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How to best save and read Numismatic News Express

Numismatic News Express is the electronic version of the weekly Numismatic News, appearing once a month. It’s a .pdf file, which is best read using Adobe .PDF Reader. Adobe .PDF Reader can be freely downloaded here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Here’s how to … Continue reading

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It’s one rocking coin show

Where am I and what have you done with my coin show? I swear I checked into the DoubleTree Hotel in Rosemont, Ill., on Monday to attend the ANA World’s Fair of Money show. But at 9:45 last night, just … Continue reading

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Buyers lined up, purchasing gold Kennedys

The story of the first proof gold Kennedy half dollar to be sold at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5 in Rosemont, Ill., likely will be widely shared on the cable TV show called the “Coin … Continue reading

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First four gold Kennedys go for $20,000

If you could earn $20,000 by waiting all night outside the convention center hosting the American Numismatic Association’s World Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill., you would probably do it. That’s the value of being first in line to buy … Continue reading

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Long times spent in line to get gold Kennedy

Welcome from overcast Rosemont, Ill., where I’m looking out my hotel room at 7:11 am. at the long line of people waiting to get into the convention center and obtain one of 500 coveted tickets that will allow them to buy … Continue reading

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$50 silver sooner than you think?

In mid-July, my column discussed the huge increase in short sales of silver commodity contracts on the COMEX during June and into early July.  The net increase of 240 million ounces of paper silver owed to buyers of these contracts … Continue reading

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Rare No. 1 top lot at Memphis

An Original Series No. 1 $1 from the First National Bank of Hilsborough, N.H., with the Jeffries-Spinner signature combination sold for a hammer price of $70,000 in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ Memphis IPMS 2014 auction. The note, featured in a … Continue reading

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Government nixes fantasy coin

By Richard Giedroyc There are some very imaginative non-circulating legal tender commemorative coins (NCLT) to be collected. There have been coins depicting the ill-fated ship Titanic issued in the name of a country bordering the Indian Ocean (The Titanic sank … Continue reading

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Coins similar to British £2 cause concern

When you consider how many different coins are issued worldwide it is amazing there aren’t more coin types that are identical in weight and diameter that could be used in vending machines in some other country. Although the British £2 … Continue reading

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Kennedy limit drops to one

The U.S. Mint reduced from two coins to one the number of proof gold Kennedy half dollars that buyers could purchase at its booth at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5-9. This limit reduction also applies … Continue reading

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