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Selby Ungar (1937-2018), known to the numismatic community as the “King of Carson City Silver Dollars,” passed away on October 9, 2018, at the age of 81. He was renowned for his sincerity and integrity; being a U.S. Air Force veteran, vice president of the National Silver Dollar Round Table, and a trusted coin dealer. Selby […]
1795 die marriage previously unknown with lettered edge. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has identified a new variety of 1795 half cent. It is the first example of this obverse and reverse pairing known with a lettered edge; all other examples have a plain edge. The worn and corroded 1795 half cent was recently submitted to […]
The Banca Nationala a’ Romaniei has issued (18th March) new gold collector’s coins to mark the 550th anniversary of the consecration of the church at the Putna Monastery. A Romanian Orthodox monastery, it is considered one of the most important cultural, religious, and artistic centres established in medieval times. It was built and dedicated by Stephen the Great (born c. 1433–1440, died […]
On last week’s Metals and Markets podcast, SD Bullion’s James Anderson talked with Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Executive Director Jimmy Hayes about changing bullion sales tax rates for gold and silver in various U.S. states. In his introduction to the podcast, Anderson summarized the ups and downs associated with tax changes in the […]
The Bank of Sierra Leone has issued (8th March) the second of five silver Proof-quality double crowns in a new series entitled the “Big Five.” The Big Five refers to the exceptionally beautiful creatures within the animal kingdom who freely inhabit the African continent and whose presence in the wild is both breathtaking and reassuring. […]
(Temecula, California) March 11, 2019 — As part of the organization’s anti-counterfeiting efforts, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has added additional conduct restrictions to its Code of Ethics regarding involvement with fakes. Four words, indicated here in italics, have been added and are now part of section seven of PNG’s bylaws: “To refrain from knowingly participating […]
Yesterday, the Mint released the 2019 American Legion 100th anniversary coin products, which include the following: A Proof $5 gold coin (19CJ), a Proof clad half dollar (19CN), a Proof silver dollar (19CL), a three-coin Proof set (19CR), an Uncirculated $5 gold coin (19CK), an Uncirculated clad half dollar (19CP), and an Uncirculated silver dollar […]
Washington — The United States Mint today announced the appointment of Dr. Dean J. Kotlowski to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), as the member specially qualified by virtue of his education, training, or experience in American history. Dr. Kotlowski is a specialist in 20th-century U.S. political and policy history. He fills the vacancy created […]
Amsterdam, Netherlands — For the centenary celebrations of Dutch aviation, KLM (the national airline of the Netherlands), NLR (Dutch Aerospace Center), and GKN Fokker Technologies — the successors of the civil aviation manufacturers founded originally in 1919 — hosted an event on Thursday, 14th March to mark this important anniversary. The coin designs were approved as […]
The Bank of Greece will issue, on the 19th March, new collector coins which mark one of the country’s oldest entities in terms of banking and savings. Initially founded in 1839 as the Consignment Deposit Loan Fund, it was one of the first financial authorities established by law, eight years after attaining recognised independence from […]