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Selling for $188,000 on Nov. 5 was a Proof-65+ 1879 Flowing Hair $4 Stella gold piece at Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction at the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. The Professional Coin Grading Service-certified rarity was a highlight of … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction held on Sept. 17 realized $1,002,887 from the 1,149 lots on offer. Of the 12 top-selling items, all taking in excess of $10,000, seven came from Canada and … Continue reading
China is currently celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Cao Xueqin one of the nation’s greatest literary figures. The People’s Bank of China is marking the occasion with both gold and silver commemorative proofs: a 22 mm, 7.776 … Continue reading
The Spink New York sale in September proved extremely popular. The catalog came well-spiced with numerous rarities including a remarkable collection of British Royal Mint errors. A very rare, if not unique, 1876 “Mauritius” medal in gold attracted considerable attention. … Continue reading
Week by week, sales of bullion silver American Eagles are nearing a new record since the United States Mint began selling the coins in 1986. As of Nov. 11, the Mint has sold 41,938,500 silver Eagles in 2015. The current … Continue reading
A fake coin in a fake holder has been called frighteningly deceptive by Dwight Manley, owner of Fullerton Coins & Stamps in Fullerton, Calif., and managing partner of the California Gold Marketing Group, who assisted a quarter-century ago in breaking … Continue reading
Buyers with cash are gaining the upper hand in significant areas of the market. I walked the floor at the Baltimore Winter Expo last week. The activity there was about the lightest I have seen over the years of attending … Continue reading
Gold and silver prices are slipping once again, coming close to setting new lows not seen in over five years. As of Nov. 11, Kitco reports the price of gold at $1,086 with silver at $14.35. Since Oct. 12, gold … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers Following the success of Spink’s April sale it would not have been unexpected if the world bank note market had taken time out to catch its collective breath. Not so. The firm’s fall sale in September continued … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Would you clean your copper coins with vinegar? How about using toothpaste on your nickel and silver composition coins? Well, in India some people are subscribing to this suggestion. No, they aren’t coin collectors – I hope. … Continue reading