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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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Selections from the Howard Franklin Bowker East Asian Collection brought high prices at the Champion Auction Aug. 23 in Hong Kong. Proceeds from the Bowker benefit auction will be used for the promotion of numismatics, including digitization and education projects. … Continue reading
Buyers continue to show high interest in coins made of gold. Collectors grabbed another 4,029 100th anniversary Standing Liberty quarters. The total now stands at 79,367. Maximum mintage is 100,000. Bullion buyers made September the third most active gold Eagle … Continue reading
One of just nine known 1870-S silver dollars and the third finest known 1920-S gold $20 will highlight a New York City auction to be called by Heritage Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 at the Waldorf-Astoria. According to the catalog, … Continue reading
A chance to win $5,000 is being offered by Kagin’s, Inc., in a contest to choose the auction catalog cover for the official American Numismatic Association National Money Show Sale, which will be held March 9-11, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. … Continue reading
The process by which the U.S. Mint comes up with the designs for the series of America the Beautiful Quarters does not include any input from the general public. Does that seem fair to you? It sure doesn’t to me. … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc It’s been 14 years since Germany joined the European Union’s currency union. German bank notes in circulation at the end of 2001 on the eve of joining the currency union were valued at about 76.57 billion euros. … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers After many months of media lead up and public education the Bank of England released its new polymer £5 note on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Winston Churchill, the man who declined Queen Elizabeth’s offer to become Duke of … Continue reading
There are two big surprises in this week’s numbers. The first is a big gain by the gold Standing Liberty quarter. With the household order limit removed, the door was opened to multi-coin buyers. The result was a huge gain … Continue reading
John M. Mercanti, 12th chief engraver of the U.S. Mint, has created two designs of Australia’s Wedge-tailed Eagle for the Perth Mint. These have appeared on precious metal coins issued over the past 18 months. On Sept. 6 the Mint … Continue reading
Stack’s Bowers Galleries will offer many high-powered numismatic treasures at its Official Baltimore Auction Nov. 2-4 at the Whitman Expo in the city’s convention center. Among the highlights on Rarities Night is an MS-65 1838-O No Stars Seated Liberty dime. … Continue reading