The United States Mint has actually been tweaking its online release routine for August, including launch days and also updating destination pages with information as well as item images. New to the schedule are two …
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The Pobjoy Mint in March 2017 will not stand for the Island of Man as the official producer of their legal tender coins. "" Pobjoy Mint has had a lengthy and fruitful partnership with the …
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The Limited Mintage 5-Coin set of Proof Silver Libertads is now available at MCM!
ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to offer the latest coin release from La Casa de Moneda (the Mexican Mint) — a 5-Coin Set of Proof Silver Libertads! This exceptional set will feature the Proof Silver Libertad in its standard 1 oz. weight along with the fractional weights: 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz., 1/10 oz., and 1/20 oz only available in this set. A mintage of only 1,000 sets means that these coins are extremely limited!
The design on these Proof Silver Libertads is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016! While the silver bullion coin was first struck back in 1982, its design changed in 1996 to the one we see today. The famous Mexican statue, Angel of Independence, is shown on the reverse of the coin, with the two volcanoes “Popocatepetl” and “Iztaccihuatl” in the far distance. The obverse design shows the current Official Seal of Mexico in the center, with depictions of the seals used in Mexico’s history surrounding it.
MCM will be offering this set graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as Proof 69 or 70 with the Ultra Cameo designation. These are the two highest grades that a proof coin can be assigned! These certified coins are offered with the MCM exclusive Mexico label. This label depicts the famous Mayan pyramid of Chichen Itza and adds an extra bit of collectability for special Mexican coins. For those collectors who are more traditional, they also offer the set in its original Mint packaging — a premium wooden box with a soft, velvet interior.
The Silver Libertad is one of the most popular silver bullion coins in the world, and the limited mintage of this proof silver collector’s version makes it extremely collectible! Every other year that La Casa de Moneda has issued Proof Silver Libertads, their limited quantity was sold out not long after they were released.
Act quickly to secure your Proof Silver Libertad 5-Coin Sets!
Once smuggled out of the US Mint – Now available hand-signed by the 38th Director of the US Mint, Edmund C. Moy!
Like all coins that leave the Mint and are added into circulation, Presidential Dollars were inspected for any noticeable errors. Inspectors sift through the finished product in search of coins that have errors or misstrikes. These coins will be destroyed and their material reused for new coins. However, errors have been known to slip through, often with help from unscrupulous Mint employees!
Over a period of several years, small groups of Presidential Dollars were minted with an astounding error. This error was not obvious at first, but glaring once it was noticed. The coins were minted with the edge lettering missing! No small matter since the edge lettering contained the year, the mint mark, and two mottos required by law: “E Pluribus Unum” & “In God We Trust.” A U.S. Mint police officer tasked with guarding the Mint discovered these coins and smuggled many of them out of the Mint to be sold to coin dealers. While this former police officer was caught and prosecuted, these error coins are legal tender and available to own by the general public.
As a leader in numismatics, ModernCoinMart is pleased to offer a variety of Presidential Dollars with Mint errors that have been certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) to authenticate the errors. Each dollar has been encapsulated with a label that has been hand-signed by Edmund Moy, the 38th Director of the United States Mint.
InfoVault: Differences Between Errors & Varieties
Beginner’s Corner Many people use the terms “error” and “variety” interchangeably with each other, but this is incorrect. The two are very different terms, and are joined by the term “die variety.” Knowing the differences between these three terms is extremely important when it comes to collecting as there are many people who will collect one, but not all of the aforementioned coins.
Latest 2016 Panda Release Features Baby Bei Bei
In 2014, MCM partnered with the Smithsonian Institute and the China Mint to create the first release in the Smithsonian Panda series, which featured Mei Xiang and Tian Tian. The next release featured Bao Bao, daughter to Mei Xiang and Tian Tian. Now, the 2016 releases will feature Mei Xiang and Tian Tian’s son, Bei Bei!
On August 22, 2015, the Smithsonian National Zoo announced that Mei Xiang and Tian Tian had their second baby in only two years! This baby was named “Bei Bei,” which means “precious treasure.” Bei Bei and his family have become symbols of international relations between China and the United States, as we work together to save this endangered species.
For the first time, new 2016-dated 1 oz. silver, 2 oz. silver, 5 oz. silver, and 1/10 oz. gold Pandas commemorate little Bei Bei. The obverse of each coin features Bei Bei, as he glances at his reflection in a pond. The reverse of each silver coin depicts the Great Wall of China, along with the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The reverse of each gold coin features the Smithsonian Castle.
With the popularity of the China Panda gold and silver coin series quickly rising among numismatists and stackers, these Bei Bei coins are expected to sell out quickly. Place your order today to avoid missing out on this exciting addition to China’s Panda family!
A new House expense is calling for gold, silver and clothed coins to include designs commemorating the 400th anniversary of the landing as well as negotiation of Plymouth Nest, the finalizing of the Mayflower …
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Gold futures shut higher on Thursday for the fourth time in five sessions after logging a greater than three-week low on Wednesday. Gold for August shipment worked out up $ 11.70, or 0.9%, to $ 1,331 an …
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Coins of Ancient Rome
Rome is one of the greatest civilizations to have ever made its mark in history. Although it began as a small city, this powerful civilization soon expanded to form a Republic. This Roman Republic prospered for many years until it was finally shattered by civil war and reformed as the Roman Empire! Over the course of hundreds of years, hundreds of rulers – magistrates, politicians, and finally Emperors – ruled the land of Rome and issued coinage under their name.
Despite the power these rulers possessed, the politics of Rome could be chaotic. Wars, assassination, and illness resulted in the death of many of these leaders, whereas simple old age claimed the rest. Over the course of the 420 years that the Roman Empire lasted undivided, it was ruled by 147 different emperors! While some of these leaders did not remain in power for very long, nearly every one of them issued coins during their reign.
The portraits on the coinage issued by some of these rulers is the only way that we know what they looked like. This makes each and every surviving coin an important historical artifact – one that you can now own!
ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to offer authentic Roman coinage. These coins have been circulated by the hands of Romans over 1,500 years ago, yet have survived in excellent condition! These coins are sold as a random ruler, which means you could receive a coin minted at any point in the history of the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire. The coins they offer have been certified by the Ancient Coin division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), which is the only name in ancient coin grading.
While MCM will do their best to give you different emperors, keep in mind that the selection is random, so there is a possibility you will receive some of the same. However, to ensure you get different emperors, you can purchase a 3-coin set from their “3 Different Emperor” offering.
Don’t hesitate to make your coin collection a little more historic. Add authentic coins of the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire to your collection today!
The U.S. Mint’s two newest collectibles commemorate Harpers Ferry Nationwide Historical Park of West Virginia. Income of the two opened in the middle of the pack compared to sister goods released…
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Gold futures ended lower on Wednesday for the 1st time in 3 sessions, closing at a more than 3-week low. Gold for August delivery fell $ 13, or one%, to settle at $ one,319.thirty an ounce on the…
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