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Small-size notes star among lot listings

Stack’s Bowers Galleries upcoming Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectible Summer Expo will feature a number of important United States small-size currency offerings. The currency portion of the auction is slated for 6 p.m. EST on Thursday, July … Continue reading

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Silver demand soars

The spot price of silver fell below $15 per ounce for much of last week, reaching its lowest levels in several years. The price of gold also fell to its lowest price of the year. Normally, when prices fall in … Continue reading

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Jeppson gets nod to be Mint Director

After six months service as the principal deputy director of the U.S. Mint, Rhett Jeppson will be nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Mint director, according to a White House announcement July 9. The post has been vacant … Continue reading

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Mint releases 28th ATB quarter

The United States Mint released the 28th America the Beautiful quarter, the Blue Ridge Parkway, on June 29, marking the halfway point for the series. As of July 5, collectors ordered 1,890 Philadelphia, 2,004 Denver and 2,954 San Francisco 100-coin … Continue reading

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Mint runs out of silver Eagles

The Mint has run out of silver American Eagle one-ounce bullion coins again. Sales were suspended and a notice issued July 7 that it would be at least two weeks before sales would resume. The Mint’s network of Authorized Purchasers … Continue reading

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Garrett wins ANA presidency

Jeff Garrett will be sworn in as the next president of the American Numismatic Association Aug. 14 at a banquet to be held during the World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. He was elected without … Continue reading

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Truman set profits fluctuate

When the United States Mint released the Truman Coin and Chronicles set on June 30, collectors were quick and the sets sold out in 15 minutes. The sets were again offered in very brief sales periods on July 1 and … Continue reading

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Mint collaborates with the VA Center for Women Veterans

By Elisa Basnight and Rhett Jeppson Women have served in the United States Armed Forces since the Revolutionary War. Today, there are over two million women veterans across the United States, representing 9.2 percent of the entire living veterans population. … Continue reading

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Gold coin demand rises

Despite poor economic news in China, a debt crisis in Puerto Rico and turmoil between Greece and its creditors, the price of gold keeps coming down. It fell from $1,199.90 on June 1 to $1,168 on July 1. “Every day, … Continue reading

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New Collecting World Coins hits market

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the new edition of Collecting World Coins, 1901-Present, provides the most comprehensive country-by-country, fully illustrated catalog on the market for 20th and 21st century coins used in everyday commerce. Featuring complete coin descriptions and nearly 20,000 … Continue reading

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