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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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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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Cent out, nickel changed

Legislation calling for the end of production of the U.S. cent, the $1 Federal Reserve Note and a change to the composition of the nickel has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Mike Enzi, … Continue reading

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Government can keep 1933 $20s

A legal effort by the Langbord family to reclaim 10 1933 gold $20s from the federal government failed after a dozen years when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal. Announcement of this decision April 17 left in … Continue reading

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Mint starts art contest

A coin design competition was to begin May 1 to find a design for the four 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coins. It is literally a search for a single design to be used on the obverses of all … Continue reading

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Sagging economy, rising gold

Late last week, the price of gold reached a five-month high going into a holiday weekend (most U.S. markets were closed last Friday while many European markets were closed this Monday). Holiday weekends are a prime opportunity for the U.S. … Continue reading

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Denmark’s coins struck in Finland

On March 21 Danmarks Nationalbank announced that the Mint of Finland has begun production of Danish coins. Some years back the falling demand for new coin and bank note issues led the Danish government to conclude it could no longer … Continue reading

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Steinberg’s list features gold

The new Spring 2017 price list from Steinberg’s, Inc., is called fantastic. It features gold coins of the world certified by either the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Inventory includes fresh purchases from the Chicago Coin Expo. … Continue reading

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Bullion calls tune for most prices

Silver and gold American Eagle coins are following the precious metals in their course higher. There is little difference in the value of these coins between most circulated and even in some uncirculated grades for this reason. This is particularly … Continue reading

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