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Do you call it cleaning or conserving?

“Cleaning” or “conserving” a coin? These are two words that might seem to mean the same thing, but they often don’t. The distinction often boils down to whether a coin is in the hands of an expert, or an amateur. … Continue reading

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Bangladesh to phase out small coins

By Richard Giedroyc It’s a longer and more gentile approach than was initially planned, but it is official, Bangladesh’s small change coins will be phased out gradually rather than being demonetized on short notice. On Jan. 12 Bangladesh Finance Minister … Continue reading

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Archives International March auction offers rarities

Archives International Auctions next sale is slated for Tuesday, March 10. It will be held at the company’s New Jersey offices in Fort Lee and is set to commence at 10.30 a.m. EST. On offer are 1,043 lots of U.S. … Continue reading

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Need a job? Drop gold investigation

Late last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) had begun investigations of 10 major banks over the process of setting prices for gold, silver, platinum and … Continue reading

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CSNS show in Schaumburg April 21-25

The Central States Numismatic Society will hold its 76th Anniversary Convention April 21-25 at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, located the northwest Chicago suburb. The 300-booth bourse will take place over four days, first opening from 1-6 p.m. … Continue reading

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Scratches vary in severity on coins

In this column, I’ll attempt to simplify how hairlines and scratches on coins might be treated today and in the future.  I have found that by breaking down a complex subject into smaller bits it is easier to understand. Let … Continue reading

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Knight auction highlights CPMX

For those who think there’s too little fresh material on the market, the CPMX auction, by Lyn Knight Auctions, should put that notion to rest. Featuring a Colonial collection more than 70 years in the making and a type collection … Continue reading

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21st annual CPMX set for early March

Collectors from the Midwest and beyond will soon be heading to the Chicago area for one of the nation’s premier paper money events, as the 21st Annual Chicago Paper Money Exposition gets under way. Slated for March 5-8 at the … Continue reading

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Bidding competition at NY INC boosts prices

For many months now world coin rarities, particularly in high grade, have been fetching top prices at auctions in the United States. Those soaring prices have no doubt helped contribute to the presence of further extraordinary rarities at recent sales. … Continue reading

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Any competitors for silver Eagle?

When it comes to demand for the silver American Eagle bullion coin, is there anywhere else to go but up? Kenneth Lewis, chief operating officer of APMEX, Oklahoma City, Okla., said that the silver Eagle market has grown over the … Continue reading

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