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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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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Kagin exonerated; ANA board advises improved due diligence

The American Numismatic Association board of governors has decided to take no action on Dwight Manley Continue reading

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Buffalo gold proof prices near issue

If anyone is looking for powerful trends to develop in the secondary market for 2006 one-ounce Buffalo gold pieces, they might be disappointed. Continue reading

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House rejects godless President coins

In a rare display of bipartisanship that simultaneously rebuked the Bush administration, the U.S. Mint, and the Democratic House leadership, the House of Representatives voted June 29 to strip funding from the Mint if it could be used to edge-letter the new dollar coins. Continue reading

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$1.5 million 1792 half disme responses

From the July 12 Numismatic News E-Newsletter:

A 1792 half disme has been sold for a record $1.5 million. Do you think the coin is worth the money?

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

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World’s Fair of Money images – Updated

Click here to view images from the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Continue reading

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Native American Design Dollar Coin Moves Step Closer to Minting

Now the Senate and the House have acted on the “Native American $1 Coin Act,” which would add scenes from our American Indian past to our current dollar coinage, and a linguistic battle has emerged that could well prevent the measure from becoming law. Continue reading

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ANS exhibit honors Roosevelt, Saint-Gaudens

The popular story of President Theodore Roosevelt Continue reading

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Commemorative legislation responses

From the Sept. 20 Numismatic News E-Newsletter:
Should legislation be passed to commemorate on quarters the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and four other U.S. Territories in 2009?
Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Continue reading

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