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Bullion sales take tumble in March

Has the interest in owning the new year’s bullion coins died down? Are investors shying away from gold and silver? Whatever the answer, gold and silver bullion coin sales are down at the Mint during March. As of March 30, … Continue reading

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Repunched ‘D’ mintmark on cent

Robert Lawson of Ohio has come up with a fairly major Repunched Mintmark (RPM) variety on a 1948-D Lincoln cent that to the best of my knowledge is unlisted by all the entities that list modern die varieties.  The variety … Continue reading

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Trumping hard money

In the late 1970s, Conrad Braun started a company named the Gold Standard Corporation. In the years it operated, it issued a variety of gold, silver and platinum pieces containing stated amounts of metal content. For some of the designs, … Continue reading

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Trump medals on sale

Gold, silver and copper medals featuring presidential candidate Donald Trump have been created by Bernard von NotHaus. Featured on the obverse of each piece is a bust of the Republican candidate. On the reverse is the Torch of Liberty. So … Continue reading

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Smart collection highlights Spink London April auction

By Kerry Rodgers On the afternoon of April 12 Spink London will offer the remarkable collection of Bruce Smart at auction. The catalog is separate from Spink’s main world paper sale that will commence that morning and continue over the … Continue reading

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Julius Caesar claimed descent from Venus on coin

A coin with an interesting story was featured in Heritage’s Feb. 11 Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction. The coin was an aUNC silver denarius struck on orders from Julius Caesar by a mobile military mint in North Africa, 46-47 … Continue reading

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Rose Ryal gold to be auctioned

London’s St James’s Auctions has announced the sale Sept. 29 of one of the great rarities of English hammered gold, a Rose Ryal of James I, S-2632. And it is not just any Rose Ryal. Not only is it in … Continue reading

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Canada’s $2 coin now 20 years old

By Kerry Rodgers On Feb. 19, 1996, Canada’s Public Works minister, Diane Marleau, introduced the country to its spanking brand-new, 28 mm, $2 coin, KM-270. It was different. For starters it was bimetallic, a first for any circulating Canadian coin. … Continue reading

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No Fed hike boosts gold

At the conclusion of its March 16 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee announced that it was leaving the federal funds interest rate unchanged. This followed the announcement six days earlier by the European Central Bank that the eurozone economy … Continue reading

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Strong attendance at CPMX 2016

Strong public attendance and good weather graced the 22nd Annual Chicago Paper Money Expo, March 17-20 at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. The show is sponsored by Numismatic News’ sister publication, Bank Note Reporter. Friday’s crowd was especially … Continue reading

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