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1936 San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Commemorative Half Dollar

Virtually anyone who ever visited the San Francisco Bay Area will either have traveled on or seen the Bay Bridge, connecting San Francisco with Oakland. Bigger, longer and older than it’s more famous orange-red brother the Golden Gate Bridge (which was completed in 1937, a year after the Bay Bridge) the bridge is vital in transporting people from the East Bay to the City. When completed, the Bay … [Read More...]

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The True Draft of the First Commemorative Coin of the Federal Republic of Germany

On June 25, 2015, Künker auctions a sensation of post-WWII German numismatics: a pattern for the rejected draft by Karl Roth for the first German commemorative coin ‘Germanisches Museum’ (‘Germanic Museum’). Until now, a plaster cast model was the only known testimony! In August 1952, the German National Museum in Nuremberg celebrated its 100th anniversary. […]

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United States Mint Releases 2015 Silver Proof Set

The United States Mint has released the 2015 Silver Proof Set. This annual product contains 14 coins struck at the San Francisco Mint and bearing the “S” mint mark. Seven of the coins included in the set are struck in a special composition of 90% silver. United States Mint proof coins are struck in a […]

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London 2015 Europhilex Opens to Record Crowd on First Day

This year’s premier show for stamps and all things philatelic opened today to record crowds who lined up early in order to be the first through the doors. On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the first postage stamps, this year’s Europhilex was expected to be attended by larger numbers of collectors than last […]

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The Collections of Friedrich Popken and of Ernst Otto Horn at Künker

June 23-25, 2015 Fritz Rudolf Künker, Osnabrück Auction 263-264 The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will […]

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US Mint Sales Report: Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins Debut

The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut figures for the 2015 Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin Cover. The US Mint began accepting orders for the Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins on May 7, 2015. Available in proof and uncirculated […]

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Latest Royal Canadian Mint $20 for $20 Silver Coin Features Bugs Bunny

The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for the latest release within their “$20 for $20″ silver coin program, which offers a 99.99% pure silver coin for its legal tender face value of $20. The reverse design features an endearing depiction of the iconic cartoon character Bugs Bunny. Inscriptions read “2015″, “Fine Silver 9999 […]

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Ascension: New Coin in Celebration of the Arrival of a Princess

The Treasury of the Government of Ascension Island have announced a new coin which celebrates the arrival of the new baby daughter to the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. She arrived on the 2nd May to a jubilant crowd of well-wishers as well as a very ecstatic royal family. The […]

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25th Anniversary Australian Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

The Perth Mint has recently released the 25th Anniversary Australian Kookaburra 2015 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin. The popular format features both the obverse and reverse designs of the coin rendered in stunning high relief. The year 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the original Australian Kookaburra coin design which was first released […]

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The Life of Sir Winston Churchill Remembered in Four Coin Set

The Treasury of the Government of Alderney have issued a new four-coin set which not only pays tribute to a great World War II leader, but also to his genius as a gifted orator, leader, statesman and artist – Sir Winston Churchill was very much a renaissance man and could lend his talents to just […]