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U.S. Mint recovers 1974-D aluminum cent

The only known 1974-D Lincoln cent struck in aluminum has been recovered by the Mint, it was announced March 17. It is a mystery coin in that Denver was never authorized to strike cents in aluminum although Philadelphia test struck … Continue reading

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Rarities abound in Stack’s Bowers sale

A 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note from the Binion Horsehoe casino $1 million display is expected to bring $100,000 to $150,000 in Stack’s Bowers Galleries upcoming sale. The Fr. 2231-B note, graded PCGS Very Choice New 64 Apparent, Minor Restorations, … Continue reading

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Canada issues cupped coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has celebrated the 140th anniversary of The Library of Parliament in Ottawa with its first ever concave coin struck in ultra-high relief antiqued silver. The coin is a 36.07 mm, 30.75 g .9999 fine silver $25 … Continue reading

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New service helps pedigree ancients

By Richard Giedroyc Worried about your coins being seized by the government, then surrendered to some foreign country demanding them back as part of their cultural patrimony? This has become an increasingly serious concern among collectors and museums as more … Continue reading

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Hong Kong sale slated for April

A Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency will be called April 5-April 8 by Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Dated 1907 and 1910 pattern dollars … Continue reading

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Dollar falls

Much has been discussed about the strength of the U.S. dollar over the past year. Yes, it has been stronger than other currencies over that time. However, I may be among the first to report that the dollar has been … Continue reading

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Heritage brings rarities to CICF 2016

Heritage Auctions is sure to turn both ancient and world coin collector’s heads when it hosts the CICF 2016 signature auction. The sale is held in conjunction with the 41st annual Chicago International Coin Fair. The show is held from … Continue reading

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Test shows pure copper in 1792 cent patterns

Numismatic scholarship has indicated that some cent patterns of 1792 were made of a mixture of copper and a tiny amount of silver. Tests of three patterns shows them to be made entirely of copper, reports the Professional Coin Grading … Continue reading

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WIN to hear about metal banks

“Collecting Metal Savings Banks” will be the topic of a presentation to Women in Numismatics at 9 a.m. April 28. It will be given by Dave Hunsicker of West Bend, Wis. WIN will be holding its membership meeting as well … Continue reading

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Quarter releases scheduled for 2016

The full schedule of 2016 America the Beautiful quarter launch ceremonies is now available on the United States Mint’s website. The events, hosted by the Mint and the respective national site, mark the first distribution of the new quarters. In … Continue reading

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