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Australia puts stars on three-coin set

The success of the Royal Australian Mint’s domed silver coins celebrating the Southern Night Sky, has led the mint to announce a further three-coin series honoring the constellations of the northern hemisphere. Once again the coins will be struck on … Continue reading

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Bulgaria to release coin, dump bank note

By Richard Giedoryc Bulgaria has a new ringed bimetallic 2-leva coin as of Dec. 7, with the coin planned to eventually replace the bank note of the same denomination. According to Bulgaria National Bank information, the new coin has a … Continue reading

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Numismatic auctions in 2015 reviewed

By Mike Thorne Did you buy any coins at auction in 2015? Sell any? If the answer is no to either or both of these questions, you may be missing out on some golden opportunities. In this article, I’ll sample … Continue reading

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Finest known 1894-S dime in Heritage sale

An 1894-S Barber dime will go on the auction block during Heritage Auctions Florida United Numismatists Signature Sale Jan. 6-11, 2016, in Tampa. With a mintage of 24 pieces and just nine survivors known, this is the first example to … Continue reading

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Philippines charts plans for new coinage

By Richard Giedroyc The Philippines plans to go high tech with its next generation of coins. Security features planned to be incorporated in the coins now being proposed include an electromagnetic signature that would slow if not stop counterfeiters entirely. … Continue reading

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Gold top seller at London auction

Hammered and early British milled gold continue to run hot in London. An example of each genre shared top billing at Dix Noonan Webb’s Nov. 12 sale. It was perhaps not unexpected that a most desirable triple unite of Charles … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle to celebrate 30th anniversary

The 30th anniversary of the silver American Eagle will be marked by changing the edge of the proof and uncirculated collector versions with the “W”  mintmark. Instead of the usual reeding, the edge of the 2016 coins will feature incuse … Continue reading

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Mint releases 2016 Nixon, Ford dollar designs

Collectors will have to wait until Feb. 6, 2016, to find out what the final Presidential dollar will look like. It will honor Ronald Reagan and the date marks the 105th birthday of the late 40th President. Designs for the … Continue reading

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ANA sets $5.63 million budget

The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors passed a $5.63 million budget, set the stage for a fund development initiative, and discussed opportunities to grow the nonprofit organization’s membership and provide additional educational options when it met recently in Colorado … Continue reading

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Swedes turn to Swish as currency

By Richard Giedroyc Sweden has for some time been indicating the nation is moving in the direction of universally using electronic means of transferring value rather than physical cash. Well, according to the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and other … Continue reading

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