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Coke cap serves as model for coin

ModernCoinMart is about to find out if things really go better with Coke. The iconic soda brand’s bottle cap lends its shape to a new coin from Fiji issued and marketed by the firm in cooperation with S&A Partners. Made … Continue reading

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Bullion for quick buck or long-term security?

Just a small percentage of the public actually owns any bullion-priced physical gold or silver, maybe only 1-3 percent of adults in the U.S. Because of this, it would take a lot to achieve a major expansion in demand. Dealers … Continue reading

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Australians dislike small change coins

Small change coins may not be in short supply in Australia, but people willing to carry and spend them are. A recently released survey of Australians conducted by the Amsterdam-based banking and financial services corporation ING Group indicates about one … Continue reading

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Interesting error on 1899 Vernon-Treat plate

By Peter Huntoon When BEP personnel were certifying the four-subject $1 Silver Certificate Series of 1899 Vernon-Treat plate bearing Treasury plate number 30692, plate serial number 5500, on July 21, 1909, someone noticed that siderographer Charles A. Hall had accidentally … Continue reading

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Knowledge critical when buying online

Over-the-counter businesses and coin show bourses are feeling the shift of more of the market to the Internet. The effect is not so much for auction houses or coin dealers who already have a significant online presence. No one really … Continue reading

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1949-S Roosevelt dime an affordable key

There is a pretty strong case to be made that there are no especially tough Roosevelt dimes, which were first produced in 1946. They have been saved, and they have also always had mintages that, while not necessarily high, were … Continue reading

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‘Year of the Dog’ marked

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has announced a new addition to its Lucky Money Collection: “Year of the Dog 2018.” The dog is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with … Continue reading

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George IV proof set in DNW auction

The Great British coin market has been dominated in recent months by seemingly insatiable demands for historic proof sets and gold 5 guineas. Dix Noonan Webb’s London sale of Dec. 13-14 may go a little way to satisfying collectors in … Continue reading

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New edition of Bressett reference

Whitman Publishing has released the new 7th edition of the Guide Book of United States Currency, by Kenneth Bressett. The full-color, 352-page softcover book is available online and from booksellers and hobby retailers nationwide. It retails for $19.95. Bressett is … Continue reading

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Ikes at face value

Is there a premium value for common date copper-nickel Eisenhower dollars? I found several Internet websites where bulk lots of circulated common date Eisenhower dollars are selling for a modest premium. Individual circulated coins are basically worth face value when … Continue reading

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