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Native American dollar in set has special finish

Buyers of the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set that went on sale Nov. 20 got a holiday surprise. The set, which sells for $13.95, contains one Enhanced Uncirculated finish 2014 Native American $1 coin from the United States … Continue reading

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Silver Eagle sales close in on record

The silver American Eagle bullion coin is set to hit a record sales year in 2014, spurred on by low silver prices and high buyer interest. But will it really be a record year? In terms of dollars spent on … Continue reading

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Swiss gold initiative fails

At the end of November, the Swiss voted down three initiatives. One would have called for their federal government to enact a requirement that the nation’s central bank, the Swiss National Bank, eventually acquire enough gold to equal the value … Continue reading

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E.I.C. gold 5 guineas in auction

Any Great British golden 5 guineas is a rare coin. And when one from Britain’s House of Hanover comes on the market in high grade and carrying the magic letters “E.I.C.,” the gleams in collectors’ eyes are certain to frighten … Continue reading

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Bank notes celebrate lunar New Year

By Kerry Rodgers For well over 30 years various world mints have welcomed each lunar New Year with issues of lunar coins. The number has grown such that the lunar commemoratives have become the largest annual coin program on the … Continue reading

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Batman augmented reality coin released

Fans of the Caped Crusader can buy new gold and silver Batman coins from APMEX, the exclusive distributor in North America. They commemorate the 75th anniversary of the comic book and movie character. As a bonus there is a 3-D … Continue reading

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Bust dollar variety ID’d by ICG

Independent Coin Graders has confirmed and encapsulated a newly discovered die marriage for an 1803 Large 3 Draped Bust silver dollar that was found in an old collection. The coin has an attractive original surface and is in Very Fine-20 … Continue reading

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Right to own gold due to Phil Crane

Philip Crane, a former conservative member of Congress who put together a coalition of diverse interests in that body to legalize private gold ownership in 1974, after a 40 year ban, died Nov. 10 at age 84. It was a … Continue reading

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Newman brings $10 million

Highlighting the fifth sale of coins from the Eric P. Newman Collection by Heritage Auctions Nov. 14-15 was an Numismatic Guaranty Corporation MS- 62 Continental dollar struck in brass with the CURENCY misspelling that sold for $440,625. The coin was … Continue reading

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Barber coinage attracts fans

President Theodore Roosevelt called the series of dimes, quarters and halves designed by Charles E. Barber “artistically of atrocious hideousness,” but that’s not stopping determined Barber coin collectors. “I think that the market is nice and strong right now,” Glenn … Continue reading

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