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Last week, the price of gold dropped almost five percent, silver was down almost 10 percent, platinum fell nearly seven percent, and palladium was off close to eight percent. Are precious metals crashing? Yet, at last Friday’s closes, gold’s price … Continue reading
In August New Zealand’s media reported that the country’s capital, Wellington, was “awash” with fake $50s. This may have been something of a journalistic exaggeration. The notes concerned were those currently being replaced by a new polymer issue. Earlier in … Continue reading
Want to avoid being charged with money laundering? All you have to do is trade in Bitcoins – as long as you use them in the United States, according to a circuit court judge. In one of the most unusual … Continue reading
By Bill Brandimore The markets seem to be more positive based on results out of the American Numismatic Association convention auctions. I do note weaker PMG and PCGS realized values for 65 graded notes. 66 graded notes seem to be … Continue reading
Selections from the Howard Franklin Bowker East Asian Collection brought high prices at the Champion Auction Aug. 23 in Hong Kong. Proceeds from the Bowker benefit auction will be used for the promotion of numismatics, including digitization and education projects. … Continue reading
Buyers continue to show high interest in coins made of gold. Collectors grabbed another 4,029 100th anniversary Standing Liberty quarters. The total now stands at 79,367. Maximum mintage is 100,000. Bullion buyers made September the third most active gold Eagle … Continue reading
One of just nine known 1870-S silver dollars and the third finest known 1920-S gold $20 will highlight a New York City auction to be called by Heritage Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 at the Waldorf-Astoria. According to the catalog, … Continue reading
A chance to win $5,000 is being offered by Kagin’s, Inc., in a contest to choose the auction catalog cover for the official American Numismatic Association National Money Show Sale, which will be held March 9-11, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. … Continue reading
The process by which the U.S. Mint comes up with the designs for the series of America the Beautiful Quarters does not include any input from the general public. Does that seem fair to you? It sure doesn’t to me. … Continue reading