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Truman sets triple in price

The secondary market for the Truman Coin and Chronicles set got a second wind in mid-July, taking prices to triple issue price, up from double reported just two weeks ago in the July 28 issue. Where on July 16, ungraded … Continue reading

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Mint unveils 2016 quarter designs

Five designs for the 2016 America the Beautiful circulating quarter and 5-ounce silver bullion coin have been released by the U.S. Mint. They comprise the seventh year of a program that began in 2010 and will conclude in 2021. First … Continue reading

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Denver Mint leads June production

The Denver Mint struck nearly one billion coins for circulation use during the month of June. Philadelphia maintained a more leisurely pace, registering output of nearly 700 million during the month. The two mints together cranked out almost 1.7 billion … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers slates world coin, paper sale

German, French and British coins will be among the highlights of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ world coin, ancient coin and world paper money auction that will be held during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont Ill. Among … Continue reading

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How much gold in China?

Last Friday, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) reported that the central bank now had gold reserves of 1,658 tons (53.3 million ounces), an increase of 604 tons from the 1,054 tons … Continue reading

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Zerbe awarded to Pearlman

The Farran Zerbe Award will be given to Donn Pearlman Aug. 14 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. It is the highest honor the ANA can give. “I am humbled and honored to be … Continue reading

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Legal Tender $100 tops Knight auction

A “Spread Eagle” $100 Legal Tender Note, Fr. 167a, swept passed all other lots to take top honors in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ Memphis International Paper Money Show Auction, June 18-20. The rarity, once part of the William Anton Sr. … Continue reading

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Heritage to hold CICF 2016 auction

Heritage Auctions will present the official auction of the 2016 Chicago International Coin Fair taking place April 14-17, 2016, in Rosemont, Ill. The 2016 show and auctions will be held at a new venue, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, … Continue reading

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Marshals rotated die error found

Numismatic News reader Bill Abernethy is first to report finding a major error on 2015-W U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary $5 proof gold piece. The coin was struck with 68 degree counter clockwise rotated dies. It is the only modern … Continue reading

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Ike set limit drops to 2

A reduction in the household order limit to 2 has been announced by the U.S. Mint for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set when it goes on sale Aug. 11. This is a reduction from the 5 that … Continue reading

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