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'Burglar', 32, 'stabbed coin collector to death after stealing rare Beatrix Potter 50p pieces' Danny Bostock, 32, is accused of stabbing coin collector Gordon McGhee, 52, 14 times in his flat in Colchester, Essex, last August and taking his coin collection which included rare Beatrix Potter pieces.
Top Pop 1945-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar Offered at GreatCollections One of the highlights of Sunday's upcoming auction at GreatCollections.com is this NGC-certified MS-67 1945-S Walking Liberty half dollar. The date itself is common enough, and the coin isn't hard to acquire in grades all the way up to MS-66.
Condition Rarity 1913-D Buffalo Nickel Highlights Recent GreatCollections Sale On Sunday evening, February 17, a Type I 1913-D Buffalo Nickel, graded MS-67+ by PCGS and approved by CAC, sold for $4,850 USD. While the 1913-D is a fairly common coin, population reports from PCGS and NGC show that it becomes a condition rarity at MS-67 and above.
Coin show displays local history POMEROY - The OH-Kan Coin Club held one of their coin and local history shows at the Pomeroy Library on Saturday. The club began in 1961 in Point Pleasant, hence the name "OH-Kan" representing the Ohio and Kanawha rivers. Members of the club meet to buy, sell, trade and discuss coins.
US Gold Coins - A Analysis of Low-Grade No Motto San Francisco Half Eagles and Eagles By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com…… CoinWeek Content Partner…… Over the last decade, I have become more and more interested in low-grade examples of No Motto San Francisco gold.
Notes reflect small-town Ohio history I hope everyone is enjoying a pleasant beginning to 2019. For this month's column, we're going to visit Ohio, one of the so-called "rustbelt" states where many small towns have fallen on hard times. Amesville, Ohio, is a village in Athens County in south central Ohio, about 10 miles northeast of Athens, the home of Ohio University.
NGC certifies rare 1839 British proof set The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation recently certified a rare complete 1839 proof set from Great Britain. It was submitted for grading by Taisei Coins, a prominent Japanese firm that plans to offer the set at auction during the Tokyo International Coin Convention in April.
January coin production picks up Monthly coin production at the U.S. Mint increased significantly from December. In fact, it's quite a dramatic increase - from 560 million produced in December to 1.5 billion in January. That's a 169% increase from last month! Cents led overall production with 894 million struck at the two mints.
How to Start a Coin-Operated Laundry Editor's note: This article was originally published on February 1, 2008, and has been updated. It was excerpted from our Coin-Operated Laundry start-up guide, available from Entrepreneur Bookstore. The coin-operated laundry industry has undergone a revolution.
Royal Canadian Mint Dedicates 1st Black History Month Coin to Viola Desmond In celebration of Black History Month, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce that its very first Black History Month coin pays tribute to Canadian civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond. In 1946, Ms. Desmond was arrested and later tried after refusing to sit in a segregated area of a New Glasgow, Nova Scotia movie theatre.
Jeff Garrett: Million-Dollar Handshakes Knowing how credit works in the business is just one more bit of important numismatic knowledge that can help collectors and dealers alike. Jeff Garrett bio.
United States Mint Offers Lowell National Historical Park Coin Set Feb. 19 The United States Mint will release the America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set containing Lowell National Historical Park quarters on February 19 at noon EST. The set is priced at $9.95.
Liberty Head Double Eagles, Indian Head Gold Feature in David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction By David Lawrence Rare Coins…… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1053 includes a selection of 450 New Items including 142 coins in the Hot Springs Gold Collection along with 150 No Reserve Lots and 25 Vault Value Items.
Heritage Auctions - Seldom Seen Selections: Rare 2nd Series Bechtler $5 Gold Coin America's first gold rush took place in the Piedmont area of North Carolina and Georgia in the 1820s and '30s. The expanding economy of the region desperately needed a more dependable medium of exchange than the miner's gold dust could provide.
World Coin News - NGC Certifies Rare 1839 British Proof Set Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has certified a rare complete 1839 Great Britain Proof Set. The incredible set includes 15 gold, silver and copper coins, representing each denomination and type issued in 1839. Among these is an NGC PF 63+ Ultra Cameo example of the most famous of all British coins: the Una and the Lion Gold Five Sovereign.
Stacks Bowers ready for Whitman Baltimore sale - Coin World Stack's Bowers Galleries is set to offer The Twin Leaf Collection of Connecticut and Massachusetts coppers on March 1 as part of the official auction of the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo. The anonymous collector started his collection with modest ambitions, seeking examples for a type set of issues from Colonial America.
Week’s Most Read: A cautionary tale of two UK treasure hunters Mint is launching sales for a limited-edition Rocketship set targeted toward introducing the hobby of coin collecting to children. A cautionary tale for would-be UK treasure hunters: Two treasure hunters in the UK obeyed the law after finding some coins in reporting the find, but they missed a key point in the code that governs such finds.
Discover 200 years of fascinating UK silver coins… British coinage has had its fair share of fascinating tales over the years. When searching for coins, I'm always seeking to find classic coins whose numismatic interest and history mean that they will forever be sought-after pieces.
Lincoln Cents, Including One of Finest Known 1929-S, Highlight GreatCollections.com On Sunday, February 10, bidding closed on several high-quality Lincoln cents offered on GreatCollections.com. Below are a few noteworthy selections. The 1929-S didn't see a great deal of circulation due to the Great Depression, but circulated examples of the issue are not uncommon today.
CoinWeek Video: The Taraszka Early Gold Collection with David Hall David Hall calls early U.S. gold the coin market's "beachfront property" and the coins that Taraszka assembled are not only located in an ideal location, but they are teeming with curb appeal as well. In this video, David shows us three coins: a 1795 with 13 leaves, a large eagle 1797, and a Crosslet 4 1804.
Interesting Coins - A Love Token on Valentine's Day Love tokens are generally defined as coins where one side has been smoothed down and engraved with initials, names, phrases and/or scenes. These were often given to young ladies as "tokens of love" by suitors.
Stack's Bowers Official Whitman Paper Money Auction to Feature Rare United States Small Size Currency In addition to the amazing large size paper money rarities in the Anderson Collection, the Stack's Bowers Galleries Spring 2019 Baltimore Auction contains a half-dozen fabulously rare small size high-denomination banknotes, five of which were unknown to the collecting community until recently.
IDS of Texas Expands Precious Metals Depository to Meet Demand With the construction of a tailor-made facility in Dallas completed, International Depository Services of Texas - a privately-owned division of Dillon Gage Metals - expands its footprint to meet the increased demand for precious metals storage in the Lone Star state.
CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2019 Episode 1: Rare Lincoln Cents, Million Dollar 1933 Gold… Returns with our first episode of 2019. We talk to David McCarthy, James Sego, Julian Leidman, and Ian Russell at the Winter FUN show and find out that they have some truly remarkable coins at their booths. Julian Leidman shows off a trio of original gold coins that were given at the turn of the century as Christmas gifts to a family in Maryland.
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