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1913 note featured dreadnought

By Kerry Rodgers This past June Britain marked the centenary of the Battle of Jutland. For the Germans it was the centenary of the Battle of Skagerrak. Whatever the name, it was the largest naval action of World War I. … Continue reading

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Rhodes collection at Spink

Spink London has issued an early warning of the firm’s Sept. 27 sale of Part II of the North East Indian coins from the Nicholas Rhodes collection. Nicholas Rhodes is widely acknowledged to have assembled one of the finest and … Continue reading

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Penny brings $104,126 in sale

By Kerry Rodgers On May 6 Baldwin’s London auction room was witness to one of the more remarkable numismatic events of the year. Up on the block was one of just four Lavrillier 1933 British pattern pennies. Bids had arrived … Continue reading

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Canadian coins honor Star Trek

By Kerry Rodgers On Sept. 8, 1966, Star TrekTM: (The Original Series) made its debut in the USA on NBC television. It would run for three seasons with ever-decreasing ratings. These would see its cancellation at the end of that … Continue reading

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Philippine rarities sold at Memphis block

By Kerry Rodgers A remarkable tranche of Philippine rarities anchored Lyn Knight’s Memphis world paper sale, June 2. This group commenced with a number of Spanish Philippine issues, including a discovery note, worked its way through various Republican, Japanese occupation … Continue reading

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Last Memphis Paper Money Show a hit

Next year a battle will likely rage between attendees of the 41st International Paper Money Show. It won’t be a battle over who has best currency. Well, it might be, but considering the new venue for the show, it’s likely … Continue reading

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Dollars, gold wanted at Long Beach

Dealer’s demand for key dates, silver dollars and gold coins made for a wholesale market at Long Beach Expo, which was held June 9-11 in Long Beach, Calif. Matt Crane of L&C Coins, Los Alamitos, Calif., said the show was … Continue reading

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What’s up with Bitcoin?

At the end of 2015, the electronic currency called Bitcoin was trading for about $430. It was over $700 early this week.  As of Wednesday, its price was around $686, up almost 60 percent year to date.  What is going … Continue reading

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Final platinum design revealed

The middle of June saw the Mint release a photograph of the 2016 proof platinum $100 coin that is slated to go on sale June 30. Mintage will be limited to a maximum of 10,000. There will be a household … Continue reading

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Mint releases details on 2016 Coin and Currency set

The United States Mint released details on the 2016 Native American Dollar Coin and Currency set that goes on sale at noon Eastern Time on Thursday, June 16. The set has a price of $14.95 and a product limit of … Continue reading

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