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Everglades ATB quarter released Nov. 3

The Everglades National Park quarter, the final America the Beautiful quarter for 2014, released Nov. 3. As of Nov. 9, collectors purchased 988 Philadelphia (P), 950 Denver (D) and 2,646 San Francisco (S) 100-coin bags. They also bought 7,349 two-roll … Continue reading

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Rare President Harrison Peace medal at auction

A newly discovered silver President Benjamin Harrison Indian Peace Medal, will highlight Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York Americana Showcase and Rarities Night Auction Feb. 5-6, 2015. It is one of 18 issued to members of the Southern Cheyenne and Arapahoe … Continue reading

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Heritage to sell Partrick coins

The Donald G. Partrick Collection of Extraordinary United States Colonials will be sold by Heritage Auctions starting with Part I at the Florida United Numismatists Convention auction Jan. 7-10, 2015, in Orlando. Other sales will be conducted in 2015 and … Continue reading

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Ecuador dumps Bitcoin for own digital cash

The recent Bitcoin fiasco may have taught some people a lesson, but apparently they weren’t associated with the government of Ecuador. In a bold move that will have the CIA, KGB, and all other spy networks as well as cyber … Continue reading

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Tanzania to replace bank notes with coins

Chalk up a victory for anyone concerned who believes coins rather than bank notes, checks, or any of the many forms of electronic and cyber payments should be in our future. The Benki Kuu Ya Tanzania or Bank of Tanzania … Continue reading

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Dealers refuse Minnesota business over law

Under Minnesota law, selling a 1794 Flowing Hair dollar as a resident or to a resident would require you to get a license as a bullion coin dealer. That’s because the coin surpasses the one percent precious metals content to … Continue reading

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Swap gold for silver?

There have been several opportunities since the 1979-1980 gold and silver boom where the gold/silver ratio was so distorted that it was possible to trade out of one metal into the other to realize a possible gain when the ratio … Continue reading

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Fast shipping for silver Kennedy set

Many collectors have been astonished by the rapid delivery of 50th anniversary Kennedy half dollar silver sets they ordered starting Oct. 28. Sales in the first five days totaled 125,147. The Mint had 190,000 sets ready to ship and they … Continue reading

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ANA sets latest budget

With its new website up and running, the American Numismatic Association’s budget for the fiscal year beginning Nov. 1, 2014, drops to $5.7 million compared to $6.35 million the year before. The ANA board of governors voted unanimously to approve … Continue reading

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Everglades bullion 5-ounce sells 22,000

The first weekly sales report of the 2014 Everglades 5-ounce silver bullion coin indicates that 22,000 have been purchased. This places the coin well over sales of the previous release, the Great Sand Dunes, currently at 16,400. Sales of the … Continue reading

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