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Mint director looks at special 2016 coins

Future coin launches by the U.S. Mint at American Numismatic Association shows were not taken off the table by Deputy Mint Director Richard Peterson when he spoke to Numismatic News Aug. 7 at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, … Continue reading

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ANA dealer results down

Behind the razzmatazz of the proof gold Kennedy half dollar sales on the floor of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5-9 in Rosemont, Ill., dealers with bourse tables were not happy with their commercial results. “The … Continue reading

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PCGS honors Adams, Ivy, Ruddy

The PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more past and current distinguished professional numismatists. The new members are Edgar H. Adams, Steve Ivy and James F. Ruddy. The 2014 induction ceremony was part of the PCGS … Continue reading

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Dealers close down in Minnesota

At last week’s American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill., I was able to gather many more details on the evolution of the Minnesota coin dealer registration law that became effective July 1. Apparently, Minnesota was the … Continue reading

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Debate ensues over ancient coins

By Richard Giedroyc Views, both pro and con, regarding what should be done about a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt that among other things addresses private ownership of ancient Egyptian coins were presented recently at a meeting of the … Continue reading

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Note readers to be distributed

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing plans to distribute currency reader devices at no cost to eligible blind or visually impaired persons, as one component of its initiative to provide meaningful access to U.S. currency. Program details were presented at … Continue reading

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Shafer earns Zerbe award

Hall of Fame numismatist Neil Shafer will be presented with the American Numismatic Association’s highest honor, the 2014 Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, on Aug. 8 during the Awards Banquet at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The … Continue reading

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July bullion sales low; is August next?

July closed with the worst monthly bullion sales of the year for silver Eagles, America The Beautiful silver 5-ounce bullion, platinum Eagles and gold Buffaloes. Gold Eagles sales for July were the second-lowest of 2014. No additional gold Buffaloes or … Continue reading

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Mint plans to fulfill all demand for gold Kennedys

The United States Mint announced today that it has all the necessary raw materials to initially produce 75,000 2014 John F. Kennedy gold proof half dollars. The Mint will continue to procure additional raw materials in order to fulfill all … Continue reading

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Sales stay hot

Spurred on by news that proof gold Kennedy half dollars purchased at the U.S. Mint booth for $1,240 can be sold ungraded and unslabbed for $3,400 on the bourse floor of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in … Continue reading

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