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Europeans raise gold stakes

I have previously stated that European gold demand has been strong. The World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends for the second quarter of 2017 provides some hard data to confirm just how much it has grown. While a comparatively small … Continue reading

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Penguin for Falklands

The Falkland Islands are often described as the Penguin Capital of the world. Over a million of the birds nest on the islands. Recently, Pobjoy Mint released the first colorized 50-pence coin in a four-coin series celebrating the black-and white-critters. … Continue reading

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Note of the Month: Traveler’s checks played their part

By Neil Shafer Traveler’s checks played their part in the postwar occupation of Germany. Most likely because of military considerations, travel was allowed on a restricted basis and only in specified areas. This particular check was an issue of the … Continue reading

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Denmark’s queen celebrates 50th

On June 10, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. To mark the occasion, Danmarks Nationalbank has issued a 38.00 mm, 31.1 g .999 fine silver 500 kroner commemorative coin. The obverse of new issue … Continue reading

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Wild Bunch article wins two NLG awards

Bank Note Reporter‘s Robert R. Van Ryzin took home two Numismatic Literary Guild awards for his article, “Bank notes forever tied to Wild Bunch, Pinkertons used serial numbers to track rail heist loot.” The work earned Best Article on Paper … Continue reading

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Rare British set goes on the block

On Sept. 14, Dix Noonan Webb will put a 15-coin 1839 British proof set on the block (KM-PS5; S-PS3). Given the current boom being experienced in prices of pre-decimal British proof sets, the sky seems unlikely to provide a sufficient … Continue reading

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Error note highlighted in records

By Peter Huntoon Bureau of Engraving and Printing records are loaded with correspondence pertaining to misprints. The following example is a particularly detailed accounting and, because the note is reported, it is worth reproducing here. Besides, the last letter in … Continue reading

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Poppy coin from Cook Islands

The red poppies of Flanders Fields have been much in evidence on coins issued to mark the centenaries of World War I events. Lichtenstein’s Coin Invest Trust has now commemorated the poppy itself with a 45 mm, 1 oz .999 … Continue reading

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Take advantage of current weakness

If you have an interest in Morgan silver dollars, this might be your moment to buy. Supply is outpacing demand for upper level quality and scarcer date Morgan dollars, resulting in significant wholesale and retail price declines. This is especially … Continue reading

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ANA hands out top awards

Brian Fanton was given the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award at the American Numismatic Association’s awards banquet held Aug. 4 in association with the Denver World’s Fair of Money. The Farran Zerbe Award is the ANA’s top honor. Fanton, a longtime … Continue reading

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