Kevin Lipton submitted a winning bid of $2,585,000 mid-January for the 1792 penny, one of about only 10 coins that were “experimentally produced” after the U.S. Mint was established.
Lipton, who owns a coin wholesaling business in Beverly Hills, was searching for the penny, called a Birch Cent, since he saw one in 1981 at a New York auction house. The coin was bought by a developer for a mere $200,000.
“It’s like our very first penny,” Lipton said. “It’s such a spectacular coin. It’s so important, so rare.”
The piece features a profile of a female face encircled by the words “Liberty Parent of Science and Industry.” The other side says, “United States of America” and shows the denomination of “One Cent” within a wreath. At the bottom is the fraction “1/100.”
According to the Reporters, Lipton’s bid is the most money ever paid for a one-cent coin. “They are a great store value, and will only be worth more in the future,” He said about his purchase. “They are literally Mona Lisas of our coinage.”
Lipton’s 1792 “Wright Quarter” is special because it’s America’s first quarter and because the only other example known to exist is in the Smithsonian. It features a beautifully executed profile of a woman with the word “Liberty” written atop and the date below. The reverse side has an eagle standing on a globe with the words “United States of America” surrounding it. The coin was designed by Joseph Wright only one year before his death.
Jewelry worn by famous peoples has always been mesmerizing. So this time in honor of President’s Day that we celebrated recently, we thought why not come up with jewels worn by first ladies of past and present. After all we all can take a few lessons in style, or at the very least marvel at.
Jacqueline Kennedy’s custom pearl necklace, designed by Kenneth Jay Lane
Barbara Bush’s signature costume pearls, purse designed by Judith Leiber
Stock up on those pearls, you can always count on the classics.—Mother’s Day is coming!
Mary Todd Lincoln’s enameled gold bracelet watch
Edith Roosevelt’s Harry Winston diamond necklace
A copy of Mrs. Roosevelt’s flowery diamond statement necklace is on display (both the original and reproduction made by Harry Winston)
Michelle Obama’s inaugural ball jewelry suite, designed by Loree Rodkin
There was something to please everyone, and most definitely a jewel or two (or three) to lust after. Stock up on those designs. We don’t have it in stock but we can definitely make a similar jewelry for you. Visit us today.
Love is in the air and we are hoping you all are up and prepared with surprise for the special person in your life. BUT if not then you surely do not have much time on hand….
Day after tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! (Dun dun dun….) And you have nothing to show for it.
Well, panic no more my fellow procrastinators! We have some wonderful sparkling gifts waiting at our store just for you. Our jewelry will let your partner know it’s true love.
Our fiery, brilliant diamonds and stunning gemstones are surely to take your breath away. We have rings and bands for both Him and Hers.
If your partner has a birthday this month,don’t forget you can score extra points with the vibrant violet February birthstone,amethyst. You can buy loose gemnow which can later be mounted to favorite jewelry.
Diamond Earrings with hint of love!
We have many more Valentine’s jewelry and other gifting options available at store. Our staff will help you pick the perfect gift for you. Hurry! Visit us today you have only couple of days left.
Yes, that’s true! According to survey, Last year, jewelry was among the first items discounted in the weeks leading up to February. Naturally, this year you can expect more jewelry deals with the first Valentine’s Day sales appearing this week.
Keeping this in mind, we’ve rounded up a selection of some of our favorite gift ideas for the special guy or gal in your life. From Diamonds to Watches and everything in between, we have gifts you’ll be sure to love.
1) Show your Infinite Love with this beautiful Diamond Pendant.
2) Give her some sweet eye candy.
3) As the saying goes, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, you can never go wrong with these.
4) Red Hot!
5) Does your guy love watches? Give him a timepiece that will last a lifetime.
6) Gifting something special doesn’t mean buying jewelry every time. It sometimes mean living the old memories all again. If your better half has a favorite jewelry or watch that needs to be fixed, bring it to us.
7) Last but not the least, Chocolates & Wine!
No Valentine’s Day is complete without chocolate and wine. Adding bouquet of red roses will add more romance in the air.
We are sure you all are aware that last week “Harry Potter” inspired Golden Snitch Ring went viral and the designer had to stop taking orders, thought she has resumed now. Designer of the ring clarifies that it’s not official merchandise and she did that very sweetly with a small poem on her website. The ring she designed comes in silver and gold with citrine, topaz, sapphire and moissanite stone options. Stones are all honey colored and band is texturized to resemble the Snitch’s famous wings.
It’s not that she designed this ring recently but it started getting lot of attention after the ring image went viral. She is been designing this particular ring since last one year, and the attention she is getting now is unexpected for her. Right after ring went viral she admits that 90 percent of her orders are for this particular Snitch ring and she is very happy with the response. This is a classic example of how things change in this world driven by internet and social media.
So if you have an idea or a design in mind of ring that you want we can make it for you and who knows that can go viral in this internet and social media age. We are full service store and can handle any level of complex designs when it comes to custom work so drop by our store with your ideas and see how we work with you to bring your dream idea to real world.