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19 Oct 2013 21:27
To let everyone know one of our pictures was featured in the November 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler. The article "The Granny Diaries" is a wonderful piece centered around Mexican Revolutionary heroine Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez.
This is the first time one of our pics were used for a national magazine that was not related to the hobby and is a recognition of how coin artistic images can go beyond our loved hobby. I'd also like to thank the folks at National Geographic for all their support and use of our image. So without further ado here is the coin featured in the article.
20 Jan 2013 14:40
Late Saturday night our site went over the 500,000 visitor mark!
Absolutely amazing! Back in July 2010 we celebrated having 100,000 visitors (that took 3 years to achieve) and here we are 2 1/2 years later with 5x the number of visitors.
One of the biggest contributors to the increase in visitors was the dramatic increase in web content during that time. I appreciate and would like to thank everyone for all of the hard work, photo donations, and editing input provided by all of our members.
The mission of the site has always been (and continues to be) to provide a free resource for coin collectors to share information and collecting ideas & tips. It is hard to describe in feeling of how that mission is resulting in helping people all over the world and I cannot wait to see where we are in another two years.
Regards & Best Wishes,
14 Dec 2011 10:39
It appears circulation strikes of the Presidential Dollars will have something in common with the obverse portraits it has portrayed over the years…being deceased.
In an announcement by Vice President Joe Biden, production coinage (circulation strikes) will cease to exist and coinage will only be produced to meet collector demand but at a premium. According to Biden this was the result of government investigations into cutting waste in government and that it will save the public $50 million dollars annually.
Joe and the committee leading the investigation have not their homework or else they would have discovered the multiple analysis' that showed long term savings of using coinage in-lieu of dollar bills saves even more. Or maybe they did know but their were other interests at play?
Either way this will have an impact on collectors who have been saving each coin for a set, but more-so for the young numismatic (YN) collectors out there. Limited quantity production runs will cost more as someone will have to pay for the time to set up the machines, tooling, & handling. This will most likely push the cost for an uncirculated coin anywhere from $3 to $5 per coin whereas the YN's only had to pay a dollar at their local bank and considering most sets include Philadelphia and Denver issues then the pain is felt twice.
link to yahoo article: http://news.yahoo.com/presidential-dollar-coins-victims-budget-crunch-192510623.html
05 Jul 2010 21:16
Wow, never thought we'd ever hit this mark but yesterday we just eclipsed 100,000 visitors to our site and the occasion occurred on July 4th no less!!!
This could not happen without all of the content we have created to share with the world. Because of this, site visits increase every month and I can truthfully admit that I am in awe of what people can come together and accomplish. Each and everyone one you, and you know who you are ;) I am proud to call you friends and can't wait to see what new levels we achieve.
So without further ado….THANKS EVERYONE!
01 Jan 2010 15:43
Wow, going into October of 2009 we were celebrating 101 coin descriptions and here we are 3 months later with 153 total coin descriptions. Not sure how long we can keep this momentum but it is cool! I'm sure one day we'll be talking about our 1,000th but for now we'll take the little victories as they come :)
Thanks everyone for the support!
17 Nov 2009 01:05
Beginning in January of 2010, Worldwide Coins Magazine will no longer be published.
Current subscribers will receive a monthly copy of Coin World that will be incorporating all of the aspects of Worldwide Coins in a special monthly issue. On the plus side, current subscribers were receiving bi-monthly issues and will now be receiving monthly updates.
26 Sep 2009 09:56
A site developed and run strictly by coin collectors is quickly growing into a free on-line force of numismatic knowledge. Typesets.wikidot.com reached a major milestone on September 25, 2009 as the 101st coin description was authored and published.
The honors of the 101st listing goes to the Native Indian Dollar authored by one of the sites administrators, GregA. Over the last two years the site has been rapidly expanding and as of this writing now consists of 101 coin descriptions as well as 48 articles, Forums & News Feeds.
Access to the site is completely free. There are no special member areas or "pay to access" areas. As a site created by collectors it exists to serve collectors, there is no profit involved. Annual & monthly fees to keep the site running are paid for by small advertisements which ensure the existence of the site for years to come. Anyone interested in contributing or donating content can join the site through a simple and painless registering process.
On a personal note, a special shout goes out to GregA for having the honors of this moment. As the main site administrator, I can't thank Greg enough for his contributions and involvement on this site.
09 Sep 2009 01:01
Anyone that used to frequent the PCGS CoinFacts.com site there is some bad news. The pages have become static and will no longer be updated. Instead they now offer a new version (that will be regularly updated supposedly) but you have to pay $9.95 a month.
The demise of a yet another free site is slowly shrinking collectors on-line resources for coins. Rest assured that Typesets.Wikidot.com will remain free and be continuously updated. In another two months our site will be three years old and while that sounds young it's fairly old in the on-line world where sites are born and routinely abandoned within 12 months.
05 Aug 2009 21:31
For anyone in the California area the U.S. Treasury is conducting an auction on August 26, 2009 at the
6681 RIVER RUN ROAD
RIVERSIDE, CA 92507
REGISTRATION AT 8:00 A.M. AUCTION STARTS AT 9:00 A.M.
Lots of raw silver rounds, bars, some foreign bullion, proof sets, & some proof coins. Additional info can be found at http://www.treas.gov/auctions/treasury/gp/riverside_coins.shtml
Here are some pics
27 Apr 2009 21:45
The editors of Coin World have reported that the U.S. mint, as of April 23, has ceased minting 2009 nickel and dime issues. The mint has claimed that a precipitous drop in demand from the Federal Reserve for circulating coinage was the primary reason to cease production. Both the Denver and Philadelphia mints will continue to produce Territory Quarters, Dollar coins, and the remaining Lincoln Commemorative cents but at a reduced production rate.
Based on the dramatic drop in overall mintages, 2009 is shaping up to be a key or semi-key year for all denominations. For collectors, this will add a little excitement to issues targeted for circulation as they keep an eye out for BU coins from banks or in pocket change.
From an economy health view this is not a pretty picture. A lack of coinage demand (especially dimes) is a reflection of people turning in coins to banks at a much higher rate, thus keeping more than enough coins available for business transactions. The economy is fragile enough where people are no longer taking loose change for granted. If this is any kind of early indicator then it may be more than a year before things start looking up.
12 Apr 2008 22:27
The U.S. is not the only country wrestling with the idea of whether or not to eliminate coins due to production costs. I'll try to list what countries are making those tough calls and will be yanking small coinage from their mint facilities due to costs:
25 Ore - minting stopped as of October 1, 2008
1 cent - minting stopped later in 2008
2 cent - minting stopped later in 2008
1 forint - minting stopped as of March 2008
2 forint - minting stopped as of March 2008
50 para - minting stopped as of 2008
United Arab Emirates
1 fil - minting stopped later in 2008
5 fil - minting stopped later in 2008
10 fil - minting stopped later in 2008
12 Apr 2008 21:44
- Great Physicians of Austria series: 50 euro. Mintage limited to 50,000
- Jugendstil art series: 100 euro. Mintage limited to 30,000
- Simon Fraser Bicentennial: 100 Dollars. Mintage limited to 5,000
- Historical Commerce series: 200 Dollars. Mintage limited to 5,000
- Provincial Coat-of-Arms: Newfoundland & Labrador. 300 Dollars. Mintage limited to 5,000
- De Haviland Beaver: 50 cents. Mintage limited to 20,000
- Ottawa Mint Centennial: 500 dollar. Mintage limited to 250 (5 ounces of gold)
- Canadian Achievements, IMAX: 300 Dollars. Mintage limited to 1,000
- Beijing Olympic Games: Second series issue. 150 yuan. Mintage limited to 60,000
- Beijing Olympic Games: Second series issue. 2,000 yuan. Mintage limited to 2,008
- International Polar Year, Sirius: 1,000 krone. Mintages limited to 6,000
- Centennial of Finnish Academy of Science & Letters: 5 euro. Mintages limited to 20,000 proof and 25,000 BU
- Renault formula one: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 500
- Year of the Rat: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 500
- European Parliament: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 3000
- 150 years of French-Japanese relations, Delacroix Painting: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 3000
- 150 years French-Japanese relations, Japanese Painting: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 3,000
- 150 years French-Japanese relations, Japanese Kanei Tsuho: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 3,000
- French Painters-Eduard Manet: 20 euro. Mintage limited to 500
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Grand Canyon: 10 Euro. Mintage limited to 500
- Lubeck: 100 euro. Mintage limited to 15,000
- Skellig Michael: 20 euro. Mintage limited to 350,000
- Shmuel Yasef Agnon Israel nobel prize laureates: 10 new Sheqel. Mintage limited to 444
- 60th Anniversary, State of Israel: 10 new Sheqel. Mintage limited to 444
- Edvard Munch Scream: 50 euro. Mintage limited to 2,000
- Architect Andrea Palladio: 20 euro. Mintage limited to 4,500
- Sir Edmund Hillary: 10 dollar. Mintages limited to 1,953
- Polish Calvary series, 15th Century Armored Horseman: 20 zloty. Mintage limited to 9,900
- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 65th Anniversary: 2 zloty. Mintage limited to 1.75 million.
- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 65th Anniversary: 200 zloty. Mintage limited to 12,000.
- EU Presidency: 100 euro. Mintage limited to 5,000
- Selma Lagerlof: 200 Francs. Mintage limited to 5,000
10 Apr 2008 23:57
- Wild world of caucaus series: Armenian viper, trout, duck, and leopard. 100 Dram. Mintages limited to 3,000 each
- International Polar Year, Antarctic skua: 5 Dollars. Mintage limited to 12,500
- 30yr Anniversary, Northern Territory: 5 Dollars. Mintage limited to 12,500
- Abbeys of Austria series, Klosterneuberg: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 40,000
- Light; Silver & Nobium coin: 25 euro. Mintage limited to 65,000
- The Blue Bird: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 20,000
- Quebec quadricentennial: 1 Dollar. Mintages limited to 65,000 proof and 35,000 BU
- Quebec quadricentennial with gold plating: 1 Dollar. Mintage limited to 60,000 proof sets
- Milk Delivery: 50 cents. (triangular coin) Mintage limited to 25,000
- Dinosaur Collection, Triceratops: 4 dollars. Mintage limited to 20,000
- Ottawa Mint Centennial: 50 cents. Mintage limited to 16,000
- Ottawa Mint Centennial: 1 dollar. Mintage limited to 25,000
- Vignettes of Royalty, Edward VII: 15 Dollars. Mintage limited to 10,000
- Colonial Playing Card Money, Jack of Hearts: 15 Dollars. Mintage limited to 25,000
- Royal Hudson Locomotive: 20 Dollars. Mintage limited to 10,000
- Colorized Crystal Raindrop: 20 Dollars. Mintage limited to 15,000
- Canadian Achievements, IMAX: 30 Dollars. Mintage limited to 15,000
- National Technical Museum Centennial: 200 korun. Mintage limited to 15,000
- International Polar Year, Sirius: 100 krone. Mintage limited to 50,000
- Finland's Flag 90 Years: 10 euro. Mintages limited to 25,000 proof and 9,000 BU
- Renault formula one: 1 1/2 euro. Mintage limited to 5,000
- Year of the Rat: 1/4 euro. Mintage limited to 10,000
- European Parliament: 1 1/2 euro. Mintage limited to 30,000
- 150 years French-Japanese relations, Delacroix Painting: 1 1/2 euro. Mintage limited to 5,000
- 150 years French-Japanese relations, Japanese Painting: 1 1/2 euro. Mintage limited to 5,000
- 150 years French-Japanese relations, Japanese Kanei Tsuho: 1 1/2 euro. Mintage limited to 5,000
- French Painters-Eduard Manet: 1/4 euro. Mintage limited to 10,000
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Grand Canyon: 1.5 euros. Mintage limited to 5,000
- 200th anniversary of birth of Carl Spitzweg: 10 Euro. Mintages limited to 260,000 proof and 1.5 million BU
- 150th anniversary of Max Planck birth: 10 euro. Mintages limited to 260,000 proof and 1.5 million BU
- Franz Kafka's 125 Birth Anniversary: 10 euro. Mintages limited to 260,000 proof and 1.5 million BU
- 50 years Gorch Fock Ship: 10 euro. Mintages limited to 260,000 proof and 1.5 million BU
- 29th Olympiad, Beijing: 5,000 forint. Mintage limited to 14,000
- Hungarian Castles, Siklos Castle in Baranya: 5,000 forint. Mintage limited to 6,000
- Skellig Michael: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 25,000
- Shmuel Yasef Agnon Israel nobel prize laureates: 1 new Sheqel. Mintage limited to 666
- Shmuel Yasef Agnon Israel nobel prize laureates: 2 new Sheqalim. Mintage limited to 666
- 60th Anniversary, State of Israel: 1 new Sheqel. Mintage limited to 1800
- 60th Anniversary, State of Israel: 2 new Sheqel. Mintage limited to 1800
- Italian Constitution 60th Anniversary: 5 euro. Mintage limited to 9,000
- Architect Andrea Palladio: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 21,000
- Sir Edmund Hillary: 1 dollar. Mintage limited to 10,000
- Poet Henrik Wergeland's Birth Bicentennial: 200 krone. Mintage limited to 40,000
- Polish Calvary series, 15th Century Armored Horseman: 10 Zloty. (square coin 22mm x 32mm) Mintage limited to 61,000
- Animals of the World series, Peregrine Falcon: 20 Zloty. Mintage limited to 107,000
- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 65th Anniversary: 20 Zloty. Mintage limited to 145,000
- 150th Anniversary, First Russian Postage Stamp: 3 ruble. Mintage limited to 8,000
- Architectural Monuments, Astrakhan Castle (Kremlin): 25 rubles. Mintage limited to 2,000
- EU Presidency: 30 euro. Mintage limited to 8,000
- War of Independence-Battle of Bailen: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 12,000
- War of Independence-Declaration of War: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 12,000
- War of Independence-Daoiz & Velarde: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 12,000
- War of Independence: 50 euro. Mintage limited to 5,000
- King Alfonso X: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 20,000
- Bicentennial, Spanish War of Independence: 10 euro. Mintage limited to 12,000
- Selma Lagerlof: 200 Francs. Mintages limited to 50,000
- Ice Hockey: 20 Francs. Mintages limited to 7,000 proof and 50,000 BU