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Australian Ceremony for Scout Centenary Coin The Royal Australian Mint kicked off the introduction of a new circulating one dollar coin and a series of new collector coins with a gigantic and symbolic coin commemorating the Centenary of Scouts Australia.

The model coin was the largest ever produced by the Mint at an impressive 400 times the size of the normal one dollar circulating coin.

Its unveiling appropriately took place in front of a group of children and young adults who represented various scouting groups across Australia.

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The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) launched the Olympic Snowboarding 25-cent coin into circulation on Feb. 20, 2008. Now the Mint is offering a special limited edition $25 silver hologram snowboarding coin as well.

$25 Sterling Silver Hologram Snowboarding Coin from the Royal Canadian Mint

Like its circulating 25-cent cousin, the innovative hologram coin celebrates the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The $25 sterling silver coin is part of the Silver Hologram Coin Series, which includes 15 different designs or themes. The snowboarding theme is the first for 2008 and the sixth in the hologram series that will continue through the end of 2009. Only 45,000 coins will be minted for each theme.

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2008 Presidential $1 Dollar Coin Proof SetThe United States Mint has announced the sale of the 2008 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™. This is the second Presidential Dollar Proof Set since the program started in 2007 and includes four presidential coins honoring:

  • James Monroe
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Andrew Jackson
  • And Martin Van Buren

In regards to the 2008 Presidential Dollar Sets, the U.S. Mint states:

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2008 State Quarter Proof Sets are now for sale by the United States Mint. The set cointains five proof quarters with their commemorative designs honoring: Oklahoma New Mexico Arizona Alaska Hawaii These states represent the last to be honored in the 50 State Quarters® Program – a ten year program that started back in 1999 […]

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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 time this week but the Federal Reserve’s unexpected slashing of interest rates Tuesday helped change the momentum. Spot gold hit an earlier high of $910.50 an ounce and was at $907 by […]

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Driven by investors, gold has climbed to its latest record of $876.40 an ounce or more than $7 above last week’s historic high of $869.05. Spurring gold was a softening of the US dollar as investors weighed in the likelihood of the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates at the their Jan. 30 meeting. China is […]

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The Utah quarter is ready. It’s the final state quarter for 2007, the fifth released this year and the 45th coin in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program. The quarters are fresh off the presses and available in special U.S. Mint rolls and bags. The two-roll set is priced at $32.95 and includes […]

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After a long wait, the United States Mint resumed sales of its gold coins. They’re the same coins, but at higher prices. Will the public find them fair? Or shy away with sticker shock? The Mint first suspended the American Eagle Gold Uncirculated coins on September 13. Later, the proof versions were pulled and finally […]

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Two-headed coins don’t command but a few dollars for price. And, instead of finding one in your pocket change and selling it for profit, you’re more likely to pay those few dollars to purchase one in a novelty, prank or magician’s shop. That’s not to say people don’t find them… One of the most frequently […]

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They’re not the home run makers in the series of Mint coinage but they do make a big hit every now and again… The 2007 Uncirculated Coin Sets are almost up to bat. They’re on deck, in fact. Standby because on October 9th, you can purchase them through the United States Mint. Them? In short, […]

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