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Steve Ellsworth to run for ANA board seat

Early coppers dealer and retired Army colonel Steven Ellsworth has announced his candidacy for a seat on the American Numismatic Association board of governors in the summer election. “I would like to assist in the development of charitable program that … Continue reading

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Homestead quarter introduced at ceremony

More than 2,500 people attended  the Homestead National Monument of America quarter launch held Feb. 10 in Beatrice, Neb., reports Nebraska collector Mitch Ernst, who attended the event for the first 2015 quarter. The Homestead quarter design, a wooden cabin … Continue reading

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Italian counterfeiters linked to mafia

By Richard Giedroyc Police in Carabinieri, Italy, arrested 56 people in the Naples metropolitan region in early December 2014, charging them with counterfeiting coins and primarily bank notes. Officials acknowledged that those being arrested were suspected of being members of … Continue reading

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Liberty design soars with CCAC

Perfection. That’s what the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee sees in its design selections for a 2015 high relief gold coin and companion silver medal. The CCAC made unanimous choices. For the obverse, Liberty standing, crowned with leaves and holding the … Continue reading

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Gold wins 15-year asset race

Although the U.S. dollar has been one of the strongest assets over the past year, it doesn’t look quite so attractive if you look at a longer time frame. As many of you know, I write a monthly newsletter titled … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year Awards given in Germany

The Coin of the Year Award trophy for 2015 was accepted by Gerhard Starsich, CEO of the Austrian Mint, Jan. 31 during a special ceremony at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. It was one of four awards won … Continue reading

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Cent result sails past estimate

A sleeper is a wondrous thing. This was ably demonstrated in a Jan. 21 sale of “Silver, Coins and Medals” conducted by British auctioneers Woolley & Wallis. The firm put a 1796 cent on the block. It came unslabbed and … Continue reading

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Best secured coin shows of 2014

The Best Secured Coin Shows in 2014 have been announced by Col. Steven Ellsworth (retired) of the Butternut Company, Clifton, Va. Ellsworth has been doing show security evaluations for 18 years. He is retired from the U.S. Army and is … Continue reading

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Slabs boost Buffalo nickel series

Is your Buffalo nickel set ready for slabbing? If you want to sell it easily, it had better be. Alex Panchecho, owner of Tipsico Coin, Corvallis, Ore., said that the market for Buffalo nickel series seems to be shifting. “The … Continue reading

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Strong dollar, weak U.S. coin sales

As most of you have probably heard, the U.S. Dollar Index is now at its highest levels since September 2003. In theory, this is an index of the value of the U.S. dollar against a market basket of foreign currencies. … Continue reading

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