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Right to own gold due to Phil Crane

Philip Crane, a former conservative member of Congress who put together a coalition of diverse interests in that body to legalize private gold ownership in 1974, after a 40 year ban, died Nov. 10 at age 84. It was a … Continue reading

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Newman brings $10 million

Highlighting the fifth sale of coins from the Eric P. Newman Collection by Heritage Auctions Nov. 14-15 was an Numismatic Guaranty Corporation MS- 62 Continental dollar struck in brass with the CURENCY misspelling that sold for $440,625. The coin was … Continue reading

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Barber coinage attracts fans

President Theodore Roosevelt called the series of dimes, quarters and halves designed by Charles E. Barber “artistically of atrocious hideousness,” but that’s not stopping determined Barber coin collectors. “I think that the market is nice and strong right now,” Glenn … Continue reading

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Silver American Eagle back on sale

One-ounce silver American Eagle bullion coins went on sale Nov. 17 for the first time since the U.S. Mint said it had run out of the coins on Nov. 5. The Mint had 1,525,000 to allocate (ration) among its Authorized … Continue reading

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How difficult is it to strike coins?

Last week, I described the announced plans of the Middle East terrorist group ISIS to strike and issue gold, silver and copper circulating coinage where the gold and silver coins would trade on the basis of their intrinsic metal value. … Continue reading

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1882 $20 rarity tops Baltimore auction

A “Triple Signature” 1882 $20 Gold Certificate, Fr. 1175a, took the lead in Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale Oct. 30 in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Graded PCGS Choice New 64 PPQ, and listed as the highest … Continue reading

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Philippines law seeks to ban coin collecting

By Richard Giedroyc Coin collectors living in the Philippines could become an endangered species once Philippines House of Representatives Bill Number 4411 becomes law. The House bill introduced in May is titled “An Act Penalizing the Hoarding of Legal Tender … Continue reading

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Denmark stops printing bank notes, minting coins

By Richard Giedroyc Denmark is one step closer to becoming the first modern cashless society. The Nationalbanken or Danish central bank announced on Oct. 21 that it will stop printing bank notes and likely issuing coins by the end of … Continue reading

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ISIS gold coins?

During the 1972-1973 school year at the University of Michigan Business School, which was my junior year, Marina von Neumann Whitman came to address the students and faculty. Whitman, the daughter of famed mathematician John von Neumann, was then serving … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe to import coins to fix shortage

By Richard Giedroyc Officially it’s a multi-currency regime. Local people likely have other names for it that would land them in jail for criticizing the government. Regardless, their comments wouldn’t be fit to print here. Zimbabwe is once again struggling … Continue reading

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