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Ron Drzewucki has been a professional numismatist since 1984 and a member of Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) since 1995. He has for years been a dealer "known as having a superb eye for coins" and "has the experience and discriminating eye to make those important distinctions between grades", according to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's newsletter. Ron ran a successful company dealing in certified rare coins and modern coins before joining Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in January of 2005.. Grading rare, silver, and gold vintage coins are Ron's specialty. Ron was with NGC for 7 years, and was a shareholder for 6 years before selling his shares in May, 2012.Visit one of our other blogs:
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The Great Wall of China ( 万里 长 城) dates back to the 7th century BC, plus later additions. The majority of the existing wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). It is said that the Great Wall is the only man-made object visible from space. And now, for the first time, the Great Wall of China appears on labels for selected coins of China certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service. The web site www.ModernCoinWholesale.com is one of the first places that offers collectors recently issued coins from China in sealed, certified PCGS holders that feature the Great Wall of China labels. The 2013 Year of the Snake ( 蛇 ) pure silver coins available in Great Wall of China labeled holders include 1 oz. fan shape, 1 oz., and 1 oz. colorized--available in premium grades of PR69 DCAM and PR70 DCAM; as well as the popular 1 oz. pure gold Panda ( 熊 猫 ) —graded MS69 and MS70. It is anticipated that additional commemorative coins issued by China will be available from www.ModernCoinWholesale.com in the near future.
The 2013 Canada Silver Bald Eagle 1oz Proof Twenty Dollar Legal Tender coin is stunning! The superb design by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo features a powerful profile portrait of a bald eagle’s head, its gaze powerful below its snowy brow. Its white feathers are engraved in intricate dimensional detail, and sharply curved beak is open to highlight its pointed curve. The Bald Eagle is native to both Canada and the United States—where it is the national bird and national animal. The Bald Eagle appears on the United States Great Seal and on many of America’s coins. This should add greatly to the desirability of American coin collectors to include this new coin in their collections.
One wonders why the United States Treasury can’t issue such an attractive coin!
But only a minuscule 7,500 of these coins are being made. Obviously everyone who wants one will not be able to get it—and we expect our limited supply to disappear quickly. Don’t wait too long and miss out.
Each glittering gem proof 1 oz. .999 fine silver coin is encapsulated in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock. It is also protected by a custom beauty box featuring a full-color image of the coin’s reverse design, and comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity. We feel it is a bargain at our price of $99.95.
Moses and the Ten Commandments has been painted by Rembrandt and acted by Charlton Heston. These biblical laws relating to ethics and worship, have played a fundamental role in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
We are very pleased to offer numismatic commemorations of the Ten Commandments—priced from under $30 for a pure silver bar to $1229.95 for a magnificent 10-piece set of gold commemoratives issued by Israel.
We save you money! The official issue price for the Israel Set of Ten Commandments is $1650—and their discount price for subscribers is $1517. Our price is almost 20% LESS THAN THEIR DISCOUNTED SUBSCRIBER PRICE! And you get the identical set: 10 commemoratives minted in Israel in proof quality, weighing 1.244 gm. the purest (.9999 fine gold). These commemoratives feature magnificent designs by one of Israel’s leading artists Ruben Nutels. Each commemorative comes in a protective capsule and the complete 10-piece set comes in handsomely packaged custom made wooden tablets, with an official certificate of authenticity. The mintage is limited to only 10,000 sets! The Ten Commandments gold collection is something very special that you and your family will treasure for a lifetime!
Here is how each of these glittering pure gold commemoratives is inscribed—in both English and Hebrew:
"I am the Lord thy G-d, Who have brought
thee out of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of bondage."
" Thou shalt have no other gods beside Me.
Thou shalt not make for thyself
a graven image."
"Thou shalt not take the name of the
Lord thy G-d in vain."
" Remember the Sabbath Day,
to keep it holy."
"Honor thy father and thy mother."
"Thou shalt not murder."
"Thou shalt not commit adultery."
"Thou shalt not steal."
"Thou shalt not bear false witness
against thy neighbor."
" Thou shalt not covet thy
neighbor's house, thou shalt not
covet thy neighbor's wife. "
The .999 fine silver bars and gold-plated .999 fine silver bars we are pleased to offer are inscribed with all Ten Commandments in English—and are priced at low premiums above the melt value of the precious metal content. These make great keepsakes, as well as meaningful gifts for a birthday, graduation, confirmation, or coming of age ceremony (bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah).
According to legend, Buddha held a race to cross a great river, and the order of the twelve animals in the Lunar Zodiac cycle was based upon their order in finishing the race. In this story, the Snake compensated for not being the best swimmer by hitching a hidden ride on the horse's hoof, and when the horse was just about to cross the finish line, the snake jumped out, scaring the horse, and thus edging it out for sixth place.
Whether you, a family member, loved one, or friend was born in the Year of the Snake, the beautiful low mintage coins issued by China would make a unique gift or addition to a numismatic/precious metal investment portfolio. Many dealers only have these coins raw, but we have exquisite examples certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) in premium proof grades at very competitive prices.
Take a moment and learn a little bit more about Modern Coin Wholesale’s Special of the Week: 2012 American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof Set.
This beautiful set was made to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the San Francisco Mint. After the gold rush in 1849 Americans needed a way to convert all of the raw material into something transportable, and so the US government built the San Francisco mint to meet this demand. In 1854, the San Francisco Mint opened its doors. The United States Mint at San Francisco still plays an important role in our nation’s coinage. Although it does not currently produce circulating coins, it is the exclusive manufacturer of regular proof and silver proof coin sets that set the standard for numismatic excellence with their brilliant artistry, fine craftsmanship and enduring quality. The 2012 American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof Set is an exquisite collection that commemorates the essence and beauty of these cherished coins.
These coins were only available in limited quantities. If you go to the USmint.gov website they are all sold out. The United States Mint has a tradition of offering special limited-edition coin sets to coin collectors. The American Eagle Silver and Gold Programs, launched in 1986, are among the United States Mint’s most popular. This set- one American Eagle Silver Proof Coin and one American Eagle Silver Reverse Proof Coin minted at the United States Mint at San Francisco- is a testament to the fine, exacting craftsmanship that has been a United States Mint hallmark since 1792.
What is included with the set? One American Eagle Silver Proof Coin and one American Eagle Silver Reverse Proof Coin minted at the United States Mint at San Francisco plus all original government packaging and certificate of authenticity. A special feature of this elegant two-coin set is the coin featuring a “reverse proof” finish. Reversing the mirror-like background finish of a traditional proof coin and applying it to the design elements of the coin achieves a magnificent contrast. Modern Coin Wholesale has the lowest price available on the web right now for this 100% authentic mint product, and Shipping and Handling is Free! All coins are guaranteed by our CEO Ron Drzewucki who was an NGC expert coin Grader and Finalizer, so we have only the highest quality coins. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
MS69 represents virtual perfection, as certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
Coin depicts a Giant Panda clinging to a tree branch. Reverse features the Hall of Prayer for Abundant Harvests in the Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of early 15th century architecture and landscape design.
One example is coin dealer Ron Drzewucki, owner of www.moderncoinwholesale.com, who caught the numismatic bug from his father, a longtime member of the ANA. and has passed it along to his son Ronnie.
Ron started collecting the coins that have launched many hobbies and careers—United States Mint and Proof Sets. Ronald Drzewucki Sr. eventually made his living for 30 years by buying and selling at coin shows around the country—eventually taking his teenage son Ron with him. One day in Iowa, Ron bought a coin and sold it the same day for a profit. He can’t remember what that coin was—but that was the day that Ron decided he wanted to buy and sell coins for a living. Ron soon became an expert grader and by the age of 15 was a professional numismatist.
Ron has always liked helping people, and he briefly considered entering the priesthood; today he helps people who want to start coin collecting or to add important rarities to their collections.
Before joining the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, Ron conducted a successful business dealing in certified and modern coins. For 6 years at NGC, Ron was a shareholder and he worked 7 years as a grading finalizer. A finalizer is the grading expert who makes the final decision on a coin grade.
NGC and the other independent grading services were originally founded to grade older rare coins, but Ron was actually one of the first dealers to submit modern coins to NGC, and was the first dealer to get an NGC PF70 grade for a Statehood Quarter. Ron dealt with a lot of modern issues before going to work for NGC, and therefore it is no surprise that the business he opened following his stint with NGC is named Modern Coin Wholesale.
Ron is especially pleased about his son Ronnie’s participation in the new company, saying “I didn’t push my son into numismatics, and didn’t push him into the business aspect, but he found it on his own starting at 12 when he assembled a collection of Eisenhower Dollars. Now, when school is in session, Ronnie works about 20 hours a week, and during the summer he works full time. He take photos, lists items on ebay, ship packages, runs errands; he also helps with the pricing of products, accounting, advertisements, and takes orders over the phone. During the summer, Ronnie attends coin shows with his dad. He enjoys the fast pace at the tables and auctions. The younger Drzewucki says that he loves dealing with coins—and he still likes the Ikes.
Ron hopes that his son will ultimately take over the business, and if not then at least take a role in how the company is run, but this proud dad feels that “even if he chooses another career path this is a priceless learning experience for him.”
Modern Coin Wholesale offers collectors the scarce and beautiful 75th anniversary of the West Point Mint Enhanced Finish/Reverse Proof Sets in numerous versions, ranging from original government packaging to perfect “70” quality as certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) or Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Click here to see an amazing selection of this instant numismatic classic.
This brings us to the point of this blog. They say that history repeats, and so it is not surprising that another low mintage Mint State commemorative gold coin is still being overlooked. The 2011-W First Spouse Eliza Johnson $10 Half Ounce Gold Coin had minuscule mintages in both Proof and Mint State—3,907 and 2,905 respectively. And yet the rarer Mint State coins are currently priced slightly under the Proofs! It’s probably a good idea to add a Mint State example, or both of these tiny mintages to your collection or investment portfolio. And keep your eyes open for other underpriced coins, whether they are Proofs or Mint State.
Mexico issued 8 Reales (“Pieces of Eight”) silver dollar size coins through1897, and then silver Pesos through 1905—but did not again produce “Silver Dollars” until they issues 1 oz. pure silver “Libertads” in 1982. They have issued these large, beautiful silver coins every year since—and Libertads have become one of the world’s most popular silver bullion coins.
When bullion buyers acquire Libertad coins they don’t care what date they are—they only care that each coin contains exactly 1 troy oz. of pure silver as guaranteed by Casa de Moneda de México, the oldest mint in the Americas—established by the Spanish in 1535.
But some sophisticated collectors are attempting to assemble complete collections, including every year. They are finding this difficult because virtually no dealers offer Libertads by date! But Modern Coin Wholesale does! Here’s a chance to get in on the ground floor of a new collecting area that can explode as did the annual silver Panda issues—whereby bullion coins achieve numismatic premiums.
There are already stars in the Libertad series, like the 1998 issue, that sells for over $200, or the 2006 Libertad that’s bringing over $100. It’s just the beginning for this series—so don’t miss the proverbial “boat.” View all the Libertads by clicking here.