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Kagin declares for VP

The vice presidency of the American Numismatic Association is being sought by longtime numismatist and author Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D. He is currently serving a term on the ANA board of governors after having had two other terms earlier. Among … Continue reading

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Search goes on for errors in copper

Numismatic News reader Howard Sawicki has reported finding a 1983 cent that weighs 3.0 grams. The presumption in a case like this is that it must be copper, something it shouldn’t be because all cents were supposed to have been … Continue reading

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Virginia expands sales tax examption

Legal-tender coins have been added to Virginia’s sales tax exemption that applies to gold, silver and platinum bullion under a new law that will take effect Jan. 1, 2018, and sunset June 30, 2022, the Industry Council for Tangible Assets … Continue reading

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Survey misses gold buyers

Three weeks ago, I wrote how imports of physical gold and silver in China and India were much stronger in 2016 than indicated in reports from GFMS and the government of India (click here to read). There is even some … Continue reading

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Buying best coins you can afford is key

We appear to be experiencing a slow but steady increase in coin valuations. There haven’t been any great shifts in values this past week, but this isn’t a bad thing considering the continuing volatility of the commodity markets coupled with … Continue reading

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‘History in Your Hands’ forges ahead

Worried about if there will be a next generation of coin collectors? Looking to take action to help the future of the hobby? Consider the possibilities of working with the non-profit Chicago-based organization History in Your Hands Foundation. HIYHF provides … Continue reading

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Newton’s post office was in a hat

By Mark Hotz For this month, I selected another note from my collection for which I also happened to have a vintage postcard view of its bank, and so we will be traveling to Illinois to visit picturesque Newton. Newton … Continue reading

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Baltimore auction being readied

Stack’s Bowers is busy preparing the catalog for its auction for the Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo, March 30-April 2, at the Baltimore Convention Center. The currency portion of the sale is on March 30. Peter Traglia, director of currency for … Continue reading

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Blue titanium for blue whale

Pobjoy Mint has produced a number of colored titanium coins recently. Their latest issue is a 36.10 mm, 10.00 g, .990 blue titanium £2 depicting, appropriately, blue whales. Mintage is 7,500. The coin has been struck on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Cent production jumps in January

Having added a “P” mintmark to the Philadelphia cent, the United States Mint has also increased production. The January production figure of 515.2 million is almost 28 percent higher than the January 2016 figure and a whopping 46 percent more … Continue reading

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