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Legal Tender $100 tops Knight auction

A “Spread Eagle” $100 Legal Tender Note, Fr. 167a, swept passed all other lots to take top honors in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ Memphis International Paper Money Show Auction, June 18-20. The rarity, once part of the William Anton Sr. … Continue reading

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Heritage to hold CICF 2016 auction

Heritage Auctions will present the official auction of the 2016 Chicago International Coin Fair taking place April 14-17, 2016, in Rosemont, Ill. The 2016 show and auctions will be held at a new venue, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, … Continue reading

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Marshals rotated die error found

Numismatic News reader Bill Abernethy is first to report finding a major error on 2015-W U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary $5 proof gold piece. The coin was struck with 68 degree counter clockwise rotated dies. It is the only modern … Continue reading

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Ike set limit drops to 2

A reduction in the household order limit to 2 has been announced by the U.S. Mint for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set when it goes on sale Aug. 11. This is a reduction from the 5 that … Continue reading

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Vienna next in children’s coin series

Austrian Mint released its seventh silver 10-euro coin in its series of the country’s provinces interpreted by its children. The latest piece, issued in June, honors Vienna, one of Austria’s nine administrative regions. The delightful reverse by 11-year-old Viktoria Pinzer … Continue reading

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Small-size notes star among lot listings

Stack’s Bowers Galleries upcoming Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectible Summer Expo will feature a number of important United States small-size currency offerings. The currency portion of the auction is slated for 6 p.m. EST on Thursday, July … Continue reading

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Silver demand soars

The spot price of silver fell below $15 per ounce for much of last week, reaching its lowest levels in several years. The price of gold also fell to its lowest price of the year. Normally, when prices fall in … Continue reading

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Jeppson gets nod to be Mint Director

After six months service as the principal deputy director of the U.S. Mint, Rhett Jeppson will be nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Mint director, according to a White House announcement July 9. The post has been vacant … Continue reading

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Mint runs out of silver Eagles

The Mint has run out of silver American Eagle one-ounce bullion coins again. Sales were suspended and a notice issued July 7 that it would be at least two weeks before sales would resume. The Mint’s network of Authorized Purchasers … Continue reading

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Garrett wins ANA presidency

Jeff Garrett will be sworn in as the next president of the American Numismatic Association Aug. 14 at a banquet to be held during the World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. He was elected without … Continue reading

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