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Kennedy set to sell for $99.95

A four-coin silver Kennedy 50th anniversary set will be priced at $99.95 when it goes on sale at the U.S. Mint later this year. An availability date has not been established yet. Comprising the set are a reverse proof from … Continue reading

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Gardner sale brings almost $20 million

One thin dime went for a very fat $881,250 at the Heritage Eugene H. Gardner Collection auction June 23 in New York City. The 1796 coin, which was graded MS-67 by the Professional Coin Grading Service, is the finest known … Continue reading

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Prices going, going, gone

Are you willing to pay upward of $3,000 for a coin that sold for $424.75 only three months ago? Buyers interested in the Baseball Hall of Fame coins are paying that and more for a multitude of graded and special … Continue reading

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Engelhard bars gain collector value

A numismatic dream is to acquire an item at face value or on the basis of metal value, then later sell it for a collector premium. There are endless marketing campaigns that try to make what I consider high-priced bullion … Continue reading

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Dealers report good buying and selling at Memphis IPMS

World notes, U.S. nationals, type and obsoletes were all in demand, and dealers were generally pleased with sales and buying opportunities at the 38th Annual International Paper Money Show at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis. The show, which … Continue reading

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Numismatic Congress to be held in Costa Rica

The second Numismatic Congress of Central America is slated for Sept. 25-27 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The latest research on Central and South American numismatics will be shared in multiple presentations during the three-day-event. It is hoped the Congress … Continue reading

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Baseball coin deliveries still lag

Waiting for delivery of Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins has taxed the patience of many Mint customers. As of mid June most silver and clad HOF coins remained to be shipped. The bright spot is the 50,000 gold $5 … Continue reading

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Matte proof Peace dollars sold

Matte proof High Relief 1922 Peace dollars whose pedigree traces back directly to Mint Director Raymond T. Baker were the stars of  Ira and Larry Goldberg’s pre-Long Beach sale held June 1-4. Bringing $458,250 was a Professional Coin Grading Service Proof-67 … Continue reading

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Rush for gold Kennedy half dollar at ANA show?

The gold Kennedy half dollar will be first released by the U.S. Mint at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in August. Is it worth it for collectors to show up and buy those coins just so they … Continue reading

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Avoid bank account trap

The provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) became law in March 2010. The law and its associated regulations are designed to improve compliance by U.S. taxpayers in reporting and paying taxes due on foreign-based assets. In the … Continue reading

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