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NGC attributes gold reeding variety

Wide and narrow reeding varieties have been identified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation on the edges of tenth-ounce gold American Eagle coins dated 2015. The Wide Reeds version displays the standard size edge reeding seen on prior years’ coins, NGC … Continue reading

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Bullion charges ahead in 2015

As I write this Monday morning, the price of gold is up about $80 (6.7 percent) and silver soared $2.10 (13.4 percent) since the end of last year. If this news were for any other financial asset, it would get … Continue reading

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Lord mayor strikes gold

In December The Lord Mayor of the City of London made his first ever visit to India. He was leading a delegation from the UK finance and professional services sector on a five-day trip. He took the opportunity to strike … Continue reading

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Ellis resigns from ANA board of governors

Mike Ellis resigned Jan. 9 as a member of the board of governors of the American Numismatic Association. President Walter Ostromecki announced this at an ANA town hall meeting held at the Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando, where he … Continue reading

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Lipton buys top coins in Heritage auction

California dealer Kevin Lipton calls the 1792 Birch cent and 1792 Eagle-on-Globe copper quarter two of the United States’ top 10 coins. And now he owns them, at a cost of more than $4.9 million. “You know, both coins are … Continue reading

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FUN starts year right

Positive results were achieved by coin dealers on the bourse floor of the Florida United Numismatists convention Jan. 8-11, 2015, in Orlando, but there were weak spots. Lincoln cents were popular, according to Charmy Harker, the Penny Lady of Irvine, … Continue reading

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Bargains in old gold $5s

The activity level at the massive Florida United Numismatists show in early January each year is considered a bellwether indicator of the state of the numismatic markets. The show last week in Orlando revealed some shining spots and some weak … Continue reading

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Her Majesty’s portrait to be updated

By Richard Giedroyc Perhaps the most recognized person appearing on coins anywhere and at any time in history is about to get a new portrait. According to the British Royal Mint, the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appearing … Continue reading

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What happened to East German coins, currency?

By Richard Giedroyc Germany saw the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989. The fall of the wall that symbolized despotism in East Germany quickly led to the collapse of its communist government and unification with West Germany … Continue reading

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Small change coins called nuisance

By Richard Giedroyc “It seems the time has come to follow the lead of other governments and consign them to history,” the “them” being coins, according to an Oct. 12 South China Morning Post newspaper editorial. This is not the … Continue reading

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