Wednesday, October 30, 2013

First Curved Coin to be Released by U.S. Mint

This is real neat and sure to sell out fast ! 

Follow this link to read the entire story
The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 112-152), signed into law on August 3, 2012, requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue up to:
  • 50,000 $5 gold coins                      
  • 400,000 $1 silver coins
  • 750,000 half-dollar clad coins
These coins are being issued in recognition and celebration of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame Coins are scheduled to go on sale in early 2014.
Surcharges for each coin sold are authorized to be paid to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, an independent not-for-profit educational institution, to help fund its operations. Surcharges per coin are:
  • $35 for each gold coin
  • $10 for each silver coin
  • $5 for each half-dollar coin
The winning design, submitted by, Cassie McFarland was selected from the finalists by the Department of the Treasury on September 4, 2013, after consultation with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Man arrested digging up Civil War artifacts at Kennesaw Mountain Georgia

Ahh...a government shutdown let's go digging in the park!
Apparently a Georgia man thought, if there was ever a good time to look for Civil War artifacts at Kennesaw Mountain, a partial government shutdown would be perfect.
He was wrong.
Rangers are still on the job at national battlefield on Cheatham Hill Road. They caught the man taking his metal detector to the park and digging up artifacts.
A Cobb County, GA police officer spotted the man heading into one of the most “archeological sensitive areas of the park,” said Park Ranger Anthony Winegar.
Rangers waited until the man returned to his car with his goodies.
The suspect is facing several federal charges. 
Warnings are up in several spots around the battlefield to warn people that digging for artifacts is illegal.  This area is where the main union assault of the Kennesaw Mountain campaign took place.
Rangers say stealing the items is like stealing from history.
“A particular bullet fired from particular style of gun can tell us where the round was fired from and what types of equipment of the lines was issues,” said Winegar. “That’s very valuable for historians for recreating the battle later on.”
Normally, an archaeologist would be called in to check out the area where the suspect found the items, but because of the shutdown, that is on hold.
Source: cox media

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Upcoming Coin Shows NY, NJ & PA

NY Melville Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Show
  Sun Oct 13th 2013
  Phone: 516-557-7096
  Catapano Engineering Hall
  585 Rte. 110 Melville, NY11747

NJ Clifton World Money Show
  Sun Oct 20th 2013
  Phone: 973-983-2449
  Recreation Center
  1232 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ07011

NJ U.S. & World Coin Show Burlington Township
  Sun Nov 10th 2013
  Phone: 609-291-5670
  Lodge #32
  2308 Mt. Holly Rd
Burlington Township, NJ08016

NJ Old Bridge Coin, Currency & Collectibles Show
  Sun Nov 17th 2013
  Phone: 732-290-0440
  First Aid & Rescue Squad Bldg.
  200 Marlboro Rd. Old Bridge, NJ08857

PA Tri-State Coin & Stamp Show
  Nov 24th 2013
  Phone: 305-852-7678
  Holiday Inn
  432 West Pennsylvania Ave
Fort Washington, PA19034

NY Westchester Coin and Stamp Show
  Fri Nov 29th 2013
  Phone: 914-299-3995
  Westchester Cty. Center
  198 Central Ave., White Plains, NY10606

Metal Detecting NO LONGER Permitted in Burlington County NJ Parks

For some time Burlington County NJ Parks rules and regulations allowed metal detecting in their parks

The old regulation stated:
"Metal detecting is no permitted within 100 feet of any building. Recovery Tools may only cause minimal disturbance and digging may not exceed six inches in depth. Disturbed areas must be restored to their original condition. Articles that are of apparent historical or personal significance such as artifacts and jewelry must be return to the nearest Burlington County Parks System office. Metal detecting is not permitted at Historic Smithville Park, the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum, or in or any maintained, landscaped area (including sod).

New regulation simply states:
Metal detecting is not permitted

So if you are still under the impression that it is OK to metal detect in Burlington County Parks, be aware of the new regulation.

Gold Coin Sold for $2.75 Million

A gold coin known was sold recently for $2.75 million at Bonhams auction house in Los Angeles, reported.
The 1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella is six grams of pure gold and was never released in circulation.
The precise number minted has been lost, but it is widely believed that no more than 10 to 15 exist. This particular coin that was sold is considered to be the finest certified piece ever auctioned.
The sale of the 1880 Coiled Hair Stella from the "Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins" exceeded early estimates by 66.6 percent and places the coin among the top 10 most valuable U.S coins sold at auction.
Photo: FoxNews