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2017 North American Coins & Prices

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Gates of Hell lined with coins

By Richard Giedroyc Are the Gates of Hell lined with gold coins? If the Gates of Hell to which you refer are along the coast of Namibia, the answer is yes. Gates of Hell is only one name given to … Continue reading

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PNG warns counterfeit danger is increasing

By Richard Giedroyc The Professional Numismatists Guild has recently posted a warning that there are an increasingly significant number of counterfeit coins appearing in the market. “It is clear there is an increase in the types of fakes sold by … Continue reading

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Russian coins star at Stack’s Bowers

Russian gold coins from a collection formed in the 1980s will be among the highlights of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ auction to be held Aug. 9-13 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif. The firm said … Continue reading

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BEP offers new currency products

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has introduced two new products that are now available for purchase. Included are the “2016 Texas $2 Step Currency Set” and the “2016 Happy Birthday Currency Note.” Commemorating the 25 years of currency production … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagle sales take off

More one-ounce platinum bullion American Eagles were sold by the U.S. Mint on July 25 than in the entire year of 2014, the last time the coins were offered. On that date, 17,100 of the coins were sold to the … Continue reading

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Japan legalizes cybercoins

While bitcoins are getting physical, banks in Japan are sending their money into cyberspace. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. is Japan’s largest bank. This bank plans to become the first bank anywhere to issue its own digital currency, according to … Continue reading

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Gold tops June coin auction in Germany

A 10 ducats gold piece was a top performer June 21-23 in a set of three auctions conducted by Fritz Rudolf Künker in Osnabrück, Germany. The piece, struck in 1634, brought 220,000 euros, or $244,200 when converted an an exchange … Continue reading

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Fiji’s tabua often misunderstood

By Kerry Rodgers Teeth from the lower jaw of sperm whales were and still are highly prized in several Pacific Island groups including Tonga and Fiji. For Fijians they have been a central feature of their culture from beyond memory. … Continue reading

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Silver dollar plugged twice

The first known 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar with two inserted plugs has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and will be offered Aug. 10 by Heritage Auctions on Aug. 10, 2016. It will be offered for sale during Heritage’s … Continue reading

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