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Debate ensues over ancient coins

By Richard Giedroyc Views, both pro and con, regarding what should be done about a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt that among other things addresses private ownership of ancient Egyptian coins were presented recently at a meeting of the … Continue reading

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Note readers to be distributed

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing plans to distribute currency reader devices at no cost to eligible blind or visually impaired persons, as one component of its initiative to provide meaningful access to U.S. currency. Program details were presented at … Continue reading

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Shafer earns Zerbe award

Hall of Fame numismatist Neil Shafer will be presented with the American Numismatic Association’s highest honor, the 2014 Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, on Aug. 8 during the Awards Banquet at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The … Continue reading

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Mint plans to fulfill all demand for gold Kennedys

The United States Mint announced today that it has all the necessary raw materials to initially produce 75,000 2014 John F. Kennedy gold proof half dollars. The Mint will continue to procure additional raw materials in order to fulfill all … Continue reading

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Buyers lined up, purchasing gold Kennedys

The story of the first proof gold Kennedy half dollar to be sold at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5 in Rosemont, Ill., likely will be widely shared on the cable TV show called the “Coin … Continue reading

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Rare No. 1 top lot at Memphis

An Original Series No. 1 $1 from the First National Bank of Hilsborough, N.H., with the Jeffries-Spinner signature combination sold for a hammer price of $70,000 in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ Memphis IPMS 2014 auction. The note, featured in a … Continue reading

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Government nixes fantasy coin

By Richard Giedroyc There are some very imaginative non-circulating legal tender commemorative coins (NCLT) to be collected. There have been coins depicting the ill-fated ship Titanic issued in the name of a country bordering the Indian Ocean (The Titanic sank … Continue reading

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Coins similar to British £2 cause concern

When you consider how many different coins are issued worldwide it is amazing there aren’t more coin types that are identical in weight and diameter that could be used in vending machines in some other country. Although the British £2 … Continue reading

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Kennedy limit drops to one

The U.S. Mint reduced from two coins to one the number of proof gold Kennedy half dollars that buyers could purchase at its booth at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5-9. This limit reduction also applies … Continue reading

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Mint releases approved designs

Final designs were released July 29 by the U.S. Mint for the reverses of the 2015 America the Beautiful quarters. This will be the sixth year of the 12-year ATB cycle featuring a total of 56 designs. Five designs are … Continue reading

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