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Will perfect copies destroy values?

Will nanotechnology develop sufficiently in the future to make it possible to create perfect duplicates that will not be distinguishable from the genuine original coins and paper money? Nanotechnology is technology on the scale of one billionth of a meter.  … Continue reading

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First Spouse a sleeper series?

Since their inception in 2007, the First Spouse gold coins have had collectors wondering if they are worth investing in. As far as dealers are concerned, the First Spouse coins are a mixed bag. “If I buy, I’d hang on … Continue reading

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Brasher doubloon copy to be sold at ANA show

Reproductions of a Brasher doubloon will be struck and sold at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money where the original will be on display Aug. 5-9 as the centerpiece of the ANA Museum Showcase exhibit. Though nowhere near … Continue reading

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Dealers to reject Minnesota clients

The nation’s coin dealers are saying no to Minnesotans. Their choice is to reject these clients or comply with a draconian new state law. It might surprise some that it has come to this, but there has been a long … Continue reading

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Chaplains on Hall of Fame medal

The 2014 Jewish-American Hall of Fame medal honors U.S. Jewish chaplains. On one side is Rabbi Jacob Frankel, the first U.S. Jewish chaplain. On the other side is Rabbi Alexander Goode along with the other members the immortal Four Chaplains … Continue reading

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New baseball set release nears

A Young Collector’s Set will go on sale July 28 at the U.S. Mint. Price was not available at press time. The set is part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative program and will feature an uncirculated half … Continue reading

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Rare dollar in Scotsman auction

A 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar will be among the featured lots of a Scotsman auction that will be conducted July 18 at the St. Charles, Mo., Convention Center. Graded VF-30 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation the coin is the two … Continue reading

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Kennedy set to sell for $99.95

A four-coin silver Kennedy 50th anniversary set will be priced at $99.95 when it goes on sale at the U.S. Mint later this year. An availability date has not been established yet. Comprising the set are a reverse proof from … Continue reading

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Gardner sale brings almost $20 million

One thin dime went for a very fat $881,250 at the Heritage Eugene H. Gardner Collection auction June 23 in New York City. The 1796 coin, which was graded MS-67 by the Professional Coin Grading Service, is the finest known … Continue reading

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Prices going, going, gone

Are you willing to pay upward of $3,000 for a coin that sold for $424.75 only three months ago? Buyers interested in the Baseball Hall of Fame coins are paying that and more for a multitude of graded and special … Continue reading

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