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Aiding ANA finance goal of Don Kagin

Putting the American Numismatic Association on a sound fiscal basis is a goal of Donald H. Kagin, a candidate for a seat on the American Numismatic Association board of governors in this year’s election. “We can achieve financial stability and … Continue reading

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Mint plans reverse proof dollar

The very first reverse proof Presidential dollar coin will be the centerpiece of the Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set that will go on sale June 30. But rather than price this desirable innovation as aggressively as you might … Continue reading

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End of cash?

The U.S. Coinage Act of 1965 was enacted in reaction to the dual developments of a rising silver price and the devaluation of the U.S. dollar.  It eliminated silver from circulating dimes and quarters and reduced the silver purity of … Continue reading

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New Standard Catalog of World Paper Money available

The 21st edition of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 1961-Present is now available purchase. A network of more than 80 international paper money collectors and dealers worked with editor George S. Cuhaj to ensure that the … Continue reading

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How much was it worth in 98 B.C.?

By Richard Giedroyc Collectors may ponder what a coin would purchase in its own time. It can be difficult to comprehend that the average American worker earned about a dollar a day during much of the 19th century. If an … Continue reading

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Italy requests memorandum renewal

By Richard Giedroyc The future of importing and collecting ancient coins in the United States is once more in question as the U.S. State Department announced Feb. 26 that Italy has requested a renewal of an existing Memorandum of Understanding. … Continue reading

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Results mixed at Central States show

High end coins grabbed headlines, especially at the auction, but too few buyers were seen on the bourse floor of the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th anniversary convention April 23-25. As a result some dealers said it was a bad … Continue reading

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Stella $4 gold piece goes for $1.8 million

Stella $4 gold pieces dazzled at the Heritage Central States Numismatic Society convention sale April 22-25. Over $1.82 million was paid for an 1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella. It was graded  Proof-67 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and it had a … Continue reading

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Kisatchie quarter now available

Native Louisianan B.B. Craig led the ceremony marking the introduction of the Kisatchie National Forest quarter to circulation April 22 in Alexandria, La. The Associate Director for Environment, Safety and Health for the United States Mint said, “As a Louisiana … Continue reading

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Austria celebrates army anniversary

The 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army is commemorated on a silver 5-euro coin slated for a May 6 release by the Austrian Mint. The modern Austrian army was formed in 1955 when the Allied occupation of Austria ended … Continue reading

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