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Letters to the Editor (Feb. 16, 2016)

New quarters are out there, just keep looking I just finished reading the Jan. 26 Numismatic News publication, specifically your response to P. Ritchie who found a Denali quarter. About a month ago, my sister who works in a local discount … Continue reading

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Is ISIS currency close to reality?

It could be the first step toward issuing its own currency or it could be a way for the leadership of the organization to make a quick profit. One thing is for certain—the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State … Continue reading

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Cashless society a ‘thought experiment’

By Richard Giedroyc Sweden and Denmark may each be on its way to becoming a cashless society, but people in other countries may see the rise of a cashless society in lesser terms. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was … Continue reading

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Hong Kong market results beat expectations

By Kerry Rodgers Heritage is the latest major auction house to enter the vibrant Hong Kong market. Its inaugural Asian coin and currency auction held on Dec. 10-12 proved a great success. The auction room was packed tight to the … Continue reading

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Gold demand sizzles

Gold American Eagles continued to be hot as the end of January approached. Sales were up by 53 percent from the same month a year ago. The U.S. Mint reports 124,000 ounces of gold American Eagles were sold in January … Continue reading

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GAO sees coin composition savings shrink

The potential amount of money to be saved by changing the composition of U.S. coinage is shrinking according to a December 2015 report by the Government Accountability Office. Ruled out was any significant change to the quarter because the Mint … Continue reading

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Treasury Note tops all lots at FUN show

A newly discovered signed and issued 1847 $500 Treasury Note was the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Florida Untied Numismatists Signature Auction’s Platinum Night, Jan. 6-12 in Tampa, Fla. It was described as “the sole signed and issued example” of … Continue reading

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British 50 pence to honor Potter

July 28, 2016, will be Helen Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday. To mark the occasion Britain’s Royal Mint has released a limited edition commemorative 50 pence. The reverse design is the work of Royal Mint Engraver Emma Noble and has been … Continue reading

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Gold tops Spink sale in London

By Kerry Rodgers Spink’s December London sale provided the opportunity for collectors to indulge in some purchases. Much interest centered on the sale of Celtic coins from the Geoff Cottam Collection. However, it was not among these that highest prices … Continue reading

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Standard Catalog of World Coins 5 CD Set

The CD versions of our award winning guides provide you unmatched accessibility and ease-of-use. With the Standard Catalog of World Coins 5 CD Set, you will receive the latest foreign-coin values for over five centuries of world coins and at … Continue reading

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