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Coins, collecting face uphill battle

By Richard Giedroyc We appear to be under siege. Several countries are advocating doing away with all forms of physical currency in favor of the latest electronic innovative technology. Specie currency – coins composed of precious metals and bank notes … Continue reading

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Estonia goes after counterfeiters

By Richard Giedroyc Germany’s Bundesbank or central bank is concerned with the number of fake euro bank notes now in circulation, while breathing a sigh of relief that the number of counterfeit coins appears to be on the decline. In … Continue reading

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Nevada McGill $10 note leads NBNs in auction

A large-size $10 from the McGill National Bank leads a group of 58 Nevada National Bank Notes that will be offered in a Holabird Western Americana Collections auction Sept. 11-13. The $10 note might be unique, Holabird said, and he … Continue reading

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Coin dealers, collectors as heroes?

As the price of silver touched a six-year low last week, the truth is that many customers of long-term dealers are still in a nice paper profit position. Many coin collectors and investors in precious metals realized years or decades … Continue reading

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Antique Trader calls for Favorite Finds Contest

Antique Trader, the national antiques publication delivering news, commentary and advertising for the antiques market, is currently accepting entries for its 7th Annual Favorite Finds Contest. Entries eligible for inclusion in the 2015 contest will be accepted through midnight September … Continue reading

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New enhanced uncirculated coin released

The United States Mint has done it again: the release of the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency set on Aug. 24 marks the fourth production of an enhanced uncirculated coin, the second one minted at the West Point Mint … Continue reading

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Heritage Auctions offers rarities at Long Beach

A copper disme coin that has the distinction of having been the 1914 ANS Exhibition Plate Coin is among the top offerings in Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 17-20 Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Signature Auction. The coin is PCGS Secure graded … Continue reading

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Stack’s sees positive market in ANA auction

“Excitement” was the buzzword at the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money held last week in Rosemont, Illinois, a familiar and popular venue for collectors and dealers alike. Adding to the excitement of this annual summer event were two official … Continue reading

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Everyone should own gold

As I write this Monday morning, Aug. 24, the Shanghai Composite Index has fallen more than 35 percent since its June peak and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down about 12 percent from its peak less than six weeks … Continue reading

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NGC slabs major error

A rotated reverse error 2015-W High Relief $100 gold piece has been slabbed by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. It is the first such error seen, but NGC expects to see more as die life for these coins is up to 500 … Continue reading

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