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Error catches eye

Chris Seelke of New York recently opened a 2015-S silver proof set that he ordered about two months ago only to find very unusual doubling on the Louisiana Kisatchie quarter. The doubling is what I refer to as “Displaced Design-Strike … Continue reading

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Large cent’s space flight adds value

By Kerry Rodgers Stacks Bowers May 20 Rarities Auction contained a remarkable rarity: a U.S. cent that had orbited the planet 206 times. It did so in 1965 aboard the Gemini VII space capsule. And it wasn’t any old cent, … Continue reading

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May worst month for silver Eagles yet

The United States Mint has reported it sold just 2,023,500 one-ounce silver American Eagles in May. This amounts to a 29 percent decrease in sales from April, the previous worst month  in 2015 for sales of the coin. Gold American … Continue reading

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More reverse proofs on the way

With the March of Dimes set sold out featuring a reverse proof silver dime, collectors still have four more reverse proof coins coming in 2015 and the United States Mint says more are on the way in subsequent years. On … Continue reading

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Texas holds show despite floods

Flooding of biblical proportions in parts of the state did not prevent the Texas Numismatic Association from holding its show May 29-31 at the Arlington Convention Center just outside Dallas. Some attendees at the convention hotel even received flash flood … Continue reading

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Do coin shops have a future?

In the past week, I have visited multiple coin shops in Michigan and in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Then I talked with even more dealers at the Texas Numismatic Association show. A theme that often came up is what will … Continue reading

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Knight readies 2015 Memphis IPMS

Mark your calendars for June 18-21 for the Memphis International Paper Money Show and a major currency auction by Lyn Knight Auctions. Held at the Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main in downtown Memphis, the 2015 IPMS is expected to … Continue reading

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Canada recalls rescued Norwegian gold

In 1940 53 tons of gold were spirited out of Norway under the noses of the invading German forces and shipped first to Britain and then Canada. Seventy-five years on the Royal Canadian Mint has recalled the remarkable events that … Continue reading

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Order date nears for reverse proof

June 30 is fast approaching and coin collectors are getting ready to place their orders for the very first reverse proof Presidential dollar coin. It will be the centerpiece of the Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles Set. Issue price … Continue reading

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Bullion sales continue to slump

May could become the worst month of the year for bullion coin sales. As of May 27, Authorized Purchasers had ordered just 9,500 one-ounce, 2,000 half-ounce, 6,000 quarter- ounce and 30,000 tenth-ounce gold American Eagles. They also acquired 7,000 one-ounce … Continue reading

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