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1804 silver dollar hits $1.8 million

An 1804 silver dollar brought close to $2 million at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction held Aug. 8 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The Garrett Class III dollar, one of only 15 examples … Continue reading

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Error coin found in change pays off big

It started with a man, a book and a few rolls of pennies. It ended when William Gaitlan of Yuma, Ariz., sold a 1969-S doubled die cent at a June 5 Heritage auction for $21,500. “I still don’t understand why … Continue reading

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Coin, paper money prices change constantly

Numismatic price guides and reporting services are just that – guidance on value rather than absolute guarantees of price. In even the best circumstances, there is not any single price guide or reporting service that can tell a collector or … Continue reading

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Rare ancients to top London coin auction

A unique and beautiful Type 2 aureus of Augustus Caesar will be offered by Dix Noonan Webb in their ancient and world coins sale scheduled for Sept. 22 in London. It is expected to fetch £300,000 to £350,000 [$500,000-$600,000]. The … Continue reading

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Collection of rare medals goes on sale

By Kerry Rodgers On Oct. 16 one the most comprehensive collections of 16th and 17th English commemorative medals ever assembled by an individual will be sold by the Salisbury auction house of Woolley and Wallis. The Christopher Foley collection is … Continue reading

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1882 $100 Gold Certificate leading lot

A “unique in private hands” 1882 $100 Gold Certificate was the star of Stack’s Bowers Aug. 7 sale at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The rarity, Fr. 1203, which features Bruce-Wyman signatures and a … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (09/02/14)

Kiick, Brueggeman did great job with ANA show The numismatic event of the year, the ANA World’s Fair of Money, has just concluded and this will certainly be a show not soon forgotten. I have attended the ANA World’s Fair … Continue reading

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Gold Kennedy sells well to no surprise

The gold Kennedy half dollar made quite a splash upon its release on Aug 5. Over the next five days, 62,341 were sold in a frenzy. Retail sales locations at Mint sites and the ANA convention suspended sales over security … Continue reading

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Mint director looks at special 2016 coins

Future coin launches by the U.S. Mint at American Numismatic Association shows were not taken off the table by Deputy Mint Director Richard Peterson when he spoke to Numismatic News Aug. 7 at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, … Continue reading

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ANA dealer results down

Behind the razzmatazz of the proof gold Kennedy half dollar sales on the floor of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 5-9 in Rosemont, Ill., dealers with bourse tables were not happy with their commercial results. “The … Continue reading

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