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Gold price set by China?

From June 14 through Aug. 7, the price of gold, as measured in U.S. dollars, fell 9.3 percent. While that may sound horrible to those whose wealth is denominated in U.S. dollars, the story is different in China. During the … Continue reading

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Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal carries depth of meaning

There is little doubt that the most admired medal in American numismatic history is the one commissioned by Benjamin Franklin in 1782. Although the Revolutionary War was not yet over, the end of this long struggle was in sight with … Continue reading

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Finding notes and coins fascinating

By Antoinette (Toni) Rahn I’m sure you’ve come across people, as I have, who do not understand the fascination with notes and coins. I’ve heard more than a few people attempt to explain the many appealing aspects of collecting and … Continue reading

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50 years of memories in Kennedy

The approach to collecting Kennedy half dollars is different from other series. Searching through change will not produce any results; half dollars disappeared from circulation decades ago. Since these are modern coins and actually quite common, bidding at auctions and … Continue reading

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Award-winning medal honors Death March victims

The newly established Mel Wacks Judaica Art Medal Award was presented at the 2018 XXXV FIDEM Art Medal Congress awards banquet in Ottawa on June 3. It was awarded to Otakar Dušek, from the Czech Republic, for his Todesmarsch (Death … Continue reading

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Montana enjoys legacy of unique banks

By Mark Hotz For this month, I thought I’d take you way off the beaten path to a couple of towns in a state I have never covered before – Montana. The Big Sky State is chock full of small … Continue reading

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Coins honor Lawrence of Arabia

Among the millions who participated in World War I, a few names live in history. The Red Baron is one. Lawrence of Arabia is another. Britain’s Royal Mint’s latest coin sets commemorating people and events from WWI include gold and … Continue reading

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Unusual name for note-issuing berg

By Peter Huntoon Ducktown is located in the southeast corner of Tennessee in what became known as Copper Basin. The name of the town is one of the most unusual for a Tennessee note-issuing berg but, according to the National … Continue reading

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Finest coins counter slow market conditions

It is a typical slow summer day as this column is being prepared. The prices of any coins impacted by their intrinsic value continues to flatline as gold and silver meander at recent lower levels. The autumn season for coin … Continue reading

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Silver medal tells story of war hero

World War I war hero and Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Henry Johnson has been honored by a new silver medal that debuted June 27 at the Palace Theatre in Albany, N.Y. The .999 fine silver medal issue is limited … Continue reading

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