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Higher gold price not really a profit

Last week, the Professional Numismatists Guild released an informal survey of its Accredited Precious Metals Dealers of their forecasted gold, silver and platinum prices for the end of 2018. The results are available at https://pngdealers.org/dealers-see-1460-gold-at-years-end-reports-professional-numismatists-guild/. The headline of this survey, … Continue reading

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Jefferson nickels worth searching

By Ginger Rapsus Jefferson nickels make up the only set that can possibly be collected out of circulation. After nearly 80 years, they are still going strong, with healthy mintages. Such a big set can be collected by year, by … Continue reading

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Coins replace notes in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (better known as MBS) has been in the news recently for flexing his financial muscle in advance of inheriting the thrown from his father, … Continue reading

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Colonial Fiji notes excite in Noble sale

By Kerry Rodgers The four high-denomination issues from Fiji’s colonial past described in November’s Bank Note Reporter all attracted considerable bidder interest at Noble Numismatics’ fall sale in Sydney. First up on the block was a George VI £10 dated … Continue reading

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Year of Dog coins for loyal collectors

The lunar Year of the Dog [YoD] commences on solar date Feb. 16, 2018. Specifically, it is a Wu Xu, or Earth Dog, year. In Huángdi (continuous) reckoning, it is Year 4715. By the middle of last year, the world’s … Continue reading

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Occupation set realizes $168,000

The world note market continues to thrive. This was ably demonstrated by the results of Heritage’s FUN sale conducted in Tampa. The total realized was a satisfying $1,376,485, with 17 lots scoring over $10,000 apiece. As anticipated pre-sale, the top-selling … Continue reading

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Earth’s climate zones in new series

A first strike ceremony at the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg on Dec. 8 saw production of the second 5 euro in a series of coins describing the Earth’s climate zones. The first had been issued in April. These bimetallic coins … Continue reading

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Upswing in Federal Reserve $10s, $20s

By Bill Brandimore By the time you read this, the Florida United Numismatists show will be history, and I’ll be sorting out the results. I received an email from North Dakota dealer Scott Lindquist, who is anticipating offering some really … Continue reading

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Rare coins on verge of joining bullion rally

Are investors quietly taking advantage of current coin prices? The thin available supply of many issues appears to be increasingly sensitive to virtually any increase in demand. Values have remained stagnant for several years, but the recent increases in the … Continue reading

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Clubs serve up good news and bad

A mysterious small (14.2mm) silver token acquired from an eBay seller in Vienna, Austria – An Enigmatic Armenian Copper Token – is the subject of an exploration presented in the October 2017 issue of the “Milwaukee Numismatic News,” authored by … Continue reading

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