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Letters to the Editor (August 14, 2018)

No trouble ordering 2018 reverse proof silver set I just ordered one of the reverse proof sets from the U.S. Mint. I waited until they were on sale for a couple of hours to avoid the initial rush. I had … Continue reading

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Colonial, early federal to be sold

The Archangel Collection of Colonial and 1792 Coinage will be featured by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in the firm’s October official auction at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore. Assembled chiefly in the 1970s and 1980s under the guidance … Continue reading

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Treasure display set for Philadelphia

More S.S. Central America treasure coins are on deck. They will be displayed Aug. 14-18 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia by the California Gold Marketing Group. Six of the recovered coins now comprise the … Continue reading

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Four speakers explain importance of blogs

Four speakers will appear at the Numismatic Literary Guild Symposium at 10 a.m. on Aug. 16 in Room 117 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. They will speak on the … Continue reading

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Lower-grade 1810 half cents show price jump

Half cents are a lot tougher than you might think. Just try to buy one in G-4 condition – even an example that all the specialists would scoff at will cost you a very good premium over a similarly average … Continue reading

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Veterans opposed design

I would like to know what symbol was originally on the Peace dollar, but not distributed. Was it a broken sword? Do any exist? According to Q. David Bowers in Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States, “Representatives … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Save money, better art; why not act?

By Wayne Pearson To help with costs for the one-cent coin, do you think the introduction of a trime would be beneficial? If we made 16 trimes out of every 100 one-cent coins (48 cents), then we would need only … Continue reading

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Gold buyer frenzy, but no sellout

When the 2018-W uncirculated one-ounce gold American Eagle coin went on sale July 12, it went on backorder within a minute or two. Collectors might be forgiven for thinking the offering sold out. But it did not sell out. The … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (August 7, 2018)

From the July 13 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Are you more likely to bid in an auction with recovered treasure in it? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   For myself, I would bypass … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (August 7, 2018)

Can 2018 reverse proof silver set sell out? Well, the U.S. Mint took my advice that I wrote to you about last year. In 2017, the Mint issued an enhanced uncirculated clad set, which as I wrote to you at … Continue reading

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