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Advancing metals takes coin prices higher

Coin collecting and investing may have just gotten an unexpected shot in the arm. The spot price of silver bullion reached $17.50 an ounce this week, with gold holding at a value of more than $1,300 an ounce for the … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Full wheat roll

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins magazine editor … Continue reading

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Constellations on latest domed coin

On Aug. 7, the Royal Australian Mint released its latest astronomy-themed domed coin: a 38.51 mm, 1 oz .9999 fine gold $100 proof. The reverse features the constellations of the northern night sky depicted in their mythological forms. Mintage is … Continue reading

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Spink London to tender major collections

World paper money aficionados need to mark Sept. 27-29 in their diary. Spink London will be conducting three sales over that period: The Medici Collection of Italian Banknotes, The Bruce Smart Collection of The British Commonwealth Part 2, and their … Continue reading

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Ruthenium plating now in vogue

Coins plated with black ruthenium have become popular collecting items in recent months. Apart from several dealerships that specialize in them, more and more varieties are turning up on eBay. The range is limited only by the imagination of those … Continue reading

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Note of the Month: ‘Boggs Note’ raises questions

By Neil Shafer You are looking at both sides of a so-called $10 “Boggs Note.” It’s one of those that Boggs printed from his original drawing and tendered as possible payment for a service he received, in this case a … Continue reading

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Palau Biblical series honors Daniel

Daniel’s foray in the lions’ den is recalled on the 13th and latest Biblical Stories issue from Palau. The 35 mm, 1/2 oz .999 fine silver $2 proof has a mintage of 1,000. The story from Daniel 6:1-28 tells how … Continue reading

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Error group issues latest magazine

The latest issue of Errorscope, CONECA’S (The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America) bimonthly journal, is now on its way to members. In this issue, Steven M. Bieda reminds us of the No Mintmark Modern United States Rarities … Continue reading

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Pearlman interim NLG director

Donn Pearlman has taken the post of acting executive director of the Numismatic Literary Guild. The NLG doard of directors selected the award-winning author, journalist and former CBS radio broadcaster to be its to fill a vacancy caused by the … Continue reading

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Sellout reverses, sales plunge

Tumbling secondary market prices are prompting large numbers of canceled orders and returns of the 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Sets to the U.S. Mint. The Mint has had to take back over 16 percent of the total sets ordered. … Continue reading

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