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Solomon Islands honor explorer

The firm MDM Münzhandelsgesellschaft mbH has produced numerous spectacular and innovative coins over recent years. They may have surpassed themselves with one .9999 fine gold $200 and one .999 fine silver $25 struck for the Solomon Islands. Both pay tribute … Continue reading

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Price differences narrow between circulated, Mint State coins

The prices of gold, silver and platinum are nose-diving. Silver had only days earlier been flirting with $18 an ounce. It is now down about 85 cents. Platinum is down nearly $70 from its recent high. Gold is at the … Continue reading

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Only one owner for 1794 dollars

Is it true that all 1794 dollars passed through the hands of a single owner? It’s true. David Rittenhouse, the Mint director, made the only deposit of silver in that year and – as was the practice at the time … Continue reading

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Gold dazzles at Heritage auction

For world coin collectors, the place to be on Aug. 3 was Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night sale. It provided a spectacular opening to this year’s American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money held at Denver. When the dust settled at … Continue reading

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Philippines 500 pesos among leaders in Stack’s Bowers sale

Over 10 days in early August, Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted five sales of world paper. Two were held at ANA in Denver and three in Hong Kong. The total realized over all five catalogs was $1,313,715. In the ANA sale … Continue reading

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Mistakes can be fun and ‘profitable’

I recently met a reader who said he really loved my column. He began reading it when I made forecasts for the future. He said in the first one he had read I was mostly wrong. Guilty as charged. I … Continue reading

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Write about antiques and win prizes

Attention all writers. See your name and your work in Antique Trader. But you must act fast. Write an article and send it in by Oct. 6. All entries will be published and they will be in the running for … Continue reading

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CCAC chooses quarter designs

Design submissions for the five 2019 America the Beautiful quarters and final designs for the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal vied for members’ votes during the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee’s Sept. 19 meeting. The committee, whose responsibility is … Continue reading

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Palladium Eagle ready for buyers

The United States Mint will begin selling palladium American Eagle bullion coins Sept. 25 to its Authorized Purchasers. No mintage figure has been revealed. But the Mint insists that once the supply it will have on hand is gone, it’s … Continue reading

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Cash tight in bullion market

Although there were some spurts in retail demand over the past two months or so in the United States overall, Americans are continuing much more towards liquidating their physical precious metals. By itself, this market is so skewed that it … Continue reading

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