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2016 uncirculated mint set racks up sales

Four days after it went on sale May 18, the Mint had tallied sales of 127,489 for the 2016 uncirculated coin sets. This start puts it on track to match the sales level achieved by the 2015 set, which presently … Continue reading

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Fight with France strained Spanish coinage

By Bob Reis Imagine, if you will, that you lived in a country that had comprehensively not been taking care of business for most of the last 200 years, a country where your social position and your destiny was determined … Continue reading

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Hot market for Spink sale

By Kerry Rodgers If anyone held doubts that world paper money is running white hot, the results of Spink’s London sale of April 12-14 should lay these to rest. Spink’s Barnaby Faull points out that the £2.8 million sale total … Continue reading

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Latest Standard Catalog of World Paper Money released

The 22nd edition of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, edited by Maggie Judkins, is now available in two formats. Utilizing a worldwide network of numismatics experts, the 22nd edition of the Standard Catalog of World Paper … Continue reading

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New ‘Hot Lips’ dime identified

Mark Joyner of Pennsylvania has added a second “Hot Lips” Doubled Die Obverse Roosevelt dime, a 1951, to his roster of finds. He reported a 1964-D dime with a doubled die on the profile, first to John Wexler and then … Continue reading

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Celtic gold piece found by detector

A metal-detecting grandmother with a knack for finding gold will see her latest find going on the auction block July 17 to be sold by Elizabeth Cottam of Chris Rudd of Aylsham, England. The coin is an excessively rare ancient … Continue reading

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Holey dollar tops Noble Sydney sale

By Kerry Rodgers April 5-8 saw Sydney, Australia’s Noble Numismatics conduct their 40th anniversary sale. Among prices realized Australian gold was front and center. The catalog was filled with several notable gold collections. Among these were the half sovereigns of … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a double denomination error

By Peter Huntoon and Lee Lofthus During August 2014, coauthor Lofthus located a file labeled “Errors in Printing FR Notes” among Federal Reserve Board records preserved in the National Archives while we were working there. The file with respect to … Continue reading

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Caribbean guilder in development

By Richard Giedroyc It’s been a long time coming, but it now appears that Caribbean guilder coins and bank notes will finally become a reality. According to a Feb. 15 article appearing in the Curacao Chronicle newspaper, “The Central Bank … Continue reading

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Rare gold ancient found in Israel

By Richard Giedroyc Ancient gold coins are seldom found in Israel. An ancient Roman coin that is known from only one other example is even less seldom to be encountered anywhere. The gold aureus of Roman Emperor Trajan recently discovered … Continue reading

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