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Silver American Eagle back on sale

One-ounce silver American Eagle bullion coins went on sale Nov. 17 for the first time since the U.S. Mint said it had run out of the coins on Nov. 5. The Mint had 1,525,000 to allocate (ration) among its Authorized … Continue reading

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How difficult is it to strike coins?

Last week, I described the announced plans of the Middle East terrorist group ISIS to strike and issue gold, silver and copper circulating coinage where the gold and silver coins would trade on the basis of their intrinsic metal value. … Continue reading

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1882 $20 rarity tops Baltimore auction

A “Triple Signature” 1882 $20 Gold Certificate, Fr. 1175a, took the lead in Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale Oct. 30 in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Graded PCGS Choice New 64 PPQ, and listed as the highest … Continue reading

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Philippines law seeks to ban coin collecting

By Richard Giedroyc Coin collectors living in the Philippines could become an endangered species once Philippines House of Representatives Bill Number 4411 becomes law. The House bill introduced in May is titled “An Act Penalizing the Hoarding of Legal Tender … Continue reading

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Denmark stops printing bank notes, minting coins

By Richard Giedroyc Denmark is one step closer to becoming the first modern cashless society. The Nationalbanken or Danish central bank announced on Oct. 21 that it will stop printing bank notes and likely issuing coins by the end of … Continue reading

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ISIS gold coins?

During the 1972-1973 school year at the University of Michigan Business School, which was my junior year, Marina von Neumann Whitman came to address the students and faculty. Whitman, the daughter of famed mathematician John von Neumann, was then serving … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe to import coins to fix shortage

By Richard Giedroyc Officially it’s a multi-currency regime. Local people likely have other names for it that would land them in jail for criticizing the government. Regardless, their comments wouldn’t be fit to print here. Zimbabwe is once again struggling … Continue reading

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Public COTY vote mirrors judges most of the time

The public voting in a parallel online World Coin News’ Coin of the Year ballot agreed with the international panel of judges in six of 10 categories when the votes were counted. Austria’s three winners again were the top choices … Continue reading

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Austria leads in first round of Coin of the Year voting

Three Austrian coins came out on top during the first round of World Coin News’ Coin of the Year Award voting by an international panel of judges that concluded Nov. 9. A 100-euro gold coin, KM-3225, issued in the Austrian … Continue reading

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Rare President Harrison Peace medal at auction

A newly discovered silver President Benjamin Harrison Indian Peace Medal, will highlight Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Showcase and Rarities Night Auction Feb. 5-6, 2015. It is one of 18 issued to members of the Southern Cheyenne and Arapahoe … Continue reading

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