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Mnuchin at Treasury

A new 2017 series of Federal Reserve Notes will go into the works as the U.S Senate confirmed Steven T. Mnuchin as U.S. Treasury secretary Feb. 13. He was sworn in at the White House shortly afterwards. A facsimile signature … Continue reading

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Kagin’s calls ANA sale

Rare gold will highlight Kagin’s Auctions official American Numismatic Association National Money Show sale March 9-10 in Orlando, Fla. In the spotlight will be the Allan Collection, which is the no. 1 Registry Set of Bechtler private gold coinage. It … Continue reading

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Gold passes money test

I bet that if you asked people if the coins and paper currency they have and the account balances in their bank and credit union accounts were money, almost all of them would say “yes.” And, technically, they would be … Continue reading

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Mint Stats: Snooze fest only term for this week’s sales

What do you make of a week when the most exciting sales number at the U.S. Mint is the 3,698 additional 2016 uncirculated coin sets that were sold? Dull, right? Nevertheless, there simply was not much excitement. The silver proof … Continue reading

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Free seminar trip offered by PNG

How badly you want it is a question often asked of star atheletes in famous competitions like the Super Bowl. The same question can be asked of aspiring young coin collectors. Those who do want it are being offered an … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month

By Peter Huntoon The smallest number of any large-size sheet combination issued in Tennessee was 32 1902 Date Back 10-10-10-20s to Lynnville. The reason for such a short Date Back issue was that the bank was liquidated in 1911 to … Continue reading

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Victorian issues barely beat Otto’s

Queen Victoria ruled at Dix Noonan Webb’s Dec. 12-13 sale. One of her 1893 proof sets made top price of $41,681 [£33,600]. However, she was closely pursued by Otto I of Greece. Readers who have not caught up with this … Continue reading

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Want to train to be a coin dealer?

An internship program run by the Professional Numismatists Guild is looking for people who want to be a coin dealer. PNG is accepting applications for its next group of young men and women who want to participate in the Promoting … Continue reading

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1869-S dimes possess interesting past

It’s amazing to consider how many stories there are regarding lost or missing coins. There are also numerous stories about coins that suddenly appear in places where they should not be. One of these stories involves the 1869-S Seated Liberty … Continue reading

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Effigy Mounds quarter debuts

Nearly 2,000 people were on hand Feb. 7 for the launch in Waukon, Iowa, of the first quarter design of 2017. Over 450 people joined 1,250 students for the ceremonial introduction of the Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter. It is … Continue reading

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