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9,000 Russian coins up for auction

By Igor Shneyderov Sincona AG in Zurich is preparing the third installment in their series of auctions of one of the greatest collections of Imperial Russian coins to come to market in the past 100 years. The Sincona collection, consisting … Continue reading

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High relief at low price = silver medal

This past April the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee asked the U.S. Mint to consider implementation of a national arts medal program. Now, it is going to offer a framework of what that program would look like. CCAC Chairman Gary Marks … Continue reading

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High-relief eyed for 2015

If you liked the 2009 Ultra High Relief double eagle gold coin, you’re going to love a 2015 24-karat Ultra High Relief gold coin. At least that’s what the U.S. Mint hopes. Although still in the proposal stage, the project … Continue reading

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Coolidge First Spouse gold on sale

The 2014 Grace Coolidge First Spouse half-ounce gold coin went on sale July 17. Buyers purchased 645 of the uncirculated coins and 896 of the proof coins over the first few days after going on sale. Sales for the Florence … Continue reading

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Bass notes showcased for ANA auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will showcase the Educational Note sheets pedigreed to The Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection in its official auction at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 6-10,  in Chicago. The group comprises three original sheets: … Continue reading

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Coin show hurt by Minnesota law

Coin dealers and collectors are upset about the way the new Minnesota coin dealer registration law has hurt their local coin show. Andrew Swammi, coin dealer and coordinator of the Roseville Coin Show held July 12 in Roseville, Minn., said … Continue reading

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Rare Peace dollars in sale

More Peace dollars from the holdings of Raymond T. Baker, U.S. Mint director 1917-1922, will go on the market during the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction at the American Numismatic Association convention in August. The auction firm says a group of … Continue reading

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Goetz hubs in auction

Over 800 working hubs used to create the dies for German political commentary medals by designer Karl Goetz during the period 1910-1940 have been consigned to be sold by Ira & Larry Goldberg, of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. The … Continue reading

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First Spouse Harding gold sales begin

The Florence Harding First Spouse half-ounce gold coins, both uncirculated and proof, went on sale July 10. Buyers bought 574 of the uncirculated coin and 907 of the proof coin in the first few days of sales, which is not … Continue reading

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Roosevelt’s close call

Franklin D. Roosevelt might have beaten Herbert Hoover in a landslide in the 1932 election, but the difference between the two men’s 2014 Presidential dollar mintages is a squeaker. While Roosevelt won in 1932 with almost 45 percent more votes … Continue reading

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