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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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By Richard Giedroyc Possible changes regarding restrictions on the importation of certain coins into the United States were discussed during a May 24 open session held by the U.S. State Department Cultural Property Advisory Committee regarding the renewal of existing … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc The good news is that fewer counterfeit euro coins were detected in 2015 than during the previous year. The bad news is that the European Union stands alone. There are plenty of other countries where counterfeit coins … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers eBay is full of surprises. A patient and regular winnowing of the dross can yield the occasional gleam of pure gold. A choice nugget emerged in March when a Spanish vendor offered a Fiji Banking and Commercial … Continue reading
A recently discovered Original Series $100 National Bank Note from the Salem National Banking Co. of Salem, N.J., charter 1326, will crosses the block at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money this … Continue reading
Gold and silver is back in the news. Your dentist, barber, or co-worker might be talking about precious metals now when it was all sports talk before. Ryan Denby, CEO of Austin Rare Coins and Bullion, Austin, Texas, said his … Continue reading
The antibacterial properties of silver were known 2,000 years ago. Back in the days of the Roman Empire, people knew enough to throw silver coins into water cisterns as a low tech way to kill germs – despite not yet … Continue reading
Silver has been rocket powered since June 1, going from $15.90 a troy ounce to $20.13 by July 12, a gain of almost 27 percent in six weeks. Gold was merely strong, forging ahead from $1,212 to $1,334.10 a troy … Continue reading
By Peter Huntoon June 14, 1934 The Honorable Secretary of the Treasury (Henry Morganthau Jr.) My Dear Mr. Secretary: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the act approved May 12, 1933, as amended by the Gold Reserve Act … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc They may not be gold doubloons and pieces of eight, but the ancient Roman coins recently recovered from the wreck of a Roman ship off the coast of Israel are of great value to archaeologists. The coins … Continue reading
Can Ireland’s central bank force a cashless payment system on Ireland’s citizens? The word “force” is appropriate since statistics indicate cash withdrawals from Automated Teller Machines is 66 percent higher in Ireland than is the average for the European Union … Continue reading