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First four gold Kennedys go for $20,000

If you could earn $20,000 by waiting all night outside the convention center hosting the American Numismatic Association’s World Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill., you would probably do it. That’s the value of being first in line to buy … Continue reading

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Long times spent in line to get gold Kennedy

Welcome from overcast Rosemont, Ill., where I’m looking out my hotel room at 7:11 am. at the long line of people waiting to get into the convention center and obtain one of 500 coveted tickets that will allow them to buy … Continue reading

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$50 silver sooner than you think?

In mid-July, my column discussed the huge increase in short sales of silver commodity contracts on the COMEX during June and into early July.  The net increase of 240 million ounces of paper silver owed to buyers of these contracts … Continue reading

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Rare No. 1 top lot at Memphis

An Original Series No. 1 $1 from the First National Bank of Hilsborough, N.H., with the Jeffries-Spinner signature combination sold for a hammer price of $70,000 in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ Memphis IPMS 2014 auction. The note, featured in a … Continue reading

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Government nixes fantasy coin

By Richard Giedroyc There are some very imaginative non-circulating legal tender commemorative coins (NCLT) to be collected. There have been coins depicting the ill-fated ship Titanic issued in the name of a country bordering the Indian Ocean (The Titanic sank … Continue reading

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Coins similar to British £2 cause concern

When you consider how many different coins are issued worldwide it is amazing there aren’t more coin types that are identical in weight and diameter that could be used in vending machines in some other country. Although the British £2 … Continue reading

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Kennedy limit drops to one

The U.S. Mint reduced from two coins to one the number of proof gold Kennedy half dollars that buyers could purchase at its booth at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5-9. This limit reduction also applies … Continue reading

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Mint bullion bars the next collectible?

With Canada’s newest 10-ounce silver bullion bar design about to go on sale, collectors wonder if the bars themselves might have a value to them beyond their bullion content. “We are one of the largest sellers of Royal Canadian Mint … Continue reading

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Mint releases approved designs

Final designs were released July 29 by the U.S. Mint for the reverses of the 2015 America the Beautiful quarters. This will be the sixth year of the 12-year ATB cycle featuring a total of 56 designs. Five designs are … Continue reading

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Mint offers old Danish gold on web

Collectors who have ever wanted to purchase one or more of the recent Danish coins reported in World Coin News, but been unable to find a supplier, can now do so through the new webshop set up by the Royal … Continue reading

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