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- Letters to the Editor (March 1, 2016) Mint makes fast delivery of flawless Twain coinJust for the record, I received notification from the U.S. Mint that my Mark Twain silver dollar coin had been shipped on Feb. 2. It arrived Feb. 6. Four days. It must be some kind of record. The coin is flawless. Thank you U.S. Mint. Klaus Schwalfenberg Torrance, Calif. ‘S’ mint quarters ...
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Why does a coin dealer cross the road? To get to the other side where his Chicago International Coin Fair clients awaited him April 14-17 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Once dealers made the trek … Continue reading
They’re back, and it certainly isn’t a good thing. Counterfeit 5-franc coins valued at an exchange rate of about $5 U.S. have been detected in increasing numbers throughout the past two years. Switzerland’s 5-franc coin is one of the highest … Continue reading
The best teachers make their subject both interesting and entertaining. I’ve only taken three history courses: Religion, U.S., and World; and one of those teachers was everything you should expect. I can still remember the class he went into detail … Continue reading
By Peter Huntoon and Jamie Yakes Deja vu. The Treasury Department conducted a major paper experiment in 1940 that resulted in the testing of three different papers on $1 Series of 1935A Silver Certificates using out-of-sequence serial numbers from blocks … Continue reading
An octuple ducat of the city of Gdansk sold for 240,000 euro at Künker spring-auction March 14-18 in Osnabrück, Germany. About 5,700 lots in four auction catalogs realized a combined 10.7 million euro. From what was then called the city … Continue reading
A wide assortment of world and ancient coins, totaling more than 4,600 lots altogether, will provide the ideal setting for discriminating collectors to significantly enhance their collections in Heritage Auctions’ April 14-19, 2016 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature® … Continue reading
Every Chicago International Coin Fair brings out the best in quality world and ancient coins presented by some of the top dealers and auctions houses in the world. This year’s CICF, running from Thurs., April 14 to Sun., April 17 … Continue reading
By Terry Hanlon Savvy investors know that owning precious metals can provide a de facto insurance policy for balanced financial portfolios. History shows precious metals, whether in physical or ETF form, operate as the ultimate hedge against inflationary concerns. But … Continue reading
More than 10 years ago, I served for two years as the only coin dealer on the American Numismatic Association Future of the Hobby Committee. Former ANA president John Wilson chaired it. David Harper of Numismatic News was one of … Continue reading