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Coin Clinic: Emotion sells coins

By Richard Giedroyc In the Sept. 9 issue someone inquired about 9-11 memorial coins. What I have falls into the bullion type coin. The front is the Twin Towers, the Statue of Liberty and smaller buildings silhouetted on clear background, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Magic of collecting extols diversity

By Mark A. Brown I had an eye-opening experience recently. A friend and fellow collector invited me over to see his several coin collections including, as it turned out, a collection of colorized silver eagles. I have never been very … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (10/07/14)

First try at grading goes better than expected I just had some coins graded, something I have never done before. One of the coins was a 1922 cent. I purchased the coin at an auction about 20 years ago for … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (10/07/14)

From the Sept. 5 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Does the Mint make too many versions of the proof set? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Yes. It is confusing even for someone who has … Continue reading

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1792 silver-center cent brings in $705,000

More than $28 million was realized Sept. 3-7 by Heritage Auctions sales of coins and paper money in Long Beach. Leading the results for U.S. coins was a 1792 silver-center cent, which sold for $705,000. The coin was graded MS-61+ … Continue reading

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Modern Commemorative Coins

You’ve seen commemorative coins at shows for years, and you may have a couple, but do you know which modern commemoratives have the best potential for profit? A great book to help you with commemorative coin collecting is Modern Commemorative … Continue reading

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Stater tops Gorny & Mosch coin sale

Gorny & Mosch will hold auctions No. 224-226 Oct. 13-17. The Munich, Germany, firm will put ancients through modern coins on the block. Highlighting the sale is an archaic silver stater from Knossos on Crete that depicts the Minotaur on … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagle sales to end Oct. 1

The Mint is ready to cut off sales of the one-ounce platinum American Eagle bullion coin. Authorized Purchasers have until Oct. 1 to get their orders in for the 2014-dated coins. Sales of the 2015 coins will commence in January. … Continue reading

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Prices soar in hot Hong Kong bidding

By Kerry Rodgers The results of the Spink Numismatic Collector Series sale Aug. 21 in Hong Kong clearly demonstrate the heat currently present in the Chinese market. The company’s new Hong Kong showroom was packed with bidders on 1,514 mixed … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: State map on cent puzzles reader

I recently came across this penny in change and wondered what the imprinted image was. I am guessing that it was some type of promotion for the State of New York, as the outline appears to be that of the … Continue reading

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