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Blanks filled in for first $1 pedigree

Editor’s Note: Read more on this story here and here. by Peter Huntoon I figured I had run out of leads when I finished my February BNR article on the provenances of the three notes that Salmon P. Chase saved … Continue reading

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Convict roots theme of Australian coin

In the late 18th century, some studied carelessness on the part of George III’s ministers saw Britain lose many of its North American colonies. One consequence was an urgent need to find a new dumping ground for the country’s convicts. … Continue reading

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Marveling over unconventional notes

by Mark Hotz Last month, I concluded my multi-part series on inscribed currency, including notes from the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, and the ubiquitous short snorters of World War II. The last installment included miscellany. For … Continue reading

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Gold regains sparkle in buyers’ eyes

Somebody got the message. The U.S. Mint’s sales of gold American Eagle coins spiked by 433 percent between April and May, according to information released May 31 by the Mint. This is the highest monthly sales gain since 2015. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Adams Library in July book auction

Auction catalogs from the library of noted numismatist John W. Adams will be sold July 14 by Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers in the firm’s Sale 150. The Adams Library includes one of the finest collections of American numismatic auction … Continue reading

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YNs turn out in record numbers

A record turnout of Young Numismatists participated at the 54th Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show April 13-15 at the Dalton, Ga., Convention Center. Bob Hartje was the chairman of the program that attracted 63 YNs accompanied by their parents. In … Continue reading

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ANA Summer Seminar gets $50,000

A $50,000 donation to support its Summer Seminar has been announced by the American Numismatic Association. Donor is the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. ANA said the amount given includes a campaign that will match dollar for dollar the … Continue reading

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Prize medal sells for $187,500

A Nobel Prize gold medal in economic sciences was sold for $187,500 May 31 by Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles. It was awarded in 2005 to Thomas C. Schelling. Is this news something of interest to coin collectors? … Continue reading

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Send in your nominee for Ambassador

Organized numismatics could not exist without volunteers to do the work. That is a fact. Another fact is that these volunteers do not get enough recognition. To remedy that, the Florida United Numismatists presents five Numismatic Ambassador Awards each year … Continue reading

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Don’t place short-term metal bets

Several years ago, a customer visited my store asking to purchase some bullion-priced silver products. It was early in the calendar year. He stated that his plan was to sell the silver in late summer to use the proceeds to … Continue reading

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