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New quarters promote education

Around the beginning of February next year, the America the Beautiful quarter honoring Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will be released. The company in Michigan where I work is already preparing to use the release of these coins to foster … Continue reading

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Note of the Month: Final Bank of North America issue

By Neil Shafer This $1 note dated April 17, 1862, is the last type of issue of the Bank of North America. Printed by the American Bank Note Co.’s Philadelphia plant, it features George Washington with his troops at Valley … Continue reading

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‘Beginning of end’ for coins is arguable

Is the end of monetary life as we know it on the horizon? We’ve heard this before, but progress marches on, not always taking traditional ways of life with it. Now “the beginning of the end” for coins and bank … Continue reading

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Dillon Gage wins Platts Award

The inaugural 2017 Precious Metals Industry Leadership Award by the Platts Global Metals Awards committee was given to Dillon Gage Metals of Addison, Texas. The international precious metals wholesaler was recognized for the best in innovation and commitment to the … Continue reading

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Chinese and Russian to highlight AIA sale offerings

Rare Chinese and Russian bank notes, plus over 100 lots of U.S. obsoletes, will provide a central focus at Archives International Auctions’ sale 42, scheduled for June 15 at 10:30 a.m. EST. The 60-odd lots of Russian bank notes include … Continue reading

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Simon petitions the king with crown

One of the joys of collecting is to admire the designs that are used on the coins. Mints and governments naturally choose the best that can be found as it is in their best interests to please the public and … Continue reading

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The very first U.S. paper money

By Peter Huntoon Salmon P. Chase, President Lincoln’s Treasury secretary during the Civil War, is, of course, the father of U.S. paper money. The U.S. Treasury’s first circulating currency emissions were the Demand Notes authorized by the Act of July … Continue reading

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Britannia for Victoria and her son

The story so far: Britannia dominated the reverse designs of Britain’s copper coins from the reign of Charles II to that of William IV. She also starred on all the notes of the Bank of England as well as some … Continue reading

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Las Vegas celebrates 60th anniversary

The Las Vegas Numismatic Society celebrated its 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Show from May 18-20 at the Las Vegas Westgate Resort Hotel in Las Vegas in royal and regal pomp style. On public display at the event, for the first … Continue reading

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Bullion rise outpaces coin prices

Gold is up. Silver is up. I don’t think it comes as any surprise, but common date, common condition silver and gold coins continue to follow the spot prices of their respective metals higher. Scarce to rare coins continue with … Continue reading

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