Royal Wedding Coins, Lincoln Cents

Welcome back to Something About Coins! Soon, the hoopla over the Royal Wedding Coins will be over, but for now, a few new articles are linked below. Greg Reynolds examines gold bullion and rare gold coins, and Arlyn G. Sieber points out the basics for collecting Lincoln Cents. The last article updates the status of the 2011 America the Beautiful 5-ounce bullion coins. Enjoy!

Isle of Man Issues Royal Wedding Coins,
The Isle of Man Treasury has released two commemorative coins celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. The wedding itself will take place April 29 at Westminster Abbey. Produced and offered by the Pobjoy Mint in the United Kingdom, the two coins include an uncirculated cupro nickel crown ... Click for coin article

Canadian $20 Silver Royal Wedding Coin Nears Sell Out,
The Royal Canadian Mint on Wednesday warned in an email notice to customers that its Canadian $20 Silver Royal Wedding Coin was approaching a sell out. The Royal Wedding Coin, struck from 99.99% pure silver, has a worldwide mintage of 25,000. The Mint indicated 84% had already been sold since its release on April 6. The commemorative $20 silver coin honors the wedding of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton which will occur on April 29. The coin design depicts the couple gazing into each other's eyes with ... Click for coin article

Is There a Price Relationship Between Gold Bullion and Rare Gold Coins?,
I have been asked why markets in rare or very scarce U.S. gold coins have not dramatically increased as the value of gold bullion (the price of the metal itself) has soared over the past year and has reached record highs, above $1500 per ounce! One sophisticated collector-dealer is puzzled that rare coin prices have not even returned to levels that prevailed during the incredibly hot period from 2006 to the middle of 2008. Indeed, during July or early August 2008, a long boom in rare coin markets peaked. Current prices are 10% to 30% lower ... Click for coin article

Collecting Lincoln Memorial Cents,
Ask a longtime coin collector about the first series he or she collected, and they will probably say Lincoln cents. U.S. one-cent coins have been a staple for new collectors since the Whitman Publishing Co. introduced its venerable “penny board” in the 1930s. This tradition continued as the board evolved into a folder in the 1940s. The U.S. Mint now produces billions of one-cent coins a year, so there is little to no chance that any one of them popped into a folder today will command a substantial numismatic premium in the future ... Click for coin article

Spare change to celebrate Royal wedding,
There is no need for a princely sum to get hold of some Royal wedding memorabilia today at Sydney's Circular Quay. The Royal Australian Mint has 15,000 20 cent coins bearing the images of Prince William and Kate Middleton available to swap with normal 20c pieces. Mint chief executive Ross MacDiarmid says the coins have so far proven to be a hit. "We've actually been absolutely inundated with calls to get access to a number of the coins that are part of the celebration of the wedding," Mr MacDiarmid said ... Click for coin article

AP’s swift to buy 2011 5 oz coins,
It took only three days for almost 75 percent of the first two 2011 America the Beautiful 5-ounce coins to be sold to Authorized Purchasers. The Mint is making available a mintage of 126,500 for each of the coins, which makes the total mintage for the first two coins 253,000. Nine AP’s ordered a total of 183,400 coins honoring Gettysburg Military National Park and Glacier National Park April 25-27. The AP’s had until 3 p.m. April 29 to place orders. “If there is a sellout, there is the possibility that the Mint could strike more coins,” said ... Click for coin article

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