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Pakistan circulation gold, silver coins proposed

By Richard Giedroyc Could specie once more trump fiat money? Scholars attending the recent Islamic Ideology Council meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, think so. IIC Chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani is the head of this, the top religious organization in the … Continue reading

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Chet fondly recalled

Chet Krause’s positive attitude and dedication to numismatics is his lasting legacy to a coin collecting hobby he cared deeply for. Jeff Garrett, president of the American Numismatic Association, said he appreciates his time serving with Chet Krause on the … Continue reading

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Gold up as Britain bolts EU

The vote June 23 in Great Britain calling for that nation to leave the European Union is triggering, and will continue to trigger, dramatic global financial changes. Even people of such widely diverse backgrounds and orientations as globalist hedge fund … Continue reading

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CCAC picks quarters and medals, hears out palladium

Designs for four of five 2018 America the Beautiful quarters were chosen when the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) met June 27 in Colorado Springs, Colo. After discussion, the committee began by voting on Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore quarter. … Continue reading

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Hobby publisher Chet Krause dies

Numismatic News founder Chet Krause died June 25 at the age of 92. The first issue of what became a monthly and then weekly periodical was published Oct. 13, 1952. It originally sold for $2 a year. It helped revolutionize … Continue reading

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We’ll miss you, Chet

Chet Krause died over the weekend at the age of 92. I was traveling. My condolences to the family. It is probably appropriate that I was on the road when he passed as no individual was more responsible for opening … Continue reading

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Dealers and customers crave experiences

A key draw to initial and repeat business is how well any kind of business can develop a contact or visit with a prospective customer into a positive “experience.” Between having the merchandise available and competing on the basis of … Continue reading

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CFA selects 2018 quarters, Obama medal designs

Collectors got a first look at potential designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful quarters and Obama Presidential medals when the Commission of Fine Arts met June 16. The first quarter design up for consideration was Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National … Continue reading

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Silver medal marks Liberty’s return

Liberty is making a comeback. Gary Marks, former chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, wrote about the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15. “During my tenure as the chairman of the CCAC, I worked hard along with … Continue reading

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Check Coin and Currency set’s note

The United States Mint enjoys throwing curveballs with the Native American Dollar Coin and Currency sets, the most recent of which went on sale June 16. The series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve Notes in the 2016 sets come from different … Continue reading

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