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- Letters to the Editor (April 4, 2017) Drug store ad features 2017 cent without mintmark A few weeks ago Numismatic News asked its readers if they would be looking out for the new 2017-P cents, the first Philadelphia cent to have the “P” mintmark. I was thinking, yes, I would be looking out for them, but more so I’d be looking out for ...
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Storing precious metals in safe deposit boxes is a common practice. In general, valuables in safe deposit storage are much safer from theft than if they were stored at home or work. However, there are drawbacks. 1. Safe deposit boxes … Continue reading
It’s all about money, not only the money on display, but the cost of putting on that display as well. The future of Sweden’s Royal Coin Cabinet is in question. The Kungliga Myntkabinettet, as it is called in Swedish, has … Continue reading
More than 500 people attended the 54th annual coin show of the International Coin Club of El Paso, Texas, held Feb. 10-12 at the El Maida Shriner Hall. Retiring bourse chairman and club past President John Grost commented, “Most of … Continue reading
The ever popular silver American Eagle proof collector coin is slated to go on sale March 23 at the U.S. Mint. Struck in West Point and carrying the “W” mintmark, the one-ounce coin is expected to be priced similarly to … Continue reading
Two hundred years ago, Britain reintroduced the gold sovereign as part of the Great Recoinage of 1816. To mark the 200th anniversary of the rebirth of this coin, the Royal Mint has released a special 2017 edition. The reverse designs … Continue reading
May 29 of this year is John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s 100th birthday. The Solomon Islands are marking the occasion with issue of a 40 mm, 1 oz., .999 fine silver dollar struck by the Royal Australian Mint in frosted unc. Mintage … Continue reading
By Peter Huntoon U.S. small-size note collectors have long recognized that the seal colors changed during the 1934 Series of Federal Reserve Notes, which were current from 1934 until 1950. The color progression was vivid yellow-green to vivid blue-green to … Continue reading
The $11 million Long Beach sale held by Heritage Feb. 16-19 was highlighted by early American issues. A silver 1785 Immune Columbia piece with a Nova Constellatio reverse sold for $129,250, including a 17.5 percent buyer’s fee. It was graded … Continue reading
.American gold and silver buyers dramatically slowed their purchases in February. Mint sales of the usually popular gold and silver American Eagle coins are plunging. Silver American Eagles are in worse shape. The combined sales total in the first two … Continue reading