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Hungary: Esteemed Hungarian composer featured on new silver coin

June 30, 2017 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Design, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

The National Bank of Hungary have issued (24th June) a new coin which pays tribute to one of the country’s most respected and esteemed music composers, who is also remembered as a folk-dance researcher. László Lajtha was born 125 years this month in 1892. His contribution to Hungarian arts and music resulted in a resurgence of Hungarian folk dancing during the decade of the 1970’s.

The coin is produced by the Mint of Hungary at their facilities in Budapest on behalf of the National Bank. The obverse of the coin is designed by Andrea Horváth and depicts a couple folk dancing… Full article at the source>

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APMEX promoting its new CoinGrade+ feature with giveaway of MS-70 Silver Swan from the Perth Mint

May 5, 2017 in Australian Coins, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

(Oklahoma City)—After being made available to the public on April 3, the 2017 Silver Swan 1-ounce coin—the first release of a new bullion series from the Perth Mint—sold out worldwide in less than two days.

The coin’s .9999 fine silver content and low mintage of 25,000 coins combined bullion’s utility with collectible appeal. Similar to well-known silver coin series like the Kookaburra and Koala, the Swan coins will change designs with each release. The Perth Mint has had much success with these continuing series, as well as with other innovative coin designs.

While all available Silver Swan coins were quickly claimed,… Full article at the source>

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What’s the meaning of the citrine gemstone in this giant-sized coin?

January 10, 2017 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Citrine has been advocated by various groups over time for a variety of alleged powers and benefits.

For instance, it’s known as the ‘success stone’ by those who believe in its ability to promote prosperity and abundance, especially in business, where it’s also earned the nickname the ‘merchant’s stone’.

Said to radiate positive energy, citrine is worn next to the skin by people who credit it with healing properties – particularly in the case of stomach disorders.

On an emotional and spiritual level, others avow its ability to inspire optimism, generosity and enlightenment.

This 2017 Gemstone Edition includes a yellow citrine in the rooster’s… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Amazing coin puts new spin on Yin Yang

October 19, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Ancient Chinese philosophers thought all things in the universe are made up of two contrasting forces, known as Yin and Yang.

While contradictory, Yin and Yang are also complementary, meaning they cannot exist without each other. And because they are constantly re-balancing – their influence over one another repeatedly ebbing and flowing – the concept was used to explain the cyclical changes in nature.

As Yang energy overcomes Yin, for example, day turns to night. Broader manifestations in Yin Yang’s duality include slow/fast; soft/hard; cold/hot; wet/dry; passive/aggressive. Yin is associated with the earth, the moon, and femininity; while Yang is identified with… Full article at the source>

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ANAGRAM Win an Australian Opal Series – Ghost Bat 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

October 4, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team  Perth Mint Blog

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Native to Australia, the Ghost Bat (or false vampire bat), is named for the light-coloured fur and wing membranes that make it appear ghostly at night. As Australia’s only carnivorous bat, it kills with powerful bites before devouring its prey!

With Halloween approaching fast, try solving our latest anagram for your chance to win this stunning silver coin featuring a Ghost Bat beautifully outlined in pure Australian opal.

Clue: Traditional name for spookiest night of the year!

How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘October 2016 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name,… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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300th Anniversary of Spanish Postal Service “Correos” featured on New Silver Coin

July 15, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

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

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On July 18, the Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Casa Real de la Moneda will issue a new collector coin celebrating the 300th anniversary of the establishment of Spain’s postal service.

Granted by Royal Warrant of King Philip V on July 13, 1716, the system was implemented to deliver the King’s orders and diplomatic dispatches, which included his personal correspondences as well as government payments and monies. The warrant granted by the King was seen as a national service and a successor to privately organized services run by noble or titled personalities in Spain.

The re-organization of the national service… Full article at the source>

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ANAGRAM Win a Discover Australia Kangaroo 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin

April 5, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Competition, Entertainment, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The iconic kangaroo is found in every pocket of Australia – cool temperate forests of Tasmania; vast open plains of the arid interior; monsoonal woodlands in the tropical north. This pretty 1oz Discover Australia silver proof coin celebrates the kangaroo’s presence in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia, one of the world’s last true wildernesses.

For your chance to win, use the following clue to help unscramble these letters.

Clue: Study the coin for a tree species found exclusively in the north-west.

How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘April 2016 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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London Hosts Exhibition of Rare 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar

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

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

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

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

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February 2016 New Product Bulletin – out today

February 2, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Social Media Perth Mint Blog

Australian troops arrived on the Somme in mid-July 1916 and played a major role in the fighting around Pozieres and Mouquet Farm, part of the hugely costly WWI offensive that lasted until November. This month The Perth Mint pays tribute to those who fought and died in this deadly conflagration with a new addition to The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series featuring a superbly detailed representation of soldiers charging out of the trenches.

Also in the February Bulletin:

A new addition to the fascinating Australian Posters of World War I silver coin series reflects how artists… Full article at the source>

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Canada Releases “Winter Freeze” 1 oz. Silver Coin

December 17, 2015 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the 2015 Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin, which is composed of 99.99% silver, has a diameter of 38 mm, and costs $99.95 CAD. Its mintage limit has been set at 8,000 pieces, and the Mint’s Web site points out that 80% of these have already been sold, leaving no more than 1,600 units remaining for purchase.

 

The reverse of the coin was created by Tony Bianco and Arnold Nagy and boasts the first time the R.C.M. has applied an enhanced finish, employed for the purpose of rendering… Full article at the source>

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2014 American Eagle Silver Proofs Now “Unavailable” at U.S. Mint

September 25, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Eagles, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The 2014 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin has now been designated “Unavailable” by the U.S. Mint. This doesn’t necessarily mean the mint is done issuing the coin, but it does signal a significant decline in its availability going forward.

Both the 2014 and 2015 American Silver Eagle (ASE) Proof coins have recently been on and off of back-order status on the mint’s Web site. The 2015 ASE Proof in particular has spent a lot of time on back order, slowing its otherwise robust sales. This has often left the comparatively plentiful 2014 ASE Proof to fill the… Full article at the source>

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Last Coin in Canadian Northern Lights Silver Coin Series Unveiled

August 31, 2015 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, 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 unveiled its last silver coin in the hugely popular series “A Story of the Northern Lights.”

The northern lights or aurora borealis are, simply put, nature’s ultimate light show. This spectacular natural phenomenon can occasionally be seen in the night sky over both polar regions and in countries close to these locations. Once seen, it is never forgotten. In the southern hemisphere, the amazing light show is referred to as the aurora australis, or southern lights.

Just what causes this phenomenon? The occurrences are easy to explain, according to Aurora Service Europe, a northern lights bulletin service… Full article at the source>

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Mother of Pearl graces limited silver coin

August 14, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Mother of pearl is a hard, smooth, shining iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of the shells of certain molluscs, such as the  oyster and abalone. It displays a mix of colours, ranging from deep cobalt blue and peacock green, to hues of purple, cream and pink.

Also known as nacre, mother of pearl is highly sought after as decorative pieces and used in the manufacture of jewellery, buttons,      cutlery, guns, inlays in furniture, musical instruments – and now a limited Australian legal tender silver coin!

Australia’s mother of pearl industry

Australia’s commercial pearling industry began long before European settlement. Coastal dwelling… Full article at the source>

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

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

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

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

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

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Innovative “Maple Leaf” Coin Issued in the Shape of Canada’s National Symbol

August 7, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, 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 announced the issue of one of their most innovative coins of late: a maple leaf-shaped coin in honor of its iconic national symbol.

Always keen to celebrate Canada through exciting innovations, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched the world’s first maple leaf-shaped coin. The Canadian Maple Leaf Fine Silver Coin is an intricately engraved coin that captures the natural beauty of Canada’s national emblem in realistic detail.

From the earliest numismatic beginnings of what was once referred to as British North America, Canada has included the maple… Full article at the source>

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August 2015 New Product Bulletin – out today

August 3, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Social Media Perth Mint Blog

The death of actor Leonard Nimoy earlier this year prompted calls for a commemorative coin celebrating Spock, his iconic character in Star Trek. This month, we’re delighted to be able to unveil a fantastic addition to our official Star Trek coin program dedicated to the unflappable Vulcan-human beloved by generations of Star Trek fans.

August also marks the release of 75th anniversary coins celebrating influential martial artist Bruce Lee. Raised in Hong Kong, Lee was credited with unprecedented influence on Hollywood’s treatment of martial arts films on his way to becoming a pop culture icon of the 20th century.

See inside this… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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‘Lest We Forget’ coin presented at historic Menin Gate ceremony

July 10, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Perth Mint’s ANZAC Spirit Lest We Forget 1 kilo silver proof coin was presented to the Last Post Association by the Returned and Services League at a memorial event at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, on 9 July 2015. The ceremony, which has taken place daily since 1928, included the playing of the Last Post for the 30,000th time. It is the intention of the Last Post Association to perform this traditional final salute to the fallen as an act of homage to Allied soldiers killed during the Great War in perpetuity.

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Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Canadian Night-Sky Coin is the World’s First Borosilicate Glass Coin… and it Glows!

July 8, 2015 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, 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 officially launched (July 7) a new 2016-dated silver coin that is marketed as “the world’s first borosilicate glass glow-in-the-dark” coin. There’s much to appreciate about this coin’s design, especially its reverse image, in which silver dust swirls together with a variety of borosilicate colored glass pieces to re-create an vision of the universe, or night sky. Canadian artist Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay has re-created the forested setting of the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic beneath a clear, star-filled sky. The round, crystal-clear qualities of the glass are similar to peering through a telescope lens, and its luminescence further enhances… Full article at the source>

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Royal Canadian Mint Bald Eagle Fractional Silver Coin Set

May 8, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, 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 announced the issue of a new four coin fractional silver set which features an image of the amazing bald eagle—Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Canada’s largest bird of prey and the only eagle exclusive to North America, an apex predator with no natural enemies, the bald eagle has long been a potent symbol of vision, power, and stoicism. The adult boasts a wing span of more than 2 meters or over six feet, a standing height of about 1 meter or about three feet, and an average weight of up to 7 kilograms or 14 to 15 pounds… Full article at the source>

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2015 Australian Stock Horse coin follows sell-outs in 2013 and 2014

April 8, 2015 in Blogs, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

The Australian Stock Horse has been a runaway success with the first two issues ‘sold out’. In 2015, the third release portrays this iconic working animal leaping a gate.

By: Perth Mint

 

The history of the Australian Stock Horse dates back to the arrival of Australia’s first horses with the First Fleet. Although they were initially used for stock and exploration work by the early settlers, more than 120,000 Australian Stock Horses served in the First World War. Their strength, stamina and courage earned them international recognition as the finest cavalry mounts in the world, and established their place Full article at the source>

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Prominent Spanish Saint Honored on Latest Silver Crown Coin

March 27, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Euro Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Spain Coins, Spanish Coins, World Coins

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

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The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre in conjunction with the Casa Real de Espana have issued (27th March) a new coin which pays tribute to Saint Teresa of Jesus, also known as Teresa of Ávila (1515 – 1582) on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of her birth. A prominent Carmelite nun, Teresa of Jesus is remembered as an author during the Counter Reformation, a Catholic response to the Protestant Reformation initiated by Martin Luther and John Calvin in the early 16th Century.

Born in 1515 as Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada in Gotarrendura, in the province of Ávila, Spain, Full article at the source>

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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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‘Purrfect’ love coin

January 19, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Cats make wonderfully loyal and loving companions, both for their owners and for one another. Capturing two gorgeous kittens in an endearing pose, this beautiful coin exudes such feline love and affection. Made from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver, it makes a “purrfect” Valentine or wedding gift – and a joyous keepsake for every cat lover!… Full article at the source>

 

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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Special release commemorates 100th anniversary of convoy’s departure from Albany

October 27, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ), Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

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In the wake of Britain’s declaration of war on 4 August 1914, the Australian Government promised 20,000 troops to the Empire’s war effort by the end of the year. Infantry and Light Horse units, along with supporting arms, were raised around the country as the young Australian nation rallied to the cause.

Within months, tens of thousands of men were mobilised, most of whom, having sailed from their state capitals, joined a convoy of ships gathering Full article at the source>

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Fake Silver Coins: 11 Ways to Spot Counterfeits

July 23, 2014 in Coin Validators, Coins, Collecting, Counterfeit, Education, Fake Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, Silver Eagles

By: Dave Martinez. July 2014 (http://www.silvercoins.com)

It is unfortunate that articles like this have to be written, but where there is money trading hands, there will always be fakes, frauds, and counterfeits.

If you have purchased some silver and can’t get rid of that little voice in your head that keeps saying what if they are fake silver coins …

Below are 11 ways on how to spot fake silver eagles, bars, and bullion. We’ve ranked them from the least to the most effective methods in detecting counterfeits. (Most of these tests can also be applied to gold as well).

 1. Magnetic Test

While many fakes can easily pass this test, silver as well as gold bullion for that matter are both non-magnetic. If a bullion coin or bar sticks to a magnet you can easily throw this one out. Fakes that are produced with any iron or steel content in them will give off some magnetic attraction and identify itself as a fake. Metals that have a core of zinc, copper, lead or other non-magnetic metal will not be detected by this test.

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