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Coins struck over others unusual

Have U.S. coins ever been used as the host blank for a foreign coin? There are two Draped Bust silver dollar coins known to have been used as the planchets for the Uruguay 1844 1-peso fuerte. One is in the … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016)

Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite … Continue reading

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Education, patience keys to getting top dollar

By James Evans Over a lifetime of collecting coins, I had accumulated quite a bit of stuff. Most of it was circulated, almost all of it raw coins, almost none of it exceptional in quality or rarity. Still, the sum … Continue reading

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Opposing views over coin imports

By Richard Giedroyc Possible changes regarding restrictions on the importation of certain coins into the United States were discussed during a May 24 open session held by the U.S. State Department Cultural Property Advisory Committee regarding the renewal of existing … Continue reading

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Counterfeit coins becoming problem

By Richard Giedroyc The good news is that fewer counterfeit euro coins were detected in 2015 than during the previous year. The bad news is that the European Union stands alone. There are plenty of other countries where counterfeit coins … Continue reading

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Fiji rarity snagged off eBay listing

By Kerry Rodgers eBay is full of surprises. A patient and regular winnowing of the dross can yield the occasional gleam of pure gold. A choice nugget emerged in March when a Spanish vendor offered a Fiji Banking and Commercial … Continue reading

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Original Series $100 discovered

A recently discovered Original Series $100 National Bank Note from the Salem National Banking Co. of Salem, N.J., charter 1326, will crosses the block at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money this … Continue reading

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Random coin stampings untraceable

I have a French coin with a large “S” punched in horizontally across the bust. Who put it on the coin? The countermark on your coin is something that could have been added at any time from when the coin … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (July 26, 2016)

From the July 1  Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Are you excited about the approaching issuance of a U.S. palladium coin? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Another low-mintage, high-priced coin that will sell out … Continue reading

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Vivid series 1934 $20, $100 notes never issued

By Peter Huntoon June 14, 1934 The Honorable Secretary of the Treasury (Henry Morganthau Jr.) My Dear Mr. Secretary: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the act approved May 12, 1933, as amended by the Gold Reserve Act … Continue reading

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