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Cashless movement makes gains

Coin collectors are looking towards a busy fall season. The general public continues to take not only coins but bank notes for granted as a part of our everyday financial life. Increasingly, people outside the United States are beginning to … Continue reading

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No action in key dates as metals rise

Common date, common condition silver and gold U.S. coins had been appreciating in value in tandem with the accelerating spot prices of these metals. However, in the last few days, the two metals fell. Is this a short-term correction to … Continue reading

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Coins follow paper in Hong Kong sale

Spink China’s August Hong Kong collectors’ sale saw two days of bank notes lead the auction. This was followed by just one day of Chinese and Hong Kong coins. The coin catalog was very much one for the specialist collector. … Continue reading

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Princess Diana coins hot sellers

The 20th Anniversary of the death of Princess Diana continues to yield numismatic tributes. The latest come from Ascension Island courtesy of Pobjoy Mint. All bear a reverse design based on a single Princess Diana rose. Three 38.6 mm versions … Continue reading

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BoE says note composition won’t change

As regular BNR readers will be aware, there has been a minor uproar raging across the Atlantic as to the composition of the polymer substrate being used for the new note issues of the Bank of England. The matter concerns … Continue reading

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Bullet coin brings $22,800

Among the non-Chinese rarities offered in Stack’s Bowers August Hong Kong sale was an extremely rare Thai commemorative pod duang, or bullet coin (C-193). The 303.72 g silver 20 baht piece, equivalent to 5 tamlung or 1/4 chang, had been … Continue reading

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Names, titles of Treasury signers switched on notes

By Peter Huntoon One of the most fun 20th century low-denomination type note varieties that has been found is the $1 Series of 1917 Legal Tender error where the position of the names and titles of Treasury signers Elliott and … Continue reading

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Look to key dates to find bargains

If you collect key date, condition rarity, or limited edition coins, you may have noticed recently that few of these coins have been appreciating in value. Such coins as higher condition Carson City Morgan silver dollars have been decreasing in … Continue reading

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Burdette seeks Inco test pieces

Numismatic research historian Roger W. Burdette is currently examining the private pattern coins and related pieces made by International Nickel Company (Inco) in 1964-1965. As part of this research, he requests the assistance of any collectors who might own or … Continue reading

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August Mint production down

Monthly coin production at the United States Mint declined 7 percent during August from its July level. The fall of 87.26 million coins was due to drops in output at the Denver Mint. Philadelphia production increased for the four circulating … Continue reading

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