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Spink to offer four major sales

By Kerry Rodgers In late April many world paper collectors will find themselves plugged into Spink’s London auction rooms either by phone or Internet. A lucky few will be able to attend in person. Four major sales occupy April 28 … Continue reading

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German auctions bring over $10 million in bids

Künker’s March 9-13 sales realized 9.6 million euros ($10.56 million) in total hammer prices. That result exceeded the Osnabrück firm’s estimate by about 50 percent, for auctions 259-262. Among the highlights of the sales, a Siculo-Punic tetradrachm from Sicily went … Continue reading

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New key date Roosevelt dimes?

With a mintage of 75,000 each, could the March of Dimes three-coin set provide two new key dates to the Roosevelt dime series? Ron Drzewucki, CEO of Modern Coin Wholesale, Lakewood Ranch, Fla., said that while they will be popular … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers auction brings $18.7 million

The 1792 Birch cent captured national headlines as reported in the April 21 issue of Numismatic News, but prices realized by the March 26-27 Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore auction totaled $18.7 million, the firm announced. This means there were other … Continue reading

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March of Dimes set ready May 4

A three-coin March of Dimes Special Silver Set will be placed on sale May 4 by the U.S. Mint. Price of the set is $61.95. Maximum number that will be sold is 75,000. Household order limit will be five sets. … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: what’s a pennyweight?

By Richard Giedroyc Can you explain how pennyweight fits into this weight and purity system for gold? It takes 20 pennyweight to equal one troy ounce of gold. Another way to express this is one pennyweight being equal to 24 … Continue reading

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Special rules for gold coin IRA

By Terry Hanlon Federal tax season is here, and if you recently embarked on  – or want to explore – one of the many types of gold investments, you need to know how the Internal Revenue Service treats them. Any … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe innovates to get coins circulating

By Richard Giedroyc At the time this article is being written it’s been more than four months since Zimbabwe introduced its bond coins. There is a shortage of coins in Zimbabwe since due to inflation, foreign rather than domestic coins … Continue reading

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Newman 1890 $100 Watermelon leads

Marking its auction debut, a $100 1890 Watermelon Note from the Eric P. Newman Collection—one of just 35 $100 Watermelon Notes known to exist—is expected to bring $150,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Society Currency Signature Auction, April 22-28 … Continue reading

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Coin themes should be more current

By Richard Giedroyc The April 7 issue of Numismatic News has a Page 1 story about celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with proposed commemorative coins. Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Chairman Gary Marks is quoted as saying, … Continue reading

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