Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering world-class collections as part of their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectible Expo next week in Baltimore, Maryland. Anchored by the Blue Moon Collection, Part I, and the collections of Dr. ...

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to showcase important collections in March 2017 Baltimore Auction

 

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering world-class collections as part of their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectible Expo next week in Baltimore, Maryland. Anchored by the Blue Moon Collection, Part I, and the collections of Dr. Gordon Shaw and Anthony Bettencourt, this event will showcase fresh, high-quality material that many collectors will be eager to bid on.

The auction begins at 4:00 (ET) on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 29, with Session I, which will feature numismatic Americana, colonial and related issues, and early American copper. The tokens and medals offered in this session comprise both collector favorites and historic rarities, including scarce Betts medals and Indian Peace medals from several nations. A gorgeous Mint State-62 BN (NGC) example of the “1781” (1782) Libertas Americana medal will be offered in lot 8 (above). From the auction listing, lot 8 is “an especially appealing example of this classic rarity. . . Only about 100 to...

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Denmark: Production of national coinage begins at Mint of Finland

The Mint of Finland announced on 21st March that production of Danish circulation coinage has officially begun, with the minting of circulation-quality 20-kroner coins. Governor Hugo Frey Jensen (pictured) of Danmarks Nationalbank attended the first-strike ceremony in Vantaa to celebrate the start of manufacturing and production. It was also announced that the Mint of Finland will be minting the upcoming commemorative coins on the occasion of the 50th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik, which will occur in June 2017. Last year, Mint of Finland won the tendering competition organised by Danmarks Nationalbank. In addition to cost-effectiveness, the tendering process addressed the quality, security, and social responsibility of the projects. Mint of Finland and Danmarks Nationalbank have signed a four-year framework agreement for the minting and delivery of Danish coins.

It was announced in October 2014 that the function of...

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New to gold investing? The FTC has these tips


“Police say two Bend teens made more than $50,000 selling fake bars of gold.” That’s the headline in today’s Register-Guard, a newspaper in Eugene, Oregon. It seems the two budding criminals got hold of fake, 1-ounce gold bars purported to be from the Perth Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint, in seemingly official, tamper-proof packaging. Then they went on Craigslist and connected with potential buyers. The unscrupulous juveniles rooked at least three adults—including an experienced coin dealer, who bought the majority of their stock* from individuals who’d purchased it directly from the teens.

This story seemed like a good intro to our second blog post on Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines for new precious-metals investors. Last week we shared the FTC’s tips on general bullion investing. This week, we’re sharing their guidelines on the different ways you can invest in gold. Naturally there’s a bit of overlap between the two topics, but this is one area where it...

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2017 United States Mint Proof Set available March 29

(Washington)—The Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 United States Mint Proof Set (17RG) on March 29 at noon Eastern Time.

This set includes the following coins, all with the S mintmark of the U.S. Mint at San Francisco:

  • Five America the Beautiful Quarters Program coins honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, DC), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri), Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument; New Jersey), and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana)
  • One Native American $1 coin with a reverse design featuring a profile of Sequoyah writing “Sequoyah from Cherokee Nation” in the Cherokee syllabary (writing system) along the border of the design
  • One Kennedy half dollar
  • One Roosevelt dime
  • One Jefferson nickel
  • One Lincoln penny

The coins are sealed in two protective lenses to accentuate and maintain their exceptional quality. In 2017, the front of the carton...

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2017 American Eagle silver Proof coins go on sale at noon on March 23

(Washington)—The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 American Eagle 1-ounce silver Proof coin (17EA) on March 23 at noon Eastern Time.

The obverse of the ASE features Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. Its reverse features former Mint sculptor-engraver John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle bearing a shield, with an olive branch in its right claw and arrows in its left.

American Eagle 1-ounce silver Proofs are struck on .999 fine silver blanks and bear the W mintmark, indicating their production at the U.S. Mint at West Point. Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in a satin-lined, blue-velvet presentation case with a certificate of authenticity.

The 2017 American Eagle 1-ounce silver Proof is priced at $53.95. Orders will be accepted at https://www.catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and...

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