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BEP joins social media

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing recently launched its official Twitter and Facebook channels – @USMoneyfactory – “with the aim of increasing the accessibility and availability of BEP news.” “I am very excited to use these platforms to highlight the … Continue reading

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Recent appreciation for 1965 Kennedy half

If the 1965 Kennedy half dollar was a person, it would definitely be the poor stepchild of the family. Unlike the wildly popular 1964 Kennedy half, this younger sibling was not well liked by anyone. Little could have been done … Continue reading

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Gold coin find brings $62,496

Rare British coins, both hammered and milled, have fetched some serious prices in recent months. Those prices showed no sign of slackening at Dix Noonan Webb’s March 15-16 sale. It may not have been top seller, but considerable interest was … Continue reading

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10,000 yuan renminbi sets record

The number of high denomination, first issue, People’s Bank of China renminbi available to the market is proving quite insufficient to meet collector demand. Prices have been sky rocketing but when it comes to high grade the sky fails to … Continue reading

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Small coins less sought than large

Maybe it’s my imagination, but Barber dimes appear to be modestly priced compared to other Barber and other U.S. coins. Any idea why this is so? Supply and demand determine coin prices. With the exception of our one-cent coin collectors … Continue reading

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Bull shark on latest Tuvalu silver dollar

In early April Downies released Tuvalu’s latest silver dollar in the highly popular Deadly & Dangerous Australians series. The 40.60 mm, 1 oz .9999 fine silver, proof celebrates the Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas). Bull Sharks are not confined to Australia. … Continue reading

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India note tops Hong Kong sale

The paper money section of Spink Hong Kong’s Numismatic Collector’s Series sale in April sizzled from beginning to end. There were effectively six bank note sections and these were spread throughout the two-day sale. At sale’s end, three lots had … Continue reading

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How much money could you lift?

Would you get rich if you could lift your weight in gold? In silver? In paper? There is a 1910 newspaper article that speculated on that. The July 12, 1910 article, “The Weight of Money,” in the Evening News, San … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: PNG members bring expertise to ANA

By Clifford Mishler I would like to register some constructive words, along with a few that are critical, in rebuttal of Ronald Brown’s “Blurring of lines between ANA, PNG raises concerns” assertions in his “Letters” submission published in the April … Continue reading

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Scout seminar held in Garfield Heights

The Garfield Heights, Ohio, Coin Club hosted Cub Scout Pack 137, from St. John Lutheran Church of Garfield Heights for a coin collecting seminar held at the Civic Center Feb. 15. About 15 children and their parents attended a 45-minute … Continue reading

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