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Professional Numismatists Guild issues warning...
by Press Release Beware of counterfeit vintage rare coins and fake modern gold and silver bullion items now being offered in the marketplace. Purchase only from reputable dealers, cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top numismatic experts.
English painter to appear on Bank of England's...
by Arthur L. Friedberg Nineteenth century English painter J.M.W. Turner is the Bank of England’s selection as the subject of the back of the £20 bank note scheduled for release in 2020. The bank’s April 22 statement said that Turner prevailed over a field of 590 names nominated in 29,701 public submissions.
Unique errors can pose a challenge: Collectors'...
by Mike Diamond Unique errors often pose a diagnostic challenge because there are no precedents to consult. Such is the case with a 1972-D Jefferson 5-cent coin recently sent to me by veteran error collector Steve Mills. A curved (concave) clip in the northwest quadrant is flanked by an unexpected curved groove.
Athenian Owl tetradrachm highlights Heritage CICF...
by Steve Roach The silver tetradrachms of Athens are perhaps the best known among ancient Greek coins because the design depicting Athena and a large-eyed owl was used over the course of centuries with only subtle changes. An Athens silver tetradrachm from circa 440 to 404 B.C. and graded Mint State by NGC Ancients with a 5/5 for strike and surface sold for $4,935 in...
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Private minter resurrects proposal for circulating...
by Paul Gilkes With the Presidential dollar coin program ending its 10-year run in 2016, private minter Daniel Carr proposes a circulating dollar for 2019 to mark the golden anniversary of man’s first walk on the moon. Prototype dollars have been overstruck by Carr at his Moonlight Mint in Lakewood, Colo., on assorted struck Presidential and Sacagawea dollars obtained from a local bank.
President Obama signs Breast Cancer Awareness...
by Paul Gilkes President Obama signed into law April 29 the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, which authorizes the first U.S. coin in pink gold. As of May 3, the legislation was not yet assigned a public law number. The hue of the pink color for the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness gold $5 coin will depend on the relative concentrations of copper and silver alloyed with...