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Government nixes fantasy coin

By Richard Giedroyc There are some very imaginative non-circulating legal tender commemorative coins (NCLT) to be collected. There have been coins depicting the ill-fated ship Titanic issued in the name of a country bordering the Indian Ocean (The Titanic sank … Continue reading

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Coins similar to British £2 cause concern

When you consider how many different coins are issued worldwide it is amazing there aren’t more coin types that are identical in weight and diameter that could be used in vending machines in some other country. Although the British £2 … Continue reading

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Kennedy limit drops to one

The U.S. Mint reduced from two coins to one the number of proof gold Kennedy half dollars that buyers could purchase at its booth at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5-9. This limit reduction also applies … Continue reading

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Mint bullion bars the next collectible?

With Canada’s newest 10-ounce silver bullion bar design about to go on sale, collectors wonder if the bars themselves might have a value to them beyond their bullion content. “We are one of the largest sellers of Royal Canadian Mint … Continue reading

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Mint releases approved designs

Final designs were released July 29 by the U.S. Mint for the reverses of the 2015 America the Beautiful quarters. This will be the sixth year of the 12-year ATB cycle featuring a total of 56 designs. Five designs are … Continue reading

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Mint offers old Danish gold on web

Collectors who have ever wanted to purchase one or more of the recent Danish coins reported in World Coin News, but been unable to find a supplier, can now do so through the new webshop set up by the Royal … Continue reading

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More gold from sea

The second salvage process being conducted in the wreck of the S.S. Central America might not produce as much treasure as the first did in 1988, but an inventory of what has been recovered so far is enough to cause … Continue reading

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Visit coin shops to see what works

I have previously written about the educational value that collectors can obtain by visiting their local coin shops, even if it turns out that a local dealer is not really able to serve a particular collector’s interests. Coin dealers can … Continue reading

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9,000 Russian coins up for auction

By Igor Shneyderov Sincona AG in Zurich is preparing the third installment in their series of auctions of one of the greatest collections of Imperial Russian coins to come to market in the past 100 years. The Sincona collection, consisting … Continue reading

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High relief at low price = silver medal

This past April the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee asked the U.S. Mint to consider implementation of a national arts medal program. Now, it is going to offer a framework of what that program would look like. CCAC Chairman Gary Marks … Continue reading

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