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Hot for a new coin?

An innovative proof, 50 mm, one-ounce .925 fine silver Cook Island’s $5 honors the inventor of the most widely used temperature scale. The reverse shows Swedish astronomer, physicist and mathematician Anders Celsius and his thermometer. It is surrounded by a … Continue reading

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Rare British silver penny brings $133,414

By Kerry Rodgers A recently found Anglo-Saxon silver penny realized $133,414 [£78,000] when sold on June 11 by British auction house Dix Noonan Webb. Numerous room and commission bidders vied with those on the Internet to hike the price to … Continue reading

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Big move higher coming for silver

From the COMEX exchange’s weekly position reports, the commercial traders increased their net short position from June 3 to July 8 by more than 240 million ounces. This amount represents nearly 30 percent of annual worldwide new silver mining production. … Continue reading

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Worst Morgans to go on display

Morgan silver dollars are popular. How about collecting them in the worst grade possible? The Professional Coin Grading Service will display the lowest graded basic set of Morgans at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5-9. “The … Continue reading

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Congress honors Wallenberg

Nina Lagergren accepted a Congressional Gold Medal July 9 on behalf of her late half brother Raoul Wallenberg in a special ceremony at the Capitol rotunda in Washington, D.C. Heading the group of dignitaries present was Speaker of the House … Continue reading

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Gold Eagle sales plunge

Gold and silver bullion prices have registered gains this year, but rising metals prices have done nothing to boost sales of American bullion coins from the U.S. Mint. Instead, buyers of American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins have cut … Continue reading

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Bomber on new $1 coin

The 70th anniversary of the retirement of the Avro Lancaster W4783 “G for George,” bomber currently on display at the Australian War Memorial has been commemorated by the Royal Australian Mint has produced a commemorative collectible $1 coin in aluminum … Continue reading

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Lissner sale slated

The Lissner collection of world coins will be sold Aug. 1-2 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, just prior to the annual summer convention of the American Numismatic Association in Rosemont, Ill. Valued at over $2 million, the collection will be … Continue reading

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Debate ensues over ancient coins

By Richard Giedroyc Views, both pro and con, regarding what should be done about a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt that among other things addresses private ownership of ancient Egyptian coins were presented recently at a meeting of the … Continue reading

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Will perfect copies destroy values?

Will nanotechnology develop sufficiently in the future to make it possible to create perfect duplicates that will not be distinguishable from the genuine original coins and paper money? Nanotechnology is technology on the scale of one billionth of a meter.  … Continue reading

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