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Gold coin demand rises

Despite poor economic news in China, a debt crisis in Puerto Rico and turmoil between Greece and its creditors, the price of gold keeps coming down. It fell from $1,199.90 on June 1 to $1,168 on July 1. “Every day, … Continue reading

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New Collecting World Coins hits market

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the new edition of Collecting World Coins, 1901-Present, provides the most comprehensive country-by-country, fully illustrated catalog on the market for 20th and 21st century coins used in everyday commerce. Featuring complete coin descriptions and nearly 20,000 … Continue reading

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Heritage to offer Mexican collection

A $10 million collection of Mexican coins will be put on the auction block Aug. 13 by Heritage Auctions at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. The Isaac Rudman Collection of … Continue reading

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Will China dominate global finance?

It is clear that the Chinese government is actively seeking to make its yuan currency one of the most important currencies for international trade. Over the past few years, China and a number of nations have concluded bilateral agreements. Under … Continue reading

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Jackie Kennedy, gold prove popular

The 2015-W Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse gold coin was released by the United States Mint on June 25 to much anticipation. Collectors purchased 4,072 uncirculated and 7,936 proof coins by June 28, placing them on back order. These numbers are … Continue reading

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High Relief Mint’s next sellout hope?

Will this be the summer of sellouts? The first ever $100 one-ounce High Relief gold piece will go on sale July 30 on the U.S. Mint website beginning at noon Eastern Daylight Time. Price was not revealed at press time, … Continue reading

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Truman set sells out

In just 15 minutes, the U.S. Mint reported it had sold out of the Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles set on June 30, despite the Mint’s 5-sets-per-household order limit. The set had a product limit of 17,000. It contains … Continue reading

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Reader tells of order nightmare

By William H. Brownstein If history is any example you would think that the Mint would have learned when it limited the mintage of the American Eagle 2011 25th anniversary set to 100,000 and it almost immediately sold out. The … Continue reading

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March for voting rights remembered

Thousands of people marched for voting rights 50 years ago in Selma, Ala., and a Congressional Gold Medal will mark that journey. The design for Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March medal was reviewed in … Continue reading

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Coins speak to love of the land

The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service will be paid tribute in 2016 with the issuance of three commemorative coins. Designs for a $5 gold coin, silver dollar and clad half dollar were reviewed in late June by the … Continue reading

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