30 Apr 2017

Barber Quarter Exhibit

Coins-United States | CoinLady

When I attend a major show, I always check out the exhibits. I feel the best exhibits show something totally unfamiliar to most collectors, or show something familiar in such a way that you think about it differently.

30 Apr 2017

How To Price Conder Tokens

Tokens | Mike Burn

Hi everyone. For those of you who don't collect Conder Tokens I will give a brief description. These tokens were designed in the late 18th century. It was the start of the British industrial age. They were made by simple people and those who knew coinage. They were like our Civil War Tokens. People needed food and clothing so this is how they compensated. However they were years ahead of us in making coinage. These tokens are works of art with such detail you can see the Windows and bricks on castles, church,hospitals and many more famous buildings and people. They have edge writing on a lot of them. This would tell you where to redeem the half penny and penny for goods. They were made mostly of copper but also brass, some silver and a few gold and let's not forget gilt. What happened to these is they were so well done people would save them and put them away. That's why today you can buy these tokens in MS 67. That's right over two hundred and twenty years and still in uncirculated condition.

30 Apr 2017

The Queen's Beasts Series (Part One)

Coins-World | FortWorthCollector

The Queen's Beasts Series started last year and is now in full swing with two issues every year. The series is to commemorate the 10 heraldic Queen's Beasts statues present at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and represent the royal line of ancestry. The coins come in many different versions but for the purpose of this post we will only be talking about the two oz silver bullion version as in my opinion it is the most affordable version to buy. The coins as said before comes in 2oz silver bullion versions meaning you will only find gem unc or MS coins slabbed no proofs. You can pick up one of the three already released issues for around $60 in gem unc or $70 in MS-69 which is a bargain in my book when a 1oz Panda can cost as much as $50 in the same grade. The list below shows the three coins currently released.2016 lion2017 Griffin was supposed to come out dated 20162017 Dragon2017 White Greyhound is supposed to come out later this year

29 Apr 2017

Kennedy Deluxe Set

Coins | Mike Burn

Hi everyone. I think one of the nicest sets you can put together is the Kennedy Deluxe Set. The coins themselves are attractive and have plenty of luster and cameos. The set when I decided to do it I made sure the coins came from sets. Mint set's,Proof sets,Silver sets and Proof silver sets. I am up to date and always continue to make sure the coins come from sealed sets. The other day I decided to look at it. Well I have to be honest the brightness of the set was blinding. From page one to book two. I inspected every coin looking for anything that might bring down the quality of the coin. To my surprise nothing! It was perfect. I was so happy. This is a set anyone would be proud of. I will tell you it looked so good I thought for a second to send in both books. However talk about a kink in your coin budget. Unless I made a deal with NGC it would of cost over three thousand dollars. But just think of a highly graded set slabed. Your talking about one hundred and eighty coins with this year. I'm sure there are collectors who have a complete slabed set. I would love to own one. But believe me when I tell you I'm happy with this set.

28 Apr 2017

Uplifting story

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Last night, a lovely proof double eagle was sold at auction for over half a million dollars. The proceeds will be used to keep a church in business.

27 Apr 2017

Books wanted

Coins-United States | CoinLady

As a writer and researcher, I treasure my library. My bookshelves hold many coin reference books, and I have a few auction catalogs too. Many are like reference books in themselves.

27 Apr 2017

Fake collectible coins became an epidemic: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Coins | Alexis-CYP

Dear friends,I have started writing articles about Numismatics on an online free nedws platform. My first articles has been publishedd!Title: Fake collectible coins became an epidemic: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Link: http://us.blastingnews.com/news/2017/04/fake-collectible-coins-became-an-epidemic-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-001652879.htmlI have tried to make it as simple and useful as possible to both beginners and more experienced collectors.As that website works by readership, please click and read the article in order to help me remain on the platforma and write more.Please also let me know if and how useful you found it. I would greatly appreciate any feedback!Thank you very much!Dr.A.P.Kitsios


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