I had been a dealer for nearly 10 years and had never seen an Uncirculated coin. Now, all of a sudden, they were readily available. To many, this was like finding gold in the streets! As might be expected, the $1,500… Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic News for January 7, 2018

January 8, 2018 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

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

This is the space where I try to comment on something in the news that I found interesting. Like my update on December 3, 2017, my mind is elsewhere. If you are a college football fan or happened to watch the Rose Bowl last Monday, my undergraduate alma mater, the Georgia Bulldogs played a thrilling […] Full article at the source>

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PCGS to offer Proof silver eagle label for 2018 FUN Show

January 1, 2018 in Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Press Release

(Newport Beach, California) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is offering a special label for 2018-W Proof American Silver Eagle coins submitted at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show being held at the Tampa Convention Center, January 4-7, 2018.

The U.S. Mint will release the 2018-W Proof Eagle on the same day the show kicks off, giving coin show spectators a unique opportunity to own a graded coin not available to many.

The obverse of the label features a beautiful sunset cityscape showing the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. Above the city skyline, the label reads, JANUARY 2018 FUN Full article at the source>

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Q&A: Why is there less color variation in U.S. paper money?

January 1, 2018 in Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Coin Update

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers, 5th edition:

Q: The color green is so historically traditional the backs of our paper money that we refer to U.S. paper currency as “greenbacks.” Has the United States ever printed paper money in any other color since the turn into the 21st-century introduction of multi-hued treatments?

A: More times than you might suppose. The 1878 to 1880 series of large-size Silver Certificates utilized black ink printing on the backs. Paper tinted yellow was used to print the 1870 to 1884 National Bold Bank Note issues.

Gold Certificates were printed Full article at the source>

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Red Book recollections: Dennis Tucker

January 1, 2018 in Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Coin Update

Coin Update continues its series dedicated to reflecting on the long history of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book, now in its 70th edition. “Red Book Recollections” features personal reflections written by Red Book contributors, collectors, and others with the aim of providing different perspectives on the long-lived reference work.

Our next narrative comes from Dennis Tucker:

Do you remember the first rare coin you ever laid eyes on? I remember mine—an old “nickel” that was special for two reasons: because it was so strange and exotic looking, and also (this was more Full article at the source>

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Malaysia: Commemorative coins celebrate the first anniversary of the inauguration of HM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV

January 1, 2018 in Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Bank Negara Malaysia will issue commemorative coins in conjunction with the inauguration of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhammad V who became the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (head of state) of Malaysia. His Majesty was elected as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong for a five-year term, by the Malay Rulers at the 243rd Conference of Rulers (Special Meeting) at Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur on the 14th October 2016. His Majesty subsequently took the oath of office as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the 13th December 2016, at Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur. The formal Full article at the source>

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Weekly World Numismatic Newsletter for New Years Eve 2017

January 1, 2018 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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

The end of the year comes with a lot of endings. This year will mark the beginning of the end for the last major metropolitan area still using transportation tokens. Just before Christmas, the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the transit agency serving the Philadelphia metropolitan region, announced that they are removing the token vending […] Full article at the source>

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Australia: New Year’s Eve celebrated with new silver Sydney skyline colour coin

January 1, 2018 in Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Michael Alexander

The Royal Australian Mint has launched their 2018-dated New Year’s coin which has become eagerly anticipated as one of the first coins to carry the New Year and has also developed into a new annual series. For the fifth time, the Royal Australian Mint has come together with the city of Sydney to capture an evening of wonder with this striking coin. Traditionally, Australians, especially those living in Sydney, make this exceptionally picturesque location the primary focus for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Part of the celebrations includes a spectacular show of fireworks with the unforgettable backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Full article at the source>

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HAPPY 2018!

January 1, 2018 in Blogs, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

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

Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, we should look forward to better times for our hobby, our nation, and our world. I wish you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2018 and hope that you find the key coin of your dreams! Images courtesy of the U.S. Mint… Full article at the source>

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2017

December 26, 2017 in Blogs, Numismatica, Numismatics

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

Whether you celebrated Chanukah Observed Festivus, for the rest of us Having a Merry Christmas Or will begin celebrating Kwanzaa I hope you are having a joyous holiday season! …Full article at the source>

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