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Gardner sale brings almost $20 million

One thin dime went for a very fat $881,250 at the Heritage Eugene H. Gardner Collection auction June 23 in New York City. The 1796 coin, which was graded MS-67 by the Professional Coin Grading Service, is the finest known … Continue reading

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Numismatic Congress to be held in Costa Rica

The second Numismatic Congress of Central America is slated for Sept. 25-27 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The latest research on Central and South American numismatics will be shared in multiple presentations during the three-day-event. It is hoped the Congress … Continue reading

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Baseball coin deliveries still lag

Waiting for delivery of Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins has taxed the patience of many Mint customers. As of mid June most silver and clad HOF coins remained to be shipped. The bright spot is the 50,000 gold $5 … Continue reading

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Matte proof Peace dollars sold

Matte proof High Relief 1922 Peace dollars whose pedigree traces back directly to Mint Director Raymond T. Baker were the stars of  Ira and Larry Goldberg’s pre-Long Beach sale held June 1-4. Bringing $458,250 was a Professional Coin Grading Service Proof-67 … Continue reading

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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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