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Head shaving raises $10,000

Less hair, more money for charity was the Aug. 3 plan at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver. It worked like a charm. Not only did Michael “Miles” Standish have his locks shorn, but another prominent … Continue reading

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Reader hits jackpot with ‘No S’ cent

In less than a month since my lead story appeared about a reader finding a 1990 “Missing S” mintmark Lincoln cent in a proof set, yet another reader reported finding one. The rarity was found by M. Soledad Rivano of … Continue reading

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Cents bring $35,624.98 profit to finders

Both the copper 1982-D Small Date cent and the copper 1983-D Lincoln cent sold at Stack’s Bowers Galleries “Rarities Night” auction at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 3. Neither coin should exist in copper alloy, but … Continue reading

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Van Ryzin receives NLG’s Clemy

The 2017 Numismatic Literary Guild Bash, held Aug. 3 in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver, was a big night for Robert R. Van Ryzin. Van Ryzin, editor of Bank Note Reporter and Coins … Continue reading

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Palladium coin coming and new quarter designs

Last week, the U.S. Mint made several announcements during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colo. In September, it will begin selling bullion-priced 2017 one-ounce palladium Eagles to Authorized Purchasers. Collectors and investors will be able … Continue reading

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Colorado visit finds colorful museum

By Henry Hettger Colonel John May Francisco (Kentucky Colonel) from Virginia who moved to La Veta, Colo., in 1859, planned and built a fort as protection for the townspeople against the Indians, basically the Ute tribe. A beige adobe structure … Continue reading

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Appreciating decaying coins

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. This month’s review is devoted to a very different coin book: Lost Cents, Dead Owners: Appreciating Coins in Decay. Rather than looking at the best of the best, which you typically find in numismatic tomes, Dr. … Continue reading

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Knight to host new show

LFK Tradeshows has announced an addition to its line of shows, with the Aug. 25-26 debut of the Illinois Coin & Paper Money Show. According to show owner Lyn Knight, the show, to be held at the Gateway Convention Center … Continue reading

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Chris Rudd consigns his collection

In September, longtime Celtic coin dealer and author Chris Rudd of Norfolk, England, will celebrate his 80th birthday. He is doing so by selling his personal collection of British antiquities and Roman coins. As he observes: “I’ve had my fun … Continue reading

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China and Middle East featured

Late August through early September, Archives International Auctions will be conducting a live catalog sale from its offices in Fort Lee, N.J. That catalog was still a work in progress at the time of writing. However, the processing of notes … Continue reading

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