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  • Could newly discovered gold coins be the haul stolen by SF Mint employee in 1901? [GOLD COINS]

    02/26/2014 7:49:29 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 113 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | 02/26/14 | STAFF
    The mysterious haul of gold coins discovered by a Northern California couple while out walking their dog – and valued at $10 million – may well be a previously undiscovered bounty that an employee of the San Francisco Mint was convicted of stealing in 1901. The couple, who haven’t been named, stumbled across the haul of 1,427 rare, mint-condition gold coins, nearly all dating from 1847 to 1894, buried in the shadow of an old tree on their Gold Country property in February 2013. The face value of the Saddle Ridge Hoard, as they’ve called it, added up to about...
  • Need Advice Selling a Coin

    10/31/2011 12:43:07 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 29 replies
    10-31-11 | Self
    I have a rare coin, specifically a 1 Quetzel, Guatamala 1925 in XF condition. I have priced things a little under the competition and am not doing the Ebay way, but rather non-traditional ways to sell it, such as Craigslist. Craigslist has local, focused areas, and so I put the ad in the Manhattan, Financial District. But, I don't know for such a coin (know that there are only 3000 of this coin in existence) what the best market would be. Anyone have any advice? I was thinking of moving the ad to Naples, FL as well. Craigslist only allows...
  • How the Worst President Ever Ended Up on a Controverisal New Coin (James Buchanan)

    08/21/2010 7:17:45 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 1,336 replies · 5+ views
    AOL News ^ | 8-19-2010 | Alex Eichler
    Today, the U.S. Treasury released a $1 coin commemorating former President James Buchanan. And people aren't happy about it. To understand why, some background is helpful. In 2007, thanks to a bill promoted by then-Senator John Sununu of New Hampshire, the Treasury began minting $1 coins with the likenesses of former Presidents, starting with George Washington. The coins -- which have been appearing ever since, featuring a new President every three months -- are meant to improve use and circulation of America's dollar coins, which are often seen as an awkward misfit among currency, neither fish nor fowl. Sununu's initiative...
  • Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts

    05/02/2008 12:24:06 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 9 replies · 1,681+ views
    Office of Pete Sessions ^ | Apr 23, 2008 | Office of Pete Sessions
    Sessions Leads 100th Year Boy Scout Recognition Efforts http://sessions.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=89413 Introduces Commemorative Coin, Garners Support for Commemorative Stamp Washington, Apr 23, 2008 U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) is leading congressional efforts to recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America in 2010 by introducing legislation for a 100 Years of Scouting commemorative coin. Boy Scouts are a significant part of American culture, shaping the values, citizenship, and skills of millions of young men, Sessions stated. As an Eagle Scout with four generations of Boy Scouts in my family, I strongly value the Boy Scouts history of instilling a sense...