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Next Monthly Coin Show
Coin Show - Monthly Notes for July 2023
Mark your calendar and join us at the next show on Sunday, August 13, 2023, in the Joe Mack Wilson ballroom.
The August show will be filled with dealers and their displays of coins, currency, bullion, exonumia, scripophily, semi-precious stones, jewelry and other interesting items for visitors to enjoy.
The show welcomes guests to buy, sell, trade or just view the history found in the many displays. People can also bring coins and currency to the show for a free verbal appraisal based on the current market.
The show is open from 9am - 4pm, however arrive early for the most opportunities.
Should circumstances impact the show, check with this web site, the recorded show message (770-772-4359), or join our mailing list to receive up-to-date information about the next show.
Make a reminder note and visit the next Greater Atlanta Coin Show on Sunday, August 13, 2023 in the Joe Mack Wilson ballroom to join the fun and view the items on the bourse.
2014 Kakahi-Yellowfin Tuna Silver Tokelau Five-Dollar Coin
2015 Year of the Goat Silver Australian One Dollar Coin
2014 Year of the Horse Silver British Two-Pound Coin
2015 Year of the Sheep Silver British Two-Pound Coin
The July 2023 Greater Atlanta Coin Show welcomed many visitors to a bourse filled with dealers and their displays of coins, currency, bullion and other collectibles.
The local weather provided a nice day, though it was somewhat hot and humid under a partly cloudy sky.
Thank you to one and all who supported the show from our visitors, to our dealers to our security and to the hotel's staff. We appreciate you every month.
The July show welcomed visiting dealers filling in for those of our regular dealers that participated in the summer FUN (Florida United Numismatists) show in Orlando. However, a few of our regular dealers came back from FUN to set up. Being road warriors, a few of them were getting low on inventory.
We appreciate all of our dealers including the visiting dealers, our road warriors and our regular dealers.
The show enjoyed a nice group of visitors. We recognized returning guests, but we also saw lots of new faces as well. Welcome to all, and we're glad you came to the show.
We also saw lots of young people, some were already collectors. We are always glad to see young people getting interested in the hobby.
As for the hotel, they were very busy Saturday night and still had a number of cars in their parking lot from those events on Sunday morning. It's good the hotel is busy.
Following the common theme this year, people continued to look for silver and gold. Some look for coins while others want bullion. The show's dealers provide both types as options.
Generally, there are more people looking for silver than for the other precious metals. Silver is cheaper to buy for those wanting to dip their toe into precious metals. Again, the show's dealers provide a variety of items in silver, gold, along with platinum and palladium, though they are more difficult to find.
In contrast, some of our visitors searched for specific silver bullion such as those from Australia, the Kookaburras and the Koalas, to add to their numismatic collections.
One dealer showcased a "starter set" of Dahlonega gold for the individuals interested in not only gold, but collectible, numismatic gold coins.
Our dealers also provide verbal appraisals and will buy numismatic items brought to the show. Some visitors brought silver and commemorative collectible coins to sell.
Not to forget, currency is also numismatic. This month several dealers offered different types of currency to pique the interest of our visitors.
Sadly, at this show, we remembered Elizabeth Davis, one of our long-time dealers. She recently passed away after an illness.
Our thoughts go out to her family and loved ones. May she rest in peace.
Now, in recognition of the many people looking for silver, let's highlight a few interesting silver coins from other countries.
Our first item comes from down under.
The 2015 one ounce Australian Silver Year of the Goat Coin is part of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series coins.
Launched in 1999, the Lunar series became one of the mint’s most popular series.
The 2015 one ounce Australian Silver Year of the Goat Coin is available in brilliant uncirculated condition in a sealed plastic coin capsule.
Each coin contains one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, highlights the coin’s obverse side. The design shows the Queen from a side profile view wearing her regal tiara. Above the queen are etchings for her name and the country which read “Elizabeth II Australia.”
Under the queen are inscriptions for the coin’s weight, silver purity, face value and the minting year. This information reads “1 oz 999 Silver 2015 1 Dollar.”
Natasha Muhl designed the coin's reverse depicting three goats in a field. The animals stand in a field with two of the three staring out into the distance and the third feeding on the grass.
To the top left of the design is a tree with several leaves and the Chinese character for the goat. Below the goats are inscriptions for the lunar year which read “Year of the Goat.”
A “P” mintmark shows in the design for the Perth Mint.
This coin can be a fun addition to simple silver bullion, to an Australian coin collection, to an animal group of coins, or to a lunar collection.
Regardless, it's a beautiful representation from the Perth Mint.
Our next example is another lunar year coin, but this one comes from Great Britain's Royal Mint.
The 2014 Year of the Horse began the Royal Mint's Shengxiao Collection.
This first coin in the series celebrates the Chinese Zodiac Calendar and, specifically, the Year of the Horse - 2014.
The obverse design featured Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Encircling the image at the rim are the inscriptions, "ELIZABETH II -D.G.-REG-FID-DEF-2 POUNDS."
For the reverse for the Year of the Horse coin, Wuon-Gean Ho designed a horse in full gallop, with all four hooves in the air. The horse's head is high while looking to the left, for a full profile with a tossed mane. The muscle tone is sleek, and the horse is highlighted by an unusually long tail, flying high.
The reverse inscriptions include "YEAR OF THE HORSE, 2014, 1 OZ FINE SILVER 999" above the display of the horse.
This coin as the first coin in a British Royal Mint series would make a nice addition to a silver collection or even a nice gift to a horse lover.
Keeping with Great Britain's Lunar series, our next coin represents another animal in the Year of the Sheep.
This coin continues the artistry of Ian Rank-Broadley for the Queen's portrait on the obverse and of Wuon-Gean Ho on the reverse.
The reverse of the coin depicts a pair of male sheep. They stare at each other as they prepare to lock horns in front of a shadowy forest.
With its simplified details and smooth, flowing lines, the artist depicts many of the characteristics associated with Asian art. In addition the artist included the Chinese symbol for sheep, which appears between the two rams.
The inscription shows “YEAR OF THE SHEEP, 2015, 1 OZ FINE SILVER 999” near the upper edge of the coin.
The obverse contains the same inscription as the 2014 coin, featuring the Queen’s title and the Latin abbreviation, “Reg Fid Def,” which translates into “Queen by the Grace of God.”
This coin would be a nice addition to a British coin collection, to silver bullion, or to a just for fun group of silver.
Our last coin for this month is a Yellowfin Tuna struck at the New Zealand Mint for Tokelau.
Tokelau, the Polynesian word for “North Wind,” is a unique territory off New Zealand consisting of three tropical coral atolls that combine into one connected ring of land mass.
In the center of the obverse design is the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II in honor of New Zealand’s former British rule. Beneath her appears a “Tuluma” or tackle box, the national symbol of Tokelau due to its prosperous fishing industry.
At the very bottom of coin is a banner with the words “Tokelau mot e Atua” printed upon it. This phrase translates into “Tokelau for God.” Also engraved on this coin is the name, “ELIZABETH II”, "TOKELAU 2014" and "~Five Dollars - 1 oz 999 Silver~".
Featured on the reverse of the coin shows a large tuna as it swims past a large branch of coral, perhaps in search of some food. From its open-mouthed expression to its distinctively shaped fins and gills, the artist detailed the sea creature in its aquatic environment.
An inscription encircles the underwater tableau with proper name of the fish, “KAKAHI-YELLOWFIN TUNA” as well the name of the territory “TOKELAU.”
This coin is another interesting example of coins from other countries and territories. It's a nice silver coin but would also be a fun gift for someone enamored with fish.