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Gold passes money test

I bet that if you asked people if the coins and paper currency they have and the account balances in their bank and credit union accounts were money, almost all of them would say “yes.” And, technically, they would be … Continue reading

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Free seminar trip offered by PNG

How badly you want it is a question often asked of star atheletes in famous competitions like the Super Bowl. The same question can be asked of aspiring young coin collectors. Those who do want it are being offered an … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month

By Peter Huntoon The smallest number of any large-size sheet combination issued in Tennessee was 32 1902 Date Back 10-10-10-20s to Lynnville. The reason for such a short Date Back issue was that the bank was liquidated in 1911 to … Continue reading

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Victorian issues barely beat Otto’s

Queen Victoria ruled at Dix Noonan Webb’s Dec. 12-13 sale. One of her 1893 proof sets made top price of $41,681 [£33,600]. However, she was closely pursued by Otto I of Greece. Readers who have not caught up with this … Continue reading

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Want to train to be a coin dealer?

An internship program run by the Professional Numismatists Guild is looking for people who want to be a coin dealer. PNG is accepting applications for its next group of young men and women who want to participate in the Promoting … Continue reading

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Effigy Mounds quarter debuts

Nearly 2,000 people were on hand Feb. 7 for the launch in Waukon, Iowa, of the first quarter design of 2017. Over 450 people joined 1,250 students for the ceremonial introduction of the Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter. It is … Continue reading

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Royal Dutch Mint sold to Belgian firm

The Royal Dutch Mint (KNM) has been sold. The Belgian investment company Groep Heylen was recently selected from a field of 20 companies that initially registered themselves as interested in acquiring the Netherlands government-owned mint. Ten of these 20 companies … Continue reading

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Former editor Bob Lemke passes

Robert F. Lemke, 65, a pioneering figure in the paper money field, and an early editor of Bank Note Reporter, died of congestive heart failure on Jan. 3 at a hospital near his home in Alexandria, Pa. Lemke also lived … Continue reading

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Littleton now ESOP

Employees of Littleton Coin Company are now owners of the business. Effective Jan. 1, the company became 100 percent employee owned as David Sundman and his family sold all of the stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Sundman will … Continue reading

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Russian medal stirs controversy

“From Russia with Love” is a popular movie title that reminds us all of the Cold War, but “In Trump we trust” – also originating from Russia? That is the spin the Art-Grani metal working company in Zlatoust in the … Continue reading

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