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Expect quality world coins at CICF 2016

Every Chicago International Coin Fair brings out the best in quality world and ancient coins presented by some of the top dealers and auctions houses in the world. This year’s CICF, running from Thurs., April 14 to Sun., April 17 … Continue reading

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Best bullion tax tips for savvy investors

By Terry Hanlon Savvy investors know that owning precious metals can provide a de facto insurance policy for balanced financial portfolios. History shows precious metals, whether in physical or ETF form, operate as the ultimate hedge against inflationary concerns. But … Continue reading

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Small coin shop: Thing of the past?

More than 10 years ago, I served for two years as the only coin dealer on the American Numismatic Association Future of the Hobby Committee. Former ANA president John Wilson chaired it. David Harper of Numismatic News was one of … Continue reading

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Children’s interest gives hope to hobby

By Philip M. Lo Presti I am not convinced that children have little or no interest in coin collecting or numismatics at all. I had thought that, but my perspective changed after a wonderful little event that happened last month. … Continue reading

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ANA to celebrate National Coin Week

National Coin Week will be celebrated April 17-23 by the American Numismatic Association with a variety of activities online and at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo. “Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom” is the theme. … Continue reading

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Camp Seven Bank archive stars

By Kerry Rodgers Any collector of World War II paper, camp scrip, essays, or even Aussie currency, must have experienced some mouth watering moments when reading the descriptions of nine lots offered in Noble Numismatics November 2015 sale in Sydney. … Continue reading

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Maldives to issue new paper money

By Richard Giedoryc The Maldives announced on Jan. 26 that a new series of bank notes is being introduced there, accompanied by a new 5-rufiyaa coin. The new coin is replacing a bank note of the same denomination. The note … Continue reading

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Why no current events on coinage?

By Richard Giedroyc CoinsWeekly.com publisher Ursula Kampmann made some interesting remarks regarding the lack of current events on coins in her Feb. 4 editorial. According to Kampmann, “… I am sure that I will see at the Media Forum on … Continue reading

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Mint releases plethora of product

A number of new coins and coin sets have arrived at the U.S. Mint. First up is the 2016 Presidential dollar uncirculated set, released March 29 and saw 23,091 sets purchased. Next up is the 2016 quarters uncirculated set, which … Continue reading

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Hidden scarcity in modern U.S. gold

At the huge Baltimore show this past weekend, a new reference catalog titled “American Gold And Silver:  U.S. Mint Collector And Investor Coins And Medals, Bicentennial To Date” debuted. Authored by Dennis Tucker, this 374-page hardbound book is published by … Continue reading

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