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Athena and Pegasus launch on new silver bullion...
by Jeff Starck There’s a new silver bullion coin, and it has ancient roots. The Pobjoy Mint on Oct. 3 is launching a Reverse Proof 1-ounce .999 fine silver dollar on behalf of the British Virgin Islands government, featuring the famous Greek mythological horse, Pegasus.
Privately struck coin that is a ‘historic reminder’...
by Steve Roach Heritage observed that the Twelve Oaks Collection included a remarkably broad spectrum of gold coins, from early U.S. Mint issues to classic gold commemoratives, along with some pioneer gold pieces. This privately struck 1850 Moffat & Co. pioneer gold $5 coin, graded Mint State 62 by Professional Coin Grading Service, features an obverse design that mimics...
Mystery error camouflaged among the obvious,...
by Mike Diamond Some of the most interesting errors also happen to be ones that are faint, subtle, or camouflaged. A deliciously stealthy mystery is found on a 1931 Ethiopia 25-matonas coin. It shows two obvious die alignment errors — a hammer (reverse) die that was horizontally misaligned and strongly tilted
Lifting ordering limits on gold quarter dollars...
by Paul Gilkes Lifting the ordering restrictions for the 2016-W Standing Liberty gold quarter dollar has significantly boosted the U.S. Mint’s sales of the coin. Through 11:30 a.m. ET Sept. 26, the Mint recorded sales of 75,338 total out of the product limit of 100,000 coins.
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Bank of England Museum reopens refurbished note...
by Arthur L. Friedberg Planned to coincide with the introduction of its new £5 note, the Bank of England Museum opened its refurbished Banknote Gallery on Sept. 7. The Bank of England was established in 1694 and the bank says the exhibit is intended to trace this long history, from primitive paper receipts all the way to the polymer notes of today.
Specimen notes top the lots in Dix Noonan Webb...
by Arthur L. Friedberg The week of Coinex, the international coin show in London organized by the British Numismatic Trade Association, will include a 790-lot auction of world paper money by Dix Noonan Webb on Oct. 3. The DNW auction is almost equally divided between notes of Britain, Scotland, and Ireland, and those from the rest of the world.
Q. David Bowers: The advantages third-party...
by Q. David Bowers Author Bowers has received more than 100 letters from Coin World readers who have experienced gradeflation or been harmed by it. Just about anybody with a coin graded Mint State 63 in 1990 that today grades MS-65 would be happy. One reader, though, reported losing several hundred thousand dollars — years ago he bought most of the top-graded certified 1909-S...