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Chaplains on Hall of Fame medal

The 2014 Jewish-American Hall of Fame medal honors U.S. Jewish chaplains. On one side is Rabbi Jacob Frankel, the first U.S. Jewish chaplain. On the other side is Rabbi Alexander Goode along with the other members the immortal Four Chaplains … Continue reading

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New baseball set release nears

A Young Collector’s Set will go on sale July 28 at the U.S. Mint. Price was not available at press time. The set is part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative program and will feature an uncirculated half … Continue reading

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Rare dollar in Scotsman auction

A 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar will be among the featured lots of a Scotsman auction that will be conducted July 18 at the St. Charles, Mo., Convention Center. Graded VF-30 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation the coin is the two … Continue reading

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Kennedy set to sell for $99.95

A four-coin silver Kennedy 50th anniversary set will be priced at $99.95 when it goes on sale at the U.S. Mint later this year. An availability date has not been established yet. Comprising the set are a reverse proof from … Continue reading

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Gardner sale brings almost $20 million

One thin dime went for a very fat $881,250 at the Heritage Eugene H. Gardner Collection auction June 23 in New York City. The 1796 coin, which was graded MS-67 by the Professional Coin Grading Service, is the finest known … Continue reading

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Prices going, going, gone

Are you willing to pay upward of $3,000 for a coin that sold for $424.75 only three months ago? Buyers interested in the Baseball Hall of Fame coins are paying that and more for a multitude of graded and special … Continue reading

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Engelhard bars gain collector value

A numismatic dream is to acquire an item at face value or on the basis of metal value, then later sell it for a collector premium. There are endless marketing campaigns that try to make what I consider high-priced bullion … Continue reading

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Dealers report good buying and selling at Memphis IPMS

World notes, U.S. nationals, type and obsoletes were all in demand, and dealers were generally pleased with sales and buying opportunities at the 38th Annual International Paper Money Show at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis. The show, which … Continue reading

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Numismatic Congress to be held in Costa Rica

The second Numismatic Congress of Central America is slated for Sept. 25-27 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The latest research on Central and South American numismatics will be shared in multiple presentations during the three-day-event. It is hoped the Congress … Continue reading

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Baseball coin deliveries still lag

Waiting for delivery of Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins has taxed the patience of many Mint customers. As of mid June most silver and clad HOF coins remained to be shipped. The bright spot is the 50,000 gold $5 … Continue reading

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