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Short snorters aid in exploration

By Mark Hotz This month, we conclude my series on inscribed currency in my collection. Although I have lots more notes, I choose to illustrate and describe ones that I think will show diversity and be interesting. I have over … Continue reading

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New British coin celebrates royal wedding

On May 19, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, known to the world as Harry, and Ms. Meghan Markle were married in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. To mark the occasion, Great Britain’s Royal Mint has issued a £5 … Continue reading

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Vintage vignetted sheet done in brown by ABN

By Neil Shafer This vignetted sheet done in brown by American Bank Note features a compilation of images including ornate letters, decorative symbols, stylish females, an eagle, and an automobile seemingly dating to the first quarter of the 20th century. … Continue reading

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Norwegian 3 speciedaler stuns at sale

The prices of world rarities have been on a roll for quite a while. There is no indication of any likely pause in this situation. The health of the market is clearly shown by the results of Heritage’s April 20-23 … Continue reading

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Buyers looking for deals keep market moving

Dr. Doolittle had his pushmepullyou. Coin collecting has supply and demand. The current scenario pits supply against demand. It’s a mixed bag as to which triumphs. In some situations, this may equate to whether it is the collector or the … Continue reading

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April coin production down

The pace of circulating coin production continued to slide in the month of April. Only 878,740,000 pieces came off the presses of the Philadelphia and Denver Mints combined. Each month in calendar year 2018, coin production dropped from the month … Continue reading

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Diamond-studded coins sell for $152,000 each

Berlin’s World Money Fair saw Australia’s Perth Mint launch a stunning gold $2,000. The 60.60 mm, 325.366 g (10 oz) .9999 fine gold coin came pavé-set with pink Argyle diamonds. Those diamonds decorate a 14 g (0.45 oz) .8171 fine … Continue reading

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Goodacre artwork donated to ANA

The American Numismatic Association has announced that its Edward C. Rochette Money Museum was given items related to the production of the Sacagawea dollar from the studio of sculptor Glenna Goodacre. The donation was made in late 2017. The material … Continue reading

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Missing mintmark error discovered

Mint error alert. Time to recheck the coins you own. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has discovered five 2014 Great Smoky Mountain 5-ounce silver America the Beautiful collector coins with a missing “P” mintmark. The collector version of the large silver coin … Continue reading

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Mel Wacks tells Berlin medal story

Following years of searching, Mel Wacks has finally obtained photographs of the Congressional Gold Medal presented by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to popular songwriter Irving Berlin on Feb. 18, 1955. Wacks knew that Berlin was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal … Continue reading

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