Here is one of the coins I acquired at the Anaheim Show. It is a 1987 Libertad. Slabbed and rated MS 65 by NGC. As you can see, I hope, it is very colorfully toned. That is a big weakness of mine. The Libertad is a bullion coin, much like our silver American Eagle and Canada's silver Maple Leaf. I started collecting them just because I like them. I usually just buy the BU coins. I saw this one and didn't even stop to ask how much. I just figured it would be out of my budget. My wife however wasn't so sure and inquired as to the price. Well I was very mistaken and snatched it up. This coin was bought on the last hour of our stay there. Never give up on that special coin. Thanks for looking!
The Nobel Prize is one of the most prestigious and respected awards in the world. The prizes, awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology and Medicine, Literature, and Peace, with a sixth prize, bestowed by the Bank of Sweden, in Economic Sciences, are awarded annually to celebrate human achievement, and include a gold medal, a stylized diploma, and a cash prize of 8 million Swedish Krone (about $935,000 USD). With this year's awards approaching (to be awarded between October 3 and 10, 2016), I decided to see what I could learn about the history of the prizes, as well as the history of the medals.