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Coin grading skills prevent costly mistakes

Learning how to accurately grade coins will take time, but is worth it when it comes to avoiding costly mistakes. John Krupka, owner of Point Coin, Stevens Point, Wis., said overgrading is a common issue for both buyers and sellers. … Continue reading

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Gold for profit or wealth preservation?

There seems to be some confusion among buyers of bullion-priced precious metals as to their motivation for making such purchases.  Are they buying gold and silver to preserve their wealth indefinitely through diversification (which I refer to as owing precious … Continue reading

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Medal honors 220th anniversary of Kosciuszko Uprising

By Kerry Rodgers Thomas Jefferson described him as, “pure a son of liberty as I have ever known.”  Samuel Coleridge, Leigh Hunt and John Keats wrote poems in his honor. He was the subject of a U.S. stamp in 1933. … Continue reading

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Greece flaunts repatriated ancient coins

By Richard Giedroyc Collectors of ancient coins in the United States are likely less exuberant than was Greek Ambassador Christos Panagopoulos when on Aug. 4 he attended a ceremony in New York at which he announced the return of some … Continue reading

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Art medals gain support

Scientists, humanitarians and heroes are honored on medals produced by the U.S. Mint, as are our national values of liberty and freedom. But imagine the possibilities if artists and sculptors were given the artistic freedom to create medals sans legislative … Continue reading

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ANS to honor Scotts at annual gala

The American Numismatic Society will honor longtime benefactors Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Dinner Gala on Jan. 8, 2015. The event will be held at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. … Continue reading

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Wyo-Braska show draws buyers

About 115 people attended the 8th Annual Wyo-Braska Coin & Stamp Collector Show Sept. 13 in Gering, Neb. As with many shows in recent years, attendance was down slightly, but dealers were happy with the outcome despite the slightly lower … Continue reading

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Eagle or Lady Liberty for platinum?

One group prefers the eagle, the other prefers Lady Liberty for the reverse designs on the 2015 and 2016 platinum proof coins. Thirty-one designs were reviewed in September by the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The … Continue reading

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Collector buying slows

As falling gold and silver prices entice bullion buyers, is there anyone out there still buying collector coins rather than bullion? “I think collectors are holding off on the more common gold coins because of the uncertainty over the price … Continue reading

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Pogue rare coins to be sold

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has scheduled three major auctions or series of auctions. An 1804 class I silver dollar and the only 1822 $5 gold piece in private hands will be sold by the firm as headline items in an eight-part … Continue reading

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