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Souvenir notes promote show

Show promotion notes for the 58th annual Fremont, Neb., Coin Show May 7 are being offered to readers of Numismatic News. The reproduction of a $20 Fremont National Bank Note is priced at $2 for one postpaid, or $3 for … Continue reading

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ANS gets funding for digital project

The digitization project for the American Numismatic Society’s back list of monographs has gained funding from by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The financial support jointly from the National Endowment for the Humanities-Mellon Humanities Open Book Program. All of the … Continue reading

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Gold Liberty sales reach 16,746

Sales of the gold 225th Anniversary gold $100 offered by the U.S. Mint for $1,640 each on April 6 surged for 24 hours and then backed off, following a typical pattern for modern Mint issues. At the opening, buyers took … Continue reading

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Hunt on for 1968-S proof half varieties

With the discovery of a 1968-S proof Kennedy half dollar with a standard “Serif S” punched over a “Knob-tailed S” (last used in 1948) announced and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in the April 18 issue, it is a good … Continue reading

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‘Trump Dollar’ goes on the market

Trump Dollars are being sold by Bernard von Nothaus in gold and silver. The first 25 one-ounce gold pieces that he called trial strikes were offered to buyers in an online auction that closed April 10. Proof-like and proof gold … Continue reading

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Add ‘P,’ lower cent mintage

Adding a “P” mintmark to the Philadelphia cent of 2017 should increase demand for the coin, right? Wrong. So far the opposite has happened. Production in the first three months of 2017 is actually lower. The U.S. Mint reports that … Continue reading

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Uncertain world good for gold

Last week I predicted a more than 50 percent chance that the price of gold would exceed $1,300 and silver more than $20 by the end of April. As of Tuesday, April 11, the price of gold reached a five-month … Continue reading

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New Seychelles coins damaged goods?

Can nickel-plated steel rust? Apparently so, according to the Central Bank of Seychelles. The island nation has a circulating 25-cent coin comprised of nickel-plated steel, for which no problems have been reported. The more recently introduced 10-rupee coins of similar … Continue reading

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New concept: Coins and hockey cards merge

Almost 30 years ago Upper Deck upped the ante in the sports card industry when it released its first baseball card product in 1989. The release featured baseball cards on a different type of paper stock than collectors were used … Continue reading

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Look at coppers, Capped Bust halves, Morgans

The coin market continues to look optimistic, with buying opportunities abounding. I usually address the more commonly collected coins first, since so many of these coins are impacted by outside sources, these being the stock and commodity markets. Looking at … Continue reading

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