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Kagin seeks ANA post

Donald H. Kagin declared his intention to seek the presidency of the American Numismatic Association in next year’s election on Aug. 13. The Tiburon, Calif., dealer has spent a lifetime in numismatics. He holds the only Ph.D. in the American … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: World War I breaks out of the trenches

What do you know? When the Mint put the World War I coin and medal sets back on sale, the results have actually been positive. Even the commemorative dollars sold individually showed a little spark of life. The Army medal … Continue reading

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Error cent slabbed for upcoming sale

Every veteran of circulation finds dreamed of finding rarities in change. Some succeeded. Among the coins dreamed about was the bronze 1943 cent error. That was the year cents were made of zinc-coated steel to save copper for the war … Continue reading

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PNG honors Pearlman’s career

Congratulations to Donn Pearlman. The Professional Numismatists Guild bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award on him Aug. 13 at its dinner in Philadelphia. What a well-deserved honor it is. I have worked with Donn in this field for many years, so … Continue reading

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Money takes many forms

Just about everyone reading this column has the experience of only using coins and currency as a medium of exchange in personal commerce. Some may have used Military Payment Certificates or other tokens at some point in their lives. But … Continue reading

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New Perth Mint tour begins

In late July, Western Australia’s Perth Mint announced something a little different for gold coin collectors: “Mine to Mint” tours. The new enterprise is being undertaken in conjunction with Go West Tours of Newmont, Australia. Australia is the world’s second … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers sells solid 8 trio for $12,000

Stack’s-Bowers’ Hong Kong sale was a work in progress as the most recent issue of Bank Note Reporter went to press. Results from Aug. 6 included several lots offering groups of Federal Reserve Notes, all of which carried the coveted … Continue reading

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‘Boaty McBoatface’ arrives

The British public has long been known for its puckish sense of humor. Two years ago, an online poll was conducted to choose a name for a new British Antarctic Survey research vessel. A BBC radio host jokingly added the … Continue reading

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1805 the first quarter many can afford

Early quarters are just plain tough. In fact, if you are living on an average income, you could have a real problem trying to afford any early quarter. It appears to have been a matter of priorities. Apparently, the quarter … Continue reading

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Britannia gets new look on proof bullion

In early July, Britain’s Royal Mint announced this year’s Britannia proof issues. The reverse design for 2018 comes from sculptor David Lawrence, who presents a fresh new take on behelmed Britannia. She gazes pensively, her helm decorated with a wreath … Continue reading

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