The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame’s 60th anniversary will be the subject of a new United States Mint coin with sales benefitting their various programs. Professional Coin Grading Service is partnering with the Hall on the project. The planned $5 denomination gold, $1 silver and 50-cent clad coins to be struck by the U.S. Mint will be legal tender … [Read more...] about Basketball Hall of Fame, PCGS Team Up for U.S. Mint Coin Project
It’s not just a sports card show, but with hundreds of dealers in the building, you’ll definitely find them there. The long-running Long Beach Expo returns this weekend to the city’s convention center, bringing over 500 of the world’s top dealers in sports, coins, currency and stamps to the west coast for a three-day event. The event takes place from Thursday, … [Read more...] about Long Beach Expo Returns This Week
In 1965, a unique baseball collectible made it into packages of Old London snacks. Today, the blue-rimmed 1965 Old London coins are still a hit with vintage collectors in search of something different than cards. 1965 Old London Coins Overview The 1965 Old London Coins featured a total of 40 baseball players. Most teams in the set are represented by two players, but a couple … [Read more...] about 1965 Old London Coins A Reasonable Vintage Food Issue
Upper Deck is launching a set of legal tender hockey player coins this week, the first collector coins to be distributed in pack form. The company was scheduled to unveil the Grandeur Hockey Coin Collection at a special event inside the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Tuesday night. The first series of limited-edition coins are minted in one of four … [Read more...] about Upper Deck Grandeur Hockey Coin Collection Launches
There are important parallels between card collecting and coin collecting that warrant attention for anyone interested in baseball coins. Devoting some preliminary thought to these overlapping concepts and exploring which ones you may already enjoy or be drawn to can help in deciding how far down the rabbit hole you’d like to go, so to speak, with baseball coins as a subset of … [Read more...] about 8 Ways Card Collecting and Numismatics Intersect
The Hall of Fame Commemorative coins recently released by the US Mint have proven to be one of the hotter collectibles early in 2014 for both coin and baseball collectors alike. Professional Coin Grading Service, a coin grader/authenticator and subsidiary of PSA, has added fuel to the fire by inking 18 Hall of Famers to autograph deals with the intention of having them … [Read more...] about More Hall of Famers, Cut Signatures Coming to Fast Rising U.S. Mint Coins?
Baseball coins have been around almost as long as baseball cards. Issues from Colgan’s Chips at the turn of the century, Armour Hot Dogs in the 1950s, Salada in the 1960s, Topps inserts in 1964 and 1971 and Topps issues of the late 1980s and early 1990s all make up what has been a long connection between baseball and baseball coins. Past issues, however, were made from … [Read more...] about Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Sales Soaring