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Canada issues cupped coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has celebrated the 140th anniversary of The Library of Parliament in Ottawa with its first ever concave coin struck in ultra-high relief antiqued silver. The coin is a 36.07 mm, 30.75 g .9999 fine silver $25 … Continue reading

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New service helps pedigree ancients

By Richard Giedroyc Worried about your coins being seized by the government, then surrendered to some foreign country demanding them back as part of their cultural patrimony? This has become an increasingly serious concern among collectors and museums as more … Continue reading

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Hong Kong sale slated for April

A Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency will be called April 5-April 8 by Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Dated 1907 and 1910 pattern dollars … Continue reading

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Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money, 34th Edition

Check out this deal perfect for the U.S. paper money collector: the Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money, 34th edition for $23.25. As the only annual, full-color reference of its kind on the market, the Standard Catalog of United … Continue reading

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Test shows pure copper in 1792 cent patterns

Numismatic scholarship has indicated that some cent patterns of 1792 were made of a mixture of copper and a tiny amount of silver. Tests of three patterns shows them to be made entirely of copper, reports the Professional Coin Grading … Continue reading

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WIN to hear about metal banks

“Collecting Metal Savings Banks” will be the topic of a presentation to Women in Numismatics at 9 a.m. April 28. It will be given by Dave Hunsicker of West Bend, Wis. WIN will be holding its membership meeting as well … Continue reading

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Manifest Auctions acquired

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced its purchase of the assets of Manifest Auctions. “Under the leadership of Manning Garrett, Manifest Auctions has grown into one of the pre-eminent auction houses of rare paper money,” said Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s … Continue reading

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Europe considers banning 500 euro

By Richard Giedroyc The future of the 500-euro bank note, the highest denomination currency unit issued by the European Union, is coming into question, particularly by law enforcement. The 500-euro ote was equal to about $560 U.S. at the time … Continue reading

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Austrian niobium issue marks time

Bimetallic collectors will be queuing-up to get their hands Austrian Mint’s latest silver-niobium 25-euro coin. The mint has selectively oxidized the inner 6.5 g .998 fine niobium core to render it light purple and azure blue. The surrounding 9 g … Continue reading

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South African Mint rebrands

The South African Mint announced it was rebranding itself at the World Money Fair in early February in Berlin, Germany. “We believe that the new logo and corporate identity embody the essence of who we are and what we do,” … Continue reading

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