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Calderman awarded ‘Most Inspirational’

The International Paper Money Show held in Kansas City, Mo., June 7-10 welcomed dealers and collectors from across the country and some international countries. Among the usual educational forums, top-tier exhibits and award presentations was the Bank Note Reporter Most … Continue reading

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Dahlonega mint offers storied history

If present-day collectors see a coin with the mintmark D, they automatically assume that it was struck at Denver. This was not always true, because before 1862, this mintmark meant something quite different. Dahlonega, in northern Georgia, began striking gold … Continue reading

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Scarce feather money on offer

Among the most intriguing lots in Heritage Auctions’ Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art Signature Auction June 26 will be a rare piece of feather money from the Southwest Pacific. Solomon Islands Feather Money, Tevau, Santa Cruz, is … Continue reading

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Encourage hands-on activities for youth

By the time you read this, I will have again finished co-teaching a class titled “Collecting Coins For Fun & Profit” as part of 4-H Exploration Days on the Michigan State University campus near where I work. My co-teacher will … Continue reading

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Nickel proof production

by Mark Benvenuto Plenty of numismatic literature indicates that the half disme coins of 1792 can be considered the very first official coins to come out of the brand-spankin’ new United States Mint, even before the first act of Congress … Continue reading

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Album sale beats estimate

Strong bidding was seen at Stephen Album Rare Coins’ Auction 31, which was held May 17-19, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif., the firm reported. Total prices realized was $1.2 million (including buyer’s fees) on an estimate of $1.04 million. CFO … Continue reading

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Bullion rises a bit, but some coins fall

Silver, gold and platinum are higher than they were a month ago. Silver is strongest, up to $16.84 compared to $16.24 last month. Gold is up $4.90 and platinum $2. These aren’t big numbers, but they are positive. It’s no … Continue reading

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1821 large cent tough to find in top grades

Just as some coins can be sleepers, and others sleepers with very little chance of waking up any time soon, coins can also be overrated. The contention has been made that the 1821 Coronet Head large cent is not as … Continue reading

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Pobjoy Mint offers Angry Birds™ coin

Pobjoy Mint has launched the world’s first interactive app game coin. Struck for Sierra Leone, the partially colored 38.60 mm, 28.28 gram cupro-nickel dollar introduces numismatics to the world of Angry Birds™ – the international video game franchise created by … Continue reading

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Wrong letter rolled in on 1875 $20 proof

The error on this 10-10-10-20 Series of 1875 proof from The Annville National Bank, PA, charter 2384, was spotted by Doug Murray. Notice that the siderographer rolled in the letter D instead of A in the righthand position on the … Continue reading

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