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Stack’s Bowers: $4.1 million

Over $4.1 million was realized at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s August Hong Kong auction of Chinese coins and paper money as well as other world issues. It was held Aug. 16, 17 and 19 at the Mira Hong Kong. On … Continue reading

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Gold coin counterfeits cause for concern

By Richard Giedroyc All that glitters is not necessarily gold. The current surge in the spot price of the yellow metal may have brought out investors, but it has also brought out the counterfeiters. Caution is now the watchword when … Continue reading

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Key rarity: Iraq 100 dinars to cross block

By Kerry Rodgers Spink’s next world paper sale will take place at the company’s London offices on Sept. 28-29. This will be a big one. The catalog comes laced with a remarkable number of rarities from across the globe. Many … Continue reading

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Gold variety identified

A privately minted $1 gold coin has been identified as a new variety of California fractional gold, thanks to the combined detective work of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The newly identified coin is an octagonal 1854 $1 … Continue reading

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Fiji WWII rarities sold by Noble

By Kerry Rodgers Tucked among the world paper catalog in Noble Numismatics July sale in Sydney were three notes from Fiji’s World War II emergency issues: penny (P-47a), shilling (P-48a) and two shillings (P-50a). All were highly desirable as all … Continue reading

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Silver, gold mark historic Brexit

The date June 23, 2016, is already one for the history books. On that day the people of United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Shockwaves from that referendum still echo around the world. Britain has a new prime … Continue reading

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Colonial notes highlight September auction

A 770-lot sale of coins and bank notes from MintProducts Auctions is set for Sept. 19 in Nashua, N.H. MintProducts’ fourth sale of the year will offer “a diverse selection of coins that include some rare and key issues with … Continue reading

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Five quarter designs in 2017

From Revolutionary War action to quiet mounds of earth in animal shapes, the U.S. Mint has revealed the five designs for 2017 America the Beautiful quarters. Indiana’s George Rogers Clark National Historical Park design shows Clark leading his men in … Continue reading

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Can sellout streak continue?

Last year it was reverse proof Presidential dollars that guaranteed Mint sellouts. Now nearly a year after the last one was issued, the Mint hopes to end the sequence of Coin & Chronicles sets with one honoring President Ronald Reagan. … Continue reading

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Bank note gallery to reopen

If you have cause to visit London this fall, the Bank of England has announced that the Banknote Gallery of its museum will be reopening following an extensive refurbishment. The opening is being timed to coincide with the launch of … Continue reading

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