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Proof Silver Eagle starts new year

The Mint began sales of the first collector’s coin for the new year, the 2015 proof Silver Eagle, on Jan. 2. Buyers purchased 262,377 coins in just two days of being on sale. Also released, though only for Authorized Purchasers, … Continue reading

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ANA starts scholarship

High School seniors can now apply to the American Numismatic Association for $1,000 scholarships to college. Deadline is March 15. A winner will be chosen based on numismatic merit and financial need, according to ANA. Besides holding membership in the … Continue reading

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Heritage results reach nearly $1 billion

A billion dollars is a lot of money. Heritage Auctions of Dallas knows that better than most as it has announced that 2014 was its best year ever with sales of over $969 million. Two-thirds of the number was generated … Continue reading

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Year of change for dealers

How did coin collecting in 2014 go for you? For some coin dealers, it was a year of change as the precious metals market continued its downward trend. Jim Long, owner of JEL Coins, Baltimore, Md., said 2014 was better … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers offers Swedish plate money

Swedish plate money will lead the highlights at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention Jan. 9-10, 2015. Going on the block will be the Stanley Aberdeen collection. In it are almost 90 pieces … Continue reading

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Fuljenz looks to gold hike

By Michael Fuljenz The long-term outlook for gold remains positive and it may climb to $1,500 an ounce or more in 2015, according to Michael Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin & Bullion of Beaumont, Texas, who has been tracking and … Continue reading

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Britain issues Churchill coin

This year is the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, arguably the most renowned Briton of the 20th century. To mark the occasion the British Royal Mint has issued a two-coin memorial set that twins a … Continue reading

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Trophy coins rise with economy

It is common as a new year begins for various writers and speakers to opine on what they anticipate for markets in 2015.  Let me start off first by saying that I don’t know what will happen to the numismatic … Continue reading

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Doubled-die gold ounce and clad quarter found

Dr. James Wiles, CONECA’s attributer of 20th and 21st century die varieties, has just listed spectacular doubled dies on a 1986 gold $50 American Eagle and on a clad proof 1999-S Pennsylvania state quarter. The 1986 gold American Eagle, submitted … Continue reading

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U.S. coin market in 2014 valued at $5 billion

The Professional Numismatists Guild estimates the annual U.S. coin business at $5 billion in the year 2014. What comprises this estimated figure was explained by Terry Hanlon, PNG president. “That includes auctions and private transactions made at coin shows, by … Continue reading

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