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Russia, others move toward currency union

By Richard Giedroyc It’s not all about Crimea. Despite the rhetoric and saber rattling by both Russian and US politicians regarding the recent Russian occupation of the Crimean region of Ukraine, Russia’s true intentions become obvious not through its military … Continue reading

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Bass patterns to be sold by Heritage

Thirty United States pattern coins from the acclaimed collection of the late Texas business executive and philanthropist Harry W. Bass Jr. (1927-1998) will be offered without reserves during the Platinum Night auction conducted by Heritage Auctions Aug. 7, during the … Continue reading

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Rationing ends for silver Eagle

Rationing ended June 2 for supplies of 2014 silver American Eagle bullion coins sold by the U.S. Mint to its network of buyers called Authorized Purchasers. Since the financial crisis of 2008, demand from these purchasers has often exceeded the … Continue reading

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Buyers grab more hoard gold

After one week on sale, the gold coins from the Saddle Ridge Hoard had brought in about $6 million in sales. On June 4, amazon.com listed 483 coins still for sale, with kagins.com offering 39 coins. “Not bad out of … Continue reading

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1804 silver dollar to be sold at August ANA coin show

An 1804 silver dollar worth millions of dollars will go on the auction block Aug. 8 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. The Class III dollar will be sold by … Continue reading

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Spink marks largest note auction

By Kerry Rodgers On April 15-17 Spink London held its largest ever sale of world bank notes. Buyers from across the globe competed for more than 2,200 lots of issued notes, color trials, composite essays, die proofs and specimens. The … Continue reading

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New coin technology dominates 2014

By Richard Giedroyc You can’t say there is anything dull about modern numismatic manufacturing technology. In the past the collar was introduced to ensure a round coin. This was followed by reeded and lettered edges for security purposes. In more … Continue reading

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Sea salvaged bullion struck into coins

By Richard Giedroyc Coin collectors may be familiar with relic medals, but coins made from materials originating from similar sources are an unusual event. Relic medals are typically made from scrap salvaged from a statue, building, airplanes, trains, or other … Continue reading

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Scotland faces currency choice

By Richard Giedroyc You would think a referendum on independence would focus on politics, freedom of religion, language and customs, and the economy when a region considers voting to free itself from another nation. That isn’t Scotland, a potential independent … Continue reading

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1943 bronze cent error leads auction

The 487-lot Regency Auction VII saw fevered floor, phone, absentee and Internet bidding, with pre-bids pouring in up to the start of the three and a half hour sale May 22 in Las Vegas. Legend-Morphy partner Laura Sperber was “very … Continue reading

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