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Coins speak to love of the land

The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service will be paid tribute in 2016 with the issuance of three commemorative coins. Designs for a $5 gold coin, silver dollar and clad half dollar were reviewed in late June by the … Continue reading

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Are U.S. coins, notes objectionable?

I have been a coin collector for more than 50 years. Up until 10 days ago, the question of whether some current U.S. coins and paper money carry symbols that some might find offensive for promoting racism had never crossed … Continue reading

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CCAC reviews classics for gold

It’s been almost 100 years since the silver Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter and Walking Liberty half dollar were introduced in 1916. To celebrate that anniversary, the U.S. Mint plans to produce gold coins of the same size and design … Continue reading

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Options for gold $10 Reagan First Spouse

Nancy Reagan, widow of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, will be featured on a First Spouse $10 gold coin in 2016. She will be the first living person depicted on a U.S. coin since Eunice Shriver was … Continue reading

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High mintage projected for Jackie First Spouse

Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy is considered to be one of the most popular first spouses due to her involvement in many philanthropic, historical and diplomatic causes. But how well will that popularity translate into a coin? The 2015-W Jacqueline Kennedy First … Continue reading

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‘Royal’ marks Australia note development

By Kerry Rodgers In May Australia’s Universal Coin Co. announced the impending sale of graphic art works from three different artists who have contributed to the development of Australia’s paper currency over some 35 years. The artists are Bruce Stewart, … Continue reading

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Shekels of Tyre topic of lecture

By Henry T. Hettger Experts and interested parties gathered June 3 from around the world at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., for the Tyre Day Symposium. One of history’s oldest cities, Tyre, Lebanon, is considered a cradle of … Continue reading

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Continental dollar struck in Europe?

The annual Royal Numismatic Society publication, the Numismatic Chronicle, has an interesting article by Catherine Eagleton in its 2014 edition just published. The author discusses a 1776 Continental dollar in the holdings of the British Museum and this is sure … Continue reading

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Texas takes its gold

On June 12, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed legislation to establish a state-run gold depository in the Lone Star State. In a statement, Abbot said, “The Texas Bullion Depository will become the first state-level facility of its kind in the … Continue reading

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Try smaller gold

Affordable, yet attractive, Indian Head quarter ($2.50) and half ($5) eagles make a good choice for gold coin collecting on a budget. Mike Fuljenz, owner of Universal Coin & Bullion, Beaumont, Texas, and a specialist on Indian Head gold, said … Continue reading

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