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Genius Newton chased counterfeiters

Sir Isaac Newton was born on Dec. 25, 1642. The Royal Mint has marked the 375th anniversary of the birth of its former Warden and Master by issue of a commemorative 50-pence coin. This is the first UK coin to … Continue reading

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Boggs blurred lines between art and money

Editor’s Note: This article is Part I of a two-part study of James Stephen George Boggs, the internationally famous money artist who died at age 62 in late January of this year. By Neil Shafer We first met in the … Continue reading

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Apex predator on Niue $100

In recent years, the Saltwater Crocodile has become a popular subject for coins. This is the critter known as Crocodylus porosus by scientists and Saltie by Australians. Human facination with them may stem from the fact that Salties regard us … Continue reading

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Territorial title blocks explored

By Peter Huntoon Nothing on a large-size national ever quickened my pulse like the word “territory.” But not all territorials utilized exactly that word. Over the years, I noticed a lot of variation in how territory was presented in title … Continue reading

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Avoiding coins for stocks a mistake

There is irony in the coin collecting market. Most people would agree collecting in general, not just coin collecting, has declined in interest in recent years. People have discretionary money, especially due to the surging stock market. At the same … Continue reading

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Coin and art trade don’t fund ISIS

The Dutch National Police, Central Investigation Unit, War Crimes Unit filed a 78-page report Sept. 14 in which rumors that the terrorist group ISIS has been funded by selling stolen art and collectible coins are dismissed. According to the report, … Continue reading

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Gold leads Scotsman auction

Three keys in the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series will be auctioned as part of Scotsman’s “The Collectors’ Auction 2017” on Nov. 3 at the Silver Dollar and Rare Coin Expo in St. Charles, Mo. Included are a 1921 graded MS-62 … Continue reading

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Mint director post for Ryder?

How do we get a new Mint director and an old one at the same time? President Donald Trump has found the answer by expressing his intention to fill the chair at the Mint that has been vacant since early … Continue reading

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WWI dollar designs unveiled

Designs were unveiled Oct. 9 for a 2018 commemorative silver dollar marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. A ceremony was held in Washington, D.C., during the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and … Continue reading

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Limited Edition set sells out

The United States Mint Limited Edition 2017 Silver Proof Set sold out in just a few days. It went on sale Oct. 5. This particular Mint sellout went in two stages. An order limit of two sets was in place … Continue reading

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