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February Eagles post decline

Low silver and gold prices are keeping the United States Mint’s bullion orders down, the latest sales data show. Comparing February of 2014 to February 2015 in terms of total ounces sold, purchases of gold American Eagles are down 40 … Continue reading

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Indiana mulls sales tax exemption

Over the years, the Industry Council for Tangible Assets has had significant success at supporting efforts to enact sales and use tax exemptions for the retail sales of precious metals, rare coins and paper currency in several states. In the … Continue reading

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March bullion sales tiptoe ahead

March bullion sales as of March 5 stand at 2,250 one-ounce, 2,000 half-ounce, 2,000 quarter-ounce and 10,000 tenth-ounce gold Eagles. Authorized Purchasers also ordered 587,000 silver Eagles and 1,500 gold Buffaloes. The U.S. Marshals $5 gold uncirculated coin saw a … Continue reading

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Harrison Indian Peace medal sells

What kind of interesting historical story does $50,000 buy these days? One example comes from a recent Stack’s Bowers auction. The giving of medals as a token of peace to Native American chiefs was a habit indulged in by assorted … Continue reading

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Lincoln Wheat cents continue to dazzle

Lincoln Wheat cents, one of the most collected coin series, are always popular. What’s been selling well recently? Anything unique or good quality, Charmy Harker, Irvine, Calif., said. Harker, also known as The Penny Lady, pointed to toned Lincoln cents … Continue reading

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Third Roosevelt dime error discovered

A third date for the Roosevelt dime has been found with prominent doubling on Roosevelt’s lips. The latest report is of a 1955-S dime reported by Calvin Goddard of California. Goddard also found a 1953-S “Hot Lips” dime that was … Continue reading

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Do you call it cleaning or conserving?

“Cleaning” or “conserving” a coin? These are two words that might seem to mean the same thing, but they often don’t. The distinction often boils down to whether a coin is in the hands of an expert, or an amateur. … Continue reading

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Bangladesh to phase out small coins

By Richard Giedroyc It’s a longer and more gentile approach than was initially planned, but it is official, Bangladesh’s small change coins will be phased out gradually rather than being demonetized on short notice. On Jan. 12 Bangladesh Finance Minister … Continue reading

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Archives International March auction offers rarities

Archives International Auctions next sale is slated for Tuesday, March 10. It will be held at the company’s New Jersey offices in Fort Lee and is set to commence at 10.30 a.m. EST. On offer are 1,043 lots of U.S. … Continue reading

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Need a job? Drop gold investigation

Late last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) had begun investigations of 10 major banks over the process of setting prices for gold, silver, platinum and … Continue reading

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