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Scottsdale Silver issues artistic bullion coin for Fiji
by Jeff Starck A new 1-ounce .999 fine silver dollar from Fiji offers an artistic option for silver stackers and collectors alike: the 2017 coin from the Scottsdale Mint showcases the artwork of ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai with his most famous piece, The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
Steampunk Collection offers Angels and Demons 1-...
by Paul Gilkes Osborne Coinage Co. in Cincinnati has released the first two 1-ounce and 5-ounce silver rounds in its planned 12-piece Angels and Demons Steampunk Coin Collection. The .999 fine silver rounds are produced in two finishes — Proof and Antique. The firm also refers to its Antique finish as Vintage. Osborne is producing each version in a limited mintage.
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee recommends...
by Paul Gilkes The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee recommended proposed designs March 21 for five silver medals to augment the 2018 World War I American Veterans Centennial silver dollar program. The combined 62 proposed obverse and reverse designs reflect images honoring American military personnel in the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Service, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.
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Winner’s gold medal from 1936 Berlin Olympic Games...
by Paul Gilkes A gold medal won at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin by the captain of Germany’s rowing team, Gustav Schafer, is being offered at auction April 12 by RR Auction. Schafer took first place honors rowing in the single sculls competition. Germany dominated the rowing competition, winning a medal in each of the seven events, including five golds.
Canada marks Confederation anniversary on annual...
by Jeff Starck The robust commemorative coin program in 2017 celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation continues from the Royal Canadian Mint. The latest entry is the annual Proof silver dollar, which features a bold, modern allegory of the nation of Canada, created by Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya.