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Fiji celebrates with its first $7 note

At the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the Pacific Islands nation of Fiji won its first ever gold medal. It did so in seven-aside rugby football, popularly known as “Sevens.” For the nation it was a historic moment. The Fiji public … Continue reading

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Chinese coins honor Inner Mongolia

In 1947, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China came into being. For the first time in decades, if not centuries, comparative stability came to the region and its peoples. To mark the 70th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month: Intrigue in Vermont

By Peter Huntoon This is a really intriguing Vermont proof. A Series of 1902 Date Back 50-50-50-100 plate was made for this Randolph bank in 1915 when the corporate life of the bank was extended for a third time. It … Continue reading

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Bullion prices call the shots for many issues

Turbulence in the gold and silver bullion market have created uncertainty for coins such as the American Eagle program and the First Spouse gold coin series. In each case, the proofs and some of the uncirculated coins have numismatic value, … Continue reading

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Mint State Morgan dazzles

Prices realized totaled $10.7 million at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo auction conducted June 8-11 by Heritage. Leading the results was a 107.76 ounce Kellogg & Humbert gold ingot. It sold for $188,000. Heritage said it has a … Continue reading

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WIN to hold meeting in Denver

Steve D’Ippolito will be guest speaker at the Women in Numismatics’ general membership meeting to be held in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colo. The meeting is set for 9 a.m. on Aug. … Continue reading

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Mint strikes nearly 1.2 billion coins in May

May circulating coin production at the United States Mint’s facilities increased by nearly 200 million from the month of April. The combined output in May from Denver and Philadelphia was 1,156,340,000 pieces. Four denominations, cent through quarter, saw increases. No … Continue reading

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Collector strikes it rich with ‘No S’

Take a look at your proof sets. One collector who did so had a pleasant surprise and could be $10,000 richer as a result. His story begins just as many other collector stories do. Over 25 year ago a Palm … Continue reading

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Platinum proof sellout coming?

Mark July 6 on your calendar. Another United States Mint sellout might be in the making. On that date at noon Eastern Daylight Time, the 20th anniversary proof platinum one-ounce $100 coin will go on sale. Mintage will be limited … Continue reading

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New quarters promote education

Around the beginning of February next year, the America the Beautiful quarter honoring Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will be released. The company in Michigan where I work is already preparing to use the release of these coins to foster … Continue reading

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