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Government can keep 1933 $20s

A legal effort by the Langbord family to reclaim 10 1933 gold $20s from the federal government failed after a dozen years when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal. Announcement of this decision April 17 left in … Continue reading

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Mint starts art contest

A coin design competition was to begin May 1 to find a design for the four 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coins. It is literally a search for a single design to be used on the obverses of all … Continue reading

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Sagging economy, rising gold

Late last week, the price of gold reached a five-month high going into a holiday weekend (most U.S. markets were closed last Friday while many European markets were closed this Monday). Holiday weekends are a prime opportunity for the U.S. … Continue reading

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Denmark’s coins struck in Finland

On March 21 Danmarks Nationalbank announced that the Mint of Finland has begun production of Danish coins. Some years back the falling demand for new coin and bank note issues led the Danish government to conclude it could no longer … Continue reading

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Steinberg’s list features gold

The new Spring 2017 price list from Steinberg’s, Inc., is called fantastic. It features gold coins of the world certified by either the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Inventory includes fresh purchases from the Chicago Coin Expo. … Continue reading

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Bullion calls tune for most prices

Silver and gold American Eagle coins are following the precious metals in their course higher. There is little difference in the value of these coins between most circulated and even in some uncirculated grades for this reason. This is particularly … Continue reading

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Train portraits are a collector favorite

By Neil Shafer Collecting by topic has long been regarded as one of the most popular ways of forming a collection. One thing I’ve found out for sure is that methods of transportation are among the high favorites of a … Continue reading

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Ancients lead Gorny & Mosch results

A flawless 42.80 g decadrachm of Dionysios I signed by Euainetos of Syracuse stood head and shoulders above all other coins at Gorny & Mosch’s spring auction. Its provenance included the legendary Comte René Philipon and the Édouard Aynard collections. … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month represents a real prize

By Peter Huntoon This is a rare Detroit bank, charter 2365, with a great title that operated between 1877 and 1894 when it merged with The Preston National Bank. It succeeded a state bank with the same name. Modest numbers … Continue reading

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Novodels bring 100 times estimates

It was always expected that a superb, gold, five guineas of Charles II would sweep the floor at Spink’s March 29 London sale of “Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals.” This indeed proved to be the case. However, … Continue reading

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