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Seminar scheduled

The Northern California Numismatic Association will hold its 5th Annual California Numismatic Seminar on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin at Capital, in downtown Vallejo, Calif. Four speakers will offer their takes on this … Continue reading

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Strike gold at California show

The 29th Annual Golden State Coin Show will be truly golden when it is held Aug. 24-26 at the Arcadia Masonic Center located at 50 W. Duarte Road in Arcadia, Calif. It is sponsored by the Numismatic Association of Southern … Continue reading

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Straits Settlement $10 tops $153K

Spink London’s April paper money sale featured two catalogs: that encompassing a wide-range of world paper and that of the specialist Shlomo Tepper Collection of Palestine. The grand total for the sale was $2,479,298. As was expected presale, one note … Continue reading

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Daffy Duck on 50 cents

The Perth Mint released the second 50-cent coin of a new Looney Tunes Series in early April. This second coin features the wonderfully short-fused Daffy Duck. As with the earlier Bugs Bunny 50 cents, the new partially colored issue is … Continue reading

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Soviet JIM issues realize $28,800

Your reporter is an unashamed follower of WWII-related paper monies. As such, I have been impatiently awaiting the outcome of a sale of three extremely rare examples of Japanese Invasion Money (JIM) produced for use in the Soviet Union. These … Continue reading

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Silver $10 coin glows in the dark

In March, the Royal Canadian Mint released the second coin in a brief series documenting the most famous vessels in Starfleet history. This time around, U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 as commanded by Captain Kathryn Janeway gets the nod. The reverse of … Continue reading

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Large cents, early halves and Morgans lead

The values of most U.S. coins remain reasonably constant this week, with just a modest number of price declines. Appreciating values remain in the minority and tend to be primarily in areas of interest to specialists such as high-grade large … Continue reading

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MEGA RED covers dimes

An in-depth look at the U.S. dime series highlights the 4th edition of the MEGA RED Guide Book of United States Coins. Of the 1,504 pages in this new edition, 294 are devoted to dimes 1796 to date. All other … Continue reading

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Gold 8 escudos could bring $100,000

Boston goldsmith Joseph Edwards Jr. doesn’t have the fame Ephraim Brasher and his Brasher doubloon do, but the two men were in the same business. Both were goldsmiths who stamped foreign gold coins of adjusted weight to indicate a standard … Continue reading

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More Tyrant coins at Long Beach

The first gold coin ever struck will be among extremely rare ancients that will comprise the second public display of coins from the Tyrant Collection June 14-16 at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. “The Tyrants … Continue reading

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