The recent story of the American Children’s Cancer Society, receiving the free Obama coins from Winston Elizabeth & Windsor (WEW). The paper has forgotten to mention that this shipment of coins came from England and were never sold or distributed throughout America. In essence these are a good collectors item and the charity in question will have no problem in selling these, if they notify the public that these are a small number of coins that were minted by one of the worlds most famous mints in Birmingham England.
“There was one other official Obama coin that was sanctioned by the Democratic Party, but it was never sold to the public. According to the Birmingham Post, the Democratic Party placed an order with the Winston Elizabeth & Windsor (WEW) mint in England for about £100,000 ($156,000) worth of silver Obama coins to be used as gifts for party supportersThese silver and gold Obama
coins, which were made from specially-designed dies, were issued in a numbered limited edition of 300 coins.
If you were lucky enough to have received one of these official Obama coins, you just might have a collectible with some potential to increase in value over the years!”
In addition, the Obama silver coin is also a rare commodity and sells between private collectors for over $900 per coin. The gold coin was also sold to private collectors and only 50 were minted in England. The starting price was from £3000 and has now increased as a collector’s item to around £5,500 per coin.
The American press recently asked was the president Obama coin the best project we ever made? At the time one would say yes but since then the company has produced one of the most magnificent coins ever made has to be the Hillsborough memorial coin. Its workmanship and skill to place 96 names on a coin perfect sequence has brought compliments in from around the world. Unfortunately presidents will come and go, with Hillsborough, it will never be forgotten both by the fans, by the club and by the people of Merseyside.
Unfortunately Obama’s popularity has deteriorated but the company from Liverpool was asked by an American reporter would they be sending any Bill Shankly Whisky over to both president Obama and John Henry (owner of the Boston Red Soxes) and new owner of Liverpool Football Club.
Unfortunately the company has stated legally that they cannot export whisky due to federal import restrictions in America. As for John Henry, he can collect his at the club in person in Liverpool. And as for president Obama, perhaps Mr John Henry can take one back to America on his behalf.
Surplus of Obama commemorative coins will aid N.J. children's charity
Patti Sapone/The Star-Ledger Winston Elizabeth & Windsor, a London-based collectibles company, donated 2,000 President Obama commemorative coins to a children's aid organization in Marlboro.
Published: Saturday, October 30, 2010, 6:45 AM