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Rare ancients to top London coin auction

A unique and beautiful Type 2 aureus of Augustus Caesar will be offered by Dix Noonan Webb in their ancient and world coins sale scheduled for Sept. 22 in London. It is expected to fetch £300,000 to £350,000 [$500,000-$600,000]. The … Continue reading

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Collection of rare medals goes on sale

By Kerry Rodgers On Oct. 16 one the most comprehensive collections of 16th and 17th English commemorative medals ever assembled by an individual will be sold by the Salisbury auction house of Woolley and Wallis. The Christopher Foley collection is … Continue reading

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1882 $100 Gold Certificate leading lot

A “unique in private hands” 1882 $100 Gold Certificate was the star of Stack’s Bowers Aug. 7 sale at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The rarity, Fr. 1203, which features Bruce-Wyman signatures and a … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (09/02/14)

Kiick, Brueggeman did great job with ANA show The numismatic event of the year, the ANA World’s Fair of Money, has just concluded and this will certainly be a show not soon forgotten. I have attended the ANA World’s Fair … Continue reading

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PCGS honors Adams, Ivy, Ruddy

The PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more past and current distinguished professional numismatists. The new members are Edgar H. Adams, Steve Ivy and James F. Ruddy. The 2014 induction ceremony was part of the PCGS … Continue reading

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Debate ensues over ancient coins

By Richard Giedroyc Views, both pro and con, regarding what should be done about a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt that among other things addresses private ownership of ancient Egyptian coins were presented recently at a meeting of the … Continue reading

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Note readers to be distributed

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing plans to distribute currency reader devices at no cost to eligible blind or visually impaired persons, as one component of its initiative to provide meaningful access to U.S. currency. Program details were presented at … Continue reading

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Shafer earns Zerbe award

Hall of Fame numismatist Neil Shafer will be presented with the American Numismatic Association’s highest honor, the 2014 Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, on Aug. 8 during the Awards Banquet at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The … Continue reading

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Mint plans to fulfill all demand for gold Kennedys

The United States Mint announced today that it has all the necessary raw materials to initially produce 75,000 2014 John F. Kennedy gold proof half dollars. The Mint will continue to procure additional raw materials in order to fulfill all … Continue reading

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Buyers lined up, purchasing gold Kennedys

The story of the first proof gold Kennedy half dollar to be sold at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5 in Rosemont, Ill., likely will be widely shared on the cable TV show called the “Coin … Continue reading

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