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New coin technology dominates 2014

By Richard Giedroyc You can’t say there is anything dull about modern numismatic manufacturing technology. In the past the collar was introduced to ensure a round coin. This was followed by reeded and lettered edges for security purposes. In more … Continue reading

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Sea salvaged bullion struck into coins

By Richard Giedroyc Coin collectors may be familiar with relic medals, but coins made from materials originating from similar sources are an unusual event. Relic medals are typically made from scrap salvaged from a statue, building, airplanes, trains, or other … Continue reading

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Scotland faces currency choice

By Richard Giedroyc You would think a referendum on independence would focus on politics, freedom of religion, language and customs, and the economy when a region considers voting to free itself from another nation. That isn’t Scotland, a potential independent … Continue reading

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2014 unc set strong in first week sales

By Connor Falk Straight out of the gate, sales of the 2014 uncirculated coin set were brisk, with 157,044 being sold in the first five days. That’s almost half of the overall sales for the 2013 uncirculated set at 363,768. … Continue reading

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Frosted Freedom Coin to Cross the Block

An error 2007-W platinum American Eagle quarter-ounce coin where FREEDOM on the reverse is frosted instead of having a mirror surface is being auctioned by GreatCollections on its website. Ending date is April 27. This is just the second known … Continue reading

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Shenandoah quarter arrives at ceremony

The Shenandoah National Park quarter was officially introduced April 4 at the Front Royal, Va., Skyline High School. Continue reading

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Tax exemption starts

A sales tax exemption on the sales of rare coins and precious metals became law April 2 in Nebraska when Gov. Dave Heineman signed LB 867.
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Lasers improve life of coin dies

Study your coins and you will find some have die cracks, raised lines resulting from the later state of a deteriorating die from which these coins were struck. Continue reading

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There is nothing like a Dame

Bank notes are a great place to learn stuff. In March of last year I had never heard of the Dame of Elche. Then in April I experienced a full frontal confrontation. She is remarkable. Continue reading

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Ruth Hill collection to be featured

Described as a “crowning achievement” of any Chinese bank note collection is this 1953 People’s Republic of China 10 yuan from the Ruth Hill collection. Continue reading

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