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- Letters to the Editor (6/16/2015) Should poorly struck silver proof sets be returned?I recently received my annual 2015 silver proof sets from the Mint. Upon inspection I became aware of the poor strikes on the obverse of the quarters (five total coins).Out of the two sets I order...
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Archeologists shouldn’t disdain coin collectors, former curator of the American Numismatic Association Lawrence J. Lee says. With his new 68-page book, The Coins of Fort Atkinson: a study in numismatic archeology, Lee says numismatists can make a solid contribution to … Continue reading
When the United States Mint halted sales of the four 2014 Presidential dollar and First Spouse medal sets, buyers noticed and began a buying frenzy for the $10 sets, sending prices on the secondary market as high as $200 at … Continue reading
It came as no surprise that high quality coins were in demand at the 40th annual Chicago International coin Fair held April 9-12 in Rosemont, Ill. “As usual, really high grade fresh Mexico and Latin type coins were really good,” … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers In late April many world paper collectors will find themselves plugged into Spink’s London auction rooms either by phone or Internet. A lucky few will be able to attend in person. Four major sales occupy April 28 … Continue reading
Künker’s March 9-13 sales realized 9.6 million euros ($10.56 million) in total hammer prices. That result exceeded the Osnabrück firm’s estimate by about 50 percent, for auctions 259-262. Among the highlights of the sales, a Siculo-Punic tetradrachm from Sicily went … Continue reading
When Virginia’s sales and use tax exemption on bullion sales takes effect on July 1, it will be the 32nd state to have complete or partial exemptions on this kind of merchandise. The Virginia effort took less than a year. … Continue reading
With a mintage of 75,000 each, could the March of Dimes three-coin set provide two new key dates to the Roosevelt dime series? Ron Drzewucki, CEO of Modern Coin Wholesale, Lakewood Ranch, Fla., said that while they will be popular … Continue reading
The 1792 Birch cent captured national headlines as reported in the April 21 issue of Numismatic News, but prices realized by the March 26-27 Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore auction totaled $18.7 million, the firm announced. This means there were other … Continue reading
A three-coin March of Dimes Special Silver Set will be placed on sale May 4 by the U.S. Mint. Price of the set is $61.95. Maximum number that will be sold is 75,000. Household order limit will be five sets. … Continue reading