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Perth Mint reveals 2019 coinage

On Sept. 3, The Perth Mint launched its 2019 bullion coin program. As in recent years, the reverse designs of the coins feature an Aussie Kangaroo, Koala, and Kookaburra along with the 2019 Lunar Pig issues. This year’s releases introduce … Continue reading

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New Friedberg number will be tough to get

By Peter Huntoon A new Friedberg number has been discovered, but one that you probably won’t have the pleasure of owning. The find is a $1,000 Series of 1880 Tillman-Roberts Legal Tender Note issue that Doug Murray discovered by observing … Continue reading

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Many coins too closely tied to bullion moves

Gold bullion and modern coins including American Eagles and First Spouse issues continue to sell at values near the spot price of gold. This is a thinly traded market. Gold continues to slide along just below $1,200. Forecasts of a … Continue reading

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10 billion coins struck in 2018

The United States Mint has struck just over 10 billion coins in the first nine months of the calendar year. Comprising nearly 60 percent of the total are cents at 6,018,000,000 pieces produced by Philadelphia and Denver combined. Philadelphia has … Continue reading

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New medal for AINA membership

All members of the American Israel Numismatic Association (AINA) who have paid their 2019 dues will receive a free membership medal commemorating the centennial of Magen David Adom (meaning Red Shield of David). New members can send $25 annual dues … Continue reading

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‘Shish-Kebab’ error discovered

By Rick DeSanctis My name is Rick DeSanctis with Numismatic Classics in Fort Myers, Fla. I am a collector and dealer who enjoys properly attributing his coins. I am just contacting you to send you some pictures of something new … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 design introduced

The Apollo 11 commemorative coin designs for 2019 were officially unveiled Oct. 11 at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Neil Armstrong’s first footprint on the moon is the major design device on the obverse, while … Continue reading

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Do you have a $10,000 edge error?

Would you check the edge of your 2007-S proof Jefferson dollars if you knew it meant you could be up to tens of thousands of dollars richer? While I cannot state with any certainty what the Out-Of-Sequence Edge Motto error … Continue reading

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What would you tell the Mint?

On Oct. 17, the U.S. Mint will host its third annual Numismatic Forum. This year’s program will be held at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. As conceived in 2016, the U.S. Mint invites approximately 80 guests, … Continue reading

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Utah token supplement now available

If you want to find a niche that is not buffeted by trends in the world’s financial centers, H. Robert Campbell has the references for you. I have known Bob for many years. He is a former president of the … Continue reading

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