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Classical to call New York sale

Triton XX, a sale to be held Jan. 10-11, 2017, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the New York International Numismatic Convention, will feature 1,696 lots of ancient Greek, Celtic, Oriental Greek, Central Asian, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, and Roman … Continue reading

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Japanese proofs in Heritage sale

A significant Japanese proof coin collection will be put on the auction block Jan. 8-9 by Heritage Auctions. The sale will occur at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the New York International Numismatic Convention. Just a handful of proof coins … Continue reading

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High grade, high rarity 1934 FRN

A top-of-the-population 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note is expected to be lead most it not all lots in Heritage Auctions’ FUN Currency Signature Auction, Jan. 4-10. The sale is at the Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Convention Center in conjunction with the … Continue reading

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Heritage offers rare gold error

It’s what’s inside that counts. Heritage Auctions will put a one-ounce gold American Eagle on the block that is struck on the wrong planchet. Instead of the standard .9167 fine gold, the coin is actually .9999 fine, meaning it was … Continue reading

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Mint output under one billion

November circulating coin production at the U.S. Mint fell to levels not seen since February. The 976.04 million coin output total beat February’s 930.26 million, but not by much. All other months of 2016 saw output well over 1 billion … Continue reading

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Quality rewarded at Las Vegas sale

Pristine quality made a huge difference in price Dec. 15 at Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ 19th Regency Sale in Las Vegas at the Professional Coin Grading Services Members Only Show. A Proof-68 Type II 1913 Buffalo nickel graded by PCGS … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Give back those gold Mercury dimes

With the United States Mint’s weekly sales period ending on Christmas Day, you can imagine how slow this week’s sales have been. In fact, the total for the gold Mercury dime actually went backwards by 35. The sales figure now … Continue reading

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Treasure hunters find gold prize

A father and his two young sons won a treasure hunt Dec. 17 that was sponsored by Bonanza Coins of Silver Spring, Md. They triumphed after just five of the daily clues were posted by Julian Leidman on the Bonanza … Continue reading

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Vegans want fat-free bank notes

A fierce debate has erupted in Great Britain over the presence of the smidgen of tallow used in the polymer pellets that provide the base substrate of the country’s new polymer £5 notes. The presence of the animal product was … Continue reading

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China honors Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s birth

Dr. Sun Yat-sen physician, revolutionary, founding father of the Republic of China, and the country’s first president, was born on Nov. 12, 1866. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth, the People’s Republic of China has struck an issue … Continue reading

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