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Dollar up, gold down; why?

The U.S. Dollar Index closed last Friday at 84.25. For the ninth consecutive week, the Dollar Index has finished higher than the quote from the end of the previous week. This is the longest string of consecutive weekly increases since … Continue reading

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Stater tops Gorny & Mosch coin sale

Gorny & Mosch will hold auctions No. 224-226 Oct. 13-17. The Munich, Germany, firm will put ancients through modern coins on the block. Highlighting the sale is an archaic silver stater from Knossos on Crete that depicts the Minotaur on … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagle sales to end Oct. 1

The Mint is ready to cut off sales of the one-ounce platinum American Eagle bullion coin. Authorized Purchasers have until Oct. 1 to get their orders in for the 2014-dated coins. Sales of the 2015 coins will commence in January. … Continue reading

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Prices soar in hot Hong Kong bidding

By Kerry Rodgers The results of the Spink Numismatic Collector Series sale Aug. 21 in Hong Kong clearly demonstrate the heat currently present in the Chinese market. The company’s new Hong Kong showroom was packed with bidders on 1,514 mixed … Continue reading

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Great Sand Dunes National Park gets quarter

The America the Beautiful quarter design honoring Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park was officially introduced Sept. 4 at a ceremony in Mosca, Colo. Associate Director of Manufacturing Dave Croft participated in the traditional coin pour and gave a plaque … Continue reading

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Too many proof sets create buyer confusion

When the United States Mint began producing proof sets annually in 1950 collectors had one kind to choose from. Today, the Mint offers five different  annual proof sets. And that’s where the confusion for collectors sets in. “I’ll have customers … Continue reading

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Medals honor victims of 9/11 attacks

Three Congressional Gold Medals were awarded Sept. 10 in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Medals were made for the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and for Flight 93 … Continue reading

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Bank of England £1,000 note featured in auction

By Kerry Rodgers On Sept. 29 Dix Noonan Webb will be offering a rare Bank of England £1,000 note, P-341, as part of its British and World Paper Money sale. The note is described as having, “two light creases otherwise … Continue reading

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European Union OKs Lithuanian euro coins, currency

By Richard Giedroyc It’s official. Lithuania will be replacing its litas currency with coins and bank notes of the European Union beginning January 1, 2015. According to State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy and President of the Council of … Continue reading

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Roman gold coin found at Hadrian’s Wall

By Richard Giedroyc Why would a Roman gold coin be found at the site of a former Roman army encampment at Vindolanda along Hadrian’s Wall in Great Britain? While archaeologists are expressing delight regarding the find, the press has been … Continue reading

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