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NGC opens new office in London

The Certified Collectibles Group® will open an office in London in April. Located at Spink’s in Bloomsbury, the office will accept submissions to the independent members of CCG, which include Numismatic Guaranty Corporation®, Numismatic Conservation Services®, Paper Money Guaranty®, Certified … Continue reading

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Best rewards come over the long term

The past 12 months have not seen many price gains in the U.S. coin market. But there have been a few. Once a year, I update pricing charts that appear in my North American Coins and Prices book. I just … Continue reading

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Circulation coins drop in 2017

After posting the second annual decline in a row for circulation coin output in 2017, what’s in store for the United States Mint in 2018? For all of calendar year 2017, the two Mint production facilities cranked out almost 14.9 … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Small gains and losses move numbers

Sales of the American Liberty tenth-ounce 2018 gold proof coin rose by 2,216 this week to reach 16,511. With a slowing rate of increase, the mintage limit of 135,000 almost seems further away. World War I medals advanced, but not … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers offers dollar mule

What will the sale of an incredible Year 2000 Washington quarter/Sacagawea dollar mule bring? Stack’s Bowers Galleries will offer the newly found 17th known example of this famous error coin at its official auction at the Whitman Coins & Collectibles … Continue reading

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Encased postage in Kagin’s auction

An encased postage stamp collection will highlight Kagin’s Auctions March 9 American Numismatic Association National Money sale in Irving, Texas. The Michigan Collection of encased postage stamps the firm believes is one of the most comprehensive sets ever as well … Continue reading

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Proof sets lose ground

In the 1990s, when Congress was reviewing legislation for the U.S. Mint to issue a series of state quarters, it projected that it would generate an extra $1 billion of profits that would be turned over to the U.S. Treasury. … Continue reading

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Document your collection

“Document your collection” was the cautionary phrase used by Ancient Coin Collectors Guild spokesman and attorney Peter Tompa as he gave an update of the status of cultural patrimony seizures Jan. 13 during the New York International Numismatic Convention. Collectors … Continue reading

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Morgans take some hits in steady market

The coin market appears to be steady, unlike the stock market, but there is no noticeable momentum in either direction. Recent stock price swings are impacting discretionary funds. There are specialized pockets within the scarce to rare coin market sector … Continue reading

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Kids of all ages gather for quarter

It was standing room only in Mather Elementary School Auditorium for the Pictured Rocks quarter launch Feb. 7 in Munising, Mich. With 950 in attendance, including almost 500 schoolchildren, demand for the new quarter was heavy. Some $16,000 in quarters … Continue reading

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