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Coin Finds: Car Wash Find

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins magazine editor … Continue reading

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Royal name change commemorated

The United Kingdom’s reigning dynasty changed its name 100 years ago. The anniversary is being marked by the British Royal Mint. On July 17, 1917, King George V issued a royal proclamation stating: “Now, therefore, We, out of Our Royal … Continue reading

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Canadian note celebrates 150th

On June 1, the Bank of Canada began circulating a $10 commemorative bank note celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Only 40 million of the notes are being issued, or roughly one for every Canadian. Four Canadians who played significant … Continue reading

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Perth Mint bar features kangaroos

The Perth Mint has announced production of “one-ounce Kangaroo Minted Silver Bars” struck in .9999 fine silver. These were released on June 6. The 47.60 x 27.60 mm bars are 3.00 mm thick and come in protective acrylic tubes capable … Continue reading

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BEP offers triple deuce set

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is offering its “2017 $2 Triple Deuce Currency Set” to collectors. The set features a Series 2013 and two Series 2009 $2 uncirculated notes from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, with matching serial numbers … Continue reading

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Key dates stable as bullion values fluctuate

I find myself changing the prices for modern commemorative gold coins, generic older date circulation strike gold coins, circulated common date 20th century U.S. silver coins and most uncirculated American Eagle coins every week. Their values are directly impacted by … Continue reading

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1930 marked end of Standing Liberty quarter series

By Tom LaMarre When the first Standing Liberty quarters were struck in late 1916, the design, not the date, was the most important aspect. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Jan. 17, 1917, said it set “a new mark in the artistry of … Continue reading

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Old or new, books worth buying

A collector’s library is worth its weight in gold coins. A basic library may include the latest edition of a general guide book, a grading reference, and specialized volumes for whatever series the collector likes. Coin books may be found … Continue reading

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Medals class highlights ANA seminar

One of the highlights of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2017 Summer Seminar in late June was the class, “The Medal in America,” an in-depth look at medals relating to the New World and specifically to the United States. Serving … Continue reading

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‘Pawn Star’ to sign NGC slabs

Television personality Rick Harrison has agreed to individually autograph a limited number of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation certification labels, according to the firm. Harrison is co-owner of World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn in Las Vegas, Nev., which he runs with … Continue reading

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