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Treasure hunter pleads guilty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A fugitive treasure hunter pleaded guilty to a contempt of court charge related to his refusal to testify about gold he discovered from a historic shipwreck, court documents indicate. A plea agreement was filed in federal … Continue reading

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India sets its own gold standard

India is once more on the gold standard – sort of. Smuggling and a black market in gold coins and jewelry have prompted the Reserve Bank of India to lift the ban on importing gold, while introducing a new gold … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (5/12/2015)

From the April 17 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Will politicians ever succeed in abolishing the cent? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Probably not as it reflects well our lack of common sense. We … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (5/12/2015)

Coin counting machines yield collectible coins To Bob Klippstein: I read your letter to NN about your find in your local grocery store’s Coinstar coin counting machine. I would like to congratulate you on your first find, the ‘43 “steely.”  … Continue reading

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$5,000 and $10,000 notes lead Stack’s sale

Small-size currency stole the show at Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Baltimore Currency Auction, March 26 and March 30 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The sale, which realized nearly $4.7 million, was led by a 1934 $5,000 from St. Louis, Fr. 2221-H, … Continue reading

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Waterloo being refought over coin

By Richard Giedroyc The United States marked the 50th anniversary of the victory over Germany, Japan, and their allies in World War II with commemorative coins in 1993. The Soviet Union celebrated its victory over the same advisories in the … Continue reading

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Silver pound brings $82,747 at Duke’s

For some weeks in March Britain’s mainstream media were agog with reports of the impending sale of a rare Civil War pound of King Charles I in Dorchester. Timothy Medhurst at Duke’s auctioneers had been somewhat startled earlier in the … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (5/5/15)

Put Liberty back on our coins This letter is in response to Bob Olekson’s letter, “Time for action on designs not words.” I agree it is time we have a change of design on our coins. And we should be … Continue reading

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2015 North American Coins & Prices

2015 North American Coins & Prices A Guide to U.S., Canadian and Mexican Coins By David C. Harper Use this price guide to: Confirm details of your coins including weight, diameter, composition and year of issue Authenticate nearly 50,000 coins … Continue reading

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Collectors aid archeology

Archeologists shouldn’t disdain coin collectors, former curator of the American Numismatic Association Lawrence J. Lee says. With his new 68-page book, The Coins of Fort Atkinson: a study in numismatic archeology, Lee says numismatists can make a solid contribution to … Continue reading

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