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Standard Catalog of World Coins 4 Book Set

The four volumes listing the latest foreign coin values-the pinnacle of every coin reference library – are now offered as a special package. Krause Publications has gathered its award-winning price guides, covering four centuries of world coins. Rich in images … Continue reading

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Gold stater goes on auction block

An ancient British gold stater will be sold at auction Nov. 10 by the firm Chris Rudd in England. It was found just four years ago. In February 2010 a metal detectorist found an extremely rare ancient British gold coin … Continue reading

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AIA auction begins on Wall Street

By Kerry Rodgers Archives International Auctions 21st sale will be spread over two days. Part I will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Museum of American Finance in conjunction with the Wall Street Currency, Scripophily and Collectibles Show. … Continue reading

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NGC slabs first U.S. Marshals Service commemoratives

Early releases of 2015-dated U.S. Marshals Service commemorative coins have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Authorizing legislation for these coins was passed in 2012 and it stated, “The Secretary may issue coins to the public, minted under this … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: It’s OK if Mint loses money on cent, nickel

By John Esposito It has recently occurred to me that by being a coin collector, I am a member of a schizophrenic community. For every voice ranting about fiat money there is another voice saying we should stop minting the … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (10/28/14)

Why don’t all Kennedy coins have dual dates? I got my “P” and “D” Kennedy coins, three sets in all. Thinking they would have dual dates, but they are the same as the rolls I got. I called them because … Continue reading

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Hammered gold double estimates

Spink’s Sept. 22-23 London sale saw many exceptional prices realized. This was particularly the case among historical gold where estimates were regularly exceeded and in many cases doubled for a wide range of high quality coins. For starters, the catalog … Continue reading

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Roman aureus soars in sale

A unique and beautiful Type 2 aureus of Augustus Caesar (WCN September issue) realized £480,000 ($784,000) when offered for sale by Dix Noonan Webb in London on Sept. 22. Only 22 examples of the heifer-reverse aureus minted for Augustus are … Continue reading

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Rarity and quality highlight Hill sale

By Kerry Rodgers The second major tranche of the remarkable and important collection of the late Ruth W. Hill went on the block at Heritage Auction’s Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature sale on Sept. 4-8. As in April both … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: First Washington quarters rationed

By Richard Giedroyc Was there any public interest in the 1932 Washington quarters when they were released? The public announcement of the coins as commemoratives set off a buying boom. When they were issued on Aug 1, 1932, the banks … Continue reading

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