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Heritage results reach nearly $1 billion

A billion dollars is a lot of money. Heritage Auctions of Dallas knows that better than most as it has announced that 2014 was its best year ever with sales of over $969 million. Two-thirds of the number was generated … Continue reading

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Year of change for dealers

How did coin collecting in 2014 go for you? For some coin dealers, it was a year of change as the precious metals market continued its downward trend. Jim Long, owner of JEL Coins, Baltimore, Md., said 2014 was better … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers offers Swedish plate money

Swedish plate money will lead the highlights at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention Jan. 9-10, 2015. Going on the block will be the Stanley Aberdeen collection. In it are almost 90 pieces … Continue reading

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Fuljenz looks to gold hike

By Michael Fuljenz The long-term outlook for gold remains positive and it may climb to $1,500 an ounce or more in 2015, according to Michael Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin & Bullion of Beaumont, Texas, who has been tracking and … Continue reading

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Britain issues Churchill coin

This year is the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, arguably the most renowned Briton of the 20th century. To mark the occasion the British Royal Mint has issued a two-coin memorial set that twins a … Continue reading

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Trophy coins rise with economy

It is common as a new year begins for various writers and speakers to opine on what they anticipate for markets in 2015.  Let me start off first by saying that I don’t know what will happen to the numismatic … Continue reading

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Doubled-die gold ounce and clad quarter found

Dr. James Wiles, CONECA’s attributer of 20th and 21st century die varieties, has just listed spectacular doubled dies on a 1986 gold $50 American Eagle and on a clad proof 1999-S Pennsylvania state quarter. The 1986 gold American Eagle, submitted … Continue reading

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U.S. coin market in 2014 valued at $5 billion

The Professional Numismatists Guild estimates the annual U.S. coin business at $5 billion in the year 2014. What comprises this estimated figure was explained by Terry Hanlon, PNG president. “That includes auctions and private transactions made at coin shows, by … Continue reading

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Gold up in euro, yen and rand

As I write this on the morning of Dec. 29, the spot price of gold is at $1,193.  That means that gold at the moment is down 0.8 percent against the U.S. dollar since the end of 2013. However, gold … Continue reading

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New Zealand to get new bank notes

By Kerry Rodgers On Nov. 20 the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced its long awaited new bank note designs. A full makeover of the country’s existing notes has been gathering pace over the past 12 months. The emphasis has … Continue reading

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