Archive for December, 2011

What Other Coin Related Websites Do You Visit?

Posted on December 29, 2011 by 4 Comments

Please tell us, what other coin related web sites do you visit? You can tell us how many times a week you visit it, hours you spend on it, why you visit it. Or just mention the sites.websites

I’d like to know what other web sites coin collectors visit (coin related only).

I’ll start with mine-

PCGS Price Guide, Coinfacts (every day).  I enjoy  working on both of them and it’s also  part of my job.

Ebay (4 times a week).  I like to see what coins are out there that I collect.

CoinWorld (Twice a week).  To keep up with current coin related news.

CoinWeek (Twice a week).  To keep up with current coin related news.

Teletrade (once a week). I like to see what coins are out there that I collect.

PowerSnipe (Once a week) Tracks  coins that are available that I collect.

Numismatic News (once a week) To keep up with current coin related news.

Several others but probably don’t visit them as often.

So, what other coin related web sites do you visit? (To Answer – ClickComments above this post).

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What is Your Single Favorite Coin Issued in 2011?

Posted on December 21, 2011 by No Comments

The year 2011 is almost over and the Mint will probably not release too many other coins for the remainder of the year, especially since the holidays are coming up.Yosemite coin

During the year 2011, the Mint did a wonderful job of producing some really neat coins and including some great coin designs. Not to mention they also struck coins in record numbers for many series .

My single favorite coin issued in 2011 was the 5 oz. Yosemite Quarter.  Although, the coins have a date of 2010, most of them we’re not released until 2011.

Yosemite is a beautiful historic place and the fact that they managed to capture this historic and beautiful scene and strike it in a 5 oz. planchet, makes it even more appealing coin in my opinion.

What was your favorite coin that was issued in 2011?

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Where are they today?

Posted on December 20, 2011 by No Comments

The following notice appeared in the October 1881 issue of the American Journal of Numismatics.  Imagine what such a hoard would be worth today!

To learn more about the New England Shilling, click here.

NE shillings

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Does This Describe You?

Posted on December 14, 2011 by 1 Comment

The Numismatist thinks of nothing but rare coins, muses on them, dreams of them.

His enjoyment involves all species of pleasure and mental excitement.

He is a sportsman, a gamester, an artist, a detective, a critic, an expert.

He follows the scent of a rare coin as a hound does that of a rabbit, and is never satisfied till he has traced it to its burrow.

The passions excited are ambition, hope, desire and envy; but never any to an extent to be injurious.

Your true Numismatist is usually a man of gentlemanly instincts, and scholarly attainments.  His associations are with men who think, reason, compare, sift evidence, and judge.  He is little likely to be gulled, being always on the look-out for counterfeits; still less likely to deceive others, having a wholesome contempt for base fabrication.  On the whole, this hobby is one which should be encouraged, because it leads the workings of the mind into proper channels, trains the faculties, and educates and encourages a sound, healthful taste for the aesthetic.

— From “Numismatics As A Hobby” in the American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 1, No. 10 (New York, February 1867), p. 73.

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Donald Trump Accepting Gold Bullion as Money

Posted on December 2, 2011 by No Comments

APMEX Gives Gold to Donald Trump for Lease DepositDonald Trump recently leased an entire story in the Trump Building located in New York City.

At one time, The Trump Building was the tallest builing in the world. Trump leased the 50th floor to AMPEX, one of the worlds largest precious metals company.

APMEX used three 1-Kilo .9999 pure 24kt gold bars to secure the  10 year lease contract. Thats about a $175,000. deposit based on todays’ price of gold.Trump Building1



Trump provided a stetement indicating the following, “The legacy of Gold as a precious commodity has transcended to become a viable currency and an accepted universal monetary standard. Central Banks around the world are holding Gold as a reserve asset. It is also a terrific, potentially lucrative diversifier in a portfolio, especially with such volatility in the stock market.”

The Trump Building is 72 stories high and is located in 40 Wall Street which is in the center of New York City. (The Trump Building is imaged on the right of this page – It’s the tallest building with a light blue triangular roof).

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