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Silver gets cheaper relative to gold

As of morning trading on Sept. 29, the gold/silver ratio exceeded 69:1. In my mind, that makes silver much more attractive for appreciation potential than gold (Even though I still like the intermediate to long-term prospects for gold). The big … Continue reading

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Rarities abound in upcoming sales

Named “The Philadelphia Collection,” William M. Rosenblum is preparing to auction what he considers to be “one of the best, most impressive and varied collections of major rarities of Israeli, Palestine, Egyptian and WWII materials” his firm has ever offered. … Continue reading

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Kuenker auctions set for October

Sales 253-257 will be called by Fritz Rudolf Künker beginning Oct. 4 and Oct. 6-10, in Osnabrück, Germany. Sale 253  features orders and decorations. Auction sale 254  will off coins and medals from medieval and modern times. Auction sale 255  … Continue reading

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Standard Catalog of U.S. Paper Money now in 33rd edition

Featuring up-to-date pricing on more than 10,000 listings, the 33rd Edition of the popular Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money is now available from Krause Publications. Compiled by George S. Cuhaj, editor, and William Brandimore, market analyst, the Standard … Continue reading

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Panels pick First Spouse designs

The first ladies of our generation now have their turn to grace the 2015 and 2016 First Spouse gold coins and bronze medals. The likenesses of Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson will appear on the … Continue reading

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Five more America the Beautiful quarters

How do you portray the grandeur of a national park on a 1-inch coin? The challenge once again faced the members of the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee as they met separately in September to select … Continue reading

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Silver Kennedy set bigger than gold Kennedy?

The U.S. Mint is planning the perfect culmination for its 50th anniversary Kennedy half dollar offerings when the silver set goes on sale Oct. 28. “I think the silver set will outshine the gold Kennedy half dollar,” said David Hendrickson, … Continue reading

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Soft metals weaken U.S. coin prices

The spot price of silver in world market’s yesterday dipped as low as $17.28, its lowest levels since March 2010. Gold declined close to $1,200, but did not fall below that threshold or below the $1,180 intra-day price of Dec. … Continue reading

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Obsolete bank note proof book tops Heritage auction

A leather-bound book containing proof sheets of rare obsoletes that once belonging to noted 19th-century bank note engraver James Smillie realized $64,625 in Heritage’s Long Beach Expo Currency Signature Auction, Sept. 3-8 in Long Beach, Calif. Prices include the 17.5 … Continue reading

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Lissner sale trebles pre-sale estimates

Record prices were achieved by the sale of The Richard L. Lissner Collection called Aug. 1-2 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, just prior to the annual summer convention of the American Numismatic Association. Total of prices realized was $6,993,661 (including … Continue reading

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