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Late Roman Gold Coin Found in Israel Gold coins of Roman Emperor Theodosius II, who ruled between CE 402 and 450, are not necessarily rare, but when one of these coins is found in what is today Israel, that is another story. On July 3 Fox News and other news agencies reported the find of a gold solidus in the Galilee region by a group of Israeli students.

JR Newsletter: 18 August 2019 Here is a brief report post-ANA from my perspective…in no particular order. - JRCS meeting highlights for me were the announcements of Steve Crain as JRCS Hall of Fame inductee, Jim Ross as the awardee of the Jules Reiver Literary Award, and presentation by Louis Scuderi on the medallic and coin engraving work of John Reich.

Stack's Bowers & Ponterio to Present Chinese Coins from the Famed Charles E. Tanant Collection Santa Ana, CA - Formed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Charles E. Tanant Collection contained some of the finest preserved Chinese rarities to ever enter the marketplace.

Extraordinary Exhibit Of Historic French Coins In Tyrant Collection Long Beach Display An exhibit of rare, historic French coins described as the best and most comprehensive ever displayed in the United States will be showcased from the extensive Tyrant Collection at the Sept. 5-7, 2019 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo.

Authenticating a coin with an image? Since then, digital images have improved so much that authenticators are often able to view coins online with better results than having a 10x magnifier and the coin in hand. Besides the magnification and sharpness, the size of the image is important.

Somerset Field Yields Rare Constantine Solidus 17 the London auction house of Dix Noonan Webb will offer a rare Roman gold solidus of Emperor Constantine I. It was found earlier this year in a field at Wanstrow in Somerset by a metal detectorist. The high grade 4.43 g coin is an example of the new denomination introduced by Constantine in 310.

GoldDealer.com - Gold Remains Steady – Looking for Fresh News Gold Commentary for Friday, August 16, 2019. By Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…… Gold closed down $7.10 today at $1512.50 and was up a few dollars in a quiet aftermarket.

Our 3rd Live Auction is just around the corner! Details for this Sunday’s live auction at the Almonte Old Town Hall.

As we unveil the brand new Official Red Arrows North American Tour Medal, Red 5 reveals what it takes to become a Red Arrows pilot… This year, the Red Arrows will embark on a special display season - not only wowing crowds up and down the UK with their dynamic displays, but also painting the skies of North America red, white, and blue during their largest EVER tour of the US and Canada.

Rich Selections in September Long Beach World Coins Signature Auction Heritage Auctions' last all-encompassing Ancient and World Coins Signature auction of 2019 will be held September 4-9 in Long Beach in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo.

Early Days at the ANA Convention Ryder and Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO Marie Lemay who were signing Certificates of Authenticity for the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set. Signing Line: The line for the signing of the 2019 Pride of Two Nations coin set extended quite a ways down the aisle from the autograph table, with nearly 50 people waiting.

David Lawrence Rare Coins & D.L. Hansen Acquire Famous 1894-S Dime Coin Collection of All-Time, acquired the famous 1894-S Dime, graded by PCGS as Proof 63 for $1,320,000. Mr. Hansen, assisted by John Brush of DLRC, has been on a mission for the past 3 years to put together the first privately held coin collection of items from 1792 to Present.

20 New ANA-Releases 2019 from CIT Coin Invest AG CIT - Coin Invest AG proudly presents its large and diverse collection of new releases in Chicago. The 20 new coins span such a wide range of topics, shapes, and designs, that any collector is sure to find his or her new favorite collection piece. All new releases will be available for wholesale orders during the show.

Taraszka Collection Earns Over $3.2 Million in Stack’s Bowers Auction The Taraszka Collection was formed over many decades beginning in the 1980s, the Taraszka Collection was one of just two comprehensive collections of early $10 eagles ever formed, with the other being the Harry W. Bass, Junior Core Collection. A skilled scientist and consummate researcher, Anthony J.

Stack's Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Coin, Paper Money Auction August 19-22 Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is excited to present their August Hong Kong Coin and Paper Money auction, August 19-22 in conjunction with the Hong Kong Coin Show. This comprehensive sale features numerous Pan-Asian rarities and highlights comprising over 3,500 lots of coins, paper money, tokens, and medals.

Ancient Greek coins - Coinage of the Ancient Olympics The Colosseo Collection…… One of the few ancient traditions to survive until the modern world is the Olympic games. Occurring in the same four-year cycle today as in antiquity, they mark a time when differences are put aside and the world's attention focuses on athletic competition between nations.

Gold Coins Offering Huge Bargains in Today's Trade Atmosphere Although the overall coin market has been, at best, status quo for most of the year, the metals market and gold coins truly hit its stride just before all of the major market makers and numismatic brethren descended upon the Land of Lincoln for this year's ANA World's Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois.

New Edition of Directory of Circulating World Coins Available in October The authoritative third edition of the Directory of Circulating World Coins provides comprehensive information on the composition, size, weight, edge detail and security features of every coin currently in use in every country.

The Failure Of The 1960s London Gold Pool In July 1944, close to the end of World War Two, delegates from 44 allied nations gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire to recreate an international financial system and establish regulations for it. Two entities were founded in this meeting-the International Monetary Fund and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

CAC-approved Coins Bring Premiums in July 2019 In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of June, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at a FUN Convention in Florida. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed.

Controversial 50p Brexit Coin Proposal Stirring Up Trouble in the UK Cartoonists Ben Jennings drew several conceptual takes on the Brexit coin, including one depicting a seated Britannia, the personification of Great Britain historically seen on the reverse of the 50p coin, shooting herself in the foot with a rifle. By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.

Blanchard Built Steinbrenner Collection Results in $6.1 Million Total Sale Blanchard and Company, the nation's leading tangible asset firm, today affirms numismatic history was made with this week's public auction of the Joan Zieg Steinbrenner collection coin set, which includes some of the finest gold type coins ever assembled.

NGC Grades Collection of Chinese Patterns Featuring Mao Zedong Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has certified a spectacular collection of patterns featuring the likeness of Mao Zedong, the leader of the People's Republic of China from its founding in 1949 until his death in 1976. These 28 patterns - 14 copper and 14 aluminum - were struck in the Fen and 5 Fen denominations.

This Week's David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction Highlights DLRC Auction Highlights By David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions…… Our DLRC Auction Sunday Internet Sale #1078 offers a pair of scarce early Walkers, a finest CAC-stickered $3 gold piece, a Registry-quality VAM Morgan, and countless other PCGS-, NGC-, and CAC-certified pieces.

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