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Wednesday April 16, 2014
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® has authenticated a previously unreported brass hub reduction produced at the United States Mint from an eagle designed by famed U.S. Mint Engraver Christian Gobrecht. A hub reduction represents a transitional piece between the sculpted model and the hub used to create coining dies.
Tuesday April 15, 2014
A little known annual event, National Coin Week, is sponsored by the American Numismatic Association of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The ANA was chartered by Congress in 1912, and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people to study and collect money and related items.
This year National Coin Week will be observed April 20-26, and the theme is “Celebrating Civic Service” and the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar.
Monday April 7, 2014
In a recent piece for Money.org, we discussed the reasons why we thought that the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins would be a smashing success, and it turns out we were right. On the first day of issuance, the U.S. Mint sold out of their 50,000 allotment of proof and uncirculated gold coins, and the secondary market for these coins is very strong, with prices nearly $300 above the original issuance price. While we discussed some of the reasons why we thought the coins would be a success, we wanted to take a step back and highlight what we believe are four essential factors to a successful commemorative coin in hopes of providing you with guidance in your future coin endeavors.
Tuesday April 1, 2014
It is no secret that numismatists are an interesting group of people with enough stories to make Scheherazade blush. One numismatist, known for his storytelling abilities recently became an author. Arizona numismatist and American Numismatic Association life member Sal Fusco recently published a novel called "The Malandrini," the culmination of a life spent watching and listening to the interesting world in which he grew up.
Thursday March 27, 2014
Not only do we believe that the National Baseball Hall of Fame coins will be a hit due to their unique domed shape and wide appeal to baseball fans, but we also anticipate that the current interest in gold and silver by investors and collectors alike will help to attract individuals to these significant coins.