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Coin Clinic: State map on cent puzzles reader

I recently came across this penny in change and wondered what the imprinted image was. I am guessing that it was some type of promotion for the State of New York, as the outline appears to be that of the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: It’s all about the coin, not the label

By Pete Acampora What if they threw a party and no one came? Or worse; what if they threw a party and everybody not invited came? Or, as we saw in Chicago, what if they threw a party and everyone … Continue reading

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Great Sand Dunes National Park gets quarter

The America the Beautiful quarter design honoring Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park was officially introduced Sept. 4 at a ceremony in Mosca, Colo. Associate Director of Manufacturing Dave Croft participated in the traditional coin pour and gave a plaque … Continue reading

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Too many proof sets create buyer confusion

When the United States Mint began producing proof sets annually in 1950 collectors had one kind to choose from. Today, the Mint offers five different  annual proof sets. And that’s where the confusion for collectors sets in. “I’ll have customers … Continue reading

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Medals honor victims of 9/11 attacks

Three Congressional Gold Medals were awarded Sept. 10 in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Medals were made for the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and for Flight 93 … Continue reading

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Bank of England £1,000 note featured in auction

By Kerry Rodgers On Sept. 29 Dix Noonan Webb will be offering a rare Bank of England £1,000 note, P-341, as part of its British and World Paper Money sale. The note is described as having, “two light creases otherwise … Continue reading

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European Union OKs Lithuanian euro coins, currency

By Richard Giedroyc It’s official. Lithuania will be replacing its litas currency with coins and bank notes of the European Union beginning January 1, 2015. According to State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy and President of the Council of … Continue reading

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Roman gold coin found at Hadrian’s Wall

By Richard Giedroyc Why would a Roman gold coin be found at the site of a former Roman army encampment at Vindolanda along Hadrian’s Wall in Great Britain? While archaeologists are expressing delight regarding the find, the press has been … Continue reading

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Silver fall ready to reverse?

From July 29 to Sept. 2, managed money traders (which include large hedge funds, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and similar companies) decreased their net long position in COMEX silver contracts from 14,063 to 6,542. Since each contract represents … Continue reading

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Cash in your forgotten coin stash

The Great Recession made all Americans more frugal. Coin collectors are no exception. Several years ago when silver was approaching its 2011 peak of almost $50 an ounce I suggested that collectors sell off coins made of silver that they … Continue reading

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