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Coin show hurt by Minnesota law

Coin dealers and collectors are upset about the way the new Minnesota coin dealer registration law has hurt their local coin show. Andrew Swammi, coin dealer and coordinator of the Roseville Coin Show held July 12 in Roseville, Minn., said … Continue reading

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Rare Peace dollars in sale

More Peace dollars from the holdings of Raymond T. Baker, U.S. Mint director 1917-1922, will go on the market during the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction at the American Numismatic Association convention in August. The auction firm says a group of … Continue reading

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Goetz hubs in auction

Over 800 working hubs used to create the dies for German political commentary medals by designer Karl Goetz during the period 1910-1940 have been consigned to be sold by Ira & Larry Goldberg, of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. The … Continue reading

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Roosevelt’s close call

Franklin D. Roosevelt might have beaten Herbert Hoover in a landslide in the 1932 election, but the difference between the two men’s 2014 Presidential dollar mintages is a squeaker. While Roosevelt won in 1932 with almost 45 percent more votes … Continue reading

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Confusion follows Minnesota coin law

Coin dealers are confused and frustrated over a new Minnesota law requiring coin dealers with annual sales of $5,000 or more to register with the state. “I think it impacted many more people than the law was designed to address,” … Continue reading

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Tickets for Kennedy gold

The Mint will put only 500 of the new proof gold Kennedy half dollars on sale at 11 a.m. on the first day of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5. Purchasers there will be limited to … Continue reading

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Gold tops Spink results

A gold broad of 1656 brought more than double estimate at Spink’s June sale of Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals in London. However, the cover of 800-lot catalog featured one of the rarer coins of British numismatics, … Continue reading

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Hot for a new coin?

An innovative proof, 50 mm, one-ounce .925 fine silver Cook Island’s $5 honors the inventor of the most widely used temperature scale. The reverse shows Swedish astronomer, physicist and mathematician Anders Celsius and his thermometer. It is surrounded by a … Continue reading

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Rare British silver penny brings $133,414

By Kerry Rodgers A recently found Anglo-Saxon silver penny realized $133,414 [£78,000] when sold on June 11 by British auction house Dix Noonan Webb. Numerous room and commission bidders vied with those on the Internet to hike the price to … Continue reading

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Big move higher coming for silver

From the COMEX exchange’s weekly position reports, the commercial traders increased their net short position from June 3 to July 8 by more than 240 million ounces. This amount represents nearly 30 percent of annual worldwide new silver mining production. … Continue reading

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