Michael Gene Pfefferkorn Sr., a well-known collector of Roman coins, Missouri tokens and tax tokens, passed away May 11 in St. Louis at age 77. He was an active member and officer of the Missouri Numismatic Society.
The Highland Mint’s series of 1-ounce silver coins for Tokelau continues. The fourth issue in a series featuring fish focuses on a kapoa barracuda, following the 2016 Hakula Sailfish, 2015 Mokoha Great White Shark and 2014 Kakahi Yellowfin Tuna coins.
A new limited-mintage silver bullion coin is now available, from a tropical locale. The Scottsdale Mint has launched the first ever bullion coin for the Cayman Islands, a 1-ounce .999 fine silver dollar depicting the marlin.
A 1952-D Lincoln cent was double struck within the collar, with the coin rotating about 30 degrees between strikes. The result is two sets of overlapping designs with the classic and distinctive look of a genuine double-struck coin.
The .925 fine silver Robbins medal astronaut Michael Collins carried aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft in 1969 will cross the auction block in a June 14 sale by RR Auction. The medal, graded and encapsulated Mint State 67 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., carries an estimate of $30,000+, according to the auction house.
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.
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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.
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.