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Of billionaires, cents and memories

I was trying to figure out what the Friday poll question should be this week. (You can find the current question on the home page of NumismaticNews.net.) The winner was, “Have you found a 2018-dated coin in your change yet?” … Continue reading

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2018 COTY Ceremony Photo Gallery

On Saturday, Feb. 3, in cooperation with the World Money Fair and The Journal of East Asian Numismatics, trophies were presented to the winners in the annual Coin of the Year competition held by Krause Publications, parent company of World … Continue reading

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First 2018 cent shows up late

While Wall Street tries to figure out why the stock market tumbled from January records, coin collectors might be sitting on the answer. We are not superior economic experts, but we do monitor something that might prove to be useful. … Continue reading

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Billionaire buys Seated Liberty dollar collection

A billionaire has purchased a set of Seated Liberty silver dollars with the help of David Lawrence Rare Coins. The Virginia Beach, Va., numismatic firm announced Feb. 13 that it had acquired the set on behalf of a partner, Dell … Continue reading

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Margin calls depress gold

From its peak close on Jan. 26 to the close on Feb. 8, the Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 major U.S. stocks declined 10.4 percent. In the same time frame, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 10.2 percent … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Little notice paid to tenth-ounce gold

It is going to be a long slog to reach sellout status for the American Liberty tenth-ounce 2018 gold proof coin. Mintage limit is set at 135,000. In the opening days of sales, the Mint vended 14,741. That’s not quite … Continue reading

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Damage to dies shows up on coins

By F. Michael Fazzari Many things need to come together to make a single coin. Obviously, a die with the coin’s image is very important, but it would be useless without a planchet and some means to forcefully bring the … Continue reading

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Illegal treasure hunting active in Romania

The circumstances under which a nation exerts its right to its cultural patrimony are increasingly being applied worldwide through Memorandum of Understanding and other agreements. Due to rampant smuggling and illegal excavations during 2017, Romania was thrust onto the front … Continue reading

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Next Legend sale in May

Legend Rare Coin Auctions will sell two important collections in the firm’s 26th Regency Auction. It is looking for other consignments also. Legend will call the official auction of the Professional Coin Grading Service May 2018 Members Only Show in … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Rolls yield 40 percent-silver Kennedys

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins magazine editor … Continue reading

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