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1934 $5,000 FRN leads FUN auction

A 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note, Fr. 2221-K, took the banner price in Heritage Auctions’ Currency Signature Auction Platinum Night sale, Jan. 7, in Orlando, Fla. Graded PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ, the note sold for $223,250 in the firm’s … Continue reading

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New tactic used to combat fake bars

A creative new tactic is being used to help alert the public to the risk of counterfeit and altered Engelhard bars being offered for sale in eBay online auctions and online stores. Seven months ago, I wrote (http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=27777) about a … Continue reading

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Gold aureus sells for $131,040 at DNW sale

Publius Licinius Cornelius Saloninus Valerianus topped the bill at Dix Noonan Webb’s early December coin sale in London. It was a gold aureus struck during the brief period when Saloninus was Caesar that proved the star of the show. In … Continue reading

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Another Roosevelt dime with doubled lips discovered

A 1953-S dime with nice hub doubling of Roosevelt’s lips has been reported by Calvin Goddard of California. Goddard found this coin in his collection after reading the Jan. 6 Numismatic News story about the find of a 1964-D doubled … Continue reading

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Enhanced uncirculated missing edge lettering discovered

Missing edge lettering was reported on a 2014-D enhanced uncirculated Native American dollar coin from the Native American Coin and Currency Set. ANACS made the find Jan. 20. Paul DeFelice, vice president of marketing and client relations at the third-party … Continue reading

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Standing Liberty quarters stand firm

When it comes to collecting Standing Liberty quarters, why should collectors go straight for the key date 1916, when prices start at $2,850 in G-4 alone? If they do, they’ll take a huge step toward completing a series that is … Continue reading

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NGC attributes gold reeding variety

Wide and narrow reeding varieties have been identified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation on the edges of tenth-ounce gold American Eagle coins dated 2015. The Wide Reeds version displays the standard size edge reeding seen on prior years’ coins, NGC … Continue reading

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Bullion charges ahead in 2015

As I write this Monday morning, the price of gold is up about $80 (6.7 percent) and silver soared $2.10 (13.4 percent) since the end of last year. If this news were for any other financial asset, it would get … Continue reading

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Lord mayor strikes gold

In December The Lord Mayor of the City of London made his first ever visit to India. He was leading a delegation from the UK finance and professional services sector on a five-day trip. He took the opportunity to strike … Continue reading

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Ellis resigns from ANA board of governors

Mike Ellis resigned Jan. 9 as a member of the board of governors of the American Numismatic Association. President Walter Ostromecki announced this at an ANA town hall meeting held at the Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, where he … Continue reading

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