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Silver still hanging around $17 price

While gold has slipped definitely below $1,300, silver continues to pop back and forth across the $17 mark. Remember, prices provided in Coin Market are just a snapshot of one moment as this information was compiled. By the time you … Continue reading

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Liberty on three platinum proofs

If you like allegorical figures, you will love the next three annual issues of the proof $100 platinum American Eagle. Life, Liberty and (the pursuit of) Happiness are represented by Miss Liberty in various poses that embody the preamble to … Continue reading

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New $5 will be of pink gold

A pink gold $5 coin will top a three-coin commemorative set that will be offered to collectors March 15, 2018. Pink and the pink ribbon symbolize Breast Cancer Awareness, which the coins will commemorate. Designs for the three coins were … Continue reading

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Making a Bank Note: A study of El Banco del Estado de Chihuahua bromide proofs

By Connor Falk The history of El Banco del Estado de Chihuahua (the Bank of the State of Chihuahua) is brief and steeped in the turbulent times of the Mexican Revolution. It was founded on December 12, 1913, as decreed … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 designs considered

By Maggie Judkins The public’s artistic interpretation of the first manned moon landing was considered when the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met Oct. 18 to review design contest submissions for the obverse of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemorative coins. … Continue reading

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Paper trail leads to Rittenhouse silver

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part installment. Read the first installment here.   By David Finkelstein, Joel J. Orosz and Len Augsburger This article is part two of a two-part series regarding the Mint’s processing of David … Continue reading

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Whose silver was used for 1794 dollar?

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part installment. Read the second installment here.   By David Finkelstein, Joel J. Orosz and Len Augsburger For more than 50 years, multiple numismatic researchers have speculated as to which silver bullion … Continue reading

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Dealers object to Mint price hikes

A year ago, the U.S. Mint held its first Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia, with perhaps 55 invited guests in attendance. Mint staff reached out to solicit ideas and suggestions from outside of their own sphere, and the attendees responded with … Continue reading

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South Korean Mint expands its market

South Korea is on its way to abandoning the use of coins and bank notes. At the same time, the Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation or KOMSCO is forging ahead with foreign contracts to fill the anticipated void in … Continue reading

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Notes performed well at Long Beach

By Bill Brandimore Word from the Heritage Auctions’ sale at Long Beach, Calif., is in, and the auction seemed well-received. Collectors were willing to pay solid prices for notes, although notes with problems were heavily discounted. If you’re bidding in … Continue reading

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