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Braille on Coin a First for USA (7/19/08)
The prototype for the Braille commemorative which will be sold in 2009.Have you ever wondered how the blind population can tell what denomination of either paper money or coin they are using? A prototype of the first U.S. coin with readable Braille characters was unveiled July 2 at the National Federation of the Blind’s annual convention in Dallas during the March for Independence. More >>


Rosa Parks’ hats, James Brown’s curlers, a Nelson Mandela stamp and buying art on cruise ships (7/18/08)
The antiques, collectibles and art news swung from singer James Brown’s hair curlers, a stamp honoring freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, civil-rights heroine Rosa Parks’ hats to the last in a series of U.S. coins saluting the judiciary and a warning about buying art on cruise ships. Collectibles from the civil-rights pillar who would not move More >>


Do You Remember Yuri Gagarin? (7/17/08)
Photograph of Yuri Gagarin as he appeared during his 1961 flightIn 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space and orbit the globe for 108 minutes aboard Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok I) and returned safely to earth. What a brave cosmonaut!! More >>


Antiques Alamo sword, bad guy’s briefcase & collectibles, rare bills not for deposit (7/16/08)
In collectibles, antiques and art news, an Alamo sword and the personal effects of a notorious outlaw hit the auction block, a bank returns valuable rare bills to its customer, a stolen Renaissance masterpiece is sold and a distinctive Babe Ruth home-run ball goes up for sale for the first time. Wild West Antiques and Militaria More >>


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 >>


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