The Falkland Islands are reportedly the “penguin capital of the world” because of the more than 1 million flightless birds that call the islands home. To celebrate the status, the Pobjoy Mint has launched a new Penguin coin series. The first coins also celebrate the Pobjoy Mint’s first striking of Falkland Islands circulating coins in nearly 10 years.
The Star Trek franchise is one of the most popular science-fiction properties. World mints continue to revisit the popular culture mainstay, mining subject matter for new collector coins, including two recent coins from Canada and Tuvalu.
The Indian Head cent remains a favorite with collectors after all this time — we dive into why and how in our first print issue of the summer.
Paper money has its equivalent of the struck-through error type found on coinage — when a portion of the printing is applied over foreign matter that can partially or fully obscure a portion of a note.
The Swiss National Bank has begun issuing a new 20-franc note. It is the second of six denominations in the ninth series, which highlights “The Many Facets of Switzerland.”
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Annual Production Report for fiscal year 2016 (October 2015 to September 2016) has been posted on the BEP website.
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The mob murder scene is depicted on the reverse, the brothers in the act of being killed as though by a many-headed monster composed of savage animals. Hence the “blood sport” reference.
Heritage Auctions’s June Long Beach sale also includes a strong group of Morgan silver dollars and an accessible 1879 Flowing Hair Stella pattern.
The 1879-CC Morgan dollar is a well-known tougher date in the Morgan dollar series, and the cost of Gem MS-65 examples — which can approach $30,000 — places pressure on nice MS-64 coins such as this one with “frosty, vibrant mint luster.”
Just 79,640 American Eagle silver bullion coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 2015. The discovery instantly created a new key in the series (though one that is only identifiable by context).
Collectors will be able to purchase the 2017-S Silver Proof set beginning at noon Eastern Time June 7. The 10-coin set will be the first such set in 10 years not to contain a Presidential dollar. The 2017-S Silver Proof set is being offered at $47.95, $5 less than was charged for the 13-coin 2016-S Silver Proof set.
The first of what are five planned 2017 American Liberty silver medals will be available to collectors through the U.S. Mint beginning at noon Eastern Time June 14. The medals bear the same obverse and reverse designs that appear on the 2017-W American Liberty gold $100 coin .