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Dutch mark 150 years of Red Cross

This year the Dutch celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Dutch Red Cross in 1867. They are marking the occasion with issue of 5-euro and 10-euro coins. The common design by Rogier Arents focuses on the global, … Continue reading

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Coin missing for 55 years in auction

A Birch cent of 1792 that had fallen off the numismatic radar for 55 years will star in a Platinum Night presentation in the Heritage Auctions’ American Numismatic Convention sale in August. It is attributed by the cataloger as a … Continue reading

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Peace silver dollars show weakness

The only truly dark spot on the market continues to be Peace dollars, which have been noticeably slipping in price primarily due to a lack of interest in the series. This, too, may pass. Let’s hope it is temporary weakness, … Continue reading

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Newman Portal sets milestones

Newman Numismatic Portal reports a busy month of June for the online numismatic archive. Len Augsburger, the project coordinator, said “summer is our busy season as students are looking for work and are less stressed than during the school year.” … Continue reading

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Liberty medal attracts buyers

Collectors like the silver one-ounce 2017-P proof American Liberty medal that went on sale June 14. Or don’t they? The answer depends on what you believe is a similar Mint product. As of June 18, the Mint said 33,075 were … Continue reading

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Two recent errors head to auction

So what are the values of the unique 1982-D Small Date and 1983-D Lincoln cents struck on solid copper-alloy planchets? Collectors will finally get a chance to find out this August when both coins are put on the auction block … Continue reading

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CCAC selects Native American dollar designs

Reverse designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American dollars were among the submissions considered by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee when it met June 21 at U.S. Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C. The CCAC advises the Secretary of the … Continue reading

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Texas home for your gold?

In some weeks, it seems like there are more developments that have, or will have, a significant impact on precious metals markets than in other weeks. Last week brought a plethora of such news: On June 14, Texas State Comptroller … Continue reading

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Metal billed as ‘uncounterfeitable’

Gold coins and ingots are a traditional store of value. Since the 19.3 grams per cubic centimeter density of gold is almost identical to the 19.25 g/cm3 of tungsten, tungsten has been used to counterfeit gold coins and ingots. The … Continue reading

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Worn coins worthy of your attention

Bright, blazing coins, brimming with mint luster get all the publicity. Whether it’s a common coin in uncommonly high condition, or a classic numismatic coin that is especially well-preserved, coins in the MS-65 range and higher never fail to captivate … Continue reading

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