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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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The Mint’s one-ounce silver Liberty medal sold out in less than five minutes Aug. 23. Perhaps attracted by the low mintages, buyers snapped up 12,500 of each from two mints, San Francisco and West Point. Issue price was $34.95. Household … Continue reading
Last week I wrote about the 45th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s Aug. 15, 1971, temporarily closing the gold exchange window, where central banks had previously been able to turn in U.S. currency and receive physical gold. Nixon claimed that … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Following are the comments Barry Stuppler, vice president of the Professional Numismatists Guild, made while presenting the PNG Abe Kosoff Founders Award to the late Chet Krause during the PNG banquet held Aug. 8 in Anaheim, Calif. To … Continue reading
Europeans take the month of August for vacation. Perhaps silver bullion American Eagle buyers do something similar. Sales in the first half of the month have reached only 380,000 pieces, down substantially from even July’s torpid pace. On the other … Continue reading
A consecutive pair of 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Notes, Fr. 2221-E, were the stars of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale held Aug. 10 at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif. Continue reading
Britain’s Royal Mint has announced a golden 2015-2016 year’s results complete with solid silver lining. In financial terms, the nation’s oldest manufacturer realized its highest annual revenue in its 1,100 year history: £360.6 million, or about US$468.7 million. This figure … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Looking for a new area to collect? How about coins of the British Antarctic Territory, Chagos Archipelago, Howland Island, Midway or of South George and South Sandwich Islands? Let’s go one step further. What about coins of … Continue reading
Next year Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. The first celebratory coin is now out: a 30 mm, 31.6 gram .9999 fine gold $200 proof. The reverse pays homage to a design thatgraced Canada’s first circulation coins. Check out KM-2 to … Continue reading
Monday was the 45th anniversary of then President Richard Nixon’s Aug. 15, 1971, speech in which he said, “I have directed [Treasury] Secretary Connally to suspend temporarily the convertibility of the dollar into gold or other reserve assets, except in … Continue reading