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CCAC reviews palladium, medal designs

Reviewing a U.S. Mint mock-up of the design for the 2017 American Eagle palladium bullion coin – what will be the U.S. Mint’s first – was among the highlights of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting held March 21. The … Continue reading

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Make a deal for bullion

I recently discussed how the sales of bullion-priced precious metals coins and bars have been selling slowly in U.S. markets at the same time demand has picked up in China, India and many parts of Europe. This slowdown in U.S. … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Sales numbers sometimes seem a bit odd

If you are watching 2017 America the Beautiful five-coin silver proof sets, you will notice something odd. This week’s total of 50,024 is 3,535 fewer than last week’s figure. In percentage terms, that’s quite a large adjustment. Could there have … Continue reading

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Special issues made for Berlin fair

A number of world mints produced issues specifically for the 46th World Money Fair (WMF) held in Berlin on Feb. 3-5. These included coins expressly struck for the fair as well as existing issues in special WMF packaging. As soon … Continue reading

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Avoid auction fever and overpaying

Are we stuck in a rut? If you watch the trading range for bullion gold and silver you would say yes. If you watch the trading range for common date gold and silver American Eagle coins, regardless of whether they … Continue reading

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J.S.G. Boggs challenged perceptions of money

Shown below is a work by money artist J.S.G. Boggs. He died recently, at age 62. In the 1990s, I wrote extensively about Boggs, having initially found reference to an upcoming exhibit of his work in Tampa, Fla. I called … Continue reading

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1838-C quarter eagle special in any grade

There are a number of important U.S. gold quarter eagles. One that should be on anyone’s short list is the 1838-C. It was the first quarter eagle to be produced at a facility other than the main Mint in Philadelphia, … Continue reading

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Chinese notes see auction action

Chinese notes provided the major auction action at Archives International Feb. 7-8 sale. Those from the Pogrebetsky Family Archives provided greatest interest. Several had served as plate notes in Alexander Pogrebetsky’s 1929 book, Currency and Finance of China. One such … Continue reading

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Bell coins issued by Polish Mint

Two coins attracted more than passing attention among new issues launched at Berlin’s World Money Fair. In recent years Mennica Polska has produced some remarkable large 3D numismatic works of art. This year was no exception. The two were massive, … Continue reading

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Coin mistakes in eye of beholder

What U.S. coins have been issued on which there is a mistake in the design? If you count faulty dies causing the mistake then mistakes start in 1796 with the Liberty large cent. If not, then the many improperly depicted … Continue reading

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