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Rare British set goes on the block

On Sept. 14, Dix Noonan Webb will put a 15-coin 1839 British proof set on the block (KM-PS5; S-PS3). Given the current boom being experienced in prices of pre-decimal British proof sets, the sky seems unlikely to provide a sufficient … Continue reading

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Error note highlighted in records

By Peter Huntoon Bureau of Engraving and Printing records are loaded with correspondence pertaining to misprints. The following example is a particularly detailed accounting and, because the note is reported, it is worth reproducing here. Besides, the last letter in … Continue reading

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Poppy coin from Cook Islands

The red poppies of Flanders Fields have been much in evidence on coins issued to mark the centenaries of World War I events. Lichtenstein’s Coin Invest Trust has now commemorated the poppy itself with a 45 mm, 1 oz .999 … Continue reading

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Take advantage of current weakness

If you have an interest in Morgan silver dollars, this might be your moment to buy. Supply is outpacing demand for upper level quality and scarcer date Morgan dollars, resulting in significant wholesale and retail price declines. This is especially … Continue reading

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ANA hands out top awards

Brian Fanton was given the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award at the American Numismatic Association’s awards banquet held Aug. 4 in association with the Denver World’s Fair of Money. The Farran Zerbe Award is the ANA’s top honor. Fanton, a longtime … Continue reading

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Head shaving raises $10,000

Less hair, more money for charity was the Aug. 3 plan at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver. It worked like a charm. Not only did Michael “Miles” Standish have his locks shorn, but another prominent … Continue reading

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Reader hits jackpot with ‘No S’ cent

In less than a month since my lead story appeared about a reader finding a 1990 “Missing S” mintmark Lincoln cent in a proof set, yet another reader reported finding one. The rarity was found by M. Soledad Rivano of … Continue reading

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Cents bring $35,624.98 profit to finders

Both the copper 1982-D Small Date cent and the copper 1983-D Lincoln cent sold at Stack’s Bowers Galleries “Rarities Night” auction at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 3. Neither coin should exist in copper alloy, but … Continue reading

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Van Ryzin receives NLG’s Clemy

The 2017 Numismatic Literary Guild Bash, held Aug. 3 in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver, was a big night for Robert R. Van Ryzin. Van Ryzin, editor of Bank Note Reporter and Coins … Continue reading

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Palladium coin coming and new quarter designs

Last week, the U.S. Mint made several announcements during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colo. In September, it will begin selling bullion-priced 2017 one-ounce palladium Eagles to Authorized Purchasers. Collectors and investors will be able … Continue reading

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