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Note readers to be distributed

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing plans to distribute currency reader devices at no cost to eligible blind or visually impaired persons, as one component of its initiative to provide meaningful access to U.S. currency. Program details were presented at … Continue reading

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Shafer earns Zerbe award

Hall of Fame numismatist Neil Shafer will be presented with the American Numismatic Association’s highest honor, the 2014 Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, on Aug. 8 during the Awards Banquet at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The … Continue reading

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Mint plans to fulfill all demand for gold Kennedys

The United States Mint announced today that it has all the necessary raw materials to initially produce 75,000 2014 John F. Kennedy gold proof half dollars. The Mint will continue to procure additional raw materials in order to fulfill all … Continue reading

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Sales stay hot

Spurred on by news that proof gold Kennedy half dollars purchased at the U.S. Mint booth for $1,240 can be sold ungraded and unslabbed for $3,400 on the bourse floor of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in … Continue reading

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It’s one rocking coin show

Where am I and what have you done with my coin show? I swear I checked into the DoubleTree Hotel in Rosemont, Ill., on Monday to attend the ANA World’s Fair of Money show. But at 9:45 last night, just … Continue reading

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Buyers lined up, purchasing gold Kennedys

The story of the first proof gold Kennedy half dollar to be sold at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5 in Rosemont, Ill., likely will be widely shared on the cable TV show called the “Coin … Continue reading

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First four gold Kennedys go for $20,000

If you could earn $20,000 by waiting all night outside the convention center hosting the American Numismatic Association’s World Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill., you would probably do it. That’s the value of being first in line to buy … Continue reading

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Long times spent in line to get gold Kennedy

Welcome from overcast Rosemont, Ill., where I’m looking out my hotel room at 7:11 am. at the long line of people waiting to get into the convention center and obtain one of 500 coveted tickets that will allow them to buy … Continue reading

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$50 silver sooner than you think?

In mid-July, my column discussed the huge increase in short sales of silver commodity contracts on the COMEX during June and into early July.  The net increase of 240 million ounces of paper silver owed to buyers of these contracts … Continue reading

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Rare No. 1 top lot at Memphis

An Original Series No. 1 $1 from the First National Bank of Hilsborough, N.H., with the Jeffries-Spinner signature combination sold for a hammer price of $70,000 in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ Memphis IPMS 2014 auction. The note, featured in a … Continue reading

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