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Coin of the Year book honors three decades of awards

A new book chronicling more than three decades of Coin of the Year Award winning coins will be released in June by Krause Publications. “Coin of the Year: Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship” by … Continue reading

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Hurdles for Indian Head gold sets

Indian Head gold coins: hard to grade, even harder to find key dates. This could be the motto of the famous quarter eagle ($2.50) and half eagle ($5) gold coinage series. Fred Dashevsky of SDL Numismatics, Hilton Head, S.C., said … Continue reading

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CFA panel picks gold designs

Two images of a modern Liberty will be sent to the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew for consideration as the obverse of a 2015 24-karat High Relief $75 gold coin. The Commission of Fine Arts liked both a design of … Continue reading

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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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