The treasury of the Principality of Sealand has unveiled (14th January) memorial coins which pay tribute to Sovereign Princess Joan who passed away on the 10th March 2016, at the age of 86. She co-founded the Principality of Sealand, a micro-nation ...

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Sealand: Unveiled commemorative coin remembers the late Princess Joan, co-sovereign of micro-nation and more...

Sealand: Unveiled commemorative coin remembers the late Princess Joan, co-sovereign of micro-nation

The treasury of the Principality of Sealand has unveiled (14th January) memorial coins which pay tribute to Sovereign Princess Joan who passed away on the 10th March 2016, at the age of 86. She co-founded the Principality of Sealand, a micro-nation which lies just six miles off the southeast coast of the UK along with her husband, Paddy Roy Bates (1921-2012), becoming its first sovereign princely couple on the day of the proclamation of independence. The 2016-dated coin was delayed in its issue to accommodate the release and production of the principality’s commemorative silver coin celebrating 50 years of independence last year.

Born Joan Collins on the 2nd September 1929 at Aldershot Barracks, England, she was the daughter of RSM Albert Collins of the Royal Horse Artillery, and his wife, Elizabeth. As a young woman, Joan became a fashion model, who, shortly after embarking on her new career, met British Army Major Paddy Roy Bates at a dance hall in Southend-on-Sea who was at...

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Finest-known 1885 Trade dollar now in PCGS holder

(Santa Ana, California) January 15, 2019 — The finest-known 1885 U.S. Trade dollar that recently sold for a record $3.96 million has been crossed over and now is in a Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) holder.

Within a few hours after placing the winning bid during the Heritage Auctions Platinum Night auction at the Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando on January 10, 2019, collector Dell Loy Hansen of Utah submitted the historic coin to PCGS for crossover service. It is now encapsulated as PCGS PR-65+ CAM.

In 2017, Hansen became a partner in David Lawrence Rare Coins of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The company’s President, John Brush, issued this statement about the 1885 Trade dollar from Hansen’s collection crossing over to PCGS:

The objective of the D.L. Hansen collection is to build the most complete collection of the highest quality of U.S. coins from 1792 to present. As some have called it, the Greatest Collection of All-Time, we simply refer to...

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Staying healthy on the bourse: The connection between health and wealth

Before I begin, let mepreface this by stating that I am not a medical professional, so you may takeany commentary that I contribute in this article to the topic of health with a heartygrain of salt (which, in high doses, is probably not good for your health).

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams

It has virtually become a meme at this point that the average coin dealer is older and not in great health, in part due to their age, and another portion being due to the fast-food culture of coin shows and frequently being on the road in between. In a recent article published on the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta entitled “During Atlanta Fed Visit, Surgeon General Says Health Equals Wealth,” the connection between physical health and monetary wealth are laid out. Despite the well-meaning intentions of many public-health officials and educators, the general population in the United States still suffers from poorer health than most developed nations. This is also...

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Q&A: What is a specie?

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The following is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:

Q: Jefferson and Hamilton favored the copper half cent as a coin useful to the poor. Who argued for the inclusion of a silver half dime among the early coinage denominations, and what was his argument?

A: On September 28, 1790, Thomas Paine, political theorist and propagandist for the American Revolution, proposed to Jefferson that a silver five-cent piece be included in the nation’s coinage system, then in its preliminary planning stages. In Paine’s view, copper coins were but tokens required by convenience, having no real value. He argued that copper should be “excluded as much as possible” from the nation’s coins, and that a small silver coin should be available to those who wished to minimize their possession of copper.

Q: Can you define for me the word “specie?”

A: The definition of specie is “coin or coined money” or, colloquially, “hard”...

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Canada: New silver and colour coin highlights Niagara Falls winter lights and launches new series

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (8th January) new celebratory coins which not only highlights one of Canada’s most world-renowned landmarks, but they launch a new 12-coin series entitled “Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities.”

Canada’s foremost illumination festival in Niagara Falls began in 1925, the annual Winter Festival of Lights celebrations transforms Niagara Falls into a palette of breath-taking colour with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays located within Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands, and the surrounding tourism districts. The famous falls are lit up every evening beginning at dusk, which, depending upon the time of year, is typically 5:00 p.m. in January and after 8:00 p.m. in July. They are occasionally lit in custom colours to mark a special occasion or are lit in support of a charitable cause. Niagara Falls is an especially sought-after place to welcome in the New Year as the colours and atmosphere are virtually unmatched anywhere...

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