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Budget approved by ANA board

American Numismatic Association announced its board of governors in late December passed a $5.5 million budget for the fiscal year that began Nov. 1. The board decided to use 4.7 percent of its investment principal – or $868,118 – towards … Continue reading

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Jefferson City a tale of two cities

By Mark Hotz This year marks what I believe is my 20th year of writing articles and columns for Bank Note Reporter. Over the years, the topics of my articles have ranged from interesting items in my own collection, to … Continue reading

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Auction reflects state of Australian market

Readers are probably aware that the market for Australian notes has been somewhat subdued for several years. Prices realized have provided a sharp contrast to the heady days of the previous decade. Noble Numismatics’ last sale of 2016 in November … Continue reading

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Mike Ellis to run for ANA president

Former American Numismatic Association board member Mike Ellis announced his intention to run for ANA president Jan. 6, 2017, during the Florida United Numismatists convention in Fort Lauderdale. He is attempting a comeback. Ellis resigned from the board Jan. 9, … Continue reading

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Ike dollar $10 issue price too high

Wasn’t there a scandal years ago in connection with the U.S. Mint profiteering on Eisenhower proofs and special uncirculated strikes? It wasn’t so much a scandal as it was a black eye for the Mint. In testimony before Congress, the … Continue reading

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Business year begins at FUN show

The bourse floor was busy. There was a buzz in the air. Results at the Florida United Numismatists convention Jan. 5-8 in Fort Lauderdale offered promise for the rest of 2017. Though the market is by no means booming, dealers … Continue reading

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e-letters (January 31, 2017)

We asked: Do you feel threatened by counterfeit coins?   I cannot know how it would feel to find out that I purchased a counterfeit coin. Other than the expense, I imagine that the disappointment would be a great concern. … Continue reading

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No official inaugural medal – sad

While at the Florida United Numismatists convention Jan. 5-8 I learned from retired congressman Jimmy Hayes that there will be no official inaugural medal for President Donald Trump. I had been hoping against hope that the low-key approach to inaugural … Continue reading

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Glass trumps gold for attention

It wasn’t the most expensive lot in Heritage’s $42 million Florida United Numismatists auction of U.S. coins Jan. 4-9, but a 1942 experimental glass cent grabbed the spotlight away from gold nevertheless. Selling for $70,500, it is the only intact … Continue reading

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Italy wins Coin of the Year

Italy has won the 2017 Coin of the Year Award. It will be given the trophy Feb. 4 at the World Money Fair in Berlin. An international panel of judges selected the country’s silver 10 euro issued to mark 70 … Continue reading

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