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Facebook's Libra coin isn't even out yet, but it's already facing opposition in Europe Facebook on Tuesday announced the Bitcoin rival it has been developing for the better part of a year: Libra. From the start, Facebook insisted on how secure Libra would be, and on the fact that a subsidiary called Calibra will be in charge of Libra, and that a Libra Association would oversee the Libra blockchain.

1874-S Seated Liberty Dime There are many great coins available at what are really discount prices. It seems that everyone has their favorites. You can go up and down the mintages of Barber dimes, quarters and half dollars and find one date after another which seems to be very inexpensive.

Coin collecting is inexpensive hobby to start. Look for rarity, condition Coins and stamps have long been among the most widely collected items of any antique category, and enthusiasm remains strong. The use of coins dates to about 650 B.C. and virtually all of the world's 195 nations produce their own coinage today.

Take the trip of a lifetime with these beautiful 99.9% silver bars! It would be a dream to hop the globe, travelling from the Statue of Liberty to the Colosseum, on to the Eiffel Tower, Christ the Redeemer statue, Tower Bridge and beyond… What makes each of these landmarks so amazing is the incredible effort that went into creating each one.

Morris Online Sale Part I Takes $215,704 The major rarities of the vast Morris Collection of Roman Imperial coins was sold by Heritage Auctions as part of their January 2019 NYINC sale. As announced at the time the remainder of the collection is to be sold through dedicated monthly internet auctions over the remainder of this year.

George III Sovereign now on display at The Royal Mint Experience Last month, The Royal Mint announced a one-off ballot auction for an extremely rare Sovereign, struck in 1819 and now the coin in question, the 1819 George III Sovereign, is now on display at The Royal Mint Experience.

The Coin Course: Discovering the Market Value of U.S. Coins In many ways, determining the value of a coin or a coin collection can be an overwhelming task. Where do you begin? You may want to sell one coin or a collection of coins but how do you know the real value in today's marketplace?

American Numismatic Society Seeks Assistant Curator in American Coin Department By American Numismatic Society…… The American Numismatic Society seeks an energetic and creative assistant curator to oversee and lead its American Department. The successful candidate will be in charge of the collections of North and South American coins, currency, medals, and related objects.

Award-Winning Joaquin Jimenez Strikes Again Lisa del Giocondo, née Gherardini, was the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, a wealthy Florentine silk merchant. The Italian name of the painting is a pun on the Giocondo family name, 'La Gioconda' meaning "the joyful / happy one'. There is debate among art historians as to whether more than one portrait of Ms.

CoinWeek IQ: A Preview of Legend Rare Coin Auctions' 33rd Regency Sale By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek…. Legend Rare Coin Auctions will hold their 33rd Regency Auction on June 27 in Las Vegas. It will feature a selection of US coins, including pieces from the Hunter Collection of early silver coins and the Hickory Ridge Collection of Peace dollars.

Collectors Invited to 2019 PNG Day Coin Show Visitors get early advantage to buy and sell prior to the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money The Professional Numismatists Guild will conduct.

NGC Ancients - Collecting Byzantine Coins on a Budget By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…… As we discovered in the previous two columns, the fields of ancient Greek and Roman coins provide the budget-minded collector with opportunities perhaps unequaled in any other area of numismatics.

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50 Years of Official Languages Act with Silver Coin On the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly struck a new silver collector coin celebrating the equal status of English and French in Canada.

Indian Peace Medals to Cross the Auction Block Stack's Bowers Galleries will be featuring a large collection of Indian Peace Medals at the August ANA World's Fair of Money this August. No one is quite sure when the practice started, but the giving of medals of a token of peace to Native American chiefs was a habit of assorted European Powers from at least the 18th century.

BEP Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with the 2019 $2 Rocketship To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has announced a new product, the 2019 $2 Rocketship.

WAX unveils AR trainers with RTFKT and FaZe Clan at E3 WAX - an online marketplace which facilitates the trading of virtual items on the blockchain - has unveiled augmented reality trainers at gaming conference E3 in partnership with RTFKT and promoted by popular gaming group the FaZe Clan. The news was announced in a blog post.

CCAC to Review Designs for Congressional Gold Medals, Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at U.S. Mint Headquarters, 801 9th Saint NW, Washington, D.C. 20220.

50,400 Buys 1909-S VDB Cent That was the case this past weekend when a 1909-S VDB went for $50,400 at Heritage Auctions' Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction. The specimen was graded MS67 Red PCGS. In this grade, PCGS reports a population of fifteen while NGC reports just one.

Long Beach Expo Realizes $8.37 Million with Gold Leading the Way Gold rarities were the highlights as Heritage's June 6-9 Signature Auction, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo. The auction raised close to $8.4 million for its consignors. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer's premium.

JR Newsletter: 16 June 2019 Please find linked a press release regarding Legend's 33rd Regency Auction. This sale, being held as the official auction of the PCGS Member's Show on June 27, 2019.

A Gift For Polydektes A Coin World article by Paul Gilkes reports that the US Mint has suspended the Mutilated Coin Redemption Program “pending the developme…

SS Central America Treasure Reveals Extremely Rare, Gem 1856-S Dime Retrieved in latest SS Central America sunken treasure recovery, top rarity is now graded PCGS MS65 CAC, tied for finest known. The SS Central America, the famous "Ship of Gold" that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush-era treasure, continues to reveal astonishing numismatic surprises.

EBay: ‘Very rare’ 50p coin selling for £1,500 - but why? Expert reveals word of advice Has estimated the value at £4. Emma Noble designed this Peter Rabbit coin, and it clearly depicts the well-known mischievous character - created by Beatrix Potter. Change Checker have ranked this coin at one - or common - on its scarcity index. Of course, it's down to the buyer as to how much they're prepared to pay for a coin.

CoinWeek Selects Top 5 Ancient and World Coins on eBay This Week In our continuing series of curated highlights on eBay, we are pleased to offer up 5 new coin selections that span the ancient to modern eras.

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