The Royal Mint reveal first remastered Hanoverian portrait in popular British Monarchs coin series

The Royal Mint has today revealed George I, the first Hanoverian King, as the third coin as part of the highly popular British Monarchs coin collection.

The British Monarchs range will feature 21 coins over five years and will span four Royal Houses – Tudor; Stuart; Hanover; Saxe-Coburg, Gotha, and Windsor – remastering iconic designs in high definition for the first time thanks to the latest technology and minting techniques. The reverse of the latest coin features a coinage portrait of George I, while the obverse features Jody Clark’s definitive portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

The eighteenth-century monarch appears on this new coin in the same classic design that would have featured on the coins of the Hanoverian era. Whilst the design first appeared on British coinage more than 300 years ago, this coinage portrait has been faithfully recreated as close to the original as possible using state-of-the-art technology.

Unlike the previous coins of the Tudor and Stuart era, the Hanoverian period saw an advancement of the minting process into mechanisation. Coinage at this time was vastly superior in quality to the hammered coins that came before, with improved lettering and portraiture showing a genuine likeness to the monarch and these characteristics have been faithfully recreated in the new George I portrait design.

Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint said: “There is strong appeal for collectors with this coin series. Coins from the Hanoverian period are coveted by collectors for their iconic design and the effigies have been faithfully recreated in fine detail using state-of-the-art technology and numismatic processes. People love to collect the designs of previous eras, and the British Monarchs series allows collectors the opportunity to add a coin with every monarch to their collection.”

The Hanoverians came to power in difficult circumstances that looked set to undermine the stability of British society. For all that, the Hanoverian period was remarkably stable, not least because of the longevity of its monarchs. From 1714 through to 1901, there were only six monarchs, one of whom, George III, remains the longest reigning king in British History. Queen Victoria then surpassed her grandfather in both age and length of reign.

The first coin in the collection launched in January and featured Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty, followed by remastered coins of James I from the House of Stuart released in March.

In addition to these individual coins, The Royal Mint will also be releasing a limited number of sets with historic coins from the reign of George I. These limited-edition sets will feature a British Monarchs coin alongside a genuine historical coin from the era featuring the monarch’s portrait.

The British Monarchs George I collection will go on sale from 12.00pm on Monday 25th July. For more information about the George I 2022 coins please visit The Royal Mint website.

Legend Rare Coin Auctions to Sell Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars

Current # 2 PCGS Registry Set is a magnificent date run of GEM PCGS/CAC coins with an average grade of 65.478.

(Lincroft, NJ—July 21, 2022)—Legend Rare Coin Auctions is honored to present in Regency Auction 54 the astonishing Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars. A collection decades in the making, starting in the 1980s, Mr. Perfection, as he is known in the hobby, caught the Bust Half Fever, and over the course of these nearly 40 years, has owned many great examples, from AU to MS67. The 33-coin PCGS Date Set Registry Set begins with 1807 and ends with 1839-O. The coins in this set, which ranks as the current #2 set on the PCGS Registry, and #3 all time, as well as being the #2 CAC Registry Set.

“I have known Mr. Perfection for decades, and he has been an active and astute buyer from both Legend Numismatics and Legend Rare Coin Auctions,” said Laura Sperber, founder of both Legend firms. “As his chosen online ‘handle’ suggests, every coin had to be nothing less than perfection! We congratulate him in the historic offering we will be presenting.”

“I have had the majority of this set for many years,” said Mr. Perfection. I was missing one coin, the 1807 and could not find one I liked. Following Laura Sperber’s advice, ‘do not buy a coin just to fill a hole, be patient,’ I waited. Finally, I bought the coin in the collection from the Eugene Gardner Collection, previously having been part of the Col. Green and Eric P. Newman Collections.”

“The coins are all amazing!” declared Greg Cohen, senior numismatist for Legend Rare Coin Auctions. Having handled many of the greatest Bust half dollars offered in the last 5 years (LRCA sold the Konstantine Collection, the Chicago Collection, and the Dale Friend Estate), that is a powerful statement. All but one coin is CAC approved; several trace back to the famed Eliasberg Collection; there are a number of coins housed in old green tag holders, and these coins are fresh to the market. Each coin is a highlight!”

The Perfection Collection consists of the following dates and grades:

  • 1807 O-113 Small Stars Capped Bust MS63 PCGS Ex Green/Newman
  • 1808 MS66 PCGS CAC
  • 1809 50C Overton 107 III Edge MS64+ PCGS CAC
  • 1810 MS64 PCGS CAC
  • 1811 Small 8 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1812 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1813 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1814 Overton 103 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1815/2 MS64+ PCGS CAC Ex Eliasberg
  • 1817 MS66 PCGS CAC
  • 1818 50C Overton 111 MS66 PCGS CAC
  • 1819/8 Small 9 MS65 PCGS CAC
  • 1820 Square 2, Large Date, No Knob MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1821 MS66 PCGS CAC OGH
  • 1822 MS66 PCGS CAC OGH Ex Eliasberg
  • 1823 MS65+ PCGS CAC Ex Friend
  • 1824 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1825 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1826 MS67 PCGS CAC Ex Eliasberg
  • 1827 Square 2 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1828 “Sq 2, Lg 8” MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1829 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1830 Small 0 MS67 PCGS CAC OGH
  • 1831 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1832 MS64+ PCGS CAC
  • 1833 Overton 108 MS66+ PCGS CAC
  • 1834 Lg Date Lg Letters MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1835 MS64+ PCGS CAC
  • 1836 50C Overton 113a Lettered Edge MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1836 Reed Edge MS64+ PCGS CAC
  • 1837 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1838 MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1839 Capped, Large Letters. MS65+ PCGS CAC
  • 1839-O MS65+ PCGS CAC

Legend’s expert numismatists are in the process of cataloging and photographing this world class cabinet of Capped Bust half dollars. The collection will be presented in the firm’s boutique-style, hardbound catalog, each coin expertly described and imaged. Legend will have highlights of this collection on display at the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, IL, August 16-20 at table 906.

There is still a few days left consign alongside the Perfection Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars. To consign to Legend Rare Coin Auctions, or for more information, contact the firm at 732-935-1168, or email info@legendauctions.com.

First Display of 2 Proof Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles & Presidential Mint Documents

Brian Hendelson Collection features unique 1910 Experimental Finish and 1921 Satin Finish Saints, documents signed by Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln

Described by researchers as “one of the most important recent discoveries in 20th century American numismatics,” the unique Experimental Finish 1910 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle will be displayed alongside one of the two known Satin Finish Proof 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles at the 2022 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®. It is the first time these multi-million-dollar coins will be publicly exhibited together.

The coins are being loaned to the American Numismatic Association by Brian Hendelson, president of Classic Coin Company of Bridgewater, New Jersey (www.ClassicCoinCompany.com) for the unprecedented exhibit in the convention’s Museum Showcase area (booth #1927). The 2022 World’s Fair of Money will be held August 16-20 in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.

Hendelson is also loaning his personal collection of 11 presidential appointment documents involving the United States Mint dating from 1792 to 1872. This also will be their first public display together. Each historic document was hand signed by the president making the appointment: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Franklin Pierce, Abraham Lincoln, or Ulysses S. Grant.

“I love American history, and I’m delighted to let the public see these important United States coins and documents. I don’t know if these will ever be exhibited together again, so this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view this unique collection in person,” said Hendelson.

Ten of the historic presidential appointment documents will be displayed in the Museum Showcase. An 11th document, President Washington’s 1795 appointment of Elias Boudinot as the third Mint Director, will be exhibited at the Classic Coin Company booth (#1222) along with high-quality examples of first-year of issue coins struck during Boudinot’s tenure at the Mint from 1795 to1805.

The lettered-edge 1910 Double Eagle, designed by acclaimed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, is graded PCGS SP66+ CAC. It is the only known example of this type of Experimental Finish with surfaces that are lighter and more reflective than Satin Finish proofs, and brighter than Matte Proofs of that era.

The 1921 Satin Finish Double Eagle is graded PCGS SP64+ and was discovered in 2006, a half dozen years after the first known example was discovered. No others have been reported. The Satin Finish was used on 1909 and 1910 Double Eagle proofs; however, experimental pieces with Satin Finishes from different years are now known, including the two from 1921.

The Brian Hendelson Collection of Presidential Appointment Documents in the Museum Showcase exhibit are:

  • President George Washington’s 1792 appointment of David Rittenhouse as first Mint Director. The document also is signed by Jefferson who was Secretary of State at the time;
  • President Washington’s 1795 appointment of Joseph Richardson as Mint Assayer;
  • President Thomas Jefferson’s 1806 appointment of Robert Patterson as the fourth Mint Director. It is also signed by James Madison who was Secretary of State at the time;
  • President James Monroe’s 1825 appointment of Samuel Moore as Director of the Philadelphia Mint;
  • President Andrew Jackson’s 1832 appointment of John Richardson as Mint Assayer;
  • President Martin Van Buren’s 1837 appointment of John R. Bolton as Director of the Charlotte Mint;
  • President Franklin Pierce’s 1853 appointment of John Newson as San Francisco Mint Melter and Refiner;
  • President Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 appointment of David Cheweseman as San Francisco Mint Treasurer;
  • President Ulysses S. Grant’s 1869 appointment of Oscar D. Munson as San Francisco Mint Assayer; and
  • President Grant’s 1872 appointment of Chauncy Noteware as Carson City Mint Director.

These are the first year of issue coins that will be displayed at the Classic Coin Company booth with President Washington’s 1795 appointment of Elias Boudinot as the third Mint Director:

  • 1796 Draped Bust Quarter, PCGS MS63PL
  • 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar, NGC MS63+
  • 1795 Draped Bust Dollar, NGC MS64
  • 1795 Draped Bust $5, NGC MS63+
  • 1795 Draped Bust $10, PCGS MS62

For additional information about Classic Coin Company, call (908) 725-5600 or visit www.ClassicCoinCompany.com. For information about the 2022 Chicago World’s Fair of Money, visit www.WorldsFairOfMoney.com.

The Royal Mint unveils the second coin in its special coin collection celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s reign

The Queens Reign Charity and Patronage 2022 UK GBP5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin in pack

The Royal Mint, the original maker of UK coins, has today launched the second coin in its special three-coin collection honouring Her Majesty’s reign.

The second coin highlights Her Majesty’s work with charities and as a patron, whilst the first coin in the collection focuses on Her Majesty’s honours and investitures awards and the third and final coin celebrates the Commonwealth, a ‘family of nations’ she has championed throughout her reign.

Each coin in the collection is united by featuring Her Majesty The Queen’s signature in the centre of each design. This marks the first time ever that this has featured on UK coinage during Her Majesty’s reign – a fitting tribute in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.

Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint said, “The Royal Mint are a global leader in premium collectables for numismatists, and this year saw The Royal Mint produce one of its largest ever coin collections to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We are delighted to unveil today the second coin in a special collection marking Her Majesty The Queen’s incredible reign. All coins in the collection are united by the inclusion of The Queen’s signature, which is the first time this has ever featured on UK coinage during her reign.”

The coin collection has been designed by Irish artist and illustrator P. J. Lynch who has represented three key areas of Her Majesty’s reign with richly symbolic designs that were inspired by and feature The Queen’s signature, as a symbol of her personal commitment to others.

P. J. Lynch said of his design, “When creating this series, I initially focused on The Queen’s hands; she is so often shaking hands – it is how she welcomes and communicates with the people she meets. It led me to consider her signature, which is so symbolic, an instrument of state when she signs official documents, but also her personal promise and commitment.”

The coins forming this collection celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s reign, are available as gold Proof, silver Proof Piedfort, silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated editions from The Royal Mint’s website, www.royalmint.com/queens-reign.

U.S. Marine Corps Silver Medal for Sale July 15

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for the fourth release in its U.S. Armed Forces Silver Medals Program on July 15, 2022, at noon ET. The latest 2.5 inch medal in the series honors the U.S. Marine Corps.

Designs featured on this medal are emblematic of the history and mission of the U.S. Marine Corps. The obverse (heads) depicts three Marines with M4 rifles moving ashore just after an amphibious landing. In the foreground, one of the Marines lies hidden in the grass, providing cover for the other two about to crest the hill, while a U.S. warship is seen in the distance. Inscriptions are “U.S. MARINE CORPS” and “EVERY MARINE A RIFLEMAN.”

The reverse (tails) depicts the familiar Marine Corps Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem encircled by a rope border. Its core values, “HONOR,” “COURAGE,” and “COMMITMENT,” and the Marine Corps motto “SEMPER FIDELIS” (Always Faithful) are inscribed around the outer border.

Medals in the Armed Forces Silver Medals Program are struck in 99.9 percent fine silver. Each is encapsulated and packaged in a presentation case and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

The 2.5 inch U.S. Marine Corps Silver Medal is priced at $160. To set up a REMIND ME alert for this product (item number: S22MD), visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/u.s.-marine-corps-2.5-ounce-silver-medal-S22MD.html. Production is limited to 10,000 units, with orders limited to one per household.

To view the Mint’s complete portfolio of medals, please visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/shop/medals/.

Anticipated future releases in the Armed Forces Silver Medals Program include medals honoring the U.S. Army and the U.S. Space Force.

Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to its products, the Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of July 15, 2022, at noon ET.

Please use the catalog site https://catalog.usmint.gov/ as your primary source of the most current information on products and services, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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