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Austria wins Coin of the Year Award

The Austrian Mint’s 2013 Klimt and his Women 50-euro gold coin has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded Dec. 6. An award trophy will be presented Jan. 31, 2015 … Continue reading

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Take bullion delivery fast

Criminal scams are not unique to the precious metals industry, as it is but one minor niche of the massive financial markets. However, it is the industry in which I participate. Where possible, I try to help would-be buyers of … Continue reading

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Treasure find proves British laws work

By Richard Giedroyc The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter (England) is launching an appeal to raise funds to purchase the 22,000 ancient Roman coins found with a metal detector near Seaton during 2013, according to a British Broadcasting Corporation … Continue reading

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More countries tap virtual money

By Richard Giedroyc Fiat money is totally out of control in the opinion of hard-money or specie advocates. The worst may be yet to come, as digital currencies are being implemented or proposed by a number of countries worldwide. Ecuador … Continue reading

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Product limit set for gold Kennedy half dollar

The United States Mint announced today that the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy gold half dollar proof coin (product code K15) will have a product limit of 75,000 coins. As of Nov. 30, the Mint has sold 67,640 coins. Commemorating the … Continue reading

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Gobrecht dollar patterns displayed

The all-time finest 1836-1839 Gobrecht dollar patterns set will be exhibited for the first time anywhere in public at the January 2015 Florida United Numismatists convention. The display at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth, number 108, will be courtesy … Continue reading

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Native American dollar in set has special finish

Buyers of the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set that went on sale Nov. 20 got a holiday surprise. The set, which sells for $13.95, contains one Enhanced Uncirculated finish 2014 Native American $1 coin from the United States … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle sales close in on record

The silver American Eagle bullion coin is set to hit a record sales year in 2014, spurred on by low silver prices and high buyer interest. But will it really be a record year? In terms of dollars spent on … Continue reading

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Swiss gold initiative fails

At the end of November, the Swiss voted down three initiatives. One would have called for their federal government to enact a requirement that the nation’s central bank, the Swiss National Bank, eventually acquire enough gold to equal the value … Continue reading

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E.I.C. gold 5 guineas in auction

Any Great British golden 5 guineas is a rare coin. And when one from Britain’s House of Hanover comes on the market in high grade and carrying the magic letters “E.I.C.,” the gleams in collectors’ eyes are certain to frighten … Continue reading

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