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2014 American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin

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The American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is the first 24-karat gold proof coin ever struck by the United States Mint and is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin. Containing one ounce of .9999 fine 24-karat gold, these lustrous coins are among the world’s purest gold coins. Presented in an elegant hardwood box with a matte finish and a leather-like inset and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, this product is available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

June 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm

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

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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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Last Chance Products | Act Fast!

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LAST CHANCE!

Don’t miss out! More of our products will go off sale at the end of 2013, so be sure to check out our “Last Chance” page for great gift ideas for the holidays! Whether it’s the 2013 American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin, the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set, 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection, the 2012 First Spouse Series Gold Coin, or one of the other beautiful products that will never be offered again, you’re sure to find something special. Perfect for holiday gifts, so order now!

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1804 Silver Dollar Makes $3.8 Million at Heritage Auctions

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The coin, one of the rarest of all US silver pieces, sold for $3.8m, topping the $3.7m seen by another PR62-graded example at Heritage Auctions in 2008.
Prior to the 2008 sale, another example had not been seen at auction since 2000. There are just eight Class I specimens known to exist, three of which are in institutional collections.
Despite its dating, the coin was actually one of a very limited production from the 1830s.
The US Mint records that 19,750 silver dollars were minted in 1804. However, all of these were struck from the same dies used for the 1803 minting, and therefore still bear the previous year’s date.
A silver dollar bearing the 1804 date did not appear until 1834, when the US department of state created a set of coins to present to Asian rulers in exchange for trade benefits.
The sets were to include two specimens of each kind of coin still in use, including the 1804 dollar, so mint employees were obliged to produce a few examples to cater for the demand.
These are known as Class I specimens, and are the only 1804 dollars that were legally produced.
The example at auction originates from the Greensboro Collection, a remarkable amassment of proof coins that Heritage has been involved in the sale of since October 2012.
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2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Set

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The 2013 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set — a 10-coin set containing five uncirculated quality America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins minted in Philadelphia and five minted in Denver. The 2013 set honors 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. Plus, value added information about each site. Available today!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

May 15, 2013 at 8:15 am

Happy New Year | 2013

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Wishing everyone a very Happy & Prosperous New Year!

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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