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Coins ‘minted freedom’ or irrelevant?

By Richard Giedroyc The possible demise of Australia’s 5-cent coin may be opening a can of worms Down Under regarding the future of physical cash, that being coins and bank notes. The Royal Australian Mint is currently celebrating the 50th … Continue reading

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Toronto Blue Jays get coin

A new $20 silver coin marking the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Blue Jays has been created by the Royal Canadian Mint. The colorized silver-dollar-sized piece is priced at $99.95 each in Canadian funds. In contains one troy ounce of … Continue reading

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England’s £5 polymer note is on track

By Kerry Rodgers On March 10 the Bank of England’s chief cashier, Victoria Cleland, announced that the bank’s new £5 note is on track for release later this year. The new design will be unveiled on June 2 with the … Continue reading

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Chinese rarities in Roxbury’s sale

By Kerry Rodgers As every collector and dealer knows, rarities turn up in the most unexpected places. Down Under in sunny Queensland, Bob Innes of Roxbury’s Auction House was busy cataloging his May sale one day in March. A new … Continue reading

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1869 Legal Tender “Rainbow” $50 tops Central States auction

A high-grade 1869 Legal Tender “Rainbow” $50, Fr. 151 in PMG About Uncirculated 55, is expected to bring in excess of $175,000 in Heritage Auctions’ April 27-May 2, CSNS Currency Signature Auction. The auction is being held in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Stephen Album Rare Coins, Wilkes & Curtis Ltd. announce new venture

A new auction venture will be launched by Stephen Album Rare Coins and the British auction firm Wilkes & Curtis Ltd. To be called Horizon Auction, the first sale will take place on Oct. 2 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, … Continue reading

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English coins in spotlight

By Kerry Rodgers Few present-day collectors of English coins are as eminent as Lord Stewartby. His celebrated Academic Collection of English Coins was assembled over a long and very active numismatic life. It is now being dispersed by Spink through … Continue reading

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Three rarities top Heritage CICF auction

Realizing $4.8 million was the live portion of the Chicago International Coin Fair auction conducted by Heritage April 14 and 15 at the convention center in Rosemont, Ill. Bidding was topped by a $70,500 price achieved by a Near-Gem MS64+ … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Swiss 5-franc on rise

They’re back, and it certainly isn’t a good thing. Counterfeit 5-franc coins valued at an exchange rate of about $5 U.S. have been detected in increasing numbers throughout the past two years. Switzerland’s 5-franc coin is one of the highest … Continue reading

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1935 $1 XB, YB, ZB experimentals

By Peter Huntoon and Jamie Yakes Deja vu. The Treasury Department conducted a major paper experiment in 1940 that resulted in the testing of three different papers on $1 Series of 1935A Silver Certificates using out-of-sequence serial numbers from blocks … Continue reading

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