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Italy seeks limit on coin imports

By Mark Fox Italy recently asked the United States to once again extend for another five years the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that restricts the U.S. importation of a wide range of archaeological material, including some ancient “coins of Italian … Continue reading

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Paz seeks ANA board seat

Idaho collector Oded Paz is running for a seat on the 2015 American Numismatic Association board of governors. “My main goal is bringing the ANA closer to the individual collector, local coin clubs and the smaller coin dealers around the … Continue reading

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Time to buy bullion with silver at low?

The price of silver is at its lowest point since February 2010. Should potential buyers be looking to get in at the present 5-year lows, or will sitting on the sidelines continue to be rewarded with still lower prices? When … Continue reading

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Gold price swings ‘predictable’

Last week, I discussed two new developments in the numismatic and precious metals markets. I did not discuss the action of the precious metals prices before and after the Federal Open Market Committee post-meeting announcements last Wednesday afternoon. What happened … Continue reading

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CCAC wants Liberty on coins

It’s been 83 years since Lady Liberty walked off the U.S. quarter, and there are those who think it’s time she return. “We took Liberty off coinage in the early 20th century,” said Gary Marks, chairman of the Citizens Coinage … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 commemoratives sought for 2019

It was almost 50 years ago when man first stepped foot on the moon. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee would like to see that accomplishment recognized with a commemorative coin program. It unanimously supported a 2019 Apollo 11 Moon Landing … Continue reading

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2015 First Spouse designs finalized

The United States Mint has announced the new designs for the 2015 First Spouse gold coins. The four honorees this year are Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson. The Bess Truman First Spouse gold coin reverse … Continue reading

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CCAC picks Twain, Reagan designs

Designs for coins that will honor Ronald Reagan, the United States’ 40th president, and Mark Twain, a novelist and humorist, were recommended when the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met March 5 in Portland, Ore. Reagan’s portrait will appear on the … Continue reading

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CPMX beats weather, dealers report strong sales

Weather-related travel delays impacted dealer attendance at this year’s Chicago Paper Money Expo, March 5-8, in Rosemont, Ill., but they didn’t dampen the spirits of most who attended the popular paper money outing. Now in its 21st year, the 2015 … Continue reading

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London changes gold rules

There are two significant fresh developments to cover, one affecting the precious metals markets this coming Friday and the other announced over this past weekend that will potentially impact numismatic and precious metals transactions. First, on March 20 the London … Continue reading

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