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Coin Finds: Roll finds

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins magazine editor … Continue reading

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Tracking bank titles in Pittsburgh a headache

By Peter Huntoon Tracking bank titles in Pittsburgh gives everyone a headache. Prepare for yours. I’ll strip this down to its essence. The Second National Bank of Pittsburgh (252) was chartered in 1864. It and The First National Bank of … Continue reading

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Sun and planets in Australian set

At the beginning of November, the Royal Australian Mint launched a series of 10 coins celebrating our solar system. The coins range in denomination from cent to $5 and come presented in a pop-up book that contains information about the … Continue reading

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Weak silver put in shade by strong Bitcoin

Bitcoin is all the rage. Buyers have taken it to $11,000. Gold is steady, while silver has sagged below $17. With this as background, it is perhaps no surprise that sales of silver American Eagles are weak compared to prior … Continue reading

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Half dollars grab the spotlight

Half dollars were the stars of October monthly coin production at the U.S. Mint. Denver cranked out another 1.1 million of them. Collectors must be eating them up this year. The Mint sells them by the roll and bag. Does … Continue reading

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U.K.’s round pound demonetized?

The United Kingdom has a new £1coin. The “round pound” or “Maggie” has been demonetized – or has it? Officially, Oct. 15 was the last day on which the coin, first introduced in 1983, was to be accepted as legal … Continue reading

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Albuquerque fall show a success

More than 600 visitors, which included 85 youth and families, attended the annual fall coin show of the Albuquerque, N.M., Coin Club Nov. 10-12 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Show Coordinator and Club Treasurer Rod Frechette credited family and … Continue reading

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Tyrant Collection rarities in Long Beach

Can the world’s most valuable coin collection be assembled without the public knowing about it? The answer is yes – until now, that is. Highlights will go on display at the Long Beach Expo starting Feb. 22-24, 2018, and run … Continue reading

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Thorne lays coins aside for murder

If you read Coins magazine and Numismatic News, then you’ve probably seen Mike Thorne’s byline. Thorne has written many feature articles and a column for Coins, “Basics and Beyond,” which has run for more than 30 years. In addition to … Continue reading

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Quarters sag after state issues

From 1994 to 1998, before the debut of the U.S. state quarter series, the U.S. Mint struck an average of 1.71 billion quarters per year. The popularity of the state quarters, that for the 56 different issues in the 11 … Continue reading

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