Author Archives: Richard Giedroyc

Israel researchers re-open coin debate

If you turn the coin in one direction it appears you are looking at a menorah. If you turn the coin 180 degrees it appears you are looking at a mosque. So, which is it? The verdict has actually been … Continue reading

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Year opens on optimistic note for coin prices

At the beginning of 2018, overall market appreciation looks hopeful. If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, you may want to consider getting back in the pool before the water gets any deeper. There is a real chance 2018 may … Continue reading

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Chinese coin hoard weighs tons

A find of approximately 5.6 tons estimated to involve about 300,000 copper composition Song Dynasty wén coins has been uncovered by people building a house in a village in Chacun, according to the Jiangnan Metropolis Daily newspaper. The initial discovery … Continue reading

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The coin that won’t die continues

Great Britain’s “round pound” £1 coin is no longer legal tender. It has been replaced by a ringed bimetal £1 with better security features. So, why is the old £1 continuing to be accepted at certain shops throughout Britain? There … Continue reading

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Coin business called big or small

In some respects, the market for collectible coins was big business during 2017, yet in other respects it remained a small market when compared to other businesses. Only five domestic and an additional five foreign businesses were identified as having … Continue reading

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Coins missing from Bulgaria hoard

Coin collectors may not be happy with laws regarding coin finds and who has the rights to them, but what happened recently in Bulgaria demonstrates that hoard finds should be excavated by professionals, not by amateurs. A group of what … Continue reading

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Imagine coin prices expressed in Bitcoins

Bitcoin-realestate.com is now selling houses in exchange for Bitcoins. This can be taken either of two ways. You could be the owner of some real estate who wants to speculate in cyber currency. You could be an owner of a … Continue reading

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Bullion decline takes coin prices lower

The spot prices of both gold and silver took yet another dramatic downturn this past week, taking many bullion-impacted coins with them. It didn’t matter if it was an American Eagle, a collectible yet bullion-influenced former circulation coin, or a … Continue reading

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British coin prices go wild

What do Prince George, Sir Isaac Newton, and Charles Dickens have in common? Coins struck to honor each of them are selling for some first-rate prices in the secondary market. And the list doesn’t stop there! Peter Rabbit and other … Continue reading

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Coins generally continue their slide lower

The value of most coins once again is disappointing, as all but very specialized areas of collecting declined in value as silver went below $16 an ounce. Gold did nothing, even as the dollar dipped in value against the Japanese … Continue reading

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