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PNG to offer $100 certificates at show

The doors will both open and close July 31 for the 2017 Professional Numismatists Guild-American Numismatic Association Numismatic Trade Show in Denver. The annual event that precedes the ANA World’s Fair of Money has been shortened from three days to … Continue reading

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2017 Eagle sales plunge 50 percent

I have asked several times in recent weeks what buyers of American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins are trying to tell us. Bullion Eagle sales have been strongly trending lower as the year has progressed. April is the worst … Continue reading

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Legislation calls for steel coins

Steel cents, nickels, dimes and quarters are being sought by three members of Congress from the state of Ohio. They teamed up in April on legislation called the Cents and Sensibility Act, H.R. 2067, which was introduced in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Rare gold answers church prayer

Coin collectors understand the concept of a record price. Is there such a thing as a divine price? On April 27 a gold coin estimated at $300,000 sold for $517,000. It was in the Central States Numismatic Society sale conducted … Continue reading

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New Treasurer nominated

Signatures on the upcoming new series of U.S. Federal Reserve Notes will be of Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin paired with that of Jovita Carranza as United States Treasurer. This hinges on confirmation of Carranza by the U.S. Senate. She … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle demand falls

There is a tendency to focus on narrow statistics where it is possible to derive hard data in circumstances where accurate big picture information is simply not available. Here is an example: Through the end of April 2017, the U.S. … Continue reading

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1916-S Barber dime a coin that shouldn’t have been

By Tom LaMarre The 1916-S Barber dime was the coin that never should have been. The San Francisco Mint turned out nearly 1 million dimes in 1915. It looked as if there would be enough dimes to supply the demand … Continue reading

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Karma, coins and turtles don’t mix

A 1970 song written by British musician and former member of the Beatles John Lennon includes the line “Instant karma’s going to get you.” Karma can be good karma, but it isn’t good karma if you are a turtle feeding … Continue reading

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India moves to go cashless

Fiscal economics is being turned on its head in India, as the Asian nation recently acknowledged it plans to go cashless on very short notice. India began taking steps in that direction when on Nov. 8, 2016, Indian Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Shipwreck notes among top lots

Rare U.S., world and shipwreck-recovered bank notes will appear in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 21. The sale is schedulded to be held live online on May 3-4 at auction.sedwickcoins.com. The U.S. paper … Continue reading

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