2011 Native American Dollars, India’s Gold Coins

Welcome back to Something About Coins! The U.S. Mint will launch the 2011 Native American Dollars this week. It is that time of year again when sales of India's gold coins skyrocket. Some U.S. legislators are looking at ways to produce coins without violating federal laws while a North Carolina man is convicted for selling silver medallions as legal tender.

2011 Native American Dollar Coin Rolls, coincollectingnews.org
The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for rolls of 2011 Native American $1 Coins at noon Eastern Time (ET) on March 28, 2011. The rolls, priced at $39.95 each, contain 25 circulating-quality Native American $1 Coins from either the United States Mint facility at Philadelphia or Denver. The coins are presented in distinctive packaging bearing the mintage year, the mint of origin, the dollar value of the contents and the United States Mint logo ... Click for coin article

2011 Native American $1 Coin Ceremony Rescheduled, coincollectingnews.org
The United States Mint's launch ceremony for the 2011 Native American $1 Coin will take place March 25, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The event will be held at the Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center on Plimoth Plantation, a living museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts that focuses on life in Plymouth Colony during the 17th century. Following the ceremony, the public can exchange their cash for rolls of the 2011 Native American $1 Coin ... Click for coin article

In India Post Office is selling gold coins like hotcakes, mineweb.com
The humble post office is the latest organisation to get into the gold act in India. Standard 24 carat gold coins have been selling like hotcakes at over 466 post offices dotted throughout the country. Despite the current high price, Indian consumers have been buying small quantities of coins to give as gifts during the festival season. With the spring, harvesting and wedding season all in full swing in India, demand for the yellow metal has shown a substantial climb ... Click for coin article

Some U.S. States Look At Potential Return To Gold Standard; May Conflict With Federal Law, kitco.com
Uncertain economic times and distrust of fiat currencies have people around the globe flocking to the safety of hard assets, with gold and silver the primary beneficiaries of that discontent. Some U.S. state legislators are starting to also look at what they can do to protect their local economies and many are wondering how they can enact a gold standard. It’s unlikely, however, that states can go very far without being in conflict with federal law. Most famously ... Click for coin article

Local Liberty Dollar 'architect' Bernard von NotHaus convicted, courierpress.com
The former head of an Evansville-based company that tried to introduce a currency that competed with the U.S. dollar has been found guilty of federal charges in North Carolina. Bernard von NotHaus, 67, was convicted Friday by a federal jury of making, possessing and selling his own coins, said Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. After an eight-day trial and less than two hours of deliberation, von NotHaus, the founder ... Click for coin article

New, First-In-Series Coins Now Available at ICCOIN.com, benzinga.com
Rare coins, coins with mint errors and the first coins in long-running series are among the most popular with coin collectors. While coins that fit these descriptions are also generally harder to find, International Coins & Currency (ICCOIN) is now making available the first 1909 “Wheatie” and the first 1959 “Memorial” Lincoln cents through its website, http://www.iccoin.com. The Lincoln Cent series is one of the longest in U.S. minting history. It debuted in 1909 ... Click for coin article

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