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Almost 30 years ago Upper Deck upped the ante in the sports card industry when it released its first baseball card product in 1989. The release featured baseball cards on a different type of paper stock than collectors were used … Continue reading
The coin market continues to look optimistic, with buying opportunities abounding. I usually address the more commonly collected coins first, since so many of these coins are impacted by outside sources, these being the stock and commodity markets. Looking at … Continue reading
Austria’s Colorful Creatures coins introduced last September have proved extremely popular with coin collectors. The first two issues of the series were sellouts, with young collectors especially smitten by them. On Feb. 22 the Austrian Mint released the third coin … Continue reading
A newly discovered star $10 Federal Reserve Note, Series 1928A, is part of an expansive Platinum Night session of Heritage Auctions’ Central States Signature auction in April. The auction was still in the planning stages as the April issue of … Continue reading
January saw Numiscollect release the latest coin in Palau’s Biblical Stories series: a 35 mm, half-ounce .999 fine silver $2 proof. The coin recalls the Exodus, specifically Moses dividing the waters of the Red Sea. Mintage is 1,000. The reverse … Continue reading
Britain has been finding considerable entertainment value in its new polymer £5. Not a week goes by without the mainstream media reporting some new exciting aspect of the fiver. Recently, the British people have learned that the color printing on … Continue reading
A new church will be built in Valparaiso, Ind., thanks to a donated 1866 proof gold $20 and the services of Heritage Auctions. The Proof-65 Cameo gold piece graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and stickered by the Certified Acceptance Corporation … Continue reading
Longtime New Orleans coin dealer James H. “Jimmie” Cohen died March 28 at the age of 91. Mr. Cohen was a third-generation coin dealer and the middle link in a chain of five generations of dealers going back more than … Continue reading
The Frederick Douglass quarter was introduced April 4 at a special ceremony at the abolitionist’s former home in Washington, D.C. Over 300 people attended. After the cermony, $11,000 worth of “P” mintmarked new quarters were exchanged at face value by … Continue reading
Sales of silver American Eagle one-ounce bullion coins were weak in March, but not quite as weak as the month before. The Mint’s Authorized Purchasers acquired 1,615,000 silver Eagles. This figure is 400,000 higher than the 1,215,000 taken in February. … Continue reading