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Dealers buy gold but collectors don’t

The recent stock market correction has had an impact on the business of coins. Gold is selling, believe it or not. But it is not selling to collectors. Instead, it is being scooped up by dealers. It appears the reason … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Child’s game can teach something

By Richard Francis I really enjoy spending time with my 11-year-old son, Jonathan. Last weekend, Jonathan and I got up early, ate a big breakfast at Burger King and went to an estate sale. While Jonathan didn’t find anything at … Continue reading

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Fremont issues souvenir

The Fremont Coin Club of Fremont, Neb., has released a special commemorative bank note to promote its 59th Annual Coin Show on May 6 at the Fremont City Auditorium. The note makes use of a 1923 United States Silver Certificate, … Continue reading

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College scholarship applications due March 15

Applications for college scholarships are being accepted by the American Numismatic Association until March 15. The financial scholarship amount is $1,000. It may be applied toward university, community college or trade school. Winners will be chosen according to numismatic merit … Continue reading

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Of billionaires, cents and memories

I was trying to figure out what the Friday poll question should be this week. (You can find the current question on the home page of NumismaticNews.net.) The winner was, “Have you found a 2018-dated coin in your change yet?” … Continue reading

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2018 COTY Ceremony Photo Gallery

On Saturday, Feb. 3, in cooperation with the World Money Fair and The Journal of East Asian Numismatics, trophies were presented to the winners in the annual Coin of the Year competition held by Krause Publications, parent company of World … Continue reading

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First 2018 cent shows up late

While Wall Street tries to figure out why the stock market tumbled from January records, coin collectors might be sitting on the answer. We are not superior economic experts, but we do monitor something that might prove to be useful. … Continue reading

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Billionaire buys Seated Liberty dollar collection

A billionaire has purchased a set of Seated Liberty silver dollars with the help of David Lawrence Rare Coins. The Virginia Beach, Va., numismatic firm announced Feb. 13 that it had acquired the set on behalf of a partner, Dell … Continue reading

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Margin calls depress gold

From its peak close on Jan. 26 to the close on Feb. 8, the Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 major U.S. stocks declined 10.4 percent. In the same time frame, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 10.2 percent … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Little notice paid to tenth-ounce gold

It is going to be a long slog to reach sellout status for the American Liberty tenth-ounce 2018 gold proof coin. Mintage limit is set at 135,000. In the opening days of sales, the Mint vended 14,741. That’s not quite … Continue reading

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