Coin & Numismatic News

US Mint Sales: 2019 Uncirculated Coin Set DebutsThe recently released uncirculated 2019 Mint Set jumped out of the starting gate according to the latest sales figures from the United States Mint. The added bonus coin — the last of three premium 2019 "W’ cents — that comes with every set is doing its job of driving in more orders.

Released May 14 for $21.95, the set of 20 uncirculated coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints posted six-day sales of 161,598. That’s the best debut for the annually issued product since the set from 2012 […]

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Shipwrecked "Supernova" 1857-S Double Eagle Realize $282,000The spectacular 1857-S Double Eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled S.S. Central America and nicknamed "Supernova" because of its amazing, unique natural toning, set a record price for any 1857 San Francisco Mint $20 gold coin in a public auction conducted by Legend Rare Coin Auctions (www.LegendAuctions.com) in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 16, 2019.

Described by Legend President Laura Sperber as "the most beautifully and amazingly colorful toned gold coin we have ever seen," the sunken treasure Double Eagle, graded PCGS MS67, sold for $282,000 […]

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American Legion Silver Dollar and Medal Set ReleasedCommemorating the American Legion’s founding, the United States Mint today released the American Legion 100th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar and Medal Set.

This set includes one 2019-P Proof American Legion Silver Dollar and one American Veterans Silver Medal — both struck in 99.9% silver at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia. The silver dollar debuted earlier this year as part of the Mint’s American Legion Commemorative Coin Program. The silver medal is unique to the set […]

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Second Armstrong Family Collection Sale Tops $2.3 MillionThe second sale of the Armstrong Family Collection™, which was entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty® (CAG), realized more than $2.3 million at Heritage Auctions, May 9.

The Armstrong Family Collection features items saved by astronaut Neil Armstrong — the first man to walk on the moon — and his immediate family members […]

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NGC's Mobile App Now Includes NGC RegistryNumismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) has announced significant updates to its NGC mobile app, which is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play.

The upgraded NGC app now incorporates the NGC Registry, a powerful online platform where collectors register and display their NGC-certified coins and compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This year, the NGC Registry will award more than $20,000 worth of prizes to the top sets […]

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PGM-Graded Notes From Manzi Collection Lead Spink SaleA high-profile collection of United Kingdom banknotes — some dating to the 18th century and most of them certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG) — sold briskly last Thursday in an auction presented by the venerable London firm Spink.

The £610,990 (nearly $800,000 USD) realized was almost £20,000 over the presale high estimate, said Barnaby Faull, Director of Banknotes for Spink, the 350-year-old global auction house […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Slow in April 2019Demand for Australian bullion products slowed in April from March but was higher than a year ago, the latest sales figures from The Perth Mint of Australia show. Overall for the month, silver sales still remained solid while gold sales softened significantly.

The monthly gains happened against a backdrop of falling precious metals with LBMA prices posting losses of 1% for gold and 1.7% for silver […]

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US Mint Sales: James Madison Silver Medal DebutsThe United States Mint released one new product last week, the James Madison Presidential Silver Medal.

Struck in an ounce of .999 fine silver, this fourth release in the U.S. Mint’s Presidential Silver Medal series logged seven-day sales of 5,790 pieces […]

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2019 Mint Set Purchase Includes Premium Uncirculated 'W' CentAnticipation is building today for some collectors with the United States Mint launching its 2019 Uncirculated Coin Set at noon Eastern Time.

Known colloquially as the 2019 Mint Set, the product contains 20 coins in two folders with a red-themed folder holding 10 uncirculated coins from the Denver Mint and a blue-themed folder holding 10 uncirculated coins from the Philadelphia Mint […]

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Numismatic Literary Guild Announces 2019 Awards CompetitionThe Numismatic Literary Guild (www.NLGonline.org), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors and writers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals and tokens as collectibles, has announced its annual awards competition for 2019.

This year’s competition is being overseen by David Lange, the new NLG Awards Coordinator […]

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