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2014 Limited Edition proof set finally released

After a long delay, the United States Mint began sales of the 2014 Limited Edition silver proof set on March 17. A press release from the Mint cited packaging changes as the reason for the wait. By March 22, buyers … Continue reading

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Ohio collector wins Heritage Auctions’ coin giveaway

A gold coin worth $12,500 was given to Kevin Conaway as the grand prize in Heritage Auctions annual numismatic survey. The Ohio collector received a 1907 High Relief Wire Rim Saint-Gaudens gold $20 graded MS-60 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Heritage … Continue reading

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Golfer Jack Nicklaus given gold medal

Bronze duplicates of a Congressional Gold Medal given to golfer Jack Nicklaus March 24 went on sale to collectors a day later. A three-inch version of the medal is priced at $39.95 while the 1.5-inch medal is $6.95. Nicklaus was … Continue reading

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Italy seeks limit on coin imports

By Mark Fox Italy recently asked the United States to once again extend for another five years the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that restricts the U.S. importation of a wide range of archaeological material, including some ancient “coins of Italian … Continue reading

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Paz seeks ANA board seat

Idaho collector Oded Paz is running for a seat on the 2015 American Numismatic Association board of governors. “My main goal is bringing the ANA closer to the individual collector, local coin clubs and the smaller coin dealers around the … Continue reading

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Time to buy bullion with silver at low?

The price of silver is at its lowest point since February 2010. Should potential buyers be looking to get in at the present 5-year lows, or will sitting on the sidelines continue to be rewarded with still lower prices? When … Continue reading

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Gold price swings ‘predictable’

Last week, I discussed two new developments in the numismatic and precious metals markets. I did not discuss the action of the precious metals prices before and after the Federal Open Market Committee post-meeting announcements last Wednesday afternoon. What happened … Continue reading

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March of Dimes, gold Eagle proofs on sale

First day sales of the March of Dimes commemorative silver dollar, which released on March 13, are low with only 7,940 uncirculated and 16,436 proof coins sold. A three-coin set featuring the proof commemorative and two dimes comes out on … Continue reading

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CCAC wants Liberty on coins

It’s been 83 years since Lady Liberty walked off the U.S. quarter, and there are those who think it’s time she return. “We took Liberty off coinage in the early 20th century,” said Gary Marks, chairman of the Citizens Coinage … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 commemoratives sought for 2019

It was almost 50 years ago when man first stepped foot on the moon. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee would like to see that accomplishment recognized with a commemorative coin program. It unanimously supported a 2019 Apollo 11 Moon Landing … Continue reading

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