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Coins at the upper end doing well

Any reader fortunate enough to be able to afford the best is likely pleased with the direction their favorite segment of the coin market. These coins have held or appreciated in value recently. Dealers who routinely buy and sell them … Continue reading

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1880 gold dollar has interesting history

It should be elusive, if not rare. But it is not. That makes the 1880 gold Indian Head dollar an interesting coin, even if we are not quite sure of the story behind the hoard that makes it available. By … Continue reading

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Ancients pass $3 million in CNG sale

The results of Classical Numismatic Group’s sale 105 held on May 10 were impressive. Some 97.6 percent of the lots sold for a total of $3,397,762 on a presale estimate of $1,938,350. Of the 1,245 lots, 44 hammered for over … Continue reading

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Fiji celebrates with its first $7 note

At the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the Pacific Islands nation of Fiji won its first ever gold medal. It did so in seven-aside rugby football, popularly known as “Sevens.” For the nation it was a historic moment. The Fiji public … Continue reading

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Chinese coins honor Inner Mongolia

In 1947, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China came into being. For the first time in decades, if not centuries, comparative stability came to the region and its peoples. To mark the 70th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Die gouge on dollar looks like spitting eagle

How did the 1891-CC Spitting Eagle silver dollar come to have a spitting eagle? The die variety is the result of a die gouge. The extra piece of metal at the beak of the eagle is the result of a … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month: Intrigue in Vermont

By Peter Huntoon This is a really intriguing Vermont proof. A Series of 1902 Date Back 50-50-50-100 plate was made for this Randolph bank in 1915 when the corporate life of the bank was extended for a third time. It … Continue reading

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Bullion prices call the shots for many issues

Turbulence in the gold and silver bullion market have created uncertainty for coins such as the American Eagle program and the First Spouse gold coin series. In each case, the proofs and some of the uncirculated coins have numismatic value, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Local interest motivates coin legislation

By Mark Weller Today, countries around the world are concerned about the cost of producing quality circulation coins, especially when the cost to produce their coins approaches or exceeds the face value of the coin. But the solution proposed by … Continue reading

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Mint State Morgan dazzles

Prices realized totaled $10.7 million at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo auction conducted June 8-11 by Heritage. Leading the results was a 107.76 ounce Kellogg & Humbert gold ingot. It sold for $188,000. Heritage said it has a … Continue reading

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