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‘Chief’ signature set a sure draw

The offering of a complete signature set of 1899 $5 Silver Certificate “Chief” notes, 11 notes in all, is sure to be a highlight of the currency selections in Kagin’s Auctions’ March 9-10 sale in Orlando, Fla. Kagin’s Auctions is … Continue reading

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Meiji gold dominates Heritage NYINC sale

Heritage Numismatic Auctions launched 2017 in spectacular fashion when its NYINC World Coins Signature Auction, held Jan. 8-9, realized $15,625,761. Twelve gold coins fetched in excess of $100,000 apiece. Of that number, six sold for over $200,000. These results reflect … Continue reading

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BEP offers birthday note

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has released the 2017 Happy Birthday Currency Note, featuring a Series 2013 $1 note with a serial number beginning with “2017xxxx.” The note is protected by a clear, acid-free polymer sleeve in an attractive … Continue reading

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Flood of commemoratives hurt Roanoke half sales

Perhaps plans should not have been made for commemorative coins in 1937. Poor sales were likely regardless of subject matter, because there had been far too many issues the previous year. Back then, however, the relationship between too many issues … Continue reading

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Ernst declares candidacy for ANA

Nebraska hobbyist Mitch Ernst has declared for a seat on the American Numismatic Association board of governors in this year’s election. The Omaha-based Ernst writes, “My entire family can be seen at coin club meetings, coin shows and conventions lending … Continue reading

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Metal prices affect common dates

What is the true impact of the spot price of precious metals on the value of our previously circulating silver and gold coins? A majority of the circulation strike gold and silver coins are common, due either to their date … Continue reading

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Questions posed to ANA candidates

By Robert Matitia At the American Numismatic Association’s candidate forum March 10 at the National Money Show in Orlando, Fla., I would direct the following questions. To Mike Ellis, I would ask: What is your beef with PNG? It seems … Continue reading

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Highfill seeks seat on ANA board

Oklahoma coin dealer John W. Highfill has announced his candidacy for a seat on the American Numismatic Association board of governors. Education is his mission. He writes he will do everything within his power to help the organization continue its … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (March 7, 2017)

Note’s serial number not, in fact, mismatched Had a call from Bob Campbell about a letter to the editor, which I have not seen, commenting about mismatched serial numbers on the note. Hate to break anyone’s bubble, but in checking … Continue reading

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Anyone buying circulated Mercs?

This week’s letter section has a submission from a reader suggesting that the 1916-D Mercury dime is an overvalued coin. I look forward to seeing how readers react to this opinion. In circulated grades, it certainly might be. When I … Continue reading

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