Apollo 11 Astronauts
Only one country gets to be first to put a man on the moon, and on July 20, 1969, the United States became that country. The manned Moon landing was a singular achievement for humankind, and one of the greatest moments in modern American history.
Collectors and space-program enthusiasts are turning their attention to the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and its 50th anniversary in 2019. At issue is the passage of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act.
First Moon Landing
For Further information and to view pictures follow this link Coin Update November 5 Issue .
The following is a re-post from Coin Update’s sister site, Mint News Blog.
The Engelhard Prospector silver rounds are highly collectable and typically command a significant premium above their melt value. They are considered by many to be the premier silver bullion round to which most others are compared. These rounds, which pre-dated the US Mint released American Silver Eagles in 1986 were the premier quality silver round. The series ran from 1982 to 1987 and each piece contains one Troy ounce of .999 fine silver. The production run was extremely low and the quality was excellent for all years, making them a great addition to any collection. In 1985 Engelhard produced the Prospector in 1/10, ¼, ½ ounce sizes in addition to the one ounce round and this was the only year making them very scarce.
1985 Prospectors Series
It is important to note that 1983 and 1987 have been considered to be considerably lower in mintage than the other years. As such, a study and resultant guide created and published on eBay by Dave, an eBay seller and buyer, provides results of an individual sampling study of Engelhard Prospectors listed on eBay in 2014 to determine which year really is the rarest. The interesting results can be found in the article.
All of the Engelhard Prospectors have an image of a prospector panning for gold along with the text “U.S.A.” and the date. From 1982 through 1984 the reverse of the round had a large “E” inside a globe and the text “ENGELHARD/ ONE TROY OUNCE/ 999+ FINE SILVER”. In 1985 the reverse design was changed to an Eagle with a branch and flag and the text “ENGELHARD/ ONE TROY OUNCE 999+ FINE SILVER”.
Engelhard Prospector 1oz Silver Rounds
Source: Engelhard Silver Prospector Series Rarity Study | eBay
Coin Update author Dennis Hengeveld states that collectors were once limited to buying at their neighborhood coin shop, at local and national trade shows, and through mail-order lists. The Internet has created an online marketplace that stretches from coast to coast and beyond. As a seller, does not having an on-line presence make you non-existent to buyers? Are there new innovations coming to keep collectors interested? How does the younger generation take over for the older dealers?
It is obvious that the wonderful world of numismatics is changing, but these changes are happening more rapidly than ever. He examines the hobby and makes comparisons to other collectables as to how it is changing for many reasons.
In this article he takes a look at the future of numismatics, both good and bad. Where do you stand an how will it change how you view the hobby? Check the Possibilities
Source: The Future of Numismatics | Coin Update
The Olympic Rings
The ANA (American Numismatics Association) shares with Coin World some interesting obscure facts about the history of the Medals.
7 Facts about the Olympic Medals
The Olympic Medals
Kitco News’ Daniela Cambone and The Street’s Scott Gamm discuss just how much the tax burden can be for America’s top athletes.
The Real Cost of an Olympic Medal
Dr. Jeff Lewis asks:
Are you curious about buying silver coins to protect you and your family’s against inflation?
Do you want to learn about the advantages of silver investing?
Are you already collecting silver and believe it is great investment?
If any of these sound like you, go to his website – it is a wealth of information.
If you don’t have a lot of knowledge about silver investing, take your time and browse through the different topics or sign up for his Free Guide to Silver Coin Investing or Free Silver Assessment. Picture courtesy of Silver-Coin-Investor.com
Great Silver Information
Source: Think For Yourself
Diversifying your wealth into precious metals is one of the most important financial decisions you can make. It’s also important to carefully consider what types precious metals to own amidst the many options available.
Engelhard 1 oz bars with case
What follows in an article written by Stefan Gleason President of Money Metals Exchange are pointers regarding seven key criteria for deciding what to buy. The seven key points are Tangibility, Frugality, Functionality, Liquidity, Purity, Reportability, and Opportunity.
Source: 7 Things to Consider When Buying Precious Metals