10 Sep 2022

**Golden Ray on a Cloudy Day**

Coins - World | Kepi

Hey everybody! Hope your all having a great day and that all our YN's are having fun at the live auction! I'd like to share with you one of the first coins I bought for my collection way back in 2007. This was a huge leap as I was a newbie collector and we're talking gold.. But I dived in and bought my first gold coin! This is from the Royal Canadian Mint. A 2007 1oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf $200 Dollar Coin. It's also encased in a Assay holder which is kinda cool. This coin weighs 31.15 grams of .99999 of pure gold and has a diameter of 30 mm. The obverse shows Queen Elizabeth ll along with "200 Dollars" and "2007". The reverse is a multi-maple leaf design as well as the inscriptions "CANADA" along with weight, purity and metal. It also had a low mintage of 30,848. Its kinda rainy out here in the desert today. So I decided to look through my coin vault... Rainy day activities...Right... haha Which leads up to this coin. I hadn't looked at it for a long time and thought this is the perfect coin for a blog today! A bright ray of golden sunshine on a cloudy day... I hope you enjoy it too. Comments are always welcomed.

31 May 2022

**Mini Roo**

Coins-World | Kepi

Hey everyone! Here's a 2021-P Australian Gold Kangaroo! Well, a "Mini Roo"! A little guy... 0.5 grams of .9999 gold with a diameter of 11.60 mm. This little coin is a GEM Proof and came encapsulated in an wallet-sized card with kangaroo graphics and Specification information. The obverse shows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem. The designer of this coin, Jody Clark has been a sculptor for the Royal Mint of Great Britain since 2012. The reverse shows the iconic kangaroo in a crouched position with inscriptions of the gold weight and the "P" Mint mark of the Perth Mint.This popular kangaroo design began to appear in 1989 and has been a hit with collectors every since! Many thanks for reading my blog! Comments are always welcome. ; )

27 May 2022

1945 Dos Pesos Gold Coins

Coins | silverbug22

I typically refuse to buy foreign currency seeing as my area of expertise and interest lies in the realm of all things American, but when these two Dos Pesos gold coins came up, I just had to have them! Weighing in at around 1.5 grams each and containing 90% gold content, I was actually able to pick these up around 3% over spot during the most recent dip. The detail on these things is absolutely incredible, and despite being around 80 years old, their luster has remained nearly untouched. To be completely honest, I did not realize how small these would be (about the size of a nickel), but I guess that's just a convenient excuse for me to buy some of the larger gold coins minted by Mexico!

27 May 2022

Massive Slab!

Coins | silverbug22

I bought a roll of ATB quarters about 2 years ago during the pandemic dip, and ever since I've wanted to get one in one of the massive NGC slabs. Grade wasn't really a concern for me seeing as I just wanted to have a huge slab to add to my silver collection, but I lucked out finding a near-perfect Australian Koala in PF69 UCAM for well below market (thanks to the most recent dip). I also was able to scoop up a gold 0.5 gram Kangaroo from the same seller, and although it is very, very small, I am a HUGE fan. I love the detail on such a small coin and it's extremely affordable despite being gold. And just for size reference, that Kangaroo is slightly smaller than a dime, showing just how massive that slab really is.

02 Apr 2022

2008 First Spouse $10 Gold Coins

Coins-United States | Dragonfire

The first spouse $10 gold coin program is a program that honors the first spouses by issuing a $10 gold coin to commemorate them. These first spouse gold coins were released with the same schedule as the presidential dollars.

02 Apr 2022

2007 First Spouse Gold $10 Coins

Coins-United States | Dragonfire

The first spouse $10 gold coin program is a program that honors the first spouses by issuing a $10 gold coin to commemorate them. These first spouse gold coins were released with the same schedule as the presidential dollars.

17 Feb 2022

Old U.S. Mints

Young Numismatists Exchange | Sea turtle coin collector

The United States mints in this blog post all have some things in common. They were located close to a natural resource that they could use to make coins. For example, in Dahlonega, New Orleans, and Charlotte there was a gold rush and so a US mint was needed there. All the mints in this blog post have never worked or are no longer working.

10 Feb 2022

Gold Franklin Mint BVI raptors by GR

Coins-World | mrbrklyn

1980 British Virgin Island $25 OspreyThe British Royal Mint has produced over the years a number of similar small 50% gold pieces for different Colonies and Common Wealth nations. It is a superb example of the 1980 25 dollar gold issue of a Osprey, in all the power of its fishing pose. The design is well executed and brings the bird to life.

01 Feb 2021

Precious Metal Prices

| user_Bill1713

Several online retailers of gold and silver bullion temporary stop selling various precious metal products (or were sold out) over the weekend due to the Reddit investor frenzy that moved from GameStop to the precious metal market and caused a spike in the price of silver last week.Going to keep an eye on this story.

25 Jan 2021

The REAL gold dollar

Coins | CoinHunter

Hi guys! Today my blog is going to be about gold dollars, so let's begin. The gold dollar, the smallest denomination regular issue US gold coin, first appeared in 1849, when the government introduced two new denominations, the dollar and double eagle, to exploit wast quantities of yellow metal coming to the East from the California Gold Rush. Gold dollars were minted continuously from 1849 through 1889, although mintages were largely restricted after the Civil War. Today most of the demand for gold dollars comes from type coin collectors, who desire one each of the three different design variations. Type I gold dollars, with Miss Liberty's portrait identical to that used on the $20 double eagle, were made from 1849 through 1854, while Type II dollars, with an Indian princess motif, were struck in 1854 and 1855, plus in 1856 at the San Francisco Mint only. Type III dollars, featuring a modified portrait of an Indian princess, were made from 1856 through 1889. In the early years, from 1849 through the Civil War, the gold dollar was a workhouse denomination. Those of the Type I design, 13 mm in diameter, were used often in everyday change, and most examples seen today show wear. In 1854 the diameter was enlarged slightly to 15 mm, to make the coin more convenient to handle. The Indian princess design, introduced that year, created problems, as it was not possible for the metal in the dies to flow into the deep recesses of Miss Liberty's portrait on the obverse and at the same time into the central date digits on the reverse, with the result that the majority of pieces seen today are weakly struck on the central two digits (85 in the date 1854, for example). To correct this, the Type II portrait, with Miss Liberty in shallower relief, was created in 1856. Among the three design types of gold dollars, by far the scarcest is the Type II. The total mintage of type II gold dollars amounted to fewer than 2 million pieces. Contrast that to the Type I gold dollar, for which over 4 million coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1853 alone! Similarly, the Type III gold dollar was minted in quantities far larger than the Type IIThanks for reading my blog, I hope you learned something, and have a great day! Source PCGS CoinFacts


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