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Sellout breeds envy

Wild accusations were flying around numismatic Internet circles after the 15-minute sellout Aug. 11 of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set on the U.S. Mint website. At the request of Numismatic News, a statement was issued Aug. 17 … Continue reading

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Thumbs up for ANA bourse

Gold coins and errors seemed to get the highest ratings at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money held Aug. 11-15 in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. Harry Miller of Miller’s Mint of Patchogue, N.Y. said, “The precious … Continue reading

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ANA gets big check

It was out with the old and in with the new for the American Numismatic Association board of governors in two meetings Aug. 14 and 15. Before the old board left, it held a final meeting at which Treasurer Gerome … Continue reading

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Bullion supports ANA show

After being range-bound for a few weeks, gold and silver last week surged about 4 percent from the close the previous Friday. The immediate cause was the Chinese government devaluing its currency on three different days, totaling an almost 4 … Continue reading

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German law could impact coin trade

By Richard Giedroyc Controversial legislation regarding the future sales of cultural property including coins is sending ripples through the coin and antiquity markets in Germany. The proposed law was described in a July 10 e-mail from German auction house Ketterer … Continue reading

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Holey Dollar sets record

A superb New South Wales Holey Dollar of 1813 realized $350,307 [AUD477,000] when it went up on the block at Noble Numismatics’ July sale in Sydney, Australia. This was the first time the coin had been offered at auction. The … Continue reading

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Spink sells Anglo-Saxon kings’ coins

Forty lots of Anglo-Saxon silver pennies representing All The Kings of England provided a central focus at Spink’s mid-summer London coin and medal sale on July 15. The delightful and historically important collection held special meaning for Team Spink. It … Continue reading

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Fascinating Facts an informative read

If you’re into collecting U.S. coins then you should be into the history behind them as well. I say this from experience. I started out in the hobby in the 1970s by thinking I would make a lot of money … Continue reading

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ANA show starts strong

Bourse business started with a bang Aug. 11 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. The telltale buzz sound of many people engaged in transactions in the large hall at the … Continue reading

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Hobby leaders honored by peers

The Professional Numismatists Guild 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Jeff C. Garrett of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries in Louisville, Ky. He also was a former PNG president and was sworn in Aug. 14 as president of the American … Continue reading

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