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High Relief Mint’s next sellout hope?

Will this be the summer of sellouts? The first ever $100 one-ounce High Relief gold piece will go on sale July 30 on the U.S. Mint website beginning at noon Eastern Daylight Time. Price was not revealed at press time, … Continue reading

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Reader tells of order nightmare

By William H. Brownstein If history is any example you would think that the Mint would have learned when it limited the mintage of the American Eagle 2011 25th anniversary set to 100,000 and it almost immediately sold out. The … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year: Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship

Coin of the Year Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship By Donald Scarinci Format: Hardcover A Celebration of Excellence For three decades, the Krause Coin of the Year Award has come to symbolize the highest … Continue reading

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‘Royal’ marks Australia note development

By Kerry Rodgers In May Australia’s Universal Coin Co. announced the impending sale of graphic art works from three different artists who have contributed to the development of Australia’s paper currency over some 35 years. The artists are Bruce Stewart, … Continue reading

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Shekels of Tyre topic of lecture

By Henry T. Hettger Experts and interested parties gathered June 3 from around the world at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., for the Tyre Day Symposium. One of history’s oldest cities, Tyre, Lebanon, is considered a cradle of … Continue reading

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Annual CICF show dates set for 2016

The 41st annual Chicago International Coin Fair will be held April 14-17, 2016, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The bourse will be located in Hall B, which is directly off the main entrance lobby. The … Continue reading

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Spink’s latest sale realizes $4.8 million

Spink London put Part 2 of the Slaney Collection of English Coins on the block May 14. The entire collection had been assembled with great care and considerable expense between 1940 and 1960. Several celebrated collections were dispersed during those … Continue reading

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NGC expands in China

Demand for third-party grading services is expanding in China. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, Numismatic Conservation Services and Paper Money Guaranty are growing with it. The three companies, which are independent members of the Certified Collectibles Group, have extended their Official Submission … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Presidential series from cereal box?

By David Menchell I know you’re primarily interested in the Kennedy Presidential dollar, an issue raised in a recent poll question. I have to say that I’m pretty disappointed with the entire Presidential series. In general, I find them to … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (6/30/2015)

From the June 5 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Do coin shops serve your current needs? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. No.  It is very hard to find a coin shop that has reasonably … Continue reading

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