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Medal celebrates Liberty Head design

A Liberty Head design almost made it onto a dollar coin in 1977 before Susan B. Anthony derailed it. The 40th anniversary of this dollar that never was is now celebrated by a new medal issued by the Grove Minting … Continue reading

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Big drop seen in Mint output

Production was nearly cut in half by the U.S. Mint in February from January levels. Total coin output dropped to under one billion at 983.4 million pieces. In January total production was 1.79 billion coins. Quarters saw the smallest drop … Continue reading

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End tax on metals?

Legislatures in the states of Arizona and Idaho are part way through the process of considering bills to exempt any paper profits on the buying and selling of U.S. bullion-priced coins (in Arizona) or on bullion-priced coins and precious metals … Continue reading

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Lawrence, Adkins firms join together

David Lawrence Rare Coins announced it has formed a new affiliate relationship with Gary Adkins and Associates where the two firms are blending assets. The two will operate under the DLRC name. Adkins will maintain an office in Minneapolis. John … Continue reading

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British auction firms merge

In early January St. James’s Auctions of London announced a merger with Baldwin’s Auctions. The new company will be called Baldwin’s of St. James’s. It will be run by Stephen Fenton founder of both Knightsbridge Coins and St. James’s Auctions. … Continue reading

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Long live the queen

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British monarch in history. She became the constitutional ruler of the United Kingdom as well as many other nations that are or were part of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1952. She is … Continue reading

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Call out for IPMS exhibits

Mart Delger, exhibit chairman for the International Paper Money Show, has put out the call for exhibits for the 41st IPMS. The show is slated this year at a new venue, the Sheraton Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo. and runs … Continue reading

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Perth’s mob of golden ’roos

Down Under “Mob” has long been the accepted collective noun to describe a group of kangaroos. As a descriptor, the word came into the numismatic lexicon when Australia’s public first encountered Stuart Devlin’s reverse design for the country’s 1984 dollar … Continue reading

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Trompe l’oeil art on display

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. In November, my wife and I took a little trip into northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. In Arkansas, we went to Bentonville to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum, which one of my wife’s friends had recommended. … Continue reading

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Smart buyers grab education before coins

A well-known phrase in coin collecting is “buy the book, then the coin.” This may make good sense, but few people follow the suggestion. Their reasoning is they want to use all of their money on coins despite all the … Continue reading

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