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Texas Attorney General issues gold tips

With input from numismatic experts, the attorney general of Texas, Ken Paxton, has issued a consumer protection alert about buying and selling gold coins. Rare coins and precious metals writer Michael Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, … Continue reading

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Hobby ‘Grande Dame’ dies

By James A. Simek Catherine Bullowa-Moore, a very highly respected Philadelphia coin dealer for six and one-half decades, passed away peacefully May 15, 2017. She was 97 years of age and was originally from Larchmont, N.Y. She was likable, charming, … Continue reading

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Cooling off with coins in the summer

It is almost summer. Hot and humid weather brings back memories. Summer was the heyday of my circulation finds efforts when I was a kid. It wasn’t so much that I wasn’t interested in coins during the school year, it … Continue reading

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Dime series’ doubled dies ignored

A couple weeks ago I started thinking about how ignored the Roosevelt dime series is, in particular the clad series, and it got me to thinking that it is probably chock full of doubled dies that nobody has found based … Continue reading

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Early cents on block in Long Beach

The elusive 1793 S-15 cent will be among the stars in the Heritage Auctions sale held in conjunction with the Long Beach, Calif., Expo, Sept. 6-11. The coin is part of the Padula Family Foundation Collection of important early cents, … Continue reading

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Sale brings big money in Big Easy

Legend Rare Coin Auctions conducted its 21st Regency Auction May 18 for PCGS members at Harrah’s New Orleans. The sale consisted of 520 coins and featured several collections including Part 2 of the Bob Simpson Collection of Standard Silver Patterns, … Continue reading

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Are gold paper markets at risk of failure?

The June 2017 Over-The-Counter options contracts expire in London at the end of next week. But, the COMEX June 2017 Gold Options contracts expire on Thursday, May 25. By the COMEX close on May 25, we should have a strong … Continue reading

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NLG conducts annual writing contest

Entries are being accepted for the Numismatic Literary Guild’s 2017 Writers’ Competition. The contest covers a broad spectrum of categories, including books on numismatic subjects; newspaper and magazine articles and columns; online websites, articles, columns and blogs; numismatic newsletters; auction … Continue reading

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Time to consider buying up bargain coins

Specific pieces within the rare coin market are showing signs of strength, leaving the balance of the collectible and the bullion-impacted coins in the lurch. The record-setting $517,000 realized for one of 10 known 1866 $20 double eagles, this example … Continue reading

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Omaha Coin Club issues souvenir

Omaha Coin Club has issued the third in a series of promotional notes for the club. It is a reproduction of an obsolete Western Exchange Fire & Marine Ins. Co., bank note issued in Omaha in 1857. The club is … Continue reading

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