The U.S. Secret Service foiled four counterfeiting schemes since April according to press releases sent out by the agency. The incidents varied in both sophistication and complexity.
The rise of Jose Victoriano Huerta Ortega to the presidency of Mexico during the Mexican Revolution led to the creation of a fantastic numismatic rarity. A pattern for the MUERA HUERTA peso, even rarer than the coin it presaged, is crossing the auction block in Denver.
Collectors and dealers will have multiple ways to buy the 10-coin 2017-S 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin set when it goes on sale Aug. 1. Those in Denver for the year’s biggest coin convention will find the set available at two locations, though sales will begin at different times.
Along with the buyer’s fee, sellers at auction are charged a commission. Auction house presale estimates usually do not include buyer’s fees, while reported prices realized typically do include the buyer’s premium.
With so many events and activities on the calendar for the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver Aug. 1 to 5, anyone attending is unlikely to become bored. The convention is being staged in Hall F of the Colorado Convention Center, located at 700 14th St.
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Also this week, we get a glimpse of a rare 1806 Draped Bust half dollar. Plus, we learned of some trademark issues with a silver bullion coin.
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A previously unknown obverse die struck 1875 Seated Liberty 20-cent coins at the Philadelphia Mint in a newly identified die marriage, reports 20-cent coin specialist and author John Frost. The discovery brings to just three the number of known die marriages for the 1875 Seated Liberty 20-cent coin.
Both sides of this undated (1835 to 1838) token from New York City’s Atwood’s Railroad Hotel are charming — George Washington rides on horseback on the obverse and the reverse reads, in part, CARRY ME TO ATWOOD’S RAILROAD HOTEL. Classified as HT-221, most examples are well-worn, so this Numismatic Guaranty Corp. Mint State 63 brown token from the Bowers...
The Pobjoy Mint on July 18 announced that, due to trademark infringement, it would remove the legend containing the word BRITANNIA on its 2017 Reverse Proof .999 fine silver 1-ounce bullion coins minted for the Falkland Islands, but 7,329 coins of the initial version have been issued.
Precious metals market analysts and traders who recently participated in a Reuters poll don’t believe silver will perform as well during 2017 as projected earlier in the calendar year. A recent poll suggests the average price of silver will be $17.32 per troy ounce.
Steve Roach examines how Morgan’s wonderful designs were born and made the transition from the experimental phase on coins of several denominations, to appearing on a resurrected silver dollar instead in 1878.
Hard Times tokens include privately issued cent-sized pieces struck from around 1832 to 1844, and these are divided in two main groups: store cards, which were issued by merchants, and tokens with political messages.