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  1. Mystery solved. Limited number of medals each numbered 1-200.
  2. Modern is in the eye of the beholder or possibly location. The modern sovereign is noted as those start were minted started in 1817. When your history goes back to 1489, modern can mean something different. No rumble and no jungle. Float like a butterfly - sting like a …
  3. Coins of England & the United Kingdom, Pre-Decimal Issues Coins of England & the United Kingdom, Decimal Issues Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands, including Anglo-Gallic Coins As of 16th April 2024 Sovereign Rarities Ltd, London, UK, has acquired the above three publications from Spink & Son Ltd, who in turn acquired the publications in 1997 from B. A. Seaby Ltd. B A Seaby had originally produced a more basic one volume catalogue dating from the late 1920s, expanding to Scottish and Irish later on. The splitting of the decimal and pre-decimal denominations was a more recent innovation of the last decade as the modern issue era became more expansive and continues to grow under King Charles III. The new release of the pre-decimal and decimal catalogues remains a highly anticipated annual event in the worldwide numismatic calendar, as British coins are so internationally collected in the modern era. The acquisition by Sovereign Rarities Ltd will see the next edition for 2025 produced under their branding for the first time and Managing Director Ian Goldbart commented: ‘We are delighted to have acquired the three titles, which we intend to continue to produce in the coming years. In one form or another, Coins of England has been issued for almost 100 years. Having first acquired a copy, when I started collecting in 1976, to this day, the book remains a staple part of my numismatic diet.'
  4. Nice try, but no cigar. No tri-colored ribbon for the pin and bars. Years 1912 and 1913, conventions were held, but this member either did not attend or did not purchase a bar for those years. De Profundis may have been made popular by Oscar Wilde, but it is much better known in other circles. As for the metal and links, well that’s another story. As for the meaning of the number 14, that has not been confirmed yet - but it was not the mintage. ANA President Zerbe, at the time, was the driving force behind the ANA convention medals. By the way, the first convention was held in 1891.
  5. I wasn’t sure how much interest there would be in early ANA convention pin and bars. I put a bid in and forgot about it. Needless to say, I did not win it, but have a question about the number on the back of the medal? What is the significance of it? There are also markers marks which I find interesting. anyone know what the number 14 on the back of the medal represents? 14th attendee? missed my chance on this one.
  6. I-65 to I#80 to the Tristate (294). Lots of traffic, but doable.
  7. Both courses sound very interesting. Never heard of the scholarship.
  8. It would be nice for forum members to show some of their numismatic club or society tokens/medals and describe any meaning or symbolism to/on them.
  9. Yep that’s it. I have the book on it written in both Polish and English. The 80 is coming up at auction soon. Have a million to spare?
  10. I would also assume double eagles as gold dollars would be a feat in itself. Here’s a bit more from the Melbourne records: In 1925 large shipments of gold from America arrived and the Melbourne Mint was authorised to pay for imported gold in sovereigns.
  11. Good luck with the surgery. Too bad about Rosemont,