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Lissner sale slated

The Lissner collection of world coins will be sold Aug. 1-2 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, just prior to the annual summer convention of the American Numismatic Association in Rosemont, Ill. Valued at over $2 million, the collection will be … Continue reading

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Debate ensues over ancient coins

By Richard Giedroyc Views, both pro and con, regarding what should be done about a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt that among other things addresses private ownership of ancient Egyptian coins were presented recently at a meeting of the … Continue reading

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Will perfect copies destroy values?

Will nanotechnology develop sufficiently in the future to make it possible to create perfect duplicates that will not be distinguishable from the genuine original coins and paper money? Nanotechnology is technology on the scale of one billionth of a meter.  … Continue reading

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Gold sells while silver falters in June

Gold bullion did well in June. Buyers took 43,000 one-ounce gold American Eagles, the best sales since January. In terms of total numbers of Eagle coins sold of all four sizes, sales in June were the best since April. April … Continue reading

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First Spouse a sleeper series?

Since their inception in 2007, the First Spouse gold coins have had collectors wondering if they are worth investing in. As far as dealers are concerned, the First Spouse coins are a mixed bag. “If I buy, I’d hang on … Continue reading

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Brasher doubloon copy to be sold at ANA show

Reproductions of a Brasher doubloon will be struck and sold at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money where the original will be on display Aug. 5-9 as the centerpiece of the ANA Museum Showcase exhibit. Though nowhere near … Continue reading

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Dealers to reject Minnesota clients

The nation’s coin dealers are saying no to Minnesotans. Their choice is to reject these clients or comply with a draconian new state law. It might surprise some that it has come to this, but there has been a long … Continue reading

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Chaplains on Hall of Fame medal

The 2014 Jewish-American Hall of Fame medal honors U.S. Jewish chaplains. On one side is Rabbi Jacob Frankel, the first U.S. Jewish chaplain. On the other side is Rabbi Alexander Goode along with the other members the immortal Four Chaplains … Continue reading

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New baseball set release nears

A Young Collector’s Set will go on sale July 28 at the U.S. Mint. Price was not available at press time. The set is part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative program and will feature an uncirculated half … Continue reading

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Rare dollar in Scotsman auction

A 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar will be among the featured lots of a Scotsman auction that will be conducted July 18 at the St. Charles, Mo., Convention Center. Graded VF-30 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation the coin is the two … Continue reading

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