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Krause puts 1,200 notes in ANA exhibit

Wisconsin paper money from Chet Krause Continue reading

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Door opens to sweeping coin alloy changes

The nature of U.S. circulating coinage changed dramatically with the Coinage Act of 1965. The coin collecting hobby changed dramatically along with it. Continue reading

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Early $5 gold pieces make pricey targets

In all probability you are not going to complete a collection of the early half eagles of the United States. As a group, they are simply too rare. Continue reading

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Dalai Lama award presentation passes hurdle

The Senate agreed to a House resolution authorizing the use of the Capitol Rotunda to make a presentation of a congressional gold medal to the Dalai Lama. Continue reading

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Dalai Lama to receive congressional gold

The current Dalai Lama, the 14th spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, will receive a U.S. congressional gold medal Oct. 17 in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

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Small gains made awaiting sales resumption

In a way, this week was holding its breath. Continue reading

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Sacagawea Just for Collectors

The decision not to strike large quantities of Sacs is still unofficial, but with less than two months to go in the calendar and production year, it’s apparent that the U.S. Mint’s strategy is to float the idea and then implement it in the absence of opposition. Continue reading

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Know your sprue from your flash?

Over the years, I’ve written several times about deceptive cast counterfeits. This time, let’s look at a cast that shouldn’t fool any numismatist because it is so poorly made Continue reading

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Just how many sides does an SBA have?

At one time or another I Continue reading

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Heads or tails question not necessarily easy

Collectors of foreign coins have a rule about trying to figure out what side of a coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse. The side that identifies the country is considered the obverse. Continue reading

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