First Spouse Coins, Coin Designer, Silver Proof Sets

Welcome to Something About Coins! The next round of First Spouse gold coins will be coming soon, and our first article reported on the drawings for their designs. The next article covered one of the Mint's master designers, and this week's Silver Proof Set was described in the third story. Announcements of an auction and coin show were also linked below. Enjoy!

2011 First Spouse Gold Coin Designs and CFA Recommendations,
The series of design proposals for the 2011 First Spouse Gold Coins have been created and presented to various officials and review bodies, including the Commission of Fine Arts or CFA. The one-half ounce, 24 karat gold coins that debuted in 2007 continue into 2011 by honoring the spouses of the 17th through 20th Presidents of the United States — Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes and James A. Garfield. The obverse of each $10 denominated coin portrays a former First Lady while its reverse depicts ... Click for coin article

Artist from New Braunfels does coin design,
You may not know who artist Susan Gamble is, but chances are you have one of her drawings. And you're carrying it in your pocket. Gamble, who lives in New Braunfels, is one of five master designers in the country whose renderings are used as artwork on coins for the U.S. Mint. She drew the leaping salmon in front of Mount Rainier for the Washington state quarter, the grizzly bear catching a salmon for the Alaska state quarter and the scissor-tailed flycatcher soaring over Indian blanket wildflowers for the Oklahoma ... Click for coin article

2010 US Mint Silver Proof on Sale August 26,
Collectors and gift givers may begin ordering the 2010 United States Mint Silver Proof Set at noon Eastern Time (ET) on August 26, 2010. This year's set, priced at $56.95, contains the following: the first five quarter-dollar coins in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, honoring Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas), Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), Yosemite National Park (California), Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona), and Mount Hood National Forest (Oregon) ... Click for coin article

30-year collection of uncirculated coins at Morphy's, Aug. 24,
On Tuesday, Aug. 24, Dan Morphy will conduct a specialty Coin Auction comprised of three main collections. Internet live bidding will be provided by The sale's centerpiece – a fresh to the market 30-year collection – consists of exceptional complete sets of coins in uncirculated condition or better. The collection contains: Indian heads, Lincoln cents, Liberty nickels, buffalo nickels, Mercury dimes, Barber dimes, Liberty quarters, standing Liberty quarters, walking Liberty half dollars ... Click for coin article

Buying Gold: Avoid These Three Mistakes,
Editor's note: As part of our partnership with PBS's Nightly Business Report, TheStreet's Alix Steel appeared on NBR to discuss common mistakes gold investors make. (Watch video) Wild price swings in gold can cause investors to lose focus and lose money. Over the past 10 years gold prices have surged from $282 to a record intraday high of $1,264 an ounce, but daily volatility can lead to big trading mistakes ... Click for coin article

Mint coin show promises treasures for all,
The Carson City Mint Coin Show will be Aug. 27-28 at the Nevada State Museum, 708 N. Curry St. "From fabulous raffle prizes to numismatic education and gold panning, this year's coin show promises to be fun for the whole family," said Curator of Education Deborah Stevenson. "With the price of gold going sky high, all of us should take up panning for gold," she laughed. Stevenson said she was also ... Click for coin article

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