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Viewpoint: Mint sales at show created interest

By Bruce R. Frohman The U.S. Mint deserves a big thank you for kicking off sales of the new proof Kennedy gold commemorative coins at the American Numismatic Association convention in Rosemont, Ill.  The event brought a lot of attention … Continue reading

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Eagle or Lady Liberty for platinum?

One group prefers the eagle, the other prefers Lady Liberty for the reverse designs on the 2015 and 2016 platinum proof coins. Thirty-one designs were reviewed in September by the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The … Continue reading

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Collector buying slows

As falling gold and silver prices entice bullion buyers, is there anyone out there still buying collector coins rather than bullion? “I think collectors are holding off on the more common gold coins because of the uncertainty over the price … Continue reading

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Pogue rare coins to be sold

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has scheduled three major auctions or series of auctions. An 1804 class I silver dollar and the only 1822 $5 gold piece in private hands will be sold by the firm as headline items in an eight-part … Continue reading

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September bullion sales second best

September platinum, silver and gold bullion sales were the second best this year so far in terms of ounces sold. Platinum American Eagles, facing weak sales and a sales cut-off date of Oct. 1, had 2,700 ounces sold in September. … Continue reading

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Silver gets cheaper relative to gold

As of morning trading on Sept. 29, the gold/silver ratio exceeded 69:1. In my mind, that makes silver much more attractive for appreciation potential than gold (Even though I still like the intermediate to long-term prospects for gold). The big … Continue reading

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Rarities abound in upcoming sales

Named “The Philadelphia Collection,” William M. Rosenblum is preparing to auction what he considers to be “one of the best, most impressive and varied collections of major rarities of Israeli, Palestine, Egyptian and WWII materials” his firm has ever offered. … Continue reading

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Kuenker auctions set for October

Sales 253-257 will be called by Fritz Rudolf Künker beginning Oct. 4 and Oct. 6-10, in Osnabrück, Germany. Sale 253  features orders and decorations. Auction sale 254  will off coins and medals from medieval and modern times. Auction sale 255  … Continue reading

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Standard Catalog of U.S. Paper Money now in 33rd edition

Featuring up-to-date pricing on more than 10,000 listings, the 33rd Edition of the popular Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money is now available from Krause Publications. Compiled by George S. Cuhaj, editor, and William Brandimore, market analyst, the Standard … Continue reading

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Designs give reviewers a workout

If you do not believe the nation’s coin artists are busy, perhaps this issue of Numismatic News will persuade you otherwise. Pages are chock full of potential and recommended coin and medal designs as reviewed by the Commission of Fine … Continue reading

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