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Buyers chase high-quality Morgan silver dollars

There are some brighter spots appearing in the U.S. coin market, especially among Morgan silver dollars and other specialized areas of interest. I wouldn’t call this a rally yet, but within the past month there have been more price increases … Continue reading

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Over 2.2 billion cents struck

Cent output in the first quarter of calendar year 2018 passed the 2.2 billion mark. Production numbers of the other denominations are far, far behind. Dimes rank second with 495 million pieces, barely beating the quarter total of 493.714 million. … Continue reading

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PNG awards scholarship

There is no such thing as a free lunch according to economics texts. Michigan State University economics major Andrew Blinkiewicz might want to revise that. He has been selected by the Professional Numismatists Guild to receive its 2018 Young Numismatist … Continue reading

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Ryder takes director’s oath

New Mint Director David J. Ryder was sworn in April 12 by Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. He is the 39th director, the Mint said. However, like Grover Cleveland’s two terms as President, Ryder has held the post before. The … Continue reading

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Story of 1933 $20 to be told at PAN

If you had the opportunity to learn the inside story of one of the great numismatic mysteries, what would it be? The 1913 Liberty Head nickel? Perhaps the 1884 and 1885 proof Trade dollars? How about the 1933 $20 gold … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s turn for a new quarter

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter was formally released April 11 at a special ceremony in Red Cliff, Wis. “Just as the guiding light beacons from the Devils Island lighthouse – as it has done for decades – the Apostle … Continue reading

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Gold profits or world peace?

Early last week, a friend of mine asked a question along these lines: “If pretty much all of the world’s financial problems and political fighting came to a positive resolution, and peace and prosperity reigned across the planet, do you … Continue reading

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Peter Rabbit coins from Royal Mint

Earlier this year, the Royal Mint announced four new designs that have been added to its Beatrix Potter collection. As in 2016 and 2017, both BU and colored silver proof 50p coins will be released over the course of 2018. … Continue reading

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Ireland might outsource note printing

Change at the Irish Mint may be changing. While it appears coin production will continue uninterrupted, bank notes printed at the Currency Centre, another name given to the Irish Mint, may soon cease. In what may be an unrelated matter, … Continue reading

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Spider moves to Niue gold

Back in 2006, Downies released the first one-ounce silver proof Niuean dollar of a “Deadly & Dangerous Australians Series.” It featured a highly deadly Red-back Spider (Latrodectus hasseltii). Over the next 10 years, the sale value of the coin rose … Continue reading

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