Canadian $20 Silver Coin Exchange, Stolen Panda Gold Coin

Welcome back to Something About Coins! The Royal Canadian Mint is exchanging a 2011 $20 Silver Coin for $20. A valuable Panda Gold Coin that is to be auctioned in the 2011 CICF Auction was recently stolen. The Perth Mint launched their latest Royal Australian Navy Commemorative Coin and the 2011 Australian Koala 1/10 Ounce Silver Bullion Coin. The Wrexham Museum is displaying a hoard of medieval coins found near Llay, and authenticating world coins has its challenges. Enjoy!

Canadian Mint Offers 2011 Silver $20 Coin at Face Value,
The Royal Canadian Mint is now offering Canadian residents the opportunity to purchase a legal tender 2011 $20 coin at face value. More intriguing, the coin is composed of .9999 fine silver instead of the cheaper combinations of metals which are within standard circulating coinage. The amount of the precious metal is far from token. Each of the Canadian $20 coins weighs 7.96 grams, giving them a melt value equal to about one quarter of an ounce of pure silver. That melt value is about $7.50 ... Click for coin article

Crime Alert,
A diamond bracelet and and Panda Gold Coin were stolen Wednesday night at approximately 4am Eastern time in New York City. The bracelet features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 7.45 carats, set in a large textured link of 18K gold. Estimated value $6-8,000. The coin was a Republic of China 3000 Yuan gold kilo Panda 2000. Estimate $50-60K to be sold at 2011 CICF - Auction 3014 Lot 3014.029.001. Any person having information on this offense should contact: Doug Davis 817-705-4450 Cell 817-723-7231

Royal Australian Navy 100 Years Commemorative Coin Released,
The Perth Mint boarded HMAS Perth to launch Australia’s precious metal silver coin tribute to mark 100 Years of the Royal Australian Navy. In 1 March 1901, two months after Federation, responsibility for the former colonies’ naval forces passed from Britain’s rule to the new Commonwealth Government. This set in motion a sequence of developments which resulted in King George V granting the title ‘Royal Australian Navy’ to the Commonwealth Naval Forces on 10 July 1911. Perth Mint Chief ... Click for coin article

Perth Mint Issues 1/10 Ounce Silver Koala Coin,
With the release of the 2011 Australian Koala 1/10 Ounce Silver Bullion Coin, the Perth Mint of Australia has added another size option to its extremely popular Bullion Koala series. Traditionally, the Perth issued these strikes in four sizes since first debuting in 2007 - one kilo, 10 ounce, 1 ounce and 1/2 ounce with face values of $30, $10, $1 and $.50, respectively. However, the addition of this new 1/10 ounce, ten cent strike brings the total of Koala Bullion coins up to five. Coins in the series ... Click for coin article

What We Learn from One Fake,
Have you ever heard some form of the expression “History repeats itself?” Did you see the movie “Ground Hog Day” where much of the action is repetitive? Well, sometimes I feel the same thing is going on in my professional life – only the coin types have changed. During the early 1970s the numismatic community was dealing with what was believed to be an influx of counterfeit Mexican Pillar dollar coins into the market. A large group of these pieces with various dates was sent into the ... Click for coin article

Wrexham Museum debut showing for medieval coin hoard,
A hoard of medieval coins found near Llay is to go on display at Wrexham Museum for the first time. The hoard is made up of 31 coins and it is thought they were probably buried soon after 1412. "The coins lay in the ground until December 2005 when they were found by two metal detectorists," said Jonathan Gammond, Wrexham Museum's exhibition officer. The coins will be on display when the museum reopens later this month. The coins represent a substantial sum of money for the time in ... Click for coin article

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