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- Letters to the Editor (March 1, 2016) Mint makes fast delivery of flawless Twain coinJust for the record, I received notification from the U.S. Mint that my Mark Twain silver dollar coin had been shipped on Feb. 2. It arrived Feb. 6. Four days. It must be some kind of record. The coin is flawless. Thank you U.S. Mint. Klaus Schwalfenberg Torrance, Calif. ‘S’ mint quarters ...
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When it comes to gold, buyers will want the lowest premium. So why not try gold world coins and privately minted pieces? Julian Jarvis, owner of Jarvis’ Rare Coins, Greencastle, Ind., said the popular gold Eagle also has the highest … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers In late April, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, announced that renowned British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner will feature on the next £20 note. In selecting Turner the BoE followed the transparent selection process … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc Denmark and Sweden may be leading the charge towards a cashless society, but Switzerland, that bastion of international banking, doesn’t see it that way. Not only are the Swiss sold on the idea they want to retain … Continue reading
Don’t let the gold dollar coin’s small size fool you. There’s a big appeal to owning a historical and low mintage denomination. Gold dollars were minted from 1849 to 1889. Three different designs were used over that period, all made … Continue reading
As the prices of precious metals escalate, the accuracy of weight and purity can make a difference. For example, an exact-weight 1,000 troy ounce silver bar of .999 purity can have as much as one ounce of other components. In … Continue reading
For the past three decades, market analyst Thomas Michael has served as director of world coin values for all of Krause Publications’ world coin catalogs. With new editions of The Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, and The Standard Catalog … Continue reading
The speakers program for the 2016 Higgins Museum National Bank Note Seminar has been finalized, with Wendell Wolka, Lee Lofthus, Mark Hotz, and Peter Huntoon engaged as the featured presenters at the July 28 event. Also appearing will be a … Continue reading
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has been feted with prestigious Bank Note of the Year Award from the International Bank Note Society. It received the award for best 2015 note for New Zealand’s $5 polymer note. According to the … Continue reading
North Korea is back to doing one of the few things it does best – counterfeiting the money of other countries. In this case, however, it is the bank notes of its closest ally, China, that are being counterfeited. The … Continue reading