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Canada recalls rescued Norwegian gold

In 1940 53 tons of gold were spirited out of Norway under the noses of the invading German forces and shipped first to Britain and then Canada. Seventy-five years on the Royal Canadian Mint has recalled the remarkable events that … Continue reading

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Order date nears for reverse proof

June 30 is fast approaching and coin collectors are getting ready to place their orders for the very first reverse proof Presidential dollar coin. It will be the centerpiece of the Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set. Issue price … Continue reading

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March of Dimes set prices advance

Prices are on the rise for the March of Dimes silver proof set on the secondary market. If you own one or are thinking about purchasing a set, be sure to read on so you can keep up to date. … Continue reading

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PCGS creates new holder

A new holder has been introduced by the Professional Coin Grading Service. It will help preserve the coins in them as well as fight counterfeiting, the firm says. The completely redesigned holders include an embedded hologram and a Quick Response … Continue reading

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CPMX show dates announced

The 22nd Annual Chicago Paper Money Exposition will be held Friday through Sunday, March 18-20, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, Ill. Booth setup and Professional Preview Day will be Thursday, March 17, 2016. … Continue reading

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Swiss bank UBS to cooperate with Justice Department

Last Wednesday, five banks, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup from the US, Barclay’s and Royal Bank of Scotland from the United Kingdom, and UBS from Switzerland, agreed to pay fines totaling more than $5 billion to settle charges over rigging prices … Continue reading

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Philippines to make coin hoarding illegal

By Richard Giedroyc You know you have a bad economic situation when your government makes it clear candy is not legal tender and cannot be used as a substitute for coins when making change. Making change by substituting candy for … Continue reading

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Pakistan works on currency problems

By Richard Giedroyc The Finance Department of the Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan’s central bank, announced March 31 that all banking businesses should stop re-issuing older design 10- and 100-rupee bank notes. According to the March 31 The News Teller newspaper, … Continue reading

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Watermelon $100 tops CSNS sale

An 1890 $100 “Watermelon” Treasury Note, Fr. 377, from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society was the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Society Currency Signature Auction, April 22-28 in Chicago. The rarity, noted for its zeroes … Continue reading

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Holey Dollar goes to auction in July

The pierced five shilling coins issued in New South Wales in 1813 are an integral part of Australian history. They glory in the name “Holey Dollar.” Less than 100 are believed to still exist. Most show their age. High grade … Continue reading

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