Australia Mints its Most Valuable Coin -2018

Australia Mints its Most Valuable Coin -2018

Australia’s Perth Mint on Tuesday presented a gold coin encrusted with rare pink diamonds worth 2.48 million Australian dollars ($1.8 million, €1.65 million) to meet growing demand for high-end collectibles .

The 2-kilogram treasure, which depicts a sailing ship, a gold prospector and boab trees found in Western Australia (WA), is considered legal tender and will be sold to the highest bidder.

‘Rags-to-riches tale’

It was “released in response to the distinct increase in demand for exclusive luxury items,” said Perth Mint Chief Executive Richard Hayes.

“The coin showcases rare pink stones handset in the most famed of precious metals, telling the inspirational rags-to-riches tales of mining for these prized resources.”

Called “Discovery,” it was modeled after the “Holey Dollar,” one of Australia’s first coins, which  fetched 495,000 Australian Dollars in 2013.

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AUSTRALIA MINTS ITS MOST VALUABLE COIN

24th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair – Los Angeles from 6 to 8 Sep 2018.

24th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair – Los Angeles from 6 to 8 Sep 2018.

The 24th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair will be held in  Los Angeles & City of Long Beach from 6 to 8 Sep 2018. This annual gathering of Olympic Coin,Stamps ,Pin and Memorabilia is likely to attract 125 Participants from 25 Countries and around 7000+ visitors.

Ceylon Tea 150th Anniversary – Commemorative Coin -Sri Lanka 2017

Ceylon Tea 150th Anniversary – Commemorative Coin -Sri Lanka 2017

Sri Lanka issued a Ten rupees coin in 2017 to commemorate 150 Anniversary ofCeylon Tea. The details are given below.

Chromium Plated steel coin of 8.4 grams,Diameter 26.5 mm.

Obverse

Logo of  Tea 150th Anniversary. “1867-2017″ on top. Two Leaves and Bud on sides.within Circle Spotted Ceylon Lion standing facing left with sword in right paw.”Ceylon Tea Symbol of Quality” in two lines.Below large “150” in inner circle.

Reverse

Large Numeral “10”.Rupees in Sinhala,English & Tamil.”Sri Lanka” in Sinhala at apex and in Tamil and English on left and Right.

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150 YEARS OF CEYLON TEA -COMMEMORATIVE COINS -SRI LANKA 2017

USA Coins – Proof Set 2017 – America The Beautiful Quarters

USA Coins – Proof Set 2017 – America The Beautiful Quarters

The US Mint has issued a Proof set in 2017 containing 5 coins bearing “S” Mint mark of San Francisco Mint. It contains the following coins

Five Quarters of 2017 America The Beautiful  Quarters on

Effigy Mounds National Monument – IOWA

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site – District of Columbia

Ozark National Scenic Riverways – Missouri

Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument – New Jersey

George Rogers Clark National Historic Park – Indiana

US COINS 2017 -PROOF SET
US COINS 2017 – AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTERS -PROOF SET – SAN FRANCISCO MINT
US COINS 2017 -PROOF SET
US COINS 2017 – AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTERS -PROOF SET – SAN FRANCISCO MINT

USA 2017 COINS -PROOF SET

USA 2017 PROOF COINS – AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTERS – SAN FRANCISCO MINT

USA Coins – Proof Set 2018

USA Coins – Proof Set 2018

The US Mint has issued a Proof set in 2018 containing 10 coins bearing “S” Mint mark of San Francisco Mint. It contains the following coins

Five Quarters of 2018 America The Beautiful  Quarters on

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Miichigan

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore , Wisconsin

Voyageurs National Park , Minnesota

Cumberland Island National Seashore ,Georgia

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge,Rhode Island

One Native one dollar featuring Jim Thorpe -Footballer & Olympian

One Kennedy half dollar

One Jefferson Nickel

One Lincoln Penny

USA COINS 2018 -PROOF SET
US COINS 2018 – PROOF SET – SAN FRANCISCO MINT
USA 2018 COINS - PROOF SET
USA 2018 COINS -PROOF SET – SAN FRANCISCO MINT

US 2018 PROOF COINS

USA PROOF COINS – 2018 – SAN FRANCISCO MINT

Voyageurs National Park -Minnesota  -2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series

Voyageurs National Park -Minnesota  -2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series

The 2018 Series coin series continues with the release of Voyageurs National Park -Minnesota coins on Jun 11 , 2018. This is the 43rd coin of the 56 Coin series.

The Voyageurs National Park -Minnesota was established on Jan 8 ,1971 with 218,054 acres area including 84000 acres of Water .It was established to “preserve the outstanding scenery ,geological conditions and waterway system.”  The park features undeveloped shoreline,hundreds of Islands and lakes.The rocky shorelines,southern boreal and hardwood forests and open waters creates an ideal home for bald eagles,loons,black bears ,moose and wolves.

Details of Coin – 1.75mm thick ,5.67 g ,Copper- Nickel Clad Copper coin(8.33% Nickel Balance Copper)

Obverse – Portrait in left profile of George Washington.

Reverse -A common loon with rock cliff in the background.

Mintage Denver    Not Known     Philadelphia Not Known  San Francisco – Not Known.

A three coin set is listed below .It consists of Uncirculated  Coin from Denver and Philadelphia Mints and a Proof coin from San Francisco Mint.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin -2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin -2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series

The 2018 Series coin series continues with the release of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore , Wisconsin  coins on Apr 9 , 2018. This is the 42nd coin of the 56 Coin series.

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin was established on Sep 26 ,1970 with 69,372 acres area.It was established to protect “certain significant islands,shoreline and light stations of the USA and their related geographic, scenic, historic and scientific values. ” The park includes 21 islands in Lake Superior and a 12-mile strip of mainland shoreline. The park features pristine sand beaches,coves,sea caves,forests,diverse population of birds,mammals,amphibians and fish.There are a number of light houses and light house complexes.

Details of Coin – 1.75mm thick ,5.67 g ,Copper- Nickel Clad Copper coin(8.33% Nickel Balance Copper)

Obverse – Portrait in left profile of George Washington.

Reverse -Devils Islands with Sea caves , Devils Island Lighthouse and a Kayaker in the foreground .

Mintage Denver    137,800,000     Philadelphia 158,200,000  San Francisco – Not Known.

A three coin set is listed below .It consists of Uncirculated  Coin from Denver and Philadelphia Mints and a Proof coin from San Francisco Mint.

APOSTLE ISLANDS PROOF COIN
APOSTLE ISLANDS PROOF COIN -SAN FRANCISCO MINT
APOSTLE ISLANDS WISCONSIN COIN
NATIONAL PARKS QUARTER DOLLAR COIN SERIES 2018 – APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE WISCONSIN -REVERSE