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Medals celebrate Singapore summit

The administration of President Donald Trump is becoming an amazingly numismatic one. It began slowly by ignoring the issuance of traditional inaugural medals that would have been sold to the public in bronze, silver and gold. However, events have been … Continue reading

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Coins merit national tax exemption

By definition, sales and use taxes are called “consumption taxes” because they are imposed on items that are consumed or used up. Some states (Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon) do not assess any sales or use taxes. Most … Continue reading

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Morgans, I have known; have you?

Collectors of Morgan dollars have a lifetime of pursuit awaiting them. The face value of a date and mintmark set is over one hundred dollars. This does not include varieties. Specialists in the series may also be interested in proofs. … Continue reading

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Finest World War I general honored

In World War I, the Western Front shredded commanders’ reputations as readily as it did the bodies of their troops. Come Nov. 11, 1918, very few could look history in the face without flinching. One general stood head and shoulders … Continue reading

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Program helps boost memberships

All visitors who attended the 61st Annual Santa Maria Coin Show in California May 5 were treated to an all-day, fun-filled, hands-on program about the coin collecting hobby. Called “The Changing Faces of Money,” the program was conducted by Walt … Continue reading

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1855 Seated Liberty dollar ‘dramatically underrated’

Sleepers come in all forms. Sometimes coins are not heavily collected, and as a result, are not priced at the same levels as others with a greater collector base. In other instances, a truly scarce coin in upper grades is … Continue reading

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Coronation anniversary celebrated

On Jun. 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned sovereign of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon at Westminster Abbey. She was the sixth queen regnant to be crowned in that historic church. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Blanks filled in for first $1 pedigree

Editor’s Note: Read more on this story here and here. by Peter Huntoon I figured I had run out of leads when I finished my February BNR article on the provenances of the three notes that Salmon P. Chase saved … Continue reading

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Convict roots theme of Australian coin

In the late 18th century, some studied carelessness on the part of George III’s ministers saw Britain lose many of its North American colonies. One consequence was an urgent need to find a new dumping ground for the country’s convicts. … Continue reading

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Full Steps help Jeffersons stand out

How important is the appearance of Full Steps on a Jefferson/Monticello nickel to the overall grade of the coin? Full Steps is a designation treated the same as are Full Split Bands on Mercury dimes and Full Head on Standing … Continue reading

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