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Limited Edition set sells out

The United States Mint Limited Edition 2017 Silver Proof Set sold out in just a few days. It went on sale Oct. 5. This particular Mint sellout went in two stages. An order limit of two sets was in place … Continue reading

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Gold: A rock in life’s storms

What would you do if you lost access to all of your electronic asset and payment sources? This is no longer a theoretical question. Just look at the widespread destruction across the Caribbean and Southeastern United States over the past … Continue reading

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Royal Mint considers authentication

No one wants to write their own obituary, but when a government-owned mint considers offering collector values for coins it certainly appears that any of us, including myself, who publish coin values could find our careers in jeopardy. The British … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month: Progressive National Bank

By Peter Huntoon Notes from The Progressive National Bank of Summit, Miss., charter 10338, simply have not turned up. This is no surprise, because the bank lasted only two years between 1913 and 1915, when it was liquidated to become … Continue reading

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Many half cent mintages proof only

During the early days of the 19th century, the half cent was a popular coin, and several million pieces were struck. Considering that many workers earned less than one dollar per day at that time, even the half cent had … Continue reading

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Unusual Civil War vintage notes

By Mark Hotz Last month, I brought to you a very interesting American short snorter of World War II vintage, this one belonging to none other than John A. Roosevelt, youngest son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served as … Continue reading

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England’s empress did not do well

Those who collect the coins of British India are well aware that English kings and queens, such as Victoria, were given the titles of Empress or Emperor in keeping with tradition in that country. The title ended in 1947 when … Continue reading

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Zanzibar set sells in private treaty

In early September, Trusted Traditions’ John Markis announced the private treaty sale of a full Waterlow-printed set of 1916-20 Zanzibar notes: P-2 to P-7. These are among the rarest and most desirable paper money issues in the world. Each was … Continue reading

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Coins identify ‘fake news’

Modern Germany traces its beginnings to the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, the 9 C.E. battle in which Germanic tribes annihilated an occupying Roman Army. The famed battle is understood to have taken place near Kalkriese, northeast of Osnabrück. It … Continue reading

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Gold and silver plunge to August price levels

The value of many generic gold and silver coins got a haircut this past week following a sudden drop in gold to $1,271 and silver to $16.62. Prices are back to August levels. This decline in value will be felt … Continue reading

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