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CSNS show in Schaumburg April 21-25

The Central States Numismatic Society will hold its 76th Anniversary Convention April 21-25 at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, located the northwest Chicago suburb. The 300-booth bourse will take place over four days, first opening from 1-6 p.m. … Continue reading

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Scratches vary in severity on coins

In this column, I’ll attempt to simplify how hairlines and scratches on coins might be treated today and in the future.  I have found that by breaking down a complex subject into smaller bits it is easier to understand. Let … Continue reading

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Knight auction highlights CPMX

For those who think there’s too little fresh material on the market, the CPMX auction, by Lyn Knight Auctions, should put that notion to rest. Featuring a Colonial collection more than 70 years in the making and a type collection … Continue reading

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2015 ATB silver proof set on sale

The United States Mint opened sales for the 2015 America the Beautiful quarters silver proof set on Feb. 20 and buyers were excited. The Mint reported 46,681 sets were ordered by Feb. 22. This total is just shy of the … Continue reading

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Use new Mint techniques regularly

What have we learned from last year’s successful Kennedy half dollar 50th anniversary coin program? No, this is not a column about crowd control at the American Numismatic Association convention. It is about what appeals to 21st century collectors. I … Continue reading

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Rare 1909-O half eagle isn’t cheap

The 1909-O Indian Head half eagle is a very underrated coin. In fact, the 1909-O, at least in MS-65, is a significant rarity ranking among the most difficult gold coins in top grade of the past century. It is not … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Artist makes ‘dollars’

By Richard Giedroyc Daniel Carr designed several of the state quarters. I’ve heard he was responsible for the supposedly non-existent 1964 Peace dollar. Can you tell me about that dollar? Is it real? Daniel Carr designed the reverse for the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Small and cartoonish not wanted

By Jack Nugent Our coins are a mockery of the world’s only superpower. Much to my chagrin, America has become a two-bit country. Why does Canada have polymer currency and $2 coins? The Swiss have 5-franc coins and 1,000-franc notes. … Continue reading

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21st annual CPMX set for early March

Collectors from the Midwest and beyond will soon be heading to the Chicago area for one of the nation’s premier paper money events, as the 21st Annual Chicago Paper Money Exposition gets under way. Slated for March 5-8 at the … Continue reading

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Bidding competition at NY INC boosts prices

For many months now world coin rarities, particularly in high grade, have been fetching top prices at auctions in the United States. Those soaring prices have no doubt helped contribute to the presence of further extraordinary rarities at recent sales. … Continue reading

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