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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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Matte proof Peace dollars sold

Matte proof High Relief 1922 Peace dollars whose pedigree traces back directly to Mint Director Raymond T. Baker were the stars of  Ira and Larry Goldberg’s pre-Long Beach sale held June 1-4. Bringing $458,250 was a Professional Coin Grading Service Proof-67 … Continue reading

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Rush for gold Kennedy half dollar at ANA show?

The gold Kennedy half dollar will be first released by the U.S. Mint at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in August. Is it worth it for collectors to show up and buy those coins just so they … Continue reading

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Avoid bank account trap

The provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) became law in March 2010. The law and its associated regulations are designed to improve compliance by U.S. taxpayers in reporting and paying taxes due on foreign-based assets. In the … Continue reading

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Rare Chinese patterns in auction

By Kerry Rodgers Stack’s Bowers will be offering two rare pattern coins at the firm’s Hong Kong sale on Aug. 18-20. They provide a reminder that for the Chinese World War II commenced on the night of July 7, 1937, … Continue reading

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Gold Kennedy ready for ANA Rosemont show

A dual-dated gold 2014 Kennedy half dollar struck to honor the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the design will be available for sale at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The convention will be … Continue reading

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Mint testifies before House on coinage composition changes

The flag for steel-based U.S. coinage was waved by Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, at a June 11 hearing of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade of the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. He … Continue reading

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Buy gold now to take advantage of low price

Gold is down. So is silver. But the nation’s coin dealers view this as a buying  opportunity. The short term forecast is that the metals market will stay down. “I believe it’s going to remain pretty close to where it’s … Continue reading

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