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Some of the finest known Kellogg & Co. and Wass Molitor & Co. San Francisco gold coins are among the 105 historic California Gold Rush Territorial coins recovered during the last expedition to the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S.S. Central America, that sank in 1857. The headline-making recovery also includes a rare variety U.S. Assay […]
The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers: Q: What are Proof coins and sets? A: The term “Proof” refers to the method of manufacturing a coin, not to its condition. Originally, Proof coins were struck for presentation, souvenir, exhibition, and display purposes. They are now, commencing in 1936 and continuously since […]
The Central Bank of Ireland has unveiled (18th July) the design of their upcoming collector coin which is the first in a numismatic series entitled “Modern Irish Musicians.” The series begins with coins honouring the talent of musician Rory Gallagher (1948–1995) and also remembers what would have been his 70th birthday. Born on the 2nd March […]
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced (18th July) plans to issue new 100-rupee banknotes ($U.S. 1.45) which are part of their latest family of banknotes depicting the country’s cultural heritage on the back sides and the Mahatma’s image on the face side. The revised series includes the latest security features and continues their […]
This 2007-D Washington quarter was originally struck on a Sacagawea $1 planchet before being cancelled by the U.S. Mint. The Mint has been “cancelling” coins since 2004, resulting in big cost savings, considering the complications and costs associated with transporting rejected blanks and coins to recycling facilities. The Mint uses a machine that flattens and […]
This U.S. Mint numismatic sales report covers the week ending July 15, 2018. The Mint’s best-selling product this week was again the 2018 U.S. Mint Proof Set (18RG), which sold 5,429 units. In second place is the 2018 American Gold Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin (18EH), released on July 12, 2018, it sold 4,149 units sold. The […]
Santa Ana, CA. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the Archangel Collection of Colonial and 1792 Coinage as a featured highlight of their October 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore. Comprising a comprehensive type set of early American and related issues, the cabinet showcases some of the greatest […]
The Bank of Estonia has announced (16th July) that they are releasing new 2018-dated circulating euro coins which include all of the currently circulating denominations from one cent to two-euro values. Prior to these newly dated coins, the majority of Estonian coins minted for circulation were dated “2011,” the year Estonia adopted the single currency. […]
The 1776-dated Continental Currency dollar in pewter is one of the best-known coins associated with early America. Conventional wisdom has had it that the paper dollar of similar design was discontinued in 1776 and the pewter dollar was issued as a more durable substitute. In recent years, several researchers have delved into the coin deeply, […]
The public can see them for the first time at the ANA 2018 Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money. (July 16, 2018) — The latest recovery of sunken treasure from the legendary “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America, includes six coins that now comprise the finest known “San Francisco Mint denomination set” for $1, $2.50, […]