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July gold eagle sales best yet in 2015

A weakening gold price has pushed sales of gold American Eagles to their best month yet in 2015. The United States Mint reported July 21 that it had sold 101,000 one-ounce, 6,000 half-ounce, 20,000 quarter-ounce and 95,000 tenth-ounce gold Eagles … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers slates world coin, paper sale

German, French and British coins will be among the highlights of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ world coin, ancient coin and world paper money auction that will be held during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont Ill. Among … Continue reading

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How much gold in China?

Last Friday, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) reported that the central bank now had gold reserves of 1,658 tons (53.3 million ounces), an increase of 604 tons from the 1,054 tons … Continue reading

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Zerbe awarded to Pearlman

The Farran Zerbe Award will be given to Donn Pearlman Aug. 14 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. It is the highest honor the ANA can give. “I am humbled and honored to be … Continue reading

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Legal Tender $100 tops Knight auction

A “Spread Eagle” $100 Legal Tender Note, Fr. 167a, swept passed all other lots to take top honors in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ Memphis International Paper Money Show Auction, June 18-20. The rarity, once part of the William Anton Sr. … Continue reading

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Kennedy dollar and medal set on sale

The Kennedys showed their lasting popularity July 9 when the United States Mint released the Kennedy Presidential dollar and First Spouse medal set. It went on back order that same day. By July 12, the Mint reported it had sold … Continue reading

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Heritage to hold CICF 2016 auction

Heritage Auctions will present the official auction of the 2016 Chicago International Coin Fair taking place April 14-17, 2016, in Rosemont, Ill. The 2016 show and auctions will be held at a new venue, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, … Continue reading

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Marshals rotated die error found

Numismatic News reader Bill Abernethy is first to report finding a major error on 2015-W U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary $5 proof gold piece. The coin was struck with 68 degree counter clockwise rotated dies. It is the only modern … Continue reading

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Ike set limit drops to 2

A reduction in the household order limit to 2 has been announced by the U.S. Mint for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin and Chronicles set when it goes on sale Aug. 11. This is a reduction from the 5 that … Continue reading

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Vienna next in children’s coin series

Austrian Mint released its seventh silver 10-euro coin in its series of the country’s provinces interpreted by its children. The latest piece, issued in June, honors Vienna, one of Austria’s nine administrative regions. The delightful reverse by 11-year-old Viktoria Pinzer … Continue reading

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