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Large cents and Indian cents doing well

Sales of gold and silver American Eagle are declining. At the same time several auction houses are reporting impressive total prices realized. What this suggests is that the entry level and investment arena for collectible coins is sputtering. However the … Continue reading

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India issues redemption guidelines

If you’ve ever wondered about how to redeem worn-out coins or bank notes, don’t feel you are alone. It has been so difficult to redeem damaged and heavily circulated currency in India that their central bank has recently published guidelines … Continue reading

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New website for German mints

The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg launched a new website: www.mintbw.de. Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (SMBW). They are Germany’s largest mint, the result of a merger in 1998 of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. They are responsible for producing 40 percent of Germany’s euro … Continue reading

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Ever see steel 1944 with error too?

It’s time to remind readers that many minor though extremely noteworthy error coins can be found and admired at coin shows. The upcoming Florida United Numismatists show in Tampa should be no different. I’m going to take you for a … Continue reading

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ICTA urges fake fight

The Mint is not doing enough to combat counterfeits. This is the conclusion of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. It issued a statement Dec. 7. It reacted to a Nov. 17 letter written by … Continue reading

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Bitcoin clobbers metals

Over the past two months, a number of sellers of physical gold and silver in my company’s store have told us they were planning to use the proceeds to purchase Bitcoins, or other cryptocurrencies. I am certain that some people … Continue reading

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Steinberg firm buying world gold

Steinberg’s, Inc., is buying world gold coins. The firm is particularly interested in the issues of Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, China, British India, Great Britain, Mexico, Finland, Norway and shipwreck and “land” cob coinage. Bob Steinberg said he will be walking … Continue reading

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Central Asian coins topic of book

The new Catalog of Pre-Modern Central Asian Coins 1680-1923 by Vladimir Nastich and Wolfgang Schuster has been published by the Bremen Numismatic Society (https://www.bng-bremen.de). No comprehensive catalog or detailed study covering all Central Asian coins exists so far. Contrary to … Continue reading

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Proof silver Eagle first collector coin in 2018

The first collector coin that the U.S. Mint will put on sale in 2018 is the proof silver American Eagle. It becomes available on the website Jan. 4. This is a good indication of how relatively popular the coin is … Continue reading

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Silver treat in your Christmas stocking?

Will Christmas demand for silver American Eagles help end 2017 on a strong note? So far, the evidence is skimpy. The Mint reports that initial December demand was 120,000 coins. For the entire month of November, 385,000 pieces were sold … Continue reading

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