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Antique Trader calls for Favorite Finds Contest

Antique Trader, the national antiques publication delivering news, commentary and advertising for the antiques market, is currently accepting entries for its 7th Annual Favorite Finds Contest. Entries eligible for inclusion in the 2015 contest will be accepted through midnight September … Continue reading

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New enhanced uncirculated coin released

The United States Mint has done it again: the release of the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency set on Aug. 24 marks the fourth production of an enhanced uncirculated coin, the second one minted at the West Point Mint … Continue reading

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Heritage Auctions offers rarities at Long Beach

A copper disme coin that has the distinction of having been the 1914 ANS Exhibition Plate Coin is among the top offerings in Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 17-20 Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Signature Auction. The coin is PCGS Secure graded … Continue reading

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Stack’s sees positive market in ANA auction

“Excitement” was the buzzword at the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money held last week in Rosemont, Illinois, a familiar and popular venue for collectors and dealers alike. Adding to the excitement of this annual summer event were two official … Continue reading

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NGC slabs major error

A rotated reverse error 2015-W High Relief $100 gold piece has been slabbed by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. It is the first such error seen, but NGC expects to see more as die life for these coins is up to 500 … Continue reading

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Could ISIS impact coin collecting?

By Richard Giedroyc The terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State or ISIS is doing some numismatic saber rattling, suggesting the group is about to issue specie coins for circulation in gold and silver. At the same time Facebook and … Continue reading

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Rhyolite note discovered

In the December 2011 issue of Bank Note Reporter Mark Hotz wrote, “No National Bank Notes are known to have survived from the First National Bank of Rhyolite [Nev.]. Decades of determined collectors have tried to find one, to no … Continue reading

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North American Coins & Prices Value Pack

North American coins are fun and easy to collect – but rarely are they displayed in an organized manner. Most people have coins tucked away in jars, containers, drawers, cups, and in between their couch cushions. We’ve put together a … Continue reading

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German law could impact coin trade

By Richard Giedroyc Controversial legislation regarding the future sales of cultural property including coins is sending ripples through the coin and antiquity markets in Germany. The proposed law was described in a July 10 e-mail from German auction house Ketterer … Continue reading

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Holey Dollar sets record

A superb New South Wales Holey Dollar of 1813 realized $350,307 [AUD477,000] when it went up on the block at Noble Numismatics’ July sale in Sydney, Australia. This was the first time the coin had been offered at auction. The … Continue reading

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