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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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70th wedding anniversary for queen

On Nov. 20, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Their 1947 marriage took place in Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 guests and was broadcast to 200 million radio listeners. For the … Continue reading

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Gold jumps around, and coins mirror movement

A lack of significant precious metal price movement is mirrored by the price of collectible yet somewhat commonplace gold and silver U.S. coins. This really isn’t news. Gold has gone up the hill and down again for weeks now, with … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Many say Mint prices are excessive

A year ago, the U.S. Mint held its first Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia, with perhaps 55 invited guests in attendance. Mint staff reached out to solicit ideas and suggestions from outside of their own sphere, and the attendees responded with … Continue reading

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Poland honors Fatima

Commencing in May 1917, three children shepherding sheep flocks at Cova da Iria in Fátima, Portugal, experienced visions of the Mother of God, whom they described as a “Lady more brilliant than the Sun.” The three children were Lúcia Santos … Continue reading

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Balfour Declaration centenary marked with counterstamped coin

Israel Lachovsky, a coin dealer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has issued a counterstamped coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a World War I statement of British support for a national home for the Jewish people in … Continue reading

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When will China buy American coins?

I stumbled on some interesting information while I was in China. A speaker estimated that there are 750,000 to almost 1.4 million buyers of gold and silver coins in China. That number is very similar to what is the case … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year promoted in China

Numismatic News editor Dave Harper attended the Beijing International Coin Exposition Nov. 10-12, where he gave a speech to the annual congress of the Coin and Medal Art Committee of the China Numismatic Society (CMAC). His topic was the Coin … Continue reading

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Action scene on new quarter

If a quarter can be considered to have an action-packed design, the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park coin is it. Guns at the ready, Clark leads his men to victory in 1779 through flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville during … Continue reading

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