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Platinum sellout surprises

The 2016-W $100 platinum proof Eagle’s quick sellout on June 30 came as a shock to some collectors. The mintage of 10,000 coins was gone in 56 minutes. Why is that a surprise? Past releases with lower sales totals have … Continue reading

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A look back on Chet Krause

Chet Krause’s contributions to numismatics, as well as a large number of other hobbies, will always be remembered. Here’s a look back on his life:

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Royal Dutch Mint to be sold

By Richard Giedroyc Your mother likely told you she hoped you’d make your own money some day. Well, this may be your big opportunity – if you’d like to own a mint! Following a string of problems that have cost … Continue reading

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‘Paymaster Collection’ to change MPC history

By Fred Schwan The best exhibit of Military Payment Certificates at the American Numismatic Associations’ World’s Fair of Money this August will not be on the exhibit floor. It will be in the Stack’s Bowers auction viewing room. Indeed, it … Continue reading

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Finland strikes coins for Denmark

By Kerry Rodgers Starting in 2017, the Mint of Finland will begin striking Denmark’s coins. In 2014 Danmarks Nationalbank decided to outsource production of all the country’s bank notes and coins. The reasons given were production costs and an anticipated … Continue reading

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Pakistan circulation gold, silver coins proposed

By Richard Giedroyc Could specie once more trump fiat money? Scholars attending the recent Islamic Ideology Council meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, think so. IIC Chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani is the head of this, the top religious organization in the … Continue reading

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Chet fondly recalled

Chet Krause’s positive attitude and dedication to numismatics is his lasting legacy to a coin collecting hobby he cared deeply for. Jeff Garrett, president of the American Numismatic Association, said he appreciates his time serving with Chet Krause on the … Continue reading

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Gold up as Britain bolts EU

The vote June 23 in Great Britain calling for that nation to leave the European Union is triggering, and will continue to trigger, dramatic global financial changes. Even people of such widely diverse backgrounds and orientations as globalist hedge fund … Continue reading

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CCAC picks quarters and medals, hears out palladium

Designs for four of five 2018 America the Beautiful quarters were chosen when the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) met June 27 in Colorado Springs, Colo. After discussion, the committee began by voting on Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore quarter. … Continue reading

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Hobby publisher Chet Krause dies

Numismatic News founder Chet Krause died June 25 at the age of 92. The first issue of what became a monthly and then weekly periodical was published Oct. 13, 1952. It originally sold for $2 a year. It helped revolutionize … Continue reading

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