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Want to be a Pawn star?

Here’s your chance to appear on cable TV with your rare coin or other historical item. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation will host the casting team of the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” TV show Jan. 9, 2015, at its booth at the … Continue reading

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Rare Palestine offering

A rare 1929 50 pounds Palestine Currency Board note is featured in Gemini Numismatic Auctions sale No. XII, to be presented by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., on Jan. 11 in New York. The sale is to being held at the … Continue reading

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Triton to auction ancients in New York

Over 1,900 lots of ancient Greek, Celtic, Oriental Greek, Central Asian, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican and Roman Imperial coinage will be among the highlight of Triton XVIII, an auction to be conducted by Classical Numismatic Group Jan. 6-7, 2015, at … Continue reading

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1905 $20 Gold Certificate a leading lot

A 1905 $20 “Technicolor” Gold Certificate, PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67EPQ, is expected to sell for $150,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction’s Platinum Night, Jan. 7-12 in Orlando, Fla. Heritage’s FUN World Currency Signature Auction will … Continue reading

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No change to cent likely

A report and supporting documentation detailing the U.S. Mint’s study of alternative coinage metals during the past two years was sent to Congress Dec. 12. The Mint has concluded from work conducted over the past two years that “there are … Continue reading

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Standard Catalog of World Coins 1701-1800 Bundle

  The Standard Catalog of World Coins 1701-1800 bundle includes the 6th edition Standard Catalog of World Coins 1701-1800, 6th Edition in both paperback and eBook format . It’s the ultimate package for the World coin collector, both beginning and … Continue reading

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Wartime fliers get gold medal

A Congressional Gold Medal was awarded collectively Dec. 10, the U.S. Mint announced. It was given to World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in … Continue reading

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Treasure find proves British laws work

By Richard Giedroyc The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter (England) is launching an appeal to raise funds to purchase the 22,000 ancient Roman coins found with a metal detector near Seaton during 2013, according to a British Broadcasting Corporation … Continue reading

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More countries tap virtual money

By Richard Giedroyc Fiat money is totally out of control in the opinion of hard-money or specie advocates. The worst may be yet to come, as digital currencies are being implemented or proposed by a number of countries worldwide. Ecuador … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Issue color commemorative notes

By Curt Wood Good ideas rarely gain immediate acceptance. New schemes such as the telephone and the automobile and space travel, and yes, even Disneyland, were once scorned by timid skeptics who just couldn’t see their way past the status … Continue reading

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