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CFA makes Presidential choices

The Commission of Fine Arts selected one preferred portrait for each of the four Presidents scheduled to be honored on dollar coins in 2008: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. Continue reading

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Noe receives 18-year prison sentence

Convicted coin dealer Tom Noe was sentenced Nov. 20 to 18 years in state prison for stealing from the $50 million rare-coin fund he administered as an investment for the Ohio Bureau of Workers Continue reading

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U.S. Mint imposes ban on melting cents and nickels

With high metals prices pushing the cost of producing these coins over face value, the Mint acts to prevent significant losses of circulating coinage. Continue reading

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Dolley debuts new dollars

A Dolley Madison re-enactor was an historical highlight Dec. 19 at the introduction of the designs of the four new 2007 First Spouse gold coins. Continue reading

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Kutasi had top set of Indian $10 gold coins

The number one finest set of Indian $10 gold coins Continue reading

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1792 half disme generates healthy debate

Trying to figure out the most historic coin in the history of the United States is a significant challenge. High on the list is the 1792 half disme, which was not made inside the United States Mint. Continue reading

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1909 VDB Lincoln cent may repeat in 2009

Thanks to Public Law 109-145, the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005, you will be hearing a great deal about the 1909 VDB Lincoln cent in the near future. Continue reading

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Mint to begin selling 2007 silver Eagles on 27th

The U.S. Mint has announced that the 2007 American Eagle silver proof coins will be available for sale March 27, starting at noon Eastern time. Continue reading

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1890 Barber half dollar likely an altered coin

Your 1890-dated Barber half dollar undoubtedly is an altered coin, so it would have no value other than bullion. Continue reading

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First Spouse sales plan changes

The idea of a four-coin set of proof First Spouse gold coins is dead. Continue reading

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