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Coppers collectors celebrate 50 years

The Early American Coppers (EAC) club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a convention April 19-23 at the Doubletree Hotel, 237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. It will be open to the public. Admission is free. The EAC now has … Continue reading

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Ellsworth runs again in ANA election

A re-election bid to the American Numismatic Association board of governors has been announced by retired Army colonel and full-time coin dealer Steven Ellsworth. If elected he said he will continue to development the long-term gifting and development programs to … Continue reading

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Four-coin gold Eagle set popular

Four-coin sets proved to be the most popular sales option when the 2017 proof gold American Eagle collector coins were put on sale March 2 by the U.S. Mint. The Mint’s March 5 statistical sales report shows that 4,959 sets … Continue reading

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Collectors buy less from the Mint

Coin collectors didn’t exactly go on a buyer’s strike last year, but the Mint’s fiscal year 2016 annual report shows a sharp drop in collector purchases. Sales of collector coins dropped 22.7 percent to $413 million. In consequence, profits dropped … Continue reading

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Hard assets make soft targets?

Storing precious metals in safe deposit boxes is a common practice. In general, valuables in safe deposit storage are much safer from theft than if they were stored at home or work. However, there are drawbacks. 1. Safe deposit boxes … Continue reading

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Royal Coin Cabinet is closing

It’s all about money, not only the money on display, but the cost of putting on that display as well. The future of Sweden’s Royal Coin Cabinet is in question. The Kungliga Myntkabinettet, as it is called in Swedish, has … Continue reading

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El Paso show packed with education

More than 500 people attended the 54th annual coin show of the International Coin Club of El Paso, Texas, held Feb. 10-12 at the El Maida Shriner Hall. Retiring bourse chairman and club past President John Grost commented, “Most of … Continue reading

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2017 proof silver Eagle ready

The ever popular silver American Eagle proof collector coin is slated to go on sale March 23 at the U.S. Mint. Struck in West Point and carrying the “W” mintmark, the one-ounce coin is expected to be priced similarly to … Continue reading

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Sovereign ‘look’ now 200 years old

Two hundred years ago, Britain reintroduced the gold sovereign as part of the Great Recoinage of 1816. To mark the 200th anniversary of the rebirth of this coin, the Royal Mint has released a special 2017 edition. The reverse designs … Continue reading

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Silver marks J.F.K.’s 100th

May 29 of this year is John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s 100th birthday. The Solomon Islands are marking the occasion with issue of a 40 mm, 1 oz., .999 fine silver dollar struck by the Royal Australian Mint in frosted unc. Mintage … Continue reading

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