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Vienna Philharmonic Bullion Coins

May 20, 2019 0 Comments
Vienna Philharmonic Bullion Coins

Austria is a small European country that rarely makes it into the news. The last remaining part of what was once the large and important Austro-Hungarian Empire, this country does many to make it onto one list that is important to coin collectors – it rates third in the world for top-selling bullion coins. Many […]

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Presidential Silver Medals

May 13, 2019 0 Comments
Presidential Silver Medals

The US Mint has long produced not just currency, but other items in precious metals too. The most typical are medals – coin-like discs, usually made from bronze, silver or gold, and stamped to at least the same quality as proof coins. Medal collecting is an interesting specialty within the coin-collecting world, and even more […]

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Pieces of Eight – the First International Currency

May 6, 2019 0 Comments
Pieces of Eight – the First International Currency

I don’t know about you, but for me the words, ‘pieces of eight’, immediately conjure up images of pirates, preferably with a sword in their teeth and a parrot on their shoulder, treasure maps, and buried chests of bullion. But there is a more serious history to this coin, more formally known as the Spanish […]

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Rare Kennedy Half Dollar Sold for Record Price

April 29, 2019 0 Comments
Rare Kennedy Half Dollar Sold for Record Price

In a few short years – by 2023 – it will be 60 years since the assassination of President Kennedy. That anniversary is sure to see renewed interest in the tragic shooting, and that interest was probably reflected in the recent record sale of an original Kennedy half-dollar. The sale took place on April 25, […]

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Antique Coins – the Thaler

April 22, 2019 0 Comments
Antique Coins – the Thaler

Every wondered where the word ‘dollar’ comes from? The answer opens a door into the history of coins, and it reminds us that the past has been around a long time. Antique coins are great collectors’ items, and it is easy to become a specialist in one particular era, or type of coin. So back […]

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400th Mayflower Anniversary Coin Designs Revealed

April 15, 2019 0 Comments
400th Mayflower Anniversary Coin Designs Revealed

Coin collectors always wait eagerly for the release of important commemorative coins, and in the history of America there can be few events more worthy of commemoration than the landing of the Pilgrims, in 1620 – 400 years ago next year. The coin designs releases by the Mint to narrow down to the final choices […]

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Liberty on American Coins

April 8, 2019 0 Comments
Liberty on American Coins

There is without doubt one enduring symbol on American coins – Liberty. This founding principle of the Union has a long history personified as a woman, going back to the ancient Romans, who depicted the principle of freedom as a woman, Libertas. In 1793, at the height of the French Revolution, Notre Dame Cathedral in […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters – American Memorial Park

April 1, 2019 0 Comments
America the Beautiful Quarters – American Memorial Park

As part of the on-going America the Beautiful Quarter series, April sees the release of the second coin for 2019, which steps outside continental USA, and goes to the remote Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a group of 14 islands in the Pacific, near Guam, which has been administered by the US since the […]

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The Lincoln Cent

April 1, 2019 0 Comments
The Lincoln Cent

The US Mint recently announced (February 2019) that the West Point Mint would strike some Lincoln cent with the ‘W’ mint mark, for special release as part of the annual sets of standard coins for 2019. This follows the un-publicized release of Lincoln cents with the Philadelphia ‘P’ mint mark in 2017 to mark the […]

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New Coins of the American Legion – Half-dollar

March 18, 2019 0 Comments
New Coins of the American Legion – Half-dollar

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been taking an in-depth look at the three coins now released by the US Mint to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion. These are companion coins to those commemorating the larger conflict – World War I – that created the environment for […]

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New Coins of the American Legion – $1 Silver

March 11, 2019 0 Comments
New Coins of the American Legion – $1 Silver

Last week we looked at the $5 gold coin being currently released by the US Mint, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion in its present form. Now we will take a look at the $1 silver coin, that is part of the set of three coins created and released […]

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New Coins of the American Legion – $5 Gold

March 4, 2019 0 Comments
New Coins of the American Legion – $5 Gold

Back last year we gave some brief coverage to the designs for the American Legion Commemorative coins that the US Mint was preparing to release, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Legion. Now they are being released, it seems like a good moment to take a more detailed look at each one. There are […]

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The $3 Gold Coin

February 25, 2019 0 Comments
The $3 Gold Coin

Yes, that’s right, there is such as thing as a $3 coin made by the US Mint for 35 years, between 1854 and 1889. In the early 19th century gold coins were overvalued – their face value was below their melt value, so once minted they were exported for use in international trade. To keep […]

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Rare Coins from when Cash was King

February 18, 2019 0 Comments
Rare Coins from when Cash was King

In 1857, a 250-foot ship, the SS Central America, sank in a hurricane off the Carolinas, while sailing from Panama to New York City. Not only did 325 of the 578 passengers and crew on board perish, but 30,000 pounds of gold bullion was lost, triggering the world’s first financial crisis, the ‘Panic of 1857’. […]

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Glow in the Dark Coin-set for Kids

February 11, 2019 0 Comments
Glow in the Dark Coin-set for Kids

As the average age of coin collectors continues to rise, the idea of getting children interesting in this fascinating hobby becomes more and more relevant. Kids are always fascinating by things that glow in the dark, and the US Mint has obliged with a set that also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first Moon […]

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