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King James II stars at Heritage New York auction

By Kerry Rodgers The many and varied issues of the House of Stuart have long provided a challenge to collectors of the coins of the British Isles. High-grade examples of the higher denominations of the short-lived reign of James II … Continue reading

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Gold Eagles hotter than silver

Buyers demonstrated a healthy appetite for 2016 silver American Eagle bullion coins, but by the third day of availability, the Mint was still staying ahead of demand. When sales began Jan. 11, the Mint said it had 4 million coins … Continue reading

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Protected: Contributor’s Newsletter Introduction (Quarter One, 2016)

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Rarities auctioned at FUN

Offerings of great rarities and spectacular errors were featured in the official Heritage Auctions Florida United Numismatists convention sale Jan. 6-8 and 10-11. Leader of the pack was an 1894-S Barber dime that sold for $1,997,500, including a 17.5 percent … Continue reading

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Do you regularly check your change for star replacement notes?

Editor Robert Van Ryzin wants to know: Do you regularly check your change for star replacement notes? Let us know your thoughts and feedback on our weekly poll question by entering your comments below or by emailing Robert Van Ryzin … Continue reading

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New Zealand note causes a stir

Following release of New Zealand’s new “brighter money” $10 note, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has announced it will be contributing to a study of the panel that appears as part of the design on the face of the … Continue reading

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Essays among attractions at Spink auction

By Kerry Rodgers Spink London’s sale in early December provided collectors with a pleasant interlude in the lead up to Christmas. As expected, the substantial number of essays, trials, proofs, and specimens on offer provoked considerable auction room activity. Of … Continue reading

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Gold Eagles set pace in 2015

The Mint registered a strong bullion coin sales year in 2015. The number of ounces of gold American Eagle bullion coins sold rose by 52.81 percent. For the gold Buffalo, the increase was 24.22 percent.For the silver one-ounce American Eagle, … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (Jan. 26, 2016)

Are new hires cause of poor quality from Philly? Is there any correlation between the recent sloppiness of the Philly mint products and the new hires?  Maybe a learning curve? John Karpinski Address withheld Editor’s note: It is possible, but … Continue reading

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Best secured show list released

Col. Steven Ellsworth, retired, of the Butternut Company has announced the annual selection of “The Best Secured Coin Shows for year 2015.” Ellsworth attended over 40 coin shows and conventions in 2015, closely observing and evaluating the various types of … Continue reading

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