Coin News: COTY Nominees, Yellowstone Park Quarter, Presidency Penny Video

by on November 17, 2009 · 0 comments

Several numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews two separate times a week. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend coin collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s coin articles:

Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year [COTY] Nominees

American publishing company Krause Publications has announced the 2010 nominees for its prestigious Coin of the Year awards, to be presented at a ceremony in Berlin, Germany in January, 2010. The coins nominated were released in the year 2008, and represent the highest achievement in theme, design and marketing from mints and central banks from around the world. A panel of judges including authors, editors, numismatists and members of American numismatic associations met to choose the following nominees from hundreds received from around the world …

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Gazette opinion: Mr. secretary, the bison coin best represents Yellowstone
Billings Gazette

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has huge responsibilities trying to revive the housing market, stave off global financial crises and steer the American economy toward stability and renewed prosperity. That to do list got longer recently when the task of selecting a Yellowstone Park coin design fell to the secretary after two review panels didn’t agree on a choice …

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Introduction of the Final Lincoln Cents [Video Included]
Scott Barman | Coin Collector’s Blog

With "Real Life" delaying the completion of my proposal to Reform US Currency, I wanted to take a brief moment to talk about the November 12th launch of the last of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent coins honoring Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. The reverse design is an image of the US Capitol as it appeared on March 3, 1861 when Lincoln was inaugurated for the first time. With the Civil War imminent, Lincoln was asked whether the government should stop the construction so that the money would be …

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Some rarities struggle
Steve Roach | Coin Values

High-end rarities struggled a bit at Stack’s 74th anniversary auction held in Baltimore, Nov. 9 to 11. One of the highlights, an 1861 Confederate cent encapsulated in an ANACS holder as Genuine and graded by Stack’s as choice Proof, sold for $112,700 (inclusive of Stack’s 15 percent buyer’s fee). The Stack’s catalog entry for the lot tells the story …

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Alaska Quarter Die Flow Lines Dramatic
Ken Potter | Numismatic News

A.G. Meredith of North Carolina sent in a 2008-P Alaska state quarter with a rather prominent example of an otherwise common effect seen on a large percentage of coins struck at the United States Mint’s coining facilities The coin was obviously struck with a reverse die that was in a very-late-die-state where pebbly "orange peel" surfaces and very heavy die flow lines dominate …

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Symbiosis Lost
Wayne Sayles | Ancient Coin Collecting

Ancient coins have existed since the 7th century BC. They attracted the interest of collectors shortly after that and have continued to inspire ordinary people around the world for going on three millennia. During the Italian Renaissance, the collecting of ancient coins became so popular that a sophisticated commercial market emerged and numismatic scholarship blossomed. Anyone with sufficient interest and erudition was able to study the past through its coins. The development of numismatics as a science is a result mainly of …

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