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Silver demand tops gold

The price of gold is up slightly while prices for silver, platinum and palladium are all down from a month ago. With the U.S. stock market indices down several percent from their recent highs, many people would expect the prices … Continue reading

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Gold stater goes on auction block

An ancient British gold stater will be sold at auction Nov. 10 by the firm Chris Rudd in England. It was found just four years ago. In February 2010 a metal detectorist found an extremely rare ancient British gold coin … Continue reading

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AIA auction begins on Wall Street

By Kerry Rodgers Archives International Auctions 21st sale will be spread over two days. Part I will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Museum of American Finance in conjunction with the Wall Street Currency, Scripophily and Collectibles Show. … Continue reading

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Doolittle Tokyo Raiders earn Congressional Gold Medal

The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders flew 16 B-25s off the carrier USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, to launch the first strike on Japan’s homeland in World War II. In recognition of “outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United … Continue reading

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American Fighter Aces awarded Congressional Gold Medal

American Fighter Aces were the best of the best, the bravest of the brave. Through four wars they led attacking aircraft into enemy territory engaging in dogfights and racking up at least five aerial kills to earn the title Ace. … Continue reading

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NGC slabs first U.S. Marshals Service commemoratives

Early releases of 2015-dated U.S. Marshals Service commemorative coins have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Authorizing legislation for these coins was passed in 2012 and it stated, “The Secretary may issue coins to the public, minted under this … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: It’s OK if Mint loses money on cent, nickel

By John Esposito It has recently occurred to me that by being a coin collector, I am a member of a schizophrenic community. For every voice ranting about fiat money there is another voice saying we should stop minting the … Continue reading

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Harding $250 coin boxes are sold out

The Mint has reported that the Harding $250 Presidential dollar Philadelphia box is sold out and the Denver box may soon follow. From its release to its reported off sale date, buyers purchased 6,995 units. The Denver offering will likely … Continue reading

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Hammered gold double estimates

Spink’s Sept. 22-23 London sale saw many exceptional prices realized. This was particularly the case among historical gold where estimates were regularly exceeded and in many cases doubled for a wide range of high quality coins. For starters, the catalog … Continue reading

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Roman aureus soars in sale

A unique and beautiful Type 2 aureus of Augustus Caesar (WCN September issue) realized £480,000 ($784,000) when offered for sale by Dix Noonan Webb in London on Sept. 22. Only 22 examples of the heifer-reverse aureus minted for Augustus are … Continue reading

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