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Fast shipping for silver Kennedy set

Many collectors have been astonished by the rapid delivery of 50th anniversary Kennedy half dollar silver sets they ordered starting Oct. 28. Sales in the first five days totaled 125,147. The Mint had 190,000 sets ready to ship and they … Continue reading

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ANA sets latest budget

With its new website up and running, the American Numismatic Association’s budget for the fiscal year beginning Nov. 1, 2014, drops to $5.7 million compared to $6.35 million the year before. The ANA board of governors voted unanimously to approve … Continue reading

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PCDA sponsored show in 29th year

The 29th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention, Nov. 19-23, will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Ill. Featured is a three-session auction by Lyn Knight Currency Auctions, including U.S. and world paper … Continue reading

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Plastic newest composition for coins

By Richard Giedroyc While countries around the world continue to lament the high cost of raw materials used in the composition of coins the lowly enclave of Transdnistria appears to have the answer to the problem —“composition materials”— more specifically … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (11/18/14)

Starting over brings joy back to coin collecting Your editorial “How about making a fresh start?” (Oct. 7) is exactly what I did. I had been a coin collector for many years, As time had gone one, my funds for … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (11/18/14)

From the Oct. 3 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Is the 30,000 Jackie Kennedy First Spouse gold coin mintage too high? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Jackie Kennedy’s first spouse gold coin will be … Continue reading

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CSNS awards funds to six authors

The Central States Numismatic Society has awarded grants totaling $20,000 to six numismatic authors to research and publish information on topics ranging from elongated coins to early half dollars. CSNS Education Director Ray Lockwood, who oversees the authors grant program, … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year race features two U.S. coins

Two U.S. coins are competing for the 2015 Coin of the Year Award. An enhanced uncirculated 2013 silver American Eagle  is one of 10 nominations in the Best Silver Coin category and a Mount Rushmore quarter is one of nine … Continue reading

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Rare coin at Goldberg sale kept in jeans pocket

Coin collectors take great care with proper storage of their coins, but coins are not always so pampered. A $15,000 rarity came to Los Angeles, Calif., dealer Larry Goldberg over the counter at what he called an old-time coin shop … Continue reading

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Kennedy sales number weak

No overnight sellout was recorded by the 50th Anniversary Kennedy half dollar set when it went on sale Oct. 28. This might dampen prospects for instant profits of a kind that made the gold Kennedy half dollar famous in August. … Continue reading

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