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Do you own metal or paper?

In years past, trading contracts of precious metals in the London Bullion Market Association was supposed to be backed 100 percent by physical metals in London vaults. Similarly, New York COMEX futures contracts for the spot month could be purchased … Continue reading

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Reagan leads in 2016 totals

The final year of the Presidential dollar series saw increases in the mintages honoring individual Presidents, but because there were only three Presidents honored, overall 2016 mintage declined from 2015. The Ronald Reagan dollar topped the figures with 5.88 million … Continue reading

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Market perks up at close of 2016

Optimism that disposable income may increase with the election of Donald Trump lifted the United States rare coin market in the last two months of 2016, according to the Professional Numismatists Guild. However, the gain was not enough to reverse … Continue reading

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Thian’s Master Album featured

A rare copy of Raphael Thian’s “The Currency of the Confederate States of America: Its Issues, Types and Series” is expected to bring in excess of $50,000 in Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 New York Book Auction. The sale will be … Continue reading

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Spink readies for New York sale

Jan. 13 finds Spink conducting a major bank note sale in New York at the Waldorf Astoria. Cataloging was far from complete at the time of writing. That said, sufficient material was to hand to suggest all serious paper money … Continue reading

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Cromwell patterns dazzle in New York

World coins, world paper money and ancient coins will be auctioned Jan. 12-14 by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at the Waldorf Astoria during the New York International Numismatic Convention. According to the firm, British coinage is incredible, with particular emphasis on … Continue reading

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Toman notes mark first public offering

World note collectors will be excited by the first public auction offering of a pair of rare early 20th-century Imperial Bank of Persia notes. To be sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries as part of its Jan. 12, 2017 New York … Continue reading

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Burger of Operation Bernhard dies

On Dec. 6 Adolf Burger died in Prague. He was aged 99. Several reports of his death in the mainstream media claimed he was the last survivor of Operation Bernhard. He was not. He was one of two last survivors. … Continue reading

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Economic rising tide to lift all notes?

By Bill Brandimore The New Year is beckoning and as you read this the Florida United Numismatists show catalogs will be out and we’ll be anticipating the biggest paper money auction of the year. Will it foreshadow a bull market … Continue reading

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Classical to call New York sale

Triton XX, a sale to be held Jan. 10-11, 2017, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the New York International Numismatic Convention, will feature 1,696 lots of ancient Greek, Celtic, Oriental Greek, Central Asian, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, and Roman … Continue reading

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