Silver Coins – Silveracce 365 http://silveracce365.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:07:52 +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 The Sebastopol glassblower creates stunning holiday ornaments https://silveracce365.com/the-sebastopol-glassblower-creates-stunning-holiday-ornaments/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:07:52 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/the-sebastopol-glassblower-creates-stunning-holiday-ornaments/ Entire worlds open up in the glassblowing studio and gallery of artist Michael Dickinson at The Barlow in Sebastopol. Inside the 740 square meter space, guests enter a glass wonderland: delicate Christmas ornaments, stunning champagne flutes, jewel-toned wine glasses – even hand-blown glass marbles that envelop a whirlpool of mesmerizing colors as if something were […]]]>

Entire worlds open up in the glassblowing studio and gallery of artist Michael Dickinson at The Barlow in Sebastopol.

Inside the 740 square meter space, guests enter a glass wonderland: delicate Christmas ornaments, stunning champagne flutes, jewel-toned wine glasses – even hand-blown glass marbles that envelop a whirlpool of mesmerizing colors as if something were from the farthest corner of the galaxy.

Dickinson’s studio and gallery, Dickinson Glass, is not to be missed over the holiday season, when the artist not only showcases his own unique creations, but also curates exhibitions of other glass art and ornaments for the season. And when Dickinson isn’t creating or exhibiting art, he brings his passion for glass to life by teaching.

Artist Michael Dickinson in his glassblowing studio and gallery at The Barlow in Sebastopol. (Eileen Roche)

His studio offers regular glassblowing and art glass courses, and he rents out workshops to other up-and-coming artists. “I see this as the ultimate place to share a passion for glasswork,” explains Dickinson. “The ability to create, work with my hands and the meditative aspect are all reasons why I love what I do.”

Dickinson grew up in San Mateo where his parents owned a commercial glass shop. As a child, he watched his parents make custom shower doors, stained glass windows, and other accents. Most of the work his parents created was flat, but Dickinson was fascinated by the challenges and design possibilities of three-dimensional work.

In his late teens he took a glassblowing class at Berkeley and quickly became addicted to the material’s creative prospects. He rented space at a local studio and learned as much as he could from other artists. Eventually, the artist developed his own signature patterns for his glassware, a series of delicate, undulating patterns based on mathematical graphs that convey a sense of movement and warmth.

“It was always so cool to me that you could melt glass and change its shape,” says Dickinson. “I was lucky enough to be able to build a career on that.”

Artist Michael Dickinson uses a table lamp to work on a custom ornament. The flame of the torch reaches 4,500 degrees Fahrenheit. (Eileen Roche)
A caddy on artist Michael Dickinson’s workbench contains work in progress and tubes made from borosilicate glass, his primary raw material. (Eileen Roche)

Dickinson and his wife, Nicolette, first fell in love with Sonoma while visiting friends in the area. They found space at The Barlow in 2021, opening first the glass art gallery and later Dickinson’s public studio and teaching spaces. The pair have made the growing business a family affair: Nicolette, a former kindergarten teacher, now helps run the gallery and the couple often bring their daughter Luciana, now almost a year old, to work during the day.

Visitors often catch Dickinson in the middle of production. He manipulates the hot, molten glass with special propane-oxygen torches that emit flames at more than 4,500 degrees Fahrenheit.

His raw materials include a series of brightly colored storage tubes and rods made from borosilicate glass, which is harder and stronger than ordinary glass.

According to Dickinson, his favorite thing to do is create drinking glasses of all shapes and sizes, from brandy snifters to champagne flutes. The one-of-a-kind jars have developed a strong following among design-savvy Californians – Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer recently purchased a set of 80 custom-made glasses for his home. According to Dickinson, making drinking glasses is a process that requires his full concentration. Giving each glass a uniform height is a challenge as the stem, base and vessel of each finished glass are made separately and then fused together with a burner. “If you’re not focused, it messes up and you have to start over,” says Dickinson. “I come here to make glasses and I’m completely isolated from everything else when I work.”

Delicate hand-blown champagne flutes and liqueur glasses sparkle at the party. (Eileen Roche)

The glasses are spectacular, but Dickinson’s galaxy-like marbles are a creation in themselves. He creates the marbles, which look almost like black holes, by heating pieces of gold and silver coins and trapping the smoke fumes they release when heated in multiple layers of glass. Each individual piece can take anywhere from two to eight hours to make, depending on the size.

While part of the space is an exhibition space for Dickinson’s own work and occasionally the work of other glass artists he admires, his studio occupies more than half of the space.

The studio and gallery are separated by a glass wall that his father created in his parents’ glass factory in San Mateo. The studio also has workstations that Dickinson uses for beginner glass art classes.

In the new year, Dickinson hopes to expand his lesson plan and continue to rent out bench space to aspiring artists and others who have taken his glassblowing classes and want to expand their skills – just as he once did. He’s also hoping to branch out into lighting, specifically large-scale statement chandeliers and other artworks.

He also wants to continue working on smaller pieces of glass art, including the ones he makes each year to decorate his family’s Thanksgiving table.

Dickinson has a tradition of creating a one-of-a-kind wine glass for every family member and friend gathering for the holiday, a piece that each guest can take home at the end of the meal. “What I love about glass is that there really is no limit to the design possibilities,” he says.

Handblown glass ornaments by Michael Dickinson of Dickinson Glass Studio in Sebastopol’s The Barlow. (Eileen Roche)

An ornamental extravaganza

Dickinson Glass is partnering with 2BGlass in Sacramento to host The Ornament Extravaganza on December 3rd and 4th, which will feature over 2,000 handcrafted Christmas ornaments for sale by 10 artisan glassblowers. The event will take place in The Barlow’s function room, just a short walk from the main gallery.

For those who want to try their hand at glass making on this holiday, Michael Dickinson is planning special courses in ornament making. During the two-hour class, guests experiment with making glass icicles and candy canes to take home. A more in-depth four-hour course also explores how to change the dimension of the glass by blowing a glass bubble and adding color. For class dates, prices and registration please visit the website.

Dickinson Glass at The Barlow, 6770 McKinley St., Sebastopol. Open Thurs. to Sun., 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. dickinsonglass.com

Exploring the Barlow

Glass artist Michael Dickinson and his wife Nicolette love to bring their young daughter along when exploring the scene in The Barlow market district. Here are some of their go-to places:

barrio

Dickinson and his wife love the rustic Mexican cuisine at this walk-in eatery near the Community Market. Dickinson, who is primarily vegetarian, calls the veggie burritos here “absolutely phenomenal.” 6760 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 707-329-6538, barriosebastopol.com

Dos Tacos with two yellow tortillas, your choice of meat, topped with chipotle aioli, pico de gallo, arugula and micro greens from Barrio at Sebastopol’s The Barlow. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)
Courtesy of FernBar.

fern bar

Stunningly creative cocktails and mocktails for a date night and the most beautiful indoor hanging garden around. 6780 Depot St., Sevastopol. 707-861-9603, fernbarn.com

Crooked goatbrow

On Dickinson’s first visit to The Barlow in 2019, he and his wife attended a dog birthday party at the local brewery – and eventually fell in love with the scene. They began looking for rental space nearby, and their gallery opened the following year. 120 Morris St., Sevastopol. 707-827-3893, crookedgoatbrewing.com

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Tinsley: Decisions change the world https://silveracce365.com/tinsley-decisions-change-the-world/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 18:41:21 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/tinsley-decisions-change-the-world/ In 2010, two men made very different decisions. In Austin, Texas, Joseph Stack, embittered and angry at the IRS, set fire to his home, drove to Georgetown Airport, and took off in a single-engine Piper Cherokee. Minutes later, in a suicide crash reminiscent of 9/11, he slammed the plane into the IRS building in Austin. […]]]>

In 2010, two men made very different decisions. In Austin, Texas, Joseph Stack, embittered and angry at the IRS, set fire to his home, drove to Georgetown Airport, and took off in a single-engine Piper Cherokee. Minutes later, in a suicide crash reminiscent of 9/11, he slammed the plane into the IRS building in Austin. IRS employee Vernon Hunter died in the blaze. Hunter, 67, was a Vietnam veteran, usher at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, and dreamed of a different career after retirement. Hunter’s kids officially said they forgave Joe Stack for killing their father.

In Dallas, Andisso Andabo, 22, an Ethiopian immigrant working as a mechanic, left the Firestone store where he worked to make a delivery. As he was driving the LBJ Freeway in northwest Dallas, he saw a burning car go off the road and land on its side. Andabo immediately stopped his truck and rushed to the crime scene. As flames spread from the engine compartment, he saw a 39-year-old woman trapped inside, frozen in shock. He smashed the windscreen with his bare hands and tore it off. With the help of others who arrived at the scene, he pulled the woman out of the burning car just before it burst into flames. After that, Andabo returned to the Firestone store and got back to work.

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US Mint Director Gibson accepts the 2020 Dollar COTY Award https://silveracce365.com/us-mint-director-gibson-accepts-the-2020-dollar-coty-award/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 21:11:47 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/us-mint-director-gibson-accepts-the-2020-dollar-coty-award/ United States Mint Director Ventris C. Gibson accepts a trophy for the most historically significant coin for his 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar. Peter H. Miller, President of the Home Group for Active Interest Media, home of the COTY Awards, will present the award on November 11th. Ventris C. Gibson, Director of the United […]]]>

Ventris C. Gibson, Director of the United States Mint, accepted the 2022 Coin of the Year (COTY) Award for Most Historically Significant Coin for the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar on Nov. 11 from Home Group President Peter H. Miller Active Interest Media, against. who publishes World Coin News, Numismatic Newscoin magazine and bank note reporter.

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Cayón marks its 55-year history with the sale of Royal 8 Reals https://silveracce365.com/cayon-marks-its-55-year-history-with-the-sale-of-royal-8-reals/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 19:03:36 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/cayon-marks-its-55-year-history-with-the-sale-of-royal-8-reals/ Spanish auction house Cayón is celebrating its 55th anniversary on November 30th with a 55-lot auction of rare ancient and world coins, including a selection of Spanish-related material. The auction takes place exactly 55 years after the company’s first auction in November 1967. By announcing the sale, the company expressed its gratitude to past and […]]]>

Spanish auction house Cayón is celebrating its 55th anniversary on November 30th with a 55-lot auction of rare ancient and world coins, including a selection of Spanish-related material.

The auction takes place exactly 55 years after the company’s first auction in November 1967. By announcing the sale, the company expressed its gratitude to past and current employees and customers.

“And above all, we are grateful to our father Juan R. Cayón, a pioneer in almost every way, a tireless dealer, numismatist and book enthusiast, and a great father who remains active, attentive and dedicated to coins, medals and banknotes, which were his Passion from childhood,” says a statement from the company.

The total number of items offered in all of the Company’s auctions, including the forthcoming anniversary auction, is at least 706,240 items in 393,693 lots, according to the Company’s research; The company notes that its balance sheet may have missed up to 10 auctions.

Special item in the sale

A highlight of this anniversary auction is an 8 Real silver coin from 1613/2 from Mexico City.

The under Philip III. The minted coin features a rotated 2 in the die and is one of the popular precisely minted examples known as royals.

The unique specimen is encapsulated by Numismatic Guaranty Co. with About Uncirculated Details, a hole prevents it from being a “straight line” coin.

In the early 1600s, these correctly weighted coins were minted on broad, round, sometimes even convex, planchets. The minting was meticulous in engraving and execution and most importantly striking with a full impression compared to the coarser coins that preceded them.

The resulting coins were popular and technically excellent, but too laborious and costly to produce, limiting the number of royals minted. Many of the royals have a hole that matches the figure of the cross on the back.

Among the many theories about their purpose is that the royals may have been intended for religious purposes, the auction house said, with wealthy adherents of the faith shouldering the extra expense needed to produce them.

The coin has an opening bid of €30,000 ($30,225).

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Charles I of England was a key figure in the English Civil War, from whom numerous numismatic objects descend.

A gold medal issued in 1643, some six years before his execution, is part of the Noonans auction on 23 November in London from the Jerome J. Platt collection of 17th century medals.

Charles I reigned as King of England, Scotland and Ireland from March 27, 1625 until his execution on January 30, 1649.

The Peace or War Medal was designed by Nicholas Briot. The obverse shows a laurel-draped bust of Charles I facing right, with inscriptions noting his royal title.

The reverse bears the Latin legend VTRVMQVE PARATVS, which roughly translates to ‘ready for both alternatives’ or ‘ready for both’, with a crossed sword and an olive branch.

Issued shortly after Prince Rupert took Bristol, this medal, bearing the symbols of the olive branch and sword, appears to have been intended to show the king’s confidence in his own position and his willingness to take one of two courses to embark, the company said.

The medal type is cataloged as Bucket 142 in British commemorative medals and their values by Christopher Eimer, but is not listed in gold (there are also bronze and silver versions).

The medal weighs 10.24 grams and measures 29 millimeters in diameter, slightly lighter and smaller than a copper-nickel clad Kennedy half dollar.

The medal has been tucked over the King’s head and boxed (metal moved/repaired), particularly on the reverse, but is otherwise almost extremely fine, according to Noonans, which has given a pre-sale estimate of £2,000 to £2,600 ($2,298 to $2,987 in US funds).

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Silver Rebounds 7%, Climbs Above $20 an Ounce, US Mint Says Processors “Struggle to Keep Up with Demand” – Economics Bitcoin News – Bitcoin News https://silveracce365.com/silver-rebounds-7-climbs-above-20-an-ounce-us-mint-says-processors-struggle-to-keep-up-with-demand-economics-bitcoin-news-bitcoin-news/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 18:39:37 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/silver-rebounds-7-climbs-above-20-an-ounce-us-mint-says-processors-struggle-to-keep-up-with-demand-economics-bitcoin-news-bitcoin-news/ On Friday, as the global cryptocurrency market cap surged 5.4% higher against the greenback, U.S. stocks rallied towards the end of the day, with the four major stock indices posting gains. Precious metals also soared as the New York spot price of gold rose 3.20% per troy ounce and the price of silver soared 7.14% […]]]>

On Friday, as the global cryptocurrency market cap surged 5.4% higher against the greenback, U.S. stocks rallied towards the end of the day, with the four major stock indices posting gains. Precious metals also soared as the New York spot price of gold rose 3.20% per troy ounce and the price of silver soared 7.14% against the US dollar. Four days ago, a blog post published on Peter Schiff’s website, schiffgold.com, emphasized that silver tends to outperform gold, and if people are bullish on gold, “they should be even more bullish on silver.”
Silver Jumps 7% Higher, Schiff Gold Report Says People Should Be “Even More Bullish on Silver” Investors Say Silver Squeeze
Silver has performed better than it did at the end of the summer when the price per troy ounce of fine silver hit $17.97 per unit on August 31, 2022. Today, the precious metal is over $20 an ounce of silver, up more than 15% against the US dollar since August 31st.
However, silver’s spot price per ounce is over 21% lower than during the silver price high of $26.37 per ounce in 2022. After the New York spot price of silver rose 7.14% on Friday, November 4, 2022, the term with the hashtag “#silver crushing‘ started trending on Twitter around 6 p.m. ET.

A Twitter account said Friday’s silver rally was orchestrated by “the banksters” and went on to insist that an alleged silver price suppression was about to end. “Today’s gold and silver rally was brought to you by banksters,” according to the Twitter account said. “From where I know this? Because of the almost exact pattern of gold and silver (indicating algos game). This means that banksters intentionally want the price to skyrocket. The repression will most likely end today.”
Another user said that the silver market could be illuminated at any moment, stressing, “Most people have no idea what’s going to happen.” Peter Schiff’s website, schiffgold.com, says people should be bullish on silver, and the blog post discusses how Doug Casey mit International Man talked about silver. The blog post explains that gold bulls should be “even more bullish on silver.”
“Silver typically outperforms gold in a gold bull market,” the editorial points out. “And the silver to gold ratio shows that silver is significantly undervalued relative to gold. When the spread gets that big, not only has silver historically outperformed gold, but it has had a massive run in a short period of time.”
Fed rate hikes put pressure on precious metals, US Mint says its ‘silver suppliers are increasing capacity’
Not everyone is bullish on silver, and the Federal Reserve’s recent rate hike has increased pressure on US stock markets, cryptocurrencies, and precious metals like gold and silver. In late August, Germany-based Heraeus wrote that “rate hikes and dollar strength” have depressed silver and gold prices in the company’s precious metals valuation.
A few days later, however, after the report was released, Heraeus said silver demand could skyrocket thanks to an increase in polysilicon production. Additionally, there has been much talk recently of a silver shortage due to increased demand.
After the publication of a Historical tweet Through the US Mint’s official Twitter account, the US Mint responded to a person who asked why the coin issuer was unable to keep up with demand. “Around the world, silver processors are struggling to keep up with demand for silver billets,” according to the US Mint wrote on October 31, 2022. “The Mint’s silver suppliers are increasing capacity to meet demand. The coin is also reaching out to other processors to supply silver.”

In addition, people have noticed that while the spot price for an ounce of silver is $20.85 per unit, buying a physical round is expensive. A one ounce silver American Eagle coin costs almost double the spot market price at $39 per unit or more. A 90% silver Morgan silver dollar costs $36.99, which is 77% more than today’s silver spot market values.

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A rare emerald recovered from a 400-year-old shipwreck could fetch $70,000 at auction https://silveracce365.com/a-rare-emerald-recovered-from-a-400-year-old-shipwreck-could-fetch-70000-at-auction/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/a-rare-emerald-recovered-from-a-400-year-old-shipwreck-could-fetch-70000-at-auction/ The crown jewel of a centuries-old shipwreck is going under the hammer this winter. The 6.25-carat rare emerald in question, which will top Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction on December 7, has been recovered from the sunken Nuestra Senora de Atocha 37 years ago on one of the most successful treasure hunts of all time. More […]]]>

The crown jewel of a centuries-old shipwreck is going under the hammer this winter.

The 6.25-carat rare emerald in question, which will top Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction on December 7, has been recovered from the sunken Nuestra Senora de Atocha 37 years ago on one of the most successful treasure hunts of all time.

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For the layman, the atocha was part of a fleet commissioned by the Spanish government in the 17th century to further the country’s exploration and colonization efforts. The galleon left Spain for the Caribbean in March 1622, but sank later that year after being caught in a hurricane near Florida. Fast forward to 1985, when longtime treasure hunter Mel Fisher and his team discovered the elusive Atocha off the Sunshine State coast. The 400-year-old wreck contained a wealth of hidden treasure, including 180,000 silver coins, 24 tons of silver bars, 125 bars of gold bullion and a staggering 70 pounds of rough cut emeralds mined in Colombia.

As patron of atocha Discovery, Frank Perdue of Perdue Farms received some of the treasures from the shipwreck. He later donated the bulk to Delaware Tech and the Smithsonian Institution, but kept this one exquisite emerald. Perdue had the stone cut and mounted on a ring to propose to his wife Mitzi in 1988 before he died in 2005. Mitzi, a well-known author and philanthropist, is now offering the treasure, with all proceeds going to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. The step-cut octagonal ring is expected to fetch between $50,000 and $70,000 at the December auction.

Frank and Mitzi Perdue with the emerald ring

Frank and Mitzi Perdue with the emerald ring.

“While it has become a tradition at Sotheby’s to offer the most coveted, exceptional jewels with historical and royal provenance, it’s not every day that we offer long-lost, hidden treasures that have been uncovered from the depths of the sea and by the tides and time,” said Alexander Eblen, senior jewelry specialist at Sotheby’s in New York, in a statement. “We are honored to have been entrusted with this historic landmark from the collection of Mitzi Perdue to serve such a wonderful and valuable purpose.”

Would you like to see it in person? The fabled emerald will be on public display at Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries beginning November 30 as part of the Luxury Weeks sales series.

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Embossed with images of gods and goddesses https://silveracce365.com/embossed-with-images-of-gods-and-goddesses/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 10:22:00 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/embossed-with-images-of-gods-and-goddesses/ create a PDF In news–Delhi Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently called for images of Hindu deities to be printed on Indian banknotes to “improve the country’s economy. History of the Indian monetary system- India has a long tradition of minting coins with images of gods and goddesses. The beginning of ancient Indian coinage can be […]]]>
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In newsDelhi Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently called for images of Hindu deities to be printed on Indian banknotes to “improve the country’s economy.

History of the Indian monetary system-

    • India has a long tradition of minting coins with images of gods and goddesses.
  • The beginning of ancient Indian coinage can be traced back to the 7th to 6th centuries BC. date.
  • Stone Age: In the Indian context There is no significant evidence that Stone Age people used currency.
  • That Indus Valley Civilization: It seems to have a wide network of extensive trading. Although they traded mainly under the barter system. The Harappa people used seals and metals such as silver with a fixed weight for trade and other activities.
  • The Vedic period: There are implicit and vague indications from which it cannot be concluded that people used coins at that time. For example the Rig Veda refers to Nishka (gold) and Nishka Greeva (gold ornaments).
  • Punched Coins:
    • The first documented minting began with “Punch Marked” Coins minted between the 7th and 6th centuries BC and the 1st century AD.
    • The minting technique of these coins gave them their name “Punch Marked”. These coins were mostly minted with silver and bore symbols.
    • Punched coins were popular until the first century AD, ie about 700-800 years.
    • These minted coins gradually evolved into four types: The Taxila-Gandhara type, the Kosala type, the Avanti type and the Magadhan type.
    • The Magadha Empire grew in importance and its type of coinage replaced all other types.
    • During the Mauryas, two kinds of metalssilver and copper – were used to mint coins with royal coinage.
  • The earliest of the dynastic coins imply the Indo-Greeks, the Saka-Pallavas and the Kushans.
  • Saka Coins: While the Saka coins of the western Kshatrapas are probably the earliest dated dynastic coins. The dates given in the Saka era started in AD 78.
  • Kushan:
    • According to historians the kushans, who came from Central Asia and ruled until the 3rd century AD, were the first to use the image of goddess Lakshmi along with Ardochsho, the Iranian goddess of wealth, on their coins.
    • The Kushans also depicted Oesho (Shiva), the moon deity Miro and Buddha in their coinage.
    • They were the first to mint gold coins on a large scale.
  • Satavahanas: Once ruled between the Godavari River and the Krishna River, their coins were printed with motifs of elephants, lions, bulls, horses, etc.
  • The Gupta embossing:
    • Between the 4th and 6th centuries AD They followed the Kushan tradition and depicted kings, deities, etc.
    • The earliest Gupta coins can be traced back to the times of Samudragupta, Chandragupta II and Kumaragupta. These coins were called ‘Dinara’ and have been refined.
  • After the Gupta Empire, between the 6th and 12th centuries, several dynasties issued their currency according to the traditional rules.
  • Harsha (7th century AD), Kalachuri of Tripuri (11th century AD) and early medieval Rajputs (9th-12th centuries AD). Gold coins were rare during this period.
  • Apart from these there was several dynasties that used symbols and motifs on their coins that represented the signature of their empire, for example the boar (Chalukya)Bull (Pallava), Tiger (Chola), Fish (Pandya and Alupas), Bow and Arrow (Cheras) and Lion (Hoysala) etc.
  • Early Islamic rulers:
    • The Arabs conquered Sindh in AD 712 and established an independent rule in the 9th century. They also started minting their own coins.
    • The coins depicting the goddess Lakshmi were issued by Mohammed bin Sam, known to us as Mohammed Ghori, after defeating Prithviraj Chauhan at the Battle of Tarain in 1192 AD
  • Sultanate of Delhi:
    • Almost 3 centuries later, the Turkish Sultans of Delhi made a distinction and replaced the Arab coinage of the time with calligraphic coins in the 12th century.
    • During the Delhi Sultanate, coin standardization was attempted between 1206 and 1526 AD. During this time there were coins made of gold, silver and copper. In this system, the equation of gold and silver was 1:10.
    • That Khiljis issued coins with titles. For example, Alauddin Khilji minted “Sikandar al Sani” on the coins of his day.
    • At the time of Lodhis or Lodis, Coins consisted exclusively of copper and billon.
  • Mughal & Sur Dynasty:
    • Coins during the Mughal Empire The Mughal period in India began when Babur declared victory over Ibrahim Lodi (also known as Lodhi) in 1526.
    • Her most significant step was to Bringing uniformity to coinage in the Empire.
    • Interestingly the Trimetallic coin system that prevailed during the Mughal Empire was not even started by the Mughals.
    • Sher Shah Suri, 1540–1545, an Afghan who briefly ruled Delhi silver coins and named it ‘Rupiya’. This weighed 178 grains and can be described as the forefather of today’s Indian rupee.
  • Vijayanagara Kings:
    • That Vijayanagara kings used coins depicting Hindu idols. Harihara-II (1377-1404) introduced coins that had Brahma-Saraswati, Vishnu-Lakshmi and Shiva-Parvati.
    • The Vijayanagara coins remained in circulation after the kingdom was wiped out in 1565, demanding a premium when the French traveler Tavernier visited the region.
  • The British Period: The British East India Co. in the Madras Presidency minted coins referred to as the Three Swamy Pagodashowing Lord Balaji flanked by Sridevi and Bhudevi on either side.
  • The tradition of minting coins to gain the trust of the locals continued when the French and Dutch minted coins showing Vishnu between 1715 and 1774 and the goddess Kali in the late 17th century.

Who decides what Indian banknotes and coins should look like?

  • There are changes in the design and form of banknotes and coins decided by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the central government.
  • Any change in the design of a currency note must be approved by the RBI Central Board and the Central Government.
  • Changes in the design of coins are the prerogative of the central government.
    • The central bank is preparing a draft internally, which will be submitted to the RBI Central Board.
    • Section 22 of the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 gives the RBI the “exclusive right” to issue banknotes in India.
    • Section 25 states that “the design, form and material of banknotes shall be such as may be approved by the central government after consideration of the central government’s recommendations [RBI’s] Central Board”.
    • The Currency Management Department of RBI – currently headed by Lieutenant Governor T Rabi Sankar has the Responsibility for managing the core currency management function. According to RBI, the The department deals with policy and operational issues related to the “design of banknotes; forecast of demand for banknotes and coins; ensuring a smooth distribution of banknotes and coins across the country and withdrawing unfit banknotes and obsolete coins from circulation; Ensuring the integrity of banknotes.
    • When a bill’s design needs to be changed, the department works on the design and submits it to the RBI, which recommends it to the central government. The government gives the final approval.
    • The Coinage Act 2011 gives the central government the power to design and mint coins in different denominations.
    • With coins, the role of RBI is limited to the distribution of coins provided by the central government.
    • The government decides the amount of coins to be minted based on drafts it receives annually from the RBI.
  • Coins are minted in four mints owned by the Indian government in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Calcutta and Noida.
  • The Reserve Bank, in consultation with the central government and other stakeholders, estimates the quantity of banknotes likely to be needed in a year by denomination and adds indentation to the various currency presses for their delivery.
  • Two of India’s banknote printing machines (at Nasik and Dewas) are owned by the Indian government; two others (in Mysore and Salboni) are owned by RBI through its wholly owned subsidiaryBharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Ltd (BRBNML).
  • Currently, Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50, Rs 100, Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes are issued.
  • Rs 2 and Rs 5 notes will no longer be issued; however, older banknotes of this denomination, provided they are still in circulation, continue to be legal tender.
  • Re 1 notes, if in circulation, are also legal tender.

Can religious symbols be printed on banknotes?

  • RBI’s banknote refund policy clearly states that banknotes containing “foreign words or visual representations intended or likely to convey a message of a political or religious character or to further the interests of any person or entity” do not be refunded or exchanged by banks.
  • The series of notes released after 2016 contained images of religious and cultural sites, including the Sun Temple of Konark and Sanchi Stupa.

What types of banknotes have been issued so far?

Ashoka Pillar Notes:

  • The first banknote issued in independent India was the Re 1 note issued in 1949.
  • Keeping the existing design, the New banknotes replaced the portrait of King George with the lion capital symbol of the Ashoka Pillar in Sarnath in the watermark window.

Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Series, 1996:

  • All banknotes of this series bear the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on the obverse (obverse).instead of the Ashoka Pillar Lion Capital icon, which has been moved to the left of the watermark window.
  • These banknotes contain both the watermark of Mahatma Gandhi and the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi Series, 2005:

  • The “MG Series 2005” notes were Issued in denominations of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50, Rs 100, Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
  • They include some additional/new safety features compared to the 1996 MG series.
  • The Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes of this series were withdrawn at midnight on 8 November 2016.

Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, 2016:

  • The “MGNS” notes Highlighting the country’s cultural heritage and scientific achievements.
  • Because these banknotes are smaller in size, they are more wallet-friendly and are expected to suffer less wear and tear. The color scheme is sharp and vibrant.
  • The first banknote from the new series – with a face value of Rs 2,000 was launched on November 8, 2016 with the Mangalyaan theme.
  • Subsequently, notes of this series were introduced in denominations of Rs 500, Rs 200, Rs 100, Rs 50, Rs 20 and Rs 10.
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Texas auction selling luxury goods confiscated from US Marshals https://silveracce365.com/texas-auction-selling-luxury-goods-confiscated-from-us-marshals/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 06:02:59 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/texas-auction-selling-luxury-goods-confiscated-from-us-marshals/ If you’ve always wanted a pair of $600 used sneakers that once belonged to a drug dealer but weren’t quite sure how to get them, then this is the auction you’ve been waiting for! A Texas auction company, Gaston & Sheehan, is holding an auction selling “luxury items” seized from drug raids. Who wouldn’t want […]]]>

If you’ve always wanted a pair of $600 used sneakers that once belonged to a drug dealer but weren’t quite sure how to get them, then this is the auction you’ve been waiting for!

A Texas auction company, Gaston & Sheehan, is holding an auction selling “luxury items” seized from drug raids. Who wouldn’t want a 14k gold chain with a diamond encrusted JTP pendant? Or how about a diamond-set tooth shape in 10k white gold… pre-owned… You’ll also find Louis Vuitton bags, Versace tennis shoes and high-end jerseys.

Below are just a few of the items you can still bid on on the Gaston & Sheehan website.

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FAN: [1] 10kt Yellow Gold Custom Diamond Purse Pendant with Raised ‘D’; (108) Princess cut invisible diamonds, estimated 5.08 cttw., G/H, SI1-SI2; (328) Round brilliant cut diamonds in pavé setting, estimate 15.42 cttw., H, SI1-SI2; (53) Treated yellow-green round brilliant diamonds, estimated 0.26 cttw., SI; 4.5″ tall x 3″ wide; “D-BOY” label on back; 146.6 grams. Current bid – $5,100

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PURSE: [1] Louis Vuitton Damier Tressage City Steamer MM Cream beige and monogram patchwork; Top carry handles, ID tag. 4″ drop + 10.5 x 12.25 x 5.5. Optional shoulder strap 13.5″ drop. Manufactured in Italy 2018. Used – Interior Rubble, Exterior Stains. No padlock/key. Current bid – $925

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ROLEX: Rolex Yacht Master II in 18k white gold; 44 mm case, white dial with 1 sub-dial, bidirectional rotating bezel, oyster strap; Model 116689; serial number M418794; Movement C0363702; 275.3 grams. Current bid – $25,000

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Assorted dated American Silver Eagles, .999 fine, one troy ounce each; [7] Assorted Silver Canadian Maple Leafs with Dates, .999 fine, one troy ounce each; [19] Heraeus .999 fine silver rounds, .999 fine, one troy ounce each; [13] 2013/2015 Mexican Libertad .999 fine silver coins, one troy ounce each; [2] Scottsdale Mint .999 fine silver rounds, one troy ounce each; [2] Merry Christmas .999 fine silver round, one troy ounce each; [11] Assorted US Morgan Silver Dollars with Date; [9] Assorted US Silver Peace Dollars with Date; [3] 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar, 90% Silver; [2] 1962 Franklin Half Dollar, 90% silver; [1] 1925 Permanent Freedom District; [1] 2010 Australian Year of the Tiger .999 fine one troy ounce coin; [1] .999 Fine Silver Round, Two Troy Ounces Current Bid – $1,905

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[2] COLLECTIBLES: (1) Mitchell & Ness Los Angeles Lakers Home Jersey – #8 Kobe Bryant; size 56 (3XL); New with tags (1) Majestic New York Yankees Street Jersey – #13 Alex Rodriguez; size 54; New with tags Current bid – $125

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ALCOHOL: [1] Louis XIII Remy Martin Cognac Grande, 750ml; Includes presentation box. Current bid – $2,800

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A NECKLACE: [1] 14k yellow gold double curb link necklace, 11mm wide x 26″ long; 150.6g. Current bid: $4,070

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[5] PAIRS OF SHOES: (1) Christian Dior B22 Sneakers Men’s size 41 White, gray calfskin, orange and white tech mesh with black accents with unmodified box, pocket and additional laces. 3SN231YUL H063. Worn upper, clean soles. Current bid – $610

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10k rose gold diamond cut cable chain, 9.7mm in diameter, 18 inches long and 10k yellow gold ‘Mudd Gang’ pendant with a double bail is set with round diamonds, total weight approximately 24.75 carats, Color JL, clarity VS2-SI2. The chain and pendant weigh 240.95 grams. Current bid: $6,290

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PENDANT: 10k yellow gold pendant with embossing; (448) Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds, 1.0mm-2.0mm = Estimated 6.50 carats, Good/IJ/SI1-SI2; (160) Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds, 1.5mm-1.6mm = Estimated 2.50 carats, Good/Tan/SI1-SI2; 57.5 grams. Current bid – $2,190

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Romain Jerome Titanic DNA 18k rose gold, titanium and stainless steel watch on brown leather strap; Model No. T.0XY4.2222M.00 limited edition 017/500; Serial number 103088 includes book, certificate of authenticity dated 10/3/07, warranty card and original presentation box. The presentation box needs to be repaired. Current bid – $4,620

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BAGGAGE: [1] Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 55 Damier Graphite, with shoulder strap, ID tag. 4″ drop + 12″H x 21 x 10.5 date code 2017. Worn. Current bid – $640

Caddo Parish Violent Offenders for October 2022 (Mug Shots)

The photos below are those posted at Caddo Correctional Center in October 2022. Some of these inmates have already been released, while others have yet to be brought to justice. All persons depicted are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Hobby videographer David Lisot, 69, dies after a minor operation https://silveracce365.com/hobby-videographer-david-lisot-69-dies-after-a-minor-operation/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 14:36:40 +0000 https://silveracce365.com/hobby-videographer-david-lisot-69-dies-after-a-minor-operation/ Noted numismatist and videographer David Lisot, 69 — who spent decades documenting thousands of specialty club meetings and numismatic presentations at coin fairs across the country — died unexpectedly on October 15 in Texas from complications from minor surgery. In 1986, after spending a number of years dealing coins in California, Colorado and Texas, Mr. […]]]>

Noted numismatist and videographer David Lisot, 69 — who spent decades documenting thousands of specialty club meetings and numismatic presentations at coin fairs across the country — died unexpectedly on October 15 in Texas from complications from minor surgery.

In 1986, after spending a number of years dealing coins in California, Colorado and Texas, Mr. Lisot switched to videography. In 1999 he founded CoinTelevision.

Colorado numismatist Bill Rosenblum, with whom Mr. Lisot was scheduled to share an exchange table at a coin show in Denver over the weekend of October 8, said Mr. Lisot was unable to attend the show because he was hospitalized for kidney stones.

Mr. Lisot has been a member of at least 10 numismatic organizations, including the American Numismatic Association, the Central States Numismatic Society, the Professional Numismatists Guild, and the National Silver Dollar Roundtable, which honored him with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Lisot held a seat on the NSDR board at the time of his death.

Rosenblum said he met Mr Lisot in Colorado in 1971. Rosenblum said Mr. Lisot bought and sold coins and paper money part-time while he was a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Mr. Lisot then moved to Southern California. During the 1980s, Mr. Lisot conducted auctions with the Society of International Numismatist Conventions.

Mr. Lisot had a daily program on numismatics that was broadcast on the Financial News Network. He was also once an employee of Heritage Auctions.

Mr Lisot is survived by his companion Debbie Lovell; two siblings; two children; and a grandchild.

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