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2017 Chiwoo Cheonwang Medals are finally here!

The legend continues: Chiwoo Cheonwang

The highly-anticipated second release in a sold-out series is now available!

Following the success of KOMSCO’s (Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation) 2016 Chiwoo Cheonwang Medal, collectors have the exciting opportunity to continue this exciting series with the 2017 South Korea Chiwoo Cheonwang 1 oz. Silver Medal! The long-awaited second release within this popular series, the 2017 medal again features Chiwoo Cheonwang, a well-known figure in Korean and Chinese mythology who was worshiped as a god of war.

2017 South Korea Chiwoo Cheonwang 1 oz Silver Medal GEM BU

This powerful figure is depicted in stunning detail on the reverse of KOMSCO’s second medal. Like the first medal, Chiwoo Cheonwang appears in full armor with his mask donned, his large shield and spear in either hand.

2017 South Korea Chiwoo Cheonwang 1 oz Silver Medal NGC MS70 Early Releases

Available raw or certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation to be in MS69 or MS70 condition and awarded the Early Releases designation, each silver medal is part of a limited mintage of just 50,000 pieces.

Don’t hesitate to add the second release within this fiercely popular series to your collection before it’s too late.

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Trump Presidential Inauguration: 2017 Limited Edition .999 1 Troy Ounce Proof-like Silver Commemorative Medallion

Today will see the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump. To mark this unprecedented and historical event, the Revolutionary Mint has created a high quality, limited edition proof-like .999 1 Troy Ounce Silver Trump Presidential Inauguration Commemorative Medallion.

Donald J. Trump – 45th President of the United States of America

Source of Image: The Libertarian Republic

Revolutionary Mint

The Revolutionary Mint was established to commemorate Trump’s historical election campaign and victory with extremely limited mintage presidential election medallions of the highest quality, including the 2017 Series II Proof-like .999 1 Toz. Silver Trump Presidential Inauguration Ltd Edition Commemorative Medallion.

Obverse – 2017 President Trump Inaugural Commemorative

This 2017 President Trump Inaugural Commemorative, the second in a series, features a 3D bust of President Trump (see below) as sculpted by world renowned Italian-American master sculptor, Luigi Badia.

2017 President Trump Inaugural Commemorative – Obverse

President Trump is depicted wearing a Tuxedo in front of the Stars and Stripes. This impressive bust can be found on the obverse along with the following text: “PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES” ~ “DONALD J. TRUMP” ~”A NEW ERA BEGINS”.

Reverse – Trump Presidential Inauguration Silver Commemorative

The reverse features a detailed 3D “SEAL OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES” with the following text: “HISTORY IS MADE” and “UNITED STATES COMMANDER IN CHIEF”.

Trump Presidential Inauguration Silver Commemorative – Reverse

Spared no Expense

It is safe to say that the mint spared no expense in creating this 2017 President Trump inaugural commemorative. The highly polished premium quality with proof-like finishes is testament to this.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Revolutionary Mint has created only 1,500 of these commemorative pieces.

Individually Numbered Medallions and CoAs

Each of these .999 fine pure silver medallions come individually numbered (engraved into the edge of each piece) – “JAN 20th, 2017 ~ LTD EDITION OF 1,500 ~ ONE TROY OZ .999 FINE SILVER” + the coin serial # 0001 – 1500.

Each medallion comes with two individually numbered high quality card-stock Certificates of Authenticity (CoAs). The first goes inside each box (or with each stand) and the second with the medallion itself. The CoA numbers correspond with the edge-marked serial number of each medallion.

2017 President Trump Inaugural Commemorative CoA

2017 President Trump Inaugural Commemorative – Protective Envelope

US Made

Each medallion created by the Revolutionary Mint is 100% designed and minted by U.S. designers and craftsmen.

Packaging

Each medallion comes packaged in attractive presentation boxes or stands.

More Information

Be sure to pay a visit to the website of the Revolutionary Mint for more information or to buy this 2017 President Trump Inaugural Commemorative. They also have a few listed at eBay.

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2015 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series Four-Medal Set Available on Sept. 21

2015 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series Four-Medal Set Available on Sept. 21

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series Four-Medal Set (product code JP9) on Sept. 21 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Priced at $16.95, this set includes one each of the 2015 medals in 1 5/16- inch size with obverses bearing the likenesses that appear on the First Spouse Gold Coins honoring Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson. The medals are packaged in Mylar®, inserted into a folded card containing product information, and placed in a custom-made envelope.

Orders will be accepted at https://www.catalog.usmint.gov/ and at1-800-USA-MINT FREE (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at1-888-321-MINT FREE (6468). Information on shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

St. Croix Valley Mint 2015 2 oz. Bald Eagle, Out of Many – One Medallion: Now Available in Copper and Brass

Author: K. Paul Sankey

The St. Croix Valley Mint released the second of its “Claw” Medallion Series late last year in 2 oz. of .999 pure silver. Although the series is not formally labeled the claw series the Bald Eagle and its predecessor, the Werewolf, are the only medals to have been struck with physical claw marks on the obverse. Both Medallions were produced by the Northwest Territorial Mint under authorization of the St. Croix Valley Mint using the splash minting process. The first release, the 2014 2 oz. Werewolf Moon Art Round has a maximum mintage of 1591 based on the year of the first werewolf attack and, at the time of this publication, the price is 169.96$. It is only available in 99.9% pure silver while the Bald Eagle Art Round is available in silver and now both copper and brass for those who love the design but did not love the price. The .999 2 oz. silver version is selling for 199.99$ OBO and the 48.4 gram solid copper and 49.4 gram solid brass versions are both 39.76$ – all options include free shipping.

St. Croix Valley Mint 2015 2 oz. Bald Eagle

These Bald Eagle medallions are of exceptional quality and have a strikingly beautiful design! High relief does not properly describe the way this eagle jumps out at you. The devices on this medallion rise well beyond the normal high relief coin and the claw marks are incused deeply. Due to this abnormally high relief a capsule that would fit properly was hard to find – after a very long search St. Croix Mint has obtained capsules that will fit properly and they are included with all orders. The Artwork was done by Steve Bloom and the plaster sculpted by Heidi Wastweet – every step done by hand. The maximum mintage of each version of the 2 oz. Bald Eagle, Out of Many – One art round is 1776. This is in homage to the year the United States of America was founded.  The number of the medallion is etched on the edge of each round and matches the C.O.A. number. Along with the number “Made in the U.S.A.” and NWTMint.com is etched on the edge also.

What is the Splash Minting Process?

The splash minting process creates coins and medals that are thicker and can achieve very deep relief of the design. This is the reason these medallions are extremely high relief with such amazing detail. Extraordinary coin relief can be achieved through the use of special dies that allow excess metal to “splash” out sideways when the coin is struck. After the strike, the excess metal is machined off, leaving medallions in which ships look like they are ready to sail away, werewolves are about to attack and eagles seem as if they are flying towards you. Such coins are thicker and have a much heftier feel and look. While splash minting, the blanks are placed between the top and bottom dies in a hydraulic press. Up to 1,500 tons of pressure is used to force the medal to “flow” into the recesses of the die. While striking a normal coin or medal less than 1,000 tons of pressure is needed.  For this process to work successfully special deep relief coining dies placed in high tonnage hydraulic presses mush be incorporated. The result is a medallion with amazing depth, detail, and extraordinary high relief devices as we see with this 2 oz. Bald Eagle.

St. Croix Valley Mint 2015 2 oz. Bald Eagle COA

C.O.A. and information printed on 32 lbs. acid free cotton paper included

St. Croix Valley Mint 2015 2 oz. Bald Eagle Brass

2 oz. Brass Bald Eagle

St. Croix Valley Mint 2015 2 oz. Bald Eagle Brass Reverse

Brass reverse

Why an art round and not a coin?

The basic difference between a coin and a round or medallion is that a coin is officially minted and is legal tender, while a round is not legal tender, and is usually privately minted. In its most standard usage, the word “medallion” refers to a metal piece that is, similarly to a round, not legal tender. The word “medallion” also tends to be used for a lot of commemorative coins aimed at collectors, whereas “round” tends to be used for bullion coins aimed at investors. Now this is an art round or medallion – is not a commemorative coin or a bullion piece aimed at investors. These high quality medallions are works of art on a canvas of medal for the collector who enjoy the look and feel of a piece of art that can be held in the palm of your hand that also has the value of the precious metal it’s made off.

Still this is a fair question as many collectors out there will shy away from medals and rounds since it is not backed by a government. St. Croix Mint’s answer was they wanted to keep the production of this medallion in the United States. The North American Bald Eagle 2 oz. Medallion could have easily been made by another mint in another country bearing the symbol of that nation and its currency but the decision was made to have it minted in the U.S. Since the United States Mint does not strike coins for private parties or allow their name to be associated with a privately minted coin an art round was the only way to go.

“By making the choice to have it minted in the U.S., We were able to support a company in our country and maintain the values that are important to us.”

St. Croix Valley Mint 2015 2 oz. Bald Eagle Copper

2 oz. Copper Bald Eagle

St. Croix Valley Mint 2015 2 oz. Bald Eagle Copper Reverse

Reverse – Close up

NWTM:

This one of a kind medallion was minted by the Northwest Territorial Mint – The largest private mint in the United States. They were established in 1981 and in 2009 they took stewardship of the Medallic Art Company, an organization that has been minting medals since 1903. They are well known and have won multiple awards. Their products are top quality and they have received good feedback on social media sites from consumers. In fairness, I must mention that there are several complaints about shipping times after ordering products directly from NWTM. If interested in the 2 oz. Bald Eagles or 2 oz. Silver Werewolf NWTM is not involved in the distribution or shipping – only the minting.

St. Croix Valley Mint 2015 2 oz. Bald Eagle 1

Why should you be interested in this coin?

  • Highly limited (1,776 coins maximum).
  • Great design and exceptional high relief aspect.
  • Three options: Silver (99.9% pure silver), Brass, and Copper.
  • Unique serial # engraved on edge/matching COA.
  • C.O.A. printed on 32 lbs. acid free cotton/Linen paper.
  • Sculpted by Heidi Wastweet.

Specs

  • Metal: 2 Troy oz. (56.699g) of 99.9% pure silver, 49.4g Brass, OR 48.4g Copper
  • Finish: Antiqued
  • Diameter: 44.45mm
  • Thickness: 7.93mm
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Year of Issue: 2015
  • Mintage: 1,776 (for each option)

Be sure to get more information here.