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Indiana ends tax on coin purchases

Sales tax will no longer apply to transactions involving coins, paper money and precious metals as of July 1 under terms of legislation signed into law March 24 by Indiana governor Mike Pence. Indiana will become the 33rd state to … Continue reading

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No. 1 Kansas $5 Brown Backs discovery

By Peter Huntoon The pair of No. 1 Kansas $5 Brown Backs shown in this column—one from the The First National Bank of Washington, Kan. and the other from The First National Bank of Clay Center, Kan.—constitute the biggest discovery … Continue reading

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Mongolia starts Evolution coin series

Late last year Coin Invest Trust launched the first two coins of a new Evolution of Life series produced for Mongolia: a 38.61 mm, 1 oz .999 fine silver 500 togrog and a 11 mm, 0.5 g .9999 fine gold … Continue reading

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Trump medals on sale

Gold, silver and copper medals featuring presidential candidate Donald Trump have been created by Bernard von NotHaus. Featured on the obverse of each piece is a bust of the Republican candidate. On the reverse is the Torch of Liberty. So … Continue reading

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Smart collection highlights Spink London April auction

By Kerry Rodgers On the afternoon of April 12 Spink London will offer the remarkable collection of Bruce Smart at auction. The catalog is separate from Spink’s main world paper sale that will commence that morning and continue over the … Continue reading

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Julius Caesar claimed descent from Venus on coin

A coin with an interesting story was featured in Heritage’s Feb. 11 Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction. The coin was an aUNC silver denarius struck on orders from Julius Caesar by a mobile military mint in North Africa, 46-47 … Continue reading

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Rose Ryal gold to be auctioned

London’s St James’s Auctions has announced the sale Sept. 29 of one of the great rarities of English hammered gold, a Rose Ryal of James I, S-2632. And it is not just any Rose Ryal. Not only is it in … Continue reading

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Canada’s $2 coin now 20 years old

By Kerry Rodgers On Feb. 19, 1996, Canada’s Public Works minister, Diane Marleau, introduced the country to its spanking brand-new, 28 mm, $2 coin, KM-270. It was different. For starters it was bimetallic, a first for any circulating Canadian coin. … Continue reading

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U.S. Mint recovers 1974-D aluminum cent

The only known 1974-D Lincoln cent struck in aluminum has been recovered by the Mint, it was announced March 17. It is a mystery coin in that Denver was never authorized to strike cents in aluminum although Philadelphia test struck … Continue reading

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Rarities abound in Stack’s Bowers sale

A 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note from the Binion Horsehoe casino $1 million display is expected to bring $100,000 to $150,000 in Stack’s Bowers Galleries upcoming sale. The Fr. 2231-B note, graded PCGS Very Choice New 64 Apparent, Minor Restorations, … Continue reading

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