I am not a big fan of colorized coins mostly because they remind me of the shoddy colorized 50 State Quarters® that were sold at absorbent prices to unknowing citizens. However, this recent announcement by the Royal Canadian Mint caught my attention. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a colourful tribute to the organization's rich artistic legacy in the form of a $20 silver coin. Maybe, subconsciously, it's due to my love of the classical arts, but there is something special about this coin that jumped out of the monitor at me.
You can click on the image above to view a high definition, full-color picture of this coin. According to the press release from the Royal Canadian Mint, "The coin's reverse image is an engraved rendition of a photograph by one of Canada's foremost dance photographers, David Cooper. Advanced 'sheer effect' colour faithfully recreates the stunning costumes worn by the dancers and further showcases the beautiful embellishments that adorn their traditional platter tutus." I just may buy one for my own collection to see this new technique that the Canadian Mint is using. The $20 fine silver coin is limited to a mintage of 7,500 and retails for $114.95. It can be pre-ordered by contacting the RCM at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Internet at www.mint.ca.
Photo courtesy of The Royal Canadian Mint, www.mint.ca
RCM Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of Royal Winnipeg Ballet originally appeared on About.com Coins on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 17:21:12.
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Grading copper coins can be one of the most difficult tasks a coin collector can encounter. One of the factors that are taken into consideration when grading copper coins (for example, Lincoln pennies) is the color of the copper. As copper comes in contact with air, water and other chemicals the copper will turn from a bright orange-red to a dark chocolate-brown. Third-party grading (TPG) companies assign the following adjectives to uncirculated copper coins: Red, Red Brown, and Brown. In my guide to grading the color of copper coins I have added a chart showing twenty different Lincoln pennies and their associated "color grade." These are actual examples that have been graded by a professional grading service. You can use this chart to determine the shade of copper for your coins.
Individual photos courtesy of Teletrade Coin Auctions, www.teletrade.com
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