The Charlotte Observer posted, ‘Divers believe they’ve found famed luxury ship that sank in 1838 off the NC coast‘.
“A luxury steamship that went to the bottom of the Atlantic in 1838 with half its affluent passengers may have been found 40 miles off the coast of North Carolina.
An underwater exploration venture based out of Florida said it has found enough evidence to convince backers they’ve found the wreck of the Pulaski sitting under 115 feet of water.
That evidence includes Spanish and U.S. silver coins that date up until the time of the wreck, along with wreckage that closely parallels survivor’s stories of a starboard boiler explosion that sank the ship in 45 minutes…”
All coins we are finding are from the time up until the wreck, and we’ve found 25 specimens…
A filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission described the discoveries made so far as “passenger valuables.” The coins have included silver Spanish and American pieces, as well as a Mexican peso the size of a half dollar.”
The Department of the Treasury Officials joined the United States Mint for the unveiling of the new 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin.
The United States Mint will release a commemorative gold coin in April that will feature Lady Liberty as a black woman, marking the first time that she has been depicted as anything other than white on the nation’s currency.
The coin, with a $100 face value, will commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Mint’s coin production, the Mint and the Treasury Department announced on Thursday. Going on sale April 6, it will be 24 karats and weigh about an ounce.
The obverse (heads) design depicts a profile of Liberty wearing a crown of stars, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “1792,” “2017,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”
The reverse (tails) design depicts a bold and powerful eagle in flight, with eyes toward opportunity and a determination to attain it. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “1OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD,” and “100 DOLLARS.”
The obverse was designed by Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Justin Kunz and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill, while the reverse was designed by AIP Designer Chris Costello and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso.
The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin will be struck in .9999 fine 24-karat gold at the West Point Mint in high relief, with a proof finish. The one-ounce coin will be encapsulated and placed in a custom designed, black wood presentation case. A 225th anniversary booklet with Certificate of Authenticity will accompany each coin.
The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin is the first in a series of 24-karat gold coins that will feature designs which depict an allegorical Liberty in a variety of contemporary forms-including designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Indian-Americans among others-to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States. These 24-karat gold coins will be issued biennially. A corresponding series of medals struck in .999 silver, with the same designs featured on the gold coins, will also be available.
“Time Running Out To Purchase Coins Honoring National Park Service Centennial” – National Parks Traveler
“In case you’re still wondering what to get your national parks lover for Christmas, here’s a hint: commemorative coins made by the U.S. Mint to honor the National Park Service Centennial.
These once-in-a-lifetime coins are only being offered by the mint through year’s end. The National Park Foundation is the beneficiary of the coin sales, as a surcharge on the purchases goes to the Foundation for use on projects in the National Park System. The surcharges are $35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver coin, and $5 for each half-dollar clad coin.
The gold, silver, and clad coins bear images reflective of the people (John Muir, President Theodore Roosevelt), places (Old Faithful geyser, Half Dome) and values (heritage, stewardship) important to the agency….
No more than 15,000 sets containing all three coins are to be produced. As of December 11, fewer than 900 of these sets remained available.”
“The United States Mint will resume sales of the nearly 9,000 unsold 2016-W Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coins beginning at noon ET on Thursday, Dec. 15.
There’s going to be another race to get a chance at buying one. Gold Mercury dimes launched on April 21 for $205 apiece. They lasted about 40 minutes before going off sale, with the U.S. Mint saying they needed to reconcile orders and cancellations before they could return.
The most recent figures place the dime’s sales at 116,096 coins for 92.9% of the 125,000 possible. The remaining about 8,900 coins will go for $200 each. (See photos of the centennial coin.)” Source: CoinNews.net
The United States Mint (Mint) will reopen sales for the 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin (product code 16XB) on December 15 at noon Eastern Time while supplies last. Orders will be limited to one per household.
The coins are beautifully struck in .9999 fine 24-karat gold to celebrate Adolph A. Weinman’s original Winged Liberty Dime design. The coin is commonly referred to as the Mercury Dime because of Liberty’s resemblance to the Roman god Mercury. Each coin contains one-tenth troy ounce of 24-karat gold, symbolic of the coin’s denomination of one dime, and is struck with a business strike finish.
Bonanza Coins in Silver Spring, MD announced…
Want to win a 1916 McKinley commemorative gold dollar coin? Bonanza Coins’ Holiday Treasure Hunt is for you!
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the minting of the scarce 1916 McKinley commemorative gold dollar coin, the Bonanza Coins Treasure Hunt offers you a chance to win a McKinley gold dollar now hidden somewhere in the DC Metro area.
Julian Leidman, owner of Bonanza Coins reports: “McKinley appears on 3 different issues of U.S. commemorative gold coins. Quite fascinating.”
Beginning Monday, December 12, 2016, through December 22, 2016, clues will be available at Bonanza Coins and posted on https://www.facebook.com/Bonanza-Coins-290279734341382/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel, along with clues tweeted by @fancaster.
The winner will be announced on New Years Day.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in New York City.
The Ancient and World Coin Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction sale will be split between two days… Read the article for more details.
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Gizmodo.com reported on Monday that…
“On Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that requires the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a special commemorate coin for the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo moon landing. The bill, titled H.R. 2726 demands the Treasury create a variety of convex coins “to more closely resemble the visor of the astronaut’s helmet of the time.”
Of course the bill must be passed by the Senate and President-elect Trump.
‘The Buzz’s Dave Harper posted “Gotta get that gold American Eagle” on NumismaticNews.net. He reported…
Gold’s market price might be down to $1,169, but demand for one-ounce American Eagles continues to soar.
Buyers took 129,000 of the Eagles from the Mint last month.
November results beat October’s handily.
The October sales number of 100,500 had been the previous high sales month for 2016. It was also the highest sales month since July 2015 recorded 144,500.
Is it a buying panic?
“The Salvation Army of High Point received what you might call a gift of the magi.
Not frankincense or myrrh.
Sometime this past weekend an anonymous person dropped a U.S. Gold Eagle $5 coin in a Salvation Army red kettle. Volunteers found it Tuesday…”
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