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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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FREE Shipping | A Limited-Time Black Friday and Cyber Week Promotion

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Black Friday and Cyber Week Savings from the United States Mint!

For a limited time, shop our online catalog, fill your cart to your heart’s desire and receive FREE shipping on all domestic Web orders. From Friday, November 29 – Friday, December 6, make your gifting easy with an array of great products from the United States Mint. From the American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin or the 2013 United States Mint Proof Set® to special commemorative coin products like The Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set or the Five-Star Generals Profile Collection, great gifts and even greater savings await with FREE Shipping* from November 29 – December 6!

*FREE shipping applies to domestic Web orders only.

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GREAT PRODUCTS TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION

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ENRICH YOUR COLLECTION

With an array of great products to select from, the United States Mint can help build your collection and create lasting memories. From the 2013 United States Mint Proof Set to the 2013 United States Mint Happy Birthday Coin Set, the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Young Collectors Set, the 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection or the 2013 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin, you’ll find great products to add to your collection or the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Find out more!

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U.S. Mint Offering FREE Standard Shipping

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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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Happy New Year | 2013

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Wishing everyone a very Happy & Prosperous New Year!

2011 Last Chance Products | U.S. Mint

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DON’T DELAY. ACT TODAY!

The perfect gift awaits at usmint.gov! Several of our products will go off sale soon, so be sure to check out our Last Chance page for great gift ideas for the holiday season or to add something to your current collection. From the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters – Chickasaw National Recreation Area to the 2011 James Garfield Presidential $1 Coin Roll, these striking items won’t last!

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Gold Facts

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Check out other cool Precious Metal facts here!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 28, 2012 at 8:28 am

National Money Show a Treasure Trove of Activity for Collectors

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National Money Show a Treasure Trove of Activity for Collectors

Sold-out bourse, family activities, world-class exhibits, auction to wow visitors

The American Numismatic Association’s Fall National Money Show will showcase some of the world’s most valuable and historic numismatic items, 500 of the hobby’s best dealers, a world-class auction by Heritage Auctions and a wide variety of educational programs and family activities from Oct. 18-20 in Dallas.

The show at the Dallas Convention Center is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, with ticket sales ending 30 minutes before closing. Admission is free for ANA members and $6 for non-members. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free.

“We’ve sold out the floor in Dallas, and we’re looking at making room for more booths,” said ANA Executive Director Jeff Shevlin. “With precious metals prices high, we expect a lot of excitement and activity from collectors and the public. Our collaboration with Heritage Auctions in their own back yard will result in excellent attendance at the show.”

The ANA’s Museum Showcase (booth 527) will wow visitors with high-value pieces from the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and private collections, some with a distinct Texas flavor. Selections from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection, including the only complete set of $3 gold pieces, will be publicly displayed in Dallas for the first time.

Other highlights include the 1792 Silver Center cent, the 1793 Ameri Chain cent and the 1885 Proof Trade Dollar, courtesy of Bob R. Simpson; a display of famous error coins, featuring a 1943 “copper” Lincoln cent, courtesy of Robert Campbell; and 1892 and 1893 Columbian Exposition half dollars presented to President Kennedy while he was a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, courtesy of William Shamhart, Christine Monk and John Kraljevich.

Treasures from the ANA’s collection include a 1792 half disme, the Walton specimen 1804 dollar, the McDermott/Bebee specimen 1913 Liberty Head nickel, error notes from the Bebee collection and a selection of Texas paper money.

The ever-popular Collector Exhibits area gives ANA members the opportunity to share their collections and research with fellow hobbyists. Several dozen competitive and noncompetitive exhibits will be displayed this year on a wide range of topics.

Many of the more than 500 numismatic dealers attending the show will provide free, informal appraisals for visitors who bring in their old coins and paper money.

Heritage Auctions is the official auction company for the convention. For a complete schedule of lot viewings or for more information on the auction, go to www.HA.com.

“Coin Collecting 101,” an informal 30-minute presentation for hobby newcomers, will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 18-19 in Hall D. Want to learn more? Take the free course “Coin Collecting Basics” with ANA Numismatic Educator Rod Gillis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20.

Gillis and ANA Governor Mike Ellis will present the two-day seminar, “Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins,” from Oct. 16-17. The seminar will cover many topics and emphasize the fundamental principles of grading circulated and mint state U.S. coins, including the history and evolution of grading standards, analysis of a coin’s focal points, technical and market grading, how to determine initial signs of wear and evaluating surface marks, strike, luster and eye appeal. The course costs $198 for ANA members or $298 for non-members. To enroll, call 719-482-9850 or go to www.NationalMoneyShow.com.

The ANA will offer Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge and Girl Scout Fun with Money Patch workshops on Oct. 20 (registration required). Registration information can be found at www.NationalMoneyShow.com.

Money Talks, held Oct. 19-20, lets ANA members discuss their research and ideas in a lecture format. Topics include ancient coins to World War II currency to Texas numismatic history.

Kids Zone and Treasure Trivia (booth 537) provide children and families with a variety of activities and chances to collect cool prizes.

At the ANA Area (booth 537), visitors can find out more about ANA membership, educational opportunities and watch videos about the ANA and coverage of the show itself. ANA members can start a library account, check out books on site and see special items from the library’s archives. Visitors can spin the prize wheel and enter for the chance to win 30 seconds in the Cash Cube.

Tony Hales is the event’s general chairman. The Texas Numismatic Association and the Dallas Coin Club are the show’s host clubs. The Fort Worth Coin Club, Northeast Tarrant Coin Club, Collin County Coin Club, Mid Cities Coin Club, Richardson Coin Club and Numismatics International are honorary host clubs. For more information on the show, call719-482-9849 or go to www.NationalMoneyShow.com.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.

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