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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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Coins can serve the same purpose as can an index fossil. Coins can help date an archaeological dig site in a similar fashion as can a fossil help date the strata in which that fossil is found. The important part … Continue reading
One coin ruled them all at Dix Noonan Webb’s fall sale held in London on Sept. 21-23: an 1804 George III “dollar” believed to be unique. The item consisted of a double obverse strike involving two different effigies of the … Continue reading
On Oct. 13, the U.S. Mint conducted its Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia at the Federal Reserve Bank, followed by a reception at the U.S. Mint. I was one of those invited and was among approximately 50-55 people to come to … Continue reading
The Mint ramped up cent production in September after a bit of a lull in August. The 891.6 million coins comprised 56.7 percent of monthly output, returning to the average level of 2016. In August, cents comprised just 52 percent … Continue reading
The results of Heritage’s Sept. 8-12 Long Beach Expo World Currency sale show the market for world paper is alive and thriving. At the end of four days prices realized totaled $1,016,828 with nine items making in excess of $10,000. … Continue reading
Classical Numismatic Group’s sale 103 produced a top result. Their September auction hammered $2,826,186 on a pre-sale estimate of $1,992,300, for a clearance rate of 98.30 percent. With 19 percent commission added, the total realized was $3,363,161. Top price of … Continue reading
The U.S. golden dollar coins may not be popular, but at least you won’t face legal action if you refuse to accept them. The same is not true if you refuse to accept the 10-rupee coin in commerce in India. … Continue reading
Is it a coincidence that the week we report that the issue price of the gold Standing Liberty quarter dropped from $485 to $472.50 that the running sales number also fell? Buyers of expensive gold coins know when prices are … Continue reading
More than $1 million worth of Spanish treasure coins will be sold by Blanchard and Company and Monaco Rare Coins. The 295 gold and silver coins were cargo in the Spanish 1715 Plate Fleet that sank in a hurricane July … Continue reading