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Art medals gain support

Scientists, humanitarians and heroes are honored on medals produced by the U.S. Mint, as are our national values of liberty and freedom. But imagine the possibilities if artists and sculptors were given the artistic freedom to create medals sans legislative … Continue reading

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ANS to honor Scotts at annual gala

The American Numismatic Society will honor longtime benefactors Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Dinner Gala on Jan. 8, 2015. The event will be held at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. … Continue reading

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Wyo-Braska show draws buyers

About 115 people attended the 8th Annual Wyo-Braska Coin & Stamp Collector Show Sept. 13 in Gering, Neb. As with many shows in recent years, attendance was down slightly, but dealers were happy with the outcome despite the slightly lower … Continue reading

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Ready to buy or sell on 2016 date?

Some collectors are already anticipating the prospects of 2016 U.S. Mint reproductions of 1916 designs. But rather than spending nearly two years just waiting around, now might be the time to actually collect the original Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter … Continue reading

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Potential seen in 1935 Peace dollar

Normally speaking, there would not be a lot of attention paid to the 1935 Peace dollar. In fact, the main claim to fame of the 1935 Peace dollar is that it, along with the 1935-S, were the last Peace dollars … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Plastic coin issue might be first – or not

By Richard Giedroyc Transdniester recently issued coins made of plastic. Are they really the first government to issue coins of this material as they claim to be? When you say “first government,” that becomes questionable. Keeling Cocos was established by … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Mint sales at show created interest

By Bruce R. Frohman The U.S. Mint deserves a big thank you for kicking off sales of the new proof Kennedy gold commemorative coins at the American Numismatic Association convention in Rosemont, Ill.  The event brought a lot of attention … Continue reading

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Eagle or Lady Liberty for platinum?

One group prefers the eagle, the other prefers Lady Liberty for the reverse designs on the 2015 and 2016 platinum proof coins. Thirty-one designs were reviewed in September by the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The … Continue reading

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Collector buying slows

As falling gold and silver prices entice bullion buyers, is there anyone out there still buying collector coins rather than bullion? “I think collectors are holding off on the more common gold coins because of the uncertainty over the price … Continue reading

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Pogue rare coins to be sold

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has scheduled three major auctions or series of auctions. An 1804 class I silver dollar and the only 1822 $5 gold piece in private hands will be sold by the firm as headline items in an eight-part … Continue reading

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