America the Beautiful Bullion Silver, Carson City Gold Eagle

Welcome back to Something About Coins! Another price update was just reported about the America the Beautiful Bullion Silver Coins on the secondary market. NGC certified a new variety of Carson City Gold Eagles. The Pobjoy Mint released their Prince William and Kate Middleton Royal Engagement Coins. A rare 1804 silver dollar that was donated before Christmas to the Salvation Army turned out to be a fake coin according to an appraisal at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo. The Reserve Bank of India is discontinuing some lower denomination coins, and BBC is showing pictures of a few of the small, discontinued circulation coinage from the Royal Mint. Enjoy!

ATB 5-ounce market robust,
Collectors are still paying huge premiums for 2010 America the Beautiful 5-ounce .999 fine silver bullion coins and completed transactions on eBay continue to document the market as it progresses. While the nine authorized purchasers that purchased these coins directly from the U.S. Mint are allowed to sell these coins for a modest profit — the prices on the primary market have been around $950 per set — several authorized purchasers have yet to sell their sets. This gives some collectors hope of still ... Click for coin article

NGC Certifies Significant Carson City Variety,
This newly discovered Carson City variety bears a tripled reverse die. A coin submitted to NCS for conservation followed by NGC grading has turned out to be an unpublished variety. This gold eagle coined at the Carson City Mint in 1892 bears a distinctly tripled reverse die, which is quite visible within the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. With a mintage of only 40,000 pieces this issue is scarce and popular with collectors, and it would have been coined from a very limited number of dies. It’s therefore ... Click for coin article

New Prince William and Kate Middleton Royal Engagement Coin Released,
Pobjoy Mint is honoured to produce and release a commemorative coin from the Administration of the British Indian Ocean Territory celebrating the Royal Engagement. It was on the 16th November 2010 following a great deal of public speculation that an announcement was made by Clarence House confirming that Prince William, oldest son of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales had become engaged to his long time girl friend Miss Catherine Middleton. Prince William had actually ... Click for coin article

1804 coin found in Salvation Army kettle found to be a fake,
He tried not to get his hopes up, but Salvation Army Whittier Corps Maj. Charles Gillies couldn't help it. You couldn't blame him for imagining what good deeds his nonprofit charity could do with a potentially valuable 1804 silver dollar coin. It was discovered among the thousands people plunked into the local Salvation Army's kettles over the Christmas holiday. "We have a hillside behind our emergency shelter that could be expanded with a new retaining wall, along with new landscaping to fit the area," Gillies ... Click for coin article

25p coins to be history after June,
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India has asked state-run banks and some private lenders to accept 25 paise coins for exchange until end-June 2011. The humble 25 paise coin represent 'four annas' of a bygone era will soon be history. The RBI has said that coins with a denomination of 25 paise and below will be pulled out of circulation by June 2011 after which they will cease to be legal tender. Raging inflation has reduced the monetary value to such an extent that it will not buy even the ... Click for coin article

In pictures: Pre-decimal currency,
(Eight pictures of coins in all.) There were four farthings to the old penny making it worth 1/960 of a pound sterling. It was first minted in the 13th Century but inflation meant it was little use in post-war Britain. It was withdrawn in 1960. Images courtesy of the Royal Mint. The half penny became ... Click for coin pictures

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