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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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Rare Chinese patterns in auction

By Kerry Rodgers Stack’s Bowers will be offering two rare pattern coins at the firm’s Hong Kong sale on Aug. 18-20. They provide a reminder that for the Chinese World War II commenced on the night of July 7, 1937, … Continue reading

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Gold Kennedy ready for ANA Rosemont show

A dual-dated gold 2014 Kennedy half dollar struck to honor the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the design will be available for sale at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The convention will be … Continue reading

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Mint testifies before House on coinage composition changes

The flag for steel-based U.S. coinage was waved by Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, at a June 11 hearing of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade of the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. He … Continue reading

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Buy gold now to take advantage of low price

Gold is down. So is silver. But the nation’s coin dealers view this as a buying  opportunity. The short term forecast is that the metals market will stay down. “I believe it’s going to remain pretty close to where it’s … Continue reading

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Gold medal awarded to Doolittle Raiders

The bravery of the Doolittle Raiders military service during World War II will be recognized with a Congressional Gold Medal. The medal recognizes the 80 men who volunteered for a surprise air attack on Japan on April 18, 1942, four … Continue reading

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Will collectors save America?

While the popular media reported on multiple record high closings for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index last week, did you realize that the spot price of silver outperformed both last week? Or did you realize that … Continue reading

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Russia, others move toward currency union

By Richard Giedroyc It’s not all about Crimea. Despite the rhetoric and saber rattling by both Russian and US politicians regarding the recent Russian occupation of the Crimean region of Ukraine, Russia’s true intentions become obvious not through its military … Continue reading

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