Quarter Design, $3 Gold Coin Set

Welcome to Something About Coins! A call for coin designers has been made; Great Basin National Park Quarter designs will be accepted until March 2. The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will exhibit a 36-coin $3 Gold Coin Set in Sacramento. The silver Nicholas von Jacquin coin, the platinum Australian platypus coin, and the Franz Liszt silver coin are all new releases from world mints. The last article profiles a brass Continental Dollar. Enjoy!

Park officials want your two-cents worth on quarter design, elynews.com
In 2010, the United States Mint began to issue quarter-dollar coins with designs depicting national parks as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters(r) Program. Great Basin National Park quarter-dollar coins have been selected for minting in 2013. The Park is seeking community ideas or iconic images to guide the U.S. Mint engravers to display the wonders of the park. Interested people can submit ideas or single images by March 2, 2011 to grba_coin@nps.gov, or to Great Basin National Park ... Click for coin article

Extraordinary $3 Gold Coin Set in PCGS Exhibit at ANA National Money Show, coinnews.net
The first-ever complete set of certified proof U.S. $3 gold coins will be publicly displayed for the first time anywhere at the Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) booth, #1101, during the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show™ in Sacramento, California, March 17 – 19, 2011. "This unprecedented 36-coin set was assembled over the past six years by collector Tom Bender of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Palm Coast, Florida. Just a few weeks ago he obtained the final coins he needed, and this will be the first time an entire set of certified proof $3 gold has ever been publicly exhibited," said Don Willis, President of PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. ... Click for coin article

Botanist Featured on Austria's Europa Star Contribution, numismaster.com
The Austrian Mint will issue a 20-euro silver coin celebrating the life of explorer and Imperial Botanist Nicholas von Jacquin. This coin is part of the European series, which includes eight countries that are issuing a coin this year as part of the Europa Star program. The obverse of the coin depicts a three-quarter portrait of Jacquin in the upper left half of the design field, along with a detailed depiction of the plant, iris variegata, one of his many discoveries, to the right. Beneath the name of the botanist “Jacquin,” is the ... Click for coin article

Perth Mint to launch platinum platypus coin, platinum.matthey.com
Australia's Perth Mint has announced the introduction of a new platinum investment coin, which will be available to buyers alongside the existing range of gold and silver bullion coins. Featuring the image of an Australian platypus diving into water, the coin is struck from one ounce of 99.95 per cent pure platinum. To be made available worldwide from March 1st, the coin will be limited to just 30,000 issues in 2011 and in future years. "Once again we're pleased to offer the Australian Bullion Coin Program in a trio of ... Click for coin article

Germany Issue First Silver Coin for 2011 - Dedicated to Composer Franz Liszt, eurocollections.blogspot.com
The German Mint at Karlsruhe (G) has issued the first in the country's 10 euro commemorative silver coin programme for 2011, with it's dedication to Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist Franz Liszt and the 200th anniversary of his birth. Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886) was a 19th century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher. Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the 19th century for his great skill as a performer. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced ... Click for coin article

Coin Profiles: 1776 Brass Continental Dollar, coinweek.com
About 15 brass Continental Currency pieces are known in all grades, and they are only known from the original engraving or the first modification of Reverse A. Breen recorded an example of the EG FECIT variety in brass; however, that piece has never materialized. Current rarity information indicates that there are three known examples of Hodder 1-A.1, and about 12 known of Hodder 1-A.2, the variety shown here. The rarity ratings for the two varieties are reversed in the Whitman Encyclopedia of ... Click for coin article

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