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Alfred gets great results at DNW

April 25 saw Dix Noonan Webb offer the first tranche of Marvin Lessen’s wide-ranging “North Yorkshire Moors Collection of British Coins.” Offered were 290 lots of Iron Age, Roman Imperial, early Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Viking coins. The sale also included the … Continue reading

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Time to take a close look at platinum

Bullion prices have weakened since last month. If you are interested in collecting platinum Eagles, this might be a good time to dip a toe into the water. Prices for most issues haven’t been this cheap in years. Avoid paying … Continue reading

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Demand high for 1795 Flowing Hair dollar

Total mintage for the 1795 silver dollar of 203,033 may not impress you much. It suggests that, while certainly a better coin, it is probably available. However, it must be remembered that this mintage total includes both the Flowing Hair … Continue reading

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Short snorters aid in exploration

By Mark Hotz This month, we conclude my series on inscribed currency in my collection. Although I have lots more notes, I choose to illustrate and describe ones that I think will show diversity and be interesting. I have over … Continue reading

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New British coin celebrates royal wedding

On May 19, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, known to the world as Harry, and Ms. Meghan Markle were married in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. To mark the occasion, Great Britain’s Royal Mint has issued a £5 … Continue reading

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Vintage vignetted sheet done in brown by ABN

By Neil Shafer This vignetted sheet done in brown by American Bank Note features a compilation of images including ornate letters, decorative symbols, stylish females, an eagle, and an automobile seemingly dating to the first quarter of the 20th century. … Continue reading

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First commemorative debate goes on

In a letter to the editor published in the March 6 “Numismatic News,” a reader disagreed with R.W. Julian’s suggestion that the 1848 CAL $2.50 quarter eagle is our first commemorative coin. What do you say? The 1797 $5 half … Continue reading

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Norwegian 3 speciedaler stuns at sale

The prices of world rarities have been on a roll for quite a while. There is no indication of any likely pause in this situation. The health of the market is clearly shown by the results of Heritage’s April 20-23 … Continue reading

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Buyers looking for deals keep market moving

Dr. Doolittle had his pushmepullyou. Coin collecting has supply and demand. The current scenario pits supply against demand. It’s a mixed bag as to which triumphs. In some situations, this may equate to whether it is the collector or the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Let’s put a woman on paper $2 bill

By Wayne Pearson Woman on the $2 bill? Since the $20 is out of the running until 2026, what about the $2 bill? It doesn’t need any security features, and if we could get people to use it, women among … Continue reading

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