The Commission of Fine Arts reached some different conclusions than the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission in their review of coin and medal designs, but both panels also agreed on some choices.
Letters and documents recording individual experiences during the Gold Rush were featured in Cowan's Auctions' Sept. 8 sale of a portion of Eric C. Caren's collections. Katie Horstman, Cowan’s director of American History, praised Caren's diverse interest represented in materials already offered across a series of auctions in the past few years.
Also this week, we verify another two-tailed quarter find and anticipate the first ever U.S. palladium bullion coin.
“This is what we’ve been asking for,” said sculptor Heidi Wastweet of Seattle as the panel backed a design filled with symbolism to commemorate the Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts.
Numismatists pretty much agree that a purported 1894-S Barber dime reported as a new discovery Sept. 17 in an article in the Rapid City Journal in South Dakota is actually a 21st century reproduction. The Journal replaced the find article at its website with an article explaining the controversy over whether the reported piece is genuine.
Gold nuggets from multiple sources and a more than 1,000-ounce silver ingot retrieved from a World War II shipwreck helped highlight Kagin’s Auctions Sept. 15 sale held in conjunction with the CoinExpo Santa Clara in Santa Clara, California.
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Latvia’s golden brooches series of Proof .9999 fine gold €20 coins continues in 2017 with a horseshoe fibula. The Latvijas Banka on Aug. 31 issued the second coin in the annual series in the leadup to the centennial of the nation in 2018.
In total, 64 design proposals were submitted for review by panels appointed to make recommendations in the process of choosing the reverses of the five America the Beautiful quarter dollars to be struck and issued by the U.S. Mint in 2019. The CCAC reviewed designs on Sept. 19.
The obverse design recommended Sept. 19 by the CCAC for the gold medal features the letters of the inscription OSS both revealing and concealing the silhouettes of three figures.
The Balfour Declaration in 1917 helped pave the way toward eventual establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. A Canadian collector-dealer and an American hobby organization are commemorating the centennial of the Declaration with different numismatic items.
Overall the rare coin market feels healthy right now. Increased mainstream attention to gold is bringing people into local coin shops and shows, and investors uneasy about volatility in both stocks and precious metals could easily gravitate toward collectible assets like rare coins.
A two-day Silver Industrial Conference is being hosted Oct. 26 and 27 at the Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., by The Silver Institute. Eight speakers with dedicated topics on silver as well as a panel discussion on the outlook for silver have been scheduled.