Silver Coins – Silveracce 365 http://silveracce365.com/ Fri, 20 May 2022 13:37:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://silveracce365.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5.png Silver Coins – Silveracce 365 http://silveracce365.com/ 32 32 Namak Mirch Opening: Dhamaal with Masala https://silveracce365.com/namak-mirch-opening-dhamaal-with-masala/ Fri, 20 May 2022 13:37:54 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/namak-mirch-opening-dhamaal-with-masala/ FULSHEAR: The sleepy neighborhoods of FULSHEAR were suddenly woken up to blaring Bollywood music and confetti in the air as Namak Mirch Grocers celebrated its grand opening with Masala Radio on Sunday May 15thth from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fulshear Mayor Aron Groff was thrilled to cut the ribbon. At 9:00 am there was […]]]>

FULSHEAR: The sleepy neighborhoods of FULSHEAR were suddenly woken up to blaring Bollywood music and confetti in the air as Namak Mirch Grocers celebrated its grand opening with Masala Radio on Sunday May 15thth from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fulshear Mayor Aron Groff was thrilled to cut the ribbon. At 9:00 am there was a long line of guests to the end of the building and the line kept getting longer throughout the afternoon. Namak Mirch Grocers’ owners – Manan Mehta and Mohammad Akram – treated guests to samosas, jalebis and water to cool off in the blazing sun. Akrambhai and Mayor Groff presented silver coins to the first 25 lucky guests. Mayor Groff said, “What a crowd! Fulshear is officially the fastest growing city in Texas, and we welcome Namak Mirch to serve our growing South Asian population! People laugh, eat and shop here – it feels like a festival. Looks like Masala Radio got everyone out in Fulshear!”

“We did a soft opening just a few weeks ago and already have a WhatsApp group of loyal customers approaching nearly a thousand. There is no Indian grocery store within 5 miles of us; we are so convenient for our customers – Indo-Pak food, fresh produce and halal meat,” said Manan Mehta. The owners are from different parts of India and have managed to bag popular items for the surrounding Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil and the particularly large Telegu & Telegana communities.

The grand opening was such a Dhamaal that Sunil T entertained the crowd with comedy, random contests and even an impromptu garba dance right in the store! The colorful tents, ethnic wind dancers and torans created a summery atmosphere. And of course, selling 3.99 dals and $19.99 basmati rice is really unheard of in these times of tight supply! “We wanted to offer some below-cost deals to our customers that we want to build a long-term relationship with,” Akram said. “There are already plans to expand and produce the kitchen range.”

Manan Mehta and his lovely wife Farzeen helped check the long line with a smile. Manan said, “I never thought opening our store would be a party, but Masala Radio rocked it. Sunil arrived in a Maharashtra police car and people took pictures by jeep. I want to thank the Mayor, all of our partners and families for their help, and everyone in Fulshear and Katy for coming. Please continue. This store is for you and we promise to keep it super clean, fully stocked, reasonably priced and with smiling staff. Our vegetables are delivered fresh three times a week and all four meats come from the farm, 100 of them organic.”

Namak Mirch is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 4020 FM 1463 Suite # 106-107, Fulshear, TX 77494, (832) 437-7530. Online shopping will be rolled out at namakmirchgrocers.com in the coming months.

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Alleged buffalo shooter Payton Gendron kept plans from his parents, he wrote https://silveracce365.com/alleged-buffalo-shooter-payton-gendron-kept-plans-from-his-parents-he-wrote/ Tue, 17 May 2022 18:30:13 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/alleged-buffalo-shooter-payton-gendron-kept-plans-from-his-parents-he-wrote/ Placeholder when loading item promotions For months, 18-year-old Payton Gendron formulated a plan In order to kill dozens of black people in Buffalo, he worked to keep his racist conspiracy a secret from his family, according to Gendron’s online posts. “I literally can’t wait any longer my parents know something is wrong,” he wrote on […]]]>
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For months, 18-year-old Payton Gendron formulated a plan In order to kill dozens of black people in Buffalo, he worked to keep his racist conspiracy a secret from his family, according to Gendron’s online posts.

“I literally can’t wait any longer my parents know something is wrong,” he wrote on April 15, reflecting on when to carry out a planned shooting, which took place on Saturday and left 10 people dead at a supermarket in Buffalo were killed.

The writings have been uploaded to Internet file-sharing sites in two batches over the past few weeks after apparently being spotted posted on the Discord messaging platform from November 2021 to early May. she reveal a teenager determined not only to keep his parents in the dark about the preparations for mass murder, but also the mundane details of his life. You are helping to fill in a portrait of a young man who has described himself as isolated from family and someone with few friends found refuge in hate.

Gendron wrote that his parents were unaware of the powerful guns he acquired and hid in his bedroom, and were unaware that he bought and sold silver coins to fund his ammunition purchases. He wrote that he repeatedly lied to her about attending a local community college, which he secretly dropped out earlier this year. He worried about the possibility that they would discover his ruse.

“My parents know little about me,” he wrote on February 22. “You don’t know about the hundreds of ounces of silver I had or the hundreds of dollars I spent on ammunition. They don’t know that I spent close to $1000 on random military stuff. They don’t even know I own a shotgun or an AR-15 or illegal magazines.”

Gendron of Conklin, NY has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder. His attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

Gendron’s parents, both civil engineers for upstate New York, did not respond to messages seeking comment. Attempts to reach her through friends and relatives have also been unsuccessful.

Gendron’s father, Paul, has long been an active member of one of New York’s largest unions for government employees, the Public Employees Federation. He sits on the union’s board of directors and chairs a statewide committee dealing with labor administration issues at the state transportation agency, union president Wayne Spence said in a statement.

Appearing before the New York State Assembly in 2017 to testify about the transportation budget, Paul Gendron said he worked for the agency for 23 years. According to official documents, Gendron’s mother, Pamela Gendron, also works as a transport engineer for the state transport authority.

Payton Gendron espoused the “Great Replacement Theory,” an idea popular with the extreme right that says there is a conspiracy to replace American-born Americans with immigrants. There is no evidence in the limited online presence of his parents that they shared these views.

Their Twitter accounts show that they follow mainstream media sources. A registered Democrat, 51-year-old Paul Gendron, has retweeted messages from President Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Pamela Gendron, 53, a registered Republican, follows celebrities and entertainers rather than obvious political figures.

The Gendrons have owned their home in Conklin — a small, majority-white suburb of Binghamton on New York’s southern border — since 2002. Pool in the backyard.

It’s not clear if Pamela and Paul Gendron saw signs their son was slipping into extremism or how many people were able to see his Discord posts. The company removed the messages and refused to say how widely they were viewed. But the news tells of a disturbing episode at her home in late March.

When the younger Gendron went into the garage one night, he found a feral cat attacking his own cat, he wrote. Gendron repeatedly stabbed the wildcat with a knife, then banged its head on a concrete slab and finally chopped off its head with a hatchet, he wrote. He posted a photo of the grey-haired cat, decapitated and bloodied on the ground, surrounded by wet leaves.

“I called my mom and she gave me a box and I dug a shallow grave in the backyard,” he wrote on March 25. “Honestly, I don’t feel anything about killing that cat right now. I thought I was in pain but I literally just feel empty.”

In the messages, Gendron also recounts tensions with black students at school in his early childhood. In sixth grade, he wrote, he was suspended for a day after a black student accused him of calling her the N-word. The school system declined to release its disciplinary records to the Washington Post, citing privacy requirements.

Gendron didn’t consider himself a true racist, he wrote in the news, until he recently started reading an anonymous internet message board, 4chan, where users celebrate racial violence.

Gendron has owned a Savage Axis XP bolt-action rifle for years, a Christmas present from his father when he was 16, the releases say. Under New York state law, it is legal to own a long gun from the age of 16.

Beginning in December 2021, Gendron wrote, he began buying more weapons, including the shotgun, a Mossberg 500, and the Bushmaster XM-15 semi-automatic rifle he allegedly used in the Buffalo attack. In the state of New York, customers 18 years and older can purchase rifles and shotguns without a license.

According to the news, Gendron’s parents thought he would be attending SUNY Broome Community College this spring. Instead, he spent his days preparing for the attack, working on a 180-page screed outlining his racist views. At one point, Gendron feared that a speeding ticket from one of his trips to patrol the Buffalo grocery store would alert his parents to the ruse.

“I’m compromised guys!” he wrote on March 26. “I got mail … saying I was speeding at Groveland and now my dad knows I was gone for hours doing something I shouldn’t have done.”

Gendron wrote that his parents confronted him later that week.

“I just had a meeting with my parents about everything that happened this week,” he wrote on March 29. “I lied almost all the time. I’ve said that if I haven’t been in a class for weeks now, I’m fine at school and I’ll go to every class.”

A spokeswoman for the community college said in a statement that Gendron’s enrollment officially ended on March 22. The school declined to comment on Gendron’s visit beforehand. But students typically have to miss weeks of classes without explanation before the school removes them from the student roll, said Kevin Drumm, the college’s president.

As his plans neared completion, Gendron described feeling detached from his roots.

“I feel completely disconnected from my past,” he wrote on April 1. “It’s like I’ve been reborn and fed memories that I should think are connected to me, but actually aren’t.”

In late April, Gendron took the final steps to prepare for the attack – but only at strategic times.

“I do laundry…and put stuff in my car,” he wrote on April 29. “I have to wait to move the guns because my mom is downstairs and I can’t let her see.”

“I should have kept all my illegal stuff and guns in my car just in case my parents or brothers wanted to snoop around my room, luckily they didn’t,” he added.

A little over a week before the attack, Gendron reflected on his deceptions and was grateful that his parents had repeatedly agreed with him when in doubt.

“I’ve been lying to her for months now,” he wrote of his parents on May 5. “I was lucky enough to manipulate her feelings to blame myself for my strange behavior. If only they knew.”

Alice Crites, Emma Brown, Beth Reinhard, Jon Swaine, and Dalton Bennett contributed to this report.

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Rare coin of the Italian king Vittorio Emanuele III in Swiss auction https://silveracce365.com/rare-coin-of-the-italian-king-vittorio-emanuele-iii-in-swiss-auction/ Thu, 12 May 2022 15:06:32 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/rare-coin-of-the-italian-king-vittorio-emanuele-iii-in-swiss-auction/ King Vittorio Emanuele III. of Italy, who ruled from 1900 to 1946, was a noted collector of coins. The overlap between his reign and a curious coinage practice led to the creation of a rare coin, a specimen of which will be offered at Sincona AG Auction No. 76 in Zurich on May 17th. The […]]]>

King Vittorio Emanuele III. of Italy, who ruled from 1900 to 1946, was a noted collector of coins.

The overlap between his reign and a curious coinage practice led to the creation of a rare coin, a specimen of which will be offered at Sincona AG Auction No. 76 in Zurich on May 17th.

The silver 5 lira coin from 1901, the young king’s first crown, is part of the Annemarie and Gerd Köhlmoos collection.

Italy’s production of the coin (at the Rome Mint) exceeded the amount of silver coins specifically allowed by the Latin Monetary Union for large silver coins, according to the auction house.

After a protest from France, all but 114 copies were melted down. The remaining pieces were given away by the king as gifts to members of the royal family and their friends, as well as dignitaries and government officials, and over time many were sold to collectors.

This made these coins a renowned rarity from the start.

A letter is known in which the king wrote to one of his administrators, Egidio Osio: “I received the first issue yesterday, this scudo will be of rarity as only a few pieces will be minted.”

The coin in the auction is graded with uncirculated detail thanks to minor hairlines by Numismatic Guaranty Co.

The coin has an opening bid of 40,000 Swiss francs ($40,929).

A Mint State 60 example of this rarity, also graded by NGC, fetched $90,000 at auction held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries on August 6, 2020.

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Highlights of Holabird’s April Western Americana Auction https://silveracce365.com/highlights-of-holabirds-april-western-americana-auction/ Tue, 10 May 2022 13:30:20 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/highlights-of-holabirds-april-western-americana-auction/ A U.S. one-cent postage stamp commemorating the 1901 Pan American Exposition with an inverted center—an error mark and one of the great philatelic rarities—was sold at Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s four-day Western Americana auction, held May 21-21, 2001. April 24 through April 24 sold for $5,500 online and live at the Holabird gallery at […]]]>

A U.S. one-cent postage stamp commemorating the 1901 Pan American Exposition with an inverted center—an error mark and one of the great philatelic rarities—was sold at Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s four-day Western Americana auction, held May 21-21, 2001. April 24 through April 24 sold for $5,500 online and live at the Holabird gallery at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno.

US one cent stamp commemorating the 1901 Pan American Exposition with reverse center – an error mark and one of the great philatelic rarities, but not well centered ($5,500).

The stamp, Scott Catalog #294A, was green in color and came with a May 19, 1976 Certificate of Service from the American Philatelic Expertising Service. It featured a graphic of a steamship (upside down) in an oval above the words “Eastlake Navigation”. “. The stamp would probably have sold for considerably more, but it was not centered well, a strike on collectors.

Day 1, April 21st, featured three major collection categories: Art, with nearly 100 lots; Native Americana (a popular staple at Holabird auctions) with 65 lots; and the star category of the day – philately, with 52 lots of first day covers, 172 lots of postcards and 71 lots of stamps. Almost 300 lots of philately came under the hammer, which represents half of the total number of lots.

Another commemorative stamp — a $5 stamp for the 1893 Columbian Exposition honoring 400 years since Columbus discovered America, with a profile graphic of Columbus — went for $1,250. Another Day 1 front runner was a squash blossom turquoise and coral Navajo necklace with a matching set of earrings, signed by famed Navajo artist Victor Moses Begay, ca. 1970-1980 ($1,438). It was a double sided set (turquoise on one side, coral on the other).

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Navajo Squash Blossom Turquoise and Coral Necklace with Matching Earrings Signed by Famed Navajo Artist Victor Moses Begay, ca. 1970s-80s ($1,438). It was a double sided set.

Day 2, Friday April 22nd was super busy with categories including Jewelry, Clothing, Bottles, Toys, Circus, Gaming, Spirits, Tobacco, Menu, Entertainment Industry, Sports, Calendars, Advertising, Autographs, Photography, Maps, Transportation , Militaria, Firearms and Weapons, General Americana (sorted by geography) and Miscellaneous Collectibles – 637 lots in total.

A Day 2 star lot was a group of 32 photographs taken by EA Hegg (1867-1947), a Swedish-born photographer who worked on the Alaska-Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1901, becoming one of its most famous Photographers became of the period. From his studio in Skagway, Alaska, he ventured throughout the Alaska-Klondike region, specializing in Dawson, Skagway, Bennett, and scenic railroad-related landscapes. The group gave in for $2,000.

Gold Rush photos
Group of 32 photographs taken by EA Hegg (1867-1947), a Swedish-born photographer who worked on the Alaska-Klondike Gold Rush from 1897-1901 in his Skagway studio ($2,000).

An early 20th-century Tiffany desk set in the popular Venetian pattern — five items, with the elusive letter stand — fetched $1,875. Tiffany designed 24 different patterned desk sets. The pieces were sold individually to suit customers’ needs. Also an original 1901 Elks Whiskey painted metal raised plaque from the Tombstone Museum featuring a beautiful painting of a moose in a mountain woodland setting in an ornate 18″ x 18″ frame which was completed for $1,560.

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Circa 1901 Original Tombstone Museum Elks Whiskey Painted Raised Metal Sign featuring a painting of a moose in a mountain woodland setting, housed in an 18″ x 18″ frame ($1,560).

A set of 12 framed mining trade cards and postcards, including a rare, original Levi Strauss trade card from circa 1885 and another featuring a picture of Molly Brown, fine examples of Gold Rush advertising, fetched $1,438. A gold nugget needle from HDK Alaska, 2½ inches long with a mammoth bone insert, also fetched $1,000. The back had a simple clasp that was easy to open but also had a loop for attaching a security chain.

Alaska pen
HDK Alaska gold nugget pin, 2½ inches long with a mammoth bone insert ($1,000).

Also on day 3, April 23, there was a lot of activity. Categories included Mining, Fossils, Minerals, Tokens, and Numismatics, which included bullion, bars, coins, currency, stamps, ephemera, foreign countries, and medals, and Exonumia (numismatics, but other than coins and paper money; some examples are tokens, medals and script). A total of 628 tickets were sold across a variety of categories on Day 3.

One of the star lots of Day 3 (and indeed the auction as a whole) was a 23.06 ounce US Mint San Francisco silver bar, 999.75 fine, measuring 2 ¼ inches by 3 ½ inches, with strong throughout Original mint patina ($8,125). The small oval stamp of San Francisco was at the top center as usual. These are among the most popular of all US silver bars, with this being a larger example.

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US Mint San Francisco 23.06 ounce silver bar, 999.75 fine, sizeable at 2¼” by 3½”, with strong original patina throughout the coin ($8,125).

A large grab bag containing over 50 tokens and medals from western states, from Nebraska to Hawaii, including national park medals and medals from Colorado, North Dakota, Washington, Montana, Oregon and New Mexico, raised $1,312. Also a rare silver example of an unlisted US Mint medal believed to have been struck in 1901 commemorating the assassination of President McKinley, measuring 76.9mm in diameter and in AU+ condition, found for $812 a new owner.

McKinley Medal
Rare silver example of an unlisted US Mint medal believed to have been struck in 1901 commemorating the assassination of President William McKinley, 76.9mm, AU+ ($812).

The final day of the auction, Sunday April 24th, featured over 600 lots including stocks and bonds (mining, railways, etc.), advertising, tobacco, 3D collectibles, toys and model railways, photography, postcards, more philately, stamps , Stocks, Cards, General Americana and everyone’s favorite bargains and dealer lots. The bargains and dealer lots alone accounted for 388 lots.

A 1907 $1,000 Yosemite Valley (California) Railroad gold bond with a vignette of Yosemite Falls and an accompanying sheet of 22 coupons (one taped), autographed by the President and Secretary, issued and unstamped, yielded 1,062 US dollars one.

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Yosemite Valley (California) Railroad $1,000 gold bond issued in 1907 with a vignette of Yosemite Falls and an accompanying sheet of 22 coupons autographed by the President and Secretary ($1,062).

The same amount was paid for a 1906 Christmas postcard with a near-perfect postmark for Thorp (Nye County, Nev.) and a one-cent US Benjamin Franklin stamp. The postcard was stained, but the ticket contained a story by Thorp.

Thorp postcard
1906 Christmas postcard with a near perfect postmark for Thorp (Nye County, Nev.) and a one cent US Benjamin Franklin postage stamp. The lot included a story by Thorp ($1,062).

A No. 1 share certificate of Mount Braly G & S Mining Company (Aurora, Nev.) for 50 shares, issued to Gardiner S. Chapin in 1862, with vignettes showing miners and Native Americans, signed by Company President “A. Mitchell “, called $1,000; while a stock certificate No. 358 of the US Mining Company (Aurora, Nev.) for two shares, issued to company secretary William Feast in August 1863, also signed by company president RB Sanchez, with allegorical vignettes, asked for $938.

Mount Braly Share Certificate.
Mount Braly G & S Mining Company (Aurora, Nev.) Stock Certificate No. 1 for 50 shares, issued to Gardiner S. Chapin in 1862, with vignettes showing miners and Native Americans ($1,000).

Online bidding was made possible by iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. The full catalog can also be viewed online at www.holabirdamericana.com.

Anyone who owns a collection that might fit into an upcoming Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to contact us. The company travels across the US to view and collect collections. It has agents across America and will travel to inspect most collections.

Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is constantly looking for new and significant collections to bring to market. It prides itself on being a major source for selling Americana at the best prices available, having sold more than any other similar company in the last decade alone. The company will soon put its entire sales database online for free – almost 200,000 lots have been sold since 2014.

To consign an individual item or collection, you can call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or you can send an email to fredholabird@gmail.com. To learn more about the Holabird Western Americana Collections, visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates are posted often.

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Collection of English silver crown coins from the reign of Edward VI. sold at auction in the 1550s for £331,000 https://silveracce365.com/collection-of-english-silver-crown-coins-from-the-reign-of-edward-vi-sold-at-auction-in-the-1550s-for-331000/ Sun, 08 May 2022 10:19:17 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/collection-of-english-silver-crown-coins-from-the-reign-of-edward-vi-sold-at-auction-in-the-1550s-for-331000/ Collection of 180 English crown silver coins from the reign of Edward VI. sold for £331,000 in the 1550s after a bidding war David Hoover amassed a collection with a fascination with coinage for over a decade The American collector has examples from the reign of Edward VI in the 1550s The best seller was […]]]>

Collection of 180 English crown silver coins from the reign of Edward VI. sold for £331,000 in the 1550s after a bidding war

  • David Hoover amassed a collection with a fascination with coinage for over a decade
  • The American collector has examples from the reign of Edward VI in the 1550s
  • The best seller was the 1643 Charles I ‘Silver Pound’ from the English Civil War for £11,250

One man’s impressive collection of 180 silver English crown coins spanning over 470 years sold for £331,000 after a bidding war.

American collector David Hoover has amassed the pieces fascinated by this type of coin over the past decade.

He acquired specimens from the British Museum and had rarities from the reign of Edward VI in the 1550s through to Queen Elizabeth II.

The coins were originally priced at £220,000 but fetched over £100,000 more at London-based auction house Spink & Son on Wednesday 4th May.

The front runner was a 1643 Charles I ‘Silver Pound’, minted at Oxford University during the English Civil War, fetching £11,250.

American collector David Hoover’s impressive collection of 180 English silver crown coins spanning over 470 years has sold for £331,000 at auction house Spink & Son after a bidding war. Pictured, top performer 1643 Charles I ‘Silver Pound’ which fetched £11,250

A 1662 crown from Charles II for his restoration fetched £9,375 while a crown from Edward VI. fetched £3,375 from 1552.

A 1603 James I crown from the year he ascended the English throne fetched £3,750, while another James I coin in Welsh silver fetched £5,750.

Also in the collection was a 1703 Queen Anne crown, minted by the mathematician genius Isaac Newton from silver captured from the Spanish in the Bay of Vigo. It sold for £1,625.

A 1662 crown belonging to Charles II (pictured) for his restoration fetched a total of £9,375 at auction on Wednesday 4th May

A 1662 crown belonging to Charles II (pictured) for his restoration fetched a total of £9,375 at auction on Wednesday 4th May

A 1746 George II Crown, made from Peruvian silver captured from Admiral Anson, cost £3,000 and an 1877 Victoria Crown, minted in the year of its Golden Jubilee, fetched £2,325.

More recent examples included a 1953 coronation crown of Elizabeth II which sold for £400, while a silver crown marking the birth of Prince George in 2013 went for £600.

Gregory Edmund, a specialist at Spink & Son, said the astonishing figure raised by the collection’s auction was thanks to the resurgence of coin collecting thanks to the pandemic.

He said: “The impressive collection has been assembled with devotion and skill by an American collection over the last decade and included great rarities from the reign of King Charles I, examples of which are known only from this auction and coins in the British Museum.

The coins were originally priced at £220,000 but fetched over £100,000 more at London-based auction house Spink & Son on Wednesday 4th May

The coins were originally priced at £220,000 but fetched over £100,000 more at London-based auction house Spink & Son on Wednesday 4th May

“David informed us that after completing the Date Run, the remaining few coins became prohibitively expensive and he had therefore decided to sell at that point.

“He was very pleased with the results, which show the vigor and enthusiasm for coin collecting that has been rekindled by the pandemic.

“Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee coin sold for a European record £2,375.

“In 2019, the same coin would hardly have fetched £200.”

A 1603 crown of James I, the year he ascended to the English throne, in Welsh silver fetched £5,750 (pictured).

A 1603 crown of James I, the year he ascended to the English throne, in Welsh silver fetched £5,750 (pictured).

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Gold wreath still adorns 2,500-year-old skull in Crete, Greece https://silveracce365.com/gold-wreath-still-adorns-2500-year-old-skull-in-crete-greece/ Fri, 06 May 2022 09:36:42 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/gold-wreath-still-adorns-2500-year-old-skull-in-crete-greece/ The golden wreath still adorns the athlete’s skull. Photo credit: Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos, Crete The skull of a crowned athlete, to which a golden wreath in the shape of an olive branch is still attached, is perhaps one of Greece’s most impressive exhibits. The flesh disintegrated after 2,500 years, but the wreath stuck […]]]>
The golden wreath still adorns the athlete’s skull. Photo credit: Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos, Crete

The skull of a crowned athlete, to which a golden wreath in the shape of an olive branch is still attached, is perhaps one of Greece’s most impressive exhibits.

The flesh disintegrated after 2,500 years, but the wreath stuck and stayed on the skull. A silver coin was found inside the mouth as a symbol of Charon, who in Greek mythology was the ferryman of Hades who carried the souls of the newly dead to the underworld.

The skull was found in the cemetery of the ancient city of Lato and is now one of the most spectacular exhibits in the Museum of Agios Nikolaos in Crete.

Gold wreathed skull discovered in the ruins of the ancient city of Lato

Lato was an ancient city of Crete, the ruins of which are located about 3 km from the village of Kritsa, one of the oldest and most picturesque villages of Crete, built amphitheatrically on a rocky hill called Kastellos, surrounded by olive groves, at an altitude of 375 m.

The Doric city-state was built in a defensible position overlooking Mirabello Bay between two peaks, both of which became the city’s acropolises.

Grecian Delight supports Greece

Although the city probably predates the arrival of the Dorians, the ruins date mainly from the Doric period (5th and 4th centuries BC). The city was destroyed c. 200 BC BC, but its port (Lato Etera or Lato pros Kamara) near Agios Nikolaos was used during Roman rule.

This has led to the confusion repeated by Stephen of Byzantium quoting Xenion, a Cretan historian, that Kamara and Lato were one and the same. Modern science distinguishes the two.

The city was most likely named after the goddess Leto (of which Lato is the usual Doric form) and may be mentioned in Linear B tablets as RA-TO. In ancient times, Lato also minted coins with the image of the goddess Eileithyia, who was apparently particularly worshiped in Lato.

Nearchus, admiral of Alexander the Great, was born in Lato.

Skulls on display in the Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos

The Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos opened in 1969 and is considered one of the most important in Crete. It has a rich collection of archaeological treasures dating from the pre-Minoan period (3000 BC) to the Roman period (2nd century AD).

It houses collections of very important archaeological finds from across the region of eastern Crete, stretching from Malia to distant Zakros. Its showcases include more than 1,500 pots and the oldest gold and bronze finds in Crete.

The museum’s exhibits include the finds from the coastal cemetery of Agia Fotia, the largest Minoan cemetery to be excavated, the terracotta figurine of the goddess of Myrtos, the golden needle, the stone pyxidio and the stone rhyton in the form of a Triton bowl .

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Gold and silver manufacturer converts former newspaper building into production facility https://silveracce365.com/gold-and-silver-manufacturer-converts-former-newspaper-building-into-production-facility/ Wed, 04 May 2022 04:22:25 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/gold-and-silver-manufacturer-converts-former-newspaper-building-into-production-facility/ Welcome to Thomas Insights – every day we publish the latest news and analysis to keep our readers up to date with what’s happening in the industry. Sign up here to get today’s top stories straight to your inbox. The gold and silver company Scottsdale Mint will take over the former Casper Star Tribune building […]]]>

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The gold and silver company Scottsdale Mint will take over the former Casper Star Tribune building in Wyoming as a production facility.

Founder and CEO Josh Phair announced that the company’s metals would be processed into products such as bars, blocks, collectibles and coins. Phair expects the 50,000-square-foot facility, the company’s third site, will create 50 to 100 jobs.

Scottsdale Mint plans to expand the floor plan by up to 18,000 square feet while the company redesigns infrastructure, moves in necessary equipment and upgrades the power system. Phair predicted the transformation would take over two years.

Favorable industry regulations, economic opportunities and foreign trade zones drew the Scottsdale Mint to Wyoming. Phair said he came across the former newspaper building and described it as “a big concrete building that nobody wanted because it had no windows”.

Although Scottsdale Mint is not a cryptocurrency company, Phair cited Wyoming’s crypto policies as another benefit. Wyoming has passed legislation in recent years that protects cryptocurrency from taxes, relaxes regulations, and defines how it should be treated commercially.

Before the building was put up for sale in 2019, it housed the circulation desk, printing shop, newsroom and advertising department of the news magazine. Scottsdale Mint purchased the building in July 2021 for $1.65 million.

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Coin for Tuvalu shows all planets, then some https://silveracce365.com/coin-for-tuvalu-shows-all-planets-then-some/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 15:00:37 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/coin-for-tuvalu-shows-all-planets-then-some/ A new 5-ounce, 0.9999 fine silver $5 coin from Tuvalu reignites the debate over Pluto’s place in the planetary hierarchy. The 2022 Planets of the Solar System coin features Pluto, a dwarf planet, along with the eight fully named planets and other celestial objects on the reverse, designed by Sean Rogers. There are no legends […]]]>

A new 5-ounce, 0.9999 fine silver $5 coin from Tuvalu reignites the debate over Pluto’s place in the planetary hierarchy.

The 2022 Planets of the Solar System coin features Pluto, a dwarf planet, along with the eight fully named planets and other celestial objects on the reverse, designed by Sean Rogers.

There are no legends on the reverse of the Piedfort coin (double thick) with ultra high relief in antique finish to further emphasize the beauty of the stunning cosmic homage.

Pluto was discovered by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 and immediately joined the ranks of planets. And it did so for more than 75 years, until the International Astronomical Union downgraded Pluto to a “dwarf planet” in 2006.

Heavenly Scene

Distributor Talisman Coins describes the opposite as follows.

“In addition to all nine planets, there is a rocky asteroid in the immediate foreground from which we can enjoy this incredible view of our solar system. Just beyond is the molten sun itself, while the asteroid belt and clouds of dust and gas hover over the center of the tableau. A meteor whizzing past Uranus completes the scene.”

The obverse shows Queen Elizabeth II in crowned profile to the right. This portrait, which shows the Queen wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, date and denomination also appear. The legend 5 OZ 9999 SILVER identifies the weight and purity.

specifications

The coin weighs 155.533 grams and measures 55.9 millimeters in diameter. It is housed in a faux leather clamshell style presentation box and protected by a full color outer box. An individually numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

The coin has a mintage limit of 388 pieces and retails at $499.95.

To order the coin, visit the retailer’s website.
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NGC-Certified Chinese Silver Coins in the Taisei Auction https://silveracce365.com/ngc-certified-chinese-silver-coins-in-the-taisei-auction/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 17:18:04 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/ngc-certified-chinese-silver-coins-in-the-taisei-auction/ Several rarely seen and very valuable Chinese vintage coins certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) are offered in a sale presented by Taisei Coins and The Royal Mint. Tenders are already underway for the sale, which will take place in Japan on April 29, 2022. China YR16(1927) Chang Tso Lin Silver Dollar graded NGC […]]]>

Several rarely seen and very valuable Chinese vintage coins certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) are offered in a sale presented by Taisei Coins and The Royal Mint. Tenders are already underway for the sale, which will take place in Japan on April 29, 2022.

China YR16(1927) Chang Tso Lin Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 62

A few days before the sale, one of the coins had already fetched a bid of over 205,000,000 yen (over $1.6 million): a Chang Tso Lin silver dollar from China YR16 (1927), graded NGC MS 62. NGC recently restored this coin’s pedigree with the Eduard Kann collection and the plate coin in Kann’s Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins. (To learn more about how NGC restored the family tree, click here.)

The coin (Lot 269) features Chang Tso Lin, a Manchurian warlord who eventually seized China’s top post in 1927 before being assassinated the next year. His coins are known only through a series of designs that, on the incredibly rare occasions they appear at auction, arouse intense collector interest.

China 1867 Shanghai Tael - With Ray, graded NGC PF 63Plus
China 1867 Shanghai Tael – With Rays, graded NGC PF 63+

Another coin that has attracted enthusiastic bids is a China 1867 Shanghai Tael – With Rays, graded NGC PF 63+ (Lot 218). A few days before the sale, the bid was more than 25 times its starting price of 4,000,000 yen (about US$32,000). Struck by the Hong Kong Mint, this particular coin features both Chinese and British features (including the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom). Chinese government officials rejected the proposed design and nearly all were melted.

Another rare coin on offer is a China YR29(1903) Tael – Restrike graded NGC MS 63 (Lot 219). The obverse of the coin depicts a dragon surrounded by the legend 29TH YEAR OF KUANG HSU and HU POO. Kuang Hsu was Emperor of China from 1875 to 1908, while Hu Poo refers to the Monetary Authority in Beijing.

The auction includes several highly valued samples by Luigi Giorgi, the chief engraver of the Tientsin Mint. One is a China 1914 L&M-859 Silver Dollar graded NGC SP 66 (Lot 254) and another is a China 1914 L&M-67 Silver Dollar graded NGC SP 61 (Lot 255). The patterns feature various views of Yuan Shih-kai, the leader of China from 1912 to 1916, along with the letters L.GIORGI at 4 o’clock on the obverse.

In addition to the coins highlighted here, the auction also includes rarities from Great Britain, including a Henry VII Sovereign hand-stamped in gold, as well as other world rarities. To find out more about the British coins on offer click here. To learn more about other world rarities, including a German New Guinea Gold Coin and an Early Proof Japanese Yen, click here.

Other NGC-certified highlights from China on offer include:

  • a China YR21(1932) Silver Pattern Dollar graded NGC MS 60 (Lot 278) with a starting price of 2,000,000 yen (approx. $16,000)
  • a China YR12 (1923) Small Characters Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 63 (Lot 266) with a starting price of ¥1,500,000 (approx. $12,000)
  • a China 1906 Tael Restrike graded NGC MS 64 (Lot 220) with a starting price of 800,000 yen (approx. $6,300)
  • a China 1906 Tael graded NGC MS 61 (Lot 221) with a starting price of 500,000 yen (about $4,000)
  • a China YR3 (1914) L. Giorgi Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 62 (Lot 257) with a starting price of 500,000 yen (approx. $4,000)
  • a China 1928 Memento Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 65 (Lot 247) with a starting price of 500,000 yen (approx. $4,000)
  • a China 1907 Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 63 (Lot 222) with a starting price of 300,000 yen (approx. $2,400)
  • a China YR12(1923) Large Characters Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 62 (Lot 267) with a starting price of 300,000 yen (approx. $2,400)
  • a Hong Kong 1866 Plain Edge Silver Dollar graded NGC PF 64 (Lot 580) with a starting price of 200,000 yen (approx. $1,600)
  • a China YR38(1949) Bamboo Dollar graded NGC AU Details (Lot 280) with a starting price of ¥100,000 (approx. $800)
  • a China 1902 Kirin Silver Dollar graded NGC MS 62 (Lot 242) with a starting price of 20,000 yen (approx. $150)

Starting prices are provided by the auction house. The $ symbol represents US dollars.

About Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®)

With more than 53 million certified collectibles, NGC is the world’s largest and most trusted third-party grading service for coins, tokens and medals. Established in 1987, NGC provides an accurate, consistent, and impartial assessment of authenticity and grade. Every NGC-certified coin is backed by NGC’s comprehensive guarantee of authenticity and quality, giving buyers more confidence. This results in higher realized prices and greater liquidity for NGC-certified coins. To learn more, visit NGCcoin.com.

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Rapp auction in May with a rare Swiss 5 franc coin from 1928 https://silveracce365.com/rapp-auction-in-may-with-a-rare-swiss-5-franc-coin-from-1928/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 15:03:12 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/rapp-auction-in-may-with-a-rare-swiss-5-franc-coin-from-1928/ Switzerland’s transition to a lighter silver 5-franc coin in 1928, coinciding with the dissolution of the Latin Monetary Union, resulted in an important modern Swiss rarity. The company’s May 6 auction highlights what could be the best example of this coin, according to auction house Rapp. Switzerland was a founding member of the Latin Monetary […]]]>

Switzerland’s transition to a lighter silver 5-franc coin in 1928, coinciding with the dissolution of the Latin Monetary Union, resulted in an important modern Swiss rarity.

The company’s May 6 auction highlights what could be the best example of this coin, according to auction house Rapp.

Switzerland was a founding member of the Latin Monetary Union in 1865. Several nations undertook to circulate coins across national borders, but needed a uniform coin standard to do so. The 5 franc coins then in use (since 1850) contained an actual silver weight of 0.7234 ounces (slightly less than a silver Morgan dollar).

In December 1925, the Belgian government informed the French government that Belgium would leave the monetary union on January 1, 1927. Shortly before that date, the Swiss Federal Council announced that it considered the Union dissolved due to Belgium’s withdrawal.

When the Swiss also broke away from the union, the country was able to direct how its coins would be made, including eventually reducing the amount of silver in the 5 franc coin (to 0.4027 ounces actual silver weight, which became the standard for the denominations up to 1969, except for 1968 issues).

However, a law for the production of the new, lighter 5-franc coins was not passed until September 9, 1931, although it was already clear in the summer of 1928 that new 5-franc coins would have to contain much less silver.

While Switzerland produced 23,971 examples of the 1928 5-franc coin to the pre-dissolution Union standard, most were apparently sent directly from the National Bank to the mint to be melted down and made into new, smaller 5-franc coins .

“That’s why the 5-franc piece from 1928 is much rarer on the collector’s market than the embossing number would suggest,” says the company.

The auction house has not assigned a grade in its catalog listing, but the coin is estimated at 16,000 to 22,000 Swiss francs ($16,891 to $23,225).

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