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Mercury series popular with many

Mercury dimes were seen in change quite often in the mid-1960s when clad coinage debuted. Silver and clad coins circulated side by side for a few years, and it was possible to find some older coins. The oldest dime I … Continue reading

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Taxers out to get you

For decades, the law has been that if a business sold goods in a state where it did not have a physical presence, it was not required to charge, collect, and remit that state’s sales tax from sales to customers … Continue reading

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Medals of FIDEM: Breaths of fresh creative air

For those of us who have been serious aficionados of one coin series or another, often for years or decades, the world of medals might be one we know of but have never really dug into all that deeply. After … Continue reading

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Summer gold list issued

Steinberg’s Inc. has issued its sizzling summer 2018 world gold price list. All of the pieces offered have been certified by either the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Coins on the list include hundreds of new purchases … Continue reading

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Mighty MLB gold medal found among ‘coins’

by Bert Lehman Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in our sister publication, Sports Collectors Digest, and is being reprinted with permission. Less than a month after Baseball Treasure announced the release of its collectible baseball coins, the redemption for … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Aim to be alert

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins Magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins Magazine editor … Continue reading

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1944-S Walking Liberty half was long overlooked

Slowly but surely, the 1944-S Walking Liberty half dollar is starting to receive some attention. That may be surprising, given that the general feeling is that half dollars from the 1940s are about as ordinary as can be. They are, … Continue reading

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Classic Dutch ducat design updated

Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt [Royal Dutch Mint] has announced that, after 32 years, the obverse of both the single and double gold ducats has been given a makeover. The mint’s designer has recreated the historic knight of Johan Willem Marmé, die … Continue reading

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Unreported $2 found by Liberty

Acquisition of the only known “Lazy Deuce” $2 National Bank Note from the Second National Bank of Lansing, Mich., has been reported by Thomas Coulson, Liberty Coin Service CEO and general manager, and Paul Manderscheid, the Lansing, Mich., firm’s inventory … Continue reading

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Gold bars made since the Bronze Age

When and where was the first gold ingot (or bar) made? Metal ingots have been cast since the dawn of refining when the Stone Age was replaced by the Bronze Age, which in turn was replaced by the Iron Age. … Continue reading

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