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The Top 10 Most Valuable Coins In The World | James Bucki

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Most-Valuable-Coins

This list of the most valuable coins in the world features coins that were actually sold and the prices that they realized. There are coins that are unique, housed in museums and will never be available for sale to the general public. Since these coins are considered “priceless” they are not included in this list of the world’s most valuable coins. All prices listed are in U.S. dollars and include any auction fees and commissions that were charged to the buyer.

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Super Bowl XLVIII Coin Toss

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The Super Bowl XLVIII coin toss will be made with a specially minted coin, which is then sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for display, other coins of the special series minted at the same time are sold to collectors.  You can find NFL/Super Bowl coins all over the internet, but if you must have one, I would buy it right from The Official NFL Shop.  Keep in mind these coins are fun to own, but will have little, if any investment value. According to NESN, this year’s ceremonial coin toss will include two of the best quarterbacks to ever play in a New York Stadium | Phil Simms and Joe Namath.  Read on to see the heads or tails history of the Super Bowl coin toss.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Posted in Coins, Cool Stuff

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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Photo:Royal Hawaiian Mint

 

 

December 7, 1941.  ”A day that will live in infamy.” as F.D.R. said in his Infamy Speech the following day.  The Attack on Pearl Harbor is a historic turning point of our national heritage.  It wasn’t until August, 23, 1994 that congress designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  With that said, I am here to talk about coins, and this national holiday has many presses churning out commemorative coins.  Some of these coins are very well done and some are not.  The coin above is offered by the Royal Hawaiian Mint and is a very good-looking coin, I might say.  As always, do your research on coins as some companies fine print can be deceptive.  With the rising price of gold and silver, we are seeing more silver clad and gold-plated coins offered to the public.  Be sure the coin or round has a weight marking, don’t always depend on the certificate of authenticity that usually accompanies these coins.

Photo:Royal Hawaiian Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm

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2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

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The first 24-karat gold proof coin ever struck by the United States Mint and the collector version of the official United States Mint American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin, the 2013 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is available today!

Image/Copy:  U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 2, 2013 at 8:08 am

Last Chance | 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set

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Don’t delay….  This set – one American Eagle Silver Reverse Proof Coin and one enhanced American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin, both minted at the United States Mint at West Point – goes off sale at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 6th!  To get yours now click here.

Image/Copy: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 31, 2013 at 10:10 am

2013 5-Star General Commemorative Coin Program

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Douglas MacArthur. George Marshall. Dwight Eisenhower.
Henry “Hap” Arnold. Omar Bradley.

These five men served their country in the military to the highest level of achievement, earning them each the rank of 5-Star General. Their lives and legacies, as well as the time each of them spent as a student or teacher at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, is commemorated by the 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program. Three stunning choices are available – a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar or a clad half-dollar. All are available today individually in both proof and uncirculated qualities, or as a three-coin proof set!

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2013 America the Beautiful Quarters | White Mountain National Forest Bags and Rolls

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The 2013 edition of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program honors five more of our country’s most treasured national parks and sites – the first paying tribute to White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Depicting Mt. Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Ridge, framed by birch trees, this coin is available today!

Image/Copy: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Super Bowl XLVII Coin Toss

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Super Bowl XLVII Coin Toss

The Super Bowl XLVII coin toss will be made with a specially minted coin, which is then sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for display, other coins of the special series minted at the same time are sold to collectors.  You can find NFL/Super Bowl coins all over the internet, but if you must have one, I would buy it right from The Official NFL Shop.  Keep in mind these coins are fun to own, but will have little, if any investment value.  Read on to see the heads or tails history of the Super Bowl coin toss.

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2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set

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Explore the beauty of our national sites with the 2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set.

The 2013 edition features quarters with reverse designs honoring White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire; Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Ohio; Great Basin National Park in Nevada; Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Maryland; and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Each quarter bears the “S” mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco. Available today!

Enjoy the beauty of our national sites on our new packaging too!

Image/Copy: U.S. Mint

2012 America the Beautiful Three-Coin Set | Denali National Park and Preserve

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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL THREE-COIN SET

The Denali National Park and Preserve quarter is the 15th coin to be released in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. This three-coin set features an uncirculated quality Denali quarter from the Philadelphia Mint with a “P” mint mark; an uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint with a “D” mint mark; and a proof quality quarter from the San Francisco Mint with an “S” mint mark. The America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set – Denali National Park and Preserve is available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 24, 2012 at 8:18 am

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