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Gold demand sizzles

Gold American Eagles continued to be hot as the end of January approached. Sales were up by 53 percent from the same month a year ago. The U.S. Mint reports 124,000 ounces of gold American Eagles were sold in January … Continue reading

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2016 Eagle bullion start best since 2013

2016 gold and silver Eagle bullion coin sales at United States Mint have seen their best showing in January since 2013 in total ounces. As of Jan. 27, gold Eagle sales amounted to a total of 124,000 ounces sold across … Continue reading

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Silver uses multiply through research

The physical properties of silver make it usable for a wide variety of products. In days of the Roman Empire, people knew to place a few silver coins into water cisterns to help it remain potable. Yet, when silver was … Continue reading

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GAO sees coin composition savings shrink

The potential amount of money to be saved by changing the composition of U.S. coinage is shrinking according to a December 2015 report by the Government Accountability Office. Ruled out was any significant change to the quarter because the Mint … Continue reading

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End of series raises interest

The end of the Presidential dollar series has arrived with the 2016 issues for Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. As circulation coins, the Presidential dollars failed. Production for circulation was halted in 2011 after the series debuted in … Continue reading

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Treasury Note tops all lots at FUN show

A newly discovered signed and issued 1847 $500 Treasury Note was the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Florida Untied Numismatists Signature Auction’s Platinum Night, Jan. 6-12 in Tampa, Fla. It was described as “the sole signed and issued example” of … Continue reading

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British 50 pence to honor Potter

July 28, 2016, will be Helen Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday. To mark the occasion Britain’s Royal Mint has released a limited edition commemorative 50 pence. The reverse design is the work of Royal Mint Engraver Emma Noble and has been … Continue reading

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Gold tops Spink sale in London

By Kerry Rodgers Spink’s December London sale provided the opportunity for collectors to indulge in some purchases. Much interest centered on the sale of Celtic coins from the Geoff Cottam Collection. However, it was not among these that highest prices … Continue reading

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CPMX 2016 readies March show

Now in its 22nd year, the Chicago Paper Money Expo continues to draw in collectors, dealers and a wide variety of collectible paper money. The show will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill. from March 18-20. … Continue reading

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Package error ends set sales

Problems with accompanying materials has caused the Mint to suspend the sales of additional 2016 sets. The America the Beautiful quarter proof set has an incorrect image of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park on the packaging. According to the … Continue reading

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