9-11 Commemorative Coin, Canadian Coin of the Year Winners

Welcome back to Something About Coins! Two lawmakers are raising awareness for what they call a coin scam, a 9-11 Commemorative Coin. Two articles describe the commercials about the coins. The Royal Canadian Mint is proud of their two most recent Coin of the Year Winners awarded by Krause Publications. A U.S. Mint product calendar points out the upcoming silver products, and the Perth Mint just released a new 2011 Love Silver Proof Coin. Finally, NGC boasts their coin registry's 60,000 milestone. Enjoy!

Lawmakers Ask FTC and U.S. Mint to Combat 9/11 Commemorative Coin Scams, CoinNews.net
A New York Senator and Congressmen are asking the federal government to put a stop to the practices of a company which they think "deliberatively misleads customers" in regards to 9/11 commemorative coins being sold. U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler are asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to look into the operations of National Collector’s Mint located in Port Chester, NY. The company is currently promoting the sale of its "10th Anniversary ..." Click for coin article

NY Lawmakers Call For 9/11 Coin Crackdown, manhattan.ny1.com
New York lawmakers are speaking out against what they call a scam to sell phony September 11th commemorative coins. Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Jerry Nadler say by selling 10th anniversary coins, the National Collector's Mint company is taking in money people would be spending on official, soon-to-be-released medals benefiting the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. A commercial for the coin claims it's made with silver recovered from the ashes of the World ... Click for coin article

Royal Canadian Mint Tops 2011 Coin of the Year Awards by Winning Most Artistic and Best Silver Coin Categories, newswire.ca
The Royal Canadian Mint is thrilled to have added two more world titles to its collection of famous Krause Publications Coin of the Year awards as its 2009 $300 Gold Summer Moon Mask coin won the Most Artistic Coin award category and its 2009 $20 Silver Crystal Snowflake coins was named Best Silver Coin. These awards will be presented to the Mint on January 29, 2011 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. The Mint's outstanding collector coins led this year's large field of international ... Click for coin article

US Mint 2011 Silver Product Release Schedule, silvercoinstoday.com
The United States Mint has provided a glimpse into its entire new year line-up with the release of a preliminary numismatic 2011 product schedule. Notable in the 50-plus items listed are several of direct interest to collectors of silver coins. First among the silver product offerings is the release of the 2011 Silver Proof Set on January 25. This sets contains proof quality samples representative of the fourteen 2011 circulating coins of the United States. Each is struck at the US Mint's facility in San Francisco with half of them composed of 90% silver ... Click for coin article

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the 2011 Love Silver Proof Coin from Australia!, blog.beautifulcoins.com
Issued by the Perth Mint as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the 2011 Love Silver Proof Coin features a colored representation of two white doves framed by a pink ribbon heart. The design also includes a background of frosted swirls and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The coin’s obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value and the year of issue. It's the perfect Valentine's Day silver gift! For centuries, across many cultures, the dove has been a symbol of love and ... Click for coin article

NGC Registry Passes The 60,000 Set Milestone, NGCcoin.com
Showcase your coins in the largest coin registry of its kind. The NGC Registry has passed the 60,000 set milestone as the Collectors Society continues to be the most popular place for people to showcase their coin collections online. This follows a significant increase in the number of competitive set definitions offered. Collectors can now compete in more than 2,600 set categories, including over 800 for US Coins and nearly 1,800 for World Coins. World Coin Registry Sets have grown in popularity in ... Click for coin article

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