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Good to see red with Indian Head cents

Collectors are now turning their eyes and pocketbooks to Indian Head cent varieties, correctly graded key dates and those with original red color. Rick Snow, an expert on Indian Head cents and owner of Eagle Eye Rare Coins, Tucson, Ariz., … Continue reading

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1792 Birch cent earns fame

The imagination of the national news media was captured by the sale of a 1792 Birch cent March 26 in Baltimore by Stack’s Bowers Galleries during its auction of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection. Bringing $1,175,000, this first American … Continue reading

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New 1798 dollar variety discovered

A new 1798 silver dollar die variety in the Bust dollar series has been discovered and consigned to Goldberg Coins and Collectibles’ Pre-Long Beach sale of May 31-June 3, the firm has announced. Scott Mitchell of Garden City, N.Y., acquired … Continue reading

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1890 Treasury Note a leading lot

Bringing a hammer price of $25,000 at the Lyn Knight Currency Auctions sale at the Chicago Paper  Money Expo, March 5-7, was an 1890 $20 Treasury Note. The PCGS Abt. New 53-graded note, Fr. 372, was described as the fifth … Continue reading

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British George V gold pattern tops DNW London sale

By Kerry Rodgers Great expectations surrounded Dix, Noonan, Webb’s February auction in London. It did not disappoint. The only cloud to mar a most successful day was the withdrawal of the Australian 1921 specimen star shilling prior to commencement of … Continue reading

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Electronics displace cash in Great Britain

By Richard Giedroyc Merry old England may be having its problems with counterfeit coins and bank notes, but those same currencies are also increasingly being displaced by other forms of payment, according to the Payment Council. A January study indicated … Continue reading

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Bullion moves up on fears

Questions over the ability and willingness of the Greek government to repay its debts, when the Federal Open Market Committee might raise some benchmark interest rates, the expansion of military conflict in the Middle East and the change in determining … Continue reading

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Ohio collector wins Heritage Auctions’ coin giveaway

A gold coin worth $12,500 was given to Kevin Conaway as the grand prize in Heritage Auctions annual numismatic survey. The Ohio collector received a 1907 High Relief Wire Rim Saint-Gaudens gold $20 graded MS-60 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Heritage … Continue reading

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Golfer Jack Nicklaus given gold medal

Bronze duplicates of a Congressional Gold Medal given to golfer Jack Nicklaus March 24 went on sale to collectors a day later. A three-inch version of the medal is priced at $39.95 while the 1.5-inch medal is $6.95. Nicklaus was … Continue reading

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Italy seeks limit on coin imports

By Mark Fox Italy recently asked the United States to once again extend for another five years the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that restricts the U.S. importation of a wide range of archaeological material, including some ancient “coins of Italian … Continue reading

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