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1792 silver-center cent brings in $705,000

More than $28 million was realized Sept. 3-7 by Heritage Auctions sales of coins and paper money in Long Beach. Leading the results for U.S. coins was a 1792 silver-center cent, which sold for $705,000. The coin was graded MS-61+ … Continue reading

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Senate candidate seeks return to gold standard

Return to the gold standard is called for by a New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate. Jeffrey Bell, a fiscal and economic conservative, is challenging Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. in the Nov. 4 election on this numismatically related proposition. Bell says … Continue reading

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Loyal buyers buoy 5-ounce silver coin series

America the Beautiful (ATB) 5-ounce silver coins are big, bold and sought after by collectors and investors alike. Those loyal to the series will be buying the latest ATB release – Great Sand Dunes. “I’d say about 80 percent are … Continue reading

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Dollar up, gold down; why?

The U.S. Dollar Index closed last Friday at 84.25. For the ninth consecutive week, the Dollar Index has finished higher than the quote from the end of the previous week. This is the longest string of consecutive weekly increases since … Continue reading

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Stater tops Gorny & Mosch coin sale

Gorny & Mosch will hold auctions No. 224-226 Oct. 13-17. The Munich, Germany, firm will put ancients through modern coins on the block. Highlighting the sale is an archaic silver stater from Knossos on Crete that depicts the Minotaur on … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagle sales to end Oct. 1

The Mint is ready to cut off sales of the one-ounce platinum American Eagle bullion coin. Authorized Purchasers have until Oct. 1 to get their orders in for the 2014-dated coins. Sales of the 2015 coins will commence in January. … Continue reading

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Prices soar in hot Hong Kong bidding

By Kerry Rodgers The results of the Spink Numismatic Collector Series sale Aug. 21 in Hong Kong clearly demonstrate the heat currently present in the Chinese market. The company’s new Hong Kong showroom was packed with bidders on 1,514 mixed … Continue reading

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Gold Eagle starts strong in September

It’s a roller coaster ride when it comes to Mint bullion sales. Sales are up at the start of September for the American Eagle one-ounce gold bullion coin with 15,500 purchased as of Sept. 9. Total August sales of the … Continue reading

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First clad, then gold and finally silver

Are you ready for next month’s offering of a set of four 50th anniversary Kennedy half dollar coins? Like a movie trilogy, we fans are waiting for the next installment of a popular franchise. The Mint will put the silver … Continue reading

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1893-CC last of Carson City dollars

Even before 1893, there were clear signs that the Carson City Mint was not working out. Morgan dollars had been produced there through 1885 and then production stopped only to resume again in 1889 before coming to an end in … Continue reading

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