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CSNS show in Schaumburg April 21-25

The Central States Numismatic Society will hold its 76th Anniversary Convention April 21-25 at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, located the northwest Chicago suburb. The 300-booth bourse will take place over four days, first opening from 1-6 p.m. … Continue reading

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Scratches vary in severity on coins

In this column, I’ll attempt to simplify how hairlines and scratches on coins might be treated today and in the future.  I have found that by breaking down a complex subject into smaller bits it is easier to understand. Let … Continue reading

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Knight auction highlights CPMX

For those who think there’s too little fresh material on the market, the CPMX auction, by Lyn Knight Auctions, should put that notion to rest. Featuring a Colonial collection more than 70 years in the making and a type collection … Continue reading

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21st annual CPMX set for early March

Collectors from the Midwest and beyond will soon be heading to the Chicago area for one of the nation’s premier paper money events, as the 21st Annual Chicago Paper Money Exposition gets under way. Slated for March 5-8 at the … Continue reading

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Bidding competition at NY INC boosts prices

For many months now world coin rarities, particularly in high grade, have been fetching top prices at auctions in the United States. Those soaring prices have no doubt helped contribute to the presence of further extraordinary rarities at recent sales. … Continue reading

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Any competitors for silver Eagle?

When it comes to demand for the silver American Eagle bullion coin, is there anywhere else to go but up? Kenneth Lewis, chief operating officer of APMEX, Oklahoma City, Okla., said that the silver Eagle market has grown over the … Continue reading

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Greek debt crisis will impact gold

The government of Greece owes more than 400 billion euros worth of debt to the European Central Bank and to major banks in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere. There are no reasonable prospects that more than a tiny fraction of … Continue reading

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Winthrop Collection auction funds ALS research

Over $1.3 million was realized at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Sale of the Stephen Winthrop Collection Feb. 6. The entire proceeds will be given to the Stephen VanR. Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University to support research. … Continue reading

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Garrett declares candidacy for ANA president

American Numismatic Association Vice President Jeff Garrett announced he will run for the ANA presidency in this year’s election. The professional rare coin dealer has served as a board member for the last six years. Garrett said, “The ANA has … Continue reading

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Mintmarks can move

Numismatic News reader Curtis Jordan of Michigan submitted an interesting coin in the form of a 1989-D Lincoln cent with a very low mintmark. The Denver mintmark on his cent is positioned much further south than what was considered the … Continue reading

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