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Antique Trader calls for Favorite Finds Contest

Antique Trader, the national antiques publication delivering news, commentary and advertising for the antiques market, is currently accepting entries for its 7th Annual Favorite Finds Contest. Entries eligible for inclusion in the 2015 contest will be accepted through midnight September … Continue reading

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New enhanced uncirculated coin released

The United States Mint has done it again: the release of the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency set on Aug. 24 marks the fourth production of an enhanced uncirculated coin, the second one minted at the West Point Mint … Continue reading

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Heritage Auctions offers rarities at Long Beach

A copper disme coin that has the distinction of having been the 1914 ANS Exhibition Plate Coin is among the top offerings in Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 17-20 Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Signature Auction. The coin is PCGS Secure graded … Continue reading

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Stack’s sees positive market in ANA auction

“Excitement” was the buzzword at the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money held last week in Rosemont, Illinois, a familiar and popular venue for collectors and dealers alike. Adding to the excitement of this annual summer event were two official … Continue reading

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Everyone should own gold

As I write this Monday morning, Aug. 24, the Shanghai Composite Index has fallen more than 35 percent since its June peak and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down about 12 percent from its peak less than six weeks … Continue reading

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NGC slabs major error

A rotated reverse error 2015-W High Relief $100 gold piece has been slabbed by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. It is the first such error seen, but NGC expects to see more as die life for these coins is up to 500 … Continue reading

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Could ISIS impact coin collecting?

By Richard Giedroyc The terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State or ISIS is doing some numismatic saber rattling, suggesting the group is about to issue specie coins for circulation in gold and silver. At the same time Facebook and … Continue reading

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Rhyolite note discovered

In the December 2011 issue of Bank Note Reporter Mark Hotz wrote, “No National Bank Notes are known to have survived from the First National Bank of Rhyolite [Nev.]. Decades of determined collectors have tried to find one, to no … Continue reading

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Ike price drops already

The Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set has dropped in value on the secondary market after a quick sellout at the Mint. The set contains an Eisenhower reverse proof Presidential dollar, silver inauguration medal and stamp. It went on sale for … Continue reading

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Sellout breeds envy

Wild accusations were flying around numismatic Internet circles after the 15-minute sellout Aug. 11 of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set on the U.S. Mint website. At the request of Numismatic News, a statement was issued Aug. 17 … Continue reading

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