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Vienna next in children’s coin series

Austrian Mint released its seventh silver 10-euro coin in its series of the country’s provinces interpreted by its children. The latest piece, issued in June, honors Vienna, one of Austria’s nine administrative regions. The delightful reverse by 11-year-old Viktoria Pinzer … Continue reading

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Small-size notes star among lot listings

Stack’s Bowers Galleries upcoming Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectible Summer Expo will feature a number of important United States small-size currency offerings. The currency portion of the auction is slated for 6 p.m. EST on Thursday, July … Continue reading

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Jeppson gets nod to be Mint Director

After six months service as the principal deputy director of the U.S. Mint, Rhett Jeppson will be nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Mint director, according to a White House announcement July 9. The post has been vacant … Continue reading

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Mint runs out of silver Eagles

The Mint has run out of silver American Eagle one-ounce bullion coins again. Sales were suspended and a notice issued July 7 that it would be at least two weeks before sales would resume. The Mint’s network of Authorized Purchasers … Continue reading

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Garrett wins ANA presidency

Jeff Garrett will be sworn in as the next president of the American Numismatic Association Aug. 14 at a banquet to be held during the World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. He was elected without … Continue reading

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Mint collaborates with the VA Center for Women Veterans

By Elisa Basnight and Rhett Jeppson Women have served in the United States Armed Forces since the Revolutionary War. Today, there are over two million women veterans across the United States, representing 9.2 percent of the entire living veterans population. … Continue reading

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New Collecting World Coins hits market

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the new edition of Collecting World Coins, 1901-Present, provides the most comprehensive country-by-country, fully illustrated catalog on the market for 20th and 21st century coins used in everyday commerce. Featuring complete coin descriptions and nearly 20,000 … Continue reading

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Heritage to offer Mexican collection

A $10 million collection of Mexican coins will be put on the auction block Aug. 13 by Heritage Auctions at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. The Isaac Rudman Collection of … Continue reading

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High Relief Mint’s next sellout hope?

Will this be the summer of sellouts? The first ever $100 one-ounce High Relief gold piece will go on sale July 30 on the U.S. Mint website beginning at noon Eastern Daylight Time. Price was not revealed at press time, … Continue reading

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Reader tells of order nightmare

By William H. Brownstein If history is any example you would think that the Mint would have learned when it limited the mintage of the American Eagle 2011 25th anniversary set to 100,000 and it almost immediately sold out. The … Continue reading

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