Author Archives: Robert R. Van Ryzin

Sniffer unveiled

If a coin has been waxed, caulked or otherwise altered, the “Coin Sniffer” will know. Continue reading

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Silver proof set added to list

Entering the listing for the first time this week are sale figures for the 14-coin 2010 United States Mint Silver Proof Set, which went on sale Aug. 26 at $56.95 per set.
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CPMX sizzles

Collectors were back out in force at the 16th Annual Chicago Paper Money Exposition, March 18-21, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill. Continue reading

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Proof Buffalo gold sales among upticks

Gold proof Buffalo sales edged up slightly since the Jan. 12 totals. As of Jan. 25, 44,889 of the one-ounce coins had been sold.
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Slow advance continues for Buffaloes

Another week of slow down in gold proof Buffalo sales. The increase was just 2,597. The total for the proofs stands at 37,885 for the month of November. Sales of the bullion version jumped from 33,000 to 61,500. Continue reading

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LFK Tradeshows buys Memphis money show

On June 26, from the floor of the 33rd Memphis International Paper Money show at the Cook Convention Center, Lyn F. Knight officially announced his firm’s purchase of the popular paper money show from the Memphis Coin Club. Continue reading

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A look back at 55 years of Numismatic News

The anniversary issue of Numismatic News celebrates 55 years of publishing hobby news. Here is a look back at some of the top stories from each of the decades. Continue reading

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MidAmerica Expo hosts busy bourse

A strong $5.2 million auction and an active bourse characterized the 26th annual MidAmerica Coin Expo June 21-24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Continue reading

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Wolf gets payback

Chicago Coin Club roasts its secretary Continue reading

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1865 pattern struck on 1840-O quarter

A pattern coin displayed at the MidAmerica Coin Expo by William Bierly may shed some light on a series of Continue reading

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