Superior Galleries April 2, 2009 Santa Clara Elite Coin Auction Superior Galleries – Paul Song This one day event will contain approximately 1,000 lots and continues our proud association with Santa Clara Expo. With several impressive private consignments, this auction promises to be a memorable numismatic event that should not be missed. . . . → Read More: click here to continue
The 1875 introduction of the twenty cent denomination was a direct outgrowth of the increasing power of Western silver-mining interests and the “Crime of ‘73,” the Mint Act of 1873 that among other things demonetized the silver dollar and eliminated the half dime. According to Don Taxay’s The U.S. Mint and Coinage:
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The uncirculated Lincoln Silver Dollar sold out Tuesday, the Lincoln Cent Birthplace Rolls sold out Thursday, and the proof Lincoln dollar joined the sellout list Friday morning.
The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is a silver bullion coin issued by Canada. The coins have been released continuously since 1988 and are produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The silver bullion coin was created following the success of the Gold Maple Leaf.
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By Roger Burdette
The MMIX ultra high relief gold double eagle was inspired by the original extremely high relief experimental pieces struck in 1907. Mint Director Edmund Moy commented on several occasions that he wanted the U.S. Mint to right the wrong done to Saint-Gaudens’s design in 1907. He wanted to make this magnificent . . . → Read More: click here to continue
In July of 2008 Ken Potter wrote an extensive and lavishly illustrated article reporting on the discovery of a most interesting and eye catching die variety found on an 1857 Liberty Seated Quarter dollar. It has since been embraced by the numismatic community and dubbed the”Smoking Liberty” variety.
OSNABRÜCK, Germany, March 17 – In the week from March 9-14, 2009, the German auction house Künker sold more than 7,400 historic coins and medals, totaling more than EUR 7.5 million, in Osnabrück (Northern Germany). The hammer prices of the sold items were on average 40 per cent above the estimate. Top-quality rare coins . . . → Read More: click here to continue
A coin a year, but the mint isn’t sweet. I would like to gift my special friend with a coin from each year she was born until now. That is, from 1986 to 2009. The problem? I cannot find an Australian coin that has been minted contiguously, going via this list. I am . . . → Read More: click here to continue
Silver Bullion Coins
The Australian Silver Koala was first released in 2007. The silver bullion coins were produced by the Perth Mint of Australia following other silver bullion coin series such as the Australian Kookaburra and Australian Lunar series. The koala was chosen as a subject since it is native only to Australia. . . . → Read More: click here to continue
the US Mint announces pricing for the 2009 Lincoln Cent Roll Sets, information on the 2009 collectible Silver Eagle coins, a new look for Coin World…