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Obsolete bank note proof book tops Heritage auction

A leather-bound book containing proof sheets of rare obsoletes that once belonging to noted 19th-century bank note engraver James Smillie realized $64,625 in Heritage’s Long Beach Expo Currency Signature Auction, Sept. 3-8 in Long Beach, Calif. Prices include the 17.5 … Continue reading

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Lissner sale trebles pre-sale estimates

Record prices were achieved by the sale of The Richard L. Lissner Collection called Aug. 1-2 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, just prior to the annual summer convention of the American Numismatic Association. Total of prices realized was $6,993,661 (including … Continue reading

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American Numismatic Society seeks librarian

American Numismatic Society, New York City, invites applications for the position of the Francis D. Campbell Librarian in its Harry W. Bass Jr. Library. The society is looking for an outgoing, well-educated individual to be in charge of the library … Continue reading

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Carson City Coin Collectors attend regional meet

Twenty-six members of the Carson City Coin Collectors of America attended the club’s 2014 regional meeting in Carson City on Aug. 22 at the Carson Nugget Casino. The event was held in conjunction with the Nevada State Museum’s coin show. … Continue reading

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Token collectors honor Campbell

H. Robert (Bob) Campbell of Salt Lake City, Utah, received the 2014 James J. Curto Award this past Labor Day weekend at the National Token Collectors Association Annual Token Show in Omaha, Nebraska. The Curto Award, presented annually by the … Continue reading

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Virginia Numismatic Association hosts convention

The Virginia Numismatic Association will hold its 56th annual convention, coin and currency show, Sept. 26-28 at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, Fredericksburg, Va. Hours are Friday and Saturday,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Tucson Coin Club slates coin show Oct. 19

The Tucson Coin Club will be hold a coin show on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Fraternal Order of the Police located in Tucson, Ariz.  The show hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. … Continue reading

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1792 silver-center cent brings in $705,000

More than $28 million was realized Sept. 3-7 by Heritage Auctions sales of coins and paper money in Long Beach. Leading the results for U.S. coins was a 1792 silver-center cent, which sold for $705,000. The coin was graded MS-61+ … Continue reading

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Senate candidate seeks return to gold standard

Return to the gold standard is called for by a New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate. Jeffrey Bell, a fiscal and economic conservative, is challenging Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. in the Nov. 4 election on this numismatically related proposition. Bell says … Continue reading

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Loyal buyers buoy 5-ounce silver coin series

America the Beautiful (ATB) 5-ounce silver coins are big, bold and sought after by collectors and investors alike. Those loyal to the series will be buying the latest ATB release – Great Sand Dunes. “I’d say about 80 percent are … Continue reading

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