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FUN waits for Eagles

Gold and silver buyers interested in 2016-dated bullion coins were acting very picky at the Florida United Numismatists convention Jan. 7-10 in Tampa, Fla. They could afford to be as no actual 2016 coins were available from the Mint until … Continue reading

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Protected: Contributor’s Newsletter Schedule (Quarter One, 2016)

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Protected: Contributor’s Newsletter Introduction (Quarter One, 2016)

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Gold up in pesos

The price of gold is quoted worldwide in U.S. dollars, though payments in other nations are normally made in the local currencies.  As measured in U.S. dollars, the price of gold fell 11.1 percent over the course of 2015.  By … Continue reading

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Rarities auctioned at FUN

Offerings of great rarities and spectacular errors were featured in the official Heritage Auctions Florida United Numismatists convention sale Jan. 6-8 and 10-11. Leader of the pack was an 1894-S Barber dime that sold for $1,997,500, including a 17.5 percent … Continue reading

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New Zealand note causes a stir

Following release of New Zealand’s new “brighter money” $10 note, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has announced it will be contributing to a study of the panel that appears as part of the design on the face of the … Continue reading

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Essays among attractions at Spink auction

By Kerry Rodgers Spink London’s sale in early December provided collectors with a pleasant interlude in the lead up to Christmas. As expected, the substantial number of essays, trials, proofs, and specimens on offer provoked considerable auction room activity. Of … Continue reading

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Gold Eagles set pace in 2015

The Mint registered a strong bullion coin sales year in 2015. The number of ounces of gold American Eagle bullion coins sold rose by 52.81 percent. For the gold Buffalo, the increase was 24.22 percent.For the silver one-ounce American Eagle, … Continue reading

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Best secured show list released

Col. Steven Ellsworth, retired, of the Butternut Company has announced the annual selection of “The Best Secured Coin Shows for year 2015.” Ellsworth attended over 40 coin shows and conventions in 2015, closely observing and evaluating the various types of … Continue reading

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