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CCAC selects Native American dollar designs

Reverse designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American dollars were among the submissions considered by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee when it met June 21 at U.S. Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C. The CCAC advises the Secretary of the … Continue reading

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Texas home for your gold?

In some weeks, it seems like there are more developments that have, or will have, a significant impact on precious metals markets than in other weeks. Last week brought a plethora of such news: On June 14, Texas State Comptroller … Continue reading

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Metal billed as ‘uncounterfeitable’

Gold coins and ingots are a traditional store of value. Since the 19.3 grams per cubic centimeter density of gold is almost identical to the 19.25 g/cm3 of tungsten, tungsten has been used to counterfeit gold coins and ingots. The … Continue reading

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Worn coins worthy of your attention

Bright, blazing coins, brimming with mint luster get all the publicity. Whether it’s a common coin in uncommonly high condition, or a classic numismatic coin that is especially well-preserved, coins in the MS-65 range and higher never fail to captivate … Continue reading

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Coins at the upper end doing well

Any reader fortunate enough to be able to afford the best is likely pleased with the direction their favorite segment of the coin market. These coins have held or appreciated in value recently. Dealers who routinely buy and sell them … Continue reading

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Ancients pass $3 million in CNG sale

The results of Classical Numismatic Group’s sale 105 held on May 10 were impressive. Some 97.6 percent of the lots sold for a total of $3,397,762 on a presale estimate of $1,938,350. Of the 1,245 lots, 44 hammered for over … Continue reading

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Fiji celebrates with its first $7 note

At the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the Pacific Islands nation of Fiji won its first ever gold medal. It did so in seven-aside rugby football, popularly known as “Sevens.” For the nation it was a historic moment. The Fiji public … Continue reading

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Chinese coins honor Inner Mongolia

In 1947, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China came into being. For the first time in decades, if not centuries, comparative stability came to the region and its peoples. To mark the 70th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month: Intrigue in Vermont

By Peter Huntoon This is a really intriguing Vermont proof. A Series of 1902 Date Back 50-50-50-100 plate was made for this Randolph bank in 1915 when the corporate life of the bank was extended for a third time. It … Continue reading

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Bullion prices call the shots for many issues

Turbulence in the gold and silver bullion market have created uncertainty for coins such as the American Eagle program and the First Spouse gold coin series. In each case, the proofs and some of the uncirculated coins have numismatic value, … Continue reading

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