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Bidding competition at NY INC boosts prices

For many months now world coin rarities, particularly in high grade, have been fetching top prices at auctions in the United States. Those soaring prices have no doubt helped contribute to the presence of further extraordinary rarities at recent sales. … Continue reading

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Any competitors for silver Eagle?

When it comes to demand for the silver American Eagle bullion coin, is there anywhere else to go but up? Kenneth Lewis, chief operating officer of APMEX, Oklahoma City, Okla., said that the silver Eagle market has grown over the … Continue reading

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Greek debt crisis will impact gold

The government of Greece owes more than 400 billion euros worth of debt to the European Central Bank and to major banks in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere. There are no reasonable prospects that more than a tiny fraction of … Continue reading

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Winthrop Collection auction funds ALS research

Over $1.3 million was realized at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Sale of the Stephen Winthrop Collection Feb. 6. The entire proceeds will be given to the Stephen VanR. Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University to support research. … Continue reading

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Garrett declares candidacy for ANA president

American Numismatic Association Vice President Jeff Garrett announced he will run for the ANA presidency in this year’s election. The professional rare coin dealer has served as a board member for the last six years. Garrett said, “The ANA has … Continue reading

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Mintmarks can move

Numismatic News reader Curtis Jordan of Michigan submitted an interesting coin in the form of a 1989-D Lincoln cent with a very low mintmark. The Denver mintmark on his cent is positioned much further south than what was considered the … Continue reading

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Will Uncle Sam get your IRA?

I have written a number of times that I expect the U.S. government will eventually take or somehow get control of all assets in private retirement accounts, including precious metals individual retirement accounts. The basic reason for this expectation is … Continue reading

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Kurdistan militants seek own currency

By Richard Giedroyc First it was ISIS, the terrorist group determined to re-establish a medieval-style caliphate in what is now Syria and Iraq, that announced it was going to issue its own money. Now the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) … Continue reading

An image supposed to be that of the PKK's currency.
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Will collectors boldly buy ‘Star Trek’ coins?

On Feb. 16 The Perth Mint will release both the U.S.S. Enterprise and Captain James T. Kirk imaged in silver. It is 49 years since Gene Roddenberry launched the Star Trek series and it is still running hot. The two, … Continue reading

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Coinage of Roman Republic Online aids numismatic research

The American Numismatic Society, in collaboration with the British Museum and the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, has launched another major tool to aid in the identification, research and cataloging of the coins of the ancient world. Coinage … Continue reading

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