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Ballots mailed in ANA election

Members of the American Numismatic Association should have ballots for this year’s election in hand. Voting is scheduled to end July 1 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time. If you wonder why the time is so precise, it is because in … Continue reading

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Collectors get buying opportunity

If you are an investor, right now you might feel like you should run for the hills. If you are a collector, you should be preparing to buy. The price of gold and silver continue to sink, taking the value … Continue reading

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PNG posts star-powered video

A 22-year-old coin collecting video starring actor James Earl Jones has been put on the Professional Numismatists Guild YouTube.com channel. Access to the award-winning video is free. “An important part of our educational effort is the video, ‘Money: History in … Continue reading

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Mint to end mail orders Oct. 1

Telephones and computers rule. Acceptance of mail orders will be discontinued by the U.S. Mint Oct. 1. On May 26, the Mint said it will return any mail orders it receives after Sept. 30. However, at least for a time, … Continue reading

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Gold in vault, yes or no?

Officially the United States government holds about 261 million ounces of gold reserves. The last audit of this gold was 64 years ago. However, in testimony to Congress a few years back, the general counsel for the Federal Reserve testified … Continue reading

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Pricing comes to ‘The Numismatist’

The American Numismatic Association has announced a collaboration between its flagship publication, The Numismatist, and The Coin Dealer Newsletter (CDN), providing ANA members with what it calls “a reliable retail pricing tool for collectible U.S. and Early American coinage.” Beginning … Continue reading

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Jacksonville medal honors Carr design

Established in 1947, the Greater Jacksonville, Fla., Coin Club has marked its 70th anniversary with a Dan Carr Medal. The obverse features Carr’s rendition of the Walking Liberty design, with a legend carrying the club name, “Seventieth Anniversary,” and a … Continue reading

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Mint errors look appealing to some

Collectors often desire beautiful, flashy coins in Mint State, as close to perfection as possible. But one group of collectors wants imperfect coins. The more dramatic the imperfection, the better. These coins can be unattractive, even ugly, and may not … Continue reading

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Swiss 50 franc wins IBNS award

The International Bank Note Society has announced that its voting membership has selected the Swiss National Bank to receive the IBNS “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2016. With almost 120 new bank notes released worldwide during 2016, over … Continue reading

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ANS creates Roman identifier

The American Numismatic Society has made it possible to identify coins of the Roman empire by searching images. It has launched a new interface for Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE), which allows non-specialists, hobbyists, collectors, archaeologists, and others … Continue reading

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