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Twain beats proof silver Eagles

Bullion buyers know that the Mint will begin taking orders for one-ounce silver American Eagle coins Jan. 11, 2016. Collectors of the 2016 proof version do not yet have the certainty of knowing when it will be released. Dates are … Continue reading

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Ivy and Halperin to host ANA fund-raiser

Perhaps Heritage Auction founders Steve Ivy and Jim Halperin will share the secret of building a billion dollar business when they host “An Intimate Evening with Steve Ivy and Jim Halperin March 3 during the American Numismatic Association’s National Money … Continue reading

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BEP to sell three intaglio prints

Subscriptions to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s 2016 intaglio prints will be accepted until Jan. 31. Three prints will be offered for $51. The 2016 program is called the Independence Collection, which will focus on the Declaration of Independence. … Continue reading

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Eight British Royal Mint commemoratives in 2016

In early November Britain’s Royal Mint released details of the eight commemoratives it has planned for 2016. They all concern the nation’s history in one way or another. First up, and way ahead of the field, is the 90th birthday … Continue reading

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Binion $10,000 highlight of FUN auction

A choice uncirculated $10,000 1934 Green Seal note that once greeted gamblers in the entryway to Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas is estimated to sell for $125,000 at Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction’s Platinum Night, Jan. … Continue reading

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Old dogs argue about new tricks

The adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” should not apply to professional numismatists as we must be both vigilant and open-minded in order to detect the latest batch of fakes produced using evolving technology. This is good … Continue reading

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Look past key dates for top quarters

Mitchell Spivack of Wondercoins.com has spent over 30 years on building top quarter sets. He said focus on the key date 1932-D and 1932-S quarters make collectors overlook other rarities in the series. “There are MS-65 1932-D and 1932-S quarters … Continue reading

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Money: Good or evil?

It seems like almost everyone has heard the phrase “money is the root of all evil” during their lives. There are a lot of people who believe that statement to be true. For such people, they suffer from two misconceptions. … Continue reading

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Unique Rhyolite $10 tops sale

A recently surfaced $10 note on The First National Bank of Rhyolite, Nev., charter P8686 (featured on the cover of the September 2015 issue of Bank Note Reporter) was the top lot in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ PCDA 2015 sale, … Continue reading

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Australia puts stars on three-coin set

The success of the Royal Australian Mint’s domed silver coins celebrating the Southern Night Sky, has led the mint to announce a further three-coin series honoring the constellations of the northern hemisphere. Once again the coins will be struck on … Continue reading

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