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July gold sales double previous best

The Mint was on a tear as July ended. It sold 46,000 ounces of gold in a week to Authorized Purchasers to reach a monthly total of 164,500 ounces by July 29. This is more than double the amount for … Continue reading

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Hungry for Eagles

By Dave Harper and Connor Falk Silver American Eagle one-ounce bullion coins were put back on sale July 27 by the U.S. Mint. The Mint had run out of the coins in early July. It took almost three weeks to … Continue reading

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Homestead doubled die count: 60

The discovery of a 2015-P Nebraska Homestead America the Beautiful quarter with a strong doubled die reverse that I reported in the May 12 issue of Numismatic News was just the beginning. Sharp-eyed collectors have added another 59 of these … Continue reading

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Specimen set leads ANA auction

A complete denomination presentation set of small-size Federal currency specimens ($1-$10,000) consigned by the family of Assistant Treasury Secretary Henry Herrick Bond, who led the changeover from large-size to small-size U.S. paper money, is expected to sell for $500,000 in … Continue reading

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Rare Nevada notes in auction

A large-size $10 from the McGill National Bank leads a group of 58 Nevada National Bank Notes that will be offered in a Holabird Western Americana Collections auction Sept. 11-13. The $10 note might be unique, Holabird said, and he … Continue reading

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Dix Noonan Webb sells Irish Rebellion gold

One of the world’s rarest and most desirable gold coins is to be offered by Dix Noonan Webb as part of their Sept. 15-17 sale in London: an “Ormonde Money” pistole dating from 1646, KM-67. It is just one of … Continue reading

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Greeks follow U.S. path

While there may be some who have hopes that Greece’s debt problems may be resolved without a financial crisis, the long-term prospects are virtually nil. A review of U.S. monetary policy from 1944 to 1980 demonstrates just how difficult it … Continue reading

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Truman sets triple in price

The secondary market for the Truman Coin and Chronicles set got a second wind in mid-July, taking prices to triple issue price, up from double reported just two weeks ago in the July 28 issue. Where on July 16, ungraded … Continue reading

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Mint unveils 2016 quarter designs

Five designs for the 2016 America the Beautiful circulating quarter and 5-ounce silver bullion coin have been released by the U.S. Mint. They comprise the seventh year of a program that began in 2010 and will conclude in 2021. First … Continue reading

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Denver Mint leads June production

The Denver Mint struck nearly one billion coins for circulation use during the month of June. Philadelphia maintained a more leisurely pace, registering output of nearly 700 million during the month. The two mints together cranked out almost 1.7 billion … Continue reading

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