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- e-letters (January 31, 2017) We asked: Do you feel threatened by counterfeit coins? I cannot know how it would feel to find out that I purchased a counterfeit coin. Other than the expense, I imagine that the disappointment would be a great concern. The hobby is aware of the counterfeit problem. Since my major interest is collecting modern U.S. coins, ...
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Collectors were surprised in mid-January by the release of 2017 Philadelphia cents with a “P” mintmark. It is the first time in 225 years that a mintmark has appeared on Philadelphia-produced cents. The Mint made no prior announcement that it … Continue reading
In 2010, the state of Colorado enacted a law that required out-of-state merchants who made sales to Colorado residents to either collect and remit the applicable Colorado sales tax on the purchase, or if no such taxes were collected, to … Continue reading
Retired basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been appointed to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. He represents the general public on the government body and replaces former Coin World editor Steve Roach. A Mint press release calls Abdul-Jabbar an avid coin … Continue reading
Bullion is moving this week. It is about the only thing that is. Looking at the other sales numbers might put you to sleep. Bullion coin buyers padded the monthly silver American Eagle numbers by 825,000. This puts demand fulfillment … Continue reading
Five Numismatic Ambassador Awards were given by the Florida United Numismatists Jan. 6 at its convention in Fort Lauderdale. The award plaques were presented by Numismatic News editor Dave Harper at the Ambassador Breakfast. This is the second year that … Continue reading
A new High-Relief Liberty Head $100 gold coin will be issued April 6, 2017, to mark the 225th anniversary of the United States Mint. Dual dates 1792 and 2017 appear on either side of Miss Liberty on the obverse. She … Continue reading
The recent modest gains gold has realized are based on the dollar losing some of its value on the world market, not on speculation, or on supply and demand. Silver is stronger, but it will take a jump higher to … Continue reading
American Numismatic Association announced its board of governors in late December passed a $5.5 million budget for the fiscal year that began Nov. 1. The board decided to use 4.7 percent of its investment principal – or $868,118 – towards … Continue reading
By Mark Hotz This year marks what I believe is my 20th year of writing articles and columns for Bank Note Reporter. Over the years, the topics of my articles have ranged from interesting items in my own collection, to … Continue reading
Readers are probably aware that the market for Australian notes has been somewhat subdued for several years. Prices realized have provided a sharp contrast to the heady days of the previous decade. Noble Numismatics’ last sale of 2016 in November … Continue reading