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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

NGC Labels Hand-Signed by Ken Bressett Now Available from Westminster Mint

NGC Labels Hand-Signed by Ken Bressett Now Available from Westminster Mint

Posted on 10/8/2018 

The labels feature the logo of the Red Book, for which Bressett is well-known.
Morgan Dollars certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and encapsulated with NGC labels individually hand-signed by Kenneth Bressett are now available from Westminster Mint, Inc., a major coin retailer.

Kenneth Bressett is one of the best-known and most respected numismatists of all time. In 1962, he was appointed editor of A Guide Book of United States Coins, the world’s best-selling coin collecting guide. Popularly termed the “Red Book,” more than 24 million copies have been sold since the first edition was published in 1946.

NGC partnered with Whitman Publishing, LLC, publisher of the Red Book, to create NGC certification labels that feature the guide’s name and official logo. Select numbers of these labels have been hand-signed by Bressett to create a particularly special collectible.





Westminster Mint recently launched sales of NGC-certified Morgan Dollars encapsulated with NGC Official Red Book labels hand-signed by Kenneth Bressett. The Morgan Dollar is a favorite among collectors due to its history, beauty and, in higher grades, captivating cartwheel luster. The series ran from 1878 to 1904 and returned for an encore in 1921.

NGC is the world’s largest third-party grading service, having grading more than 41 million coins, including more than 3 million Morgan Dollars. NGC's Authentic Hand-Signed labels include signers such as former Mint Director Edmund C. Moy and "Coinage Congressman" Mike Castle, as well as Bressett. Coins with authentic hand-signed labels are listed separately in the NGC Census population report.

"When I learned that NGC had a limited number of Official Red Book labels that were individually hand-signed by Kenneth Bressett, the book's editor for over 40 years, I immediately thought of Morgan Silver Dollars," said Ian Clay, President of Westminster Mint, which has served coin collectors since 2001. "Morgan Dollars are America's favorite collectible coins. Who could better represent them than Kenneth Bressett, an icon of American numismatics?"

"Westminster Mint does a fantastic job of bringing new collectors into the hobby by offering attractive and desirable coins with interesting stories," said Mark Salzberg, NGC chairman. "These NGC-certified Morgan Dollars with Kenneth Bressett hand-signed labels are sure to appeal to new and advanced collectors alike."

To learn more about the NGC-certified Morgan Dollars with Kenneth Bressett hand-signed labels available for sale through the Westminster Mint, visit www.coin-rare.com or call 800-301-3868.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness $5 Gold Coin

Breast Cancer Awareness $5 Gold Coin

The obverse (heads) design, by Emily Damstra and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, features two women. The older woman has her hands on her chest and a relieved expression on her face. The younger woman, with a scarf on her head, holds one hand over her chest and the other raised in a fist as if she is ready to fight. A butterfly flies above the two women.

The gold reverse (tails) design by Emily Damstra and sculpted by Renata Gordon, depicts a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in flight, a symbol of hope.

Specifications

Composition: 85 percent Gold; 14.8 percent Copper, Balance Zinc
Diameter: 0.850 inches
Weight: 7.931 grams
Mintage Limit: 50,000 across all gold product options



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Berlin’s 2018 World Money Fair

City Releases Coins

Berlin’s 2018 World Money Fair, WMF  was a great success with 300 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. Thousands of collectors attended many were looking for the best new WMF Releases. There is an aplite for coins released through shows like the WMF and ANA shows in the United States. We refer to them as City Releases. The demand for coins like these were triggered in 2014 when a collector paid $100,000 for the first John F. Kennedy Gold Half Dollar.

Friday, March 2, 2018

NGC Grades 40,000,000 Coins

NGC Grades 40,000,000 Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has become the first third-party coin grading service to grade more than 40,000,000 coins.

NGC has been the industry leader for a number of years. It became the first third-party grading service to reach 20,000,000 coins graded (in 2010), the first to reach 25,000,000 coins graded (in 2012), the first to reach 30,000,000 coins graded (in 2014) and the first to reach 35,000,000 coins graded (in 2016).

International growth has been a major force behind these recent milestones. NGC now has international offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Munich as well as 13 Official Submission Centers around the world. In April, NGC will open its fourth international office in London.

Coins are graded full time at NGC's 60,000-square-foot headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, USA, and at its 15,000-square-foot facility in Shanghai. In March, NGC will begin to offer periodic on-site grading in Munich.

Used by the Smithsonian Institution to preserve its most important rarities.

Every coin certified by NGC is encapsulated in its state-of-the-art holder, the same holder used by the Smithsonian Institution to preserve its most important rarities. The superior protection of the NGC holder, coupled with its expert and impartial grading and guarantee, has helped NGC to stand out year after year.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Today’s impressive sounding positive employment numbers were not really as positive as the first glance reflected

Today’s impressive sounding positive employment numbers were not really as positive as the first glance reflected. Labor Force participation was lowered which automatically improves the Unemployment rate. The precious metal’s market knee jerk reaction was down but quickly recovered but as yet has not recovered all the loss. Like a scratched record I repeat the precious metals remain under pressure. The news to watch is this Sunday’s French elections. All the media is promoting a Macron win making traders comfortable with their current precious metals positions. An upset would change everything.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

President Trump’s tax plan is a key focus today as pundits babble

President Trump’s tax plan is a key focus today as pundits babble on about what is in it without actually having all the facts. Two key points I have read is a significant cut to corporate/business operating taxes and a cut on US Foreign earnings repatriation which is supposed to bring monies back on shore and drive more hiring and spending domestically by corporations. It will be interesting to see how it effects the debt ceiling event on Friday of this week. The French elections remain front and center and will be so until it passes May 7. As long as the market is buying a Macron expected win pressure will remain on the gold. The precious metals complex is no longer looking very bullish if gold were to trade down to the strong support level at 1245 or break lower that would signal a complete change of direction. Palladium remains the only bull in town but for now while silver is under attack.

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Federal Reserve made no changes yesterday with no indication for the future.

The Federal Reserve made no changes yesterday with no indication for the future. Our focus though is no longer on the Fed now that the political landscape is changing. President Trump has intimated his concern of an overvalued dollar and is expected to take actions to address the situation. With the Fed out of the way and expectations of moves to make the US dollar weaker gold has gained old ground and appears that it will continue to try higher. A break above 1235 in the coming days could trigger a rally as high as 1275. In other news Iran test-fired a new ballistic missile which drew ire from the current US administration. This tension only adds support for safe-haven buying. The rest of the precious metals group are benefitting from the gold move.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year it is for the long palladium traders. It’s up another $30 today and seems unstoppable.

Happy New Year it is for the long palladium traders. It’s up another $30 today and seems unstoppable. But truth be told the short selling that brought down the price was much heavier in volume than the light buying that is buoying the price now. This may be a sign that longs established at current levels may be at risk of failure. Gold is nowhere in comparison to palladium but it is still in bullish territory and looks to have more upside potential. The weakness of the European economy and the much favored US dollar will continue to hold gold to the upside. Today’s Federal Open Market Committee Minutes are probably the least important we have seen in the last six months. With 3 Fed presidents leaving and being replaced by what are considered more dovish persons, the questions will be, how often will they raise rates and what they may intimate about the possible Trump Presidency future influence on the economy. No surprise are expected so current upward trends are likely to prevail in the precious metals group.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Yesterday saw the gold market act like a see-saw. Gold is essentially range bound

Yesterday saw the gold market act like a see-saw. Gold is essentially range bound at the moment but still with a downward tendency. Platinum continues to look good and may finally be trying to make a stride to the upside. There may be some support coming from a possible mining strikes in Zimbabwe, the world’s third largest producer. Meanwhile silver looks poised to test $17 today on nothing other than good demand possibly a higher US trade deficit is driving more interest for some safe haven buying. Yet without any more relevant news to push the commodities we expect that any rallies will be met with fierce selling ahead of the Fed Rate Decision next week.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Platinum is the leader today but not in a good way.

Platinum is the leader today but not in a good way. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) signed a 2- year wage agreement with Impala Platinum Limited (Refineries) ending the threat of strike that was hanging around in the background. That news along with slipping auto sales numbers out of the USA put a damper on the prospect of higher prices for this white metals and selling began. AT first it seemed like the whole group was going to falter. Then the very weak Construction Spending data came out -.7% and the previous month revised downward as well which added concern of continued weakness showing in the US economy. This has supported gold and silver tagged along for an albeit small recovery form the day’s lows. The news today was not good for the platinum group metals. But even worse the fact that it hit during Rosh Hashanah while many of our many colleagues are out celebrating has caused extreme moves during this time of lower liquidity. It seems to this observer that todays move just may be a little overdone.