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The 2015 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Krause Publications has announced the 94 nominees for the 2015 Coin of the Year awards. Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. The awards will be presented during a ceremony Jan. 31, 2015, … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada seeks note input

On Oct. 8, the Bank of Canada (www.bankofcanada.ca) announced that it is inviting Canadians to comment “on the principles that guide the design of the country’s bank notes.” The online survey, which is open for participation through Nov. 10, the … Continue reading

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Austria puts wild boars on gold coin

The new 100-euro gold coin depicting wild boars on both sides will be issued by the Austrian Mint Oct. 29. It is struck in proof quality with a maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces.  It has a diameter of 30 mm, … Continue reading

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Obsolete bank notes highlight Stack’s Bowers sale

Part II of the Peter Mayer Collection of Obsolete Bank Notes will highlight Stack’s Bowers’ Winter 2014 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo sale as part of more than 1,200 lots of paper money being offered. The auction, which is … Continue reading

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Silver crowd shrinks

This past weekend (Oct. 25-26) there were two major financial conferences for those interested in precious metal – the New Orleans Investment Conference in Louisiana and Silver Summit in Spokane, Wash.. I attended and gave a presentation at the Silver … Continue reading

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Heritage gold coins attract top bids

A Carson City gold $20 led the pack at the Professional Numismatists Guild New York Invitational Signature Auction conducted Oct. 8-13 by Heritage. Graded VF-30 by the Professional Coin Grading Service, the 1870-CC double eagle fetched $188,000, including a 17.5 … Continue reading

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Classic commemoratives to wake up?

It takes one word for Mike Printz of Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago to sum up the classic commemorative coin market: “Slow.” Classic commemoratives issued from 1892 to 1954 have been weak for some time, said Printz, senior numismatist … Continue reading

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New PNG show in Dallas

The public is invited to attend the Dallas Coin & Paper Money Show Feb. 26-28, 2015, at the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center. Sponsored by the Professional Numismatists Guild, the show “will be an opportunity for collectors in the … Continue reading

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Silver demand tops gold

The price of gold is up slightly while prices for silver, platinum and palladium are all down from a month ago. With the U.S. stock market indices down several percent from their recent highs, many people would expect the prices … Continue reading

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Gold stater goes on auction block

An ancient British gold stater will be sold at auction Nov. 10 by the firm Chris Rudd in England. It was found just four years ago. In February 2010 a metal detectorist found an extremely rare ancient British gold coin … Continue reading

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