Category: Numismatic

  • Commonwealth Coin Designers and Engravers.

    Commonwealth Coin Designers and Engravers.

    Reading Time: < 1 minute After over a thousand years and many changes in production techniques, the monarch continues to be depicted on the obverse of modern coinage. Certain traditions are observed in this representation. From the time of Charles II onwards a tradition developed of successive monarchs being represented on the coinage facing in…

  • St George, patron of England.

    St George, patron of England.

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Sir Joseph Banks had introduced a brilliant young Italian engraver named Benedetto Pistrucci to William Wellesley Pole appointing him to the mint on the 26th June 1816, Pistrucci then suggested that the St George & Dragon theme would do well to remind the world of Britain’s victory over Napoleon in the…

  • No Motto 1908 $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Coins Are Pedigreed

    No Motto 1908 $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Coins Are Pedigreed

    Reading Time: 3 minutes World War I was near its conclusion; the ravages of war played havoc with the World’s economies; times were difficult financially and morally, as people sought protection and a better way of life; immigration to the United States eastern shores burgeoned; change was omnipresent, as our nation recently introduced new designs…

  • High Quality No Motto $20 Saint-Gaudens Slabbed

    High Quality No Motto $20 Saint-Gaudens Slabbed

    Reading Time: 2 minutes from the article in the October 17th, 1997 edition ofThe COIN DEALER newsletter The Market in Depth Silver…Nevada…Comstock Lode…LaVere Redfield Silver Dollars… To dealers, these terms have become synonymous with rare coins and the hobby. Now, we can add Gold to that list. After much speculation and anticipation, the quantity and…

  • Roberts Shares Amazement With 1908 Saint-Gaudens gold coins Hoard.

    Roberts Shares Amazement With 1908 Saint-Gaudens gold coins Hoard.

    Reading Time: 4 minutes from the November 4th, 1997 edition of Numismatic News “An exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” is how Greg Roberts, president of Spectrum Numismatics, characterized the purchase of more than 15,000 1908 No Motto Saint-Gaudens gold $20 pieces by his firm earlier this year. Rumors of such a hoard had surfaced in numismatic circles during…

  • American gold coin treasure hoard of the rare USA gold 20-dollar bullion

    American gold coin treasure hoard of the rare USA gold 20-dollar bullion

    Reading Time: < 1 minute from the article in the September 21st, 2001 edition ofCERTIFIED COIN DEALER newsletter Mint State Gold is one of the current hot issues. The demand for No Motto and With Motto Saints is tremendous. We see several large numismatic firms trying to buy these Saints in quantity. And, they are…