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Victorian issues barely beat Otto’s

Queen Victoria ruled at Dix Noonan Webb’s Dec. 12-13 sale. One of her 1893 proof sets made top price of $41,681 [£33,600]. However, she was closely pursued by Otto I of Greece. Readers who have not caught up with this … Continue reading

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Want to train to be a coin dealer?

An internship program run by the Professional Numismatists Guild is looking for people who want to be a coin dealer. PNG is accepting applications for its next group of young men and women who want to participate in the Promoting … Continue reading

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1869-S dimes possess interesting past

It’s amazing to consider how many stories there are regarding lost or missing coins. There are also numerous stories about coins that suddenly appear in places where they should not be. One of these stories involves the 1869-S Seated Liberty … Continue reading

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Effigy Mounds quarter debuts

Nearly 2,000 people were on hand Feb. 7 for the launch in Waukon, Iowa, of the first quarter design of 2017. Over 450 people joined 1,250 students for the ceremonial introduction of the Effigy Mounds National Monument quarter. It is … Continue reading

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Royal Dutch Mint sold to Belgian firm

The Royal Dutch Mint (KNM) has been sold. The Belgian investment company Groep Heylen was recently selected from a field of 20 companies that initially registered themselves as interested in acquiring the Netherlands government-owned mint. Ten of these 20 companies … Continue reading

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Former editor Bob Lemke passes

Robert F. Lemke, 65, a pioneering figure in the paper money field, and an early editor of Bank Note Reporter, died of congestive heart failure on Jan. 3 at a hospital near his home in Alexandria, Pa. Lemke also lived … Continue reading

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West Point called Fort Knox of silver

The U.S. Mint facility at West Point is recognized today as an official U.S. mint. Are gold and silver still stored there as well? The West Point Bullion Depository was known as “The Fort Knox of Silver” when it first … Continue reading

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Littleton now ESOP

Employees of Littleton Coin Company are now owners of the business. Effective Jan. 1, the company became 100 percent employee owned as David Sundman and his family sold all of the stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Sundman will … Continue reading

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Enjoy numismatics for what it is: a hobby

By Richard Giedroyc Former Krause Publications President and past American Numismatic Association President Clifford Mishler published an outstanding article in the Jan. 24 issue of Numismatic News addressing if collecting is an investment or speculation. Within the article Mishler says, … Continue reading

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Russian medal stirs controversy

“From Russia with Love” is a popular movie title that reminds us all of the Cold War, but “In Trump we trust” – also originating from Russia? That is the spin the Art-Grani metal working company in Zlatoust in the … Continue reading

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