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Two clubs can show us how to do it

Two coin clubs in New York marked their 1,000th meetings just months apart. (Read more here and here.) What a milestone it is to have achieved such longevity. It is not easy. Whatever the two clubs have done, we should … Continue reading

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1928 Atlanta $5,000 tops all lots

A “fully original” Atlanta 1928 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note, Fr. 2220-F, went for $129,250 as part of the Stack’s Bowers Official U.S. Currency Auction at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money. The sale was held Aug. 2 at the Colorado … Continue reading

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Westchester celebrates milestone

By Pete Acampora On July 19, 2017, the Westchester County Coin Club (New York) held its 1,000th consecutive meeting. The club was formed on April 15, 1934, in New Rochelle, N.Y. It has changed meeting locations a number of times … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Commems should benefit collectors, too

By Wayne Pearson Back in the day, the non-circulating commemorative coin program was stopped due to abuse. Today, I feel the program is being abused. It seems that any group who wants a coin to raise money can simply grease … Continue reading

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Bronx Coin Club marks 1,000

Members of the Bronx Coin Club celebrated the Club’s 1,000th monthly meeting April 26, 2017. The gathering occurred at Keens Steakhouse in Manhattan, said Ed Snible. Thomas Iskowitz is designing a medal for the Club to commemorate the occasion with … Continue reading

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Two cents highlight Heritage ANA Sale

Two one-cent coins highlighted Heritage Auctions’ $30.8 million results at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in early August. A newly discovered 1943 Lincoln cent shot to $282,000 because it was made of copper rather than steel. A … Continue reading

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Key 1877 three cents had low, proof-only mintage

There is little doubt that the 1877 Coronet Head three-cent piece is the key to the copper-nickel three-cent set. Interestingly enough, the date, which was issued only as a proof, is neither well known nor that expensive. This makes it … Continue reading

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Rare 1794 dollar realizes $2.8 million

After great excitement and fierce bidding, $2.8 million was realized by the Lord St. Oswald specimen 1794 silver dollar when it appeared at an auction conducted by Stack’s Bowers in early August. The famous rarity appeard at the American Numismatic … Continue reading

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Just looking makes reader $50,000 richer

Reader Albert Carlisle may be $50,000 to $100,000 richer just because he read our lead story on the find of a 1990 “No S” proof cent in the July 4 issue of Numismatic News. He acted on it! No sooner … Continue reading

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Can 2017-S Eagle sell out again?

Does one good sellout deserve another? When the United States Mint put a 2017-S proof silver American Eagle coin in a Congratulations Set on April 4, the 75,000 available sold out in minutes. Standard proof Eagles have a “W” mintmark … Continue reading

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