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Soft metals weaken U.S. coin prices

The spot price of silver in world market’s yesterday dipped as low as $17.28, its lowest levels since March 2010. Gold declined close to $1,200, but did not fall below that threshold or below the $1,180 intra-day price of Dec. … Continue reading

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Obsolete bank note proof book tops Heritage auction

A leather-bound book containing proof sheets of rare obsoletes that once belonging to noted 19th-century bank note engraver James Smillie realized $64,625 in Heritage’s Long Beach Expo Currency Signature Auction, Sept. 3-8 in Long Beach, Calif. Prices include the 17.5 … Continue reading

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Lissner sale trebles pre-sale estimates

Record prices were achieved by the sale of The Richard L. Lissner Collection called Aug. 1-2 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, just prior to the annual summer convention of the American Numismatic Association. Total of prices realized was $6,993,661 (including … Continue reading

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American Numismatic Society seeks librarian

American Numismatic Society, New York City, invites applications for the position of the Francis D. Campbell Librarian in its Harry W. Bass Jr. Library. The society is looking for an outgoing, well-educated individual to be in charge of the library … Continue reading

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1792 silver-center cent brings in $705,000

More than $28 million was realized Sept. 3-7 by Heritage Auctions sales of coins and paper money in Long Beach. Leading the results for U.S. coins was a 1792 silver-center cent, which sold for $705,000. The coin was graded MS-61+ … Continue reading

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Senate candidate seeks return to gold standard

Return to the gold standard is called for by a New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate. Jeffrey Bell, a fiscal and economic conservative, is challenging Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. in the Nov. 4 election on this numismatically related proposition. Bell says … Continue reading

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Loyal buyers buoy 5-ounce silver coin series

America the Beautiful (ATB) 5-ounce silver coins are big, bold and sought after by collectors and investors alike. Those loyal to the series will be buying the latest ATB release – Great Sand Dunes. “I’d say about 80 percent are … Continue reading

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Dollar up, gold down; why?

The U.S. Dollar Index closed last Friday at 84.25. For the ninth consecutive week, the Dollar Index has finished higher than the quote from the end of the previous week. This is the longest string of consecutive weekly increases since … Continue reading

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Stater tops Gorny & Mosch coin sale

Gorny & Mosch will hold auctions No. 224-226 Oct. 13-17. The Munich, Germany, firm will put ancients through modern coins on the block. Highlighting the sale is an archaic silver stater from Knossos on Crete that depicts the Minotaur on … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagle sales to end Oct. 1

The Mint is ready to cut off sales of the one-ounce platinum American Eagle bullion coin. Authorized Purchasers have until Oct. 1 to get their orders in for the 2014-dated coins. Sales of the 2015 coins will commence in January. … Continue reading

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