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New Zealand to get new bank notes

By Kerry Rodgers On Nov. 20 the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced its long awaited new bank note designs. A full makeover of the country’s existing notes has been gathering pace over the past 12 months. The emphasis has … Continue reading

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Shekels of Tyre in Heritage sale

Heritage Auctions announced it will sell a unique collection of 38 ancient silver coins, all struck in consecutive years spanning the lifetime of Jesus Christ. These coins will go on the block during the firm’s Jan. 4-5, 2015, auction at … Continue reading

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BEP director Felix to retire

Larry R. Felix, director of Bureau of Engraving and Printing since 2006, has announced his plans to leave that position effective Jan. 31. Deputy Director Len Olijar will step into the post as acting director. In a message shared with … Continue reading

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Eagles not best way to own silver

The U.S. Mint charges $2 above the spot price when it sells regular silver American Eagle one-ounce coins to its handful of Authorized Purchasers. These APs are then responsible for the costs and logistics of picking up the coins at … Continue reading

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Collector discovers “Hot Lips” 1964-D Roosevelt dime

Numismatic News reader Mark Joyner of Pennsylvania has reported a 1964-D Roosevelt dime that exhibits one of the strongest examples of a coin sporting “doubled lips” as the result of Hub Doubling, or what most collectors refer to as a … Continue reading

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Want to be a Pawn star?

Here’s your chance to appear on cable TV with your rare coin or other historical item. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation will host the casting team of the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” TV show Jan. 9, 2015, at its booth at the … Continue reading

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Rare Palestine offering

A rare 1929 50 pounds Palestine Currency Board note is featured in Gemini Numismatic Auctions sale No. XII, to be presented by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., on Jan. 11 in New York. The sale is to being held at the … Continue reading

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Triton to auction ancients in New York

Over 1,900 lots of ancient Greek, Celtic, Oriental Greek, Central Asian, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican and Roman Imperial coinage will be among the highlight of Triton XVIII, an auction to be conducted by Classical Numismatic Group Jan. 6-7, 2015, at … Continue reading

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1905 $20 Gold Certificate a leading lot

A 1905 $20 “Technicolor” Gold Certificate, PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67EPQ, is expected to sell for $150,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction’s Platinum Night, Jan. 7-12 in Orlando, Fla. Heritage’s FUN World Currency Signature Auction will … Continue reading

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Steel gets modest boost

The Mint wants more time to come up with alternative compositions for U.S. coinage and thanks to rebounding quarter mintages, seigniorage profits to the Treasury are once again rising despite the losses taken on cent and nickel production. The Mint … Continue reading

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