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Mint ramps up cent output

By ramping up cent production in July, the U.S. Mint kept overall coin output from falling during the month. Cent output increased by 11.5 percent from June. It comprised 65 percent of all coin production in July compared to 58.5 … Continue reading

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Panda marks 35 years with new ones

In 1982, the People’s Republic of China issued its first gold Panda bullion pieces from 1/10 ounce to 1 ounce (KM-X-MB8-11). These were medallic issues and were supplanted in 1983 with coins of the same weights: ¥10 (KM-49), ¥25 (KM-50), … Continue reading

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Austen to grace new £10 note

On July 18, the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney unveiled the design of the bank’s new £10 note that features the world-renowned author. Speaking at Winchester Cathedral, the resting place of Jane Austen, … Continue reading

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Kuenker auction brings $8.4 million

Kuenker’s massive summer sale has been and gone. Over 4,000 lots were on offer. When the dust settled, the firm had hammered for $8,432,023 [7.3 million euro] on estimates of $6,325,000 [5.5 million euro]. Grade and rarity were to the … Continue reading

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1928 Atlanta $5,000 tops all lots

A “fully original” Atlanta 1928 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note, Fr. 2220-F, went for $129,250 as part of the Stack’s Bowers Official U.S. Currency Auction at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money. The sale was held Aug. 2 at the Colorado … Continue reading

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Westchester celebrates milestone

By Pete Acampora On July 19, 2017, the Westchester County Coin Club (New York) held its 1,000th consecutive meeting. The club was formed on April 15, 1934, in New Rochelle, N.Y. It has changed meeting locations a number of times … Continue reading

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Bronx Coin Club marks 1,000

Members of the Bronx Coin Club celebrated the Club’s 1,000th monthly meeting April 26, 2017. The gathering occurred at Keens Steakhouse in Manhattan, said Ed Snible. Thomas Iskowitz is designing a medal for the Club to commemorate the occasion with … Continue reading

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Two cents highlight Heritage ANA Sale

Two one-cent coins highlighted Heritage Auctions’ $30.8 million results at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in early August. A newly discovered 1943 Lincoln cent shot to $282,000 because it was made of copper rather than steel. A … Continue reading

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Rare 1794 dollar realizes $2.8 million

After great excitement and fierce bidding, $2.8 million was realized by the Lord St. Oswald specimen 1794 silver dollar when it appeared at an auction conducted by Stack’s Bowers in early August. The famous rarity appeard at the American Numismatic … Continue reading

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Just looking makes reader $50,000 richer

Reader Albert Carlisle may be $50,000 to $100,000 richer just because he read our lead story on the find of a 1990 “No S” proof cent in the July 4 issue of Numismatic News. He acted on it! No sooner … Continue reading

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