11 May 2019

Happy Mothers Day!

Coins-World | coinsbygary

Happy Mothers Day to all the ANA Mothers. Some years ago I may have posted this coin but I don't remember. That said the message of this coin is always appropriate and I dedicate it to mothers everywhere. Therefore, I am posting this coin and its story now.

21 Apr 2019

**Cunning Cougar**

Coins-World | Kepi

This is the last coin in the Royal Canadian Mints set "Nocturnal by Nature". He's the "Cunning Cougar", a 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin. This rhodium-plated silver coin has a diameter of 38mm and weight of 31.39 grams. Artist Tony Bianco designed the cougar out on a tree limb during its nightly hunt with the light of a full moon behind him. The obverse shows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll designed by Susan Blunt. The other "night" creatures in this 4 coin set are the owl, wolf and brown bat. All with amazing details! I think the Canadian Mint really creates some wonderful coins, especially their animal and nature series. Hope you enjoyed this blog. Comments are always welcomed. Happy Easter to all!

09 Apr 2019

I've Wanted One of these for a Very Long Time!

Coins-World | coinsbygary

...And now I have it! A search encompassing a fair number of years has culminated with the purchase of an MS-61 1882-H Newfoundland $2 gold coin. This is like a dream come true from the first that I knew this coin existed until now. FYI, I bought the book, "The Gold Coins of Newfoundland 1865-1888" shortly after it was published in 2017.

08 Apr 2019

**Ugly Toning???**

Coins-World | Kepi

As alot of you know I love toned coins... Well, I was at my coin dealer awhile ago and saw this wolf coin. I thought great! Toning and a wolf, two of my favorite things, so I bought it. No big deal. I put it away for awhile and recently took it out of the safe to admire and as I looked at it thought wow, this toning is butt ugly. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Kepi really? What the heck was I thinking? While I can't explain the weird toning on this coin I can tell you it's from the Royal Canadian Mint and it's the first coin in their 1oz. bullion coin Wildlife Series. It's the 2011 Silver Timber Wolf in his natural habitat. The obverse shows the profile of Queen Elizabeth ll. This series ran from 2011 to 2013 and featured 6 coins with a mintage of 1 million coins.I would like to hear anyone's comments of what they think caused such toning. Hope you enjoyed my blog!

26 Mar 2019

Canada and coin collecting

Coins-World | A.J.

The importance of Canada when it comes to numismatics is big. firstly, they make coins for other countries. 73, in fact! from India, to Iceland, they made it! (well, they only make Blanks, but we can let that slide.) secondly, they make a lot of coins for the numismatists, and i mean ALOT. but i cant mention them all, so heres a link. (This is my first blog, so that makes sense.)https://www.mint.ca/store/template/home.jsp?rcmeid=Agency_PBM_SEM_71700000034826327_58700003981555925_p32485193565&gclid=CjwKCAjwm-fkBRBBEiwA966fZBPHHhvQvaoLVCZgM0UayG7VycoFWHMiFrL9d1SfNMHOFSZnPWfKtBoCP7MQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

25 Mar 2019

Panama Coins with error 1982

Coins-World | user_86060

The weekly capsule that on this occasion we have selected the most coveted errors of 1982, in the illustrious personages series, that occurred in Coins of a Balboa CuNi Current Circulation and of Five Balboas CuNi Current circulation & Silver Proof.The errors in the coins of current circulation consist in that they were minted by placing the inscription of Ley 500 as if it were a Silver coin. The error in the coin of 5 balboas Silver Proof if it was different because it is a silver coin ley 500 is placed 925, which did not correspond to any coins Proof series Illustrious Characters of the 80s.The three errors are very rare, being the balboa the rarest one that according to the World Coin there are only 11 pieces (However it is possible that there are a few more pieces), the second weirdest is in the coin of 5 Balboas Proof as this coin was mostly minted to be placed in the set of 8 and 9 pieces made by the Franklin Mint, it is not a piece that looks loose easily, in this case, there is no census or estimate to determine the amount of pieces. This piece is seen in both sets.The coin of 5 balboas Current circulation Belisario Porras, there is a census of 200 pieces and like the others it is quite rare.NGC and PCG register currencies in grades MS63, for the 1982 coins of a Balboa as the highest recorded in the case of 5B of Current Circulation MS68, and finally in the 5B of Silver coin they place one in MS69.We hope the capsule is to everyone's liking

05 Mar 2019

Numismatic Linguistics

Coins-World | ANAStaff

Coins and banknotes are defined by their imagery, and as the old saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words. Still, it’s only through language, inscribed or printed, that a coin or banknote can truly tell its story. Who made it? How much is it worth? What does it portray?

02 Mar 2019

Large World Coins

Coins-World | TimB

This is a one Peso piece from Cuba; it was made by the US mint in Philadelphia. It is called the "ABC Peso", based on a political organization called the "ABC." The group formed hierarchical secretive cells with levels A, B, and C. The secretary of the treasury at the time recommended the name for the silver coin.

02 Mar 2019

**Una and the Lion**

Coins-World | Kepi

This is my newest addition to my collection! This coin celebrates the 200th year anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria born on May 24th 1819 in Kensington Palace in London. She was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from June 20th 1837 until her death on Jan. 22nd 1901. The reverse design was created by 19th-century numismatic sculptor William Wyon and is a rendition of the famous Edmund Spenser's poem "Faerie Queene". It tells the story of Una and the Lion which follows Princess Una after St. George had slayed the dragon and rescued her. The words "DIEU ET MON DROIT" meaning "God on my Right", the motto of the British Monarch along with the year -MMXIX- are featured. The obverse of this coin is a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, who is the great, great granddaughter of Queen Victoria. I think that's pretty cool! I really love this design as I think of my dog ( a giant Golden and Great Dane mix ) and myself, standing together facing all who try to enter our Kingdom... Thanks for reading my blog! All comments are welcomed! ; )

20 Feb 2019


Coins-World | Longstrider

This new blog is on, probably, my greatest hero outside of my immediate family, Nikola Tesla. The coin is one ounce .999 fine silver minted in the Serbian Mint for 2018. It has a 39.0 mm diameter. It has a value of 100 Serbian dinara. The total mintage is only 50,000.


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