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Two dollar designs in 1921 seem strange

It seems rather strange the Peace dollar was introduced very late in 1921, rather than waiting until 1922. How was this coin authorized? The Peace dollar came in through the back door under an 1890 act of Congress. Within that … Continue reading

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Dutch mark 150 years of Red Cross

This year the Dutch celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Dutch Red Cross in 1867. They are marking the occasion with issue of 5-euro and 10-euro coins. The common design by Rogier Arents focuses on the global, … Continue reading

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Coin missing for 55 years in auction

A Birch cent of 1792 that had fallen off the numismatic radar for 55 years will star in a Platinum Night presentation in the Heritage Auctions’ American Numismatic Convention sale in August. It is attributed by the cataloger as a … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: It’s time we ‘make coins great again’

By Wayne Pearson This is in response to the letter by William Tuttle, “Get rid of the cent and paper dollar for good,” published in the June 13 issue. I couldn’t disagree more with this Viewpoint. America needs to think … Continue reading

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Peace silver dollars show weakness

The only truly dark spot on the market continues to be Peace dollars, which have been noticeably slipping in price primarily due to a lack of interest in the series. This, too, may pass. Let’s hope it is temporary weakness, … Continue reading

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Newman Portal sets milestones

Newman Numismatic Portal reports a busy month of June for the online numismatic archive. Len Augsburger, the project coordinator, said “summer is our busy season as students are looking for work and are less stressed than during the school year.” … Continue reading

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Reassess your coins for cash boost

If you are like most collectors, you have been putting coins away for years. You also have a few regrets about coins that got away, or coins you never got around to purchasing. Why not use the summer months to … Continue reading

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Liberty medal attracts buyers

Collectors like the silver one-ounce 2017-P proof American Liberty medal that went on sale June 14. Or don’t they? The answer depends on what you believe is a similar Mint product. As of June 18, the Mint said 33,075 were … Continue reading

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Two recent errors head to auction

So what are the values of the unique 1982-D Small Date and 1983-D Lincoln cents struck on solid copper-alloy planchets? Collectors will finally get a chance to find out this August when both coins are put on the auction block … Continue reading

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CCAC selects Native American dollar designs

Reverse designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American dollars were among the submissions considered by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee when it met June 21 at U.S. Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C. The CCAC advises the Secretary of the … Continue reading

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