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Reach out to new coin buyers

In my experience, coin and paper currency dealers focus almost all their marketing efforts toward existing and would-be numismatists. They may be missing out on another niche to expand their sales – serving topical collectors. A topical collection is one … Continue reading

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Rare 1982-D Small Date copper found

After 34 years, a 1982-D Small Date cent struck on a 95-percent copper-alloy planchet has finally been found and confirmed by me. A Minnesota collector who wishes to remain anonymous discovered it while sorting through 1982 cents by weight to … Continue reading

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Old tradition links coins to Christmas

The giving of coins, medals and tokens as Christmas gifts has a long tradition. Its origin perhaps lies with the gifts the Three Wise Men brought to Baby Jesus. Certainly gifted coins have been traditionally gold or silver. The British … Continue reading

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Dealers: hire a student

Coin dealers, no matter whether a one-person operation or much larger, have several ways to benefit from hiring students. That does not mean hiring just anyone for the sake of hiring a student. Instead, look at the students you know … Continue reading

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Medieval Islamic gold coin found in Israel

The discovery of a single coin may be exciting, but it is seldom of any consequence. When that coin is high enough in value that it could have purchased a house when it was accepted as money makes that find … Continue reading

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Vigo gold brings $350,000 at auction

The Queen Anne VIGO gold 5 guineas of 1703 described in our last issue fetched $349,384 (£280,000) when it came up for sale on Nov. 16 at Boningtons in Great Britain. The extremely rare coin had spent the past several … Continue reading

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Mintage of just 500 for ounce gold kangaroo

Ten years ago the Royal Australian Mint introduced Wojciech Pietranik’s strikingly simple “Kangaroo at Sunset” design. It has since figured each year on a 21.60 mm, fifth ounce .9999 fine gold $25 proof and from 2009-2016 on a 21.69 mm, … Continue reading

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1851-D gold $1 has die rotation

Numismatic News reader Jon Bender of Dallas, Texas, came up with an 1851-D gold dollar with approximately 90-degree Rotated Dies. He said, “Never have [I] seen one like this on an 1851[D].” It represents one of few gold coins with … Continue reading

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Meteorite celebrated by Cook Islands

On Dec. 20, 2008, a stony meteorite fell in Morocco near the village of Tamdakht. Fragments were scattered over an oval area of 25 kilometers by 2 kilometers in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. The two largest formed … Continue reading

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New British pound comes at a cost

The “round pound” will be no more by the end of 2017, but the cost of replacing “the Maggie” with a new 12-sided coin will come with a significant price to the vending industry. The then-new £1 denominated coin received … Continue reading

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