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Boar appears on Mongolian coin pair

The latest issue in the Mongolian Wildlife Protection series is now out. This year, the coins feature Sus scrofa, commonly known as the Wild Boar, Wild Swine or Eurasian Wild Pig. As usual in this long-lived series, the silver 500 … Continue reading

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Non-standard ‘C’ oddity spotted on note

By Peter Huntoon Tom Conklin spotted the non-standard ‘C’ in the right serial number on this Series of 1929 note owned by Matt Draiss from The First National Bank of Windham, N.Y., charter 12164. As shown on the blowup at … Continue reading

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Hunting for trophy coins can prove rewarding

There are men who have what some people call trophy wives. Another coin dealer recently pointed out to me that some coin collectors own what we could call trophy coins. These coins, of course, are the more desirable scarce or … Continue reading

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New dealer insurance from PNG

A new insurance program has been set up by the Professional Numismatists Guild. The enhanced plan is available to current and new PNG members. It is underwritten by Willis Towers Watson, a global leader in coin, paper currency and precious … Continue reading

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Coppers in Goldberg sale

Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers will conduct the firm’s Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction June 10-13. Highlights will include the Ora Eads collection of odd and curious money, world and ancient coins. For U.S. coin collectors, a highlight will be the … Continue reading

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Branch proofs mysterious and valuable

By Ginger Rapsus Specially struck coins for special occasions. That could describe almost any proof coin. But there exist a few beautiful coins that indeed are special. Those are the proof coins struck at branch mints and not at Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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Baseball medals go on sale

When I was a kid back in the 1960s, I collected coins. I also collected baseball cards. I remember heading off to a local retailer in the summertime we kids called the little store, as opposed to the supermarket some … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers to auction gold

A collection of about 220 $20 gold pieces will open the Stack’s Bowers auction of the Beasley and Fairmont Collections and other important properties June 21, 22, 25 and 26. This is the official auction of the Whitman Coin and … Continue reading

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Hand them something strange

What U.S. legal tender coins and paper currency could be spent and possibly spark enough interest to encourage a new numismatist? Over the past several months, I have aggressively spent $2 Federal Reserve Notes when paying for purchases. This causes … Continue reading

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Celtic hoard to be sold June 4

Britain’s “Celtic Coins,” a.k.a. Chris Rudd Ltd., have announced that on Monday, June 4, the firm will be offering for sale coins from the fabled Quidenham hoard via their website: www.celticcoins.com/. The posting is scheduled that morning for 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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