Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle Video – Numismatic Video Series

Numismatics with Kenny – The Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle Video. History and facts about the Double Eagle $20 gold piece. Please view and subscribe as I will be adding videos on every coin minted by the US Mint. Visit my youtube channel to see all of my videos.

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Coin Profile – Finest Known1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, MS63 Prooflike

The 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar is one of the rarest and most valuable coins in the U.S. gold series. As Doug Winter states in Gold Coins of the Charlotte Mint (2008):

The 1849-C Open Wreath gold dollar is the rarest coin ever produced by the Charlotte Mint. It is the rarest gold dollar from any mint and it also ranks as one of the rarest gold coins made as a business strike issue. Despite an example having sold for a high six-figure price in the last few years, this variety remains underpublicized among non-specialists. Among Charlotte collectors, it has assumed near-mythic proportions.”
Two pairs of dies were shipped from the Philadelphia Mint to Charlotte on June 10 and 13, 1849. The reverse of these dies was apparently the Open Wreath type and coinage of gold dollars commenced on July 3, 1849. Director Patterson received two coins from the first delivery for his inspection and expressed his opposition to the design in his reply. Patterson notified the Charlotte staff that new dies were being sent and included two examples of the new design, which were struck at Philadelphia, as examples of how the coins should look.


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Bidding competition at NY INC boosts prices

For many months now world coin rarities, particularly in high grade, have been fetching top prices at auctions in the United States. Those soaring prices have no doubt helped contribute to the presence of further extraordinary rarities at recent sales.

One such beauty made it first ever appearance on the auction block on Jan. 5: a legendary 1897 South Africa Republic gold proof pattern sixpence, KM-4 for type. It was the star of the show at Heritage’s world and ancient coins sale held in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention.

This coin once formed part of the fabled collection of Royle Baldwin, a member of the Baldwin numismatic dynasty. Graded PR-63 Cameo by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation it had no trouble in finding a new home for $329,000.


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Ronald and Nancy Reagan Coins for 2016

The United States Mint in 2016 will strike and sell coins featuring portraits of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States (1981-1989), and his wife Nancy.

Their commemoration breaks expectations as neither were included with original design candidates for 2016 Presidential $1 Coins and 2016 First Spouse Gold Coins.

The Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005, Public Law 109-145, is clear that living former or current Presidents cannot be honored on coins. It’s less concise about breaking the sequential order of Presidential service to honor a commander-in-chief.

President Carter, who served prior to Reagan, is alive and therefore cannot be depicted on U.S. coins. A legal interpretation of Public Law 109-145 was needed and made. Carter will get skipped over to honor Reagan. Paul Gilkes of Coin World writes about the decision, breaking the story on Feb. 12.


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Welcome to my Numismatics with Kenny Blog! (Coin Collecting: US & World Coins)

Thank you for visiting my numismatic coin vlog/blog. This first post is the introductory post to the site. I have updated it over the years. To view all of my latest postings, simply scroll down past this post.

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Until recently, I was considered a Young Numismatist (you become an adult in the numismatic world when you reach 18). My love for collecting coins began more than 10 years ago. Like many numismatists, numismatics has become a passion for me. It does not matter whether its purchasing coins, reading about coins, or discussing the hobby with other collectors, I enjoy it all and hope more young people become young numismatists.

I am a Life Member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and a member of 5 local coin and currency clubs as well as more than fifteen national and international numismatic clubs and societies. The hobby has given me the opportunity to make a great deal of new friends and I look forward to adding new friends from around the country and the world.

In 2019, the ANA named me the Young Numismatist of the Year. I am truly grateful to the ANA not only for the honor but how they are spending a great deal of time and effort promoting the hobby, especially to kids. If you are not a member of the ANA and would like to join, send me an email and I will email you a membership form along with the club benefits: My email address

This blog will include recent articles and videos on coins, anything numismatic readers would like to share, and videos I have created on coins and collecting.  Additionally, I have made a number of world coins videos and collection videos of both silver and gold coins.  I also made unboxing videos of coins I purchase online or my father brings me from his many business trips. Look for my educational videos created with the help of local seasoned numismatists and videos I create while attending the ANA summer seminars. You are allowed to laugh at my cracking voice during my earlier videos made as a young teenager.

Also, be sure to check out the daily RSS feeds (on the right side column of this blog or at the bottom of the page when viewing on some mobile devices) from Coin World, Numismatic News, and the US Mint and many other coin related sites. You are welcome to bookmark this blog as the RSS feed articles change on a daily basis. These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval and are owned by the site or individual authors.

Each day, I tweet or retweet numismatic topics or articles. Some of these appear on this blog in the right hand column.

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I am also a volunteer district representative for the ANA. As I noted above, please feel free to email about any questions you have about the benefits of joining the ANA. I would be pleased to send you an application form. If you are a young numismatist, the ANA has special discounted membership rates and a lot of great activities.

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