The Free “Lucky” Silver Penny


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If you are curious about the 2013 silver pennies minted by the Royal Mint to commemorate the birth of the Royal Baby, you can take a look at them here.

According to traditional folklore in England, crossing the palm of a new born baby with silver or offering them a silver penny is a way of wishing them a wealthy and healthy life.

2013 babies born on the same day as the Royal Baby will receive this free “lucky” silver penny.The penny will be presented in a pink or blue pouch and has been marked with the year 2013 to commemorate the baby’s’ year of birth and features a shield of the Royal Arms.

Parents of newborns who share their birthday with the third-in-line to the throne need to apply online for one of the coins that have been struck by visiting Facebook.com/theroyalmint. They have 60 days to register for the coin and will need to provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate to qualify.

The Story Of The Most Expensive Coin In The World


wealthymatters.comIn 1933, the President of the United States of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt stopped the coinage of gold and made it illegal to own the metal (although coin collectors could retain their pieces). With one exception, no 1933 double eagles were ever legally released, although some were stolen from the government, and over the years several were recovered.

In the summer of 2002, a 1933 Double Eagle was auctioned off for $7,590,020 , which shattered the old record of $4,140,000 paid at a public auction for an 1804 silver dollar. This piece is unique as the only 1933 double eagle the U.S. government has deemed legal for its citizens to own (having been negotiated as such through terms of a U.S. treaty with a foreign government). Even illegal instances of the 1933 double eagle would be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it would be illegal for a U.S. coin dealer to broker a deal with one of these coins. There is no other date of St. Gaudens double eagle that is worth a significant fraction of this extraordinary coin. In fact, a complete uncirculated set of all other St. Gaudens double eagles could be put together for just over three million dollars (less than half the price paid for the 1933), including the extremely rare, ultra-high relief, proof pattern. Without the rare pattern, the set would be less than $ 750,000. Read more of this post

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