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Soft metals weaken U.S. coin prices

The spot price of silver in world market’s yesterday dipped as low as $17.28, its lowest levels since March 2010. Gold declined close to $1,200, but did not fall below that threshold or below the $1,180 intra-day price of Dec. … Continue reading

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Obsolete bank note proof book tops Heritage auction

A leather-bound book containing proof sheets of rare obsoletes that once belonging to noted 19th-century bank note engraver James Smillie realized $64,625 in Heritage’s Long Beach Expo Currency Signature Auction, Sept. 3-8 in Long Beach, Calif. Prices include the 17.5 … Continue reading

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Lissner sale trebles pre-sale estimates

Record prices were achieved by the sale of The Richard L. Lissner Collection called Aug. 1-2 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, just prior to the annual summer convention of the American Numismatic Association. Total of prices realized was $6,993,661 (including … Continue reading

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American Numismatic Society seeks librarian

American Numismatic Society, New York City, invites applications for the position of the Francis D. Campbell Librarian in its Harry W. Bass Jr. Library. The society is looking for an outgoing, well-educated individual to be in charge of the library … Continue reading

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Carson City Coin Collectors attend regional meet

Twenty-six members of the Carson City Coin Collectors of America attended the club’s 2014 regional meeting in Carson City on Aug. 22 at the Carson Nugget Casino. The event was held in conjunction with the Nevada State Museum’s coin show. … Continue reading

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Token collectors honor Campbell

H. Robert (Bob) Campbell of Salt Lake City, Utah, received the 2014 James J. Curto Award this past Labor Day weekend at the National Token Collectors Association Annual Token Show in Omaha, Nebraska. The Curto Award, presented annually by the … Continue reading

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Virginia Numismatic Association hosts convention

The Virginia Numismatic Association will hold its 56th annual convention, coin and currency show, Sept. 26-28 at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, Fredericksburg, Va. Hours are Friday and Saturday,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Tucson Coin Club slates coin show Oct. 19

The Tucson Coin Club will be hold a coin show on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Fraternal Order of the Police located in Tucson, Ariz.  The show hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagle cutoff meets apathy

Despite an announcement from the Mint Sept. 8 that it would end sales of the 2014 platinum American Eagle bullion coin on Oct. 1, buyers only purchased 200 coins since the announcement. Gold Eagles saw a boost in sales, with  … Continue reading

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How about making a fresh start?

If you could start coin collecting all over again, what would you do differently? Another way of putting this question is: if you were completely free to collect anything that appeals to you, what would it be? Too many of … Continue reading

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