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Rare Chinese patterns in auction

By Kerry Rodgers Stack’s Bowers will be offering two rare pattern coins at the firm’s Hong Kong sale on Aug. 18-20. They provide a reminder that for the Chinese World War II commenced on the night of July 7, 1937, … Continue reading

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Gold Kennedy ready for ANA Rosemont show

A dual-dated gold 2014 Kennedy half dollar struck to honor the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the design will be available for sale at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The convention will be … Continue reading

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Gold medal awarded to Doolittle Raiders

The bravery of the Doolittle Raiders military service during World War II will be recognized with a Congressional Gold Medal. The medal recognizes the 80 men who volunteered for a surprise air attack on Japan on April 18, 1942, four … Continue reading

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Russia, others move toward currency union

By Richard Giedroyc It’s not all about Crimea. Despite the rhetoric and saber rattling by both Russian and US politicians regarding the recent Russian occupation of the Crimean region of Ukraine, Russia’s true intentions become obvious not through its military … Continue reading

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Bass patterns to be sold by Heritage

Thirty United States pattern coins from the acclaimed collection of the late Texas business executive and philanthropist Harry W. Bass Jr. (1927-1998) will be offered without reserves during the Platinum Night auction conducted by Heritage Auctions Aug. 7, during the … Continue reading

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Spink marks largest note auction

By Kerry Rodgers On April 15-17 Spink London held its largest ever sale of world bank notes. Buyers from across the globe competed for more than 2,200 lots of issued notes, color trials, composite essays, die proofs and specimens. The … Continue reading

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New coin technology dominates 2014

By Richard Giedroyc You can’t say there is anything dull about modern numismatic manufacturing technology. In the past the collar was introduced to ensure a round coin. This was followed by reeded and lettered edges for security purposes. In more … Continue reading

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Sea salvaged bullion struck into coins

By Richard Giedroyc Coin collectors may be familiar with relic medals, but coins made from materials originating from similar sources are an unusual event. Relic medals are typically made from scrap salvaged from a statue, building, airplanes, trains, or other … Continue reading

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Scotland faces currency choice

By Richard Giedroyc You would think a referendum on independence would focus on politics, freedom of religion, language and customs, and the economy when a region considers voting to free itself from another nation. That isn’t Scotland, a potential independent … Continue reading

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2014 unc set strong in first week sales

By Connor Falk Straight out of the gate, sales of the 2014 uncirculated coin set were brisk, with 157,044 being sold in the first five days. That’s almost half of the overall sales for the 2013 uncirculated set at 363,768. … Continue reading

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