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Countermarks inspire theory

There is mention of 1815 quarters countermarked “E” or “L” in a Feb. 28 “Numismatic News” article by R.W. Julian. Can you give me more information about these countermarks? These countermarks are also found on 1825-dated quarters. Ted McAuley theorizes … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month represents a real prize

By Peter Huntoon This is a rare Detroit bank, charter 2365, with a great title that operated between 1877 and 1894 when it merged with The Preston National Bank. It succeeded a state bank with the same name. Modest numbers … Continue reading

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Novodels bring 100 times estimates

It was always expected that a superb, gold, five guineas of Charles II would sweep the floor at Spink’s March 29 London sale of “Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals.” This indeed proved to be the case. However, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Support organizations fighting for you

Editor’s Note: The following was taken by permission from the Spring 2017 issue of The Centinel, the quarterly publication of the Central States Numismatic Society. By Kevin Foley Probably everyone who has been past the fourth grade has heard of … Continue reading

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Souvenir notes promote show

Show promotion notes for the 58th annual Fremont, Neb., Coin Show May 7 are being offered to readers of Numismatic News. The reproduction of a $20 Fremont National Bank Note is priced at $2 for one postpaid, or $3 for … Continue reading

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ANS gets funding for digital project

The digitization project for the American Numismatic Society’s back list of monographs has gained funding from by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The financial support jointly from the National Endowment for the Humanities-Mellon Humanities Open Book Program. All of the … Continue reading

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Quick answer from Mint fills stat gap

I was anxiously awaiting the weekly Mint Statistics this week to monitor results for the 225th Anniversary one-ounce $100 gold coin showing Miss Liberty as an African-American. I had recently blogged that I did not see how coin collectors could … Continue reading

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Gold Liberty sales reach 16,746

Sales of the gold 225th Anniversary gold $100 offered by the U.S. Mint for $1,640 each on April 6 surged for 24 hours and then backed off, following a typical pattern for modern Mint issues. At the opening, buyers took … Continue reading

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Hunt on for 1968-S proof half varieties

With the discovery of a 1968-S proof Kennedy half dollar with a standard “Serif S” punched over a “Knob-tailed S” (last used in 1948) announced and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in the April 18 issue, it is a good … Continue reading

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‘Trump Dollar’ goes on the market

Trump Dollars are being sold by Bernard von Nothaus in gold and silver. The first 25 one-ounce gold pieces that he called trial strikes were offered to buyers in an online auction that closed April 10. Proof-like and proof gold … Continue reading

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