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Treasury Note tops all lots at FUN show

A newly discovered signed and issued 1847 $500 Treasury Note was the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Florida Untied Numismatists Signature Auction’s Platinum Night, Jan. 6-12 in Tampa, Fla. It was described as “the sole signed and issued example” of … Continue reading

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British 50 pence to honor Potter

July 28, 2016, will be Helen Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday. To mark the occasion Britain’s Royal Mint has released a limited edition commemorative 50 pence. The reverse design is the work of Royal Mint Engraver Emma Noble and has been … Continue reading

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Gold tops Spink sale in London

By Kerry Rodgers Spink’s December London sale provided the opportunity for collectors to indulge in some purchases. Much interest centered on the sale of Celtic coins from the Geoff Cottam Collection. However, it was not among these that highest prices … Continue reading

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CPMX 2016 readies March show

Now in its 22nd year, the Chicago Paper Money Expo continues to draw in collectors, dealers and a wide variety of collectible paper money. The show will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill. from March 18-20. … Continue reading

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Package error ends set sales

Problems with accompanying materials has caused the Mint to suspend the sales of additional 2016 sets. The America the Beautiful quarter proof set has an incorrect image of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park on the packaging. According to the … Continue reading

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Collectors should own a little bullion

There is significant overlap between an interest in numismatic collecting and in the financial prospects for owning physical precious metals. For example, many longtime collectors were able to set aside U.S. silver coins at face value that they pulled out … Continue reading

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Centennial boosts Mercury dimes

The first Mercury, also known as Winged Liberty, dimes entered circulation on Oct. 30, 1916, and have remained popular with coin collectors ever since. Will the series’ centennial in 2016 boost collector interest? Gary Rosencrans, owner of Gary’s Coins, Wisconsin … Continue reading

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King James II stars at Heritage New York auction

By Kerry Rodgers The many and varied issues of the House of Stuart have long provided a challenge to collectors of the coins of the British Isles. High-grade examples of the higher denominations of the short-lived reign of James II … Continue reading

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Gold Eagles hotter than silver

Buyers demonstrated a healthy appetite for 2016 silver American Eagle bullion coins, but by the third day of availability, the Mint was still staying ahead of demand. When sales began Jan. 11, the Mint said it had 4 million coins … Continue reading

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Silver Eagles start with bang

The new year marks a renewed silver rush as buyers are anxious to get their hands on 2016 silver American Eagles. The United States Mint began taking orders from Authorized Purchasers for gold and silver Eagle bullion coins on Jan. … Continue reading

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