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Hobby publisher Chet Krause dies

Numismatic News founder Chet Krause died June 25 at the age of 92. The first issue of what became a monthly and then weekly periodical was published Oct. 13, 1952. It originally sold for $2 a year. It helped revolutionize … Continue reading

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We’ll miss you, Chet

Chet Krause died over the weekend at the age of 92. I was traveling. My condolences to the family. It is probably appropriate that I was on the road when he passed as no individual was more responsible for opening … Continue reading

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Dealers and customers crave experiences

A key draw to initial and repeat business is how well any kind of business can develop a contact or visit with a prospective customer into a positive “experience.” Between having the merchandise available and competing on the basis of … Continue reading

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CFA selects 2018 quarters, Obama medal designs

Collectors got a first look at potential designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful quarters and Obama Presidential medals when the Commission of Fine Arts met June 16. The first quarter design up for consideration was Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National … Continue reading

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Silver medal marks Liberty’s return

Liberty is making a comeback. Gary Marks, former chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15. “During my tenure as the chairman of the CCAC, I worked hard along … Continue reading

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Check Coin and Currency set’s note

The United States Mint enjoys throwing curveballs with the Native American Dollar Coin and Currency sets, the most recent of which went on sale June 16. The series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve Notes in the 2016 sets come from different … Continue reading

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Bank of England unveils new £5 note

By Kerry Rodgers On June 3 the Bank of England unveiled its long-awaited, new £5 note. Many months have elapsed since the “concept” showing Winston Churchill was announced. We can now compare that concept with images of the final product … Continue reading

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1913 note featured dreadnought

By Kerry Rodgers This past June Britain marked the centenary of the Battle of Jutland. For the Germans it was the centenary of the Battle of Skagerrak. Whatever the name, it was the largest naval action of World War I. … Continue reading

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Rhodes collection at Spink

Spink London has issued an early warning of the firm’s Sept. 27 sale of Part II of the North East Indian coins from the Nicholas Rhodes collection. Nicholas Rhodes is widely acknowledged to have assembled one of the finest and … Continue reading

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Penny brings $104,126 in sale

By Kerry Rodgers On May 6 Baldwin’s London auction room was witness to one of the more remarkable numismatic events of the year. Up on the block was one of just four Lavrillier 1933 British pattern pennies. Bids had arrived … Continue reading

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