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- e-letters (December 13, 2016) We asked: Are million dollar rarities overhyped? While the vast majority of collectors will never own a million-dollar coin – including me! – all of us can admire, appreciate and, yes, envy the stratosphere in which those historic coins orbit the hobby. Most of the time, news about the sale of seven-figure rarities generate headlines in ...
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Tag Archives: commemorative coins
Five U.S. Army 5-Star Generals will be honored on three commemorative coins issued in 2013. The Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee each met recently to offer their advice on which designs should be featured on the coins. Continue reading
IOLA, Wis. (June 14, 2012) — Krause Publications, a leading producer of books, magazines, online products and events, is currently offering a variety of its Bullion and Commemorative Coin products in e-book form. In just one month over the 2011 … Continue reading
Coin collecting is a wonderful and enjoyable hobby that for many represents art struck on precious metals. For astute and patient collectors it represents a useful personal asset. Continue reading
Topical collectors may enjoy saving coins depicting birds, animals, ships, or other designs. One not so popular topic is buildings on coins. The United States series has many interesting coins depicting buildings, besides Lincoln’s log cabin and the Capitol. Collectors who focus on United States coins featuring buildings have Presidential homes, museums, schools, a mint and even a church. Continue reading
Commemorative silver dollars honoring American World War I veterans are called for by legislation introduced Feb. 29 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado. If passed the coins would be issued in 2017 and also mark the centennial of the entry by America into the “War to End All Wars” against Germany and its Central Powers Allies, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Continue reading
Make it simple. Make it proportional. Make it beautiful. That sounds like the message the Commission of Fine Arts was sending the U.S. Mint when it reviewed coin and medal designs at its Feb. 16 meeting. Overall, the CFA was disappointed in the designs presented, said CFA Secretary Thomas Luebke. Continue reading
With the U.S. Mint’s mid-December sales cutoff approaching, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation is praising an 11th hour effort by a prominent Texas coin dealer to boost lower than anticipated sales of the commemorative 2011 Medal of Honor uncirculated silver dollars. Continue reading
The Oct. 25 meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee was cancelled because of a new Treasury directive intended to save money that was issued in mid October. Continue reading