Author Archives: Debbie Bradley

Panels pick First Spouse designs

The first ladies of our generation now have their turn to grace the 2015 and 2016 First Spouse gold coins and bronze medals. The likenesses of Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson will appear on the … Continue reading

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Five more America the Beautiful quarters

How do you portray the grandeur of a national park on a 1-inch coin? The challenge once again faced the members of the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee as they met separately in September to select … Continue reading

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Error coin found in change pays off big

It started with a man, a book and a few rolls of pennies. It ended when William Gaitlan of Yuma, Ariz., sold a 1969-S doubled die cent at a June 5 Heritage auction for $21,500. “I still don’t understand why … Continue reading

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It’s one rocking coin show

Where am I and what have you done with my coin show? I swear I checked into the DoubleTree Hotel in Rosemont, Ill., on Monday to attend the ANA World’s Fair of Money show. But at 9:45 last night, just … Continue reading

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Long times spent in line to get gold Kennedy

Welcome from overcast Rosemont, Ill., where I’m looking out my hotel room at 7:11 am. at the long line of people waiting to get into the convention center and obtain one of 500 coveted tickets that will allow them to buy … Continue reading

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High relief at low price = silver medal

This past April the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee asked the U.S. Mint to consider implementation of a national arts medal program. Now, it is going to offer a framework of what that program would look like. CCAC Chairman Gary Marks … Continue reading

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High-relief eyed for 2015

If you liked the 2009 Ultra High Relief double eagle gold coin, you’re going to love a 2015 24-karat Ultra High Relief gold coin. At least that’s what the U.S. Mint hopes. Although still in the proposal stage, the project … Continue reading

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Buyers grab more hoard gold

After one week on sale, the gold coins from the Saddle Ridge Hoard had brought in about $6 million in sales. On June 4, amazon.com listed 483 coins still for sale, with kagins.com offering 39 coins. “Not bad out of … Continue reading

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1943 bronze cent error leads auction

The 487-lot Regency Auction VII saw fevered floor, phone, absentee and Internet bidding, with pre-bids pouring in up to the start of the three and a half hour sale May 22 in Las Vegas. Legend-Morphy partner Laura Sperber was “very … Continue reading

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Hoard sale off to quick start

Gold coins buried in cans for decades in the hills of California are getting their day in the sun. Known as the Saddle Ridge Hoard, the coins went on sale at midnight May 27 on amazon.com and kagins.com. The 1,427 … Continue reading

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