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An 1864 $500 Interest Bearing Note, one of only two of its design type known, sold for $352,500 in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ November Baltimore official currency auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, Nov. 5 and 9. The … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc The terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS has been bragging for some time that it plans to bring the Western economic systems to their knees by issuing gold and silver … Continue reading
Supplies of 2015 gold American Eagle bullion coins are beginning to run out at the U.S. Mint. On Nov. 13, the quarter-ounce size was gone, according to a Mint announcement. By Nov. 17, the tenth-ounce had also gone off sale … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc A third draft of the amendment to the German Law on the Protection of Cultural Heritage includes provisions that could endanger coin collecting and dealing in Germany. The draft, unveiled on Sept. 14, includes new provisions and … Continue reading
The Saratoga quarter launch ceremony proved on Nov. 17 what a well designed quarter introduced in the right place at the right time can do. Depicted on the reverse of the final 2015 America the Beautiful quarter is the transfer … Continue reading
Before Michigan’s sales and use tax exemption on the retail sales of rare coins and precious metals took effect in July 1999, I can’t count how many times that prospective customers commented, “You mean there is sales tax on money?” … Continue reading
Selling for $188,000 on Nov. 5 was a Proof-65+ 1879 Flowing Hair $4 Stella gold piece at Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction at the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. The Professional Coin Grading Service-certified rarity was a highlight of … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction held on Sept. 17 realized $1,002,887 from the 1,149 lots on offer. Of the 12 top-selling items, all taking in excess of $10,000, seven came from Canada and … Continue reading
China is currently celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Cao Xueqin one of the nation’s greatest literary figures. The People’s Bank of China is marking the occasion with both gold and silver commemorative proofs: a 22 mm, 7.776 … Continue reading
The Spink New York sale in September proved extremely popular. The catalog came well-spiced with numerous rarities including a remarkable collection of British Royal Mint errors. A very rare, if not unique, 1876 “Mauritius” medal in gold attracted considerable attention. … Continue reading