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Error Coins Galore in Mint Error News Magazine, Issue #22

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Error Coins Galore in Mint Error News Magazine, Issue #22 The latest edition of Mint Error News Magazine has been published and, as always, is free. Each issue is eagerly awaited and the magazine is a mainstay for many mint error collectors.

The magazine is on its fifth year and is published by an expert in the area, Mike Byers. It's packed with valuable information and spectacular error coin photos.

There are several focused articles on types of errors in every magazine issue. This particular issue dives in deeper to take a look at errors in 2007 Presidential $1 Coin proofs, the 1969-S Lincoln Cent Double Die and discusses several "die cap" errors. The descriptive example photos are outstanding.

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Bullion & Business Weekend Report

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Gold and platinum dazzled this week and closed Friday at all-time highs. Bullion prices were spurred along by the Fed's emergency rate...

The Origins, History and Centralization of US Notes and Coins

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When you're pulling out a few bills or loose change to pay for something, it just happens. There's little if any consideration to...

2008 Atlanta $2 Single Notes for Collectors on Sale

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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has announced that the 2008 $2 Single Note is available for sale. The note features: Crisp,...

Gold Breaks $900 Again, Platinum Surges to Record High

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Gold broke the $900 per ounce plane once again and platinum peaked to a new historic record today. Gold had tumbled for a...

U.S. Mint Online Catalog and Ordering System Is Back Up

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Customers frustrated with the inability to order products online from the United States Mint website can now take some measure of solace. After more...

eBay Hit with Lawsuit Over Coin Listing Policy

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A lawsuit was filed Jan. 10, 2008 against eBay, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) for...

2008 Elizabeth I Anniversary Commemorative Coin for Sale

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The British Royal Mint has released a new 2008 commemorative £5 coin celebrating the 450th anniversary of the accession of Elizabeth I. The attractive, limited edition commemorative coin comes in Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof versions and bears a uniquely interesting reverse design.

New commemorative £5 coin for 2008 with a specially designed reverse celebrating the 450th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth I (British Royal Mint images)

On 17 November 1558 the 25-year-old Elizabeth was proclaimed Queen of England. According to the British Royal Mint:

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Guam Quarter Design Begins – Public is Asked to Help

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Guam has taken the first steps needed to begin the design phase of their new commemorative quarter. Governor Felix Camacho has appointed his executive...

PCGS Will Display Finest Early Dollars Set at February Long Beach...

Dr. Robert D. HesselgesserThe Hesselgesser Flowing Hair and Bust Dollar Collection, the number one set of early United States silver dollars in the Professional Coin Grading Service’s Set RegistrySM, will be displayed during the Long Beach, California Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, February 14 – 16, 2008.

 

“The collection is owned by California radiologist, Dr. Robert D. Hesselgesser, and it’s the finest collection of Flowing Hair and Bust variety dollars graded by PCGS using Bolender and Bowers-Borckardt reference numbers. He has added or upgraded about a dozen coins since he first registered this impressive set a year ago when the expanded PCGS variety attribution services were launched,” said BJ Searls, Manager of the PCGS Set Registry.

“The total number of possible varieties in the Registry is 118. The exhibit at the PCGS booth (#807) at the Long Beach Expo will showcase 107 of them, many among the finest known examples.”

 

Highlights of the exhibit include:

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