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Rare gold highlights Long Beach sale

Two rare gold quarter eagles will highlight the Feb. 14-17 Heritage Auction Galleries official Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo sale. Continue reading

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Error dollars excite hobbyists

Reports of errors on the new Washington dollar coins arrived in the Numismatic News office as soon the coins were released. Continue reading

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PCGS certifies lettered-edge planchet

A lettered-edge blank planchet for a Presidential Dollar has been certified by Professional Coin Grading Service of Newport Beach, Calif. Continue reading

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More Washington dollar errors scrutinized

Collectors continue to report finding errors on the 2007 George Washington Presidential dollars. While the inscriptionless, Continue reading

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Does gold work as inflation hedge?

If we take the gold price of 1959 of $35 a ounce, we find that it is now 19.2 times higher. Gasoline at the current price in Iola is up 15.5 times. Pretty good for gold. Continue reading

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I dare you to try to explain why you collect

I collect coins. That has been true for 44 years. In that time I have never found an explanation for it that really explains why to others. Continue reading

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Robinson gives Adams dollars at Baltimore

The first 100 children to stop by to see former Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson at 3 p.m. June 29 during the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Convention will get a free John Adams Presidential dollar. Continue reading

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Sleepy week results led by gold Buffaloes

This is not a rip-roaring week to look at the latest sales numbers from the U.S. Mint. Continue reading

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Quarters started out low on Mint

The early quarters of the United States represent a real challenge. The mintages were infrequent and usually small. Continue reading

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ANA election responses

From the July 26 Numismatic News E-Newsletter:

American Numismatic Association members threw out incumbent governors in favor of a new team lead by Clifford Mishler and Chet Krause. How do you feel about the election outcome?

Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Continue reading

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