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Viewpoint: Honor Apollo 11 landing with coin

By Michael A. Olson The 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 lunar landing will occur in 2019. At the time of this writing, Congress has not passed legislation for either of the two open commemorative coin programs … Continue reading

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Newman brings $10 million

Highlighting the fifth sale of coins from the Eric P. Newman Collection by Heritage Auctions Nov. 14-15 was an Numismatic Guaranty Corporation MS- 62 Continental dollar struck in brass with the CURENCY misspelling that sold for $440,625. The coin was … Continue reading

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Silver American Eagle back on sale

One-ounce silver American Eagle bullion coins went on sale Nov. 17 for the first time since the U.S. Mint said it had run out of the coins on Nov. 5. The Mint had 1,525,000 to allocate (ration) among its Authorized … Continue reading

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1882 $20 rarity tops Baltimore auction

A “Triple Signature” 1882 $20 Gold Certificate, Fr. 1175a, took the lead in Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale Oct. 30 in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Graded PCGS Choice New 64 PPQ, and listed as the highest … Continue reading

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Philippines law seeks to ban coin collecting

By Richard Giedroyc Coin collectors living in the Philippines could become an endangered species once Philippines House of Representatives Bill Number 4411 becomes law. The House bill introduced in May is titled “An Act Penalizing the Hoarding of Legal Tender … Continue reading

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Denmark stops printing bank notes, minting coins

By Richard Giedroyc Denmark is one step closer to becoming the first modern cashless society. The Nationalbanken or Danish central bank announced on Oct. 21 that it will stop printing bank notes and likely issuing coins by the end of … Continue reading

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U.S. coin collecting value pack

U.S. coins are easy to come by, but what are you really looking for? The U.S. Coin Collecting Value Pack combines five of our best U.S. coin resources into one complete package. Determine the value of your coins, learn best … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe to import coins to fix shortage

By Richard Giedroyc Officially it’s a multi-currency regime. Local people likely have other names for it that would land them in jail for criticizing the government. Regardless, their comments wouldn’t be fit to print here. Zimbabwe is once again struggling … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Bicentennial Lincolns missing ‘VDB’ initials

By Richard Giedroyc Five years later it is unusual to find any 2009 Lincoln cent coins. On the lower right shoulder of the 2009 Formative Years standard front [obverse] Lincoln cent is VDB. Is this common? I cannot find the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Kids can collect circulating coins

By Mark Johnson Patrick Montrose makes some good points in his “Viewpoint” column regarding the graying of our hobby. I too see more gray hairs at our coin club meetings and wonder how to get kids interested. I believe there … Continue reading

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