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Makeover for Sacagawea Dollar – 2009 Heralds New Reverse (7/7/08)
Other DesignsA new design for the reverse of the Sacagawea dollar coin is mandated by Congress. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee viewed many designs in June and selected a female Indian planting maze (corn) in a field. This design is intended for use on the 2009 dollar coin, the first featuring a Native American theme. Each year thereafter a different Native American design will appear. More >>


Kate Moss, Latin Art, a Gold Rush Coin, & Insuring Collectibles (7/7/08)
In eccentric collectibles, model Kate Moss drops a hair extension in Berlin that results in bids on eBay and in fine art, a contested painting sets a new record for a Latin work. Iowan floods that brought the heartbreaking loss of a baseball legend’s memorabilia prompts an article on sports collectibles insurance, a Gold Rush-era coin is put on display, and a doll hits the big screen. More >>


1856 French Coin. About how much is it worth? (7/2/08)
Ihave an old french coin dated 1856. More >>


Mint Offers Presidential Dollars at Face Value (7/1/08)
Closeup of Presidential $1 CoinPresidential dollars are now available directly from the U.S. Mint at face value. Collectors and others can now order up to $500 in rolls of Uncirculated Presidential dollars for each president as the coins become available. The Mint will pay the standard shipping costs. More >>


Thorny Errors on Arizona State Quarter. Check your Arizona quarters for collectible errors. (7/1/08)
Closeup of errorsEasily visible die chips were found on recently released Arizona state quarters. Error coin specialists consider die chips a minor form of die stage; however, they are still collectible but rarely have significant value. The most significant error so far is a curved metal protrusion extending onto the 2008 date on the coin’s reverse. More >>


Rare World Coins Coming into their Own (6/17/08)
A Gold aureus of Brutus graded choice AU A gold aureus of Severus Alexander showing the colosseum realized $800,000 in the Mellennia sale auctioned by Ira and Larry Goldberg May 26. The auction realized $23,024,765.00. The firm said this might be the highest single-day world coin auction total ever. A gold aureus of Brutus realized $575,000.00. The coin was graded Choice AU by NGC. More >>


Quality Coins Bring Record Prices at Goldberg and Heritage Auctions (6/17/08)
Specimen 1891-O quarter sold for $161,000 in Heritage Long BeachHigh-grade gold from the Ohringer Family Trust collection and other consignments brought an 11 million dollar windfall at the Ira and Larry Goldberg May auction. The 1930-S gold $20 alone in MS-64 PQ was bid to $130,000 in the Goldberg sale. A specimen 1891 quarter sold for $161,000 in the Heritage Long Beach sale. The 1794 silver dollar sold also for $161,000 at this same auction. More >>


At the 2008 Whitman Coin and Currency Convention (6/11/08)
Tom Carrier at the Coin and Currency ConventionGold and silver, platinum and kids. The 36th Annual Coin and Currency Convention in Baltimore, Maryland last weekend had quite a lot of all that, plus so much more. This is where you can both be a long time collector and still enjoy learning like a kid. That’s what I found out when I followed the kids to see Patti Jagger Finner at the Kid’s Korner. More >>


Baltimore Coin Show: Bits And Bytes (6/11/08)
Baltimore Show: Bits & Bytes Show Sales Top $6.2 More >>


Imitation British Halfpence (Machin’s Mills and Other Coinage of 1786-1789 (6/5/08)
Obverse of MachinThe most common coin used for small transactions in early America was the copper British halfpenny. These were widely accepted non-legal tender status and were a prime choice for unauthorized reproduction by private individuals. Many counterfeits were made in this country by casting or other crude methods; some were even made in England and imported to this country. More >>


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