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Values of Liberty Cap Half Cents 1793 - 1797

 

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New Standard Catalog of World Coins 1801-1900 Available (11/20/2012)

IOLA, Wis. (Nov. 5, 2012) -- Krause Publications has released a new edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins 1801-1900.

This seventh edition covers all mint-issue coins of the world from 1801 to 1900, including tokens, patterns, sets, etc., fully illustrated and offering the most up-to-date pricing in five grades. The 19th century produced some of the most popular classic coinage in world monetary history. In the past three years, thousands of these numismatic treasures have appeared in high-profile auctions worldwide, bring record prices and driving the demand for more.

Other features include:

  • 100 years of world monetary history portrayed in coins from every nation existing during the 19th century

  • Completely analyzed and updated pricing

  • Fully illustrated with hundreds of improved or new images

  • Expanded descriptions for obverse and reverse sides to aid the collector in proper identification of coins

This book is for the beginner to the expert interested in world coins. This is must for dealers, researchers and investors throughout the world. This catalog represents the only English language authoritative reference for the entire world in one volume and appeals to the value-conscious.

For more information - Catalog at amazon.com

Illustrated Coin Dating Guide for the Eastern World Re-released (09/28/2012)

Krause Publications has re-released the Illustrated Coin Dating Guide for the Eastern World.

With this book, collectors, dealers and researchers can learn how to identify inscriptions and determine dates on eastern coins. With many images, charts and conversion tables, this book provides the user with all of the resources needed to identify eastern coins.

Features

  • 250 images of coins and close-up details for recognizing key elements of coins from all over the eastern hemisphere
  • Conversion tables and charts for calculating dates and translating numbers and letters in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew and other languages

This book is for the collector looking for in-depth information on identifying coin inscriptions and recognizing and dating eastern coins.

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2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date Now Available (09/28/2012)

The seventh edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date is now available from Krause Publications.

This latest edition will present collectors with the most up-to-date information on coin prices, allowing for well-informed decisions to enhance any modern-issue collection.

New mint issues from across the world, including the ever-growing array of bullion coins, are present. Complete with key coin specifications, the Standard Catalog also provides background about each country's monetary history and an incredible 12,500 actual-size coin illustrations. Both new entries and past updates are presented in the familiar, authoritative Standard Catalog style. The reference work includes coverage of collector coins, sets, trial strikes, pieforts and patterns.

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New Slovak silver collector coin 10 euro "Anton Bernolak – the 250th Anniversary of the Birth" (09/27/2012)

Anton Bernolak (3 Oct. 1762 - 15 Jan. 1813) is one of the most notable figures in Slovak history and was a leading personality of Slovak national life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was a Catholic priest and prominent linguist who became the first person to codify the Slovak language. In addition, he was an active promoter of Slovak national life and education.
Coin’s data
Designer: Pavel Károly
Material: Ag 900, Cu 100
Weight: 18 g
Diameter: 34 mm
Edge: inscription: "TU MÁTE SLOVO MOJE O REČI VAŠEJ" (HERE IS MY WORD ON YOUR LANGUAGE)

Number of pieces minted: BU quality: 5200 proof quality: 6950
Date of issue: 18 September 2012
Current price: BU 24,90€ Proof: 29,70€

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Major Roman Hoard Found in Britain (05/30/2012)

What is believed to be the fifth largest hoard of ancient Roman coins ever unearthed in Great Britain was recently announced through Roman Baths, the organization that hopes to become the conservator of the find.

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Morgans Fluctuate Up and Down (05/30/2012)

The Morgan dollar series has been very active with common date issues adjusting to current bullion levels and better dates seeking equilibrium in our current economy. I like what I see in the current market.

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Early Half Dimes Worth Exploring? (05/30/2012)

If you are like most collectors, chances are you have never seen a half dime unless you happened to see them in an exhibit at a coin show or on display at the museum.

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1895-S Not a Typical Morgan Dollar (11/07/2011)

The 1895-S is definitely not your typical well struck and generally available San Francisco Morgan dollar. In fact, if anything, it is more like the not-readily-available 1893-S.

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Slovakia - Silver 10 coin - Jan Cikker the 100th Anniversary of the Birth (09/12/2011)

Kremnica Mint offers you the newest Slovak silver collector coin in nominal value of 10 euro "Jan Cikker – the 100th Anniversary of the Birth".

Ján Cikker (29 July 1911 - 21 December 1989) is one of the most distinguished Slovak composers and a leading representative of Slovak classical music. His talent and creativity resulted in work of great artistic value that has proved an inspiration to subsequent generations of composers. He is among the best of what Slovakia can offer the world in the field of culture and arts.
While his work ran a gamut of genres, it was in opera where he had the greatest impact, achieving success at the world's major playhouses with the operas Juro Jánošík, Beg Bajazid, Mister Scrooge, Resurrection, Play about Love and Death, Coriolanus, The Siege of Bystrica, Judgment, and From the Life of Insects.
In recognition of his work, he was awarded Vienna University's Gottfried von Herder Prize for humanism and ethical principles (1966) and the UNESCO prize for music (1979), as well as being granted the title of National Artist in Slovakia. In 2011, he was posthumously awarded the Order of Ľudovít Štúr - First Class. (source: NBS)

Coin’s data

Designers: PhDr. Kliment Mitura
Material: Ag 900, Cu 100
Weight: 18 g
Diameter: 34 mm
Edge: inscription: "HUDBA – UNIVERZÁLNA REČ ĽUDSTVA"
(Music – the universal language of mankind) Producer: Kremnica Mint
Number of pieces minted: BU quality: 7900 proof quality: 8900
Price: BU 25.4€ Proof: 30.3€

You can order the coin via online shop at www.mint.sk 

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Is This End of Road for 1933 $20s? (09/12/2011)

It ended with a unanimous verdict of a jury of their peers, ruling that 10 1933 double eagle gold pieces were illegally removed from the Philadelphia Mint.

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Five-Coin Eagle Set for 25th Anniversary (09/12/2011)

Although the U.S. Mint will not put the "S" mintmark on 1 ounce 2011 silver American Eagle bullion coins struck in San Francisco, the Western mint's iconic letter will still appear on a silver Eagle this year.

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1899 Morgan Had Role in Roy Rogers Movie (09/12/2011)

You might say that an 1899 Morgan dollar had a starring role in a Roy Rogers movie released in 1948, "Night Time in Nevada." In the story, a murdered miner's lucky silver dollar points his daughter and Roy in the killer's direction.

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Cherrypicking the Best Coins (09/12/2011)

The term cherrypicking is generally taken to mean searching for unattributed and scarce die varieties in a dealer's stock. When found, these unrecognized gems can often be purchased for a fraction of their true value.

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2012 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date Now Available (07/08/2011)

IOLA, Wis. (June 20, 2011) -- The sixth edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date is now available from Krause Publications.

Insightful data for each featured coin, collected and reviewed by a panel of more than 200 respected coin experts worldwide, fill the pages of this latest edition. Nearly 150 pages of new entries, featuring more than 2,000 new types and issues, ensure that collectors will have the largest source of information available on coins from all across the world.

Recent increases in the price of precious metals worldwide have drastically affected coin prices.

"Almost every coin struck with silver or gold content experienced significant change in value for this year's new sixth edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date," said numismatic market analyst Tom Michael, who was assisted on the book by editor George Cuhaj. This latest edition will present collectors with the most up-to-date information on coin prices, allowing for well-informed decisions to enhance any modern-issue collection. New mint issues from across the world, including the ever-growing array of bullion coins, are present. Complete with key coin specifications, the Standard Catalog also provides background about each country's monetary history and an incredible 10,000 actual-size coin illustrations. Both new entries and past updates are presented in the familiar, authoritative Standard Catalog style. The reference work includes coverage of collector coins, sets, trial strikes, pieforts and patterns.

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1795 Silver Dollar Tops Long Beach - By Numismatic News (07/08/2011)

A 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar highlighted the results of an approximately $13 million auction conducted by Heritage Auctions June 1 in Long Beach, Calif.  The Two Leaves silver dollar, B-2, BB-20, realized $253,000 at the Signature Sale. It was graded MS-65 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.

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Bratislava Collectors Days 2011 (06/01/2011)

Mincovna Kremnica will participate on the international collector fair Bratislava Collectors Days 2011 (June 3-4). Bratislava Collector Days that will take place at Incheba, is considered as the key fair in Slovakia focusing on collectors.

You all are invited to visit our booth nr. 300. where will be exhibited various products and introduced the latest coin set Historical Regions of Slovakia 2011 – Ponitrie, Trnavsko as well as the silver collector coin in nominal value of 10 euro Memorandum of the Slovak Nation - the 150th anniversary of the adoption.

We will also exhibit the winners medals of the 2011 IIHF World Championship!! Medals for the hockey championship were minted in Kremnica Mint, author of the design is Martin Zlejší.

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2012 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 Now Available (06/01/2011)

IOLA, Wis. (May 24, 2011) -- The 2012 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 is now available from Krause Publications.

Edited by world coin experts George Cuhaj and Tom Michael, this top-selling, one-of-a-kind coin guide contains nearly 1 million values for coins minted around the world, between 1901 and 2000. With few exceptions, the values stated in this new 39th edition have risen from the previous year, and in some cases, the values have increased substantially -- based on market demand.

In addition to current values, this book also contains 60,000 actual-size illustrations of coins -- including the obverse and reverse. These illustrations are great for helping to accurately identify coins -- an essential part of grading and pricing coins.

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Money Flows into Morgan Silver Dollars (06/01/2011)

The past month the coin market has been dominated by precious metals, especially silver with a near parabolic rise to just under $50 followed by a 30 percent correction.

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Gold Eagle Starts Slow (06/01/2011)

After a two-year absence in 2009 and 2010, the uncirculated 1 ounce American Eagle gold piece with the mintmark has returned.

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Early U.S. Coin History with Tom LaMarre - Hail to the 'Thrip' (01.06.2011)

The silver three-cent piece came into existence for the convenience of purchasing a single postage stamp. But the Mint had a hard time striking the tiny coins, which were easily lost and disappeared from circulation during the Civil War.

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Values of BRD Euro Commemorative Coin Sets (05/30/2011)

New: Values of BRD Euro commemorative coin Sets in cons database.

More: 2 Euro-Commemorative Coin Sets - 10 Euro-Commemorative Coin Sets

2012 U.S. Coin Digest Now Available (05/04/2011)

IOLA, Wis. (May 2, 2011) -- Everything a coin collector or dealer would need for collecting U.S. coins is in the 2012 U.S. Coin Digest. In the 10th edition of this reference, readers will find detailed listings for all circulating and non-circulating U.S. coins, from early American Token coinage to modern coins minted in the 21st century -- including Presidential dollars, First Spouse coins, and America the Beautiful quarters.

In addition to comprehensive listings, and nearly 2,000 color photographs, the 2012 edition of this top-selling guide also features:
* Up-to-date values in up to 11 condition grades
* More than 50 pages of introductory features about coin grading, buying, and storing
* Illustrated coin identification guide
* Coins of Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Philippines

Plus, you'll never again have to juggle and struggle with keeping the pages open as you take a closer look at your coins, because the durable hard cover and concealed flexible binding of U.S. Coin Digest allows you to lay your book flat on the table for hands-free research and review.

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Silver coins and silver bullion at ebay.com sorted by countries and other topics (05/04/2011)

Many people are looking in the moment for silver because they are viewed by investors as a "hedge" against inflation or a store of value.
You can find a lot of Silver coins which derive their value from the metal (silver) content and / or their numismatic at ebay.com. For your help:
This new list shows silver coins and silver bullion lots which are offered in the moment at ebay.com sorted by countries and other topics.

Canadian silver coin

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1oz. Gold Eagle Sales Start Strong (05/04/2011)

By the fourth day of sales, the U.S. Mint reported that a quarter of the 2011 1 ounce gold proof American Eagle coins had been purchased by collectors.

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Silver: Rising Prices Over 80 Years (05/04/2011)

Let's take a look at what happened to last year's bullion coins, whose face value is making them stand out in a really different way.

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Gold $1 Started Strong Then Faded (05/04/2011)

The U.S. dollar hasn't been technically backed by gold in any form since 1971 and the ability of Americans to spend gold dollars was outlawed in 1933.

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United States Wasn't First to Use 'IN GOD WE TRUST' (04/01/2011)

The motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" has over the years become seemingly an automatic adjunct of our coinage. It is not without controversy, oddly in both directions.

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10 Euro Documents of Zobor - the 900th anniversary of the origin (03/08/2011)

The issued day of the silver collector coin in nominal value of 10 euro Documents of Zobor - the 900th anniversary of the origin will be March 16, 2011.
Designer: Mgr. art. Peter Valach Material: Ag 900, Cu 100 Weight: 18 g Diameter: 34 mm

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New coin values at sammler.com: Values of Liberty Cap Half Cents 1793 - 1797 (02/19/2011)

 

A new page of sammler.com shows the values of Liberty Cap Half Cents. The Liberty Cap cent was issued by the mint from 1793–1797.

Most of these coins are valuable especially if their condition is better than grade f.

1793 Liberty Cap Half Cent

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Reagan Coin Bill Introduced (02/18/2011)

Legislation drafted on the occasion of the centennial of the birth of Ronald Reagan Feb. 6 calls for 50,000 $5 gold pieces and 300,000 silver dollars.

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Circulating World Coin Guide Now Available from Krause Publications (02/18/2011)

IOLA, Wis. (Feb. 8, 2011) -- The most comprehensive catalog of 20th and 21st century circulating world coins is back from Krause Publications.

Collecting World Coins: Circulating Issues, 1901-Present is now available. The 13th edition of this catalog contains listings and more than 18,500 detailed coin illustrations of circulating issues worldwide. Non-circulating legal tender issues are not included.

The country-by-country organization of this book makes it easy to find the countries and coins collectors are interested in, and illustrations aid in identifying subtle differences between similar issues.

Edited by world coin experts George Cuhaj and Tom Michael, the book's listings include dates and mintages, metal composition, weight and current market value.

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Standard Catalog of German Coins Now Available (01/26/2011)

IOLA, Wis. (Jan. 11, 2011) -- The Standard Catalog of German Coins is now available from Krause Publications. Noted German coin expert N. Douglas Nicol compiled the 1,500-page book, with George Cuhaj serving as editor and Tom Michael as market analyst.

The third edition of this massive reference brings users a wealth of information covering more than five centuries of German coinage, all in one single, comprehensive volume. The Standard Catalog of German coins offers accurate market values compiled through analysis of actual dealer offerings and auction results spanning the 12 years since the release of the second edition. Attribution is also improved with expanded descriptions and thousands of coin images.

Special features of this third edition include:

-Cross-referencing to specialized literature.
-Additional data on mint officials and mintage figures.
-An increased number of minor coin illustrations.
-Listings for German states that only existed prior to 1601.
-A brief overview of German monetary history by author N. Douglas Nicol.
-German coin denomination tables by Nicol.

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Standard Catalog of World Coins 1701-1800 Now Available (01/26/2011)

IOLA, Wis. (Jan. 4, 2011) -- The Standard Catalog of World Coins 1701-1800 is now available from Krause Publications.

The fifth edition of this must-have reference contains 1,352 pages and more than actual-size 20,000 images. The book contains values in up to five grades of condition, reflecting dramatic changes in values for gold coins and silver crowns.

Other features include:

-Significant price increases for coins of Austria and Hungary.
-Extensive additions to listings for German states and Italian states.
-Expanded and improved coin images.

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New coin values at sammler.com: Values of Liberty Cap Pennies 1793 - 1796 (01/21/2011)

 

A new page of sammler.com shows the values of Liberty Cap Cents.

The Liberty Cap cent was issued by the mint from 1793–1796
In 1795, the planchets became too thin for anymore use of edge lettering on the coins, so coins from late-1795 onward have no edge lettering.

Most of these coins are valuable especially if their condition is better than grade f.

 

1794 Liberty Cap Cent

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New coin values at sammler.com: Values of Flowing Hair Half Dimes 1794 - 1795  (01/14/2011)

 

A new page of sammler.com shows the values of Flowing Hair Half Dimes. Flowing Hair Half Dimes were issued between 1794 and 1795 at a low mintage of 86,146 coins for both years together. These coins are therefore rather  rare

 

Flowing Hair Half Dime

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New coin values at sammler.com: Values of Draped Bust Half Dimes 1796 - 1805  (01/13/2011)

 

A new page of sammler.com shows the values of Draped Bust Half Dimes.
Draped Bust Half Dimes. were first issued with a small eagle on the reverse between 1796 and 1797 and then from 1800 - 1805 with a
heraldic eagle reverse and most of them are very valuable.

 

Draped Bust Half Dime

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Micro Nations Prosper in Coins (12/23/2010)

There are more places than you might think that exist in someone's mind, but their physical existence may be limited to fantasy coins or perhaps to some place that may only be visible at low tide.

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The Legendary 1799 Cent (12/23/2010)

There's something exceptional about any U.S. coin from the 1700s. Part of the magic is in the date. It isn't every day you see a coin more than 200 years old.

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Saint-Gaudens' Other Gold Gem (12/23/2010)

When coin collectors think of the famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, what coin series comes to mind? Gold $20. But Saint-Gaudens created another design used on U.S. circulating gold coins: the Indian Head design.

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2011 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date (12/23/2010)

Suitable for the beneficiaries of a collection of coins, someone just getting started in collecting or the experienced enthusiasts who want to keep up-to-date records, as well as collectors or investors in coins of gold, silver, platinum or palladium.

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Canadian Coin Digest Now Available from Krause Publications (11/17/2010)

IOLA, Wis. (Oct. 27, 2010) -- A comprehensive reference book on Canadian coins is now available from numismatic publishing leader Krause Publications.

Produced by the Standard Catalog of World Coins staff, Canadian Coin Digest covers everything from the earliest unified coins of 1858 to today's innovative releases from the Royal Canadian Mint. The affordable, portable reference features:

• More than 1,200 photographs and illustrations
• Thousands of up-to-date value listings reflecting current precious metals prices
• Accurate mintage figures, KM identification numbers and detailed descriptions
• Comprehensive coverage of new issues from the prolific, innovative Royal Canadian Mint

The book is edited by George S. Cuhaj, with market analysis from Tom Michael.

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Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Award Winners (11/17/2010)

IOLA, Wis. (Nov. 16, 2010) -- Ten 2009-dated coins have been honored with Coin of the Year Awards for 2011 by World Coin News magazine and its partner website, NumisMaster.com.

An international panel of more than 60 judges selected the winners from hundreds of nominated coins during balloting, which concluded in early November. The awards will be presented Jan. 29, 2011, in a special ceremony during the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.

"Coin of the Year voting is always an exciting time in our office," said Krause Publications Coin of the Year coordinator Lisa Bellavin. "The field of exceptional work is so wide, yet when the decision is left to the judges, there's usually a pretty clear consensus of what stands out as excellent, even though the judges come from different countries and areas of the hobby. This speaks to the power of the compelling art and design displayed on the winning coins."

The 2011 winners include:

Most Historically Significant: Kazakhstan – 100 Tenge, silver, Attila the Hun
Best Contemporary Event: France – 10 Euro, silver, Fall of Berlin Wall
Best Gold: South Africa – 100 Rand, gold, White Rhino
Best Silver: Canada – 20 Dollars, silver, Crystal Snowflake
Best Crown: Finland – 20 Euro, silver, Peace and Security
Most Popular: Austria – 10 Euro, silver, Basilisk of Vienna
Best Trade: Slovakia – 2 Euro, bi-metallic, First Year of Euro Issuance
Most Innovative: British Indian Ocean Territory – 2 Pounds, silver-crystal, Life of the Sea Turtle
Most Artistic: Canada – 300 Dollars, gold, Native American Summer Moon Mask
Most Inspirational: France – 10 Euro, silver, Mother Teresa and Child Voting for the overall Coin of the Year, as well as the People's Choice award, will begin shortly, with winners also unveiled online and at the World Money Fair.

Lincoln $1 Launch Nov. 19 (11/17/2010)

Abraham Lincoln's Presidential dollar will be formally launched Nov. 19 at the 16th President's cottage on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C.

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Krause Publications Releases Rare Coin Investing (10/20/2010)

IOLA, Wis. (Sept. 29, 2010) -- Investors looking to broaden their retirement portfolios beyond stocks and bonds will learn details of an intriguing market in Rare Coin Investing, a new book from coin and paper money publisher Krause Publications.

Studies show that the same amount of money invested in the stock market and in rare coins can result in a better return with the rare coins approach. Plus, it doesn't take thousands of dollars or finding the rarest of the rare coins to see a profitable return on an investment. For as little as $100 per coin, investors can start building a portfolio that can bring solid gains, and this book from noted coin expert David L. Ganz can help:


- Learn how great coin collections were built with low-cost coins.
- See how a portfolio of coins gained in value over 10 year, 20 years, 30 years and more.
- Review the author's recommendations for affordable coins available for purchase today.

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Bronze Cent Sets Record (09/27/2010)

A 1943-D Lincoln cent made of bronze instead off wartime steel has brought $1.7 million in a private transactions between two anonymous parties.

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The Standard Catalog of German Coins, 1501-present, 3rd edition (09/27/2010)

From the worldwide leader in world coin books comes the first reference material of its kind, with five centuries of German coinage in a single volume! This essential book will include more coin images than ever before—including many minor coins — and cover states that did not exist after 1601.
Other features will include:

  • Cross-referencing to specialized literature to aid in identification
  • Additional data on mint officials and mintage figures gained from available Mint reports
  • A brief overview of German monetary history by author N. Douglas Nicol
  • Revised market values based on actual dealer offerings and auction results spanning the 12 years since the release of the second edition

Look for the Standard Catalog of German Coins, 1501-present, 3rd edition from trusted numismatic booksellers.

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Collectible Error Cents (08/30/2010)

Because of the set's popularity and the number of collectors of it, many error varieties have been found in the Lincoln cent series.

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Krause Publications Unveils National Park Quarter Folders (08/30/2010)

IOLA, Wis. (August 5, 2010) -- The America the Beautiful Quarters Program is in full swing, and Krause Publications has the albums collectors need to collect them all: [description]Warman's coin folders.

Believed to be the first folders to features images of the reverse designs of the national parks featured on these quarters, these folders will provide collectors with more than a decade of use and fun as five quarters in the series are released each year.

"Coming on the heels of the historically popular state quarter program, the national park quarter program figures to keep interest in coins alive among new or casual collectors," said Krause Publications' Maggie Stigsell. "Whether you want to collect just one of each park's quarters or one from each mint, our folders have you covered." The Deluxe folder features four panels with 120 slots for coins of both the Philadelphia and Denver mints, while the standard folder features three panels with 60 slots. The folders also include identifying details for each coin, including state and site name, and geographic details and historical anecdotes about each of the honored sites.

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2011 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date Now Available (08/30/2010)

IOLA, Wis. (July 29, 2010) -- The fifth edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date is now available from Krause Publications.

Valuable coin data, gathered by a panel of more than 200 coin experts worldwide, fill the pages of this new edition, which contains nearly 100 more pages than the previous edition.

"In putting together this book we scoured mint websites, live auction sites, and special new issue sales sites," said market analyst Tom Michael. "That's why this edition is 20 percent larger than the last one!" Hundreds of new world mint issues, including the ultra-popular area of bullion coins, are represented in authoritative Standard Catalog fashion, complete with key coin specifications, background about each country's monetary history, and 6,000 actual-size coin illustrations. The reference includes coverage of collector coins, sets, trial strikes, pieforts and patterns.

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2011 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 by George S. Cuhaj and Thomas Michael (08/30/2010)

This new edition of the ultimate 20th century world coin book is easy to use, complete in detail, and reliable in its pricing. Use it at home, while you watch online auctions or research coins to add to your collection, or take it with you to shows or meetings, and use it for quick review of prices and on-the-spot identification.

This best-selling coin book includes: * Nearly 1 million listings * Detailed descriptions with weight, diameter, composition, fineness and mintage * 50,000 coin illustrations, obverse and reverse * Up-to-date values, in up to five condition grades

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The First Mini-Dollar (07/27/2010)

Thirty years ago, newspapers called it a flop—a costly fiasco, an egg laid by the Treasury Department. The Susan B. Anthony dollar was minted only from 1979-1981, and then one more time in 1999. But you can hardly call it a failure.

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Krause Publications Seeks Authors, Writers (07/27/2010)

IOLA, Wis. (July 21, 2010) -- Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, online properties and events, invites numismatic authors and writers to visit its booth at the World's Fair of Money this August.

"We are always on the lookout for great book ideas, magazine articles, or multimedia content," said KP numismatics publisher Scott Tappa. "I would encourage anyone with an idea they would like to publish to stop by our booth and share it with us."

At the American Numismatic Association event in Boston, KP will be situated in booths 1629 and 1631.

Authors looking to speak with a KP representative are encouraged to visit the booths and ask for:

-Debbie Bradley, editorial director
-Dave Harper, editor, Numismatic News
-Bob Van Ryzin, editor, Coins and Bank Note Reporter
-Scott Tappa, publisher

The KP numismatics booth will be open during general public bourse hours from August 10-14. For more information about KP's line of products visit www.shopnumismaster.com . For more information about the World's Fair of Money visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com .

2011 North American Coins & Prices is coming (07/27/2010)

Are you looking for a cool deal this summer? How about three countries worth of coin data, including photos and current pricing in one book? That's what you get, and more, with the new edition of North American Coins & Prices.

This coin book features coins from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., from the Colonial era to the present, and it's organized alphabetically for easy identification. Its small enough you can take it to shows, yet packed with 45,000 listings, 3,000 actual-size coin illustrations, current values in multiple grades of condition, and expert insight about the coin market.

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Kublai Khan Ingot Sells for $64,900 (07/27/2010)

Ponterio & Associates, a division of Bowers and Merena Auctions, realized $1,608,082 as the official auctioneer of the June 2010 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo.

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New One-Ounce Gold $5 Proposed (07/27/2010)

A new high-relief, one-ounce gold piece with a denomination of $5 would be authorized as a commemorative coin if Congress passes the United States Marshal Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act.

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Set of Slovak euro coins 2010 "Historical Regions of Slovakia Turiec, Tekov, Podsitniansko" issued (07/14/2010)

Kremnica Mint issued the set of Slovak euro coins Historical Regions of Slovakia – Turiec, Tekov, Podsitniansko. Since July 6 you can purchase this coin set directly via online shop at www.mint.sk .
Price: 15,99€ Mintage: 12000 pcs Finishing: shiny, FDC

More information about the set and its images available at www.mint.sk 

Half Dimes Started With 'Half Disme' (07/14/2010)

The list of most historic coins of the United States is one where many can disagree. That is especially true in the case of the 1792 half disme, but as with all other early half dimes, the 1792 is certainly an interesting item.

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Krause Publications Releases Modern Commemorative Coins (07/14/2010)

IOLA, Wis. (June 29, 2010) -- In recent years, the state quarter program and rise of Internet coin trading has created increased demand for modern commemorative coins. Author Eric Jordan describes the process by which collectors and investors can find correctly-priced coins of this nature in his new book, Modern Commemorative Coins, now available from Krause Publications.

"Moderns are the fastest-growing segment of the coin market, and to date there has been a lack of resource materials aimed specifically at serving the interest and needs of this market," said KP Numismatics editorial director Debbie Bradley, a contributing editor on the book. "Modern Commemorative Coins arms collectors with the tools they need to predict future rarities, identify key dates for each type of modern, and price the coins in their collection."

Modern Commemorative Coins will show readers how to:

-Include modern coins in their self-directed IRA.
-Include numismatic investments as part of their estate plan.
-Select coins for purchase that have the best chance of increasing in value.

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New Slovakian 2€ coin cards edition (06/18/2010)

Kremnica Mint is planning to start issuing the commemorative 2€ coins in coin cards. We will so offer a great opportunity for both experienced and new collectors to start their own unique 2€ coin card collection. Coin cards from the new, beginning edition of coin cards with commemorative 2€ coins issued by Kremnica Mint will start with 2€ coins from the year 2009. The first collector coin card will include the commemorative 2€ coin "10 years of Economic and Monetary Union" (this coin was issued in 2009). Next will be the coin card with y.2009 2€ coin "17th November – Day of the fight for freedom and democracy - the 20th anniversary". After these two coins, we will continue with coin cards covering the commemorative 2€ coins that will be issued according to the issue plan of NBS. Coin cards will be issued in a limited quantity (the exact number of pieces and price will be specified later).

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U.S. Coin Market Update with Harry Miller (06/18/2010)

Proof Gold, Silver Eagles Still Selling
The Long Beach Expo ended last Saturday and was not only well attended but business was brisk despite falling precious metals prices, usually a harbinger of fear in the market.

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Silver collector 10€ coin - Martin Kukucin - the 150th anniversary of the birth (05/25/2010)

On May 3, 2010 will be issued also silver collector 10€ coin - Martin Kukucin - the 150th anniversary of the birth. The same day (May 3) will all customers, who reserved this silver 10€ coin, receive an email with information/instructions how to create a valid order of the reserved coin(s) and how to pay it. Price of reserved coin: BU 14,49€, PROOF 19,18€. Customers who did not reserve the coin in advance will have the opportunity to purchase it in our online shop since May 10. Price of not reserved coin: BU 16,49€, PROOF 21€. Best regards Marketing department Mincovna Kremnica, s.p.

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New Book: Warman's World Coins Field Guide: Values & Identification (03/24/2010)

From the publishers of the best-selling coins and paper money books in the world comes Warman’s World Coins Field Guide, a portable, full-color price guide featuring 450 photographs, thousands of listings and expert numismatic insight. The Field Guide provides a helpful, comprehensive and easy-to-follow format to the exciting and lucrative hobby of collecting world coins. You’ll discover the most complete and portable price guide of its kind, covering coins belonging to over two-thirds of the world’s countries from 1901-2000. It gives historical background information on coins; counterfeit alerts, and thousands of listings and prices. The value and identification charts are easy to use, a breeze to read and a tremendous resource.

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New coin sets in the issue plan of Kremnica Mint! (03/24/2010)

Two new coin sets were added into to issue plan 2010 of Kremnica Mint:

1) Set of Slovak euro coins 2010 "40th anniversary of Slovak numismatic organization", is issued in cooperation with Slovak numismatic organization on the occasion of its establishment anniversary. Finishing : shiny, FDC, 3 000 pcs (max.10 pcs/per person is possible to reserve)

2) Set of Slovak euro coins 2010 "Football world championship in South Africa 2010", issued on the occasion of football world championship and first qualification of Slovak national team for World Cup 2010 Finishing : shiny, FDC, 20 000 pcs

You can make the reservation of coin sets via our reservation form ( http://www.mint.sk/kontakt_reserve.php?lang=en ). More information about all 2010 coin sets, adjustments in mintages of particular coin sets and issue dates can be found in issue plan of Mint at www.mint.sk 

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Special discount price for coin sets 2005 and 2006 (02/10/2010)

Special discount price for coin sets Winter Olympic Games Torino 2006! Kremnica Mint offers you now the previous coin set with motif of Olympic games - Winter Olympic Games Torino 2006 at an attractive prices:
- proof like coin set WOG Torino 2006 for 19€
- BU coin set WOG Torino 2006 for just 6€.
Additionally, we also offer you the Historical regions of Slovakia 2005 coin set for special price just 2€! Take the opportunity to get this attractive set of Slovak coin at the exclusive price only at www.mint.sk 

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Collecting U.S. Coins with Mark Benvenuto - Looking at Franklins (02/10/2010)

Today, half dollars are the Rodney Dangerfield of small change. We make so few of them that the average person goes for years at a time before seeing even one in a daily transaction.

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Coin and Precious Metal Values 2010: Trends, Deals, and Predictions for the Smart Investor (02/10/2010)

Whether you are a coin collector or a general investor - coins are a smart investment in precious metals! Some view investing in rare coins as investing in the metals that made them. Today’s rising metal values make coins a terrific investment, and in Coins & Precious Metal Values 2010, expert Jim Kingsland shows how to predict the value trends of certain coins by tracking the metals market. As the prices of copper, nickel, silver, gold, platinum, and other metals rise and fall, so do the values of coins made from these metals. Coins & Precious Metal Values 2010 includes up-to-date trend graphs, analysis, and predictions for the most popular and valuable metal coins within each metal category.

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2010 Mint Issues from Numismatic News (02/10/2010)

New Native American Dollar Leads Year's Issues The first dollar to arrive in 2010 will be the Native American dollar that features Sacagawea on the obverse and arrows and a Hiawatha Belt on the reverse.

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The most valuable German Mark Coins 1950 - 2001 (01/27/2010)

Though the EUROo was introduced there are still a large number of high valuable German Mark coins today. These DM coins are overlooked by people and so there is still a chance for discover small coins from Germany which have a value about $1000 or more. We introduce in the most expensive ones on this page.

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Fascinating Facts, Mysteries & Myths About U.S. Coins by Robert Van Ryzin (01/22/2010)

How much do you know about U.S. coin history? There's plenty to discover and this affordable, fact-and-photo-filled book is the perfect guide for such an adventure.

Each of the 23 chapters in this book features a different story that may be a truth or tale, along with snippets of other intriguing items of U.S. coin history. In addition, you'll find 250+ superb photographs of people, places and coins associated with each story. This is one historical adventure you're sure to enjoy!

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Updated Standard Catalog of World Gold Coins Now Available (01/22/2010)

IOLA, Wis. (Jan. 8, 2010) -- Krause Publications has released the sixth edition of the Standard Catalog of World Gold Coins, 1601-present, including platinum and palladium issues.

"Gold coins have been the standard store of wealth for mankind for centuries," said market analyst Tom Michael. "Public interest in gold is always simmering below the surface of society and spikes through at various junctures. Gold rushes, gold backing of currencies and of course times of economic downturns such as we are now experiencing worldwide, bring gold into our everyday thoughts, hopes, dreams and investment strategies. Over four centuries of world gold coin production are chronicled in this catalog, with market values reflecting the record highs in today's skyrocketing precious metals market."
The new edition of this book features:
-More than 35,000 photos of coins in their actual size
-Up-to-date market values in up to five condition grades
-Denomination index, bullion value chart, foreign exchange table
-Descriptions with detailed weight and measurement data, a key to detecting counterfeits
-Listings organized alphabetically by country

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The most valuable German Pfennig Coins 1948 - 2001 (01/19/2010)

Though the Euro was introduced there are still a large number of high valuable german Pfennig coins today. These coins are overlooked by people and so there is still a chance fo discover small coins from Germany which have a value about $1000 or more.
We introduce in the most expensive ones on this page.

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New Edition of Standard Catalog of World Coins 1801-1900 Now Available (01/05/2010)

New Edition of Standard Catalog of World Coins 1801-1900 Now Available

IOLA, Wis. (Jan. 4, 2010) -- Krause Publications has released the sixth edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900.

"This sixth edition of the 19th Century Standard Catalog of World Coins is greatly expanded from previous editions," said editor George Cuhaj. "Not only will users find what they come to expect in the Standard Catalog series -- fully updated prices by market analysts -- but within the additional 100 pages coin descriptive information has been expanded, as well as illustrations improved and added."

The new edition of this book features:
27,500 actual-size coin illustrations. Updated prices in five condition grades. Details including diameter of the coin, metal, precious metal fineness and actual precious metal weight, and mintage when known.

Book about Modern Coins of China (01/05/2010)

This book covers the field of all modern Chinese coins in Gold, Silver, Nickel and Aluminum. It has 185 plates, 14 figures and about 900 illustrations. It was first published in 1951 in Shanghai, China. It is an amazing book. It was purchased as part of a batch of rare books in a China Guardian Auction held at the Beijing International Hotel in Beijing China on June 30, 2009. No previous information was known about this book.

Kennedy Half Dollar 1987-2008 Collector's Folder (12/06/2009)

'As the country mourned the devastating loss of its iconic hero, President John F. Kennedy in 1964, it quickly became clear the grief was shared by many around the world. Not only did the Kennedy half dollar receive great support in the U.S when it was issued. it generated much interest across Europe as well. Use this beautiful and informative three-panel folder, with slots for 48 coins, to proudly display your collection or give it as a gift to your favorite collector or history buff.

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£30,000 Expected for Coins Found in Field (12/06/2009)

In the summer of 1465, as the Wars of the Roses raged, an unknown person hid his worldly wealth in a secret location in a Northamptonshire field and went into hiding. He never returned to claim his money.

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Low Mint Set Sales Help Explain 1986-D Quarter (12/06/2009)

Without a lot of attention the 1986-D Washington quarter has been steadily rising in price and recognition as one of the best of the Washington quarters of the past few decades.

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Regency-Superior Auctions St. Louis Stamp Expo Official Auctioneer, February 26-28, 2010 (12/06/2009)

LOCATION St. Louis Stamp Expo Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel 9801 Natural Bridge Road St. Louis, Missouri 63134
For complimentary auction catalog: CALL: (800) 782-0066 or (314) 361-5699 OR FAX: (314) 361-5677 OR WRITE: Regency-Superior 229 N. Euclid Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108 OR EMAIL: info@regencystamps.com 
The complete Auction will be available on our website for viewing and bidding at: www.RegencySuperior.com 
This auction features over 3,200 lots of better USA, British and Worldwide singles, sets, covers, and hundreds of collections and box lots.

Bicentennial Questions (12/06/2009)

It's been more than three decades since we celebrated the Bicentennial and a couple of new generations are asking questions. Hopefully I can answer some of their interesting queries about coins they inherited, or bought.

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High Relief Silver Marks Marathon (12/06/2009)

The Perth Mint has issued a high relief silver proof coin to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of Pheidippides' 25-mile run to Athens.

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Presidential Dollar 2007-2016 Collector's Folder (12/06/2009)

'Each year four past presidents are honored with the U.S. Mint’s release of their Presidential dollar. These beautiful $1 gold coins glisten brightly against the rich blue background of this glossy coin folder, which features 45 die-cut slots on three panels – more than the average coin folder. In addition, the folder features details about each president, including the date of his birth and death, political party, and unique political facts about each.

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New Canadian 50-Cent Holiday Toy Train Coin (2009)  (12/06/2009)

The third Canadian Holiday coin featuring vibrant colour and intriguing lenticular technology creates a captivating sense of motion when the coin is tilted. Its brass-plated steel composition is rarely used for commemorative coins and provides a golden hue that greatly enhances the festive nature of its theme.

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Presidential Dollar 2007-2016 Deluxe Collector's Folder: Philadelphia and Denver Mints (12/06/2009)

'Each year four past presidents are honored with their image on a gold Presidential dollar. The first two sets of coins in the series feature “In God We Trust” on the edge of the coin, but beginning with the third set the motto appears on the “heads” side of the coin. The rich red, white and blue pattern on this top-quality folder creates the perfect backdrop for the beautiful Presidential gold dollars. This deluxe folder features 80 die-cut slots – for coins of both the Denver and Philadelphia Mints, along with details about each president.

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Jefferson Nickel 1938-1967 Collector's Folder (12/06/2009)

From the beginning the Jefferson Nickel has held a spot in coin collecting lore. Shortly after its release in 1938 rumors of its recall, and consequently a rush on the coins began, after many believed the depiction of the White House on the coin’s reverse was missing its U.S. flag. The truth was the image on the reverse wasn’t the White House, but Jefferson’s Virginia home, Monticello. With this professional-quality three-panel folder you can proudly display your piece of history, along with the other 74 Jefferson nickels issued between 1938 and 1967.

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New Euro Coins: Tributes to Kepler End Year of Astronomy (12/06/2009)

In May Deutsche Bundesbank released a silver 10 euro commemorating Johannes Kepler. A few weeks later San Marino followed suit with a 5 euro. Both coins marked the International Year of Astronomy.

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Canadian Fine Silver Crystal Snowflake Coin - Only 15,000 coins worldwide (two versions combined) (12/062009)

Just look at the beauty of this intricate snowflake-inspired design crafted in shining 99.99% silver and enhanced with stunning CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements.

It's no surprise that previous 2007 and 2008 issues sold out quickly.

Specifications:
Mintage: Limited to 15000 coins worldwide (two versions combined)
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Finish: proof (with CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements on the reverse
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face value: $20
Artists: Konrad Wachelko (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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U.S. Coin Market Update with Harry Miller - Morgans Decline in Thin Trading (12/06/2009)

The central bank of India purchased from the International Monetary Fund some $6.7 billion in gold, taking half of the quantity the IMF wants to sell. That is a pretty healthy bet by a country where the populace has been the largest consumer of the metal in the past.

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The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2010 (12/06/2009)

America’s #1 consumer advocate for coin hobbyists, collectors, and investors is Scott Travers. His mission is to make sure you never fall prey to unscrupulous buyers or sellers. Now he has created a guide that provides comprehensive facts on all U.S. coins, advice on collecting trends, and a complete listing of the fair market value for your coins today. Plus, he teaches you to be the expert with information on:

  • Understanding coin grades and what they mean in dollars and cents for collectors

  • The advantages of a “certified coin” from a grading service

  • Essential specifications–diameter, weight, composition, edge, and designers–for popular U.S. coins

  • Comprehensive listings of coin periodicals

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Two new MA-Shops for Coin Collectors (11/13/2009)

Kuenker Heritage and BW-Bank on MA-Shops – New!
Two new Shops on MA-Shops:

Check it, some interesting items in this two new ma-shops!

Roosevelt Dime 1965-2009 Collector's Folder (11/10/2009)

'Aptly named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Roosevelt dime is symbolic of his crusade to raise money for polio research by urging the public to show their support by sending in dimes. The organization it supported became known as the March of Dimes. This top-quality folder features this story and provides a beautiful showcase for yourdimes. Larger than the average coin folder, it features three panels, with 90 die-cut dime openings, more than any other folder.

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Many Lizard Species, Few Featured on Coins (11/10/2009)

There are about 4,300 species of lizards in the world found in some 26 families, but there are only 17 species in seven families on 33 world coins.

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Final 2009 Lincoln Makes Nov. 12 Debut (11/10/2009)

The fourth and final Lincoln cent design of 2009 will be introduced officially Nov. 12 at a special ceremony held at 10 a.m. at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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State Quarters 1999-2009 Deluxe Collector's Folder: District of Columbia and Territories, Philadelphia and Denver Mints (11/10/2009)

'There are coin folders and then there is this deluxe State Quarter folder. From the rich red, white and blue background to the breathtaking center spread of coin slots – 120 in all, this folder is worthy of this caliber of coins. In addition to a slot for every coin in the series, there is a space for both the Philadelphia Mint and Denver Mint issues. Larger in size than the average, this folder also includes the date each state entered the union, and key facts about the state. This is a great gift for teaching children about their state and the country’s currency.

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Lincoln Cent 1959-2009 Collector's Folder (11/10/2009)

'What better way to celebrate a 100th anniversary than with a facelift? At least that’s what the U.S. Mint thought when it decided to mark the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent, in 2009, with four new images of President Abraham Lincoln. The new images reflect different stages of Lincoln’s life, and replace the image that has always graced the coin. Celebrate the anniversary by showcasing your Lincoln cent collection in this quality three-panel folder. With 108 die-cut slots, more than the average-size fold has, there’s plenty of room for your cents.

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Coin Prices magazine for only $18.98 (11/10/2009)

You're invited to receive a one-year subscription to America's authoritative price guide
It's your premier connection to all the latest U.S. coin values—and you'll get 6 essential issues delivered right to your door for 36% less than you'd pay at the newsstand! Every issue brings you:
Accurate values for all U.S. coins, 1793 to date. Prices in up to 9 grades of preservation. Coverage of investment grade and bullion coins. And so much more!

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Krause Publications unveils myths, mysteries and facts about U.S. coins (11/10/2009)

IOLA, Wis. (October 22, 2009) -- Coins are far from the only thing circulating in the collecting hobby, as proven by Robert R. Van Ryzin's new book Fascinating Facts, Mysteries & Myths About U.S. Coins.

Van Ryzin, editor of Coins, Coin Prices and Bank Note Reporter magazines, leads readers on an intriguing and entertaining journey through some of the most interesting stories of U.S. coin history, while uncovering many truths and just as many tales. For example, there's the one about the Ford Motor Company offering to give a car to anyone who found a copper 1943 cent. While it was a rare coin to find at the time, simply because the U.S. Mint changed from a copper composition to a zinc-coated steel version for that one year, the free Ford story was just a myth.

How about the story of noted numismatist J. Sanford Saltus' untimely death while cleaning his coins in 1922? At a time when coin cleaning wasn't frowned upon, it's said Saltus, president of the British Numismatic Society, was using potassium cyanide to clean silver coins he had just purchased and had ordered a bottle of ginger ale when he retired to his room that evening. Come the next day a glass with the poison and another with ginger ale were found on the dressing table of his room with a deceased Saltus beside them, according to the Numismatist. It's believed while cleaning his coins he mistakenly drank the poison instead of the ginger ale.

Among other facts, myths and mysteries featured in this book is the story of professed plagiarism in the design of the Roosevelt dime; rampant rumor of a recall of the Jefferson nickel released in 1938 due to the exclusion of the flag on the depiction of what appeared to be the White House -- which in reality was Jefferson's home, Monticello; truth and tales behind the redesign of the Standing Liberty quarter, and heated debate over the true identity of the models of the Saint-Gaudens gold $20 and the Indian Head nickel.

With so many stories to go around this book touches on some of the most noted and possibly notorious, while encouraging collectors, readers and historians to take a closer look at the past to discover how the present came to be.

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U.S. Mint News from Numismatic News (11/10/2009)

Lincoln Set of Proofs Sells Out in Two Days. A sellout punctuated by temporary failure of the U.S. Mint's Web site and a backed up telephone system characterized the offering of the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles set that began Oct. 15.

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No Limit for Gold Buffalo (11/10/2009)

No limits were imposed by the Mint as it planned to begin accepting orders for the proof 2009 one-ounce Buffalo gold coin Oct. 29.

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Perth Rolls Out Next Orbital Coin (11/10/2009)

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the first moon walk, the Perth Mint has released the fourth rotating coin in its Orbit and Beyond series celebrating Apollo 11's historic mission in 1969.

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China Battles Domestic Counterfeiters (11/10/2009)

The Peoples' Republic of China has been in the numismatic hobby news in recent months due to coin replicas originating from China that are being sold elsewhere in the world as genuine coins. This includes coins of Canada, Russia and the United States.

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Coin Market Update with Harry Miller (11/10/2009)

Caution Arrives With New High While gold hit $1,071.80 and the other metals followed, this week it is nearly the same as last although trending weaker.

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Jefferson Nickel 1968-2009 Collector's Folder - Release Date: November 12, 2009 (11/10/2009)

'For the collector with a keen eye for detail, the modern design of the Jefferson Nickel (1968-2009) is a canvas rich with history. Not only does the design feature Jefferson’s Virginia home, Monticello, it also features intricate changes from the earlier Jefferson Nickel designs. The story of this nickel and its evolving design is featured in this larger-than-average-size coin folder, along with 90 coin slots on three panels. With more slots than any other, this top-quality coin folder is a great gift.

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Now available: "American Journal of Numismatics, volume 21 (2009)" by Peter Van Alfen on Amazon.com (10/19/2009)

American Journal of Numismatics, volume 21 (2009) will be released on October 31, 2009

American Journal of Numismatics, volume 21 (2009)

Gettysburg Bill Calls for Three Coins (10/19/2009)

Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, would be honored with a three-coin commemorative set under the terms of new legislation.

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Last commemorative coin 1000 SK "Farewell to the Slovak Koruna" 2008 + Coin set 2008 "Farewell to the Slovak crown" (10/19/2009)

The next attractive offer the Mint prepared for its customers is the silver commemorative coin 1000 SK "Farewell to the Slovak Koruna" and the set of Slovak coins 2008 "Farewell to the Slovak crown" (Proof like). Only now you can get both products together in one package - at an attractive price 119€.

Farewell to the Slovak Koruna - 1000 Sk silver commemorative coin Face value: 1000 Material: Ag 999 Weight: 62,207 [g] Diameter: 50 [mm] Edge: inscription "* 1. 1. 2009 * ZAVEDENIE EURA * EURO INTRODUCTION" Author: Karol Li‹ko Engraver: Dalibor Schmidt Mintage: 22,000, proof quality

Set of Slovak coins 2008 "Farewell to the Slovak crown" Finishing: Proof like, 4000 pcs

This offer is time limited, till the stock lasts.

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Problems on Edge Damage or Errors? (10/19/2009)

Garrett Reich of Michigan sent in several 2009-P William Henry Harrison Presidential dollars exhibiting what I call Shifted Edge Lettering. I've shown this effect on several earlier Presidential dollars and although many show edge scrapes, I feel that these are Mint errors, not damages.

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Civil War Cut Short 'O' Mint Half Dollar Run (10/19/2009)

Large silver coins are always interesting, but that usually means large numbers of collectors and sometimes high prices. The New Orleans Seated Liberty half dollar may be an exception to that rule.

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Olympic Commem Selling Out (10/07/2009)

The race is on to own London 2012 products from the Royal Mint ...

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Eagles No, Buffaloes Yes (10/07/2009)

No proof one-ounce American Eagle gold or silver collector coins will be produced in 2009 by the U.S. Mint.

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U.S. Coin History with Tom LaMarre - Brenner's Time-Honored Lincoln (10/07/2009)

Teddy Roosevelt had a good idea when he decided there should be a coin honoring the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Just as good were his choices of the denomination to be used and the sculptor to design it, Victor D. Brenner.

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Special offer - the gold replica of the 10 Sk coin and the first set of Slovak eurocoins together in one package (10/07/2009)

Exclusively, only in web-shop of Kremnica Mint, we offer you the gold replica of the 10 SK coin "15th anniversary of Slovak currency" and the "First set of Slovak eurocoins 2009" BU - at an attractive price 530€. This offer is time limited, till the stock lasts. "The 15th anniversary of Slovak currency" - the gold replica of the 10 Sk coin Finishing: Au 999/1000, shiny, ø26,50 mm, 15,50 g, limited edition 4 000 pcs The first set of Slovak euro coins 2009 (FDC) - this special coin set issued on the occasion of the the euro currency in Slovakia includes all Slovak eurocoins and a special silver token with holographic effect - by tilting the symbol of Slovak Crown Sk changes to symbol of new currency €.

More informationa and ordering at www.mint.sk 

90th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Agreement (10/07/2009)

Dear collector, at the end of 2008 Kremnica Mint issued a coin set commemorating an important event of our history - 90th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Agreement. The coin set contains 5 Slovak circulating coins extended by a two-side bimetal token with key motif of coin set. Mintage: 3000 pcs

Last pieces of this coin set (price 22€) can be ordered via Mint's online shop at http://www.mint.sk/nakup_novinky.php?lang=en 

Krause Publications Bundles Standard Catalog of World Coin Series Into 5-CD Package (10/07/2009)

IOLA, Wis. (Sept. 18, 2009) -- There is a new option for creating the ultimate world coin or paper money reference library -- Standard Catalog super CD combinations from Krause Publications.

With the Ultimate Standard Catalog of World Coins 5-CD Set collectors receive the current editions of the five Standard Catalog series CDs in one package. That's more than 1.1 million values, coins from 1600 to the present, and more than 120,000 actual-size coin illustrations in one set that is easy-to-use and compatible with both Macs and PCs. It's the reliability and top-quality research of the Standard Catalog series, with the ease of the CD format, in a 5-CD set for just $99.99.

Paper money collectors are also in for a treat with the arrival of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money 2-CD Set.

This dynamic two-pack covers notes from 1368 through the present, issued by countries around the world. The current editions of the world paper money General and Modern Issues CDs are brought together to give [description] collectors a single resource they can use interchangeably as they search for details and values about notes. This 2-CD set is priced at $50.98.

Krause Publications Numismatic CDs allow collectors to tap into the wealth of details they've found in the Standard Catalog series of books for decades, using their Mac or PC. The CDs provide an option for researching and checking values at home, or at shows using a laptop. The handy keyword and index search tools make locating coin listings easy, and with the ability to enlarge pages up to 400%, identifying coins and notes has never been so easy.

For more information about the Standard Catalog of World Coins 5-CD Set visit www.shopnumismaster.com/product/world-coins-CD-5/world-coins

Next Astarte SA auction on October 30, 2009 in Zürich (09/16/2009)

Dear Sirs, Astarte SA is pleased to announce the following public auctions held on October 30, 2009 in Zürich, Switzerland, Savoy Baur en Ville, Paradeplatz: Auction XX – Ancient Greek and Roman, modern Coins, Historical Medals and Plaquettes Auction XXI - A Collection of Russian Coins.

The online version of the sale catalogues can be seen on our website: http://www.astartesa.com/auction/index.php 

Sceattas: An Illustrated Guide - to ease identification of Anglo-Saxon coins and icons (08/30/2009)

Illustrated guide to ease identification of Anglo-Saxon coins and icons: This book contains an extensive catalogue, with photographs or detailed line drawings of all coins, and useful descriptions.

2010 North American Coins & Prices Now Available (08/30/2009)

IOLA, Wis. (August 14, 2009) -- The best three-in-one deal in coin collecting is here, in the 2010 North American Coins & Prices.

This innovative and inclusive price guide contains updated pricing, photos, and detailed descriptions for coins from the United States, Canada and Mexico, dating back to the 17th century. In all there are more than 45,000 coin listings organized by country, denomination and date of issue, with current pricing in up to 11 grades of condition.

Whatever the North American coin collecting interests, be it Canadian silver dollars and platinum bullion coins, local coinage and Spanish colonial issues from Mexico, or Commemorative coins or State Quarters from the U.S., this book is the ultimate price guide.

Each coin is represented by photos of it obverse and reverse, as well as descriptive details including weight, mintage, issue date, actual precious metal weight, and name of the designer. The descriptions contain enough details to help with on-the-spot decisions, and help to ensure accurate assessment of coins being bought or sold.

The wealth of coin prices and identifying details in this book are only matched by the thorough selection of articles that address buying, grading, organizing and storing coins, trends in the coin market, and insight about joining a collecting club. In addition, new chapters in this 19th edition examine the four new U.S. cents and six new U.S. quarters released in 2009.

With more than 45,000 listings, up-to-date prices in up to 11 condition grades, 3,000+ photos and 10 feature chapters, the recently released 19th edition of North American Coins & Prices is the best coin price guide money can buy. In addition to the book, there is also a CD version, with all of the book content in a searchable and enlargeable PDF, compatible with both Macs and PCs.

Slovakia coin sets 2010 (08/30/2009)

The following coin sets will be issued in 2010 :
"Winter Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver" Mintage: 25 000 pcs SU 5 000 pcs proof like Month of issue: February
"Baby set" Mintage: 5 000 pcs Finishing: SU Month of issue: June
Historical Regions of Slovakia - Turiec, Tekov, Podsitniansko Mintage: 20 000 pcs Finishing: SU Month of issue: September

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Standard Catalog of World Coins 1701-1800 Available on CD (07/15/2009)

IOLA, Wis. (July 13, 2009) -- The Standard Catalog of World Coins 1701-1800 from Krause Publications is now available on CD.

The entire contents of the 18th century book's Fourth Edition is available for sale at ShopNumisMaster.com. Compatible with PCs or Macs, the CD:

- Contains more than 1 million price listings
- Features 18,000 actual-size illustrations and 50,000 coin images
- Allows users to enlarge images up to 400 percent
- Contains exchange tables
- Is completely searchable by keyword or index

With the release of the 18th century CD, KP now offers all five of its Standard Catalog of World Coins catalogs on CD.

Visit www.shopnumismaster.com/product/standard-catalog-of-world-coins-1701-1800-cd/world-coins  to learn more about the Standard Catalog of World Coins 1701-1800 CD.

Krause Publications Reissues Standard Catalog of United States Obsolete Bank Notes on CD (07/15/2009)

IOLA, Wis. (June 29, 2009) -- More than 20 years after its original release, the Standard Catalog of United States Obsolete Bank Notes 1782-1866 is once again available from Krause Publications, now as a four-CD set.

With copies of the original four-book set nearly impossible to find and very costly to acquire, a large number of collectors have been without this all-inclusive and exceptionally detailed resource -- until now. In an attempt to bring James A. Haxby's renowned reference to more collectors of U.S. bank notes, the numismatics team at Krause Publications has put together this phenomenal four-CD set.

"We are very excited to release the Haxby work in digital form," said Scott Tappa, numismatics publisher at Krause Publications. "If you own the four-book set, we hope these discs help you enjoy obsolete bank notes in an entirely different way. If this is your introduction to the work, prepare yourself for hours and hours of enjoyment and education."

This modern-version reissue of Haxby's history-making work includes the entire volume in four Mac and PC-compatible CDs. While much has changed in the world and the hobby since this premiere resource was first published, and many of the prices may fall outside what a collector could expect to find in today's market, there is no substitute for the historical details and identifying details found in the standard resource on U.S. obsolete bank notes.

Arranged alphabetically by state/territory and organized by bank name and cross referenced with bank branches, each section includes engraver imprint details, versions of notes, date of issue and hundreds of detailed photographs.

The CD-pdf format allows users to search each disc using keywords or a handy index, and enables users to enlarge the pages up to 400% to provide a closer view of details and descriptions of notes. Plus, collectors can print select pages of listings, or notes by state to take to shows or club meetings.

Discover the excitement and intrigue of U.S obsolete bank notes again, or for the first time with this modern-day reissue of the legendary leader in obsolete bank note references.

Leading Coin Certification Services Featured at MidAmerica Coin Expo (19.06.2009)

Leading Coin Certification Services Featured at MidAmerica Coin Expo The 28th Annual Event Takes Place in Schaumburg, Ill., this Month

Iola, WI (June 11, 2009) -- A seller's accurate representation of the specific quality level of a numismatic item is a significant consumer confidence/consumer protection issue in the numismatic trade. Rare coin certification services assist collectors by providing an independent evaluation. The MidAmerica Coin Expo on June 25- 29, 2009 will feature the two leading rare coin certification firms, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. Both services will accept coins for certification at the Expo, where they will grade them and place them in a sonically sealed holder with a grade certificate attached.

Subtle nuances of condition can cause very significant differences in market value. The certification firms enter into the picture by providing an unbiased third party opinion as to the actual condition (grade) of a coin, thus removing the self-interest of the seller from the transaction. The seller can then offer a coin as being "PCGS Gem 66" and buyers can be confident that the dealer is not misrepresenting the item by exaggerating its condition.

"Third party certification has established numismatics as a main stream avenue of wealth storage and has brought the benefit of liquidity and a wider marketplace to the numismatic trade, as new participants have been attracted by the greater assurance of quality and authenticity third party certification provides," says convention chairman Kevin Foley.

"We are especially pleased to have these two pioneering firms in the rare coin certification business participating in our event this year."

The 28th Annual MidAmerica Coin Expo will feature a 150-booth bourse area drawing dealers from 26 states. The New York City auction firm Stack's will conduct a single session sale beginning at 4:00p.m. on Thursday, June 25. Auction lot viewing will open on Wednesday, June 24. Details about the Stacks auction can be found on the firm's website, www.stacks.com. In addition to the Stack's auction, Heritage (www.ha.com) will hold a special auction preview viewing of the lots it will be selling in West Palm Beach, Fla., during the Summer Florida United Numismatists Convention.

The MidAmerica Coin Expo Professional Preview will be held from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Thursday. At that time, collectors and dealers without booths may gain access to the bourse floor in advance of the general public for a $75 registration fee. Public hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. A two-day pass valid Friday and Saturday is $5. Admission on Sunday is free. Show attendees may take advantage of special room discounts at the Schaumburg Renaissance by calling the hotel at (847) 303-4100 and asking for the $135 MidAmerica Coin Expo rate.

Numismatic News, an imprint of Krause Publications, sponsors the MidAmerica Coin Expo. Dealers interested in bourse space should contact Kevin Foley at (414) 421-3484 or kfoley2@wi.rr.com

For more information on the MidAmerica Coin Expo, including a list of Bourse table holders, visit www.midamericacoinexpo.com.

Book: World Encyclopedia of Medals and Medal Collecting (06/19/2009)

World Encyclopedia of Medals and Medal Collecting: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Evaluating Medals, with Full Information on Orders, ... and Over 500 Photographs and Illustrations (Hardcover)

Medals come in all shapes, sizes and metals, and this superb guide to the world of medals, orders and decorations considers every aspect of this important branch of numismatics. Fully illustrated in colour throughout with over 900 photographs.

2010 U.S. Coin Digest Now Available (06/08/2009)

IOLA, Wis. (May 27, 2009) – The new edition of the ultimate U.S. coin book, U.S. Coin Digest, is now available from Krause Publications.

Now in its eighth edition, this two-in-one full color coin guide is packed with comprehensive information that serves the needs of seasoned collectors, as well as the person who inherited a collection or has a few coins they are wondering about. Listings include circulating and non-circulating coins from early colonial times to modern issues, including the new coins of the presidential dollar series.

Each coin is introduced with details about the designer, its diameter, weight and composition and key notes about strikes or varieties, and it is followed by line listings with mintage and price for each issue by year. With current pricing in up to 11 grades of condition, the accuracy of this U.S. coin guide is unmatched.

The 288-page book also contains 1,600 color photos, and is produced in hard cover with concealed wired binding. This allows for users to lay the book flat for hands-free research while inspecting coins. The obverse and reverse color photos also give readers an added edge in properly identifying coins.

A bonus CD included with the book contains special features on Liberty Head nickels, Kennedy halves, Morgan dollars, commemoratives, U.S. minting varieties and errors, and a complete issue of Coins magazine. A CD version containing all of the contents of the book and the bonus features is also sold separately. The CD allows readers to search listings and articles using the key word option or the index, and provides the ability to enlarge pages by 400% for close-up inspection of coins and easier reading.

U.S. Coin Digest 2010 is edited by David C. Harper, the editor of Numismatic News, who has more than 44 years of experience in the hobby, and Harry Miller, a prominent coin dealer and founder of Miller's Mint.

Visit www.shopnumismaster.com/product/61/6  for more information.

2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 Now Available (06/08/2009)

IOLA, Wis. (May 29, 2009) -- Looking for a quick history lesson? Check out the coins in your pocket, and check out the just released 37th edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000.

The new edition features nearly every world coin issued between 1901 and 2000 by more than 350 countries worldwide. In all there are nearly 1 million coins found in the pages of this authoritative and all-encompassing reference. Each coin listing gives readers key details for accurately and easily identifying each coin. Details include weight, mintage, issue date, actual precious metal weight, ruler at the time the coin was issued, and details about the coin's obverse and reverse images.

Be it francs and pesos, pounds and crowns or dollars and cents, each coin has a story to tell. It may be the story of a country honoring an event or leader, the expansion of a country's monetary system, and many other legend-making events in a country's history. In the Standard Catalog readers gain an amazing display of 20th century world coin history, as well as the updated photos and prices, reflective of current market values, which make each edition a must-have.

Organized alphabetically by country, this industry leader also includes a bonus CD which contains the entire contents of the book. The CD, which is compatible with most computers, allows readers to create their own large-print edition by using the page enlargement capability to increase page size by 400%. By creating easier to review coin photos and easier to read descriptions and prices this CD gives readers two references for the price of one. Plus, the handy CD, with all the content of the book, is also sold separately.

Book, CD or both together, the Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 is the source to turn to for reliable and easy-to-understand coverage of 20th century coinage.

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1000 Sk Commemorative Silver Coin - special offer by Sales Mint Kremnica (05/25/2009)

On December 1, 2008 was issued the last Slovak commemorative coin of an unusual nominal value 1000 SK. This exceptional silver coin commemorates the existence of Slovak Crow currency, which was replaced by a new euro currency since January 2009. Kremnica Mint offers you to purchase the last available pieces of this coin for attractive price: 80€

The coin is available at www.mint.sk 

A Pocketful of History: Four Hundred Years of America-One State Quarter at a Time (05/25/2009)

In his latest, author and attorney Noles (Twenty-Three Minutes to Eternity: The Final Voyage of the Escort Carrier USS Liscome Bay) looks at the 50 State Quarters Program, which, over about ten years, has issued a quarter commemorating each state with a different design. Organized by issue date, each state quarter is given a few pages of background information, including the date of release, the number initially minted and the reasons behind its design. His work is full of information for both novice coin collectors and average Joes, and his otherwise dry account benefits occasionally from witty chapter subtitles and gentle mockery (Wisconsin's state motto, "Forward!", appears to be exhorting a cow head, ear of corn and cheese round "to move along"). While some may assume that there is little mystery behind the state quarters series, Noles finds much to inform, and occasionally startle, making each entry a quick, fulfilling slice of American history. 50 b&w photos

Now available: The Handbook of United States Coins 2010 (05/25/2009)

The Handbook of United States Coins 2010 (Handbook of United States Coins (Paper)) was released on May 20, 2009.

100 Greatest Modern U.s. Coins will be released on May 15, 2009 (05/04/2009)

Save 34% at Amazon.com on "100 Greatest Modern U.s. Coins" by Jeff Garrett

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The Guide Book of United States Coins 2010: The Official Red Book (05/04/2009)

The Guide Book of United States Coins 2010: The Official Red Book by R. S. Yeoman ist an interesting book for collectors of US coins:

THE OFFICIAL RED BOOK ® A Guide Book of United States Coins enters its 63 rd year with no sign of slowing down! Americans nationwide look to this one-volume library to tell them how rare their coins are and how much they re worth. Collectors rely on it for its full-color photographs and detailed technical data. The Red Book covers the history and values of colonial and early American coins, half cents through silver dollars and gold, commemoratives, Proof and Mint sets, errors, Civil War tokens, territorial gold, state quarters, Presidential dollars, and other U.S. coins, with practical essays on grading, investing, auctions, and more. Pricing for more than 6,000 individual coins More than 700 full color photographs Updated values, mintages, and auction records Expanded coverage of commemoratives, sets, and other coins New state quarters and Presidential dollars

Coins of the World Available at ShopNumisMaster.com (05/04/2009)

IOLA, Wis. (April 21, 2009) – Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money magazines, books, online properties and events, announces the availability of the Coins of the World line, a series of electronic downloads housing the trusted Standard Catalog of World Coins information in a new way. The products are available exclusively at Krause's recently launched online store, ShopNumisMaster.com.

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UNIQUE GOLD COIN - Dorotheum Wien 05/18/2009 Lot # 415 (05/01/2009)

Allow us, to call attention to a thitherto unknown ducat. The coin will be auctioned on May 18, 2009 at the Dorotheum Vienna, Austria. This coin is not verifiable in all known collections.

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2009 North American Coins & Prices for Coin Values (04/15/2009)

No other coin book embodies the detailed and comprehensive coverage of the coins and their values of this region like this three-in-one guide! You'll find listings of early U.S. Colonial issues to modern commemoratives and sets at the forefront of today's coin popularity, the earliest of Mexico's Cob coinage to modern bullion, and early Canadian Royal coinage to today's commemoratives. Fully illustrated with obverse and reverse photos, this guide sets you up for success with pricing in up to 11 condition grades.

Strike It Rich With Pocket Change, Second Edition Now Available (04/15/2009)

IOLA, Wis. (March 19, 2009) -- Error coin experts Brian Allen and Ken Potter are back with a new edition of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, the premier guide to spotting, collecting, and enjoying the world of error and variety coins.

"Have you ever knowingly spent $100 on a candy bar or $50 on a soft drink? As ludicrous as the concept sounds, there is no doubt that you have unintentionally done this numerous time without knowing it," is how authors Brian Allen and Ken Potter begin the new edition of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, now available from Krause Publications. As more collectors and general coin enthusiasts are drawn to the treasure-hunt appeal of error and variety coins, interest in everyday coins is increasing as people take a closer look at the change in their pocket.

The U.S. Mint's popular state quarter program and introduction of new nickels and a new dollar coin series has produced new discoveries, while demand for changes in U.S. coinage has generated greater attention and interest from the public.

Thus the need for an updated version of this book, which helps make sense of it all and gives greater meaning to phrases including "double die," "double edge-lettering" "trails," "clashed die" and "die dents."

In this new edition of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change readers learn about the different types of errors and how to spot them in varying types of coins, using the unique and useful combination of more than 350 close-up photos comparing properly minted coins with their error counterparts and identifying details featured. In addition, the authors' insights help dispel common myths about error and variety coins.

Among the coins included in the listings are Lincoln Memorial cents, Jefferson nickels, Roosevelt dimes, Washington quarters, John F. Kennedy half dollars, and state quarters. While the listings focus on the more valuable rare coins, the principles discussed throughout this book can be applied when researching and inspecting any coin for possible errors.

Between the photos, advice and descriptions in this book readers can't help but gain an edge in becoming skilled error spotters.

Krause Publications Launches ShopNumismaster.com (04/15/2009)

IOLA,Wis. (April 7, 2009) -– Krause Publications has launched ShopNumismaster.com, a one-stop shop for coin and paper money books, magazines, and electronic resources.

The site allows shoppers to browse references and resources by type of coin and subject, or by a specific series, such as the Standard Catalog of World Coins or Standard Catalog of World Paper Money.

ShopNumismaster.com currently features 50 products among its books, DVD/CDs and downloadable resources, with an ever-growing inventory. KP plans to feature more than 100 electronic downloads by July.
 

"For years, online customers of Krause Publications' numismatic products needed to visit several websites to find the various products we have available," said Scott Tappa, Krause Publications numismatics publisher. "Now with our new online store, coin and paper money enthusiasts can learn more about our books, DVDs and CDs, downloads, and magazine products all in the same location. With our broad offerings, we think it will be difficult for a numismatist to leave ShopNumismaster.com without making a purchase."

In addition to special savings during the ShopNumismaster.com Grand Opening Sale, which runs through April 22, the site also features a new Member Reward program. Under this program, once a customer makes $100 worth of purchases at the online store, he is entitled to 10% off all future online orders.

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Krause Publications Publishes 2009 Numismatic Industry Directory (03/16/2009)

IOLA, Wis. (March 10, 2009) — Krause Publications, a leading provider of numismatic magazines, books, online products, and events, has released its 2009 Numismatic Industry Directory. With listings for more than 900 companies in more than 70 categories, with complete contact information listed for each firm, the Directory is a valuable tool for anyone involved in numismatics.

"Our third annual Numismatic Industry Directory is a must-have reference for collectors, dealers, wholesalers, or anyone else who deals with coins and paper money," said Scott Tappa, numismatics publisher at Krause Publications. "Whether you're looking for a bullion dealer in Texas or a Costa Rican bank note dealer in New York, you can find it in our Directory."

The Directory will be included in the March 31 issue of Numismatic News, as well as the April issues of both World Coin News and Bank Note Reporter. In all, more than 60,000 copies will be distributed through these publications and at various industry events.

In addition to the print Directory, users can also access KP's online Numismatic Industry Directory at www.numismaster.com . Company listings in this directory are organized in a variety of categories ranging from U.S. and world coins to paper money and miscellaneous supplies and services. Each comes with live email and website links, telephone numbers, email addresses, company descriptions, and more.

World Money Fair 2009 - Trade fair unaffected by crisis - by Dr. Ursula Kampmann (02/17/2009)

The daily bad tidings of economic crisis that continue to haunt the world in the media were far from visible at the World Money Fair in Berlin. 12,600 visitors – a slight increase on the previous year’s figures – came to the three-day event at the Estrel Hotel and Convention Center, Berlin.

Here, 270 exhibitors from 40 countries had set up their stall, among them over 50 mints from all five continents. Every single square metre of space that had been approved by the building inspection authorities was filled. All the numerous potential exhibitors on the waiting list could do was to hope in vain that one of the reserved stands would somehow become available to them.

The 270 exhibitors provided something for everyone, from the most recent coinage to classic numismatics. The World Money Fair is more than your “average” coin exchange; it is the largest international money fair in the world. As a result, visitors are not only able to buy coins but also take a peek over the shoulders of “money-makers”. Only Berlin offers this opportunity for visitors to get to know the people who produce our money. Only in Berlin are companies represented which supply the mints with machines. This fair allows visitors to see right inside the world of coin production.

And, they can buy coins as well, of course. Endless queues were again the order of the day at stands where traders were selling the first-edition 2 euro “Saarland” commemorative coin at face value. But business was booming elsewhere, too. One trader noted: “If this is what happens during a financial crisis, I never want it to go away.” Whilst we clearly don’t want to put too much emphasis on this sentiment, several people did comment that the World Money Fair 2009 was the best fair they had ever attended.

The auction held by Fritz Rudolf Künker, a coin trader based in Osnabrueck, a city in the north-west of Germany, underscored this trend.

Some experts in the coin market had expressed fears in the run-up to the fair that prices for high-end coins might drop slightly. Their fears proved to be unfounded. Virtually no other market is as healthy as the coin market! The historically still significant Polish gold ducat which was issued in 1658 to mark the liberation of the city of Torun was sold for 115,000 euros.

The success of the World Money Fair was due to the exceptional organisation and the healthy mix of fair events and exhibitors, as well as to the numerous visitors who understood that, in times of financial crisis, tangible assets are the best investment. They gave exhibitors – and most definitely not just bullion traders – the run-around throughout the weekend but also provided for brisk business.

Behind the scenes, there is unwaning enthusiasm for the World Money Fair among experts and professionals in the field. The Media Forum has long since enjoyed a broad-ranging international presence and is the venue for mints – this year led by Canada as the host country – to present their latest products. The Technikforum, which is only open to people in the trade, meanwhile attracts around 200 visitors! American publisher, Krause Publication, continues to bestow the Coin of the Year Award during the World Money Fair, the most important honour available for modern-day coins.

And let us not forget the social events, the many parties and dinners that took place, headed by the traditional gala dinner which, this year, was held in Charlottenburg Castle. The invitation issued by the World Money Fair and host country Canada was followed by around 200 guests who were entertained and witnessed the presentation of the World Money Fair Award which, this year, went to Carl Buhr, President of the Berufsverband des Münzenfachhandels. The gala dinner was also the venue for announcing who would be host country for the World Money Fair 2010: South Africa was given the honour of being host mint when the World Money Fair, the world’s largest coin fair, once again opens its doors at the Estrel Hotel and Convention Center from 29 to 31 January 2010.

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The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2009 (01/22/2009)

The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values is an indispensable reference book for anyone seeking the answer to the age-old question: ‘What’s it worth?’ Novice and expert alike will find it easy to use and packed with valuable information. And unlike other price guides, such as the ‘red book,’ this one truly tells it like it is: Its value listings accurately reflect the real market.” —John Albanese, founder, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation

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Bowers Series: A Guide Book of Peace Dollars (01/22/2009)

A Guide Book of Peace Dollars is the 13th entry in Whitman's Bowers Series of numismatic references. It covers every date and mintmark of America's last 90% silver dollar, which began as a commemorative of peace after the tribulations of World War One. The book also studies the mysterious 1964-D Peace Dollar, as well as proofs, patterns, trial pieces, errors and misstrikes, countermarks, die varieties, and famous collections. Full Color, Softcover, 288 Pages, Fully Indexed.

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Malta €2 EMU Coins (01/09/2009)

Issue of €2 commemorative coin The Central Bank of Malta will be issuing its first €2 commemorative coin on 5 January 2009. The coin commemorates the 10th anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union. Each euro area country will be issuing a similar coin bearing the same design but with the name of the country and the legend ‘EMU 1999-2009’ shown in the respective language. The Maltese euro coin will have the legend ‘UEM 1999-2009’, where the letters UEM stand for ‘Unjoni Ekonomika u Monetarja’. The deliberately primitive design of the coin symbolizes the euro as the latest step in the long history of trade up to the formation of economic and monetary union. It was created by George Stamatopoulos, a sculptor from the minting department at the Bank of Greece. The coin will be available for sale in rolls of 25 coins each at a price of €57.75 per roll, inclusive of VAT.
Purchases can be made from the counters of the Malta Coin Distribution Centre at the Central Bank of Malta, Pjazza Kastilja, Valletta, as from Monday 5 January 2009. A number of coins will also be issued in normal circulation as from the same date. Further information may be obtained from the Bank on telephone number (+356) 2550 6005

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First set of Slovak eurocoins (11/24/2008)

Dear collectors, as we are about to issue a new coin sets soon, we would like to show you the first pictures of the coin sets. The pictures of the first set of Slovak eurocoins. We offer you to see the first pictures of planned first set of Slovak eurocoins 2009 that will be issued and offered for sale in January 2009. Total mintage FDC: 188 000 pcs, mintage proof like: 8 000 pcs; You can reserve the coin set in our reservation form at www.mint.sk . The price will be known and announced shortly before issue date.

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Gold Coins - Overview, Information and News about the Collecting of  Gold Collector Coins and Gold Bullion Coins (10/10/2008)

While collector gold coins are primarily collected for their numismatic value, gold bullion coins today derive their value from the gold content. They are viewed by  investors as a "hedge" against inflation and falling stocks and other crises like market turmoils.

So collectors and investors appreciate  them as a safe store of value.

At this new page of sammler.com you will find information, links and actual news about gold coins.

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Gold coins and gold bullion at ebay.com sorted by countries and other topics (10/10/2008)

Many people are looking in the moment for gold because they are viewed by investors as a "hedge" against inflation or a store of value.
You can find a lot of gold coins which derive their value from the metal (gold) content and / or their numismatic at ebay.com. For your help:
This new list shows gold coins and gold bullion lots which are offered in the moment at ebay.com sorted by countries and other topics.

Gold Double Eagle

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French Newsletter: Le Bulletin Numismatique numero 52 de cgb.fr (08/28/2008)

Bonjour ! Pour consulter notre Bulletin Numismatique n° 52 au format PDF,

cliquez ici: www.cgb.fr/bn/bn.html 

Mint Kremnica issued the 3rd set of Slovak coins 2008 (08/28/2008)

Mint Kremnica issued the 3rd set of Slovak coins 2008 with the motif "Famous persons of Slovak music - 100th birth anniversary of Eugen Suchon". This unique coin set includes five Slovak circulation coins and a token with the motif of 100th birth anniversary of Eugen Suchon - a famous Slovak composer and pedagogue. Part of the coin set is also a special gift - exclusive CD containing the most famous musical works of the author. Mintage: 3000 pcs. Price: 15 EUR

Available at www.mint.sk 

Slovak eurocoins in 2009 (08/12/2008)

Dear collectors, we would like to inform you that detailed information about planned Slovak commemorative and collectors eurocoins as well as coin sets that will be issued in 2009, are displayed at www.mint.sk 
Additionally, we also enabled an on line reservation of these coins and coin sets. The reservation is available only until the end of August, therefore if you are interested in Slovak eurocoins please fill in the reservation in a mentioned time period at www.mint.sk 
Finally, we would like to inform you that the prices of coins are not known yet, therefore we are not able to provide you exact information.
Marketing department -- Mincovna Kremnica, s.p.

Bulletin Numismatique of www.cgb.fr in french language (08/12/2008)

Bonjour ! Pour consulter notre Bulletin Numismatique n° 51 au format PDF, cliquez ici: www.cgb.fr/bn/bn.html 

Reservation of the last coin set (08/12/2008)

Dear collectors, we offer you the reservation of the last Slovak coin set - The History of the Crown currency in Slovakia at our web page www.mint.sk  (mintage: BU 30000 pcs, Proof 4000 pcs). Here is the link to the reservation page : http://www.mint.sk/kontakt_reserve.php?lang=en 
The direct link to reservation can be found in section "Issue plan of Mint Kremnica"

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1838-O Sale Mystery of 1989 Unraveled (05/07/2008)

The 1838-O half dollar is a genuine rarity, with only 20 pieces struck and the fate, 170 years after striking, of just about a dozen known pieces in existence leaves some unaccounted for.

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South African Coin Doomed From the Start (05/07/2008)

South Africa's 2 1/2-cent coin was doomed even before it began circulating. Perceived commercial needs had prompted the decision to mint it, but these had been changing due to inflationary pressures and the impending adoption of a decimal monetary system of which it was planned to be a part.

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Roosevelt's Interest Encompassed $5s and $10s (05/07/2008)

Starting around 1907, it was an exciting time if you liked new coins. The President of the United States had taken a deep personal interest in coin designs, and when Teddy Roosevelt took a deep personal interest in anything that usually produced results.

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The most expensive and valuabe coins at the online auction ebay.com sorted by countries (04/22/2008)

In a new page of sammler.com you find a list of the most valuable and most expensive coinswhich are offered in the moment at ebay.com sorted by countries.

Most expensive coins at ebay.com sorted by countries

Eagle Prices Reflect Gold Gains (03/14/2008)

Sales of proof 2008 gold American Eagle coins began March 4 at prices reflecting gold's recent strong gai

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Focus on Carson City (03/08/2008)

The April issue of Coins magazine focuses on coins from Nevada's Carson City Mint. The "CC" mintmark is famous among collectors, and many Carson City coins are scarce.

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Endangered Animals on Armenian Coins (03/08/2008)

This column is about animals on some coins from the Red Book of endangered and threatened animals of the Republic of Armenia, a small nation bordered by Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east, Iran on the south and Turkey on the west. It is part of the Caucasus, an area of great ecological significance.

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Will Coin Collecting Ever Be the Same Again? (03/08/2008)

Gold is in a foot race sprint towards $1,000 a troy ounce and beyond. Platinum is already at $2,174 an ounce. Silver exceeds $20 an ounce. The price of oil has gone over $100 a barrel. The age of commodities is upon us.

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1870-S Dollar Tops Sale (03/08/2008)

An 1870-S Seated Liberty dollar sold for $705,698 in Bowers and Merena Auctions' Baltimore sale.

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New dealers join MA-SHOPS and expand its extensive offering (02/15/2008)

New dealers join MA-SHOPS and expand its extensive offering Classical Numismatic Group (CNG) offers antique rarities
Bocholt.
MA-SHOPS recently expanded their range of offerings. Last week the well-known specialist in the the fields of ancient, medieval and British numismatics, the “Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.” (CNG) joined the shop platform.

In the new "CNG MA-SHOP" coin collectors of antique coins and medals get their money worth. In the selection of about 650 different offerings, lots of true treasures are waiting for the friends of numismatics. Among the top offers which you can now find at MA-SHOPS is for example an extremely rare Greek AR Stater from the ancient Boeotia dated around 440 to 425 BC. Another very rare and outstanding piece is the Roman Imperial Solidus (AD 455-456) of the Western Roman Emperor Avitus. Besides the ancient Greek and Roman rarities CNG offers many interesting items from the early Middle Ages and the Migration Period. Particularly remarkeble is a very valuable follis showing the countenance of Ostrogoths King Theodahad (about 534 to 536 AD). This extremely rare coin is one of only four known (the second is in Berlin, and the third and fourth are in St. Petersburg), and the only one currently in private hands.

In addition to CNG the Swedish Coin-Dealer Wallin Mynt, Philippe Saive from France, the Darmstaedter Münzhandlung e.K. and the dealer Dirk Loebbers also joined MA-SHOPS.
About 100 dealers offer 150,000 coins, medals, bank notes and orders under www.ma-shops.com.
The site is updated every hour and with a single search form customers can look through the whole offerings of each participating shop. Especially for regular customers a newly integrated function is a longed for feature: With one click only, you are able to limit the range of search results to new entries from the last 3, 7 or 14 days. By this the customers can focus on the latest update and easily discover interesting items for their own collection.

Info & Contact:
MA-SHOPS - Schwiening
Kurfürstenstraße 38
46399 Bocholt Germany
www.ma-shops.com 
Tel: (+49) 02871 / 2393 - 415 Fax.: (+49) 02871 / 2393 - 414

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Coin of the Year at the World Money Fair in Berlin (02/05/2008)

Press Release by Maggie Pahl

Canada’s destiny was in the stars as it won the 2008 Coin of the Year Award sponsored by World Coin News, a monthly periodical dedicated to collectors of world coins.

A four-piece set of $50 palladium coins showing the Big Bear and Little Bear constellations in changing seasonal positions was voted the winner in the second round of balloting by an international panel of judges. They are KM-672-675 in the Standard Catalog of World Coins identification system.

This year for the first time a People’s Choice Award was selected by more than 100,000 coin enthusiasts worldwide, who voted online at NumisMaster.com. The award goes to the Hungarian Mint for its copper-nickel 50-forint that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. It is KM-789.

“The COTY award recognizes the artistic and historic significance of coins worldwide,“ said David C. Harper, editor of World Coin News. “Each coin honored tells a unique story that will be shared for generations to come.”

COTY Canada: Royal Canadian Mint president Ian Bennett (right) accepts the award for Most Innovative Coinage Concept. World Coin News editor Dave Harper (left) serves as master of ceremonies.


Harper also noted the involvement of coin enthusiasts who were asked to vote for the first People’s Choice Award.

“We saw a lot of national pride exhibited as the votes came in,” Harper said.

The 2008 Coin of the Year award program recognizes coins dated from the year 2006.

It also honors a winning coin in each of 10 subsidiary classes. Where the United States shone was in the Most Historically Significant category where a commemorative silver dollar depicting Benjamin Franklin as an old diplomat and struck to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth, won the vote. It is cataloged as KM-388.

The U.S. Mint also topped two other categories with the Nevada state quarter, KM-382, showing galloping mustangs, the wild horses of the area. The copper-nickel coin was named by the judges to be the Best Trade coin, meaning that it circulates, and Most Popular, which often boils down to sheer mintage numbers.

Canada’s winning entry for the COTY also won in the Most Innovative Coin category.
A tie in the Most Inspirational category gave the Royal Canadian Mint its other honor with its silver $5 coin with a colorized pink ribbon called “Imagining a World without Breast Cancer,” KM-658.
Finland joined in the tie with a Nordic gold 5-euro coin, KM-123, that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the demilitarization of Aland Island.
Austria maintains its competitive run with a successful category winner in Best Gold. The 100-euro coin, KM-3136, depicts the Vienna River Gate.

The Best Silver Coin honor was taken by Japan for its commemorative marking the 50th anniversary of the country being admitted as a full voting member of the United Nations. The colorized silver coin has a denomination of 1,000 yen. It is cataloged as Y-138.

France triumphed in the Best Crown field with a gold 10-euro commemorating author Jules Verne’s “Five Weeks in a Balloon.” The coin, KM-1450, marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the popular writer.

Latvia’s fight for freedom from the Russian state in 1918 is the theme of the winning silver 1 lats coin, KM-82, that took the top spot in the Best Contemporary Event category. This covers events of the past 99 years.

Most Artistic honors went to Denmark and its 10 kroner commemorating Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.” The aluminum-bronze coin is KM-903.

With the advent of the People’s Choice Award, these 10 coins and an additional five were put online at www.Numismaster.com for voting. The extra five coins, which registered well in the judges’ voting but did not win their categories, are a silver 15,000-kip coin of Laos called the Laos Mazu, the goddess of safe sea travel, KM-98; Australia’s silver $1 coin showing “Australia on the Map,” KM-839; Hungary’s copper-nickel 50-forint marking the 50th anniversary of the 1956 uprising, KM-789; Poland’s silver 20 zlotych, Y-533, which shows a multicolored holographic spider web; and Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein 2 euro, KM-253.

The awards were presented Saturday, Feb. 2, during a ceremony at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.

About Krause Publications

Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world’s largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, sewing and quilting, hunting, and fishing. Chet Krause, a long-time collector of coins, published the first issue of Numismatic News on Oct. 13, 1952, with nearly 1,000 readers. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Publications, offers over 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as NumisMaster.com, the online coin price database. F+W Publications, and ARBY Partners, LLC Company, also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, interactive media and education programs.

German Chancellor Unveils New Two-Euro Coin (02/05/2008)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel unveiled a new Two-Euro coin on Friday, February 1, at die Bundeskanzlerin in Berlin, Germany.

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1870-S Seated Dollar Sells for $1.3 Million (02/05/2008)

One of the few known 1870-S Seated Liberty dollars sold privately for $1.3 million, reported the seller, Stanford Coins and Bullion of Houston, Texas.

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Heritage Heads to Long Beach (02/05/2008)

A rare New Orleans proof half dollar, a notable collection of large cents and a collection of high-grade U.S. type coins will be offered among 5,500 lots of coins, tokens and medals in Heritage's Feb. 14-16 official Long Beach Expo auctions.

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2008-D Lincoln Cent Circulates in Texas (02/05/2008)

First reports of finds of 2008-dated coins are coming in from readers.

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Lucky Buffalo: Mint Offers 2008 Celebration Coin (02/05/2008)

Set to go on sale at noon Eastern Time Feb. 5 from the U.S. Mint is a new product called the American Buffalo 2008 Celebration Coin.

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Goldbergs Place Gold $10 in Sale (02/05/2008)

A 1795 $10 gold piece will be offered among other U.S. and world coins and U.S. bank notes in the Feb. 10-13 Pre-Long Beach auction by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles.

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Getting to Know Your ANA Grading Standards (02/05/2008)

Useful knowledge about grading your coins.

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Nigeria Pushes for Acceptance of New Coins in Circulation (01/18/2008)

Nigeria re-introduced coins into circulation during 2007, coinage having vanished in the past due to inflation and the lack of purchasing power coins represented during those chaotic times.

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Mint Stats: 10th Anniversary Set Long Way From Sellout (01/18/2008)

It was time to find a home for the 10th anniversary platinum coin set. It is now in the 2007-W Eagles box below. Sales are still creeping along. There is a long way to go before reaching the 30,000 maximum.

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Chinese Coins on the Move (01/18/2008)

Record prices were achieved by two recent Chinese auctions. These were the numismatic portions of the annual autumn sales held by the two largest Chinese auction houses, China Guardian Auctions and Beijing ChengXuan Auctions.

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Off Year for Morgans (01/18/2008)

With coinage at the Carson City Mint suspended and production at San Francisco limited, it was an off year for silver dollars. But the big coins dated 1886 had everyone from the president to the Mint director talking as the government tried to figure out the best way to protect the nation's "silver treasure."

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Change Normal for Long-Lived Lincoln Cent (01/18/2008)

U.S. Mint Director A. Piatt Andrew wrote that a new cent design had been approved by the Treasury and coinage had begun in May of that year. Director Andrew of course had no idea of the future longevity of this coin and its influence on countless new collectors in the United States.

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Quarter Program Adds Territories (12/27/2007)

The rush by Congress to pass a government appropriations bill just before Christmas has a numismatic twist.

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Mint Stats: Half of Platinum Sets Sell in First Few Days (12/27/2007)

Roughly half of the 10th anniversary platinum American Eagle two-coin set sold in the first couple of days they were available.

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NASA Releases Collectible Space Coins (12/18/2007)

Discovery Collectibles, an exclusive creator of rare coin lines focusing on space exploration and discovery, today announced the release of a highly limited collection of 10 brilliant silver nickel uncirculated coins celebrating the work of NASA and the amazing odyssey of the Hubble Space Telescope.

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"What's My Coin Worth?" Condition is Almost Everything (12/18/2007)

"What's it worth?" That question has been asked countless times and in countless collectible fields from those new to the hobby of collecting. It's certainly a reasonable question, but it's also one for which the answer, no matter what the collectible, has to be couched in a series of qualifiers.

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Venezuela Denies Plans for Currency Reform (12/18/2007)

Three zeros will be lobbed off each denomination of bank notes and a new series of coins will appear under an announced currency reform that Venezuela denies it is planning.

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Canadian Politician Urges Rejecting U.S. Coins (12/18/2007)

Canadian businesses should refuse to accept United States coins in payment for goods and services, says Toronto city councilor, Howard Moscoe.

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Medal of Pope Karol Wojtyla (12/18/2007)

Mint Kremnica offers you a remarkable medal with the motif of John Paul II. Because of its unique diameter, the medal is a real collector's item! The 15 cm diameter makes from this medal one of the greatest silver medal in the world.
Material: Ag 925/1000
Diameter: 155 mm
Weight: 1710 g
Price : 2115.2 €
The medal is issued in a limited edition of 50 pieces, numbered.
Kremnica Mint offers you the last few pieces of this medal. If you are interested, contact us by email at sales "at" mint "dot" sk or visit and use "write us" section at http://www.mint.sk/kontakt_form.php?lang=en 

Auction of Antique Coins collection in Moscow (11/26/2007)

Dear Colleagues, We would like to inform you that we prepare the auction for the following coins:
Greece. Sicily, Syracuse, 214-212, VF Greece, Fasos, 2-3 cent, VF+ Greece, Mirina, half of second century, VF+ Greece, Biblos, 333 bc, XF Greece, Selevkids, 162 - 150 VF Greece, Selevkids, 150 - 146 VF Greece, Selevkids, 138 - 129 VF Greece, Selevkids, 93 - 89 VF Greece, Arshakids, 123-88 , vf Greece, Menadr I, 158-130, vf Greece, Remetalk, 131 - 151, vf Greece, Large collection of of silver coins of Alexander III Macedonian, Rome, Clavdii, 41-45, VF+ Rome, Domitsii, 82-96, DOMITIAE AVG.IMP.CAES.DIVIF.DOMITIAN AVG Rome, ANNIA FAUSTINA AVGUSTA, 221.
Please request photos of these coins and their prices.
We would be very much appreciate it if you can provide us some information about your main interests in the purchase. My warmest regards, Andrew Jimanko
IPF Auctions Kosmodamianskaya st. 39 Moscow, 139420, Russia
007 495 785.11.02 Our office number

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Collectplaza October 2007 auction now online! (09/14/2007)

The CollectPlaza International Auctions Team has the pleasure to invite you to attend the October 8, 2007 Auction. We offer a broad variety of collectables in the field of Numismatics, Bonds and Shares, Stamps, History and Economy. As of now our interactive online auction can be found on the Internet. More information and free registration: see our website www.collectplaza-auctions.com . The online part of the auction will close on October 7 at 18.00 hrs CET.
We hope to welcome you in our auction room on October 8, 2007 at:
Van der Valk Bijhorst Hotel Zijdeweg 54 NL-2245 BZ Wassenaar The Netherlands
Viewing is possible at the hotel in Wassenaar on Sunday, October 7 from 12.00 - 16.00 hrs and on Monday, October 8, from 09.00 - 12.00 hrs in the auction room (or by prior appointment at our offices before October 7, 2007).
We are always interested in quality material for our next international auctions, so please contact us should you have any material you may wish to bring in. The CollectPlaza International Auctions Team

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Coins2.com - the Numismatic Search Engine opens a new section called Images & Prices (08/24/2007)

After making search request, user can find the images of coins, which correspond to this request and also the information about coins sale in various shops and auctions.

To realize this possibility, the creators of Coins2.com have worked out their own version of search engine. It analyzes the text of web pages, which are in open access at numismatic web-sites and picks out the images and descriptions of coins and also the information about their value at those sites. In future it makes possible free retrieval according to the names and descriptions of coins.

On user’s demand the search engine gives a list of coins with small pictures and short information, which meet the demand. Having followed the right here indicated reference, a user can get to know the detailed information and full-size picture on the original page of site-source.

The interface of the retrieval delivery reminds of Google, so the usage of the new section Coins2.com will not cause any difficulties.

 

The Numismatic Search Engine Coins2.com started its work in January 2007 and received many positive reports from numismatists from every corner of the globe. The main section Coins2.com uses the Google Custom Search Engine and search for any information at more than 4200 numismatic sites. Having studied the reports and proposals of their users, the team of Coins2.com made a decision to improve the service. On the expiry of several months of intensive work, there was created a new section called Images & Prices, which is now in beta-testing stage.

At the present moment the search index of the section has stored information about more than 1,000,000 coins, the most part of which is supplied with pictures and prices. But the work on indexing of numismatic web is at its very beginning. For the moment special stress is laid on the USA coins, but there are plans to continue this work and expand it to the ancient coins and further on to the coins of the whole world.

The creators of Coins2.com do not undertake the task of gathering and cataloging information about coins or carrying out analysis of price tendencies. There is a great deal of information about coins in Internet. The mission of Coins2.com is to make access to this information more comfortable and easy for numismatics-fanciers.

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New set of Slovak coins 2007: Historical Regions of Slovakia – Gemer-Malohont-Novohrad-Hont (07/28/2007)

Dear collector, we are pleased to introduce you a new set of Slovak coins 2007 from the edition “Historical Regions of Slovakia – Gemer-Malohont-Novohrad-Hont“. The coin set Gemer-Malohont-Novohrad-Hont contains 5 Slovak circulating coins extended by a two-side bimetal token Gemer-Malohont-Novohrad-Hont. The fully colored cover of the coin set provides interesting information and beautiful pictures of these unique Slovak regions. If you are interested in this coin set, please visit www.mint.sk , write us an email at sales "at" mint "dot" sk or visit and use "write us" section at http://www.mint.sk/kontakt_form.php?lang=en 
Please do not forget to provide us your full name, postal address and number of pieces.

Second coin set of year 2007 - Czech and Slovak coins 2007 (05/21/2007)


The second coin set of the year 2007 is an unique set of Czech and Slovak circulation coins 2007 with the motif "Nature beauties of Czech Republic and Slovakia"

This is the first coin set created and issued as a result of cooperation of mints in Slovakia and Czech Republic. The set consists of two individual coin sets - Czech and Slovak. Both coin sets contains circulation coins of a country, Slovak coin set additionally contain a special token with the motif of Slovak nature beauties - National Parks.

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New coin set 2007 - 100th birth anniversary of Gejza Dusik (05/21/2007)

Dear collector, we would like to inform you that Mint Kremnica issued the first set of Slovak coins 2007 "Famous persons of Slovak music - 100th birth anniversary of Gejza Dusik". This unique coin set includes five Slovak circulation coins and a token with the motif of 100th birth anniversary of Gejza Dusik - a famous Slovak composer, founder of Slovak operetta and tango. Part of the coin set is also a special gift - exclusive CD containing the most famous musical works of the author performed by legendary Slovak singers. Kremnica mint offers to its customers a limited number of this coin set in amount 5000 pcs. Price of the coin set in EUR is available at www.mint.sk 

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Issue schedule of the Polish collector coins for the year 2007 (03/18/2007)

No.

SUBJECT

FACE VALUE (in PLN)

ALLOY

DIMENSIONS

(in mm)

WEIGHT

(in g)

APPROX. MINTAGE

(in 1000 pcs.)

SCHEDULED DATE of ISSUE

FINISH

1

Animals of the World:

Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus)

20

2

Ag 925

Nordic Gold

Ø 38.61

Ø 27.00

28.28

8.15

58.0

1,000.0

January

proof

standard

2

Polish Travellers and Explorers:

Ignacy Domeyko 1802-1889

10

2

Ag 925

Nordic Gold

Ø 32.00

Ø 27.00

14.14

8.15

55.0

900.0

February

proof

standard

3

75th Anniversary of Broking the Enigma Code

10

100

2

Ag 925 (with latent image)

Au 900

Nordic Gold

Ø 32.00

Ø 21.00

Ø 27.00

14.14

8.00

8.15

55.0

8.0

900.0

March

proof

proof

standard

4

History of the Polish Zloty:

5 PLN from 1928 (Nike)

10

2

Ag 925

Nordic Gold

Ø 32.00

Ø 27.00

14.14

8.15

57.0

900.0

April

proof

standard

5

750th Anniversary of the Granting Municipal Rights to Cracow

10

200

2

Ag 925

Au 900

Nordic Gold

Ø 32.00

Ø 27.00

Ø 27.00

14.14

15.50

8.15

58.0

7.0

900.0

May

proof

proof

standard

6

Monuments of Material Culture in Poland:

The Medieval Conurbation in Toruń

20

2

Ag 925 (with pad printing)

Nordic Gold

Ø 38.61

Ø 27.00

28.28

8.15

58.0

900.0

June

proof

standard

7

Polish Travellers and Explorers:

Henryk Arctowski & Antoni B. Dobrowolski

10

2

Ag 925 (with zircon)

Nordic Gold

Ø 32.00

Ø 27.00

14.14

8.15

60.0

900.0

September

proof

standard

8

History of the Polish Sword:

Heavy-armed Knight of the 15th Century

10

200

2

Ag 925

Au 900

Nordic Gold

32 x 22

Ø 27.00

Ø 27.00

14.14

15.50

8.15

57.0

9.0

900.0

October

proof

proof

standard

9

The 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Karol Szymanski (1882-1927)

10

200

2

Ag 925 (with latent image)

Au900 (with latent image)

Nordic Gold

Ø 32.00

Ø 27.00

Ø 27.00

14.14

15.50

8.15

55.0

8.0

900.0

October

proof

proof

standard

10

The 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Teodor J. K. Korzeniowski (1857-1924)

10

200

2

Ag 925 (hologram)

Au 900

Nordic Gold

Ø 32.00

Ø 27.00

Ø 27.00

14.14

15.50

8.15

58.0

8.0

900.0

November

proof

proof

standard

11

Polish Painters of the 19th and 20th Centuries:

Leon Wyczółkowski 1852-1936

20

2

Ag 925 (with pad printing)

Nordic Gold

40 x 28

Ø 27.00

28.28

8.15

60.0

900.0

December

proof

standard

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Set of silver replicas of Karol Robert's coins (03/18/2007)

Dear collector, on the occasion of the 675th anniversary of promotion Kremnica to a free royal town and establishment of Kremnica Mint was issued a set of silver replicas of Karol Robert's coins. Since by the production of coins were partially used original techniques - same as in the past, the coins differ in individual sizes and weights. The mentioned inaccuracies reflect the quality in which the coins used to be produced (hand made production, using hammer). We used silver (Ag 925/1000) as the material for production of coins, florins are gold plated. Dies were hand made by Kremnica's engraver Jan Alleram.
The replicas were made in limited edition of 250 pcs, with certificate.
Florén 21mm, 3.5 g, Groš SP 26mm, 3.4 g,Denár SP 16mm, 0.60 g Obol SP 9mm, 0.30 g
We offer you the replicas of Karol Robert coins for a special price only 56 EUR. Code of product: 671133

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Catalog for Gold and Platinum Coins from the 1500s to present (01/26/2007)

With over 1,200 pages, this hardcover volume covers gold coins, date-by-date, from the 1500s to present, including palladium, platinum and off-metal sister issues. Complete date/mint listings, actual weights, current values in five grades of condition, along with crisp obverse and reverse photos help make this extraordinary volume the most desired coin reference available.

More: Standard Catalog Of World Gold Coins: Platinum and Palladium issues included

New Coin Catalogs (12/08/2006)

A lot of new coin catalogs were issued to help to determine the values of coins:

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Superior Galleries January 2-3, 2007 Orlando Elite Coin Auction (12/08/2006)

This exceptional two day event will include just 700 choice lots with an insured value exceeding $4 million and is the kick off for what Superior anticipates will be a spectacular 2007 auction season. Many private collections are included in this first auction of the year

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Mint Kremnica is launching a new version of corporate web page (10/06/2006)

Dear collector, Mint Kremnica is launching these days a new version of corporate web page.
Our new web page has a brand new design, more convenient structure and higher quality content
Now you have an opportunity to read new, interesting information about the present and history of mint, or about company's coin shop and products offered More: http://www.mint.sk/onas.php?lang=en

New online shop offers you more information about products as well as many new pictures http://www.mint.sk/nakup_670.php?lang=en
You can quickly and comfortably write us a message or comment about anything using our Write Us section (it is not necessary any more to login and use your email account in order to write us an email) http://www.mint.sk/kontakt_form.php?lang=en

We prepared for you an on-line customer satisfaction survey in which you can express your opinion about our products and share with us your experiences with services of Mint Kremnica. These information are valuable for us and help us to reach higher quality of products and services http://www.mint.sk/kontakt_survey.php?lang=en
Our goal is to improve continually the quality of web page www.mint.sk , and we believe that you can actively contribute to this process. We will appreciate all comments or suggestions that will help us to increase the quality level of www.mint.sk

Values of Bust Halves 1807 - 1839 (08/26/2006)

New coin values at sammler.com:

Values of Bust Half Dollars 1807 - 1839

Bust Half Dollar

Superior Galleries September 10-12, 2006 Auction (08/25/2006)

Superior Galleries would like to welcome you to our Beverly Hills Elite Auction to be held just prior to the September Long Beach Coin Expo. This exciting 2,500 plus lot auction will take place at our newly renovated Beverly Hills Galleries with the lot viewing at the same location.

For more information on this or any other future Superior Galleries Elite Auctions, please contact Paul Song at 800-545-1001 or at E-Mail

Values of US Seated Liberty Dollars 1840 - 1873 (06/02/2006)

New coin values at sammler.com:

Values of Seated Liberty Dollars 1840 - 1873

Seated Liberty Dollar

Polish 20 Zlotych Coin: “The Polish Calendar of Traditional Customs and Rituals” (04/28/2006)

The "Saint John's Night" coin, a subsequent coin from The Polish Calendar of Traditional Customs and Rituals  Series will be launched in May 2006. This will be the first coin with hologram produced by the Polish Mint.
Coin Designer : Robert Kotowicz
Metal Face Ag 925
Value: 20 zl
Diameter 38.61mm
Weight 28.28 g
Approx. Mintage: 63,000 pcs   
Standard proof 

More: www.mennica.com.pl

30 Lira Coin from Turkey: Total Solar Eclips TURKEY  (04/28/2006)

Turkey issued a 30 Lira Coin with the topic "Total Solar Eclips TURKEY".
Face Value: 30 New Turkish Lira
Metal 0.925 Silver
Diameter 38.61 mm
Weight (gr.) 23.33 gr.
Quality Proof- Gold Plated
Mintage: 5000
Artist Nesrin EKÞÝ

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New Euro Proof Set 2006 of France (04/21/2006)

The Proof Set 2006 of France is now available on the website of the French Mint.

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Polish 10 Zloty “JOHN PAUL II, 1920-2005”  (04/21/2006)


Polish “JOHN PAUL II, 1920-2005” silver proof coin plated with gold

Issuing Bank National Bank of Poland
Face value: 10 zloty
Metal: 925/1000 Ag plated with Au 999/1000
Finish: proof
Diameter: 32,00 mm
Weight: 14,14 g
Mintage: 176 000 pcs

Reverse:
An image of Pope John Paul II, on the left-hand side. A stylized view of a fragment of Minor Basilica of the Virgin Mary in Wadowice (JPII’s place of birth), on the right-hand side. A semicircular inscription: JAN PAWEŁ II, above, a semicircular inscription: 1920-2005, below.

Obverse:
An image of the Eagle, established as the state Emblem of the Republic of Poland. A semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (The Republic of Poland), above. The notation of the year of issue: 2005, below the Eagle. The images of two palms. On the left - palm of pope extracting for benediction. Below the notation of the year of issue. A semicircular inscription: 10 ZŁ, below. The Mint’s mark (mw) under the Eagle’s left leg.

Coin Designer: Urszula Walerzak

More issues 2006 with JOHN PAUL II:

Polish “JOHN PAUL II, 1920-2005” silver proof coin
Issuing Bank National Bank of Poland
Face value: 10 zloty
Metal: 925/1000 Ag
Finish: proof
Diameter: 32,00 mm
Weight: 14,14 g
Mintage: 170 000 pcs

SILVER MEDAL JOHN PAUL II – THE PILGRIM OF PEACE

Face value: 10 zł (mirror punch)
Metal: 500 Ag
Finish: proof
Diameter: 32,00 mm
Weight: 15,00 g

More: www.mennica.com.pl

Gold coins - "National Parks" (04/21/2006)

We are pleased to inform you that, within the limites of royalty
program with belorussian bank, the Polish Mint will issue the series of
gold coins - "National Parks". This will contain five coins with the
motives of the following animals: beaver, swan, sea-gull, aurochs and crane
Best regards
Edyta Falkowska, Commercial Expert, Mennica Polska / Mint of Poland

More: www.mennica.com.pl

The Official Red Book: a Guide Book of Indian And Flying Eagle Cents (04/21/2006)

You might like to know that Richard Snow's The Official Red Book: a Guide Book of Indian And Flying Eagle Cents will be released in paperback soon. You can pre-order your copy at a savings of 35% by following the link below.

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2007 Redbook a Guide Book of Us Coins  (04/21/2006)

You might like to know that R. S. Yeoman's newest book, 2007 Redbook a Guide Book of Us Coins (Guide Book of United States Coins), will be released in paperback soon. You can pre-order your copy at a savings of 23% by following the link below.

2007 Redbook a Guide Book of Us Coins

Values of US Liberty Quarters 1856 - 1891 (04/08/2006)

New coin values at sammler.com:

Values of US Trade Dollars (03/03/2006)

New coin values at sammler.com: Trade Dollars 1873 - 1878

More coin values

New 5 Euro Coin: 150th anniversary of the Åland demilitarization (03/03/2006)

On 30 March, the Post starts selling a special set holding an Åland commemorative €5 coin. It is issued in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Åland demilitarization celebrated in 2006.
The commemorative coin ‘Demilitarization 150 Years’ is coined by Mint of Finland in co-operation with the Landskapsregering, the Government of Åland. The motif of this beautiful commemorative coin made from so-called ‘Nordic Gold’ (copper) is a stunted pine and a dove of peace steering a rustic postal boat. The artist is Pertti Mäkinen.

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2006 Euro Coin Set of the Åland Post (01/03/2006)

The Åland Post puts one or two sets of Finish euro coins on the market each year. Apart from the coins, the set also contains an Åland stamp. The price for this year’s set is € 25.00.

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Albert Einstein Coins (12/09/2005)

The Jewish Museum in Cyberspace shows a lot of interesting Albert Einstein coins of different countries of the whole world.

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Coins database with values of German coins(11/14/2005)

The new coin database of sammler.com shows you the values of coins from Germany. The values are estimated average prices of German dealers in Euro.

More: Values of German Coins

5 Reichsmark 1932 with oak tree

5 Reichsmark 1932 with oak tree

New coin values at sammler.com (10/23/2005)

Bulletin Numismatique n°14 / New Numismatique Bulletin of cgb in French (10/14/2005)

Bonjour !
Pour consulter notre Bulletin Numismatique n°14 au format PDF, cliquez ici :
http://www.cgb.fr/bn/bn.html

Le Bulletin Numismatique numero 10 de cgb.fr / New Numismatique Bulletin of cgb in French (06/03/2005)

Bonjour ! Pour consulter notre Bulletin Numismatique n°10 au format PDF, cliquez ici : http://www.cgb.fr/bn/bn.html

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New coin values at sammler.com (05/19/2005)

New French 1 1/2 Euro coin to remember end of WWII (05/13/2005)

The end of the second mondial war

Weight 22,20 gr = 0,78 oz
Diameter 37mm = 1.45 inch
Mintage 50 000
Metal Silver 900/1000
Quality Proof
Face value 1 euros 1/2
Description To remind us of the strong link between the creation of the European Community and this long-lasting peace, the coin carries the inscription "Europe makes peace" and on the reverse "peace makes Europe".

More and the official French Mint

New French 1/4 Euro Jules Verne Coin (05/06/2005)

The french mint issued a coin in common metal, more generic, whose theme is "The fantastic World of Jules Verne".

It can be ordered at the online shop of the french mint

Anniversary of the European Union Flag on French Euro Coins (03/24/2005)

The anniversary of the European Union flag is the perfect occasion to mint a special Europa Collector Coin and to mix together in gold the blue colour of the flag and the yellow colour of the stars. 4 versions of this coin will be sold by Monnaie de Paris (see our technical specifications). See the 3 former versions of this coin.

[To discover 100 euro gold, 10 euro gold and 1,5 euro silver]

New Numismatique Bulletin of cgb in French (03/04/2005)

Bonjour ! Pour consulter votre BN007 au format PDF, cliquez ici.

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New coin values at sammler.com (03/03/2005)

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New coin values at sammler.com (08/17/2004)

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Report of the Numismata and International Stamp Fair 2004 in Munich on 03/06/04 (03/11/04)

Every year again at the beginning of  March in Munich the Numismata takes place, which is meanwhile the largest coin fair of the world. Parallel to it you can visit the international stamp fair on Saturday. Since many collectors of coins collect also stamps this is very good.
Because of the meaning of both stock exchanges visitors and exhibitors from the whole world are coming in a large number.  Thus the Numismata is probably not only the largest but also the most international of all coin fairs.

The crowded Numismata on late Saturday morning

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