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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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By Richard Giedroyc The Instituto Poligrafico Zecca Della Stato, or Italian State Mint, recently issued commemorative 20-euro gold coins depicting floral frescoes decorating the Villa Igiea in Palermo on the obverse, with a fresco by Ettore De Maria Bergler as … Continue reading
Rare gold topped the U.S. portion of the Stack’s Bowers auction sessions held Aug. 9-16 at or in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif. Realizing $352,500 was a 1798/7 Capped Bust gold $10 … Continue reading
The Mint’s one-ounce silver Liberty medal sold out in less than five minutes Aug. 23. Perhaps attracted by the low mintages, buyers snapped up 12,500 of each from two mints, San Francisco and West Point. Issue price was $34.95. Household … Continue reading
Last week I wrote about the 45th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s Aug. 15, 1971, temporarily closing the gold exchange window, where central banks had previously been able to turn in U.S. currency and receive physical gold. Nixon claimed that … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Following are the comments Barry Stuppler, vice president of the Professional Numismatists Guild, made while presenting the PNG Abe Kosoff Founders Award to the late Chet Krause during the PNG banquet held Aug. 8 in Anaheim, Calif. To … Continue reading
A consecutive pair of 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Notes, Fr. 2221-E, were the stars of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale held Aug. 10 at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif. Continue reading
Britain’s Royal Mint has announced a golden 2015-2016 year’s results complete with solid silver lining. In financial terms, the nation’s oldest manufacturer realized its highest annual revenue in its 1,100 year history: £360.6 million, or about US$468.7 million. This figure … Continue reading
Next year Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. The first celebratory coin is now out: a 30 mm, 31.6 gram .9999 fine gold $200 proof. The reverse pays homage to a design thatgraced Canada’s first circulation coins. Check out KM-2 to … Continue reading
Monday was the 45th anniversary of then President Richard Nixon’s Aug. 15, 1971, speech in which he said, “I have directed [Treasury] Secretary Connally to suspend temporarily the convertibility of the dollar into gold or other reserve assets, except in … Continue reading
Down Under the Perth Mint has announced that sales of its 2016 Australian silver Kangaroo bullion dollar have reached 10 million. The coin has always proved popular, particularly in America and Germany. It was introduced to Perth’s bullion coin program … Continue reading