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The Young Victoria Collection – Best in Category for 2016

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently announced its Collector’s Society 2016 NGC Registry Award Winners, and my collection of Young Head Victoria Sovereigns, “The Young Victoria Collection,”1 was awarded Best in Category in the 2016 World Coin Competitive Sets competition … Continue reading

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A ship, an adventure, and a treasure

Recently Kitco News published an interesting article about a hoard of sunken gold coins to be recovered from a shipwreck later this summer. What follows is the story of a ship, an adventure, and a treasure. Let’s start with the … Continue reading

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The Young Victoria Collection Wins NGC Best in Category Award for 2012

On January 11, 2013, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association and the Professional Numismatists’s Guild, announced the NGC Collector’s Society 2012 NGC Registry Award Winners. The Young Victoria Collection was awarded the Best in Category in World … Continue reading

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Coin Collectors Gone Wild

Good grief, have coin collectors gone wild?! I participated in this auction last week, but the lot I bid on certainly didn’t get this much attention! Australian sovereign smashes several records Rare 1920-S gold coin realizes $1.26 million in sale The Australian … Continue reading

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Transitions

Design Changes to the Young Head Victoria Shield Sovereign, 1838 – 1887 1. Introduction One of the challenges confronting the collector of young head Victoria shield sovereigns is the lack of an overview of the transitions between design changes during … Continue reading

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The Young Victoria Collection is complete!

I finally acquired the key date of the series, 1841, and the Young Victoria Collection is now complete!   1841 (S.3852), ‘GRɅTIɅ’, extremely rare (R3), XF Details, the key date of the series This collection of British shield sovereigns from the early years … Continue reading

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Using the 2012 Standard Catalogue of British Coins

I just received my copy of the 2012 Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England and the United Kingdom, 47th Edition (SCBC hereafter). The SCBC is an indispensable reference for the collector of British coins, and features reference numbers, photographs, descriptions, … Continue reading

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