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Victorian issues barely beat Otto’s

Queen Victoria ruled at Dix Noonan Webb’s Dec. 12-13 sale. One of her 1893 proof sets made top price of $41,681 [£33,600]. However, she was closely pursued by Otto I of Greece. Readers who have not caught up with this … Continue reading

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Want to train to be a coin dealer?

An internship program run by the Professional Numismatists Guild is looking for people who want to be a coin dealer. PNG is accepting applications for its next group of young men and women who want to participate in the Promoting … Continue reading

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Effigy Mounds quarter debuts

Nearly 2,000 people were on hand Feb. 7 for the launch in Waukon, Iowa, of the first quarter design of 2017. Over 450 people joined 1,250 students for the ceremonial introduction of the Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter. It is … Continue reading

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Royal Dutch Mint sold to Belgian firm

The Royal Dutch Mint (KNM) has been sold. The Belgian investment company Groep Heylen was recently selected from a field of 20 companies that initially registered themselves as interested in acquiring the Netherlands government-owned mint. Ten of these 20 companies … Continue reading

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Former editor Bob Lemke passes

Robert F. Lemke, 65, a pioneering figure in the paper money field, and an early editor of Bank Note Reporter, died of congestive heart failure on Jan. 3 at a hospital near his home in Alexandria, Pa. Lemke also lived … Continue reading

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Littleton now ESOP

Employees of Littleton Coin Company are now owners of the business. Effective Jan. 1, the company became 100 percent employee owned as David Sundman and his family sold all of the stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Sundman will … Continue reading

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Russian medal stirs controversy

“From Russia with Love” is a popular movie title that reminds us all of the Cold War, but “In Trump we trust” – also originating from Russia? That is the spin the Art-Grani metal working company in Zlatoust in the … Continue reading

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Old errors lurk in your cent change

For the first time in history the United States Mint has put a “P” mintmark on Lincoln cents. While searching change for the new cents from Philadelphia, remember the denomination also has many error coins that can still be found … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year trophy goes to Italy

Italy claimed the 2017 Coin of the Year globe trophy Feb. 4 at an awards ceremony held at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. The winning coin, a silver 10-euro piece, marked the 70th anniversary of peace in Europe. … Continue reading

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Artist Yu Min honored for life’s work

A Lifetime Achievement Award in Coin Design was given to Yu Min of the Shanghai Mint Co., Ltd., Feb. 4 at the Coin of the Year Award ceremony at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. He was unable to … Continue reading

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