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US Mint Product Update: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (2018)

US Mint Product Update: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (2018)

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Inaugural Exhibit of Tyrant Collection Treasures Includes First USA Display Of Rare 1937 Edward VIII Proof Set

February 2018 Long Beach Expo “Tyrants of the Thames” Display Will Feature $15 Million of Superb Portrait Coins Spanning 1,400 Years of England’s Numismatic History

(Long Beach, California) January 10, 2018 – The first public display of a portion of the extensive numismatic treasures in the recently revealed Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be at the February 22 – 24, 2018 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo) and will feature a $15 million exhibit of historic English coins.

Labeled “The Tyrants of the Thames,” the inaugural exhibition in a planned multi-year series of displays from the collection will showcase more than 500 superbly preserved examples of portrait coins minted in the Thames Valley over the last 1,400 years.  Among the many highlights will be a complete King Edward VIII pattern proof set produced in 1937 by the Royal Mint. It is the only privately owned set.

The only complete 1937 Edward VIII proof set in private hands will be displayed for the first time in the United States as part of the Tyrants of the Thames exhibit at the February 2018 Long Beach Expo. This coin from the historic set is the gold proof 5 Pounds.

Photo credit: Phil Arnold/Professional Coin Grading Service

The collection’s owner wants to remain anonymous while he plans to share the coins through a series of exhibitions for their educational value.

“Because the collection includes the Edward VIII proof set, it is the only privately held collection that contains an example of every portrait coin denomination issued by English monarchs since the early 7th century. The upcoming exhibition will showcase many of the superb quality rarities in this amazing collection,” stated the owner.

Special exhibit cases with LED lighting for easy viewing have been constructed for the exhibits planned for each of the upcoming Long Beach Expo shows over the next several years.  Limited edition, illustrated hardbound, educational reference books are also in the planning stages, and these will be offered at future exhibits.

Highlights of the Treasures of the Tyrants of the Thames exhibit at the February 2018 Long Beach Expo will include:

  • The finest privately held example of the gold Thrysma issued by Eadbald, King of Kent (616 – 640 AD), London Mint, S-758, graded PCGS MS64. This was the first English coin to carry the name of the issuing king.
  • Edward III, Plantagenet King (1327 – 1377), gold Double Leopard, S-1476, third coinage (1344 – 1351), graded PCGS MS-62. There are only three known examples of this historic coin, and the other two are in museums. It is described as perhaps the most important English coin in The Tyrant Collection.
  • Henry VIII, Tudor King (1509 – 1547), gold Fine Sovereign, second coinage (1526 – 1544), S-2267, graded PCGS MS63. The largest coin issued during Henry VIII’s turbulent reign. This example is believed to be the finest known.
  • Elizabeth I, Tudor Queen (1558 – 1603), gold “ship” Ryal, sixth issue (1583 – 1600), S-2530, graded PCGS MS61. This specimen is one of the finest known and features a fabulous design emblematic of the English navy’s historical importance.

One of the finest known examples of the Elizabeth I “ship” Ryal (1583 – 1600) is among the Tyrants of the Thames treasures on display at the February 2018 Long Beach Expo.

Photo credit: Phil Arnold/Professional Coin Grading Service

  • Charles II, Stuart King (1660 – 1685), proof or presentation gold 5 Guineas dated 1670, S-3328, graded NGC PR64 and one of the great treasures of The Tyrant Collection.
  • George III, Hanover King (1760 – 1820), pattern proof gold 5 Guineas by Tanner dated 1770, S-3723, graded PCGS PR63. This is one of the rarest coins of this denomination in the English series, and another of the great treasures of the collection.

A 1770 gold 5 Guineas coin of George III, Hanover King (1760 – 1820), that is one of the rarest coins of this denomination in the English series, and another of the great treasures of The Tyrant Collection.

Photo credit: Phil Arnold/Professional Coin Grading Service

  • George IV, Hanover King (1820 – 1830), gold proof Pound dated 1826, S-3797, graded PCGS PR65+ Cameo. Unlike most other 1826 issues, this magnificent cameo specimen is not marred by marks or hairlines.
  • Victoria, Hanover Queen (1837 – 1901), graded PCGS PR64 Deep Cameo, this is one of the finest known examples of the world-famous Una & the Lion gold 5 Pound piece, which was obtained by the Tyrant Collection as part of a pristine original complete set of Proof 1839 coins issued for Victoria’s coronation. It is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful coins.

The February 2018 Long Beach Expo exhibit will be the first time that the public will be able to view in the United States the historic Edward VIII proof set, the single most valuable item in English numismatics. It will also be the first time the rare King Eadbald and King Edward III coins mentioned above will be publicly exhibited in the U.S.A.

On December 11, 1936, Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry “the woman I love.” Edward VIII then became known as the Duke of Windsor, and during his lifetime he was never able to acquire even a single English coin bearing his image.

Three of the four known complete Edward VIII proof sets are owned by Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Mint, with one of the Mint’s two sets on long-term loan to the British Museum. A fifth set, lacking gold coins, was broken up over the years and the coins were sold off separately.

 “The Tyrant Collection contains the most valuable collection of English coins in private hands, and the entire coin collection undoubtedly is the world’s most valuable in private hands, worth hundreds of millions of dollars,” said Ira Goldberg, President of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. (www.GoldbergCoins.com) in Los Angeles, California.

“These exhibits with different coins displayed at upcoming Long Beach Expos will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many collectors, dealers and the public to see in person some of the world’s most significant rare coins,” added Goldberg, who provided guidance in assembling The Tyrant Collection. 

The February 2018 Long Beach Expo will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center located at 100 S. Pine Ave. Additional information is available at www.LongBeachExpo.com.

 

2018 Australia Silver Koala: new year, new design!

 

United States Mint Releases Annual Special Occasion Coin Sets on January 11

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 versions of its popular special occasion sets starting on January 11, 2018, at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Designed to celebrate the arrival of a newborn, the 2018 United States Mint Birth Set (product code 18RD) features teddy-bear themed packaging with gender neutral colors. The set includes the following five proof-finish coins from the San Francisco Mint:

  • One Kennedy half dollar
  • One Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter – the first quarter of the year from the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program
  • One Roosevelt dime
  • One Jefferson nickel, and
  • One Lincoln penny

The coins are held in a presentation folder that contains space for the baby’s vital statistics, a personalized message, and a 3″ x 5″ photograph (photograph not included). The back of the folder displays the Certificate of Authenticity, while the coordinating slipcase displays the coins’ specifications. This set is priced at $19.95.

The 2018 United States Mint Happy Birthday Coin Set (product code 18RE) includes a presentation folder with the following five proof-finish coins from the San Francisco Mint:

  • One Kennedy half dollar
  • One Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter – the last quarter of the year from the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program
  • One Roosevelt dime
  • One Jefferson nickel, and
  • One Lincoln penny

Emblazoned with red, gold, and silver balloons, the presentation folder holds the encapsulated coins in place while allowing visibility of both sides of the coins. The back of the folder displays the Certificate of Authenticity, while the back of the coordinating slipcase displays the coins’ specifications. This set is priced at $19.95.

A unique gift to celebrate any occasion, the 2018 United States Mint Congratulations Set (product code 18RF) consists of a presentation folder with a 2018-dated American Eagle Proof Silver Dollar bearing the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint. The attractive folder allows visibility of both sides of the encapsulated coin. The back of the presentation folder displays the Certificate of Authenticity, while the back of the sleeve displays the coin’s specifications. This item is priced at $56.95.

The Mint accepts orders online at www.catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

Papers Accepted for Sundman Lecture Series

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting proposals for the 2018 Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series. Presentations will be given Aug. 15 during the symposium at the Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money®. Proposals must be received by Feb. 26.

Beloved historical figure, scientist, inventor and author Benjamin Franklin is revered for his contributions to American numismatics. To highlight the Founding Father’s role in shaping U.S. money, the 2018 theme for the Sundman Lecture Series will be “Fugio to Franklins: The Influence of Poor Richard.”

Those who wish to present at this year’s symposium must submit a lecture summary of 500 words or less. Each summary should contain an introduction, a brief discussion of the subject, sources and research method. Summaries will be reviewed and speakers evaluated and chosen based on originality, persuasiveness and relevance to the symposium topic. Selected presenters will receive a $250 honorarium.  

Electronic submissions are preferred and can be emailed to seminars@money.org or mail to:

American Numismatic Association

c/o Amber Bradish

818 North Cascade Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money

The five-day Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money features nearly 1,000 dealers buying and selling coins, currency and related items; a wide range of seminars and educational presentations by notable numismatists; major auctions by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions; as well as exhibits showcasing priceless rarities from the Money Museum and private collections.

Show hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug 1410 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 15-17; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Aug. 18. Admission is $8 for adults; ANA members and children 12 and under are always free. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of instructional and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.

The Beasts are back – 2018 Red Dragon of Wales!

 

Perth Mint Update: Close up look at the 2018 Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins

Perth Mint Update: Close up look at the 2018 Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins

Source: Perth Mint