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New Standard Catalog of World Paper Money available

The 21st edition of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 1961-Present is now available purchase. A network of more than 80 international paper money collectors and dealers worked with editor George S. Cuhaj to ensure that the … Continue reading

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How much was it worth in 98 B.C.?

By Richard Giedroyc Collectors may ponder what a coin would purchase in its own time. It can be difficult to comprehend that the average American worker earned about a dollar a day during much of the 19th century. If an … Continue reading

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Italy requests memorandum renewal

By Richard Giedroyc The future of importing and collecting ancient coins in the United States is once more in question as the U.S. State Department announced Feb. 26 that Italy has requested a renewal of an existing Memorandum of Understanding. … Continue reading

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Kisatchie coins prove to be popular

The United States Mint reported it has temporarily sold out of the Kisatchie 5-ounce silver bullion coin. Going on sale mid-April, Authorized Purchasers have already ordered 30,000 coins with more available on May 4. Rolls and bags of the Kisatchie … Continue reading

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Results mixed at Central States show

High end coins grabbed headlines, especially at the auction, but too few buyers were seen on the bourse floor of the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th anniversary convention April 23-25. As a result some dealers said it was a bad … Continue reading

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Stella $4 gold piece goes for $1.8 million

Stella $4 gold pieces dazzled at the Heritage Central States Numismatic Society convention sale April 22-25. Over $1.82 million was paid for an 1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella. It was graded  Proof-67 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and it had a … Continue reading

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Kisatchie quarter now available

Native Louisianan B.B. Craig led the ceremony marking the introduction of the Kisatchie National Forest quarter to circulation April 22 in Alexandria, La. The Associate Director for Environment, Safety and Health for the United States Mint said, “As a Louisiana … Continue reading

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Austria celebrates army anniversary

The 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army is commemorated on a silver 5-euro coin slated for a May 6 release by the Austrian Mint. The modern Austrian army was formed in 1955 when the Allied occupation of Austria ended … Continue reading

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Treasure hunter pleads guilty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A fugitive treasure hunter pleaded guilty to a contempt of court charge related to his refusal to testify about gold he discovered from a historic shipwreck, court documents indicate. A plea agreement was filed in federal … Continue reading

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India sets its own gold standard

India is once more on the gold standard – sort of. Smuggling and a black market in gold coins and jewelry have prompted the Reserve Bank of India to lift the ban on importing gold, while introducing a new gold … Continue reading

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