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Dollars, gold wanted at Long Beach

Dealer’s demand for key dates, silver dollars and gold coins made for a wholesale market at Long Beach Expo, which was held June 9-11 in Long Beach, Calif. Matt Crane of L&C Coins, Los Alamitos, Calif., said the show was … Continue reading

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What’s up with Bitcoin?

At the end of 2015, the electronic currency called Bitcoin was trading for about $430. It was over $700 early this week.  As of Wednesday, its price was around $686, up almost 60 percent year to date.  What is going … Continue reading

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Final platinum design revealed

The middle of June saw the Mint release a photograph of the 2016 proof platinum $100 coin that is slated to go on sale June 30. Mintage will be limited to a maximum of 10,000. There will be a household … Continue reading

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Mint releases details on 2016 Coin and Currency set

The United States Mint released details on the 2016 Native American Dollar Coin and Currency set that goes on sale at noon Eastern Time on Thursday, June 16. The set has a price of $14.95 and a product limit of … Continue reading

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World gold offers lowest premiums

When it comes to gold, buyers will want the lowest premium. So why not try gold world coins and privately minted pieces? Julian Jarvis, owner of Jarvis’ Rare Coins, Greencastle, Ind., said the popular gold Eagle also has the highest … Continue reading

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Turner to appear on new £20 note

By Kerry Rodgers In late April, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, announced that renowned British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner will feature on the next £20 note. In selecting Turner the BoE followed the transparent selection process … Continue reading

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To Swiss, cash is privacy, freedom

By Richard Giedroyc Denmark and Sweden may be leading the charge towards a cashless society, but Switzerland, that bastion of international banking, doesn’t see it that way. Not only are the Swiss sold on the idea they want to retain … Continue reading

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Gold dollars offer history, challenge

Don’t let the gold dollar coin’s small size fool you. There’s a big appeal to owning a historical and low mintage denomination. Gold dollars were minted from 1849 to 1889. Three different designs were used over that period, all made … Continue reading

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Silver weight matters

As the prices of precious metals escalate, the accuracy of weight and purity can make a difference. For example, an exact-weight 1,000 troy ounce silver bar of .999 purity can have as much as one ounce of other components. In … Continue reading

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Q&A with Thomas Michael on world coin values

For the past three decades, market analyst Thomas Michael has served as director of world coin values for all of Krause Publications’ world coin catalogs. With new editions of The Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, and The Standard Catalog … Continue reading

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