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Eight British Royal Mint commemoratives in 2016

In early November Britain’s Royal Mint released details of the eight commemoratives it has planned for 2016. They all concern the nation’s history in one way or another. First up, and way ahead of the field, is the 90th birthday … Continue reading

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Binion $10,000 highlight of FUN auction

A choice uncirculated $10,000 1934 Green Seal note that once greeted gamblers in the entryway to Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas is estimated to sell for $125,000 at Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction’s Platinum Night, Jan. … Continue reading

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Old dogs argue about new tricks

The adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” should not apply to professional numismatists as we must be both vigilant and open-minded in order to detect the latest batch of fakes produced using evolving technology. This is good … Continue reading

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Look past key dates for top quarters

Mitchell Spivack of Wondercoins.com has spent over 30 years on building top quarter sets. He said focus on the key date 1932-D and 1932-S quarters make collectors overlook other rarities in the series. “There are MS-65 1932-D and 1932-S quarters … Continue reading

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Money: Good or evil?

It seems like almost everyone has heard the phrase “money is the root of all evil” during their lives. There are a lot of people who believe that statement to be true. For such people, they suffer from two misconceptions. … Continue reading

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Unique Rhyolite $10 tops sale

A recently surfaced $10 note on The First National Bank of Rhyolite, Nev., charter P8686 (featured on the cover of the September 2015 issue of Bank Note Reporter) was the top lot in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ PCDA 2015 sale, … Continue reading

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Australia puts stars on three-coin set

The success of the Royal Australian Mint’s domed silver coins celebrating the Southern Night Sky, has led the mint to announce a further three-coin series honoring the constellations of the northern hemisphere. Once again the coins will be struck on … Continue reading

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Bulgaria to release coin, dump bank note

By Richard Giedoryc Bulgaria has a new ringed bimetallic 2-leva coin as of Dec. 7, with the coin planned to eventually replace the bank note of the same denomination. According to Bulgaria National Bank information, the new coin has a … Continue reading

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Numismatic auctions in 2015 reviewed

By Mike Thorne Did you buy any coins at auction in 2015? Sell any? If the answer is no to either or both of these questions, you may be missing out on some golden opportunities. In this article, I’ll sample … Continue reading

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Doubled-die 2015 cent identified

Rodger Ryan is credited with finding what might be the strongest doubled die known so far on the date of a Lincoln cent for the entire 21st century! Only the 2006 Lincoln cent: DDO-001 shows overall stronger doubling of the … Continue reading

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