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- e-letters (December 13, 2016) We asked: Are million dollar rarities overhyped? While the vast majority of collectors will never own a million-dollar coin – including me! – all of us can admire, appreciate and, yes, envy the stratosphere in which those historic coins orbit the hobby. Most of the time, news about the sale of seven-figure rarities generate headlines in ...
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By R. Shawn Hewitt For me, Christmas has arrived early this year. In late October, I acquired a very special Minnesota obsolete bank note—one that was fabled and virtually foretold by prophecy. It is a $1 note from the Central … Continue reading
A most desirable denarius of that ultimate backstabber, Marcus Junius Brutus, will feature in Stack’s Bowers’ New York International Numismatic Convention Auction in January. The coin is a stunning piece of history struck during the last campaign conducted by the … Continue reading
More than 1,100 lots will be on offer in Archives International Auctions’ December sale. The first session held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, will comprise near 600 lots of U.S. bank notes, scripophily and security printing ephemera. The second on Tuesday, … Continue reading
It has been common practice for years for coin dealers to melt common date U.S. and foreign silver coins for their intrinsic value rather than offer them to retail clients. U.S. dealers are now considering melting more common date gold … Continue reading
Two skull-shaped coins have been issued by Palau. The media release from Lichtenstein defends the design: “The latest creation by Coin Invest Trust for the island nation Palau really is a gift to impress the grandchildren. After all, the skull … Continue reading
A mother of a rather excited 8-year-old budding collector brought his prize cent to me recently. I anticipated it would be common. What she brought was an Extremely Fine 1969-S doubled-die Lincoln cent, which he had picked from her change. … Continue reading
Two courses will be offered to collectors by the American Numismatic Association just ahead of the Florida United Numismatists convention in Fort Lauderdale. “Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins” and “Ancient Greek Coinage: An Overview of the World’s First Coins” are … Continue reading
The American Numismatic Society will hold a gala dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Jan. 12, 2017 in New York City, to award honors and to raise funds. Anthony J. Terranova, the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society and the … Continue reading
Beyond the question on whether it is sensible to acquire physical precious metals, I am most often asked when someone needs to have such assets purchased. The correct conceptual answer is that you need to acquire them before they protect … Continue reading
The 2017 Lions Clubs International commemorative silver dollar was introduced at a special striking ceremony at the Philadelphia Mint Nov. 9. Lions Clubs International Centennial Committee Chairman James Franklin Moore III joined Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson to strike … Continue reading