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- Letters to the Editor (4/7/2015) Coins cleaned, but carefullyI have cleaned coins, but generally avoid doing so. I once put together a 20th century type set and birth year set for my daughter, and I cleaned some of the coins just for presentation purposes. They were all common date c...
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Bringing a hammer price of $25,000 at the Lyn Knight Currency Auctions sale at the Chicago Paper Money Expo, March 5-7, was an 1890 $20 Treasury Note. The PCGS Abt. New 53-graded note, Fr. 372, was described as the fifth … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers Great expectations surrounded Dix, Noonan, Webb’s February auction in London. It did not disappoint. The only cloud to mar a most successful day was the withdrawal of the Australian 1921 specimen star shilling prior to commencement of … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Merry old England may be having its problems with counterfeit coins and bank notes, but those same currencies are also increasingly being displaced by other forms of payment, according to the Payment Council. A January study indicated … Continue reading
Questions over the ability and willingness of the Greek government to repay its debts, when the Federal Open Market Committee might raise some benchmark interest rates, the expansion of military conflict in the Middle East and the change in determining … Continue reading
A gold coin worth $12,500 was given to Kevin Conaway as the grand prize in Heritage Auctions annual numismatic survey. The Ohio collector received a 1907 High Relief Wire Rim Saint-Gaudens gold $20 graded MS-60 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Heritage … Continue reading
Bronze duplicates of a Congressional Gold Medal given to golfer Jack Nicklaus March 24 went on sale to collectors a day later. A three-inch version of the medal is priced at $39.95 while the 1.5-inch medal is $6.95. Nicklaus was … Continue reading
By Mark Fox Italy recently asked the United States to once again extend for another five years the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that restricts the U.S. importation of a wide range of archaeological material, including some ancient “coins of Italian … Continue reading
Idaho collector Oded Paz is running for a seat on the 2015 American Numismatic Association board of governors. “My main goal is bringing the ANA closer to the individual collector, local coin clubs and the smaller coin dealers around the … Continue reading
The price of silver is at its lowest point since February 2010. Should potential buyers be looking to get in at the present 5-year lows, or will sitting on the sidelines continue to be rewarded with still lower prices? When … Continue reading
Last week, I discussed two new developments in the numismatic and precious metals markets. I did not discuss the action of the precious metals prices before and after the Federal Open Market Committee post-meeting announcements last Wednesday afternoon. What happened … Continue reading