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Russian coins star at Stack’s Bowers

Russian gold coins from a collection formed in the 1980s will be among the highlights of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ auction to be held Aug. 9-13 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif. The firm said … Continue reading

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BEP offers new currency products

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has introduced two new products that are now available for purchase. Included are the “2016 Texas $2 Step Currency Set” and the “2016 Happy Birthday Currency Note.” Commemorating the 25 years of currency production … Continue reading

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Unload coins in tough times?

The overall economy has an impact on supply and demand for numismatic and precious metals products. When there is a general sense of prosperity, there is greater demand for discretionary items, which are items beyond what is needed for everyday … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagle sales take off

More one-ounce platinum bullion American Eagles were sold by the U.S. Mint on July 25 than in the entire year of 2014, the last time the coins were offered. On that date, 17,100 of the coins were sold to the … Continue reading

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Doubled die on Cumberland quarter

Variety hunter Alfonso Lopez has garnered credit for finding the first reported Doubled Die Reverse on a 2016-P Kentucky Cumberland Gap America The Beautiful quarter. The doubling is easily seen with the naked eye (for some of us) or under … Continue reading

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Reagan, Currency set limits gone

The United States Mint has removed household order limits for the 2016-W Nancy Reagan gold First Spouse coins. Both uncirculated and proof Reagan coins had limits of one coin per finish. As of July 17, collectors ordered 1,291 uncirculated and … Continue reading

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Japan legalizes cybercoins

While bitcoins are getting physical, banks in Japan are sending their money into cyberspace. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. is Japan’s largest bank. This bank plans to become the first bank anywhere to issue its own digital currency, according to … Continue reading

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Gold tops June coin auction in Germany

A 10 ducats gold piece was a top performer June 21-23 in a set of three auctions conducted by Fritz Rudolf Künker in Osnabrück, Germany. The piece, struck in 1634, brought 220,000 euros, or $244,200 when converted an an exchange … Continue reading

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Ruble for the czar who wasn’t czar

The death of Russian Czar Alexander I in late 1825 set off a chain of events in which two brothers swore allegiance to the other as the new ruler of Imperial Russia. The St. Petersburg Mint quickly prepared a portrait … Continue reading

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Fiji’s tabua often misunderstood

By Kerry Rodgers Teeth from the lower jaw of sperm whales were and still are highly prized in several Pacific Island groups including Tonga and Fiji. For Fijians they have been a central feature of their culture from beyond memory. … Continue reading

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